Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Season's Feetings -- for Bugaboo Stamps

Season's Feetings, I mean greetings, everyone!  Today is new release day at Bugaboo Stamps.  Every Tuesday, it's time for a new release!  Today's new release is Seasons Greetings Feet.  This is actually a re-release, so if you don't have it yet, you can pick it up for 1/2 price!

Here's Seasons Greetings Feet:



I colored Seasons Greeting Feet with Copic markers, then went to work finding the perfect background for all those Christmas feet!

I cut out this card on my Silhouette Cameo 3.  It is large enough to fit in a business size envelope.  The Santa hat paper is from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.  It is one of the Bright Christmas papers.  I found that corrugated silver foil paper in my stash.  I have no idea where I got it from or who makes it.  The red snowflake is a cutting die by Cheery Lynn. 

Check out the Catch the Bug Blog to see what other Bugaboo designers did with this delightful Seasons Greetings Feet image. Check back each day to see the wonderful inspiration.  There's always lots happening at Catch the Bug!



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Saturday paper ala mode -- animal with Wintry paper

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Winter Days are Magic -- a DigiStamps4Joy New Release

It's Sunday, and it's New Release Sunday at DigiStamps4Joy.  There are a number of wonderful new releases that you'll want to check out, both in the DigiStamps4Joy shop, and on the blog, to see what other designers made with them.

I used the New Release, Christmas Unicorn, to create this:




I colored Christmas Unicorn with Copic markers, giving him a rainbow, magical (hopefully) look.  

I found those fun papers at AMB Illustrations.  I thought they were perfect with the rainbows, unicorns, and stars.  The sentiment was computer generated.  The glitter stars are from Close To My Heart.  

Don't forget to visit the DigiStamps4Joy shop to see the new releases, then visit the blog to see the brilliant art from the other talented designers.  Grab a new release, and enter this month's challenge! It's Anything goes, with an optional Christmas/Holiday theme. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps -- nontraditional Christmas colors
Polkadoodles -- ATG

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Altered Christmas Canister

Christmas greeting, fellow crafters.  I'm posting on the Dies R Us blog today. If you're like me, I know you're busy with holiday EVERYTHING!  For some of the really special people on my list, I like to not only give them a special gift, but also an original gift package.  While I think gift bags are the greatest thing since toast, sometimes that special gift calls for something a bit more, well, unique!  Like this, perhaps....



This is a Kraft container that I've had in my stash of alterable goodies forever, and I pulled it out to decorate for a special friend.

Here's a picture of the supplies I used.  I'll list and link them at the end:

I covered the container with a Christmas paper, keeping the pattern simple and small so it wouldn't overwhelm the die cuts.

Next, I got busy cutting out all those pretty Christmas die cuts:

After that was done, it was just a matter of using some of the Best Glue Ever to attach the die cuts to the container.

The tree was so lacy and delicate that it got lost in the paper, so I backed it with a label die:
In case you're wondering what gift is going in the can, one of my best friend loves socks.  I have a couple of very fun pairs of socks to fit inside.  Perfect!

Dies R Us products used on this project:





Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Thanks for visiting... hope to see you again soon, Have a great day.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Scrapyland Challenge -- ATG with a Scrapyland die
D.L. Art -- December Linky Party
TTCRD -- ATG

Waiting for Santa -- Raise the Hoof at Scribbles Designs

The Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog is having a 12 day Raise The Hoof Christmas event.  Each day, there is a task to complete to be eligible for prizes.  They all have something to do with Santa's under appreciated helpers -- the reindeer!

Here are 2 of those reindeer --



Blitzen is premiering today.  He's the handsome dude on the right. His partner, helping him today, is Donner.  By the end of the 12 day event, you'll be introduced to, and have a chance to win, all 12 reindeer, Santa, and his sleigh. 

The 2 reindeer, Blitzen and Donner, were colored with Copic markers. The fun designer papers on this card are by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

I hope you find time to join in the find at Scribbles Designs blog.  There's lots of prizes to be won, and tons of great inspiration!  Check it out! 



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Monday challenge -- Christmas colors
D.L. Art -- December Linky Party

Ms. Christmas Panda -- for Kitty Bee Designs

I'm posting today for Kitty Bee Designs, where it's time for my monthly designers spotlight.  

I am sharing an adorable Christmas Panda from the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy Shop.  This is Ms. Christmas Panda, an acrylic stamp that is available for pre-order now.  She's perfect for your Christmas cards!


I colored Ms. Christmas Panda in bright, non-traditional Christmas colors using Copic markers, then used some non-traditional papers to keep the look going.

The papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are part of the Color Me Christmas Collection.

You'll find more new acrylic stamps to pre-order and great digi stamps in the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy Shop.  Go have fun exploring!



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- December Linky Party

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Be a Unicorn -- for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

Can it be?!?  I've got something beside a Christmas card on my blog today!  Hurray!  Perhaps there's a light at the end of the tunnel!

I have an adorable image from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez today.  I've been wanting to color this one up for quite some time now -- ever since I first saw it, actually!



This image is one of 3 unicorns in the Unicorn Stamp Set found in the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Store.   I wanted my unicorn to stand out in that field of horses, so I colored him with lots of bright colors using Copic markers, then fussy cut him out.

The sentiment is computer generated.

The paper, foil tape, card stock,  and gems are all from Close To My Heart. 

After you've checked out the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Shop, there's her blog with great inspiration, and fantastic examples of her colored images, and the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Facebook group, too, including a monthly challenge! Come join the fun!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- December Linky Party
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Crafty Sentiments -- ATG

Monday, December 3, 2018

Follow Your Heart -- for the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

It's the first Monday of the month, so it's time for a new challenge at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  We've had optional color themes all year long, and we're winding it up this month with Metallics, Foils, and Glitters.  Our sponsor for both the start and mid-challenge is Sparkle 'N Sprinkle

I do a lot of coloring, so it's fun to feature a sentiment occasionally. That's what I did on today's card.  This uses the Sentiment set, Happiness Greetings.  I used one of the sentiments in the set to create this:



I have a new hot foil machine by Crafter's Companion, and I used it, along with a hot foil stamp, to create the background of this card.  I used silver foil paper behind the sentiment, then some pink glitter paper to cut out the heart.  I figured that would do well for our "Metallics, Foil, and Glitter" optional themed challenge.

I hope you find time to join us during this busy month of December.  When you have that glitter and foil out, link it up at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog