Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Christmas In The City


Oh, how I adore this set from Lizzie Anne Designs! You know, any sentiment with baby in it is totally ME. :) This weekend at the lake house, I was trying to use the whole sheet of 12x12 paper like my friend Lisa Zappa. She just whips out cards... totally gives the phrase "gettin' er done" a new meaning! I wasn't as creative with layouts, but I used "almost" the whole sheet. I guess I need more practice.

You stamp the image on the designer paper, cut it out, then stamp your image again on the card stock (shimmery white here), then glue your cut out piece over the top. I added some shading with my SU! watercolor crayons and my aquapainter.

The stitching is not my beloved machine, but the stamp set Shapes and Stitches... fooled yah huh? I didn't want to give my husband a coronary by packing up my machine too. He said the boat was full.... pffftt.
The designer paper is My Mind's Eye.... I scored a big pack from Costco after seeing it on Taylor's blog.

This one with the trees is two sheets of paper, cut into strips, then pretend stitched with my Lizzie Anne set.

The trees are also colored with my watercolor crayons and my aquapainter. I then added some highlights with my Sakura Gel pens. The main card stock is all Stampin'Up!, but the ribbon was just pieces of scraps I had in a bag. Some of it's SU!, some Cindy Ribbon, some... who knows what. It was the whole "limited supplies thing." I was packin' light baby.

My friend Bev arrived back to Chicago late last night... I missed her this am while brewing my coffee.... that girl loves coffee. (Did you drink any water today Farton?)Pam and her both arrived home safe and sound. I can't believe they both traveled so far to hang out and stamp with me.... thanks girls!!

I had to run one of my twins to Eugene for an ortho appt. and of course sneak in a quick stop to Costco and Toys R Us (for the birthday girl) today. Tomorrow more company is arriving.... family to celebrate Averie and my husband's birthday. Oh my.... I also need to register my twins at school tomorrow. Where has August gone? Anyone know?

As always, thanks for stopping by, and for your sweet emails and comments!! I'm working on some blog candy!! Bevie Pearl brought me stuff for my blog... how sweet is she?

~Cambria

30 comments:

Teri said...

I just love your cards! Is pink your favorite color? It's mine, so I'm loving your latest posts!! Thanks for the inspiration! I love your blog! Aloha - Teri

Melissa said...

So cute!

Tandra said...

More adorable-ness!!!!

Lori Craig said...

OH...I want this set! I think it is adorable! I know I'll end up getting it. Fabulous cards, Cami! Glad you had a wonderful weekend with the girls!

Allison said...

Beautiful cards...I love the stamp(s) on the second one!

Debby Winters said...

More beautiful cards! I love the tress one!

maiahs_momma said...

Love this card, love all your cards...I LOVE this stamp set you used...it is me for sure :D!

Bevie Pearl said...

Yes, I am getting my water ready to drink. I will put it in my new Noregon coffee cup and pretend it is coffee.
I love love love this card you made at the lake....it is sooooo YOU!!
I miss- miss- miss ya!!!

Dottie K said...

Both of these are just adorable. Love that paper and especially those two mugs - so cute. TFS :)

Julie Campbell said...

No way! This stitching is from a stamp? I think you just sold several of those sets, my friend! I looked really close and still can't tell it's not real. You're just too good!

Flossie's Follies said...

Happy Birthday, these cards are wonderful, can't believe that stitching is from a stamp.

Alexandra said...

Very cute cards - TFS! Alex

lacyquilter said...

These are wonderful cards.

Kylie said...

Brilliant !! I absolutely love pink and brown together. I am new to your blog but love what you have created. Well done!
Kylie.

Michelle said...

Totally adorable! I especially love the pink and brown card with the cups and mittens.

"Lizzie" said...

I love these cards!!

Kathy W said...

Ok, I've been drooling over your cards with all the stitching for weeks...so cool looking, but alas, I totally can't sew and don't own a machine. But I can stamp! I need to head over and get the stitches set to accent my cards. Your cards are so cute! Thanks for sharing, and next time your in Eugene and have time, I'd love to meet you and treat you to lunch!

Juanita said...

oH, MY GOODNESS!! There's that beautiful paper again. I searched for hours yesterday on the net and turned up nada, nothing, zilch! I have another iron in the fire that I hope pans out.
The cards are fantastic. I just love your work, your composition is out of this world. TFS.

Bethany Paull said...

LOVE the sentiment too. Those two little cocoa cups are too cute. LOVE the cards.

Rose Ann said...

I really want this set...you've rocked it for sure! I love your cards!!

chelemom said...

I love that gal! She IS such a sweetheart! So are you though.. : ) Adorable cards! Love all your sewing!

Debi said...

This is adorable!

Ijsbeer said...

Love the coffee card! So increadbly sweet:)

Heather P. said...

These are so pretty! Love that you used non-traditional colors. :)

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I like both of these cards a lot, but that first one is totally adorable! It's just perfect! The colors are fabulous! I love looking at your blog! Thanks!

Kristina Lewis said...

These are so amazing! I remeber when you first started sewing and now you are the queen! The DP is gorgeous! Every detail is perfection!

Kristina Lewis said...

Okay, I just went back to read and you did fool me! Are the stitches on both of the cards stamped? I think I need this set because I do not sew!! But I love the look!

Ashley Bowen said...

I just love these so much! You did a fantastic job!! You are such an awesome artist! keep up the great work! Hugs! Ash~

www.ashleyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Kathi, here again:

Love the cards!!!

I see no reason why you couldn't take your machine on the boat......but that's just my h.o.!

;) Awesome job, the stitching looks real.

Kirsten said...

Love them both! Great designs!