Winter Hugs!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Friday Everyone!

So glad it's finally here! My work week has been less than exciting because of the monotinous work I'm doing lately, but hopefully things will pick up next week. Oh, and thank you to everyone who left suggestions for switching things up in my craft room! We found the little tv we had from the apartment and put it in my room, and it definitely made things more comfortable in there. Only now, I'm constantly watching the thing instead of stamping! Might have to bring the ipod player in too! :)

I didn't get anything done on Wednesday night because we went to look at a wood stove off of Craigslist....and ended up buying it! It's huge, but I think it's just what we need for our house. I didn't tell you but the Monday after we moved into our house, the power went out for 4 hours! Even though the heat didn't drop too much, The Man and I were pretty much in agreement that we needed a secondary source of heating the house in case we had any more surprises like that! Can't wait for it to be installed and the snow to start falling! Oooo!

Ok, enough about wood stoves! lol Today's card is a bit of a tribute to my favorite part about winter - piling on the layers!

Don't you love that about Winter too?! Love being as snug as a bug in a rug! Apparently so does Winter Hannah from Claudia & Co.! She's so cosy looking in all those layers!

For this card I used this week's sketch MTSC100 from Mercy's blog and more of that awesome paper from Basic Grey's Jovial Collection. Each panel is sponged with Distress Ink and machine stitched in either a straight stitch or a zigzag stitch. I get a lot of questions about how I stitch around the nesties, and I'm not going to lie to you - it's a slow process! I rest my foot on the pedal so the machine sounds like it's in motion, but the needle doesn't move until I pull on the wheel a little to help it turn over. I do this with each and every stitch! Yes, it is slow, but so worth the final look on a card!

Winter Hannah was colored with my reinkers and aquapainter brush on my favorite paper, Strathmore's Bristol Vellum (not really vellum). Then I sponged Antique Linen and a little Tea Dye around the edges of the oval. Then I stamped that vertical sentiment (love these sentiments - because I never leave enough room for horizontal ones!) from the So Random, Up-Down Edition set. Then I matted it onto a scalloped oval piece of Georgia Pacific cardstock. Added a little ribbon, some black rhinestones and some Stickles to her pompom and I was done!

So what are your plans for this weekend?! Getting your plans for Thanksgiving finalized? I have to go hunting for our Elf....he is scheduled to pay our new house a visit next week! I have been looking forward to this ever since we knew we were buying this house! :)

Have a fabulous weekend, whatever it is you're doing!

PS. I have a great Etsy Friday Find for you a little later on today!

Stamps: Claudia & Company 'Winter Hannah', 'So Random Sentiment set, Up-Down Edition'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, Morning Marigold, More Mustard, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Black Soot'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PTI Kraft Cardstock, PP - Basic Grey 'Jovial' Collection
Access: Ribbon, Adhesive Rhinestones, Spellbinders Large Oval and Oval Scalloped Nestibilities, Sponges, Machine Stitching, Dimensionals


KimCreate said...

That Elf site is cool!
Love your card, I haven't played with my Jovial paper yet, I hope to this weekend. I have Thanksgiving prep to do but hope to squeeze in crafting time!

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

This is sooo stunning! your coloring is amazing!!! I cant wait to use my jovial paper.
Kristy xo

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