Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Snow for Dies R Us

Time for snow!

And for the new Dies R Us Challenge!

Our Challenge Blog

Not too long ago, I was in our local craft store at the mall, and found this beautiful paper from Kaisercraft called Christmas Jewel Collection. The purples and silvers are just stunning! I bought  a few sheets of each, thinking it would be perfect for this snow challenge.

 I love the silver snowflakes in the background:

I created a frame with a rectangle die, adhered it onto a piece of the designer paper, and added my fancy deer with a bow from Cheery Lynn in the center.

For this one, I added the sentiment from Sue Wilson, and the snowflakes from Cheery Lynn.

The last card of the set has a stitched snowflake from Lawn Fawn with a bow from Cheery Lynn. Each card is popped up with a piece of foam cut the size of the frame for added dimension.
I added a pearl in the center of each card.

Here's a list of the dies I used:
Cheery Lynn Snowflake  (I used #2)

Head on over to the Dies R Us Challenge blog and play along with our Snow challenge, we would love to see your cards in the gallery!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Papertrey Christ is Born!

Hi everyone!

I've been having fun with some stamps I bought from Papertrey recently. I kind of fell in love with their $5 stamp ones come out each month...uto.....

But this one I HAD to have. 

When I was growing up, my family had a sign that we hung up outside every Christmas that said,"Christ is Born." My dad made that sign, and he hung Christmas lights all around it. After we hung up all the lights, Dad and I would go out into the street arm in arm, and gaze at the house. One of many of my favorite memories with him!

So of course this set reminded me of him, and it ended up in my cart!!!

I embossed it in white on some watercolor paper, then just brushed some blue water color over it. When it had dried, I did a bit of splattering with my brush. Then I cut it out with MFT's stitched rectangle. I adhered a piece of white foam underneath, and then adhered that onto the scalloped rectangle that comes with the Blueprint #20 set. One sparkly enamel dot from Stampin' Up completed the card.

I'm entering this at:

Word Art Wednesday (anything goes)

Christmas Card Challenge(anything goes)

Inkspirational (watercolor trend)


Paper: Tim Holtz watercolor, SU

Ink: SU white embossing powder

Stamps: Papertrey Christ is Born

Dies: MFT Blueprints #20

Other: SU enamel dot,white craft foam

Sunday, November 12, 2017

White on White for The Paper Players

Nance has a white on white challenge for us at The Paper Players:

I LOVE white on white....they are always SO pretty! I can't wait to see the gallery.

For my card I did some layering. I started with a Memory Box Circle Burst, then I added a Cheery Lynn Snowflake. In the center I added a poinsettia, also from Cheery Lynn. The sentiment is from Penny Black.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Paper Players Design Team:

I hope you will join us!

Paper: SU
Ink: SU
Dies: Memory Box Circle Burst, Cheery Lynn snowflake and Poinsettia
Other: enamel dot

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Happy Little Stampers November Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers:

I went with a retro Christmas card for the "anything goes with dies" challenge. I just love that fun car! I added some sequins to the tree, and backed it onto a pierced circle. I stamped the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Christmas Joy in black.

I backed it all on a stitched rectangle,and tied on some bakers twine.

Head on over to Happy Little Stampers and play along!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Brown Paper Packages tied up With Strings...

Hi everyone!

I have a fun set of cards to share with you today. I got the idea from Jennifer Mcguire's video on two for one backgrounds. In her video, she used Concord and 9th's ornament and I used the tree. She also stamped her own plaid background, and I used some designer paper. You could do this with so many different sure to watch the video for ideas!

The sentiment is from a song in a fave movie of mine....The Sound Of Music. 

Here are the lyrics:

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things
When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad.

You can listen to the song here.

While I was listening to the song, I embossed the sentiment in white, and splattered some paint drops on with a toothbrush.

Then of course....I tied on a string!!!!

I'm entering this at:

Merry Monday (craft and red)

The Card Concept (photo... the colors red and craft)

Paper: SU
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: Papertrey Favorite Things
Dies: Concord and 9th Trim the Tree
Other: white embossing powder, string, white paint

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Taylored Expressions Iconic Wishes Christmas

Here's the challenge from Leanne at The Paper Players this week:

Use some holiday pines in your creation!

I inked up Taylored Expressions Iconic Wishes Christmas stamp in real red...and added a snowflake, pine branch, and some holly to the festive ornament. I also added a bakers twine bow and some pearls.

Then I backed it on a Lil inker rounded rectangle and a Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched rectangle. I love the red and blue combo for the holidays!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Paper Players Design Team:

I hope you will join us!

I'm entering this at:

Paper: SU
Ink: SU
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Iconic Wishes Christmas stamp
and die combo
Dies: Cheery Lynn Holly Leaf, snowflake, spruce branch, Lil Inker rounded rectangle,Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched rectangle
Other: Bakers twine, pearls