Sunday, 27 December 2015

Thankful for you!

Hello, my friends!

I hope you've all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends! 
We have a few days now to catch our breath before we ring in the New Year. 

I've been wanting to play along with Paper Smooches for a while now but things have been a little busy.
I finally managed to snatch enough time to create a card for their December Challenge.
The challenge is "Flowers", 
and I'm linking it up in the nick of time! ;o)

I used a couple of the Paper Smooches freebies offered on their blog.
I combined the flower image, and two of the sentiments.
Then I printed out more of the flowers, fussy cut them out, 
and layered them up with dimensionals. 
I pierced the design and stitched it with embroidery floss.
Finally, I layered everything up, with the top layer adhered with foam tape.


Here's an angle that shows the dimension:


As always, at this time of year, we spend time reflecting on the happenings of the past year.
I know that for many of us it's been a year of both joys and sorrows.

One of my greatest joys is that you continue to visit my blog, 
and leave me your sweet words of encouragement!
So, this card is for each one of you...because I am thankful for you! :o)

I look forward to the New Year with hopeful anticipation!
God is good, and ever faithful, and He has much goodness in store for all of us!
EnJOY the rest of your holidays! 

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Oh Christmas Tree Card - Cards and More DT

Hello...and HAPPY last Tuesday before Christmas!

Today I have a fun Christmas tree card to share with you.

I used a fun template from Dutch Doobadoo,
and traced and cut two of the second largest tree.


I had fun decorating it!
I added a poinsettia and framed it with the beautiful die-cut.
Then I used an assortment of stickles and liquid pearls to add the sparkle and glitter.
A punched and glittered star on the tree top, and a pretty ribbon bow, and it's finished!


To turn it into a card...
I scored across the back tree piece.
Then I added glue above the score line and adhered it to the front piece.
Now it opens up, and stands nicely.




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I used these items from the Cards and More Shop:





Monday, 21 December 2015

Miss Daisy Stamps - HollyBelle

Happy Monday, my friends!

Today I have another project for Miss Daisy Stamps!
This one uses the sweet image called "HollyBelle",
which you can find right HERE.

I made a different kind of card for today.
I'm not sure what it's called...maybe a bendi frame?
It was lots of fun, and works great with this sweet image. 



Here's a nice angle shot to show the dimension.


You can see it even better from the top.






Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: Miss Daisy Stamps - HollyBelle,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Die: Your Next Stamp - Jingle Bell Border,
WRMK - Nested Circles;
My Stash: Ribbon, Bells, Sprig.

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Head on over to Miss Daisy Stamps and look around!

Here are all the new links:




You won't want to miss any of the fun!

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Scrapbook Blessings Club - 3rd Annual Christmas Link-Up Party - Week 4


Hello, my friends!

Welcome to week 4 of the December festivities at Scrapbook Blessings Club!
We have several generous sponsors, and lots of prizes to be won!

You can find all the details right HERE.

This will be my last post for Scrapbook Blessings Club.
My DT term ended quite some time ago, and I've stayed on,
but the time has come to step down.
A HUGE thanks to Sandy for having me,
and the great job she does! 

This time I made a card using a My Besties image.
They are one of the generous sponsors.

Please excuse the shadows on my card.
It was snowing and dreary when it was taken. 
{ YAY! :o) }

I just did some simple layering, 
then added some poinsettias.
Finally, I added my favorite sequins from Where Ideas Bloom!
Have you noticed I like sequins on everything lately? :o)
Here's my card:


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock
Image: My Besties,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Sizzix - Labels, Ornate #3, 
Spellbinders - Layered Poinsettia,
Memory Box - Holly Branch;

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You have just a little more time to get in on the December Challenge!

Head on over to the Scrapbook Blessings Club Blog
There's a list of the challenge rules there,
and you can see what the other girls have made!

EnJOY your day! :o)

Friday, 18 December 2015

ScrapMuch? - Sketch-y Friday!

Happy Friday, friends!

