Friday, November 21, 2014

Quick and simple Saturday Christmas card

This card truly made up in under 10 min.  It's not very often you see me post a card with just one layer, I really like at least that one additional layer so that I have a color showing.

But if you are wanting to make all your christmas cards, this one fits the bill for time saving.

I used 2 of the All is Calm Washi tape rolls, one top and bottom and one in the middle.  Just peel and stick, then I stamped 2 sizes of snowflakes, stamped the Joy 3 times on top and added 2 of the little snowflakes and just for a bit of bling put a rhinestone on each.  That's it, done.

For colors I used Smoky Slate for my snowflakes and Lost Lagoon for my Joy.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge # 228, Warmest Wishes

As you can see I am in full Christmas mode these days. I have not gotten many cards done lately because of my surgery, but I am doing so much better even walking on my own around the house.  I can't wait until the dr releases me so that I can go back to Curves and build myself up even more.

So, I did pull out a retired set today, so sorry about that, but it just seemed like the perfect thing to go with this paper.  The background paper came from the Trim the Tree DSP stack. The papers are smaller and work great for cards and such.

I used Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise for my colors, I love how it came out.
Here is this weeks sketch, you should really think about joining in, it's fun and it really helps to expand your abilities. 

I have a question for you, since you are here, I am wondering, how many of you make your Christmas cards you send?  And if so, do you make them all, or send some store bought?

Ho, Ho, Ho, and Merry Christmas. Have fun making your Christmas cards.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Stampin Up Peace and Joy

Hello everyone. I haven't posted for a few days, still working on getting over my hip replacement surgery.  Today, Tuesday, it will be 3 weeks post surgery and all things considered, I think I'm doing pretty well. 

Anyway, I did managed to finally get this beauty done.  I finally couldn't stand it any longer, just had to have this Christmas Bauble stamp. I used my Aqua Painter and Watercolor paper. You can use the SU Whisper White paper also, it has some properties like the watercolor paper and does a nice job.

I just fill my Aqua painter with water and touch the brush to my ink pad and paint.   I used Cherry Cobbler and Pear Pizzazz as my colors to fill in the ornament.

I couldn't decide between the Cherry Cobbler or Blackberry bliss so I used them both with a layer of one of the All is Calm DSP in between.

To attach the bow I punched a hole just above the circle and made my bow putting the ends through the hold and gluing down.   Look carefully and you will see the little Rhinestone bling in the center of the ornament.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Combo challenge for todays post, PPA 226 and Mojo Monday 370

If you've been watching my blog, you know I had hip replacement surgery on Oct 28th. Yesterday was the first day I felt I could sit at my desk and make a card, since I missed monday and I loved the sketch for Mojo Monday, and I needed a card for the PPA challenge and that one is colors, I decided to combine them.   I have never done that before, I really enjoy making each and every card all on it's own.

Colors for the PPA 226 are Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, and Soft Suede.
This is the Mojo monday sketch:
I started with the new Mossy Meadow incolor for my card base, then used white with a cover of Patterned paper from the Regals DSP Stack.

I used my little wave blade on the stamped and Inked piece, then stamped the banner and cut using the Banner Framelits.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

10 Days of Christmas, Day 10, Tags

I thought for our last day, we would do a few little tags. Tags are great fun, invite a friend or two to sit and make tags for those boxes, bags and edible treats you hand out.

I used pieces of the Under The Tree DSP paper for two of these. This CS is meant for boxes, it's really stiff and it's gorgeous. I predict we will be seeing more of this as we have gone wild with ideas for it.  It makes super tags and even cards.  There is a color design on one side, (see the darker brown) and a kraft look with very light design on the other.

I cut the moose from a piece of the Santa and Co. DSP. Some fun stuff there.  And used my tree punch on another piece.

Hope you sit down and have fun with your tags.

If you would like to see them up close, here are some single photos.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

10 Days of Christmas 2014, day 9 A Very Merry

Today I have done my card 2 different ways.   I like them both, and they are easy and fun to do.
For the bottom card I embossed the Pool Party CS, then brayered some white from my white craft ink pad over just the embossed design.     I added some blotches  of snow using the small stamp from Gorgeous Grunge, and added a few snowflakes from the Frosted Sequins set.

I stamped the very merry sentiment in Island Indigo ink.

The top card was done by brayering the recessed side of the embossing folder so that the design popped up in white.  I stamped the sentiment in Lost Lagoon and punched out.

Thanks for coming by, sure hope you are enjoying my designs.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014