Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Canvas

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I was hoping to get this posted yesterday, but with traveling and my computer battery deciding to die it just didn't happen. :)
I made another canvas for my husband. I used the stamp from Wild Rose Studio called Baby Jesus. So again, I had an idea in my head for this canvas and 21 retries and re-do's later, this is how it turned out! I just got some pan pastels in a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed playing around with them on this canvas.
I hope you enjoy my project! And I will hope that I get a new camera soon. The pictures just don't do the metallic pan pastels justice. They are so gorgeous!

Some close up pics!

Used the following:
Gesso, Modeling paste, Perfect Pearl mists, Pan Pastels, Copics, Chalk

Have a Blessed day!
Entering in these challenges:
Fashionable Stamping - In the Holiday Spirit
Mixed Media Color Challenge - Happy Holidays
Pan Pastel - Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Building A Snowman

Hello all! Merry Christmas! I hope you are able to enjoy a lovely peaceful day surrounded by loved ones!
I have a card to share with you for the new challenge up at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog! It's always Anything Goes so I hope you will join us! 

Sadly, this will be my last card with this amazing team! I have decided to take a break from card making and crafting to concentrate more on family. Thank you Tabitha, Karen, Kelly, Rhea, Colleen and all the fabby DT teamies for letting me be a part of your team! :)

I have used the beautiful stamp Building a Snowman from Wild Rose Studio. I colored these cuties with copics and added some fluff mixed with microfine glitter.  I spritzed the small doily with perfect pearl mist and added some snow to the farm fence die cut using a snowpen. The flowers are from I Am Roses and the lace and ribbon are from my stash. The frame was cut using the elegant edges cartridge by Cricut. 

7 Kids products used:Building a Snowman stamp
Cryogen White paper
Copic Sketch Markers
Sizzix Big Shot
Tuxedo Black Memento ink
Paper Distresser
Mini Glue Dots
Advanced Tape Glider
Warm Diamond Microfine Glitter
Farm Fence by MFT
Small Doily by Bo Bunny

I hope you have a blessed day!
Merry Christmas!

Entering these challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Christmas
Fashionable Stamping - In the Spirit

Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Christmas Carol

Hi all! It's getting really close to Christmas now! I made this Christmas card for Crafty Ribbons Advent Inspirations! I hope you will have a chance to check it out and join in! 

For today's card, I've used A Christmas Song by Crafty Sentiments! I cut out a mat for my image with my cricut cartridge Elegant Edges. The paper is from The First Noel DCWV stack. The stamen are from WOC and the charm and lace are from Hobby Lobby. 

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Blue: B28, B24, B21
Brown: E18, E15, E13, E11, E29, E39, E35
Black/Gray: 100, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Red: R29, R27, R24
Green: G46, G43, G40
Yellow: Y11, Y00, E50, E53

I made a small tutorial for the tree die cut. I first cut them out and stamped music notes on them. Then rubbed vintage photo and peeled paint on my mat. I spritzed with water and ran the trees through. I did it again to make my colors darker. The last pic is of the tattered florals die cut. I did the same process to make the flower except I used a script stamp and barn door distress ink. 

Products used:

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a blessed day and a very Merry Christmas!!
I am entering in the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant - Christmas inspiration
Papertake Weekly - Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafty - Fav technique (distressing)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - Y for You make
Scrapper's Delights - Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks - Distressing
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations
Jellypark - Christmas
Sentimental Sundays - Christmas

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Silver and Gold

Good morning! I hope your day is going well! We have another wonderful challenge for you up at 7 Kids Challenge Blog! The DT decided to go with a silver and gold theme! But it's still Anything Goes, so come on over and join us! :)
My card is pretty simple this time. The Joyful Song Stampers Anonymous stamp was stamped in silver ink and the Poinsettia was embossed with silver and gold embossing enamel! You can see all the 7 Kids products I used below! If you would like to purchase any of the items just click on them and the link will take you right to it! :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Snow Angel

Hi everyone! I hope you're staying warm!! Another new challenge is up at Crafty Sentiments! We would love to see your projects with the theme


Sadly, this is my last card as DT for Crafty Sentiments. Thank you, Suzette, Jan, and all of the amazing DT's for letting me be a part of such an incredible team! I will miss you all so much!

