Friday, December 30, 2016

Feel Better

This week at Simon Says Wednesday challenge it is anything goes. I thought I would play along.

I made this pretty get well card with WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas

I thought I would play along with one more challenge before the holidays. Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week is "Make it Sparkle" featuring Hero Arts. 

I used my new Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree set. I love all the layers. I embossed the final layer with iridescent white. And I added snow in the background with a stencil and paste with glitter on top before it dried. A sequin star for the top of the tree finished it off!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps~ Hero Arts
inks~ Memento, Versamark
stencil~ Simon Says Stamp
paste~ Ranger 
dies~ PTI

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Merry and Bright

My friend Rosanne hosts a tag swap every year. This was my third year participating. The participants really pull out all the stops in creating tiny masterpieces to swap. 

Here is the tag I created this has a bit of a Central Park vibe thanks to PTI's "A Walk in the Park" stamps and dies.

And then I created 19 more!

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ PTI, Hero Arts
dies~ PTI, Sizzix, Your Next Stamp, Simon Says Stamp
inks~ Memento, Hero Arts, PTI

Friday, December 16, 2016

Make a Wish!

Every year I make a set of all occasion cards to give to my mom as part of her Christmas present. It is a great excuse to dig out lots of stamp sets and have fun. 

Here is one of the cards I made for her...

The wreath is from a new set from Sugar Pea designs. I embossed it and the sentiment in black. Love it! The flowers are WPlus9 and that fun sentiment is Mama Elephant.

I decided to link up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week...Gift It. I will give this card in a set to my mom as  a present, and she will give it as part of a birthday present sometime this year! 

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah
pp~ Recollections
stamps~ Sugar Pea, WPlus9, Mama Elephant
inks~ Memento, Versafine, Hero Arts, PTI
sequins~ Pretty Pink Posh

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Be Merry!

Well it certainly looks like Christmas around here this week! Thought I would link up with Simon's Wednesday challenge. It's a pretty inspiration board...

What a pretty inspiration! I chose the cute car with the tree on top! I used a very old Stamping Bella stamp and watercoloured it up. My friend Dee recently did a similar card. So I channeled my "inner Dee" and splatted some gold mist on it too!

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Canson, PTI
stamps~ Stamping Bella, Hero Arts
inks/paint~ Peerless, Versafine, Memento
mist~ Heidi Swapp
dies~ Simon Says Stamp

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Crazy Card Party~ Poinsettias or Christmas florals!

This week at Crazy Card Party, I am up and I want to see Christmas florals! I love poinsettias (and full disclosure I rarely have luck keeping a real one alive for long!) so I was really excited about two new(ish) things in my stash to play with.

First up is a Clearly Besotted stamp set. I embossed a poinsettia on vellum. Love how that turned out! And gold with a kraft card base just makes me happy! The sentiment is from my go-to PTI set by the lovely Maile Belles. I channeled my "inner Dee" and splatted on a bit of gold mist. :)


Second up uses my new Tim Holtz poinsettia stencil. I tinted some paste with a variety of distress inks. Love how the final result perfectly matched PTI's new pink Lovely Lady! I threw lots of glitter on the paste before it dried. 


I can't wait to see what kind of Christmasy floral goodness the other Party-Ers create this week!

Merry Christmas:
cs~ PTI
stamps~ Clearly Besotted, PTI
sequins~ Simon  
Merry & Bright
cs~ PTI
stamps~ PTI
stencil~ Tim Holtz
paste~ Ranger
inks~ Ranger distress, Versafine

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Be Merry

I have been having fun making different Christmas cards. My problem every year is I want to try all kinds of styles and techniques!

This was a simple one, but I just love how it turned out!

I put paste and glitter through my Tim Holtz stencil. Love the white on the soft blue! Like a cozy sweater. I topped it with a silver foil die cut and a silver embossed "be".

I linked up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge...anything goes

thanks for stopping by!

stencil~ Tim Holtz
paste~ Ranger
stamp~ Clearly Besotted
cs~ PTI

Friday, December 2, 2016

Merry & Bright

Decided to play along with Simon Says Wednesday challenge...anything goes. I had fun playing around with vellum and stencils for this one.

I inked up the background using silver ink and a birch stencil. Then I embossed some vellum with snowflakes and layered that over top. Love that look! I finished it off with some stitched hills and a frame and this pretty stag.

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI, Neenah
stencil~ Crafters Workshop
dies~ Simon Says Stamp, PTI
ink~ Memento
stamps~ PTI

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Plaid!

This week at Crazy Card Party, Kathryn is asking to see plaid.    Well I rarely use patterned paper on cards, but this inspired me to dig through my 6x6 pads and I found some very cute Simple Stories fall themed plaid paper.

Here's what I did with it...

I used PTI's Leaf Prints borrowed from fellow Party-Er Patricia. I embossed the veins in copper and watercoloured with distress markers. I put them on a panel popped up over the plaid strip. Pretty!

I can't wait to see what other pretty plaid projects the Party-Ers create this week!

stamps~ PTI, Avery Elle
inks~ Versafine, Versamark, Distress markers
pp~ Simple Stories
cs~ PTI, Canson