Thursday, November 20, 2014

Shopping for Christmas Trees?

Hello and welcome!  I hope you are having a great day.  So many of our friends east of here are experiencing a lot of snow and freezing temps right now.  Today's post is dedicated to them. I remember when I was growing up in Chicago, our first winter storm would be when we would all go out as a family and pick out our Christmas tree.  Today's card is a memory of that.
When I create things, I have a habit of saving a lot of scraps.  If it's a decent sized piece, it goes into the scrap bin.  My card today uses all scraps, except for the Pear Pizzaz card base.
The "fence" is a piece of Whisper White, that had been stamped with the Hardwood stamp set in Smoky Slate. It was left over from a card I made as a wood panel. It wouldn't fit on the card like I wanted, so I cut it in half, creating the fence for the trees. The glimmer paper on top, was left over from a snow scene I did on another card, and I trimmed it to fit.  The trees were cut using the Tree punch, from a scrap of All is Calm designer paper.  I used clear embossing powder to give them some shimmer. See the mountains behind the trees?  That's the empty space  I couldn't fill, so I simply sponged Old Olive to create mountains.  This card literally took me 6 minutes to create.  It's so much fun to take scraps, and see what you can create.  Let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Let's Get Toasty!

Hello and welcome! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Christmas is coming up fast too! Today, I am showing you one of the cards we will make at my December stamp camp (Dec 6th).
After all the holiday parties, it's time to roll in the New Year, so I thought we'd make a card to celebrate.
The stamp set is called Making Spirits Bright and stamped with our Silver Metallic Ink pad on Basic Black card stock.  The card base is Lost Lagoon.  A couple scattered sequins from our Frosted Sequins embellishments and a strip of the 1/8" silver ribbon complete this card in minutes.  I can also see this being used as an invitation to a New Year's Eve party, can't you? 

If you don't already have a demonstrator, I'd love to send you a catalog.  Email me for more information.  If you live close to me, and would like to join us for our Christmas Party and stamp camp on December 6th, please let me know.  Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Feathers for my Friend

Hello and thanks for stopping by.  I'm taking a tiny break from the normal Fall/Thanksgiving and Christmas cards today.  I have been anxious to ink up the new Four Feathers stamp set, featured in the Holiday catalog. And, it has its own matching set of Framelits too!  Here's my card:
Other than the 4 feathers popped up on dimensionals, this is a single layer card.  I used Whisper White card base and stamped all of the feathers randomly, using Versamark ink. They I used our Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I love how they seem to pop off the card.  I then sponged So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Crisp Cantaloupe and just a touch of Strawberry Slush all over the background.  It's ok to sponge over those embossed feathers too. Because they are already heat set, the ink won't stick to them.  After finishing the sponging, gently wipe away the embossed feathers, to remove any residue left from the inks. Then I stamped each of the Four Feathers in the same colors, and cut them out with the framelits.  Add a button and some burlap ribbon threads, attached by a glue dot, and the card is done.  Quick as a wink, this is the result.  I have a friend who just had back surgery and I'm sending this to her.
I hope you enjoyed my post today.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, please contact me. I'd love to chat and send you a catalog, even if you don't live here in Arizona. Have a great day!

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