Snowman Soup to the rescue

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Deedee’s Digis is one of the sponsors for House of Cards End of Term Blog Hop. The blog hop creations were inspired by this photo:

better homes chocolate and turquoise placesetting

My plan was to use At the Table Digital Image but I just couldn’t get it to look like a Christmas card. I’m sure having a cold didn’t effect my creativity at all!

Dinner Place Setting

I liked it enough I decided to keep it and just make it a “thank you” card. I used i {heart} sketches #55 as my inspiration.

I then found paper that matched the color scheme of the inspiration photo and recolored the At the Table Digital Image to match. But when I put it all together it didn’t look like a Christmas card…as my husband said, “cute wedding card!” Since that was NOT what I was going for I took off the image so I could try to save the card. Back to the computer to find another image that might work with what I had started. Good ol’ Snowman Soup to the rescue! I changed up the layout a little using Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #234 as my inspiration.

Snowman Soup

I was happy with my result and glad I didn’t have to throw a card away!

CHALLENGES:

1) House of Cards Dec Blog Hop – make a project based off the inspiration photo.

2) December Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme category: Christmas

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Snowman Soup @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections

Inks: pre-colored digi stamp (just changed colors on it in photoshop) printed on Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: white brads, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Snowman Cup

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I have good news to announce!!! I’m a Design Team Member of Diane’s Daydream Designs!! Back in March I got a surprise email from Diane asking if I would like to join her team. I was flattered!! She has amazing images and is a Christian company which is just a blessing all by itself. I couldn’t join then as my plate was still full so I asked her if we could try in the summer. Well, here it is smack in the middle of summer so I’m going to jump in and design with these beautiful images.

Snowman Cup

This card will be one of cards we make at the Retirement Home for our Christmas Cards in July craft.
Inside says:
Wishing you a holiday
brimming with joy
and warmest wishes for a
Happy New Year!

CHALLENGES:
1) July Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #3 – original sketch was Sketch Saturday #224
2) Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – Non-traditional Christmas Colors. The theme this time is non traditional colours. Simply create a card that doesn’t use the usual colours of red, green, gold etc.
3) The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #73 – Christmas in July
4) Simply Create Too Challenge #65 – Christmas in July
5) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #176 – Dreaming of Snow

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Sweet Warm Ups Color Set @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Flamingo, Coco-discontinued)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: white brads, pop dots, Darci embossing folders – lines, Paper Studio embossing folder – snowflakes

Snowman week and a sad good-bye.

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Today at For Fun Challenges we are making Christmas/Winter cards that have a snowman on them.

We are sponsored by Dearie Dolls….check it out she has several free stamps at this time.

Unfortunate this will be the last challenge at For Fun Challenges.

She is shutting the doors after 3 years to take care of other obligations.

I’m sad because this challenge has pushed me in my creativity but happy to see what God has in store.

Whenever one door closes it gives God opportunity to open another door…. just wonder what it will be.

I sure hope you will play with us this last time.

CHALLENGES:

1) Card Patterns Sketch #167 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration.

SUPPLIES:

Stamps/Images: Christmas Mug @ Dearie Dolls

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper (striped bg paper) – Creative Imaginations, (red swirl) – Echo Park

Inks/Markers: paper pieced together after printing it on different papers

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Tombow markers, stickles, brads

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