Happy New Year's Eve!!
So...my 2015 stamping goals were to complete all of the sketch challenges on SCS and Freshly Made Sketches. Well, I achieved half of that... With hhis first card, I have completed ALL of the 2015 challenge from Freshly Made Sketches! WooHoo! It's been raining in SC for several days, so the pictures aren't great. My husband placed some quilt batting on the ironing board for he back drop!
I still needed Christmas cards, so I made 12 of these, using FMS#217. I actually need even more cards, but I brought very few supplies down to my mom's house. Plus, I helped her complete 3 dozen cards, plus a dozen thank you cards (below.) So, in actuality, we made 60 cards in 3 days...which is a LOT for me! The card stock and ink are baja breeze and not quite navy (plus whisper white.) My image and sentiment are from long-retired-but-always-a-favorite "Miracle of Christmas." We used a rotary cutter and sponging to distress the edges of the horizontal strip. I dry embossed the NQN layer with the funky snowflake embossing folder. Some silver metallic ribbon completes the look.
Next, I have a SCS sketch challenge. I only did 35 of these this year, but that isn't too bad. I was helping my mom make some CAS thank you cards, and decided to use this sketch for 2 of them. I wanted to do more sketches, but that would have taken a lot more time, and we didn't have a great cutting tool. (I should have packed my table top cutter...shucks.) We used confetti cream for the card bases. The DSP is retired "Deck the Halls" from SU. We also used a bit of cherry cobbler card stock. The sentiment is from "Thank You Kindly," punched in bravo burgundy and punched with the decorative label for most of the cards. I really like how this set looks...it's a great way to use up lots of Designer Series Paper...and heaven knows I have a LOT to use!
So that's it for today...and for 2015. I didn't quite reach my goal, but I came close. Tomorrow (or Saturday) I will post my 2016 goals. I think I know what my plans are...but I am still debating a few things. Come back later to see what I picked!