Here are some of the Christmas cards that I offered in my
Christmas Stamp a Stack class. I had much fun designing these cards,
and the ladies had much fun making them!
I've been busy creating cards lately. The first two cards use die cuts and coordinating die-cut paper from the Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit that Stampin' Up! and Country Living is offering. The kit comes with paper, stamps, chipboard die cuts, designer papers, inks, and even the ribbon and glitter to add glitz to your card. It is easy and fun to make great projects!!
I love the delightful freedom of this card. The stamp set I used, "Flight of the Butterfly" captures the youthful innocence of butterflies in flight!
I'm having a lot of fun lately with the technique "shaving cream." I learned it a few years ago, when I first began selling Stampin' Up!, and I brought it out for a class this past week. Last night, some friends and I had some messy fun 'playing.' I came up with this card - the reinker colors we used were old olive, mellow moss, and baroque burgundy. What a pleasing combination.
I hope you have a great weekend enjoying all that life has to offer!
I'm making Christmas cards for an upcoming class, and really like how this one turned out! My customer liked it too - she saw it and ordered the set "Cardinal Christmas!" I've used our lovely real red textured cardstock, and then layered that on sahara sand. I stamped the cardinal on vellum, and then colored it in with markers on the back. It gives a nice gentle look to the card, when you layer the vellum on white cardstock.
Now, on to the Great Pumpkin!! We went to a garden centre to buy some pumpkins and some straw bales. We found not one, but two huge pumpkins! Each one weighed in at over 650 pounds! The gentleman had such fun helping us pose on them with giant gourds!!
Enjoy your weekend!
I am inspired when a card turns out well. I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like framing a card when I feel it has turned out well. This card is one such card. I've used the set "Christ is Born," as well as Baroque Motifs, and the Sizzix Top Notz die. The ribbon is the Riding Hood Red Taffeta, and there is a bit of glitter. Cardstock is Mellow Moss, Brushed Gold, and Whisper white, with mellow moss, gold, and riding hood red ink.
I had some fun with the poinsettia. I inked it in Riding Hood Red, and then wiped off the centre area and added More Mustard with the marker. I then took Bravo Burgundy and inked one edge of each petal. I took my finger and gently swiped along the bravo burgundy, which blended the colors somewhat. I really like the smudged effect - it looks quite blended.
Here's another fun card. I originally made this as a small booklet. I am going to use this card in a swap at Stampin' Up!'s Edmonton Regionals this weekend. I enjoy the whimsey of the falling leaves! The kiwi kiss ink mixed with the tangerine and chocolate really blend together well.
I was in Camrose this weekend, visiting my mother for Thanksgiving. We took her dog for a walk around the little 'lake', and found these ducks swimming among the reeds. What a peaceful, colorful scene. Take care, and have a great day!
I have been really enjoying the fall foliage this autumn! We didn't have a huge frost or heavy wind for quite some time, so the fall leaf display has been spectacular!
I regularly have a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators over, for "Care & Share" night (the first Thursday of each month). I gave a challenge this month. We used a die cut leaf from the Sizzix Big Shot machine, and made a tag. My sample had a tag where I masked the leaf, and sponged around it.
Most of the ladies copied my idea, and masked the leaf. Jenn did something totally different! She wanted to use the new "Season of Friendship" stamp set from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini catalogue! I just love what Jenn came up with!!
Here are some of the other samples of what people created. I love it when we use the same basic supplies and come up with different end results. Inks used were Old Olive, Really Rust, and More Mustard. We used the new Belle Toile background stamp. The letters were the Sizzix "Naturally Serif" decorative strip die. Papers were very vanilla and chocolate chip, and we added hemp, large eyelets, and brown ribbon if desired.
My husband takes us to the nicest places! We had such fun exploring the Crowsnest Pass area! I'm glad we went last weekend, as I've heard it snowed this weekend - yes, snow in August! That's Alberta for you!
The kids had fun climbing the rocks at the Frank Slide. I managed to get Timmy and Juliana to pose for me on a huge rock at the highway's edge.
My family are an important part of my life! We love to have adventures together! We went for a boat ride on Cameron Lake, near Waterton. I was in the bow of the boat and took some photos by pointing the camera behind me. You never know what you will get when you do that - I love how this one turned out! That's Timmy in the front, with Jon-Jacob right behind him. You can barely see Juliana to JJ's left. My husband James is the one at the end doing all the paddling!!
Tomorrow, my children return to school!! JJ will be in Grade 6 this year, Timmy will be in Grade 4, and Juliana will enter Grade 2. Today, I am washing all their uniforms, and making sure everything is ready! Tomorrow, I get to drive them to school and take those 'first-day' photos! I have the scrapbook page all ready for the photos - I'll show you tomorrow! Susan Bruyn