Here's what's happening today:::::::
Barb Schram - Explore. Dream. Discover. - Barb has an offering of BLOG CANDY today!
Cathy Tidwell - Cat’s Creations - CAT, too, has BLOG CANDY to offer today, but she has more!!! She has created a Sketch Challenge for you as well. You can see the sketch over at Cat’s Creations, so be sure to stop!!! (NOTE: Cat’s Challenge and my challenge below can tie in together well and you can get two challnenges done on one card!!!)
Sharon Johnson - No Time To Stamp? - Me again. Today is my regular Stamp Simply Challenge. It’s a fun twist on a Christmas card — be sure to check it out!!!
I chose to do Cat & Sharon's challenges seperately.
I'm thrilled to be a "sample designer" for Cat today and this is the card I have designed for Cat's sketch challenge. I thought the sketch was perfect to show off this great silouette image by Stampendous. The top portion dp is Basic Grey (boxer) and the bottom portion is Crafty Secrets (earthy). I've used Nestabilities for my scalloped oval focal panel and the "decorated tree" is from the SU Lovely As a Tree set and has been popped up for dimension. The sentiment is by Impression Obsession and the snowflakes are from an EKSuccess punch.
Don't forget to check out Cat's other sample designers for more inspiration! AJ, Heather, Leslie, Julie, Susan, Tammy, LeAnne
Sharon's challenge for today's Stamp Simply Challenge #64 is a Christmas card WITHOUT using a traditional Christmas stamp and WITHOUT using traditional Christmas designer paper. You MAY use a Christmas sentiment and you may use designer paper, just not Christmas paper. You can also use traditional Christmas colors if you so choose.
This is my interpretation of a Non-Traditional Christmas card! I love the tranquility in a scenery picture so I decided to "create" my own. I can visualize how beautiful this location would be with a new coat of "fresh fallen snow" blanketing the trees & rocks ... can you see it! The snow hasn't fallen yet, but I bet it does for Christmas morning! okay...enough day dreaming!
A very simple card to make. I've used two different Stampscapes images (stamped side by side) ... masked a circle for the moon ... then colored the sky using yellow, red & blue chalks with cotton balls. Unmask the moon ... wipe over entire scene with a soft cloth ... mount onto glossy black and adhere to my white card base. Being the "ribbon addict" that I am, I just had to add ribbon but didn't want to hide my scene so this soft blue, silver edged wired ribbon worked perfectly. The felt snowflake is by Creative Impressions and the sentiment is from the SU Home for Christmas set.
Thanks so much for stopping by today ... hope you are enjoying the Celebration ... I know I am! There are still SO MANY more wonderful holiday ideas, challenges, blog candy and much, much more to come over the next 7 days ... you won't want to miss it!! Happy Friday All!!