This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snowy Day Stamping

The snow is falling...and I do mean falling!  So far, we have about 4" on the ground with a forecast of about 10"...possibly 14 or more in some pockets are the area.  Since it's snowing and I had a snow day off from school.  I decided I wanted to be creative.  I challenged my stamp group to a Christmas Card Challenge where we need to make a selected number of Christmas Cards each month so that we'll have plenty for next Christmas. I said I needed to make 5 cards a month.  Here is is January 21st and I hadn't made knees have been really hurting and my stamp room is upstairs...I didn't feel like climbing the steps so I challenged myself to create a Christmas card using only what I had, here is what I came up with:

I had been wanting to try the sunburst technique.  It's pretty simple, actually.  Of course, I would have prefered to have vanilla cardstock instead of white and a poinsettia instead of a rose, but hey, all those things were upstairs! 

Anyway, for the most part, they'll do...2 cards down and 3 more to go for January.  Looks like we might have another snow day tomorrow...we'll see what happens.  If we do, maybe I can venture up the stairs...

Papers:  Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, white, patterned paper from Authentique
Stamp:  Merry Christmas from Stampin' Up
Paper rose unknown

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Meade Girls...PUBLISHED!

Several months ago, I spent the day with my stamping group, the Meade Girls, at a same-set shoebox swap.  Each person created a card using the same stamp set- Stampin' Up's Wetlands.  On a whim, we sent our sample cards and a group photo, along with a write-up (thanks, Angie!) to Just Cards!/Stamp and Scrap Arts magazines.  Lo, and behold, they actually published our cards and write-up in the March 2014 issue of Stamp and Scrap Arts! We had a 2-page spread!  Check it out!

If you'd like to see the cards close-up, click HERE for my original blog post.

I am SO lucky to be a part of this fabulous group!  I have never met such wonderful AND talented ladies!!  We'll be having another shoebox swap in February!