Friday, August 8, 2014

Home for Christmas

How about a Christmas card? I used this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for my starting point.

I wish you could see the glitter and shine but alas my photograph cannot capture
the beautiful shine. I glittered the snow laden tree, red ornaments and light
from the lantern using Stampin' Up dazzling diamonds and a Wink
of Stella glitter pen.
The image is from Stampin' Up "Home for Christmas".

I am also entering this at Merry Monday Christmas  where their
Challenge #120 is "Skiis, Skates or Sleds".
I love the sled against the door and would love to have one 
of my own to decorate for Christmas---found one
at our local vintage/antique shop, hmmmm!

I embossed some snowflakes with Stampendous white embossing powder
which I also used for the inside sentiment along with a few more stamped 
I also was inspired by this beautiful picture at Festive Friday - doesn't 
it just scream Christmas. I loved the pine trees and wreath and of
course the color palette.
I have a sweet spot for old trucks...wish I could have worked 
that in as well, maybe another card?

I stamped the sled again,, coloring and fussy cutting so that
I could pop it up for some extra dimension.
I used foam dots to pop up the image as well after I cut around
it. I used re inkers as my coloring medium.

Hope you enjoyed my card half as much as I did making it and will
check out all of these great blogs and join me in starting
your own Christmas stash.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Beach Days Notes

Don't you just love these papers from The Beach House (found at Hobby Lobby -The Paper Studio)? I bought these in June while my friend Cec Wintonyk was visiting.
I showed Cec how I had created note pad covers in the past and fabulous
mind that she is --- she came up with the idea and measurements
for an inside pocket so that the pads could be replaced when
empty. Love this!!!!
You can find the one she created here , such a beautiful vintage
beauty which she gifted to me, surprise! 

I stamped shells on a piece of the design paper and the sentiment using a GinaKDesigns set.
The beautiful background piece was straight from the pad.

The crackle finish was made using Wendy Vechi crackle
texture paste, so pretty!
I also covered the top of the note pad with
another piece of the design paper.

Here is the inside pocket- layered with design paper
stamped with a border of shells and an added
punched shell.

Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you have a wonderful week.