Night In Bethlehem

After watching several You Tube videos, I decided to try a technique called ‘Northern Lights’. I tried several different colors and used the stripe idea. It just didn't seem to look right. So I decided on three colors - berry burst, pacific point and night of navy and did 'oval' sponging instead of stripes and liked the look much better. So I guess I would call this a 'modified Northern Lights' technique. Here is the card we'll be doing at November's club:  9BD81E24-A40F-424D-A5D5-67245BCE58E4

First I sponged a berry burst oval. I had some ink on my fingers that transferred to the paper, but it won't matter. The stray ink will be covered in the next steps.


Then I sponged pacific point around that oval.


And finally added night of navy sponged around the edges.


The card is a little dark in the pictures. I mounted this piece on silver foil paper which helped to brighten it quite a bit. I embossed the words and added the silver foil star. The houses were cut with night of navy. I must say that these houses are very easy to cut. 


Here is the inside of the card: 


There are so many cards that use this stamp set and framelits on Pinterest. Check them out. 

Have a great day







At The Crop

This weekend I'm at DuBois at a crop where ladies are scrapbooking or making cards. I'm selling my Stampin' Up product. IMG_0136

I also sell card kits. I place a copy of the cards on a backboard with numbers. Then, the ladies can choose a card and take the corresponding box from below the table. IMG_0139

Here are some of my friends making the cards. IMG_0142

If you are in the DuBois area this weekend, stop in and see me.

I hope you are doing something fun, too.





I know it is way too early for a Halloween card but I need a few for an event I am  going to on September 3rd. When we were inThailand, Shelly told us about this amazing Spooky Night DSP that has tree branches and a moon. It is perfect for the owl stamp from the stamp set Spooky Cat.  I just had to try it. This card came together so quickly. 


There is a stamp for the owl's beak and claws that I stamped in crushed curry. The words have the owl's eyes on it, too. Together they give the owl so much dimension. Here is the paper. You can cut the moon into 3 x 3 inch squares.


Did you see the new black crochet trim? Another of my new favorites in the Holiday Catalog. Here is the inside of the card. I'm not a big fan of mice, but I just think the rat is so stinkin' cute for Halloween. I also added some more of the DSP.


Well, I guess a card with an owl and a moon isn't too out of whack on a solar eclipse day. I need to get this posted so I can go outside and try and find the sun. Have a great week.




A Friendly Little Card

So I looked at several different challenges today and saw on The Paper Players website that their challenge was to color.  Here is their banner:


Stampin' Up has some DSP that seemed perfect for this challenge. It is called Just Add Color. There are a variety of images from teapots to feathers to florals, but I thought the houses were just so stinkin' cute.  Here is the card:


You are probably wondering why I colored the house using elegant eggplant, real red, and lemon lime twist. I must admit that this color combo is one that I would never have thought of by myself, but it is part of a challenge at As You See It. Here is their banner:

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I will admit that I was a little doubtful that this combo of colors would work, but they do! I think the house looks bright and cheery - a perfect card to send to a friend. I liked the house so much I decided to put one in the inside, too.


So that is my card for today. I hope you had a great weekend. Tomorrow is the solar eclipse. We'll be able to see some it here in PA, but I don't have special glasses, so I guess I'll just take a quick peek. Have a great week.