Sunday, January 31, 2016

A few of my most recent cards...

The first card was made for a friend of mine who lost her dad. I found the card on Pinterest  it was made by Krista Thomas from and it is her December 9th post.. she's got a lot of really great cards so go check her out!

The second card was made for the daughter of one of my best friends. I found this one on Pinterest too, there are so many wonderful ideas there! Both cards were made and ready to go out but I got the flu and it hit hard and fast and these cards have not left my house yet!

The third card was made for my niece. My husband bought me the MISTI ( Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented) for Christmas and I watched some YouTube videos by Sweet Petunia and I think that's where I found this last card idea. If you don't have the MISTI but would like to check out the videos to see how wonderful this product is you should really go watch. I guarantee you'll want one!! I heard all about if from my BFF Sue Culotti, she has alot on her blogsite to check out too, lots of creativity and if you need to get organized she's your gal so go check her out too... here's her blog site ...  Sue raved about her MISTI so much that I had to go see what the fuss was all about... omgosh.. I had to have one! I've got to say it really stands up to it's name!! I really love using the MISTI for my clear mount and photopolymer stamps and I can still use the stamp-a-ma-jig for my wood mount stamps which means that I should never ever E-ver have another crooked image! YAY!

Ok.. that's it for tonight.. it's late.. I'm tired but glad I kept going and got these posted! It's nice to be back!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

I'm bringing Love back to my blog!

Well it has been quite some time since I last posted.. there has been alot going on and I admit I strayed from blogger land. I've had some medical issues, I've also found FB and had lots of fun reconnecting with old friends, made some new friends and now I stay in better contact with my family... then I drifted over to Pinterest and created boards, lots and lots of boards but I've had great fun doing it.

I was chatting with a friend of mine today.. her name is Amanda Bodine and this is her blog.. .. check her out.. she's very creative and I have been enjoying checking out what she's working on! Anyway, she mentioned her blog and asked if I had one.. I was a little embarassed to say that I've totally neglected my blog so I am going to give this blog another go.. I've got lots of pictures of our 5 grandkids, places we've visited, lots of nature shots and I've also been taking pictures of my cards so I'll put them here.. I hope you enjoy them!

I have a question though... it looks as though all of my pictures on the blog are gone, does anyone know how I can get them back? If you do can you leave me a comment, I'll give it a try. If I can't get them back it'll be ok I have lots more to post because life moves forward!!

So, starting now I'll make sure to visit my blog and say hello before I go to FB.. and when I think about pinning on Pinterest I'll remember to come here and upload my cards!

Lmk when you visit by leaving me a comment ... I'd love to know who stops by!

Thanks everyone! Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Here's a card I made using SU's NEW Envelope Punch Board and this File Folder Video by Patty Bennett! I love that you are able to make more than just envelopes with this! Gotta' love double duty right!!  The inside is almost as fun as the outside to create.. I used a die from the Labels Collection to cut out the image on the front of this card and stampin dimensionals to pop it off of the card base after inking the edges of course! I used some fun Halloween DSP, ribbon and washi tape and a little bling to make it interesting!          
 I used a die from the Apothecary Accents set to cut out the inside image, then I inked the edges. Before I put the bigshot away I cut out another in pumpkin pie and cut that in half.. I used tombow to glue to the back of the image to give it a mat and then used stampin dimensionals to pop it up off of the card base.

Hope you enjoyed my card! Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

 Here's a card that I made last year in a couple of different colors! I am loving this Stampin' Up  stamp set called Simply Soft (unfortunately it is now a retired set) .. isn't this a great image .. and there are lots of different sentiments you can choose from and add to the card whether you need a Birthday, Anniversary, Get Well, Thinking of You or just a Friendship card. If you don't have this particular set you can use any floral image that you may have to duplicate this card but if you really really want to use this set and you don't have it go check out eBay, there are a few sets for sale right now!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

It's been a long long time...

I have to apologize for abandoning my blog for as long as I did.. there have been other things in my life that have needed more attention so I had to step away for a time.. When I was ready to come back I even thought of just starting a facebook page for my SU but I'm not sure which way to go.. keep blogging or set up a facebook page to share my projects! So, one way or another I am back and ready to share with you my love of family and my passion for cardmaking!

