Saturday, January 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas



The : Merry Christmas stamp on the envelope was made 
by my daughter.



 Hi there friends. Welcome to the first Keeping Christmas Hop of 2020.
 I am happy to say that I am joining the Keeping Christmas group, blog hop every month. I love making Christmas cards all year long.

I was so behind in Christmas cards again last year, that I knew this would keep me ahead and be able to make some quality Christmas cards and get some beautiful inspiration along the way. Hope you will too!

Hello there!  It’s the 25th of the month and I have my first round of Christmas cards for the year on my blog today for our Monthly Keeping Christmas Blog Hop.  Kelly Lunceford started this many months ago (February 25, 2017) and eventually the former "The Challenge" designers came to be a part of it.  We share Christmas cards and projects with you on the 25th of each month to show you different ideas, techniques or projects to help you get a jump start on your Holiday cards and tags for the coming year.  All of the designers have projects to share with you today.  We have 3 new members this year and I know they are names you’ll recognize!  Here is the Blog Roll:


I colored all the leaves and berries with oxide inks using my taylored expression blending brushes.




 I scored the front panel at 1/2 inch then turned the panel and scored again . Each leaf is layered two times so that the top layer can be fooled up a bit.


 I used the new Simon Says Stamp die called Holly and Berries Tag. The Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and a big favorite of mine, for Christmas.

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Kelly Lunceford (Creator)










Saturday, January 18, 2020

Sending Hugs and Kisses


Hello, hope you are all doing something fun this weekend and or spending time with those you love.
I have a card using some of my new Poppystamps, stamps and dies today. Also my turn to post on the Poppystamps blog today.


I used the negative of the die as a mask , once removed I placed the die on top. The left side is hidden by the die, very simple.



 I used Poppystamps Floral Lace Heart Split Border die and Valentine's Fun stamp. The lace heart is layered three times to add a bit of dimension to the card.

Thanks for the visit.
God bless.

2285 Floral Lace Heart Split
 Border craft die


CL489 Valentine's Fun
clear stamp set

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Valentine's Day Card




CAS(E) this Sketch #354
Hi there ! I Had a bit of free time after getting over a bad cold /flu, seems to be going around. 
Hope you are all happy and well, friends.

Simon Says: Use A Stencil



I went to my go to challenge: CAS (E) this sketch. At first I wasn't sure what to make but then decided to use some of my new Poppystamp, stamps and dies. All linked below. That background  is a bit older from Memory box called Texture Mesh. I used my Taylored Expressions blending brushes and Ranger Oxide Inks . If you look closely you can see the I also used the memory box 3d embossing folder EF1006 Heart Bouquet. The patterned paper is from Simple Stories called simple vintage My Valentine.
As a Green Bay Packer fan , we cannot wait for the big game on Sunday .
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Thank you for the visit today!
God bless


Poppystamps

Twinkling Hearts
Hanging Heart
CL489 Valentine's Fun

Sunday, January 5, 2020

A Chance to Win This Poppystamps Die


 Hi there! It's Blog Blitz time over at the Poppystamps Blog!  Banded Hearts Die If you would like a chance to win this die, head on over to the 
Poppystamps Blog and leave a comment on my post! 



Banded-Hearts-craft-die


Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Tags and Tag Cards




Beautiful kit photo taken by Lindsey

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Marcia is our talented host for the month of December. Marcia sent many beautiful items to make some fun tags for Christmas. I needed so many more cards, so I added a few of the tags to my cards, flat for mailing.


 This top layer is tissue paper that Marcia added to the kit! I loved it so much I had to use it on a card! I adde a bit of white dots to the berries and glitter on the leaves. 


I only added my own bow from The Greetery for this sweet little  shaker tag, that Marcia included in the kit.


For the tag above I just added some glitter and just a tiny bit of color.


 I used my blending brushes( Tayloredexpressions) on the white tag using fadded jeans ink from Tim Holtz then splattered some shimmer watercolors on top. 


Always nice to receive and already heat embossed image, so easy to color in with Zig Brush Pens. Thank you Marcia, I might need this Penny Black stamp now😉



You can get all the info over at the The 12 Kits of Occasions including the supply list.

Many blessing in 2020  May you have , peace, joy and hope!
God Bless You

Monday, December 23, 2019

Guest Designing for Ink to Paper





Ink to Paper


Hello, hope you are all ready for Christmas and the holidays.

 A while ago I was asked to guest design for Ink to Paper. I was so excited to receive some beautiful products to work with. Listed below are the products I used for this card.



I love the beautiful detail in this : Tin Stitched frame die, from Ink to Paper. To shade the edges of the vase I just used a dauber and Papertrey Ink : Soft Stone ink. Each stem was cut out of white cardstock then brushed with oxide inks for each color. I then stamped each stem with Papertrey Ink: Mint Julep I wanted it all to be very subtle.


I know this outline layer is for the front of the vase but I found it very handy for the back of the vase. I die cut a layer, using fun foam then sniped the top off ( shown below)



This made it easy to add the little Wispy stems to the front, as if I was actually filling a vase.


Showing the back side but I added in from the front after I adhered the vase to the base of the card.


After all the placement was complete I added a bit of shimmer pen to each stem . Such a fun stamp set and beautiful frame, from Ink to Paper.


I hope you all have a blessed Christmas with peace and joy.
Merry Christmas! 

Papertrey Ink
  A Little Wispy Die

Papertrey Ink
 A Little Wispy Stamp Set 

Papertrey Ink
 Border Bling: Tin Stitch Die 



Friday, December 13, 2019

Noel and a Corsage


Hello! My turn over at the Poppystamps blog today. If you would like to take a look you can go   NOEL DIE.    HERE

Hope you are enjoying the season of Peace and Joy


 I may have shared this with you before not sure.  This is what was left of a Christmas corsage my grandfather gave my grandmother . I love that I have it on my tree , I think of the beautiful love they shared.  He gave her one every Christmas to wear to Mass. I kinda miss that we don't do things like the anymore. 

Let not your hearts be troubled.
John: 14

Friday, December 6, 2019

Merry Christmas Cars


Hi there ! My turn over t the Poppystamps blog today, if you would like to see how I did this background and card please go to the Poppystamps Blog 


I also wanted to share my new favorite and best ever craft glue! I love the fine tip and Stainless steel pin ( no dark changing colors) I have been using this for a bit and it has not plugged up even once! I also bought a big jar to refill and an extra tip . I have absolutely no connection to this company but wanted to share .  

God bless and take care! 

Saturday, November 30, 2019

All is Calm All is Bright


Hello friends!
 Lindsey from Occasional Crafting is our host for the month of November , as you can see in the photo above it was a beautiful kit! I loved the colors of nature in this kit, I added bits of red to quite a few of my projects.
 Lindsey creates beautiful, well thought out cards and puts lots of love into each one.  


I love having " Merry Christmas" on almost all my Christmas cards, so nice to have so many to use from the kit. Peace on Earth is  another favorite of mine.



inspired by Tracey's tree tag.




I added my own berries to a few of the cards.


I had so much fun creating with this kit , just what I needed fast and easy, as we all got ready for Thanksgiving.

Ink to Paper Challenge 


All the supplies are listed in the monthly supply tab above over at the The 12 Kits of Occasions Blog Please stop by to see a peek from each of the talented designers .

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving (US) We had a wonderful one ! Blessed with many family members and a house full spent the night. Two years ago it was 90 degrees out this year we enjoyed very cold weather ( for us) it even snowed for a bit and our mountains were covered in white!

I am so grateful for this group of friends in the 12 Kits of Occasions and all of you who come to visit my blog and Instagram.
God bless you.