Friday, December 4, 2015

'Tis the Season 56, A Photo Challenge!

Here's what I came up with for this week's photo challenge!

I L.O.V.E. it!

Why don't you play along? Come on!

Go over to 'Tis the Season, check out what the rest of the design team has put together, and then post your creation! Here's the inspiration photo...

It's your last chance to play this year! Join us!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

'Tis the Season, Challenge 55, a Sketch Challenge

 Here's my take on the challenge over on 'Tis the Season this time!

The sketch is easy, it's fun, and did I mention it's easy?

Inside, I have this fun message...

Here's the sketch. Why don't you head over to 'Tis the Season to see what the rest of the talented design team came up with and then post your creation?

Thursday, October 29, 2015

'Tis the Season, Color Challenge 54

Well, when they call it a challenge, they are not kidding! It is a challenge for sure! But I didn't let that stop me!  I grabbed my new toys and got to work!

Why don't you try your hand at this challenge? Head over to 'Tis the Season, check out the fabulous work of the design team and then play along with us!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

'Tis the Season Challenge 53, A Photo Inspiration

Here's what I created for the newest challenge on 'Tis the Season, where it's Christmas all year long.

I have been wanting to get some ink on my new set, Winter Wishes, and when I saw this newest challenge, I knew that I'd have to use this set.

I also have been wanting to use the Hardwood background stamp to make the scalloped top fence... perfect for this challenge!

I did some incredibly fussy cutting on those skates and branch of pine.

I love how it turned out... even if I did accidentally emboss the falling snowflakes on the wrong side of the paper!

Check out the picture below, check out what the other ladies on the 'Tis the Season design team created, and play along!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Last Minute Class Offering

I know it's last minute... but if anyone can make a class, I am offering one this Friday, October 16th at 1:00.  I'll be prepping the class on Friday morning so please let me know if you plan to come by Thursday evening.  The class is limited to 6.

We'll be making these 5 cards. These are mostly birthday cards, but as always, you can change the sentiment to suit your needs.

Come join us!  Five cards for $15.00!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

'Tis the Season, #52, It's a Sketch!

The challenge on 'Tis the Season this time is a sketch challenge.  Here's my take on the sketch.

I love that little snowman! And Cherry Cobbler is just one of my favorite colors...

Head over to 'Tis the Season to see what the team came up with and then play along!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

'Tis the Season, a Color Challenge, #51

I just loved trying to decide what to make using these colors!  I immediately thought of a million cool snowflake cards, but I wanted to challenge myself a bit this time, exercise the big muscle inside my skull.

I used this OLD set.  I fell in love with the straight lines of gifts.  WARNING: this set is color heavy, but the little girl in me wanted to color today.

Head over to 'Tis the Season, check out the beautiful cards of the design team and play along!

Friday, September 4, 2015

'Tis the Season, A Photo Inspired Challenge

I went clean and simple with this challenge number 50 on 'Tis the Season Christmas card challenge.

I will say that I always have the hardest time with the the photo challenges.  I embossed the pine branches with emerald embossing powder.  Then I embossed the ornament with Cherry Cobbler and a gold embossing powder.  I cut that out so that no white paper showed on the edge.  I sponged the edges in Cherry Cobbler.  I popped that up (although it is impossible to tell from this picture).  I used large and small rhinestones to imitate the colored lights that are shining from the tree.

You should give it a shot... Head over to 'Tis the Season and play along! Here's the photo to inspire your work.  Make sure you post your creation to 'Tis the Season so we get to see what you came up with.

Monday, August 24, 2015

'Tis the Season Challenge #49, a Sketch Challenge

 This is my take on the new challenge on 'Tis the Season.

I was looking at my stamps for something big to fill up that square.  I used this big poinsettia.  I went with that theme for the embossing folder, too.  I added a Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon.

On the flower itself, I inked it in black and then stamped it off once.  Then I used my blender pen to color that flower in.  I also used some gold metallic ink to create the berries and to add a bit of gold on the flowers.
I added my sentiment on before I colored in the flower, embossing it in gold to match the paper and the berries.

Inside, a lovely message to the receiver of this card

Why don't you try?  The sketch is below.  Once you've created your masterpiece, you can add it to the page at 'Tis the Season and show us what you came up with.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Class Opportunity- Four Card Gift Sets

 Photos don't do these sets justice!

This class will be a bit different; I'll have papers ready for sets of 4.  There will be lots of different choices to make.  You just need to give me an idea of how many gift sets you want to make.

You can make one set for $10.  Each additional set is only $5.00 each!!!!

Just think... birthday gifts, hostess gifts, teacher gifts, neighbor gifts, hostess gifts, stocking stuffers (gasp!  I know... I said it!)

You will have lots of options.
 Come and join us on Friday, September 11th at 4:00!
(What you can't see very well in this picture is that there is a white on white layer with the top layer embossed with different folders... trust me... they are gorgeous.

Please RSVP by Wednesday September 9th.  Please let me know (about) how many sets you plan on making.  I will have lots of patterned paper available to choose from, and you will have awesome gifts that you will be sooooooo proud of!

I hope to create with you soon!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

'Tis the Season, a Color Challenge!

This time, we have a color challenge for you guys!  These are some pretty non-traditional Christmas colors, and I took the directions literally and did change a few things up.  I used Old Olive instead of the Always Artichoke.  I also used So Saffron instead of Daffodil Delight, and Melon Mambo instead of the Strawberry Slush (but those two are so close to each other anyway...)

I am really happy with how it came out.  I used a blender pen to color in the tree; I think it's a little softer that way, don't you?

