Wednesday, February 27, 2013

One Stamp Three Ways

Good afternoon all my creative friends out there in Blogland!!  All of you that have elected to follow me, I sure do appreciate it!
A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with Danielle and she told me that she was making a Christmas card every month and would I like to join her.  I said yes - that would give me more incentive to get some Christmas cards done.
I am calling this post One Stamp Three Ways   --


 This was the hardest card to take a picture of -- my husband (he is my assistant) only took 436 pictures of this one card.  The card itself is forest green and you cannot see the holly in the corners.  But no matter what he did, the silver sparkle spray I used would not come out in the right way -- this was the best of the lot.




This is my canvas done with the same stamp and a similar design.  This canvas is completely black.



And finally a tag.  Once again done with the same stamp!

So my Christmas cards have begun - onward ho!!  I sure do thank you for all your sweet comments and stopping in for a visit.

Sandy

37 comments:

Redanne said...

Hey Sugar! See, I am learning... Your card is brilliant, really good to see another canvas from you too, love that. The tag is just the icing on the cake, love it too. How clever to have started your Christmas cards so soon too. Big hugs, Anne xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Sandy..well done for starting on your Christmas cards..lovely card, canvas and tag....some cards are just so difficult to photograph...love your snowman image and shall look forward to seeing more Christmas creations

Anne

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh well done Sandy making a start on your Christmas cards! I always think I will but then can't face looking at Christmas stuff until at least August! These are so very inventive Sandy. I love them all the little snowman is just adorable and nice to see another of those fabulous canvas you do! Hugs from the UK, Susan xx

Kelly Neis said...

I love your idea 3 in one! The snow man is so darling that he deserves to be on more artwork. The green is gorgeous against the black while the snowman is the perfect balance on your card. I love how you highlighted him with the die cuts and brads, the holly is beautiful in the middle of the die.
Your canvas is rich and the flow of the snowflakes is so pretty like they are dancing around. It is a happy canvas and needs to go behind your snowmen for decorating, what a great accessory the canvas will be.
You know I love tags and this one is perfect, the bird is the right embellishment and your ribbon is really pretty in the ringlets and holly. I love the 3 together and how great is this as a gift at Christmas! You need to make more of these in different themes. Your gift giving would be done and everyone will love it! We would feel very special to receive a set like this! hint!
Very well done, and loveable like you are!
Love ya! Kelly

Linda Palmer said...

I think it is a darling card, tag, and canvas. WOW!! You have been a busy lady and they are all wonderful. Love the snow swirls and snow flakes and darling snow man. Beautiful job and fun creations. I love everything you do because you are so talented.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Sandy . . . laughed at Redanne's comment above . . . trying to learn "Southern"! Should I have started this comment with Howdee?

Anyhow . . . on to your festive makes . . . they are all superb and I bet they are even better in real life. Naughty camera refusing to take a decent picture.

I host a RUDOLPH DAY challenge on my blog for festive makes each month starting 25th of the month - so it's on at the moment - until 7pm (UK TIME) tomorrow night . . . if you see this in time . . . please feel free to join in.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Marilyn said...

I love seeing a grouping of projects using the same stamp and I couldn't pick a favourite... tag, canvas or card - they are all fab. I really like that happy little snowman and all the snowflakes.
pssst... you must remember to enter these at Christmas at Sweet Stampin because this month's theme is Snowflakes!

Leah Ann Gast said...

Wow! Sandy, these are gorgeous!!! I made so many Christmas cards, think I'll wait a bit :) It's snowing though....brr!!! Seeing snowmen on here and snow outside...I'm freezing...teee heee heee! Love and Hugs!! Leah Ann

Caroline said...

Sandy I just love your card & tag & well done n getting started I just cant face xmas yet LOL xxx

lovingrammahood said...

Wonderfully done Sandy. I love the black backgrounds, your images just pop. Your canvas work is excellent.
Always an inspiration to all :)
hugs: Donna

Maria said...

What an excellent idea to get Christmas cards done way before Christmas is here! Fab snowman and darling details with your creations! Great job, Sandy! Do take care, dear, and have a great week, hugs!

Christina C. said...

Your projects are outstanding, Sandy! If I absolutely had to choose, it would be the beautiful canvas! As Kelly put it so aptly, the snowflakes look like dancing starts against the black background....absolutely gorgeous! I know what you mean about the photos, I can never capture the glitter on my photographs....it always looks dull! I do love that sweet snowman.I'm a big fan of tags too and this one is just so stunning. I also love the note background on your card. I only have one Christmas card so far....better get busy!!!!

Scrap Affair said...

Sandy, I loved all tree of them, and I can uderstand how you got so isprired by this cutie pie snowman-he's adorable!
And snowflakes do appear like dancing, I know in real life they all 3 are a joy to hold in hands-such an eye candy!
Nadia

cathylynn said...

