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Happy Valentine's! - New Sami Stamps Release!!!

Happy Friday!!!
Before I get to my post, I just want to take a second and thank everyone that has stopped by and left me amazingly sweet comments over the last several weeks!!  I've read every comment and each one has put a smile on my face!  I have been trying so hard to find time to get around and return the love to each of you...it just hasn't been working...but know that I am forever grateful to each of you that stops by my little blog :)

Now, I'm here to share a super adorable new Sami Stamps release!  This one is called Sweethearts..and boy they are!!

I've used the super cute Love is Sweet image for my card today:
We managed to get our office completely painted this past week, which is so awesome!  But I didn't think about how it might affect now having a blue wall behind my images...doesn't seem to be too bad but I might have to adjust some lighting a little to get a better picture :)

I've been super busy getting ready for my trip to Georgia to see my sister, so my brain wasn't really functioning while I put this card together.  I started by getting my image printed and colored in with my pencils.  Our new challenge for this month is Paper Piecing, so I did that with her super cute little outfit and then covered the hearts and her wings with some shimmer brush.  I thought it would be cute to have the hearts falling from clouds, so I die cut a few out and arranged them around the top of the cloud.

Then pulled out a few coordinating papers and made a couple banners for the background.  I finished it all off with a simple sentiment and a few liquid enamel dots in the corner!  Super fun and simple!

Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps to see the rest of this release, and then join in our challenge!!

Thanks for visiting! <3

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Sweet Love Birds - Sami Stamps Re-Release!!

Happy Friday!!!
I hope everyone has some fun plans set up for the weekend!  We will hopefully be working on getting the office completed.  It feels good to make progress on the house, even if it is super slow.

Today's post for Sami Stamps is for a bit of a re-release.  The DT is featuring some of their favorite Love/Valentine images, and those specific images will be on sale!!  Woohoo!!  You can never go wrong with a good sale, especially on Sami Stamps!!

I have chosen to use the super cute Love Birds image.
I have had a lot of work on my plate lately, so I kept this card pretty simple but I absolutely adore it!  I started by inking up the background in a little Tumbled Glass distress ink and then splattering it with some Salty Ocean distress spray stain.  While that dried, I worked on my image.  It's colored in with Spectrum Noir pencils and blended with gamsol.  I coated the heart in a nice layer of Wink of Stella clear shimmer brush and then cut the image out.  It's layered onto some stamped out branches from the Winnie & Walter Elsa's Flora stamp set.

I trimmed a few super thin stripes of coordinating paper to put along the side and then embossed my sentiment with some black sparkle embossing powder.  The sentiment is from the January Hero Arts card kit!

I debated putting some sequins or droplets on here but decided to leave them off to keep the card nice and simple.  I think they would have looked good...and I might go add them later...but I like the card either way :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    CASology #182-Adore
    Share Joy #20-Sketch/Clean and Simple
    Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting!!  Have a fabulous weekend! <3

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Countryside Bouquet

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  My posts have been a little scarce lately.  I've had a great opportunity presented to me and I've been working hard to get that rolling...which has taken a lot of my free time.  So I won't be around much for the next few weeks as that gets set up.  I'm so excited!  I can't wait to share with you what it is!  But not yet :)

So, we start a new challenge today at Tuesday Throwdown...nice and easy for you...Anything Goes!!!  And we have a fabulous sponsor offering an amazing prize - Power Poppy Stamps!!!  I'm so extremely happy we got them on our sponsor list this year!  I've been dying to get the chance to use their images!!!  If you haven't checked out their products yet, you must go now!  Amazing!
I decided to use the Countryside Bouquet image for my card.  What a gorgeous piece of art!  Holy smokes!  I loved watercoloring this with my Inktense pencils!  So much detail and depth...it's just gorgeous!

As you can see, the card is pretty simple.  I wanted that image to be front and center and not have anything really distract from it.  There are little bits of shimmer pen around the petals and I've trimmed the sides down a bit so it's a taller card.  I added the sentiment onto a piece of vellum and white heat embossed it.  Then layered that onto a black piece of cardstock that I had trimmed with a scallop edge.  The whole thing is finished off with a few Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets!  Love those things!

