Thursday, September 21, 2017

White poinsettia


Another Christmas card tonight.  This one is all white!  (Except for the sentiment.)



I embossed the BG panel with Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons.  The poinsettia is Darice Layering Poinsettia.  My sentiment is Sweet n Sassy Christmas Tags.  It's stamped with Versafine Onyx and cut with Spellbinders Ribbon Banners.  It's not visible in this pic, but I used my Wink of Stella pen on the flower leaves, so they sparkle, too.


Challenges...
Glitter n Sparkle #257 - embossing
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Sept - anything Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round Sept - leaves
Aud Sentiments #189 - use 2 word sentiment
Scrapy Land #74 - anything goes *must use brand SL sells (Darice and Spellbinders)
Pile It On #134 - feather/scales and/or no patterned paper (I did no patterned paper)


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Joy to the World the Lord is Come!


Hi!  I have a card to show you, but first, let me tell you that I have discovered the greatest thing EVER!!!   I love dies.  I love fancy dies.  I don't often use my fancy dies (and have hesitated to buy more delicate dies) because it is so frustrating to have the die not cut cleanly and/or rip coming out of the die.  This thing makes all the difference in the world!!  It's a simple metal shim for my die cutting machine.  That's it!  Look at it... nothing fancy, but it has amazing power! :D  


This Find It Trading Holly Jolly Music die is probably my favorite, but it was so hard to get a nice clean perfect cut.



Not anymore!  I don't even know where I first saw/heard about shims for a Cuttlebug, but after doing some looking, I ordered one from eBay and am loving it!!!  (I'm not getting any compensation for this or trying to sell you anything.  I just know how frustrated I would get and would love to be able to save other from that!)  It used to take me forever to get one nice die cut like this.



There are several brands of shims, but I got this CottageCutz one...


Finally, here is the card I made with this die cut...


 In fact, it came together so easily and nicely, that I made 5 more! :)



My paper is Dovecraft Winter Blooms.  I cut the panels with CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.   This wonderful die is Find It Trading Holly Jolly Music.  My sentiment is My Craft Spot Jot to the World.  I stamped it with Versafine Onyx ink then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  The ribbon is Offray organdy ribbon from my stash. 


Challenges...
Word Art Wednesday #300-301 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas #351 - anything goes Christmas
Craft-Dee BowZ Sept - anything goes w/ handmade bow
The Merry Christmas Challenge #35 - anything goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas #15 - anything Christmas goes
A snowflake promise #44 - anything goes
Inkspirational #143 - photo (I was inspired by the musical background paper)


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Welcome, baby - TMS #421


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!   I've got a sweet baby card to share today.  This image is pretty adorable!!


Supplies...
~All Dressed Up Z is for Zebra image
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Inkadinkado clear sentiment 
~Versafine Onyx ink
~Clear embossing powder
~Spellbinders Standard Circles
~Die-versions Stitched Circles
~Button and baker's twine from my stash


This adorable image came from our sponsor this week...  All Dressed Up!  Play along for your chance to win 2 images of your choice.




Here's our fun sketch...





And I have to show you some real cute zebras...  These guys are are at "Safari Off Road Adventure" at Six Flags Great Adventure in NJ.  So cute!! 



 
Challenges...
Polkadoodles #36 - anything goes
Crafty Friends #66 - dies and/or punches (I used dies)
Happy Little Stampers - September anything goes w/ dies
Daring Cardmakers - 4 of something (I have 4 die cut circles)
Tic Tac Toe TTC015 - I did right side down (baby - diecut/punch - embossing my sentiment is heat embossed)


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
We're sad that Wanda has had to step down. :( 

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

God's promise - TMS #420


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  


Supplies...
DRS Designs God's Promise Greeting
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me DP
CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles
Jo-Ann Essentials ribbon 

This week's sponsor is DRS Designs!  Thank you so much to DRS for providing images for our team to use!!  




