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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy HOlidays!

Woohoo,  finally my Christmas card MOJO has kicked in and I'm in the Christmas card making mode, whew!   I was really beginning to get worried that I wouldn't have any to send this year.   Once I got out the stamps and started playing,  ideas started coming together.   This card is another in on the list but probably not my first choice although IRL it did turn out cute if I do say so myself.   The sketch is this week's MOJO Monday #215.   I was especially inspired by Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty. She gave a great tutorial on using Versamark on your embossing folder for a unique look.  Although it didn't work real well with this folder,  I did try it on another and it turned out great.  You should check out her tutorial if you get a chance!   The Holiday countdown seems to be starting...woohoo!   Enjoy!  

Supplies:  SU! Cardstock Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Choc Chip,  Ink:  SU! Old Olive, Choc Chip, Riding Hood Red,  Stamps:  SU! Delightful Decorations,  SU! Glad Tidings,  SU! Emboss Folder Elegant Bouquet,  Michaels Holiday Ribbon,

Sunday, November 13, 2011

to you from me

Have you ever had one of those days where all the cute cards in your head just didn't come out on paper like you were imagining they looked?  LOL!   Well today is one of those days!   I was actually trying to get my Christmas Cards done and they just weren't looking the way I wanted.  I decided to take a break and play with the Mojo Monday #214 to make sure I had my card done for that this week as it's a contest week.  Wouldn't that be fun to win some Verve stamps to play with :)    I also wanted to get my card done for the Perfect Sentiments #06 challenge by doing an "all occasion" card.   I had been browsing through the SU! Catalog last night and remembered that a sweet friend of mine had PIF'd me some of these cute owls!  I wanted to use them to make a card for her as she's going through a rough life moment and I just want to send her some happy thoughts.   This all came together and I love it!   Now if only my Christmas Cards were coming along this cute ... back at it!   Supplies:  SU! DSP Apple Cider, SU! Stamps Cute Converse,  SU! Ink Wild Wasabi, SU! Owl Punch,  SU! Bird Punch,  SU! Satin Ribbon,  Darice Glitter Sparkles