Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fusion is getting Festive!

It's official.  I've been making holiday cards like crazy, started my shopping and today I saw my first house with Christmas lights.  So, here I am, ready to revel in the season.  

If you aren't in the mood yet, don't worry, this week's Fusion Challenge will put you in the right mood. 

Here is the challenge:

I am humming..."Silver Bells, Silver Bells....it's Christmas time in the city."  

Here is what I made for this challenge:



This card features a lot things I adore. In no particular order, there is the small metal wreath from Freckled Fawn, the stars from Jolee's Boutique, the embossing folder from SU!, the woodgrain DP and red ribbon, the enamel (or metal?) dot from MME and finally the sentiment in silver embossing powder from Lawn Fawn.  

Super star line up don't you think?!  I love all of these products, I mean wow.  I can't even pick a fave product!  I hope you like it too!

Now prepare yourself for more...much more fabulousness over at the Fusion blog.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Holidays with Top Dog Dies

There was a time when I was waiting for Top Dog Dies to come out with more word dies.  Well, they did, they are here and I am a happy camper. :)

Today I wanted to share with you a fun card featuring the new Top Dog Dies Happy Die Set and the Top Dog Dies Holidays Die Set.  They are both fun and perfect for the occasion.  I love that you can pair the happy with the other Top Dog Dies words and I also love that they each come with shadows if you want to use them.

For this card, I've just used the words with out the shadows.  I mean, with all that glitter and sparkle, who really needs the shadow!  I love how the red shimmers in the light!  It makes me feel festive all over.  In fact...I think there might be some candy canes around here.....


OK, I am off to find that candy cane treat or maybe some egg nog.  I hope you will come back later this week as I have holiday cards lined up ready to share!

http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-card-concept-23-krafty-christmas.htmlThe Card Concept- Krafty Christmas (Classy and Elegant)





Thursday, November 13, 2014

Happy Fall

Happy Fall to you!  It is that time of year.  I am anticipating turkey and mashed potatoes, fires in the fireplace and being cozy under blankets.  What about you?

IT is time for another Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Challenge.  This time you can make anything with FALL COLORS.  Easy Peasy.

Here is what I came up with...



This fun card uses several Top Dog Dies (Sophie A2 Mat and Fall Foliage sets) and some awesome paper from DCWV's Green Stack.  The base colors are Crumb Cake and Really Rust from SU!  The sentiment is from amuse- an oldy but a goody.  Finally, I love how the glitter leaf and the bling pull it all together.

Entering this into:
Virginia's View Challenge #9 featuring metallics






Have yourself a krafty little Christmas!

You may think I have misspelled krafty, but no, I tell you it is intentional.  I wanted to share a quick card I made using some kraft cardstock that was easy and fun for Christmas.

Thar she is!



Don't you love the embossing folder?  I borrowed that little Cuttlebug beauty from my friend Kate and I love it. The paper is compliments of Doodlebug Design.  The sentiment on the tiny tag is from Lawn Fawn.  The snowflake...my friend Kimberly gave to me.  Last but not least an SU! button.  

So simply and fairly easily reproducible!  But, I also go for more complicated than needed so I am gonna try to take it down a notch towards very easy. ;)  

Entering this into:






Wednesday, November 12, 2014

High Contrast

Happy Wednesday folks!  How is everyone doing today?  I am feeling c-c-c-cold!  The weather turned on a dime and is super frigid.  Still though, the sun is out during the day and that is awesome. This the season to be thankful for wonderful things like that. 


Speaking of thanks, I have a fun card for you today that is using some of the newly released Top Dog Dies.  In particular, this features the Top Dog Die Thanks A2 Mat Die.  I love this die, it can be used in so many fun ways... a window card, a shaker or or a layered card.  I wanted to use it in a layered way with some highly contrasting designer papers.  I love how the black and white offset the floral here and I love how the flower and leaves pick up some of the bright colors.   Of course the gold twine just makes a nice accent.  



I am die-ing to know (sorry, I couldn't resist the cheese here!) in what way would you envision using this die?!

I thank you for stopping by and hope you have found some mid-week inspiration here.  Hugs!

Entering this into: 





Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tiffany Blue Birthday

Today is a good day.  Not sure why, I can just feel it in my bones.  So why not start if off with some Fusion goodness?

Here goes!

Just a little ombre goodness for you to enjoy.

Here is my take on it.



The products include PTI stamp and die, some Authentique paper and some tulle and fun glitter button that I got from my friend Noelle. 

So.... What are you waiting for on this fine day?!?  Head over to Fusion and see all the inspiration and join in on the fun.  You won't regret it!

:)

Monday, November 3, 2014

A special day!

Today is a special day!  My daughter is turning 7 today!  I can't believe how time flies!

So today's post is a special shout out to her, the light of my life.  I love more thank I can express in words.  She is a smart, sweet and gentle soul...who I might add is as cute as can be! 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOPHIE!!!

Here is a pic of her from recently, she lost her first tooth.  Silly girl!

The card is uses the brand new Top Dog Dies Birthday Die Set.  Love these new word dies from Top Dog Dies, they are fabulous!  Also featured here is Lawn Fawn stamp set the sky is the limit.  The bright colors of this card remind me of my daughter's personality.  I hope she likes it.


Soo....off to work, then home for fun birthday activities, birthday girl's choice!

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!