Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge Sketch

Merry Christmas! I hope Santa brought you all kinds of crafty goodness. If you're looking for a way to put some of that to good use, check out this week's Christmas Card Challenge and get a head start on next year's cards.

It's sketch week at Christmas Card Challenges. This week is a super simple sketch, but you should SEE the variety the DT has come up with. So  many possibilities. Come on over and check it out.

All of these papers came out of my scrap pile, which has overtaken my craft space once again...I am culling it. The little nativity is an old Studio G stamp...probably the only Studio G stamp that has had any amount of use from me LOL.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Moody Blues

I found myself with some rare time to just play in a few challenges, and I was inspired by the picture at Play Date Cafe this week... Black & White with a splash of Blue. I also used the sketch at icsketches for inspiration.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Paper Temptress Day

Awwww....look at those moodies...aren't they just squishy adorable!? Moody Couple and the sentiment are from Paper Makeup Stamps...I used the rubber version, and if you like rubber, you'd better hurry over and buy what you want as Katie has decided to go all digi and the rubber is flying off the shelves at 60% off!

These gorgeous papers are from Paper Temptress. I've used PopTones Gumdrop Green and Wild Cherry. The image is stamped on Cryogen White with Memento Black Tuxedo ink. This paper has a slight shimmer to it that makes it perfect for Christmas (or New Year's, or Valentines....oh...or a party...or a princess...LOL). The Cryogen White paper is perfect for Copic coloring, it just blends so well, even my amateur attempts look pretty good! Come on over to the Community Blog and check out more gorgeous creations with Paper Temptress papers.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Celebrate Christmas or something else
JUGS 115 - Red, Olive & Kraft/White (There's a bit of white there :) )
Raise the Bar - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon #38 - Anything Goes with Ribbon (the red sparkly strip is ribbon)
Belli Challenge - Christmas & Winter

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge - Non-Traditional Colors

This week's Christmas Card Challenge is "non-traditional" colors. Some of you may know that my new business, Twirp Communications, uses purple & green in the logo. So, I wanted to make some purple & green Christmas cards to send to clients this year. These are two attempts. I'm not 100% happy with either one...they didn't have quite the effect I was hoping for, but I will use them. I would love to see your favorite non-traditional colors... come play along this week!

Friday, December 16, 2011

My Sketch World December Card Sketch

It's time for another card sketch at My Sketch World. Here's what Lucy has cooked up for us... I know my sample isn't very Christmas-y, but I don't need any more Christmas cards for this year :) So I decided to play with some of these felties I got on sale.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge - Doodling

This week's Christmas Card Challenge is to use some doodling on your creation. These little Peas on Earth guys look like they could use some doodles, don't they? I love this image from Whimsie Doodles almost as much as the other Peas on Earth one.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Paper Makeup Stamps Winter Hop

Poor Nole... his life is always such an adventure LOL. He was out trying to decorate my blog for this Winter Hop with PMS and, well, you see what happened! I hope you are enjoying all the winter inspiration along today's hop. If you didn't start from the beginning, please head over to The PMS Blog--you don't want to miss anything! While you're there, check out the latest challenges, too. In case you get lost, here's the order of the hop for today!

OHHHHHH...and did  you hear the news? PMS is going digi-only from now on! So that means there's a rubber sale over at the really need to check that out!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge - One Layer

It's my first official post as a team member with Christmas Card Challenges! This week was super easy...make a one-layer card. Right about now, I need to make a pile of these and get them out the door soon. There's nothing like a little embossing folder to dress up a one-layer card. I hope you'll come along and play with us this week.