Monday, November 30, 2015

Nautical Thank Yous

It's Masculine Monday over at SSINK. I chose to use a nautical theme and make thank you cards. Here is all five together. Don't worry, if you keep scrolling you can see a closer view of each individual card. 

Due to the amount of time I spent on the details of the coloring and fussy cutting each image, I thought the layout needed to be very basic and allow the image to be the focal point.

The lighthouse is stamped in Early Espresso but colored in with Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand. 

Next is my husband's favorite of these cards, the sea turtle. He is stamped in Early Espresso and colored in with Sahara Sand and Early Espresso. 

Here is the cooked lobster! (in New England we say "lobstah") He is stamped and colored in Cherry Cobbler. Those legs and antennae were tough but I didn't chop them off! Phew!

Next is the Blue Marlin. Not gonna lie I had to Google the coloring so I could be sure it was appropriate for whomever I send this to. I didn't want to color it purple if that isn't the color they are. LOL. He is stamped in Night of Navy and colored in with Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy and Smoky Slate. 

Final one is the ships wheel. This one is stamped and colored with Early Espresso. My snips really didn't like the in between the spokes but I managed. I added the antique brad in the center of the wheel just as something more to enhance the card.

I used the layout from Create with Connie & Mary (#CCMC383).

Thank you for stopping by today. Let's check out the other design team members’ creations. Today is the last day of Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza. There are specific items that are on sale today only. Hurry let's go shopping! Oh and don't forget to enter for a chance to win the Blog Candy Giveaway! 

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Season of Gladness

Hope you are not still in a food coma from your Thanksgiving dinner. But then again you probably are just returning from your Black Friday shopping. Sure hope you found what you were looking for along with getting some great deals! I will begin my shopping next week. I'm still working on my Christmas cards. Speaking of let's see what I have for you! 

Doesn't that make you want to take out your sled or snow shoes and play in the snow? Okay don't hate me but this is my favorite time of year! Everything looks so pretty under a bit of a blanket of snow. But there is nothing white on this card. I think I found my new favorite holiday color combination. Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Mint Macaron. What do you think?

My snips got a work out too! Those pine cones started flat stamped on the tree branches and water colored with Early Espresso but I didn't like it. I decided to stamp them on Early Espresso card stock and fussy cut them. I used the Cherry Cobbler berries (pearls) from the November 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit called Mistletoe & Holly. Don't you love how it frames the card?

I used the theme from Global Design Project (#GDP012).

I used the sketch from Fab Friday (#FabFri78).

Thank you for stopping by today. Try not to buy everything in the stores. Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza is ending on Monday, November 30, 2015 and you will not want miss out on the deals and flash sale items. Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win the Blog Candy Giveaway!

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