Saturday, December 3, 2011

TSSC 202

Good morning, Friends! I hope you are having a fantastic start to your weekend! I hope to find some time this weekend to get myself caught up on stamping and card making so that I have something to post. I got a new computer last week and am still getting used to using it. I actually went from a PC to a Mac. I love my Mac so far but I am having to learn a few things as I go. Thankfully I learned how to resize pictures and add a watermark (of some sorts). I have been out of the stamping routine for a while now that I feel like I need something to "jump" start me. I couldn't even get my mojo going last night while stamping with Becky. She did let me borrow a stamp set so I will be trying to get something going with it today. We are currently under a Winter Storm Warning but so far nothing is happening. It is just really cloudy. We will see what happens later today.

Today's card was inspired from Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge. My card base is Always Artichoke with a layer of Crumb Cake that I sent through the Big Shot using the Snow Burst embossing folder on the top part and then wrapped a piece of Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon around it. Then I stamped the Christmas greetings from Season of Joy in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake card stock and layered it onto Early Espresso and popped it up on the card. Then I stamped the tree in Always Artichoke and Early Espresso on Very Vanilla and cut it out and popped it up over the panel with the words. I stamped the snowflake in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla and punched it out with the 1" circle punch and added a silver brad and glued it over the ribbon. Then I stamped the greeting in Early Espresso right under the knotted ribbon. Then I decided it needed a little pop of red so I colored a rhinestone with my red Sharpie pen and put it on the tree. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Season of Joy; Paper- Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso; Ink- Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake; Accessories- Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon, silver brad, rhinestone, 1" circle punch, dimensionals


  1. Very pretty card. I'd say you got your mojo back. TFS

  2. I keep telling myself I do NOT need any more Christmas stamps, but you are making it very hard to stick with it! That's one of the few Christmas sets I don't have. Love the color combo and layout!

  3. dont think you were not missed. i subscribe to 98 (yikes!) blogs on my google reader and ALWAYS go to yours first. will have to dust off this set and make this card. just when i thought i had ENOUGH xmas cards.

  4. Love this. I forgot all about this set. If I wasn't so tired of making Christmas cards I might even pull it out. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!