Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving my sweet friends!! I hope you have been blessed beyond measure during this fabulous day!!  Our kids came over for the traditional turkey dinner and a wicked game of 5 crowns and we had a blast.  One of our favorite things to do over dinner is share what we are thankful for and so I made these fun little cards to dress up our table.

I cut out a craft Card Base-ics card and layered it with a cream colored "thankful for" card and added some stamped leaves from my favorite fall stamp set from PTI: Leaf Prints.  Love, love, love those leaves!!  I added a bow and had some quick and easy little place cards for our table.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Happy Tuesday evening sweet friends!! I am still in Christmas Card mode and decided to take part in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and this week's challenge is based on Heather's sketch!  I thought it would be fun to pull out my PTI Nativity Silhouette stamps for this challenge and I do have to say I was feeling golden!!

I embossed the silhouettes with gold embossing powder and used some of my scraps from the Pink Paislee Snow Village patterned papers.
My favorite part of the card is the embossing on the tag that looks like shining rays radiating from the Christ Child.  Sigh....He is Wonderful, Counselor, Everlasting Father, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  Thanks be to God for this Glorious Gift!!

Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink Nativity Silhouettes
Papertrey Ink Star Border Die
Pink Paislee Snow Village Papers

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!  You are the best!!

Holiday Hello

Good Morning Sweet friends!! I have another fun little card featuring a new set from Pink Persimmon called Holiday Hello. This set is so happy and I just can't help smiling every time I pull it out!  I totally love the sweet little girl in this set and the vintage text is absolutely amazing!!!  
 I stamped the sweet little girl four times and fussy cut the coat, dress, boots and felt trim out.  Way fun!!  I also cut out the birds and covered them in glitter and who doesn't love a little glitter!  I added some embellishments from Pink Paislee's Snow Village and a pretty little seam binding bow.
Supplies Used:
Pink Persimmon Holiday Hello Stamps
Pink Paislee Snow Village Patterned Papers and Ephemera
Papertrey Ink Card Base-ics Die
Thanks for stopping in!!
I appreciate you all!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

Hi there dear friends!! Happy Monday!! I can't believe that I totally forgot about the blog hop today!! I came home from work, took dinner to some friends and got busy on my little creation! Here's the challenge:


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If you have done any holiday shopping yet, you might have noticed that miniature holiday houses are making appearances everywhere!  Whether it be as an ornament, a gift tag or mantel decor, they are popping up everywhere.  We have provided you with a very simple printable template below so you can create your own holiday house.  Feel free to alter it in any way: add windows or doors, additions, glitter, trees, garland, mica flakes, artificial snow, woodland animals or whatever else you can dresm up!  You can even display your house in a unique way such as on a cake stand, nestled in a wreath or in a glass dome!  We are looking forward to all of your amazing house creations!
Here's my take on the challenge:
and here's a look at the other side.  It was fun to make my own little paper house and I may just make a whole city after this little challenge!!  It was a ton of fun to create in a hurry!  I need to take some time and really have a ball with this challenge!!
Supplies used:
Papertrey Ink Home Made Stamps
Papertrey Ink Holly Jolly Die
Papertrey Ink Felt
Echo Park Season's Greetings Papers

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Make It Monday #141

Happy Sunday dear friends!!!  It's been a wonderful day as we celebrated my hubby's birthday and I tell you, any reason to have our family together makes me happy indeed!! After our birthday celebration, we turned on the football game and I pulled out my crafty goodies for Make It Monday Challenge!  This week's challenge is to add glitter with heat and stick embossing powder.  I totally love this challenge as I have never used this type of embossing powder and I love it!!  I don't know about you, but I love everything glitter!!  I had to run to Michael's and pick some up, but I know that I'll be using it lots during this Christmas Season!! 

I kind of went overboard on the glitter, but I just couldn't help myself!!  This card and all the glitter just make me happy!!  Papertrey Ink's In the Meadow Stamps and glitter are a match made in heaven!!  The tag was made using PTI's Photo Finisher's stamps and a little silver embossing powder.

Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink In the Meadow Stamps and Dies
Papertrey Ink Photo Finishers Stamps
Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White and True Black Paper
Papertrey Ink Spring Rain Ink
Silver Embossing Powder
Heat and Stick Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Papertrey Ink White Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's a Mystery

Happy Wednesday dear friends!!  I can't even believe that we are so close to Thanksgiving, although my heart been busy with all things Christmas!!  It's no mystery that Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I jump at every chance I get to create something to celebrate my favorite holiday. Speaking of mysteries, this week Simon Says Stamps is holding a mystery challenge and I thought it would be fun to take part! 

When I thought about the whole mystery theme, I considered all the components that make a mystery complete and I compared it to all the components that make a card complete and it reminded me of a collage. The definition of Collage: is a technique where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.  A collage may sometimes includes newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts,photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas.  After reading the definition of a collage I was totally inspired- I found my mystery inspiration and had a blast going through my scraps to create this card!

