Friday, November 9, 2012

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Card Kit

Last night I went to Archiver's with my scrap booking club, and worked on some cards from the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Card Kit.  I have to say that I love this kit!  Every little piece of it!  I had so much fun coloring in the gnome and reindeer, even though I am far from proficient with the Copics.  I finished 3 cards and wanted to share them with you all - can't wait to do some more creating this weekend with the rest of the images I colored.

The only things I used for any of these cards that didn't come from the kit, was the green card stock I used for 2 of the card bases, Stickles, and the red ribbon.  And on the little packages on the last card, I used Glitter Ritz on the bow pieces.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

More cards to share!

I am finally back to share the rest of the cards that I created during my stamping retreat.  I can't say enough about how inspiring it is to spend time with this group of women!!!

 I did several variations of these two cards - had a lot of fun with this owl set (it's an older Hero Arts Christmas set), and the SSS Small Forest Tree die turned on it's side.  The background is done with distress ink and the stars are cut with the SSS Holiday Shapes die and covered with Stickles.

 This card is the one I made for a swap we did.  I was really pleased with the way it turned out - bright and cheery.  I stamped the Lawnfawn Chevron Backdrop stamp several times with different Hero Arts neon inks for the background.  The sentiment and cupcake are from the Hero Arts/Sizzix Happy Birthday Cupcake stamp and die set.

These cards are a just a couple of the ones I made while I played around with the Hero Arts/BasicGrey Poinsettia stamp from the Apen Frost collection.  I colored it with Distress Markers, and then spritzed with water and perfect pearls, and stamped on water color paper.  I added a little bit of Stickles to some of the flowers and used several different sentiments.

And last, but not least, I played around with some Glitter Ritz glitter.  That stuff is amazing!  Once you put it on, it doesn't come off, and feels like velvet almost.  I love the shine you get with it!  The cardinal is an Elizabeth Craft sticker that I used the Glitter Ritz on.  I also used some of her ornament stickers with the Glitter Ritz, but those haven't made it to cards yet. 

Thanks again for stopping by.  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Last weekend I went on a scrapping/stamping retreat with a group of the most wonderful women!  We get together to do this every 6 months or so, and it is just plain old good for the soul.  There is lots of creating, laughing, eating, chatting, and even manicures going on!!  For today I'm going to show you on of my favorite cards that I made - I'll be back and share the rest tomorrow.  This one is featured on the Simon Says Stamp blog today, and I am so excited about that. 

I just love the Simon Says Stamps Holiday Apothecary Labels that I used here, and the sentiment set from Ali Edwards Jingle All the Way!  Check back tomorrow to see the rest of the cards that I made during the retreat.

Thanks for visiting!