Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Holidays are Coming!!! and Try Stampin' On Tuesday # 290

Sometimes when I'm putting together a new blog for the holiday/ Christmas theme I feel like I'm rushing the year, we haven't had Thanksgiving yet!! The good side of this is that I'm getting many different Christmas cards done ahead of time. Have you begun yet? This will be new for me as I usually pick 2/3 designs and mass produce to send out.  

 Our theme is the Holidays are Coming;  are you one of those who love to decorate for the holiday?  What is the first thing you put out/up?  I'm more into the Thanksgiving season as my entire family comes then.    That being said, one of the first things I put up is the Christmas Tree.  
sketch #290 
If you look closely you can see the details on the dark blue piece - stampin' up - embossing folder.  The small dark blue piece with the snow flakes is actually done with an old wheel and craft white, remember them?   I used  Flower Soft - Polar White for the snow flakes around the tree.  Note to self and others, be sure your ink is GOOD and dry as the flower soft at the base of the trees has a greenish tint to it  :)        lastly I used some small plastic type snowflakes on the light blue piece to the right of the tree.  The Merry Christmas was heat embossed .

Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to hear from you, what do you think of my card based on the sketch, I usually try to follow the sketch and theme but you can do/use anything.  Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Try Stamping #288 Autumn Colors

Don't you just love Autumn?  I do, the cooler weather and the colors are just two of my favorites.  When I saw  the theme- Autumn colors I just knew I'd need to do a tree.  I've been playing around with water coloring and this is a new stamp I wanted to try.  The background is a Stampin' Up product in the new Holiday Catalog - Homemade for the Holidays Sept. 1, 2016 - Jan. 3, 2017. Wow did I really just type 2017, how fast time does fly by!!!  Seasonal Decorative Masks pg. 43 for $6.00 4 different patterns, many different uses and backgrounds to make, I really liked this one!  I placed the stencil over the card stock then sponged the colors on starting from the lightest to darkest.  I love Love LOVE this- it just called for a tree with fall colors!!! (I turned the sketch so my tree would fit.)

Here is our sketch and as I said earlier our Theme is Autumn Colors.  Do you have a spare minute or two, or three  :0)   Why don't you play with us, we would love to see what you can create with this theme and sketch.  But is you'd rather use a different sketch or theme that's okay.  Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by and checking out Vicki's Vision.
Try Stampin' on Tuesday or Not
     If you didn't come from Try Stampin's web site you can click on the name below the sketch and it will take you there and you'll be able to see all the other cards made from the design team members. Our challenges run for two weeks- two teams and they overlap for a week.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

stamping with Carole #2

Here is the second card that I finished after stamping with Carole.     This mail box stamp is from Judith Stamps, Carole bought it and we added the vine climbing the post.  I had bought the little letter stamp and decided I wanted to put in the mail box.  Do you get/send snail mail?   There is nothing better than letting someone know that you've thought of them and made them a card to let them know.  I need to do better at sending cards for just that reason.  In this high tech world don't forget to do this!!   :0)
Wishing die is from Simon Says Stamp- I cut it out three times and then layered it up.  Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day. (maybe stamping!!)   :0)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Cards with Carole #1

I ALWAYS enjoy my time when I'm stamping with my wonderful friend Carole.  We are sisters in our hearts, she is such a blessing.  I'm so thankful that the Lord brought her into my life!!  
    We Love to Stamp together and try out new products that we have gotten.  This is the first of two cards we made using Judith Stamps. We each put our own twist on the finished cards, wish I had a picture of Carole's to show. oh well maybe next time get together I'll remember to do that.  

Watercoloring Altenew designs

 I have been somewhat working on sorting and labeling my non Stampin Up stamps. I have a small container that holds my Altenew and Pinkfresh...