Here's our sketch for the week...  I love this one and will be using it again!  It can be CAS or embellished to your heart's content! :)




Challenges...
Word Art Wednesday #209-299 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment
The Ribbon Girls - anything goes (must be card)
Gllitter n Sparkle #256 - anything goes
Love To Scrap #101 - anything goes
Crafty Friends #66 - use dies or punches (I used dies)

  Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Gingerbread boy - CCC #21


Happy Sunday to you!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges #21!  My card this week is more on the fun side...


Supplies...
Imagine That...digis by Kris Gingerbread Scene image
Crate Paper Peppermint DP
CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
Darice Bots Background EF
Offray ribbon

I'm  not thrilled with this guy... I had some trouble coloring him and ended up just going darker and darker. :(  But he is a cutie! 

Here is our optional photo inspiration for you... Christmas cookies! 


(Have you ever heard George Strait's "Christmas Cookies" song?  It's cute!  Here's a link to listen... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDCmeKs8Zpk )


Challenges...
Winter Wonderland - dots and/or stripes (I have dots)
The Merry Christmas Challenge #33 - anything goes Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown # 359 - punches and/or dies (I used dies)
The Paper Shelter #308 - lots of layers
Addicted To Stamps and More #258 - holiday



Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Time for tea - TMS #419


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!   Here's my card for this week's challenge...


Supplies...
~Lily of the Valley Tea for Two - Trio stamp
~Prima Madeline DP
~Pre-made tag
~Colorbok bunting
~Ribbon and twine from my stash 


Here's our fun sketch for the week...  It's a great one!  I'm going to use this and make some Christmas cards, too.




Challenges I'm entering...
Craft-Dee BowZ September - anything goes w/ handmade bow
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September - anything goes w/ patterned paper
Alphabet Challenge - M for make your mark (I used Spectrum Noir markers)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #171 - anything goes w/ ribbon 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #298-299 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Kitty & birdie Christmas


I was able to spend some time in my craft room, so I went through my printed images and found a few to create with.  Looking back, I was able to determine that this one has been printed (and waiting) for about 2 yrs!!!   So I found a few challenges to inspire me, and voilà! 



My DP is AC Let It Snow, and it is embossed with Sizzix Berry Swirls.  My image is Imagine That! digis by Kris "Mistletoe Kitty."  It's cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics and framed with Spellbinders  Tile Works.  Some pink twine and a few punched snowflakes finished it off.

Challenges...
Christmas With the Cuties #9couples (my kitty and birdie make a cute couple!)
The Merry Christmas Challenge #32 - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Auganything goes 
Cute Card Thursday #493 - Too Cute! 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Masculine birthday - TMS #418


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  

A couple of weeks ago, I needed a birthday card for a boy "right now" and realized that my stash was sorely lacking in masculine birthday cards!  So I'm trying to remedy that... 



Supplies...
DCWV All About Boys DP
Fred, She Said "The Old Truck" (pre-colored version... I can't color like this!!)
Die-versions Stitched Nesting Circles
Spellbinders Standard Circles
Celebrate It! ribbon
Raisin Boat "You Said It!" clear sentiment


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

A string of ornaments - CCC #20


Happy Sunday to you!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges!


My card is pretty simple.  It's flat and mail friendly!!  None of my family lives near me, so flat/mailable is important!  But I love layers and embellishments, too, so this can be a challenge.  To me, without more of that, this is still missing something.  Maybe if I had embossed the ornaments?  Oh well, too late now.

Supplies...
Die-namics Christmas Ornaments
Crate Paper Peppermint DP
Sweet n Sassy Old-Fashioned Christmas clear sentiment


This week's {optional} photo inspiration is colorful glass ornaments...



Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Serenity prayer - TMS #417


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Here's my card for this week...  I love this poem!


Supplies...
Our Daily Bread Serenity cling stamp
Versafine Onyx ink
TH tea dye distress ink
Spellbinders Petite Ovals
Recollections doily (It was bigger than I wanted, so I cut it smaller using Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles)
Prima Stationer's Desk DP
Darice Ranunculus EF
Spellbinders Doodle Parts
Prima flowers


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

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