Monday, 17 October 2011

Super Cute....

My neighbour is due with her second child this week so we got together on Friday to put together a baby announcement card.  What we came up with is SUPER CUTE and I think I may just have to use the same design in March when my second arrives : )

Here's the outside of the card:

Super Cute Birth Announcement
Isn't it so sweet!  Her colour combination is Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Pool Party.  We used some stamps from the "Nursery Necessitities" set (which is now retired).  The empty green space will eventually be filled with a picture of the baby.

Could be a card on it's own
  I thought the sailboat would fit perfectly with the "Under the Sea" theme of the nursery and the sails allowed us to incorporate all the colours to tie the whole card together.


We were guessing a little bit here on a name and date, which are yet to be determined...but I would bet money that the 18th will in fact be the day : )  While not pictured here, the interior of the card will contain all the "nitty gritty" details.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Dasher in a Dash

I don't know about where you are right now but the weather here has been GORGEOUS the last couple of days and it promises to get even better!  YAY!  Just in time for Thanksgiving!!!  I absolutely LOVE warm, sunny Thanksgiving weekends and I'm really looking forward to this one.  Mmmm, turkey....

I had some lovely ladies over last night for my monthly card class and I needed a quick Christmas card to whet their appetites.  Once again, the ladies over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday had just what I needed...a GREAT sketch!  Add to that "Dasher" and some sparkle paper and you have a recipe for success : )

Here's the sketch:



And here's my interpretation of it:


As you may have guessed, I REALLY like sparkles!  So this project has both sparkle paper and Dazzling Details!  Stampin' Up!, in their infinite marketing wisdom, is offering SILVER sparkle paper along with the red sparkle paper in this year's Holiday Mini catalogue.  They work really well together and alone.

My colour combination for this project is Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Real Red....inspired by the "Christmas Lane" Simply Scrappin' kit out of the mini.  I embellished with Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and Dazzling Details on Dasher's antlers.  The sentiment is from the "Four the Holidays" set.  I would highly recommend a Stamp-a-ma-jig to do this : )  Finally, the Cherry Cobbler strip was embossed in the Big Shot using the "Snow Burst" embossing folder.

Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians celebrating this weekend and Happy Stamping!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Monkey Fun and an Amazing Deal

So, have you heard?  Stampin' Up! is offering a FREE (yes, FREE) Big Shot this month if you join the Stampin' Up! family!  WOW!!!!  If you are interested in receiving your very own Big Shot for FREE please contact me!

And now onto this week's A la Card Monkey Challenge!  Terry and Shirley were kind enough to allow me to be a guest designer in this week's challenge and I had a lot of fun creating a sparkly (and jingly) Christmas card.

Here is the sketch for this week:



I LOVED this sketch and quickly decided that "Dasher" and sparkles had to be a part of the card.  Here is my take on the sketch:

Lots of sparkles for this Dasher card
So my colour combination is Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip.  It's taken a while to grow on me but I'm started to love the "Holly Berry Bouquet" Speciality DSP in the Holiday Mini.  The best part is that it has Sparkle Paper in it : )  I used some for the bottom of the "Top Note" background.  I also used Real Red sparkle paper for the "rosette" behind Dasher and some more Dazzling Details sparkle on Dasher himself.  I also HAD to use the new miniature Jingle Bells on this one.  Here's a close up:

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells....

They actually jingle!  It's great!  A very simple way to add something special to your holiday cards this year.  I'm really looking forward to using them in upcoming workshops.

Happy Stamping!

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