Monday, November 22, 2021

Have A Very Merry Christmas

Happy Monday! I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is this week. This year is slipping by so quickly. I'm in Christmas card mode for the rest of the month and still have quite a few I have to make before I get mine mailed out. I saw the current sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps weekly challenge and was inspired! I had just picked up the October issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft and there was a darling little freebie that came with that month's edition...Margaret Sherry's Christmas Cuties stamps and snow globe die! Gotta love free stuff, right? I stamped up the darling little mouse pulling Rudolph on the sled onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored the image to create a winter scene using my alcohol markers. Using the snow globe die cut I cut it once using the white cardstock and then a second time using black. I colored the hearts and the star with my alcohol markers and inserted them into the die cut panel along with the focal panel. Then following the sketch I adhered some Stampin' UP basic black cardstock to my white A2 card base, then a slightly smaller white panel. To that I added my sketch elements from the My Mind's Eye Christmas Wish 6x6 paper pad to the card, matting each piece with more black cardstock for some nice contrast. I stamped the sentiment from the same Margaret Sherry stamp set at the bottom right corner using Versafine onyx black ink and added a few black gems from my stash on either side of the sentiment and some white gel pen details to the critters to finish off this adorably cheery Christmas card!


Thursday, November 18, 2021

Life Happens, Coffee Helps

Hello and happy Thursday! Today's card was created for the 2021 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. To create my card I inked up a rectangle panel using Stampin' UP Sahara sand and an A2 mask from Simon Says Stamp. With the mask stencil still on I added the coffee rings using a Tim Holtz stencil and distress ink in tea stain. I then stamped the sentiment from Honey Bee's Blah Blah Blah stamp set and Gina K Design black ink. I then stamped the coffee pot and mug from Altenew's Coffee Love onto white Copic-friendly cardstock, colored them using my alcohol markers, and fussy cut them out. I popped them up off of the card for a little interest and dimension. Love how clean and simple this card was. Thank you for visiting my blog today!


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Baby It's Cold Outside, Drink Coffee-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and welcome to the November Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb! This month we decided to use this fun Christmas photo as our inspiration. And, since the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop happens to be going on right now, we decided it would be fun to coordinate this month's collaboration around that! To create my card I started by stamping the beautiful Planner Gal Cold Outside by Unity Stamp Company onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I then stamped the coordinating sentiment to the top left of the image. Then, doing some very selective stamping, I stamped the drink coffee sentiment and one of the cups from L2E's Morning Cup stamp set to the right of my planner gal. I colored the image using my alcohol markers. Then using a strip of striped paper from the My Mind's Eye Yuletide 6x6 paper pad I added a little tablecloth beneath my image and die cut the whole thing into a rectangle panel using a stitched border die from Paper Rose. I added more of the pretty patterned papers from the same My Mind's Eye paper pad onto my white A2 card base using a fun sketch I found on Pinterest. To finish my card off I popped the focal panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape. 

For my coffee this month I chose a warm, toasty Cinnamon Crunch Latte from my local Panera restaurant. I absolutely loved it! Now, be sure to head on over to Deb's blog and see how she was inspired by this month's challenge!


Sunday, November 7, 2021

Bride & Groom


I have a wedding to attend next weekend and thought it would be perfect to enter into this week's Watercooler Wednesday card challenge. To create my card I started by layering some teal blue cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white A2 card base. I then layered a pretty light blue panel of patterned paper from The We R Memory Keepers Anthologie Potpourri 12x12 paper pad on top. I then die cut a fish tail banner using a light blue cardstock from Hobby Lobby and a We R Memory Keepers die and layered it on top. I then stamped the floral framed image from Stampin' UP's Apothocary Art stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink and colored it using my Copic markers. I fussy cut the image out and then die cut the same shape using the coordinating dies and more of the teal blue cardstock. I adhered them together and then popped the panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape. For finishing touches I added some clear gems from The Paper Studies in various sizes throughout the blooms on the frame and around the fishtail banner. Love how pretty but simple this card is! 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Merry Christmas-Send A Smile 4 Kids


Hello! Welcome to the November Send A Smile 4 Kids card challenge. This month we are creating happy holiday cards for kids. To create my card I started by stamping this adorable little gingerbread man from Purple Onion onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock, colored him using my alcohol markers, and fussy cut him out. I edged him with my Momento tuxedo black marker and popped him up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I then cut a square out of more white cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle Joy To The World stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. I die cut the square scalloped edge frame from cherry cobbler cardstock from Stampin' UP using a die from Spellbinders. To create the card I started by layering some cherry cobbler cardstock directly onto my white A2 cardbase and then started layering pretty Christmas patterned papers from Echo Park. The collection is so old I've honestly lost track of the name of it and when it was made. LOL. Yes, I'm a paper hoarder! Once I finished layering all of the panels onto the card I popped the focal panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape. To finish the card off I added some black gems from Ki to the corners and a little glitter pen to the details on the gingerbread man. So cute and so very fun!

Friday, November 5, 2021

Gnome For The Holidays


Whew, it's Friday! It's been a long week and work has been crazy and I've been struggling with my sleep. What better way to relax and get over it all? Craft! I am in the process of making my Christmas cards for next month. This card was created for the latest Addicted to Stamps And More, The Male Room, and the Freshly Made Sketches card challenges. To create my card I started by die cutting the adorable Li'l Gnome from Simon Says Stamp using some white cardstock for the base and patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Oh What Fun 6x6 paper pad. I colored the beard and nose using my Copic markers. I then die cut a gorgeous Nordic pierced edge circle from The Greetery using white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Gnome For The Holidays stamp set using Gina K Designs black ink. I stamped the pine trees from Inkadinkado's Trees stamp set using Stampin' UP's Old Olive ink. Using some green cardstock from Hobby Lobby I cut an A2 panel to completely cover my white card base. I then layered some papers from the same My Mind's Eye Oh What Fun paper pad onto the card and then added the focal panel directly on top. I added some foam tape to the back of my gnome and popped him up off of the card for a final touch. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!