Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Coldwater, Michigan -

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

adventures with uninked rubber

This stamp set from the Idea Book & Catalog is so darn cute it was on my pre-order in June, and yet it remained uninked until today, and therefore would have qualified for Shopping Our Stash last week.  It qualifies this week, too, since it's a Christmas/Winter theme:
stamp set - Snow Much Fun; ink - Marina Mist; Stampin' Write markers - Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive; designer series paper - Letters to Santa; card stock - Marina Mist, Whisper White; Big Shot with Northern Flurry textured impressions folder; punches - 1-1/4" circle and 1-3/8" circle

Layout is the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary this week, although I shifted the focal point to show more of the embossing.

The layout on this next card is from a sketch in Stampin' Connection, an invaluable (yet free) site for Stampin' Up! demonstrators to share ideas, pictures, and information - yet another benefit of being a demonstrator, as if discounted and free products and pre-order privileges weren't enough!

card:  stamp set - Thoughts & Prayers; ink - Pool Party, More Mustard; Stampin' Write marker - Soft Suede; designer series paper - Spice Cake; card stock - Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
notepad/pen:  stamp set - Delicate Doilies; ink - River Rock, More Mustard, Pool Party, Soft Suede; designer series paper - Spice Cake; card stock - Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz; punches - Boho Blossoms, 5-Petal Flower
I made the card for SUO Challenge 32; Thankful and to coordinate with the little thank-you gift for my sister-in-law, because we will once again be enjoying her wonderful hospitality and cooking for Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.  We'll contribute a beverage; she does EVERYTHING else!

Hope you all have a safe and satisfying holiday (or weekend, if you won't be celebrating Thanksgiving) and are able to spend time with people who are special to you.


Nance Leedy said...

Adorable cards! Love the first one and you've done a great coloring job on the snowman! Thank you for joining us at CCMC!

Deb said...

Wonderful cards! Love your snowman card! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

That little snowman is just a favorite of mine. Love how you changed up the sketch! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Danni said...

Wonderful creations! Thank you for playing along with Shopping Our Stash!!

Connie said...

So that snowman and how you offset the focal element! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Cindy said...

What a sweet gift to show your thanks for your sister-in-law (she's definitely a keeper!). Thanks for sharing it with us at SUO Challenges this week!

Debbie Henderson said...

I agree that this stamp set is cute Kathe. Great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing CCMC this week!

Mary Brown said...

I also really like the way you used the Spice Cake dsp on your tree card and matching post it note holder! Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

Jennifer said...

What a lovely hostess gift for your sister-in-law. I love your use of the sketch! So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges this week!

Jen Timko

Lisa said...

Love the winter card with the popped up snowball. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

alicaz said...

the card is cute and I love the memo pad too!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)