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Monday, November 7, 2011

Cute Little Elves

I've been gone from my blog for a while again, but if you come visit here, you already know that :). For the last few months I've had ZERO mojo. I tried to create, but it just wasn't really working- I was doing, not really creating- and I had lost the joy in creating in the process of just doing. My husband, our youngest daughter, and I went around to several flea markets over the weekend and for some crazy reason, that sparked the creative side in me. Odd, right? While out visiting the flea markets and antique shops around town, I found a few retired Stampin' Up! sets that I LOVED! Today's card is made with one of those sets... 'Santa's Helpers'. I just fell in love with the cute little elves! I used Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla, and So Saffron as my color choices. They totally work together! My little elf is colored with Stampin' Write markers, a blender pen, and the So Saffron Watercolor Wonder crayon. I prefer to use the Watercolor Wonder crayons to cover large areas on my stamped images :). 
 The sweet little candies are stamped and punched out with the 3/4" circle punch. Makes them just a little bit smaller than the actual stamp from 'Sweets for the Sweet' stamp set in the Idea Book and Catalog. The Very Vanilla background is embossed with a snowflake embossing folder, but it's a shallow emboss so it didn't really show up very well in the photo.
Both the card front and the inside sentiments are stamped in Cherry Cobbler, plus I added three stamped candies, but punched them out in various sizes of punches. The Daffodil Delight candy on the left is the full sized stamp, punched with the 1" circle punch, followed by the 3/4" circle punch in Regal Rose, and last, the 1/2" circle punch on the right.

I have posts scheduled each day for the whole week, so please be sure to come back by :). You won't want to miss the project I did with the Stocking die ;-). Hopefully, my creative spark will remain in place now :). Thanks so much for sticking with me while my mojo was on vacation! Have a GREAT day!!

Blessings!
Barb

Supplies:
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz Designer Series Paper from the Hostess pack (retired)
Classic Stampin' Ink: So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose
Stamps: Sweets for the Sweet, Santa's Helpers (retired)
Other: Stampin' Write markers, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Sizzix embossing folder, Nestabilities

3 comments:

Susan M Miller said...

Your card is darling! The coloring is gorgeous, I love the stamp set Santa's Helpers. So nice to see it getting some love. thanks for sharing your creation!
Susan M

Kim said...

Yeah for the return of your MOJO, what a cute card.

Thanks for sharing
Kim

ps - I'm looking forward to the rest of the week.

Amanda Mertz said...

So glad you're back stamping!! This is such a fun card and what a find at a flea market! You did an awesome job coloring too! TFS!