I absolutely adore this card!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Case This Sketch #156
    Ooh La La #196-In the Country
    Power Poppy-Stretch Yourself
    Word Art Wednesday #218-Anything Goes

Thanks again for visiting!! <3

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Good Friends - Sami Stamps Release Reminder

Happy Happy Friday!!!
This has been a stressful week for me.  Lots of stuff running through my brain and changes I'm trying to work on.  It's a little overwhelming and sometimes I want to just curl up on the couch and quit, but I love this job too much to give up.  But at least it will be the weekend soon and I can spend some time cuddling my hubby :)

I spent a little time this week working on a card using one of the newest Sami Stamps release images.  It's also the last week for our current challenge - Add Sparkle - and the last week for you to purchase at least $4 in stamps from Sami Stamps and be entered into a drawing to win %15 off every order you place in 2016.  Sounds like a great deal, so don't miss out!!

For my card, I've used the super cute Winter Sweater image.
While thinking up a layout for this card, I decided I wanted to do some sort of simple design in the background.  I love to come up with my own backgrounds and designs, so this was the perfect opportunity for that!  Since it is a winter image, something swirly would work well!  I created a cut file in my Silhouette software and then changed the line style to a dash.  I loved the swirl design, but wanted it to just be the pattern on the paper, not an actual cutout and I thought the dash would be cute.

I wanted to highlight that pattern a little but wasn't sure what ink would do, so I started super light.  I think because the Silhouette is just a blade that cuts the paper, instead of like a die that presses into and cuts the paper, those little dashes are raised just a little and catch more of the ink.  So a super light pass actually highlighted them perfectly!  So I left it like that and moved on to my image.

I printed it off twice so that I could cut out the sweet girl and layer her onto the inked up background.  I used my ShinHan markers to color her and added a ton of shimmer to her scarf and hand mitt thing.  There is also a bunch of sparkle on the snowflakes in the sky and on the background.

The sentiment is from My Cat's Pajamas, and I've heat embossed it in Liquid Platinum onto some sparkle vellum.  A few sequins scattered around the card, and it was done!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    AAA Cards #56-Winter Wonderland
    Addicted to Stamps #177-Make Your Mark
    Crafty Catz #308-Girls Just Want to Have Fun
    Sketch Saturday #395

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a fabulous weekend! <3

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Can't Get Enough - New Sami Stamps Release!!

Happy Friday!
I'm so happy the weekend is here!  This has been a very long, tiring week...not sure why.  I've just struggled a lot getting out of bed and staying motivated.  Hopefully I can find my strength over the weekend and be refreshed for next week :)

We have another absolutely adorable release for you today at Sami Stamps called Lovely Snowflakes!  Sami just keeps knocking my socks off with her cute images!  I couldn't resist playing with Curious Snowflake Kitten...of course :)
Isn't she just so adorable!  I just want to scoop her up, scarf and all, off the card and cuddle her!  Fortunately, since I colored her in like my sweet Cloud, I can cuddle the real thing :)

I started by stamping a random pattern of snowflakes and clear heat embossing them.  Then used Stormy Sky, Broken China, and Tumbled Glass to get a nice soft winter sky look around those snowflakes.  I splattered some water around to get the really cool water drop look and then took that panel and ironed off all the embossing powder.  I'm not sure if it's the type of powder I have, but once all the melted stuff was gone, what was left on each of the snowflakes was a soft shimmer.  Looks so cool!!

To finish off the details of the snowy background, I took my Marvey Snow Marker and added little dots to fill in some of the spaces between the snowflakes, then heat it so those little dots puffed up!  It's so fun to watch that happen :)

My image was colored in with pencils.  Super simple coloring to keep the image soft.  I added a little more of the same ink colors around the top of the image panel and then framed it with a scallop trimmed frame.  I added a little sentiment in the corner and then put everything together.

So super cute!!  Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps to see the DT's creations with this adorable new release!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Addicted to Stamps and More #176-Anything Goes
    Freshly Made Sketches #219
    Simon Says Stamp-Ombre

Thanks so much for visiting, and have a fabulous weekend!! <3

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Prayers Are With You

Happy Wednesday!
Around Christmas this last year I found out that a dear man that was a huge part of my life growing up had passed away.  I knew he was sick, so it was expected...but it was still a huge shock and left me pretty down for a few days.  This man...I don't really know what to say about him.  He was so amazing!  He was so connected with his faith it beamed from his face, and every word he spoke was uplifting and positive.  He reminded me so much of my dad and that made me love him even more.  I will miss him so much...but I know that heaven gained an amazing person, and I'm sure he's up there now putting his auctioneer skills to good use :)

Since this family meant so much to me, I really needed to send them a card of sympathy.  These types of cards suck to make...no one wants to put together something out of sorrow...but I knew I had to.  And I'm glad I did because the whole time I made this card, memories flooded through my brain of this wonderful person...and yeah, the tears streamed down my face a few times...but I think that made this card even sweeter...because it's dedicated to him...
I used the Winnie & Walter Elsa's Floral set for this card.  The roses in there felt perfect for this card.  I wanted a few buds to help fill in the spray so I stamped a bunch of each rose, and then created masks so I could get just the centers of each flower.  Since I ended up cutting each flower out, I probably didn't need the mask, but it sort of helped me visualize the whole card better having just the buds stamped.

