Sunday, November 27, 2011

LIM43 - Bling it Up!

This week's challenge from Chrissie and Mandi at Less is More, is to add a "bit" of Bling! I can do that! Although, now that I look at my cards, I might have stepped over the edge just a tad! 

This first card is a black card base. I stamped the snowflakes with versamark and silver pigment ink then used a clear heat embossing powder.  The sentiment is just a shiny silver sticker that I've had in my stash forever. Finally, I added bling to the snowflakes.

One of our granddaughters will be six years old tomorrow (28th) and she is indeed a "little princess"!  This is her birthday card. The word Princess and the crown were cut with the Cameo and the sentiment was computer generated.  I added a bit of pink bling to the crown.  The crown was colored with a silver metallic ink and the Princess was colored with Copics.


This next card was something I was just playing around with. I finally ordered this HUGE medallion from SU. I had no idea it was so big!  So, I ended up stamping it off the card. It took me several tries before I finally got a good image.  (Okay, I'm a little slow...finally figured out that I should put the stamp face up, ink it up good then lay the card on top of the stamp and rub it with my fingers to get a good clean image!).  The sentiment is also from SU.  I added a bit of bling and some glitter to the medallion, but the glitter doesn't show up too well.

This next card was almost added to the trash when I realized that I had put the stickers on the back of the card and upside down!  But, I saved it by cutting the red card apart and using it as a layer on a white card base. I think I kind of like it better like this.


This last card was an after thought.  I had dry embossed this silver (it's really sparkly in real life) panel with a snowflake embossing folder.  I cut it to fit the card front, added some bling to the snowflakes, a bit of sparkly ribbon and a tag that the sentiment was stamped in versamark and silver pigment ink then heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder.  I punched a couple of snowflakes with a MS punch and the small one is from EK Success.


Don't think I have a favorite this week...can't say that I'm crazy about any of them, but I still need a few more Christmas cards, and these will work!

I finally sat down to scrap today. I haven't completed a scrapbook page in over a month, and I had great difficulty getting started on this one.

These are photos of our newest grandson, Pierce.  He's about 7 weeks old now and has really changed quite a bit already.

I used some old papers from my stash for this layout, but I believe they are from MME and Reminisce. The embellies are all stickers that were mounted on white card stock and cut out, then pop dotted on the layout. The yellow mat was cut with the Cameo. The banner with his name on it across the top was cut with a banner die from Lifestyles. The chevron across the bottom was an idea I got from Pinterest and I love how it turned out!. The tag with his birth information was also one of the stickers from Me and My Big Ideas, but it was too big for the space, so I scanned it in, made it smaller and put his birth info on it using PSE9. Then I just had to print, cut, and adhere to the layout. I added a bit of faux stitching with a blue pen. The bread bowl and the afghan in the bottom left photo -- the bread bowl was his great-great grandmother's and the afghan was one that his great grandmother made for his Daddy when he was born.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate all your wonderful comments!  Sorry this post is so long...if you've hung in there to the end...bless you!  Until next time...

♥ Hugs! ♥


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34 comments:

Barb said...

wow Susan, beatiful cards! so much pretty in one post...that first card is stunning and i love the princess card and layout...fabulous designs!

Rosemary said...

another fantastic set of card, susan! i love one you made using the medallion stamp (one of my favs from su!). the layout of your grandson is so sweet!

Mandi said...

Oh my Susan, these are all fantastic!
Love the snowflakes, they lend themselves wonderfully to q bi of bling
gorgeous baby pics!

Thank you so much
mandi LIM

Pauline said...

Oh Susan, what wonderful cards, I love your princess card, and what an adorable layout! Gorgeous pics too, just made my heart melt.

Chrissie said...

Wow, you've been really busy Susan!
Fabulous, fabulous cards!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

fatmonica said...

Stunning cards-and a lovely layout.

Kathyk said...

