Thursday, November 6, 2008

Let's Try This Again!

I thought I was ready to blog when I created this blog, but I guess I was wrong. I have been stamping more lately, so I feel ready to give this another try. I have started making my Christmas cards. Here are a couple of cards I made.

I was at a scrapbook/stamping weekend in WI recently and bought this beautiful poinsettia stamp from The Angel Company. I thought it would look nice cut and layered as I did here. After making this card, I don't think I will be mass producing this card. My fingers won't be able to handle all that cutting!

Supplies: Poinsettia from TAC; Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke cardstock; VersaMark & Encore Gold ink; gold embossing powder, gold ribbon, snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha Stewart border punch.

This card uses a cute polar bear stamp from Gina K...isn't he darling? Again, I used the snowflake embossing folder (what did I do before Cuttlebug embossing folders?). Before running the background cardstock through the embossing folder, I stamped it a snowflake stamp with Whisper White craft ink and embossed with Iridenscent Ice embossing powder. The snowflake embellishment is a foam snowflake I purchased at Michael's with glitter added. I colored the polar bear with reinkers. Unfortunately, it doesn't show up well in this photo.

Supplies: Lace Snowflakes from Stampin' Up!, polar bear from Gina K; Baha Breeze, Soft Sky, Basic Gray, Whisper White cardstock; Basic Gray ink and various reinkers for coloring; Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Baha Breeze striped ribbon, snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha Stewart border punch, foam snowflake, glitter.

I would love to hear any feedback from you on my postings! Thank you for checking in!



Helen said...

Oh my dear Adair!

It seems blogging and blurfing are the way to go these days! Congrats on taking the plunge. I don't get much time at home for anything but keeping the house together...let alone trying to spend any amount of time on the computer! I have always admired your amazing stamping creativity and aspire to be more like you! Nice job on your Christmas cards! I will take either one!!

Janeen said...

I sure do like your cards. You are so creative! I'm not even sure what a blog really is, let alone start one! Bravo to you!

My Creations said...

I am so happy you are starting a blog. I always love your work and you are a great inspiration. I haven't been stamping lately but when I see your work it makes me want to start again. I am so glad to hear from you again. Thank you for inviting me to see your blog. I love the colors you chose and the cards are just fabulous. Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing more.

Rubber Hugs.. Janet