Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Christmas Ivy




I got a chance to do Beate's weekend sketch challenge again. I think that's two weeks in a row! I used three different strips of designer paper from the the Ski Slope designer paper pack that is in the holiday mini catalog. You can order from this tomorrow! Whoohoo! I sewed around the panels of dp with my real sewing machine. I don't do this very often but I love the results! The stamp is from the Holiday Trinkets stamp set in the big catalog. I love it because it's just simple stamping and the images are cute. The berries are covered with crystal effects to give them a sheen. The image is punched out with the 1 3/4" circle punch and backed with the bottom of the basket from the Sizzix Stampin' Up! exclusive baskets and blooms die cut. It fits the 1 3/4" circle perfectly!

Recipe:
Stamps: Holiday Trinkets
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Paper: Ski Slope designer paper, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Old Olive
Other: Crystal Effects, Sizzix baskets and blooms die, stampin' dimensionals, sewing machine

I went to see my mom yesterday. Sunday was her 77th birthday. I don't visit her often enough. She only lives 1 1/2 hours away from me. She has 10 children, 27 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. It means so much to her when her family visits her. I vow to do it more often.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

10 comments:

Marilyn said...

What a fabulous card with the sketch Kathleen!! I love using the bottom of the basket die too for a different type of scallop edge. Love all the possibilities with the new die cuts! How nice that you went to see your mom. I called my grandma yesterday and talked to her for a while - she lives in New Brunswick, Canada and they got hit with a lot of rain from hurricane Kyle. She always loves to hear from us. I need to do that more often too. Anyway - have a great day!

Alexandra said...

Beautiful job on the sketch Kathleen, love this!!! That paper is yummy! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Beate said...

Beautiful card, Kathleen!
I love the paper and set you chose. Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a great sketch and card! I will have to try this one (:

Lori said...

So pretty, Kathleen! What a great idea for using the piece from the Baskets and Blooms die, too.

Angie Tieman said...

Excellent card! I love how you did the edge of the circle!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Cathy said...

Love your card! Thank you for the tip using the basket die - can't wait to try it!!

Rose Ann said...

Such pretty papers, and you've done a fantastic job with the sketch!! I love how you've used the basket bottom die cut for your holly image too!!

Tracy said...

Great card Kathleen! I love the colors...thanks for showcasing the sketch. I need one for a card I am currently working on. I was a bit stuck for a layout. TFS Have a blessed day!