And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Seasonal Wreath

Happy Saturday to all my blog friends!  We've had a wonderful week with beautiful weather...temperatures reaching the 80's.  With rain on the way, and even snow in some parts of the country, we'll enjoy it while we can.  Since it's been ages since I've shared Kody pictures, I'll include some photos of one of our walks at the end of this post!

But first...the new sketch for this week at The Sweet Stop. The circle element on the sketch was perfect for a wreath, so I reach for Seasonal Wreaths by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and decided to add another Christmas card to my stash.
Creative Nugget:  An embossed first layer was sponged and attached to a Vintage Cream card base, and the Authentique decorative papers were stitched to Cherry Cobbler card stock. The fishtail banner is Cherry Cobbler and the sentiment, from the Christmas Tags stamp set, was stamped on a Vintage Cream fishtail banner with some lace added for texture, instead of the scalloped border.  The Christmas wreath was die cut with the matching Wreath Die, stamped, and colored with Copic Markers. To make the wreath pop, it was mounted on a Cherry Cobbler Circle Nestie and an Old Olive Scalloped Nestie.  The berries on the wreath were covered with Glossy Accents, and a few pearls were added to the embossed design to finish the card!

I hope you can join us at The Sweet Stop this week for this fun sketch!  Check the other Sugar Babies for some fabulous samples to inspire you.

Sugar Babies

Ann Tuck
Ceal Pritchett
Cynthia Olheiser
Debbie Owens
Jamie Moore
Marlena Peduzzi
Melissa Schultz
Monika Davis
Robin Parker
                                     Stephanie Serrano

As promised, here are some pictures of Kody:

The regal pose...Yea!  The leaves are beginning to change!
What was that?
Full speed ahead!
Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Seasonal Wreaths, Christmas Tags (SNSS)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive (SU!), Authentique DP
Accessories: Wreath Die (SNSS), Darice Embossing Folder, Classic and Scalloped Circle Nesties (Spellbinders), Sew Mini (Janome), Lace, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Kaiser Pearls, Copic Markers R32, R35, R37, R39, G20, G43, G94, G99


Stephanie said...

Oh how pretty your card is! Your dog is adorable too!

Heather Rogers said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the wreath and pretty papers you combined.

Your dog is absolutely adorable! :)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Christmas card!!!

Your dog is beautiful!

Janette said...

so pretty Cathy! I love how you always use the canvas impression plate on your cards. I even had to google it to see where you found it lol. It is on my wish list- maybe for my birthday I can get it :). Also, happy to see some pics of Kody, so sweet!

Ann said...

I have just received this stamp set, and can't wait to use it! Love how you popped up the wreath, and those papers and background embossing are just gorgeous! I'm home safe now, after 30 hours airport to airport, feeling a bit seedy, but have some wonderful memories! Thanks for your friendly support, Cathy! Hugs, Ann

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Cathy. That wreath was perfect for the sketch. Love the traditional colors and the dry embossed background.

Pati said...

Pretty card! I like the combo of papers & your embossed background with the pearls. I thought they were seed beads at first :) Love your pics of Kody, beautiful dog. Pics of dogs running toward the camera are so fun & funny, I love taking them of my dog too. :)

merrymstamper said...

beautiful shots of Cody!!!