Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thankful Cornucopia Card

Howdy Friends! I am no longer MIA.....aren't you happy? I have been so incredibly busy with Son, Clark, in hospital and rehab hospital (he's doing fine), college course (getting an A) and getting ready for Christmas (production in full gear). Just have not had the time to post nor visit blogs.

I colored this image over a month ago when I was in the mood...8 of them to be exact. Just for immediate family and BFF, Beth. Lots of work but, so worth it! I love a good Thanksgiving image with some seriousness. We should be thankful for the abundance in our lives.....this image screams that, IMHO.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!! Happy Thanksgiving too!!!
  • Stamps - Inkadinkadoo, SU Happy Harmony
  • Ink - Ranger's Archival Ink
  • Paper - SU Very Vanilla, More Mustard and Dusty Durango Cardstock, Throughly Modern DSP
  • Accessories - Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil, Blending Stumps, Dimensionals, SU Ribbon (retired)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Homey Chrstmas Wish

Good Morning Friends! This is the last of our Christmas cards.....though I still have to finish my sons small stack (14). I love this front door scene and I really wanted to color it all in but, for the sake of mass production, I opted out.

I have been really trying to use up old products, I mean you can only hoard for so long...then it become obsessive!! So, I used the old SU In-Colors Cranberry Crisp and True Thyme. Isn't it interesting how similar in color it is to the new Soft Suede? Well, at least I found it interesting.

In talking to family this year about know deciding who is hosting, dawned on me that Dad won't be here this year. While it makes me sad, it also makes me smile remembering him with his Santa hat and red suspenders on for the entire day. What a character he was! We will miss him very much this year!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!
  • Stamps - Home for Christmas
  • Paper -SU Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss, Cranberry Crisp (retired) and True Thyme (retired)
  • Ink - SU Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Cranberry Crisp (retired), True Thyme (retired), Old Olive, Riding Hood Red (retired)
  • Accessories - Paper Piercer Pack, SU Mellow Moss Grosgrain Ribbon, Blender Pens

Monday, November 9, 2009

Peaceful Christmas Wish

Good morning fellow stampers! I believe I have finished up the last of our Christmas cards this weekend. It is a very good feeling to be sure.

My goal this year had been to have the cards finished by Nov. 1. I stared in January and every month I made 5-10 cards. I like a lot of variety to choose from and I have a lot of Christmas stamp sets.

This one attracted my attention in the SU catalog because of the dove and peacefulness of the scene. I knew that I could use it a variety of ways. And I knew that it was as close as I would get to making religious cards.....I just am not a religious person. Hope that does not offend anyone; sorry if it does.

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great day!

Happy Crafting!!
  • Stamps - SU Home for Christmas and A Wish for Peace
  • Paper - SU Old Olive DSP (retired), SU Cocoa Specality DSP, Whisper White, Soft Suede and Real Red CS
  • Ink - Old Olive and Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories - Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Marker, SU Ribbon Orginals Mistletoe, Stamp-a-majig(the perfectionist in me)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Candy Cane Snowflakes

Good Morning Friends! Bet you thought I had disappered tosomewhere, didn't you. No, like always just busy with life.

I purchased this from the B/S/T board on SCS a week ago because I have always liked it. Just never had enough money to buy it when it was in the catalog. I love winter.....well, not the ice and slush....but the sparkle and crispness of a winter morning just after we have had a snow. And the morning sun just hits the snow just right.....that sparkle is what I was trying to capture here.

Used my classic ink then went over the top with Versamark, sprinkled on some Heat and Stick Powder, used my heat gun a bit, then sprinkled the Irridescent Ice over the top and a bit more heat. That was it....just enough sparkle!

Hope you like it! Thanks for looking and happy crafting!!
  • Stamps - Inkadinkadoo (sentiment), SU Riveting, Snowflakes and Holidays and Wishes
  • Paper - SU Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red CS, Websters Pages DP
  • Ink - SU Riding Hood Red and Versamark
  • Accessories - Dimensionals, Heat and Stick Powder, Irridescent Ice Glitter, Stamp-a-majig, SU Round, Wide Oval and Corner Rounder Punches, SU Kiwi Kiss Taffeta Ribbon