Sunday, September 14, 2008

An Early Christmas and a Parting Shot

lazy lizard (Liz) was the featured stamper over at Split Coast today - and I chose this pretty Nativity card of hers to case. When we case a card we need to change at least 2 things - I changed the stamp set and colors and used a threaded ribbon in the center panel rather than 2 panels and dots.

My Nativity is from a new set by H&M stamps you can see here: I used my snowflake cuttlebug folder for the background and a snowflake designer paper for the panel. I colored my Nativity with copic and prismacolor markers. I added a little bit of yellow stickles around Jesus's head for sparkle. Both the image and sentiment are up on foam dimensionals.

Liz lives in Texas - and apparently Ike struck her town - her house is not damaged but they did lose power - please keep everyone affected by the storm in your prayers this week!

Stamps: A Child is Born - H&M Stamps
Paper: White: PTI, Ballet Blue, Basic Black: SU, DP - DCWV Christmas Stack
Ink: onyx black versafine
Accessories: white gel pen, oval punch, blue threaded ribbon: Michaels, Copics, Prismacolor marker, Yellow Stickles, Foam Dimensionals

And my parting shot is two of the ladies that participated in the class I taught at The Papertree in Manchester, NH yesterday. They are holding the canvas bags and cards we made. A big shout out to Annette and Cara! We had a fun morning together with Michelle - the owner making this pretty gift set!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Jennifer Muraoka said...

Ohh, how fun Jules!!! BTW, I just got my postcards!!!! I love, love, love them! I knew I could trust your taste!!!! The doggie one is just ADORABLE!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for going through all that trouble. Look out for a little something special next week in the mail!! And the card is just GREAT! I love the colors that you combined! You're really good with your markers. I have Prisma markers too and I don't really know what the heck to do with them! haha. I wish I could come over to your house so you can teach me! Actually, I told Kristin, that we'll have our get together at her house since she jazzed it up. You can teach me then! haha, HUGS, Jenn

Shirley said...

A really wonderful card, Julia, and thanks for sharing about your class.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that I spaced it about the class. I was so excited about your class that it was the first one that I signed up for this month.

Dawn and I want to ask if you could bring the stamps and inks to next month's class. I have signed up for that one and I promise not to forget.

I love the colors and stamps of your design of this bag and the one for next month is too cute.

Connie NH

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a pretty card!! I LOVE your Copic coloring!! And the beautiful snowflake dp!!! Sounds like a fun class too!!

Joan Ervin said...

Hi, Julia! Sorry I missed your class( the 1000+ mile ride could be a problem...heehee) .....sounds like it was a success!! I love your gorgeous Christmas card...such beautiful coloring!! Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog....I am going to add you to my blog roll, too!! Have a wonderful evening!!

Carolina said...

I was just stopping by to wish you good luck on your class thinking it wasn't taking place until tomorrow...sorry to be a little late on the well wishes, but seemed like it went well!

Your card is adorable by the way!

Bev said...

Back online after Ike made his way up through Missouri-rain, wind and our power went out at 5 this morning and just came back on about 10 tonight. We are very lucky compared to the Texas people-will keep them in my prayers.

Lovely Christmas card-great coloring. tfs

Bev J.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Very cute card, Julia. Love the colors!

Linsey said...

Yay for our crafting teacher Julia!!! These projects look like so much fun (still trying to get to MA to take a class from you-and if I ever do, I'm buying you lunch, hehe!) I bet that was such fun! And your Liz cased card is absolutely wonderful! What a precious image and your colors and the texture is just perfect. Visiting your blog is always a delight and such an inspiration. TFS it all. Hugs and have a great day!

Jean in NH said...

I was at PT yesterday and saw the samples of the bag and cards - drool, drool..... I also saw the sample of the little backpack class you are teaching - it is so stinking cute! Checking my calendar and hoping to register for it!

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty card! I love the blue and the embossed snowflakes! Glad the class was a success and you had fun. Wish I was there! Have a great day!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

Love the bags Julia! They are fantastic!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Great holiday card Julia!! Love the blues!!