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!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Snow Is Glistening Joy ~ CCMC535

Hello stampers!  This wonderful little creation is for Create with Connie and Mary's newest color challenge.  Sometimes I love the color combos and sometimes they really challenge me!  The one was a challenge.  I knew I wanted to use my new Snow Is Glistening set and came up with about 3 or 4 versions of this card before I finally settled on this!  I'm actually pleased with the way it came out and looking at it now, I think the colors are kinda cool together!  
I'm also using Inkspire Me's sketch #375 

I just love the Navy gingham ribbon but haven't used it on many projects, so I determined that this one would have it!  I think the bow adds so much to the card!
Go ahead and take a gander at my fellow design team's creations over at Create With Connie and Mary's blog.  What a talented group of ladies!
We'd love to have you participate in the challenge with us.  Just follow the link on the blog page and upload your card or project to the facebook page!

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Snow is Glistening
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Mint Macaron, White Craft
Accessories: Navy gingham ribbon, Snowfall Thinlits, Layering Circles die, Subtle TIEF, White embossing power
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

CAS Fall Thanks ~ HSS302, PP417, FF0020

Hello stampers!  Today's card is for our new challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  It's a color challenge this time and uses Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry, and Pumpkin Pie.  To me, it says fall leaves.  I decided to take the clean and simple route by masking off a section of my Whisper White card front and sponging on each one of the challenge colors.  I then stamped leaves from Painted Harvest in the coordinating colors.
After removing the mask, I ran it through the Big Shot using the woodland embossing folder--first on one side of the masked image and then the other.  I laid two strips of Gold Foil paper on each side colored area to give it a little glitz.  I finished things off with a wooden button, a couple leaves punched with the leaf punch (snipped to be smaller), gold embossed sentiment banner, and a simple gold metallic cord tied into a bow.  
I thought this all fit nicely into the Paper Players Challenge #447, and Festive Friday #0020

#festivefridaychallenge, #FF0020, Stampin Up, Thanksgiving, Thank you

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Farmhouse Plaid Dashing Deer ~ CCMC534, JUGS464

Hello there stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #534 sketch.  I also used the inspiration photo from Just Us Girls #464.  I was inspired by the colors, the stars, and if you look closely you can see little deer figurines on the plates.  
I started by stamping the card base and a scrap piece of Real Red with the Buffalo Check stamp in Real Red ink.  I cut a circle from the scrap and backed it with a scalloped layering circles die cut.  
The bottom Gray Granite panel is embossed with my Pinewood Planks TIEF.  I layered a piece from the Festive Farmhouse DSP pack on top.  The deer was stamped in Real Red and die cut with the coordinating die from the Detailed Deer Thinlits.  I also die cut a red glimmer swirly corner piece from the same thinlit set, cut it apart and arranged it around the neck of the deer.  I topped it with a gold pearl, as well as placed two gold pearls below the circle.
The whole thing was finished off with the Christmas Wishes banner.

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Dashing Deer, Buffalo Check
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Gray Granite, Festive Farmhouse DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Detailed Deer Thinlits, Gold pearls, Layering Circles Framelits

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Big Grape Bloom ~ CCMC533

Good Morning stampers!  Today's card comes by way of Create with Connie and Mary's new color challenge.  The obvious choice is to go the Halloween route, but I'm not a fan of Halloween cards and don't really have any Halloween themed stamps, so I went floral.  I watercolored my flower from Beautiful Day with Gorgeous Grape ink.  The leaf was colored with Granny Apple Green.  After coloring, I fussy cut it out.
I did a color wash of Pumpkin Pie on my background piece of watercolor paper, layered on some banners, (one embossed with my Subtle TIEF, the other stamped with Handwritten background stamp), and a sprig punched from Granny Apple Green CS. 
Lastly, I colored an retired neutral button with my dark Pumpkin Pie Blends marker and tied it up with black bakers twine.
I scattered a few sequins from the Metallic assortment and gave the whole a little spritz of Frost White shimmer paint mist.

I hope you'll join us at CCMC533!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

'Tis the Season ~ HSS301

Hello stampers!  Today's card is for the newest Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #301.  Isn't this sketch fabulous???!!! I simply love it.  
My card came together fairly quickly.  I have had this sparkle snowflake laying around for a long time....two years probably.  A few weeks ago, I laid it out with a pearlized doily and a scrap of Foil Frenzy paper and just waited for the right project to come along to match the materials with.  Well, today was the day!  I love the way this turned out! A few rustic elements and a some shimmer and shine mix well together.  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Christmas Pines
Ink: Balmy Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Foil Frenzy
Accessories: Wood snowflake, glitter snowflake (recycled from a Christmas gift), Pearlized Doily, White shimmer ribbon, Burlap ribbon, Corrugated TIEF, Clear Faceted Gem

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

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Simple Joys Pink and Gray ~ CCMC532, CFC210

Hi there stampers!  Todays card comes by way of Create with Connie and Mary's freshest sketch challenge.  I also used the color combo from CAS-ual Fridays #210.
This card also combines several stamps and stamp sets.  When I first looked at the sketch I could think of nothing else but a shaker card, so that was my jumping off point.  I used a card base of Smokey Slate and stamped the birch bark stamp from Winter Woods inked in Basic Gray.  I thought this made a nice background.  The Buffalo Check is so outdoorsy too, that I knew I needed to feature it as well.  I stamped it in Basic Gray ink onto Blushing Bride cardstock and then die cut the circle for the shaker window.  After the sentiment from Christmas Pines was stamped through the die-cut window onto the Whisper White, I embossed the top and bottom of the panel with the Softly Falling EF.  .  

I embellished the front of the card with one of deer from Dashing Deer Thinlits, a couple snowflakes cut from the Blizzard Thinlit, a couple of trees from the Card Front Builder framelits, and sentiment banner from Peaceful Noel.  I topped each snowflake with a clear faceted gem.  All the embellishments on the card front (except for the sentiment banner) were spritzed with Frost White Shimmer.  

The inside of the card was decorated with the two deer from Dashing Deer and a couple more die-cut snowflakes.
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Winter Woods, Dashing Deer, Peaceful Noel, Christmas Pines, Buffalo Check
Ink: Basic Gray, Blushing Bride
Paper: Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Accessories: Card front Builder Framelits, Dashing Deer Framelits, Blizzard Thinlit, Softly Falling EF, Clear Faceted Gems

I hope to see you playing along with this cool sketch challenge at CCMC this week!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!