>> Friday, January 20, 2017
by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff
>> Thursday, January 19, 2017
I hope winter isn't hitting you too hard wherever you are! I'm not sure if it's actually colder this year here in Connecticut or if I'm just getting too old to deal with it :) It is GREAT having an 11 year old son who shovels for me though!
I have a basic Valentine for you today ~
I stamped our new Loved you Yesterday and Hanging Hearts using pink ink and die cut it into an oval. I stamped a separate piece of white card stock with our Scattered Hearts stamp using a light pink ink and layered it all onto my folded dark pink card, adding a pink ribbon in between.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
>> Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Feeling frosty today even if the weather here in Central Alabama is still on the warm side. Some of the new images are great for frosty cards. I used the new Snowy Days Frosty Nights Greeting and added some Snowtex and glitter to get a frosty look.
Added some fun little Skippy the Penguins at the bottom of my new Stitched Dies.
Fun and super easy card to make.
>> Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Looking at today's cards, it seems like I have the winter blues...lol! Actually, the weather hasn't been too crazy when it comes to snow around here, but I sure could do with a bit more sunshine :) I think that, even above the warmth is what I miss most during the winter. Anyway, I'm full on celebrating the cold with my cards today.
I began with a grey base card and embossed it using the Snow background stamp. I wanted to make sure they could be seen so I cut my background paper 1/2" smaller, so the edges would peek out more. I stamped the top half of the paper using the Raised Mittens stamp and colored them in different blue hues, and added a piece of snowflake embossed card stock underneath. I covered up the seam with a piece of white lace and added a die cut snowflake for embellishment.
Thanks for peeking in today and keep smiling....February is just around the corner!
>> Monday, January 16, 2017
Hope you had a good weekend. If you live in the states, then you may very well be enjoying a long weekend, since today is Martin Luther King Day. My husband has today off and will most likely spend his day in the basement working on his HO trains. He started this hobby last February and has been working steadily on it every since. He has a train station, logging center, a lake, mountains, even a cell phone tower! He even comes into my craft area to look for things he can use. He took one of my blue Copic markers to try and draw the lines for a handicap parking spot at his train station. It didn't show up on the dark pavement, but I had a blue sharpie that worked. It's really quite fun to see how creative he is being. Plus now if I say I'm going to Michael's or Hobby Lobby he says he wants to go along!
For today's card I started by stamping the snowman and masking him off while I stamped in the snow lines and the snowflakes in the sky area. After heat embossing the snowflakes, I added a mask for the snow lines and sponged on TH Tumbled Glass ink, then the snowman was colored in with Copics. The greeting was cut in half and stamped onto pink CS and die cut with a SB nestie banner die. Once this panel was attached to the card base, I added the die cut hearts to look like he's juggling them. A snowflake and pink half pearl complete the look.
Thanks for stopping by today.