Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mashed-up Mittens

Hi stampers!  Sorry I've been kind of quiet over here!  Last week and this week are probably my two busiest of the football season so there hasn't been much stamp or blog time....and if there has I just haven't felt like doing either.   Too bad I can't stamp at work:-)

I had last night off (one of only TWO nights off this week) so I was determined to stamp.  Of course I had high hopes of getting a LOT done but that wasn't the case.  BUT, thanks to Rita's sketch and technique challenge over at the Friday Mashup I did make one card and it turned out really well and makes me feel like I'm back in the groove!  Hopefully that continues tonight after work and my run!

I really do love the starburst technique, it just looks cool!  I had lots of ideas for the sketch but finally settled on a Christmas card because I just got this stamp set and DSP (after telling myself I didn't like them at know how that goes)!
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  make a mitten, greetings of the season
Paper: Whisper white, crumb cake, cherry cobbler, snow festival DSP
Ink:  Crumb cake, whisper white craft, cherry cobbler
Accessories:  Circle punch, mitten builder punch, window frames framelits, whisper white taffeta ribbon, silver dazzling details, basic rhinestones

ACK!  I was so happy with it which was nice because I haven't been too pleased with most of my recent creations.  I really do like the colors and patterns in the DSP after not being too fond of them in the beginning of the holiday catalog.  I really like how the main image came out as well.  I didn't feel like using my stamp-a-majig to stamp the reverse mitten (never mind that I ended up dragging it out to use for the sweater trim pattern along the bottom, ha) so I wanted to make my own mittens.  I stamped the bottom of them with one of the borders from the set and sponged around the edges.  And then since my mittens were white, I couldn't punch my circle in white so I got the idea to use tone on tone with the white sponging and it worked well!  Yay!

Took me a while to decide on the sentiment too.  I ended up stamping a bunch of them on scratch copy paper, cut them out, and used those to figure out what I liked the best.  Anyone else do that?

Ok, gotta head to work and then hopefully stamp the night away!

Happy stamping!


  1. Mindy, I LOVE it. Those mittens are adorable and the white sponging gives it a total winter feel! Your mojo is back! (as if it ever really left). :) Thanks for playing along with my challenge at The Friday Mashup!

  2. Mindy, you must not blog the stuff that you aren't pleased with because I love EVERYTHING you do! You are the first blog that I check every morning when I get up. I can't wait til football season is over! LOL!

  3. Waving hi Mindy! Those paper really look great, and I love your tone-on-tone sentiment! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  4. Love those mittens on the tone-on-tone backing! So cool with the white sponging. Love your work :) Glad to see you at The Friday Mashup this week!

  5. Congrats on your win over at The Friday Mashup! I loved your card!

  6. How do you come up with a cute card every single time?!!! And where did you find the instructions for the starburst technique?

    1. Here is what I used:

      And I'll try to shoot a video if I get a chance!


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