I had hoped that this year I would be able to go to Stampin' Ups 25th Convention but it's still not in the cards for me.. this would have been the year to go too! It's actually just wrapping up today in Salt Lake City, Utah .. I've been getting posts from friends that were able to make it and they have shared cards and display boards.. photos of all the happenings and yep I'm a bit green with envy!! I am going to set a goal of making it to next years Convention.. whether my back is up to it or not I really want to be there and be part of the fun and bring home a gazillion and ten ideas!!

I'm glad to be back and will try to post often! I have been taking pictures of my artwork since last year but I'm not sure if I will let that go for now and just post from this day forward.. I guess we'll see how things go! I'll be chatting with some friends to see if they like the facebook page better and if it's easier to maintain.. depending on what they say I may abandon this site altogether and have you join me over on facebook! If you have any comments on this idea, or if you have moved your blogin life over to facebook please let me know what your thoughts are as well.. I'm not sure if privacy is maintained as securely on facebook as it is on blogger.. so all comments are welcome!

I'll be posting artwork soon so stay tuned!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A few more Birthday cards...

This Birthday card was made for my friend Krissy (waving Hi).. I used Very Vanilla for the base of the card with Peach Parfait layer and then I used the Everyday Enchantment DSP over that.. for the main image I used Very Vanilla, Peach Parfait and then Pool Party to match the designer series paper. I used the framelits for the shaped image which coordinates with the set Apothocary Art and chose of course the Birthday sentiment in that set. I used the Peach Parfait and Pear Pizazz markers for the flowers and leaves and added pearls to the flower centers. I finished it off with a little piece of Peach Parfait stitched poly ribbon.

This next card I made for my friend Carol..another Pinterest card! I have found so many lovely cards there! This card was pretty easy to put together.. I punched out 9 coordinating pieces from the Designer Series Paper pack Everyday Enchantment. I layered them onto a piece of Early Espresso card stock and ran it through my Big Shot to get a nice quilted texture.. added it to the crumb cake card base and then added a button .. I used bakers twine to tie a bow in the button and then glue dots to add it to the layer.. next I used the stamp set Curly Cute for the sentiment and there you have it ... a Great Birthday card for a very dear friend.
I hope you like them!
Happy Stamping!

Don't you just love making cards?! I sure do!

Here's a card I made for a dear friend of mine! I used the SU Fresh Vintage set and circle scissors to create the raised image for the sentiment and the set Well Scripted for the sentiment. I used Poppy Parade ink as well as card stock to layer under the designer series paper. For the bow I used the Very Vanilla Designer that's so soft!!

Hope you like it!
Happy Stamping.. Sherry

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Easter Cards ... a little late in posting!

Sorry to be posting my Easter cards so late but you know how it goes you get to doing other things and well, I just never got back around to sharing these with you!

This is the card that I created for our daughter.. I spotted it on Cindy Granthams  blog site ... I loved the simplicity of it! I also made a card for my husband using the same stamp set Easter Blossoms a great go to set for Easter cards! I didn't get a picture of the inside but here's what I did.. I used the branch from the set on the top right and bottom left to frame the sentiment and then colored in the blossoms with coordinating markers.. it was very pretty!

This next card I created for our darling granddaughter Hailey.. I used the new SU framelits labels collection to create the center piece of the card as well as a really cute chick stamp and egg that are not SU .. I used markers to color in and design the egg.. didn't use watercolor paper but actually liked the look I got with them. I also used dazzling details on the butterfly and the flowers etc.. She really liked it which of course made me very happy.. I wanted to make her a more grown up card since she is almost 11 years old..

This card was created for our grandson Brandon.. the idea came from a site I visited but I cannot remember who created this adorable card! The original had an egg and ribbon on it but since this was for a boy I opted out on those things.. and I changed the sentiment too.

Isn't this the cutest card though! I could have... should have made a half dozen of them!! Too cute!!

I used lots of punches.. too many to name but if you are interested in knowing email me and I will send you a list!

I made this cute little card for our youngest grandchild Lily.. she was only 7 months old so this was her very first Easter! I wanted to make her something with little lambs on it and pulled these little guys out of my memory banks from way back in the day.. then I spotted them on pinterest.. the last time I made them I think I used black card stock for their faces but I liked the softer look for Lily's card. Very easy card to create and I loved the texture behind them!

