Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Holidays!

YAY the holidays are finally here! And for the first time in a long time, I actually have the ENTIRE week of Christmas OFF!! :o) Rehearsals are also off for a couple of weeks so you know what that means - STAMPING!!!!!!!!!!!!

To start things off, I decided to warm up by doing today's Limited Supplies challenge on SCS. It has been MONTHS since I have done a challenge! Feels good to be back :o)
I used a stamp set that I just bought in November, but had not yet mounted, let alone used. It's one that was featured in last year's Holiday Mini, called Big on Christmas. I love the fun holiday images. I was going to use it to make my Christmas cards this year but alas, I have not stamped my usual series of 60+ cards this year as I have simply not had the time. Rather, I culled Christmas cards from my stash of samples and challenge cards from the past couple of years and used that. Felt good to put all of these cards in the mail to share with my loved ones! I also stamped and assembled 20 cards that I had prepared for a guest at my annual Christmas stamp-a-stack who was not able to attend. Thankfully, Big on Christmas was not retired with this catalogue, so I will be able to use it for next year's cards instead :o)

Today's challenge was to make a holiday card with as much blue as possible, and only use one non-paper embellishment. Glitter, it was noted, was not considered an embellishment for this challenge, so I decided to incorporate some silver glitter on the little ornament (which is hard to see in this photo, but is really glittery IRL). The colours I used are Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy, as well as a splash of Kiwi Kiss.

ETA - OK, card #2. DH's plane is being held up in Vancouver due to a severe snowstorm here in Southern Ontario. AND I had to pick up the kids early from school today because it was a snow day. So I need to stamp to a) pass the time and b) keep my sanity intact ;o)

This one is for this week's Colour Challenge, which was to use Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey and Not Quite Navy. OK, so I skimped on the Baja Breeze. But the design just took on a life of its own and it wasn't until I was done that I noticed that the only Baja Breeze on there was the few stripes on the DP LOL! I love this DP - as well as this colour combo - so this was relatively easy to put together :o) And it's hard to see in the pic, but the scalloped mat for my flowers (which is actually two scallop circles stuck together) is Not Quite Navy (it looks a lot darker in the photo). And no, you're not seeing double - I used my stampamajig to offset the flower image, which I stamped in Kiwi Kiss, and then in Not Quite Navy.

This card will be going out to my aunt, who celebrates her birthday in a few weeks.

Happy Stampin'!


1 comment:

Jackie said...

Your cards came out so cute especially the color challenge one! LOVE it!!!