Sunday, October 31, 2010

Shaker Christmas Card

I know it is Halloween today, so it seems odd that I am posting a Christmas card, but I was trying out a new stamp and these very thin shaker boxes and just had to post this card.  I put polar white flower soft in the shaker box so that the snowman looks like he is in a snowglobe.  I just love this effect.  I added a touch of light blue glitter to give it a slightly different effect.  I had fun making this card.  I am going to look for other things to do with the shaker boxes, they are so fun to create with.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Anniversary in Asheville

Last weekend we went to Asheville, NC.  Dave had a conference there so we thought we would take a few days and celebrate an early Anniversary.  We will be married 28 years tomorrow.  This time of year in the mountains is gorgeous.  The leaves were turning, the air was crisp, the sun was out the entire time without a cloud in the sky, it was just perfect!  These are a few pictures that I took while we were there.  We went to the Biltmore Estate, which we hadn't been to in years, and so much had changed.  If you ever get a chance to go, it is well worth the admission fee.  They were already decorating the Biltmore House for Christmas, which is my favorite time of year.  I just wanted to show also, that Dave does stop to smell the roses!

Monday, October 25, 2010

E is for Ewe

I made this card for an "E is for..." swap.  This is the cutest digi stamp.  I used some DSP that was part of a Halloween pack, but thought it was perfect with the black and vanilla papers that I used.  I colored the Ewe lightly with copic markers.  This was a very simple card but I felt it went together really well.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pink, brown, and orange

I had to make a swap card with the colors pink, orange and brown.  I was not sure if I was going to like that color combination at all.  However, I hadn't used my peg stamps in a while and decided to get them out and use the different colors to make the wreath.  The card just developed from there.  I thought it turned out pretty good!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Girl on a Swing

This is a card that I made for a sketch swap.  I just love this stamp of the girl on the swing.  I used a new embossing folder to emboss the top note.  Both of these are from Stamping Up, as is the DSP (designer specialty paper) and lace ribbon.