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The Stockings Were Hung...

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I'm just loving the new "Stitched Stockings" stamp set and builder punch.  Here's a card I did for my SAS a couple of weeks ago.


I used Wild Wasabi and Real Red for this one.  To create the "quilted" or "tile" pattern I used my Simply Scored tool.  I place the paper on an angle with one corner at 2 1/2" and scored every 1/2".  Then I turned the paper 90 degrees (with the same corner now at 4") and scored again every 1/2".   While it's hard to see here, I also sponged the card stock with ink to give it some more texture.
I used "Stitched Stockings" and "Four the Holidays" stamps sets.  The puncehs used are the Stocking Builder Punch (from the Holiday Mini) and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon edge punch.
It's a little time consuming but not too bad and I really like the overall look.
Happy Stamping!

Celebrating Light....

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....on a dreadfully dreary day!  It's been pouring rain here all day and it is so dark I was glad to have an excuse to get out some sparkly paper and a Hanukkah stamp this afternoon.  I've come up with a couple of cards for tonight's CHW Zippora Chapter's 2nd Annual Card Party.  The first is a case of Nance's card from Canopy Crafts and the second is my own creation.

  I really like this colour combination for a clean and simple card.   I used Night of Navy, Whisper White and Silver Sparkle card stocks.  The ink is also Night of Navy.  Super simple but a really classic look I think.  I started by scoring the card stock with my Simply Scored tool at 1/4" in and then at 3/8" in to form a frame around the edge of the card.  Simply Scored is FABULOUS and great for so much more than just scoring fold lines for cards or medallions.

I used the sentiment from the "Bright Hopes" set on the inside of both cards.  I really like the generic sentiment in th…

Bright Hopes Sparkle

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Firstly, I must acknowledge my friend, Leena, over at A la Cards for her inspiration of this card.  She did 2 beautiful examples using these same colours, techniques and stamps that I completely copied for this card.  Please go and check out her blog if you haven't already, she does fabulous work!  Thanks Leena for the inspiration!!!! 

I was looking through a Bay (Hudson's Bay Company) flyer the other day and saw a layout of a house all done up in whites, light blues and light turquoise for Christmas and I thought...."I really would love to do a card using those colours"....and then I read Leena's blog that evening and it all clicked : )

So here is my version of this "Bright Hopes" card:


 Isn't this a great colour combination?!  Pool Party and Island Indigo are quickly becoming a couple of my "go to" colours.  I love them together.  With Whisper White it creates such a nice, clean look.   To get the double colour on the "Bright Hopes&…

Hobby Horse

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I was taking some time to surf around the blogging world today and I came across a REALLY cute idea using the Stocking Builder Punch that is in the current Holiday Mini catalogue.  Sarah, over at Sarah's Stamping Style, used it to create a hobby horse baby card.  SO CUTE!!!!  My neighbour had her baby about a week ago and I was needing a card to give to her....here's my hobby horse:


Isn't that just so sweet?!!!  The new baby is sweet and itty bitty (at least compared to my bruiser of a son when he was born).  I thought it was just perfect...and funny timing because my son just received his first hobby horse yesterday : )  So thanks Sarah for sharing the idea with the blogging world.

All supplies are Stampin' Up:
Card stock:  Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
DSP:  Pool Party
Ink: Island Indigo
Punches:  Stocking Builder, Modern Label
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  Lattice Textured Embossing folder, googly eye (not SU)

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Serene Snowflakes for Monkey Challenge 80

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Well with Halloween behind us, now I'm in full-on Christmas mode.  I know I complained about Christmas marketing starting too early in an earlier post, but it seems that this year all I can think about is Christmas cards.  Maybe that's because my calendar has quickly filled up with Christmas workshops!

So, with weeks of wanting to do the A la Card Monkey challenge but just never getting around to it in time....here's another entry.  I actually made this card a few days ago, but this is the first time I've had the energy and time to sit down and do a blog post.  It's been hectic around here lately as I am getting a "new" home for my stamping corner in what was the spare bedroom....lots of moving around going on in my house to make room for our new arrival in March : )

Without further ado (and rambling) here is this week's Monkey sketch:


Here is my take on it:
  I knew immediately when I saw this week's sketch that I wanted to do something with th…