Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Is it too early for Valentines cards???

I just LOVE the sketch for this week at the CPS blog and since I need to STOP making Christmas cards, I figured the next move should be a LOVE themed card.
I so love this birdie patterned paper by Pink Paislee so since this was a scrap sitting on my scrapping table, I decided it was going to fit my theme just fine and maybe that is because it is red!!!
Take a good look at a couple of the buttons in my little row of buttons, the 4th one and the 7th one from the end. I glued my buttons in place because I didn't want to hand sew this many buttons and then as an added accent, I used Tulip's Diamond Glitter 3-D Fashion Paint and gave these two buttons a coat of the glitter. I just love the amount of sparkle that this Paint adds when it is dry. The last little piece of interest is a heart shaped button that has a white string tied in it.
Now for a layout with a little cutie on it.
I find that there isn't anything much cuter then a photo of a little boy in jeans taken from the back! This is one of my grandsons during the time when he was just learning to walk. LOVE the look. I created my accent on my layout by stamping an entire set of alphabet stamps on a piece of plain white paper.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Patterned paper and sticker letters – Pink Paislee
Scallop circle punch and circle punch- Marvy
Tonic Paper Distresser
Rub-on letters – Making Memories
Various buttons
Machine sewing
Glitter Fabric 3-D Dimensional paint - Tulip
HE RUNS layout
Paper Salon papers and stamps

Monday, December 29, 2008

Southern California Winter and more Glimmer Mist

The Weather Outside is Frightfull - NOT!!!!
Our family took a trip to San Diego last week and this is one of the sights we saw! Thought that some of you who are suffering with LOTS of cold and snow would appreciate this. We have had some rain and we have had some cold but I know it doesn't compare to what so many of you are experiencing.
The above card is one of the projects I created for Glimmer Mist for my December Guest spot. I wanted to give you some idea of how it was created and show a close-up of the details.
I stamped the Design Block Leaf background by Hero Arts on plain white cardstock with white ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. The reason I did that was because I knew the embossing would act as a resist when I sprayed this wonderful, Sapphire blue, Glimmer Mist over it. I sprayed the Glimmer Mist until my paper was completely covered, but the spraying was done in short little bursts. I let it sit for a couple minutes and then blotted the spray off of the embossed areas. I love how the leaves have a crackle look and you would have to see this in real life to see the amazing "glimmer" that is over the card, a great metallic look.
My flower accent is really a snowflake die from Spellbinders, a Shapabilities, layered over a flower punch out. The snowflake part is also colored with the Glimmer Mist. Machine sewing and a button finish off the details. The cardstock for the card and the matting are wonderful, Stardream Metallic papers by Cut Card Stock.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Cardstock - Stardream/Cut Card Stock
Leaf background stamp - Hero Arts
ColorBox White stamp pad and Top Boss White embossing powder - Clearsnap
Snowflake die - Spellbinders/Shapeabilities
Flower punch
Machine Sewing

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The SUNDAY TIMES - 12.28.2008 - Honor

If you've gotten anything
at all out of following Christ,
if His love has made
any difference in your life,
if being in a community of the Spirit
means anything to you,
if you have a heart, if you care—
then do me a favor:
Agree with each other,
love each other,
be deep-spirited friends.
Don't push your way to the front;
don't sweet-talk your way to the top.
Put yourself aside,
and help others get ahead.
Don't be obsessed with getting
your own advantage.
Forget yourselves long enough
to lend a helping hand.

Philippians 2:1-4

Ali Edwards issued a challenge at the beginning of this last year and that was to pick one word that would be your theme through the year. Right away I knew what mine would be - HONOR. When I thought of how I wanted God seeing me, how I wanted others seeing me and how I wanted to see me, my desire would be that I would learn more about what it means to put others first and that I would strive even more to honor everyone who come into my life. I have always endeavored to be kind to those who are in my life or those who come into my life day by day, but I wanted to learn more about what that meant. I wanted it to show in my actions and attitude.

The above verse reads, "if His love has made any difference in your life...agree with each other, love each other" and I know that I want Him to make a difference in my life everyday and I want it to show. When you read this verse from Philippians, take note of what is important in living with and around others.

