Sunday, November 23, 2008

Time well spent with my best friend!

I had the BEST weekend, the best weekend of all. My best friend Jacqui came down from Woodstock and we spent the most part of the weekend stamping........oh and we went to see Twilight.......ahhh to be 17 again and being pursued by EDWARD....... SIGH....... the movie was all that I expected it to be and more. I am just starting the second book now and sure hope that they have a sequel.

Anyway, my main stamping goal this weekend was to get some items completed for a small swap that I was participating in. These little bags were inspired by a project that I saw on

Splitcoaststampers by akjuda you can see here little boxes HERE

Using the Stampin' Up! Top note die as a base, I cut, sponged and stamped the dies with White Craft ink and the snowflace from Polar Pals a set that is long retired, but one of my all time favourites.

I then cut down small craft coloured bags to 3 inches and sandwiched them between two die cuts. Using the large oval punch, I punched little handles to form the small gift bag. I stamped and punched the gift tag with the cute and curly set and matching punch. Then punched a sentiment out with the word window punch and adhered it to the front of the tag, after sponging with creamy caramel ink. I threaded the tag through the large bow with linen thread.

I stamped the sweet eskimo with Chocolate Chip onto Craft Paper. I used Real Red, Basic Black and Chocolate Chip Markers to darken the image and a little Real Red Chalk to brighten up her cheeks, adding a small highlight with the white gel pen.

I LOVE liquid applique for winter projects. I filled in the parka hood, cuffs and ties with a solid application of LA and heated. For the bottom cuff, I randomly swirled the LA on. In order to ground our little eskimo to the box, I created a little snow for under her feet. I hope you enjoy this project. It was a lot of fun to make and I was quite please with the results.

Would you take a look at this Beauty??

Jacqui created this card for a Die Cut swap that she is in. Ohhh I wold love to be the lucky recipient of one of these cards. She spend so much time and effort creating this gorgeous Christmas Confection. Visit her Blog

Sisterlines Space in Time

to see many great projects..............

Stay tuned, I have been in a stamping FRENZY as of late and have some more things to share with you very very soon!!!!


  1. These are so cute, Vicki! I love the colors, texture, and the whole design! Fabulous!

  2. Hey Vicki sounds like a fun week-end. I too was inspired by those cute bags, I have it book marked as a need to done one of these projects. Love your take on it.

  3. I am soooooooo jealous I was not there, I feel like I was cause I was on the phone with you two for a bit, but I can not believe you got all these done and visited at the same time...holy moly!


  4. Fabulous fun you and your BF had together! All of your goodies are wonderful! Deb

  5. oh Vicki, these are great....I want one of Jacqui's cards....LOVE it...The colors are perfect!
    LOVE yours...OMG Man I wish I were with you guys......:)))
    Love your blog look too...:)

  6. I love both cards and need to say that little Eskimo girl has always been a favorite. Love those great snowmen too!

  7. Okay, this looks fabulous! I love Polar Pals, and you've used it beautifully! I love the pink cheeks on your eskimo!



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