Sunday, October 23, 2016

Anything Goes

Anything goes this week at Christmas Card Challenges. Actually it'll
be for two weeks so you've got lots of time to join in.


I cased this card from the Stampin' Up! Christmas Catalogue. I thought
that Santa looked incredibly cool and had to have the stamp and punch
set to make it -  
The Happy is from a grab bag I received from a friend - sorry I don't know
the name of the die.

Now it's your turn. Check out the DT's cards and then join in the
fun. Remember you have two weeks to get your cards in.
See you in the gallery!

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


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supplies:
from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white
dsp: Serene Scenery
stamp set: Jolly Friends, Gorgeous Grunge, Jolly & Joyful (lil' Inker)
ink: basic black, cherry cobbler. marina mist, pool party
big shot: stitched stacked rectangles (Lawn Fawn)
foam sheet: (Michaels)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

More Coffee?

One would think I like coffee since I've been making so many
coffee cards lately. I just really like the stamps and dies that are out 
there and can't resist making cards.
This one is for two challenges.
and



I did some paper piecing on the mug and the tiny little hearts are
the dot part of the exclamation mark that was originally at the
end of the word latte. I think those hearts are my favorite part.




Happy Stampin'
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supplies:
from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: cajun craze, whisper white
dsp: retired SU - can't remember the name
stamp sets: For The Love of Latte (Reverse Confetti), Hot Hot Hot (Fresh Squeezed Stamps)
ink: versafine onyx black
big shot: All You Need Is Coffee Dies (My Creative Time), stitched rectangle stackables (Lawn Fawn)
foam sheets (Michaels)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Coffee Anyone?

The theme this week at CASology is coffee.
I'm a chai tea drinker but I do have coffee stamps and dies and
was eager to play with them.


...and here's a look at the inside


...and now I want some tea.



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supplies:
from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: whisper white, early espresso
stamp sets: All You Need is Coffee (My Creative Time),  Hot Hot Hot (Fresh Squeezed Stamps)
big shot: All You Need is Coffee dies (My Creative Time), stitched stackable rectangles (Lawn Fawn)
ink: versafine onyx black 
pencil crayons (Prismacolor)
fun foam (Michaels)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Warm Wishes

It's that time again at 
Time for another challenge and this week we have a
fun color challenge for you!



This card was really simple and fun to do.
I used a digi image from Mo Manning called 'snowflakes' and my
Prismacolor pencil crayons to color it in. The sentiment is from a
retired Stampin' Up! set called Winter Wishes. And the snow was 
created by using a glue pen, pressing in some chunky white 
Deep Impressions embossing enamel from Stampendous and then
heat setting it.
I told you it was simple!



Now it's your turn.
Head on over to the CCC blog and check out the rest of the
DT's cards and then join in on the fun.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



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supplies:
from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: basic gray, whisper white, basic black
digi image: Snowflake (Mo Manning)
pencil crayons: (Prismacolor)
stamp set: Warm Wishes
ink: versamark
embossing powder: whisper white
chunky white Deep Impressions embossing enamel: (Stampendous)
big shot: stitched rectangle stackables (Lawn Fawn)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Peace & Joy

What a week!
I worked at the high school all week - I forgot how mentally 
exhausting teenagers can be. I had two stamp classes this week but
aside from that there was no time for stamping for fun - that is until
tonight.

I've been wanting to play along with the Merry Monday Challenge all
week. The theme is retro/vintage - I thought of using these skaters 
right away but other than that - no ideas.
It wasn't until I started working on the card that I decided to make it
a shaker card. 


I shared this card with my DH and my daughter and it brought smiles
to both their faces when they shook it which in turn brought a smile
to my face. I love the 'falling snow'.
The image reminds me of afternoons skating on the lake where we 
used to live - we'd have hours of fun, skating and playing hockey
and then spending time by the fire roasting hot dogs and drinking
hot chocolate. Some great memories!



Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!




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supplies:
from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: Marina Mist, crumb cake
stamp set: Winter Post, CL722 (Hero Arts), Snowy Sayings (CAS-ual Fridays)
ink: early espresso, versamark
big shot: stitched circles (Simon Says Stamps)
Falling Snow Stencil (Simon Says Stamps)
embossing paste (Dreamweaver)
assortment of sequins: Stampin' Up!, Lucy's Cards and the Dollar Store
linen thread
basic pearls




Sunday, October 9, 2016

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown!

Okay, so my card might be a bit of a stretch for this week's theme 
at Christmas Card Challenges. When I showed it to my daughter and
my husband and asked them to guess what the theme was - neither
one of them said 'decorations'. But I like it!



I got the Charlie Brown Christmas tree and the one little ornament 
that hangs on the tree for decoration stuck in my head and I couldn't
not make the card. It qualifies in my mind - I mean there is technically
a decoration on there. Right?
The tree stamp doesn't come bent over like that - I had to perform some
stamp surgery so as to manipulate it on the stamping block to look like
Charlie Brown's tree. It was kind of scary doing it but fun in the end.



I can't wait to see how this week's challenge inspires you.

Happy Stampin'
thanks so much for visiting!


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supplies:
from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: whisper white, early espresso, pear pizzazz, cherry cobbler, crumb cake
stamp set: Bright Baubles (Neat & Tangled), Endless Christmas, Hardwood
ink: early espresso, cherry cobbler,
pencil crayons: prismacolor
sparkle pen: Spectrum Noir
big shot: stitched rectangle stackables (Lawn Fawn)
foam sheet (Michaels)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Make a Wish!

Today I'm playing along with the color challenge over at
The colors are for Breast Cancer Awareness month. 


I decided to color the Fairy Lovely image from Mo Manning. She's
adorable and looks like she's going to grant everyone's wish to be
cancer free. Wouldn't that be fantastic!

I didn't have the exact colors but I did have close. I added some
sparkle pen to the wings, crown, dress and the wand. You can see
it a little better in this pic. It definitely sparkles in person.


Now it's your turn. 
Click here to see what the DT has come up with to inspire you. 


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


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supplies:
from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: whisper white, smoky slate, basic black
digi image: Fairy Lovely (Mo Manning)
stamp set: Sweet Essentials
pencil crayons: (Prismacolor)
big shot: stitched rectangle stackables
versamark ink
white embossing powder: (Ranger)
Little Things sequins: (Lucy's cards)
sparkle pen: (Spectrum Noir)
fun foam: Michaels

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Christmas Cake Anyone?

When I saw the inspiration photo for this week's challenge at
Christmas Card Challenges I knew instantly which stamp and die set
I was going to use.


I used the Bring on the Cake stamp and die set which is part of the 
 Catherine Pooler SOA Young at Heart Collection. 
The holly and berries are from a die called Cabrini Ornament - I cut the
ornament part off and just used the holly and berries. Makes for a festive
cake topper. And the sentiment is from Holiday Flourishes by the Ton.

Check out the inspiration photo below and the rest of the DT's cards.
Then start stamping and I'll see you in the gallery!




Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


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supplies
From Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: whisper white, cherry cobbler, garden green, vellum
stamp sets: Bring on the Cake (Sugar Pea Designs), Holiday Flourishes (The Ton)
ink: cherry cobbler, memento tuxedo black
big shot: Birthday Journal Card Die (Sugar Pea Designs), Cabrini Ornament (Memory Box)