Sunday, November 25, 2007

With a little help from my friends

Update-Sunday Dec 2nd-Thank you one and all for giving me some great ideas. I hope to use the stamp soon and look forward to posting here what I decide to do first. I used the computer random number to select one person to send the stamp to...and the winner is Cheryl/cakvd. I will get it ready this afternoon so all I need is an address.

I received this stamp with a recent order. Nice stamp but I am not sure how to use it. The brown card stock is regular 4.25x5.5 size so you can see it a large image with not a lot of space to be very creative. So as I ponder, I would appreciate your added suggestions on how to use it. If you leave me a comment with your idea I will be happy to include you in a random drawing for the unmounted stamp of this santa image. I will close to make the drawing on Sunday morning, Dec 2. Thanks for your help!

A beautiful season

Being far from family isn't alway easy but I was blessed with sharing another wonderful Thanksgiving with friends. Of course the hardest part of preparing for the day is having to dismantle my dining room table stamping workspace. It looks like it could take quite a while until I am reorangized. Today a few hours were spent trimming the Christmas tree. After many years of collecting handmade Alaska ornaments it is very full of special ornaments.

I was able to complete one card for a challenge that required an angel. The background for the angel and snowman was made with a home made glimmer mist using reinker and perfect pearls mixed in water in a mist bottle. The image is on 3-d form. The dark blue card was stamped and edged with the pearl acrylic paint dabber. I also completed altering a lady's sock into a Christmas stocking. More on that later as I want it to be a surprise for my swap partner.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Creating tone on tone

Saturday Stamper's challenge today is a tone on tone.
I was ever so blessed to receive a gift of some rubber stamps today. Of course I couldn't wait to put some ink on the them to test out the images. Well, I'm sure you understand that one thing lead to another...I found a wonderful image for this challenge and I just couldn't stop. So as soon as I am done here I need to dash off and write a thank you. Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Tag It!

Early this morning I went to scope out the theme for for this week's Saturday Stampers challenge and learned it is "Tag It". Funny because I was just preparing to post a card I made last night for color challenge at the Stamp Shack which I had incorporated a tag. Then I slipped off this morning to spend a few hours at a SU workshop. This is a card I adapted from that workshop.

This is the Shack's color challenge this week.- red, green and cream but not a Christmas item.

Thanks for looking!...Jan

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Weekend stamping

It is officially now winter in my book. The ground here has now been covered with snow for a few weeks. The temps are not too far below freezing so that makes for the worse conditions of the winter for us--when it is icy too. The streets are awful with the ice. I had a brief encounter on Friday when my 'ol body did not want to stop sliding and slowly lower itself as I tried to step into the street. Kind assistance was at hand but the ache of strain remains. I think my body is saying it is getting a tad older but I am refusing to believe it for a few weeks until it is more official--afterall I hear Jane Seymour is still dancing at this age LOL! But the good news is I sat and crafted for most of Saturday.

The Saturday Stampers challenge this week is a collage. I enjoy doing some freestyle collage work and don't have many collage stamps. However, I just purchased the new Hero Arts collage Christmas I felt I had to get some ink on it. So this is my first card with it.

As part of the creative team over the Stamp Shack I have the assignment to post a technique challenge every first Friday. This week's challenge was a direct to paper background. I have been playing lots with the technique. Here is one of my samples.

Thanks for stopping by!...Jan