Thursday, November 18, 2010

Owl Christmas and a gift!!


You won't believe this but....I've lost my camera again. I think I have a disgruntled house elf that keeps taking things....and he obviously never cleans. So, I am stuck with my phone camera for pictures. This one is a bit dark....that's what you get from the stampin dungeon at my house....
Anyway, here is my card that was inspired by the card I posted yesterday. I think it turned out kind of cute and...inspired me to keep stamping! So, all around it was a success!
I used:
Jolly Holiday DSP
2-1/2" circle punch
two-step bird punch
owl punch
and the large label punch
Contempo Christmas and Christmas bingo stamps
Old Olive and Real red ink
Real red satin ribbon and a single clear rhinestone
I find it easiest to put the owl together using the 2-way glue pen.
paper: chocolate chip, vanilla, real red

I am planning a Christmas card class. Do you want to come?? Shoot me an email or leave a comment with suggestions and requests. Not that I'll use them...but I like to read stuff!

GIFT?? Yes, you read right! Send me a link or picture of what this card inspired YOU to make and you will be entered to win a FREE LARGE LABEL punch! That's right...it's sitting right here on my desk. I'll do the drawing on Sunday. Show me what you got!

have a happy happy!
Beckie

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hey Birdie......




Hello again! Sorry for the extremely long absence from my blog...I have been writing and going to school so, not just lazing around! With the holidays approaching, it is almost impossible for me not to be stamping. Christmas cards, thank you cards, Holiday projects....my craft room is no longer whispering a call, it is shouting at me! Come stamp! Come create!
If you are like me, you sometimes need a jump start to your creativity. I start by looking in my Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog and then shoot over to the website, and then to some of my favorite blogs. I saw this adorable sample at my upline Kimber's house. It is super easy and cute!
It uses background paper (DSP) as well as punches! An easy way to make something quick and easy and get those creative juices flowing. I will be using this card as my inspiration for stamping today. Check back tomorrow to see what I came up with! maybe you can play along as well. Just a hint.....it MIGHT be worth your while to play along....there MIGHT be a prize.....I'm just saying......
Happy stamping!
Beckie