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Friday, December 19, 2014

Joy



This is the last card I've got scheduled for my Christmas sharing...although I possibly could create some more to post-we'll see how inspired I get.

I used the FUSION challenge sketch for this card.  I love how I finally am using up some Rub-ons I bought probably 2 years ago (maybe it was just last year)...but it makes me feel great to finally use stuff I've had sitting around for awhile with a purpose in mind.


I know we are looking for a joyous holiday season with our family this year.
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Card details:
No stamps used
Cardstock: Echo Park Season's Greetings, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Inks: Old Olive sponging
Embellishments: Circle punches, pearls, Making Memories Rub-ons

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SDC176: Week 3-Anything Goes



Welcome to week 3 of our Anything Goes challenge at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

This our last challenge of the year and it will run the whole month of December.  Our theme is an easy one so show us your best work using Anything Goes.

We will be sharing our artwork weekly throughout the month so make sure to jump over to visit us each week.

 For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

Hope you will join us-I again crafted with the Christmas theme, but any theme works this week.

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Card details:
Stamps: Eric 6104 and Christmas waves a magic wand 8932 from Stampotique Originals
Cardstock: Rustic White, Simple Stories Handmade Holiday, Cherry Cobbler
Inks: Archival Ink in Jet Black, Aquapainter and ink pads
Embellishments: rhinestones, stapler



Monday, December 15, 2014

Thankful for



Another set of cards utilizing some of my patterned paper stash and the Operation Write Home sketch #186.  I've really tried to keep my cards minimal as I'm hoping to give them as gifts.

This uses the Kaiser Craft Peachy Keen papers.

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Card details:
Stamps: Birthday Messages by Simon Says Stamp!, Building Blocks by Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Whisper White, Kaiser Craft Peachy Keen, Chocolate Chip
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: twine

Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Holidays


Moving right along with another set of Christmas cards using a variety of patterned papers and inspired by a card from Julee Tillman as seen below.  I love every detail of her card and think it loved the paper pieced vase for the flowers...and I love how it translated into a Christmas card.


Happy Holidays and Season's Greetings!
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Card details:
Stamps: Abundant Blessings from Verve Stamps
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Simple Stories Handmade Holidays
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Making Memories Rub-ons, pearls




Thursday, December 11, 2014

Merry Christmas Tree


How you can enjoy Christmas without some tinsel on the tree?  

I went a little non-traditional with this tree color by  paper piecing it with some Carta Bella Winter Fun cardstock and did some embossing with the sentiment.

The tree design has some blank stripes through it so I added some Xmas Red stickles through it to give it a "tinsel" look.
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Card details:
Stamps: Trees4Christmas from The {Stamps} of Life
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Carta Bella Winter Fun
Inks: Creamy Caramel, Versamark
Embellishment: Xmas Red Stickles, Gold Embossing Powder

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SDC176: Week 2, Anything Goes



Today is week 2 of our Anything Goes challenge at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

This our last challenge of the year and it will run the whole month of December.  Our theme is an easy one so show us your best work using Anything Goes.

We will be sharing our artwork weekly throughout the month so make sure to jump over to visit us each week.

 For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

Hope you will join us-I stuck with my Christmas theme here and kept it simple.
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Card details:
Stamps: Brrr...6139 and Merry Everything (Retired) from Stampotique Originals
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Rustic White, Carta Bella Winter Fun
Inks: Archival Ink in Jet Black, Aquapainter and ink pads
Embellishments: Studio Calico pearl


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Merry Christmas Wreaths



A simple Christmas card-had this grand idea to make the floral wreath into a Christmas one and the flowers into ornaments.

I think if I were to create them again I would do a few things differently-but still like the overall idea.  I saw a sketch from Studio Calico that I thought would look great with this set.



Card details:
Stamps: Favorite Flowers from Simon Says Stamp!
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Rustic White
Inks: Glorious Green, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey, Ranger Archival Jet Black
Embellishments: Silver gems

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