Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Stamp Review Crew: Wonderland Edition

Welcome to another edition of the Stamp Review Crew blog hop!  I am especially excited about this set, Wonderland, because this will be my first Christmas card that I have created this year!  Even though we've had our Christmas tree and lights up since November 1st, I just haven't really been in the mood to make Christmas cards yet. I was still feeling the fall when it came to colors and stamp sets. :)  I just recently purchased Wonderland when it was discounted, and I think it is going to be my new go-to tree stamp set!

We are really hoping to move to the mountains in Tennessee in the future, so I knew Brett would love for me to make a mountain card.  This one took a lot of sponging and blending, but I love it!  I found the sketch at Fusion Card Challenge. Maybe this time I will remember to actually link up to the challenge.  :)

I also wanted to make sure to use the antlers in some way since Brett is an avid hunter. I thought a wreath would be a perfect way to showcase them and it ended up working out exactly as I had pictured in my head, which rarely happens!
I hope you enjoyed my cards!  Make sure to click on the links below to continue on in the hop!
Blog Roll:
  1.  Rochelle Blok
  2. Debra Burgin
  3. Tanya Boser
  4. Nikki Spencer
  5. Lisa Young
  6. Sue Plote
  7. Deb Currier
  8. Mike Funke
  9. Shana Gaff
  10. Linda Callahan
  11. Heidi Baks

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Stamp Review Crew: Lighthearted Leaves Edition

It's the beginning of November and time for another round of the Stamp Review Crew. I didn't originally purchase this set at the beginning of the catalog period, but the more I saw it used, the more I loved it! I had a lot of fun coloring in these leaves with my Stampin' Write markers. I found my inspiration from TGIF Challenges and The Friday Mashup.

Aren't these some fantastic challenges for this time of the year? Here is my card. 

I wanted to keep it fairly simple since I had all of the coloring going on, but I did add a little bit of Crystal Effects to some of the leaves. The gold cording was the perfect fall touch for my bow. I just couldn't stand the blank Pumpkin Pie at the bottom so I added two score lines to complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my card! Click on the links below to continue on in the hop!