Wednesday, October 12, 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Under the Pile


Happy Hump Day to you. :) I'm hopping by to share my card for the latest ABC Christmas Card Challenge. I want to croak, y'all. We are up to U! The letter U! This year is almost over. While I'm excited about the changing of the seasons (the heat really got to me this year), I can't believe that another year has flown by.

Well, enough whining and time for the fun part. Our challenge:

U for Under the Pile

The challenge is to make a card or a Christmas project with something you have been squirreling away in your stash for more than a year!

Oh yep friends - time to show and tell, we've all been there!

Our generous sponsor this time is 
Bugaboo Stamps

One lucky Random winner will win 7 Digi images for their choice

I made a card with an adorable Bugaboo image I've had printed and colored and in a stack on my desk forEVER. Happy accident that I pulled out a Bugaboo and that's our sponsor this month! Love it when things work out....

I printed this one really large with the intent of a tall center panel - but when I actually made this card, I decided to tilt it on the card base. With all that color, it didn't need any embellies! (Even though it hurt not to put a twine bow on it anywhere. LOL). The sentiment is stamped from Lawn Fawn's Toboggan Together stamp set. Everything is colored with Copic markers. 

That's it for me this time. Thanks SO much for stopping by! I hope to get crafty and share some more goodies in the next few days. With the weather cooling, kids back in school, and vacation behind us, I've been tackling some more of my around-the-house DIY projects. 8-)

God Bless,
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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - #133 - Embossing


This is my second post of the day! Wow. Not like me at all. But, I'm here now to share my card for the current Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Embossing. It can be wet or dry embossing. I like to do either, but used dry embossing this time. Don't forget to use a stamp!

                       You have two weeks to show us your creations. We can’t wait to see your work.

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Here is my card --

I used one of my mom's embossing folders by Darice. I got her a Cuttlebug for her birthday and she is having fun with all the embossing. I embossed a few panels and stashed them away to pull out and put on a card when I found some inspiration, such as this challenge. Perfect!

The green paper is retired CTMH, the chevrons from my stash, and the stamp from MFT Adorable Elephants.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! Please come play along!

God Bless,
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Christmas Card Challenges - #44 - Decorations


I'm popping in to share my card for this week's Christmas Card Challenges. Time is flying --- I'm currently working on Halloween and Thanksgiving projects around the house. Yikes. My daughter finished up the fall decorations around the house yesterday afternoon. It just seems crazy!

I used dies from Paper Smooches Wreath Builder to make the wreath and the bow is stamped and cut from PTI's Deck the Halls set. The background paper is Basic Grey Juniper Berry, sentiment from Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler. Very quick and easy card! 

Please come join in the fun! Christmas is so close. (Sniff..sniff...)

Thanks for stopping by to visit,
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges - #43 Photo Challenge

Happy day!

I'm popping in to share my card for the current Christmas Card Challenges. We are up to challenge #43 (eeks!) and this week is a photo challenge.

I went CAS this time with a striped pattern paper (MFT) and Silver shimmer tape (CTMH) up the side of my card. I used a PaperTrey Ink stamp (Holiday Photo Finishers) and die cut it using Stitched Circle STAX Dienamics (MFT). It's popped up on foam tape and a button with twine and peppermint enamel dots are nestled in around it.

See? Super easy. :)
Thanks SO much for stopping by to visit! Please come back again soon!
God Bless,
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - T is for Two


I can't believe it's time for another challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenge! Wow. It's upon us, y'all. Yikes!

This theme is "T is for Two" and we gave a fabulous sponsor for this challenge, as well.

Prize - a $10.00 Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamp Store manufactures artistic rubber stamps on cling cushion for use with acrylic blocks. We carry a variety of stamping and paper crafting goodies like our own Shades dye inks, metal embossing plates, embossing folders, cutting & embossing dies (Our very own SweetCuts Dies, Cheery Lynn, Marianne, Joy! and Nellie's), fine detail embossing powders, specialty cardstock and vellum along with supplies for parchment crafting. 



I used my Lawn Fawn "Baah Humbug" stamp set to make this sweet little card: 

I stamped the sheep amd elements then colored them with Copic markers before using my Silhouette PixScan mat to cut them out. I haven't sprung for the dies yet. It's SO hard to be a thrifty crafter! (Insert sad face here. ..... hee hee!).

They are layered over an accent panel layered with white cardstock that has been die cut using Stitched Snow Drifts dies from MFT and paper from Let's Bokeh in the Snow paper pad by Lawn Fawn. The entire panel was die cut using Blueprints 27. 

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit and please hop on over to join the fun at the ABC Christmas Challenge

God Bless,

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges #42 - Anything Goes


I'm popping in to share my card for the latest Christmas Card Challenge. This week is "Anything Goes".

I used my Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together stamp set and MFT Stitched Square Frames to make this little CAS card. I colored the images with Copic markers and inked the bacground with sponges and dye ink. 

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! :) 

God Bless,

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Friday, September 23, 2016

FALL 2016 - Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop


I'm back with another card to share -- ONE day later! That's a record for me lately. I'm struggling to get crafty time and/or bloggy time these days. It's chapping me raw just a little bit, if I'm being perfectly honest. Which I try be. :D

I made one card tonight. Nothing to be ashamed of, I know. But, as the afternoon began I had high hopes of a crafty marathon! I saw no reason for me not to have one. But, did I get to??? NOoooooo. If it wasn't one thing it was another. The Hubs came home, it was supper time, and The Sultan wanted us to sit outside while he played. Now, I've even got one of the kitty cats (who, lets face it, rule the house) really upset that I'm typing and not cuddling with him! I have to stop and give him a little love to keep him from flipping out on me. Ha!

SO! I made a card for the Fall Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop. I missed the last one due to our move and now I'm settled in my crafty space and ready to play along. 8-)


I used my MFT Hug In a Mug stamp and die set and CTMH (retired) Pathfinding paper kit. (A precious jewel I've been hoarding for at least 2 years. Probably more.) The rays behind the coffee mug (We ALL feel like that in the morning when we see that first cup!) were made using the Tim Holtz Rays stencil and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks. 

I actually made a little background with this photo. I can't decide if it's too distracting or not! I do like it - but, the jury is still out. (I love when I see other's "staged" photos, but I can never pull off one I like. A photographer I am not.)

I used a sketch and color challenge to get me focused with this one. (It had been a crazy, hectic morning...)

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! :) Please come back again soon! 

God Bless,
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