December 15, 2013

The Paper Players: White on White & 52CCT

Happy Sunday!

I took some time out of my Sunday afternoon to make a card.  The Paper Players Challenge has an elegant color theme - White on White or Vanilla, plus a neutral or metallic sentiment:

 Over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge, we were asked to choose any past 2013 Challenge.  I chose Theme #1: Christmas Flowers:

My card:

My card literally took about 15 minutes.  I wish all of my cards were that quick to put together!  The card base is Whisper White, with a second layer embossed with the Holly folder.  This folder is one of my favorites for Christmas cards.  I used more Whisper White to die-cut the beautiful poinsettia using the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia.  The sentiment is from Penny Black Christmas Cheer, and was stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia.  I thought it was the perfect sentiment for an all-white Christmas card.  A simple rhinestone in the middle of the poinsettia finishes off the details.

Thanks for stopping by,

December 13, 2013

Merry Monday #87

Hi Everyone,

Just popping in quickly to share a card I made for this week's Merry Monday Challenge.  We were asked to create a card with a mitten(s).

My card:

For my card, I wanted to create a snowy scene, keeping it soft and on the clean side.  I began with Whisper White card stock, and a second layer of the same.  The branch was die-cut with the Memory Box Woodland Branch, and the tree trunk was hand drawn.  I printed the mittens on X-Press It Blended Card and colored them with Copic markers.  I thought it would be fun to hang the mittens from one of the branches, so with some black floss, I looped it over and adhered it to the mittens.  Using Memento Summer Sky ink, I created snowy slopes.  To complete the winter scene, I sprinkled some fuzzy flock on the branches and on the ground.

Here is a close-up:

The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping Elegant Christmas Sentiments, and was stamped in Memento Tuxedo ink. 

I am also adding my card to the following challenges:

Inspired by Stamping - December Customer Gallery Contest
CAS On Sunday  - Christmas!
Simon Says... - Let it Snow
CAS-ual Fridays - Let it Snow

Thanks for taking a peek,
December 4, 2013

52CCT & Just Add Ink..Santa

Happy Hump Day!

Today I am sharing a card I made for this week's 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Pick a Previous! Challenge and Just Add Ink...Santa!.   


                                        JAI 194

My card:

My card today features a sketch Santa Claus from Flourishes called Santa I Believe.  I started out with Whisper White, Basic Black and pretty patterned paper from SU! Festival of Prints DSP.  I stamped the image in Crumb Cake ink, and adhered it on a piece of Black card stock.  I really like how it made the image stand out.  I then took some retired red ribbon from Stampin Up and wrapped it in both corners.  The sentiment is from SU! Petite Pairs, and was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.  This was a fun card to create!

I'm also linking up to Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge - Use Some Red.

Thanks for taking a peek,
December 2, 2013

CCMC279 & PP174

Hi Everyone,

I decided to take a break from making Christmas cards and create something different.  I found the layout for my card over at Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  Love the layers on this sketch, so I'll be using this one again.  I'm also incorporating the Evergreen Theme from The Paper Players Challenge.


My card:

For my card, I chose one of my favorite stamp sets, Lovely as a Tree.  I began with Whisper White, followed with layers of Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze card stock.  The patterned papers are from a retired DSP from SU! called Parisian Breeze - another favorite.  I took a piece of Whisper White and lightly sponged the background with Baja Breeze on top and Chocolate Chip on the bottom.  I then stamped the trees with more Chocolate Chip ink.  I wanted to create a winter-like effect.  The sentiment is from SU! Wetlands, and was stamped with Early Espresso ink.

I am also linking up to Seize the Birthday.

Thanks for taking a peek,
December 1, 2013


Happy Sunday,

It's the first day of December! ... can't believe this year is almost over. I have a card to share for this week's Dynamic Duos.  This week, it's Midnight Muse and Your Choice of "Other" Color.  My other color is Gold.

My card:

I started out with Whisper White, followed with Midnight Muse and Gold card stock.  I've seen this style of card on Pinterest, but unfortunately, I don't know who the original creator is.  I used some patterned paper from my stash to create the Christmas bags, hemp twine for the handle and some gold tissue for the inside of the bags.  The sentiment is from Recollections, and was stamped in Memento Nautical Blue.  I added a few gold rhinestones to give it some sparkle.  A very quick and easy card!

I'm also entering this card for the following challenges:

Less is More Challenge - It's all about "sparkle"
Stampin for the Weekend - theme is "feeling festive"

Thanks for stopping by today,