Snowman with Cocoa

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snowman with cocoa

Okay here is the finished product without any errors (well at least noticeable to me!)

So of course this was done at the last minute for the monthly challenge at From the Heart Stamps…not planned. I was actually not going to worry about it and just buy next months image but I saw a sketch on a challenge at scrapbook.com and thought it would work perfect and could be done quickly. Well, nothing goes quickly or smoothly when you are tired and have an hour before a challenge ends! I do like the finished product though and plan on making it in several different colors and patterned paper. I’m going through my scraps and if it would look cute paper pieced I’m making it. Need to use up supplies this year!!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Cardmakers Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #5 – (original is Sweet Sunday Sketch #293)
  2. Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #270 – Use a Sentiment
  3. Christmas Card Challenges #13 – inspirational photo –  I went with all purple and white.
  4. Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #66 – Getting Sentiment – al
  5. Stamp of the Month @ From the Heart Stamps – use the image provided to get next months image free!

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Snowman and Cocoa @ From the Heart Stamps (currently only $1.00)

Cardstock: Dark Purple – The Paper Studio, White and light purple – Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections at Michael’s

Accents/Tools: Darci embossing folder, xyron “x” sticker maker, Cricut, Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge (snowflake), gem, white flock on hat

Technique: embossing, paper piecing

 

 

 

Christmas Words

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Christmas Words w Tree

I used Sugar Sketch Challenge #41 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) March Inspirational Card Challenge – product category – paper (or stamp) with words on it.

2) Sugar Pea Designs – Sugar Sketch #41 – make a project based off the sketch.

3) Christmas Card Challenge #13 – use the photo as your inspiration. I went with the tree and the sparkle.

4) Crimbo Crackers Challenge #101 – Die Cuts. The tree is a Sizzix die and the snowflakes were cut from a cricut cartridge.

SUPPLIES:
Image: Sizzix Christmas Tree #2 original die
Patterned Paper: MME 6 x 6 paper pad – Christmas
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Pomegranate, Rain Forest)
Accents/Tools: Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge (snowflakes), gems, star gem, stickles (frosted lace)

Love made from Christmas

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Love Birds.JPG

I’m so excited about this card. I saw the challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club to make a Valentine/Love card using Christmas Stash and didn’t think much of it since I had all my Valentine cards done. Well while I was working on a Christmas card using old stash I saw the perfect stickers that looked nothing like Christmas but were all about Love! I had also been wanting to do sketch #3 at the Cardmakers Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com but the inspiration hadn’t come to me till now. So not only did I use old old old supplies I was challenged and came up with a cute card. Love when that happens!! Haven’t been able to just play like that for a long time.
CHALLENGES:
1) Scrapbook Blessings Club February Challenge – Christmas Card Valentine – Make a Valentines, Love, Heart, Red/ White Color Combo card or project BUT YOU MUST USE CHRISTMAS SUPPLIES/ITEMS from your stash. This can be a paper, die cuts, stamps of a couple bundled in coats, two polar bears, etc.
2) Cardmakers Card Challenge Sketch #3 – use the sketch provided on 01/25/16 as your inspiration. Unknown original sketch.
3) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category. This sketch was from week #3 that was posted on Jan 25, 2016. I saved it since I didn’t get to it in time.

4) Aloha Friday Challenge #65 – Valentine’s / Love

5) Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #281 – Layer it up!

6) The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #143 – Love is in the air

SUPPLIES:
Tag and birds – stickers from The Paper Studio (Happy Hootin’ Holidays Scrapbook Kit)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Granny Smith, Petunia, Cinder)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, ribbon, Doodlebug Brads (cupcake) Scor-pal, 1/16 EK Success pop dots

This is the Christmas Pack I used:

Holiday paper pack

Oh Merry Merry

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Oh Merry Merry

I’m trying to make a couple Christmas cards each month so I got out one of my super OLD Christmas paper packs to see if anything would work. I was hoping to use one of the sketches I wanted to play along with. Well this round sticker popped out at me and then there was a matching sticker border too. I thought it would work for the original Pagemaps sketch that is our inspiration this week at Cardmakers Card Challenge. So the card came together pretty easily. The green tag was a new Tim Holtz tag set I got for Christmas and it leaves an impressed spot where writing goes. Since I wasn’t going to write on the tag I cut out a piece I had embossed and glued it on.

CHALLENGES:
1) Cardmakers Card Challenge – Feb 7th sketch.
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – used a Pagemaps sketch

3) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #65 – Emboss it. I embossed on the tag.

4) C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #351 – Christmas

5) Christmas Card Challenge #11 – Color challenge. Or you can make any card as long as it is a Christmas card. I did not do the optional color challenge.

SUPPLIES:
Round sentiment, sticker border and paper – The Paper Studio (Happy Hootin’ Holidays)
Accents/Tools: Tim Holtz tags, ribbon, Taylored Expressions swiss hearts embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Fill Heart with Love

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Heart Happiness

NOEL Snowman

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Noel Snowman

When I saw Vivian Lake’s card that is for the “lift” category in the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge I figured I had a digital stamp or SVG that I could use. But then I thought I bet I have 3- dimensional stickers that would work. I didn’t even get to the sticker binders before I found these in the cabinet laying next to the binders. While looking for paper I remember the challenge at Jingle Belles Christmas Challenge is to you lots lot of text. Well I know it is the same word over and over but when I saw it I thought it looked good and worked for the challenge. I embossed snowflakes on the white piece that look just like the ones on the blue piece.

