I wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Years, and all the best in 2009! I am so thankful for all the bloggers out there, for all your inspiration and friendship!
On another note, I am so tied up in knots! I applied for a design team, and SO WANT to be on this team! The stamps are so my style, and the other designers are out of this world! It would be a huge honour to be picked. The winners will be announced tomorrow. In my head I know I probably won't make it, but in my heart I am wishing!! lol So, wish me luck, and keep everything crossed for me!!!! I think I need it!! lol
See you next year!! lol
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I did want to post these yesterday, but I was called into work. Then I worked today and took pictures when I got home. I have been going crazy trying to get all my Christmas cards done! I am beginning to think I must like stress, cause I seem to always be doing things last minute, why do I not start these cards in July or something? lol
The 4 following cards were done in one evening. I did 3 of each. I really needed to make some fast cards, and the cuttlebug was my best friend that evening! lol All folders and dies are Cuttlebug. The stamped card uses a sentiment from Cornish Heritage Farms. The insides are just stamped with black ink, saying "Christmas Blessings". I wanted to keep them very simple and hopefully elegant. Of course, I had to add a ton of stickles!!! The squares on the 2 cards were done with the nestibilities. Dazzling Diamonds glitter was used on the snowflakes over top of clear glue.
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You will be missed Auntie Gail, I love you.
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We had a Christmas Ornament Exchange over at a stamping friends last week. We were to make an ornament, then bring it over. We put numbers in a bowl, and whoever got the highest number got to pick out of all the ornaments, and tell why they picked that specific ornament. At the end each person had to tell which ornament they made. It was alot of fun! This is the ornament I made for the exchange. Catherine kindly took a picture of it when she got home, because I forgot! lol Thank you Catherine!
I used chipboard ornaments from Basic Grey. The backside is swiped with versamark ink, then I used pearl lustre embossing powder on it. On the front I glued on a piece of patterned paper. Stamped my angel image on white c/s, then coloured it in with Copic Markers. I went over parts of it with Spica Glitter Pens as well. I then distressed her with distress inks. Then I cut her out and curved her wings with my fingers and mounted her on the ornament. The edges of the ornament are also distressed with distress inks.
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I saw this stamp and fell in love with it! My bf Flower gave it to me!!!! When I opened my mail I was floored!! Thank you so much Flower! I will treasure this stamp! She is stamped on glossy c/s, then painted in using a watercolour brush and tombow markers. I just swipe some colour from the markers onto a piece of plastic and use a wet brush to pick the colour up and paint parts in. After I painted in what I wanted to, I went over everything with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, going darker as I got closer to the edges. The background paper is also distressed. I then stamped the sentiment from Quietfire Design. I thought it went perfectly with this image. I randomly stamped a couple little stamps from Inkadinkado. Then punched some flowers and added them, putting tiny pearls in the centers of them. I really like how this card turned out! If you click on the photo to make it bigger, you will see more of the colouring and detail up close.
I bought a couple more Stampsmith plates last Friday and they came this past Friday! What awesome service Estelle gives! When I saw this new Marilyn plate I know I HAD to have it. She looks so naughty and sultry, I thought this sentiment from Quietfire Design went perfectly with her! Marilyn is stamped with Black Ancient Page, then distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I only used a touch of pink on her lips. I had intended this card to be for the Created Byhand challenge, red and green, but the green distress inks don't show up very well. I used it on the main layer that Marilyn is on, then over all the striped patterned paper. In person it shows up, but not in the photo. I am submitting it as is because I don't have time to try again right now.
Have a wonderful evening,
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 10:20 PM
Rest in peace Grandpa,
I love you,
Edited to add: Grandpa's funeral is on Tuesday December 9th. Here is his obituary. I am heading to Moncton tomorrow morning, so I probably won't be around for a few days. My Grandma isn't doing the best, she has Alzheimers they believe. It was sad to find out she doesn't know who I am, or the rest of us grandchildren really. I kinda feel like I have lost 2 grandparents. Anyway, will go there tomorrow and help my Aunt's in anyway I can. Thank you so much for all your kind words, it means the world to me. I will be posting a few cards tonight that I had already made. So, after I upload, I will see you in a few days.
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