Friday, October 31, 2008

Another Snowman

I seem to be continuing my cold weather dreaming. Today's share is another Christmas snowman. This snowman is from Inkadinkado. He is embossed with sparkling white embossing powder. Although you can barely see it on the scan, the card background is covered in small snowflakes embossed in clear embossing powder.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Inkadinkado Winter Friends
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch
See you soon.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Riding Hood Red

I love Riding Hood Red, the color is so rich. It is one of the In Colors introduced in the Fall-Winter 2008 catalog and will be available only until August 2009.

The card I'm sharing was made by me earlier this week for a swap with other demonstrators and traded at our monthly meeting tonight. I really enjoy participating in these swaps because it is so much fun to see what other demonstrators are doing with the Stampin' Up sets. I have gotten so many ideas, new techniques, colors combos, etc. from doing these swaps. I will probably share some of the swaps with all of you later.

The stamped image here was done with Riding Hood Red ink stamping once, shifting the stamp slight to the right and stamping again to obtain a second muted image.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: SU Upsy Daisy and Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Designer Paper: SU Ski Slope
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, SU Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Winter Cabin

I guess the somewhat cooler weather here in Florida is making me wish for winter. Can't you just feel the warmth from the fire burning in this snowbound cabin?

This card is made with another of the wonderful Stampin' Up sets. Although this card was very easy to make I think it it has an elegant feel to it. I wish my scan was better so you could see the sparkle on this card because Dazzling Diamonds really gives it that finishing touch.

All supplies used are Stampin' Up except the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Stamp Set: SU To You & Yours
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Ticket Corner Punch, Large Oval Punch

Thanks for visiting and be sure to come back soon.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I Wish It Would Snow!

I wish it would snow in Florida again. The last time it did was in 1989 when my son was born.

I know, some of you probably think I'm out of my mind, but having been raised in Pennsylvania I really miss the winters there. My mother didn't often let us out to play in the snow. Her father had died of pneumonia when she was very young and she was afraid we would all get sick. But when we could go out we usually made the most of it.

My dad was a milkman (back in the day when milk was delivered door to door), and some of my best winter memories are of helping him deliver the milk. We lived in a neighborhood that was entirely built on several steep hills and once you got down to the bottom with your vehicle you couldn't get back up to the top in the snow. Dad would park the milk truck at the top of the hill we lived on and we would walk up, pick up the orders and carry them to the waiting customers on our street and the streets on either side of ours (which were also unpassable hills). Believe me when I tell you that we always prayed real hard when we got our metal basket full of bottled milk. You didn't dare break any of those precious bottles. On days like that the customers only got their regular standing order (there weren't going to be any add-ons like eggs or juice). It was one trip per customer. Once the deliveries were all done we could stay outside to play, if we wanted, but we were always so cold and tired that we usually went in to warm up.

Since I have shared one of my winter memories I want to share a snowman card that is made with "Frosty Friends" from Great Impressions Stamps. I hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Inspired by Nature

Today I would like to share a card that was made with Stampin' Up's "Inspired by Nature". This is one of the new sets from the 2008 Fall-Winter catalog and was first on my "must have" list. I used the fantastic Stampin Up' markers that so perfectly match our card stock. I colored directly onto the stamp and then misted lightly with water in order to obtain the water color look that softens the image.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Stampin' Up Inspired by Nature
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Small & Large Oval Punches, Cinnamon Stickles, SU Markers

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Thank You!

As I mentioned in a post in August my father was extremely ill. He passed away on September 5th and this has been an unbelievably difficult period for me. I want to say thank you to those people that were kind enough to extend their sympathies to me and my family.

I am sharing a card with you that was received from Lee Conrey, my Stampin' Up upline. This card uses "Lovely as a Tree" that is a Stampin' Up must have set. The photo doesn't do this card justice because it is really beautiful in real life.