Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year!

I am closing out the year with my Best 9 from Instagram:

I hope you all have a fabulous and safe New Year. We will be celebrating in home with our good friends in Destin, Florida. I hope to see  you back here in 2020.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #352 - Guest Designer

Good morning. I am guest designing for the new CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge today. It's a great little sketch and I hope you can find some crafty time to join us.

I stamped and diecut with the matching die from the sweet My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Angel, then colored with Copic Markers. As you can tell I followed the sketch closely using gold and silver metallic cardstock as a background for the sweet angel which I attached with a layer of craft foam. A sentiment from the Simon Says Tiny Words Christmas set finished it up.

Products: My Favorite Things stamp and dies, Simon Says stamp, American Crafts metallic cs, Michaels and PTI cs, MFT Die, Altenew die, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E000, E11; Hair-E30, E31, E33; Dress-W00, E81; Wings-BG0000, BG10

Have a blessed day! Thank you for stopping by.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Christmas Dreams

I am still working on Christmas cards as I am seriously short this year.

I combined three Lawn Fawn stamp/die combo sets, Happy Howlidays (retired), Christmas Dreams and Hay There for the various Christmas icon, animal and farm images which were all colored with Copic Markers after diecutting. I used the Stitched Portrait Hillside Backdrop die to cut white linen cardstock and a backing piece for the opening from watercolor paper. I cut a small circle from printer paper to create a mask for the moon on the watercolor piece, then blended three shades of blue for the night sky. I then stamped Santa and reindeers along with the sentiment from the Winter Skies set and attached the colored images using foam dots.

Products: Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, PTI and Master's Touch cs, Altenew, MFT, PTI and Ranger Distress ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Barn-R20, R22, R24, R27, C00, C1, Y21, Y26; Fences-E30, E33, E35; Lights-YG01, YG03, R22, R24; Dog-N1, N3, N5, W00; Bone-E81, R22, R24; Cat-C00, C1, C3; Fish-YG61, YG63, R22, R24; Horse-W00, E81, E50, E51, E53, E42, R20, R22, R24, R27

Santa dropped off his gifts for the horse (hay and oats in the barn), a bone for the dog and a fish for the kitty and it's on to the next farm.

I am submitting this to the Lawn Fawnatics #66 Challenge with a theme of Happy Little Holiday Critters.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Enchanted Forest

I am back with another trio of similar Christmas cards for faster cardmaking during this busy season. This time I used the same Papertrey Ink Enchanted Forest stamp set but changed up the layout for each. I will go ahead and confess that I have had these trees stamped up since June. Yeah, that long. The reason I know is because I found it in my blog drafts with a June date.

I stamped the various trees in a variety of ink colors and cut out with the matching Enchanted Forest Dies.

I am submitting the above card for the current Color Throwdown (CTD573) Challenge with colors of Lime Green, Hot Pink and White. I first embossed the card front using a die from the Papertrey Ink Shape Shifters Oval 2 Die. I only had one pink stamped and cut tree so I stamped two different ones directly onto the card front, along with the snowflakes and sentiment. I then added the cut tree, adhering the foliage part using craft foam. A strip of patterned paper as the bottom border finished it up.

For this card I used a border style embossing folder to partially emboss the card front. I added the three cut trees over the embossed area and stamped the sentiment. The center tree is actually lavender and purple but I think my light box made it looked more gray. I am submitting this one to the Addicted to CAS #174 Challenge which is a theme of trees. 

For card #3 I used a geo snowflake stencil with distress ink to create a partial background then attached the trees over the stenciled portion. A sentiment from the Simon Says Tiny Words Christmas set and a few silver holeless sequins finished it up. The layout came from the Freshly Made Sketches #415 Challenge.

Products: Papertreyink stamps and dies, dp and cs; Simon Says stamp, The Cat's Pajamas Holeless Sequins, Darice Embossing Folder, PTI ink

Have a great rest of the week!

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

It's Cold Outside {Purple Onion Designs}

Well hello there. Are you as busy as I am these days? I at least have my indoor and outdoor decorating completed but don't ask me about shopping, wrapping or Christmas cardmaking! All of it complicated by traveling for Christmas and New Years along with the complications that are presented with blended families. But frankly speaking, all of these are first world problems because we know that we are truly blessed.

Since I do not have all the Christmas cards I need completed I decided it was necessary to "cheat" a bit by using the same layout/design but with a different image. And of course the Stacey Yacula super cute images work perfectly for this idea. I started out by stamping Jasper (snowshoe fox), Birch (winter bunny) who is one of my favorite SY images and Icicle (polar bear) onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copics and then all fussy cut out. I used the images from the Carolyn Draws Bundle Up Set to create backgrounds stamping with soft stone ink onto linen cardstock for two cards and one onto soft stone cardstock. After adding a strip of patterned paper to each card front, I then cut with a stitched die. Each SY animal was attached with craft foam and the sentiment from the Holiday Blurbs set was stamped directly onto the background panel using PTI and Catherine Pooler ink to match the clothing pieces of each critter. A few holeless silver sequins finished them up.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Avery Elle and The Paper Studio dp, PTI cs, The Cat's Pajamas Holeless Sequins, Sakura Gelly Roll pen, Atenew, PTI and Catherine Pooler ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Fox-W00, E81, E11, E13, E15, 20, R00, R01, B41, B32; Bunny-E50, E51, E53, W00, E81, R11, R14, R17, R20; Bear-W00, E81, R02, R20, YG01, YG11, YG06, YG13

There is plenty of time to take advantage of the annual Holiday sale! All stamps are 25% off thru December 13!

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