Clouds and Rainbows

Angel 1 007This is one of my new most favorite sets titled ‘”Over the Rainbow.”  I also love that this set is photopolymer!  There are several really nice messages with this set such as “God gives us RAINBOWS to remind us of hope,” “The SKY’S the LIMIT,” ”Keep looking up…there may be a (rainbow) waiting for you,” and the one used here – “You are the GOLD at the end of the (rainbow).”  I cut an assortment of Soft Sky clouds on my electronic cutter and added  cloud markings with a Marina Mist marker.  The rainbow is stamped in Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder.  The red card sets off these cheerful colors perfectly.

Angel 1 004The word RAINBOW” is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento and the letters are colored in with my remaining Blendabilities – Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, and Wisteria Wonder.  If you prefer your own markers, please feel free to bring them.  I colored a White Perfect Accent for the “dot” over the “I” on one sample, and used a metal rimmed pearl embellishment on the other sample.  A larger rhinestone could also be used.  The choice us up to you. 

This is the second of four cards we will be making at our September Stamp Camp.  Dates and times for this stamp camp are our normal – 2-9 PM on the 3rd and 4th, and 9 AM – 4 PM on the 5th.  The cost for the 4 cards is $12.00.  If you are unable to attend and would prefer picking up a kit, please give me advance notice so I have time to put your kit together.  The kit cost remains $12.00.  If you know in advance you will be running on tight time constraints, I can prep your sets if I know ahead of time.  My goal is for you to have a fun, creative and relaxing crafting time!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 –

The Littlest Angel

I’m afraid to ask how many days until Christmas!  Would you believe only 116!  It’s time to start preparing for the approaching festive occasions – Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  I thought September would be a great time to craft our first Christmas card for 2015.

Angel 1 001I’ve entitled this card “Littlest Angel on a Starry Christmas Night.”  With a color theme of Night of Navy and gold, the background is embossed in Lucky Stars with some of the raised stars and the card edges lightly sponged in silver.  I just received the chalk ink, and you may prefer sponging with chalk instead of silver.  The circle Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum is shown here, but the gold patterns used will vary.  Although I have vellum adhesive, I prefer not to use it and have held the vellum securely in place with glue dots placed under the gold areas. 

Angel 1 006The Littlest Angel is created from several punches/thinlits.  Can you find the tree, heart, arrow, circles and owl punched pieces?  The two butterfly thinlits?  The halo is formed with gold cording.  The angel can hold a gold or white glimmer star.  I chose to use simple messages on the inside and outside layers and added a die cut Merry Christmas Thinlit at the bottom.

This is the first of four cards we will be making at our September Stamp Camp on the 3rd, 4th and 5th.  Times will be the same:  2-9 PM on the 3rd and 4th, and 9 AM – 4 PM on the 5th.  You can choose the day and time that works best for you.  It is helpful to let me know ahead if time if you plan on coming, but it is by no means a requirement.  The cost remains $12.00 and covers all supplies – all you need to bring is yourself!  Check back soon to see the next blog post on Clouds and Rainbows.

By the way, did you receive your Stampin’ Up Christmas Catalog?  If not, stop by and pick one up!  This is one of the best catalog’s Stampin’ Up has put out in several years and is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit!!!

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 –