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


Anonymous 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 Schlatter 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?


Mrs Mac 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 Schlatter 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 =)

Mrs Mac 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.


Mrs Mac 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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