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Monday, January 25, 2010

Over The Moon Monday - Valentine's

Good morning and welcome to another Over The Moon Monday. I hope you have had a wonderful week. It was a busy one for me at work (which is a good thing), but I didn't get a lot of cardmaking done (which is a bad thing).

I went to Jo-Ann's over the weekend, and their new nestability dies have been flying off the shelf. I did have a 50% off coupon and managed to get one set of dies. The cashier told me they initially didn't have plans to restock them, but since they have done so well, they will be getting more in in the future.

I have added new Valentine's stamps to the store. For a limited time only, I will be offering 20% off any order (U.S. orders only), but you must use coupon code Val20 at check-out.

Let's get started on today's card. I used 2 images from the new stamps: the new Floral Heart and the Friends stamp. You can see all the new stamps here:

I used scraps of patterned paper to make a herringbone pattern for the background. That's a technique with the Technique Junkies and is pretty simple to do.
I stamped the heart image onto glossy cardstock that had been colored red with alcohol inks. I then cut it out and mounted on a piece of red cardstock. I added some glitter to the flowers to give them a little zing. I added some faux stitching (and if you could see my handsewing in real life, the crooked stitches are pretty real looking).

I stamped "Friends" onto black cardstock using a pigment ink, then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I faux stitched it with white ink.

I adhered both the heart and the friends to the background, then stamped a sentiment inside.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. If you have made it all the way here, please leave a comment and I will have a drawing for a couple of free stamps from the new valentine's stamps. If you don't leave a way for me to get hold of you, you will have to check back next week to see if you won. Until next time, have a crafty week...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Over The Moon Monday - New Stamps

  • Good morning and welcome to another Over The Moon Monday. I'm so glad the weather has returned to more normal temperatures in Florida. Everything is brown from the freeze last weekend, but it will mostly come back green.
  • I am excited to announce that the new Valentine stamps are now available at My Paper Moon. You can see them here. With that being said, let's get to today's card, which is very simple.

Here is a card featuring one of the new stamps.

  • I inked the Queen playing card stamp by coloring with a red marker, and coloring the outline with a black marker. I stamped it on glossy cardstock and cut out.
  • I covered white A2 cardstock with the red polka dotted paper.
  • I rounded 2 corners of scrap red cardstock and adhered to the card.
  • I rounded 2 corners of some black polka dotted paper and adhered to the red.
  • I punched 3 small hearts and adhered to the black paper.
  • I stamped "the" on red paper, cut out and adhered to the background.
  • I stamped QUEEN on scrap cardstock and punched out with a small circle punch. I adhered them with pop dots.
  • I adhered the playing card with pop dots.
  • I stamped a sentiment inside and viola! I was done.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. I will have another next week. Until then, I hope you get to do something crafty.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Over The Moon Monday - Tags

Good morning! I hope the weather wherever you live is tolerable. I was wishing for cooler weather, but the weather in Florida has been ridiculous. I am currently in Savannah, GA (I've been here since Friday), and I'm having a fabulous time. Alas, I am returning home today.

Today I want to show you some tags I made. I hardly ever make tags, but the Christmas tag I made was a lot of fun, and I just want to show that you can make tags for any occasion. You can click the images for larger versions of the tags.

The first tag I made is for Valentine's Day (or just to tell someone you love them), and features some more sneak peek stamps. I will be releasing these stamps this week.

I colored the tag with cherry blossom walnut ink. The chocolate candies in the center were stamped from the same stamp that did the candies on the bottomm, but were colored differently and cut out and rearranged.

The next tag features stamps that are currently available from My Paper Moon, along with the typewriter key stamps from EK Success Nostalgique line.

I used glossy cardstock to make the tag, and covered it with Ranger Alcohol Ink in Meadow, Stream, and Lettuce. Then I stamped the travel collage stamp on the tag. I stamped it again on glossy cardstock so I could cut out individual pieces. I colored these pieces (pen, watch)with Copic markers. I also stamped the airplane on glossy cardstock and colored it with a Copic marker, cut it out and adhered it to the tag. I stamped the alphabet onto glossy cardstock, colored it, and punched out with circle punch and adhered it, also. I used an old postage stamp to finish off the tag.

I hope you have enjoyed my tags this week. Let me know if there is a technique you would like to see, or a sample. I hope you get to do something crafty this week.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Over The Moon Monday - Pick 3 Challenge

Good morning and welcome to the first Over The Moon Monday of the new year. Did you make any resolutions? How are you coming along with them? I have to admit, I'm not doing real great with mine, but I'm trying.

As you know, I am a big fan of the Pick 3 Challenges. I just think they help to jump-start your creativity. At least they do mine. So, with that being said, let's get started.

Pick 3 of the following 6 things to incorporate into your card. You can choose more than 3, but you have to use at least 3:

  • Valentine's Day image
  • Brads
  • the color red
  • glitter
  • ribbon
  • buttons
I chose too use 2 images that will be coming out in the next few weeks at My Paper Moon, so you are getting a sneak peak. I also chose the color red, and the ribbon. Here is my card:

It was rather easy to make, and allowed me to use up some scraps of paper that had been hanging around. I adhered those onto white cardstock to use as the background, then stamped the cupid image onto white cardstock. I used a nestability die to cut it out, then colored it with copic markers. I cut out red cardstock with the larger nestability die for a background. I put the polka dot ribbon between the 2 layers and adhered it. Then I adhered that to the background. I then stamped "Be Mine" onto red cardstock. I punched a scalloped edge with a Fiskars scallop edge punch onto one side of the red cardstock. I used a black marker to do faux stitching on the bottom edge, then adhered it to the card. On the inside I stamped "Happy Valentine's Day" (of course).

I hope you share your creation with us. Just leave a comment with a link to your creation so we call can see. Also, let me know what you think about the new images.

Until next week, take care and do something crafty.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

My wish for you is that you have a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year!

Did you make any resolutions? Leave a comment and tell us what your resolution is this year. On January 1, 2008, my husband and I quit smoking, so this makes my 2 year anniversary. This year I hope to stick to a food regimen and lose some of the weight I gained. So that will be my resolution this lose weight and get healthy again.

See you on Monday!