Wednesday, January 28

We're Iced In...

North Texas is covered in a sheet of ice. Schools released students early yesterday and EVERYTHING is closed today due to icey dangerous roads. The neighbor's kids have been sliding in the ice all morning--- so much for sleeping in.

Here's a "wintery" card I made last week-- I was waiting for just this kind of day to post it. This is using the the retired Flakey Friends stamp set from SU. I just love this set and can't part with it. I love blue and white with snowflakes in January. I have a whole collection of snowflake things I put out during the month. My favorite stamp in the set is the "Some of my best friends are flakes" sentiment-- it's so funny to me.

I used textured Ballet Blue for the base, added a white layer that was Cuttlebugged with the snowflake embossing folder and used the sponge dauber to bring out the snowflakes. The ovals were done with Nestabilities by Spellbinders and then punched with the 1/8 handheld punch, the ribbon is from Michael's.

Didn't do much on the inside except added a layer and punched out a few Snowflakes.

Thanks for stopping by, please stay warm!

Monday, January 26

Raspberry Tart Thanks

This is one of the other cards we did this month at Stamp Club. I used the new Raspberry Tart designer paper and the Top Note Die from SU-- love them both! The glittery heart was cut out of chipboard using the Tipsy Heart Sissix die, smooshed (technical term) into the Cameo Coral craft ink and then heat embossed with Iridecent Ice embossing powder. IRL it is evenly glittered, the camera flash kept creating a shadow. The Thanks sentiment is from the Thank You Kindly stamp set by SU. Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe: Pretty in Pink & Whisper White card stocks. Raspberry Tart designer paper.

Friday, January 23

Sweet Valentine

I am finally back to stamping! Can you believe January is just about over. Valentine's Day is around the corner. Here is one of the cards we did this month at my stamp club. I just love the pedestal with the cupcakes from the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set. The polka dotted cupcake frosting and cherries have Dazzling Diamonds but it's hard to see that in the picture. The wide gingham ribbon and the Happy V-day sentiment is from Michael's.

I finished off the card by doing layers on the inside (one of my favorite things to do) . I used an 'ancient' Fiskars heart corner punch that I have probably had for about 12 years to do the hearts in the corners, it worked like a charm and added a nice touch to the inside.

Recipe: Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstocks from SU.