Friday, December 23, 2011
Good mornin' stamper friends. It's coming down to the wire. I had finished all of my cards, but needed some gift card holders. Stamp TV to the rescue. Gina K., has a tute this week in two easy to understand episodes...love these freebies... for a cute holder and I totally took advantage of it. I used dsp from a forgotten CTMH package and SU for the base. Instead of a bow, I opted for a belly band..easier to get on and off than to fumble with a ribbon. Som ric rac, a little Santa had with stickles and a blob of glossy accents...woulda' put on a pom pom, except I need to mail this. And I am off to make several more of these. BTW, this sample used a gift card I had sitting around the house. I've purchased the Merry Christmas themed cards since then. So go check out Stamp TV to learn how to make one of these. More importantly, take some time out for yourselves and visit Simply Create Too where you can get some inspiration to join us for this challenge.
Hugs & Blessings,
Monday, December 19, 2011
OK, stampers. I've been trying to get it all done. I'm not going to go there, because I know you have the same stuff to do as me. I take comfort in knowing that I'm Not Alone. That said, you quite understand why this card appears at Simply Create Too for Challenge no. 2 in the mid-week entry, but didn't have a post to go along with it until now. You will also quite understand why I shall not be going on and on with how I did it and what I used to make it. Just understand that there is a reason why I'm so blessed to be a part of the best design team I know and they let me get away with this.
Having said how I feel, posts for the next few weeks will be sporadic and brief as I celebrate the rest of the year. And I hope you will be doing the same.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Erica (who is far tooo busy, and pooped, to find a proper holiday widget and re-design her blog in holiday splendor as many of her fellower bloggers have done.)
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Hi Stampers. Here is a fun little elf image from CTMH. They come four to a sheet. Each one is adorable and fun to color. This little guy is ready for Christmas, don't you think? I added a strip of dsp and mixed red and green bakers' twine wrapped around the Gina K luxery white card base. I colored him with a mix of copics and Bic markers.
Well, I'm off to see my grand-daughter in a Christmas show. She is four...should be cute.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Hi Stampers. Hope your week is going well. We have just finished a trio of rainy days, a rare phenom in Arizona, but one much-needed. My tiny garden and newly planted citrus trees are quite happy about it.
So, I'm still making Christmas cards. I thought I was done, but my dh needed about 10 cards. It looks like I'll be pulling my stuff out again. Although I tidied my room up, the holiday stamps are still within reach. So here's one that I couldn't part with. The sketch is CASED, but the papers and adorable angel stamp are all mine. Aren't they just the cutest and doesn't the senitment really match. My dh says the papers don't quite fit, but I can't say they don't. Bakers twine tied in a bow and then snipped over a piece of SU olive ribbon are eye-catching, don't ya' think. I used a Nestie die to frame the stamp and an MS punched snowflake touched with a bit of Rangers glitter glue and with a teeny blingie star in the center. I colored with copics.
So you will see a few more Christmas cards before the end of the year. Tomorrow, I will post a mid-way card for the embossing challenge at Simply Create Too. There's another week left to submit your embossed card. And here's a heads-up...hope the team won't mind me telling. There will be blog candy coming soon.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Of course, I'm being quite rhetorical. Once December comes along, one may as well say good-bye to the year.
Over at Simply Create Too, we're embossing away on our cards. I love this technique...both dry and "wet"?.
Just for the heck of it, and since I was doing a rather thorough cleaning/neatening of my craftroom, I counted the embossing folders I own. The grand total was 45, and I'm still buying...YIKES! I do not own much embossing powders. Once I discovered glitter all over my bedding...noo, I don't craft in bed, just in my PJs, I gave up glitter embossing, except for the rare occasion when the stamp shouts at me. And that my dear stampers, is what this beautiful medallion stamp from Stampin" Up did, so out came the SU Encore gold inkpad and the Rangers fine gold embossing powder and my seldom used heat gun and away the powder blew. The result, nice and shiny and cause I love me some gems, I popped a blue one in the center. The sentiment is a Michael's dollar stamp and its all done on Gina K's pure luxury cs.
There you have it.
Happy Sunday Evening.