For my card I used the image Snow Angel. This is such a cute image and I loved coloring her! She was colored with copics and distressed with vintage photo distress ink. I used a little shabby white embossing enamel around for snow. The papers were cut with my cricut using the Elegant Edges cartridge. I added some cheesecloth and snowflake ribbon to finish it off! :)

Please come by and join our challenge at Crafty Sentiments! And please leave those wonderful DT ladies lots and lots of love! :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Blessings

Hi everyone! I hope your day is going well. I wanted to share my card with you today using the stamp On Top of the World that I purchased at 7 Kids College Fund. Look below for a complete list of products I used from 7 Kids to make this card.

Here is the step card that I made with the help of Martha Stewart's score board. I put the image out on the step, because I wanted this little girl to be the center of attention! :) These stamps are so cute!
I added some die cuts that I cut from sparkly Christmas paper and made some silvery hills. I used Precious Ornaments from Memory Box and Marianne Designs Collectables.

Products used from 7 Kids:
On Top of the World Gorjuss stamp
Faded Jeans distress ink

There's still time to enter your project at our 7 Kids College Fund Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Blessed day!
I am entering in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Crafty Catz - 2 or more dies
Little Scrap Pieces - Linky party
Mark's Finest Papers - Blue Christmas
Glitter and Sparkle - Show us some Blue
The Squirrel and the Fox - Summer or Winter
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Eureka - Step Card
Kaboodle Doodle - Non-traditional Christmas
Party Time Tuesday - Winter Wonderland
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
MilkCoffee - Non-traditional Christmas
Creative Moments - Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Season of Giving

Hello friends! Today is a new challenge over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog! My card today has the gorgeous stamp Dawn Giving Away by Nellie Snellen. I've colored her with my copics on cryogen white paper. I cut the shapes out with my cricut using the Elegant Edges cartridge. I distressed the edges using vintage photo distress ink and Tim Holtz paper distresser. On the hoods and fluffy balls are white fluff and microfine glitter. To finish it off, I added some shabby white frantage.


List of 7 Kids College Fund items used:

I am entering in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes w/ Ribbon
Crafty Little Fairies - Traditional Christmas
The Outlawz - Christmas
QKR Stampede - Christmas
Little Scrap Pieces - Linky party
Stampin' for the Weekend - Feeling Festive
CMC - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Anything Goes
Pile it On - P is for...pretty, presents, paper
Sentimental Sunday - Christmas
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas
Created with Love - Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Snowy Winter
Party Time Tuesdays - Christmas
Copic Marker Norge - Christmas
Inky Impressions - Winter or Snow
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Feeling Festive
ABC Christmas - X is for...out of the Box
3 Girl Jam - Tis the Season w/ ribbon
Oozak - Let's Celebrate
Make it Colorful - Red/Green

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Warm Winter Wishes

Happy Tuesday! We have another fabulous challenge for you today over at Crafty Sentiments!
Our theme this week is
Tag Along
So show us your tags or projects with a tag on them!
Here is my card using the cute image Winter Wishes. I colored her with copics on cryogen white paper. The Spellbinders floral ovals die cut was used the mat the image. I distressed the edges using vintage photo distress ink and TH paper distresser. I stamped on a piece of paper using a script stamp, then distressed it and then rolled the top a bit. The post card is from Daydream Designs Sentimental Journal set. I cut the tags using Avery Elle tag die cut. The poinsettia was made using Crinoline material and the Sizzix poinsettia die called Susan's Garden. I colored them using peeled paint, barn door, and vintage photo distress inks. I stitched the flower together by hand. It was not as easy as I had hoped. I think next time I'll buy the poinsettia die cut with the 3 layers of flowers, not the 7 individual leaves and petals!! Aaaahhhhh! The ribbon is from Ladybug Creations and is called Christmas Grunge.
And, of course, I added frantage on everything!!!! Ahahahahahaha!!!
Have a wonderful day!


I am entering in the following challenges:
Cards Galore - Christmas 
A Little Bit Crafty - Christmas Cheer
Heck of a Challenge - Colorful Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop - Christmas
Country View Challenges - Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - Winter/Holiday
Fashionable Stamping - In the Holiday Spirit
Ladybug Crafts - Christmas/Winter
Just For Fun - Christmas
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
Oozak - Let's Celebrate
Artistic Inspirations - Winter Wonderland
Whoopsi Daisy - Traditional Christmas
Created with Love - Christmas
The Shabby Tea Room - Terrific Tags
The Pink Elephant - Winter
LEJ Designs - Christmas is coming