Sunday, September 28, 2008

Festive Challenges

Amazingly enough, I found some time to create a couple of cards today :O) Though I clearly should have been catching up on some work for this week :[ Oh well. At least I'm de-stressed for the time being!

Both layouts are from different sketch challenges. I like to see the amazing creations that others come up with for these challenges. It's inspiring to see such unique variety! we go.

As usual, I LOVE the sketch that Lauren came up with! She always has something fun for us :O) I really am feeling festive today so I created Christmas themed cards. Naturally, red is the first thing on my mind when I'm coming up with my color combination, and instead of pushing the thought aside, I went with it! I know my main image is OLD, but I'm playing catch up in the crafting world this year :O)

I normally post my supplies in my SCS Gallery, but it didn't prompt me to today for some reason. I have no idea what I did wrong. So, I'm posting them here instead.

~ Supplies ~
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Sketch It and Short & Sweet
Paper: Stampin' Up! Whisper White and Old Olive; Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy and Kraft
Ink: Stampin' Up! Mellow Moss, Old Olive and Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Natural Hemp Twine; Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Ribbon; Michaels White Satin Ribbon and Rhinestones; Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch; Marvy Uchida Scalloped Circle Punch; Ben Franklins Red Glitter and thin Red Ribbon

This is my second participation in the Sketch Saturday challenge. I really like their layouts and their design team :O) Such unique creations every week! Still feeling festive, I created another Christmas themed card. I used the Brayered Sky technique for the background. The tutorial is on SCS. I love navy, silver, soft blue, and white together for Christmas cards. It's hard for me to veer away from these colors each year, but I force myself too! Ha ha. I don't know why I like that combination since all the trimmings on my tree are white and gold. I don't think I've ever created a white and gold card. Hmm...maybe I'll give that a shot.
~ Supplies ~
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Warm Words, Merry and Short & Sweet; Rubber Stamped Winter Woods
Paper: Stampin' Up! Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Whisper White; Sizzix Silver
Ink: Stampin' Up! Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Basic Black, and VersaMark
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Brads; Spellbinders Rectangle Nestabilities and Ribbon Tags; Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl Embossing Folder; Sizzix Tags Die; Michaels White Satin Ribbon


LETTIER said...

So good I felt inspired to crank up Ave Maria and it isn't even October yet. Great job. =]


Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh this came out awesome! Great use of that set!!

Heather said...

Wonderful Sketches! Makes me want to get stamping!

I just got back from SU regionals and have a million idea's in my head for projects!

I love the Sketch it set and it is so versatile. Have you ever looked it up on SCS? There are so many cute ways to use it!

I love all the Sesame Street ideas you can make with it, and there are some cute ones where they took the heart upside down and made it cleavage and a bra and said somthing about I support you!

You used it wonderfully, and even though your blog is so new I really enjoy your posts! My blog is way newer than yours just 2 weeks old now!

Thank you for the sweet post on my blog as well it made me feel really good!

This blogging world can sure give you a chance to make contacts and friends you would never have had the chance to make any other way!

I love the little comment about your best friend! That must have been destiny for you two to meet! Wow so many things in common! :-)

Looking forward to your next post! Keep up the wonderful creativity!

Oh and now I want to know what your husband had for you?


Helena said...

This is wonderful!

Thank you for including the link to the 'how to' on this! It was very interesting. I haven't seen this technique before (although I've only be messing about with paper and glue since July! LOL!)

I don't have a brayer but I DO have a birthday coming up. LOL!

Meanwhile I wonder if there is anything else I could use....looks around kitchen....


Stempelfrosch said...

wow, fantastic card! Love your background!
Lg Anke

debby4000 said...

Beautiful and elegant card.

Heather said...

I finally got my Saturday Sketch done today. I hear you on should have been catching up on work for the week though! I enjoyed seeing who you tagged! Good choices thanks for playing along!

Have a Great Day!


Catherine said...

Kristine, love both cards on both sketches =)

Helena said...


thanks for the visit!

You asked if I had found a pseudo-brayer yet. Ermm... I did try an empty jam jar. I rubbed around it with an ink pad and rolled it. It sort of worked, a bit. Looked like a speckly sky, lots of cirus-stratus clouds, you know, the long wispy pulled-out cotton wool ones.

LOL! Still experimenting... fun though.


Helena said...


Hey! It says you're a Scorpio! Me too! I have to wait till November 8th for my pressies. How bout you?

Gill said...

Beautiful winter card, the image is fabulous, thanks for joining us at SS this week
Gill x

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