I used my Inktense pencils for everything, adding bits of depth to help the flowers pop.  I wanted the card to remain simple so I kept the embellishments minimal.  Just a few perlen pen dots scattered around the flowers and little shimmer.

The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Prayers set.  I'm so glad I purchased this set during Simon Says Stamps Stamptember collaborations.  It really is perfect for these cards.  Everything is white embossed onto vellum and then I wrapped that piece of vellum around the whole card front and adhered it on the back.  There are a few score lines around the edge, just for a final finishing detail.

Not a favorite occasion to send a card for...but for it's purpose and who it's for, I think it's perfect....he's always in my heart <3

This card is for the following challenges:
    Case This Sketch #154
    Incy Wincy Designs-White with Splash of Color

Thanks for visiting.

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Creating a Plaid Background

Happy Tuesday!
Anyone else feeling super tired?..man it was tough getting out of bed this morning.  I think it's because of my kitties...they all plot together to pin me in bed so they can stay there too...little stinkers.

But anyway!  We have a fun new challenge for you today at Tuesday Throwdown.  We want to see you add dimension to your cards!

While my card is a bit simple looking, believe me, there is a lot of dimension in there and it took quite awhile to put together :)
I really love all the plaid stamping designs that I've been seeing in the card world lately, but I unfortunately don't have large stripe stamps that I can use to do that design...and I really didn't feel like making a mask for every single stripe I wanted to make.  So I decided to just ink up a large chunk of paper and then cut it into varying size stripes.

I used 3 Stampin Up inks for this card - Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Close to Cocoa, and Chocolate Chip.  Nice masculine colors :)  After I had all the strips cut, I set to work lining them up the way I wanted.  This is the part that took forever because in order to get the nice overlap that happens when you stamp these stripes, I had to weave all of those pieces of paper together....

But you know...all that work was worth it because I absolutely love the end result.  It turned out exactly as I wanted and I even had bits of those strips left over to make a few smaller versions of this card.  Can't complain about getting multiples done with one design!

To pull this card together, I cut out 3 of the bold Happy sentiment with my Silhouette and then glued them all together and adhered them to the card front.  Oh, by the way, the back of that whole plaid pattern has been covered in stripes of dimensional tape so the whole thing is raised up off the card base.

I stamped my Birthday sentiment onto one of the colored stripes and then lined it with a few others before flagging off the ends and adhering it below my Happy cut out.  I coated the whole big Happy with some Wink of Stella clear shimmer, and then a generous coat of glossy accents so it really shines.  I even added a few dots of glossy accents around the card just for some extra details.  And that was it!

I hope you enjoyed this card!  Give this technique a try!  I know it's much easier to stamp these, but the bright effect you get with using inked paper stripes is just so fun!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    613 Avenue Create #158-Anything Goes/Birthday
    Creative Fingers #100-Anything Goes
    The Crazy Challenge #213-Celebrations

Thanks so much for visiting!! <3

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Dreaming of Hawaii

Hi everyone!
Wow, twice in one weekend!  I never post on weekends, so this is a change for me.  I can't guarantee it will continue, but I had so much fun making these cards this week that I wanted to take the time to share them all with you.

I shared one of these cards on my Instagram feed earlier this week.  You can find me HERE if you wish to follow along!  I'd love to have you join me!  I'm really trying to stay consistent with posting there...social media is a little tough for me because I always feel a bit stupid sharing things in my life that I'm sure no one is really interested in (how many cat photos can one person handle in a day?)...but I'm working on it :)

So for Christmas, Matthew bought me the super cute Polynesian Paradise stamp set from My Favorite Things.  Ever since our vacation to Hawaii this past August, I have been drooling over this set and dreaming of the day when I could get my little fingers on it.  I was so excited to open that gift!  And couldn't wait to get around to playing with it!  I did use a few of the flowers in our Christmas card this year but that was all I had done, until I saw the sketch this week at My Favorite Things and knew I had to play along!
Don't you just love this card!!  I am over the moon excited about how it turned out!  I started by cutting out the frame with my Silhouette and then taking each of the rectangle inserts and coloring them up with some soft beachy colors.  I splattered them with a little water so they had some fun flecks to them and then set to work coloring up the flowers. 

