Friday, November 11, 2011

What would YOU charge?

Hey all- I have a question for you.  Someone would like to buy some Christmas cards from me this year and I'm trying to figure out what to charge.

Card 1:

Stampin Up Papers- 3 layers.  1 stamped sentiment.  Multiple stamped off trees. 
The most tedious part of this one is simply the white gel pen inked on branch and ground top for accent.
Card 2:
Stampin Up Papers- 4 layers. 2 stamps to be lined up w/ the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Copics colored image (colored to look as much like his dog as possible).  Heat embossed snowflakes in the snowglobe.  1 layer is Big Shot folder-embossed.  1 brad. 
Overall it's simple and fairly easy- just quite a few steps.

 I was thinking #1: $3 and #2: $4.  Thoughts?

I'm also entering the 2nd card into the

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Digital bird card for Tip Top Tuesday Guest Designer post

I was invited to be a Guest Designer by the lovely ladies over at Tip Top Tuesday and boy was it an experience!  Initially the challenge was to use an image from Robyn's Fetish and to make a card where EVERYTHING on the card was the same shape as the card- all stars, all squares, etc.  Since I'd never made anything but rectangular and the very occasional square card AND I'd only used a digi once, needless to say it was interesting.  In the end, the challenge was scaled down to anything as long as it was Christmas since everyone seemed to be struggling with the the shape limitations.  I somewhat stuck with my original plan of scalloped circles though the outer shape is a circle- I couldn't get a scallop that big.  As it was, I used this as my excuse to finally buy myself a set of nested scalloped circles from Spellbinders... just don't tell my husband.  ;)  I tried to add crinkled scallop flowers and then scalloped medallion flowers but everything was just too cluttered so I simply embossed the scallop layer with 2 more Spellbinders dies.  It's almost impossible to see in the pix but the scalloped paper is Shimmer White from SU and I used a pearl shimmer paint on top of all of the yellow/gold coloring.

Paper: (Real Red, Whisper White, Shimmer White) Stampin' Up
Other: (Nested Scallop Dies) Spellbinders, Copics, (Pearl Pen) Viva, (Frost White All Purpose Ink)Tsukineko

Monday, November 7, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Black and White wedding card

We were recently invited to a wedding that had a black and white invite so I thought I'd make a somewhat-matching card that we'll put a gift card into (it's a wedding gotten to by airplane- we're not taking a big gift!)

It's a bit hard to see in the flat photo but the flower petals are all curled... though by the time the card gets to the wedding... well, at least I know they started that way.

Cardstock: (Whisper White) Stampin' Up, (Black) Michaels
Stamps: (En Francais, Antique Background) Stampin' Up
Ink: (Whisper White, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Misc: (Brads) Making Memories, (Cloth Brad) Bazzill Basics Paper, (Tattered Flowers Die) Tim Holtz/Sizzix

The Sweet Stop #132:
Top Tip Tuesday #58: Make your own backgrounds
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday #15: Monochromatic
Sweet Stampin' Challenge 10/29: Anything Goes

Quick post: Halloween at our place

We had trick-or-treating

A very cool mantle (if I do say so myself)

And a very upset little boy after he wasn't allowed to hand out the last few pieces of candy (we had more kids than candy at the door so mommy had to do a bit of tap-dancing to take care of it.)  Yeah, he's sobbing through an Oreo.  We couldn't help but laugh.  :)