Thursday, December 01, 2016

December 1, 2016 - House of Cards December Blog Hop




Put on some Christmas songs, grab a cup of coffee, tea, or even a glass of wine and sit back and enjoy our Holiday Blog Hop at House of CardIs.

We have several sponsors for this months hop and I choose to use a digital image called  SNOW BABIES from our talented owner and designer Mynn.

Our inspiration is from the picture posted at the beginning of this post - I choose to use a Memory Box circle die with snowflakes as my wreath, then cut a circle from some gold vellum.  I printed my digi images on white cardstock - colored with copics and then fussy cut them.  I used pop dots to pop them up in the center of my wreath.  I used a scrap of gold shimmer cardstock and edged it with a holly punch then trimmed it with some beautiful gold trim I got at Hobby Lobby and tied three gold bows with tiny gems in the center and hung them on my "mantel".

Join us this month for our Holiday blog hop and please leave a comment on everyone along the way.  We have hidden prizes along the way.  And here are our sponsors that are offering prizes.


Prize: 1 stamp set or 3 single images
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Prize: 3 single Images
Cute As A Button Designs
Prize: Prize Package
Prize: Any 3 products of your choice


If you came here from Shawana's  blog  leave a comment and continue on to
Steph's blog.  Have fun and enjoy our Holiday blog hop.

     Challenges:
          MHK Designs - anything goes using MHK design images   
   

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016 - Anything Goes at The House that Stamps Built





Talk about fun - this week over at The House that Stamps Built  it is the 5th Wednesday and that means "anything goes" for our challenge. I  used two stamps from Repeat Impressions and a die for this one.  I used Joy to the World 2108-H and Sleigh Side 2112-D.  I embossed the Joy to the World in some bright gold and the globe die is from 
Spellbinders and I thought it worked perfect for this card.  Added some white snow flakes with my uniball pen and a bit of red/white bakers twine and the card was complete.
 Hoping you will join us this week at The House that Stamps Built  using Anything Goes for your inspiration -  You don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps  but if you do your entry will get not 1 but 2 chances to win a $25.00 gift certificate for Repeat Impressions stamps.  If you look over on my right side bar I have a 10% discount coupon to use in the store for stamps - (Christmas is coming and they have some really cute Christmas stamps).  We are looking forward to seeing your creation.  

Now take a look at what our  Design Team has created to get you started.  

       Cheri     Deonna      Joy      Kathy    Heather  Laurie   and   Patti

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 One sheet wonder Christmas set




What a fun, easy, (yes even the box), and pretty quick!!!  I have seen the one sheet wonder tutorials for years but have never done one.  So a couple of weeks ago a crafty BFF came over for lunch and we "created. (other cards to follow later in the week).

Any one with TAC (The Angel Company) will remember this paper - yes I am a paper hoarder but this worked perfect.  The stamp I used on the Christmas cards is from AMuse Studio (now closed and out of business).  These are certainly non traditional Christmas colors but love them together.  All of this from 1 12 x 12 sheet of DP and 2 sheets of colored cardstock.  

I will be sending several little gifties to my chemo buddy in December and this is one of them.  Might give her the inspiration to send out a few Christmas cards.
     Challenges:
          The Crafters Cafe - Christmas comes early
          613 Avenue Create -anything goes
          Use your Stuff - Christmas Card
          Crafty Cardmakers - anything but a card - (tags and box)
          Brown Sugar Challenge -anything goes

Saturday, November 26, 2016

November 26, 2016 - Autumn Cards


This is the "last" of my autumn/Thanksgiving cards before I truly get in the groove to make Christmas cards.  The first two cards were made at a recent class that I helped one of my BFF's.  We had 10 women, 1 child (who was so well behaved and talented) and 1 man.  We made 4 cards and we were hopping the entire class as only a couple of the students had ever made cards before.  But it was fun, and I truly enjoyed the ladies.  Food helps as well and they had two trays with fruit/dip and cookies.  

The last card is one I made at another class - minimal stamping, just the sentiment which is from AMuse studio (which is closing in 2 days).  The sunflower and DP came from Hobby Lobby and I love the way this turned out. This was given to another BFF along with a small token of our friendship. 