I used my Inktense pencils for them...totally addicted to those right now!!  I added a little bit of shimmer to each flower as well.  The tucan in the set actually comes facing to the left..but the way I wanted to position him on my card needed to have him facing the right.  So I did a little mirror stamping by inking up the stamp, pressing it down onto the backside of a larger stamp and then pressing that onto the paper.  The lines don't come out super bold, and it took me a few tries to get the whole image to fully stamp.  But it worked well enough so I could go back over the whole image with the outliner pencil in the Inktense set and darken the lines up.  Then I colored him in as well :)

I finished this card off with one of the awesome sentiments and a scattering of Sparking Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh..of course!!

My next card is the one I gave a sneak peak of on my Instagram.  I couldn't resist sharing a little bit of it because it's just so cute!!
When I created the first card, I actually cut out two of those frames so I had one ready for a second card.  So I decided to use just the rectangle inserts on this card.  I lined them up the way they should fit into the frame, and then stamped them with a woodgrain background and heat embossed that in white, so it's a fun white on white design.

The background colors are Hickory Smoke, Blueprint Sketch, and Twisted Citron distress inks.  These colors come together in the mini set and I thought they would work so well together on this card...which they did :)

I got those all blended together and then once again splattered it with water and some shimmer mist to give some fun texture and sparkle.  While that dried, I colored in a few more flowers and the sweet Chameleon.  You can see that just the tips of his little toes are turning pink from where he's standing on the flower, but the rest of him matches the background.  So much fun!!!

I wanted to make this a birthday card, so I stamped a few tags from Lily of the Valley and used a little coordinating twine to tie them all together.  And then finished it all off with the Clear Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.

I'm in love...this stamp set is my favorite and I am so excited to keep playing with it!!!

I'd like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
    Crafting When We Can #110-Something New
    My Favorite Things Sketch #262
    Simon Says Stamp-Something New
    Word Art Wednesday #217-Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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A Gorgeous Big Bloom

Happy Saturday!
I totally meant to get this post up much earlier in the day today...but Matthew and I have been working under the house to get our furnace fixed...what a pain!  I don't do well in small spaces...and being surrounded by spiders - eek!  But we got things taken care of and our repairs seem to have fixed everything with the heating, which is fabulous!  It works better than it ever has in the 8 years we've owned this house - Woohoo!!

So onto my very late post for today :)
I purchased the beautiful Big Bloom stamp set from Simon Says Stamp during their Stamptember event this year, but had not had the chance to do anything with it.  So I forced myself to pull it out this week and let my brain wander with ideas for it.

I was inspired by the sketch at Mojo Monday this week and set to work on my card.
You have no idea how much fun this card was to make!  That flower!  Wow!  I decided to keep the image as one piece and not do any layers besides the center.  So I pulled out my new Inktense pencils and started to color in the image, adding water to smooth everything out and intensify those colors.

In the shadow areas I layered up lots of color to get some really dark depth and kept the centers of each petal nice and light.  This image took me awhile to color.  I was really afraid of messing it up, so I took my time and got everything colored the way I wanted it.

While that dried, I added a little embossing paste over a heart stencil and then let some Hickory Smoke distress ink run over top of that (just got that distress color...wow!  Love it!!).  It created really cool water streaks and highlighted those hearts.  Let me share the sketch I followed so I can describe what I used for each shape.
I used the large flower in the circle space, figured that fit well.  Then the little square behind that circle is what I intended the embossed hearts to represent.  I felt those worked better for me than trying to find paper that I enjoyed or felt worked with my image.  

For the stripe running behind the circle, I die cut a little scallop border, and then added a little pink striped piece of paper on top of that to tie it all together.  I embossed my sentiment onto some vellum and added it behind the center of the flower.  It's on a little bit of an angle because I didn't want it to fully cover that sweet pink border I added :)

To finish the card, I did another thin stripe of that pink paper along the side and scattered some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around the card.