To create the background, I dabbed a craft sheet with some Tim Holtz Evergreen Bough ink and spritzed it with water.  I dabbed an ink block in the water/ink mixture and stamped the block onto the card base.  I let the water/ink mixture run until I was happy with the results and dried the card base with my heat gun.  I used Pink Persimmon Winter Girl Antiquated stamps by Lisa Pace to create the focal point.  I stamped the bells and text in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. Love, love, love those stamps!!  I stamped the greenery on patterned paper with Simply Chartreuse ink and fussy cut them.  I fussy cut the flowers from patterned paper and added some bits and pieces from my scrap box.  I tied the bells together with a twine bow and the collage was complete.
Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Paper
Pink Paislee Snow Village Scraps
Pink Persimmon Winter Girl Antiquated Stamps by Lisa Pace
Fine Gold Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Make It Monday #140 Ink Pad Designs

Happy Sunday dear friends!!! It's been a nice relaxing weekend and I was able to take some time to create a little Papertrey Ink project based on this week's Make it Monday Challenge to put ink pads directly to paper.  

For this challenge, I  ran my Aqua Mist ink pad directly onto the vellum and created a nice subtle Aqua Mist shade of vellum.  Then I ran the tinted vellum through my die cut machine and cut out a nice little banner and a couple of snowflakes.

I added some Peaceful Pinecones and the sweet little sled from Two Feet Deep.  I did add some shading to the pinecones using E57 Light Walnut Copic Marker.  I totally love the look!!

Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, and Vellum Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Red Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Kraft, Dark Chocolate Ink
Papertrey Ink Two Feet Deep and Peaceful Pinecone stamps and dies
Papertrey Ink Fancy Flakes and Confetti Garland Dies

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you a wonderful week!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

MIM #139 Stamped Square Frames

Hi there dear friends!!  I hope your weekend has been fabulous!! I've been busy making wedding invitations and baby shower goodies!!  There's nothing better than a creative kind of weekend, so I'm in heaven!!  This week's MIM challenge at Papertrey Ink was especially perfect for the Baby Shower Card I wanted to create!  I just love the sweet little frame that Dawn created and here's my take on the challenge:

I used Blush Zing Embossing Powder to create the frame, baby bunting, and baby sentiment and  I used Cricket Zing Embossing Powder to create the greenery Love, love, love the Zing Embossing Powder!! Such a pretty pink and green!!!!  The frame was created with Boutique Borders Birthday and the greenery and flowers were stamped with PTI's Birds and Blooms stamp set.  The sweet little baby bunting was stamped using PTI's Bundle of Love stap set. I just love making baby themed cards! Baby's are beautiful and bring so much joy and happiness into the world!!  

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!  I am looking forward to seeing what everyone has created this week!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

More Pink Persimmon Goodness!!

Good Morning my friends!! I have some more Pink Persimmon goodness to share with you today!!  I finally tried my hand at the popular Chalkboard technique and I just have to say I love it!!!  The new Pink Persimmon Christmas House stamps are perfect for this technique!!
This stamp set is absolutely fabulous and can be used in a variety of ways!!  I can't wait to incorporate the carriage in a project!! I love it!!
I used some October Afternoon Patterned papers from my stash to highlight this card and the black patterned papers are from Glitz Design. 

I started with some black patterned paper and I stamped the main image with Versamark and then sprinkled fine white embossing powder over the image and then heated it with a heat gun.  Then I shadow stamped the image using white ink just shifting the image slightly to create the shadow effect.  Finally, I used a paper towel and blended some white ink onto the background to add to the chalkboard effect.  It's a fun technique that's rather easy and very effective.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my love of stamping!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pink Persimmon Goodness!!!

Happy Sunday dear friends! In case you haven't heard, Pink Persimmon has some new Christmas stamps available!!!  You all know how much I love Pink Persimmon Stamps and this new release is no exception!!  Lisa Pace has created a new set in her Antiquated Collection called Winter Girl and it's beautiful indeed!!
 Don't you just love this sweet little girl and the vintage text is absolutely amazing!!
I colored the sweet little girl with Copic Markers and added some Snow Tex to the trim on her hat. What a fun little detail!  I have lots of ideas for this sweet little girl including a project or two for my 12 Days of Christmas Series!!  I can't wait to let the creative juices flow!

I love the little bell and greenery accents too!! I added some gold embossing powder and ink to the berries and the bell! Love, love, love gold this season!!  It totally makes me happy!!

Thanks for stopping by!! I'll have another fun card for you tomorrow featuring more brand new Pink Persimmon Stamps!!
Have a wonderful evening,

Supplies Used:
A Merry Christmas Stamps
Pink Paislee Snow Village 6x6 pad
CopicMarkers: R27, YR12, YR31, E50, E33, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG0000, 0 Colorless Blender

Friday, November 1, 2013

A Little Make It Monday #138 Magic

Happy Friday Dear Friends!!!  I hope all is well with you!!  I'm starting the weekend off right with a little Creative Therapy using the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #138 Challenge along with the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. 

Here's my take on the Challenges:
I have been in the Christmas Card Zone this week and what better type of card to make after a hectic week than a Peaceful Christmas Card!  Makes me take a nice deep breath and enjoy the peaceful moment!!  I used Papertrey Ink One Liners Dies and some Silver Shimmer paper.  Sigh....Silver Peace....makes all the stress totally go away!!!  I used the Inlaid Die Cut technique described here. Love, love, love this technique!!  I die cut the patterned paper and the Silver Shimmer paper and pieced them together as the video explains.  I also die cut the edge of the tree using the One Liner die too!  It all works together perfectly!!
I used PTI In the Meadow Dies to die cut the deer and the tree and I used some Basic Grey Christmas scraps for the base of the card.

Such an effective technique!!  I hope you give it a try!! You'll love the results!!

Thanks for stopping by and wish you a peaceful evening!!