Monday, November 3, 2008

Lotsa Links

First, this is my card for Jen Del Muro's A Sketch for You to Try on the i {heart} to stamp blog. It was inspired by this beautiful card by Lisa, which was posted recently on her awesome Lisa's Creative Corner blog. Finally, I believe it meets the criteria for the "Unconventional Christmas" challenge on Allison's Stampin' When I Can blog. Wow! I almost feel like I'm multi-tasking here! LOL.

I stamped the tree on white cardstock and used a round sponge to add the background color. Following Lisa's lead, I outlined some/most of the branches with a white gel pen, which, by the way, was not very cooperative this evening and did not yield the best results. I used Diamond stickles, which you can actually kind of see in the photo, on the snowflakes. To make it "pop," I mounted my stamped image first on white and then on Jasmine cardstock and sponged a little more ink on the embossed background piece. The snowflake, with a clear Sparkle in the center, was made with a new (to me) Martha Stewart punch. That's it . . . I think.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Juniper cardstock; Perfect Day paper packet; Juniper ink pad; Four Seasons and Peace on Earth stamp sets; Sparkles; Martha Stewart Snowflake punch; Diamond Stickles; White gel pen; Round sponge; Cuttlebug w/Snowflakes embossing folder.

Did everyone have a good Monday? My day was OK, although with temperatures in the 60s, I seriously wanted to play hooky today. Instead, I settled for a couple of breaks and lunch outdoors. It's supposed to be warm until Saturday, although there is rain in the forecast, too. Considerably cooler weather is forecast for the weekend, which is favorable for deer hunters. Speaking of hunting, guess who's going to be alone this weekend and the better part of next week? I laugh at all the young wives at work who are all sad and/or mad about being deserted during hunting season. "So, did they hunt before you married them?" I ask. I shouldn't make fun of them. I had a couple of sad/mad years myself, before I started liking (loving, actually) the "time off." What surprises me is how many women (including my daughter-in-law-to-be) that engage in the activity, too. Not me. I shot a gun once, and it knocked me flat on my butt. No thanks.

Well, now that I've carried on about hunting, I'll close and go see if I can't engage the hubby in a Wii bowling series. He caught on to the game, so we're competitive these days. Enjoy the rest of the evening, and while I don't think I need to remind anyone, exercise you right to vote tomorrow. Take care.

13 comments:

Sylvia said...

I absolutely love that card! The colors are delightful.

Erica said...

that is just stunning!!

Trinka said...

Love this one....beautifully done as always~

We are the Moses tribe. said...

Love this card. The color is amazing.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous card my friend~love the colors!

I thoroughly enjoy my "me" time as well...must be the fact that I lived on my own for several years before meeting my hubby. You'll have lots of opportunity to create! (wink, wink)

Already voted in my neck of the woods...Ü

Pat said...

Very pretty!

lisascreativecorner said...

Cute. Cute. Cute. Now I need to pull out my snowflake embossing folder, head to Mike's to buy that Martha punch and re-do my card. Yours is soooo much cuter! Hugs!*Ü*

Allison said...

This is such a pretty card Kathi. That image is great and all the sponging with the blue makes it pop! Thanks for playing again!

Terria said...

I love your card it is so elegant and very winter. Love it !!

Lisa Graves said...

Your card is beautiful!

mE said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOH Kathy!

I just bought that stamp set and now I just might have to use it!! Beautiful!

Inky Smiles!

Erin

Eve said...

Beautiful card!
Kindly,
~Eve

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Super card Kathi!! A such pretty colors too!
--Becca