Thursday, December 13, 2018

Jolly and Bright ~ CCMC539

Hello stampers!  Today's card is for the new Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge.  We are running this challenge for two weeks this time because of Christmas. So, you have two weeks to play along with this fab sketch and use it as many times as you want!  We love to see your work!  
Make sure to hop over to the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge blog to see what my fellow designers have created.  

I used the Peaceful Noel set for my stamping and went with a Granny Apple Green, White, Red and Gold color combo.  I think this is so bright and festive.  

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Peaceful Noel
Ink: Real Red, Granny Apple Green
Paper: Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Gold Foil, Myths and Magic Glimmer (retired), Whisper White
Accessories: Corrugated TIEF, gold pearls, stitched shapes framelits, Sprig punch, gold thread

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Noel Evergreen Spray ~ CCMC539, SIP179, ATSM, SUOC212

Hey there stampers!  Today's card is for this fabulous Christmasy color challenge put together by Create with Connie and Mary.  
I chose to go with some greenery and the big Noel from Christmas Pines.  Christmas Pines and the coordinating Pretty Pines thinlits have long been a favorite of mine!  The white diecut branch is from the Petals and More Thinlits set and I painted it with Champagne Shimmer paint.  I topped my greenery off with a triple bow made from the braided trim and then finished the card of with green adhesive backed sequins.  
I love how simple and rustic this card is.  
Other challenges I'm playing along with are:

Here you can see some of the shimmer painted on the white branch.
The background is a woodgrain piece of DSP from Festive Farmhouse.

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Merry Patterns Merry Christmas ~ HSS304, GDP167

Hi there stampers!  Today's card is for the new Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge!  
I've got a mix of old and new on this card--the deer from Merry Patterns, a limited time stamp set released last year, is old as well as the "Merry" diecut, the red stitched ribbon, and the sprig of pine.  The new consists of the Festive Farmhouse DSP, the Corrugated TIEF, and the adhesive backed sequins, which are really handy, btw!
I'm also playing along with Global Design Project 'Tis the Season theme challenge.

This deer was a cast off from another project, as well as the corrugated circle, Merry diecut and pine sprig, so this card only took a matter of minutes to put together!  It was serendipitous all these pieces laying on my desk happened to come together!

I hope you'll be able to play along with us at HSS!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hometown Holiday ~ CCMC538, Fusion

Hello stampers!  It's Thursday and that means another Create with Connie and Mary challenge -- and it's sketch week!  This sketch was quite fun to work with!  
I also was inspired by the photo at Fusion Challenge 

Here's a list of my supplies....
stamps: Hearts Come Home, Music Notes Background
Ink: Real Red. Old Olive, So Saffron, Smokey Slate, Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Whisper White, Festive Farmhouse DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Cable Knit TIEF, Frost White Glimmer spritz

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Copper Dashing Deer ~ CCMC537, WWYS195, SSC192

Good morning stampers and Happy Thanksgiving!  
Today I'm posting my design team card for Create With Connie and Mary Challenge #537 color challenge.  Our colors this week are Tranquil Tide, Gray Granite and Copper.  
I've also incorporated What Will You Stamp challenge #195 by using the Dashing Deer set as well as the Detailed Deer Thinlits, and the sketch from Sunday Stamps #192.

Tranquil Tide has been one of my favorite greens to use on Christmas cards this year and when paired with the nice neutral of Gray Granite and the elegant Copper Foil, everything just shines!  

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Dashing Deer, Snow is Glistening
Ink: Gray Granite
Paper: Joyous Noel glimmer, Joyous Noel specialty, Gray Granite, Copper Foil, Tranquil Tide
Accessories: Snowfall thinlits, Detailed Deer thinlits, Pretty Pines thinlits, Stitched Shapes framelits, Frost White shimmer paint, Rhinestone

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Blue Christmas ~ HSS303

Hello Stampers!  Today's card is for Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #303.  I chose to be inspired by the wintery looking picture in the top right corner.  
I wish you could see all the sparkle going on on this card.  The trees are cut from glimmer paper, the snowflakes are sprayed with White Frost shimmer spritz, and the marbled shimmer background has Champagne Shimmer paint in it too!  It's very simple, but so shimmery! The link for the Marbled Shimmer background technique is linked in my last blog post, so you can check it out there!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Remembering Christmas
Ink: Night of Navy, Champagne Shimmer paint
Paper: Gloss White, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Sparkle glimmer 
Accessories: Snowfall Thinlits die, Blizzard Thinlits die, In The Woods Framelits die, rhinestone

We hope you can play along with us at HSS!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Marbled Snowflake Blessings ~ CCMC536, WWC196, ATSM218

Hey there stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #536.  It's sketch week.  I saw this really cool technique video by Robin Cardon at on how to make this fun marbled shimmer background using rubbing alcohol, re-inkers, and shimmer paint.  It was super fun to should totally try it!  She used glossy cardstock in her tutorial and I tried that too, and it looked great, but I experimented a bit more and just used regular white cardstock which is the piece I ended up using on this card.  I chose Night of Navy re-inker and Champagne Shimmer paint for his sample.  You can't really see the shimmer in the photo, but trust me, it's amazing!  

I'm also entering my card in Watercooler Wednesday's Occasions challenge, and of course my occasion is Christmas, and also Addicted to Stamps and More Holiday challenge.

For the snowflakes on my card, I sponged Blueberry Bushel and Balmy Blue ink onto White cardstock and then cut out the snowflakes with the Blizzard Thinlits die.  I spritzed them with some shimmer spray to make them extra sparkly, too!  
The Blueberry Bushel background piece is embossed with my Cable Knit TIEF.

I decorated the inside with a strip of the left over marbled background paper.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Christmas Pines
Ink: Night of Navy re-inker, Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel
Accessories: Blizzard Thinlits die, Cable Knit TIEF, a cotton ball, rubbing alcohol, Champagne Shimmer paint, Clear faceted gems, silver thread

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!