Saturday, December 28, 2013

You Color My World


Hi everyone!  This is my last card for the year, a CAS card I created several of for Operation Write Home.  The inspiration for this card came from one of the older Color Q challenges.  I pulled out all the scraps I had in the challenge colors and this was the result.

A fun change for me... instead of stitching around the entire card base on this card I just added a strip of zig zag stitching to blend two of the colors together and love how this turned out.


Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Sketch Flower Trio (Hero Arts), Clearly Sentimental About You (My Favorite Things)
  • Paper: So Saffron, Really Rust, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink) 
  • Ink:  Chocolate Distress Ink (CTMH), Copics YR31, B32, B34, B37, G24, E08, E09
  • Other: Sponge, Stitching, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon and Glue Dots

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Very Merry Christmas


Hi everyone, Happy Holidays! This is my last holiday card for the season. I wanted this card to be glittery and sparkly so I added lots of silver. The image used on today's card is the Elf digital stamp by Birdie Brown. I won this image in a recent challenge and am sad that the owner has since closed her shop.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
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CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Elf (Birdie Brown)
  • Paper: Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze Cardstock, Audrey and Klara Patterned Paper (Cosmo Cricket, Dutch Girl Collection)
  • Ink: Metallic Silver Paint Marker, Copics BG72, BG75, BG78, YG91, R14, R24, R29, E000, E00, E01, E23, E27 
  • Other: Edge Distresser, Sponge, Silver Dew Drops, Silver Photo Hangers, Small Silver Brads, Silver Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Warm Hooliday Wishes


Hi everyone! I've some really exciting news to share. I'm thrilled and honored to be joining the talented ladies on the design team at Di's Digi Stamps!!! Di's Digi Stamps hosts a new challenge every other Saturday and starting today our new challenge is ANYTHING CHRISTMAS.

The image used on this card is the Warm Hooliday Wishes digital stamp by Di's Digi Stamps. To play along you don't have to use a Di's Digi Stamp, but if you do, you can win 2 digis of your choice just for playing along in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize... our fabulous sponsor is Crafty Ribbons.


I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Warm Hooliday Wishes (Di's Digi Stamps)
  • Paper: Ruby Red and White Cardstock, St. Nicholas Sleigh, St. Nicholas Ledger and Red Herringbone Patterned Paper (Little Yellow Bicycle, Christmas Magic Collection)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Copics R14, R24, R29, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, BG0000, BG000, BG01, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, G82, G85
  • Other: Stitching, Deckled Edge Scissors, Scalloped Edge Punch, Sponge, Green Branches, Poinsetta Flower, White Liquid Applique, Frosted Lace Stickles, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Candy Cane Anneke


Hi everyone!  Today I'm playing along with the December Stamp of the Month challenge at From The Heart Stamps.  This month players get a choice between two stamps: Candy Cane Anneke and For The Birds.  On this card I used the Candy Cane Anneke digital stamp by From The Heart Stamps


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
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CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Candy Cane Anneke (From The Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: Cranberry Crisp and White Cardstock, Patterned Paper (Sandylion, Kelly Panacci Holiday Collection)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Copics E40, E42, E000, E01, E11, R00, R01, BG0000, R39, R59, R89, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
  • Other: White Liquid Applique, Stitching, Scallop Edge Punch, Classic Ovals Large and Classic Scalloped Ovals Large Nestabilities, Sponge, Flowers, Pearls, Pearl Brad, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Friday, December 13, 2013

Winter Post


Hi everyone! Do you have all your holiday cards created and mailed?!? I've one more card to make then I'll be ready to start mailing them, hopefully this weekend. Today I'm sharing this card with these adorable mice mailing their holiday cards. The image is the Winter Post digital stamp by From The Heart Stamps.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
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CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Winter Post (From The Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: Red Cardstock (Bazzill), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Spicy Tea and Snow Dust Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Wassail Collection)
  • Ink: Copics T0, T2, T4, T6, T8, R14, R24, R29, R56, R59, BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, E31, E34, E37, E23, E27, E29, BG0000, BG000, BG01
  • Other: Stitching, Scallop Edge Punch, Snowflake Punch, Scissors, Buttons, DMC White, White Ribbon, Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Trees


Hi everyone!  This is a quick and easy card with no coloring.  I die cut Cranberry Crisp and White Cardstock using the Top Note Die then trimmed the White Cardstock so it would layer on the Cranberry Crisp. The trees were stamped on green patterned paper and cut out using a pair of scissors.  To add some dimension I stitched around the edges and added pearls for snowflakes.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Ho-Ho-Holidays (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Cranberry Crisp Cardstock (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Ribbon Stripe and Victorian Walls Patterned Paper (Little Yellow Bicycle, Christmas Magic Collection), Noel Patterned Paper (Studio 8 Paper, Tis The Season Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Other: Stitching, Top Note Die, Scissors, Tearing, Edge Distresser, Pearls, White Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Friday, December 6, 2013

FTHS Holiday Blog Hop


Hi everyone! Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We are celebrating Christmas and Winter Holidays today! If you've arrived here from Imke's blog, Crafting Creations by Imke, then you are in the right place but if you've just happened along, you'll want to head on over to the From the Heart Stamps blog so you can start at the beginning!

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win the image that the designer used. And additionally, one commenter on the From The Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $5 gift voucher to the store!

For today's blog hop I'm showcasing the Cardinal & Winterberry digital stamp by From The Heart Digital Art Stamps. The branch and berries I picked up at a local craft store. To make the snow on the berries I added white liquid applique and heat set.


Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday December 9th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From The Heart Stamps blog on Wednesday December 11th.

On to the next gorgeous creation, your next stop on our blog hop is with Kathy... prepare to be amazed! So, without further ado... hop on over to her blog, Will Stamp For Wine, and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Cardinal & Winterberry (From The Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: Red and White Cardstock, Wonderful and Toasty Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Figgy Pudding Collection)
  • Ink: Chocolate Distress Ink and Copics T4, T6, T8, R14, R24, R29, R59, E43, E44, E47
  • Other: Sponge, White Liquid Applique, White Lace, White Grosgrain Ribbon, White Ric Rac Trim, Pearls, Green Sprig, Berries, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

2014 Calendar - December


Hi everyone!  I'm excited to share the last calendar page in my 2014 Calendar.  It feels so good to finish the calendars, now all I have to do is wrap them and place them under the tree.  The Reindeer used on this calendar page is the Rudolf coloring page by Elizabeth Dulemba.


Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Rudolf (Elizabeth Dulemba)
  • Paper: Red Cardstock (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Toasty Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Figgy Pudding Collection)
  • Ink: Copics B00, YG91, YG93, YG97, YG99, R14, R29, R59, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
  • Other: Stitching, Tearing, Small Oval Punch, Hole Punch, Green Rhinestones and Mounting Tape