Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wandering Words - SSK#43

Hi Stampers!

Time for another sketch challenge. A big shout out to all the ladies who take the time to create challenges. They are big motivators for me. Anymore I find ways to stay OUT of the crafting room. I always think I have something more important to do. While most of the time that is true, I still have to make time to create, right? Today's offering is once again from Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch.

This card was finished at 2:30 am this morning! I started it at 1:30! I know, crazy to be up at that time when I have to be up at 6:30. What can I say? I had spent a couple hours previous loading Christmas music on my Ipod, a definite priority! So, I listen to Christmas music while I made this card!Now it wouldn't have taken me the entire hour if I didn't have a little trouble with stamping my image. I think I finally stopped on the FIFTH try and said, Good enough!" In the end what worked best was using my markers to ink my stamp. I could have done better with the Close to Cocoa, it looked better on other efforts, but this was the best all-around attempt. BTW, the stamp set is: Wandering Words, from the current mini.

Oh, I am in love with my Jumbo Snowflake punch, too. I used my versamark followed by Stardust embossing powder to give it that shimmer! Yum, yum!

Stay tuned for more Christmas cards!


  1. Wow, what a wonderful Christmas card! I love the way the image wraps over the snowflake - that looks amazing! I'm with you in the stamp 'til 2 AM - I do it all the time and then kick myself the next morning :)

  2. WOW! What a beautiful card - love the vintage touch with the browns and red. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!!

  3. You stole my heart Shelley with that snowflake... and warm colors! Fantastic work and idea... YOU ROCK! Hope you are enjoying some warm fall weather your way... the sun was sure bright today! Feels like October weather... :) Have a super evening! :)