It’s the Polar Express

All Aboard, it's time for the Polar Express.
My husband loves the Polar Express movie.  Every year after we watch it he goes around the house singing Hot, Hot, Hot, Hot Chocolate…..

Polar ExpressMy sister, Tina, did a card similar to this but hers was a birthday card.  As soon as I saw her card it made me think of the Polar Express
(I have been in Christmas mode for a couple of weeks already).
The base of the card is Soft Suede with a layer of Cherry Cobbler that I embossed using the Lucky Stars embossing folder.  I stamped the train with Soft Suede ink on Natural Ivory cardstock and adhered that to a Soft Suede layer and adhered to the card front with dimensionals and two "flags" punched out with the Banner Punch.
I stamped the Christmas Wishes image from That's the Ticket stamp set (which is on the Weekly Deals sale this week) using Cherry Cobbler ink on Naturals Ivory cardstock.  I punched it out with the coordinating Ticket Punch and layered it with two more tickets punched from Soft Suede.  I layered that with dimensionals over a banner of Soft Suede.

So now it's time to go enjoy some hot, hot, hot, hot chocolate and watch the Polar Express movie.  Enjoy!!

Christmas Sampler

I love making samplers for the different holidays and so do my customers.  If I don't schedule a class for one I get a bunch of emails asking if I'm doing one.  Last night was my Christmas Sampler Class.  It was a great group and everyone enjoyed making their work of art.  I did a lot of prep work for this sampler so they could enjoy a little coloring and assemble their picture.  They brought their own 12" x 12" frame so once they completed the sampler they can go right home and hang it up.

Are you ready to see this wonderful Christmas Sampler???

Sampler
I used many stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog.  The colors I used are Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler.  I added some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine to add some texture and of course plenty of dimensionals to give some pieces a little more depth (everyone knows how much I love dimensionals).

I would love to see a picture of your favorite Christmas Sampler.  Don't have one — well don't you think it's time to make one.  It is quite simple to do.

Seasonally Scattered Merry

I love this stamp set — Seasonally Scattered has so many possibilites on how to use the stamp.  You can ink it up with one color ink, you can emboss it, it is beautiful with the baby wipe technique or one of my favorites is to ink up with a lighter color and then use markers to "pounce" other colors on to the stamp and stamp on Whisper White cardstock.  So pretty.

Merry ScatteredThis time I chose Island Indigo for my card base.  Then a layer of Whisper White.  Next I used a layer of Smoky Slate cardstock.  I adhered a strip of All is Calm designer paper on the left hand side.  Then I stamped the "Merry" image from Seasonally Scattered with VersaMark ink.  I heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder and adhered this layer to the white.  I applied three different All is Calm Washi Tapes to Whisper White strips and trimmed the end of each strip into a banner and adhere to the card front.  I tied a bow with Lost Lagoon ribbon and adhered with a glue dot.  Last I added an All is Calm Snowflake Charm and put a large Rhinestone in the center of snowflake for a little extra sparkle.

I love this color combination.  How about you, what is your favorite color combination?