Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and your week is looking great. This week marks my 2 month retirement. I can't believe it's been 2 months already. But I must admit, I am really getting used to it. I like the fact that even though I am busier now, it's what I want to do, and not what my work made me do. It's a whole new feeling to wake up energized to start the day, all refreshed and ready to go. Because I have been using this time to do a lot of down sizing and cleaning, I haven't had a lot of time to create. But my craft room is looking better and I'm finding treasures that I forgot I had. That's always a good thing. So I have placed them in a separate box with the intention of making something with all the new goodies.
Today though, I wanted to share the cards we made at my monthly stamp camp Saturday. Still working with items from the holiday catalog, I had 10 ladies here and as always, we had so much fun.
Here's the parade of cards and a little bit of info on each one:
What could be better than a crisp, clean Christmas card? The Delicate Ornament Framelits on a piece of the Red Foil paper makes a stunning card and it's easy to make. The holly is from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set, which matches the framelits. Very Vanilla satin ribbon finishes it off quite nicely I think.
There are many versions of this card out on the internet, but this is mine. Smoky Slate card stock, embossed with the Brick Wall EF, and the Hearth & Home Framelits to make the window. The stamp set is the beautiful Happy Scenes stamped in Mossy Meadow. I used 2 way glue to add Dazzling Diamonds to make the snow. The sentiment is cut from Red Glimmer paper using the Christmas Greetings Thinlet. The sky is sponged with a very light touch of Soft Sky, and the bricks are lightly sponged with Smoky Slate. This may be my Christmas card this year. Fun to make.
And finally, this is almost an exact copy of the hundreds of cards out on the internet, so I can't tell you where I saw it. I just knew I had to make it. I decided to sponge the trees in Old Olive, and the sleigh in Night of Navy. I sponged Pacific Point in various shades to make the night sky. A little sparkle here and there with my silver glitter pen (not Stampin' Up!) helped to create the snow and stars. Stamp set: Jingle all the Way. Framelits: Sleigh Ride
I hope you like my cards today. Next month, we are making 16 Christmas cards with one sheet of 12 x 12 paper. It's called "One sheet wonder" cards and there are so many versions out on Pinterest and other websites. One of my friends figured out a template to make 16 and believe me, it's awesome. There are only 2 miniscule pieces of paper left over to throw away, so she really used up all the paper for sure. I'll post those after November 14th so you can see them.
Until next time, happy stamping. Have a great week!