Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Holiday 2016 - Winner

Hello crafty friends,

Quick post to announce the winner of my Holiday 2016 card series contest... Denise Bryant
you are the winner!  Thank you for 1) subscribing to my blog and 2) commenting on every post.   More details later today.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Holidays 2016 - Series End

Hello crafty friends,

Today is the last day for this Holiday Series.  Even though I got sick during it, it's been so much fun. Thank you for helping me celebrate the season.  Here are the last few cards in my stash:


This card was easy, but took time, because I die cut those small flowers and glued them piece by piece onto my pattern paper card front.


I fell in love with this snowman tossing penguins stamp and ended up ordering it from Europe! Surprising the shipping was not an issue ($5)... lets face it, that's less than some pretty big online crafty store we all know and love.   By the way... I stamped the image and cut it out using my ScanNCut2.



On these last two cards I used another digital stamp from justMEdigitalstamps called Snow Buddies.

Well, that's it.  I will leave the contest open until Sunday night... 8pm CST.   I will draw a winner and announce it on Monday... Good luck crafty friends.


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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Holiday 2016 - Better Not Pout

Hello crafty friends,

Tiny Santa is in the house today, so you better not pout.





I used several of the Santas from Clearly Besotted's Santa Baby stamp set and some of the parts from Lawn Fawn's Ready, Set, Snow stamp and die sets.  Kept the cards pretty basic, letting the Santas take center stage.  Thanks for stopping bye, until next time... take care.



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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Holiday 2016 - Bah Humbug

Hello crafty friends,

Today's card is one of my favorites. It doesn't have cute kitties or bears or even a penguin... it has only one big red grumpy bird and I LOVE him, because I can totally relate.  The Holidays isn't always a happy time for everyone.  It can be emotionally, physically and mentally exhausting for many people. This card is for them... my fellow grumpies


The bird is a digital from Gerda Steiner Designs called Upset Bird, I tried to get a link, but couldn't find him.  Well, two more post to finish tonight and I can go to bed.  Thanks for stopping bye, until next time... take care.



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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Holiday 2016 - Newton Returns

Hello crafty friends,

Today's card features Newton from the Ornamental Newton and Newton's Curious Christmas stamp sets.  The Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year sentiment is a die set by Impression Obsession.

This card is very glittery and for those who know me, know that I don't like glitter.  At least, I don't like the kind of glitter that falls of decorations and cards.   The glitter I use comes from one of two places... glittery card stock that you can run your hand across and not pickup any glitter and glitter glues/adhesives.  Both versions were used on this card:


Thanks for stopping bye, until next time... take care.



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Monday, December 12, 2016

Holiday 2016 - Bear with Snowman

Hello crafty friends,

Two cards today, both using a super cute bear from JustMEdigitalstamps.  This guys is called Christmas bear with snowman.  I so love him and love that his digital, so I can custom size him from any project I'm working on.  

The first card has more of a winter theme.  I used the lovely snowflake by Unity Stamps called Magical Days and some wood snowflakes I painted lilac


The second card is definitely a Christmas/New Years card, but I still used the Magical Days stamp in the background for a frosty look.  The Merry Christmas die cut is from Impression Obsession.


I love this bear and plan on making some winter birthday cards with in Jan and Feb 2017.  Thanks for stopping bye, until next time... take care.



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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Holiday 2016 - Feliz Navidad

Hello crafty friends,

Today's card features a Spanish sentiment... Merry Christmas in Spanish...


I used a ribbon ornament coloring page image I found on the internet.  I colored the ribbons red and them covered them with red glue glitter.  I outlined them with a thick black pen, because I lost most of the original outline between the coloring and gluing.  I fussy cut the insides of the ornaments and turned the panel into a shaker top.  My finishing touches was to add three Feliz Navidad die cuts from Elizabeth Crafts and a few sequins.

hasta la próxima vez (until next time) ... cuída se (take care).



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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Holiday 2016 - Ho Ho Ho

Hello crafty friends,

Still not feeling great, but I have to get this house ready for Christmas...or at the very least a somewhat less over-the-top version of Christmas. If only decorating was as easy as posting.

Last night I felt good and actually crafted... made this card in fact and i love it so much I had to bump the previously schedule card for this one :)


Those hearts you see in the background are from Your Next Stamp's Heart Ink Splatter.  I love adding this stamp into projects.  I cut the Hs from red and green glitter card stock on my ScanNCut2.   I also used the ScanNCut2 to cut out my Copic colored Newton's Nook Ornamental Newton.  I placed the middle Newton on a wobble for some extra fun.   Here's a video:

video


I hope you like this card as much as i do... thanks for stopping bye, until next time... take care.



