Sunday, November 20, 2011
Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see what I have to share for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. If you are a regular visitor, you may have wondered why I didn't have a sample for Our Creative Corner on Saturday. The truth is that I ran out of time and creative mojo. My job as the manager of a large food pantry is extremely stressful over the holidays, trying to do our best for our clients to make sure their families have food for the holidays. I coordinated a huge food drive for our parish which, sadly, did not yield the food necessary to provide a holiday food bag for all our clients. We were blessed at the last minute to receive a large financial donation, but that meant that I somehow had to purchase all the items at the last minute that we were short of. By the time Friday rolled around, I was exhausted and my brain was fried. I decided to take a pass on the OCC challenge this week.
But I was able to come up with a sample for Simon Says Stamp and Show's Tickets challenge. I decided to make another Christmas ornament. It was easy and fun and didn't take to much mental focus, just what I needed for this week! I started by cutting a fancy square with the Spellbinders Labels One die and edged it with some vintage style crepe paper that I gathered and glued to the back. The star was cut with a Sizzix die and the deer with Tim Holtz's Reindeer Flight die. I covered some chipboard with an old hymnal page prior to die cutting it. It was sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink and I added a bit of coarse glitter to it to enhance the vintage feel. I used a Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket and a stamp from the Holiday Minis 3 set which I embossed in bright red. I cut a flourish out of bright red card stock with the Elegant Flourishes die and added some pearl "dots" with my Viva Pearl Pen. A couple of snowflakes, rhinestones and a metal filagree piece, plus some eyelash yarn finished off the piece.
That's it for me. How about stopping by Simon Says Stamp and Show and see what the rest of the DC has for your inspiration. Hope to see you playing along this week. Don't forget, there is always a $50 shopping spree at the Simon Says Stamp on-line store provided by our very generous sponsor of the same name.
Thanks so much for stopping by!