Wednesday, December 13, 2017

W2CB #48 - Christmas in my Heart

Our final challenge of 2017 is:
Image result for christmas in my heart dickens 

To me, Christmas is all about home. 

 Love how this turned out.  The resin wreath was just the right size for this A2 card, and the gold brad made a perfect doorknob!!  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By through January 3, 2018!!

Monday, December 11, 2017


Addicted to Clean and Simple's code word is SPARKLE. 
And Creative With Stamps has a Reindeer Challenge!

I needed a few masculine Christmas cards.  I like the contrast between the black and the gold glitter paper and heat embossing, but my husband says it's ugly.  Since he rarely criticizes my creations, I am a bit insecure about it, but I am posting anyway :). 
Recollections glitter paper and die cut layered with black linen texture paper. Check back on Wednesday for our next Words to Craft By challenge!!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dasher - The BEST Reindeer

Lot's of fun challenges out there right now.  Good thing, because I thought I had enough Christmas cards made, but I didn't keep track, and I am now scrambling.
SU! Dasher and sentiment heat embossed in silver, and Dasher is layered on a silver doily.  Sharing this with Creative with Stamps Reindeer challenge. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Paper Girls Stampin' Fun!!

I am THRILLED to be the guest designer for The Paper Girls Challenge Blog for Stampin' Fun!!  I chose to make a waterfall card.  I love interactive cards.  Bonus - I can include MORE stamping!

Stephanie Barnard flowered paper, CTMH brads, Offray ribbon for the pull.  Images older SU! heat embossed in black and colored with Derwent watercolor pencils.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Easel Card

The Try Stamping on Tuesday challenge looks like this:
with Optional Themes: Easel Card and/or Silver Bells.  Well, I managed the easel part!

The snowman is a layering stamp from Stamplistic, snowflakes from Lawn Fawn die, the Clearly Defined sentiment heat embossed in white.  I started adding the crystals around the snowman before I realized how many I needed!  Looks great, but I don't think I will make many of these!!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Metallic Christmas

The Jingle Belles challenge is Baby It's Gold.  I love using metallic papers, but hate photographing them!
The tree is cut from holographic paper and layered on red metallic paper.  The corners are a happy accident.  I thought it was a regular corner punch, but it was a photo corner punch.  I like it, though!

Color Throwdown #471

This week's challenge at the Color Throwdown looks like this: 

Here is my version:
The ornament is attached with removable adhesive for the recipient to hang on their tree.  The grey background and the nativity are metallic, the white background is embossed with a Darice Scroll Flourish folder. 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Christmas Tags

For many years, I have made a few hundred package tags as Christmas gifts.  Some are fancy, some simple, all made with love.  Here are a few:
Sharing with Try Stampin' on Tuesday for their Tag challenge.  Shapes were cut with Spellbinder dies.  Stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs, Unity, SU!, etc.  The packages are the negative space of a sticker, snowflakes are plastic embellishments, etc.  I keep a bin with small scraps of fancy papers all year, and use them up for tags.  Some tags have ribbon ties, others metallic elastic. 

Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By!!

Masculine Vellum

The Male Room Challenge #74 is to create a card using vellum. 
I embossed the vellum with Darice Deer in Forest, and colored with metallic sharpies.  I tried to color with Inka Gold, but it didn't work out so well, and the sharpies worked out better than anticipated.  Yeay!

There's plenty of time left to play with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Abundance challenge!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Happy Birthday!!!

The Cards in Envy challenge is Typography  Create a card with letters or words as the focal point.
SU! Succulants DSP, Sizzix die cuts.  I popped up the flowers and a few leaves.  This card makes me oddly happy....  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Abundance challenge!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Happy Birthday

The Cards in Envy challenge is Typography  Create a card with letters or words as the focal point.

SU! DSP cut with Lawn Fawn stitched dies and heat embossed Watercolor Words sentiment.  Spellbinder die cut flower mounted with a thin brad.  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Abundance challenge. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Pretty Wreath

Coloring is not my greatest talent, but I am happy enough with this one. 
The background is an old SU! stamped in grey.  The wreath and sentiment were stamped in the same ink, and colored with Inktense pencils.  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Abundance challenge!

Sharing this with Fusion and the Color Throwdown:

Friday, November 10, 2017

Kraft & Red Christmas

I love kraft, red, and white together, especially for Christmas.

Merry Monday Christmas challenge this week is to create a card using just those colors!
We R Memory Keepers die, Kaiser Kraft heat embossed sentiment.  Come join us at Words 2 Craft By for our Abundance challenge!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

W2CB #47 - Abundance

Our latest challenge at Words 2 Craft By is My cup runneth over. — Psalm 23:5.
I took the challenge pretty literally.  I have a friend whose (coffee) cup is always full.  Pretty good metaphor for life!  No matter how hard things might be, I need to remember that I am blessed with a wonderful family, good friends, a roof over my head, and plenty to eat.  It hasn't always been that way.   Tim Holtz embossing folder and sentiment (thanks to my coffee loving friend Diana).  The cup was hand cut

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Creepy Halloween

The Color Throwdown challenge reminded me of a creepy Halloween scene, how about you?
Birds on a Wire from Spellbinders cut in shiny black paper, background and moon inked, sentiment heat embossed.  There are still a few days left to play along with us at Words 2 Craft By!!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sketchy Thanks and Giving

The "simple" card was a lot more complex that it looks :). 
Very old Mary Englebreit patterned paper embossed with Falling Leaves embossing folder, inked with Distress Inks.  The Neat and Tangled sentiment is heat embossed 3X.  I had not tried layering embossing powder before, but my MISTI made it easy, and I love the dimension from the the multiple coats.  To join in the Shopping Our Stash That's Sketchy challenge, I based this on an old Operation Write Home sketch:
Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Autumn Flowers challenge!!