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – Lift Category – lift Vivian Lake’s card that is posted.
2) Jingles Belles Feb 12th Challenge – Text Me – use fonts…focus on the text/words of the card.  Hopefully this is enough text on the card.
3) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #268 – use the color blue

4) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #65 – Emboss it

SUPPLIES:
Stickers: I believe they were at Hobby Lobby a few years ago
Cardstock: Bazzill (yellowgreen, Red Devil, white)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright & Jolly)
Accents/Tools: Darci embossing folder, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge


Pencil Eraser Stamping

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Top O Mornin

So I went looking for inspiration on the pencil eraser stamping technique (basically use the eraser as your stamp pad to make circles) and saw this card I really liked (I adore you) http://sweetpapertreats.com/2014/06/03/watercolor-for-card-makers-day-4/

So then I decided to do the color scheme at the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com which is the colors above except for gold it should be silver. But had to have gold on a St. Patty’s Card!! I did cut out the shamrock and had the negative space like on the inspiration but didn’t like it as much as just pop dotting a shamrock on the white piece. I don’t do cut outs well!!

CHALLENGE:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – color category – use the colors provided as your inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Classic Yellowgreen, Green, white)
Inks: some trial inks from over 10 years ago
Accents/Tools: embossing folder, 1/16 EK Success pop dots, SVG file – shamrock (  )

Happy Birthday dots - verticle

So I decided to make another card with the Pencil Eraser Stamping technique based off this card: http://stampandembellish.com/2015/08/build-a-birthday-fun-cards/

I stamped on textured cardstock so it gave it a different look. Now let me tell you I’m not a stamper so after trying to stamp a saying and that not working… I thought the saying needed to be heat embossed. Well I couldn’t find my stamp buddy to keep the powder from getting on other parts of the card so I went back to my trusty computer!! I stamped with pencil erasers and the big ones are daubers….now to find a mini and medium dot. (I tried q-tips but unless they were tight they didn’t work right).

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique Category – pencil eraser stamping.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, white)
Inks: unknown from over 10 years ago

Birthday Stars

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Happy 14 Birthday

I made this card for niece who turns 14 on the 22nd of this month. I didn’t know what I was going to do for card yet. I saw the sketch at MOJO Monday and for whatever reason stars popped in my head with the #14 in the circle. I had scrap paper with those stars on it so I went with it. She likes the rainbow so I think it all came together nicely. I cut out the 2 larger stars then used punches to make the smaller ones. Which left a cool neg space star….so I made another card…see below!!!

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – have a number on the card.
2) MOJO Monday Sketch #434 – use the sketch provided as inspiration.

3) Allsorts Challenge #350 – Circle Cards or circles on your card – no Square. I have rectangles, stars and circles.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Yosemite, Grenadine)
Patterned Paper: cut stars from it – American Crafts (Celebration – disco ball, cover band)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cricut Cuttin Up Cartridge, Star punches, Provo Craft embossing folders (dots), The Paper Studio (stars), EK success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X sticker maker

Star Birthday

So while I was making my niece’s birthday card I made these cool negative space stars by punching out the middles. I couldn’t let them go to waste!! I remember another sketch I had printed out from Atlantic Hearts Sketch #146 and made this card with all scraps. This card took a little work to get it just right but I like the finished product.

CHALLENGES:

  1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #146 – use the sketch provided to make a project

SUPPLIES:

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Yosemite, Grenadine, Green Tea)
Patterned Paper: cut stars from it – American Crafts (Celebration – disco ball, cover band)
Accents/Tools: Star punches, EK success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X sticker maker, red brads, small hole punch

RAWR!

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Rawr Valentine

This is my husband’s Valentine card. I didn’t know what I wanted to make him so while I was creating cards today I was thinking about it. He just got me some items off my internet wish lists for my birthday so I thought it would be cool to use something he bought me. Well my husband is also good at pushing my creativity and helping me try new things. I have been wanting to do more misting to get better at it and figure it out. So he bought be some ink powder…which I didn’t know existed. So when I was looking through my scraps I saw paper with dinosaurs on it and remembered this saying. I thought it might match the orange powder he got me. So here is my attempt at spritzing. I put some in a bottle with water to make orange but it really didn’t turn out. So then I sprinkled the powder on the paper and spritzed water on it. The other way is to spritz water on paper and sprinkle powder in it. Depending on how much water mixed with the powder seem to decide what color came out…red, orange, yellow. I got the color palette from the dinosaur paper.

I used the sketch from Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – sketch category…finally got it pretty close to the original!

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch category. Original sketch Can you case it #102.

SUPPLIES:
Image: cut from Paper Studio patterned paper
Cardstock: Bazzill (Admiral, Bazzill White, African Daisy)
Ink: Ken Oliver Crafts (Color Burst Orange), Darice Embossing Folder (dot background), Cricut, Cricut Cartridge Cuttin Up, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, scor-tape, xyron X sticker maker,

Princesses Valentine

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Princesses Valentine

Inside: I hope you have the Happiest Valentine Day in all the Kingdom.

So a lady at work saw the princess birthday card I did and wanted a valentine one for her nieces. So I kept design same but placed a heart in the middle…tried to make it look like they were holding it. This is the last of the princess dies in the package so will have to make Christmas cards with the rest of the dies.

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – favorites Category – sketch saved was Mojo Monday Sketch #433.

SUPPLIES:
Die Cut: Pebbles (Winter Wonderland Collection)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, Lagoon)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Boys Only – puzzle pieces)
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Taylored Expressions Embossing folder diagonal stripe

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