Friday, October 31, 2014

So thankful


Hi everyone!  Can you believe tomorrow is Nov. 1st?!  I have a lot of friends and family members with birthdays in November.  I love the Monthly Moments stamps by Papertrey Ink.  I made a bunch of these cards just switching out the leaves.

I stamped the leaf using the amazing Tomato Vine Kaleidacolor ink pad.  Love the gradient color you get with these ink pads.  I followed the sketch at The Paper Players.


I am adding this to Simon Says Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Monthly Moments: November (PTI), Thankful Leaves (MFT)
Ink:  Tomato Vine (Kaleidacolor), Versafine Black
Paper:  Kraft, White, Gold Glimmer
Accessories:  Quilted Stitched cover die (Lil' Inker), Thankful Leaves dies (MFT), linen thread

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Very Trendy Holiday Inspiration & A WINNER!!!!

Hi friends!
I am back with another card that was inspired by A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0!
  My card was inspired by a card Catherine made on StampNation, she was inspired by a card Sue made and shared on StampNation.  Sue's card was inspired by a card Allison made for the class.  
Whew!  How is that for inspiration?!!!



Catherine embossed images in gold on kraft cardstock.  It looked amazing and I knew I had to try it.  Instead of embossing in gold, I used my Golden Glitz, Delicata ink pad and sponged through my Poinsettia stencil.  I am absolutely in LOVE with this gold ink pad.  If you don't have it, I highly recommend it for your holiday cards or any cards.  It is amazing!  This photo doesn't capture the shimmer but in person it really sparkles and shines.  I apologize for the photo too, the weather has been very gray here so my picture quality is not the greatest.

AND now for the winner of a FREE spot in A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0....

Drum roll....

Comment #21 is RUBY!!!


Congratulations, Ruby!  I have sent you an email. 
 Even if you didn't win a spot, you can still join the class.


Click HERE to register for the class.

StampNation members get a $10 discount for the class.
Click HERE to join StampNation and grab your code.

I am entering my card over at Simon Says Challenge: Anything Goes!
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Endless Wishes (SU)
Ink:  Golden Glitz (Delicata), Versafine black
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Kraft
Accessories:  Poinsettia stencil (Dreamweavers)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Merry & Bright


Hi friends!
I have another card to share with you all that was totally inspired by A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0.
I have used 3 of the many trends that are featured in the class.
Any guesses on which ones I used?


Don't forget to comment on this post
for a chance to win a FREE spot in A Very Trendy Holiday class.

 Click HERE to register for the class.

StampNation members get a $10 discount for the class.
Click HERE to join StampNation and grab your code.

I am entering this card over at Hero Arts Holiday Challenge-White Out Category!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Christmas Crystals (Hero Arts), Christmas 3x4 (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Watercolor paper (Tim Holtz), White, Silver Foil
Accessories:  Silver Embossing powder, Peerless Watercolors, Embossing folder, Banner trio dies (PTI)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Merry Monday #132


Happy Monday friends!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.
This week Lesley challenges us to use snowflakes, dry embossing and neutral colors on our card.

Isn't this graphic beautiful?  I used my embossing folder by Stampin' Up! for the bottom half of my Very Vanilla panel.  I used the vanilla, velvet ribbon and the snowflake die from Wplus9 in kraft.  The button is from my button sizzlet.  The sentiment is from Verve's Merry & Bright.

Christmas will be here before you know it.  Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog.

Lastly, don't forget to comment on this post
for a chance to win a FREE spot in A Very Trendy Holiday class.


Click HERE to register for the class.

StampNation members get a $10 discount for the class.
Click HERE to join StampNation and grab your code.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!



Saturday, October 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!  


I was not only inspired by the color choices but, the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch! AND I used some of the trends featured in A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 Class.  Can you guess which trends I featured?  :)

I was inspired to use these colors:


and the sketch:





Click HERE to register for the class.

Don't forget my GIVEAWAY post HERE.

Thank you for hopping along.

Stamps:  Jolly Holiday (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores & Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  White
Accessories:  Jolly Holiday dies (PTI), Embossing paste, Peppermint stripe stencil (Simon Says Stamp), 4mm Raspberry sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), White Crystal Snow (Stampendous)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 + Giveaway!!!

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Hi friends!
I am so excited to announce that  A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 is now available for purchase.
  This is a class you won't want to miss!

Inside the classroom, the written and video tutorials will teach you:
  • Creative uses for dies
  • Faux Watercoloring with Distress Markers
  • Inlaid Die Cutting techniques
  • Simple cards that pack a huge WOW
  • Advanced stenciling techniques
  • How to make metal accent pieces
  • Simple coloring with Copics
  • Emboss Resist techniques
  • Watercoloring embossed images
  • CASEing cards, but making them your own
  • How to get perfectly aligned layers
  • Masking Techniques
  • and more!
Here’s a little sneak peek for you…


StampNation members got early access yesterday, along with a $10 off coupon!
They are loving the class!

This is a great time to become a member.  You will get access to StampNation and get a discount for the class! 

I'm lucky enough to have one  
FREE CLASS REGISTRATION 
to giveaway to one lucky commenter!  

Leave me a comment below and tell me what card trends you will be following (if any) for making your holiday cards  this year.
Please leave your first name and email in your comment so I can contact you if you are a winner.
A winner will be chosen at random and posted
 here on my blog on Thursday, Oct. 30th.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Merry Monday #131


Happy Monday friends!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.
This week Lori challenges us to use Non-traditional colors.


I was inspired by this card and wanted to use the Holiday Frames die by Simon Says.  The star is from Bright and Beautiful by Stampin' Up!  I love the colors blue and orange together so decided they were perfect for this challenge using non-traditional colors.

Christmas will be here before you know it.  Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

  **I have added more items on my FOR SALE page**