Saturday, December 31, 2016

Thinking of You

Happy 2017 everyone!
Looking forward to a year full of creating. 
And seeing what you create too!
Completely thrilled to be joining the team at Happy Little Stampers
as they launch a new Watercolor Challenge.

The month of January hosts this beauty from Barb Houser as our muse:

Because Barb used stenciling, just had to add the technique
to my card. But it's optional, you don't have to add it.

Butterfly stamp from HLS' new set, Especially For You.
Made a stencil from the butterfly (5 of them!) and dabbed on
my colors. Lastly, a spray from Lindy's Stamp Gang; 
Starburst: Furry Navel Peach.
(the coppery color with a shimmer)
Next stamped 3 butterflies with Ranger Archival Ink and
used my Zigs to color just one piece of their wings in aqua and navy.
Added my watercolor piece to a bg black & white plaid from PTI.
The sentiment was added, and finally a few sequins to finish.
There are several wonderful videos on HLS to help you create
the perfect watercolor.
Hope you play along with HLS' newest challenge.
Looking forward to seeing your entry.
OH! And there's a $15. gift certificate to our winner. (Yay!)

Join in the fun here:

Friday, December 30, 2016

12 Kits of Occasions December 2016 -

We're at the end of 2016, almost New Year's Eve,
and we're posting a day early at 12 Kits, 
with this striking array of papers and die cuts, and 
adorable accents from Jessica Davis (The Paper Parade)

Here's the first of 5, hope you enjoy!

Shaking it up with this one. Added some gold foil leaves from PTI.

Jessica included this sweet arrow and sequins.

Some of the papers were foiled. Love the elegant feel!

Had to add a heart to match this sentiment.

And last is this die cut I colored with copics. Her brim and pom got a touch of
Neon Amplify, and the goggles Glossy Accents.
The bg is watercolored then stenciled with 'snow'. (Embossing paste)

Well that's it, hope you enjoyed.

A big Thank You to Jessica!
I have so many beautiful designer papers left over,
not to mention a trio of Yeti characters.
Can't wait to see what my teammies did!
 Happy, healthy New Year!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry & Bright

December 26th, the day after Christmas, and we're
blog hopping with PapertreyInk!

Nichole gave us this pastel confection, 
full of all kinds of inspiration.

See that sweet grove of trees in the back?
It inspired me to do this card.

Love the bottle brush trees from Joyful Christmas.
Cover Plate: Scroll Frame
Holiday Swoosh sentiment
The back tree is done with Perfect Pearls,
the 2 front, embossed.
A bit of Wink of Stella gave them some shimmer.
How was your Christmas?
Here's a peek at mine

8 of the 11 and their moms and pops are camping out with us.

Daughter was 1st one up, so she's starting breakfast.

And so it went all day... eating, opening presents, and jolly fun!

The hop is all day, hoping to see all the fabulous creations!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas to All!

Hoping the last gift is wrapped, the last card is sent, 
and your holiday is filled with all the love your heart can hold! 
Blessings and Love for the New Year!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Birthday for Noelle

Getting in a quick post for PTI's Make it Monday with Ashley.

A birthday card for my granddaughter, Noelle. 
Yes, she's a Christmas baby!
We have 3 in December, right around Christmas Day. 
Loved this tutorial by Ashley, using a photo and Clear Cardstock.

I was privilaged to attend an award's ceremony to honor Noelle,
and several others. She was so proud to get a double award
for grades and 'caring'. 

PTI: Text Block: Birthday Die
Snowflake Border Die
Pure Poppy cardstock, Stamper's Select & Clear Cardstock.
 Memory Box: Heart Locket

Monday, December 19, 2016

Paper Sweeties 2016: 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Blog Hop

Merry Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to all!
I'm so excited to be on the guesting side of Paper Sweeties, 
25 Days of Christmas Holiday Blog Hop!

Everyday brings you inspiration and amazing deals on 
Paper Sweeties products! 

What's more holly jolly than a shaker?
Love to do them, love to give them!

This one uses a bg embossing folder I first sponge inked,
then added a light swiping of Versamark, then Bridal Embossing Powder.
Very snowy, don't you think?
See below for the Paper Sweeties Stamps and dies I used.

Hugs to all, hope your holidays are full of love, and some crafting too!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Warmth of the Season

Create Along with Us and Nichole Heady's warm and wonderful
card, featuring a quilt with hand 'stitching'.

Been awhile since I used my gel pen, and thought 
Nichole's quilt was both quaint and genius.

Tag Sale Quilted
Quilted Winter stamps and dies
Chicken Scratch Gingham
Berry Sorbet Twill tape

Speaking of stitching,
Did a bunch of these felt ornaments for my children,
and thought I'd show you one. 
Stitched Ornament
Hope your season is full of wonder!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Pink Poinsettia

Do you love to watercolor? Want to be inspired to know more?
Read on for an exciting announcement!

Have you heard of Happy Little Stampers, '12 Days of Christmas Challenge'?
Kylie Purtell is hosting it on her blog, and there's some fab prizes to be had!

I did a watercolor with HLS's new stamp set, Christmas Joy

The poinsettia image is perfect for any type of coloring.
I chose to watercolor with my Zigs, fussy cut, and add several extra
petals and pop up the center.
'Merry Christmas' is also from the set, done in silver emboss.
 Happy Little Stampers has several challenges you can play,
and I'm happy to announce I'll be joining the design team for a 
new one, Watercolor Challenge, in January!

Hope you'll follow, and play along!
And hope your December is a blessed one.
Stay warm, and craft on!

Merry & Bright

Betsy shows us how to outline our images on this week's MIM.
Really pops the embossed stamps!

Just had to use Betsy's What the Doodle: Ornament.
After restamping the ornaments, I fussy cut the middles and 
foam popped them onto the centers.
Pale Peony cardstock
Lovely Lady inked  on top.
R20 Copic
Jingle All the Way (Christmas)
Vintage Linens designer cardstock 
Wink of Stella clear
sequins: Irridescent 3mm Pretty Pink Posh

Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Heart

Playing along with Inspired by All the Little Things.

 Joyce Mehrberg is guesting, and didn't want to miss joining her!

I focused in on the blackboard, and it's touches of red.
Getting this one in under the wire!

PTI Stamp Sets: Christmas Faith
Fab Flakes
Bells & Boughs
Freshly Fallen
Ombre Sentiments: Christmas
Holiday Plaid pattern paper (PTI)