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Monday, December 15, 2014

My Besties Christmas Cards

Hi everybody!

Are you as busy as I am??  By the time I finish decorating the house, Christmas will be over and I certainly won't be taking it down right after New Year's if that's the case lol.  The tree is finished, although it doesn't have a tree skirt because Megan, the cat, likes to lay on the tree skirt and mess with the tree but I learned yesterday that she doesn't want to lay on the concrete floor so now I don't have to worry about her messing with the tree.  I have several glass ornaments and they shatter big time when they hit the concrete floor.  I'm used to having carpet. 

I have a question, do you like these crafty blogs to be about crafty topics only or do you like a little personal info as well, such as pictures of my Christmas tree, etc.  Just curious. 

I'm finally getting around to making cards using the Besties images I colored.  I'm making the Besties cards for close family and/or my card making friends who will appreciate them.  Well, let me ask you this..... does it matter to you if you make a card for someone and they don't say anything or act like they appreciate it?  It does bother me but some people say you should just make your cards for yourself because it makes you happy.  Well, it does make me happy to make cards BUT a thank you or oh that is so pretty would be nice, that's all I'm saying.  I don't expect them to do cartwheels and shout it out to the world.  Anyway, just wondering how you feel about this.  Hope you like my cards.

Do you think I went overboard with the green and polka dots?  I never hardly use green so I have no idea what got into me today.  :)

Here's a link to the My Besties Store online and Sherri Baldy's Etsy Store.  

I used copics to color.  Would anyone be interested in knowing what color copics I use when I post these images?  I used the Martha Stewart punch for the greenery by the greeting.  I love that punch!  I used Carta Bella paper called Merry & Bright.  The greeting is from Gina K Designs from a set called Joyful Holiday.  







I love this image.  I think it is so cute!  Here is a link to the image, Snowman and Bestie. 

Sometimes I like to make Christmas cards in non-traditional colors such as the red and blue colors.  I still think the colors look wintery and festive.  I used copics to color and some stickles on the snow in Crystal color.  






I hope you liked my cards and I hope the recipient does as well.  :) 

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Regina

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Easy Santa Suit Card and 'Homemade Silver Card Stock'

Hi everybody,

I've been busy working on some card orders which doesn't leave much time for me to make Christmas cards for myself to send out.  I wanted to share the one I made yesterday.  I'll make several of this one, send out a few Bestie cards that I colored and whatever else strikes my fancy.

I got this idea from Pinterest, easy to mass produce

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See the silver buckle?  Be impressed okay lol.  I didn't have any silver card stock so I took a piece of white card stock and used Versamark Ink putting it on pretty thick and then sprinkling silver embossing powder all over the card stock and heat set.  Then I cut out the buckle from my 'new' silver card stock. 



The bottom half is the embossing powder before heat set and the top is what it looks like as it heat sets and the bottom one is the finished product.  



Just thought I'd share a quick way to make your gold and silver card stock if you don't have any. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Regina

Monday, December 1, 2014

My Christmas Tree and a My Besties Image

Hi everybody!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  I did!  I went to my Aunt's house, about 40 minutes away, which is nothing compared to when I had to drive 5 hours from St. Louis to Memphis.  They met my boyfriend for the first time and they really liked him, which I knew they would :)

I wanted to share a My Bestie image that I colored and also my Christmas tree. 

Here is a link to the My Besties store. My Besties store

I wanted to make the presents colorful but someone told me I should've colored them Christmas colors.  What do you think? 


I'll post card when completed.  :)


Okay, now my tree.  I'm at several stores and I'm seeing people carrying armloads of this 21" mesh and I find out they are using it on their Christmas tree so of course I have to try it.  It's called Deco Poly Mesh.  You can also make wreaths with it.  I have an extra roll that is red and green so I think I'll go buy a wreath and make one.  I'll post that too.  So basically you just take the sides and bring them together bunching it up, twist it and I tied it where I twisted it with these things that are like pipe cleaners but Christmas colors.  Then you poof it up and put it where you want it on your tree.  You can go up and down with it, around like garland.  I think I went kind of diagonal but it's however you like it, no right or wrong way.  This is the tree so far.  Today or tomorrow I'll add more ornaments and I bought some picks to try to use as the topper.  I'll post another picture when finished.  So what do you think about this?  









Then I had some red mesh ribbon so I kind of draped it around tree.  I haven't had a tree up in 4 years because my ex husband wouldn't get it from the basement and bring it up for me and it was too heavy for me to so I'm SO happy that I have one this year.  My boyfriend loves to decorate for Christmas.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Regina

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Snowman and Bestie


Hi everybody!

