Monday, November 11, 2013

Snow Much Fun

Snow Much Fun is one of those stamp sets that I debated on getting for the longest time and even though it is now retired, I still use it quite a bit.  I just love those snowmen!

I love the layout for this card.  It comes from the newest challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.  The colors are from the Color Throwdown Challenge.  Its due today so I'm squeaking in at the last minute!
Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Endless Wishes
Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Old Olive
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots EF

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One Good Thing...

I've had sick kids for the last 5 days. Stomach flu, fevers, ear infections, etc, etc, etc. Can you say stir crazy??? You just start functioning on autopilot after awhile and wondering if it will ever end.  I always try to find just one good thing when my day is yuck. This afternoon everyone is starting to feel a little bit better so I had a few hours to craft.  YAY!!!

Can you tell I was in a winter/snowflake mood?
I just got the new Endless Wishes Photopolymer stamp set and was anxious to use it.  I've seen several cards that were a similar style to this one and wanted to put my own spin on it.

Stamps: Endless Wishes
Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Crumb Cake, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Hexagon Punch, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Linen Thread

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This was a technique I saw a few weeks back and wanted to try called Bokah (I think).  Its where you have an image that gets lighter in color as it goes towards the top.

Stamps: Endless Wishes, Warmth & Wonder
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Red Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Simply Scored, Big Shot, Fancy Fan EF

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I love how this card turned out!  I stamped my Polar Bear with versamark, heat embossed with black embossing powder, and then used bleach to color him in!

Stamps: Zoo Review, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Versamark, Smoky Slate
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Brushed Silver
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Neutrals Candy Dots, Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Ovals Framelits, Northern Frost Decorative Strip (retired), Stylish Stripes EF, Bleach

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I hope you've enjoyed my winter cards on this crisp fall day.  I wish you health and happiness and stamping! Pin It Now!