This little chick card is one that I spotted in blogger land done by a gal named Laura Lipe.. loved it so much I didn't change a thing...well, except for their wings... I wasn't sure how I was going to create the wings of the chicks but then I found a very small scallop punch in my collection so they are a bit different but just as cute!  I made this for my parents and I also made one for a very dear lady that my husband and I know, she's 89 and loves to get cards!  I send her cards often and she tells me all the time that she has a box that she keeps my cards in and she pulls the box out and lays them on her bed to look at and will call me and tell me which is her favorite! How sweet is that! THAT is what makes it all worthwhile, knowing that you are bringing joy into someone's day!

Ok that's it for now.. phew.. glad that I finally got these cards posted! I need to go create a  Mother's Day card or two today and will share them soon.. I promise!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Here are a few more cards...

Here is a Birthday card that I made for our son Mike.. I love the woodgrain background don't you?!  The stamp set used is called Countryside and I use it mainly for creating manly cards.. I really enjoy watercoloring the truck.. if you click on the picture you can see a close up of the technique! Anyway, the card was fun to make.. I used the sentiment from the set called Happiest Birthday Wishes, a little extra ink on the designer paper, some markers and an aqua pen for the watercolor technique ... some ribbon and a nice blue scallopped edge for a great manly card!

Here's a card that I made for my Brother Richard! You know for me the hardest cards to create are for guys.. I don't know why that is ... but I guess I'll get better at it some day right?! For this card I used the Houndstooth Embossing Folder and layered black satin ribbon over it.. I also used 3 black brads on the bottom of the card.. for the main image I used the stamp set called Branch Out! This set is so great because you can use it for so many different types of cards.. I've used it for all season cards.. for sympathy.. girly and it works great here too as a manly card although I think the ribbon is what really made this card go in the "for a guy"  direction..

Lastly, here is a Sympathy card that I needed to make for a dear friend of the family.. I used the Embossing Folder called Stripes and the Embossing Folder called Designer Frames (which comes as a two pack, you get an oval and a rectangle) .. I used the sentiment from the stamp set All Year Cheer I.. some Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon that I made a double bow with and the butterfly escapes me now.. I cannot remember what set I pulled it from! When it comes to me I will come back and update this post.
 Edit to Post: The butterfly was a MS punch not a stamp.. I punched directly from some designer series papers and then added some pearls to the center!

Well, I hope that you have enjoyed these cards and come back to see what else I will be posting... next up will be cards from Easter! See you again soon!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

For the Grandkids!

Here are the cards that I made for the Grandkids for Valentine's Day! I've had quite the block with card making as I don't make them as often as I used to and my mojo is at an all time low.. so I look to blogger land for inspiration.. sometimes I follow to the letter and sometimes I tweak a card and put my own spin on it.. I guess I just needed to say that so that if someone came to visit and sees their card I hope that I have done them proud! I've taken to Pinterest lately and have seen so much Inspiration there!

For my oldest granddaughter who is 10... Miss Hailey, I made this card.. she loves bling so I had to incorporate that into whatever card I chose to make for her and since she's growing up so quickly I didn't want to make her a card that was "kidish".. Found this one and it was PERFECT!

Well, she loved it!  I always write something special in the kids cards and try to write something different in each of them and she always goes to a quiet spot to open and read her card! It's so touching I think!

Here is my card for Brandon.. he's 8 .. I just love how you can use our SU punches for more than it's intended purpose!! I used the Bird Builder punch for the Raccoon's eyes, the Modern Label for the feet, the Word Window for his paws.. the Blossom Petals Builder for his tail and his ears and of course the oval for his belly .. circles for his nose and the heart punch..

I lovelovelove the DSP... from the sending love pack and the oval behind Rocky Raccoon is a Spellbinder's Nestabilities that I have but the best part is that I used our Silver Glimmer Paper.. Love it! I also had some googlie eyes which I liked better than just plain punches or gel pen.. Cute Cute!

Lastly, but surely not least is the card I made for Lily who I call LilyBean... at Valentine's Day she was only about 5 1/2 months old! This little skunk-y is just perfect.. again love using our punches! I used the Blossom Petals Builder for the head and the skunk stripe down the middle as well as the ears and tail! The oval for the body, word window for the paws.. modern label for the feet, circle for the nose and the heart punch. The DSP is again from Sending Love and I also used the Jewelry tag punch for the sentiment that has baker's twine tied to it! I also used some of our very fun Pleated Satin Ribbon from the Occasions Mini! All three of these cards were so fun to make!

