Thursday, November 17, 2011

Crisp, clear, starry nights

I love it this time of year, when the nights are so clear you can see forever into the starry skies. (I don't necessarily love the freezing old part lol!) So that was my inspiration for this card
The stamps are all The {Stamps} of Life (colored w/ my Bic markers) & I layered the torn white cardstock w/ different sized foam dots to add dimension. I also added just a light shadow of blue ink across the top & dusted w/ glitter so it really sparkles. The little puffs of smoke coming out of the chimney are also popped up w/ foam tape.

I'm entering on the following Challenges:

Fab N Funky, baby it's cold outside
Make it Monday, anything goes
Do You Stack Up, splash of blue
Crimbo Crackers, make it sparkle
ABC Challenge, D: dazzle

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wishing for more vacation time...

Hi everyone! I've been gone for a bit, off on vacation in warm, tropical Mexico & I have to say I've missed being crafty, but I am really missing the warm air & sparkling pool at the resort right now! It's always so hard to jump back into "normal" after a wonderful break away. I am HATING my washing machine right now.. seems like I just can't get away from it! Tee Hee! Here is the fabulous view I just can't shake
Ok, so enough whining & on to business :-)
It is my Boss's birthday today & here is a little sumthin sumthin I put together for her.
The dp is all from a huge stack (don't remember which one or who it is by-I think My Mind's Eye) the ink is CTMH, the chalk ink I used behind the flowers & also around the edge is Studio G. I used the branches4flowers from The {Stamps} of Life & the sentiment is from birthday4cookie.
Here is a close up of the flowers. I distressed the edges of the fussy cut ones to give them more dimension. The pearls are recollections.

I am entering on the following:
Sweet Stop Sketches #132
Make it Monday, anything goes
Papertake Weekly, Anything goes
Birthday Sundaes, birthday card
The Spotted Chick, Thats Krafty Thursday #55
Catch the Bug, photo inspiration: I was inspired by the stems of the green vines & the flowers