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Best of 2011 Happy Friday before Christmas! 
Are you ready? I always plan to be ready ahead of time. Best laid plans, right! Like this happy little fellow, my best plans are skating away, but at least the happy thought is there!
For my skating scene, everything except the cut out and added penguin was done on the one layer. I started by stamping the tree line then masking the snow and sponging the sky. There’s just something about a pink winter sky that I really like so I tend to use this color for winter skies. I flipped the mask to cover the sky and sponged in some snow w/ a lt blue ink. All except the pond. I penciled in where I wanted it and left it white. A little shading was added around the trees w/ markers.

After I determined where my skater would go, I stamped him again on the plastic sheet of my SAMJ (stamp-a-ma-jig), lined up the foot under where his right foot is, masked the edge of the pond, and stamped the reflection using the image on the SAMJ sheet as the stamp. It’s really harder to describe than it is to do. It’s just a simple reflection technique. After that, I covered the pond using a VersaMark pen and embossed w/ clear powder twice. Then I added a few scribbles w/ a white Permapaque marker and embossed w/ another coat of clear ep. We used to call this super embossing. It really makes it look like an icy pond.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

stamps: Interlocking Snow Bg, Snow Background, Tree Line Border, One Line Happy Thoughts greeting, Skating Penguin
paper: white, pink
ink: VersaFine onyx, Memento angel pink & summer sky, Archival library green (for the tree line)
accessories: VersaMark pen, SAMJ, clear embossing powder, Tombow markers, Cuttlebug snowflake die, rhinestones

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Best of 2011
It’s almost Christmas! Only a few more days! Are y’all ready? I still have lots of wrapping and baking to do. Not really sure why I’m always behind, but no matter how well I think I plan, it always comes down to the wire. And there’s always that one gift that goes missing. According to the tracking, it’s been doing a winter vacay in Colorado since Dec 13. How do I get a deal like that, lol?

I made this for today’s Sketch Challenge (SC364) and yesterday’s Color Challenge (CC354) at Splitcoast. Wonderful sketch and it turns out the colors are kinda nice together. Not sure I would have ever come up w/ the combo, but it’s growing on me.

All images are Our Daily Bread designs. With these colors, I figured I would have a tough time trying to make a last minute Christmas card, so I packed that idea in pretty quickly and went w/ a spring card. I inked the clover w/ the lime ink, wiped off the little clover blooms and inked them w/ a wisteria marker. The sentiment was stamped first w/ the rose coral ink then lined up and stamped again w/ the grape ink. I used a coral marker to highlight a few of the words.

I die cut it using the out of the box Nestie technique and added a coral layer and lacy square layer out of dp.

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For the circular element on the left, I die cut a piece of sparkly lime dp using a Cheery Lynn die. I used the same die on a piece of wisteria colored dp but did the emboss only. I attached the lime die cut on top and trimmed around the edges. Not really sure how this came about, but I put a coral like piece of c/s under the area I cut out of the lime and attached the die cut back on top, but a little off.

I added a cuttlebug embossed strip across the bottom, w/ a little stickles and attached to a 5.50 x 4.25 card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Holidays!


Stamps: ODBD – Simple Things
Paper: white, dp (all SEI – On the Coast collection), some coral like c/s
Ink: Archival grape, Colorbox rose coral & lime chalk inks
Accessories: Spellbinders squares & lacy squares dies, Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish die, Cuttlebug With Love border folder, Tombow markers, stickles

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Best of 2011

t’s a wonderful sketch today (SC358) on Splitcoast and as you can see, my version morphed a little. It started out good, but then I had to move my window over to make room for the big poinsettia and found it looked better to have the window lower than the frame around it. Oh well.

All images & window die are Our Daily Bread designs. The little kitchen scene was stamped, colored and cut out. I used part of a Sizzix ef to emboss the dk red and attached the scene on top. The wood grain was stamped on the white c/s before the window was die cut. The curtains were die cut out of one of the dps. Both of the dp patterns are from an older Christmas stack and I cut out one little gingerbread man for the window. I cut two windows out of card board, sandwiched a piece of acetate between them then attached the window frame on top. I added a little stickles in the lower corners.I put the window back inside the leftover rectangle frame.
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The poinsettia was also die cut and put together. I used a hole punch to punch some of the peppermint candies from the dp and used them for the center and also for the corners of the window frame. The finished card is 5 x 6.50 (A6).

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: ODBD – Sweet Christmas Wishes, Wood Bg
Paper: Neenah white, dk red, dp (DCWV Christmas stack), red & holly green for poinsettia
Ink: Ancient Page coal, Memories soft sand
Accessories: Tombow markers, ODBD window die & poinsettia die (both by Spellbinders), Candi dots, stickles, Sizzix TY set ef, 1/4 inch hole punch, Grand Calibur