Tuesday, November 9, 2010


WOW!!  I feel bad I have not posted since last weeks sketch, but this week has been very busy...4 super long days at work, then off to Minneapolis to visit my youngest son.  So, my creating time took a back seat this week.  I did however get the sketch challenge completed for sketch # 50 over at Skipping Stone Designs blog.  The sketches this month are from the awesome Shannan Teubner...she rocks, and you won't want to miss any of her sketches this month.  Hopefully you will hop on over to SSD and link up your own creation from the sketch, and be one of our Wednesday Winnners!  This is Shannans sketch!
Again...very clean simple lines that lend itself to so much potential FUN!!  This is what I did with the sketch, using our featured stamp set "Christmas Swirls".  This set is beautiful!!  It can be used so many different ways.  I used just the star and three of the sayings.
This card uses the stamps in a more "country" style way...I just got the paper and embellishments at my local scrapbooking store Altered Playground.  Cathy always keeps the coolest things in stock, and is always so helpful and full of inspiration.  I feel lucky to have such an awesome store here in our small town!  Anyway..the embellishments and paper are called "tinsel and twig" by "the girls paperie".  I so fell in love with how it all worked together that I just started pulling things off the wall and couldn't wait to use it.  Lucky we were to use the "Christmas Swirls" this week!  I stamped the star in the set on the word printed side of the paper and embossed it with clear EP.  Then I sponged it with a coordinating green ink using the star image as a resist, and cut it out. Then I put the rest of the card together using the sketch as a guide, and stamped the three words from the set last.
This set could sooo easily be very elegant using silver or gold embossing powder etc....You will be seeing me use this alot this season!
Hope this finds your week going well....to see the set I used for this card, and view all the other super cool creations from the rest of the "stamp tramps" visit the SSD web site...I know you will find some really fun ideas...we have some super talented guest designers this month too..don't miss out!


  1. Love this...the kraft and red combo is thee best! So sweet how you've added the tape measure and the button/brad!

  2. Tammie, your card is so cute...I noticed a country flavor with mine also...is it just the star? Anyhow, love that measuring tape piece!

  3. What great touches you added to this card. Love it!!

  4. Wonderful card Tammy!! I have slipped a bit on posting on my blog. I have been soo busy. You just get that way this time of year.

    Have a great day!

  5. Adorable card, Tammie! The colors are great and I love the measuring tape!

  6. Love the colors and the adorable touches! Fabby card Tammie!