Happy Wednesday, everyone! I am really late today posting....it's snowing like crazy and I took the time to work on a few projects around the house that I'd been procrastinating on!! So afterwards I rewarded myself with some stamping time! My first card is a Christmas card using the Freshly Made Sketches sketch designed by Kim:
This one looked better in my head than on paper, but I hated to just toss it, so it will just be one of the ones that don't meet my "favorite" criteria! I used the deer print from Be Merry and the Card Front Builder Thinlets to cut out some sparkly Glimmer paper trees; the deer from Carols of Christmas was stamped on some kraft paper and diecut with the same die set:
The little flourish is also from Carols of Christmas, and the "peace" is from Christmas Quilt. These lovely products are just around for too short of a time, I never feel like I get good use of them, so it was satisfying to get them out and use them! I embossed a panel of Whisper White with the Softly Falling (so appropriate for the view out my window today) and mounted everything on it, then mounted that on a Chocolate Chip card base.
My next set of cards uses the simple but lovely sketch from Fab Friday:
I realized I hadn't used any of the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP for a while, and it is probably one of my favorites from this year!!! I had a little piece of it already cut down, so I cut that piece into thirds to make my trio of thank you cards:
I used different mat colors for each one, mixing up the embellishments for each, but kept the sketch and the sentiment the same. The Old Olive panel on this one was embossed with the Quilt Top embossing folder and accented with some burlap ribbon:
The Calypso Coral one (which matches the flower much better IRL than it does in this photo!) was accented with a little piece of Soft Sky that was diecut with one of the Window Box Thinlets and pieced together....such a cute little scallop! I added some Linen Thread with a one-hole bow so it would stay put:
And finally, the Soft Sky panel was embossed with the Ruffled embossing folder and accented with some diecut leaves from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits and stamped with the little lace image from Touches of Texture:
The sentiment from Bella and Friends were stamped scraps of Whisper White and punched into banners with the Banner Punch! Same design, three different looks!
So this is my view this afternoon from my kitchen table (excuse my tissue!):
And I snagged this shot from my friend Deb's FB page....a sad Easter Bunny with frozen tears, lamenting another snowstorm:
Stay safe and warm and be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Inspired By challenge! Be blessed and enjoy your day!