Hello friends! TGIF is what I am thinking today! Whew!
I have lots of fun things to share with you all today…so please take your time to read, relax, sip on your beverage and enjoy! 🙂
First, I’d like to share a couple of Christmas cards that I had made earlier this month and I didn’t take a photo of them until (with the exception of one of them) because I was in a hurry to meet a deadline of course and had to wait until I received them back! (I will explain that as we go…)
I am glad that I have started making up a few Christmas cards now because I literally ran completely OUT of any Christmas cards I had last year and didn’t really have quite enough to send out all that I had wanted. Well I’m going to be working DOUBLE hard on my Christmas from here on out because I have 2 craft shows that I’m going to be at and I know I will really need some including several in a boxed up form!
I have TONS of Stampin’ Up! products and I was happy to pull some things out and use it on my card here. I knew I wanted to go mostly white with this one because I wanted it to look elegant. I used some chunky silver glas glitter around the edges of my oval. Both the pine needles and outter pine cone where heat embossed with some clear glitter embossing powder. The embossing folder and ribbon are all from SU! too. I just used a wonky stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things to cut out main panel.
This card won 2nd place at my local County Fair! (You can see more about that below)
Here is another Christmas card that I made using some more of my Stampin’ Up! products that I keep on hoarding in my stash and don’t use! LOL! The only thing I did different was the background pine trees are actually a Tim Holtz stencil from last year and then the die cut pine trees along with everything else including the paper and ink are all from Stampin’ Up! I added some Stickles clear glitter over the die cut pines and though it’s hard to see in the photo, I sprayed the DSP with some shimmer spray.
This card ended up winning 3rd place at the County Fair!
Here are the entries that I entered in one category at my local County Fair this month. I won 1st, 2nd and 3rd all in the same category which was “Hand Stamped Greeting – Holiday”. They don’t award any more than than this in any category. So I was happy to see that I placed all three! Above, you can see that I have entered the bauble Christmas card I previously posted and it ended up winning 1st place! You can see the close-up details of the card in THIS POST if you are interested or missed it.
I just needed to start making up Christmas cards and I thought this was a great way to not only get some done, but make the most out of it by entering them for the fair! I’m glad I did that too. Thanks to mom for helping to nudge me along as well! LOL!
So if you are familiar with Splitcoast Stampers, then you know what time of year it is and the time is getting closer! Next week will start our annual “Dare to Get Dirty” event for our special fan club members! Not a member? Check out the details by CLICKING HERE!
There will be tons of fun with the Dirty Dozen Design Team both past and present (like myself) coming together to bring the fan club members a special treat with at least 5 challenges a day, lots of fun, chatter, glitter in your face and prizes! 🙂 And especially for your family, you will need to fill out this form below and present this to them as to not bother you during your time to have fun!!…..
I hope that you will be able to come join in the fun with us! I will be there to present a challenge that especially a paper crafter will love! 🙂 – Be sure to check out my blog for some of the creations that I’ve made especially for this event too!
And of course since it’s Friday, it’s also time for my weekly ICAD results!! I only have ONE more week left of this 61 day challenge….can you believe it?!! So here is the ICAD 2018 week 8 results:
As always, things are a bit random and weird, but each day the prompts inspire me to keep on going to my room and have a play with media!
For one of the cards, I have used a Chibilights Electronic and yes it is showing as there is a reason for it! LOL! But, I wanted to share that it DOES really work on my card:
I just had to share that as it is the very first one I’ve ever done that I got to actually work!! LOL! I was pretty excited! I will be back next week with my very final share from this!
Now you all know WHY I had random and spotted postings…I’ve been a busy stamper with getting projects done and ready for the County Fair (I’ve entered 16 projects and I will share more later on), and I’ve been getting samples ready for my challenge as well as my fellow Splitcoaststampers DDDT challenges getting ready to start soon.
I am tired now and I think I’ll relax with hubby this weekend! Tonight we are going to go to a hot-air balloon moon glow in our area. The weather is beautiful for it! Hope you all have a wonderful and fun weekend too! Thanks so much for dropping in!
Challenges for Christmas card(s) at the top:
- Use Your Stuff – Anything Goes with a Sentiment
- Simon Says Stamp Monday – Christmas in July
- Fab ‘n’ Funky – Christmas in July
- Back to Basics & Beyond – Use an Embossing Folder (top card)
- Watercooler Wednesday (WWC180) – Holidays