I have been on the My Besties Design Team for awhile now.  They were nice enough to let me come back after I got moved and settled.  Now there is a new team called the Coloring Design Team and I am now on it.  This team colors 4 images a month, card optional, and the images can be used for advertising or to make products with such as tags, 3D sheets, etc.  This is right up my alley since I love to color and need to PRACTICE!  :)

I think this image is adorable!  It's called Snowman and Bestie and here is a link to the image
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The images we color are only to be colored, no glitter, stickles, glossy accents, etc., can be added so that's why I will make cards too so that I can dress them up.




My good friend, Sher Brown, who is the DT Coordinator of the team made me a blog button and put an image I colored on it.  Isn't this so cute???  I love it!





I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family.  Be safe and have fun!  Thanks for stopping by!


Regina

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Bestie with Snow Pen

Hi everybody,

I colored this Sherri Baldy Christmas Bestie and wanted to share it with you.  Here's a link to the image Winter Wonderland Holiday Tweet Mail.

I've always been afraid of dark colored copics, especially red, well, I dove right in and I love the results.  I normally use R20, R22, R24, R27, and R29 when I want red.  This time I wanted a darker red so I used  R35, R37, and R39.  They blend super easy together.  Then I used the Marvy Snow Pen for the first time and I think it's pretty cool.  Look at the dimension it gave to the fur on her hat and boots.  The faux snow is from Papertrey Ink.  A couple people told me they couldn't find the faux snow at Papertrey Ink.  I bought it just a couple weeks ago.  I wonder if they are just out of it.  There isn't a label or name of any kind on the bottle but I'm sure you can find it at other online stores as well.  It looks like iridescent flakes.  I decided from now on, everytime I place an order with someone, I will order one product I've never tried so this time was the faux snow.  I just used the Zig two way glue pen and sprinkled it on there and heat set it from the back.  I should've used a little more but I'll know next time.  I also used Stickles on the mailbox.  You can never go wrong with stickles.  I used the Crystal one.  I did make a boo boo on her yesterday.  I took a Wink of Stella pen and lightly went over the middle of the bow on the mailbox and OMG, it started bleaching it and bleeding.  Well, I thought I had ordered a Clear one but it was White.  I just went back over the ribbon with the reds and it looks better.  So my question is, can you not use the colored Wink of Stella pens over copics?  Several people said they use the Clear and it is fine but when I used the white it immediately bleached it out as if I were using a copic blender pen.

Oh, one more thing.... see the Greeting?  I used Silhouette pens to write that because that is what I wanted on the front and did not have a stamp that said that.  Is that not the coolest thing EVER???  They come in all colors, metallics, and glitter colors.  You have got to try these!  You can write anything you want, pick your size and font.  Love!










Here's a link to the Besties Store.  Besties Store, Scrapbook Stamp Society

There are so many cute Christmas and Winter images.  Please take a few minutes to check it out.  She has sales all the time so I'll let you know when there are sales.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bestie and Snow Pen

Hi everybody!

I just finished coloring this cutie and wanted to share her.  She will make super cute Christmas cards, don't you think?  Here is a link to where you can purchase her My Besties Digi


I'm kind of getting addicted to using these red colors now.  I can't believe I've been afraid of them for the past 3 years lol.  Again, I used R35, R37 and R39.  I used the Marvy Snow Pen again to add the dimension to the fur. I also used the Sakura Clear Star pen to add some glitter.

I hope you like her!  I'll post again when card is made.


  


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Regina

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Bestie with Snow Pen

Hi everybody,

I just finished coloring this Sherri Baldy Christmas Bestie and wanted to share it with you.  It's not quite finished, I haven't made card yet.  I've always been afraid of dark colored copics, especially red, well, I dove right in and I love the results.  The dress is R35, R37, and R39.  They blend super easy together.  Then I used the Marvy Snow Pen for the first time and I think it's pretty cool.  Look at the dimension it gave to the fur on her hat and boots.  The faux snow is from Papertrey Ink.  I decided from now on, everytime I place an order with someone, I will order one product I've never tried so this time was the faux snow.  I just used the Zig two way glue pen and sprinkled it on there and heat set it from the back.  I should've used a little more but I'll know next time.  I also used stickles on the mailbox.  You can never go wrong with stickles.  I did make a boo boo on her yesterday.  I took a Wink of Stella pen and lightly went over the middle of the bow on the mailbox and OMG, it started bleaching it and bleeding.  Well, I thought I had ordered a Clear one but it was White.  I just went back over the ribbon with the reds and it looks better.  So my question is, can you not use the colored Wink of Stella pens over copics?  Several people said they use the Clear and it is fine but when I used the white it immediately bleached it out as if I were using a copic blender pen. 

Anyway, here is my image.  I'll post finished card on the 24th when I blog my Besties post for the team.  Please excuse that little bit of black on the left side.  I'll cover that with something lol.  That's the great thing about us cardmakers.... we can always fix it somehow. :) 

Here's a link to the Besties Store.  Besties Store, Scrapbook Stamp Society





I hope you have a fabulous day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Regina