Monday, January 23, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #232 - Inspiration Photo



If it's Monday, then it must be time for a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge!  Deanne has a yummy challenge for us this week:  Create a Christmas card using the photo for inspiration:


For my card, I used a couple sets from Papertrey Ink:  Sweet Holiday Wishes and the classic set Candy Cane Christmas.  The base was embossed with Stampin Up's Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder.


Need more inspiration?  Then be sure to check out the sweet projects created by the rest of the Design Team!





Saturday, January 21, 2017

Coffee, Craft, Repeat

Horray for Saturdays!  So glad you could take a few minutes of your Saturday to stop by my Saturday Coffee Cafe.  

This Saturday is a bit extra special for me.  I've been traveling for work for the past few weeks since January 1st and this is the first day I've been able to be in my craft room!  Today is all about Coffee, Craft, Repeat!!


For my card today, I started with Create a Smile Lots of Mugs stencil (which I was so glad to have found because it was sold out everywhere I looked!) and spritzed with shimmer mists.  The mug is from Mint Owl Studio Coffee Crazeset (love this set!) and the circle die behind the mug is from My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Frames die setAnd that wonderful sentiment is from Altenew Coffee Ring stamp set :)
 
Hope you have a wonderful Saturday!


Friday, January 20, 2017

Nuts for You!



Happy Friday!

I'm so excited to share some things I created with this new Neat & Tangled set that I am "going nuts" over called My Favorite Nut! It's available at Drive By Crafts, but going fast!

 

 These sweet images work perfectly not only for Valentine's Day cards, but also gift tags and small "love notes". I'll be making several of these little note cards to give to my team at work :)

 

 I know this will be a well-loved set in my collection and already have plans to make up projects for Anniversary, I'm Here For You, Friendship, Just a Note and, of course, Valentine's Day!





I'm excited to share my projects in these challenges:







 




Monday, January 16, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #231 - Reindeer

 Welcome to a new week and a brand new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge!!  Colleen has a wonderful classic challenge for us:  Create a Christmas card with a Reindeer on it!

 

For my card, I went for a classic Christmas look starting with a tartan plaid pattern paper for the background.  I die cut the stitched oval from white glitter cardstock and the deer from shiny gold cardstock.  To keep things simple, I added two glittery gold brads at the bottom.


 Be sure to check out the incredible projects the rest of the Design Team has to share with you:


 

Paper Sweeties January Release Rewind

 Hopefully, you are as excited as we are about this month's Paper Sweeties release...isn't it adorable?!
  

I created a simple card using the Dreams Come True set and coordinating Sweet Cuts (just LOVE those cascading heart images!) and added touches of the Limited Edition Winter Mix sequins.
 
 Our monthly Anything Goes challenge is still going on...why not join the fun and a chance to win a $25 Paper Sweeties gift certificate?!  Link up via the Paper Sweeties blog or Facebook page.



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties January Release Party!

 Yay - it's Paper Sweeties January Release Day!  The new release set and coordinating Sweet Cuts is just darling and so versatile!

 

 For my card, I made a shaker using the house image from Dreams Come TrueLimited Edition Winter Mix sequins and Blueberry Seam Binding to create a frosty scene! 

Be sure to check out the lovely creations the rest of the Design Team is sharing today:
Are you playing in our January Anything Goes Inspiration Challenge? There's a $25 Paper Sweeties gift certificate up for grabs for the winner!  Link up your creation via the Paper Sweeties blog or Facebook page!
 


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties January Release Sneak Peek!

 How exciting!  It's the first Paper Sweeties Release for 2017!  I'm thrilled to be sharing a sneak peek of...



 This is such a darling set with so many possibilities...just check out the fabulous projects the rest of the Design Team is sharing today:

 Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
 

Our monthly Anything Goes challenge is still going on...why not join the fun and a chance to win a $25 Paper Sweeties gift certificate?!  Link up via the Paper Sweeties blog or Facebook page.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Beautiful Day


 Happy Friday!  I'm looking forward to the weekend after a couple very busy weeks at work.  Let's face it - I always look forward to the weekends because I have more time to play in my craft room!


Today I'm sharing a card made with a gorgeous stamp set from Altenew:  Beautiful Day.  The multi-step stamping - starting with a very light color ink to dark and then outlining in black ink -  gives the images so much dimension.  It's really fun to see it all come to life and easy to stamp!





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