Dec 9, 2016

Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop - Day 1



Finally got a chance to make a card for the Coffee Lovers Winter bloghop. As I have said in previous hops I am not a coffee drinker but I love to participate in these hops and the winter one is my favorite because hot cocoa is involved. 

To make this card I started with a white top folding card base and  some designer series paper from Stampin up cut down with a stitched die. The to go cups are from Lil' Inker Designs as well as the sentiment. 

Dec 8, 2016

Baby It's Cold Outside


Another late night card share for you. I have been busy this week making my Christmas cards and It has finally turned off cold here in the mountains so that equals a card with snow on it. I love all things snow and miss the snow in Colorado, we don't get quite as much snow here in the mountains of western North Carolina, but we do get some. 
To make this card I started with a top folding white card base and panel cut down with a stitched die. I stamped the large snowflake from the Lovely Snowflake set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps in versa mark ink and embossed it in white. Next I sponged Peacock Feathers distress ink around it creating a circle and getting lighter around the edges.  I added some smaller flakes from the set Snowflake Greetings stamped in Peacock Fathers distress to the inside of the sponged circle.  For the center I added a snowflake cut out of glitter paper from the Funky Flakes Fri-dies. To finish the card I added a rhinestone to the center of the snowflake and the greeting also from the Lovely Snowflake set.
It is hard to see in my photo the glittery snowflake so here's a close up


I am entering this one in the Glitter &  Snowflakes challenge at CAS-ual Fridays 


December Challenge

and 
December Mixed Media Challenge










Dec 7, 2016

Space



Still working on my Christmas cards, for this card I used the Star of Light Bundle from Stampin Up.  I made three different designs using the same bundle for my bible study group. I will post the others at a later date. 
To make this card I started with a Whisper White card base and panel cut down with a stitched die. I used two of the die cuts in the set, the first one I used the negative space and added the star cut out in silver glimmer paper in the center of the negative space.
For the sentiment I used the MISTI to help me line it up and to make multiples of this card.


I am entering this card in a few challenges 





Christmas




Drive By Crafts

Happy Wednesday! 


I am up on the Drive By Crafts blog with my first post as a design team member.  Here's a little sneak peek of my card, to see it in it's entirety and the details on how I made it click HERE.



Dec 4, 2016

Grand Bows and MISTI



It's time for another challenge at AAA Cards, our sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers with a $20 gift certificate just in time for Christmas. To enter just create a Clean and Simple card and link it up to the challenge.


To make my card I started with a top folding white card base and the Grand Bow set from The Ton Stamps and the Merry Christmas greeting from So Suzy Stamps. The Grand bow set is a two step layering set, so I had to use The MISTI  or else I could not use that set. I have never been able to use layering stamps without throwing away lots of paper and then being so frustrated that I just use another set. The MISTI ended all that, it's so easy now to use a layering set and no more wasting paper. I simply stamped the first layer in Coastal Cabana and the second layer in Bermuda Bay.




Dec 3, 2016

It's That Time



Quick card share of one of the cards I have been working on today before the ACC Championship game. 

This is the card I am giving out to my Lifegroup at Church, it's mostly made using dies except for the background is stamped using the Hardwood background stamp from Stampin Up.  The dies are also from Stampin Up, I used the scribble die from the Swirly Bird dies and the rest of them calm from the Christmas Pines dies. 

Gotta go my Clemson Tigers are getting ready to play 



Dec 1, 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags




I finally got around to making a tag for Tracey McNeely's 25 days of Christmas tags challenge. I was inspired by her tag from Day 1. 


For my tag I paired up the Blowing Snowflakes stamp from So Suzy and a greeting from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps from the Snowy Sayings set. 
The tag is from Pretty, Pink, Posh. I stamped the image and greeting in Versamark ink and embossed it in white.