Monday, November 12, 2007

Snowy Tri-Fold

This is for a challenge with my hostess club. We were challenged to use scraps. I pulled out all of my wild wasabi and purely pomegranate scraps and cut them in 1/2 inch strips for the basket weaves. Yes I weaved that myself. ;)
Sorry for the bad picture.

The woven is 5 strips of purely pomegranate of 4" length and 7 strips of wild wasabi at 3 inches. I wove them together and trimmed it to 4" by 2 1/2" I framed it with going grey. I embossed the same size piece of wild wasabi with my snowflake cuttlebug folder. The center is a 3"x3" square glossy cardstock. I stamped the big snowflake from Stampin Up Snow Burst with versermark and used a snowflake white embossing powder I bought at Michaels and embossed it. I then stamped two different smaller snowflakes with wild wasabi and purely pom. I framed it with wild wasabi. I hope you enjoyed!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Merry and Bright

We made this at a stamp party. I can't take credit for the layout. I really love the looks of this that I think I'm going to make some for my own Christmas cards. :)

We used Very Vanilla as the card base. The designer paper from Stampin Up called Cerice. Real Red cardstock for the band. The basic black is punched out with the 1" square punch then that's centered in the 1 1/4" square punch for the belt buckle. The Merry Christmas is from Holidays and Wishes

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cerice DP, Real Red, Basic Black
Stamps: Holidays and Wishes

Saturday, November 10, 2007

SNOW! No we don't have snow...

This is for THIS card sketch on SCS. It's a great sketch but I couldn't figure out what to use to cover up the change in cardstock so I pulled out this great ribbon that I have with beads on it. It's beautiful in person.

I used wild wasabi and purely pomegranate. The wild wasabi is dry embossed with the snowflake folder with my cuttlebug. I colored in the image with markers and the snowman is covered with crystal effects. He looks beautiful in person. :)

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Whisper White
Stamps: Big on Christmas
Accessories: Ribbon, Crystal Effects

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The holiday season

So Halloween is over and the holiday season has officially begun! I always look forward to this time of the year. The colors, the smells, the foods, the crafts! I haven't started on Christmas cards yet, but I intend on soon.

I was walking through Kohl's today and they had so many candles out and I could smell them all. It totally made me want to come home and decorate my house for Christmas but it isn't quite time yet.

I just wanted to put a post up and let all my readers know that I'm still alive and kicking. I'll get some crafts done soon. :)