Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sparkle Snowflake Gift Box ~ CCMC334

Don't you just love a dressed up gift?  The Tag a Bag gift boxes are so easy to put together and fun to decorate.  I used this week's color combo from Create With Connie and Mary 334.  


I love the nice, wide striped grosgrain ribbon for these boxes.  It makes a simple, big statement!  
My son's girlfriend is receiving this gift and I know she'll appreciate the box just as much as the gift!

For some reason this photo keeps loading sideways....I can't seem to get it straitened out, but you get the idea!  
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: All is Calm DSP, Silver Glimmer, White, Cherry Cobbler, Smokey Slate
Accessories: Snowflake Card Thinlits die, Chalk Talk die, Cherry Cobbler striped grosgrain ribbon, Decorative Dots EF, Vintage Faceted button, white string

Monday, December 15, 2014

Case This Color Throwdown ~ CTS103 & CTD322

This card is for CASE This Sketch 103 and Color Throwdown 322.  

I started with a piece of Trim the Tree DSP that closely matched the colors of Color Throwdown.  To make the 3-D poinsettia I punched out a bunch of petals from the Blossom Builder punch, scored a line down the middle of each one and gave them a little dimension.  I then built them up around a large glue dot.  I kept layering until I thought it looked good.  

 The "Very Merry" sentiment I add is very hard to see in the photo, especially with the shadow cast by the flower. :)

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: And Many More
Ink: Soft Sky
Paper: Garden Green, Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe, Trim the Tree and Winter Frost DSP
Accessories: Silver metal button, Stitched white ribbon, In color sequins, Blossom Builder punch

Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Deer Shaker ~ CMCC50 & JAI244

I love a shaker card and they seem to be all the rage right now with the trend of sequins. They sure make the card interactive and fun! This card is going to a "deer friend", LOL!!!!  She's a fellow card maker and will appreciate all the details.
I incorporated Colour Me Challenge 50, using the striking color combo of navy and silver, and the great sketch from over at Just Add Ink 244

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Christmas Deer, Come to Bethlehem (sentiment)
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Silver Glimmer, White, Window sheets, All is calm DSP
Accessories: Silver 1/4" ribbon, Circle Thinlits, Delicate Designs EF, Frosted Sequins

Thanks for taking a peek!

Paper Crafters Sampler ~ December 2014

It's time for the December Paper Crafters Sampler edition.  This one is packed full of winter images and projects, just in time for you to make for Christmas!

Here's a sneak peek of my card....

and here's a peek at some of the other projects.....

Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's All About the Banner ~ SSC90

This card is for Sunday Stamps Challenge 90, which is a fun sketch this week.

It's all about the banner and I chose to go with the fun Christmas designer papers from the Trim the Tree stack.  This card came together super fast....it would be a good one to mass produce.  The corduroy button is an oldie but a goodie from days gone by.  I really loved those buttons and brads!  The "Merry" expressions thinlit adds a nice layer and ties together with the Christmas Wishes sentiment from Oranmental Pine.  

Here's a list of my supplies...

Stamps: Ornamental Pine
Ink: Garden Green
Paper: White, Trim The Tree DSP
Accessories: White bakers twine, Expressions Thinlits, Corduroy brad

Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Joy to the World in Silver and Gold

December is flying by in a flash already!  Is everyone ready for Christmas?  We are in the middle of a major kitchen remodel, so my house is in disarray and we have no Christmas decorations up at all.  I've been busy in my stamping space creating lots and lots of cards for a relative to sell at a craft show.  They are trying to raise money to adopt a baby (or babies) from Ethiopia.  This is my donation, of sorts. Anyway, here's one I created and it plays along with The Friday Mashup 188, Stamping Royalty 257, The Paper Players 225, and Merry Monday 138!

Stamping Royalty asked us to use a favorite stamp set.  I chose {Come To Bethlehem} because I just love the message behind it.  I really like the silhouetted image too.

The Friday Mashup and Merry Monday are all about silver and gold.  Merry Monday asks to add one more color to the mix, and my added color is black.  The Paper Players challenges us to make a fancy holiday project.  To me, you can't get more fancy than silver and gold, plus there are tons of elements that make it black tie like the silver gimmer, heat embossing, frosted finishes snowflake, the sequins and the gold metallic ribbon.  The font on the sentiment also adds a touch of class.

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Come to Bethlehem, Joy to the World
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Black, Silver Glimmer, and Newsprint DSP
Accessories: gold sequin trim, Frosted Finishes, rhinestone, gold EP, 1/4" gold ribbon.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A Glass of Christmas Cheer! MOJO373 & CTD320

This card is for Mojo Monday 373 Sketch Challenge and Color Throwdown 320.

I've been wanting to make the christmas-y drink from Happy Hour for some time now.  I like the way it turned out.  My son was bouncing a ball in the house and of course it bounced right on my card and bent it up right before I took the photo of it.  Shoot!  LOL!

