Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sweetest Christmas ever

Hi everyone!
The challenge over at Christmas Card challenges blog is Anything goes so I thought it was the perfect time to ink up these adorable gingerbread man/woman stamps from Clearly Whimsy.  I was inspired by this card by Laura Bassen.  I love how Laura used the tiny dots stencil with embossing paste behind the square window.  I did the same thing behind my heart window.  I am excited to have one more card to add to my growing collection of Christmas cards for 2015.  Thank you for the inspiration, Laura.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Gingerbread People (Clearly Whimsy)
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU)
Paper:  Whisper White, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Accessories:  Gingerbread People Dies (Clearly Whimsy), Tiny Dots stencil (SSS), Embossing Paste, Heart Framelits (SU)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Merry Monday #143

Hi everyone!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.
This week Lori challenges us to use Christmas carolers on our Christmas cards.

We would love it if you would join us in making your Christmas cards year round.  
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! 

Stamps:  Silent Night (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Basic Black, Snow Festival DSP (SU)
Accessories:  Black and white twine (Twinery), Rhinestone

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Happy Sunday everyone!  
I am popping in real quick with a card for Papertrey Ink's January Blog hop
 The challenge this month was hearts.

I had these hearts cut out for another project that never came to be.  They were sitting on my desk and I knew I had to make a card for the challenge.  The die is the heart border die from PTI and the sentiment from the set Big Hugs!  LOVE this stamp set and I can't wait for the dies to be back in stock so I can get those too.

I used the sketch from The Challenge #23.

I am also entering this at CASology:  Friend

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Big Hugs (PTI)
Ink:  Pure Poppy (PTI), Versafine black
Paper:  White, Black, Pure Poppy, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Accessories:  Heart Border die (PTI)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

showCASe your style challenge #7

Hi everyone!
Clearly Whimsy Stamps has a new challenge blog called showCASe your style.

Have you checked it out yet?  You do NOT have to use Whimsy Stamps products to play along but if you do, the gift certificate will be more if you are the winner!

The challenge runs 2 weeks and this time it's an inspiration challenge!
Here is how I was inspired.

I used the new set Up Up and Away, Up Up and Away Sentiments and the new Stitched Clouds die set.  I stamped the hot air balloon using my Kaleidacolor ink pad.  Fussy cut it and then popped it up with foam tape.  I love the swirls on the cloud dies.

We'd love to see your card inspired by the graphic!
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Up Up and Away, Up Up and Away Sentiments (Clearly Whimsy)
Ink:  Versafine Black, Caribbean Sea (Kaleidacolor)
Paper:  Whisper White, Black
Accessories:  Stitched Clouds die set (Clearly Whimsy)

Friday, January 23, 2015

I miss you

Happy Friday friends.  Today's card was inspired by Muse Challenge #101Marion has a great card for us to be inspired by.  Here it is...

I used the same design as Marion's card just changed the orientation.  The color inspired me as well as the heart on Marion's card.  I used the new Super Heart Border by Simon Says Stamp!  I was lucky enough to win this and this is my first time using it.  The sentiment is heat embossed and is from a Hero Arts stamp set.  I added a few rhinestones to finish it off.

I am also entering this at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart.  I was thinking of our troops when I made this card.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Paper:  Tempting Turquoise (SU)
Accessories:  Rhinestones, Super Heart Border (SSS)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Card Concept #27

Hi friends!
It is time for another fabulous challenge at The Card Concept!

This week has a very fun graphic.  Check it out:

I am sure you can see how I was inspired.  I just love the ombre colors on the letters and the woodgrain background.  I found this awesome love die that worked perfectly for this challenge.  I used gelatos to achieve the ombre look.  Coloring them onto a piece of cardstock then blending them with a dry paper towel.  I then die cut using the die from the colored cardstock and layered onto another die cut of Craft-a-board for some dimension.

Stop over to The Card Concept blog to see what the other girls have created in all of the different styles.  I just love this challenge just for this reason!  It's great to see all the different takes on one inspiration photo.

ETA: Addicted to Stamps Challenge: Holiday (Valentine's Day)

 Thanks so much for stopping in!  I hope you get the chance to play along too!

Stamps:  Woodgrain background (Stampin' Up), Handwritten Borders (Simon Says)
Ink:  Sahara Sand

Monday, January 19, 2015

Merry Monday #142 & WINNER!!!

Hi everyone!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.

This week I am your challenge hostess and I am challenging you to use a house or houses on your Christmas card.  They can be regular houses or even gingerbread houses.  Have FUN!!!

I chose my colors from this cute graphic.  I cut my banner out first, traced the top of it onto my white cardstock so I knew where to stamp my houses.  I stamped the middle one first then the other two.  I love how the banner looks like a snowy hill.

Make sure you check out the other DT members cards on the Merry Monday Challenge Blog.

Before you go, I have the winner of a FREE one month membership to StampNation from the comments on this blog post!  The winner is......

Congratulations, Sue D.  I have sent you an email.  I look forward to seeing you on StampNation!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Tinsel & Tags: House Additions, Tinsel & Tags Stamp set (PTI)
Ink:  Pure Poppy (PTI)
Paper:  Pure Poppy (PTI), Whisper White (SU)
Accessories:  Tinsel & Tags Banner (PTI)