Now I have to think of one word for this next year unless I want to keep my word for 2008 - surely I could use more practice with that one.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

(I took this photo in a garden)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Santa and Snow - they seem to go together!

First of all, THIS JUST IN - check out the January/February 2009 Simple Scrapbooks issue, pg. 59!!!! You will see a layout that I did!!!

Second of all, THIS JUST IN - check out my super cute youngest grandson and pictures my youngest daughter took of him this last weekend!!!!

And then to today's card - Something else that seems to go with Santa and Snow this year is glitter! Everyone is adding glitter and it is fun that it comes in so many different forms.

This is my CPS sketch card for this week. I loved the three sections to the sketch and thought that adding my vintage Santa over that just worked perfect. This Vintage Santa came in a set of two different images and I bought them from Emma's Paperie.
The extra touch - a punched out snowflake covered with glitter. I picked up a jar of Crystal Craft Twinkles by DecoArt at Michaels. It is a brush-on glitter paint. I love how easy it is to brush this stuff on about anything either with a brush or even with just my finger and when it dries it has a great amount of sparkle to it and the piece is still flexible.
The products for this next card are from the I Am A Scrapaholic's December kit. I just love this paper by Heidi Swapp. They don't have to be used for winter or Christmas themed projects but they sure worked for that. The scallop paper is a 12" square paper that has a die cut scallop edge all the way around. I just cut a slice from that paper so the scallop edge ended up at the bottom edge of the front and the back of the card.
The little chipboard house is by Maya Road. It comes in a tin with a whole bunch of chipboard houses and roofs in different sizes. These things are a fun accent to a whole lot of projects or cards. You can see here another example of my brush-on glitter paint. The snowflake is a velvety piece and this glitter went on great and it was also brushed over my house. First of all, though, I added some "snow" with a Snow Writer. When this is dry, it has a textured look that resembles snow.
Thanks for visiting and my your holidays and celebrations be wonderful!!! Linda
Patterned paper – Peppermint Stripe/Scent of Christmas/g.c.d. studios
Vintage Embossed Santa cut out – B. Shackman Co.
Snowflake punch – Martha Stewart
Ribbon – Michaels
Craft Twinkles – Deco Art
Machine Sewing
Patterned papers - Heidi Swapp
Punch out calendar die - Heidi Swapp
Velvety snowflake - IAAS kit
Snow Writer - Deco Art
Craft Twinkles - Deco Art
Chipboard house - Maya Road

Monday, December 22, 2008

Santa's Workshop

This is a very simple Christmas decoration. It is about 10" tall and has a ribbon so that it can hang on the wall or a doorknob.
It is a wonderful, vintage image that I purchased at The Vintage Workshop. I love that place! They have so many great images for all occasions. You buy a set and then download that. You can now print the images as many times as you want which is great for mulitiple cards. One way you buy them is that you print them in their actual size, the other way to buy them lets you be more creative with the images.

I printed this image on Worldwin's Treasures paper. The reason I picked this particular paper is it has a slight texture so my finished project looks like it is printed on canvas and the inks from my home printer look just amazing on this paper. I did glue that to chipboard to stiffen it.
You can see in this little snippet, that I then took Stickles and Tulips, Glitter 3-D Fashion paint and accented the features on my picture. I used the Glitter 3-D Fashion paint on most of the images where I just wanted some sparkle but I still wanted the image and the details to show through. I used that on his hat, the window frames, the sleigh, his shoe buckles and more.
Thanks for visiting, Linda
Vintage image - The Vintage Workshop (online)
Stickles - Ranger
Glitter 3-D Fashion paint - Tulip

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The SUNDAY TIMES - 12.21.2008 - Promises

But the angel assured her,
"Mary, you have nothing to fear.
God has a surprise for you:
You will become pregnant and
give birth to a son and
call his name Jesus.
He will be great,
be called 'Son of the Highest.'
The Lord God will give him
the throne of his father David;
He will rule Jacob's house forever—
no end, ever, to his kingdom."
Luke 1: 30-33 The Message Bible

The story of Christmas and the Christ child's birth and God's plan for mankind then, and now, is filled with so much wonder and amazement. It has mysteries and promises at every turn. That very last line caught my attention as I was reading this passage - "He will rule...forever - no end, ever, to his kingdom"!

