Saturday, 28 November 2015

Kitty Bee Christmas Fun!

Hello, my friends!

Recently I was thrilled to be invited to join the design team of Kitty Bee Designs.
Beginning in January I will be sharing two posts with you every month.
One will be for the Kitty Bee Challenge blog,
and one will be an inspiration post. 

Today is an inspiration/announcement post.

I used this cute Teddy Bear image and altered it for the season.
Normally this guy is heading for the beehive hanging in the tree.
This time of year, he is hanging lights and decorating for Christmas.
Isn't he cute?


Materials Used:
Papers: Basic Grey - Jovial, Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: Kitty Bee Designs - Teddy Bear in Tree,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Ribbon & Christmas Lights: My Stash.

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Here are all the links you need to find all the fun:
and 

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I'll be back with more Kitty Bee projects in January! :o)

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Happy Thanksgiving...again! :o)

Hello, my friends!

A Very Happy Thanksgiving to all of you that are celebrating today!
I'm celebrating right along with you...but without the delicious turkey dinner! ;o)

In honour of this special day, I made you all a card.
This is put together using two sets from Deedee's Digis.
The cute character is from the set called "Fall Warm-up"
and the sentiment came from "We Give Thanks".

Here is my easel card opened up:


Isn't that little fella cute? 
Here's what the card looks like closed:


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Bo Bunny - Forever Fall;
Die: Sizzix - Card, Regal Stand-Ups;
Images: Deedee's Digis - Fall Warm-up and We Give Thanks;
Confetti: My Stash.

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You're really going to want to pop over to Deedee's Digis Shop!
She's having the biggest sale!
Believe me...you've never seen such great images for such great prices! :o)

Look at this:


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Blessings to each of you as you celebrate Thanksgiving! 
God is so GOOD!
We have MUCH to be THANKFUL for! :o)

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Winter Wishes - Cards and More DT



Hello, my friends!

Today it's my turn to share a project over at the Cards and More Shop blog.
It's my first one...and I'm quite excited! :o)

I made a fun pocket card using a fantastic template.
This template is so versatile, and could be used for any celebration.

Here is my pocket card:

Isn't that paper beautiful?
I added the sentiment with a stamp from my stash.
This is the first time I've used Maja papers, and they're a joy to work with!
All of the edges were distressed with both the distressing tool, and ink.
The insert is the perfect place to add your private message, or gift card.
Here it is with the insert pulled out.


Here's a close-up of the poinsettias. 
I created them using the Spellbinders die.
I added liquid pearls to the centers.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please let me know if you have any questions!

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I used these items from the Cards and More Shop:

  

   

Friday, 20 November 2015

ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday


Happy Friday, friends!

It's Friday, so it must be Sketch-y Friday, and time for a ScrapMuch? post! :o)

Here's the new sketch from Laura:


Isn't it great? 
Here's my layout:


Here is a close-up of some flowers that I made.
I sparkled them up with stickles.


My journaling, and a layered butterfly.



A closer look at the background, and fibers.


Materials Used:
Papers: DCWV Textured Cardstock, K & Company - Watercolor Bouquet;
Stencil: Prima - Finnabair 12 X 12 Elementals Stencil - Doily;
Texture Magic Paint - Almond;
Punch: EK Success - Triple Layer Butterfly Punch;
Dies: American Crafts - Dear Lizzy flower Dies;
Flowers: Celebrate It;
Brads: Recollections - Pearl Brads;
Cosmic Shimmer Mist: Purple Violet;
Stickles: Diamond;
Fiber: My Stash.

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To join in the fun, simply create a layout using this sketch, 
and link it up in the sidebar at ScrapMuch? before November 29th. 
You'll find all the rules, and lots more great sketches, on the ScrapMuch? blog.
Make sure you follow the blog so you don't miss out on any of the great inspiration and tutorials. 
Also, join the ScrapMuch? facebook page.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Have a wonder-full weekend! :o)


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Christmas Joy in the Air!


Hello, my friends!
A big welcome to all my new friends! :o)

WOOHOO...it has finally arrived!!
Yes, my snow is here! :o)
My husband does not share my joy, as he has to shovel and drive in it.
Perhaps I will try to muffle my exuberance! lol

Today I have a Christmas card to share with you.
This beautiful pre-colored image set is from Deedee's Digis.
It is called Ornamental (Icy).
It's such a pretty and versatile set, and even includes two patterned papers.
I used one of them on my card, as well as one of the sentiments from the set.
The white mat on the top portion of the card was embossed but it's not showing up in the photos.


All of the embellishments came from Where Ideas Bloom.
I used the metallic cord, three different types of sequins, and the fabulous silver bow.
All the links are below.
This photo shows the sparkle a little bit better!


