Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Cardstock: Gumball Green, Whisper White.
DSP: Snow Festival.
Stamps: Sassy Salutations.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler.
Accessories: Scentsational Season Framelits, Silver Glimmer Paper, Dimensionals.
Similar to the O Christmas Tree post, I thought I would try using Gumball Green and the starry green paper from the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper. The Holiday Catalogue products are only available until January 2, 2013.

My family and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Snowball Fight

Cardstock: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White.
Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Snowflake Soiree.
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White Craft Ink.
Accessories: Dimensionals.
Today is the best day for a Snowball Fight!

This card was "Snow Much Fun" to make. It does take some time to put together, but when it was complete, I was very happy with it.

I started by stamping the snowman with StazOn on Whisper White paper and then cut him out leaving with arms behind. I then stamped the snowman again on the pool party paper. I glued the White Snowman onto the Pool party and then his arms appeared!

The Whisper White cardstock was then ripped to create snow and the snowball and bird was stamped twice and cut out and popped up with dimensionals.

You can't really see the background on this card, but I stamped snowflakes with the smallest stamp from the Snowflake Soiree set.

I hope everyone has Snow Much Fun this Christmas!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Cardstock: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Petite Pairs.
Ink: Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler.
I wanted to keep one of my cards this year very simple. I did not use any "Extras" for this card. I struggled at first trying to keep it very plain and simple, but in the end it turned out great!

The new ink pads really help make the colors pop. The background trees were stamped off and then stamped on the cardstock to provide a lighter backdrop. That helped to make the green tree stand out.

The rush is now on to get things prepared for Christmas. I spent some of my weekend wrapping gifts and baking more cookies. I think I will be taking the cookies with me wherever I go over the holidays because I made quite a few.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Rudolf, the Red Nose Reindeer

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso Core-dinations.
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red.
Stamps: Christmas Deer, Petite Pairs.
Accessories:Woodgrain Emossing Folder Sanding Block, Red Glimmer Paper,
Apothecary Accents Framelits, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals.

I created this card to send out to my family and friends this Christmas. I didn't own any of the core-dinations cardstock before and now I love it. I loved how the woodgrain popped after sanding it.

The Espresso Core-dinations cardstock in only available until January 2, 2013 so make sure you stock up before it's gone!

Friday, 14 December 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

Over 300 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last! And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.

I checked out all the great products this morning and couldn't believe what has been added to the clearance rack. You can find the heat tool, punches and many markers and ink pads. You can only purchase these items while supplies last, so be sure to check them out!

Here is the quick link to my online store Clearance rack!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Proud of You

Cardstock: Basic Grey, More Mustard, Very Vanilla.
DSP: Howlstooth & Scaringbone.
Stamps: You're Amazing.
Ink: More Mustard.
Accessories: 3/16" Metallic Brads, 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon, Apothecary Accents Framelits,
Today is brother's Birthday. He turns 26 and he will be celebrating his Birthday in the Maritimes! I made this card for him. My brother has been in British Columbia training with the Navy for the past year and he graduated last week! I am so proud of him and very happy that he is finally close to home.
I made the card above for my brother's Birthday.It is very simple, mostly because I find it hard to make masculine cards, but the patterned paper is his style. The paper is called Howlstooth & Scaringbone and you can find it in the Holiday Catalogue. All products are available until January 2nd, so be sure to get the products you love before then.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Frosty the Snowman

Cardstock: Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White.
Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Ink: Stazon Jet Black Ink, Real Red, Pool Party, Basic Black.
Accessories: Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels,
Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder Punch.
I finally have all my cards addressed and ready for the mail! I spent the weekend preparing for Christmas. I baked for our cookie exchange and did some cleaning and I feel better knowing that it's done.  I know Christmas is still 2 weeks away, but I feel really behind this year.

This card is really cute! It was another card that was part of my last Christmas card class. If anyone would like to join my classes in the New Year, my Upcoming Event page is updated. Please RSVP if you would like to join.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Away in a Manger

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse.
Ink: Midnight Muse, Versamark.
Stamps: Greetings of the Season.
Accessories: Apothecary Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder,
Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber.
It has been a very busy week around here. I had my last card class of the Season on Tuesday and it was so much fun. I had a few new faces and it was great to show them the art of Stamping!

The card above was made in our class. It was a bit complicated and lots of techniques, but I really wanted to use this set. We embossed the Midnight Muse cardstock with Lacy Brocade embossing folder and then heat embossed the "First Christmas" set with gold embossing powder.

If anyone wants to join my classes in the New Year, I have the new dates on my Upcoming Events page!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Christmas time again

Stamps: Snowflake Soiree, Made for You.
Cardstock: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Pool Party, Crumb Cake.
Accessories: Scallop Edge border punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals.
Friday night, I spent the evening making some cards and crafts with some great girls. It was great to catch up and make cards while enjoying each others company. I finally have some cards ready to send out, but I'm no where near close to the amount I need.

Today, I plan on decorating the house, and hopefully get it done in one day. We also want to go and see Santa sometime throughout the day. The month of December just flies by and I can't believe there is only 22 days left until Christmas!

There are 13 days left in the INK-redible promotion if you are thinking of buying yourself an early Christmas gift. Check out the link here!