Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Stampin B's Design Team, Speedy's Friends

This week, Joanne/jojot  is hostess for the Stampin B's Design Team and her challenge is snowflakes, snowflakes, snowflakes. I think I have it covered.  My card has a variety of snowflakes but they are not stamped. My sister had sent me some rub-on snowflakes and I thought this was the perfect time to use them. I added some blue gemstones to the centers of some of them, made my sentiment tag, punched a snowflake for the top, added my cording and that's it. If you would like to join this challenge, it is located here.

Speedy' Friends challenge #29 at Mark's Finest Papers this week is to have a snowflake on your card so I am entering my card into that challenge, also.

Stamps-Hot Off The Press-Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Baja Breeze
Ink: Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke
Accessories: Bo-Bunny Midnight Frost Rub-On, rhinestones by Queen & Co., Bead Party Elastic Sparkle Stretch Cord, Martha Stewart stamp and punch snowflake, Stampin/'Up! Dazzling Diamonds

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Speedy's Friends -Mark's Finest Papers, EtsyInspired Challenge, Anything Goes Challenge Blog

I am using my favorite stamp of all time. I love snowmen and there is something about this one that sends me into a happy dance. Actually, I am just using part of the image. This time I wanted to cut out only the wind-blown snowman and pop him up. I also stamped the image again on Night of Navy and wet embossed  the scarf with white embossing powder and popped it on. I have dry embossed snowflakes on silver mirror paper and it really embosses so well.  I rather like my scrunchy ribbon, too. Added a sentiment that I thought was just perfect and that's it.

I am entering my card into these three challenges:
Speedy's Friends --Mark's Finest Papers Challenge #29-Use a snowflake on your card (I  think I got that covered).
Anything Goes Challenge Blog #24-Emboss It

EtsyInspired Challenge #114 -My inspiration was  this necklace. It reminded me of a scrunchy ribbon, which I added to my card.

Stamps: Rubber Cottage-Let it Snow
Recollections stamp for sentiment
Paper: Stampin'Up! Night of Navy, silver paper from Hobby Lobby, PTI white cardstock
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder-Snowflakes, RibbonFX in navy, white embossing powder, VersaMark Dazzle Frost

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge, Crazy 4 Challenges, Just Add Ink

I'm  exhausted because I've put up two Christmas trees yesterday and today. I know it is early but I think I start a little sooner each year. All the decorating is hard work and I want to enjoy it before it is time to take it all down. I will be out of town for Thanksgiving so the two holidays will not be clashing at my house.
I am such a lover of pretty ornaments and have all kinds on my trees. I guess that is why I chose the paper I did for this card.

I have made a very simple card following the sketch from Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #23.

I am also entering my card into these challenges:
Just Add Ink JA143-Just Add Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C63 - A Christmas Card or Item

This card was so easy, just layering one sheet of this pretty, double-sided designer paper and the opposite side  for the corner. The paper came with a sheet of die cuts and I used a matching one for the sentiment but also used a punched piece on top of a section of it for the sentiment. I stamped the holly on watercolor paper, colored, cut out a small section of the image, and used stickles on the berries. I sometimes like to use 140 lb. watercolor paper for embellishments because it makes them stiffer, thicker,  and a bit bendable.

Stamps: Stamps Happen-Swirl of Holly, Hot Off the Press-Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper: Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler, Fancy Pants Design-Christmas Magic-On the Tree double-sided dp, Canson watercolor paper
Accessories: Tim Holtz distress powder (peeled paint), Tombow markers, watercolor brush, Xmas Red stickles, matching sticker from Fancy Pants Design, Stampin'Up! modern label punch for sentiment