Sunday, November 27, 2011

Trees, Deconstructed

Sort of. I'm still working on Christmas cards, and found a really useful sketch over at
Looks like this:

Ended up with:
I finally got to use the cute Verve Plain Jane tree stamp. The sketch really worked well for creating a scene (not that kind of creating a scene, as in what a bunch of folks did on Friday) .

It also works for a few challenges. Yay!
Aud Sentiments - Use a winter sentiment
Craft Your Days Away Challenge - Buttons and  Bows
Papertake Weekly - Anything Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas
and, of course,
Deconstructing Jen - The sketch above.

Slowly, but surely, I'm getting enough done to see light at the end of the tunnel. I hope you enjoy the beginning of the holiday season! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments; I learn so much!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Let the Countdown Begin!

Yeesh. I've got some serious cardmaking to do. This summer, when I was off, yes, I could have been making Christmas cards, (Heck, I even look at CSAYL every week!) but, just let me say, when it 98 degrees outside and we're swimming through the air in the infamous Carolinas' humidity, Christmas just seems sooooooooo far away!

... and then it became November. Who does the scheduling around here?!

So, here's the day's second card:

It's also for the challenges at:
One Stop Craft Challenge - Use ribbon or lace
Pile It On - Christmas
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes Christmas
CCEE Stampers - Use three shapes (I've got 2 die cuts and rectangles.)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Never Seen Ink. (These came yesterday!)
and it's my week 2 entry for Vive la Verve. Here's the sketch:

It's adapted a bit; my big bows always turn out icky.

Both images are from Verve and are ON SALE this month! :)
Patterned papers are from a stack (DCWV?) in the stash. Cardstock is Coredinations. Lace is from the stash, too. Flowers and the border on the sentiment are stamped in Fired Brick Distress Ink and touched up with Tea Dye. The center of the flower is done in yellow Spica. There's machine stitching here and there.

Have a wonderful and peaceful (yeah, right!) Sunday. I'm so glad that you took the time to stop by and genuinely appreciate your comments.


It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

... Thanksgiving! Ha! Take that, Wal-Mart!

But, seriously, it's mid-November, I'd better get it in gear and get some Christmas cards rolling. Yes, I could have done them this summer, especially if I'd kept up with the challenges at CSAYL, but when the dew point is 74 and that Southern summer sunshine is bearing down, I just don't feel it. So now I'm behind.

Mojo Monday has a great sketch this week to get me motivated, and that extra day off hasn't hurt, either. :)
Here's my offering:

It's also for the challenges at:
Papertake Weekly - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas Traditions
Mark's Finest Papers - Speedy the Cat Challenge - You favorite technique (Embossing and sanding the emboss.)
Frosted Designs - Use embossing
Mojo Monday - Use this sketch:

The deets:
Coredinations cardstock, embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and sanded. PP is from a stack, DCWV, I think. Images are from this month's sale at Verve (On sale! My favorite words besides 'approved' and 'done'!), as is the die cut label. All images are stamped with Fired Brick Distress Ink and touched up with Tea Dye. Ribbon's from the stash.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I learn so much from comments and appreciate them. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!