Monday, October 26, 2015

So Thankful for You

Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and your week is looking great. This week marks my 2 month retirement.  I can't believe it's been 2 months already. But I must admit, I am really getting used to it.  I like the fact that even though I am busier now, it's what I want to do, and not what my work made me do. It's a whole new feeling to wake up energized to start the day, all refreshed and ready to go. Because I have been using this time to do a lot of down sizing and cleaning, I haven't had a lot of time to create.  But my craft room is looking better and I'm finding treasures that I forgot I had.  That's always a good thing.  So I have placed them in a separate box with the intention of making something with all the new goodies.
Today though, I wanted to share the cards we made at my monthly stamp camp Saturday.  Still working with items from the holiday catalog, I had 10 ladies here and as always, we had so much fun.
Here's the parade of cards and a little bit of info on each one:
I found quite a few of the Crumb Cake envelopes while re-organizing, but not many note cards to match.  Stampin' Up! sells them as a set, so I just made my own note cards using Crumb Cake card stock. Here's a set of 4 and I made a larger envelope using the Envelope Punch Board to hold them all. Tied with a ribbon, this makes a nice gift to your hostess if you're visiting someone for Thanksgiving. I'm going to make another set because we are going to 2 houses this year. The acorns are cut using the new Acorn Punch. We didn't stamp the acorns with the set though. I wanted to use the Color Me Irresistible card stock, so we swiped the ink pads over the paper, then wiped it off with a paper towel. Then punched out the acorns.  There's also some acorns made from the new Corrugated Paper. I love that paper; has so much texture. The designer paper is the Into the Woods, framed by a piece of Early Espresso card stock.

What could be better than a crisp, clean Christmas card? The Delicate Ornament Framelits on a piece of the Red Foil paper makes a stunning card and it's easy to make. The holly is from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set, which matches the framelits.  Very Vanilla satin ribbon finishes it off quite nicely I think.

There are many versions of this card out on the internet, but this is mine. Smoky Slate card stock, embossed with the Brick Wall EF, and the Hearth & Home Framelits to make the window. The stamp set is the beautiful Happy Scenes stamped in Mossy Meadow. I used 2 way glue to add Dazzling Diamonds to make the snow.  The sentiment is cut from Red Glimmer paper using the Christmas Greetings Thinlet. The sky is sponged with a very light touch of Soft Sky, and the bricks are lightly sponged with Smoky Slate. This may be my Christmas card this year.  Fun to make.

And finally, this is almost an exact copy of the hundreds of cards out on the internet, so I can't tell you where I saw it.  I just knew I had to make it.  I decided to sponge the trees in Old Olive, and the sleigh in Night of Navy.  I sponged Pacific Point in various shades to make the night sky. A little sparkle here and there with my silver glitter pen (not Stampin' Up!) helped to create the snow and stars. Stamp set: Jingle all the Way. Framelits: Sleigh Ride

I hope you like my cards today.  Next month, we are making 16 Christmas cards with one sheet of 12 x 12 paper.  It's called "One sheet wonder" cards and there are so many versions out on Pinterest and other websites.  One of my friends figured out a template to make 16 and believe me, it's awesome. There are only 2 miniscule pieces of paper left over to throw away, so she really used up all the paper for sure. I'll post those after November 14th so you can see them.

Until next time, happy stamping.  Have a great week! 

1 comment:

  1. WOW Bobbi, these cards are so beautiful! I especially love the festive one with the shiny die cut ornament, and the snowy scene is gorgeous!
    Mostly I'm popping in here to say a huge congrats to you on your retirement! So happy for you! And yes, I can identify with all the cleaning out needed for downsizing-- glad you're going to use up all those new found treasures.