Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Thursday.....

my stamping friends!!!! Thank You to all of you who stopped by during ISC's Christmas Card Extravaganza/Blog Hop, we all had tons of fun. The winner of the 3 free sets will be announced by Betsy herself on the ISC Blog, so keep your eyes open, you might be the one ;D.

Today Connie, Joanne and I have a little something for you all as well. We were asked by Betsy if we would play with some cool embellishments that are available from Maya Road. I tell you, when I saw the stick pins I was sold,LOL!!!!

Many of you know that I am an embellishment nut and hoard like a champ if you'd ask my husband.

But back to what I have for you all today.

Betsy, the wonderful owner of ISC has put together a special Maya Road Kit that will be availabe for only a limited time at a very special price.

Most of you probably know that Maya Road is a company with a unique array of surfaces for altering and we gave some of them a try.

It's a card, it's a magnet, it's a cool gift idea for a friend.

This is a mini card I made incorporating a small 1.25" fragment from Tim Holtz which I altered by applying some Alcohol Inks to the back of it then stamping a small tree image from one of the new releases for October called Country Views which I stamped on the front of the fragment with black StazOn ink. After that I applied a generous amount of Crystal Effects to on top of the stamped image let it dry. To finish the back side up I also applied a very thin layer of Crystal Effects to assure that the Alcohol inks would not be removed (I know if they are dry they are not supposed to be going anywhere ;D) but I wanted to be sure. After this layer was dry I adhered a small piece of cs to cover the back, sponged it to make it blend in a little and adhered a square magnet I had laying around. I think it was harder to take a picture of this magnet than making it :D:D. It truly look stunning IRL!!!.

For my mini card I used a base of PTI Dark Chocolate and cut it to 3"x3". To make it a little more interesting I cut also a piece of PTO Kraft cs 3"x3" and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Forest Branches embossing folder. To make it look a little more nature like I used some Twine instead of ribbon and wrapped it around the cuttlebugged layer. The layer after it is cut with the Nesties Labels 1 die out of Kraft cs and sponged on the edges with Chalk Box ink in Chestnut Roan and SU Creamy Caramel. For the sentiment 'thinking of you today" I cut a label with SU's oval punch the stamp is from another ISC set called "Dainty Daisies" which I added some Recollections mini antique copper brads to. Before I adhered this last layer unto the card I added a negative magnet to the back so my focal point, the magnet, I made from the fragment would stay on the card. I also decorated one of the Kraft Maya Road envelopes which you will receive in this wonderful Maya Road Kit if you decide to buy it ;D. The envelope was sponged with the same inks as the card and I added two Nesties Labels 1 cut outs in Dark Chocolate and Kraft. The sentiment is from the ISC set "Birch Tree Paintings" and that is it. A nice little gift idea.

My second project is a Christmas card where I used one of the birds that is available in the Kit as well. To get the look of this bird as it is in the card I simply inked it all up with VersaMark ink and added red embossing powder. You will have to emboss more than ones to get a real good coverage, but that is real easy to do if you keep adding embossing powder while it is still hot.

Joy, Love, Faith


Paper: PTI Kraft, SU Red Riding Hood red

Stamps: Festive Season

Inks: VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Fired Brick

Accessories: red embossing powder, golden detail embossing powder, Recollections golden half pearls, golden ribbon from my stash, Cuttlebug embossing folder Victoria, foam tape, Nesties petite ovals large

Viola, a very different Christmas card :D.

Wait, one more, I have one more card, and yes you've guessed it, it is another Christmas card,LOL!

I think this is my favorite one so far, but that is because it was so very easy to make.

Elegant "Merry Christmas"

Paper: PTI White, silver paper (bought at Target last year at Christmas time)

Stamps: Festive Season

Ink: VersaMark

Accessories: silver filigree embossing powder from PTI, Cuttlebug embossing folder Lace Tree, clear crystals, white satin ribbon and a Maya Road stick pin

I love these pins. For my card I had to cut a down a bit, as I used it so far down on the card I simply snipped some of the pin off with some floral wire cutters I have.

To see all of the contents of the Kit Betsy has included in the Kit click here .

You will be getting a nice variety of items for only $ 6.50. That is one good deal!!! To see what Joanne and Connie came up with, simply click on their names and it will take you to their wonderful creations.

Oh, before I forget, remember you can buy this Kit using the 10% off with the code that is still active

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I am very grateful that you are taking time to come an see me. Please, leave me some love so I know you've stopped by.

Hugs and have a wonderful day,


Dawn B. said...

Gosh you have been so busy.. I love the way you created the gift set.. It is my favorite colors.. I also love your sponging..grrr I cannot do that.. Really great job..hugs to you.

Joanne (jojot) said...

you have certainly been a busy stamper...wonderful holiday and gift ideas here....and yes, those pins are right up your

LeAnne said...

These are all BEAUTIFUL! That little bird & swirly one is my favorite, although the tree is gorgeous, too!

Connie M. said...

These are just soo amazing, Sabrina!! Love what you did with the envelope...I so need to use these!! Your bird is just so very cute too...perfect paired with the gold flourish. Finally, your embossed tree with the stick pin is stunning!! Love all the silver!