Friday, December 24, 2010

MY THOMAS KINKADE CHRISTMAS TREE

I have always had a HUGE tree, but this year I used this pre-decorated Thomas Kinkade tree!







I MADE A SNOWMAN

I love when it snows! Maybe, I wouldn't love ti so much, if I lived somewhere that it snowed all the time. I had so much fun making this snowman. It's not made with snow, but it's still a snowman! Thanks for looking!






I painted the clay pot blue and painted snowflakes. I added a coat of clear varnish with glitter.


I love the snow made from frosted glass on the greenery!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

MY CREATIONS CUBE

This is the first "My Creations Cube" I have ever decorated, but it want be my last! I love how it turned out. You can purchase your own cube to decorate for $4.95 on my website and don't forget that you will get a FREE $22.95 stamp set with a purchase of only $20 on my site during December! The photos on the cube are of my son and daughter-in-law when they were dating.




I added pink lace to the edge of the photo pocket.



I traced the shape of the hearts from a stamp from the "Love Language" stamp set onto Blush cardstock, then cut them out. I sanded the edges of the hearts.








I used a stamp from the "Adorable Backgrounds" stamp set and Chocolate stamp pad for the swirl print on the light pink paper. Adorable Backgrounds is one of my favorite and most used stamps. You can see the entire stamp set here: Adorable Backgrounds


I used the Versa Mark ink pad to stamp the butterfly onto "Blush" cardstock and embossed it with the Cocoa Embossing Powder.












The felt heart on the inside of the box is from the Whimsy HeartFelt Die-Cuts. You get three 12"x12" sheets of die-cuts in the set. Each sheet is a different color. These were $9.95, but you can get them on my website while supplies last for $5.95 here: Whimsy Die-Cuts


Most of the Products Used:


My Creations Cube... $4.95


That's Amore Level 2 Paper Pack...retired...Choose from 15 paper packs here: Level 2 Click on each paper pack to see a better photo of the papers included.


Celebrate Life stamp set...retired...other butterfly stamp sets here: Butterfly/Bugs


Adorable Backgrounds stamp set D1200


Chocolate Exclusive Inks stamp pad $5.25


Tulip Exclusive Inks stamp pad $5.25


Cocoa Embossing Powder $3.95 (1 oz.)


HeartFelt Whimsy Die-Cuts $5.95 (reg. $9.95)


Natural Hemp z280 $2.25


Pewter Mini-Medley Accents Collection $4.95 Click on a collection to see details and close-up.


Brads Metal Assortments (160 brads) $4.95

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

FREE $22.95 STAMP SET WITH A $20 PURCHASE


SPEND $20 or more on my website http://debrapate.myctmh.com/ and recieve a FREE ($22.95value) D-sized stamp set.


Place a order of $20 or more* on my MYCTMH website and you will be rewarded with a popular, retired D-sized stamp set for FREE! Talk about getting more for your money - the free stamp set is valued at $22.95 US / $26.95 CAN! You are sure to be thrilled with the surprise stamp set picked out for you. You will also receive FREE SHIPPING, HANDLING & TAX on your free stamp set. That's a lot of Plenty For Your Twenty! Grab plenty for twenty in December by placing an order of my website http://debrapate.myctmh.com/ today!
*Excluding tax & shipping/handling. Qualifying purchases must include shippable products (Studio J layouts are excluded. Studio J Memberships and 5 Packs will count toward a qualifying order ONLY if shippable items are also ordered).

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

VIDEO ~ NOV STAMPED IMAGE TAG SWAP

This slide show is from the Nov. Tag Swap. If you need the name of a stamp, company, or who submitted a tag, it is on the video. Thank You so much to everyone who participated. The next swap will be in January, due to the holidays.



video

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFIQUE~O!!!!

This is my Level 1 Scrapbooking Workshop for January. You will get the 6 pages pictured, the two 6" x12" sheets of cardstock stickers pictured, and any leftover papers. You will complete the two-page layout pictured at the workshop.

Everything (ribbon, fibers, pop dots, extra cardstock, rhinestones, and use of my stamps, inks, embossing powder, etc.) you need to create this two-page layout (pictured above) are included in the workshop, except adhesive. I will have adhesive for sale the night of the workshop for those who need it.


These are the four pre-made pages you will get. All you have to do is add your pictures and stickers (pictured below) to finish these pages for quick, easy and beautiful layouts!



Two sheets of cardstock stickers....6" x 12" each sheet.


This page was created using patterned paper, colonial white cardstock, chocolate cardstock, Circle of Love stamp set, Buttoned Together stamp set, silver embossing powder, Pacifica stamp pad, Lagoon stamp pad, Pear stamp pad, Chocolate stamp pad, Sparkles from the Blue & Green Assortment, and Sassy Strands fiber.








This page was created using patterened papers, Chocolate cardstock, Colonial White cardstock, Buttoned Together stamp set, Lagoon stamp pad, cardstock feather sticker, ribbon, Sparkles from the Blue & Green Assortment, Sanding Kit, and Prisma Glitter.


This little mini-album was made to allow for adding more photos and/or journaling.




I used Chocolate cardstock to make a pleated paper ribbon.



The cost of the workshop is $20 and must be paid by Dec. 12th, so that I can order the supplies for the workshop. If you do not live local and want a kit, it is $20 plus the cost of shipping. I accept Credit Card or PayPal payments for your convenience.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

HOW TO USE YOUR OLD CHRISTMAS CARDS

Do you hate to throw away all of those beautiful cards that your family and friends send you for Christmas? I have always kept mine! I started running out of space to store them, after many years. So, I made this album several years ago using 3 white paper bags. I decorated the pages with old Christmas cards from family and friends.





This shows a pocket formed from the opening of the bag. You can add photos, journaling mats and keepsakes to the three pockets in the album.








The word "JOY" is added to this frame using Gold Glitter Glue. The top of the frame was left open to add a photo. The circle and swirl were cut from Christmas cards with punches. On the page to the right, I added part of a card to form a pocket for the tags.



These Christmas tree lights were cut out of a patterned gift box. I drew them on the backside of the box, cut them out and added sequins.




The purple frame was left open at the top to add a photo.




This was torn away from an envelope that one of the cards came in and then the edges were inked with red ink,




Please leave a comment on this post, if you liked my Christmas Card Album Idea, letting me know that you liked it. Thank for looking and don't throw those cards away!!!!

SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS


I found this cupcake Christmas Tree Ornament at Wal-Mart for $2.00. I love cupcakes and my favorite color is pink! So, How could I resist? Can you believe I wanted my bedroom furniture painted this shade of pink when I was a little girl? and my mom did it!!!!! Only the love of a mother!

Something else I love is antiques, beautiful china, teapots, teacups, and cupcakes. I found this beautiful antique tray when I was on vacation this summer. The dessert plate is from one of my china sets, "Old Country Roses." The yummy cupcake my husband bought me and is was so delicious. I enjoyed every bite.

Then, there is my love for scrapbooking, stamping and paper crafting!!! Are you surprised that I made a cupcake card!!!! This card is on an older post and has all the details about what products I used, etc.

I think all artist and crafters find a way to incorporate the things they love into their designs!