Good morning everyone! I love the crisp cool mornings we have been enjoying here in central Arkansas, but I have to admit I long for snow. We don’t recieve much of the fluffy whi…
Last night I worked on a simple card for a sketch challenge over at Freshly made sketches. I love a good challenge to get the creative mojo flowing. I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and matching punch along with a simple color palette of Crumb Cake, Real Red and Whisper White. I used the gold cord to add a little dimension. I am loving the new cable knit sweater embossing folder! I can’t wait to use it on a Christmas scrapbook layout.
Be sure to stop by the Freshly made sketches page and check out all the fabulous entries and here is the sketch that got me started today.
After a long hiatus I am so thankful to be blogging today. My work hours have eased up a bit giving me a little bit of free time to paper craft. I love making cards and it’s like therapy for me and probably cheaper. I’m not quite sure my husband would agree but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Today’s light hearted Christmas card was made using Stampin’ Up’s Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set which is my favorite from the new occasions catalog. I used crumb cake card stock along with real red and whisper white. It was my first time to use the new 3D cable knit sweater embossing folder and I fell in LOVE! The dimension is incredible. I can’t wait to demo that folder in class.
I stamped the reindeer in basic black on crumb cake cardstock and colored his face with a crumb cake marker. I used chocolate chip for his antlers with a few crumb cake highlights. I colored the nose with real red and topped with the fine tip glue pen to give it a little dimension. I cut and layered the reindeer on whisper white and real red mats using the layering circle framelits. Talk about adorable, the card has a classic simple vibe which I love.
So let me see your Christmas projects. I’d love to see what you are working on. In the mean time. Happy crafting and I hope to see you soon.
Hello from the beautiful Greers Ferry lake in Heber Springs Arkansas. After a weeks worth of rain and dreary days it was time to get crafty. That’s definitely a great way to lift my spirits. I had a chance to sit down and create with the gorgeous new Star of Light stamp set and Starlight thinlits from Stampin’ Up. I also threw in the new in color Sweet Sugarplum ink and Fancy Frost Sequins. If you love bling you will absolutely adore them. They are perfect! The base for this lovely card is Soft Sky which coordinates with the sequins. That is something I love about Stampin’ Up. The coordinating products. I don’t have to worry about finding products that match.
I hope you enjoy today’s card. I would love to see what you are working on.
I hate seeing Christmas decor popping up before fall in all of the big box stores but if you mass produce Christmas cards now is the time to get stamping! I have a simple quick card that would be fabulous to create for all of those special people on your list!
The Stampin’ Up supply list is short and that’s important when you are making lots of cards. I used a very traditional color palette of real red, cucumber crush, garden green and whisper white. I used the wondrous wreath stamp set from the annual catalog along with the matching thinlets. I adore the softly falling embossing folder. It adds a dusting of elegant texture to a simple card. Hope you enjoy today’s creation.
It’s been really hard to find time to blog after getting 5 kids back to school this week and working too! I know lots of families are struggling with this right now so quick and simple is what fits the bill during times like this right? Soon things will settle down but till next time…just keep stamping!
Good morning from beautiful central Arkansas. I hope you are enjoying a nice lazy Sunday morning. We will be headed off to church here in a bit but first I wanted to show you this beautiful monochromatic card I made my lovely grandma. She is an amazing lady who does so much for my family.
I used supplies that were already laying on my desk from a recent project including rose red and crumb cake cardstock along with Rose red ink. I used the Detailed Floral thinlets along with the Banners for you stamp set. I added in a couple of pearl basics on the banner but they didn’t photograph so well. They appear kind of ghostly but in actuality they are quite pretty. Makes me think of a lovely country wedding with pearls, burlap and lace. I think these sets give you a lot of bang for your buck! It looks like you did a lot more work than you actually did. Come check it out!
I know when I’m feeling down and under nothing makes me perk up like a good pot of homemade chicken noodle soup and what could be better than receiving a handmade get well card with it? I try so hard to be involved in a physical sense with the people I care about. Nowadays everything is moving towards social media and that’s wonderful in some aspects but there is nothing like opening the mailbox and finding a handwritten letter or a thoughtful card. Have you ever watched the face of a child when the mail is delivered and there is something special for them?
Today’s card uses the Get Well Soup stamp by Stampin’ Up and a vintage color pallete of real red, soft sky and whisper white. I can’t wait to brighten someone’s day with this simple card and while we are talking about chickens aren’t my babies adorable! They are some handsome looking fellas.