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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Wreaths

Christmas is Near!
Merry Christmas, everyone! As you've heard many times before, and have probably said it a few, it's Christmas again! It seems like it was just hot and humid, buggy and summer! Time flies faster and faster! Is it the same for you?

I've got a couple of projects to share with you, and I hope you like them. These are swing cards, made using the wreath stamp from the Chocolate Baroque Christmas set, called Hearth and Home Unmounted Rubber Stamp Sheet - A4. (click on name to go to the page on the CB website)

I stamped the wreath in Versafine Onyx ink, and colored it in with water-based markers. The image was cut out with scissors, and popped-up with foam adhesives. Pearls or rhinestones were added to the centers of the flowers and the holly berries for dimension and bling. The papers were from my stash, and coordinated beautifully together.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you'll leave a comment below!  Happy holidays, and may your new year be filled with blessings, love and laughter!


This card is my favorite! I never thought I'd like
the lighter green for Christmas, but I do!

Pink is not my first choice for Christmas, but it was in this
Christmas paper, and coordinated with everything well!

Peace on Earth Arch

Merry Christmas to one and all!

Hello, again! Don't you just love the Chocolate Baroque Gothic Fragments set, released in October this year? I had stamped several, then colored them differently, and thought this color combo looked striking! I love the stained glass windows in cathedrals and churches, and this looks regal to me.

I stamped and enbossed the arch in gold, then colored it with yellows and golds, grays and blacks. I had the background cardstock in my stash (the black and tan embossed pattern), and the gold patterned paper was in a new stack of old-timey Christmas paper. I cut just a little rectangle from a shiny gold matte from a picture I had taken out of a frame, and layered the "Peace" over that. It was embossed in silver, then detailed with a black glaze pen. The inside of the card was stamped with another stamp from the Gothic Fragments set, and the sentiment is from the Chocolate Baroque Joyful Christmas set. A little bit of gold ribbon, overlayed with some black sequined trim, and that's it! I hope you're inspired!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Snowy Icy Trees

Hello! It has gotten downright chilly here in Tennessee! I do wish it would snow, but until then (and if it does) I'll have to settle for trying to make the ambiance with my stamps, paper, colors, hot chocolate and the fireplace!

This card was made using the Chocolate Baroque stamp set, Terrific Treescapes. Just click on the name to go to the web page so see more details on it. This set is so versatile! I used an embossing folder, and some glittery die cut snowflakes given to me by my friend, Donna, to accent the main image. I applied some snowy glitter to the trees, which you can see better in the second photo. Just a little bit of blue sheer ribbon tops this card off.  This makes me feel a little more chilly! Yay!

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I am a child of God, wife, mother of three, and gramma of six. I enjoy stamping, scrapbooking, beading, photography, sewing, camping, fishing, hiking and life! I am a retired dog groomer. Denver, Colorado, is where I was born and raised. I miss the snow and drier weather.

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