Friday, December 7, 2018

Let It Snow Take Two

I've always loved using one design as a jumping off point for another card.  A few days ago I made a card using the Let It Snow die. Once the supplies are out, it's easy to create two cards for one. 
Want to make it even more fun?  Add some brand new supplies that you just got in the mail!

Using the die for today's card, I kept it wrapped in red foil paper and used the same colors and DSP. I changed the layout, making a square card. The scene I created with the Fence Line:Winter stamps and dies, is framed with a circle that has white glitter paper peeking from behind the lattice cut outs. 

I'm playing along with the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

Also adding this to the Transformation Tuesday challenge at Papertrey Ink.
PTI products used: Fence Line Winter: Stamps set and dies, 
Shape Shifters Circle 4 Die, Christmas Cheer Dies, Merry Mug Stamp set and dies.

I'm so glad you came by to visit today. Have a wonderful weekend! 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Decked Out Dies

Hello friends! 
Well, the theme of decked out dies is a good one for Make it Monday. 

I must have had the deck the halls idea in mind as I created today's card, combining a rustic country feel with snowflakes and traditional colors. 

I've been wanting to use the Let It Snow die from PTI for awhile. It was fun covering it with read foil paper so it can shine against the background of snowflakes.  I used a designer paper (Echo Park) with a wood background for the main panel, then added two panels with a pattern of flakes over the wood. A few large die cut snowflakes and holly for flat mailing. Please notice - NO sequins, lol!
That's all for me today. Happy creating! 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Reindeer

It's been awhile since I've posted but I have been busy.  Crafting has been happening sporadically in between lots of holiday preparations and family gatherings. 

We did however make time to boat on a warmer day this week, before putting the boat into storage. I don't want to ever miss a chance to be on the lake, you know? Others say we're CRA-ZY!!

Would you like to see my project? 

I'm in love with the Reindeer dies from Elizabeth Creations and featured them on my Christmas card. 

My background uses Distress Oxide Inks in Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet blended to 
create a night sky. Using a stencil from the Make It Market Fairytale Christmas from PTI, I slicked on embossing paste and glitter to make pretty falling snowflakes.

Silver accents include the embossed sentiment, a skinny strip of silver foil paper along the top of the panel, 3 rhinestone gems and a silver chord adorning the deer's neck. 

I am pleased to have another card added to the stash. Hopefully I will be getting them addressed to mail soon! 

Thank you so very much for stopping by to visit today! Hope you are enjoying some crafty moments too! 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Yuletide Sparkle

Time for another card using the Bold Borders: Yuletide Die with lots of sparkle and the bling of foil!
I'm loving making multiple inked borders and keeping them handy until the idea strikes to use it for a card. For this background, I inked the panel with Distressed Oxide inks and then covered that over with Versamark Ink, adding a layer of glitter for a super sparkly look. The photo only shows a smattering of this, but IRL it covers the entire panel. 

I also layered inks to add shading to the die cut greenery. I adhered silver foil to the die cut sentiment which makes it stand out with SHINE as the focal point. 

I'm playing along with the Love of Layers Make It Monday Challenge at PTI. Hope you have a great day! 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

November 2018 Blog Hop with Papertrey Ink

It's been a busy few days but I'm popping in to play along with the blog hop today. I didn't have much time but I got in the craft room for just a bit today to make my card. 

I kept the style clean and crisp as that's what the inspiration photo suggested to me. I love the bold combo of lots of white with red and a touch of blue. 

I used the following products from PTI: 
 Bitty Big Patterned paper in Pure Poppy, Bold Borders Yuletide Die, Sending Joy Stamp Set, Pure Poppy Ink. 
The blue ink is Lakehouse from WPlus 9. I needed a clean blue with no hint of green so this was selected after trying a few other inks. 

The Yuletide die is perfect for an elegant look, but I loved using it this time in a different way. Instead of a frame, I used it under my panel extending over it on the right side, giving me more room for the focal point and sentiments. I added a couple white die cut holly leaves and a tiny red bow.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I'm happy to have another card ready for mailing and it took effort to avoid sequins or other bling so it is flat for the post office. Having just mailed a bunch of cards I am sure I need this to become my habit!

 Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Merry and Bright

YAAY! Happy Friday! 
As I mentioned yesterday, I'm back again today with Take 2 of the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch. I took a more literal approach using bold stripes and a hexagon window. 

 The reindeer from the Merry and Bright stamp set (SSS) was colored with Copics. He is surrounded by two trees die cut of white card stock and also colored with Copics.  I arranged the scene on an inked background and topped it with the stamped sentiment banner. 

In case you need a refresher of the sketch, here you go! 

I'm pleased to be on a roll with stamping this week and happy to have quite a few Christmas cards finished. I hope you feel glad to have stopped by today. Enjoy your weekend!

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:
Stamps: SSS - Merry and Bright
Paper: Neenah Solar White, red foil card stock
INK: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black, WPlus9 - Gala Red
Accessories:  Hexagon dies - Plus 9, Copic markers, Glossy accents

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cas(E) This Sketch

Welcome stamping friends, hope you're having a great Thursday. 
It's a very special day for me, I've been invited to be Guest Designer this week at CAS(E) this sketch!  It's my very favorite challenge and I'm thrilled to be part of the team today. 

We were given this fabulous sketch created by Donna.  
I interpreted it somewhat loosely, using  a white embossed sentiment and a few die cuts to define the shapes. 

This kind of elegant simplicity is one of my favorite types of cards for Christmas. Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration from the design team. And feel free to play along! 
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I'll be back tomorrow with my 2nd take on this sketch

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:
Stamps: WPlus9 - Hellebore Builder and dies; SSS - Stained Glass Greetings
Paper: Neenah Solar White, SU - Real Red
INK: Versamark - WPlus9 - Gala Red, Fairy Dust, Last Leaf, Appletini, Old Gold, Hayride
Accessories: White embossing powder, Gold sequins