Well, here we are less than a week from Christmas. We have had a very mild winter here in Indiana so far. No snow and none in the foreseeable future, so no white Christmas for us. I haven't even used the fireplace yet!
I hope this post finds you warm, safe and happy. I would be remiss if I did not mention the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. What a very sad day for this country. I was heartbroken for those families and can not imagine the grief that they are enduring. They have been close in my thoughts with every news piece I've seen or read.
Aren't they sweet? They look so cold! I made this card for the House Mouse Monday Challenge and their theme "snow". I used to be on their design team and hadn't colored up one of these images in awhile so I thought I would play for old times sake. I used colored pencils and oms to color it and the snow is done with liquid applique. The star was given a squirt of gold Stickles.
I love the simplicity of this stamp. This is one of those "negative image" stamps. The only way I know how to use them is to ink them up with Versamark ink and use embossing powder. I used white ep on this one then used a marker to color in the birds. Embossed the white panel behind it to continue the "falling snow" look and done. Quick and easy.
I love gingerbread people and this stamp and die set from Hero Arts is one of my favs. I love the little stitching lines around them. And may I say, the person who invented the stamps and matching dies needs to be nominated for sainthood! This is the first set I've had and I could have sets like this for every stamp!
I had one little gingerbread guy left over so I made a card just highlighting him. He looks happy about it doesn't he? Not much explanation needed here other than I drew in the white with a white gel pen and the buttons are done with red liquid pearls.
Pic of the Week
Since this is the last post before Christmas, I want to take this opportunity to wish you all the Merriest of Christmases and the Happiest and Brightest of New Years. I hope that you all get everything you hope for and then some, and that you are surrounded by those you love the most.
Love you guys!
"God, please help me to be the person my dogs think I am."