Saturday, December 13, 2008

Beautiful RAK's And SNOW Instructions

First let's talk about the snow on my blog. Several people have commented and asked where I got it. So here are the links depending on who provides support for your blog. You go to the link and follow the instructions from there.

This SNOW is for Blogger people.

This SNOW is for Word Press people.

Let me also explain that if you have a white background template, like mine, the snow is only on the colored areas, like card, widgets, etc. If your background is colored you will have more snow inside your blog. A real Winter Wonderland anywhere you want it.

Now for my wonderful collection of RAK's. I have been as slow as a turtle lately with everything. This includes thank yous to the wonderful people who have sent me cards!!! So without further tardiness I want to thank all of you. They have brightened my face and my heart.

The lovely card above is from a wonderful TJ friend, Barbara Riefner. The background is a Technique Junkie technique called Watercolor Resist. She has stamped the image with a Black pigment and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. These flowers are just gorgeous against the background she created. Thank you so much Barbara for the surprise and smile the card gave me.

Another really beautiful card from a TJ friend, Carole Miller. I hate it when Christmas cards get to me before I have even mailed all mine. I have been doing some every week and here it is 2 weeks before Christmas and I am still doing it!! Carole's main image was stamped in red pigment ink and then embossed with Red Glitter Embossing Powder. The card is just so sparkly and proves less really is more. I could take a few lessons from Carole!! Thank you Carole. Yours really 'is in the mail'. No, honest, it really is!

This card is just so creative and spectacular! It comes from my TJ friend, Denise Taylor, down under in New Zealand. The TJ Technique she used is called Masked Frame. The sheen behind the behind the ornaments (on dimensional dots) has been sprayed very very lightly with a sliver sparkling mist. It also has the wonderful bling and the words are also mounted on dimensional dots to grasp when you open the card. The back portion of the cardstock that shows has been punched with a corner punch. It has a wonderful letter inside. Thank you so much Denise.
This beautiful card comes from Julia Aston, a fellow blogger, at Create With Me. If you haven't been there, you need to go. She has some beautiful projects, including cards, and is very creative!! Julia has again proved less is not only more, but warm and wonderful too! She used Designer Paper for the background and the punched snowflake and dot were created with punches. Thank you so much Julia.
This pretty card is from another TJ friend, LaVerne Wilson. I can't tell how the background was created, but I will bet it is a TJ technique. I know it was embossed and I have been trying to think of what folder. It looks familiar though. The corners are punched and I have to say her two main colors are just wonderful together and I love that ribbon too. I think it's wide grosgrain. Thank you so much LaVerne.


This beautiful and creative card was done by Stephanie Severin. She too is a fellow blogger. Her blog is Ingenious Inkling. She is just so creative with paper. She first put her pieces of cardstock together and then stamped with an area stamp and navy ink. The edges between the colors were also highlighted with navy ink. Then she rounded her corners and created her image. It was mounted on dimensional dots and highlighted with glitter glue too! Bling on the opposite corners of course!! Thank you so much Stephanie for sending me one of your wonderful creations.

 

 Shirley

 

27 comments:

fishlips said...

Congratulations Shirley on all your RAKS...All are just totally Wonderful and you are a lucky Lady!!!!!

Love the snow and thanks for the how too....

Hugs
Erin

Jenny said...

wow! waht beautiful cards! Thank you :-)

Вера Храмова said...

Ширли, Ваша рождественская коллекция великолепна! Меня невероятно обрадовали все Ваши новые работы!

Theresa said...

What wonderful RAKs to receive. They are all beautiful!

craftimamma said...

Lucky You Shirley! These are beautiful.

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow girl, that is alot of gorgeous cards.

craftimamma said...

Hi Shirley, had to come back and say thankyou for the 'snow'. I've just added it to my blog. It's brilliant. Thanks again.

Lyn S said...

Lucky you Shirley! Your RAK's are all so lovely!

Thanks for posting the "snow" link, even if it is summer here I'm off to try and add some to my blog LOL!

SmilynStef said...

Thanks for sharing all of your cards ... so glad you enjoyed mine.

Orion Designs said...

All of those cards are beautiful. Your RAKking friends have plenty of talent too!
Vicki

Cheryl said...

Shirley you have some beautiful RAk's!!! So very pretty, so many talented friends.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

You are so loved. What a group of lovely cards, for a lovely lady! Have a beautiful afternoon..chris

Stamp and Smile said...

Awww, love all the cards on this post! VERY DIVINE!!!!! You are a very lucky girl!! Thanks for the info on the blog snow... I'll have to give it a try. Smiles!! :)

Anne said...

Whata gorgeous bunch of cards Shirley! Lovely work :)

Gvendalen said...

It is very beautiful! I love your cards,Shirley!

The Country Rose said...

What pretty cards you received! Thank you for sharing them with us! And thanks for the link for the snow. I will look into that :). Have a great week!

Barb

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

VERY cool!! Thanks so much for showing me the snow!! :) I've added it to my blog now!! Looks awesome!! All your RAKs are awesome!! :) TFS these!! Have a wonderful Holiday Season friend!!

Anne said...

http://lenatoewsdesigns.blogspot.com/ is where my new blog look came from. Shirley if you send me your email addy as a comment, I'll pick it up on moderated so it doesn't get published and I'll send you a full answer, it's a bit long to put here :)

Rina said...

Wow wee Shirley, so many fabulous RAKs. I'm so blessed to call you my blogging sister, cause you have lots of friends that admires you (lol).

You are well deserving. Congratulations as the recipient of such beautiful cards.

God Bless~

Ann said...

You are one lucky lady getting so many beautiful cards from all your buddies! Thanks for the snow tutorial...been wondering how to do that! :D

Summerthyme Studio said...

Look at all those racks!!! You are one Lucky Lady!!!! WOW!!!!!!!


Vicki

Phree said...

Beautiful RAKs and thanks for the link about the snow effect - I thought it would be fun to add to my blog too as it's not too intrusive.

Elena said...

Wonderful RAKs you received Shirley! All of the cards are beautiful!

Free Spirit said...

Shirley,

These cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I need to post the ones you sent my kids. Priyasha misplaced hers and we have been on a hunt for it. She is saddened by it. Your card is special to her. As soon as I find it I will post. Thanks of being so sweet and creative and kind and .... I can go on and on but you know what I mean. Take care !

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Shirely, lots of people are asking about the snow, so I'm going to mention that I got the instructions from you on my blog! :) Thanks so much!!

Lavender Rose said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely cards you received, they are super!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful bunch of cards - glad to see mine arrived in one piece!

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