Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lovin the Holidays

I was soooooooo lucky to participate in a Manager's Meeting this past weekend. A great group of gals who are way so creative and totally inspiring. There was so much enthusiasm in the air - great atmosphere! I shared my card posted yesterday: Xmas Message for You. The following card was created by the hostess (Patricia). Highlight of this card is the technique used for this card: Stamp the leaf with Versamark, add Clear embossing powder, heat, then using daubers: apply Shimmer Paint. Then cut out and pop with dimensionals. Cool, eh?

Here's a closer look at the leaves with the Shimmer Paint:

Bev created this card using the items from the Hol Mini: highlight of this card is the Big Shot Die Cut Buttons threaded with Silver Elastic cord and popped with dimensionals. Tip: be sure to back the DS with chipboard before putting through the Button die for stability. Love that Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Paper. The Eyelet Boarder Punch used adds a nice finished touch. Check out Bev's blog: http://www.stampinalldaywithbev.blogspot.com/ where she has waaaay more great cards!

Denise created this soooo cute little gingerbread person - it was really tempting to take a "bite" out of his.........???? This gingerbread is all made from Punches: Word Window, Tag Punch, 1-1/4" Circle. And of course, the SU Exclusive Big Shot Top Note die is in the background, edges sponged with Real Red. Notice the Sassy Sparkles Jumbo Roller used on the Real Red CS, too? How about a Gingerbread Family? It's coming soon to your blog!

Linda shared this one - Highlight of this card is the SU Exclusive Mover & Shapers Curly Label Die and water coloring the tree popped with a dimensional That red ribbon: it's the reverse side of the 3/4" Polka Dot ribbon...........cool, eh? Eyelet Boarder Punch at the bottom finishes off this card.

Brenda created this perfect Fall card using the Autumn Splendor Stamp Set from the Hol Mini. Lovin all the colors and the flexibility of this stamp set. The leaf is popped with a dimensional.

Monica created this AMAZING card! It is using the SU Exclusive Final Press Embossing Folder which provides the textured backdrop for this Christmas collage. We voted this the BEST card!!!! That red ribbon: yes, it is the reverse side of the Polka Dot ribbon. The pointsetta/leaves: it is the 5 Petal Flower Punch. The ornament is from the Hol Mini (Delightful Decorations) and the Ornament Punch is used for the perfect punching.

Here's a closer view of this AMAZING card:

Karen created this amazing card: Love the soft colors for this card - see the glitter on each one? 2 way glue pen was used to apply the glitter. That White CS - it's the special Shimmery White CS. The special Holiday Mini Mistletoe Ribbon Originals adds a finishing touch.

Sigh..........a closer look still doesn't show the glitter on the ornaments.

This was such a fun event to attend. I am looking forward to the next one.

Thank you for stopping by today................Hugs!!


bluepoohbear75 said...

Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Hi, I just found your blog and wanted to say WOW! It is fabulous!

Mary said...

All of the cards are beautiful.

Stamp S'More with Linda said...

Love your work. Thanks for sharing.