Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Coldwater, Michigan -

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

variations on a Christmas theme adventure

 First, let me (humbly) thank the team at Cardz 4 Guyz for choosing my entry as one of their Top 3 - it's always such an honor when other cardmakers like my work! :)  That card was Copied And Shared (CASEd) from my friend Buffy, as I noted at the time.

I pin a lot of Buffy's cards, and I've had another card of hers pinned since last week.  I love everything about her card, but I decided to try it in green.  First, because most of my Christmas cards so far this year have been red, and also because I have some new designer series paper that I've barely cut into:
stamp set - Merry Patterns (hostess); ink - Basic Black Archival, Old Olive, So Saffron; card stock - Old Olive, Whisper White; designer series paper - Merry Little Christmas (what? no Big Shot!)

Really, I love everything about Buffy's card, and I have that designer series paper, too.  I just ordered it a couple of weeks ago, using points I earned as a demonstrator (that means it was free!), so I made another:
stamp set - Merry Patterns (hostess); ink - Always Artichoke, Basic Black Archival, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo; card stock - Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White; designer series paper - Christmas Around the World (again, no Big Shot)

While I was working on that one, I decided to just suck it up and break out the pinks (I hate pink)  for Pink Christmas,,,for the Cure at Jingle Belles:

stamp set - Marbled, Merry Patterns (hostess); ink - Basic Black Archival, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Powder Pink, So Saffron; Stampin' Write marker - Blushing Bride; card stock - Blushing Bride, Powder Pink, Whisper White (no designer series paper and still, no Big Shot)

Three cards in a row, in one day, and no Big Shot for die cuts or texture may be a record for me.  I may have to have a lie down...


SmilynStef said...

So glad you *sucked it up* and broke out the pinks (although I really love it in all three colors) ... thanks for joining our ♥ Pink Christmas for the Cure! ♥ at Jingle Belles.

lauren bergold said...

for someone who doesn't like pink... you sure did make an AWESOME Pink Xmas card missus! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun for an awesome cause! ♥♥♥