Monday, December 9, 2013

Season of Joy

For this card I used one of my all time favorite Christmas stamp sets, Season of Joy.  It is one of the few wood block stamp sets that I own.  I incorporated the colors from the colourQ challenge and the sketch from Mojo Monday.  I love the bright colors together, they seem so fresh and modern.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Warm Wishes

It is freezing in Colorado!  I take that back, it is BELOW FREEZING!  I am not used to this weather at all, and I can't wait for some sunshine and some double digit temps.  My heart stops every time I look at the temperature because lately it has been below zero.  

I am a huge fan of the Denver Broncos and I am giving away my (season) ticket to the game this weekend because I am dreading the cold weather on Sunday.  I am opting to sit in the house by myself and watch the game in the warmth of my home.  

Back to my card, my two favorite colors are purple and gray.  So when I saw the PPA color challenge this week I knew I had to make a card.  I also used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and thought it would be fun to incorporate the image from the Remembering Christmas stamp set.  I embossed the image on Very Vanilla with clear embossing powder to get a fun texture and shimmer and then it all came together.  This may be a first for me, I used the entire stamp set on one card.  I am kind of proud of myself.  I opted to emboss the Elegant Eggplant cardstock with snowflakes so I could participate in the Stampin' Royalty "Snowflakes" challenge this week.

This card is for anyone out there who is freezing as much as I am... WARM WISHES!


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Monday, December 2, 2013

Tis the Season!

I love the colors from the Color Throwdown challenge and I combined it with the sketch from Mojo Monday.  I like the simplicity of it all.  One of my friends gave me this stamp set when she moved to Oregon and I haven't used it as much as I would have liked.  

We are really getting into the holiday spirit.  My husband and I have the Christmas tree up (and some wrapped gifts under the tree), the Christmas lights outside, stockings above the fireplace and the Christmas Village up.  It is starting to look awesome in our house and this will be our first Christmas here, but not really because we will be celebrating Christmas with my side of the family in Hawaii.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamp: Yuletide Montage
Ink: Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Gumball Green, Glimmer Paper Silver
Embossing Folder: Woodgrain
Ribbon: Gumball Green Stitched Satin

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