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Monday, December 14, 2015

Hello Tag

Wow!  Is it still Monday?  
Time flies...I'm a card making, tag making fool lately!  LOL
One of my hubs colleagues asked me to make her some all occasion tags ----  
I decided to use the Stamplorations stamp set, Frames & Flowers. It's so dainty and pretty and perfect for tags. 
I actually used neon pink ink for the flowers so the color wouldn't absorb so much in the kraft cardstock. The other colors I used were Tempting Turquoise, white and Versafine black.  The tag die is from Popppy Stamps.  I actually cut both white and kraft tags and glued the kraft to the white for a white backing and more stability.  

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Everyday Blessings!
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Tis The Season...

Another fun watercolor card.  I used the galaxy sky technique with watercolors --- dark blue, dark purple and dark grey with a touch of yellow.  The tree die is Memory Box.  The stamp is from Michaels, a little sale item---one of a set of borders. The sentiment is Ellen Hutson.  You can't see it but I added white Wink of Stella to the sky and along the edge of the base card.


City Crafter Challenge #291-It's All About Winter

Winter Blessings!

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Shaker of Joy

Been busy, busy, busy working on Christmas cards, shopping, cleaning, etc.  I'm glad there's still about nine days left before I have to panic!  LOL

Again, I almost forgot to post this card for this past week's Muse Challenge.  I think I need to start setting my alarm for reminders.  I just make one card, then go on to the next and sometimes they just stack up!

It's been a while since I made a shaker card and I had some new Christmas shaped sequins so I made my rendition of the Muse a shaker. I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and Heidi Swapp Art Screen Ink (it's like the molding paste) for the background.  It actually came out looking a little silvery.  The shaker contents are tree sequins, clumpy glittery, a little green and raspberry glitter and iridescent sequins.  Usually I make my shaker to fit inside the background as well, but this time I wanted it to be more defined on top as an ornament.  The sentiment is from Ellen Hutson and stamped in Pink Pirouette.  I finished it off with a silver bow.

Blessings of Joy!
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sweet Holidays

Happy Sunday!

12 Days til Christmas!

Just putting that out there!  LOL

Yes, I'm still working on cards.

I put together a little die cut bouquet of candy canes making a vase out of an ornament die...

I embossed the ornament and then cut off the bottom.  
Sweet and simple!

I made this with Merry Monday in mind --

Sweet Holiday Blessings!
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Monday, December 7, 2015

Reason To Believe

Well it started out as a dreary cloudy day and now the sun is beginning to shine!  I love when I have lots of sunshine pouring into my craft room while I'm creating!  I'm working hard today too!  And oh what sound is that I hear?....well it's the leaf sucker truck (don't know what else to call it ) sucking up all of our leaves at the end of the yard.  If you live in NC, you know it's not fall until the leaf truck rolls around!  lol

But I digress, back to more important details!  My card!

This is one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets (Stampendous).  I think it is just so elegant.  I added the heart glitter enamel dot to the star.  

I got my inspiration from the sketch at Freshly Made and the colors at Color Throwdown.

Christmas Blessings!
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Merriest Wishes - The Challenge #54

Happy Monday again!

This week is our last challenge for the year at The Challenge!  Then we will be taking a break until January.

This week is a sketch!

Stop by and check out all the 
Design Team's projects for more inspiration!

Nance Salkeld (You are HERE!)
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Guest Designer 

Here's my card ---

I got some added inspiration for the colors from the Fusion challenge this week.  I love this color combo.  It was actually the colors for my wedding 25 years ago!  ;)

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Merriest Blessings!
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Elf Food

Happy Monday!

Got a fun card to share this morning for the Muse Card Challenge.  When I saw the challenge card, I knew these Ellen Hutson stamps would be perfect!

Elf Blessings!
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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Noel Tree

Happy Sunday!

Working on Christmas cards still.  My hubs sold almost all of the Christmas cards I had to date so I'm trying to get my stock built back up and also trying to finish decorating the house for Christmas.  Nothing like multi-tasking!  Was suppose to accompany my hubs and son to the Tarheel basketball game tonight, but I bowed out.  I hate missing the games, but I can't do everything.  Anyway, I gave my ticket to my son's friend who is visiting, so all is not lost.  I'll make it next week!

So getting a card entered into Merry Monday again.  Two weeks in a row!  Woohoo!  lol  

I was also going to put this card into The Shabby Tea Room, but just didn't get it posted in time.  Oh well.  I splattered watercolor paint, brown, pink and light green, onto the background.  Then, I cut the tree from patterned paper, American Crafts Base Coat.  The birds are from Paper Sweeties, colored with Spectrum Noirs.  The chat bubble I got from Michaels $1 bin.  There's always some nice little find there.  

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 Noel Blessings!
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