Friday, December 19, 2014

{Taylored Expressions} Watson

Earlier this month I placed my first order with Taylored Expressions.  It definitely won't be my last!  It was like Christmas to open my little pile of goodies!  Watson, who is on the card above, was the one stamp set I allowed myself, and I talked myself out of him a bazillion times, but he ended up in my cart after all, and I'm SO glad.  Isn't he just the CUTEST thing ever????  I followed the newest Deconstructed Sketch for my card and used some Doodlebug Friendly Forest paper in the background.  Watson and his flower are cut with the coordinating dies (LOVE!!!) and colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  I didn't need a get well card, so rather than using one of the sweet sentiments from the set, I pulled out a little "thinking of you" stamp from Verve to use instead.

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stamps:  Watson (Taylored Expressions), Joyful Blooms (Verve)
Paper:  Doodlebug Friendly Forest
Accessories:  Baker's Twine, Vintage Labels Seven Die (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Flag Die (MFT)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

{Stamp Simply} Snowman Shaker

Let it Snow!

Don't you just love snowmen stamps?  They are so fun to work with and color and even to make a little shaker card with!  I made my snowman shaker by stamping two snowman and then cutting around the edges of both.  I punched a 1 1/4" hole out of the top snowman's tummy after I colored him, then added a circle of foam tape to the bottom snowman to guard the sequins I was going to use for the shaker. After adding the sequins, I topped the foam with a circle of acetate (that I had cut from some poor stamp set backing!) to keep them in place, and then I added my top snowman to finish it off.   I paper pieced his scarf with a scrap of the background paper, but I added some Spectrum Noir shading to make it stand out a little.  Then I stamped and colored his hat and attached it with a little more 3D Foam.  I made the background with more papers from the BoBunny Christmas Carol pad, and stamped some sequined stars, some buttons and some snowy words to fill the night sky above the stacks of glittery snowballs next to my flaky friend. 

Here are the Stamp Simply products I used on today's card...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

{Stamp TV} The Twelve Days of Christmas

Hi everyone!  Have you been over to Stamp TV yet to join in with the Twelve Days of Christmas challenges??  My challenge today is an easy one... a color challenge using Turquoise Sea, Red Hot and White.

I got an early Christmas present from my husband yesterday... a new camera!  It really isn't a very elaborate one, but it takes beautiful pictures!!  I'll put a link to it in my sidebar just in case you are looking for a new camera, too.  : )

Thanks for dropping by today!  I hope to see you over on Stamp TV!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Coffee Hop Winner and a Fun Challenge

Hi everyone!  Just a quick post this morning to announce the winner of the grab bag from my stop on the Coffee Hop!  Drum Roll, please....

And the winner is  Vanessa B!!

I'll be in contact with you to get your mailing address!!

Are you looking for a fun challenge?  Stop by Stamp TV this morning and play along with our Gift Card Crazy challenge, then stay and play in the 12 Days of Christmas Challenges each day until Christmas!  We're giving away a Gina K stamp set of your choice for each day of the 12 Days of Christmas, and the winner of my challenge today gets a FABULOUS gift bag of goodies from Gina K!  Here's a sneak peek of my project...

Hope to see you there!!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

{Lawn Fawn} Winter Fox

I pulled out my one and only stamp from Lawn Fawn to make today's card.  It's one I think is SOoooo sweet, so I try to use it at least once a year. : )  I used some pretty papers from the Kaisercraft Mistletoe and BoBunny Christmas Collage pads to piece my background, along with some MFT dies and punched snowflakes.  For my main image I cut a piece of white cardstock with Spellbinders Pierced Rectangle dies and stamped my image in Memento Black.  Once I colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers I stamped the sentiment with Gina K Faded Brick Ink and attached the panel with 3d Foam.

I started with the Deconstructed Sketch for the week...

but you can see that I had to rotate the focal panel to make it fit my image.  Just being difficult!! LOL!

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