Lovely cards and a super scrap layout - I love the second and third best ...... I think

Kathyk

Sue said...

Wow wow wow so many stunning cards love them all and the scrap page is so lovely Luv Sue x

Vicky Hayes said...

What lovely photos of your new grandson Susan - he is adorable! And a wonderful array of bling cards too - all gorgeous but especially the first, a really striking card.

Sandra said...

Hi Susan, Wow...........Just stunning all of them:) Sandra H

Beryl K said...

Fabulous cards Susan, I can't pick a fave because I love them all. Love the lo of your new grandson, he looks gorgeous
Beryl x

Meggymay said...

Love all your bling cards.
Its a gorgeous scrapbook page as well.
Yvonne x

cnelson said...

Your new little grandson is so PRECIOUS!! LOVE that sweet lo! Gorgeous work on your cards!!

Suze Bain said...

Wow, you've been busy. Fabulous blingy cards and a gorgeous layout! xx

Suzilou said...

Gosh you have been busy, what a great collection of cards :)

Carol said...

You've been busy Susan, five wonderful cards - love all your snowflakes. Love your layout too. Carol x

Bonnie said...

Wow, Susan, you've been busy! I love the snow storm on the navy and the medallion. I've had that stamp for a couple of years and haven't used it. I think I'll pull it out and CASE your card. I love it in red. Your little princess will love her crown I'm sure. And I love the way you saved your other snowflake card from the trash. Baby Pierce is so sweet and lucky to have a grandma who will keep a beautiful record of his growth. Have a good week.

Jenny said...

You always have such a wonderful collection of cards to show Susan! They are all superb in design and bling but the snowflakes on the first card are just so wintery and pretty :)
Jenny x

Oh and Pierce is cute too...great name :)

Jen said...

wow love the black with the snowflakes
jen xx

Fiona said...

What a fabulous array of cards Susan, I especially like the first one, so striking and an unusual colour for xmas. Love your layout and what a gorgeous baby, special to have family 'heirlooms' in the photo too.

Kathleen said...

Haven't been around for a few weeks but one thing hasn't changed and that is the fabulous cards that you enter in the LIM challenge. Love them all.

Kath x

kingstonmama said...

What a great set of blinged up cards, Susan. And that sweet baby layout - just precious. Ann Y.

Kim S said...

I love all the blingy snowflakes and what girl wouldn't want that blingy crown!

Viv said...

What beautiful cards Susan & also a beautiful grandson too( & page you made)...I am waiting for my first two grandsons... very soon so excited!! :O) Viv xx

Valerie said...

Wow they are all fabulous Susan! Your scrap page is gorgeous and so is Pierce:) That first photo of him is brilliant!
Val x

Faith A said...

Susan you have outdone yourself these are fab cards

Jo Street said...

Your card look wonderful.
Jo x

Karen said...

Lovely cards Susan, you have been a very busy bee! I especially love that large SU medallion, I adore red and white on cards Karen x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beuatiful cards Susan with plenty of bling....love the large medallion card.

Anne

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Wow! You really went to town on this challenge!!!! All of these cards are wonderful. I especially love the birthday card. Adorable for a little princess! xo

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW Susan, your cards with bling are fabulous, I love the first on the black background that is my favourite but it's difficult choosing, maybe I shouldn't have LOL
Great LO and precious pictures, they are so scrummy when little. October babies are special, take it from another one LOL:0)
Thanks for your kind words we are drying out now:0) Gay xxx

Linby said...

Very prolific this week! Fab cards.
Linbyx

Jose said...

Gracious me you have been busy! such a lovely lot of cards, I think my favourite is the red one with the snowfakes, but they are all gorgeous

Hello From Texas said...

All the cards are great Susan, my fav is the first one with the snowflakes on the black. Wonderful card.

The SB layout is fabulous, and the chevron looks fantastic; I may have to see if I can case that for a card.
TFS
Carole

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