WOW, no end, ever! That fills me with joy and so much hope. I want to remember that this season is about Jesus coming to earth as an infant but I also want to place my HOPE in His eternal rule.

Thanks for visiting and may there be JOY as you walk through this holiday season, Linda

(I took the photo)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snowflakes and Candy Canes!

I don't know if I have ever had so much fun coming up with new Christmas cards. There are just so many wonderful supplies available and I want to use them all!
For the card above, I just had to make use of these great stamps by Unity Stamp Co. The distress dot background stamp and the greeting stamp, "Jesus is the reason for the season".
The brackets are part of the greeting stamp. I stamped the greeting with black ink on a piece of plain white cardstock and then stamped it again on an extra piece of paper with red ink and cut out just the brackets. They were added to the greeting on the front of the card with foam tape for added dimension.
Before adding my extra brackets, I masked the greeting that I had stamped on my card front and stamped the distress dot background over that. This stamp was inked with red and green ink. I then sprayed some Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist over this piece.
The snowflakes are punches. I punched them out of white cardstock. They were then sprayed with Glimmer Mist spray to add the red color and I brushed them with Twinkle Glitter to add some sparkle.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Dot background and “JESUS” verse stamps – Unity
Memento Stamp pads
Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
We R Memory Keepers patterned paper
Gllitter 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Snowflake punch – Martha Stewart and Papershapers
Machine sewing
Gold ribbon – Michaels
White paint

Go take a peek! Glimmer Mist and CutCardStock together

A new peek at another CutCardStock creation is ready to be viewed on their blog - take a second to go take a look. I used Glimmer Mist on some of CutCardStocks deckle edge paper and the two were meant to go together!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What a FUN way to give a gift!

There are so many ways to put together a "wrapping" for that little gift. Just that extra touch that says you care. I wanted to pull out some of my new JustRite stamps and incorporate them in a project.
I cut out two pieces of red paper in a stocking shape for each Christmas stocking. To add to the details, I machine sewed around each stocking. The snowflakes on the toes are a punch to which I added some Glitter 3-D Fashion Paint by Tulip (you can find this at Michaels and Walmart). I love this glitter because it adds some great sparkle right where you want it and still lets the underneath project show through. The snowflake is attached with a brad that is also coated with the 3-D Glitter.
The JustRite stamps I used are from the Christmas Stamp Ensemble that goes with 3 1/4" Harmony Circle Stamper III. What is so cool about this set of stamps is that the set comes with 6 choices for a border and 6 choices for the centers of the circle. You can also just use the border or the inside making this set even more versatile. The Harmony Circle Stamper III is designed to hold the rubber stamps you want to use - one handle for all of these various stamps. Pretty cool!!!
I added some of the Glitter 3-D Fashion Paint by Tulip to the white snowflake on the first stocking and some red Stickles to the holly berries on the second stocking. A ribbon tie allows the stockings to be hung on the tree. I added in some candy canes but I could so see this being a fun way to give a friend a gift card.
Thank you for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Materials for stockings:
Patterned paper - Making Memories (2 sided paper)
Snowflake punch - Martha Stewart
Glitter 3-D Fashion Paint - Tulip
Red Stickles
Ancient page stamp pads in Coral Reef and Pine
JUSTRITE Circle stamps

