Sorry for not being around much lately. My mom is going in first thing today for heart surgery and it's really all I've had on my mind lately. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. We do have a winner of the adorable Rubber Soul set.......drum roll please......our winner is Shelli Worgess who suggests a family vacation to beautiful North Carolina!! Woohoo Shelli!! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and I'll get your stamp set sent out to you! Thanks for all the wonderful comments on places to visit. We sure have a lot of Virginia fans that's for sure! I have a ton of places in the good ol' USA that I want to visit now!!
Now on to today's creations. This first card has a whimsical take on the holidays. I used Rubber Soul's wood stamp set called Christmas Stick Love and the sentiment is from the clear set called Vacation. These stick people images are super easy and super speedy to color in. I simply used the pointy end of Copic Sketch markers. The round Season Greetings sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink along with with the circle frame. A Spellbinder's small circle Die Template was used to mat the sentiment. Background paper is from the Winter Soulstice 8 x 8 paper collection from Rubber Soul. Card base is from Memory Box, available at Ellen's online store. This card features another cute stick person from the clear set called Vacation. This sassy little girl is flaunting her winter wear and cute little boots. Very simple image but oh so cute! I paired her with a Rubber Soul/Wordsworth sentiment, love the script on this one. I colored the girl in with Copic markers and used a sticky scallop page pebble from AMuse to highlight the main image. The bracket is a fun die from Spellbinder's Brackets Die Template set. Have you noticed that brackets are everywhere these days? Card base is Memory Box from Ellen's online store. Tip of the day: Remember that all of your holiday themed cards don't have to be just Christmas cards that you mail out. You can send holiday cards out for birthdays, thank you cards, etc. I like to keep a little stash handy that are generic enough in nature to use as just note cards. That way if you run short on a Christmas card, you can grab one from your stash....or if you need a birthday or thank you, you'll be right in tune with the holiday season! So happy stamping? Are you guys making your Christmas cards this year? I usually do just one design and mass produce but I think I've got a good head start with all my blogging cards this year. Woohoo!!