Saturday, December 26, 2015

Celebrate the Season!

Merry Christmas, everyone!  Hope your holiday was wonderful and full of love and joy.  Here's one of the Christmas cards I sent out this year, CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from Cindy Major.  This was my first card that used wet embossing in the framelit.  Truthfully, I was nervous about it at first, but it executed perfectly!  This features the Endless Wishes stamp set from Stampin' Up, as well as For All Things stamp set, and the embossing folder is from last year's Holiday Catalogue.  Colors used are Baked Brown Sugar and Crumb Cake.  Yummy - I think I'll go have a snack now!  Hope you have a fabulous weekend! <3 JEM

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Newborn King

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Are you done your Christmas shopping yet?  We had one last thing to pick up today, and boy were we glad it was just an in and out stop.  The mall is CRAZY.  I hope everyone is being kind to the mall staff - so glad I don't work in retail anymore.

Here's the Christmas card for today.  I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) it from Mary Jo.  I love the beautiful rich colors of this card, as well as the white embossing used to make the manger scene really stand out.  This of course features The Newborn King stamp set from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue, and the in colors Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.  Hope you like!  See you tomorrow for another card :) <3 JEM

Monday, December 21, 2015

Holiday Home

Hey everyone!  I finally figured out how to get my Christmas cards done... Ready for it?  Stop procrastinating and just do it.  Sheer genius, I know.  Anyway, I finished all my Christmas cards on Saturday and now just have the task of writing and sending them all out!  So for the next few days I'll be sharing all the different cards I made this year.

This card features the Holiday Home stamp set from last year's Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.  I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) this card from the lovely Laura.  I enjoy many of her creations - be sure to check out her site!  A few things I did differently were using a different order for the background houses and a different border punch.  The background houses are embossed with Pool Party powder for a nice texture.  Enjoy! <3 JEM

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cheerful Christmas

Wow - I can't believe it's been over a month since I last posted!!!  Life has been so busy with a stamp camp, my first craft fair, and trying to get my own Christmas cards done in time!  Today I finished another batch of cards, so I forced myself to come downstairs to the computer to share. 

This card was CASEd(Copy And Share Everything) from the lovely Brian King.  I just love all of the little ornaments in the Cheerful Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up's 2014 Holiday Catalogue.  I wasn't so fond of cutting out 24 of the little dudes, but I got it done.  When Brian created this card last year, he used the now discontinued Blendabilities markers to color the pearls.  I didn't have that option so I tried using the Stampin' Write markers.  Big mistake!  The ink is not alcohol based, so it never really dried and I had to rub it off with some paper towel.  I had tried leaving it on overnight, but no go.  Fortunately, it did stain the pearls a bit, so there is still a bit of color.  I did have to use a bit of white out on a few of the cards where some smudging happened, but hopefully no one will ever notice!!  Anyway, for those of you who want to know the colors I used, here they are: Night of Navy card stock, Soft Sky card stock, Lost Lagoon card stock and ink, and Whisper White card stock and craft ink with silver embossing powder.  I love how the embossing makes the ornaments shine!  Hope you enjoyed - I'm back to the craft room to start the next batch!  <3 JEM