Festive Friday Hop!!!!

Good morning and happy Friday to everyone - or should I say Happy 11-11-11? It is time for our Festive Friday Hop! Only one more this month for 2011.

To start at the beginning go back to Terri's site http://terrisproul.blogspot.com/2011/11/festive-friday.html. Did you come from http://craftyscentiments.blogspot.com/2011/11/festive-friday-blog-hop-21.html.  If not,  please go back and make sure you go back and visit her blog first.

Here is my first card, now it is fall and it is starting to get pretty cold in Indiana - yesterday morning when I was leaving the house I looked at the rooftop of my house and noticed snow, then during the day while at work in Chicago - I saw snow falling outside my window.  So I figured why not make some snowflake cards, now I love glitter,but I don't like glitter all over the place specially on my face - somehow it always ends up there, so I decided to use my martha stewart ink pads in blues and added a little to the first card you see here - for the snowflakes I used TPC Studio Winter Blues Sticker Sheet, used Tim's liquid pearls in blue to add all the little blue dots you see - the border is from the same sticker sheet and next to it on the edge of the card I decided to use the new silver paint from Martha Stewart & Plaid paint.  It's hard to really see all the details and silver paint on this photo, but I was pretty happy with the end result and well I decide to make this a Thank you card - something you can use after the holidays to give thanks for that special gift you received or the dinner invitation you received. 

Now for this card I used the same products from the 1st card , just differently  after using the ink pads in blue all over the card - I took the silver glitter paint this time from Martha's new paint products. I love, love using the liquid pearls, you can really see how pretty and perfectly round they look here on the top and bottom borders I used - you can't really tell here but the borders are textured with white fine glitter - that's how they came. 

Last I decided to use one of the tag stickers from the same collection and just added some card stock to the back, used the blue ink pads on the edges all around to give a bit of dimension, and well used the liquid pearls to add a few pearls and write For You, not really happy with the words, but it's the first time I use this product to write, I've only used it to add pearls to my work before, finally added some ribbons to the tag and it's ready to be placed on that special gift, for that special person.

here is a photo of some of the materials I used to make these cards

Ok, so I wanted to make a tree card, I could have used paper stock to make one or cut one out from the printed Holiday stock paper I have but since I had all my new paints , yes form Martha's new line right there in front of me, I decided to make my own tree - took my fan brush - got some gold metallic paint and made my tree, then I took the pretty green glitter paint and using the same brush I went over the entire tree again, I don't think you can really see the pretty green glitter here but it's there, trust me.  So I took the silver metallic paint and made a star on the top of the tree, then I took this really pretty rose viva paint and some of the silver metallic paint to make the ornaments, and  finally took Martha's pink pearl paint to make a garland, and well used the copper metallic paint to add the trunk, cut out some little gift packages from the same paper company as the stickers used on the other cards - I glued the little gifts with Aileen's tacky glue to the bottom of the card.  Finally I looked for a stamp message - didn't find one so looked for stickers and well I found this Holiday package from Me and My Big ideas and my card was done.

here is a photo of some of the other materials I used - not shown here is Aileen's tacky glue pen, and Westcott's titanium scissors 

I really hope that you like my cards, I had a lot of fun making these as I went along - I made all these in a couple of hours - took me longer because I decided to use paints for these cards. I really don't paint on card stock unless I'm making paper jewelry out of it.  Actually painting the tree took me back to my early years as a kid - painting on paper with tempera paints. 

Thank you for stopping by and please make sure to stop by http://lauraleesdream.blogspot.com/2011/11/festive-friday-blog-hop.html
for more inspiration and hope you stop by for the next FF Hop.


  1. The snowflakes are my fave! I enjoyed all you cards! Thank you for sharing!!

  2. WOW... your post is packed with inspiration.... thanks so much... Love the idea of fan painting the tree... I am going to have to give that a try!!! TFS!

  3. So pretty, so much fun in all your creations, TFS :))

  4. wow, busy girl.. olove the snowflakes..

  5. I loved the Snowflake cards :) I need to get some liquid Pearls that is right up my ally :)

  6. love the snowflakes and bling! TFS I can always use more acrylic paint :o)

  7. thank you to all for the great comments, I had so much fun making these cards.


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