Dec 4, 2016

Grand Bows and MISTI



It's time for another challenge at AAA Cards, our sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers with a $20 gift certificate just in time for Christmas. To enter just create a Clean and Simple card and link it up to the challenge.


To make my card I started with a top folding white card base and the Grand Bow set from The Ton Stamps and the Merry Christmas greeting from So Suzy Stamps. The Grand bow set is a two step layering set, so I had to use The MISTI  or else I could not use that set. I have never been able to use layering stamps without throwing away lots of paper and then being so frustrated that I just use another set. The MISTI ended all that, it's so easy now to use a layering set and no more wasting paper. I simply stamped the first layer in Coastal Cabana and the second layer in Bermuda Bay.




Dec 3, 2016

It's That Time



Quick card share of one of the cards I have been working on today before the ACC Championship game. 

This is the card I am giving out to my Lifegroup at Church, it's mostly made using dies except for the background is stamped using the Hardwood background stamp from Stampin Up.  The dies are also from Stampin Up, I used the scribble die from the Swirly Bird dies and the rest of them calm from the Christmas Pines dies. 

Gotta go my Clemson Tigers are getting ready to play 



Dec 1, 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags




I finally got around to making a tag for Tracey McNeely's 25 days of Christmas tags challenge. I was inspired by her tag from Day 1. 


For my tag I paired up the Blowing Snowflakes stamp from So Suzy and a greeting from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps from the Snowy Sayings set. 
The tag is from Pretty, Pink, Posh. I stamped the image and greeting in Versamark ink and embossed it in white. 



It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas



It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at my house, the hubs is  on vacation this week and has been helping me get the house decorated for Christmas,  We have already put up 5 of the 7 trees that we do and both fireplaces are festive. He is going to do the outside tomorrow and by the weekend we should be all set for our get together on Sunday. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays, I love to decorate, wrap presents, watch Christmas movies (Charlie Brown tonight) and most of all the true meaning of Christmas, because without a baby there would be no cross and without the cross there would be no salvation.

Now to the deets on my card. it uses this cute little Elf from the MTF set Santas Elves.  I stamped the image on a white panel cut down with the Blueprints 15 die. I colored him with Copic markers and created the subtile background by stamping the snowflakes in second generation.
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Refuge



I am up on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog today sharing this card using one of our recent sets Faith Quote Blocks.  I needed a masculine card for a friend who is fighting cancer and this set was perfect. 
To make this card, I started with a white top folding card base and a piece of plaid design paper cute down with a stitched die. I used the Mini MISTI to line up the verse on a white panel and then stamped it in Early Expresso, next I colored it in with Copic markers C4, BG72 and W1. To finish the card I added some Nuvo drops from So Suzy Stamps.


Nov 29, 2016

Thankful Mice




Quick card while I have a little Mojo. I have had this cute little Lawn Fawn set since last year and never inked it up, so I made a card for a couple challenge sites and then after I made it realized that the challenges had ended, oh well. 
I did get some coloring done for the 30 day coloring challenge at The Daily Marker.

My mind really hasn't been on card making lately as we have fires raging all around us, we need some rain here in the mountains of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, if you have watched the news today, you know Gatlinburg TN was in the path of a fire, this same fire is only 20 miles from me as the crow fly. I have a lot to be thankful for but so many are without a home right here at Christmas and that makes me sad. 

Nov 27, 2016

The Color of Spring



Happy Sunday! 
I am up on the So Suzy blog today sharing this card using a November release The Color of Spring paired up with this gorgeous Peony and the Beech Line Leaf.

To make this card I started with a white top folding card base, a white panel cut down with a stitched die and a frame in Sweet Sugarplum.

I randomly stamped the Peony on the white panel using Blackberry Bliss and Sweet sugarplum and the Beech Line Leaf in Pear Pizzaz. I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiment because if I didn't I would totally mess up my stamped panel. I stamped a separate image of the Peony in Blackberry Bliss and fussy cut it out to add to the front, I added foam tape to it and also to the frame to give it more dimension.


To finish the card I added some wink of Stella to the Peonies.