Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas crafty friends! The color challenge is classy this week at Create with Connie and Mary as you can see!

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I decided to keep mine simple because of the large gold foil panel.  I stamped right on the foil using StazOn ink. and added just a wee bit of stripped paper from the Neutrals Color Collection DSP.

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Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other designer’s cards at Create with Connie and Mary. Their work is sooo very pretty and inspiring! Merry Christmas to you all and many wishes for a very happy new year!!

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Oh, What Fun!

It is color challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary friends! This week I naturally could not help but think of the holidays with this trio:

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I’m finding that I really like Mossy Meadow and I’m learning that it is really a versatile color. It pairs nicely with a lot of things you wouldn’t necessarily think to put it with but for now here is my card. It is simple and fun (no pun! Ha!).

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My layout this week comes from a challenge from Sweet Sunday sketch challenge. I thought a tag was the way to go with this one so I just played and came up with this number.

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Thanks for stopping by! Pop on over to Create with Connie and Mary to play along with this fun color combo! It’s destined to get your creative mojo going! 🙂

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Hey friends! It is sketch challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary. Here is this week’s sketch:

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I’m afraid that I have to make this post super short. I’ve been really under the weather this week. I’m not feeling well. I went to the doctor today and got some meds and should be back to my usual self pretty soon.

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Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to play along this week and check out the other designer’s creations at Create with Connie and Mary! 🙂

Oh, What Fun Nontraditional Colors!

Hi crafty friends! We have a beautiful color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

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Aren’t they pretty colors?! The “challenge” comes in to play when trying to pair them all together and challenge it was for me! But I decided to go out on a limb and not use Among the Branches…  Get it?! haha! I know I know… Cheddar but what can I say?!

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I used the new Oh, What Fun stamp set. And upon closer inspection I actually did use Among the Branches after all! That is where my three little snow flakes came from. Whoopsie! Well, I told you that set was versatile. 🙂 I decided to make a fun girly Christmas Card and went with the flow.

My sketch came from the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge:

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I colored my rhinestones with some random gold pen I found in my desk. I couldn’t begin to tell you what brand it is but it worked and I went with it! And my gold twine is the Cording Trim in the holiday catalog. I hope you can join along this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Making Spirits Bright

Would you believe me if I said that I cannot believe that it is Thursday already? I know that I say it so much that it is starting to sound cliche but I mean where is the time going?! Good grief! At least there is a fun sketch challenge and Create with Connie and Mary this week!

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I’ve been making a lot of Fall Cards with the new Among the Branches stamp set but I thought it was time to change it up and make it a Christmas card. Last year I got a Christmas stamp set and was able to use it for a lot more than just Christmas. I love how versatile SU stamps are!

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I used the new Merry Moments DSP stack. It all coordinates and makes it easy as pie. I layered on of the new foil doilies with my punched out card stock and sentiment and that about wraps it up! Bright3

Except for these gorgeous rhinestones on the side here. I actually gave my last catalog away and now I don’t know the names of things (what are these beauties called?) ! Plus it’s making me a little on edge… I’m telling you friend, I need help. I am a paper addict all the way!

So with that all aside (I am terribly tired and am rambling here. Please do forgive me.), come join us at Create with Connie and Mary! You will not be able to help being inspired when you see the other designer’s cards. It’s really cool to see a sketch and then everyone’s different take on it. A very talented group I tells ya! 😉

Not M.I.A!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am sorry if it seems that I have been M.I.A. I have simply been in a creative funk. You know how it goes. I had a good “talking to” with myself and got into the craft room. I made a couple of gift card holders that I think are pretty nifty. Yes… nifty. I said it. 😉

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They are super easy to make. Seriously, just FIVE steps! Check it out!

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Of course decorating is the fun part!

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I made some during Christmas time the same way, just a different look. And I love the envelope that I made using the Punch Board! I went over the “S” with Crystal Effects and it makes it so cool looking with that shine. 🙂

Oh yes! Forgot to mention… I didn’t have any current ribbon to match so I used Hello Honey with the Crushed Curry and I waited in silence to hear the siren from the fashion police. No one came! I am here to tell you that it is safe to use the two colors together.

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Not sure why the pictures turned out yellowish but this is Bermuda Bay and it is one of my favorites!

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Anywho, that’s all for today folks. I am glad to say that I am not M.I.A. In fact I’ve got a brand new craft desk I’m using. Pictures coming soon! Don’t forget to get your shop on for supplies at my store.

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Hey Hey! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We are now in full swing of the Christmas season! I went through some old Pinterest favorites and did a little remix on color/paper and it really changed up the look of this card.

I used the retired Bigz Snow Flurry die on our Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper and pared it with a Glimmer Brad. I stamped the sentiment in Baked Brown Sugar and the card stock is crumb cake with coordinating DSP.

My husband is building me a new craft desk for Christmas so I’ll be sure to post a picture when everything is put together! And perhaps this will help make me more productive in the crafting department?! I’m going to go with a big fat yes. 🙂

Promises Promises…

I told you that I’d be back with another Letterpress Winter share! My goal is to show different card examples with the one set. I have used a lot of the new in color, Lost Lagoon, but you could use any color here!

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I razzle-dazzled here with the new Frosted Sequins and Glimmer Paper. I LOVE that stuff! I am serious when I say that I would love to have an entire wall in it but my husband nixed that idea. He said it’d be too “Elvis”. 😉

Anyway, I showed my lovely neighbor and friend, Lara, my collection of Letterpress Winter cards and she liked this one the best so I used it for my holiday swap. I hope that you like it too. I also hope that you all have a great weekend and when you’re ready for your holiday sparkles get them here!

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Letterpress Again

Hey Hey! Here is another card using the Letterpress Winter stamp set. I’ve used that stamp set for the last three projects that I posted yet they all look entirely different. I’m telling ya folks, these stamp sets are V-E-R-S-A-T-I-L-E!

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This Christmas card is easy. No fancy equipment.  Just a single stamp pad, ink, paper, and ribbon. I did add some bling but this is to be expected from me. 😉 More Letterpress Winter to come soon! My goal is to use this set and show as many examples as I can in the time that I have so stop back by and check it out!

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Happy Friday!

As promised I’m sharing another creation using the stamp set from the 2014 Holiday Catalog, Letterpress Winter.

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For some reason lately my colors are looking yellowish and faded when I take my photos. I tried to boost the color with an online program and now it looks like I’m using a neon green. Sorry for the misrepresentation friends, but this is a much calmer Pear Pizzazz. 😉

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I’m loving the Frosted Sequins. It really adds a nice bling factor! And check out the Designers Series Paper “All Is Calm” on page 22 of the catalog. Again, this is very versatile and will work on many other projects besides Christmas.

Anywho, I hope you have a great weekend! Craft on crafters and if you to need supply items please shop with me!