Snowflakes with Doilies and Glitter

Glittery Snowflake


I haven’t really played around with the new Gold and Silver Stampin’ Glitter very much this season, so I decided to use it on these snowflakes.    It’s two days later, and I think I still have glitter on me.  I really love the look of glitter, but I have to admit I reach for the glimmer paper when I can over the Stampin’ Glitter.

I’m going to take my girls to see “Frozen” at the movies today, and then I have to get some serious work done on our family Christmas cards.  Why, oh why, do I put this off every year?

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Polka Dot Cheer

I saw a card made by Cristina at My Paper Secret that I love.  I decided to case it using Stampin’ Up! products.  This card came together very quickly.

Polka Dot caseEnjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Endless Wishes, Festive Flurry
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Season of Style dsp, Vellum card stock
Embellishments:  Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Festive Flurry framelits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon

My Christmas Banner

I decided I needed a new banner for our fireplace this Christmas but I didn’t want to spend a lot of time making it, so I knew I needed to keep it simple.  Punches and dies to the rescue!

Christmas BannerI started by cutting out some of the red and white striped paper from the Season of Style DSP stack into the pennant shapes.  Then I die cut one of the snowflake shapes using the Festive Flurry framelits and the Champagne Glimmer Paper.  I punched a 1-3/4″ circle using my circle punch and white card stock.  Then I die cut the letters from Cherry Cobbler card stock using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies.

Christmas Banner MEFor the banner between the two words, I made a decorative snowflake using some Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and Cherry Cobbler ink.  I also added a Vintage Faceted Designer Button.

Banner FlakeAll in all, it took me about one and a half hours to assemble the whole thing.  Pretty easy!

Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!





Sweater Inspiration

Sometimes inspiration comes in unusual places.  When I saw this picture in a Boden catalog, I was immediately inspired to make a card.

boden sweater

So I pulled out my Festive Flurry set and framelits and got to work.  I used the colors in the sweater — a lot of Very Vanilla with a little Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Gold Encore ink.  I had to throw in some sequins too.

Sweater-Inspired Christmas Wishes

While it’s a bit of an unusual color combination for a Christmas card, I like the way it turned out.  Catalogs are often a great source of fresh and fun color combinations.

Enjoy your Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Festive Flurry, Endless Wishes, Tape It
Ink:  Versamark, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Gold Encore
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Vellum
Embellishments:  Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Festive Flurry Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, sequins (non-SU), vanilla embossing powder (non-SU)

All That Glitters is… Monday Montage #7

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It’s time for another Monday Montage blog hop!  I hope you’ll make your way through all ten stops on the hop, and that you’ll get some great ideas and inspiration along the way.

I have really been enjoying working with gold and white this holiday season.  I think it looks so elegant and festive.  I’ve made two cards for you with this color combination.  I used fiber paste with the polka dot Build a Banner Simply Create Kit stencils on both of the cards.  I just love the texture it provides!

Gold Snowflake 2

On this first card, I used white and gold embossing powder on vellum card stock for the snowflake.  I also used some of the gold Smooch Spritz, which Stampin’ Up retired, but I’m having a hard time letting go.

Gold StarOn this second card, I used gold embossing power on the Christmas Star stamp.  The sentiment comes from the Endless Wishes photopolymer stamps.

I hope you’ll continue your way along the hop path, and go visit the very talented Breelin Renwick’s blog.  If you prefer to venture backwards, you can go visit the amazing Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, you can make your way to all ten blogs.

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Enjoy your Sunday evening!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used on Card 1:
Stamps:  Festive Flurry, Joy to the World
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Vellum card stock, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Embellishments:  fiber paste (non-SU), Chevron Border Punch, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Festive Flurry framelits, Gold Smooch Spritz (retired), Build a Banner Simply Create Kit (stencils)

Supplies Used on Card 2:
Stamps:  Christmas Star, Endless Wishes
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White
Embellishments:  fiber paste (non-SU), Pearl Basic Jewels, Gold Smooch Spritz (retired), Build a Banner Simply Create Kit (stencils)

Snowflakes and Sequins — FMS111

It’s Wednesday again!  And that means it’s time for another sketch challenge at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  The supremely talented and the one with great wit, Linda Callahan, has a good one for us too:

I still had the Festive Flurry stamps and dies on my desk, so I decided to use them again since they seemed to be perfect for this sketch.

