Sunday, December 4, 2016

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #137 - Christmas

Hello!

I'm popping in to share my card for the latest ATSC Challenge -- this one with a Christmas theme.

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CHRISTMAS
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You have two weeks to show us your creations. We can’t wait to see your work.

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Here is my card using a mixture of stamps:



I used MFT's You Make My Tail Wag, Harlequin stencil, and Hand Lettered Holiday stamps. The lights and gift packages are from Lawn Fawn's Baah Humbug stamp set. It was fun to create a Christmas card with a non Christmas stamp (You Make My Tail Wag). I colored with Copic markers and used Distress Inks for the background sponging.


Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! Have a great week!

God Bless,
Mandy Pin It

Christmas Card Challenges - #1 Candy Cane Word Prompt

Hello!

I'm popping in to share my card for the current Christmas Card Challenge. It's time to start over for a new year! Wow!

And beginning this month, challenges will now be posted every other Sunday -- this will give more time for everyone to play along. So please come check out the fun. :)





I used the sketch at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog for further inspiration...


That's all for me now! Off to work on some more Christmas shopping online. Yuck. :) Christmas is stressing me out this year! :( I'm just not "mentally prepared" for it and I'm trying to make sure I stay on task anyway. I usually have more fun with it, I think. 

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! 
Please check out the fun over at Christmas Card Challenges and come back again!

God Bless, 
Mandy






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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges #50 - Anything Goes

Hello!

I'm a few hours late with this post, but I figured better late than never, right? Phew. Crazy weekend. And I think we finally have the bulk of our Christmas decorations out. We still have a little bit to finish up, but it shouldn't be bad. And the main thing for me is that I have most of the consequential messes cleaned up. (Eye roll) Why do we do this to ourselves every year? I have to keep things neat and tidy - drives me up a wall if I don't. Honestly, I spend most of my days picking up and cleaning something. And stop the press if I get off schedule and get behind on something. It takes me forever to recover! So, even with all that in mind - I willingly have The Piglets, Hubby, and myself drag out box after box of jun---, er, I mean precious Christmas items and memories that takes two days to deal with and clean up after. Yikes. I am give out! :D~   .... Tis the season to be jolly....

Ok - on to my post! I'm here to share my card for this weeks Christmas Card Challenge! I need to get to it, right?  By the by, I still LOVE to make Christmas cards! My all time favorite to make.





I used my MFT Cool Cat stamp set (LOVE IT) and some paper piecing. I cut the cat out of patterned paper then inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then added a bow and hat from my Lawn Fawn Baah Humbug stamp set, after I colored it with Copic markers, Wink of Stella, and trimmed it out. This is all layered over paper scraps die cut with MFT Stitched Scalloped Circles and the Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX. I used my MFT Jumbo Polka Dot cover up to emboss my Neenah Desert Storm card base. The sentiment is stamped and white embossed from Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together.

I used the sketch over at the MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge for my design inspiration: 


I'm also playing along with Clean & Simple on Sunday - Christmas challenge and Simon Says Stamp - Christmas to Die For challenge. 
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Ok - that's it for me tonight. Time to try to catch 40 winks and be fresh for a new day. I have much planned that I want to do. :) 

Have a great week and God Bless, 
Mandy


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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - X for Criss Cross

Hello!

We are coming to the very end of the alphabet over at the ABC Christmas Challenge! In some ways it feels like it's too soon, in others, January 2016 seems light years away. Anyone else??? Of course, we've made some big changes in our house since that time, so it kind of makes sense it feels so long ago. :)

This time its X for Criss Cross for your Christmas Card challenge theme.

And, we have a generous sponsor for this challenge:

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Here is my take on the Criss Cross: 


I used a few scrap strips from MFT's Cozy Chevron 6x6 pad, PTI Kraft cardstock and the MFT Stitched Scallop Circle dies, as well as Lawn Fawn's Toboggan Together stamps. The sentiment is form MFT Gift Tag Greetings and it's die cut using the Tag Builders 4 Blueprints from MFT. Broken China Distress Ink is sponged over the Circle Burst stencil from MFT, as well. 


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope everyone in the US enjoys a Happy Thanksgiving. 

God Bless, 
Mandy





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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges - #49 - Color Challenge

Hello!

It's time for another Christmas Card Challenge! We are getting so close. We are this close to pulling out Christmas decorations. Doesn't seem real, does it? We've finally got some cold weather in TN, so it's a little more believable. We've been experiencing unseasonally warm temperatures for the last several weeks and NO rain for months.

This weeks challenge is a color challenge:






I used scrap papers with some of my punches, an MFT background stamp and sentiment stamped from MFT's Gift Tag Greetings. A very quick and simple card! :)

Thanks SO much for stopping by to visit! :)

God Bless,
Mandy

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #135 - Flags/Pennants/Banners

Hello!

Hope all is well for everyone. It seems sick season is starting around here already according to my in-school intel. ;) We've all battled The Crud and allergy stuff. 'Tis the season!

The Hubs and I are still tackling projects we've made up for ourselves around the new house and are having fun with it. I think it's stealing my crafty mojo though. That's the bad news. The good news is, I'm almost finished with mine. So, I have high hopes that I will begin to feel more "normal" soon. Fingers crossed!

I wanted to share the card I managed to make for our current Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Flags/Pennants/Banners. I'm also proud to say it's already been mailed out as I made it for a favorite, old friend's birthday. (Old as in we've been friends since childhood! We do say that we are "old" now, but that's not what my previous comment meant.) ;-)


I recently acquired the MFT Happy Pandas stamp set during a Blitz sale for a good price and in hopes of a new stamp set breathing a little bit of life into me. It kinda worked. :) Not as much as I'd hoped. I just love critter cards these days.

My friend is a big panda person so I just know she will love this one. :) 

Well that's it for me! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! 

God Bless,
Mandy

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ABC Christmas Challenge - W for Wishes

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I'm popping in late tonight to finally share my card for the current ABC Christmas Challenge! Wow. What can I say? Things have been a little busy for me lately and I have to admit my crafty mojo is really suffering! I am BARELY crafting these days and what little I do isn't making it to crafty world or even Instagram to be shared. I'm trying NOT to panic and realize it will probably come back when things slow down. Eek!

With that being said, I do have a fun little card I put together in no time for our Wishes challenge:

To play along simply use the word Wishes on your Christmas themed project.


We are sponsored by the lovely Dulcie, owner of the


One lucky entrant will win this lovely Winter Bouquet Die 

Here is my card using the adorable stamp from Neat & Tangled:


My papers are from Basic Grey's Juniper Berry 6x6 pack. One stamp and one paper pack! doesn't get much simpler than that. Take that absent mojo! ;-D


That's all for me now. Thanks SO much for stopping by to visit! 

God Bless,
Mandy
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