Thursday, October 30, 2008

Perfect Day for a Color Challenge

I was just under the wire for the KWerner color challenge this week! When I saw the colors I knew it would be perfect to use Close to My Heart's Perfect Day paper pack. The colors are called Sorbet, Juniper, and Tulip. They're so yummy! The butterfly is from a set called Life's Delights and it just seemed to go with this paper. I popped it up on some dimensionals to give it a 3-D effect. The message is from a set called Because of You. I just had to use a flourish from the Playful Flourishes set for the butterfly's trail. The butterfly and the flourish are glittered (so is my face hee hee). I added a bit of chocolate sponging around the edges of the card to kind of frame it in. Thanks for stopping by!

You are Close to My Heart,

P.S. Check out my sistah Stacy's blog. She just missed the deadline for the color challenge. Oh, and she has blog candy up for grabs!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Another Christmas Card

I know, I's not even that cold out where I live, but I like to start early on Christmas cards. It seems that holiday just sneaks up on me every year. I made this one a while back and as far as I know I haven't shared it with you. It uses a stamp set called "Gift of Love". It has poinsettias, tags and corner stamps. As you can see from the photos, I just used the poinsettias. I love to layer them to give them depth.

The base of the card is New England Ivy. The pattern paper actually comes from the Route 66 paper pack. I love plaids! The two stamp pad colors are New England Ivy and Cranberry. I stamped the solid images in second generation and then the outline full strength. I love that I can see through the blocks to stamp it directly where it goes without having to use any tools.

Anyway, there you go...another Christmas card idea. Thanks for stopping by.

You are Close to My Heart,

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Snowflake Peace

As I type this the weather is a gorgeous fall day...nothing even close to snowflake weather. Around September I start thinking about Christmas cards so that I have plenty of time to get them done for the holidays. I also make up Christmas cards for a group of ladies that meet at my house once a month for a card workshop. We have the most fun.

Anyway, on with the card. The base of the card is outdoor denim and the pattern paper is from the new Aspen paper pack. I am a big fan of blue paper so this one really caught my eye. I stamped a little snowflake (from the New Fallen Snow set) in outdoor denim onto the pattern paper. There's a little strip of bamboo cardstock that I ran through my sistah Stacy's cuttlebug. If you click to enlarge the picture you'll see that it's embossed cool! The main image is from a stamp set called Christmas Melodies. All of the stamps in the set are titles to cute. I love it. I used a punch to make the twilight edge around the main image. To add some bling I took some little clear sparkle gems and added them to the snowflakes. Add a bow and it's done.

You are Close to My Heart,