Welcome back! When I got back from Chicago, I had a couple of fun packages waiting, one of which was an order from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I had ordered a Spellbinders-compatible frame set and a Christmas sentiments set--Holiday Labels 14 and Compliments of the Season (currently backordered).
I stamped the frame on Papertrey Ink's Kraft cardstock with Scarlet Jewel ink and cut and embossed with with a Spellbinders Labels Fourteen die; I love this shape, especially when paired with the skinny ovals! For the center I stamped the sentiment on Vintage Cream cardstock in Scarlet Jewel ink and then cut it with a Petite Ovals die before adding distress ink to the edges of both pieces.
Patterned paper is a piece of Melissa Frances Holly paper--a little more muted than the Scarlet Jewel ink that I was using, but still in the same family. Ribbon is some off-white Hug Snug seam binding (from e-Bay) that I colored with a few Copic markers--first E07 (which was a little warm), then RV29 (to cool my too-warm hue), and finally some R59 (to mute the other two layers of color). It's a bit more saturated/intense than it should be, but I still like it. :-)
The Zva Creative pearl swash was white (PE-03CA-110), which I airbrushed with a Copic Airbrush System and Copic E07 to add a bit of color and make it coordinate with the paper. One hint: when you airbrush with a darker Copic marker on a hard surface, it may get a bit sticky. The best product that I have found for sealing the surface and taking away the stickiness is Creative Impressions Super Seal. It is a water-based sealer, so it won't make the markers run like a solvent-based-sealer would. My usual craft-haunts were out of it, but I found some at Overstock.com if you are needing some.
That's about it--have a lovely day!