Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cool Dudes

Greeting friends!  I hope you are keeping warm during this winter season.
My boys took their first weekend ski trip a few weeks ago. I packed them up with plenty of snacks  . . . or should I say junk food . . . and made them some cards to open at night before bed.  This was one of the cards I sent along with them. I just adore that little snowman!
I used one of the new stamp sets from Paper Smooches called Cool Dudes. It's just darling and perfect for winter themed cards. I had so much fun putting together this little happy looking winter card.
Too add some little special touches to the card, I used some glittery sticker dots by docrafts to add some falling snow to the background. I stamped the little snowflakes using the same ink color as the paper. I also added Crystal Effects from Stampin Up to shine up the heart.

i love u this much Card Supplies:
Paper Smooches Stamps: Cool Dudes, Freezy Fellas
Stampin Up Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Marina Mist
Stampin Up Ink: Basic Black, Soft Sky, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Paper Smooches Cool Dudes
Other Supplies: Stampin Up Crystal Effects, docrafts Glitterations white dots

Have a great weekend and happy stamping!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Game On

Happy New Year!  Can you believe it's already a week into January???
We had a great Christmas and as for New Year's . . . let's just say I kept my tradition of falling asleep just before the ball drops. It seems no matter how hard I try, I just can't make it.
December is always exceptionally busy. Not only do I have the holidays to prepare for, but it's Brandon's birthday too!  He turned 9 this year. The card pictured above will give you an idea as to what 9 year old boys are into . . . video games! Thankfully, he has a good balance between that and the sports he participates in.
He was very surprised by the card I made him. He told me this was the best card I ever made! I believe I got tears in my eyes. When a handmade card touches someone like that, it's the best feeling.
Happy Birthday Card Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Paper Co Game On
Stampin Up Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday
 Happy Stamping!