Friday, December 9, 2016

Peace On Earth

Stampin' Up!'s World Map embossing folder was the base for this card design, embossed on Glossy White card stock. Colored with watercolor paints, spritzed with some water and dabbed with paper towels to blend. Mounted to Whisper White A2 card base. For the rosette I used an old map, scallop circle die, SU glimmer paper, and the Peace sentiment from Greetings of the Season. Added silver cording and attached to card with a removable pop up adhesive square.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Celebrating One Million visits!

I am so thrilled that my Sleepy in Seattle card making blog has just hit one million views! Thank you for stopping by to visit me, it means a lot to me if I can inspire or motivate you in some small way to go and create something. It always brings me peace and joy to work on any kind of craft, and has ever since I was a kid. I would say it is cheaper than any therapy but if you could see my craft room you would know that is not true! So, go and make something pretty today. Especially if you have children at home that can craft by your side, you are also making memories that will last a lifetime.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Snow Mojo

For this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge I used a mix of Stampin' Up! supplies with this unmarked rubber only snowman stamp that I had in my holiday supply bin. The card stock colors were Tempting Turquoise, Cool Caribbean, and Whisper White, embossed with SU's snowflake folder. Added some glitter paper and a white organdy ribbon to embellish, colored with Derwent Inktense pencils. The jury is still out for me on whether I prefer these or the Prismacolors. They are both great for coloring and blending so I'll try them on various papers for further comparison.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Snow Globe Village

I really love this new Tim Holtz Sizzix snow globe thinlits die cuts set. The pieces are a little small to work with, especially if you are sponging the edges. Be prepared for inky fingers! I pretty much copied the sample on the package for colors and placement, adding a few touches of my own. The background was done on glossy white card stock used the salted watercolor technique to make the winter sky. Added some Stampin' Up! snowflakes since it is a snow globe, after all. The fancy embossed paper was on sale at Hobby Lobby. May have to go back and get more of this, it is even prettier in real life and adds a little touch of elegance to a card.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Die Cut Wreath 3 ways

You can use any of the new swirl or wreath die cuts here, Stampin' Up! has some really pretty ones that would work perfectly. I have always been a "one and done" kind of stamper. As soon as I get a new stamp set, die cut, or embossing folder I make one card and then move on to the next thing. Lately I've been trying to make at least two or three things before I move on so I don't feel so guilty about not getting enough value and use out of each purchase. I've always loved to see how I can make a seasonal product work for other occasions as well.

This pretty wreath is from Darice. The first uses Stampin' Up! glimmer paper. I cut one from this and added two more of lightweight cardboard to give it more stability and just added a little hook at the top to hang from the tree. Catches the light so nicely!

The second card uses SU Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, and Whisper White card stocks, little rhinestones to embellish and a holiday greeting from my general craft stash.

Not sure who made the designer paper on the third project (you could even use sheet music for this), Garden Green and Riding Hood red card stocks, mini pearls and sentiment from unknown. Sponged the edges in Tim Holtz "Old Paper" distress ink.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Book Page Floral

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals stamped on a book page with Tim Holtz butterfly. Riding Hood Red card base. I played in SCS's Featured Stamper (Precious Kitty) challenge and was inspired by one of her cards that showcased a stamped flower scene on book page background. Loved this idea!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Santa's Sleigh

Stampin' Up!'s Santa's Sleigh framelits die embossed in gold powder with deer in Close to Cocoa. Red cording for reins and bow, white mosaic embossed paper is from Hobby Lobby.