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Pretty Christmas Color Challenge for TTS 54

Well, Christmas is usually pretty anyway, that was the best I could do for a header. Ha. It's too early here for creative headlines.

This week at Tis The Season Stamping we have a great color challenge for you! I was really excited about this color combo because it's just so dang pretty, plus we are starting to see more "non-traditional" Christmas colors in the stores now. I don't know why I thought of aluminum trees when I saw the colors, but that was my inspiration and I went with it.

I also tried to follow a sketch, which as of late my brain and my hands are polar opposites because while it looks good in my head, not so much in execution. Do you have those days? I should take photos of my misfit cards before I rip them apart.

Here's what I came up with:

Looks easy, right? It took a rather long time to come up with that look ;). One of those days!
Here's the challenge:
Supplies: All SU (unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Pennant Parade (ret)
Paper: Very Va…

Spooky Spiders for TSOT #240!

Hey there!

As I was scrolling my FB newsfeed yesterday, I came across this great sketch from the Try Stamping on Tuesday team! I had to play along because I was itching to make some Halloween goodies!

I knew I wanted to incorporate spiders and the spider web embossing folder. After a little reconfiguration, I came up with this:

I started off thinking I was going to use the web as the card base, but after that idea tanked, I switched my laters around and think it came out mighty cute!

Supplies (All SU!) unless noted:
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Witches Brew DSP (ret), Whisper White, DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack.
Ink: Jet Black Stazon
Stamps: Spooky Bingo Bits (ret)
Accessories: Wild Wasabi 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon (ret), Rhinestones, 1" circle punch, Seasonal Frame thinlits with Precision Base Plate.

Simple Thank You and Sweet Deals

Good morning!!

I had a quick second yesterday to make a very simple thank you note! It took me all of 5 minutes from start to finish and I think it came out great!!

I wanted to create something simple yet beautiful and I think I achieved it with this perfect colorful sentiment. While it is fun to make a card with a lot of layers and embellishing, it's also nice to do one that is very stripped down and elegant. (It's also hard NOT to add more!) Also--I can't say enough how much I LOVE the In-colors!! I know I'm a year late in their glory, but I love them!! I also add Cherry Cobbler in the mix with them and it looks spectacular!

But for the simple stamper, without a lot of supplies, you can still create something stunning without lots of extras.

Oh Hey---

Stampin' Up! is having an SALE!!

Say what?! Get in on the action while you can! ALL stamp sets (not bundles) are 15% off!!!! I know you have a wishlist a mile long!! Now is a great time to stock up!! Visit me at my …

Skating Inspired for Tis the Season 53!

Good afternoon!

This week at Tis The Season Stamping we have a great winter inspiration for you! Scenes like this are what my winter growing up in Wisconsin were like. Rustic old farmhouses, beautiful snow sparkling for miles, and hints of evergreen sprigs and garland lining front porches. My favorite part about winter (in a snowy location) is that the simplicity of the landscape is enough decoration for me. Its sparkly, bright, and has the hints of the trees to showcase its natural beauty.

I'm also jealous of the warm winters out there as well. I'm not talking warm as being in the 50's (Well, in North Pole during the cold stretches that could be a 100 degree heatwave) but I'm talking HOT, like Phoenix. I also like hot cocoa in the winter, which would be hard in 90 degree weather.

I'll keep weighing my options. In the meantime all this banter was brought about by this picture:

My take: I've been itching to do two things: 1) Use the new woodland embossing folder …

October Swap Group

Hey everyone!!

Here is the card I made for our October swap group. The theme this month was Thankful (one of my favorites). I stuck with the fall theme to go along with this and came up with this card using nice fall colors.

There is a specific name for this technique, which is totally slipping my mind at the moment. Inlaid embossing maybe? You can use punched or die cut images scattered then embossed as well. Anyway, no matter what you do, it always looks great. For this card I just stamped the leaves in different colors and then ran through the big shot with an embossing folder. It adds a perfect bit of texture (and also distracts the eye from any blemishes). For the punched image, I used the decorative label punch for the sentiment, then punched Blackberry Bliss and cut in half to frame around it. I love how versatile our punches are! 
Supplies: All Stampin' Up (unless otherwise noted) Paper: Dusty Durango (ret) Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss Stamps: Days of Grat…

Dottie for Tis The Season 52!

Good morning!!

Boy, its a snowy one here in Alaska! Yesterday schools were cancelled yesterday due to the big dumping of snow we got on Tuesday. Usually, if we have weather related cancellations its for raining when it's not supposed to be. Unfortunately, there are some 8,000 residents still without power and with the sub-30 degree weather, it creates unsafe situations. Keep those residents in your thoughts as the power crews work hard!

With all this new snow, I was inspired to break out my new Snow Place stamp set and get to work for the Tis The Season layout challenge this week. Here's what I came up with:

I wanted to use the "Let it Snow" sentiment from that set to pick on Lisa from Snowy Moose Creations (She lives south of me by a few hours and was jealous of all of our snow!) but it didn't fit quite as well.

This stamp set is SO much fun to play with!! I love that Stampin' Up and other companies started releasing these little thinlet dies, it makes cutt…