Monday, December 15, 2008

Glimmer Mist - 2 ways

I wanted to highlight a couple more of the projects I created for my Guest Artist time with Tattered Angels this month.
Once you start playing with Glimmer Mist you quickly find there are a number of pretty stunning things you can do with them. The Glimmer Screens are a great compliment. Glimmer Screens are really "masks", they are a lightweight plastic design/shape.
One way to use these two products together is to place the screen on your paper, then spray the Glimmer Mist. The Mist will color the paper on the areas of the paper around where the screen was. BUT - here is the good part - there is now mist all over that plastic screen. Don't waste it, blot it off with another piece of paper. My two cards here are examples of how to use the Screen and the Mist with both of these uses.
On the above card, I placed the flourish screen on a piece of plain white cardstock and sprayed the Key Lime Pie mist. While the screen was still on the paper, I took another piece of plain white cardstock and blotted the screen, transfering all of that extra mist onto my paper. Now I can lift off the screen from my first piece of paper. The design left on my first piece of paper will be the negative of the screen design that you see on this first card.
I took a fine tip pen and drew around the inside of the area that was left uncolored by the screen. Then I added a small amount of Fully Purple and Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist to this piece of paper. Once the entire card was put together with the punched border and the green card base, I sprayed the Copper Metallic Glimmer Mist. You don't really see that here, but the whole card front has a GLEEM to it.
Now remember that piece of white cardstock that I used to blot the green mist off of the screen? I cut out that design, a wonderful green flourish.
Once it was completely cut out, I coated the entire green portion of the flourish with Glossy Accents by Ranger and left that to dry. This dries with a glossy, dimensional finish.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
NOW and FOREVER card
Card base - Core'dinations
Plain White cardstock
Glimmer Mist and Glitter Screen - Tattered Angels
Rub-on words - Making Memories
Heart brad
Martha Stewart border punch
Card base - Core'dinations
Patterned paper - October Afternoon
Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Screen - Tattered Angels
Rub-on word - Luxe
Machine sewing
Black felt flowers - Prima
Glimmer brads - Doodlebug
Glossy Accents - Ranger

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The SUNDAY TIMES - - - 12.14.2008 - - - A JOYFUL event

The angel said, "Don't be afraid.
I'm here to announce
a great and joyful event
that is meant for everybody, worldwide:
A Savior has just been born
in David's town,
a Savior who is Messiah and Master.
This is what you're to look for:
a baby wrapped in a blanket
and lying in a manger."
Luke 2:11-12 The Message Bible

"A GREAT AND JOYFUL EVENT"! Is that what you think as you are rushing through the days of December to get everything done? Maybe if we could let those words ring through our minds, we could put the emphasis back where it belongs as Christmas draws nearer. God's gift to "EVERYONE" was His Son, a great and joyful event!

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

(I took the photo of Christmas decorations)

Friday, December 12, 2008

"DRESS" up their gift!!!

Gift cards have so become one of the best ways to remember a friend with a gift. Kind of that "one size fits all" type of thing. Here are a couple ideas for "dressing up" those cards. They say "it's all about the packaging", so making fun holders adds to the gift.
This cutie is a Maya Road chipboard doll. She is about 8" tall and there are so many things that can be done with her. I decided to make her some clothes and on the front of her little apron, I added a row of punched lace and it isn't glued down all of the way so that I could slip my gift card into it.
When the gift card is removed, she is still dressed up and CUTE. This could also have a ribbon for hanging it on the tree as an ornament.

Here is a close-up of the apron. I used my Martha Stewart embossing border punch to create my lacey looking edge and that is the pocket.
I started out by painting the front, back and sides of the chipboard doll. I like to start these kinds of projects that way so that the areas that aren't covered with paper still look finished. The apron is one whole piece that fit over her head and I created a little belt to wrap around her. You can see the back in the above photo to get a better idea of how the apron really does "dress" her.
This is a very simple little card with a pocket. I started out with a chipboard accordian album that has a couple pockets in it. I just cut the accordian sections apart so that I ended up with a couple cards, the pocket is on the front. I then created a little tag that slips in the pocket and that holds my gift card. The ribbon bow makes it easy to remove the tag.
For the inside of the card, I simply cut a matching piece of the patterned paper and made a little insert where I added some rub-on words. This leaves space for me to write a message.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
DEAR SANTA gift-card card
Chipboard doll shape – Maya Road
Paint – FolkArt/PlaidPatterned paper – Holly and Mistletoe/Deck the Halls/KaiserCraft
Fluid Chalk stamp pad – Clearsnap
Embossed border punch – Martha Stewart
Christmas rub-on phrases – Making Memories
HOLIDAY gift-card card
Chipboard “exposed” library card – K&Co.
Patterned paper – Icicles/Jack Frost/Lasting Impressions
Fluid Chalk stamp pad – Clearsnap
Rub-on Christmas greetings – Deja Views
Ribbon – Creative Impressions

