Monday, September 1, 2014

Time for a Little Merry

Time for a little merry!  I'm just saying that there is so much going on in the world today that is evil, and dangerous and worrisome, that I think we need a "Merry Break"!  And this is not to make light of the devastating events that are affecting so many in the world, but a conscious effort to stay positive and healthy amidst all the bad news we've been hearing.  Wars, terrorism, dangerous disease outbreaks are inundating the news each day and tempting us all to despair or panic. I know that I am relying on my faith to keep grounded in all of this. I hope you have something sustaining you.

This was a design I came up with for my first Christmas Stamper's Dozen!  I know, making Christmas cards in August seems ludicrous, but with one Christmas class per month for four months, people who attend all four will have 48 Christmas Cards with which to send Christmas greetings to family and friends!  I like to go all out to help my customers get into the Christmas mood.  I put a Christmas wreath on my door, add a couple of Christmas decorations to the house, play Christmas music, and have a Christmassy snack and beverages.

  • Of all the new stamp sets in the Holiday Catalogue that just went live last Thursday, I think Seasonally Scattered is my very favourite!  I love the leaves and curling vines on the Thanks stamp.  I can see the scattered dots on the Love image being inked up in varying shades of pink and red for Valentine's Day, but I love this Christmas image with so many different snowflakes.  I haven't found two alike yet.
  • I stamped the image in Versamark ink and added White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set it.  It shows up well on the Island Indigo cardstock.  I've added two types of All is Calm Designer washi tape, both silver, to make top and bottom borders for the front panel.
  • I love the Brushed Metallic cardstocks and I used silver for this card.  It's so rich looking. And it shows up so well on the Coastal Cabana card base.
  • Notice that little snowflake charm on the Silver Baker's Twine at the top of the card?  It's the new All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishments.  It looks here as if the Baker's Twine is threaded through the eye at the top, but the metallic baker's twine is too thick.  I just attached the snowflake with a glue dot or two to make it look like the twine going through.
Hope you are enjoying your long Labour Day weekend!  Still one day to go!  Get in that one last swim or campfire and then let's gear up for fall!

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