Sunday, December 21, 2008

Blog Candy from Creating with Chrissy!

Go here, to check out Creating with Chrissy if you haven't already. She just hit 60,000 hit mark and is giving away some awesome blog candy. She also has a great blog with lots of inspiration and a weekly challenge. Check it out!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Centsible Sawyer giving away $100 Walmart Gift card

Check out the Centsible Sawyer here and sign up to win a $100 Walmart gift card. It would sure help out with the Christmas shopping! She also gives great couponing and other saving advice.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Cards

These two cards I CASEd from Lori Davis. She had these on her site back in July, for a Christmas in July stamp camp. I just got my Lovely as a Tree stamps from Stampin' UP!, so, here are my versions. The first one uses Sage Shadow and Handsome Hunter cardstock and ink. It uses the reverse masking technique. My first try at that and I think it turned out pretty good. I made the mask for the center image by tracing an oval in a template that I had and then cutting it out. Then I stamped the trees in Sage Shadow and sponged very lightly with the same ink. The main image is stamped using Handsome Hunter. The sentiment and the snowflakes are from the Snow Swirled stamp set by Stampin' UP! also. To finish it off I sponged Sage Shadow around the edge and added the brads in the corner. The second card is really sparkly, but you can't really see the sparkle in the scan. I stamped the trees with Stazon black. I made a mask for the moon and the snow and then sponged Brilliant blue over the sky area. Once that was dry, I covered the entire card front with clear embossing ink and embossed it with iridescent ice ep. The blue transferred some to the snow and the moon, but I think it just looks like it is supposed to highlight it. I really love how it turned out. Thanks Lori!

This card I CASEd from Mary Jo, you can see her card here. I used my new Snow Swirled set from Stampin' UP! I embossed the Christmas tree with white embossing powder with silver glitter in it on Handsome Hunter cardstock. The sentiment is stamped with Handsome Hunter ink and then I used my scallop scissors to make the scallop around it. The white ribbon is satin and came from my stash. Thanks for the inspiration Mary Jo! If you haven't checked out her site, you really should, she is a great inspiration!

Techno Stamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #46

Here is my version of Mary Jo's TechnoStamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch #46. The Noel stamp is by PSX and the holly leaf in the background is by Stampin' UP! I used Baroque Burgundy, Handsome Hunter and More Mustard cardstock. The flower I got from a Christmas flower arrangemnet. I embossed the Noel with copper embossing powder and then colored the images in with my blender pen and ink pads. Thanks for looking!