Sunday, December 14, 2008

I love the weekends!

Plus it is snowing! We get snow every year, but generally not a lot! Yesterday, they were tiny little flakes that kept coming for about 7 hours! It only amounted to about 2 inches and I am sure that will be gone by this afternoon, but it was snow and it stuck! My dogs were going crazy playing in it and Sweet Pea was fascinated until we went outside. All she had to say then, "It's cold!". I promised hot cocoa with marshmallows and then she went outside!
So during nap time and cartoons, I got this card done! I got some new Unity and had to ink it up! I made this card for Jennifer Buck's quick card challenge for the Stamp Simply Celebration '08! Making it quick means using Julee Tilman's sketch and using some designer paper. My quick card took a little longer when I tried to incorporate some gold for the Stamp Something red, gold and green challenge. Embossing added time, but it was well worth it!
Looking back now, my scalloped edge layer needed a little something more. Oh well!
I used some new Unity here too! This one is called Trinity Trio. I used another sketch on this one! The sketch is the Six Chicks Sketch and Product Challenge #10. Mandy from Limelight Papercrafts posted it here. This card is pretty self explanatory, except for the color. I was trying to match the blue-green color in the dp, so I scribbled on some cellophane with my Tempting Turquoise and Certainly Celery. I mixed them up with a blender pen and colored my trees that way. Overall, I like it! I still need lots of work on my coloring skills. I think that is a strong deficit of mine. Any tips? Please let me know! I never took any art classes, I was always too busy with music:(
In retrospect, I should have stamped the trees with Timber Brown StazOn, but I don't think it is really noticeable.
This last card took quite a long time! I had to be upstairs anyway. Sweet Pea has a cold now and wasn't sleeping very well. She kept waking up and I had to go in and help her calm down and get back to sleep. It even happened two more times after dh and I went to bed!
I began this card for the Featured Stamper challenge #97 on SCS. I cased this card. Since it was a sketch challenge, I changed the sketch to Taylor's sketch for this week. I also changed the color scheme, the vertical crimping to horizontal scoring, and the pearls to brads. I added ribbon, paper piercing and a scalloped edge!
I realized when I was finished that this card is red, green & gold (probably because that was what was out on my desk from the stocking card). So this meets the challenge for the ladies at Stamp Something.

Here are the details for the cards (Stocking card, Snowy tree card and Poinsettia card):

Stamps: Stocking of Elegance (Unity), All Year Cheer III
Paper: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, BG Urban Prairie
Ink: Versamark, Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Gold ep, heat tool, scallop edge punch, blender pen, stampin' dimensionals
Techniques: embossing

Stamps: Trinity Trio (Unity), Short & Sweet (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, BG Mistletoe & Pear
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Chocolate Chip grosgrain, corner rounder, MAMBI & Michael's self adhesive rhinestones, Glistening Snow Writer, stampin' dimensionals, blender pen

Stamps: Tiny Trinity
Paper: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Clear ep, heat tool, corner punch, mat pack, paper piercing tool, Michael's gold ribbon, MM gold brads, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals, scallop edge punch, Join in the Cheer die cut, Big shot
Techniques: paper piercing

All products used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

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