Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happy Wednesday with a CAS-ual Friday Post

Hey everyone!! Happy Wednesday!! 

It is my turn over on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. I created s simple Christmas card.

To see what I used to make this card and for the products I used, hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog

I thank you for taking the time to stop by!!!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

A Couple of Challenges

Happy Sunday everyone. Just popping in to post some cards I created for a few challenges.

My first card is a Christmas card. I used Altnew's "Brilliant Baubles" stamp and die set, as well as Stampin Up!'s "Christmas Pines."

This weeks Freshly Made Sketch Challenge #412 and The Card Concept #124 were my inspiration.

Can you tell how the ornaments on this card were inspired by the photo from the Card Concept?

I loved the blue and silver color scheme and had fun using it on this card.

For my second card, I created a card using my favorite Hello Bluebird set "Frosty Friend's."

I used a sketch from last month and this weeks Just Us Girls Challenge #515 as my inspiration. I loved the snowy scene on the inspiration photo!!

I used a piece of Basic Grey pattern paper in the back. I have been hoarding this paper for YEARS but think I need to start using it. I have so much paper!!

I covered the tree with some Nuvo clear glitter and some added some Studio Katia pearls.

My last card I created for my niece's birthday back in October. I had SO MUCH fun making this card. I used the MFT sneaker die with the paper I used to wrap her gift in.

Of course I am not sure where the sentiment is from as they are from a bunch I stamped and cut out a while ago.

I was going to use little grommets that I had but wound up using the die cuts. I couldn't find the grommets-which if you saw my room, would not surprise you. It is a MESS!!

I am going to enter this into Seize the Birthday Challenge #179-no topping and Time Out Challenges #149-Celebrations.

Well that is all from me tonight. I need to get to bed because I have a very long day tomorrow. Charlotte is also coming home and I cannot wait!!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Happy Saturday!! I hope you are all enjoying your day.

Today I am popping in with some tags that I created for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags blog hop. If you have not heard of this hop, head on over because it is AMAZING. There are also PRIZES to be won!!!

The CAS-ual Fridays Design team made tags showcasing some of their Christmas products and are being featured on the 25 Days of Christmas Tags blog today. I decided to go with my OBSESSION of snowflakes that I have been on this fall and create tags using snowflakes as the theme.

I chose to do multiples and use neutral colors to go with any wrapping paper. I started off by die cutting the large tag from the Tag Buddies Fri-dies twice from Kraft cardstock.

I then stamped and heat embossed two small snowflakes, in white, on each tag using the Snowy Sayings stamp set.

Next I flicked watered down white acrylic paint and gold watercolor over the top of the tags using a tooth brush.

When the paint was dry, I layered die cut snowflakes that I had cut using the Funky Flakes Fri-dies and adhered them to the tag. I covered the snowflakes with Diamond Stickles to give them some sparkle and shine.

When the Stickles were dry, I adhered some sequins in the middle of the snowflakes and added some ribbon with gold floss to the top of the tags.

My next two tags I die cut using the middle tag from the Tag Buddies Fri-dies.

I used the exact same paint technique on these two tags that I used on the larger tags.

I again die cut snowflakes using the Funky Flakes Fri-dies and adhered a couple together in a pattern on each tag.

I then added some Diamond Stickles on one of the section of the snowflake and added a gold sequin to the middle.

My last step was to add some white ribbon and gold floss to the top of the tags.

That is all from me today. I hope this inspires you to create some fun tags of your own. Be sure to hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog to see what the other girls from the team have created.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

A Card for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hi everyone!! Once again it is my turn on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. Below is a sneak peek.

Hop on over to the CAS-Fridays Blog to see how I created this sunflower using a HEART!!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!!

Monday, November 11, 2019

A Couple of Challenges

Happy Monday!!

I am just popping in with some more Christmas cards I created for some challenges.

My first card I created for the present Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge. (PCC358)

I actually flipped the sketch because the images I wanted to use looked better horizontally

                                     (original sketch)                              (flipped sketch)

I was excited to use some pattern paper that has been in my stash forever on this card and once again used the stamp set that I have now idea where it came from.

