Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Tree

Happy Saturday!

It's the last day of my week-off from work - I go back tomorrow. I'm not looking forward to driving there in the snow in the morning - we are suppose to get a winter storm overnight tonight - UGH!

I've been playing with some new goodies that arrived the other day from my Hero Arts November win. I couldn't wait to use their fun, Merry Christmas Tree, Stamp and Die-Cut set! First, I created a fun card. After stamping and cutting out the tree, I added some of the small die-cut images that come with the set, along with some red and green pearls. I added some plaid washi tape and tinsel-twine to ground my tree

Next, I used only the die shape, cutting it from green cardstock, to create a couple of tag-cards. Then I added some more of the cute, little stamps that come with the set, to decorate my trees. I know, I know, I went a little nutso this time with the pearls and gems, but I just couldn't stop!

I'm having such fun with this set!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Entering a Couple of Challenges!

Hi Everyone!

Hope your week is going well! The weather here this week has finally gotten colder but we are still without any snow. I'm not complaining though - the less shoveling the better!

 I've got a card to share today, and I'm entering it into a couple of challenges. The first one is the Play Date Cafe challenge.

Don't ya just love these colors?! I've been playing with them all morning. Here's the first card I came up with.

I used all three snowflakes from the Hero Arts, Stamp and Cut Christmas Snowflakes set. I first spritz some Perfect Pearl water onto watercolor paper, then stamped the Snowflakes with Distress Inks, in Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans. The die-cut one was created by heavily inking a piece of the same watercolor paper with Faded Jeans ink, then spritzing the snowflake stamp with only the Perfect Pearl water and stamping it into the ink. Love the effect it gives when the water removes the ink!

And since I added so many snowflakes on this card, I'm also entering it into the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

That's it for me today. I've been enjoying my time off work this week and getting lots of things done. I still need to make more Christmas cards and am so happy I found some mojo today - it's been missing all week! 

Thanks for the visit and have a great weekend! :)