Snowflake SequinsI added a few fun sequins.  And I have to confess that I struggle a little with sequins because I never know when to stop.  I’ll start out with three, and then before I know it I have eight!

Go check out what the other designers have for you over at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  And then play along with us and add your card to the gallery.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Festive Flurry, Sweet Essentials
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Silver Glimmer Paper, Winter Frost Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Festive Flurry Framelits, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Silver and White Stampin’ Emboss Powders, sequins (non-SU)


A Square Snowflake Card

Square SnowflakeI was playing with the Festive Flurry framelits and stamps and decided to try something a little different.  I used the framelit on the dsp and then embossed a square of white card stock with silver embossing powder and put that behind the dsp.  I probably should have popped up the dsp on the white card stock, but didn’t think about that until after I’d already adhered it down.  I hate it when that happens!

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!


I Love Pink and Gold — Monday Montage #6

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We have another Monday Montage Blog Hop in store for you this evening!  I hope you’ll follow along the blog hop trail and see what all of the designers have made.

I have made a new discovery — I love pink and gold together!  I made a couple of Christmas cards using these two colors together and I threw Coastal Cabana into the mix too for a nice contrast color.

Snowflake WishesI love the look of gold embossing, and used that on both of the snowflakes.  I also threw in some sequins.

Another discovery I made is that pink and gold do not photograph well together on my camera.  Here’s a picture of my other card.  Please forgive the terrible picture.  It looks so much better in real life.

pink and gold star card copyThe pink that I used on both cards is Blushing Bride — I love that pink!

Well, you’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s fantastic blog.  If you’d rather work your way backwards (you, rebel!) you can do that too and hop on over to Wendy Weixler’s amazing blog.  Either way, just work your way through the nine other blogs to see the treats they have in store for you.

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Enjoy your Sunday evening!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used on Card 1:
Stamps:  Festive Flurry, Joy to the World
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Festive Flurry Framelits, Blushing Bride 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Subtles Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine

Supplies Used on Card 2:
Stamps:  Positively Chevron, Christmas Star, Wishing You
Ink:  Versamark, Coastal Cabana
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets
Embellishments:  Blushing Bride 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Basics 3/8″ glimmer brads

Gold Snowflake Joy

I wanted to play with the Festive Flurry bundle, and I really wanted to use the color combination of red, white and gold, but I couldn’t decide whether I should use the gold embossing powder on the snowflakes or the pretty gold glitter.  So I used both.

Gold Snowflake JoyI added a little strip of the gold foil sheets under the dsp.  I love the effect that adds.  I also dipped the Frosted Finishes Embellishment in Versamark and then embossed it with the Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder.  That was easy and it gave the embellishment such a different look.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  A Banner Christmas, Festive Flurry
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets, Season of Style DSP stack
Embellishments:  Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Gold Stampin’ Glitter, Pearl Basic Jewels, Festive Flurry framelits


Winter Frost Sparkle –FMS106

I’m excited!  I get to host the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Here’s the sketch:

I just got the Festive Flurry bundle yesterday (resistance was futile), so I decided to break it out and use the snowflake die for the circle shape in the sketch.

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I hope you’ll join us for this challenge.  You can check out what the other designers made at the Freshly Made Sketches site here.

In other news, my Mother-in-Law is getting out of the hospital tomorrow.  She is slowly recovering from her broken hip.  My brother-in-law from New York is staying with her this next week, so she’ll have someone with her.  I tell you, a broken hip looks like a very painful injury — wouldn’t wish it on anyone!  We bought a new (used) car yesterday to replace the one my husband totaled in his accident on the way to the hospital for my MIL’s surgery last week.  It’s nice to have that off my plate — shopping for a car takes a lot of time.  I’m ready to have some regular time for stamping again!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Winter Frost Specialty dsp, Silver Foil Sheets, Silver Glimmer Paper
Embellishments:  Festive Flurry framelits, Expressions Thinlits dies, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon