WOW! I can't believe I haven't posted anything here in over a month. I'm so sorry everyone. Jackson came home 3.5 weeks ago, and life has been even more insane, if that's possible. But, he's been doing great - growing really well and is almost 8.5 pounds and we still haven't gotten to his due date yet. :-)
So, needless to say I really haven't been stamping much. But yesterday the Prettie Girls had a Stamping In Your Pajamas party, and I couldn't miss out on all the fun. I managed to get one card made yesterday while Jack slept and Julia was at school. Charmaine came up with some great challenges this time, and this card was for her pink, blue and white challenge.
I started with this adorable snow angel Sophia from Snowflake Kisses (now available in RUBBER!) stamped on watercolor paper with brilliance black ink. I colored her in with my aquapainter and watercolor crayons, then clipped the corners with my ticket corner punch. Next, I took a 5.25 by 10.5" piece of Bashful Blue cardstock and folded it in half. I cut a piece of DSP from a retired Christmas-y Simply Scrappin' kit from SU!, wrapped some wide Pink Pirouette grosgrain around it, then tied on the Bashful Blue tafetta before adhering it all to the cardbase.
Next, I added the Pink Pirouette cardstock under both layers of ribbon, stuck the large snowflake die-cut from the SS kit on, and popped Sophia up on top of them all. Then, I stamped the greeting with Night of Navy ink. Lastly, I added some stickles - waterfall to the snow edges, and crystal to Sophia's hat and boots. You can see them much better in this detail shot.
This is still one of my favorite Paper Pretties sets almost one whole year later...I just love snow angels! Although, the January SOTM (Stamp of the Month) is right up there too! I started a card for the second challenge (a project for a child) using that stamp last night, and hope to finish it today. Oh, and by the way...if you haven't been to the boutique for a while you've GOTTA go!! Almost everything in there is 75% off right now because Christie is moving and doesn't want to move all her stock. So...what better place to find some great Christmas gift for all your stamping and scrapping friends, at a GREAT price!!!
Thanks for checking in with my after my long silence. I can't promise daily posts yet, but will try to get a few things per week up here. I've missed this for too long! If you're interested, I've added a photo of my Sophia and Cooper (Julia and Jackson) at the end of this post. Have a wonderful day!
Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Snowflake Kisses by Paper Pretties
CS: Watercolor paper, Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, DSP from SU! SS Kit
Ink: Brilliance black, Night of Navy
Acc: stickles, WWC, aquapainter, SU! ribbons