Sunday, December 27, 2015

Let it Snow with Red Rubber Designs Stamps

Hello!  Are you one of the lucky ones enjoying the warm weather this December?  Do you think you are lucky if you are experiencing warm weather or are you disappointed as my daughter is?  I read that more than 5600 daily records have been broken for high temperatures this December and the interesting part is many of the records being set are during the overnight hours!  Wild! may be warm this December but that hasn't stopped me from putting the pretty white stuff all over my cards this week!   

For today's card, I am featuring Red Rubber Designs, Let it Snow stamp set.

I gave my card a frosty look by adding gesso, texture paste, glass beads and glitter to textured cardstock.

The base layer DP has snowflakes printed on it and while I liked the color it was just a little too much so I painted the entire piece with gesso.

I watercolored my winter scene with Iinktense pencils and added a bit of gesso for a little Winter Wonderland!

Before I go check out Red Rubber Designs  fabulous sale going on now thru Dec 31st!

Congrats to Pat (aka pvilbaum) for being chosen this week's Featured Stamper at SCS!  She has many beautiful winter cards in her gallery.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Winter Song with Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps

Hello!  I hope you are enjoying the weekend after Christmas!  We enjoyed a lovely celebration earlier in the week so I had plenty of time to stamp this week.  

For today's card, I used Splitcoaststampes SC572 and I am featuring the beautiful  Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps Tree Background stamp and Birds & Feather Die.  

Since it's been so warm here I've been reminiscing of my snowy childhood winters and decided to flock my tree branches with flower soft.  That's likely all the snow I am going to see this year!

Before I go, I want to leave with you this notice of Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps fabulous sale!

Thanks for stopping by and if I don't happen to get a post out next week, I want to you wish you a Happy New Year!!!  

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sew Thoughtful

Hello, Friends!   Can you believe that Christmas Eve is one week from today?  For the most part, your Christmas cards are probably created and mailed so I thought it would be fun to depart from Holiday greetings and get a jump start on those "thank you" cards!  

I chose the lovely Sew Thoughtful stamp set and added lots of pink!!!  

 To see the full card, I hope you will hop on over to Red Rubber Designs Blog!

 Before I go I will leave you with a look at not only the beautiful Sew Thoughtful stamp set, but it's companion stamp Sew Thankful.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Hello, friends! I am beginning to feel like myself again!  I am still seeing crescent shaped lights in my left eye but they have moved to the left most part of the eye and  are easier to ignore!  My birthday is behind me, most of my packages are in the mail and so it was with great enjoyment that I sat down to stamp this week!!!  I have two Christmas cards to share with you today featuring  Brushos Color Crystals and images from Name above All Names stamp set.

First up, I was inspired by Lydia's Splitcoaststampers DEC15VSNO VSN Challenge to use blue, gold, embossing and an intricate pattern and this is what I came up with.  I spritzed mixed media cardstock liberally with water and then added a generous amount of Turquoise Brushos.

For my next card, I went with a more traditional Christmas color palette and just a sprinkle of  Brushos lemon crystals.  I was inspired by Brenda's Splitcoaststampers DEC15VSNJ to create a card with a circle in a circle.  My circles are the ones around the flame!  

I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at this versatile stamp set!  The images and sentiments included in the Name above All Names stamp set can be used for Christmas creations and many other occasions which make this set a fabulous value!

I hope you have a great rest of the week and don't forget to "breathe" during this very busy season!!!


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Sweet 'N Sassy - Joy!

Hello, friends!   I am still working on my Christmas cards are you?  Today I am sharing this bright card featuring the super sweet Joy to the World stamp set.

I love how the images are so easy to color which makes for quick and fun creating!!

For my design, I used the sketch Cathymac created for us on Splitcoaststameprs:  SC569 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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