Happy Saturday peeps! Oh my, I have just been having so much fun lately in my stamp room….just stamping for FUN, playing with new and old stuff, doing new techniques….I have been a happy camper, I mean stamper! My first card to show you today is for the Freshly Made Sketches sketch by Jen M:
I just love this sketch because you get to play with lots of papers….look at those layers! I don’t know about you, but when I get some new stamps, I like to “play” with them first, just to try them out, and sometimes, if I am lucky, my “play” attempt turns out fairly well! That’s what happened this time; I stamped this image on a scrap of BG paper, pulled out my Copics and just fooled around. When I saw the sketch, I thought it would be fun to use the image, so I searched my stash for some papers and these are what I found:
That gorgeous snowflake background paper was a gift from my friend Martha, and the other papers are from MME’s Nostalgia collection. I finally had a chance to make a faux bow using Connie Collins’ tutorial here. WHAT FUN! So quick & easy and cute as a button!
I think the next time I will try sponging the edges of the bow a bit….other than that, I love it! I added some glittery snow to my vintage Mr Snowman, and he’s done:
I also had a chance to make one of those amazing ornaments on the front cover of the Holiday Mini (sorry my background is not so good!):
I used Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake for my colors….and the tulle was a bit challenging, so if my friend doesn’t mind me keeping her bundle a bit longer, I may try to do another one! And finally, my sweet SIL Louise arrived at my door a couple of days ago with this in hand, hand-crafted by her from pinecones she gathered on our property, which used to be my dad’s farm:
She had me in tears, this was so pretty…..just like something from a magazine, and she thought enough of me to give me one! I was over-the-moon happy!!!
Remember, if you have any questions about anything shown here, just email me (my email address is at the top right sidebar). I have had a couple of anonymous questions come through the comment screen lately, and I want to answer them, but I just can’t without email information! Have a wonderful weekend, and be sure to stop back tomorrow for my Paper Players challenge!