Thursday, December 18, 2014

Shimmering Endless Wishes

I've been so busy I totally forgot to post my card for 'Tis the Season!  I have to say in person this card is just beautiful, but what was I thinking trying to make a card that has heat embossing, the diamond dust technique and metallic silver and gold ink on it.  It was horrible trying to get a decent pic of this card!  From one angle the heat embossing would look great, but the metallic ink pad color would just disappear, or the metallic inks would look great and I couldn't see where I had done the diamond dust technique.  I survived the battle...barely! lol  


Today's card is for our last 'Tis the Season inspiration challenge before Christmas!  I hope you have your Christmas cards done and in the mail.  I do...barely! lol  As you can see I was inspired to use snowflakes and some shimmer and bling.  I didn't stamp the woodgrain on my card, but instead used my embossing folder since I wanted a white background.  Stop by 'Tis the Season's blog to check out all the other great Christmas cards using inspiration challenge #32 HERE
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I also played along with a sketch challenge.  I wasn't planning on it, but happened to be looking at some blogs I follow and loved what they had over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I must say this card went together pretty quickly, it was just the picture part that was so hard! 


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

Supplies used on this card:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Open House Make and Take - 3

I never did show this cute little treat box that the ladies made at my open house last month.  It was pretty simple to make too. :)  I used the All is Calm DSP and cut strips of it out to fit around a Tiny Treat Box.  I made sure I knew where I wanted the DSP on the box so I could punch out both the box and DSP at the same time with the Petite Curly Label Punch to leave a window opening. Once I had my box assembled I attached the DSP strip, then used my fast fuse tape to attach a small piece of window sheet on the inside of the box.  As you can see I didn't have any treats in my box.  You'll want to fill it with something yummy, then tie the ribbon around it.  Very simple box to make when you need a bunch of gifts to give out!


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

Supplies used on this box:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

very merry christmas

I have another Christmas card for you today.  I wasn't planning on this card being a Christmas one, but it seemed to fit with this week's sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  I used the colors Night of Navy and silver from the Color Me...challenge, but forgot to check when it closed and it was before I could post this card! lol  That's what happens when you don't check things out thoroughly!  One of these days I'll get a chance to play with them again. :)  


I did take Try Stampin' on Tuesday's sketch and turn it on it's side, but that's what's so fun about them...you can rotate them if something pops into your head using the sketch that way instead of the original way!  Make sure you stop by Try Stampin' on Tuesday HERE to check out the other great cards made using this sketch and play along if you get the chance too. :)


I put this pic in because the trees actually look more like this on the card (silver) except you can see all of them clearly.  The top picture makes them look gray and they're not. :(


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

Supplies used on this card:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Friday, December 12, 2014

Lovely as a Tree ~ Silver and Gray

I know it's been a while since I've posted, but I've been pretty busy this week with a couple of stamp a stacks and not feeling the greatest either. :(  I love doing my stamp a stacks, especially in December, but I have to admit I'm looking forward to a relaxing evening tonight and sleeping in really late tomorrow and hopefully I'll be back to normal by then! :)  

Today's card is for the Friday Mashup and I was really hoping for a challenge where I could make a masculine card.  Yup, definitely a challenge that I could do that. :)  This week's fun challenge is from Cindy...

Create a project using "Basic Grey or Smoky Slate & Silver". 
Create a project using "Dry or Heat Embossing". 
or Mash it Up! and create a project "using the colors Silver & Grey with some Embossing".


I was so into using Basic Gray and silver that I totally forgot what the second part of the challenge was...embossing!  Well, I ended up having that covered since I did both heat and drying embossing on my card...whew! lol  Head over to the Friday Mashup HERE to check out the other great cards using silver and gray.  We'd love to have you play along too, so if you get a chance show us what you've made too. 




Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

Supplies used on this card:

Express Yourself (retired)

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Elegant Ornamental Pine

Wow, is it Friday already?  Where did this week go?!  I've been gone almost every evening, so I know that makes time go by faster.  Luckily I made sure I had enough time to create a pretty clean and simple card for this week's Friday Mashup from Lynda.  This is her mashup for the week... 

Create a project using "Silver or Gold". 
Create a "Christmas Project". 
or Mash it Up! and create a "Christmas-themed Project with Silver or Gold".

I decided to go with gold on my Christmas card.  It was definitely a quick card to make and I love, love, love that since it usually takes me a while to come up with something I like.  Not this time around! :)


Make sure you stop by the Friday Mashup HERE to see other the other great cards and projects the ladies created this week and to play along too. :)



Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

Supplies use on this card:

Pretty Print Embossing Folder (retired)

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Thursday, December 4, 2014

From Our House To Yours...

Today's card is definitely not my norm since it's pretty plain and simple, but I have to admit I had fun coloring in the house.  I really don't know how to color things in so I just looked around at other cards using this same house that were colored and tried to learn a little bit about basic lighting.  I don't think it turned out too bad for my first try.  Someday I'll get a chance to study and practice it a little more in depth. :)  Anyway this card is for 'Tis the Season's sketch challenge #31.  I really liked this clean and simple sketch, and hope you do too!  


Head over to 'Tis the Season HERE to check out the other fun Christmas cards using this sketch and to play along too.  Christmas is almost here!  


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

Supplies use on this card:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bright and Beautiful

Wow, I sure have skipped out on posting for a while.  I even have a few posts out there waiting for me to add just a bit more, but nope...nothing until today.  And that brings me to this week's sketch challenge from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  You can see the sketch below and the theme for this week is Peace.  I thought this card is pretty peaceful, but I guess that's not the first word I'd use to describe it.  I'd say more shimmer and shine...and it sure was hard to take a decent pic with the glimmer paper and silver embossing powder.  It's definitely much prettier in person. :)


Make sure you check out the other fun cards at Try Stampin' on Tuesday HERE.  Lots of great cards from all the designers.  Make sure you play along too if you get a chance.  We'd love to see what you create!


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

Supplies used on this card:

Pretty Print embossing folder (retired)

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog




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