Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Snowy Tree Christmas Card

Here's a Christmas card I made the other day when I was playing around with another idea I saw on ... you guessed it, Pinterest! My brain is overloaded by fabulous, creative cards and Christmas decorations, and low-fat recipes and simple elegant bedrooms and skinny jeans with scrunched boots and funny sayings . . . and, oh my, what a black hole I can fall into when I start looking at Pinterest.

So recently, I saw this lovely card that was posted by Oma. I think you'll be able to see it by clicking on this link:
I fell in love with it and decided to try to re-create the feel of it, but with a pine tree. This is the result.

It's kind of hard to tell how sparkly it is, but I drew "snow lines" on the ground with a thin glue pen, then sprinkled them with Close To My Heart Prisma glitter. Then I made some dots of glue on the tree and sprinkled them with glitter too.  I made the blowing snow with Bitty Sparkles and added some of them to the tree too. The tree is from the Always Grateful (C1559) stamp set -- which also makes a great Thanksgiving stamp set as it has these sentiments: "Today I am thankful", "always grateful", and my favorite, "Gratitude turns what we have into enough".  The "Peace and Joy" stamp comes from the Frosted Cardmaking Workshop on the Go Kit (G1063).
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Monday, October 21, 2013

October Stamp of the Month, Scandinavian Wishes

Here are a couple of cards I made with the our Stamp of the Month, Scandinavian Wishes. This is a beautiful stamp set and many of the shapes can be cut out on the Cricut, using the CTMH exclusive Art Philosophy cartridge. Remember, you can get this stamp set for just $5.00 when you make a CTMH order of $50.00 or more during October. Check out the shopping link on the right side of this page.

Here are my cards. They are two variations of the same sketch, just changing up the colors and sentiment.

Let me know what you think.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Snowman Cards for Soroptimist's Unique Boutique

I had a table at the Citrus Heights Soroptimist's Unique Boutique this afternoon. My pal Sarah helped me out -- she kept me nourished with bits of Starbucks' pastry and Pampered Chef crackers, helped me put my cards together and was great company. We had a good time talking to new people and showing off the new Close To My Heart papers, card kits, etc.

I designed these cards so I could demonstrate our wonderful stamps and alcohol markers. Also, I finally made a project that uses washi tape! It was so much fun. Many, many thanks to Vicki Wizniuk who posted a lovely set of cards on Pinterest so I could steal her idea and quickly adapt it to the stamps I wanted to use. Your cards are so beautiful, Vicki!

This card uses the Close To My Heart stamp Flakey Friends (C1506). The background paper is from the Frosted paper pack and the cardstock colors are Juniper and Crystal Blue. Oh, the little star/snowflake is from one of the Frosted Workshops on the Go.
I've been neglecting my blog again, so I've set myself a challenge to post every day this week. Check in and see how I'm doing!