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Happy Hour
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Real Red, Fresh Prints DSP, White, Red Glimmer
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Real Red
Accessories: Natural Trim ribbon, Snowflake card thinlit die, Deco Labels die

Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Merry Monday Fusion

Today's card is for Fusion Challenge and Merry Monday 136.

I used the sketch (kinda loosely) and sparkle from Fusion and did the red, green, and white from Merry Monday.  I added in a little Early Espresso to tie in my sentiment.....I consider Early Espresso a neutral, I guess!
The wreath is from last years holiday catalog...the one that doesn't have a matching die!  I didn't purchase this years wreath.    

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Wonderful Wreath
Ink: Garden Green, Early Espresso
Paper: Real Red, White, Trim the Tree DSP, Red Glimmer
Accessories: Expressions Thinlits die, Owl Builder punch, Woven Satin ribbon

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Northern Lights Copy Cat ~ The Friday Mashup 187

You know that saying imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?  Well, when I saw this card by Heidi Baks I fell in love with it and just had to give the technique a try for myself.  She wonderfully  executed the technique and her inspiration picture.  Here is a link to the Northern Lights tutorial, so you can give it a try for yourself....it's so fun! 
Anyway, I'm gonna be a copy cat and submit my card to the Friday Mashup 187 weather challenge.  

I like it when I can be original, but sometimes when something is just so good, you  gotta follow the trend!  
Here's a list of my supplies.....

Stamps: Ornamental Pine, Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Strawberry Slush, Night of Navy, Black
Paper: Night of Navy, White, Black
Accessories: sponges, daubers, white gel pen

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Joy for Just Add Ink 241

This card was made for Just Add Ink 241, which was a really fun, versatile sketch.

I started off with the color combo.  I wanted to do something other that the ordinary christmas colors.  The colors are kinda beachy, I think, which totally contradicts the snowflakes.  Lol! I do like the way it turned out though!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: none
Paper: White, Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, Fresh Prints & Season of Style DSP, Champagne Shimmer
Accessories: Snowflake card Thinlits die, Gold metal button, Linen thread, Crumb Cake striped grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Merry Letterpress Winter ~ CAS(E) this Sketch 101

Today's card is for CAS(E) This Sketch 101.  I can't recall that I've ever played along at CAS(E) before, simply because I don't consider myself a clean and simple style card maker.  More is better is my motto, in fact often times I'll look at my finished card and think, "what else can I add?" LOL!  I know there are those of you out there that can relate to me!!!

This card all started with the piece of All Is Calm DSP that was laying on my desk.  I cut the snowflake out of the center and used it on another project.  
I'm always a sucker for a black and silver Christmas card....it comes off so elegant! That's the direction I took here.  I stamped and silver embossed the coordinating snowflake from Letterpress Winter into the center of my DSP. 
For the MERRY, after I cut it out with the Expressions Thinlits die in white cardstock, I inked it with versamark, spinkled it with Heat and Stick powder and then sprinkled it again with silver glitter.  After all that I realized I probably could have just cut the MERRY out of Silver Glimmer paper.  Oh well!   

A little silver ribbon and a rhinestone finish off this CAS project. 
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Letterpress Winter
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Black, White, All is Calm DSP
Accessories: Heat and Stick powder, Silver EP, Silver 1/4" ribbon, Expressions Thinlits die, Rhinestones

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Believe ~ PP221 & JAI240

This card is for The Paper Players Challenge #221, a color challenge consisting of Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, and Mossy Meadow.  Also, Just Add Ink #240 calls for adding texture. 

My colors are fudged a slight bit.  I had this Snowflake Thinlits card already cut in Old Olive.....another one of those situations where something is laying on the desk just waiting to be used.  I saw that the santa and sleigh stamp from Holiday Home fit nicely within the snowflake, so that's the direction I went.  I decided I wanted to create a nice little snowy scene.
I used patterned paper from the Trim the Tree paper stack and a DSP pack from a couple seasons ago called Season Of Style.  They both had a white background, so instead of Very Vanilla, I've got Whisper White. 

I added sparkle (because frankly what is a holiday card without some sparkle, right?) in the form of Dazzling Diamonds and Silver glimmer paper.  I punched some stars with the new Confetti Stars punch out of Silver glimmer and glued them onto the sky.  For the snow, I cut an extra snowflake out of the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and trimmed it up to look like snowbanks. 
This is where the texture comes in for the Just Add Ink challenge.  

For the back of the snowflake, I added a couple of circles and stamped "Believe" from Good Greeting, and the little tree from Holiday Home, then added another punched star.  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Holiday Home, Good Greetings
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Season of Style & Trim the Tree DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Silver & Dazzling Diamonds glimmer, White
Accessories: Snowflake Thinlits card die, Star Confetti punch, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches

Thanks for taking a peek!