Thursday, November 25, 2010

Manger Scene

I think this stamp by Hambo Stamps is precious. It is a very nice image for Christmas but with a bit of the Hambo twist... The sentiment is also one of their new Christmas images. I thought this image would work nicely with this cool snowflake paper from SEI. I also used some ribbon with snowflakes from my stash which miraculously matched the color in the paper. That usually NEVER happens for me, so maybe there was a little divine intervention involved.....

Copic Colors Used:
Sheep: W00, W0, W1, W3
Manger: E31, E33, E35
Stable: E13, E17, E19
Hay: YR21, YR23
Tree: YG63, YG67
Face: E000, E00
Blanket: B93, B95, B97
Chicken: Y32, Y35, Y38
Cow: E51, E53, E55
Sky: B0000

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hippo Presents

This is another one of the Holiday Digi stamps from Hambo Stamps! Isn't he adorable???? The sentiment is also by Hambo Stamps (not a digi). I decided to part from the traditional color palette for this one. I was TOTALLY inspired by this paper from Bo Bunny and kept to the colors in the paper. I LOVE IT!

Copic Colors Used:
Coat: BV000, BV00, BV11
Hippo: W00, W1, W3
Presents: YG11, YG13; BG0000, BG000, BG01

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Merry Christmas Sled

I think this digi sled stamp from Hambo Stamps is so nice! I kept this one super simple and thought the old fashioned paper from the Basic Grey holiday collection was perfect for this one.

It reminds me of when I was about 3 years old and we had a HUGE snow in mind you that a HUGE snow in Tennessee is nothing like a HUGE snow somewhere up north...but it really was a big thing for us. I have some old slides with me during this big snow that I have been working on scanning so I can create a slide show to play on a DVD. At the bottom of this post is one of the pictures of me in all my winter glory! The toboggan and snow suit were hand knitted by my grandmother.

Copic Colors Used:
Wood: E13, E15, E17, E19
Metal: W00, W0, W1, W3
Rope: YG93, YG95, YG97

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandmother Helen!

My grandmother just celebrated her birthday on Sunday and this is the card I made especially for her! She refers to all of my handmade cards as "keepers," so I guess this is another one!

I just love this image from Penny Black. I let the image do all the talking, so no sentiment needed for the outside! The patterned paper is from Basic Grey.

Copic Colors Used:
Bear: E31, E33, E35, E37
Post: E25, E27, E29
Shirt: B21, B24, B26
Mailbox: R22, R24, R27, R29
Mice: C00, C1, C3
Hedgehog: E40, E41, E43
Grass/Leaves: YG11, YG13, YG17
Yellow Flowers: Y32, Y35, Y38
Purple Flowers: V12, V15, V17
Sky-Airbrushed B0000

Just Be-Caws...

Been a while since I have posted any cards. I have been sick, so not much crafting going on in my house lately. The next few posts probably wouldn't be here if I hadn't done some image coloring a few weeks ago!

This scary entry (LOL) is a fun set from Hambo Stamps that is perfect for any occasion! It would also serve as a humorous card for Thanksgiving...assuming your family is a bit "off-center" like mine!!!

Copic Colors Used:
Fence: E13, E15, E17, E19
Corn Stalks: YG91, YG93, YG95
Beaks/Claws: Y32, Y35, Y38
I also used the black 100 to fill in the crows nice and dark.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Starting today (November 10) at 12:01am (EST) and running through tomorrow morning (November 11) at 12:01am (EST) Hambo Stamps is having a 50% off sale...yes...I said FIVE-ZERO PERCENT off sale!

For those of you who have visited my blog and seen all of the cute stamps they have, you need to go immediately to their sale page and get all of those goodies you have been drooling over!!! This great sale is in celebration of Timbo's 50th Birthday, so help him celebrate!!!!

Get 'em while they last!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Jack Frost....

Another new set of Christmas stamps from Hambo Stamps! I think this sentiment is one of my all-time favorites from Hambo! The other half of the sentiment says "By the way, you're out of eggnog." What a hoot! For this card I paired the cute new singing snowman trio, the music notes, and the sentiment. I thought it made a great card! The paper is from the holiday collection by My Mind's Eye.

Copic Colors Used:
Pinks: R81, R83, R85
Greens: YG00, YG01, YG02
Blues: BG000, BG01, BG02
Carrot Noses: YR12, YR14, YR18
Music Folders: E31, E33, E35
Snowmen: C00, C0

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

For the calorie watchers...

I love this cute set of stamps from Hambo Stamps! I was going to put the nutritional facts on the back of the card, but I thought it was too important to relegate it to that location! Now if only those cookies were as nutritious as the card! LOL

The patterned paper is from Imaginisce. They have a whole series using this non-traditional color palette and I love it! Sometimes I get tired of the usual red and green colors and like to mix it up a bit.

Copic Colors Used:
Glass: YG00, YG01, YG03
Hat: R35, R37, R39
Plate: BG000, BG01, BG02
Mouse: W00, W0, W1, W3; R20, R22
Cookies: E13, E15, E17; E27, E29
Note: C00, C0