Dec 31 2010

Stamping 411 – Season of Friendship

Finally feeling a little better today.  I gave my massive head cold to my husband, though.  He's not too happy right now!  We'll be staying in this New Year's Eve.  I don't like to be out on the roads anyway.  Be safe everyone!



Stamping 411 has a fun sketch this week!  Hope you try it out!  Here is my version.



I pulled out a set I haven't used in a while called Season of Friendship and used a couple new products that will be available in the Occasions Mini!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Love Impressions Specialty Designer Paper.  Great colors of Real Red, Basic Gray and Pink Pirouette!  I cut a strip for the background and layered it on Real Red cardstock.  Along the top, I used the Eyelet Border Punch.  I adhered it to a base card of Basic Gray cardstock.


To pick up the Basic Gray, I stamped the trunk of the Season of Friendship stamp in Basic Gray and stamped on Whisper White.  I stamped several leaves in Pear Pizzazz on scrap Whisper White and cut them out and applied to several of the branches.  I punched several Small Hearts from the fun Glimmer Paper (I hope they carry this is MANY more colors in the new catalog!), then placed them on the branches, too.  Finally, I stamped Love from Fabulous Phrases in Basic Gray and punched with the Small Jewelry Tag and added it to the card with a Real Red Mini Brad.


I LOVE how this turned out!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators did this week and play along with the sketch!




The winner of last week's Blog Candy was picked by!  Patrice…email me to claim your prize!  When I was very young, my grandmother and I would sing Little Drummer Boy during the holidays.  It was her favorite song!  I love it still today!


Patrice H said:

Little Drummer Boy – per rum a pum pum per rum a pum pum.
I wish you and yours had a Beautiful Christmas and  have an Amazing New Year!  Thanks for sharing your art work with us!



14 People have left comments on this post

Dec 31, 2010 - 09:12:31
Lee said:

Connie you have been knocking these out of the park …holy co-moly girlfriend!! Looking forward to see you at Leadership and have a wonderful New Year!!!

Jan 1, 2011 - 09:01:56
Donna said:

Hi Connie, well I just broke down and FINALLYordered this set this morning…I am so glad you have made another sample for my little head to spin with. It is gorgeous! Have a Happy New Year~Donna

Jan 1, 2011 - 09:01:12

So glad you are feeling better! Looking forward to seeing you at LT!

This card is wonderful – I'm not a fan of that stamp set, but I love the glittery hearts on the tree. Just a fabulous idea!
Happy New Year!

Jan 1, 2011 - 10:01:26
Susan said:

love this set & the many ways it's being used; funny how husbands don't love us when we give them our cold; tfs & I'm glad you're on the mend

Jan 1, 2011 - 10:01:21
Kerin said:

I'm so glad you're feeling better, too bad you shared with your hubby though! I always kick myself for not buying this set, and I'm going to do it again today because this is awesome! I love love love those glittery hearts!!

Jan 1, 2011 - 10:01:45
Sandy Glover said:

Love the card. It's so pretty and glitsy. I've got to get that stamp set.

Jan 3, 2011 - 04:01:12
Kathy Tanner said:

Absolutely gorgeous Connie. I LOVE the colours you chose and the tree is beautiful.

Jan 3, 2011 - 05:01:26

Connie–hope you feel much better by now–I love that you used my favorite SU! tree in your card from this fun sketch. I now subscribe to the 411 so I hope to play along often in 2011–got to this week–off to a good start!
Hope to see you at Leadership! Nola

Jan 4, 2011 - 04:01:50

Hi Connie! This is very pretty … I am hoping now that the Christmas busy-ness is past … that I might be able to do some more challenges! Hugs xxaxx
PS Sorry I haven't popped by for a while … my internet has been driving me insane … Hopefully it will be back to normal again soon 😀 xx

Jan 4, 2011 - 02:01:55
Patti Chesky said:

Glad to hear you are feeling better!  I have a terrible headcold….hoping that it's long gone before Leadership.
This card is gorgeous.  The glittery hearts add just the right touch!

Jan 5, 2011 - 02:01:41

Glad to know you are feeling better!! Sucks to be sick!!
I love this card Connie!!! That new glitter paper is just plain awesome!!!

Jan 5, 2011 - 09:01:21

Those glittery hearts are wonderful!

Jan 6, 2011 - 10:01:12

I really like how clean this is… so beautiful Connie!

Jan 12, 2011 - 06:01:57

I really like how clean this is… so beautiful Connie!