This is the Christmas card I made this year to send out to family and friends. I used the stamp set called Winter Wishes. It is in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. It was one of my favorite sets in that catalog and I am sad that Stampin’ Up! is retiring it on January 5th. It is such a cute set. It has a sled (as you can see!), skates, skis, pine cones and the pine branch. I used the Hardwood background stamp on Crumb Cake cardstock with Crumb Cake Ink. I did stamp it off once to make it a little lighter. Stamping off is when you ink a stamp and then stamp it on a piece of scrap paper before stamping it on your cardstock. The sentiment is from the Hostess Set that was also in the catalog called Antique Tags. I thought it went so well with this antique looking stamp set. The rest of the products I used are listed below but many of them are also retiring on January 5th.
I am not sure if Madelyn isn’t too sure about Santa or the outfits her parents dress her in!
This card was made using a variety of items. The tree branches are from the stamp set called Winter Wishes. As you know, it is one of my favorites from the 2015 Holiday Catalog. I just love all the stamps in this set. This time, I used the branch to look like a tree with ornaments hanging down. The ornaments are from the stamp set called Holly Jolly Greetings. I had to add to the string in some of the ornaments to make them longer so I just used a marker to do this. The Joy is from Wonderful Wreath Framelits.
If you want to order from the Holiday Catalog you still have until January 4th in most cases. Stampin’ Up! has been adding a “while supplies last” to their catalogs for the last couple of years. If something from the catalog sells out they will not be able to replace it due to time restraints. So if you want something, order it soon.
Here is another card using the stamp set called Winter Wishes. Nothing says old fashioned Christmas like a sled. When I was a kid, we lived near a golf course that had an amazing hill to sled down. My Dad would load us all in the car, along with a giant toboggan and we would spend the day sliding. My two sisters and I would all fit on the toboggan but none of us would ever make it to the bottom of the hill. There were always a little girl or two thrown off when we would hit a bump. Sometimes the toboggan would end up at the bottom of the hill without any of us. When we got bigger, we each had out own sled or saucer to go down and my friends and I would spend hours there. Saucers were always the most fun because you usually ended up going down the hill backwards. People always had to get out of the way or they would get run over. It is a fun memory!
I think Waffles is trying to climb into Madelyn’s bath!
Stampin’ Up! really has the cutest stamp sets in their 2015 Holiday Catalog. This set is one of my favorites. It is called Winter Wishes. It reminds me of an old fashioned Christmas where it is snowing outside. You can take a walk through the woods using snow shoes or skis and come back inside to a roaring fire. Rob and I always talk about retiring South but I may just have to have a place to come North for the holiday season. Once Christmas is over though, I will be heading back to the warmth and sunshine! I’m not that crazy to stay all winter in the snow when I don’t have to!
One last Halloween Picture of Madelyn. She is the happiest little witch I know!
First of all, I want to thank the “No Contact” orders I received this week. Although I would love to know who you are because I want to personally thank you, I also respect your wish to remain anonymous. In any case, thank you!
I got the idea for this card from my friend, Buffy. Usually cards that are made with the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies have the window looking outside. This is probably because the matching stamp set called Happy Scenes are outside scenes. Buffy made a card using this die looking into the house. I thought that was pretty clever!
The “curtains” are made using the new In Color 1: Dotted Lace Trim in Delightful Dijon. Ok, I have to admit, I am not a fan of this color. I usually like to give the new colors a little time before I decide whether I like them or not but this one just hasn’t grown on me yet. In any case, the color went well with my brick wall. The curtains remind me of a grandmother’s house.
To try to make up for the ugly curtains, here is a picture of Madelyn. This is sure to make anyone smile! She likes to roll over onto her stomach but then gets mad because she really doesn’t like to be on her stomach. Silly girl!
This is the second card we made at our monthly Stampin’ Club meeting. It uses the stamp set called Winter Wishes that is in the 2015 Holiday Catalog. This is a great vintage set (yes, I did buy it!!). It has a sled, skis, skates and the stamps we used on this card. The snowflake is also from the Holiday Catalog and is called Snowflake Elements. It is actually made of wood and comes in a light tan color. We took an Aqua Painter and dipped it in Cherry Cobbler Ink and colored the snowflake. The first time I tried it, I just pressed the snowflake into the ink but it came out really dark (almost black). The Aqua Painter worked much better.
This is a great card if you want to make your own Christmas cards because it is not very hard to make but is so cute.
It is that time again for a Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. This time it is a sketch challenge given to us by Jackie. Here is the sketch:
Here is my card:
I used the stamp set called Winter Wishes. It is in the 2015 Holiday Catalog. I like this set because it is a little old fashioned. It has skates, skis, a snowshoe and a sled. I used the Designer Series paper called Merry Moments which is also in the Holiday Catalog.
Now it is your turn. Make a project using this sketch and then post it to our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge web site by clicking HERE. You can also see all the other wonderful artist’s creations using this sketch.
Today is another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge Day. This time the challenge was given to us by Marsha and it was an “Anything Goes” challenge. That means we can doing anything. You can make a card, 3D project, scrapbook page or whatever you wish. It is not too hard of a challenge because I pretty much make anything goes every day.
I decided to make a photo Christmas card using merchandise from the 2015 Holiday Catalog. Of course, I had to put Madelyn in the photo card. The Designer Series Paper is called Merry Moments. I used the Curvy Corner Trio Punch for the frame around the photo. The holly leaves were made from die in the Square Pillow Box Thinlits and the berries were punched using the Cupcake Punch.
Now you can make an “Anything Goes” project and post it to our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge web site HERE. It is not too hard. Just make anything!