Monday, December 13, 2010

A Merry Christmas Snowman - Paper Cupcakes Monday Challenge

Hello everyone - (I have to edit this post very quickly to say a big "oops" - apparently the challenge was to use "traditional" red and green colors with this image - I didn't follow instructions very well - I do apologize) this has been a very stressful week for me and I am so glad that it has come to an end and a new week is beginning. My dad went into emergency with a blood clot in his head last Tuesday night and they had to operate the same day. It was quite a scare for our family but thankfully everything went well and he is now home again on the mend. I am actually excited about this upcoming week as both my oldest son and my daughter are coming home for a few days - they won't be home for Christmas but I am just thankful that they will be home for a few days before. We are having our family Christmas dinner on Saturday night. This is the first Christmas my husband and I will be home alone - I know I won't like it - but I knew that one day it would happen. They are all adults now and have lives of their own. This card was made for Paper Cupcakes Monday challenge - we are all to use the same super cute image - A Merry Christmas Snowman 2 illustrated by the very talented Nina May of Paper Cupcakes digi stamps. (Again I do apologize for not following the challenge as far as colors) I wanted to make a colorful card so I found lots of different colorful DP and layered them. I colored the image with my copics and added a button, some twine, a quikutz corner die and a few dark red brads. I used some Tim Holtz black Soot distress ink around some of the edges as well. I hope you enjoy your week. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Monday, December 6, 2010

Paper Cupcake Challenge - Ornaments

Hello everyone - once again an extremely busy week - I think from now till Christmas I will be lucky if I can post once a week - in one way it is good that I am on the design team for Paper Cupcakes because when my life gets this busy it forces me at least to post for the once a week challenge. I know in January my busyness will slow down and then I should be able to get back to posting more regularly. This weeks challenge at There's Magic in the Air is to make an ornament. This challenge really scared me at first because we had to make something other than a card and I was really afraid to step out of my comfort zone - but again challenges are good as they force us to try something we normally would not do and we sometimes surprise ourselves and realize that we can really do it. My ornament was made with these adorable love penguins - in a past challenge I did use this image for a card. I made the image much smaller this time and colored it with my copics. I actually used a couple of creative memories circles for the actual ornament and a SU punch for the top of the ornament. I added the snow on the bottom half which I also ran through my cuttlebug to give it texture (swiss dots). I used DP for the background and a sizzix die cut for the heart. I added some jewels and pearls and a black/white gingham ribbon. I think this could also be used as a tag as it opens up. Thank you for stopping for for a visit and maybe you can get a chance to play along yourself. Check out the wonderful creations the rest of the DT have made here. Hope you have a great Monday and a wonderful week (in case I don't get another post until next Monday). Bye for now!!

Your stamping friend, Debbie