Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Sip and Savor

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving Eve!  I should be running errands right now but wanted to whip up a card using various Verve Stamps.

The cup of the left is from Autumn Leaves and the to-go cup is from Better With You.  The sentiment is from Always Time.

I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches

..and the Color Throwdown:

Monday, November 20, 2017

Hero Arts: Starry thank you

I've been wanting to use the Hero Arts 12 - Point Stars Infinity Dies and love the results:

I've been seeing this technique and love the WOW effect.  The top 2 blue panels are from the Hero Arts Sea Mix Layering Papers.  The third layer is actually chipboard from some packaging that I had squirreled away.  

I haven't used the Hero Arts Thank You Fancy Pair dies in forever.  They're perfect for my design.

I was inspired by the Color Throwdown:  

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Reverse Confetti: nuts about you

Yesterday a bunch of my crafty group came over and we had a Friendsgiving.  Really it was a crafty day but why not call it Friendsgiving?  We always have so much fun, oh my goodness...we laugh so much.  Anywho's you came over here for a card, right?  

This card features a bunch of Reverse Confetti goodness.  

All the stamps and dies are from the Nuts about You set with the exception of the to-go cup.  That is from the Coffee and You set.  The orange and white gingham panel is from the Fright Night 6x6 paper pad.

I was inspired by Curtain Call:

I was able to hand deliver 7 cards to my crafty group today.  I make so many cards, I need to be better about sending them.  Thanksgiving weekend I'm going to address my holiday cards, that's the plan.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

a • muse | studio : november guest designer

Hello and Happy Saturday!  I'm so excited to announce that I'm one of the a • muse | studio November Guest Designers!  I can't wait to share all of my projects that I've designed especially for this month!

Before I forget, you'll want to check out their Thanksgiving Clearance, it's amazing and 75% off!

I'm up on the a • muse | studio blog with a project.  Here's a sneak peek of just some of my supplies but pop over to the a • muse | studio blog for the full reveal and all the details!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Hero Arts: Dearest Friend

I'm up on the Hero Arts blog with a fun holiday card!  Here's a peek at my supplies.  Pop over to the Hero Arts blog for the full reveal and all the details!

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November Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop

Hello!  Hello!   It's the Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop!  Now that so many of you have the SugarPea Designs Holiday Product Release, we're hopping to inspire you!

I designed a set of holiday cards using the Mugs & Kisses set as my focal point:

I'm a big fan of gift cards for any special occasion.  Who wouldn't receive a Starbucks card?!

So let's start at the bottom and work our way up.  I used Bitty Bags from my stash and layered them with SugarCut- Snowflake Tags in grey cardstock.  I stamped the fun background from the Christmas Tag Greetings stamp set and heat embossed in white.  

The Mugs & Kisses set has me totally smitten.  If you've been following me for any amount of time, you know that my favorite color is green.  I decided to go with a red + green color palette for my cards.  I stamped the confession sentiment (also from the Christmas Tag Greetings stamp set) on cardstock and used my paper trimmer, corner rounder and a hole punch to make my own tags.  I topped everything off with coordinating twine.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #37 : Celebrate You

Have you played along with the Mix it Up Challenge over at SugarPea Designs?!  Play with the sketch or the inspiration photo, or a bit of both!  You have all month to play along with us!   One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp the prize goes up to $50!

Here's how I was inspired by this month's challenge.  This month I focused on the sketch:

I'm going to squirrel this one away for my brother's December birthday.   Don't you love the font on the sentiment?  It is the SugarPea Designs HB2U stamp set.  I did a bit of masking.  The sketch called out for me to add the celebrate + you SugarCuts, don't you agree?

Make sure you visit the SugarPea Designs blog for more inspiration!

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Poinsettia

Hello and Happy Sunday!  How is your weekend going?  We went to a potluck luncheon yesterday, we brought 2 stockpots full of thai chicken curry.  Today I'm sharing a holiday design.  I guess I should get cracking on those cards for this year, eh?

The focal point is the Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia.  I stamped it out a couple of times and did some fussy cutting.

I stamped it on both a panel from the Foliage Mix Layering Papers and a panel from the Blush Mix Layering Papers.  I then colored over it with a darker shade of green and a darker shade of red marker.  I used my Zig Clean Color Markers.  I blended in the color with my fingers.

Isn't the Christmas Poster Background fun?  I stamped it in Soft Brown on a panel from the Earth Mix Layering Paper pack.  I watered down a drop of Delicata Gold refill with water and splattered in on top.

I finished off my card with the Merry Christmas Banner that I heat embossed in gold on a panel of vellum that I had in my stash.

This card was inspired by The Card Concept:

I was of course, inspired by the poinsettias + colors.  The dining room table inspired the earth panel in my design.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Reverse Confetti: thankful

Hello!  I'm back with a fall inspired thank you card.  Lately I've been designing with aqua, pink, it was a nice change to go to a very neutral palette.

The card base is Dark Roast with a panel of Stone.  Don't you love the Fall For You wreath?  It's been stamped on Cloud White and inked up with Midnight Dye Ink.  This is perfect to use with watercolors, I used Zig on Zig with no water.

I carefully clipped away at the Grateful, Thankful, Blessed confetti cuts.  It has been diecut in Premier Polar White.  Do you spy the customized Double Edge Scallop Border in Dark Roast?

I was inspired by Fusion Card Challenge.  I used both the sketch + the inspiration photo.


Friday, November 10, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Sponsor Solo!

Hello and Happy Friday!!!!  Yay for Friday's...although I generally have the days off I'm back to work today after my glorious vaca (more on that this weekend).  I'm happy to share that the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's feature, Sponsor Solo, is back!  What is that?  Well, it's when we take the time to talk about a specific Super Sponsor (a company that sponsors a Coffee Lovers Blog Hop).

Today we're featuring:  Technique Tuesday!

Pop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog for some chat and inspiration!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Precious Remembrance Guest Designer: Let it snow

Hello, I'm back featuring my final project as a Guest Designer for the Precious Remembrance Shop!

Today I'm playing with:

Coffee Love

Here's a quick gift wrapping idea.  I'm a big fan of treat bags and the plain kraft ones are the best for stamping!  Team it up with a card and instant giftie!

I love to give + receive gift cards.  I'll be the first one to say that I generally tuck them inside a card.  If you slip it inside stamped packaging, it takes it up a notch.  This bag didn't take long at all to embellish.  The stamps are from the Oh Christmas stamp set.  The speckles are from the Fall Colors set and have been heat embossed in white.

My card combines the Oh Christmas + Coffee Love stamp. A pop of green puts it right into the festive spirit of things

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!!!!  A big shout out to Precious Remembrance for having me as a guest designer these last couple of month!  Make sure you check out the Precious Remembrance Shop blog!