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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Second Blog Hop Adventure



It's a Watercooler Llamas blog hop!  It's the second ever, and it's better than ever!  We're all happy to have you, thanks so much for stopping by.  You probably arrived here from Jean's Rogue Thoughts; if not, do go back and check out her adorable little pumpkins and the other beautiful projects.  So far I've resisted the Simply Sent special (buy two kits get a free stamp set!) but Jean makes them look irresistable!   There are button links at the bottom of this post to take you forward to Kath's All That Scrap blog or back to the Llama Hop home page.

I've been trying to do too much this month and accomplishing little (as you can tell by the dearth of blog postings), but I do have a new Christmas card I'd like to share with you:
I "earned" the Christmas Keepsake box kit and I've almost completed it.  The Holly Berry Bouquet designer series paper was die-cut with Tasteful Trim scallops - you can seem them at the bottom of the card - were leftover, and so was that little 1/4" wide strip of Wild Wasabi.  They trim the bottom of the Keepsake box, and it's too pretty not to use every last bit of it.  The kit photographs show a red-glitter polka dot paper, which is the reverse side of the rose/poinsettia print on chocolate chip. I love the kit so much, I had to order a package of the designer series paper so I could make more cards in this style. 

The focal point is one of the stamps in Pines & Poinsettias, which coordinates with the designer series paper.  I stamped it twice on Very Vanilla, once with Wild Wasabi and once with Real Red.  I cut around the Wasabi image and then trimmed out just the parts I wanted in Red and adhered them on top.  (I decided recently that I misinterpreted the poinsettia without any green leaves, but I won't be taking this one apart for a re-do.)  I added basic pearls (also included in the kit) to the center of the poinsettia and mounted the floral image with Stampin' Dimensionals on a scallop circle punched from Wild Wasabi.  I used my Big Shot to cut a Real Red Top Note and stamped it in Real Red using my Music Notes Stampin' Around wheel.  I sponged the scallop circle with Wild Wasabi and the top note with Cherry Cobbler.  I'm wishing today that I had sponged them both with one color, maybe Chocolate Chip.  The card base is our wonderful Naturals Ivory.

Hop over to Kath's blog using the button below.  I love her style, both of her cards are amazing!  I can hardly wait for her swap to arrive, guess I better get busy making some to send out.

If you want to start at the beginning, or would like to make sure you've seen all the wonderful llama blogs, check in at the home page.
Thanks for hopping with us today!

10 comments:

Kath said...

Kathe, Great use of left over bits!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Kathe beautiful card. Love the addition of the newprint dsp and Pearls are a favorite of mine. Love them on anything. Beautiful work. Hugs.

Martha said...

Love the layered scallops! I love projects made of "bits and pieces"!

Christine said...

Very nice, Kathe

Debbie Martin said...

Kathe, great job on the roses!

buffycooper said...

I love that card! So happy and merry and fun!

Mary said...

I love that you used the parts that you had on hand and wasted none of it. You made a beautiful card.

Linda said...

Beautiful and thrifty, what could be better?

Marsha Reed said...

Beautiful card, Kathe.

Stephanie Osgood said...

Beautiful card. I loved the way you used everything from another project. Very thrifty.