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock
Images and Patterned Paper: Deedee's Digis - Ornamental (Icy);

Products from Where Ideas Bloom: 



White/Pink Mini Flat Sequins


Plain Silver Trim


Silver Bow Tassels

                                   
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If you need to make some Christmas cards,
or any other type of card,
you'll find LOTS of wonderful images at Deedee's Digis.
There are even two other color variations of this Ornamental set.

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Then to finish off all those cards,
head on over to Where Ideas Bloom.
The shop is loaded with all the little finishing touches you'll need!

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Thanks for stopping by! :o)

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Cards & More Blog Hop - Show Your Style

Hello, my friends!


I bet you're surprised to see all this German on my blog
...isn't it cool?!
I'm expecting lots of my new friends from Germany to be stopping by today 
to see my first post as a Design Team member of  the 
Cards and More Shop.

You should have arrived here from Marion's blog!

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Hallo Ihr Lieben, wir freuen uns, dass Ihr vorbeischaut. Das neue Design Team möchte sich vorstellen und dafür haben wir einen Blog Hop für Euch vorbereitet. Das Thema für's Team lautet

Hi Everyone, we're glad you stopped by today. Our new Design Team would like to introduce themselves with a Blog Hop. 
The theme is:

show YOUR style

Mit diesem Thema zeigt Euch jedes einzelne Design Team Mitglied den individuellen Stil. Besser kann sich jeder einzelne von uns nicht vorstellen. Wir wünschen Euch viel Spaß bei unserem Blog Hop und hoffen, ihr findet zahlreiche Inspirationen.

With this theme, every design team member can show their individual style. 
We hope you'll enjoy our Blog Hop and you'll find lots of inspiration.


·       Hüpft von Blog zu Blog und kommentiert jeden einzelnen Beitrag.
·       Tragt Euch als Verfolger der DT Blogs ein.
·       Seid Verfolger des Cards und More Shop Blog's.
·       Hinterlasst zum Ende einen Kommentar auf diesem Blog.

To win a prize:
·       Visit every Blog and leave a comment on every entry
·       become a follower of every dt blog
·       become a follower of the Cards and More Shop Blog
·       At the end, please leave a comment on this main blog.

Und das ist die Blog Hop Reihenfolge
This is your order for the Blog Hop:


Der Gewinner wird am 21. November auf diesem Blog veröffentlicht.
The winner will be announced on November 21st.

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Now I'd like to share my project with you!
I created a Christmas Carol album:



The covers are made with corrugated cardboard.
It has been dry brushed with gesso to give it a snowy feel.
I die-cut some layers and added the image on top.
Then I embellished with some poinsettias and leaves.



Here is a close-up of the image.
I added stickles to the fur trim, and glossy accents to the lantern.


I stamped the inside front cover, and all the kraft pages, with music notes.
Then I added some Christmas paper from my stash.


I printed out some of my favorite Christmas carols and adhered them to the pages.


I will only show you a few of the many pages.


I alternated the pages with green and red music notes.


The inside back cover is the same as the front.


For the back cover, I turned the lines of the corrugated cardboard to go the other way.

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I used these items from the Cards and More Shop:




 

           


  
           



I hope you enjoyed my project!
Now it's time to head over to Dunja's blog to see her incredible project!
Enjoy the rest of the blog hop! :o)




Linking Up to:
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #11 - Anything Goes

Friday, 6 November 2015

ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday

Happy Friday, friends!

Welcome to my first ScrapMuch? DT post! :o)

I'll be sharing two challenge sketches every month,
and the layouts I have created using the sketches.
There will be a very mixed bag of photos on these layouts
...everything from photos when my girls were little...
to photos of my fabulous summer adventure!
I do hope you'll enjoy them!

First, I'll show you the great sketch.
I have to tell you that I find Laura's sketches VERY inspiring!
Here it is:

Now, onto my layout.
I used a couple of photos of my girls when they were little, and oh, so sweet!
Yes, two of the photos are identical but I thought it was worth sharing twice!


Materials Used:
Papers: Jenni Bowlin - Bazzill Cardstock,
Classic Red/Black Paper Pad;
Slice Design Card: Basics 1;
Dies: Lawn Fawn Banner Die,
Tim Holtz Alterations - Alphanumeric;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
DMC Embroidery Floss.

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To join in the fun, simply create a layout using this sketch, 
and link it up in the sidebar at ScrapMuch? before November 29th. 
You'll find all the rules, and lots more great sketches, on the ScrapMuch? blog.
Make sure you follow the blog so you don't miss out on any of the great inspiration and tutorials. 
Also, join the ScrapMuch? facebook page.

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Thanks so much for taking a look!
This is going to be lots of fun! :o)