Ornaments for the Tree

I fell in love with this stamp set when I first saw it.  I ordered it and then it sat on the shelf for months.  I just didn't know what to do with it and it seemed to require so much coloring — much too time consuming for a class.  Then I decided to do just a little bit of coloring.  Here is the end result — I really like it. 

Season's Greeting OrnamentThe card base is Whisper White with a layer of Cherry Cobbler.  I stamped the images with VersaMark on a layer of Whisper White and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  I colored the leaves and dots on the ornament with Old Olive Blendabilities and then the center with Cherry Cobbler.  I added a bow tied from Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.  Quite a quick and simple card.

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???

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.