Friday, December 30, 2011

My Refuge

    This is an older stamp from Stampin Up that I have had for quite some time.  I wanted to create a masculine looking card to use and thought that these deer would be perfect.  I used my Prismacolors to shade in the background and the animals.  I used a lovely scripture sentiment from Proverbs that I have from Our Daily Bread Designs and some paper from The Paper Studio.  You can't tell but I sprayed the layer with the stamp on it with some shimmer mist for a very nice effect.  This is a card that will be going to the Church bookstore and I will be entering it in the challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs.    

Thanks for stopping by - Have a Blessed Day,

Materials: Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture 7, Stampin Up, The Paper Studio paper, CS, Gold CS, Shimmer Mist, Prismacolor Pencils. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Meaning of Christmas

     When it comes to Christmas there are so many beautiful stamps to choose to sit and make a card is always challenging and fun as I play and decide what image and sentiment to use.  Ones I send personally will always reflect the reason for the season with a sentiment or image that refers to the Greatest Gift ever in the birth of Jesus.  I just loved this image from Inkadinkadoo and the sweet sentiment by Morning Star Stamps - "The setting was humble, the cast was divine".  Inside I used a Stampabilities sentiment "May the glory of Christ's birth bring you joy and hope at Christmas time and always"......

     I made a few cards using this stamp and some great paper I found, Simple Elegance (with foil) by Paper Studio.....I colored the images with Copics.  This is a beautiful and fun image that can be used and layered in various ways.....truly can't decide which is my favorite, but the one below is going to be entered into the challenge over at Stampin Sisters in Christ, Challenge 120, Luke.

Materials used:  Inkadinkadoo Stamp, Stampabilities "Glory of Christ" sentiment stamp, Morning Stars Stamp sentiment, Copics, Embossing Folder, Nestabilities dies, Card stock.  

Challenges:  Stampin Sisters in Christ #120, CHNC #51 Anything Goes for Christmas, Marks Finest Paper, Christmas Stampin' for the Weekend, Christmas

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Team penning

     Back from another great visit to the ranch....a good time was had by all.  My friends loved the ornaments and cards I brought for them.  Already thinking about what I can make to bring next year.
     My Christmas shopping is almost done and I will be hitting my stamp room to play - yee haw!!!

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