So much fun!  I adore this gorgeous card, and I'm so happy with how it all turned out!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks so much for visiting! <3
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Coffee Cup Pup

Happy Friday!!!
I hope you have had a wonderful week back from the holidays!  It was rough here in our house...we got so used to staying up till 2 in the morning and waking up whenever that trying to get back to a normal sleeping pattern was tough.  But a little touch of coffee in the mornings has been helping a bit.  We aren't huge coffee drinkers, but we have found a simple blend that works for us.  I like to mix a little spoonful with some cocoa powder so it's more like a hot chocolate than coffee...but I'm weird :)

So with the slow groggy mornings brought inspiration to put together a few cards using a super cute image from the most recent Sami Stamps release - Fuzzy Cup Friends.  I used the Cup Pup image and went to town!
For this card, I started by taking a jar that was sitting on my desk and inking up the rim to use as a circle stamp to try and mimic coffee rings on my watercolor paper.  I'm not sure it fully worked the way I wanted, but it looks pretty cool in the background.  I did some splattering and inked up the edges as well so it wasn't a stark white background.

I printed off and colored up my image using Spectrum Noir pencils and some Gamsol to blend.  I have used baby oil in the past and that worked fine, but I was able to purchase some Gamsol a little bit ago and gave it a shot.  It does work a bit better than the baby oil which makes me very happy :)

Since the cups are normally all blank, I decided to do a little doodling on them with the pencils, a white gel pen, and some glittery pens as well.  I think the added detail really helps finish off the image.

Then I simply layered the image onto some glitter cardstock and vellum and mounted it onto my dry card base.  I stamped the Enjoy sentiment from the Simon Say Stamp and Winnie & Walter collaboration set Big Bloom and adhered that on the edge of the image.

My colors for the cups were pulled from Lawn Fawn's Sweater Weather paper pack, so I added a thin strip of that to the side as well, and that finished this card!

I did make another card with this image that I'll briefly describe.
It's pretty much the same card, but I watercolored the image with my new Derwent Inktense pencils and then added funny sayings to each of the cups.  I have terrible hand writing and had planned to print those on, but decided it would be easier to just write them out.  So I went super slow to try and not mess any of them up :)

Since there are so many words on the front of this card, I added the sentiment to the inside so it wouldn't clutter the front too much.

Super cute cards that I loved making!

Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps, we have an Add Sparkle challenge running this month!  Just remember to use a Sami Stamps image and join in!!

I'd like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
    Craft Your Passion #293-Anything Goes
    Fab n Funky #286-Something New
    Inky Impressions #281-All Things New
    Simon Says Stamp-Something New
    Try Stampin on Tuesday #252
    Word Art Wednesday #217-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting!! <3

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Happy New Year!
2015 was such a whirlwind...so much wonderful change it's hard to remember everything that happened.  But I'm hoping for an even better 2016!  I hope everyone has had a wonderful couple of weeks celebrating holidays and relaxing with family.

We have a fabulous new release to share with you today at Sami Stamps - Fuzzy Cup Friends!
I got to work with the sweet little Cup Bunny image:
This image was so sweet, I wanted to keep the card relatively soft and sweet as well.  Matthew bought me a wonderful new leopard print stamp from Hero Arts for Christmas and I couldn't wait to use it.  I thought a monochromatic stamping of it would work well for this card.  The base is a piece of Surf Blue cardstock from Simon Says Stamp and I used Soft Navy for the stamp.

I cut a piece of vellum just slightly smaller than the card front so that it muted most of the background but not all of it, so it seems like I have a border around the outside of the card.  I cut out a stitched scallop circle along with a thin frame to go on the inside, and then inked that little frame with the Soft Navy as well.

Then worked on my image.  I colored up the bunny with my pencils to keep him super cute and soft.  I really wanted some stripes on the cup but Matthew also bought me a laminator for Christmas so I could start foiling things!  So I added a few silver foiled stripes to the cup!!  So cute!  I'm still learning how to get it just right, so there are a few patchy spots in the foil...but I'll figure it out!

I almost forgot about our new challenge starting today as well to add sparkle...but good thing I can't seem to make a card without some sort of glitter on it :)  So I added a stripe of silver glitter paper around the image frame and then finished the whole thing off with a super cute sentiment from the Talk Bubbles set from Simon Says and a few sparkly dots of glossy accents.

I hope you will stop by Sami Stamps to see the rest of this release and to join in our fun challenge!!

Thanks for visiting!! <3
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Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
I hope you are all having a fabulously Merry Christmas! Enjoying time with friends and family, it's always such a cheery season.  I'm really sad that we aren't able to spend this Christmas with family, but I'm thrilled that we are home in Washington and able to start our own traditions, and see the "family" that we have built here with our friends.

