Thursday, December 31, 2015

Cozy Christmas in Night of Navy Dazzles with Details

This is my favorite card of the season.  Whenever I think of cottages and woods at Christmas time I think of peace, the dark before the dawn of the birth of Christ, and snow.  I know it wasn't snowing, obviously, where Jesus was born, but from the time I have a memory of Christmas where I live, it has always included this white fluffy stuff.

I used the set Cozy Christmas, in fact, I acquired this set for this little cottage surrounded by pines.  I stamped in Night of Navy and then starting at the top right corner, began sponging the dark sky, with the ink becoming lighter and lighter as I moved to the opposite corner of my Christmas Eve scene.  Once I had achieved the sky I desired I added the sparkly stars using Silver Dazzling Details and then layered my image onto Night of Navy card stock and then onto my Whisper White card.  I surrounded my sentiment with sparkling rhinestones to finish off the vision in my mind.

Here's to hoping your Christmas and the week following has been magical and filled with memories. I am finding it astounding that we are on the verge of a new year, however, I wish you all the best as this upcoming time unfolds for all of you.  Resolutions, or no, we come!!!!!!  Happy New Year's Eve:)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Baby Reindeer is Soooo Cute!!

As you may have noticed on a previous post, Made With Love (page 37 in the Annual Catalog) is one of my favorites, not only for the baby card and gift possibilities, but also for the Christmas season.  Here is that little "rein"deer again, using the Watercolor Paper, the Aqua Painters and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink.  To color his bow I used the Real Red Stampin' Write Marker and then I added a smidge of the Red Dazzling Details and brushed it out with the Aqua Painter. When I colored his nose and the ornaments on the tree I also used the Dazzling Details.  So much fun! The other stamp sets I used to complete my card are Festival of Trees and Cozy Christmas. Dimensionals added that "pop" to bring the card to life:)  Enjoy your day!!  --Tammie

Monday, December 28, 2015

Bear Hugs Are All the Rage;)

When I was at the first OnStage Local, which happened to be in San Diego, California, one of the stamp sets in the new Occasions Catalog included this bear, along with a baby bear, and several other coordinating stamps.  My sister-in-law, Janice Druez, with whom I was lucky to attend this event, saw how excited I was when I WON this stamp set in one of the many Prize Patrols that day, and she informed me that she was going to give me the framelits that coordinate with this set (Bear Hugs) for my Christmas gift.  Whaatttt?  How awesome is she?!!

Naturally, I had to make her Christmas card from these things;)  I added the little bowler and the sentiment using the Black and Red Glimmer Papers available.  I put in the snow for dimension using the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and of course I had to use the Woodlands embossing folder in the background.  I added the vellum for a "foggy" effect.  I am going to have lots of fun using this set and the framelits in many ways.  I can totally see birthday cards, thinking of you cards, etc. on the horizon:)  Have a great Monday!!--Tammie

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Peace Be With You!

Rose Red is a color that I often forget about because we have Real Red and Watermelon Wonder as well as Cherry Cobbler.  However, this was just the right red for the peaceful emotion I wanted this card to put forth.

I hope your holidays are filled with joy, happiness and love.  I wish our world could enjoy the same.

One day it will come, I have faith.  Let's all stand together as a united world.  We can have, and must have, our differences.  It's what sets us apart, makes us unique.  But let's all respect and admire each other for that, for our beauty in being who we are.

Happy Holidays and Peace Be With You!!


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Gold Foil and Sleigh Ride Edgelits Are So Awesome!!!

When I saw these edgelits waaayyy back in July, I knew when we had the preorder, they would be mine!  Unfortunately they're not carrying over, but if you're lucky you may be able to find them from someone, sometime.  I know I'll be keeping mine, though.  I can see using these for years to come as they are timeless.

My photo is lacking in quality and I apologize, but if it was better, you could see that the print is actually heat embossed, making this a beautiful addition to my holiday cards. I love simplicity, and it's even better when it makes that step up to Simplistically Elegant.

Enjoy your day and I'll see you soon.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Red Foil Adds Special Touch!

I love this Red Foil!  I thought when I ordered it that it would be "foil", but it's just the same weight as the Gold and Silver Foil Sheets in our Annual Catalog. OMG, red is my favorite color and now this is my favorite design element!When you add the#DazzlingDiamondsGlimmerPaper or the #SleighRideEdgelits or the #WoodlandTexturedImpressionsEmbossingFolder, you get everything you hoped for and a whole lot more!!  These are just a couple of examples of the fun I had yesterday as I created.
If you've followed my blog, my posts have been scant, at best, as I've been learning how to live with a new puppy and am enjoying it thoroughly.  I haven't lost my desire to stamp, it's just that priorities are #family.  
I hope you've enjoyed checking out this post and look back at my other creations to just enjoy what I enjoy.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Happy Blooming Birthday!!

Hello!  It's been forever, it seems, since I posted.

I've been a little preoccupied with our new family member.  Her name is "Tag" and she is a corker!!  She's our new puppy, born on 9/11/2015. Her given name, by Needy Paws rescuers, is Bretagne, after one of the rescue dogs involved in the rescues of the 911 attacks in New York, and given her nature we have liberally dubbed her Tag, as she willingly tags after us all day long.  She is simply adorable, so if my posts are coming sporadically, forgive me, but family is VERY important!!

My card above is my bling of all bling cards.  It's definitely over the top and I love it!!  It has glimmer, lace, glitter, shine and texture.  Can't ask for more than that!  I think my mama will love it when she opens it on her birthday;)

So, here is our little Tag.  Isn't she adorable?!  I hope to move to my creative space today to get those Christmas cards designed and made.  Wish me luck!  Have a great Monday, wherever you are stamping!--Tammie