Monday, December 17, 2012

Kid's Christmas Card

This is my attempt at a kid's Christmas card.  It's not awesome but I figured kids wouldn't care.  This is something I whipped up in less than 5 minutes.  I had saved these green tabs (from Bud Light Lime cans while tailgating at the Denver Bronco's football games).  I am that person that incorporates tailgating into my crafts!  This is what I came up with, super simple.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Black & Gold Snowflake

This card is my attempt at incorporating three challenges into one creation!  I love it!  I embossed the snowflake and used the blossom punch to cut it out perfectly.  I used a snowflake embossing folder to create the snowflake background and layered it all on some glitter paper that is practically chipboard.

I even used the Dynamic Duos Dessert option and put some music washi tape inside the card.  It isn't anything special so I didn't take a picture.  

Stamp: Snowflake (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Basic Black (Stampin' Up!), Gold Glitter (Recollections)
Tools: Snowflake Embossing Folder; Texture Boutique; Blossom Punch (Stampin' Up!), Pirate Gold Embossing Powder (Stamp-n-Stuff); Permanent Adhesive (Xyron); Snail Adhesive (Stampin' Up!), Dimensionals (Stampin' Up!)

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Come to Bethlehem - CTD #222

I ran out of Christmas cards to send out to friends and family!  I am working on whipping up some cute Christmas cards and enter a few challenges at the same time.  When I saw the color combination at the Color Throwdown, I knew immediately that I wanted to use the Come to Bethlehem stamp set.  I have had it for a while now but never broke it in.

I didn't have these exact colors so I used Bordering Blue, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point.  I really like my focal point with the sponged colors and the embossed image.  I messed around with the card and I settled for this.  I am not in love with it but it works...

Stamp: Come to Bethlehem (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Bordering Blue, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Embossing Powder: Midnight Black (Stampendous)
Tools: Embossing Heat Tool

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Peacock Christmas

My Mom has a peacock themed Christmas tree.  It is actually really cool looking.  I am on a mission every Christmas to find her cool ornaments to add to her collection.  My other mission this season is to make Christmas cards for all of the challenges I enter (at least until I have mailed all of the Christmas cards out, I am about 70% done).  When I saw the Mojo Monday sketch I couldn't think of a Christmas stamp that I wanted to use.  Then I had a light bulb moment and decided to use this beautiful peacock stamp that was still brand new in the package to make a card for my Mom.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

colourQ Snowman

I have recently discovered the colourQ challenge blog.  I have stumbled upon other blogs who have entered their challenges but I never thought to enter myself.  This is what I whipped up.  I tried to use the colors below and came pretty close.  I used real red and regal rose cardstock.  I found some green scraps that looks "gloriously green" and instead of cool caribbean I opted for tempting turquoise.

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colourQ Challenge #165

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Decorating

Yesterday I left work early (because I worked too many hours) and came home just in time to help Todd hang up the Christmas lights.  We took a little break for dinner and some Christmas shopping and then came home at about 9:30 PM and decorated the Christmas tree.  So, to round up all of our Christmas decorating, here is my most recent Christmas card.  

The colors are inspired by a new color challenge that I found, Color Throwdown.  The colors I used are Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise.  I really like the combination.

Stamp: Christmas Memories: CMS 118 (Stampers Anonymous: Tim Holtz Collection)
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up!)
Bling: Basic Rhinestones (Stampin' Up!)
Embossing Folder: ZigZag (Lifestyle Crafts)

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