The journey of creating begins with a spark from deep within. The artist continues on the loom of life and throughout time a beautiful tapestry takes shape and form from the luscious fibres, brilliant gems and precious pearls we encounter along the way....

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Card Reminiscent of the Old Days

Hello My Friends...

Wow, time flies when you're busy and productive - when the days are filled with work and the tasks of getting ready for the holidays.  I wanted to have this posted yesterday but phew!... nonstop action!!  Anyways, I have a few Christmas cards that I want to post in the next little while before the Christmas holidays are completely over.  I have a few cards made up that I haven't posted yet.  I know that there is a big sale coming up at OC Scrapbookers and I can hardly wait for that to happen and see what great discounts are coming up.  Is everyone getting in on the great offering of 10% off the purchase of gift cards for holiday gift giving? What a great idea!  This festive card here is a very simple card with layered panels of Cardstock, a Spellbinders Nestability Scallop Circle and a Standard Circle.  I used a JustRite Stamp from the Christmas Treasures Set 3 1/4" round centers and borders.  I colored the stamp up with copic markers and I am loving those markers as I get feeling a little more comfortable with them each time I explore with them.  I tied a nice fancy gold ribbon onto the top panel and fixed a lovely bow that finished the look.  Most products can be found at OC Scrapbookers... watch for the coming sale, it sounds like a great one!!!  Stay tuned for more festive looks in the coming days...

Monday, December 6, 2010

I Love Gold!

Hello Everyone

This card was so much fun to put together!  The pattern paper is a choice from SEI again which is a favourite of mine if you've noticed (I've been using it alot lately).  The holly leaves are outlined subtely in gold so the natural choice for me was the gold bazzil cardstock that I used to embellish with embossed die-cuts!  My, oh my!  See how the gold die-cuts enhance the JustRite stamp set I used?  The stamp set is the 31/4" round Christmas Ornament Set which I colored with copic markers.  The Spellbinder dies that I used were Standard Classic circles and Scollop circles and the border is the Spellbinders Illumination Border Grand. I just topped it off with a small fancy ribbon with gold fleck in it and Voila!.. a beautiful Christmas card.  You can find theSpellbinders, and the gold and silver bazill cardstock on the Monday Madness sales over at OC Scrapbookers and you'll want to stay tuned for the Tuesday teaser coming up too!  Email Deb at OC Scrapbookers with any questions on upcoming crops, any products you may be looking for and for a list of her new scrappy wear that she has coming into the store.  Some great T-shirts and Hoodies with funny and unique scrapbooking sayings on them!  She can answer any questions about those and send a link to the pictures.  I am getting one with "What Happens at the Crop, Stays at the Crop!" -- I can hardly wait for that zipped sweater to arrive!  Anyways, as usual my friends.. thanks for visiting and thank you in advance for your friendly and inspiring comments.