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

CPS #94 and 2 Sketches 4 You cards

I am having way too much fun creating Christmas or Winter themed cards!!! I stayed with that theme this week for both my Card Positioning Systems card and Kazan's Sketch #15 at 2 Sketches 4 You card. I have said this before, but I just love the jumping off place that sketches give for creating. Sometimes it is fun to just get a bit of inspiration for your creations from a sketch, sometimes it is fun to follow the sketch very closely. I love the little wave look at the bottom of the sketch so I took that literal and handcut a couple wave shaped pieces from plain white cardstock. The fun thing here was that I then painted them with this Glitter Dimensional Paint. You get a great amount of sparkle and it is easy to apply.
I hope you can see it here - look very closely. Do you see the "dimension" of the rub-on bird piece? It is just so cool. These rub-ons are "thick" or "dimensional". They really make a stunning addition to a card. I found this set at Michaels in the Christmas supplies.
For this card, I combined a couple things, my I Am A Scrapaholic kit for December and the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch. I also got in my brand new Distress Stickles by Ranger!!! OHHHHH what a wonderful color - Broken China.
The snowflake piece is a Glimmer chip by Tattered Angels. It comes with a soft silver look but I also sprayed it with Silver Glimmer Mist for some additional sparkle and accents from my new Stickles.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Christmas Is/Cloud Nine/Fiskars (2 sided)
Bird rub-ons – Royal Brush/Royal and Langnickel
Glitter Dimensional paint – Plaid
Snowflake punch – Papershapers/EK Success

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Heidi Swapp
Broken China Stickles – Ranger
Snowflake piece – Tattered Angels
Ribbon – Michaels
Silver Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Did you get a peek!?

Did you get a peek at this project at Cut Card Stock? Go on over now and see the whole creation.
I only wish you could see how amazing the photo is printed on this paper, Curious Iridescent CRYOGEN WHITE cardstock. This paper is so soft and has the slightest sparkle - amazing IRL!!!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tim Holtz stamps, Cut Card Stock papers and Glimmer Mist

I had the privilege of working with Cut Card Stock as one of their guest design team designers for the month of December and so you can hop on over there for a sneak at some of the projects that I did with their wonderful papers along with Roree Rumph, the other design team designer for December.
Then, for my own blog post for today, I used the amazing combination of brand new Tim Holtz Christmas stamps, some of the wonderful metallic papers by Cut Card Stock and the finishing touches for both cards was a spritz of Glimmer Mist.
One thing I have always done with rubber stamping is to experiment and so that was what I did with this White Gold Curious Metallic card stock. I stamped the reindeer and embossed it with silver embossing powder. Next I took a Distress stamp pad in the Faded Jeans color and applied that to this metallic paper with the Ranger applicator with an attachable felt pad. With this applicator, you are basically rubbing in a small amount of ink at a time into the paper. The embossed reindeer acted as a resist to the ink. What I loved here was the way the metallic paper "soaked" in the ink. Then I stamped the snowflake cluster with the same Faded Jeans Distress stamp pad.
It was very interesting the way the stamped images became "defused" as they soaked into the paper. You can see in this close-up, the variety of shades of the same stamp pad that occured as all of this "settled" into the metallic paper.
The final touch was to spray the Silver Glimmer Mist over the stamped piece and over the piece that I stamped on and cut to use as the greeting. The Silver Glimmer Mist worked like magic on all of the papers and inks.
For this card, I used a regular piece of white cardstock and stamped the trees in white and embossed it with white embossing powder. Next I took the Ranger Applicator with the attachable felt pad again. This time I used the Peeled Paint Distress stamp pad and rubbed that color into the paper. Again, the embossed images acted as a resist to the stamp pad ink but the paper behind that soaked in the color.
You can see in this close-up how wonderful that green color is and how neat the embossed trees look. It is good to "buff" the embossed image after you have the amount of color you want. The embossing resists the color, but some of the ink will be sitting on top of the embossing. You can see that the finishing touch to all of this was the Copper Metallic Glimmer Mist. This particular color of Glimmer Mist is meant to give the project some glimmer without adding a whole lot of color. It is just perfect with the metallic paper of the card base and on the green ink.
This accent piece is a stamped snowflake punched in a circle shape. That paper was then rubbed with that Peeled Paint Distress ink. The large snowflake behind this is metallic paper that was sprayed with Coffee Shop Glimmer mist which gives it a "rust" look. That snowflake is a large punch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Materials list:
White Gold Curious Metallic card stock – Cut Card Stock
Sapphire Blue StarDream Metallic card stock – Cut Card Stock
Brocade reindeer and snowflake cluster stamps – Stamper’s Anonymous/Tim Holtz
“Celebrate” stamp – Printworks
Faded Jeans Distress Ink – Ranger
Silver embossing powder and black ColorBox stamp pad – Clearsnap
Silver Metallic Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels

