Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Merry Christmas

Hello there!

I want to wish you and your families a very Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!!!! I am sure we are very grateful for the many blessings God has given us!!

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I have just finished preparing food for tomorrow and wanted to sit and share a tag with you...

I am playing along with The Card chosen is clean & layered

I created a tag using Pretty Pink Posh's Stitched Duo 1 Die and some pattern paper from Carta Bella, Sew Lovely. This adorable snowman is from Stampendous, Build a Snowman. 

 The sentiment and black ink are from Hero Arts, CL722.  I used some Copic Markers to color the image. 

You can view the amazing array of Christmas tags here.

The white cardstock and vellum are from Papertrey Ink. I added some glitter to the hat and snow. The tinsel trim and silver twine are from Michaels.

Thanks for taking a peek!!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Peace & Joy...

Good morning All!

TGIF! Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend!

Today I created a card using the challenges from
Retro Sketches...

and Merry Monday Christmas...

So I pulled out an old set from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Sewing Box Christmas...

The holly leaves and berries were stamped with black ink from Hero Arts and colored with Copic Markers.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts, CL722. I added some bells from Michaels and gold twine from ART, purchased from Michaels.  I used a corner punch from Fiskars.

And lastly, I added a few splats of gold color shine spray from Heidi Swapp.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

November 16: Paper Sweeties November Release Rewind!

Hello again and welcome back to the Paper Sweeties November Release!

Today is the last day of the release! Hope you enjoyed what I have shared with you!
Today I made a couple of Christmas tags using a new set and a previously released set...

I used Happy Holidays for the images and Noel for the sentiments...

All the pretty twine, sequins, and seam binding are from the Sweeties Shop!

The rusty bells are from the Sweeties Shop too!

I am also playing along with CAS on Sunday....

Come hop along with us and visit the Sweeties Shop too!!!!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 15: Paper Sweeties November Release Party!

Welcome back to the Paper Sweeties November Release!!!

It's Day 3 of the release party and that means the stamps are available for purchase in the Sweeties Shop!!!

Homemade With Love
Holly Days
Happy Holidays
I Love You

Sweet Cuts - Homemade With Love
Sweet Cuts - Holly Days

Today I used the stamp set Homemade with Love and the coordinating Sweet Cuts Dies...I stamped the mug with Color Box ink in cyan and the candy cane with Color Box ink in cranberry. I used Hero Arts black ink and soft shadow soft brown ink.  

and I followed the sketch from Fusion Card Challenge...

All pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye, Merry. I paper pieced the yummy cupcake and used Copic Markers to color the holly and icing. I added a few enamel dots from Recollections.

And don't forget to play along with Paper Sweeties November Challenge...
Come hop along and check out what the Sweeties Design Team created...

Friday, November 14, 2014

November 14: Paper Sweeties November Release Countdown!

Hello there!!!!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Paper Sweeties November Release!!!!

Here are the new sets:

Homemade With Love
Holly Days
Happy Holidays
I Love You

Sweet Cuts - Homemade With Love
Sweet Cuts - Holly Days

Today I am using Holly Days and Happy Holidays...

I stamped the images using gold ink from Color Box and distressed the edges with the same ink.  The pattern papers I used are from My Mind's Eye. I added some silver and gold sequins from the Sweeties Shop...the shimmer is awesome! The seam binding and twine are also from the Sweeties Shop!!!

I followed the sketch from Retro Sketches....

The photo inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room...

and the theme from Merry Monday...
Hope you can hop along and check out what the design team has created with the new sets!!!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!!!!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

November 13: Paper Sweeties November Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello there Paper Sweeties Fans!!!

It's time for a new release!!!
You are going to love what Debbie has designed this month...I know I say that every month!!!
These are the newest sets that will be available to purchase on the 15th...

Homemade With Love
Holly Days
Happy Holidays
I Love You

Sweet Cuts - Homemade With Love
Sweet Cuts - Holly Days

Today I used Holly Days stamps, Holly Days Sweet Cuts dies and Happy Holidays stamps.
I used patten paper from My Mind's Eye, Merry. I used black ink from Hero Arts to stamp and colored the bunches of holly with Copic Markers. I sprinkled some splats of peeled paint distress stain.

I followed the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch...

and I applied the tic tac toe board from showCASe your style....their first challenge! I used sequins, red and die cuts.
The sequins are from the Paper Sweeties can find them here!

and CASology...

I hope you can join us for a fun hop and check out what the design team created!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 8, 2014


Hey there!

The kids and I are looking forward to a four day weekend....ahhhh relax mode!!!!

So to kick off the weekend I an sharing a card I created using the challenge from CASology...

A friend of mine is going through a tough time right now and I thought this little card would cheer her up...

I paired up a Heidi Swapp stencil that resembles fish scales with the Pisces fish from Mama Elephant, Cosmic Stars, and the sentiment from Paper Smooches, Scripty Sayings. I stamped the fish, than masked them when stenciling.

The black ink is from Hero Arts. The blue ink is Color Box, surf. I used Copic markers to color the fish and than applied a layer of glossy accents for a nice shine! The sequins, or bubbles, are from Pretty Pink Posh.

Hope you have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Merry and Bright in the Lane!

Hello there crafters!

How are you today?
All is well here.
Have you seen the newest challenge from The Curtain Call...the colors are amazing!!!

 So I combined it with the November Challenge from Mama Elephant...

and also a sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch...

I came up with this off the wall card and tag...

All stamps and dies are from Mama Elephant, Winter Wonderland and Polar Pals and coordinating dies.
I used inks from Color Box in canary and royal blue, Memento in lilac posies and black ink from Hero Arts.
All markers are Copic. Cardstock and vellum are from Papertrey Ink. I embossed the vellum panel with a PTI embossing plate.  I embossed the trees with white embossing powder.
Creative Cuts die is Embellished Tag. I cut twice using white cardstock that I inked up with the same inks and than vellum cardstock for the overlay.  The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh, the wood stars are Studio Calico from Simon Says Stamp. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Paper Sweeties September Inspiration Challenge #25 - 'Holiday Joy'

Hello there!

Happy November!
We get a very chilly start to the new month! Lets stay inside where it's warm and get bust creating!!!

Here is the newest monthly challenge from Paper Sweeties...

I bet you can guess where I went with this photo...

I used the Joy Sweet Cuts and replaced the 'o' with the ornament die from Homespun Holiday Sweet Cuts.
The little lamb stamp and die is from Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes. I dressed him up with some holly I cut using the holly die from Snow Friends Sweet Cuts. I also added some holly garland to the fence, Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts. The snow drift is from Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts.
You can also find the sequins and twine in the Sweeties Shop!
I am also adding this to The Pink Elephant...theme challenge...anything goes!

I hope you will join us this month and share your creation with us!

November Guest Designer:  Jill Norwood

Hope to see you thee!