It's Friday, which means it's Sketch-y Friday at ScrapMuch?
and I have another layout to share with you! :o)

Here is another great sketch from Laura:


Considering the time of year, I opted to create a Christmas page.
I dug around in my photo box and came up with these photos of my girls when they were little.
Here's my layout:


They used to be so cute! lol 
Here's a closer look at them...and some of the details.




Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Naughty and Nice,
Colorbok - Textured Cardstock;
Dies: Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric, On the Edge - Pennants,
Impression Obsession - Bow;
Punch: EK Success - Notebook Border Punch;
Flowers: Prima - Poinsettias;
Stamp: Stampin Up - Notes and Details;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Bling: Kaisercraft - Red,
Brad: 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 December 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)


Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Some Winter Fun From Deedee's Digis

Hello, my friends!

I hope you're all enjoying a wonderful week!

Today I'm sharing my final DT projects for Deedee's Digis.
As I've already posted, Deedee is closing up shop at the end of the year.

Both of these cards were made using one of Deedee's newest releases called "Birdie's Snow Day"

For this first card I used the pre-coloured image, the sentiment, and a paper from the set. 


This second card was made using the same set; 
another pre-coloured image, sentiment, and paper.
I added snowflakes punched with a Martha Steward punch,
and some bling from my stash.


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

Look at this:


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I must say that although my time on Deedee's DT was short
...it was wonderful!
Deedee is a very special person and I'm honoured to know her! 
I will continue to use her fabulous images on future projects!

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Snowy Saturday at Miss Daisy Stamps and Announcement

Happy Saturday, my friends!

Those of you on facebook have already heard the great news!
Miss Daisy Stamps has opened for business!
I'm so happy to have been invited to join the Design Team.

Today is "Snowy Saturday"!
I will begin my sharing with a card using "Snow Buddy"
which you can find right HERE.
Isn't he sweet?
We woke to a new dusting of snow, so it truly is a snowy Saturday here! :o)

Also, there is a sale going on until Monday,
and a free Daisy Girl image with each purchase.
You'll find all the information, and the coupon code, at Miss Daisy Stamps!

Here is my card:


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Unknown Glitter Paper;
Image: Miss Daisy Stamps - Snow Buddy,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Cricut Cartridge: Creative Everyday Cards;
Punches: Stampin' Up - Oval and Scalloped Oval;
Stickles: Diamond.

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Here are all the new links:




Head on over and join up!
You won't want to miss any of the fun!



Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Simple Packaging Idea - Cards and More DT

Hello, my friends!

I hope you're all enjoying a wonderful week!

I have a fun and simple packaging idea to share with you.
These were so easy to make using products from the Cards and More Shop!

First, I created two pillow boxes using the gorgeous Vintage Frost Basics Papers from Maja Designs.
Then I decorated them using some great snowflake dies, and a beautiful elastic ribbon.
Finally, I added a sweet tag cut from one of the papers.

Here they are:


This one is so pretty in frosty pinks!
The wonderful ribbon keeps everything nicely closed...so there's no peeking!
It easily slips off when it's time to open.


The tag is simply tucked into the ribbon.
You could write a note or a name on the back of the tag.


Here's a wonderful blue package, decorated with sparkly white snowflakes.


One final photo of this package with the tag untucked.


I hope you like my little packages! :o)
They would be lovely filling a basket, or decorating a table...with one at each place!
The perfect size to hold a sweet treat, a small gift, or a gift card!
Consider making some yourself!



I used these products from the Cards and More Shop:


 

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Scrapbook Blessings Club 3rd Annual December Link Up Party - Week 2


Hello, my friends!

Welcome to week 2 of the December festivities at Scrapbook Blessings Club!
We have several generous sponsors, and lots of prizes to be won!


You can find all the details right HERE.

This time I made a card using an image from Bugaboo.
They are one of the great sponsors.
This image is called "Snowglobe - Ava", and you'll find it HERE.

I coloured the image and then masked it off. 
I inked the background with distess ink, and then fussy cut the snowglobe.
The decorative die was added behind and it was adhered to the card base.
Finally, I added a sparkly bow! 