Why don't you try and play along? Don't forget to go to 'Tis the Season and add your card to play along!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sprinkles of Life Card Set

I am having this 6 card set featuring the Sprinkles of Life set from Stampin' Up.  The class will also feature the matching punch for several of the stamps in the set.  You will love this variety set.  I know I say it a lot, but this would make a great gift for someone.

The class is being offered on August 14th at 2:00 pm. You'll make all 6 cards for $15.00.  If you decide you want to buy the bundle from Stampin' Up, you can take the class for $5.00.    
 "Every could has a silver lining- You just have to look up to see it."
"Happy Birthday"
 Ice cream cone: "Hope your day slacks up to be one good thing on top of another."

Apple basket: "Sending many Thanks"

The broccoli: "Thanks a bunch."

The cupcake: "You are the sprinkles on the cupcake of life."

If you'd like to join me, please RSVP by August 13th at noon.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

'Tis the Season, Inspiration Challenge, number 47

 Here's my take on the 'Tis the Season challenge posted this week.

I chose my base based on that big blue blog in the corner of the picture.  The tree goes from Sky Blue to Pirouette Pink with a bit of Blushing Bride on the top.  I colored the ornaments with my Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, and Regal Rose.  I topped the tree with a tiny glitter star. There's also a stripe of Pink Pirouette, embossed with snowflakes, across the middle.
Here's a close up of the tree.

Why don't you head on over to 'Tis the Season and check out what the rest of the design team came up with.  You can also link your card up there and play along!

Here's our inspiration photo. Play long, why don't ya?

Monday, July 13, 2015

'Tis the Season Challenge 46, a Sketch Challenge

Here's my take on this week's sketch challenge over on 'Tis the Season! There are so many ways to go.  Check out what the design team did and then play along.

Here's the inside of the card.  Just fun.

Grab some paper and some stamps and play along!

Friday, June 26, 2015

'Tis the Season, A Color Challenge that is Challenging!

I am pleased to present to you my take on the 45th, extremely challenging color challenge brought to you by 'Tis the Season... where it's Christmas all year long!

This time, we are give the color challenge of Navy, Sand, and Concord.  Since my go to concord would be Stampin' Up's Concord Crush, I went to that color folder (I am a little OCD...) and found mere scraps left of my stash.  Okay... that's cool... it's meant to be used, not hoarded...

These colors stumped me for a bit, I have to admit.  They are not what I like to call, "traditional" Christmas colors.

So I searched for something that didn't scream for those "traditional" colors... stars, baby!

I have been wanting to play more with my star dies and my Many Merry Stars Stamp Set (double alliteration... nice, Stampin' Up).
Here is a product of their union.  I tried to take a side shot to show you both the paper piercing in the big Night of Navy star and the top Sahara Sand star, and the fact that each layer is popped up giving such a cool 3D effect that you I really can't capture in a photo.

I added the sentiment from the set with the same name, added one piece of bling right in the center, and called it a day.

Why don't you head over to 'Tis the Season and play along with us... show us what you've got!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

'Tis the Season Challenge 44...A photo inspiration...

I'm fired...

Here's my take on this week's photo inspiration.  I love it!  So, so cute!

Here's the photo challenge... give it a try... and post your photo to 'Tis the Season!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

'Tis the Season Sketch Challenge 43

I love this sweet card!

I have created so many cards (in my head) using this sketch.  I think it would work so well for so many cards.  Here I created this sweet little snow guy card and I think it is SOOOOOOOOOOO cute.

This sketch is fast and easy!  Coloring this guy in is what took me the longest.

Why don't you  head over to the 'Tis the Season, check out what the rest of the team came up with, and then play along with us!  Here's the sketch for you...

 Thanks for looking... now come play along!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Summer Flowers Card Class

 There are five cards here, a tease of the 8 card flower set.
 Most cards in the set feature the same stamp set, Painted Petals, a beautiful two-step set.  You will love it!
 You'll make 8 sweet cards for $20.00.

The class will be offered on Friday, June 19th at 2:00.

Please RSVP by Thursday the 18th.

I hope you'll come create with me!

Father's Day Open House!

 Since the Mother's Day open house was so successful, I thought I'd try it with Father's Day!

I'll have a bunch of stuff available for you to make a Father's Day card.  Make as many as you need and personalize them for your dad, husband, brother, grandfather, or friends,

Here's a small sampling of Father's Day stamps (I just fell in love with the Da Vinci Dad). I have tons more: tool stamps, punch art wrenches, boats, motorcycles, fish, and more! If your guy loves it, I probably have it.

This type of class is perfect for Mommy and Me.

I am offering this open house twice.

Sunday June 14th from 2-6 or Wednesday June 17th from 10-2.

Each card is only $3.00.

Let me know if you're coming so I make sure I am home for you!

Come join us!  I hope to create with you soon!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

'Tis the Season, Color Challenge 42!

Boy was I stumped at this mix of colors originally!  I love the Crumb Cake and grey.  I also love the Cherry Cobbler and Real Red, but I just never use the two reds together...

I must say I am quite pleased with how this turned out.  I inked up the whole wreath stamp in Crumb Cake, and then I individual leaves grey and cobbler.  I stamped it on Very Vanilla.  I created a vanilla ribbon of paper.  I stamped "joy" in cherry, "season of" in grey, and spritzed some red and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  I also added red glitter to the wreath and complimented that with a red layer of glitter paper.  I also threw a layer of gray under the image and popped the whole layer on top of a Crumb Cake base.

Now that you know the colors, why don't you head over to 'Tis the Season, see what the rest of the designers created, and then post your creation.  I can't see what you come up with!