Sunday, December 16, 2012

A last minute Christmas Card

Sometimes in life we just need something quick, and this card is just that!  I used the note cards from Stampin' Up (already pre-cut, pre-scored and has a matching envelope- easy peasy).  I stamped my sentiment in Real Red and then used the Ornaments Framelits to cut my ornament out of Old Olive Polka Dot Parade paper.  I tied a quick bow, one of my many skills, and added it to the top with a glue dot.  It can't get much easier than that.

I'm so glad you stopped by.  I've been blessed to be part of Mary's "Stampin' Pretty Pals" since January of 2010.  They are a great group of demonstrators with awesome talent.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Years.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday #113012

When I saw the sketch for this week's Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge I literally groaned out loud.  I thought about it throughout the day and then it clicked.  I think I was able to pull this whole card together in less than 30 minutes and I'm so pleased with the way it turned out.  I don't use my bird punch nearly enough so I was proud of myself for getting it out for this card.  I stamped the bird from the Betsy's Blossom's set and cut out the wings to glue to the bird punch.  I like how springy and friendly this card is.  What do you think?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

PPA#148 Color Challenge

My husband is a photographer so we always send out photo cards for Christmas.  When I saw the color challenge this week I thought "Christmas Card, ugh, I don't need to make another Christmas Card" so I kept thinking on it.  Since we send out photo cards and the hubby has lots of photographer friends we end up receiving a lot of photo cards.  This year Saige is old enough to pull them (and their magnets) off of the refrigerator and that's a choking hazard so I had to come up with a different way to keep track of them.  I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought I'd make my own version.  I really like they way it turned out and I made several of them to give to my mommy friends.  What do you think?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sketch Challenge- SFF #112312

For the Sketch Frenzy Challenge for 11-23-12 I rotated the sketch.  I used some of the long style envelopes that Stampin' Up retired in the last catalog.  I think this style is the perfect size for a holiday card with $money$ in it!  I really like the prints in the Festival of Prints paper pack.  I think they're not too frilly to make good masculine cards.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches challenge #63

I don't have a lot of Christmas shopping to do this year and I've felt like being crafty, but have needed a starting point.  I decided to play along with the Freshly Made Sketch challenge this week.  It's my first time :).  I started with the 2011-2013 In Colors because I knew I had almost a full package of DSP that I needed to use up.  I decided to go with Island Indigo for my main color.  I paired it with Sahara Sand and kept it pretty clean.  I really like the Mixed Bunch stamp set and I haven't played with it lately so I thought I'd dust it off.  What do you think?