Sunday, November 26, 2006

It's a cold one out there!!

Don't know what it is like where you all are but here in Calgary it is freakin' cold!! It's about -36C with the windchill right now. Thats cold!!

So yesterday was a crafting day. It all started with a beautiful card I recieved from a swap that I am a part of. It came from Julie who is a member of the CCE swap I am in. I loved the layout so much I had to try one of my own. It is a simple layout but very pleasing to the eye...well at least my eye! Here is my version...
I used my colorwheel to come up with a subtle color combo. I used Sage Shadow, Bordering blue and Very Vanilla. I used the snowflake and sentiment from 'Frosty' and some 'itty bitty backgrounds' for the background snow. Of course I had to add some bling and a few dots of Crystal Effects on the snowflakes. I am very happy with this one. Although hubby said he likes Julie's card better cause I used some foam to add some dimension and he likes it better with the layers flat!! What does he know ;0)

This one was using the same layout with just a little twist using the tag punches. This one uses Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Shimmery White. Of course added some bling again to the middle ornament and some Michaels ribbon. Again very simple, but I am happy with it.

Here is one I have done using the OSW that I made lastweek while I was at my friend Nancy's house. I love this reindeer stamp of hers! This one was done using Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Shimmery White. I added some mini silver brads, Michaels ribbon and some doodling around the outter edge and down the center line with my silver glitter gel pen. Not great, but its okay.

This last one is one more using Julie's layout, but again with my own twist. This one is done using Tempting Turquoise, Cool Caribbean and Shimmery White. I used 'Ornamassortment', 'Crosshatch' and 'Everyday Flexible Phrases' which are all Stampin' Up. I used my new 1 3/8" Square punch and Word Window punch. I added some silver gel pen to the ornaments and some bling to the center and the sentiment. I think I am liking this one too.

All in all it was a good stampin' day yesterday. Plus I mounted about 8 Stampin' Up! stamp sets too! I think today maybe another stampin' day...must finish my Christmas Cards!!! Plus I have a sick little girl today who does'nt want to do too much other than lay on the couch and watch movies...poor thing :0(

Thanks for stoppin' by :0)

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Tracy, these are all FANTASTIC! Hard to pick a favorite, that's for sure! However, I am partial to the first two, with their extra little "bling" touches. ;) Very creative using the tag punches like that, too! That idea (to use more than one) would've never crossed my mind.

Hope you guys can stay warm! I'll be sending some southwestern sunshine your way. ;) And BTW - thank you veryy much for your kind comments on my blog, too! I really appreciate them. :)

Hope your daughter feels better soon - poor girl! :(