Saturday, May 21, 2011

I'm in the mood for......

LOVE, BABY!!! AND Stamping... hehehe  It's never too early for Christmas stamping.   Cas-ual Fridays wants some bling - I thought I'd do a little gift card and then had to do an ATC... yes had to.  I thought I'd use a great sketch by Lucy Abrams - stamped the greeting on some ribbon following and am submitting the card and ATC to Lily Pad Cards.   I hadn't used the Hero Arts Merry Christmas CL364 trees yet, nor the sentiment in Hero Arts Holiday Sayings CL343.  The trees are stamped and clear embossed.  The ribbon was stamped and cut.  Simple and easy.


I used the same sketch at Lily Pad Cards, for my ATC.  I wanted to try out the color challenge at THE PLAY DATE CAFE.and rather like the results - simple and attractive.  The image has become a favorite of mine from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.   You can barely see the Hero Arts Envelope Pattern on the background,  but it's there and of course I had to use Tim Holtz distress ink, this time Vintage Photo.


I hope you liked these.  I had fun and that's what counts too.  Have a great weekend.

17 comments:

Marlena M. said...

I am so jealous...you already started Christmas cards? I should too....very nice card!
I love your distressing in the second card. ;)

Karen B. said...

Both are beautiful ATCs and so full of great bling! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

I know it's too early for Christmas...buy hey, it's never too early to start :) Love your use of blings here...The right embellishments are SO important and you nailed it, Arlene!

Dawn said...

Both are gorgeous Arlene. It is a lovely sketch. Will have to try it out

judkajudi said...

I can't bear to think of Christmas yet, but love what you've done! I like your ATC for the PDC challenge!

Michele Gross said...

Great Christmas card-perfect amount of bling! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! And also really loving what you did with the colors at The Play Date Cafe! Wonderful interpretation :)

Kryssi said...

Oh I have that stamp too! Cute and simple! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Ruby said...

Both lovely cards, especially your one for the Play Date Cafe, I love how you've worked the colours in your image! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Nancy said...

Arlene, you are such an over-achiever, I haven't even thought about Memorial Day yet!! Love how you used Lucy's sketch with your fresh CAS design for the card. Your little bonus ATC is artsy loveliness, too! So happy you joined us in the Lily Pad pond!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful Christmas card and ATC. Love the earthy tones on the ATC and the Christmas card is lovely.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Good for you, getting a holiday card in now. And your watering can card has such cool distressing about it. Thanks for sharing with us at The Play Date CAfe!

Laurie said...

Your cards are so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Great work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Andrea Ewen said...

Sweet cards! Great job on our color story, that little watering can is colored beautifully! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Both are great takes on their challenges. I really like the PDCC colors used on that watering can. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays.

paula said...

Hi Arlene, great card & ATC. It's never too early for Christmas I say ;P. Love them both xoxoxoxoxo

Lin said...

2 great examples using Lucy's sketch! You are so right, that's one Christmas card down! And your ATC is darling, too, thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!