Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tidings of Joy

I received this card as a swap at my November business meeting. I do not remember who gave it to me.  I like how she made the stable.

Stamp Set- Tidings of Joy
Paper- Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink- Stazon Black, Various reinkers

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Lodge

I love this stamp set!  Every card I have have seen made using this stamp I have have thought was just beautiful.  This card I copied from my upline Kristi Stoughton.  We had a business luncheon in November and she showed us this card.  I think I will make this my Christmas card this year.
The picture does not do this card justice.  There are Mica Flakes on the tree that make it sparkle.

Stamp Set- Christmas Lodge, En Francais
Paper- Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink- Always Artichoke, Black Stazon, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Mica Flakes, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Stocking

My inspiration for this card is from a Splitcoast Stamper member with a posting name aklemo.  I changed the colors and a stamp set and created this card.  I have had 2 different groups make it and all have raved how pretty it is.
I unmounted the letters and was able to mount all 3 letters on an acrylic block to spell joy.  It was easy to organize spacing  and make the letters level prior to stamping.  Once I got them just right, I could stamp joy as many times as wanted and each time the letters were perfect.  I am loving the acrylic blocks!
Stamp Sets- Stitched Stockings, Lovely Letters
Paper- Marina Mist, Silver, Whisper White
Ink- Marina Mist, VersaMark
Accessories- Silver Embossing Powder, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Rhinestone, 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Baker's Twine

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Card

I got this amazing card in a swap.  Unfortunately the creator did not leave contact information on the back.  The tree boughs are a tree stamp from Lovely as a Tree stamped upside down. How clever is that?  The ornaments are from Delightful Decorations and punched out using the Ornament Punch.  The greeting is from Heard from the Heart.  This card proves that a card can be lovely with only one layer.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Wreath

I attended a quarterly Stampin' Up! business meeting last month and one of the ladies brought a Christmas wreath made with rosettes.  It really was quite pretty.  I took a picture, went home, and stated to create my own.  I used DSP from Frostwood Lodge and bits and pieces from my retired paper stash. The new Simply Scored made it so easy to make the rosettes. I used buttons that I had and a piece of ribbon that came with a blanket I had purchased last year.  It matched perfectly!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Advent Calendar

The minute I saw this in the Mini Holiday Catalog I knew I had to make it.  Once I cut out all of the windows and background squares, it went together rather quickly.  I painted an unfinished 12" X 12" wooden frame and tried to make my own Cherry Cobbler paint.  I used an entire bottle of reinker and was left with a bright pink color! I gave up and purchased a non-Stampin' Up! bottle of acrylic paint.  It matched very well.  I have to say it is pretty spectacular in person.

Stamp Sets- 25 & Counting
CS- Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, early Espresso, Frostwood Lodge DSP
Ink- Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Accessories- Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die, Various punches, Rhinestones, Mini Jingle Bells, Stitched Felt