Wednesday, November 25, 2015

PTI Blog Hop

We had this lovely Christmas photo to be inspired by for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

I chose to use the "Good Times," "Christmas Cheer," and "Love Lives Here: Holiday" sets...

Struggled with the sentiment!  I had originally embossed the "cheer" with white powder but it was barely showing up next to the "Christmas" die cut.  So I ended up stamping it in silver and popping it over the top.  Still not so happy with it, but didn't want to try something crazy with it after the card was finished, hee!

Used the big confetti strip from "Good Times" and added some other colors in with the mini dot included in the set.  Also glittered some up with some Stardust Stickles, too.  The stockings are stamped in Versamark on Hawaiian shores and Limeade Ice cardstock, then heat embossed white so the words show through :).

Thanks for stopping by...and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wreath Sketch

Amy O'Neill created this week's lovely sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!

I chose to use my new Woodland Wreaths set from WPlus9 Studio and a sentiment from PTI's Love Lives Here: Holiday.

I used twigs cut with a Memory Box die and heat embossed the sentiment in white.  This is my first card made with my new MISTI!  An early birthday gift from my husband who had lots of HINTS from my friend Karen Stein :)!  It's an awesome tool, had fun watching YouTube videos featuring it, and can't wait to try some of the techniques!  Right now, I am loving it for lining up tiny die cuts likes those fruits and bird.

Sugared up the fruits and added some pearl berries.  Love this new paper for the holidays from DCWV!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Polar Bear Greeting

Just for fun!  I used the Holiday Folk Make it Market Mini Kit and some paper from DCWV.  I did use Freshly Made Sketches sketch from last week as inspiration, but didn't get this done in time :).

I embossed the polar bear on kraft cardstock to make his fur really snowy white.  Did a chalkboard look on the star.  The paper is embossed with a Sizzix snowflake folder, then I sanded over the top to make the flakes white, too!.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Curtain Call Challenge Guest!

I was thrilled to be asked to be a guest designer for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge this week!  Then I got even MORE excited when this adorable photo arrived...

I found this sweet fox mother and baby stamp by Hampton Arts and decided to make a cozy winter scene...

I stamped the foxes and colored them with Copic markers.  The scene was built with a sheet of white paper embossed with PTI's Woodgrain Impression plate, a piece of vellum embossed with a Sizzix snowflake folder placed over a die cut tree cut from chocolate brown cardstock. The little greenery is a combination of die cut pine boughs from PTI's Tinsel and Tags Kit, and a branch die from Memory Box.

I paper-pieced the baby fox for dimension and added a "Warm Wishes" sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps, which I chose after seeing that "Foxy" was a coffee cup!

Now it's your turn to play along!  Visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog to see the Design Team's wonderful samples and to upload your own creation!  

Thanks so much for visiting!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Challenge Chicks...Gift Wrap Challenge

Time for another fun challenge with my friends, "The Challenge Chicks."  This month it is my turn to pick a theme, and I thought it would be fun to make a tag that coordinates with any of the gift wrap you have on hand.  You could get a head start for the holidays, or use wrapping for any other occasion that you have on hand!

I used the Woodlands Wreath stamps and dies from WPlus9 Studio to coordinate with some folk art tissue paper I got last year from JoAnn's.  I placed the tag on dimensionals on a ribbon slider die cut from PTI's Tinsel & Tags kit.  Love all the festive red!

Now it's your turn to play along with the Chicks!  Find some wrapping, for any occasion, and make a coordinating tag.  Post it to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword:  CHXNOV15 or link your blog post to our Challenge Chicks Facebook page!

Check out the fabulous tags by visiting the other ladies' blogs listed in my Challenge Chicks sidebar!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tree Lights

I'm going to make it to the Merry Monday Challenge this week!  Here is my card with Christmas lights and glitter!

 I used a tree and tiny lights die from Memory Box and a sentiment from PTI's Tinsel and Tags stamp set.

The tree lights die comes with a dainty circle piece that you can cut different colored lights with...that's where my glitter came in, as well as on the sparkling star.  The vellum panel is embossed with a Sizzix folder.  Christmas tree papers are from American Crafts and the awesome gingham background from Pebbles.

What a fun and festive gallery so far...Christmas lights make me SO happy!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Christmas Cheer Sketch

Still on a Christmas card roll!  For the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge this week, we were asked to make a card featuring a "window."  I also was inspired by Jen Brum's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches again!

I chose a shaker card...

I used the Shaker Shapes:  Tree from Papertrey Ink and the gorgeous "Christmas Cheer" stamp set and dies.

Equally lovely is this new patterned paper!  It's from American Crafts and it had a sheet of the lovely black and red gingham plaid that I am seeing popping up everywhere in fashion and decor!  The woodgrain paper is from Crate Paper.  Inside the shaker I added some stamped stars from the set, and iridescent sequins and wooden stars.  Another shaker down!  :)!