Thursday, August 8, 2013

A lot to look at...

I hope you aren't overwhelmed looking at my page today.  I'm going to be posting a lot of samples to catch myself up with all the blog challenges I want to participate in.  But first I need to show you a card that my daughter made.
 Its so fun to see a future Stampin' Up Demonstrator be born!  I love what she did with the hexagon embossing folder to make the soccer ball! This proud mama just had to brag a little.

On to my creations...
 I bought this set last year and never got a chance to play with it before it retired!  I love snowmen though so I'm keeping it for a while to use for my own enjoyment.  I kept this card pretty simple.  I can see lots of ways that I could step it up to a wow card, but liked the easiness of it.
Stamp Sets: Snow Much Fun
Ink: Night of Navy, Basic Gray,Soft Sky, Calypso Coral
Paper: Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Paper Snips

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Next we have...
 Another simple card.  I love the Field Flowers set and am finally getting the hang of putting the flowers together using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  I used a little Crystal Effects on the flower stem and bud too to give it some depth.  The banner isn't actually curved.  Its a straight piece stamped in the middle and then I folded the flagged ends under and then back out and glue dotted them in place and it gives it the curved dimensional look.
Stamp Sets: Field Flowers, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
Ink: Old Olive, Pool Party, Pacific Point
Accessories: Crystal Effects

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Yes, there's more (smile)

I just love the Venetian Romance DSP!  I could be that green is my favorite color and the soft green of Pistachio Pudding just makes me melt.  This card turned out even prettier than I imagined it would.
Stamp Sets: Chalk talk
Ink: Island Indigo
Paper: Very Vanilla, Island Indigo, Venetian Romance DSP
Accessories: Extra Large Oval Punch, Pistachio Pudding 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim, Sticky Strip, Big Shot, Pretty Print EF
 It was very easy to put the ruffle trim around the punched oval using a little bit of Sticky Strip!

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And finally...

 Can you tell I finally received some of my Holiday catalog goodies?  I was so excited to play with them!  I know there have been several variations on this card with this set but it seems so perfect.  So this is my interpretation.
Stamp set: Truly Grateful
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Sweater Weather DSP
Accessories: Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain, Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz die, sponges
Just a close up of the leaf and acorn.  I stamped the tree ring on both with Sahara Sand and sponged Chocolate Chip around the edges of the leaf.  So pretty!

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  1. These are all wonderful!! I am a little partial to your TMS card... I love embossing!!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  2. You have been busy! Great cards and thanks for joining us CTD!

  3. This is gorgeous! I love the texture and the stamping on the leaf!

  4. You've been having fun stamping....good for the soul!! Your daughter did a wonderful job with the soccer ball!! Love the flowers and CE!! Glad you joined us at CTD!!

  5. Fun Christmas card, Denise, love your snowman! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.