I can't believe how long it's been since my last post. I've been swamped with work, christmas preparations and activties and have found little time for stamping. Like the rest of the east coast we were treated to a major winter storm, just in time to ensure we have a white christmas. Saturday and spent the day with our annual christmas cookie baking (8 different types of cookies that get delivered to all the neighbors and coworkers) but today I set aside time to stamp and love this weeks Stamping 411 Challenge.
Since I've wrapped up my christmas cards for this year I couldn't help but break out my Occasions Mini catalog preview items (I love that as a demonstrator we get a whole month to play with the great new items before they are officially available for sale). I started with the Vintage Vogue Stamp set and the Stending Love Speciality Designer Paper (each sheet has glitter on one side which is fantastic).
The card base is Chocolate Chip and I used Chocolate Chip ink and the Very Vogue Jumbo Stampin' Around wheel along the bottom. Then I matted piece of the DSP on Pretty in Pink cardstock. The stamped image I colored in with various Stampin' Write markers and then matted it on Old Olive cardstock. I wrapped a piece of 5/8" Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (new in the upcoming Occasions Mini catalog) before adhering it to the card. The greating is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then punched out with the Modern Label Punch and tucked under the piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock. Last I stamped the small flower image with Real Red ink and cut out the flower with Paper Snips and used a Stampin' Dimensional to pop-up the flower.
I've decided that I liked this card so much that I decided to use it for a swap I'm currently in so I hope everyone will love it as much as I do. The new items from the upcoming mini catalog are fabulous and can't wait to share it with all of you, they definately are making me look forward to spring, once we dig out of all this snow.
Hope you have a great week and have a Merry Christmas!