Saturday, November 30, 2019

12 Kits of Occasions: November All is Calm All is Bright

The Holidays are upon us, and at 12 Kits our very special hostess, LindseyLarsen  from 
Occasional Crafting has given us the perfect kit for the season. 
Thanks to Lindsey, we always have the most gorgeous image photo. 
She showcases each image, every paper, and captures perfectly the very
essence of each kit. This month was her turn, and she gave a kit full of Christmas. 
So thankful for her thoughtful and carefully planned Christmas kit!
Here's what I did with 'All is Calm All is Bright.

I love the earthy colors and flora and fauna she provided. Honestly one of the easiest
kits to create with. Lindsey gave us everything we needed!

Really love the wow factor this jumbo ornament gave this card.

Lindsey gave us elements to create cards with the reason for the season.
So happy to have PTI's Petite Places Bethlehem so I could do a few cards with these
precious dies and sweet messages.

Concord and 9th bold black plaid bg, and copper script 'merry' on C&9's mirror green
card stock circle.

And finally this trio celebrating under the mistletoe!

Loved this kit, and love Lindsey for helping speed along my Christmas cards!
I'm working on a few more with my leftovers. I'll post them when done.

Merry Christmas Blessings!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Card Concept: Ornate Ornaments

As the Christmas season fast approaches, I'm excited to bring you some 
inspiration along with The Card Concept's Challenge: Ornate Ornaments.

Isn't this photo gorgeous? The aquas and snowy white, all the shiny 
brights are just too wonderful.

I created a shaker card full of mini ornaments (Poppystamps) and a mix of sequins. 
The slim aqua frame is from Poppystamps too. 
It had a snowflake attached, I simply cut it out to enlarge my window.

I cut out the frame 5 times and glued them together to allow the ornaments 
to shake and move about.

The 'Merry' is part of Poppy's Merry Christmas Flourish die, cut apart, 
and I added 2 ornaments to the flourish ends.

I just can't leave backgrounds plain, apparently not in my DNA, (Ha!) so 
I added PTI's Marque frame, which seemed to fit perfectly behind my 
shaker. (Love it when that happens!) And I would say my card is 
Blinged Classy and Elegant style. 

With a photo like this weeks inspiration, I can't wait to see what you all
create! Be sure and check out the other designers' inspiration too.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Poppystamps Post: Wide Washi

Holiday Greetings, Poppy fans! How's the holiday card making coming along?
Want some inspiration? Check out my post on Poppystamps' blog today for
some tips on using your Washi tape to create die cuts.

Hope your week is extra crafty!

Friday, November 15, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags: Day 12

Hello everyone! Tag lovers especially!

Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags is well underway.

Exciting for me, because today I get to showcase tags made with Stamplorations
stamps and dies!
I love the sweet Christmas Reindeer set, and featured them with
Luggage Tags Nesting Dies.

Added a bit of sparkle to the antlers and eyes and nose.

Festive and fun for these tags!

Join the fun @inmycreativeopinion

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Card Concept: Thanksgiving Table

Happy Holiday Greeting to you!
With the holidays around the corner, I love to send autumn card to an inner
circle of aunts, and close friends.

My card today is an inspiration for the Card Concept Challenge which features this
photo and begins today.

Isn't this a gorgeous photo? And you can take your inspiration from
any of the elements for your card. I used the colors from the vase of 
flowers for my Layered and Elegant card.

Hope you're off to a good start with all your holiday projects. And hope you play 
along with this week's Card Concept Challenge.

PapertreyInk: Text & Texture:Leaves,  Penned Elegance Christmas,
Seasonal Borders: Autumn
Poppystamps: Brilliant Leaf Frame

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Poppystamps Holiday Blog Blitz

Friends, I have some exciting news... Poppystamps is having their holiday blog blitz! 
It's a time on the blog where you can not only find inspiration, but win a die on each post.

I'm featuring this gorgeous flourish called Merry Christmas Flourish, and I have
2 cards to show you. This one p aired with Poppystamps new 2 sided holiday paper.

And this one, on a striking dark paper with greens and berries. 
Come take a look on the blog to see how I made them, and don't 
forget to leave a comment. You might win the new Merry Christmas Flourish!
And there's one more way to win, Instagram. Tag a friend, like us and you both 
could win!
Happy Crafting everyone!