Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bright Hopes-3 Different Cards

Hi Stampers and Friends! Can you actually believe how quickly time is passing us by?  It's literally flying!!  I can remember when I was small, and I was complaining about how slow a school week went Mom would say "You wait until you get older, it'll go by so fast you won't believe it".  Ofcourse I just filed the info in the "ya,right" file and forgot about it...and guess what...she's right!!!  Time flies like a bird!!  Christmas has come and gone, it was a lovely day here.  We are so blessed to have each other.  It was a great day!  And it is...New Years Eve Day!!  Wow, 2012 is well on it's way!!  Happy New Year my friends!  I hope it's happy, healthy, and  prosperous.    

 Today I want to share with you a stamp set from Stampin Up! called "Bright Hopes".  I'm featuring 3 different cards I made  with it.   (click on pics to enlarge them.)  I sure hope this will inspire you to use your stamp sets in many different ways.  You get a little more bang out of your buck.  ha!!!
For my first card, I used:
 Real Red and Whisper White SU cardstock,
Lucky Limeaid and Real Red SU ink
SU Glitter "Dazzling Diamonds",
1 Real Red brad and
Whisper White SU 5/8ths inch satin ribbon.
I stamped 5 trees and cut 4 trees out by hand.  I glued the 4 loose trees back to back twice, and glued them on top of the bottom tree.  Isn't it cute?  I hope you like it!

On to my second card, I used:
Hand Penned Holidays SU stamp set,
Whisper White and Bashful Blue SU cardstock,
Bashful Blue SU ink and Whisper White stazon ink,
White Stampin emboss powder,
1piece of  sponge ,
Eyelet border punch,
Heat emboss tool,and lastly,
SU 5/8th's Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon.
I used the Emboss Resist Technique with the wreath, if you have any questions just let me know!
And lastly!!!   My third card using "Bright Hopes".
With this card I used:
Soft Suede, Certainly Celery and Whisper White
SU cardstock,
1 piece SU Designer Series Paper from my stash,
Soft Suede SU ink and
SU 5/8th Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon.
I stamped the wreath with 'soft suede' classis ink
and then I fussy cut it.  (oh funnn) I then used
SU Dimensionals to raise up the wreath and put
the card together.  I sure hope I inspired you all to use
stamps for more than "just one" card.  Stamp and mix it up and have alot of fun!  I've enjoyed stamping with you.  It's New Year's eve, 2011.  I hope whatever you choose to do tonigt, that you'll be with family and friends!!  Live, laugh, love and be safe!!!    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!  WELCOME 2012!!!  May it be happy, healthy and prosperous for all of us.

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Yay! A New Camera, Now I Can Start Posting Again!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Merry Christmas!  I know we sure did.  We had a lovely day together.  We are so blessed.  And guess what...I got my camera!!  Hubby bought me a small Casio and I'm not sure yet what I think of it.  I find it hard to not get a blurry picture with it.  I think it's because it's small and not much to steady with.  But we'll see, I'm sure I'll get use to it.  I wasn't able to share any of the Christmas cards I've made this year, and I've decided that I will now, even though it's after now.  I hope you will enjoy them., I'll space them out a bit for you. 

Here we have Stampin Up's "Dasher".  He always stamps up so beautifully.  I added a little white touches to the antlers with a white gel pen.  As you can see I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities, SU Blush Blossom and Chocolate Chip cardstock and ofcourse, SU Chocolate Chip satin ribbon.  It's such a lovely ribbon to work with!  I hope you enjoyed my card today, thanks for stopping in.  Please leave me some love via comments, I love to hear from you, it makes blogging so much more fun!!

Have a super evening, and I'll be back tomorrow.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hello, stampers and friends! It's hard to believe that time has passed so quickly and here it is Christmas Eve, 2011. I still don't have a camera so I can start posting again, but I have gotten a hot tip from the North Pole, and hopefully Santa will be bringing one to me. hehe I sure hope so!!! I have lots of Christmas cards I want to share with you all. So everyone get your chores done, and settle done for a great sleep, and wake up refreshed on Christmas morning. I want to wish you all a wonderful Merry Christmas with your family and friends. Thank you all for your faith in me and for coming by as often as you do, and for your comments. I love blogging and you all make it so worthwhile. Be sure to stop by...I just know I'll get that camera!!! LOL Merrrrrry Christmas and I'm wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.