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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christmas Cheer -- for DigiStamps4Joy

It's Wednesday, and we're starting a new challenge today at DigiStamps4Joy.  Our theme for the next two weeks is -- Christmas!  Perfect timing!  I've got a few more cards to make.
Here's my card for the challenge:


I used the DigiStamps4Joy digi "Christmas Wreath with Bow", and colored it with Copic markers. I added some Stickles glitter glue to the berries and bells.
I used 4 different Spellbinders dies on this card.  Papers are from Echo Park -- Home for the Holidays 6x6 pack. The glitter paper and glitter trim are from Close To My Heart.  The sentiment is also from CTMH.
Join us at DigiStamps4Joy for our Christmas challenge, and check out the rest of the great projects from this super talented design team!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments -- Use diecuts
Digi Chooseday -- Christmas celebrations
TTCRD -- ATG (1 of 2)
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG (1 of 5)
D.L. Art -- Nov Linky party
Craftin' Desert Divas -- link party -- Christmas
Tio T's -- Christmas is Coming
Card Mania Challenges -- use a digi

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dreaming...for Amy Doodle's Stamp Co.

It's Tuesday, and the day I get to share my last creation for Amy Doodle's Stamp Company.  This week, it's all about Cheeky Birds.  And, I have one for you!


This is the "Winter Bird" stamp set.  It comes with the bird and some sentiments.  I colored the image with Copic markers, using lots of reds on the bird: R24, R27, R29, R39, R59, C0. Beak -- YR12, YR14 Berries are R32, R35, R37. Branch -- E53, E55. C00 -- snow.
Designer papers are from Echo Park -- Home for the Holidays 12x12 Collection.  I used several different Spellbinders dies. I've had the metallic paper for a long time and don't know where I got it.  Michael's? Paper Wishes?  I'm not sure, and there's no label on it.  The glitter trim is from Close To My Heart.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  It is from the Red, White, and Blue Bundle.
Check out the Amy Doodle Stamp Co Facebook page for more inspiration and fun!

Monday, November 24, 2014

I {heart} You -- for Timeless Twine

It's Monday, and my sweetie is back at work.  He packs his lunch every morning.  Now and then, I like to put a little surprise in for him, just so he knows I'm thinking of him.  Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine have lots of bags and containers to make this very easy to do.


This small glassine bag (3x5 1/2) was the perfect size for a package of cookies and a small bag of candy. Then, all I needed to do was decorate it up a bit. The Plan Nerd 2 stamp set was just what I needed. A bit of imagination, a bit of stamping, and I had a love letter for my hubby.

I wrapped the bag with Autumn Splendor (on SALE for $4.50!) Timeless Twine.  The burlap flower is from Pinque Peacock. I didn't want anything too "girly".  After all, it's in my husband's lunch today!
Products used:




Check out the Timeless Twine blog each day for tons of inspiration.  I know I do!

It's a Dog Pile -- for Eureka Stamps

It's Monday, and time for a new challenge at Eureka Stamps.  This week, our theme is "non-traditional Christmas colors". Being a dog person, I found the perfect digi stamp in the Eureka store to use on today's card.

I used 2 digis from the Eureka Store -- the image is Dog Pile (digi17703).  The sentiment is Christmas Love (digi22605).  I colored the image with Copic markers.
The non-traditional Christmas papers I used are from Kaiser Craft - the Christmas Carnival 6x6 Collection.  The card stock base is Pixie Close To My Heart paper.  The glitter bling is also from CTMH.
Join us this week at Eureka Stamps for our Non-traditional Christmas Colors challenge.  It's a fun one!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafts to Celebrate -- Christmas
Stamping Sensations -- Simply Christmas
D.L. Art -- Nov Linky Party

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunshine & YOU! for DigiStamps4Joy

It's Sunday, which means there are new releases at DigiStamps4Joy. Again this week, there are great new digis to have fun with, and incredible inspiration for the talented design team!
Here's my card for this new release:

I used Sunshine Set on this card.  It comes with 4 suns and 3 sentiments -- lots of possibilities!
I used My Mind's Eye My Girl 6x6 designer papers and Close To My Heart card stock for the base.  The bling gems are also from Close To My Heart.  I used are CTMH Cricut cartridge to cut the label shape (Artfully Sent).  The doodles around the label are a stamp that comes with the cartridge. 
This card was so much fun to create, with this wonderful new release.  I've got other ideas bouncing around -- gotta get going!
Don't forget to check out the other great inspiration on the DigiStamps4Joy blog today.  You won't be disappointed!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- November Linky Party
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- ATG, but must use patterned paper
Mema's Challenge -- ATG 
The Sisters of Craft -- ATG

Friday, November 21, 2014

Blinged Up Leaf

Happy Friday, everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede.  Our theme this week is "Bling it On" (add some bling). I made a CAS card this week:


I used the QKR Stampede digi called, simply, LEAF (digi3901).  I colored it with Copic markers, and used a couple Spellbinders dies to cut it out.  The background paper is retired Close To My Heart.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  I added rhinestone bling here and there around the card.  It is from Close To My Heart.
Use your bling, and enter our challenge this week at QKR Stampede. 
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- November Linky Party
Craft and Smash -- Autumn
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- ATG, but must use patterned paper

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Snowflake Sweeney -- for Delightful Challenges

It's Thursday, and time for a new challenge at Delightful Challenges.  This week's theme is "You're a Gem" (add bling).
I have a particularly adorable image to work with this week!

I used Snowflake Sweeney, a digi stamp from Digital Delights by Louby Loo -- such a cute skunk, isn't he?  The image is available in both colored and uncolored versions. I colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut it out.
I also used a sentiment from the Magical Winter Sentiment Set.
All papers and bling are from Close To My Heart.
Our sponsor this week is:

the prize is a $15 - $20 surprise package


Come join our "You're a Gem" challenge at Delightful Challenges.  You have all week!