If you are hopping in order you just come from my sweet, long-time friend Meagan Hoeoppner. LOVE.HER. A warm welcome to my blog…. a big thank you to all who are visiting. I’d like to do my part to add to the “post” holiday cheer that so many others are putting out there into the creative world. I hope to start creating and blogging more, so please take a moment to add me to your reader list and subscribe in the upper right corner of my blog. In hopes of inspiring myself to create more I’d like to give away a little something:
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Stampin’ Up’s Just Sayin’ Wood Mount Stamp set, this is new and unused. A retired favorite of mine. In addition I’m throwing in two of my favorite colors of Hero Arts Inks Tide Pool and Orange Soda.
For a little New Year’s fun I created a card using one of Stampin’ Up’s new sets, It’s a Celebration:
A crazy watercolor wash serves as the base to my bright white fireworks, while some subtly embossed fireworks pull the white background into the framework of the eye catching centerpiece.
Let’s continue the celebration by going on to each and every blog on the list below where there are giveaways galore and inspiration beyond your expectations. Go on…. take some time for yourself and see what is going on with the rest of the Season’s Givings Blog Hop!
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Neat & Tangled
Clear & Simple Stamps
My Sweet Petunia
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Sunny Studio Stamps
Inchie Arts llc
Alicia Thelin >>>>>> you are here!
Yvonne Van De Grijp
Why do I wait until the last moment to make birthday cards? Not sure, but I know I usually have to have them out the door before I can photograph them. This is a rarity people, and actual birthday card, photographed and posted before it’s sent out. wow. 😛
I used Hero Arts Tassels set, which I love. Pretty simple, stamped the string then stamped the little tassels. not much to it.
I did curve the greeting to mimic the shape of the string. Also, I tied actual string to the ends of the stamped string to make it look a little more 3-D-ish.
Happy creating friends,
I’ve been waiting for this little cutie, Some Birdie Loves You stamp set from Clearly Besotted, to come back in stock at Simon Says Stamp. Believe me, as soon as I saw it, I grabbed it and checked-out. Isn’t it the cutest little bird ever? and there are several more in the set.
On a funnier note… I totally finished coloring this sweetie and I decided to add some blue to the eye. Big mistake. It made it look like a killer bird, super scary. So out came the googly-eye and I think it looks awesome. Sometimes mistakes make for the best cards, right?
The little hearts were punched from white card stock scrap that I tossed a little coordinating watercolor onto. I layered them on the center of the “O” from Bold Statements by MFT and then pulled out that favorite of mine, Crackle Accents, applied and let dry.
Happy creating my friends,
I did some light watercoloring with my new Zig Clean Color markers, then die cut out “thanks” and two hearts. Using some fun heart dies from Lil’ Inker I created a negative space for the greeting and smaller hearts. I then applied Crackle Accents to the two smaller hearts and let it dry for a few hours. It’s kinda like magic when it’s all done.
Happy creating my friends,
We are FULL of snow here in Utah. That’s the way I like it. If the weather is going to bother to be cold I’d like there to be white stuff all around. January can be darned depressing with dry dead grass and trees as far as the eye can see. That pretty white stuff makes for gorgeous covering until spring arrives with it’s fresh greens. White is the inspiration for me today.
White card stock, and embossing folder, my handy Hello die and some cheery sky blue ink were all I needed to create this fast card.
After layering all the pieces I simply sponged some blue ink onto the card front.
Happy creating my friends.
oh the challenges… this sketch has so many possibilities. Once I stared at it for a while with a few of my MFT stamps close by the layers started to unfold. First came the woodgrain, next the word CELEBRATE. Of course I had to shadow it with some gray ink before stamping it in black. Then the greeting below. I actually sampled quite a few different choices, finally landing on a die cut word LOVE. The hearts mirror the tiny dots on the sketch, complimented by a swish or two with my Wink of Stella pen. Done. Happy with it? yes. 🙂 Well, almost. I cut around the letters of the word that came off the edges of the woodgrain before I mounded it on the card front with foam tape. Done now? Yes. For sure.
Try your hand at the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #265, leave a link in my comments so I can come by and see what you made.