Tuesday, December 9, 2008

More Christmas Cards

So, I am really making some headway on my Christmas cards, but I am no where near done yet...yikes!! Hopefully, you aren't sick of seeing Christmas cards yet!! For this card, or cards, I decided to use Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday sketch from yesterday. I was going to use the super cute snowmen, but I wanted to do something a little more elegant, so this is what I came up with...pretty huh!!! I used the Verve Stamps set, Poinsettia Christmas. I stamped the poinsettias with Black Stazon on Very Vanilla, and colored them in using my Riding Hood Red reinker and a blender pen. I then cut them out and added three of them to my long panel, the center one is up on a pop dot. I then layered them with PTI Spring Moss, SU Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red. The centers were colored in with my gold gel pen. I the DP is from Webster's Pages(Winter Wonderland Collection- Candy Cane) and was on sale in the Paper Prettie's Store. It is no longer available, but there are still some fabulous things there to look at, and it is still marked down 75%!! It was layered with a piece of Riding Hood Red, which I used my SU scalloped edge punch on. The ribbon is retired SU Gold Organdy..yummy stuff!! I embossed my Vanilla layer with my Cuttlebug and Textile folder AFTER I stamped my sentiment in Black. I did some piercing and then added a few gold brads and it was done. The card in the back was my first version, but I couldn't decide which one I liked better, so I decided I would let YOU all see both, and you can tell me which one YOU like better!! That is it for me now...thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Gliding By

Today's color challenge over at SCS is a GORGEOUS combo, Taken With Teal, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red, but when I first saw it, I was scared. I think anything with Taken with Teal scares me though- which SORT OF explains why I am still using the very first package of CS I bought of that color....back in 2002/3!!! No lie, it still has the old order number on it, LOL!!! I used the January Stamp of the Month from Paper Pretties. This stamp is called Gliding By and will be sent out to our SOTMC subscribers at the beginning of January. If you aren't already a subscriber, whatcha waiting for??? Not only are the images TOTALLY adorable, it is reasonably priced, easy to do, and you get your stamps a MONTH BEFORE THEY ARE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC...wahooo!! I love that!! You have until December 31st at midnight to get signed up and receive this super cute stamp before it is released to the public...and don't forget to tell them I sent you!! Anywho, I stamped my image with Black Stazon on some Gina K. pure luxury white card stock(the 80 not the 120). I then used my SU markers, re-inkers, and blender pens to colored her in. After outlining her with my Prismacolor Cool Grey 20%marker, I added some glitter to all the Baja Breeze parts as well as her trail using my Sakura Stardust Glitter pen. The blades on the skates were colored with my Silver gel pen that I got at Target. I added some piercing, matching ribbons(all from SU), a spiral clip, and I also used some YUMMY paper from the Ski Slope DSP. The sentiment was cut into a skinny little strip and then I used my SU Word Window punch to round out the corners. Since I am still DESPERATELY working on my Christmas cards, I think I will add this one to the pile, may even have to make a few more!! That is it for me now...thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!