Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year's Candle

     Good Morning! We are stepping ever closer to the New Year and this card is a reminder that I wish you all Bright Blessing's for the coming year.
      The candle and the "saying" is from FCD by Pamela's set called Oh Holey Night.   I water colored the candle and then used a white gel pen to highlight a couple of spots. This stamp is so versatile, I have been playing with it for over 6 weeks; it will be one of the stamps I come back to over and over! When can you NOT use a candle???!!!
      As luck would have it this card was perfect for the Christian Paper Crafts challenge, Color Monday......we were to use bashful blue (or any light shade of blue), a light shade of purple, white, and an optional color is black....(red sneaked in there on mine!). Wonderful group of ladies, I love this site!
      Check out Pamela's site for stamps, magazines, digital images, tutorials and even gift certificates!! Her products are of exceptional quality and she is such a delight to work with! You will find stamp sets for every occasion!!
      Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a blessed day!

Materials used:
FCD by Pamela
paper~ DCWV, Club Scrap, SU!
ink~ Memories black, Versamark
other~ punches, Nestibilities, water colors, markers, white gel pen, ribbon, pearls

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Another Poinsettia Card

     I made this card last week and decided this would be my last poinsettia card for this Christmas season. It was watercolored with pencils and markers, I just love this digital can get your very own from FCD by Pamela. Go over and take a look at all the stamp sets on sale, you will be totally is NOT too late to tell your husband about all the goodies. They won't be shipped until after Pamela's return but that's shouldn't pose a problem, right!!! Remember the digitals download with NO waiting.
     I do hope you all have enjoyed the gift preparations and the specialness of this time of year. I have had the opportunity through the economic downturn to be reminded what Christmas is all about. I haven't had the stress, the rush, the chaos, the worry that I have experienced in years past. I have taken the time to read Matthew and Luke's retelling of the birth of our Messiah. The comfort and warmness of the gift of love from our Father has warmed my heart and given me a chance to truly enjoy celebrating the birth of Jesus.This gift of love and the sacrifices/gifts we make for our loved ones is, to me, a part of the meaning of the Christmas story!
     Merry Christmas to each of you with Blessings for the coming year. Thank you for stopping by and for sharing your thoughts and comments this past year, I look forward to hearing more from you in 2010!!
    Christmas Blessings to you all!!

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Firecracker Designs is Having a Blow OUT!

End of Year Inventory Blow Out!
Today Pamela moves to the second week of the blow out sale!!
50% items-CLICK HERE!

Help  make room for next year’s rubber! Most sets are being discontinued, so don’t delay!

All prices are already marked, all items on the sale page!! (As item sells out, they are removed from the store.)

How it will work: Week 1 will be 40% off; discount will increase by 10% each week until inventory is gone or December is over!

Discount changes every Thursday 40% - 50% (Dec 10) - 60% (Dec 17) -70% (Dec 24) Off!!

Get `em until they’re gone or until the year is Gone!

Discount taken from original prices, and is for IN STOCK ITEMS ONLY!

Orders will be processed as they are received. If your item goes out of stock, your order total will be adjusted.)

Due to the steep discounts on these items, coupons are not applicable.
Don't forget to check out the gift card option; shop, mark the page, give it to your dear significant other, sit back and wait for Christmas! Your stocking will be filled with goodies from Pamela!!

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Gingerbread House

    At last, I have been able to get another card ready for posting! This card holds a special place in my stack of cards; the gingerbread house was designed and made by me using PSP9. I wanted a gingerbread house but one that could be manipulated to be the focal point or used as a background; making it large or small. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out so I printed it out and colored it; by the time I got it colored I was thrilled, so decided to use it to highlight Pamela's stamp set "Holly Jolly Christmas"! I love how it looks like the elf is climbing out of the chimney!
     The roof on the house has white dimensional puff paint on it along with glitter. It's hard to get a good photo of the glitter but in real life it looks amazing! Mr. Elf has glitter on his hat, his pants and his slippers, he is just so cute! Don't you just love the look on his face!!
     I hope you have enjoyed my elf coming out of the chimney! Thanks for dropping in, I hope you are having a HOLLY JOLLY time getting ready for Christmas!

paper-Club Scap/ K&Co                   
water colors pencils/markers/glitter pens
dimensional puff paint                      
FCD by Pamela "Holly Jolly Christmas"
hand written message on tag
gingerbread house designed by Donna using PSP9

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What a Sale!!!

How it will work: Week 1 will be 40% off; discount will increase by 10% each week until inventory is gone or December is over! Discount changes every Thursday 40% - 50% - 60% -70% Off!
Get ‘em until they’re gone or until the year is Gone! Discount on IN STOCK ITEMS ONLY!
(Orders will be processed as they are received. Orders placed after Dec. 15 will be shipped in Jan.)

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A Self Made Card, Huh???

Good Morning!
     This particular card didn't even start out as a card, it was a test to see how gold embossing would work with this stamp. The stamp is from FCD's Holly Jolly Christmas. I stamped it three times just to be sure I got good coverage from the Vesamark and them embossed.
     It looked pretty good; then this idea hit, that you could probably put little jewels in the areas without embossing and make a very bright, colorful tree. Hmmm, so still playing around I found some jewels and started placing them. Very glitzy, very "loud", not my style....but still kind of eye catching. So....
     I had already colored and cut out the little jack in the box which is also from Holly Jolly Christmas, I placed it on the card and low and behold it looked like it belonged there. Before I knew it the card was made, all I needed was a tag. Why not, so I made the tag (from the same stamp set) and it was done.
     Now I had to decide if I would actually post this and share it. Well, it certainly isn't one of my favorite cards but then my taste doesn't flow towards glitzy; other may enjoy seeing it and knowing how "it made itself". This stamp set is phenomenal, it has all kinds of possibilities!! You really should check it out, Pamela always has something special going on and she has awesome stamps and digital stamps to chose from!!
   I hope you enjoyed the "self-made" card!*smile*

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