December 9, 2009

More Button Fun

So here are a few more cards that I made using Maureen's stamp set and some of my scraps of "I wish" dsp.

The left gingerbread man card uses Sweet and Sassy Stamp Sketch #30 and the right card uses Card Patterns Sketch #43.

They're very simple which happens when trying to put together a dozen cards in a couple of evenings.  I thought I had made enough Christmas cards but I didn't take into consideration that I wanted about 10 to put away in boxes as Christmas Gifts.

Paper:  Chocolate chip, Real Red, Kraft, Old Olive, I Wish dsp.
Accessories:  Buttons, Red gingham ribbon, letter rub-ons, Oval cutting tool. small corner rounder
Ink: Soft Suede, Chocolate chip
Stamp: Not Stampin' Up!

Here's a cute and simple snowman card that I made using the same stamp set.  I used my own layout for this.

I lifted the middle of the sentiment with dimensionals just to give it a little something.  And I cut out another snowman head to lift up with dimensionals.  I added more character by using liquid applique on the snow man's hat. This card was extremely fast and easy.  I love buttons!!

Paper:  Whisper White, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, I Wish dsp
Ink:  Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: White buttons, Liquid applique, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie markers, Ticket corner punch, dimensionals

December 8, 2009

Deck the Halls with Buttons of Holly

Good morning All!  Amazingly I'm back with yet another post this week.  This is one of the cards I was busy creating.  I had stamped the Holly image at Maureen's house a couple of weeks ago as, sadly, I don't own that stamp set.  I finally got around to playing with it and found that Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #47 displayed the Holly very nicely.

I could have probably added some ribbon but as soon as I'm happy with a card I try to stop there.   And I liked the colour proportions of this card.  Super easy, inexpensive and yet elegant. Don't you just love the buttons?  Maureen you've got me addicted to buttons!!!  

Thanks so much for visiting.  Hope you are enjoying your week.

Paper:  SU! Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, SU! I Wish dsp.
Ink:  Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Ticket corner punch, Scallop border punch, buttons
Stamps:  Non-Stampin Up!

December 7, 2009

White Christmas

That's what I'm dreaming of right now.   But here we have no snow on the ground to speak of and yet it is -15 degrees celsius.  I'm cold and there's no beautiful white stuff to bring that smile to my face although it is beautiful clear skies with sunshine to warm us (at least a little).

Anyhow, here are a couple cards that I did promise I would post.  And technically I'm keeping my promise because it is not yet midnight.  These cards were created using FTL 69 and my Snow Burst stamp set.  I rounded the corners to give it a softer look and I brought out the silver embossing powder for the sentiment.  I really like how these cards turned out.  They are very simple but as Natasha pointed out the placement of each stamp (and colour) is absolutely crucial.  The left hand card was my second attempt and I decided to follow the template layout almost exactly.  And then I was inspired to create my own layout on the right hand side.  It was fun to play around with my stamps which is something I rarely do these days.   I could have added some embellishments to these cards but I didn't want to ruin it's simplicity.   The one layer also makes these cards easier to mail.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are all having a wonderful, joyful December.  Don't be afraid to say No to the chaos of the season and instead enjoy the peace of Christmas. "Let there be Peace on Earth and Let it begin with me." I do have a bunch of cards lined up to show you this week and I will post them when I have time for my cup of java.

Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue,  Brocade Blue, Versamark
Accessories:  Large corner rounder punch, silver embossing powder
Stamps:  Snow Burst, Snow Swirled (Season's Greetings),  Grateful Greetings (Christmas Greetings)

December 6, 2009

O Christmas Tree

Hi Ladies.  I apologize for the delay in announcing the blog candy winner.  First I want to thank you for all of your lovely comments and I'm so happy to meet each one of you.  I'm always looking for other people to inspire me but also people that I can encourage.   Giving encouraging words to others is the one of  the things I like most about the blogging community.  I want to thank my new followers as well as my faithful followers who are always there with a positive note for me.  

Anyhow, I have had a busier weekend than I was anticipating.  We were given tickets to go see "My Fair Lady" at our local theater and it was awesome!  Then my husband remembered that we had a kids Christmas party to attend this afternoon (an hour after it began).  I have a huge calendar on the fridge to use but for whatever reason my husband forgets what it's there for.  I wonder if he really even knows its there? We also put up our lovely Christmas tree.  It's the first time we put up a fake one and I do love the convenience of it.  It's not the same but I recall last year trying to find the perfect tree a couple of years ago by myself in the cold two days before Christmas because we (by that I mean my husband) had procrastinated for too long.  It was a charlie brown tree that year.   But here's our tree this year!  What do you think?  Pretty good for having the three little ones giving me a helping hand.  I'm so happy that they have those unbreakable ornaments now.  It takes the stress out of decorating.

Well now, here's what you really want to know.  The winner of my blog Candy using is lucky number 7.... Melisa Hunter.  Can you please send me your address so that I can deliver it for Christmas :-P

I will be back tomorrow (I mean it this time) with a bunch of Christmas cards I was busy making all week.  I will also follow up on any comments that you've sent me as I like to keep in touch and I will be sure to check out your blogs.  I apologize to my blogging friends for not taking any time to view your lovely art work this.  I haven't been on my computer.  Take care and keep in touch!