Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Secret Stamper

Hello stampers, hope your week is going well.  Sorry I'm late in posting over the past week, but it's been a fun week.  We had our downline meeting last Monday and it was so much fun!  I'm blessed to be a part of such a special group with Rhonda Morgan and Diana Gibbs.

We also had the secret stamper exchange and it was fun with the small group of us there.  We were to create 3 cards with envelopes and wrap it nicely.  I drew the number 6 and when it was my turn to pick, I decided to "steal" a gift, which my friend Elizabeth M. had already opened.  I couldn't resist, the box is lovely!  And I love the flowers! My friend Marlene S. made this, isn't it awesome!!

These are the three cards that she made. She cut the flowers and layered them on top.  She even decorated the inside of the card.

I like the technique on this card.  Such a nice neutral look. Aren't all the cards beautiful!

Below are the card swaps I received. Interesting how we all we made Valentine's theme cards. I think I'm all ready for the love holiday!  This card was made by Rhonda Morgan.  Beautiful colors.

This one was made by Marlene, love the Calypso Coral color scheme. 

Tari created this one.  Tari just got married a few months ago, congrats Tari! She used a dryer sheet behind the oval punch.

Jacque made this cute card! Love the scallop envelope.  So many ways to use it.

Elizabeth Martinez made this card.  Pool Party looks beautiful paired with basic black and Primose Petals.  Gotta love the pool party bakers twine!

Which one is your favorite?  I watched another Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel.  I'm feeling the pressure to decorate my home for the holidays, but we're getting the carpets cleaned this weekend and I think it's better to wait first.  So hopefully I can start decorating by Saturday night and all day Sunday.  Wish me luck.  Well friends, hope your holiday season is going well.  Until next time. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches

Hi Stampers!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I started my Christmas shopping yesterday but not quite done yet.  I have been watching the Hallmark channel as they have been showing Christmas movies all weekend.

Today I spent all day crafting and I had so much fun!  Tomorrow night we have our downline/upline meeting and we are swapping (of course) and we also have a secret handmade gift exchange.  The theme for the swapping is Valentine's or Friendship and I decided on Valentine's Day.  I came across the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches blog challenge, you can see the other creations Here.  I didn't initially know which stamp set I wanted to use and as I was looking through my stamp I came across my favorite set, Button Buddies and the instant I saw the cherry stamp I knew what I wanted to create! I LOVE how it came out.

I looked through my Color Coach for a color scheme and it suggested I use Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette and Cherry Cobbler, except I changed out the Cherry Cobbler for Raspberry Ripple.  I used the white craft ink pad to sponge onto Raspberry Ripple.

You can see the details in the heart cherries and Wisteria Wonder better. I used the smallest heart of the hearts framelits as the cherries.  I hope my fellow demos like it.  It was a bit odd to be working on a Valentine's card while Christmas music was playing.

I initially used this sketch earlier this past week and I was going to submit it to two different blog challenges but I didn't have time to submit it. Same sketch just laid out differently. I used Midnight Muse and the silver glimmer paper.  I like this one too!  

Well friends, I better get going.  Hope you have sweet dreams and I'll be back to show you my swaps my team meeting tomorrow.  

Until next time.