Monday, July 19, 2010

It's time for a meeting...

I'm over-due for another meeting of EMBOSSING TOOLS anonymous... {Are YOU a member?}

Lucky for us, the ever crafty, Dawn, from Stamp Away with Me & WPLUS9, is urging us with her "study" in paper crafting... In her monthly feature, "All Eyes On..." she is inspiring us with EMBOSSING!

Now, WE may begin... "Do you own/collect/hoard or lust for embossing tools, colored powders and high powered hair dryers..? WELCOME!"

I got busy with just a few myself - AND added some clear embossed clouds with a watercolor resist, just for good measure! WAHOOOO! But, I didn't stop there, just to add to my little adventure - I decided to get all WESTERN with some of Dawn's stamps! Working from three different sets, I found a way to let the old paint mare RUN! Yee Haw!

Hope you feel inspired to get all EMBOSSY! Check out Dawn's blog for her dazzling tutorial and peaks from some of the other DT members!

Embossing IS awesome fun... But so is participating in challenges.... {And whenever you can do both, EMBOSS- ON!} Because I hit a vein of crafty delight in Scrapland, today - I'm going to add some challenge fun to this post!

Here's a little BOOK {hold on to you seats... I ZUTTERED!}.... inspired by THIS sketch, by THESE awesome folk.... The CARD PATTERNS people! {They are MY kind of people!}

AND.... COLOR! From THESE crafty folk, at the Play Date Cafe! {Some of my FAVORITE crafty folk combine flawlessly in color/composition challenge! Ain't life GRAND!?!}

Just one more shot. I'm kind of THRILLED that I finally used my ZUTTER{Bind-it-all} for something more than a decorative edge! I made a boooooook! {And something tells me I'm going to knock some items off the old Christmas list with this puppy, this year! Yeahooooo!} Thanks for sticking with me though this action filled post! I'm ALWAYS delighted when you stop by! Hope you get inspired to emboss something WONDERFUL and then JUMP into some challenge fun for good measure - you'll be glad you did!

Supplies - (All Eyes On - Embossed WESTERN card)
C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - WPLUS9design studio
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Water Color Pencils and Crayons - Stampin' Up!
Embossing Plates - American Traditionals; Stampin' Up!
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Colored Twine - Stampin' Up!

(Wine Journal)
C/S - Stampin Up!
Stamps - Clear & Simple Stamps; Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up!; Versa Fine; Staz On
Scallop Edge Punch and Sizzix Die - Stampin' Up!
Pearls - Kaiser Craft
Embroidery Thread - Yaley
Acrylic Tags - Ranger/Tim Holtz
Metal Tape - Ranger
Ribbon - My stash!
Metal Decorative Corners - Tim Holtz
Wine Corks - My stash!


Karen said...

Miss Marvelous Crafty Elise, you had me at hello! :> Love your western Embossers Anonymous beaut-ee-full paint mare bit o' fabulosity. Happy sighs. And seriously, a book, BOOK, book?! More happy sighs. The details on both just ooooooze creative happy sighs......yes, more. :>:>

Cristina said...

That horse card is incredible! The embossing is beautiful, of course, but look at that little lasso! And the big stitching! So, so perfect!

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous zutter book for your play date cafe entry, those tags look fab! So glad you played along with us at the playdate cafe :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning altered journal! Lovely embossed card too! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

LeAnne said...

Holy guacamole, girl! This is ART---not just stampin'!!! Fabulous horse---my jaw is dropping!

Julie Ranae said...

So great to have you back in The Cafe, Elise...this project is stunning. I am a Zutter girl, too..but my tool is the Distressor! LOVE IT!
Great emailing you NOW ; )

Ann said...

Great work, my friend! Sorry I've been MIA again...vacation and home improvements have kept me away!

Arlene said...

What marvelous colors and image on the book:)

Ayana Posadas said...

What fun cards! I love them both! :)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

OOOOOOOHHHH! Your embossed card is so so so so wonderful! I just bought that star folder.. YIPPEEE!!! Love what you created!

And yes ma'm, we are the BindItAll Sisters! Mine has gone unused by me for close to three years! OMG... I was afraid to use it. Now I am gonna go wild!


Dawn said...

Both of these are drop-dead gorgeous girl! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity. The amount of time and thought that you must put into each one oozes through each one.

Unknown said...

Lovely projects, Elise! Your wine journal is fabulous.. Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe!!

Valerie said...

Wow Elise - you've kicked up the cardmaking to the next level, that is for sure. These are amazing!! Art, that's what these are!

Rosemary said...

holey cows and cowboys!! (sorry i'm a day late for the rodeo!) fantastic card elise! you and so many different techniques are just magic! and that book????? wow, wow, and WOW!!!

Carolyn Ruiz said...

just beautiful! I'm now a follower cuz I look forward to seeing your creativity. Do you like the Bind-it-all? I haven't bought one yet and I am still doing the BIA vs. Cinch comparison. What are your thoughts on it?

Thanks for sharing!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW-- I really like both projects! That cowboy card is DARLING--love that rope on the corner! Super fun! That journal cover is CLEVER! I love that the corks are incorporated on it!! Great details!! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC:)

Kim Wilson said...

Fabulous projects Elise!!! I love the horsey card :) Hope you can find a free second to play along in my challenges sometime! I have some great prizes coming up in the next co weeks ;)

Suzanne C said...

Love the cowboy card and the horse is beautiful. The Play Date Cafe project is fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC again!

suzARTe said...

I am so happy to have come across your blog Elsie, you are such an enthusiastic blogger, just love all your cards.

Ruby said...

Gorgeous projects, especially that cover for our challenge, it's fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

Rose said...

awesome items girl !!! love the western one and the lasso and stitching down the side are super !!

Jenny said...

Such pretty cards, love them!! I love horses so I really like that one :) :) :)

papertrails leaver said...

yeehaw! I love visiting your blog to see what you have been up to! Lots of great stuff I see! That first card is just the cutest with the horse image and your lasso on the top left. The wine journal is pretty with those lavender's and green's. Love it!

Carol L said...

In answer to your embossing questions.......guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, etc. I LOVE embossing! Dry embossing, wet embossing, it's all good! I'm really liking this cool horse image and all the embossing you used! That little lasso is da bomb I tell ya! That's a real giddyup embellishment if I ever saw one! YeeHaw!! Your little journal is so cool too, and I love the little tags dangling. BTW, in case you missed it LeAnne posted a really cool horsey card recently and I thought of you as soon as I saw it :)
It's late and time for me to hit the hay, so I'll say g'night, and I'll be back later!! Have a great week!

Dana Gustafson said...

Holy mother of embossing and artwork projects! You knock me out with EVERYTHING you cme up with you crazy talented girl!