Friday, October 28, 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - V for Vertical


It's time for another challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenges. We are at the tail end of the alphabet. Sniff.

This new challenge is:
'V' for Vertical

i.e. anything tall, not landscape/horizontal

We are Sponsored by the lovely Krista, the super talented artist behind the fabulous

 the winner can choose 3 images from the online etsy store 

My card is one I made using a scrapling from a 12x12 piece of CTMH cardstock: 

I used MFT's Happy Pandas, their Large Grid stencil, Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler, and scraps from CTMH's Snowhaven paper kit. Simple and easy! Especially since I had stamped and colored several pandas earlier this week and cut them using my Silhouette. :D 

I got my card layout idea from the current sketch over at Cas(e) This Sketch. 

Well, that's it for me today! I'm off to finish up another home project. This week I've tackled painting and staining some of my daughter's furniture. Super fun (as long as it all turns out like I want it to). ;-) 

Don't forget to check out the fun over at ABC Christmas Challenge and thanks so much for stopping by to visit! 

God Bless,

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges - #46 Anything Goes


I'm popping in this beautiful morning to share my card for the latest Christmas Card Challenge. Sorry for the delay -- I'm working on getting settled back into a routine now that I've completed my last painting project around the house. (Painting of rooms that is....I have other furniture projects on my list next!) I get consumed when I have something like that to do. I enjoy it and I, also, seem to have a one - track mind. I can't seem to think about anything else when I'm focusing on completing a job. So, the good news is, we have fresh paint throughout the house! Every room received new paint this past year. Whew. I still more "touch up" work but that's not a big deal. :) I'm still considering myself finished. 8-)

On to my card! (Didn't take long to catch you up on what I've been doing while absent from bloggy land.) ;-)

I used PTI Aqua Mist cardstock for my base and used MFT Scalloped Edge dies for the lower portion. The stamps are Lawn Fawn's Toboggan Together set. I cut everything out using my Silhouette and PixScan mat. The stencil is Falling Snow by SSS and I covered it with lightweight spackle before adding on a red twine bow. 

Sad fact about this card -- it was still out on my desk and I spilled a glass of water on it a few days later! Yikes! I'm always paranoid about such accidents and managed to avoid many (if any) in all my years of crafting...seems like a rookie mistake to make, huh? :) 

So that's all for me today! I'm dragging today and making myself knock a few things out. It's either that or lay on the couch (with a little bummer of a headache and sinus issues). I'm trying so hard to ignore it! 

Thanks SO much for stopping by and indulging me a few moments. Hope everyone has a great week. 

God Bless,

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Under the Pile


Happy Hump Day to you. :) I'm hopping by to share my card for the latest ABC Christmas Card Challenge. I want to croak, y'all. We are up to U! The letter U! This year is almost over. While I'm excited about the changing of the seasons (the heat really got to me this year), I can't believe that another year has flown by.

Well, enough whining and time for the fun part. Our challenge:

U for Under the Pile

The challenge is to make a card or a Christmas project with something you have been squirreling away in your stash for more than a year!

Oh yep friends - time to show and tell, we've all been there!

Our generous sponsor this time is 
Bugaboo Stamps

One lucky Random winner will win 7 Digi images for their choice

I made a card with an adorable Bugaboo image I've had printed and colored and in a stack on my desk forEVER. Happy accident that I pulled out a Bugaboo and that's our sponsor this month! Love it when things work out....

I printed this one really large with the intent of a tall center panel - but when I actually made this card, I decided to tilt it on the card base. With all that color, it didn't need any embellies! (Even though it hurt not to put a twine bow on it anywhere. LOL). The sentiment is stamped from Lawn Fawn's Toboggan Together stamp set. Everything is colored with Copic markers. 

That's it for me this time. Thanks SO much for stopping by! I hope to get crafty and share some more goodies in the next few days. With the weather cooling, kids back in school, and vacation behind us, I've been tackling some more of my around-the-house DIY projects. 8-)

God Bless,
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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - #133 - Embossing


This is my second post of the day! Wow. Not like me at all. But, I'm here now to share my card for the current Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Embossing. It can be wet or dry embossing. I like to do either, but used dry embossing this time. Don't forget to use a stamp!

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Here is my card --

I used one of my mom's embossing folders by Darice. I got her a Cuttlebug for her birthday and she is having fun with all the embossing. I embossed a few panels and stashed them away to pull out and put on a card when I found some inspiration, such as this challenge. Perfect!

The green paper is retired CTMH, the chevrons from my stash, and the stamp from MFT Adorable Elephants.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! Please come play along!

God Bless,
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Christmas Card Challenges - #44 - Decorations


I'm popping in to share my card for this week's Christmas Card Challenges. Time is flying --- I'm currently working on Halloween and Thanksgiving projects around the house. Yikes. My daughter finished up the fall decorations around the house yesterday afternoon. It just seems crazy!

I used dies from Paper Smooches Wreath Builder to make the wreath and the bow is stamped and cut from PTI's Deck the Halls set. The background paper is Basic Grey Juniper Berry, sentiment from Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler. Very quick and easy card! 

Please come join in the fun! Christmas is so close. (Sniff..sniff...)

Thanks for stopping by to visit,
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges - #43 Photo Challenge

Happy day!

I'm popping in to share my card for the current Christmas Card Challenges. We are up to challenge #43 (eeks!) and this week is a photo challenge.

I went CAS this time with a striped pattern paper (MFT) and Silver shimmer tape (CTMH) up the side of my card. I used a PaperTrey Ink stamp (Holiday Photo Finishers) and die cut it using Stitched Circle STAX Dienamics (MFT). It's popped up on foam tape and a button with twine and peppermint enamel dots are nestled in around it.

See? Super easy. :)
Thanks SO much for stopping by to visit! Please come back again soon!
God Bless,
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