Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes

I have no idea yet who will receive this card. I created this card which I believe fits into two challenges:

Clearly Inspired Challenge #20 : Use three shades of blue, and use one of their stamps. The gals at Clearly iStamp even tossed in a freebie, which I used in the challenge.

Stampin' Sisters Challenge #39: Based on Ephesians 4:29, we were instructed to make a card that would encourage someone. Ah! Now I know who will receive this card!

Besides the Clearly iStamp snowman stamp, I used paper I had on hand. The following supplies came from Stampin' Up:
  • Ribbon
  • Flower brad 
  • Crystal Effects (snowman's hat band)
  • I printed the sentiment on my computer and punched it out with the Scallop Oval Punch.
I had a lot of fun creating this.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Love Birds

A worship leader we know is celebrating his 27th wedding anniversary with his wife in a few days. I saw his post on face book and decided to whip up a card. I searched for inspiration and found it at She Stamps (thanks, Cheryl!). I gave myself 15 minutes...then set the timer for 15 more minutes...then went a bit past that. So much for 15 minutes. I think if my office were more organized I could've done it in about half the time! I'm working on it. Progress, not perfection.

I used paper I had on hand, the Owl Punch and Scalloped Oval punches from Stampin' Up, the Journey and Ashlyn's alphabet Cricut Cartidges.  I made a little "oopsie" at the bottom. I wrote in my nicest handwriting, "A Chord of thee strands is not easily broken." Notice I wrote "thee" instead of "three." There was no way to squeeze the R in there. Then I remembered I had this gorgeous chantilly crocheted trim in my stash! I used sticky strip to lay down the satin ribbon to cover up my oopsie. I would have preferred to use Chocolate Chip, but I was out. I think the black works ok with the crocheted trim over the top. Another  layer of sticky strip (where would I be without this indispensable tool!?) went on over that, followed by the lace. My friend Michelle taught me this fold over technique & I use it every chance I get. It's a fun, easy way to add some flair. I'm all about fun and easy!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thank you Card: Emma the Caroler

Hubby asked me to make a thank you card for a client who gave us a huge ham. She's a pianist who loves angels. It took me quite a while to find just the right stamp. I will edit this post later with a link to the site I bought it from. Yes I said bought. I'll explain more about that later.
I used paper I had on hand for the wedding album I have yet to make, despite recently celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary!

Update: I bought the Emma the Caroler/ Caroling Angel Pre-Colored digital stamp set from Fred She Said. I searched all day for just the right freebie, to no avail. I found one I liked used on a card but I couldn't find the source stamp. In my search, I came across this little cutie. As much as I of course prefer freebies, I just had to have this one!  $4 for a stamp I can use forever is not a bad deal!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Card ala My Digital Studio!

This was my first crack at my Christmas Card. This isn't the one I'm going with but a couple of my followers will be receiving the real thing in the mail, so I didn't want to give it away.  I'll be doing a 12x12 page from the Cookie part we went to Friday night and a Gymnastics birthday party we went to on Saturday. Stay tuned!
Happy crafting!


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