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Peace on Earth

I don’t think I’ve done any Gina K. challenges before, but I was blurfing among a bunch of on-line stores to see what kind of Black Friday sales were on and I added a bunch of things to my cart over at Gina K. I have four sets but there are about 6 more I want (at least)! I flipped to her blog and the Stamp TV blog and found this sketch:

and thought it would be a great layout to make a fairly simple card. I really like these kind of sketches! I wanted to make a Christmas card since I don’t have any made for myself yet. I’m not a super frilly-type person, so I thought I’d keep things fairly simple. Here is what I came up with:

Here is how the card came together:

Card Stock: 110 lb. cream, 80 lb. Neenah Solar white, Always Artichoke (SU), Riding Hood Red (SU)
Patterned Paper: Dovecraft 8 x 8 Premium Paper Pad “Noel”
Stamp Set: “The Magic of Christmas” by Rupa Shevde for Gina K. Designs
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Ink in “Antique Linen”, Copic Markers in the following colors: E41, E42, E 55,
E57, B000, R24, R46, R59, Colorless Blender
Accessories: Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist in “Old Lace”, Artichoke and Beige satin ribbon, Always Artichoke brads (SU), dimensionals (SU)

I might try a few other cards using this layout. Thanks for taking a look today.



November 25, 2010 at 8:44 pm 2 comments

Corrosive Challenge Day

I’ve been busy making Christmas cards for lots of people, except myself! I received a few additional orders from ladies at work, so that has been my priority this week. I think today will be a combination of card-making and real work (lots to do these days). I did manage to find time to make a card for the Corrosive Challenge Blog (Challenge #91). This was my week to use an image from Shirley’s 2 Girls. I chose the “Mother Knows Best” image. I was at my sister-in-law’s house yesterday to celebrate my brother-in-law’s 50th birthday and there were 3 pregnant women there, all due within 4 weeks of each other! When I saw this image, I knew I had to use it and I’m sure I’ll give it to one of them in the near future. Whew! I’m glad I am done with all of that – my guys are teenagers and a lot less work it seems now. Here is what I came up with (I wish my photo was sharper – the colours IRL are much crisper and vibrant):

Here is my recipe for this card:

Card Stock – Neenah 80 lb. Solar White, Blushing Bride (SU), Certainly Celery (SU)Cameo Coral (retired SU)
Patterned Paper – Nana’s Nursery by DCWV
Image – “Mother Knows Best” from Shirley’s 2 Girls (digital image), sentiment from Lizzie Anne Designs (“Say it in Script”)
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black, various copic markers
Accessories – Spellbinders Nestabilities (Label 8), SU circle punches (1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″), dimensionals

I hope you like it! Thanks for visiting today!


November 21, 2010 at 12:32 am Leave a comment

Corrosive Challenge #90 – Sketch Time

Wow – another week has gone by in a flash! I have been stamping, but just haven’t posted to my blog. Feel free to check out my SCS gallery HERE. I also made a card for this week’s Corrosive Sketch Challenge:

Since Christmas will be upon us within the blink of an eye, I thought I’d better make a card to add to my stash. I have to admit, I went on another mini shopping blitz and can’t wait to get some of my new goodies. One thing about living north of 49, we get hit with some pretty nasty shipping charges when shopping on line. Some great companies offer us Canadians free shipping over a certain dollar amount, but some don’t and this is the case with one of my recent orders. Instead, I’ll have it sent to my Dad’s house – he lives about an hour south of Pittsburgh. It gives me an excuse to visit and do a little more shopping! Fortunately, the border guards have been good to me so far and I haven’t had to pay a hefty duty charge on my items (yet!). Since I recently went for a weekend visit, I doubt I’ll be down there again for another few months, so I’ll have to use the new Christmas stuff next year. I say there is nothing like being prepared early! Anyway, here is my card for this week’s challenge:

Here is my card recipe:

Card Stock – 110 lb. cream, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red (SU)
Patterned Paper – Memory Box (Mistletoe)
Ink – Momento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Ink (Antique Linen)
Stamps – Northwoods (Candy Cane & ribbon image), Gina K. Designs (The Magic of Christmas by Rupa Shevde)
Accessories – Spellbinders (Fancy Tags, Circles, Lattice Pendant), SU (Textured Impressions – Petals-a-Plenty), dimensionals

I think that’s it! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


November 14, 2010 at 12:07 pm 1 comment

Season’s Greetings

I haven’t been making many cards this week. I do plan to make a bunch today since I don’t have much else to do. I have a few gals coming over to do some stamping, woo hoo! It’s gonna be a fun day!

This card was made for today’s Corrosive Challenge Blog #89 to make a card with blue and black. I was going to make a boy’s birthday card, which I had started a few days ago, but I really need Christmas cards, so went through all of my patterned paper and found some that I really liked. Here is what I came up with:

I used an old Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout. I find they really help me get a card together much more quickly. I have most of them printed off for quick reference and I’ll use them today, for sure. Here is how the card came together:

Card Stock – 110 lb. cream, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers (colorless blender, BG000, B000, W0, W1, YG63), Weathered Wood by Ranger (Tim Holtz)
Patterned Paper – Petite Papers (Christmas pack)
Stamps – Dove from “The Magic of Christmas” by Gina K. (Rupa Shevde), Sentiment from “Snow Swirled” by Stampin’ Up!
Accessories – Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Victorian die, blue self-adhesive rhinestones, dimensionals

That’s it for now. Hopefully I’ll have lots of other cards to share later!


November 7, 2010 at 7:30 am 1 comment

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