Well, I hope that you have enjoyed the Valentine Cards that I made for my family! I will be back with some other cards to share soon!

Happy Stamping!

Valentine's Day Shares...

This is the card that I cased for my darling husband for Valentine's Day! I just loved all of the elements used in creating this card.. I used the new edgelits die and coordinating embossing folder for the rounded edge under the sentiment.. the new textured impressions hearts embossing folder and I used the hearts sizzlet die to cut those yummy embossed red hearts! ... and I'm lovin' me some baker's twine! All in all a fun card to make!

This is the card that I made for my daughter.. found it out there in blogger land and just tweaked it a bit. She just loved it! I thought it was so soft and pretty and made for a perfect daughter card. I used the new pleated satin ribbon... that is some fun ribbon to work with let me tell you! Love It!! I also used the old stand by border punch called pinking hearts. The sets I used were old and new.. I used the cupid from the set in the new occasions mini called P.S. I love you and the sentiment is an old set called Holiday Best. The DSP is from a while back and is called Sending Love!

I made this card for my daughter's fiance.. his Birthday is actually on Valentine's Day.. so I wanted to make a seperate card to Celebrate his special day. It's hard not to make a card girly around Valentine's Day I think so I looked around blogger land for something a little less ruffly and I little more manly.. and as you can see I did use ruffled ribbon but I don't think it's too girly do you? I used the heart stamp in the set P.S. I Love You and my spellbinders heart shaped die as I have not gotten the new framelets hearts collection dies yet.. it worked out well. I also used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.. love this one so much and use it ALL the time!

I will share the cards that I made for my grandkids in my next post!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Angry Birds!!

This is a card that I made for my Grandson's Birthday.. he's going to be 8 years old and he loveloveloves Angry Birds! I think I found this card front idea on Pinterest and just ran with it.. and the idside of the card was as fun to create as the outside .. these birds and pigs are so easy to make! The hardest thing was that I don't have a 1/4" circle punch so I had to hand cut the whites of the eyes for the red bird ... they are a little wonky but that's ok because he looks the  angriest of all and I think he's supposed to! I know my Grandson will love this card and I hope that you do to!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Birthday Greetings!!

I had a couple of Birthdays that I needed to make cards for ... a girly girl card and a manly card.. now I am not really good at making manly cards so I tried my hand at a sketch out in blogger land and this is what I came up with... I covered chip board stars with designer paper and sanded/inked the edges. It's a very simple card but I really like how it turned out and hope that the recipient will too! I used Stampin' Up DSP from the Autumn Meadows pack.. I also used the sentiment from the Happiest Birthday Wishes set and very vanilla CS. The brads are ones that I had on hand (not SU) and I also used the circles nestabilities in 2 different sizes.. lastly I used a small star punch also not SU...

This second card (also found whilst blurfing) I liked so much I decided to make two! Now, I usually do that at the same time..  in assembly line fashion.. but for this one I needed a card quick so I made one card and then decided to make another one to have on hand! Silly I know but the second one worked up a little faster than the first one did so there's that!  I used a Pear Pizazz CS base.. the Textured Stripes embossing folder sponging over top for added dimension .. the sizzix Movers and Shapers using the full heart shape cutting out of both the pear pizzaz and the textured stripes layers. After placing the embossed layer down I added the pearls around the heart which makes it look so pretty! For the flowers over the heart I used the stamp set Simply Soft which is a hostess set in the SU catalog and Idea book... I cut them out and used dimensionals for added dimension. The DSP that I added is from the Pink Pirouette Paper Pack and I used it for the bottom layer as well as for inside the heart so that when you open the card it will be there and I used the set Afterthoughts for the Happy Birthday sentiment. For the ribbon I used the Lucky  Limeade Ruffled Ribbon and the technique is to lay down a piece of red line sticky tape over the embossed CS and the DSP right where they meet, then you start laying the ribbon down making little loops.. I like mine a little wonky so that it's not in a perfectly straight line.The sentiment at the bottom was created using the Four Frames stamp set, the word Enjoy from the Your a Gem stamp set .. 5 pearls and the Decorative Label Punch then I added dimensions to the back and placed it on the card. Lastly I added ribbon bows just to cover the ends of the flowers and there you have it!
I had already decided who would get the second card too so I guess so much for having an extra one on hand!! Maybe I should make 3 or 4 of each card from now on!!  lol!!
Enjoy your day and Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Our Grandkids school pictures!

