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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chocolate Smile

Hello friends!  It's Saturday again and that means it's time for the second sketch for 2012 at The Sweet Stop!  Are you in the habit of making New Year's resolutions?  I usually don't bother because I don't have much success in keeping them past the first month! LOL!  Having said that, I have a confession to make.  I LOVE stamping and making cards, but I am very bad at sending them!  I am embarrassed to say that I did not get very many Christmas cards sent out this year, so...while I'm not prepared to say this is a resolution, my challenge for this year is to try to make not one, but two cards for each Sweet Stop sketch, one of which will be a Christmas card.  I'm not sure how faithful I will be at this, but for this week at least I have two sample cards for you!

Creative Nugget:  Is this not the cutest face you have ever seen?  This adorable Mo Manning image was colored with copic markers and cut with a square nestie using the out-of-the-box technique.  The legs were cut out with a craft knife so they would look like they are dangling over the edge.  This was then mounted on a piece of Early Espresso card stock.  The various layers of Early Espresso and Basic Grey patterned paper were mounted on a Select White card base following Korin's wonderful sketch.  A sentiment from the "A Cocoa Kind of Birthday" clear stamp set was stamped on the pink background DP and then was given some texture using the picnic plaid impression plate.  The banner layer was made with a piece of DP that was scored every 1/4" and pleated.  This was mounted on a piece of Early Espresso card stock with Scor-Tape.  Heart trim, pearls, a button, and some Baker's twine complete the card.  Now don't you just want to go grab some chocolate?

Here's my second sample...the Christmas card!

Creative Nugget:  Once again, the candle image from the "Christmas Light" clear stamp set was die cut and colored with copic markers.  Love how easy this is with the matching die!  This was popped up on a panel lightly stamped with the script from "Light of Christmas."  The other panels in the sketch were made with Kaisercraft patterned paper and Scarlet Jewel card stock.  Some pearls, lace, Glossy Accents, button twine, and a button finish the card.  And there you have my first Christmas card for 2012!

The Sugar Babies have some more fabulous samples to get your Mojo going, so head on over to their blogs and leave a little love before playing along with SSS141 this week!

Sugar Babies

Thanks for stopping by...have a great weekend!


Chocolate Smile Recipe
Stamps: A Cocoa Kind of Birthday (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Chocolate Smile Digi (Mo Manning)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Spun Sugar and Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Select White (PTI), Early Espresso (SU!), Sultry DP (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Square Nestability (Spellbinder), Kaiser Pearls, Picnic Plaid Impression Plate, Button (PTI), Baker's Twine (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Heart Trim, Scor-Pal, Copic Markers E000, E00, E04, E11, E33, E35, E40, E43, E44, E47, E49, E53, E70, E71, E74, R20, R81, R83, R85, YG21, YG23, Y21

Light of Christmas Card Recipe
Stamps: Light of Christmas, Christmas Light (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Aged Mahogany and Tea Dye Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Rustic Cream, Scarlet Jewel (PTI), Dear Santa Collection Paper Pad (Kaisercraft)
Accessories: Christmas Light Candle Die (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Kaiser Pearls, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Button and Button Twine (PTI), Lace (From my very good friend, Korin), White Poster-Paint Pen (Sharpie), Copic Markers Y13, Y17, Y38G24, G29, YG95, YG99, R22, R39, R89, E00, E11, E13, E15, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9


Kim O'Connell said...

Cathy! That image is so cute and perfectly colored! Love, love, love everything about that!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Cathy! these are both So Fabulous! I just Adore the Precious image on your first one.. nd you colored her up so Gorgeously too! and yes I don feel the need for chocolate now.. lol ;-) And Look at you go! Wow so proud of you already starting your Christmas cards for 2012! And it's a Beauty too! 8-)

Hope you have a Super Weekend Lady!


Elaine L. said...

Wonderful cards! I love the pleated DP and row of hearts on your "Chocolate Smile" card! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy! Both are just perfect. That cute image is just awesome sitting like that! Pretty, pretty papers! :o)

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love that Mo Manning card...your coloring is awesome!

febe said...

Cute image on a lovely card. And the colors are great too!

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Shelby Goolsby said...

These are both just wonderful!! Such an elegant Christmas card but I have to say I totally love that sweet little girl. You have colored her beautifully and I just love everything about it.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards! The candle is especially stunning/lovely!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Cathy, i thought about using the Chocolate smile too, i love how you made the image sit on the one strip...awesome.. I ended up using Kat at the carnival and my color scheme is even similar to yours..and i didn't see your card until after i entered mine...amazing!

Chrissy D said...

Ohh these are beautiful cards. Gorgeous coloring and papers!

Janice M said...

Cathy both your cards are BEAUTIFUL!! Your coloring is awesome and I love the lace and pearls on the Christmas card.