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: Bugaboo - Snowglobe - Ava,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Die: Cheery Lynn - Rum Punch;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

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The December Challenge will run for a whole month,
so you have lots of time to play along!
Plus, there will be more DT inspiration throughout the month.

Head on over to the Scrapbook Blessings Club Blog
There's a list of the challenge rules there,
and you can see what the other girls have made!

EnJOY your day! :o)

Friday, 4 December 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 is the wonderful new sketch from Laura:


I had so much fun with this one!
Here's my layout


Most of you know how much I love my winter here in Saskatchewan!
So far we've had one snowfall, and unseasonably warm temperatures. 
We might even reach +6 C today!
These frosty photos were taken last year.
All the embellishments were leftover bits and pieces from my stash!
Here's a close-up of the stitching and a few of the flakes.




To join in the fun, simply create a layout using this sketch, 
and link it up in the sidebar at ScrapMuch? before December 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)



Thursday, 3 December 2015

Scrapbook Blessings Club 3rd Annual Link Up Party


Hello, my friends!

December 1st was the start of a fun event at Scrapbook Blessings Club!
We have several generous sponsors, and lots of prizes to be won!
You can find all the details right HERE.

I created two cards for the kick-off of the event,
and I'll have another one to share later in the month.
Both cards are using an image from one of our sponsors.

This first one is made using a fun image from Deedee's Digis.
The image is called "Daniel's Tree" and you can find it HERE for an incredible price.


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Crate Paper - Peppermint;
Image: Deedee's Digis - Daniel's Tree,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Die: Memory Box - Tall Birch.

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My second card was made with a My Besties image.


Materials Used:
Papers: Pebbles - Home for Christmas;
Image: My Besties,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Die: Spellbinders - Holly Motifs;
Bling: Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Red;
Doily: My Stash.

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The December Challenge will run for a whole month,
so you have lots of time to play along!
Plus, there will be more DT inspiration throughout the month.

Head on over to the Scrapbook Blessings Club Blog
There's a list of the challenge rules there,
and you can see what the other girls have made!

EnJOY your day! :o)

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Deedee's Digis December Blog Hop

Happy December, my friends! 
It's a brand new month, and what better way to celebrate than with a blog hop?!? This hop is a little different than the usual. This month Deedee's Digis is proudly sponsoring the quarterly blog hop at the House of Cards challenge blog, where all of their hop creations are centered around this lovely inspiration photo. 
If you participate in their hop, you could win one of several prizes from a variety of sponsors. But we thought, why not make it a true PARTY and offer you a TANDEM HOP?!?
It's a lovely inspiration photo, isn't it?
I was inspired to create a kraft gift box with pink bow, and a tag to go with it.
The tag is made using a wonderful Christmas set from Deedee's Digis.
It's called "Beary Merry Christmas" and can be found HERE.
I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir markers and layered it on some cardstock cut in a tag shape.
I punched a hole and added the pretty ribbons.
Finally, I added some stickles to give it a touch of sparkle!
Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: Deedee's Digis - Beary Merry Christmas,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Cricut Cartridges: Box It Up, Pretty Packages;
Stickles: Gold, Cotton Candy;
Ribbon: Offray.

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So here's how OUR hop works:
  • Based on the same inspiration photo, some of Deedee's designers have created projects to inspire you.
  • You have until 11:55 PM Pacific Time this Saturday, December 5, to visit the participating designers' blogs and leave them some love.
  • At the end of our hop, each participating designer will choose a winner from the comments left on their hop post, and each winner will receive one digi set of their choice from our shop.
  • All winners will be announced at Deedee's Digis Monday, December 7th.
Sound like fun? But wait -- there's more!!! When you've completed the hop, be sure to hop back to Deedee's Digis and leave a comment to say so. Those who do will be entered to win the grand prize of a $15 gift code to the shop.
Last but not least, no Deedee's Digis blog hop would be complete without a FREEBIE to kick it off. The new "Gift of Love" digi set is available to download for FREE in the "Try Before You Buy" area of our shop through December 6.
Wow -- that's a lot of FUN! Now let's get going! Here are the designers to visit. 
Happy hopping! :-)
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 Thanks so much for hopping along with us! :o)