Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Card Fun

 This card was so much fun to create for our groomer, Lisa. She has taken very good care of our rescue baby, Reilly, since we adopted him from Second Chance.  He's a black and white Springer Spaniel and this doggy looks like a miniature Reilly. The dog stamp is from Penny Black, I used the Candy Cane DSP from Stampin' Up and Real Red cardstock with a touch of silver. I used my Stampin' Up markers to color the image and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Merry Christmas sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.
 Another miniature "Reilly" on the inside of the card, makes it fun.
 Every once in awhile you need to take a class just for fun to keep the creativity flowing. This class at our local stamp store was just that, fun and good for creativity. It's a side step card and it sure was a lot of fun to work on. Guaranteed to bring a smile.

 My first love will always be oriental style art. This card is my gift to some of my Oriental Stamp Art friends this year. It has received a host of compliments already. I like being able to mix and match my art supplies together. Stampin' Up's paper, inks and markers give me a quality base for all my card making. I used Real Red, Brushed Silver and Whisper White cardstocks, Real Red marker, and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The kitty was color with a Copic marker. Stamps from Stampavie and the former Inka Stamps now Scroll Works.

This was my main Christmas card for family this year. I used the Come to Bethlehem stamp set, Night of Navy card stock and ink, Cherry Cobbler ink, the Top Note die cut in Whisper White, and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. All SU except the silver paper.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Creative Sketches Week 12 Holiday Card

 Wow, what a busy 6 or so weeks it's been. We made about 2300 cards last month for the troops and then I started running for the holidays. Whew! I am going to slowly back track and get caught up with the previous sketches for the Creative Sketches and I have a few new items to share. Plus I get to design for a whole new stamp club in January. I am still getting organized and sorted back out to gear up for a new round of events for From Our Hearts after the New Year and slowly getting my room organized enough to actually sit down and work in.

This weeks card is a sneak peek at the new Occasions Mini Catalog arriving Jan. 4th. I used the new Love Impressions DSP and the a' la carte stamp Be My Valentine. I popped and layered the heart for dimension. I stamped it in black on the gray layer, stamped in red on the pink and cut it out in full, then cut a banner out in the same red on pink and popped it on top. I also used Real Red, Basic Gray and Pink Pirouette cardstock and Real Red 1/8" ribbon.
 I hope everyone has a really fabulous Christmas and great New Year! Enjoy your celebrations with family and friends!