Thursday, November 26, 2015

{Stamp Simply} Many Thanks

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving to my friends here in the States!! I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends!

Since Thanksgiving seems to have become the opening of the Christmas season I wanted a card for today that hinted at both holidays.  I settled on a Thank You sentiment, a Christmas paper pack, and a warm and cozy owl. :)

Mr. Owl can be sort of intimidating.  Here's some of the tricks I used on him...

* Cut the owl body out of a lighter color than his wing.  I used a piece of DCWV adhesive cork for his wing to add some texture.

* I cut a piece of green patterned paper with the bottom of the die and then cut out the leaf portion.  I glued these leaves to the owl diecut, and I handcut another leaf to give it more dimension.

* I used a Spectrum Noir marker to color the owl's beak, eyes and ears.

* I cut a piece of paper and adhered it behind his eyes so he didn't look hollow. :)

* I cut the scarf out of patterned paper to add some color.

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Tricia :)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sending Hugs

I wanted to make a card for the Share Joy challenge on this snowy morning, but my stamp room is such a disaster that I needed LOTS of inspiration!!  Soooooo.... I took the theme from the Curtain Call...

and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches...

and came up with this...

Now why I didn't use the sketch from the Share Joy challenge is beyond me.  I think my mind shut off halfway, KWIM?  So apparently that means that this must be a clean and simple card.  :)  And, while it is fairly clean and there is lots of white  blue space, I think it is more clean and layered.  Sigh!  Hopefully they'll let me play anyway!  I think I'll tuck this in a Christmas package to a friend that will be going out this week.

I watercolored the sweet little fox from the Ready, Set, Snow set from Taylored Expressions with my Distress Markers and used some cool adhesive cork paper that I got from Stamp Simply, as well as some patterned paper from the Pebbles Winter Wonderland pad, for my background.  A little twine and some sparkly snowflakes (that I got as an incentive in my last Gina K order) added some texture.  The sentiment is from TE's So Much Love set.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

{Stamp Simply} Merry and Bright

Aren't the colors in this new Wild Rose Studio Winter Bauble paper lovely??  They make such a pretty holiday card!!  I layered a teardrop circle die that I embossed with the Holly embossing folder over my background and then topped it with Create a Snowflake flakes that I stamped with the small snowflake from the Signs of Christmas set.  The sentiment is from that set, as well!  Some enamel dots and a pretty floofy bow out of wrinkled ribbon finish it off.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

{Share Joy Challenge} Gracious Words

My Share Joy card this week combines the Taylored Expressions Sunflower Wreath set with a Plain Jane by Verve.  Don't they look like they were made for each other??  I'll be tucking this in with one of the GraceWorks Sidewalk Sale orders this next week.   If you are looking for a planner for next year, you definitely should check us out.  We have beautiful pages and binders and accessories AND a sidewalk sale on right now with free gifts!!

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{Sugar Pea Designs Sketch Challenge} Prehistoric Birthday

I got the Prehistoric Pals set in the mail today from Sugar Pea Designs and went to work making a card with the sketch challenge...  well, pretty close at least!  I'm afraid my watercolor background needs a little work, but it's pretty cute in real life.  

I stamped the inside with the volcano and the "I Lava You" sentiment.  
My husband thought it was great! : )

Here's the sketch...

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