Monday, December 8, 2008

Taylor's Sketch Challenge

Hi
everyone!
I'm back
with some-
thing else
done in
Baja
Breeze
and Soft
Sky...
I'm
really
lovin'
this
color
combo!

The
layout
is
Taylor's
TECC45
Sketch
from Friday. I used the Snowman Cupcake and Let It Snow sentiment from the SASI Home Sweet Home set. This snowman is definitely my current favorite from the SASI collection!

He's stamped in Versafine black Onyx, watercolored with reinkers and a damp watercolor brush. I also added some Candle Light Shimmerz to the snowman's scarf, the green on his hat, and randomly on the embossed snowflakes background.

I just got the Shimmerz from my awesome Secret Santa (I can't tell you "who" yet because not everyone in the swap has their stuff yet). I hope it's okay that I used it already...I just couldn't wait!! Thank you to my SS...you know you you are!! :) Here's a close-up of the Shimmerz.

The Chocolate Chip scallop oval is up on Dimensionals.

I embossed some more snowflakes on the inside of the card just along the top edge, and again added some Candle Light Shimmerz on the snowflakes. This stuff is AMAZING! I also stamped the Let It Snow sentiment three times...kinda like the song, "Let it Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow...." It's stamped in Timber Brown StazOn.

RECIPE ~
Stamps: SASI Home Sweet Home (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Textured Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango, Basic Brown, Timber Brown StazOn
Accessories: PTI Ribbon, SU Vanilla Hardware, Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Dimensionals, SU Scallop Edge Punch, Candle Light Shimmerz
Technique: Watercoloring, Dry Embossing

That's it for today! We did get our Christmas tree up yesterday and all the inside decorations are now up. We even played Christmas music while working on it...love doing that! My favorite CD is the Oldies 98 Christmas...love the 50's Christmas music! Last weekend DH put up the outside lights (our neighbors said they're going to put lawn chairs in our yard and lay out next to our house with sunglasses...I guess we're officially the Griswalds, LOL!). It's really cold outside and we had a light dusting of snow over the weekend, so it really feels like Christmas now. I'm hoping to get my shopping DONE this week...that's my goal anyway. I want to get everything wrapped and ready. I really do love Christmastime and I want to just enjoy the season.

That's it for today! Hope you all have a good day...and stay warm! {smile}

30 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

How very sweet!! This is so darn CUTE!!! :)

Terri said...

Another stinkin' cute card, Denise. Love the inside too and really like those brads...haven't seen those around! Thanks for always sharing your fabulous creativity!

Jetstudio Designs said...

I love your card, the blues are a great combination and the shimmer!

You're really making me want to place an order, the cupcake snowman are too cute :)

Stay Warm!!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Soooo adorable, Denise!!! Love that image...and lucky you for getting some Shimmerz from your SS. ;)

Jessie/knightrone said...

So super cute Denise....I can't WAIT for my secret santaee to get her stuff, too much fun!! We put out our Christmas lights this weekend and the neighbors were all driving by yelling at us that it was about time. One lady said if she had to tell her granddaughter again why they weren't up she was gonna scream..I think I apologized to the entire population of my village yesterday, LOL!!

Julia Aston said...

Love your beautiful cupcake snowman card Denise! those are super colors and fun sparkles!

Sandy said...

This is adorable, Denise!! I think that image is my favorite from SASI so far, I guess since it combines 2 of my favorites ... cupcakes and snowmen.

I always listen to Christmas music when I'm decorating my house, baking cookies and making Christmas cards.

dpkennedy said...

Aw, too cute!

Kimberly said...

SO cute! LOVE the scalloped border down the left side!
The inside is also fantastic!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Denise this is adorable! I love it!

Alexandra said...

This is adorable Denise, I just love that cupcake snowman!! Got my shopping done today, now have to finish decorating - LOL!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Denise, how very sweet!! Great take on the sketch!!
--Becca

silkeledlow said...

Fabulous!!! I love this cupcake guy and the color combo!!!Awesome take on the Sketch - Denise!!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Denise!! I am totally ordering some of these for myself for Christmas ;)
LOVE the stamps inside too!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

I have to try the color combo...darling card, Denise!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So sweet! Isn't that Shimmerz just amazing!?! I'm laughing about your neighbors in sunglasses... I just bought some lights for our apartment balcony. I think I got 3 times the amount I need... my neighbors may be feeling the same way about me!
hugs, Jami

LeAnne said...

So cute! I love those Shimmerz....they really add an extra touch to your little guy!
LeAnne

Dawn Easton said...

oh oh oh....this card is FABULOUS girl! LOVE that colour combo too...will have to use it soon! Love the shimmerz on the scarf, that looks so cool! TFS!

Amy Johnson said...

This is so cute! I love how you partially embossed the inside of the card!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Such a cute card Denise, LOVE the fun colors and beautiful detail!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a super cute card Denise!! I love the soft colors, your sketch, those darling brads, and your fantastic coloring!! Girl, you ROCK!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

This is too cute Denise!! I love the way the ef look on textured cs!!

Heidi Brawley said...

omg! this card is adorable. I love those colors u used. You are just a fabulous card maker dear!!! TFS!~Heidi

Rose Ann said...

This is so adorable, Denise!! I love the images, hardware, and pretty shimmer!!

Wendy said...

Oh how cute, Denise! I love everything about your card!! :)

Joanne B. said...

I'm totally forbidden any new Christmas/Winter stamps at this point, but ooooooohhhh boy is this cup-cake snowman calling my name. He's SO sweet!

Love it!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I LOVE how light and airy this card is, Denise! Just gorgeous!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Adorable! I love that you can capture the glitter!

happiness blooms said...

Oh, there are so many things I love about this Denise! The scallop on the side... the soft blue of the snowman's attire, the sparkle... SUPER CUTE!!!

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