stamp sets - Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes; ink - Old Olive, Early Espresso; card stock - Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla; designer series paper - Letters to Santa; Big Shot with Perfect Pennants; Stampin' Dimensionals
At The Paper Players, the new theme challenge is "create something Christmas (or holiday) with non-holiday stamps or colors" and as Cindy Hall pointed out, Lovely as a Tree is a non-holiday stamp, so I was thinking of linking this card there, too. But then I decided if I just concentrated a bit harder, maybe I could come up with something more original. My Letters to Santa designer series paper was still spread out on my craft table, and one of the pieces is a Blush Blossom stripe - I thought it would pair well with Early Espresso, and pink and brown are totally non-holiday at my house. That was as far as I could go on just my own imagination, so I went browsing for a sketch, and remembered Twisted Sketches, so this is what I came up with - I think it's kind of fun:
stamp set - Word Play; ink - Early Espresso; card stock - Blush Blossom, Early Espresso; designer series paper - Letters to Santa; punch - scallop edge border, Big Shot with Top Note; Basic Rhinestones
Then, just today, Shopping Our Stash challenged us to use white, or to represent light. I could hardly wait to get out the white card stock. Wait, what was I thinking? All (or mostly) white was really difficult the last time I tried that. But I knew there were some beautiful examples saved from my blog surfing, so back I went. I was at Cindy Hall's Pretty Impact blog again where I've been drooling over this card, so I had to try it. Well, I tried something like it:
stamp set - The Sounding Joy; ink - Night of Navy, Versamark with Silver Stampin' Emboss powder; card stock - Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Night of Navy; Frost White Shimmer paint; Big Shot with Top Note; Stampin' Dimensionsals
I like Cindy's better - I may try it again. Oh, and I forgot the little copyright stamp in the photo this evening, something new I was trying yesterday.
In other news, I submitted my demonstrator pre-order for Occasions and Sale-a-Bration - WooHoo! I can hardly wait. I was paging through all four catalogs while preparing my order, and some of the samples caught my eye, so I can see many CASEs in my future. I'm so excited, I already scheduled Stamp-a-Stack workshops for January 26th and 28th! Be sure to mark your calendars, because Sale-a-Bration starts January 24, so any orders you place will qualify for a FREE item with every $50! But, don't forget that many of the items currently available from the Holiday Mini catalog are only available through January 3 - don't miss out on them if you've been waiting - call or email me, or shop online anytime by clicking on the
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