Materials list:
White Gold Curious Metallic card stock – Cut Card Stock
Patterned Paper – 5th Avenue/Tinsel Town/Pink Paislee
Machine sewing
Trees and snowflake stamps – Stamper’s Anonymous/Tim Holtz collection
White stamp pad and white embossing powder
Peeled Paint Distress stamp pad – Ranger
Copper Metallic and Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Circle punch – PaperShapers/EK Success
Snowflake punch

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The SUNDAY TIMES - 12.07.2008 - Jesus Loves Me and You

Jesus Loves Me This I Know
For the Bible Tells Me So
Little Ones to Him Belong
They are Weak But He is Strong.
Yes, Jesus Loves Me
Yes, Jesus Loves Me
Yes, Jesus Loves Me
The Bible Tells Me So! (1860)
This is the story of CHRISTMAS
This is the story of EASTER
This is the story of
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given
Isaiah 9:6 NKJ
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
(I took the photo this week of the tree at the mall)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Tree Branches card

A quick card to help celebrate the season!
The products used on this card are from the I Am A Scrapaholic November kit. The papers are SEI and I cut the branches out of one of the patterned papers.
Red Stickles highlighted the red berries on the branches and I covered the chipboard ornament with another one of the papers in the kit. Something that I just loved was I painted the ornament with Angel Wings Shimmerz paint and it gave it the most wonderful little sparkle but I couldn't quite capture that with the camera. You will have to imagine it!!! A couple extra dots of sparkle were added with Glitter 3-D Fashion paint by Tulip.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Materials list:
Patterned papers – Alpine Frost/SEI
My Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard flourish
Machine Sewing
Cinnamon Stickles – Ranger
Angel Wings Shimmerz
Glitter 3-D Fashion Paint – Tulip

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Page Maps - 2 Sketches 4 You and Pink Paislee

That is quite a combo, but it works!
First of all, I love Page Maps and their great "plans" for page layouts. I used a 12" x 12" Page Map from November. If you haven't checked out what they offer, you have to because each month there are new "maps" for layouts and cards and also in a variety of sizes. I also had just received some Pink Paislee Christmas papers and so they just seemed like the perfect fit for these photos and this layout.
How cute is that little owl? Yes, he is NOT part of a Christmas set of stamps but can you say he worked here!!! Especially with his little hat that I added that matches the hat that my youngest grandson is wearing in our little photo shoot. He was stamped on the patterned paper and embossed with black embossing powder because that makes the image more intense and then I cut him out. The hat was created by just cutting up some scraps and adding a glitter brad.
The sticker letters are also Pink Paislee and I punched two sizes of circles to create my little accents down the side. I added red, glitter brads to the middles of those circles just to bring in a bit of BLING!
Since my stamps and papers were already out and I also had some scraps of other patterns of Pink Paislee papers from some other projects, they just seemed to go together for this card that was created from a 2 Sketches 4 you sketch, Kazan's Sketch #14.
The little owl was stamped on the grid paper and embossed. He was partly colored with some Copic markers and brushed with some Powder Puff Chalk stamp pads. The circle/flower design is also a stamp and that was stamped and embossed with green.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Materials: Cardstock
Patterned papers – White Christmas and 5th Avenue/Tinsel Town collection/Pink Paislee
Owl stamp – Vintage Moon set/Pink Paislee
Sticker letters – Fashion Script/Pink Paislee
Brads – Making Memories
Circle punches – McGill
Fluid Chalk stamp pad – Clearsnap

Materials list:
Patterned paper – Various patterns/Pink Paislee
Owl and wreath stamp – Pink Paislee
Powder Puff Chalk stamp pads – Quick Quotes
Copic Markers
Tonic Paper Distresser