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Archive for November, 2012

Holiday Blizzard – Holiday Gift Bags

Holiday Gift bags By Nancy Thaut, Artistic Guide   Supplies: Stamps: Christmas Collection [Recollections] Poinsettia Outline [Memory Box] Papers: Stash Inks: Olympia Green Versafine [Tsukineko] Pearlescent Ice Blue [Tsukineko] Crimson Red Versafine [Tsukineko] Other: Starburst Stains Poinciana Red Flame Dauber [Lindy’s Stamp Gang] Fire Opal Embossing Powder [Unknown] Scor-Pal and Scoring Blade [Diana Crick] Double […]

Holiday Blizzard: Christmas Canvas

 Christmas Canvas Finished size:  11 X 14 inches Editor’s Note:  Debbie didn’t tell us what she is going to do with this gorgeous piece of art.  It would certainly make a wonderful gift for someone you love very much.  It would also make a wonderful wall hanging to bring out for the holidays year after […]

Holiday Blizzard – Easy Note Pad and Pen Holder

Easy Note Pad and Pen Holder Marion Davis, Artistic Guide I have had this tutorial for several years and have no idea who wrote it. If anyone knows I would be happy to give credit.  However, I know I have seen several somewhere on the Internet. Here is my version.  Supplies: Cardstock – Any color. […]

Holiday Blizzard-Christmas Treat Containers

Christmas Treat Containers By:  Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide Supplies: Stamps: Angel, Deer, Bird, Tree, Snowflakes (Inkadinkado) Poinsettia flowers and leaf  (Heartfelt Creations) Paper: Patterned Paper, Winter Wonderland (Creative Imaginations) Red Hot and Fresh Asparagus card stock (Gina K Designs) Classic Cream card stock (Neenah) Ink: Memories Black (Stewart Superior) Mid-tone Shadow ink in Pool and […]

Holiday Blizzard – A very quick card

PEACE FOR CHRISTMAS Lorraine Revalee, Artistic Guide This is a simple, but effective technique and can be used with many color combinations for the different seasons of the year or for a special occasion.  This was modified from the original Technique Junkies art technique by using a stipple brush. Stamps used are by Magenta and […]

Gift Can Holiday Blizzard

  Finished size:  4.5 inches tall,  12.5 inches around Supplies: For the Can: Stamp Snow Animals-Stamps Happen Paper White  Paper Temptress Frosty Cabin paper pad by Recollections Ink Memento Tuxedo Black Tsukineko Copic markers Deer E21, E23, E25, E50 C9, C0, C3 R20, R21 YG07, YG23, YG45 Owl E50, E53, E55 Bunny C0, C00, C1, C2 […]

Holiday Gift Boxes

Making Holiday Gift Boxes By Nancy Thaut, Artistic Guide Making gift boxes is easy and fun and people love getting home-made items that are unique and it shows that you care.  At the bottom of the page I have listed sites where you can find patterns for making the boxes shown along with many other […]

Calendar Stamping-April Showers

April Showers By:  Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide Finished project size:  8.5 by 11 inch Editor’s Note:  Cathy submitted this as a weekly blog entry, and it’s categorized as such.  However, I think a full 12 month calendar would make a wonderful holiday gift.  Cathy got her pages from the hostess of the swap, but there are […]

Holiday Blizzard Treat Basket by Nola J. Burkhard

Here is a cute little treat basket you can make in 15-20 minutes.  While the one I made was used for Halloween treats and is decorated with Witches,  Goblins and Spooks, it could easily be made for any holiday, or for table decorations or named place holders filled with little treats just by changing the stamps […]

Getting Ready for the Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us already, and it seems like school just started.  This month we’ll have many things to share, starting with some beautiful tropical color cards, trail maps, and lots of holiday ideas, from gifts to decorations to holiday cards.  Check back often to see what is new on the trail.  During this […]

Tropical Colors: Nancy’s View

Tropical Day at the Beach By Nancy Thaut, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: 6 ” x 4.75”   Supplies: Stamps: Beach Chair [DMD] Fun-n-sun [Michael’s $1] Flip-flops [Michaels $1] Papers: Stash Inks: Memories Black [Stewart Superior Internally] Red Pinwheel [Color Box] Other: Stencil Chalk Talk 1 [Fairytale Creations] Decorating Chalk [Craf-T Products] Decorating Chalk Kit […]

Tropical Colors: Cathy’s View

Paradise By:  Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  5.5 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Lady with Flowers in her hair, “paradise” and border stamp (Hampton Arts for Graphic 45) Paper: Summer Sunrise card stock (Papertrey Ink) Patterned paper, Tropical Travelogue (Graphic 45) Solar White card stock (Neenah) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Archival Jet […]

Tropical Colors: Nola’s View

Finished Size 4.25 X 5.5 Inches My husband, Neil’s birthday was coming up so I decided to use the theme of Tropical Colors for his card.  Quite a few of the things he was going to get were golf related so this wonderful stamp by Stampin’ Up! seemed really appropriate. Materials: Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Ink: […]