I inked it up to make it look old fashioned. Not sure I like the look but it went with the papers I was using. The snowflake is one from my stash and the sentiment is from Mama Elephant.

This sketch was  a lot of fun because I was able to layer papers, something I rarely do.

My second card I created with the Happy Little Stamper's Christmas Challenge-Anything Goes.

I could have done an optional snarky comment but I don't have any of those type of sentiment stamps...yet. I ordered some by Hero Arts and cannot wait until I get them!! The holly die cut is from Memory Box. I colored it in with Copic Markers. Not sure I love it but it was fun to do.

The deer is from Mama Elephant and the sentiment is from Hello Bluebird. I kind of put this card together from hodgepodge on my desk.

One more Christmas card on the books!! Again, I am entering this into Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge-Anything Goes.

That is all from me today. I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

A Second Post for Today

This is my second post for today. I didn't realize this sketch challenge was closing and I created this specifically for it so I decided to pop in with another post.

This first card was inspired by a sketch from the Global Design Project. I LOVE this sketch and think I will be using it again for some other cards.

I used a Mama Elephant penguin and some trees from Hello Bluebird as my images.

The stamp die is the same one I used yesterday but have no idea what company it is from. I cut off the name, something I NEVER do. The snowflakes are from a bunch I cut out last week while my husband was away.

I have kind of been on a Christmas card kick as I think I have to create all my cards for this year and I am WAY BEHIND!! I usually do a photo card of my daughter but since Thanksgiving is so late, I doubt I will be able to do it in time for Christmas. I have been spoiled for so long that it is killing me to have to make all of them again!!

Okay, that is all from me once again. Have a great day!!

Some Challenge Projects

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you all are having a great weekend. Yesterday was a BEAUTIFUL, yet cold, day in Connecticut. It was so nice to see the sun so I will take the cold any day. Today is gray AGAIN, and it is so depressing.

My first card was inspired by a lot of different challenges.

I have had this stamp and die set FOREVER. In fact, I don't have a clue who even made it.  However, I pulled it out of my Christmas stamp pile and did some coloring on my stamps with Tombow markers.

It was kind of fun getting back to one of the first techniques I learned with my rubber stamps years ago.

I created the background by blending Distress Inks and doing the toothbrush splattering with watered down white acrylic paint.

I am entering this into CASE this Sketch #347, which was the sketch that originally inspired me to pull out this stamp set. I am also going to enter this into the Retro Rubber Challenges #123 as my stamp is really, really old. I am also entering this into two Happy Little Stampers November Challenges-Anything Goes with Dies AND Tis the Season.  I am also going to enter this into the November 2019 30 day Coloring Challenge. I TRIED so hard to do this every day but just got too busy to do so.



So for my NEXT card I used two challenges as my starting point.

I used a BUNCH of snow flake dies, as well as a Spellbinders Snowman for my card.

I had so much fun making this card, using TONS of scraps. All the die cutting was done with scrap pieces of paper.

The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp "Inside Christmas Greetings."

I am entering in this into this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #410, Christmas Kickstart Challenge #23-Snow and a new to me challenge, Pixie's Playground Snippets Challenge #365-using scraps.


My last challenge that I am entering today is the 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I was inspired by Svitlana Shayevich's tags. She used products from Altenew but I didn't have these. However, I used similar items that I had on hand.

The tag was created with a Paper Trey Ink Bookmark die and cut from a scrap. The snowflake is by Simon Says Stamp and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

I added some Studio Katia pearls to my snowflake to make it a little more elegant.

An update about my dog. He is doing better. He is coughing less and has been his old, naughty self. Yesterday he was well enough to go to the groomers.

The workers said that he was so mellow and friendly with them and the other dogs. He never has been curious about dogs in the past unless it is to dominate. I guess he wanted to play with the other dogs at the groomers!!!

On another note, I want to post a couple of the projects that I was able to color this week.

The top are Hello Bluebird stamps and the second are tags that I will finish this weekend are are Sunny Studios.

Well that is all from me today. I thank you for stopping by. I hope you all have a FABULOUS day!!!