Thursday, December 17, 2015

Celebrate Amazing You

Hello there!  Are you looking for a sketch for those last minute cards?  The Pals Paper Arts have a great sketch this week that is just perfect for any occasion.  Head on over to the PALS to link up your creation for a chance to be a PALS pick!

Are you knee deep in Holiday preparations?  I know we are, but I needed to take a moment to celebrate my cousin Catherine's Birthday, or Birthmas as we call it.  I love this pattern paper from the Pretty Petals dsp stack, it's so pretty and feminine!  Gold foil paper and venetian crochet trim really compliment the paper so well.

Gold heat embossing?  Yes please!  I used the oval framelits to make a raised layer, then stamped and heat embossed on the very vanilla card base.  Simply elegant!

The pops of color on the black are fun, and the shiny gold is just lovely!  This is somewhat of an CAS card, but if you pick the right elements, they are stunningly beautiful!

So if you know someone that has a December birthday, and you can take it from me, since I do, It is nice to be remembered during the hectic holiday season.  Take a moment to send a card or a phone call, it will be appreciated!  Happy Birthmas Catherine!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Making Spirits Bright


Hello there!  Are you in full Holiday mode? We are definitely!  So how about some inspiration to get you going?  The Pals Paper Arts have a festive color challenge for you this week.  Take a look at the colors, create something festive, and link it up for your chance to be a PALS pick!

So, apparently last challenge I didn't know that I used two of the three challenge colors for this week, however the addition of crumb cake lightens everything up.

The Home for Christmas DSP has a ton of Christmas colors, I picked out the real red pattern and went with it!  I wanted a border so I used the star thinlet from the mini treat bag thinlets.  I just cut once, moved the die to the last star and cut one more time for a longer piece.  Texture is always key, and the decorative dots TIEF is very festive.

I made my own ornament with the metallic foil doilies, gold buttons, and some bakers twine.  

The gold button could be substituted with a gold foil punched circle for easy mailing.  This is a good card for mailing and making a bunch of .  The colors are so crisp and clean!  I do hope you try your hand at creating with these colors this week, we would love to see what you come up with.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Joy & Noel

Hello there!  Are you needing some crafting inspiration today?  We have a fun and easy sketch over at the Pals Paper Arts to jump start your creativity.  Check it out, create something fun and link it up for your chance to be a PALS pick!

Have you subscribed to My Paper Pumpkin yet?  I have, and I love getting my monthly kit in the mail.  The November kit has these great holiday stamps.  I thought they would be perfect "out of the box" for this week's card.  I simply stamped, trimmed and layered on real red and cucumber crush.

The & stamp was part of the stamp set that came with the My Paper Pumpkin, I simply inked the & up with my black stampin' write marker and die cut it with the smallest circle from the circle framelits.  I have to add some gold, so out came my gold foil paper.  The smallest scallop circle punched the perfect layer.

I thought some whisper white satin ribbon would dress up my card, a quick and simple bow sits on top like a bow on a package.

Do you like the black DSP?  It is from the Happy Haunting DSP.  Why not use up what you can?  I love how crisp black looks with christmas colors, it is a great neutral.

I hope you are inspired to jump start your Christmas card stash using this fun and versatile sketch.  This card came together in no time using this sketch, we would love to see your take on it, so please play along!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired today, enjoy!

Monday, October 19, 2015

15% Off Stamp Sale Starts Now!

You read that right, starting today, there is a stamp sale!  This is the perfect time to get your stamps for your Holiday projects.  The Holiday Catalog has all you need for your crafting needs.  Shop 24/7 at my ONLINE STORE now.  Check out the info below:

  • Dates: October 19-23, 2015
  • Host stamp sets, rotary stamps, and supply list stamp sets are not eligible for the 15 percent promotional discount on stamps.
  • Bundles are not eligible for this promotional discount, but they will retain their current 15 percent Bundle & Save discount. The stamp set from the bundle may still be purchased ala carte with the 15 percent promotional discount.
  • Stamps purchased using a 50 percent Stampin' Rewards discount will not be available for this 15 percent promotional discount. Stamps purchased using Stampin' Rewards discounts will still be 50 percent off retail value of the stamp set.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many discounted stamp sets can be placed on an order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion.
  • Order Deadlines:
    • Phone: October 23, 2015 by 6:50 PM (MT).
    • Online: October 23, 2015 by 11:55 PM (MT).
Please EMAIL me if you have any questions, happy shopping!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Spooky for You!

Hello there!  One of my favorite holiday's of the year is around the corner.  I just broke out my Halloween goodies just in time for the Pals Paper Arts weekly challenge.  The challenge this week is this fun sketch to help jump start your creativity, so grab your provisions, and head on over to the PALS to link up for your chance to be this week's pick.

Oh these sweet little ghosts get me every time I look at them.  I knew this had to be the first paper used.  The Happy Haunting DSP has just three colors, which makes the addition of the rich razzleberry pop.  Funky sewing is always fun.

I wanted to make an asymmetrical border, so I pulled out my banner punch, which are so easy and quick.  Do you see my black venetian trim?  I simply used my black reinker and died my ribbon.

I heat embossed in black the spooky stamp on vellum from the Among the Branches bundle 140872. Normally I would want a perfect embossed image, but since this is a spooky card, it's ok like it is.

Now that I have shown you how quick and easy it is to follow this sketch, please play along this week.  Challenges are a great way to help you along on your projects, also, we love to see your creations!

All of these products and more can be found 24/7 at my ONLINE STORE, so head there and take a look.  Here is my Halloween mantel this year, I wanted a more collected look, so I really added a lot! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Sheri!

Hello there!  Are you ready for fall?  We have a fall inspired color challenge for you over at the Pals Paper Arts this week.  Grab your provisions, create something fabulous for a chance to be a PALS pick this week!

Great colors, right?  My sister Sheri's Birthday is on Sunday, I knew she would like these colors.  I had to use my favorite My Paper Pumpkin Happy Birthday stamp, I just love it.  Cut with the circles framelits and layered with a circle punch, it turned out cute.

Lots of flag layers on this card, It was easy breezy with the banners framelits, I manipulated them to make them longer.  The large polka dot embossing folder helps to add details to my layers.

The background paper comes from the ever versatile pretty petals DSP stack, I really love that pack, and will know that it will be no waste!

Look closely here, you can see that the scallop tag topper was used on the sahara sand flag.  My go to ribbon, natural chevron ribbon was turned down and fastened with a gold metal button tied with gold bakers twine.  Love gold, but you knew that right!

Ok, here is my one confession, I pulled this doily out of my extra pieces bowl and thought it would work perfectly on this card, I was feeling quite proud of myself for using it, until after I glued it all together and realized I had used the retired gold ink pad to color it.... So, the alternative would be to use versamark and gold embossing powder to achieve the same look (ok, actually better since I have done this in the past and it produces a rich gold look).

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

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