Sunday, November 28, 2010

Santa Baby


I just love love LOVE this "Sassy Christmas" digi from Bugaboo! Jodie, the talented artist behind Bugaboo is sponsoring our Holiday Card challenge over at Stamps R Us for the next two weeks and our DT has come up with some really great samples, so don't forget to check us out!

I colored the digi with my prismas and then added some snow glitter to her outfit and hat to give it her fur a little dimension. I used my K&Company holiday paper stack for most of the layering and used my scallop punch on the red swirl paper just to change it up a little bit. I popped the image up with some foam squares for added dimension, too! I made a gift card holder to coordinate with this and I'll post pics of it soon!

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Birthday Polka Dots


So this is a little different from me. It's a card made without any stamping whatsoever. Very very rarely do I do this. In fact, I don't even think about it, but I sold this card early in the morning and by the night time, I had 4 more requests for it, so if that doesn't get it through my head that I don't absolutely have to stamp, I don't know what will... The paper is a mish-mosh from my collection, and the tag embellishment is from K & Company. I raised the tag and the sentiment paper flower with some foam tape, and the rest is as simple as it gets.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Snowfriends!


It's time for another challenge at Stamps R Us! Challenge #9 is Sparkles and Scallops and I must say that after throwing a hissy fit about not having my scallops show up the first 3 attempts, I really enjoyed it. :)

I really love the digis at The Stamping Boutique who is sponsoring us for the next two weeks. I'll definitely be doing a little more earlier Christmas shopping there! The digi I used is called Snowfriends. Isn't it adorable? I colored the three little guys with Prismas and then used my tried and tested method of laying down some Stickles before throwing a whole ton of glitter on top. It's amazing how that stuff gets into everything for days! Because I wasn't happy with my scallops not showing up well enough (hence the hissy fit) I finally decided to just lift both the scallops and the image itself up with foam tape. It creates the separation I needed and it also gives a little dimension.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Warm Wishes Snowman


I had a hard time watching this card walk away today. Isn't it funny how we get attached to certain cards? At least I really like the person who bought it. :)

Though I really love the Cappuccino Snowman digi stamp, I think I really liked the colors I used for it. I wanted to try something different and get away from the traditional holiday colors, seeing as though snowmen can be very generalized, so I went bold...literally. I chose 5 different sheets of DP and went a little crazy with the layering before settling on the layout. The snowman is colored with prismas and outlined and shadowed in chalks to give him so definition. The best part was the mug of cocoa embellie I found laying around. I thought it was the perfect card to use it on. Hopefully this will be my motivation to get a ton of Christmas cards done this week... wish me luck! :)

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Buttons and Bows


I made this card for the Buttons and Bows challenge at Stamps R Us. For the next two weeks, we are challenging everyone to make cards with a theme of, obviously, buttons and bows. The challenge is being sponsored by KLM Designs, so check it out!

For this card, I really struggled. I don't tend to use a lot of buttons OR bows on any of my cards, so incorporating the two was challenging for me. For whatever reason, this theme screamed baby card for me personally, so I went with that and pulled out a lot of my pastel paper to work off of. This is the first card I've created in a long time that has absolutely no stamping or coloring, but I've had these adorable baby chipboard cutouts for the longest time and I've been dying to use them! I propped the little dress up with foam squares, and then popped up the frame it's on with more foam tape for some dimension. I then added the "buttons and bows" for my embellies and it was history!

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