I wanted to share a quick little card with you today featuring a fun image from the most recent Sami Stamps release.
I've used the super sweet A Love for Christmas Sweaters image and colored her up like my sweet little princess Cloud.  We took her out on our Christmas Eve light tour last night.  It was so much fun driving around and seeing all the lights twinkling around the houses.  Some places really go nuts around here!!  We got a lot of ideas for things we want to do with our house decorations :)  And Cloud loved every second of it, staring out the window while on my lap.  She's so sweet.  She didn't have a sweater on though...just a super cute jingle bell collar her Grandma Tammy made her a few years ago.

For my card, I printed off my image and colored it up with my ShinHan markers.  Then trimmed it out and cut a semi circle around the kitty so I could have a little window behind her to show the light blue through.

The Merry was cut with the Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cut set.  I love this set!  It's been used so much this season and I can't imagine I will be putting it away any time soon.  That die cut is just so perfect!  I colored it in with some shades of red to give it an ombre type look and then coated it with some shimmer brush.

Christmas was stamped with some Garden Green Stampin Up ink right below the die cut.  Then I finished it all off with a few silver stars scattered around the image from that same stamp and cut set.

I adore how this card turned out.  Super simple and sweet with some bold pops of color.  Adorable!!

I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!!!!  Thanks for sticking with my during my spotty year posting here on the blog.  So many changes, I'll post about them sometime in January.  But I love and appreciate all of you!!  <3

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    CASology #178-Merry
    Freshly Made Sketches #217
    Simon Says Stamp-Make it Sparkle

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Meowy Christmas - New Sami Stamps Release!!

Happy Friday!
Can you believe Christmas is one week away!!!  I've been frantically working to get everything finished and put together so it all could be mailed out to our families in Michigan...was a little stressed, but it all went out yesterday so I feel a little more at ease.

But what better way to help calm down than to play with some absolutely adorable new images from Sami Stamps!  This release is called Christmas Sweaters, and it's so stinkin cute...as always!!

I chose to work with Unwraveled today for my card:
Since I've had a lot of other stresses going on, I decided to keep this card pretty simple.  I used a few other stamps in the background from Newton's Nook and Pretty Pink Posh to help set the scene, and put this sweet little sweater coated kitty in front of it all.  He's so darn cute!  I wish my kitties would tolerate wearing sweaters...

Everything was colored in with my ShinHan markers and I added little bits of silver and gold glitter pen to the tree and gifts.  Then scattered a few of the Holly Jolly Christmas sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around the scene and that was it!

I hope you will stop by and see the rest of the DT's creations with this super cute release!  And remember we have a fun Use Red challenge running for a few more weeks, so join in to that as well but be sure to use a Sami Stamps image!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Craft Your Passion #292-Anything Goes
    Fussy and Fancy #154-Happy Holidays
    Penny's Paper Crafty #258-Anything Goes
    The Paper Shelter-Anything Goes
    Word Art Wednesday #214-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting, have a fabulous weekend!! <3

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Sweet Treats

Happy Tuesday!
I'm so excited to be a guest designer this week at the Curtain Call Challenge!  Their images are always so gorgeous and inspiring, I love playing along!

Today also marks the start of a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.  Nice and simple Anything Goes!  This is our last challenge for the year before Christmas, so we like to keep it easy for you :)
Our fabulous sponsor this week at Tuesday Throwdown is Deedee's Digis.  And the theme for the Curtain Call challenge is milk and cookies, so I used this adorable Christmas Cookies collection for my card.  I started by printing off my candy canes and coloring them in with my ShinHan markers.  I also added some clear glitter brush so they have a nice sparkle.

I die cut out a tag and added a few gold glitter stripes and then "strung" my candy canes to the tag, adding a little enamel dot to the center of the bow.

The background was splattered with some red and gold Heidi Swap Color Shine spray.  While that dried, I cut out a few stripes of glitter paper in bronze and gold.  I felt those colors coordinated the best with the colors I used on the cookies.  I did a stitched scallop edge as well on the card front with the Mama Elephant Borderlines Trio die.

I heat embossed a fitting sentiment in some red glitter embossing powder onto vellum and then attached that below the tag, adding a few more of those little enamel dots.  And that wrapped up the card!  Super cute and fun!

I really loved coming up with this card for these two challenges!  I hope you will join us for both the Anything Goes challenge at Tuesday Throwdown, and the fun Milk & Cookies Photo challenge at Curtain Call!!

Thanks for visiting!! <3

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