Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Snowman Friday

I find myself rushing to get posts up as Christmas quickly draws near and time is of the essence.  I have zero... ZERO snowman stamps, so I had to do a punch snowman.  I cannot believe I have no snowman stamps.  That will have to be rectified when I make my annual Christmas card order next year.  At any rate, I love this week's Friday Mashup.  Awesome colors, and snowmen!  How could you go wrong?
And here's what I did to make the mash:
I've definitely seen this punch snowman with arms, but I couldn't get them to look right.  I may continue to try, but I had to post before the linky closed!

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Freshly Made Glimmer

Not much time to post today, it's past my bedtime, but I wanted to get this up in time to enter!  This is a small 4.25 x 4.25 square.  The darker glimmer paper is just silver with some Wild Wasabi ink.  I got the sketch at the wonderful Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge.
The birthday girl who received this is also a stamper and loves bling, pink and green.  So I did my best!
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

First Time Creating with Connie and Mary

Really, it's just the first time I finished on time!  I used the great sketch this week at Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.

I skipped the greeting, but other than that I stayed pretty true to the sketch.  Also, I used a hobby blade to cut out the cross shape out of a single sheet of paper, but I'm going to nix that idea for the duplicates I make for my Christmas card stash.  Too fussy!  :-)

And just because I hate having cards that aren't posted to my blog (now that I have one that is all of a few months old!), a card from an old Connie and Mary sketch challenge that wasn't done in time to enter:

Funny thing, when I was making this second one, I was pulling the sketch from memory, and it didn't have the ribbon, and I thought, you know what this needs?  A banner here.  Then I saw the sketch again, and sure enough, there was a banner there!  I guess those gals Connie and Mary know what they're doing!  :-)

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Freshly Made Birthday

I had to take a break from Christmas cards because I have a lot of December birthdays, too (mine included... although I don't make myself a birthday card)!

Knowing I needed a birthday card, I immediately pictured three little gifts in Freshly Made Sketch lucky #13.
I wanted to find a color challenge to pair it with, but I didn't find any that I liked for the friend I was making this for, so I just went with my own colors.  
This card is pretty simple, but oh so cute!  Check out what I did on the inside for some nice symmetry:
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Triple Threat

Today I managed a theme challenge, a color challenge, and a sketch challenge all in a fairly simple card.  I used the winter theme at Friday Mashup (sadly, I do not own any shaker frames), the color scheme at Colour Q, and the simple sketch at Stamping 411.

And here's what I did with all of the above:
And for your viewing pleasure, another card I put together today that didn't use any challenges, so I'm just tacking it onto this post:
I'm loving that snow burst folder, and I've been itching to take the elf shoes out for a spin.

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