First up is a card I made using Echo Park paper. I wanted to challenge myself to make a holiday card using non-holiday papers. So, I used "A Walk in the Park" by Echo Park and came up with this little card. I am still looking for a little bird with a Santa hat to peek out of the circle but I like it as it is too! I tried to create some dimension with this card and used some foam adhesive to get some depth.
Next, I have a few creations that I have been playing with using the "Mitten Weather" line from Cosmo Cricket. I have really been having fun with this collection. The color combination is not typical for me and I love to try things that take me out of my comfort zone a bit (at least when it comes to scrapbooking ; ) Some of my previous blogs also have also used some of the same line. I was planning on making tags today for gifts and thought I'd use some more of the "Mitten Weather" paper that I had sitting out!
The stamp is part of a set from 7 Gypsies. I was hesitant to use these stamps at first since they are self inking and I couldn't control how thoroughly they were inked. I tend to like an even amount of ink to create a solid, bold stamp, but I like the darker/lighter areas on these. Seems a little vintage-y to me!
The last project is a card that I made, again using "Mitten Weather". My friend Kristy over at http://www.scrapbooksteals.com created this sketch for us to try for our Monday Card Madness that we do each week. This is a ton of fun and really makes me get crafty when I feel I don't have the time! Check it out on their blog http://www.scrapbooksteals.com/wp/. Kristy also does a Mid-week Mojo on Wednesdays which is typically a scrapbook layout. Be sure to check it out! This is the sketch for this week...
And here is my interpretation...
The color combo was a bit of a stretch for me but I am *so* happy with how it turned out! It was a great sketch so it was easy to make it turn out well!
I am hoping to get crafty again tonight and maybe even get started on my big Christmas project. Hopefully the small people in my house will cooperate! Until next time...scrap happy!