Thursday, October 28, 2010

Frosty the Snowman

I know this image is retired, but I couldn't help but use him. Snowmen are my favorite images and this Frosty (in my opinion) is one of the best Stampin' Up! sets and it just wouldn't be Christmas if I didn't make at least one card with him.

I used Baja Breeze and Whisper White cardstock and the Designer Paper is from the Candy Cane Christmas pack. The Winter Wonderland sentiment is from Bright Christmas that is on page 22 of the current Holiday Mini Catalog.

Oops, I just looked again at the picture and realize that I didn't add my Dazzling Diamonds glitter yet. I need to correct that, but you can all just imagine him sparkling in the snow. I apologize for using a retired image and hope that you don't hold it against me.

See you soon.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Old Time Christmas

Doesn't this sweet little girl from Greeting Card Kids remind you of the old time images that used to be on Christmas cards? I know I'm probably giving away my age by saying that, but it really does make me remember way back when things were so much different. I even remember wearing wool winter leggings as a kid and how much I hated them especially since I always got in trouble for coming home from school with my leggings soaking wet from jumping in snow piles. My mother was never happy about that and wasn't shy about letting me know it.

I again used my new found Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen to color the image. The background is Deck the Halls Designer Paper and I added the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. The seam binding has a beautiful sheen to it and I plan to stock up since we don't have any Satin or Taffeta ribbon available in Cherry Cobbler and Cherry Cobbler has turned out to be one of my favorite colors.

Greeting Card Kids is a terrific set if you love to color because it has four images of old time children, or should I say retro kids. In addition to the Christmas girl there are images for Valentine's Day, Halloween and School Kids. If you want this set for yourself just click on my name at the end of this post to enter my Stampin' Up! store.

Thanks for stopping in today.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Summer Goodness

I made this card for one of my senior classes over the summer and just realized that I never posted it. It was a pretty simple card, but they all loved it. We used the Lattice Square Embossing Folder to make the cone and the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch to make the ice cream scoops. The cardstock colors are Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede & Early Espresso. We used matching Blushing Bride ribbon for an accept and topped the whole thing off with a red rhinestone cherry. I didn't take a picture of the inside, but we used "Happy Birthday with a Cherry on Top" from the A Word For You stamp set. I just knew I had to make an ice cream cone as soon as I saw that verse.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Good Cheer Victorian Santa

Last month I was involved in a Stampin' Up! event with 7 other demos. Each demo designed a Christmas card and every attendee went from table to table to make their cards. Each demo used a different stamp set and you all know that everyone has their own special style so the attendees really got a variety of Christmas cards to add to their stash. From the favorable responses we got I know we will be doing this again.

Today's share is the card I designed for that event. I used Good Cheer and the sentiment from Bells & Boughs. The cardstock is Real Red, Soft Suede and Whisper White. I also used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Large Oval Punch, Extra-Large Scallop Oval Punch, a Sizzix Texturz Plate and Chunky red glitter.

The only thing I wish I would have done differently is color the image with Watercolor Pencils rather than Watercolor Wonder Crayons. The crayons are still not available and some of the event attendees were unhappy about that because they really enjoyed using them and wanted to buy them. Needless to say, I have a list of those people and plan to contact them as soon as Stampin' Up! lets us know they are available again.

Thanks for coming back to visit.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bells & Boughs

It's getting to be that time of year again. What time? Glad you asked.

It's time to get a start on your Christmas cards so today I'm sharing one I did last weekend. I used the Bells & Boughs stamp set for the image and Christmas Greetings for the sentiment.

I started out using Versamark and the large swirl from Baroque Motif to stamp my card base but wasn't happy with how it looked so I then stamped again with Blushing Bride ink and was much happier with the results.

The main image was colored with Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens. Believe it or not, this was the first time I used the Watercolor Pencils. I've had the the pencils for the longest time but just never got around to playing with them. What a mistake that was. I love them!

If you have the Watercolor Pencils I hope you give them a try. If you don't have them, please click on my name at the bottom of this post and place an order for them. You won't be sorry.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

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