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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My first Christmas card-vintage style

Last night I sat down and decided I need to start my Christmas cards.  What to do, what to do, I have some new Santa stamps from Stubby Stampers, and the new stash I bought last year.....hmmmm. Then I remembered some vintage post cards that had been in my Grandmother's album when I was putting her info on the Family Tree.  So I got them out and scanned them into the PC.  This one has always been my favorite.  The original is almost a 5x8, but I printed 3x5 and trimmed the edges.  I mounted it on a darker blue background paper I had made years ago, then onto an embossed snowflake, then a mirrored silver.  The card I stamped a snowflake in a Pearlescent Sky Blue, before putting all the layers onto it.  I added a powder blue ribbon down the side.  Using the same pearlescent ink I stamped the sentiment, trimmed it small enough to add to the corner.  Powder blue pearls accent the middle of the flowers on the card, the center of the grunge flower I made and the flourish. I bought those pearls a year ago thinking baby cards, but they were all born girls....LOL A couple of snow flakes in the upper corner finished it off.
Stamps: Inkadinka do
Thanks for taking a look !

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Little Christmas Light

So, I had this idea floating around in mind before Thanksgiving and had to give it a try, before we took off for the desert.  I just didn't have time to post it with getting the trailer loaded and all.  I used one of those twinkling, flameless tea lites, some vellum paper, a small candy cane stamp and some ribbon to make this little light.  It only stands about 2 1/2 inches tall, that is what I cut the vellum at and about 5 inches long, just long enough to wrap the lite and glue the edges.  The tea lite is about 3/4 inch tall, so I marked the vellum before I stamped the candy cane, so they would show when I turned the tea lite on, I also trimmed the top with deco scissors.  Around the base I added a bit of Christmas ribbon for when the lite is off.  The stamp is from Stamping Up.  I tried many versions before I got one to turn out the way I had it pictured in my mind.  I tried taller, about 3 1/2 inches but the tea lite wasn't strong enough to lite it all the way to the top.
So this is what it looks like when it is turned on.  Maybe I'll give the larger flameless ones a try next time I go to Michael's Crafts.  I saw different sizes when I bought this one.
So this my first holiday project, guess I should get busy on some Christmas cards, I have been blog hoping before I posted and everyone is creating some gorgous cards and decorations, You  are all just the "Bomb" as my 5 yr old granddaughter would say.........LOL
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

GC 126 Thanksgiving card

I feel like I am loosing ground, and fast!  I have been sooo busy trying to get my scrapbooking caught up I almost forgot to post this before putting it in the mail. :0. Just a quick, simple card with lots of layers and raffia.  Raffia being the challenge over at Gingersnap Creations.  You can find the challenge here: http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com
Stamp Credits:
Recollections
Inkadinkado
 I have been fighting bronchitis for a week, and the pin comes out of my toe/ foot tomorrow.....YEAH
It will be an other week or so before I can drive and HAVE to go back to work...yuck! Next week is for getting ready to head for Dumont Dunes (up on the dessert) for the holiday.  Yep, we will be smoking a turkey, baking a ham and fix'ens all the trimmings there. It's an annual trip and so much fun.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you and all your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving.........


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy Anniversary to Lynn Stevens!!

Yep! it is Lynn's 3rd anniversary of her blog:
http://trashtotreasureart.blogspot.com/2011/11/three-year-blogaversary-giveaway.html and she is giving away so nice candy, but to honor her blog friendship I decided to make her a little hanging.  Of course the arrival of my new Rouge Redhead stamps was also a great incentive!!!  So with no further ado Happy Anniversary Lynn!

First Thanksgiving guest

I finally got to get out of the house Friday, this not being able to drive is driving me crazy! The silver lining is that I have had to use what is in my stash for stamping and for playing catch up on my scrapbooks. So out of the house I went, with a designated driver (LOL) and went to Michael's, just to look for scrapbook fillers, and what to ya know........I found a set of stamps I didn't have!!!! I combined some of the smaller ones with this beautiful Indian, with gentile features, to make this tag  for Vicki's Thanksgiving inspiration challenge over at: http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/2011/10/thanksgiving-inspirations.html  I used T.Holtz distressed ink for the background colors, then layered it onto a very dark green tag.  The Indian, from Commotion Stamps, was stamped onto a light brown cs and shaded with colored pencil and markers.  I had a small down feather (from the nests in my trees) that was added over the image feather.  I used the new stamps, from Reflections, and made a semi-boarder and colored them with markers, then the Indian was layered to the side. Hope you like it as much as I do.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fresh off the farm

Farm Fresh is the challenge over at the Gingersnaps
http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/2011/11/gc125-chestnut-theme-challenge-farm.html  I love apples so this, I thought, was a fitting card to add for the challenge.  The basket is from Stampa Barbara, one of my favorites, the background stamp is  from A Stamp in the Hand.  The apples were cut using my Cricut, yes, individual apples cut, shaded and colored, then glued into place. The basket was stamped onto a tan cs and then highlighted with different colored pencils. It became a little tricky when I decided to do a portrait format, but it all worked nicely (about the third time around) A little touch of ribbon along the bottom finished off the layering.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my Fresh from the farm apples!