Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Waltzing Reindeer

Hello friends!  I can't believe my last post was Wednesday.  Well I got tied up cutting out 60 reindeer and 20 sleds for a shoebox swap (card swap) I attended on Saturday.  It was my first and when I designed the card I really didn't think about how much work it would end up being for me.  But it was worth it.  I love the results and I had a fabulous time meeting other stampers in the area!  Lots of new friends were made and that was what it was all about!




It was my first side step card as well!!  I am in love with this card template and can't wait to make another one. 


You can check out a tutorial HERE.

I built this scene using stamps from 3 different companies.
Stamps : Reindeer - Layers of Color -  Reindeer Waltz, trees - Impression Obsession, sled - GinaK, sentiment, Crafty Secrets.
Colorization : brown ink - Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate, green ink - VersaMagic Spanish Olive with Clusters Stardust embossing powder, Copic Markers on sled.
Brown glitter - Martha Stewart Brownstone, applied using Zig 2-way Glue Pen.
Cuttlebug Embossing folders : 1st and last steps I used "Snowflakes".  On step 2 I used "Swiss Dots".  For the vertical panel on the left side I used "Holly Ribbons".  I used a Tim Holtz distressing tool along the top of the snow hills.
Spellbinders Labels 1.  Ribbon - SU.


I am in love with these waltzing reindeer!! 

Stamps : "Reindeer Waltz" Layers of Color
The DP (American Crafts), string, and doily all came from a wonderful little shabby chic kit I recently purchased from a new kit company, Pixie Dust Paperie!!  Each month they will be releasing a new Shabby Chic Kit!  And there DT, the Pixies, share lots of inspiration on their BLOG.   For a chance to WIN a $15.00 gift certificate like I did last week, play along with the Pixie Dust Challenges on their blog or on City Crafters!

On a personal note:
I'm off to see if I can get something crafty done today!  I think I have talked DH into grilling out, so that will help.  Good news,  DS had a job interview at the end of last week for a REAL job (I'm sorry, but working at the Gamestop part time, with an engineering degree just doesn't count in my book!).  Please PRAY!  I love my son, but it's time to shove him out of the nest, teehee.  I mentioned to DS and DH that if this works out, maybe we can have him out of here by Christmas and in his own place.  DH quickly chimes in "Honey, don't rush him.  Let's just get him used to earning a paycheck and making his car payment and insurance".  I quickly replied, "Listen, sometimes you gotta throw the kid in the pool and let them flop around a little!!  Then they learn how to swim!"  DS thought that was funny.

Thank you so very much for stopping by and visiting!

19 comments:

Betty Benton said...

Oh -- my -- goodness! Can't believe you cut out all those reindeer and sleighs!! Glad you enjoyed the shoebox swap! Sure hoping that DS comes up with a "real" job and a home of his own!

MaxineD said...

Your use of the reindeer is fabulous - I know what you mean about DS - mine was a boomerang and kept turning up at home - I knew we were finally free when he got married!!

Davi said...

Wow Melisa that was a LOT of cutting!! BUT that is one fab sidestep card! Second on is wonderful also! Good luck with the son venture:)

Patti J said...

SIXTY????? Wowzers! What a gorgeous step card! And girl, I nearly ruined the second card, as I was drooling over it!!! Oh my goodness, what a beauty! Saw some of your goodies in Just Cards this issue - great job, my friend!!! Congrats! lol...DS probably knows how to swim, but doesn't wanna let dad know that he knows how!!! lol...

Axel....{Carol} said...

LOVE your cards,they are just fabulous! and your cutting out is just superb,love all the sparkles to.I am going to check out that tutorial :) Hmm sons!! i have 2 ,boys don't wont to leave home unlike girls,you have to push them out lol Thanks so much for joining us at southern girls

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Melisa, what a gorgeous vintage creation. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my, Melisa...what gorgeous Christmas cards!!!!! Your swap card is amazing...You sure did put a lot of work into this! I love your second card, too...sooo shabby and fabulous!!!

Vee said...

This is a beautiful Vintage creation. Thank you for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Jennie said...

Stunning designs Melisa! Love the reindeer and you are one patient chick!!! That is a lot of cutting...as to the DS "flopping" is good for a bit. :o)

Glittered Paws said...

Stunning side step card - love the snow drifts, love the vintage style also and the reindeers are fab.

Grace said...

Oh Melisa you certainly were ambitious to cut out 60 reindeer and what a great result! I know all the ladies LOVED this!!! Love the side step layout and your second card is fabulous too! LOL at your DS comments! Even when they leave, they come back! LOL! Just kidding! Hope this job interview goes well. I have heard that companies are having a hard time finding good engineers so let's pray and hope!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Melisa - you are a legand - cutting out all of those reindeer! How amazing you are! I love your cards - they are divine! The LOC Reindeer make any card divine, but you have lifted them to another level! Love it - thanks for all of the inspiration my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Love love these cards and your unique take on CP sketch.
Glad you could play along with us at Card Patterns.

Laura - Layers of Color said...

My Gracious, How Marvelous!! Both of them are so wonderful, Melisa! Crazy cutting that many reindeer out! Over run with reindeer, LOL!

I'm totally in-love with your shabby chic card, wowwie! I'll have to try that side step card too, what fun! Gets the imagination going!

Autumn said...

These are both gorgeous! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls!
xxAutumn

karenw said...

I absolutely love this card!! So much work but oh my, the results are stunning. thanks for joining us at southern girls x

Michelle Singer said...

Just Beautiful! I love the reindeer. Thank you so much for entering it in our challenge. I hope to see you again at the next Southern Girls Challenge. xxx
Hugz,
Michelle

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Those reindeer are AMAZING! PS check my post in the am...there will be something for you! :-)

Scrappin Cheryl said...

Wow - these are awesome Melisa! Love them!

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