Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Clean & Simple Holiday card and ramblings

Helloooo my friends!!!  WOW...I got all caught up in the hustle and bustle of CHA and my classes at StampAway that I didn't post for soooo long!

I leave tomorrow morning to head down to Cincinnati!!! I can't wait to teach some classes at StampAway and especially to see my Jemmifer and Lila!!!

So many things have been going on at the homefront lately... we've had several Vintage ball games, parades, our old refridgerater gave out.. replaced by a shiny new model.  The fuel pump went out on my car...ughhh not an easy fix for my mechanic, but it's done. phew! On the flip side... I've been watching the Olympics any chance I get.  LOVE them!!!

I have a quick card to share with you that didn't make the cut for my classes.  It uses all NEW Hero Arts Holiday stamps plus the NEW Soft Granite shadow ink (YUM!!!)


It's kinda hard to be thinking winter holidays with all the scorching heat... it's almost a refreshing thought!  I hope you all are having a fabulous Summer!!!





22 comments :

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

This is fantastic! You are such an inspiration!

Thanks for sharing your incredible talent.

-Nikki

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Love this! That's totally how I envisioned using those sentiment stamps when I first saw them. Hope your class goes well. Hug Jennifer and Lila for me. :)

Barb said...

Well, it sure sounds like you've been crazy, busy, Shari. That's the one good thing about a frig breaking - getting a brand new one! Glad your car is all fixed too.

Love this fabulous, holiday card! The Soft Granite ink looks awesome and I LOVE the new sentiment stamps - so darn cute!

Have fun in Cincinnati! :)

Tracey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Shari!!! LOVE that background stamp and the new ink colour....adding to my wish list :)

Lin said...

So fun to see the new stamps in action! Could that red be the raspberry jam or the new red? Love hearing what you've been up to!

DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...

Pretty card, Shari! See you at Stampaway.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fab card, Shari - just love that new bg stamp in soft granite - delish! Hope you're having a great summer!

jintyoo7 said...

OH lovely, bring on the Christmas stamps :) Fabulous mix of stamps and the granite colour is lush :)

Eileen Hull said...

Oh this is so pretty Shari! Great seeing you at CHA :-)

Dixie Cochran said...

Terrific card! Looks like I need to add Soft Granite to my list.

Carol Gibson said...

Love the card. Have fun in Cincinnati.

The Hare Hutch said...

Nice Shari. Always love your style. Wish I could be at Stamp Away to take classes from you.

Redanne said...

Hi Shari, oh dear you have had a rough time of it, fingers crossed that nothing else happens. Love your card, so clean, neat a beautiful - love the JOLLY! Anne x

Tina Schrof said...

Love this card - yep, going to have to get that color of ink and the stamps!! Can't wait!

Heidi said...

Oh Shari! This is stunning!! Great great background stamp :) HOpefully August will be SMOOTH sailing for you now! BIG HUGS!!

Virginia L. said...

Love seeing the new inks! You have showcased them so beautifully, Shari! The background and sentiment are impeccable together! Have a great time visiting Jennifer and Lila!

Barbara said...

I'm working on Christmas cards NOW! I like to do them in the summer so that I can enjoy the creativity and not be so rushed. Plus, it's nice to think about some snowflakes when it's 100 degrees outside! I love seeing your work, and especially Christmas ideas right now! This is lovely and great inspiration! I especially love that sentiment stamp!

Jingle said...

This is such a fabulous card!

Ren-Yi said...

hi Shari - cut or no cut, it's a gorgeous card! i love that red hue - do you mind telling us what it is?
glad you're outta the woods with all your repairs. sounds like a huge hassle - both financially and emotionally...!

Tona said...

I think that your card is great & I really need to get my hands on some of that ink.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the stampaway class Shari!! it was fun fun fun to use the new holiday stamps :)
mahalo and aloha!!
Stephanie

Shari Carroll said...

Thanks Stephanie!!! It was so nice to meet you. The nuts and candies are delicious!!! :-)