Monday, December 22, 2014

What's Brewing? for My Whimsical Little World

It's Monday, and although we're very close to Christmas, I have a card to share that actually ISN'T a Christmas card.  And, to be honest, it was a welcome break to make something other than one.
This card, for My Whimsical Little World, features one of the digis stamps, Warm Wishes, being released today. 

I printed the digi on American Crafts Jack Frost 6x6 Papers, fussy cut it, and mounted it with 3D foam tape onto Outdoor Denim card stock from Close To My Heart.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  I used a white Sharpie to draw in the steam from the the beverage.  The sequins are from Bella Creationz/Timeless Twine.
I hope you like my CAS card! There's more inspiration and other new releases featured today on the My Whimsical Little World blog, so please stop by there for a visit. There's always fun and inspiration on the MWLW Facebook page, too!

A Firecracker Christmas Tree -- for Timeless Twine

It's Monday, and Christmas is oh-so-close!  You can see it from here!  I'm posting today for Timeless Twine, where, for the last week, we've been featuring projects with Firecracker Twine.

We needed a small Christmas tree in our house, since our dog, Sophie, steals ornaments off of anything she can reach.
This is our Christmas tree this year:

I was busy tying bows on this tree! And, it is, of course, Timeless Twine from top to bottom, in Firecracker (Aqua Blue and Red).
The 3D Christmas tree is an SVG cutting file from Snapdragon Snippets
All card stock is from Close To My Heart.
Christmas tree up and decorated?  Check!
Have a wonderful, meaningful Christmas season, everyone!

A Pretty Poinsettia -- for Eureka Stamps

It's Monday, and time for a new challenge at Eureka Stamps.  This week, our theme is "Use glitter".  UGH!  If you know me at all, you know I stay away from the stuff at all costs.  Glitter and I do NOT mix!  This challenge was just that -- a challenge.  However, with some new products I wanted to try out, I managed to make a mess (of course), get glitter everywhere (I always do), AND have fun.  I guess that's what this hobby is all about!

I used the Eureka Stamps digi, Poinsettia (digi16501) and colored it with Copic markers.  Then, the glittering began.  I added several shades of Stickles glitter glue to the Poinsettia itself.  I used gold Frantage by Stampendous around the edges of the diecut, then mounted it on American Crafts glitter paper.  The designer paper is by Echo Park. The "joy" sentiment is a diecut from Lawn Fawn.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM. It is from the Ribbon Candy Bundle
The cardstock base is from Close To My Heart.
I had my glitter challenge -- I hope you join us this week at Eureka Stamps and glitter up your own project.  I'd love to see what you make!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sweet Christmas Wishes

It's Sunday, and Christmas creeps ever closer!  I'm posting today to promote a new blog that is about to launch -- the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  This is my first official post for the blog.  
My card is featured as part of the design team on Lisa DeCosse's blog.  You can find the post here, along with the winners of the November challenge. 
Here's my card:

I used this paper, from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles:

The stamped image and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Company.  I colored the penguin and candy cane with distress markers, then added some glitter glue.  The chipboard candy cane, covered in red glitter glue, is from UmWow Studio.  I added some Timeless Twine in Cherry Red to finish the card. 
There's still blog candy to win on the 12 Months of Christmas blog, too.  You can find the details HERE.
Join us, starting Jan 1, for a chance to get a jump start on your Christmas cards while  winning some awesome Christmas papers at the same time!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Wagon with a Bow on Top -- for The Cutting Cafe

It's time for a new project for The Cutting Cafe.  This time, the assignment is to use the very handy Gift Bow Template and Cutting File. I realized I wasn't a master at bows (never have been), so I needed to spice it up a bit with the rest of my creation.  So, I went to work!

This project also uses the Little Red Wagon Cutting File. The file comes with the wagon, the boxes in 3 different sizes, and the printable sentiments. 
I held my Gift Bow together with a brad from Close To My Heart.  I liked the way it looked, so I left it showing. The papers on my bow are Echo Park Dots and Stripes.

Here's another view of my Gift Bow and Little Red Wagon.
There's also some Timeless Twine on my Little Red Wagon.  I used Cherry Red and Tuxedo Black.
I think these little boxes will be perfect for Christmas.  That Little Red Wagon is quite nostalgic, don't you think?
On or after December 21, visit The Cutting Cafe blog to see the other projects created by the design team with this Gift Bow template (theirs actually turned out, I'm guessing!).  Leave a comment for a chance to win 3 sets of your choice from The Cutting Cafe Store! Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Layer it Up -- for QKR Stampede

It's Friday, and time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede. Our theme this week is "Lots of Layers".  Well, I figured a snowman would need lots of layers to stay warm!

This digi, from QKR Stampede, is called, appropriately, Snowman (digi24233).  I colored him with Copic markers, then put several layers of paper behind him, cutting them with a Spellbinders die in 2 different sizes. Then I layered him on a gift bag.  Today is the day when I have the party I need the 6 gift bags for.  This is #6. Phew!  Made it!
The ribbons on this bag are from 3 Girl JAM.
Join us this week at QKR Stampede for our "Layer it Up" challenge.  I'd love to see what you make!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas is Claus for Celebration! For Delightful Challenges

It's Thursday, and time for another challenge at Delightful Challenges. Our theme this week is "Celebration".  This week, however, is a bit different for us as it is the last challenge for Delightful Challenges.  The challenge blog is closing.  Digital Delights by Louby Loo will remain open and going strong, though!
I thought Chubbly Santa would be a perfect way to celebrate my final challenge with Delightful Challenges
Meet Chubbly...

Chubbly Santa  is available in uncolored and colored versions.

I used the uncolored version, and colored him with Copic markers.
The sentiment is from the Christmas Hugs Sentiment Set.

The designer papers are Echo Park 12x12 Reflections Christmas papers. The corrugated silver paper is from American Crafts.  I used  Cheery Lynn  Snow Flower dies for the snowflakes. There's some Cherry Red Timeless Twine wrapped around the sentiment. Lifestyle Crafts circle dies helped with the circle card shape and other circles that I cut. 
Our sponsor for our last challenge is...

The prize is!

Come celebrate with us at Delightful Challenges -- Christmas, birthday, baby, New year's -- any celebration will do.