Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Busy day!

Well today was a busy and productive day in the stamp room! I got to play with my new Verve stamps and made a couple cards for some SCS challenges. First up are two cards I made with the new Verve sets Snow Wonderful, Ornamental Christmas, and Snowflake Splendor (by the way, have you noticed that these sets and tons more are on sale this month? Check it out!)

First up is this card using Snow Wonderful and the Mojo Monday 61 sketch:
I can't remember who made this dp and I am too lazy to crutch my way back upstairs to find out, lol! If I remember to, I'll update this post when I find out. The green cardstock base is Ripe Avacado by PTI. This color is soooo beautiful! A little greener shade of Old Olive by SU. The ribbon is also by PTI. I stamped a snowflake from Snowflake Splendor in Riding Hood Red on the red panel. Pretty simple card, but I loved the layout and thought it was perfect for this snowman image and the tree dp!

My next card is one I made using the fab Ornamental Christmas set!
I love the pinks and reds in this dp and thought how cool would a Christmas ornament look with those trees on it? Well, now I know! I stamped the ornament onto the dp with versamark and embossed it with silver ep. I poked a small hole in the top of the ornament and threaded some silver cording through it, but it looks kinda funny in this picture! I also embossed the sentiment with silver ep.

The next project I made is for this weeks Technique Lover's Challenge. The challenge was to make vellum wine glass shades. I absolutely love how this turned out and I plan to make one for everyone in my office as a Christmas gift!
I stamped the snowflake with Heat and Stick powder and then sprinkled some turqouise glitter on and heated it up. The sparkle doesn't show up at all in this picture but IRL it is SO sparkly! I added some ribbon to finish it off and then put my little party lite tea lite in a WA-LA! It's such a cute little idea, I'm so glad I tried it!

Okay, now, my last card is for today's color challenge on SCS. I was talking to Christy on the phone earlier and we were talking about the cute Whiff of Joy stamps I bought a few months ago. I stamped some off for her and she's already used them, and I still hadn't used ONE for myself! So I told her I'd use one on today's color challenge! I also used last weeks sketch challenge.
Isn't she so cute blowing her little hearts? I thought this sentiment from the Unity December KOM fit perfectly! The colors for the challenge are Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, and Taken with Teal. I colored her in with Copics and then added that big ole' Prima (from one of Christy and my MANY trips to Michaels while we were in WA!)
So there you have it! My busy day! And I even managed to go to lunch and the BX, lol!
I'm watching "Run, Fat Boy, Run" right now and laughin my butt off, FUNNY movie! Peace out cub scouts!


Anonymous said...

Wow, you've been productive, Amber. :)) Love the cards. :)

Vicki Burns said...

So glad you are stamping and having fun! Can't wait to hear how your doglets are doing. Keep stamping, girl!

Sarah E. said...

Such beautiful cards! I have to tell you that I love your blog! I have been lurking since the first Unity Hip Hop and return often for inspiration. I want to thank you also for having the link for Dina Kowal listed. She made me a watermark last week and it is beautiful! I hope you are enjoying Okinawa. We were stationed there from 00-03 on Camp Kinser! Almost afraid to say I miss it. ;) Take care!

Maren said...

Look at you go! You ROCK!

Latisha said...

Glad to see you back :)
all of these are really pretty
I love the wine glass shade! I will have to go check out that tutorial.

stampingmommy said...

I saw Lynn post these on splitcoast as her challenge - and can't wait to try on. I won't get to try until the weekend, but I will post mine on my blog too - come check it out this weekend.

Amy said...

Holy Cow Woman! you got a lot done today! I love everything but I FLOVE that wine glass what a great idea!!!

Bethany Paull said...

A VERY productive day. Love your Verve snowman card.

Linsey R said...

OMG!!! That lamp is GORGEOUS!!! Wowza, awesome work all the way around, girl!! You've been catchin up! :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are so fabulous, Amber! I love the little votive shade, and I'm totally digging the pink card with the trees. Beautiful coloring on the little Whiff of Joy girl. I totally NEED her. :)