Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year!


It's hard to believe we've come to the last day of 2018 already, but here we are! I enjoy the feeling of clean slate whether it be -- the start of a new day, the beginning of a new month, or the dawn of a  new year! I thought this TCW stencil looked a bit like a clock face it's center, so I decided to make a New Year's card with it. This card is a bit of a departure for me -- it's a bit more mixed media than I usually do, but I really wanted to do something with my Gelli Plate. I mixed two colors of distress paint (blue and gray) on my gelli plate and used a stencil to create the center of my card.

 Here's wishing each of you a Happy and Blessed 2019!


Supplies and tools:
Gelli Printing Plate
Mini Rosetta Stencil (TCW)
Distress Paint --- Hickory Smoke & Blueprint Sketch
Dina Wakley Pallete Knife
Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Clock Hands Die (Sizzix)
Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko)
Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger)
Distress Ink (Ranger) - Hickory Smoke & Chipped Sapphire
Sponge Daubers
Silver Embossing Powder
French Market Stamps Set (Tim Holtz)
Different Strokes Stamp Set (Basic Grey)
Pearl
Silver Gel Pen

Friday, December 28, 2018

House Mouse Party Ribbons


I thought this cute little House Mouse looked like he was ready to celebrate the beginning of a New Year, so I made up some cards for friends that I didn't get Christmas cards sent to this year!

Supplies and tools:
  • House Mouse Party Ribbons Stamp
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Touch Five Markers
  • Glitter 
  • Baker's Twine
  • Candi Dots Potpourri
  • Circle/Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Distress Oxide Ink in these colors: Broken China, Worn Lipstick 
  • Polka Dot Embossing Folder (The Paper Studio) 


This post linked to:
PINspirational Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Party Time
4 Crafty Chicks - Sparkle and Shine
Time Out - Inspired By Words (Celebrate)





Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Happy Penguin


It's time for our Wednesday challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week the theme is --- ANYTHING GOES! I decided to create a fun little winter penguin card in pinks and blues.


Supplies and Tools:
Dies: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Tear Drop Circle (Spellbinders), Hello Doily (Sizzix)
Ink: Versamark Watermark, White Embossing Powder, Worn Lipstick/Broken China Distress Oxide (Ranger), Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento)
Misc. Glitter
Repeat Impressions Stamps:
8806-N, Penguin Trio
8805-K, Snowflakes


  • For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built 
    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
  • One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month

Check out what the other design team members created: 

Monday, December 24, 2018

Dimensional Snowflake


Merry Christmas Eve! Today I have square card featuring  a multi dimensional snowflake!
Wishing all of you a Very Merry Christmas tomorrow --- may your day be happy and blessed!



Supplies used on this card:

I'd love to see what you've been creating, so stop by the current link party and showoff any creation that includes a product or two from one of the companies carried in the Cropstop store.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Home For Christmas


Today I have one last  Christmas card to share with you.  This one is very quick and easy to whip up --- just some simple stamping and embossing!


Supplies and Tools used on this card:
 December Calendar Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Hotlz)
Dotted Ovals Dies (Sizzix)
Pine Needles/Fired Brick Distress Ink (Ranger)
Sponge Daubers
Home For Christmas Stamp Set (Inkadinkado)
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Pink Poinsettias


It's time for our Wednesday challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we have an inspiration board for you. This challenge is a fun cross between a photo challenge and a color challenge. You can choose to be inspired by the colors, the photograph, or both! I chose both and came up with a different kind of Christmas card -- one that doesn't actually say "Merry Christmas" but instead says "hello friend!"



Supplies and Tools:
Dies: Mini Holiday Greens (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
Embossing: Christmas Quilt Embossing Folder (Couture Creations)
Ink: Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (Ranger), Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento), Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide (Ranger)
Misc. Mulberry Flowers, Pearls
Repeat Impressions Stamps:
10504-Q, Wavy Oval Frame Lg
10303-H, Kathy's Flower Outline
Plate 9900

 
  • For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built 
    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
  • One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month
Check out what the other design team members created: 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Fancy Drum



Today I have a quick and easy card to share with you. Since holiday's are a busy time of year I thought I'd share something that only takes a few minutes to whip up and yet still looks festive and pretty.


Supplies and Tools used on this card:
Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Music Background Stamp (Stampin' Up)
St. Nicholas 2 Stamp Set (Graphic 45)


This post linked to:
Stamplorations CAS - anything CAS optional Green
Addicted To Stamps - Christmas non-traditional colors
Dies R Us - Anything Christmas (Spellbinders -- Memory Box Dies)
Time Out Challenge - Joyful
Make My Monday - CAS Christmas

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Unto us a child is born


A gentleman from church commissioned me to create some handmade Christmas cards for him to use this year. This is one of the designs I came up with using some new dies I recently bought from The Scrapping Cottage!


Since I was making six in this design, and since those dies have some delicate pieces to pop out I found the dryer sheet trick to be VERY useful!