I just wanted to share pictures of our adorable grandkids.. the first picture is Miss Hailey who is 10.. she's a 5th grader .. loves purple and of course Justin Beiber! She's also a major Twilight Series Fan and loves all things Bella and Edward!

The second picture is our grandson Brandon who is 7.. he'll be 8 in 2 months! He is all boy and loves to wrestle with his Papa! He has a girl friend... but he's too shy to tell you her name (is't that so sweet!).. He loves school and is a wiz in math and said that someday he would like to be the President of the United States!

Anniversary card for Mom and Dad!

Here is an Anniversary card that I made for my parents, I actually added a smaller butterfly near the sentiment and pulled up their wings to look like they were in flight.. I found the idea on a place called Pinterest! Wow I have to tell you that it is a really fun place to look around for ideas from creating cards of course.. to home dec ideas, food, travel, baby,inspirational quotes etc. There is something for everyone! When you sign up you set up what are called 'boards' and you pin things to them.. say that you are tired of the same old boring recipes and you would like to make something different, there are sooooo many recipes to view and you just click to repin them to your board for ideas later on.. and poof they are now a part of your site to view another time.  I have boards for breads, yummy dessers, fabulous cakes and one titled just plain food and  I could not believe all of the card art available to view... it's not all SU but there is quite a bit! I believe that you only need to be a facebook fan to get started .. so if you are interested I can send you an invite.. come look around and see if this is something you would like to try!

Enjoy today and Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Very Long Time...

I have to apologize to you for taking such a long break from this blog... my New Years Resolution is to keep this site updated ... sharing more artwork and maybe sprinkle a little family time in as well!

So much as happened since my last post but I won't bore you with all of that.. I will share that I am a New Nana to Lilyana Elise who is now 4 months old .. she is a beautiful little girl! She joins her two siblings, her big sister Miss Hailey who is 10 and her big brother Brandon (Mr B) as we all like to call him who is almost 8... I'll share photos of the kiddos I'm sure as time goes on! Here is a picture Miss Lily and her mommy

... and here are a few projects from last year .. I have a bunch to choose from but thought I would just share a few at a time, I hope you like them..

My sincere hope is that I will continue to share some of the older projects with you  as well as newly created ones! I hope you will stop back often!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Trick or Treat!

 I wanted to share the cards that I've been working on for our daughter and grand kids.. the first one is a card that I spotted online ... there have been so many cards being made using the Stampin Up owl punch for bats and ghosts that I had to create one myself!  I decided to add eyes to my bat though and think he's much cuter with them! I hope my daughter agrees!!

The second card I created while sitting and chatting with my brother! He actually gave me ideas on color and design.. I was impressed! I just love this image.. it comes from the set "Greeting Card Kids" and is so much fun to watercolor! This one is for Miss Hailey and I'm sure she will love it because she really enjoys touching the raised images from embossing! It still needs a sentiment hanging off of the ribbon.. not sure what I'll be adding just yet... and the last card that I have to show you is for our grandson Brandon..I think he's going to love it! He absolutely loves dinosaurs and dragons so this should be a hit! The bats were punched out twice and layered then I added some gel pen to the top bat for emphasis!
Well, hope you've enjoyed viewing the Halloween cards! Till next time!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

A Budding Artist!

 THIS is my Granddaughter Miss Hailey and as you can see by this picture is absolutely at home in my Studio! She wanted to create a Halloween card for her little brother Brandon so she set out to getting the items she needed. 
I grabbed my Big Shot and she helped me crank the handle to create the haunted house.. we then used a baby wipe and black craft ink to make it look really spooky!  ... for the inside of the card she used the spider web embossing folder and cut pieces of web from it and placed them strategically. She created the tombstones at the bottom because as she put it...  it's not Halloween without tombstones Nana..   I punched the fence for her and I thought it quite cool that she also added an arm coming up from the ground with blood on it which at the same time puzzled me though because this is coming from a girl who cries at the mere sight of all things Halloween! Her family went to the Halloween store the other day and when they got to the door this fake Freddie Kruger's arm went up and down (that's all it did) and she turned and ran into the parking lot screaming.. her brother is 6 1/2 and he says Hailey it's just fake! Well, at least she created a fun little card for him!  Anyway, I promised her I would share her card with all of you! Hailey said she hopes you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!  ~Sherry

Saturday, October 16, 2010

National Cardmaking Day... just a little late!

