I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Christmas Air

Looking over the popular themes for crafting challenges this week, I noticed something interesting. We have jumped from Halloween to Christmas, in a matter of days. I hadn't even been thinking about the myriad Christmas cards I will need to create, so I have very few new Christmas supplies. It was then I decided I wanted to do something a little different, change up my Christmas color scheme.

I started with a kraft card base and used a star embossing folder for my first layer. I inked this layer with a denim blue. Next I stamped the "trees" in versa mark and then used my Perfect Pearls to dust on the gold color. The stamps are from The Alley Way stamps Making Holidays Bright set. 

Next, I wanted to add something like starlight, and instead of a moon or star, I used this photo corner cut from a pearlescent paper. Next, I added the sentiment and inked the edges. Finally, I used up some of my stash accents to add the glitter flowers.

Challenges Entered

Come and Get it Challenges: Winter
Craft a Scene: Trees
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenges: Sparkle
Winter Wonderland: 3 Embellishments (three glitter flowers (the fourth is a gem)
Aud Sentiments: 2 - 3 Word Sentiment
CCEE Stampers: Create a Scene
Dream Valley Challenges: Getting ready for Christmas


  1. Very pretty embossing and distressing. Nice card. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  2. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 201- you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  3. This is darling. Your trees are so cute! Thank you for playing along in our challenge this week at Come and Get It. I hope to see you back again. ~ Lizzy DT

  4. Lovely trees. Thanks for joining us this month at Craft A Scene.

    Sue xx


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