Good Monday morning!  I hope y’all had a good weekend.  I myself had two days where I was able to play with paper and ink.  I truly don’t know where last week went.  I was busy everyday and it seems I never did find time to get into the studio.  Each morning I would commit myself to get creative but then something else got in the way.

The first thing I need to tell you today is that my Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium wall hanging is being showcased on the Graphic 45 Blog today.


You can see all the details on the Graphic 45 Blog and I know they would love to have you stop by.

Speaking of Christmas, I think I’ll show you one of the cards I worked on this past weekend.  Let’s start with the Santa card.    I was so taken with the images in the JustRite Blizzard Bunch that I’ve been trying to find time to play with them.  This Santa is one of my favorites.

Santa Card(4SB)

Santa was stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and then colored with Copic Markers.   (I don’t want to hear any wisecracks about how I label my Copics either.  The take has been on there so long that I hate to remove it now.)

Copics for Santa

At first I airbrushed the background by masking Santa, but I later decided the background need to be a bit darker.  Color was added over the airbrushing with a brighter blue and yellow marker.

He is layered on various Spellbinders Circle Die Templates, each one sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  The paper is Memory Box Yuletide that I picked up on my last trip to Papertrix.    The background papers were distressed along the edges and then sponged with the same Antique Linen.   The border is Spellbinders Floral Doily Accents.

When I was looking for ribbon, I spotted the Scattered Straw seam binding that I had made for a prior project.  It got my attention because of the yellow bells in the paper.  To me it brings the bells out more . . . I didn’t notice them before as much as after I added the ribbon.

Well, I think that’s all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, embrace the adventures that come you way.  (That’s what I did last week.)


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19 Responses to “A Christmas Emporium!”

  1. Sherry your Graphics 45 wall hanging is Awesome

  2. The Christmas wall hanging is awesome! I wish you lived near me so we could share all of the things I have accumulated over the years and don’t know how to use them!! I make a few things but mostly I am a card maker and my tubs of “goodies” keep gathering dust.

  3. Sherry: Just got my Christmas Emporium paper in the mail. Ooh-la-la! It fairly begs to be played with. I love your wall hanging!

  4. another stunner, you are inspiring

  5. Love your wall hanging and card, Sherry. I missed you last week and was tickled to see you back with pretties for all of us to see! I agree, the ribbon color brings out the bells on the paper, good choice.

  6. Your card and wall hanging are beautiful!

  7. I just love all your work, you are truely a creative woman. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  8. I can’t believe you are starting Christmas projects already! You’ll miss all the fun of trying to get it done Dec. 23!! BHWHAAAAA

    Off to check out the details on your wall hanging!

  9. I just love this wall hanging Sherry. I wish I knew where you find all of your wood pieces. If you get a chance please let me know. I just love your style of mixing paper creations mixed with wood pieces. Besides my love of creating cards and scrapbooking, I am the wood worker in my household. I have all the saws and wood working tools to just about create or build anything around the house.

  10. Gorgeous project, love the old vintage feel it has!

  11. Your wall hanging is jsut awesome! You outdid yourself with that one! Thanx for sharing.

  12. Just beautiful!!

  13. Both projects are wonderful. Love that hanging, and the rough and uneven edges on the card. Have a great day!

  14. Once again, your project is fabulous… and i love your card as well… I love this Christmas Emporium paper..

  15. Your projects are very fab! I love your creativity and your sense of humor!

  16. Sherry this project is gorgeous. I didn’t see the “details” on the Graphic 45 blog. I would live to CASE this.

  17. Went into Hobby Lobby yesterday and found several paper packs of Graphic45; wow, was I ever excited because the nearest scrapbook store, which is over 100 miles away, is closing. Love the project you created, Sherry; you never cease to amaze or inspire me. Thank you!

  18. Sherry, you’ve done it again, love both of the projects that you did, I’m a Santa nut so what’s not the like about these. Great job.

  19. Oh Sherry this is so pretty!!!! I love it…..I hit the picture so I could see it better and a little closers and see all the little goodies …..fantastic creations…..

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