I was so excited to see a new post from you. Holy smokes this is a real bonus with three pieces of art. What a darling stamp featured on three beautiful projects. Lots to admire on each. Beautiful colors and gorgeous details. WOWZERS you have been busy! Love it all!
Hugs, Cathy

Charlene said...

Busy Busy girl!!! I love that snowman! Where does he come from? He's so vintage and fun!! It's a great idea to start on those cards early right? You did an awesome job darlin' :-)

Imke said...

Beautiful projects ! My favorite is your TAG. It´s awesome.

Shannon White said...

Oh I LOVE all of these Sandy!! What a Darling Snowman image! And you are so smart to be starting your Christmas cards now!! I should follow you lead!! 8-) These are all so Adorable!! Sweet tag too! All are just way too cute to pick a favorite! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

EnblogSail said...

Love all three of your adorable cards! TFS
Caryl

EnblogSail said...

Love all three of your adorable cards! TFS
Caryl

butlersabroad said...

Aww just beautiful, I love the canvas it seems to glow! The tag is the icing on the cake too.

Hugs
Brenda

inkypinkycraft said...

Finally , for some reason I have not been able to leave comments! I lovethe way you have used the same stamp in 3 fab ways! Hugs trace x

Pam Sparks said...

all so cool Sandy! Love the tag though... the noel, the snowflakes and the holly... fave stuff! Love the cutie snowman!

May said...

Fabulous Love your three creations Sandy...Great to see another canvas... Love the tag & Beautiful image it's is soooooo cute!!!
Hugs May x x x

Myrna said...

You've been a very busy gal! Love them all! Love seeing how one stamp can be used so many ways. Taking pics of our art works can be almost impossible to get them right. I think we all know that IRL is always better.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Sandy, What a lovely idea to create 3 projects with the same stamp, moreover with a cute snowman.I just love how you created movement with the snowflakes on both the canvas and the tag, so pretty just like a winter "dance". Very lovely work my friend. Let's meet again for the 25th of march! Hugs. xoxo

Candy said...

Hi Sandy,
Great work on each of your pieces!
Big Hugs, Candy

Cat's sCrap said...

What a creativity ! Same but different, I like this idea. Bravo !
Wonderful realizations !

Hugs from Farnce.
Cath.

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, One of my resolutions this year is to make a Christmas card every month this year and so far I have done that so I'm glad you are joining us. Sorry you had so many problems taking the picture. I know what you mean about the sparkle it is hard to get it to show but your card is just wonderful and I love the tag very creative. Them you did it on canvas you are amazing my friend so much talent so inspiring. Everything turned out wonderful.
Hugs

Netty said...

436 pictures of one card..........thats one hell of a lot photos....lol
Loving that you used this stamp 3 ways and they are all so fab. I enlarged them all and can see the lovely sparkle. Hugs Annette x

MaryH said...

Oh I had to laugh at Anne's comment of "Sugar". They are learning to know us Southern folk aren't they? Maybe we should have some lessons on how to 'talk southren'? Your card is lovely, and I think your DH did a great job on the photography. Your little Snowman was delightful on all 3 projects, but I think I liked the canvas as my fav, maybe because I could see his happy expression better? (my eyes, not the photography!). All 3 items have such an attention to detail, I kept seeing something different each time I went back to look again. Great job to you & DH for his able assistance. Hope ya'll keep any of that white stuff up in the hills. Us Piedmont folk don' wan any of that down yere! TFS & stay warm. Pretty here in the Upstate today, but a biting wind.

Lau W said...

Oh don't have seen thes fab cards !!!
The snowman is cute, love his smile !
My God, y'oure a little bee my friend ! All your creations are terrific !
I send you big kisses for a great week-end !
xxx

coldwaters2 said...

This is so cute and adorable Sandy I love how you have created three projects using the one image super, super work.
hugs
lorraine x

koala said...

Wow,wow,wow, what a lovely stamp image and you made each lovely creation !!!
I also love this stamp image and each colors !!! SUPER CUTE !!! (^o^)/"""

*Vicki* said...

AWW! Now that is the cutest snowman!! :) I love your darling tag with the white snowflakes against the dark color! HUGS

Sandra said...

You're an early bird starting on your Christmas cards already! Love that you've used the stamp in three different ways, but still the same style! Gorgeous creations! Hugs, Sandra

butterfly said...

Cute as pie... I'm so in awe of (and a little bit scared by!) the people starting their Christmas preparations already!
Alison x

Tan's Hobbies said...

What a great Christmas card, dear!! Your husband is such a great assistant, anyway!! He captured it so well. Cute snowman, Love those sparkles, Lovely tag with sweet ribbon!!!