Monday, December 12, 2011

Pals Paper Arts Challenge: Putting on the Ritz

I just made another card with the Sounding Joy set, and I think this one qualifies for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge of the week, Putting on the Ritz.

Here is my version of a glitzed up Sounding Joy card:

I used Concord Crush and Silver glimmer paper, added silver embossing to the star words, and added pewter embossing to the Joy.  I then added two kinds of ribbon behind the main image, and there it is:  a ritzy Sounding Joy card.  What fun!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sympathy Card

I seem to be having to make a lot of sympathy cards lately so this time I decided to use this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge to design my card.

I used Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, and Presto Patterns specialty papers.  For the ink, I used Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant.  The butterfly comes from the Stampin Up set, Thanks for Caring.  The greeting is from All Year Wishes 1, a new set from Inspired by Stamping designer Joanna Munster.  The Scallop Circle # 2 die and the Creative Memory Circle system were used  in the middle.  I hope this counts for the challenge.  I do like the way it turned out.  I have a bunch of presto pattern paper that I should use up. Thanks for visiting!

Friday, December 2, 2011

December 3: very early

Hi!  I've been stamping but haven't posted anything.  I'm trying to finish my Christmas cards so I can get them in the mail.  I've done a variety this year instead of my usual just one card.  This week I've put all the insides in the cards.  Now to address and mail them.  Fun!
I tried to do a challenge but I didn't manage to get it loaded on time.  I'll post it on here though.  I think its kind of busy, but then again, I kind of like it.  I used some designer paper I bought at Stamping Day and Night here in Fort Wayne.  It's a store dedicated to stamping and is basically a stamper's paradise!  When I can get my act together, I'll write the recipe for this card.  I used a couple of retired Stampin Up stamps, an embossing folder, and heat embossed the snowflakes and the snowman's hat.

One more bit of news:  we had a few inches of snow on Tuesday afternoon, evening.  It rained from Sunday through Tuesday and then changed over to snow:  big, fluffy flakes.  I didn't have to drive in it so I loved watching it.  I've heard it snows a lot here:  this is my first winter in northern Indiana.  We'll see!
 This one is from our living room window in the apartment.

I came downstairs and took this one from our door.  I love the snow falling!