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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Celebration of Love and Sympathy

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 511 - Old Cake Whisperer, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 514 - The Ones Have It, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 305 - Welcome the New Year. As odd as it may seem including a sympathy card in on a Celebration challenge it is with joy that one of our Choir members is saying goodbye to her 100 year old Aunt who was so dear to her heart. To have lived an entire Century is a celebration in itself but to be in the arms of our Heavenly Father is truly a celebration.
I stamped the image then trimed around it so that the sentiment would be visible then stamped the sentiments all in old olive ink. I tied some ribbon in as close as possible to crumb cake color and was finished. I hope she will love this sympathy card created just for her.
Stamps: Love and Sympathy 
Paper: White 
Ink: Old Olive 
Accessories: Ribbon 
Techniques: The One's Have It, Fussy Edges

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cardinal Christmas Holiday Blocks

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 508 - Chocolate Cake Party and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 511 - Mini Treat Bags. I had to make my own since I do not have the die cut but these are really simple to make. Had fun with them and have more to make for next week. I used crumb cake cs for the base and Versamark Dazzle with the 2 background images from Frosty SU Stamp Set as a background image. I found some DCWV DP with chocholate chip and pool party colors and used it then stamped the images on pool party using chocolate chip ink. I hand trimmed around the image for a matt look. I stamped the sentiment from Cardinal Christmas SU set in chocolate chip from the punched out pieced used for the handle. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Cardinal Christmas, Holiday Blocks, Frosty 
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, DCWV - Garden Party 
Ink: Chocholate Chip 
Techniques: Mini Treat Bags

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lovely Holidays

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 508 - To The Post, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 517, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 507 - Under The Tree, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 301 - Lovely As A Tree. Now ladies, with these challenges as they are how could I not use that stamp set and die cut? LOL.
I stamped the tree on the tall wide piece of white CS in garden green and then on the postage piece while still in the die cut I did a second stamp off. I then stamped the sentiment over the tree again while it was still in the die cut then sponged the edges with espresso ink. I covered the tree with some Snow-Tex and then stickles after sponging the edges with garden green. I hope you like it. I had fun making it and it only took about 20 minutes to complete.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, All Holidays 
Paper: white, Early Espresso, Garden Green 
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green 
Accessories: Nestability - Postage Stamps, Sponges, Dimensionals, Snow-Tex, Stickles 
Techniques: sponging, die cuts, 3D,