Tuesday, November 25, 2014

With Thanks

I made a card for the Clean and Simple challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers combining some new and old sets.  I always feel badly when stamps I love are retired, because, even if I really like them, I know they won't be the first ones I grab.  Well, for this challenge I knew just the set I wanted to pull out... an old Flourishes set with gorgeous silhouette stamps and the most beautiful sentiments!  

I first sponged in my hillside, using a ripped piece of paper as a mask inside an oval I had cut out with a Spellbinders die. I added the skeleton trees from Gina K's set Little Branches in GKD Charcoal Brown ink(stamped off once), then the pine tree from the newest Stamp TV Kit in Fresh Asparagus. Then I sponged in a little Sweet Corn as sky. I stamped the deer from the Flourishes set in Dark Chocolate and trimmed him out, then attached him with 3d foam and added a sentiment from the same set in Charcoal Brown.  I don't remember for sure, but I think the Flourishes set was called Celebrate the Wonder.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I always love to hear from you!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

{Stamp Simply} Christmas Card Set

Hello everyone!

I have a trio of mailable or giftable Christmas cards to share today, featuring the JustRite Christmas Vintage Labels Seven set and some Kaisercraft Mistletoe paper.  Here are some single shots...

Such a quick and easy card!  I used a few Kaisercraft pearls for some bling.

I hand cut around the larger frame, but the smaller one is cut and embossed with a die from the Spellbinders/JustRite Vintage Labels Seven Die Set.

Who doesn' t need some Thank You notes at Christmas time??  The pretty rectangle die is from the Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Rectangle Die Set.

Here's another group shot...

Wouldn't it be fun to package these in a Clear Box and give them as a gift?

Here's my Stamp Simply Shopping List...

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

{LOTV} Just a Little Thank You

Hi everyone!

Just a little THANK YOU for you today using a stamp from Lili of the Valley and some Doodlebug Friendly Forest paper.  I used my Distress Markers from Stamp Simply to watercolor my image in the colors from today's Color Throwdown.

Thanks for dropping by today!!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

{Stamp Simply} Joy to the World

Have you started playing Christmas carols at your house yet??  Ours came out as soon as the Hallmark Christmas movies started, and, of course, this is one of our favorites!

I stamped my sentiment over a poinsettia / snowflake from JustRite's Festive Poinsettia set.  It is actually stamped on the reverse side of a Celebrations embossed pierced circle, and I outlined it with a TN1 Spectrum Noir marker to make it stand out.  I stamped the extra little snowflakes in kraft ink and cut them out, popping them up over my main sentiment panel.  The papers are all from the pretty Basic Grey Evergreen pad and the sketch is this week's Viva La Verve sketch.  A few rhinestones and TaDa!  Another Christmas card done!!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

{TCP} Just for Fun

TCP: Bearing Flowers, Flying By, Framed Up
MFT: Blueprints, Double Edged Border
Doodlebug:  Friendly Forest
Gina K:  Spectrum Noir Markers, White Pure Luxury Cardstock

Just for fun today!

I wanted to stamp a card for the TCP Tuesday Anything Goes challenge and I loved the Color Throwdown #318 colors - so here's my combination. : )  I used some Doodlebug Friendly Forest paper, TCP's Bearing Flowers image, and an old TAC sentiment that I love.  The pretty die is from the Framed Up die set by TCP, and I made the clouds by stamping clouds from the TCP Flying By set on one side, cutting them out and turning them over.   Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes!

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