Sunday, December 14, 2014

Silver Tree

Good Morning!

Today's card is a clean and simple one made for the Challenge at CASology, Silver.

I found this great Hampton Art Tree stamp, in my stash, long forgotten.

I used silver embossing powder on hot pink card stock. Not too crazy about the outcome, but I am sure there is someone on my card list who will enjoy this.  (fingers crossed!)  I also added an adhesive pearl to each line and some silver curling ribbon at the top. 
It is so difficult for me to create a CAS card.  But, maybe less is more.....sometimes......
Thanks for coming by, hope you're being productive!
Merry Merry!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Combo Holiday....???

Good Morning!

Happy to say I FINALLY made my Beach Photo Card.....phew!  Now I just have to write them all out....that's all!  Fa La La La La

Today's card will be entered into the Challenge at the Mod Squad , Frilly Fun, hosted by Joyce and the Sketch Challenge at MFT.   By the way they are having a HUGE retirement sale, up to 75% off....I took advantage of that yesterday morning, merry merry to me!

And here is my card.....Combo Holiday....??? It uses Christmas stamps but has a Valentine feel.  What do you think?
Designer Papers are by My Mind's Eye, Love Me.  I used the Gina K Designs stamp set, Mistletoe Memories.  My dies are from MFT, there are 3 of them, the Open Scallop Border, and 2 from Blueprints #12, center panel and the flag banner.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder for a little bit of texture, chipboard heart topped with button and twine, a little bit of ribbon and some Liquid Pearls in Flamingo.
I think I might just save this for a Valentine's card......I wonder if anyone would notice the mistletoe?
Fa La La La La
Merry Merry!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bling A Ding Ding

Good Afternoon!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenge at Simon Says Wednesday, Bling It On!

Designer Papers are by K & Company, Madeline, so pretty!  Stamp set by Gina K Designs, Take Flight.  Memento Rose Bud Ink, MFT Blueprint # 12 and Dotted Scallop dies.   Trio Butterfly and Border Punches by EK Success. 

Vellum, Ribbon, Adhesive Rhinestones and Rhinestone Flourish for accents.
This was a birthday card for one of my niece's.  It's almost as pretty as she is!
Thanks for stopping by!

Gift Card Holder

Good Morning!

This was a fun and easy little project to create, and one that should come in handy 2 weeks from today....2 WEEKS FROM TODAY!!!

This will be entered into the Challenge at PTI, Tab Closure Tri-Fold Card

Betsy has an easy to follow video HERE. 

I used Papertrey Ink's Lovely Layers stamps and dies and the Tags-Its #2 stamp set.  The Designer Paper is Jack Frost by American Crafts.  I also used 2 different blue inks, Not Quite Navy and Night Of Navy, both by Stampin' Up!  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder used on tab to create some texture.

This is a perfect size to hold a gift card.

I think by using the flower stamps and dies it mimics the snowflake pattern on my DP nicely!
Thanks for coming by!
Merry Merry!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wise Men Still Seek Him....

Good Afternoon!

Today's project is a little tag I created.  Last year I actually made this same project as an ATC, but without all the glitter.

This will be entered into the Challenge at Stamp TV, Shimmer & Shine and at the Simon Says Monday Challenge, Transportation

The stamp set is from Gina K Designs, City Of David.  Beautiful Images and sentiments for this time of year.  I cut a large tag out using my Cameo.  Horizontally I masked it off, shading in yellow and blue, for the appearance of sand and sky, then stamped my image and sentiment.  I then covered the entire tag in Versa Mark Ink, covered that in Stampin' Up's Heat & Stick Powder, heated it, and then covered that in their Dazzling Diamond Glitter, and then reheated it all to set the glitter.  I am so addicted to the look of using those products.  They Shimmer.  They Shine.  They Sparkle.  AND all that glorious glitter stays put!  True Story!!!
Here is my ATC from last year.

May you enjoy your day!
Merry Merry!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Cute Little Snowmen

Good afternoon!  Just one little personal house is clean, my house is decorated.....for tomorrow I shop!!!

Just had to make one more snowman entry for The Mod Squad Challenge, Frosty The Snowman and thought I might as well add it to the Stamp TV, Winter Chocolate Challenge, Simon Says Monday Challenge, Holiday Cards, and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Christmas/Holidays.

I made a little 3x3 card set of adorable snowman I first saw on Pinterest. 

The eyes and mouth were hand drawn and then traced over using a Sakura Black Glaze Pen.  I flicked a little bit of brown craft paint over the snowman's head, which was cut out using a Spellbinders Classic Circle die.  I also edged them in Distress Ink, Antique Linen.  Stamped the sentiment form the Gina K Designs stamp set, Seasonal Labels.  Added a bit of gingham ribbon for their scarves.  I also topped the scarves with wooden snowflakes which I colored in with a Sakura Clear Star Pen.  These were FUN to make!  I will make some matching envelopes and use them as gift cards.
Thanks for popping in!
Merry Merry!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow......

But, not really!  lol

Hello again!  Even though at the time of typing this my house is not clean nor decorated, I hope by the time this posts all will be calm, all will be bright.....with nary a dust bunny in sight!  Ha!  Fingers crossed!

I must say this has been one of the most FUN cards for me to make, totally inspired by Pinterest with a few minor changes. 

And please remember if you see something you like here, I did manage to figure out how to add that Pin Button.....just hover over any image and it should appear in the top left corner, making it very easy for you to pin it to one of your boards, perhaps for future inspiration.  But, please do not ask me HOW I did it.....I had to fiddle around with some online code for a little bit inserting into the perfect line.....oy vay!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Mod Squad, Frosty The Snowman, Simon Says Monday, Holiday Cards, and Simon Says Wednesday, Christmas/Holidays.

Here is my card:

Isn't it just ridiculously cute and clever?  Now remember, I can say that as it is not my design, I merely CASED it!  The snowman image is from the Gina K Designs sets, Wishing You Joy and the sentiment and snowflakes are from the Let It Snow set (the snowman in that particular set was much too large to do this style card--but he is super cute too!)  The Designer Paper is by Teresa Collins, Hello My Name Is, this pad is on clearance at Michael's and is full of rustic colors with browns and tans and reds, love it!  The images were stamped 3 times on separate little pieces of card stock and minimally colored with Copic Markers.  The snow drifts were made by tearing thin card stock and then I added a bit up texture using a Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  Of course I had to add an edging of sparkly snow so I used Gina's Prismatic Glitter in Frozen......speaking of Frozen I was at a craft store yesterday and there was this sweet little girl singing Let It Go at the top of her lungs, so cute from my point of view, but probably not so much from her Mom's lol.  I added a bunch of rhinestones to all the little snowflakes for more sparkle and some Baker's Twine for a matching accent.  Just super cute!  And you all know this is exactly WHERE I like my snow......sorry Lee! 



Merry Merry!