Archive for November 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I'm not positive, but I think this may be the first time I have combined two challenges in one card (yay me!). I used Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge and the Color Throwdown challenge. That being said, there a couple of things I would do differently on this card. For one, I think I would group the white brads closer together (the proportion seems off to me) and the other you may not have even noticed was a problem. I clear embossed the "merry christmas" sentiment from the Christmas Greeting set at the bottom of the card. I thought it would show up nicely against the Always Artichoke color. How wrong I was! I can barely see it, and I've got the original in hand!! I like this card enough to make it again, but I will definitely stamp first and emboss later. I'm not sure it shows in the photo, but I also clear embossed the ornaments, cut them out and popped them on dimensionals. Thanks for stopping by and here's the complete recipe:
Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Christmas Greetings,
Paper: Kraft, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Wintergreen
Ink: Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Dusty Durango, Versamark
Accessories: Brads, Clear EP, dimensionals, sponging

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MOJO111

Monday, November 2, 2009

These snow buddies are adorable. I really didn't think that I would like these little guys so much, but I do! I made this card for the MOJO111 sketch challenge. I consider it a major feat that I managed to get this card done on the Monday it was issued. (Working really interferes with my stamping!!). When I first saw this sketch, I really didn't know what I wanted to do. I started out thinking of something floral, but quickly decided to change to a winter theme. (That may have to do with the fact that I am WAY behind on my christmas cards this year). Thanks so much for stopping by. Here's my recipe:

Stamps: Snow Buddies, Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall
Ink: Black Stazon, Silver Encore, Versamark
Accessories: Brads, SU! Snowflake Punch, SU! Markers, Silver EP

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PPA14 Challenge

The latest Pals Paper Arts challenge is in honor of breast cancer awareness month (which was actually in October). The challenge was to use pink on your project. I decided to make a card which hopefully would inspire a breast cancer fighter. I am fortunate to know four courageous women who are breast cancer survivors. They are so inspirational to me (in so many ways). This is the absolute LEAST I could do to honor them. Thank you so much for looking.

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