Wednesday, December 14, 2011

LIM45 - Snowy days....

I'm running behind again this week! Why is that?  Maybe it's just the season.  At any rate, I finished my cards for this week's Less is More challenge over the weekend, and I'm just now getting them posted! Hopefully, I'll have time this evening to visit a few of you and take a peek at what you've been up to this week!

I got a little carried away making snow cards...mostly because I didn't really "love" any of them! LOL!  Unable to decide which one to post, I'll just post them all and you can be the judge!

This first card was stamped in Versamark and white ink then heat embossed.  I masked off the moon and then sponged over the embossing with some DI - stormy skies.  I wiped the embossed area off and added a touch of color to the cabin and the rocks with my Copic pens.  I don't know what I was thinking, but I decided to add the sentiment in my handwriting...probably should have stamped it!

I like this second card...not crazy like...just like.  I stamped the trees with Versamark and white ink then heat embossed, sponged with blue DI....then added my handwritten sentiment.  You'd think I'd have learned something after writing the first one...but not me! I had to give it another try! LOL!

My snowman card is a bit different.  I used my Cameo to make this card.  I figured out how to replace the bladed with a black pen, then I just "sketched" the image rather than cutting it out!  Okay, this was too cool! I did discover that the black pen must be skinny, so I couldn't use one of my Copic fine liners, and then when I colored my snowman, the ink would smear!  It's a cute idea though.  Once again, I "tried" to write the sentiment....Geesh!  it's crooked too!

This card was just downright simple!  I stamped the snowflakes (from several different stamp sets) and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment, then sponged DI over the background. Easy-peasy!

This card was just for fun...I'm not sure about the colored ink I used to stamp with, but it just didn't look right stamped with black.  I drew the "hill" with a matching marker. The snowflakes were from several different stamp sets.  I believe most were from Inkadinkado.  

Last, I wanted to share another layout of my beautiful baby granddaughter, Maggie.  I adore these photos of here.  The photos were taken by AmyP photography.

I'm not sure I've done the photos justice, but I was  trying to make the photos be the focus of the layout. I used my Cameo to make the lattice background which is layered over another piece of white card stock. The lattice is only adhered to the white background on the edges. I added faux stitching on each side of the lattice strips. The original lattice has a four petal flower at each intersection, and I also added a punched bloom on top of each intersection. The mat for the oval photo was cut with the Cameo, as was the title work. I cut a thin strip of the teal and added it as a border to the lattice before adhering it to the white background. I also layered the white background on a teal background. I added a touch of lace under the large photo that mimics the lace on the baby carriage and ran a piece of teal ribbon through the top edges. The blooms are some that I have had in my stash forever...I believe they were from Michaels bridal dept. I had some flat pearls that I colored with Copics to match the teal and then adhered them to the centers of each of the punched blooms. 

Journaling is adhered to the back of the layout (because there wasn't a good place to put it on the front!) and reads: 

Maggie, you are our baby girl...our youngest granddaughter. You are a little shy and tend to "study" the people you meet. You love shoes and can entertain yourself for hours walking around in a pair of your Mama's shoes. I'm sure I'm probably a bit biased, but you are a beautiful little girl...with your big blue eyes and curly blond hair. You will always be our beautiful baby girl! 

Thanks a million for stopping by! Your comments are always appreciated!  Until next time....


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Jenni's Jems said...

You have been busy !And all of them are great but your granddaughter stole the show -what a cutie !x

Rosemary said...

amazing set of cards, susan!! and that layout is FAB.U.LOUS!!!

Bonnie said...

Whoa Susan! You have really been busy! All of these cards are amazing and your hand written sentiments are wonderful! Even the crooked one gives the feeling of movement. Maggie is a little doll and the lattice is beautiful and so perfect for those pictures.

Chrissie said...

Goodness Susan, how industrious you've been!
They're all fab but I think my fave is Winter Wishes... your hand written sentiments are super!!!!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Fiona said...

Hi Susan, I'm always impressed by how many cards you contribute to LIM, I can just about manage the one. I love your first two especially and I'm sure nobody will notice a slightly wonky sentiment especially if they've had a few sherries! I didn't.

Aileen said...

Hard to pick a fav but I really like the second one. Super scrapbooking page too. x

Loli said...

Hola Susan i'm really busy, busy before christmas, sorry for not comment about my poinsettia stamp, i don't now who made this stamp, but if you like i send you my folder(i hope you can understand my horrific english).
FABULOUS, FABULOUS, FABULOUS CARDS!!!as always Susan, the first one is fantastic!!!!
Great job.
A hug from Palma

Kathyk said...

They're all great but my personal fave is the first one - love your scrap layout too


Lynne said...

All fabulous Susan, I love them all.
Lynne xxx


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