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Friday, December 9, 2016

Holiday 2016 - Word Ornaments

Hello crafty friends, 

The first card I'm showcasing today using a fun set of dies from Die-Versions called Word Ornaments.  Sadly they are discontinued, so I can't link to them. 



I used a combination of red and green foil card stock to die cut the ornaments and fussy cut the ornaments' backing.  I arranged the ornaments in a tight circle to form a wreath.  My initial plan was to just use the ornament, but the card was lacking something, so I added some die cut greenery and some enamel dots. 

This second card is one I also posted on the Die-Versions' blog as my Design Team project.  I'm so happy that it turned out looking as elegant as i hoped it would.   



I created an ornament shaker window with tiny gold stars and beads inside and a beautiful red glitter card stock Season's Greetings die cut on top.  Here's a quick video of the shaker card in action...

video


Thanks for stopping bye, until next time... take care.



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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Holiday 2016 - 12 Days of Christmas

Hello crafty friends,

Today's card was super easy to make, because of this stamp set by Stampabilities called 12 Days of Christmas and the second smallest stitched square die from the Die-Version's Stitched Nesting Square die set:

I alternated between red and green ink for each of my squares.  I also inked the edges of each square and pop them up with foam tape.  I added a stitched die cut piece of vellum between my squares and the card front pattern paper.

I've had this stamp set in my collection for years and never used it.  So it's way overdue for it's 15 minutes in the spot light.   Until next time... take care.



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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Holiday 2016 - Trees

Hello crafty friends,

Quick overdue post today, because this cold I'm currently fighting is brutal.  I have no energy and haven't been in my craft room since my last post.  Thankfully I had several cards already done that I can use until my next creative session.


I used the cute trees from the Hero Arts Family and Friends stamp set.  There's a name for these trees, but I can't remember now.

I used the most of my pattern paper on this card... by just adding three trees and a thin strip of gold card stock.


On this card, I used three trees again, but added a die cut Holly from a Tim Holtz die set and a die cut Merry Christmas from the Die-Versions Complements Holiday 1 die.

Well, my couch and blanket are calling me, so until next time... take care.




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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Holiday 2016 - Tall Snowman

Hello crafty friends,

As I sit typing this, we are getting our first snow of the season.  The cats are watching from my craft room window... I wonder what they think about snow (or anything else for that matter).  In honor of the falling snow, I selected this card for today's post.


I fell in love with this tall snowman when I first saw it and just had to have him.  Thankfully for both my wallet and my impatient self he was a digital image from Sassy Cheryl's Decked out for the Holidays.

I printed him out and went to work on him.  I used Copic markers for him and the blue background. Sorry, I didn't keep track of what colors I used.  I used the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamps for the icy looking snow and a new product I picked up recently called Glitter Paste (Sugar) from BoBunny, which I absolutely love.  Will have to pick up some red for Valentine heart cards :)

My finishing touch for the card was to add a grouping of die cuts at the bottom right of the card w/a fun sentiment.   This card makes me smile.   Don't be surprise if you see this snowman make another appearance soon.   Until next time... take care.





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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Holiday Cards - Newton's World

Hello crafty friends,

Can you guess at what line of stamps I love to the point that I must get every release?  Yes, of course, it's Newton... I just love all those kitties!

For this card I used Newton's snowman and the Newton in the Tree stamps from the Newton's Curious Christmas set and the girl from A Cozy Day in set.   I created a comfy room scene with lots of Newtons.



I paper pieced the chair to match the "wallpaper" and the blanket with a pink winter pattern paper that has tiny trees and deers.  I fussy cut an oval tree skirt for under the xmas tree and even gave it fringe and a small stamped Merry Christmas greeting.  This card took a while, but I love how it turned out and it will go to someone who loves cats.



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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Holiday 2016 - Merry Christmas Candy Canes

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today's card is one I'm also posting on the Die-Versions' blog as my Design Team project.  This die is my most reached for Christmas die... in my opinion, along with the Complements - Everyday die it's one of the best dies in the whole Die-Versions line.   I talking about the Complements - Holiday 1 die, which is actually several words dies in one... and it's currently on SALE!

The Merry Christmas on the card below in just one of the words in this die.  This card is a good example of a card made with very few items.  One die, one image (the candy canes image is a digital stamp form Power Poppy Stamps, so it was extremely inexpensive... $1 actually), 1 6x6 sheet of pattern paper and 1 piece of white card stock (actually i used watercolor paper).  



I'm going to start working on my December daily now... bye.



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