Friday, November 19, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Whew. Lots of camera issues getting my cards posted today and this weekend so please bare with me. I don't think the shots do justice to the cards. In the morning I'll try to get a better shot of the cards posted.
Of all the color challenges, this is my favorite. I love these colors and had a hard time deciding which papers, stamps, embellishments, etc. to use. I love using real things from nature when the theme of the card is nature and with these colors I thought of fall and leaves.
The first card includes one of my favorite papers from Magenta, a favorite stamp from DeNami and flower soft. The opposite of all my efforts to pick up leaves, I actually worked on spilling leaves, but its a much smaller mess than my front yard tree did to my yard :)
The second card shows a beautiful paper from my stash. The leaf is cut from the patterned paper, curled slightly for dimension, and has a stick with gold thread and seed beads as embellishments.
The final card includes that same Magenta paper, but shows the other side. A green skeleton leaf and another piece of nature finish the card. Thanks for viewing my art and Happy Thanksgiving.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thanks for joining in on the DeNami Christmas Blog Hop. I love participating in these hops. I enjoy seeing the work of my fellow artists and LOVE having so many visitors to my blog. Please sign up to follow my blog and check out my first give away on the previous post which includes another DeNami card.
If you are making your way through the hop, you should have traveled here from
website. Amy has two wonderful card featuring DeNami stamps. Check out her other blog posts. She's posted many Christmas cards. She's so talented.
If you get lost, hop back to the DeNami site.
Each year I have a hard time narrowing down which images to use for my Christmas cards. I often use several different designs so I can enjoy many stamps. I had a hard time deciding which DeNami designs to use for this hop. I have a few (ha ha) new and old designs. Plus I have lots of winter stamps and some Hanukkah stamps.
I decided to go to Santa himself for my design. These little stamp sets are so cute and make quick and easy cards. The background paper is from Cosmo Crickett. The hat and boots have crystal lacquer and glitter stickles for extra embellishment. I know, I know, fun flock would be perfect but I'm on a stickles kick.
Thanks for joining me. The next stop is
Michele is a member of the Design Team and always has clever ideas. Look for her ideas on the DeNami blog posting as well.
Please remember to leave comments along the way. Each posted comment increases your chance to win a prize from DeNami. Thank you Paulina for organizing another great event and here's wishing you an early Merry Christmas.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
If you've seen the pictures of my studio you know that I have some stamps. Even with all the stamps you see, I have some tucked away that I can't get to easily.
I'm keeping the holiday and seasonal stamps in trays under the cabinet and in the corner bookcase. It took some time to pull out all the winter and Christmas stamps but one I did I was ready to jump in.
These cards show off the products of some of my favorite companies: Graphic 45 papers, DeNami stamps and ribbons, Magenta stamps and paper, and Memory Box stamps and paper.
Post Christmas, all those trays have get put back........