1.  place your die face up on your Cuttlebug plates
2. add your paper
3. top with a dryer sheet
4. add your top plate.
The dryer sheet holds on to all the little pieces and all you have to do is peel away your die cut piece and wa-la, it's ready to use!


Supplies and tools:
Dies/Punches: Bethlehem Border (Cottage Cutz), Away in a Manger (Cottage Cutz), Dotted Oval Framelits (Sizzix), Small Star punch
Ink: Distress Inks in these three colors: Blueprint Sketch/Chipped Sapphire, Ground Espresso (Ranger), Moonlight White Brilliance (Tsukineko), Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad, Midnight Black Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
Stamps: Sentiment from Nativity set (Inkadinkado)Different Strokes (Basic Grey), Shifting Sands (Posh Impressions)

This post linked to:
Shopping Our Stash - Tis the Season
Simon Says - Christmas
Love To Scrap - Season's greetings
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Friday, December 14, 2018

Cross Stitched Christmas


Today I have an extra special card to share with you -- it's a cross stitched Christmas card.  Obviously these kinds of cards take a bit of time to create, but what better way to spend the hours of travel (over Thanksgiving) than cross-stitching? To read about how I create these card fronts from free cross stitching patterns visit THIS POST.

Supplies and Tools:
  • 3D Lumber Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • These colors of Distress Ink (Ranger)
    • Ground Espresso
    • Walnut Stain
    • Fired Brick
    • Pine Needles
  •  Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • Love This Die (Echo Park)
  • Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger)
  • Gold Embossing Powder (Cosmic Shimmer)

This post linked to:
Simon Says It's Christmas Card Day
Shopping Our Stash - Tis The Season  
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Simon Says - Christmas 
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - Inspiration Photo (colors, greenery, Christmas) 
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Feeling Festive
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes



Thursday, December 13, 2018

Dangling Ornaments


For today's card I used a Unity stamp that came in my grab bag last year. It's from the October 2017 Kit of the Month called Conspiracy of Love


To create my card I:
  • stamped the Miracle of Nature (Brutus Monroe - Unity) in Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • dies cut some branches using the Mini Holiday Greens dies (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • splattered on some diluted white paint
  • stamped the ornaments from Conspiracy of Love on kraft card stock in Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
    • added some highlights with red/green Touch five Markers  and fussy cut
    • stamped my Versamark Watermark pad over them and added Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel before heat setting
    •  added three tiny Baker's twine bows to the top
  • matted my card front on black card stock and added three red sequins
  • embossed my card front with the 3D Lumber embossing folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz), inked it with Ground Espresso Distress Ink (Ranger), spritzed with water, and heat set

This post linked to:
Simon Says -- It's Christmas Card Day
Visions of Sugarplums - Home For Christmas 
Shopping Our Stash - Tis the Season 
City Crafter - Snowflakes
Dies R Us - Snowflakes (sizzix dies)
Simon Says - Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Little Red Truck


It's time for a Tic Tac Toe Challenge over on The House That Stamps Built.  You know the drill...Choose three items (across, down, or diagonally) to include on your creation, then come by the blog and link it up! I chose the top row across --  Sparkle, Red, Winter Holidays.......and I guess it also fits the middle row down --- Snow, Red, and Embossing!



One of my friends recently purchased a pack of these holiday truck ornaments at Wal-mart and we decided to try and make cards with them. I also used the puffy snow tutorial from THIS POST. 


Supplies and Tools
Embossing: Christmas Quilt Embossing Folder (Couture Creations)
Ink: Pine Needles/Fired Brick Distress Ink (Ranger)
Misc. Glitter
Repeat Impressions Stamps:
6806-U, Sheet Music
2220-G, All Is Calm 
 

  • For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built 
    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
  • One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month

Check out what the other design team members created: 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Happy Holidays


I was so excited so see the three free printables that Stamplorations posted on their blog last week! Aren't they just gorgeous?!?!?! I actually think they look pretty awesome in just black and white, but I went ahead and colored this one up with Touch five markers and added some glitter highlights



Supplies and Tools:
  • Touchfive markers
  • Glitter
  • Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • 3D Lumber Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Ground Espresso/Brushed Corduroy Distress ink (Ranger)


 This post linked to:
Stamplorations Never Ending Anything Goes
Simon Says -- It's Christmas Card Day
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas
Stamplorations Theme and Sketch - Stamps and Big Words
Simon Says - Warm Winter Wishes
Visions of Sugarplums - Home For Christmas 
Shopping Our Stash - Tis the Season




Monday, December 10, 2018

Frosty


Today I have a fun Frosty the Snowman card to share with you. This card features a wintry background created with Color burst powders and Inka Gold.


Supplies and Tools used on this card:
Sentiment from Martha Stewart set
Holiday Words Stamp Set (Inkadinkado)
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink (Ranger)


This post linked to:
PINspirational Challenge - Inspiration Photo below (colors, winter)
Simon Says - It's Christmas Card Day
Dare 2B Artzy - Winter
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes