Saturday, December 17, 2011

a very ps sparks christmas

the latest challenge at paper smooches sparks challenge is christmas themed! yahoo!

boy was i inspired! it also helped that i wrote and sent all my christmas cards and then realized i was 5 short!! hoo boy! needless to say, last night i made a bunch of cards for this challenge! i'll post 2 of the cards here, and then get to another post later with the other cards! :)

so let's see, what could i have called to me from the inspiration photo?

* pops of red

* cute critters

* christmas!

i think i can work with those conditions! :)

so here is my 1st card:

its the owl from the chubby chums set - and i paper pieced him in christmas colors! :) (ps - danielle, i should have made this one for you!! too bad i had already mailed your christmas card! i'm sorry!)

the sentiment was created with the alphadots set and the sentiment sampler!

as you'll start to notice with these cards, i rediscovered my viva pens! so a few of the cards have some snow-bling on them!

on to the 2nd card:

i used the hot concoctions set! i'm starting to like that set more and more! again, the coffee was paper pieced - with nice warm and welcoming paper, in my opinion! :) i used the super groovy snowflakes from the swanky snowdudes set for the background (and even a few on the inside of the card), i used my versamark watermark stamp pad so it would be subtle.

i refrained from adding any 'snow-bling' as i call it...but it was tough! :) i did add some some glossy accents to the whipped cream...apparently whipped cream is glossy to me...can you tell i don't drink a lot of coffee?

so those are two of my cards!

i hope they helped get you into or carry you in the holiday spirit! :)



  1. They are so cute! I love the gloss whipped cream! It does that when it starts to melt! yummo!

  2. Seriously, it just can't get better then a plaid owl! LOVING your cards for the SPARKS challenge.

  3. Both cards are beautiful, Samantha! The holiday plaid owl is awesome and the coffee cup makes me want some right now. Thanks so much for playing along in the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!

  4. These are great! Thanks for playing along with the SPARKS challenge! :)

  5. That Christmas owl is SOOOOO cute! And the paper you used for that cup--AMAZING:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)


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