Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas with Freshly Made Sketches #162

Hey there my Stampin' friends,

Thank you for dropping in today!  I don't know where the time has passed since I last blogged.  Where have I been?

Well, I have stamped at 2 private parties - it is always fun to meet some great new stampin' friends - and hockey, hockey, hockey!  All three of my boys are right in the midst of their hockey season!  I have to admit, I LOVE to watch them play!  

Well, you stopped by to see a new card from me.....and I have a Christmas card to show you today.  I decided to get into the grove using the great sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches!  This is a good one!

I knew I wanted to use the stampset Merry Everything.  And I knew that I wanted to use the stamp "A Very Merry Everything  to you and Yours" - I think it is perfect for the chalkboard technique!  This set is awesome to have...I have used it for Thanksgiving, Halloween and now Christmas.  It even has a matching punch!  

 I started with a Real Red card base and layered it up with Whisper White embossed using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder - I think it looks like snow!  I added a strip of Red Glimmer paper to add some sparkle to my card.  

I stamped my image onto Basic Black Cardstock and used my Scalloped Tag Punch to make it into a tag.  I wanted to use this punch because it is wider then the Note Tag Punch that is a perfect match to the set.

I used the smallest star in the Star Framelit set and used my mini star punch from my Mini Merry Punches set.  I finished my card off with a little ribbon bow.

Be sure to stop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see all of the fabulous creations!

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Santa Stache

Hello there,

Glad you stopped by!

I two Christmas cards to show you today using the Santa Stache stampset from the Holiday Catalogue.  Do you own this one yet?  I has to be one of my favourites from the catalogue!  The Santa and the Nutcracker are just SO darn cute!

I used my Stayz On ink to ink them up and stamped them onto my water colour paper and then used my blender pens to colour them in!  I just love how they turned out!  

I used traditional colours for my Santa, but took my colour clues from a designer series pack for my know if Stampin'UP! puts the colours together, you just know you can't go wrong!

Teeny Tiny wishes is the set I used for my greeting.  Then I added rhinestones, bakers twine and some dazzling details to spiffy them up a bit.  


Have a wonderful day!

Happy stampin'


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween with Roger's TV

Hello there my Stampin' friends!

I hope you had a wonderful and spooky Halloween!  It has been a busy week preparing for a fun filled night for my little monsters... including playing with some fabulous products from the Holiday Catalogue to make projects for my visit to Daytime on Roger's TV.

I took some pictures of my display as well as the projects we made so I could share them with you.

First a picture of my display.  Lots of fun projects here! 


Do you have the new French Fry die?  My oh my this is a REALLY easy way to make a treat holder!  I will be using this for some of my Christmas treats for sure!  It was really fast and easy make a bunch of these - perfect for co-workers and classmates!

The first two pictured here, I added some faces from the stampset Fall Fest right onto the cardstock!  Simple and fun.


For some of the others, I added some of the characters from the Fall Fest Stampset and matching Fall Fun framelits.  Cute, cute, cute!

I also used the greetings from Ghoulish Greetings on a scrap of Whisper White making a banner.

Another treat holder we made live on the show were made using the fabulous paper bags in the holiday catalogue.  These are perfect for holding food items - they are wax paper lined!  

I used some strips of the DSP Montley Monsters, layered with some Tangelo Tangerine cardstock.  I used my Merry Everything stampset and coordinating punch for my tag!  Easy!  I stamped using Stazon Black ink so my dracula wouldn't smudge when I coloured his face. 

I also made a couple of scrapbook pages using the Montley Monsters DSP pack!  There are two perfect papers in this pack to make a quick and easy scrapbook page!  I added some more of my pumpkins and leaves from Fall Fun Framelits.

.....and last but not least, I made a beautiful wreath using the kit in the Holiday catalouge.  This wreath is definitely going into my Halloween tote for next year's celebrations!

I hope you have enjoyed my spooky inspiration!

Happy Stampin'