Friday, November 27, 2009


Today was not a very nice day. It snowed and turned the highways to ice. People were being told to stay off the main highways and there was at least one big accident. I pray that nobody was seriously injured.

The LSC challenge today was a fun one. We had to make two cards, using the same stamp, papers and colors but two completely different layouts. This is what I came up with.

The colors are very vanilla, pumpkin pie and whisper white and the designer paper is Basic Grey Wassail. The image is stamped with versamark and then heat embossed with copper embossing powder. Added Basic Grey Opaline half pearls and put the image and sentiment on dimensionals. These are different colors for a Christmas card but I really like them and the dp together.

Stamps: Flourished Christmas
Paper: SU very vanilla, pumpkin pie, whisper white cs and Basic Grey Wassail dp
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: heat tool, copper ep, dimensionals, Basic Grey Opaline half pearls, Martha Stewart star border punch

This was made for the WT challenge where we were to make a card that had something sweet about it. So, I chose this sweet little bear with his sweet candy cane. I think this one is pretty self descriptive. I used liquid applique on the fur trim for the hat and glitter red gel pen on the hat and candy cane.

Stamps: So Many Scallops, Stamp Oasis, Christmas Mini #3
Paper: SU real red, blue, whisper white cs
Ink: real red, creamy caramel
Accessories: Cuttlebug, snowflake folder, Martha Stewart star border punch, Nesties rectangles, scalloped circle punch, ribbon, dimensionals, brads

Hope you have a fantastic day!



Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas Cards

Only one month until Christmas! Yikes! And here I am with nothing bought, no baking done, and a few cards made. I hope everyone else is more organized than me.
Just wanted to share a couple of cards I made recently. They are two of my favorites. This first one actually was picked as one of the favorites of the week on Splitcoaststampers. That just made my day.

This was made for a sketch and color challenge. The base is always artichoke topped with whisper white that has been embossed with the snowflakes folder and then lightly sponged with chocolate chip. The next 2 panels are topped with Basic Grey Wassail designer paper. The image was stamped with versamark, then heat embossed with green glitter embossing powder. Lightly sponged with chocolate chip. Added Basic Grey Opaline half pearls for decorations on the tree. The final piece is the green bow.
Stamps: Inkadinkado Christmas
Paper: SU always artichoke, whisper white cardstock and Basic Grey Wassail designer paper
Ink: Versamark, chocolate chip
Accessories: Cuttlebug, snowflake folder, heat tool, green glitter embossing powder, sponge, dimensionals, ribbon, Basic Grey Opaline half pearls
I love this image from Stamp Oasis! This was a color challenge using bermuda bay, old olive, pretty in pink and any neutral. Plus a plaid for dessert if we so desired. The plaid and old olive were punched with the stars border punch from Martha Stewart and layered. The image is stamped with Stazon black on whisper white and then watercolored usin an aqua painter and ink squished in the lids of the ink cartridges. The image panel is on dimensionals. The sentiment is SU's A Merry Little Christmas. Added an old olive bow with a rhinestone in the center. These are colors I would never thought of putting together but I absolutely love them.
Stamps: Stamp Oasis Nativity, SU A Merry Little Christmas
Paper: bermuda bay, pretty in pink, old olive, whisper white cs, Doodlebug dp
Ink: stazon black, bermuda bay, pretty in pink, old olive, creamy caramel, pink pirouette, pumpkin pie, summer sun, real red
Accessories: Cuttlebug, snowflake folder, dimensionals, Martha Stewart border punch, ribbon, rhinestone
Wishing all my Amercan friends a Happy Thanksgiving! We really do have so much to be thankful for. God just continues to pour His blessings upon us.
Have a wonderful day.