Saturday, December 7, 2013

Baby, It's COLD Outside!

Hi all!

Hope your Saturday is going well! We woke up this morning to -10°! That's BELOW zero! Yikes! It is so darn cold! They are warning of dangerous wind-chills today too. . .between -20° and -30°! I think I'll be staying inside - good day to create some more Christmas cards.

I've been making some tags lately too and love the Layered Tree Dies from Simon Says Stamp. The image is the perfect size for tags.

I cut out all the pieces, crinkled up each one, added some Distress Inks and glittered them up, before placing them all together to create the tree.

After a light shading with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, the snow in the background was created with the SSS Falling Snow Stencil and some embossing paste. Then I added some snow hills, ribbon and a sentiment from Tim Holtz.

Here's a close-up:

And since this tree is all glittery, I am entering it into the 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist challenge over on Ellen Hutson's blog, The Classroom. I was inspired by Kittie's snowflakes on her tag and also by the pretty, soft blue background on Jennifer's tag.

I'm way behind on my Christmas cards this year. The list will have to be less this time - it's just not possible to make as many as usual with my work schedule, Christmas shopping, and life in general. 

Thank you so much for visiting! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! ♥

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It's About Time!

Hi there!

It's been just about two weeks since I last shared a card here on my blog. My mojo took an extended vacation and I really hate when that happens! I was starting to think it would never come back this time - geez!

So today, I was determined to sit down and create something - anything! It felt so good to finally finish a card and actually LIKE the way it turned out!

I grabbed the Holiday Borders stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and white embossed it on a strip of red cardstock. I love red, white and kraft together, so the kraft was my card base. I gave it a spritz with some Mister Huey's, Opaque White Color Mist and added some adorable Lawn Fawn sequins and snowflakes. I punched out the extra numbers to add to one of the snowflakes, popping them up with dimensional adhesive.

I finished off the card by adding some baker's twine and stamping the Hero Arts sentiment, which is from their Holiday Tags set.

I'm really enjoying work right now - I love the festive feel at the store and the beautiful plants and bouquets we've got in the floral department! If I find the time, I'll try and take some photos to share with ya soon.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by! ♥