Saturday, November 14, 2009

Season of Joy

Hi All!! I've been busy with some card orders, but I wanted to post a card I did 2 weeks ago and forgot to post. I hope you're all having a good weekend. I LOVE weekends! DH doesn't work & I don't have to get up at the crack of dawn with him! YAY!! LOL I digress...back to stampin...

This time I dug out the Stampin Up! stamp set, Season of Joy. This was a very, very simple card. I think you'll like it, it can be done relatively quickly. All products are by Stampin Up! I started with a card base of Old Olive cardstock, followed with a layer of Chocolate Chip c/s. My next layer is a left over green printed paper from the Cast a Spell Designer Series Paper. (I love that they are double sided and so versatile!) I cut a strip of chocolate chip c/s and place it horizontily across the middle of the card. I used my White Gel Pen to add white lines on it. Next, I added a piece of last year's beautiful chocolate chip satin ribbon. I just loved that ribbon and was delighted that I had a little left!!
I added a square of whisper white c/s that I pierced along the outside edge of it.
Next I added a square of chocolate chip c/s. Lastly I stamped the focal point of the card on whisper white. The inks and markers I used were red, chocolate chip and old olive. On the close up I think you can see that I cut out and pop-dotted the three poinsettia's, the snowflake and the "and" sign. You can't see it, but I added glitter, Irridescent Ice, to the tree, snowflake and the centers of the flowers.

Thank you so much for coming to my BLOG and I do hope I've inspired you. Please take a few minutes and leave a comment if you like, I love hearing from you all.

And just to make you smile, I've added a couple pictures of my sweet Abbi girl taking a snooze. It was quite cool in the afternoon and she was shivering, so I put her sweater on her. Half an hour later here she is....just a snoozin and toasty warm!!! Enjoy!

I hope the rest of your weekend is good and I hope you have some time to yourself and that you get to stamp. Take care!!

Happy stampin,


Joyce Spear said...

Pretty card! I think the satin ribbon is the perfect accent!

Glad to see you're still here and still stamping. I don't have CFS, but I do have other health issues that slow me down... so no need to apologize when you're absent for awhile! I'm just glad to see you when you get back!


Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

Oh goodness Ret! I sure love your furry little friend! Adorable - the little sweater is the cutest I have ever seen!
Thank you so much for sharing a photo Abbi! I love when I am not the only one posting photos of our beloved little doggies!
oh yha and your card is awesome - ribbon sets it off so perfectly - Job well done
AKA Stampin Stressaway

Cheryl said...

Ret wonderful. Good to see you posting again. I have been sporadic myself. Seems there is much going on.

Pam said...

Love the card! Nice job, Ret!

Sue from Oregon said...

Very Pretty...and I am not talking about Abbi LOL! she is cute too!misho

Anita said...

Beautiful card! The paper piercing is a neat touch.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Ret!! What a gorgeous card hun!! LOVE the colors!!

And your adorable fur baby sure looks cozy in that sweater!! :)

Handcrafted By Dawn said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing. I have this set too and now you have given me more inspiration to use it. Your Abbi is so precious, I bet she is a good snuggler!

Tammy Q Howell said...

Pretty card. I love how you popped up the pointsettias.

Debby said...

Very pretty card and Abbi looks like such a little sweetie!

Beth said...

Ret this is so pretty and Abbi looks so classy in her cool sweater miss you when you don't post.

Shar said...

Gorgeous card! I love your layout and colors and that ribbon is just yummy! So, could your dog be any cuter? What a sweetie!