Daily Archives: October 23, 2007

Icy Reindeer…

I hope you are not getting tired of this reindeer stamp because I just couldn’t resist using him again for today’s Color Challenge…Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky and Basic Grey. I thought it would so well for a unique holiday look and doesn’t his nose look darling? 🙂 More about that later. This reindeer comes from The Flourished Christmas set from Flourishes and is so popular that it is out of stock. Don’t worry though…new stock will be arriving this week in plenty of time for your Christmas designs. If you’d like to play along with this great color challenge…check out the link here.

Reindeer Joy


For this design, I fell back on a basic design layout I like to use…actually I think it was this past week’s sketch challenge. My reindeer stamp was inked with Versamark and then embossed with silver embossing powder. To add a little depth and substance to him, I colored him in lightly with my lightest gray Copic Marker. To add a little glitz and make this card more festive, I used my glue pen to add dots of glue and then sprinkled them with dazzling diamonds glitter. The sentiment is stamped in Purely Pomegrantate and I added other small accents of this color with dotted ribbon from Michael’s and a mat around my image layer. The little blue clip that holds on the ribbon is from the Making Memories Cheeky Collection.

Quick Tip: Now to make my reindeer nose…I guess he must be a very elegant grown-up Rudolf 😉 I searched and searched for a red rhinestone in my stash. I simply must have one…but well, I just couldn’t find one! And so, what to do?! I was terribly excited to think of my new Copics and airbrush system…would it work? Yay! A quick spray of a Pomegranate colored marker and Rudolf had a matching nose.

The rest of my design is pretty self-explanatory. I just love this Charbon paper by Stampin Up and when the challenge was to use Basic Grey…well, I wasn’t long in pulling it out.

Wishing you joy!

Basic Grey Chipboard Album…

I just love chipboard and these brad new Basic Grey chipboard albums are super cool and so much fun to use. I love the size. I love the cool shapes. Mini albums make perfect gifts and are just a little bigger than card size. This makes them super quick to finish and easy to design with for card makers. When I saw these albums a Basic Grey, I couldn’t wait to order them all. Craft Critique had a fabulous week of different chipboard reviews and I just knew I had to review Basic Grey. My project below is part of that article.

Life’s Good Basic Grey Chipboard Album


For this design I use the Basic Grey Bracket Mini Album and covered it with some paper from the Periphery 6×6 paper pad. I just love how these papers are the perfect size and scale and one package will easily cover an album, all with coordinating paper. As I was reviewing other Basic Grey Chipboard as well, I used a circle element from their Chipboard Numbers set and the “L” (stands for love, laugh, life) is from the larger monogram chipboard set.

Because the article was on Basic Grey chipboard, I decided to pull out my Basic Grey rub-on transfers as well. Stamps would work equally as well. I’m sorry I just can’t remember exactly which rub-on packages I used…I have quite a collection. 🙂 I just love how easy they are to apply and their ornate look. I started off using the Life’s Good rub-on for the center of the design. I would have loved a rub-on or stamp that said blessed as that is really what I’m going to use this little album for. To record my blessings…God has been very good to me. Pics of my husband, children and family, after all, when all is said and done, isn’t that the most important? I’m really excited about finishing up this little scrapbooking project. 🙂

A few final notes on this project… the beautiful flower are soft felt Primas…I just love the texture in real life! In their centers are Making Memories gem stickers “clear”. On this projects I also used differenet ways to finish each of the three chipboard pieces… album is covered with patterned paper, circle element is sponged with Blue Bayou Ink, and the L is covered with patterned paper and then sponged with ink. All Basic Grey chipboard, my Prima felt flowers, May Arts ribbons as well as  the  Basic Grey paper and rub-ons were purchsed from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. 🙂

Wishing you a fabulous day! Make sure you take time to count your blessings! 🙂

 Don’t Miss… stopping by Paper Cuts blog by Michele Boyer. I guarentee you’ll be glad you did! 😉

Supply List:

Patterned Paper: 6×6 paper pad Periphery – Basic Grey

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Other: Scalloped Chipboard albums, Chipboard numbers, Chipboard monograms large – Basic Grey, ribbon – May Arts, Clear Rhinestone stickers – Making Memories, felt flowers – Prima Marketing, Wholy Cow black rub-on Transfers (Roses, Sentiments, and others) – Basic Grey