Wednesday, December 12, 2018

merry Christmas



Here's to remind you that there's still a week left in the current challenge at Time Out Challenges. This time around, the challenge is to be JOYFUL.


If you're still making Christmas cards, the challenge is easy peasy...after all, Christmas is a joyful event! For my one layer Christmas card, I used a mask (one of at least 16 new ARTplorations masks that will be available in January under my Bloomdala Bliss series). The mask looks like it could pass for a poinsettia so I placed it over my card base and sponged red and green inks -- I didn't try to do a smooth blending through the mask, as I wanted to get a rustic/rough look instead. I combined this stamp with this stamp to form my joyful sentiment and then finished the card by stamping the grunge dotted border all around.

I hope you'll come play with us and take time out to craft! 

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Jesus is the reason


So I started writing this post Thursday night last week but Winter, my almost-one-year-old, had other ideas and this remained in draft mode for a few days :o)

Anyway, I'm joining the girls in the Theme & Sketch team over at STAMPlorations for this month's big words challenge.



I skipped the sketch and simply went with the theme. I stamped the large sentiment and framed it by stamping the large poinsettia stamp around it. Stamped a grunge dotted border all around as well for added interest. 

I hope you'll play along this month. Create a project (any type...not just cards!) based on the theme, sketch, or both! You can link up to 6 projects here. The challenge closes at the end of the month. The winner (voted by the design team) will receive a $15 GC to the STAMPlorations store.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


Thursday, December 6, 2018

merry merry Christmas


This time around I'm joining the girls in the CAS team over at STAMPlorations for this month's clean and simple card challenge.


In addition to the optional color, I threw in a couple other Christmas colors to create my one layer coffee-themed Chrsitmas card. First I stamped the row of coffee pots and used Inktense pencils to watercolor the image. Then I sponged green ink through the stained glass stencil. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Trendy Christmas Trees.


Fancy joining us this month? Create a CAS card (you can link up to 3) with or without the optional color twist and then link up here by the end of the month. The winner (voted by the design team) will receive a $15 GC to the STAMPlorations store.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)



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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

season to be jolly


Happy Tuesday! I'm back with a new card -- a departure from my usual one layer. This time I incorporated a tag since I'm joining the girls in the TAGplorations team over at STAMPlorations for this month's TAGplorations challenge. This month, the theme is Christmas with the optional twist of glitter.


I stamped the poinsettia row on my card base and loosely watercolored it. Then I cut a tag from the Manila Tags nesting dies and stamped the Typografia Christmas sentiment. On the stitched circle die cut, I stamped one of the coffee cups from Coffee Petites and loosely watercolored it as well. I'm not so good at making cards with real layers but I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out -- because I didn't have to re-do anything ;o)


Challenges:

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I hope you'll play along this month at the TAGplorations Challenge. Create any project -- just make sure it has a tag (or tags) in it -- and then link up. The challenge closes end of the month. The winner (voted by the design team) will receive a $15 GC to the STAMPlorations store.


Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


brew-tiful Christmas


'Morning! It's time for an inspiration project post over at STAMPlorations and I wanted to join the girls in the Inspiration team on their last post...for 2018. They'll be back again with a fresh batch of inspiration on January 1.

For my one layer card, I stamped the row of coffee cups and watercolored the cups with Inktense pencils. Next I sponged green ink over the stained glass stencil and then stamped the combined sentiments from Brew-tiful Day and Layered Holly. Finished the card by adding green and red splatters with Inktense pencils. 


Challenges:

Check out what the Inspiration girls created here. Leave a comment there for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store. And throughout December, stamps, stencils, and dies (except for new releases) are 30% off with code DECEMBER2018.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


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