This Thanksgiving, my husband and I helped at a transitional house shelter as none of the adult kids came home this year.  We helped prepare, serve, deliver, and the all important "clean up".  1500 meals were served just on Thursday.  We are so blessed and give thanks for what we take for granted in our life.  

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

November 23, 2016 The House that Stamps Built Sketch Challenge




Oh what a fun sketch this was to work with this week at The House that Stamps Built.   I love Teddy Bears and Repeat Impressions has several to choose from - (I think I may have them all now).  I used  Merry Christmas 1141-F and Christmas Teddy 2007-I.  I colored Teddy with copic markersand then added some texture with a washcloth and blender fluid to give him a fur look.  On his hat I added some white fluff and a grey pearl for the bell.  I used some fun DP to put my focal image on and this card is already earmarked for my chemo buddy in Canada.  
 Hoping you will join us this week at The House that Stamps Built  using our Sketch Inspiration challenge -  You don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps  but if you do your entry will get not 1 but 2 chances to win a $25.00 gift certificate for Repeat Impressions stamps.  If you look over on my right side bar I have a 10% discount coupon to use in the store for stamps - (Christmas is coming and they have some really cute Christmas stamps).  We are looking forward to seeing your creation.  

Now take a look at what our  Design Team has created to get you started.  

       Cheri     Deonna      Joy      Kathy    Heather  Laurie   and   Patti 

Challenges:
     Brown Sugar Challenge - anything goes
     The Crazy Challenge Challenge - getting ready for Christmas
     Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - cute Christmas
     Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
     Craftyhazelnuts patterned Paper - use pattern paper 

Monday, November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016 - Z-fold Box card - POTW The House that Stamps Built



This week it is my turn to do the project of the week over at The House that Stamps Built  and I chose a very popular fold for my project.  When I saw these   images over at Repeat Impressions  the cute penguins Penguin Trio 8806 - N,  I thought they looked like they were singing - so I used the sentiment Let Heaven 413-H.

SUPPLIES


Repeat Impression Stamps Let Heaven 413-H  and Penguin Trio 8806-N
Memento Black Ink, copic markers, White card stock,  Christmas designer paper, punch/note - scissors, glue, and a photo copied song Joy to the World.  

This card is really about the scoring and folding of the cardstock - start with an 8 1/2 by 11 card stock  and cut length wise on the 4 1/4 mark.  Score at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2,

Then cut another piece of your base card stock 1 1/2 in. by 11. Score at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4.

Designer paper is cut - for the band 3 strips  5 1/4 x 1 1/4  and (2) 2 1/2 x 1/4
Designer paper is cut - for the base card (2) 2 1/2 x 4 and (1) 5 1/4 x 4



 Fold your score line with mountain fold then valley fold.


Color your focal image - which I colored with copic markers and then fussy cut these cuties.  I stamped and used an oval spellbinder for my sentiment.  



Apply adhesive or glue of your choice on the 1 1/2 inch band on the backside on the left for 2 3/4 inc. and on the right again 2 3/4 inch. Turn band over and apply about 1 inch above bottom of card - apply to the left front - and then to the far right front - the piece in the middle is not glued.   

I added some embellishments and took the photo a little from the top looking down so you can see the box shape in the middle.  This fold is all the in  right now and REPEAT IMPRESSIONS has so many stamps  that will work for this style -lets see what you come up with using this fold.  

Sunday, November 20, 2016

November 20, 2016 Happy 50th Birthday.


We had a 50th birthday party to go to - One of my husbands best buddies, wellI had gone through my store bought cards and found one - and dear hubby said "can't you make one"?  How special right???  So since I have ALL 3 sets of Tim Holtz crazy animals, birds, cats, and dogs, these are my go to stamps for a fun quick card.  I love to watercolor  these images and that is what I did with this dog, cut out a hat from the accessories collection popped it up with a pop dot, used my Amuse taller numbers to cut out 50 and this card was ready to go with us for the surprise birthday party.