I never posted the cards that I made for National Cardmaking Day.. I spent part of the afternoon at my friend Sue Culotti's house creating cards and then life got too busy and I plumb forgot to share them! So, here they are, there were only 3 but I really love them! We had a nice time chatting and creating, we always do.. bouncing ideas off of each other.. it's always fun to get together with Sue even if it's only for a short amount of time! I had picked up a really cute $1 stamp at Michael's in my travels... Frankenstein's to be frank.. isn't he the cutest!  I just love their dollar spot! This was a really fun card to make and came together very quickly, gotta' love those! The hardest part of this card was deciding where to place the bats!!  lol!
This second card.. well, was actually the first one that I made!  I saw something like this on blogger somewhere and thought it would be fun to recreate so I set out to make it from memory.. I couldn't decide if I liked it better with the riding hood red on the left side or the right then decided it was better on the right since the ribbon color was so light.. I didn't bring the right color of ribbon so I raided Sue's stash.. you should see how she stores her ribbon.. really cool idea, she rolls the ribbon really tight and ends up with small spools of wound ribbon and they are all seperated by color and put in clam shell cases! What a smart idea Sue! So, this is the card I created.. it's all Stampin' Up except for the ribbon and maybe the colored pencils and copic blender pen used to make the watercolor effect on the main image. You can click on the picture to see more detail!  I used the NEW Silver Glass which is LOTS of fun to play with and a few of the punches, the scallop circle and the NEW  2 1/2" circle punch.Oh and I used the new pearls for the buttons on her jacket!! I just love the image though.... isn't she A-dorable.. she is one of 4 from the set Greeting Card Kids and I'll be showcasing one of the other images in my next post so stay tuned!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 24, 2010

More cards to share...

Here's a really fun Collage-y card you can create with just ONE stamp set.. French Foliage found in the Holiday Mini!! I wasn't going to get this set till I had the opportunity to ink it up and well, let's just say it will be here on Tuesday when my order arrives! I just cannot tell you how easy this card is to create AND you can change the season just by changing the colors of ink you choose to use! The base color is More Mustard, the next layer is whisper white sponged with Early Espresso and the I cannot remember what set the sentiment came out of... the ribbon is the NEW Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding found in the Holiday Mini and the ink colors used are Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Early Espresso!~

This next project was done using the Sizzix Matchbox Die and some Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Wicked cool was the stamp set we used stamping the sentiment and the witches boots.. we then used Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie markers for the stripes on her socks.. the sentiment was stamped and punched out with the circle punch and layered over the large oval punch with dimensionals, we then added a black brad to on either side of the oval.. that was then layered onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie punched with the oval scallop punch.. the matchbox was run through the Big Shot with Rich Razzleberry and stamped with the bat stamp and then folded up! Punch your bat with the large bat punch and pop him and your witches boots with dimensionals and your done!

This Christmas card was a little different and I wasn't sure I was going to like it mostly because I'm not used to making a card for Christmas with much other than  reds/greens or pinks/blues but I have been seeing allot of them out there in bloggerland and it's growing on me!  The snowflake is from the new Sizzix Big Shot Die called Northern Frost and I LOVE it! there are 8... count them EIGHT different snowflakes on this die which measures 2 3/8" x 12 5/8" .. allota bang for your buck at only $21.95!! Then sentiment was stamped and then punched with the new Decorative Label punch and then layered onto a piece cut from the Lots of Tags Sizzlit 4 pack!  Add one of the NEW Glimmer Brads to the center of the snowflake and tie it off with a piece of Silver Tinsel Trim which is also a NEW product in the Holiday Mini!!

This last card was really fun to make! Using a piece of Glossy cardstock you create a rainbow effect using different inks.. starting at the bottom of the piece and blending as you go with a sponge for each color! You then stamp your image on the front and then place it in the Spider Web embossing folder and run it through your Big Shot! (gosh if you don't have a big shot you should really look into getting one.. I use mine all the time!) After you emboss your piece you want to layer it over a piece of Black cardstock and then a piece of Old Olive (which is the card base).. you will then finish it off  by stamping your sentiment onto another piece of glossy cardstock and sponging your favorite spooky color over it and punching it out with the extra large oval punch and viola' your done!

Thanks for stopping by ... I hope you've enjoyed viewing these cards and that you are going to try creating them for yourself!
I'll be back soon with more to share!~Sherry