Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Spirit

Hello again!  I know it's been awhile, and it may be awhile before I'm back with the holidays quickly approaching!  However, I needed a break from the hustle and bustle the other day so sat down to make a quick card while my hubby made dinner.  I grabbed this sketch from Mojo and went to town with it.  Am quite pleased with the end result.  What do you think of this color combo, Pool Party with Basic Gray and Going Gray.  My tree is embossed with white embossing powder for a nice raised and shiny finish.  I wish I had time to make many more of these. 

Here is the inside.  Like it?  Well, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.  See you in 2012!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Joyful Christmas Wishes

Running out of time to make Christmas cards so this just might be the last ones I post.  I hope you like them!  This first one is made with the sketch from Splitcoast Stampers.  The main liberty I took with it was to tilt my main image a bit, just for interest.  I've used the tiny jewelry tag for the first time and the "joy" is from a 2005 stamp set called Small Script.  I think I've mentioned that I don't get rid of stamp sets! 
Also showcased on this card is the newer red Glimmer Paper.  This is the first I've cut into it and I love it.  Also love that the Glimmer Brad matches so well.  On the inside I have stamped my biggest "Merry Christmas" in versamark, covered with Heat 'n Stick powder then coated in fine red glitter!  Looks awesome! 

Here's another one... this time I used the Mojo sketch below.  I haven't played along with Mojo for awhile, but this one was nice and simple and worked great for my Gifts of Christmas set. 
Lots of accessories on this one:  Snowflake Sizzlit, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint on the dove, Petal-a-Plenty emossing folder, new Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon and a new Wisteria Wonder dotted brad!  Lots of fun stuff! 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope your holiday planning is going well.  I don't even have a tree yet or any decorations yet.  We'll get there!  Having our football season go 15 weeks has really put me behind. 


Friday, December 2, 2011

A few Christmas cards

Why do I do this?  I finally sat down to make some cards a few weeks back but didn't write down the sketch challenge I was using.  Oh well, it's been so long ago now it doesn't matter, but I'd at least like to show you the sketch.  Maybe with these two versions you'll get the idea!  I had many more in my mind but those didn't happen- not enough time in a day.  These both put to use the old Felt Flurries that SU offered a few years ago.  I had some of the bigger ones left and thought I'd use them up (still have some left!)  This first card is Ol Olive, Soft Suede and the snowflake is Riding Hood Red. 

This one is Sahara Sand, Vanilla, Old Olive (ribbon) and the Riding Hood Red snowflake.  And YES, my sentiment is crooked.  That's what happens when you are suddenly rushed to finish a card.  Didn't take the time to use my Stamp-a-Majig like I usually do. 

So I hope you are having better luck with your holiday shopping and decorating than I am.  I am totally behind and frustrated about now!  Our high school football season just ended this past weekend (our beloved Cats lost a very hard fought game in the State Finals 42-48) so that has put everything on the backburner until now.  Yikes! 

Anyway, I am already thinking ahead to January and planning a Birthday Card class for possibly January 27th.  Pencil it in on your calendar if you are interested (you locals lurkers) then watch for more details after the new year. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Old Friend

Have a few quick Christmas cards for you before I head on out of here.  Anyone remember this cute old set?  I don't own it and don't remember what it is called, but I sold one to a friend a few years back and she didn't mind me stamping a few images to play around with...  just now getting around to doing that! 

Here's another with the same set.  Using a sketch I found, but not sure where right now.  Gotta run.  Have a State Championship football game to attend!  GO CATS!