Hiya everyone and Happy Tuesday! I'm feeling good today so hopefully that means I get lots done cuz' I got lots to do, lol! I'm also seeing that I'm getting close to 50,000 hits--woohoo! That means some awesome blog candy coming your way & it's Christmas themed!! So thanks to each and everyone of you that visit my lil' ole blog everyday---love ya!
Ok, I'm sure you're just eagerly awaiting my NEWs aren't ya? Hee, Hee! Well the owner of The Stampin' Place, Sally asked me a few weeks ago to be a designer for her store. Can I get a woo-hoo from ya. You know how much I lovee all their background stamps, but did you know they also have awesome stamps that aren't bg's---you'll be seeing some real soon. They also carry everything under the sun for all your stampin' needs to so get over there and check 'em out! So in honor of my new DT position I made a card for ya in 2 different ways using one of their wonderful stamps!!
I wanted to show you that these bg stamps are versatile, you can use them with an image like I've done with my Magnolia stamp or alone--I like both versions! This bg stamp is called "Wintry Lamp Scene" & I lovee it especially that cute lil' snowman in the bg! The Magnolia image (Tilda on Kicksled) can be purchased at Magnolia-licious if you're interested in purchasing her. All the images were colored with Copics and if you click on the picture to make larger you'll see I used diamond glaze on the lamp post's glass lights & sled rails. I also used a new product I found while perusing my new Joann's store and its called SnowWriter by DecoArt (I even looked it up for ya). Its like liquid applique except you don't have to heat it, it comes out puffy and you can add glitter to it while its still wet. Really cool--I used it on the trees, roofs and snow drifts. The snowflakes were done with my new Marvy snowflake punches from PTI and I added some fun, sparkly buttons to the centers. I also used my Inkssentials pen on the snowflakes and Tilda. This yummy dp is new by SU this holiday season--I lovee the colors which I paired with Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze & Blue Bayou. So whatcha' think?
My last image I'm sharing with you is an JATC I made for a swap I was in. I've never made the Jumbo ATC's before but it was really fun. I guess the idea behind the JATC's is that you can use them to make a card quickly. I hope the ladies in my swap like this one. This is "Tilda w/ Lantern" and the pine tree forest was actually done with just a single tree stamp from Alota Rubber Stamps. I stamped a forest lightly w/ my dk brown inkpad and then added liquid applique to some of the branches. Tilda was colored w/ Copics and her lantern has diamond glaze on it too. The sentiment is from PTI's "Merry & Bright" set that I embossed in white. I wanted it to look as though she was heading out for a winter's walk at night so I used the blue cs for a nighttime effect. What do you think? Think they'll like them?
Ok, that's all from me today. I have deadlines to catch up on and a super-long post again for ya tomorrow cuz' its Wednesday--which means challenges day. Some good stuff comin'!!