Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A Chickie Christmas Tree

The Creative Card group members received a fun kit of Christmas-themed goodies this month from Maggie. THANK YOU, Maggie!

This is Maggie's description of the contents:

The Christmas tree is from Stamplistic. It is a layered card so I sent you 4 pieces stamped on green. The idea is to cut out the images graduated so you can layer each one on one of the white cards so the tree stands out. I've included some embellishments that you can use to decorate your tree. It's up to you.

The other images are from SU Santa Paws set with sentiments. I also included a sentiment from SU Watercolor Christmas and a chipboard JOY from Melissa Francis.

The tree brads are from my stash. The Metallic thread and green and burgundy ribbons are from my stash. The cardstock is SU Real Red and Garden Green. The designer paper is from SU also, but I neglected to write down which paper collection they were from. Have fun!

The only thing of my own that I used to make this card was some CS - Recollections Green, Ivory, and Red - and some Stickles Glitter Glue. I colored the image with Copic markers.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Try Something New with Stamps and Wood

Sometimes we just need to branch out and try something other than paper, right? So I purchased so disks of birch wood and decided to try to make a snowman ornament with two of them.

Pretty simple to make and didn't turn out too bad either.

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Supplies Used

Birch Disks: from Michael's

Paint: Master's Touch White Acrylic

Stamp Set: Peachy Keen Snow Bitty Faces stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Faber Casteel Big Brush Markers

Embellishments: Dress It Up Top Hat Button, Foof-a-La Black Buttons and Ribbon from my scrap bin

Monday, November 20, 2017

Frantic Stamper Musical Instruments

I think there is something majestic about a grand piano so you can be sure I love this die from the November release at Frantic Stamper. You can see the entire release HERE.

Frantic Stamper Precision Dies Used:

Here's the inside:

I also made this card...

Frantic Stamper Precision Dies Used:

Frantic Stamper Background Stamp Used:

Here's a closeup of the instruments:

Here's the inside:

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Supplies Used on the First Card

Frantic Stamper Precision DiesBaby Grand Piano  #FRA-DIE-10292

Papers: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Metallic Silver and Rose Red CS and DCWV Black & White Music Notes DP

Embellishments: Craft Smart Ribbon and Heart-Shaped Brad from an unknown vendor

Supplies Used on the Second Card

Frantic Stamper Precision DiesHeart Clef #FRA-DIE-10350Nested Diamonds #FRA-DIE-10328, and Quartet Musical Instruments #FRA-DIE-10296 

Frantic Stamper Background Stamp: Hearts All over #FRA-CLG-B036

Papers: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Rose Red CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Note-Shaped Brads from an unknown vendor

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Mysterious Christmas

I can hardly believe it - this is the 42nd round of the Mystery Image swap group on SCS. I started the group - years ago. We've dwindled down to 10 members, but we still enjoy creating with the same image as the others every round. It's such a delight to see what the others create.

This round I am the hostess, and I chose the CC Designs "Henry Claus" image. Of course my mailbox has been the recipient of some pretty amazing cards... this is a talented group of ladies. My card looks kind of simple by comparison. But I did enjoy making it... and especially enjoyed coloring "Henry".

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Supplies Used

Stamps: CC Designs Henry Claus and Funny Christmas (sentiment) stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black, Red and White CS

Embellishments: Stickles Glitter Glue and Washi Tape from an unknown vendor

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sweet Stampin' Birthday Celebration

This is a special week... it's birthday week for Sweet Stampin' Challenges. That means everyone is included in the celebration - so both groups of the design team created birthday cards to share.

AND... we're really REALLY hoping YOU will participate by making a birthday card, too, and linking it to the challenge... HERE.

Be sure to play along at...

November 18 - 24

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Supplies Used

Stamp/Die Set: My Favorite Thinks Sweet Birthday Wishes stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and White and SU Pretty in Pink CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Recollections Enamel Dots

Friday, November 17, 2017

Joy Report and 50 Truths

I've had a busy BUSY week... filled with meetings, appointments, trips to the auto mechanic, and more. But it has also had its share of fun. (I made 18 cards this week.) And at the time this post goes live, I'll actually be out-of-state visiting my parents and my sister. Fun times!

The card on my blog today was inspired by chapter 46 of the little book 50 Truths Worth Knowing.

Sometimes the Cynics 
Are Just Plain Wrong

Nelson had an amazing day... but he said, "This wasn't how it was supposed to end. No it was supposed to be different."

See, Nelson had wanted to take his wife/children to New York City for the Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was his dream. But everyone - EVERYONE - he shared that with told him not to do it. They even asked him if he was nuts. They warned him of the traffic - it would be horrendous. They warned him of the hotels - they'd be overpriced and dingy. Parking would be impossible. Crowds would be overbearing. And... yes, even the weather would be unbearable. It would be FREEZING.

Nelson, what are you thinking???

Nelson actually considering cancelling his plans for his family, but when he found out the hotel had a no-cancellations policy, he forged ahead.

And all the nay-sayers were wrong.

Driving into the city, they encountered a lot of traffic - going the other direction. The reasonably priced hotel was comfortable and friendly. They walked a few blocks to the parade route and found the perfect spot to watch the parade.

Nelson says, 'I'm not a guy who especially likes parades, but this one blew me away. My kids got to pet the passing horses and high-five the clowns. During a lull, my daughters even held one of the guide wires of the legendary big balloons. The bids boomed. The temperatures were in the mid-60s."

Yep, it was pretty much an amazing DREAM-filled trip!

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Supplies Used

Stamps: My Favorite Thinks My Favorite Sentiments (inside) and Tim Holtz Phrases 2 (front) stamped with Gina K Black Onyx Ink

Papers: Recollections Black, Ivory, and Kraft CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Brads from unknown vendors

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Free Stuff Is Good

NOTE: This is my second blog post of the day. If you're here to see my Ready Set Go "Inside/Out" card, either keep scrolling or go HERE.

This card is one that makes my heart happy. Not something many people would think of when they think of lemons... but I've drooled over this stamp set for quite some time now... and now I own it. WOW! I absolutely love The Project Bin stamps!!! This one is called "Yello!" How fun is that???!?!?!

I think the sentiment is hilarious... and oh so true! Because who doesn't love free stuff, right?

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Be sure to head over to The Project Bin's online store and take a peek.

Supplies Used

Stamp/Die Set: The Project Bin Yello! stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and White and SU Daffodil Delight CS and Bo Bunny Spone Yellow and Recollections Black and White Paper Pad DP

Embellishments: Your Next Stamp Gum Drops