Thursday, November 21, 2013

Love, Peace and Joy

Good morning crafty friends!

Well the break from the Christmas cards didn't last long AT ALL!  Back on track, and made another one with this adorable Tilda :)

She's colored in Copics and has a little bit of Sharpie White Poster Paint pen on her cheeks.  I distressed her and the sentiment with Studio G pink chalk ink.  I've used some Paper Studio Kraft cardstock and papers also from the new Paper Studio collection called Santa and Friends.  I've used my Provocraft snowflake die to create double layered snowflakes; one is centered with a glittery Doodlebug Designs button and American Crafts twine, while the other is centered with some pink Liquid Pearls.  I've also used my handy Fiskars punch for that pretty open scallop border!

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Taking a Break

Good morning friends!  Happy Monday and all that jazz.  Hoping each one of you did something fun this past weekend - maybe even got a little crafty.

I was able to sit down and take a break this weekend from the Christmas cards I've been banging out.  Felt kinda nice to just do something non-Christmas-y. 

I had to whip up a birthday card for my brother since my birthday stash is kinda lo at the mo.

I was super happy to use up some old DCWV paper to go along with this little guy, which I thought worked perfectly.  If I recall correctly, it was part of The Sweet Stack.  I also used some Kraft cardstock from The Paper Studio.  There is some flax colored twine from The Twinery and the chocolate button is from the Dress it Up Christmas Cozy Mix of buttons I got from Hobby Lobby.  I apologize for the picture - Santa really needs to bring Momma a new camera ;)

Hope you have a fabulous day!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Alphabet Challenge - T for Twine

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Beary Merry Christmas

Good morning all you crafty peeps!

Any of you that know me or follow my blog know that I don't usually ink up any animals.  I'm not really sure why...maybe its the fur that intimidates me.  But, this adorable little guy had me at hello, and I just had to step out of my comfort box for just a wee bit.

I colored up this beary sweet little guy with Copics and added some Sharpie white poster paint pen to his cheeks for definition.  He has some Diamond Stickles on the fur of his hat.  The papers are a mix of DCWV cardstock and designer paper from My Mind's Eye Christmas Wish.  I used a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder to emboss the light blue panel, and a Provo Craft Snowflake #2 die to cut that tiny snowflake in the upper corner.  I added a drop of Ruby Red Liquid Pearls to the snowflake since I'm all out of .  I finished it off with some American Crafts twine and a button from stash.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!  Hope you have a fabulous day!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Under the Wire

Good morning all my crafty friends!  Here in Jersey we're getting our first snow of the season! LOVE it!  What a great day to bake and make some Christmas cards!!

I used the current sketch over at the MFT blog as inspiration for my card today.  It was so much fun to play with!

Here is the sketch #149 for this week:

 And here is my creation using the PI Heart Warmer Boy stamp set :

This little cutie is colored in Copics and has some Sharpie white poster paint pen to accent his cheeks.  The snowdrift is some glittered cardstock from DCWV.  I also used some new papers from the Santa and Friends Paper Studio collection.  I added some Diamond Stickles to his snowballs and Liquid Pearls behind him for "snow".  I cut out a snowflake using my Cricut Expression and finished it off with a button from my stash.  I tied it all together with some red and white twine from American Crafts.

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fa La La La La

Good morning and happy Saturday!! I'm so happy to have it made it to the weekend - looking forward to hitting up Hobby Lobby for some crafty goodies and sitting back and crafting *if the girls will let me!*

I had time to get another Christmas card done and used this adorable stamp from La La Land Crafts.

Unfortunately, my camera is not working :( so I had to resort to using my cell phone to take this pic - which didn't come out too good at all :(  Maybe you could tell Santa I've been a good girl this year and he'll bless me with a new cam *wink, wink*

These gorgeous papers are a gift from my very close friend, Gina.  They're the new Christmas line from Paper Studio called Christmas on Amesbury Street.  They're so vintage and fabulous - I love them!!!  *thanks gf*   The cardstock is by DCWV - a mix of the Jewel collection and The Linen Closet collection.  I used Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo Distress ink to distress the image.  The polka dot strip behind her is some Washi Tape - love that stuff!  There are some Maya Road tickets that I stamped on, a Prima rose and some Offray mini red roses!

Sketch & Stash Challenge Blog - Sketch #125
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Happy Birthday

Good morning all my crafty friends! 

Had to take a break from my Christmas card frenzy and whip up a quick little birthday card for a niece of ours.

I love this little cutie from Stampendous.  Isn't she too adorable?  I colored her in Copics and then added some Diamond Stickles to the trim and furballs on her party hat.  The papers are a mix of Wassau cardstock and DCWV The Glam Gal collection which are just perfect for any little girl.  I used some purple ribbon from my stash along with some American Crafts twine.  A glittery button from Doodlebug finished it off perfectly. 

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!  Hope you have a fabulous day!

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Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday with Texture

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Good morning everyone!  Hopefully this finds you doing well and staying healthy.  Our whole house finally is finished with that nasty stomach virus and flu that has been going around in our neck of the woods!

I've been trying to pump out as many Christmas cards as possible, and work on some card orders that have come in recently!

Here is one of those Christmas cards using this gorgeous Tilda!!   She has been colored in Copics and then lightly distressed using my Tim Holtz Distress Tool.  The papers are a mix of Wassau textured cardstock and some very old DCWV The Christmas Stack.  I've added some Liquid Pearls to accent the snow flakes and the sentiment banner.  I've used some seam binding and green/white twine from my stash, as well as a beautifully glittered, white poinsettia from Recollections that I've been hoarding for some time now. 

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!  Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cheeky Christmas

Morning all!!  How's your week going so far?  Hopefully all is good in the hood!  Mine has been very busy but crafty, so this Momma is one happy chick!

Today I have a cute and quick little card I made for that special man in your life.  Or maybe for one of your girlfriends that is not afraid to show her sassy side!

In any event, I used the sketch from the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge over at The Greeting Farm and this adorable little Cheeky stamp!

LOVE her, don't you?!  I went kinda clean and simple and just let her and the paper do the talking.  Speaking of paper, the papers are a mix of DCWV cardstock and My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland.  I cut her and the frame behind  her using two different Spellbinders dies; and the white strip behind her is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder!  Up in the corner, to finish it off, I used some Recollections self-adhesive pearls.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!! Hope you have a fabulous day!!

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