Monday, December 15, 2014

Season's Greetings + a WINNER!

Happy Monday to all of you!  I hope you enjoyed the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I thought it was a blast!  Big THANKS to Amy Tsuruta for arranging it!

I wanted to share a fun holiday card with you today.  It has those ever so popular "Frozen" colors of the year.  I didn't pick he colors for that reason, just picked the paper, but it worked out.  Here it is:

The paper is from Doodlebug Design. I used my Savvy Die for the igloo, cutting it in white paper and sparkly paper to overlay.  I added a little blue around the edges too.  The sentiment is a die cut from Simon Says Stamp that I LOVE!  The little gem snowflake was perfect to dot the I.  The little girl is an A Muse stamp, I colored her with SU! markers.  She is perfect hanging next to the igloo. 

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Now even more special is that my daughter made a simliar card.  She used the igloo and sentiment die.  She punched out some snowflakes and added a little color.  She colored and cut the little girl out and made her sliding down the hill.  She was so stinkin' pleased with herself and I really can't blame her, she did great!  She has been getting better and better at her card making....unfortunately, she won't share them with anyone, she loves them so much she wants to keep them all!  LOL.  In time. :) 

Now it is time for me to pick a winner from the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Drum roll please....

The winner is- Tina!!!!

Tina said...
how cute is this project, love it

thank you for the chance to win some amazing goodies

Tina, I'll be contacting you to get your address!  

Happy Holidays to all!

Friday, December 12, 2014

CAS Christmas

Hello Friends!  Have you linked up to the coffee lovers blog hop yet?  If you haven't you should!

Meanwhile I want to share this fun holiday card with you.  It is much more CAS than my normal style, all that empty space....I can't barely stand it! ;)  Actually, I quite like how it turned out, but couldn't replicate it if I tried probably- ha!

First I stamped the pine boughs in versamark and then embossed them with this glittery pine embossing powder.  I then added my dies.  They are the  Top Dog Dies Ornament & Tags Die Set #2 and the Top Dog Dies Vintage Numbers Die Set.  I used some fun paper to cut it and cut the ornament holder in glittery silver.  I used an actual ornament hook for this.  I simply cut it down and hooked it directly through the paper.  I finished it off with a Simon Says Stamp sentiment in gold.  

Sent this one to my Mama and she loved it. :)

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Do you remember that fabulous Coffee Blog Hop that happened about a month back?  Well Ms. Amy Tsuruta has decided to do another!  YAY!

This hop has a ton.... I mean a TON of amazing creations and a whole boat load of prizes too. on!

First things first, I want to share my holiday coffee themed creation with you. What I've got here is a little creative packaging for a holiday gift.  I've put a coffee shop gift card inside mine, but I can also imagine lots of other goodies that might go in there.  Check this out.

What you see here is a clear coffee bean packing back which I picked up at the Container Store.  I made my own paper shreds and put the gift card inside.  I then made a fun and creative tag to go with this gift.  The tag is stamped with Simon Says Stamps What's Brewing Stamp Set.  I paper pieced it with the candy cane type paper from SU!  Next, I stamped and cut out the tiny gingerbread man from the Simon Says Stamp Don We Now Our Ugly Sweaters.  I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions stamp set.  Then I used my Tim Holtz ink and distress tool to add a little coffee stain to the edges of my tag.  Next I tied on my green twine from the Twinery and finished it off with that sweet red clothespin.

Who's ready for some Prizes?!?!

OK- first, I will be offering up some blog candy.  I am offering this lovely prize which includes some Freckled Fawn products (clear bag, stickers, washi tape and brads) and this SU! stamp set.  All you have to do to be eligible to win this is comment on this blog to be eligible for that prize (be sure I have your contact info). Do so by 12/12/14 at 11:55 pm. 

Next, we have a TON of sponsored prizes....27 to be exact!  For those, you create a ***NEW***  holiday coffee or other favorite hot holiday drink project to be eligible (no back linking).  The Inlinkz will be available on Amy's blog.  You have from now until 11:55 pm on December 12th to link up!  The sponsors include:

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

17Turtles Veronica Zalis Chris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle  Butterfly Reflections Ink Color Cast Designs
Create a Smile Hero Arts Kraftin' Kimmie
Kreative Kymona Latina Crafter Neat & Tangled
Newton's Nook Pickled Potpourri Designs Poppystamps
Reverse Confetti Stamp Academy Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorations SugarPea Designs Sweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way Stamps Two Paper Divas Verve Stamps
Whole Wild World Your Next Stamp Paper Smooches

WHEW!  That was a lot to get through... I am gonna need a little coffee pick me up to get through the day! ;)  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Eat, Drink and be Tacky

It is that time of year to Eat, Drink and be Tacky.  If you don't have it in you to do all three, just let me know and I'll cover it for you.  I mean, just check out this card.

This is for this weeks Fusion Card Challenge.  Here is the inspiration:

I saw the gingham and I had to break out my new Simon Says Stamp Ugly Sweater set.  I love using this set!  The sentiments really make me chuckle.  Paper piecing the gingham sweater felt just right.  Coloring in the Santa with a combo of Prismacolor colored pencils and some gel pens (to add a little sparkle) was just a bonus.  The papers are from Studio Calico.

I'd advise you to head on over to the Fusion blog and check out all the amazing and glamorous cards there.  If you need a chuckle or a little tacky....feel free to come back here.  Not to worry though, I'll be sending out plenty of holiday cards with this bad boy set this year, so you can expect to see more. :)

PS- this is the last Fusion Challenge for the year and will be extended a little longer than normal, so get cracking and play! 

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

12th Man...and his daughter.

A little something different today so you don't get too tired of holiday cards.  I've got a 12X12 scrapbook page that I made and framed for my hubby.  

In case you were wondering, he is a Seahawks fan....  Not just a bandwagon fan (like me) but a real true green and blue fan.  The 12th man (and his sweet daughter- wink)!  He loves them, win or loose. So I made this for him a while back, just for fun.

This page features some Seahawks paper and ribbon that I got at my local craft store (Ben Franklin's).  Also I purchased the football helmet in chipboard and covered with paper.  I used a vinyl 12 to symbolize the 12th man.  Using my die cutting machine and some Quickcutz I cut the title "Game Face" out from glitter paper.  I also added the foam finger, which is acutally a wood piece (I can't remember who made this but think is MME).  The banner and other woodchip bits are from Freckled Fawn. 

He loved this and it is hanging on our wall as we speak!  Yay!

Happy Wednesday to you and yours!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Prints in the snow

It unexpectedly snowed here in Seattle the other day.  It was both surprising and wonderful and such a nice treat for Thanksgiving.  

That snow made me want to share this card I made for Top Dog Dies a few weeks back.  

I am in love with this new Top Dog Dies Darling Deer Die Set.  It is just such a lovely deer with the elegant antlers.  I felt that cutting it in cork would be fun with the texture, contrast and color.  I think it worked out.  It is super fun perched on the snow mounds and mounted against the Snow Village DP from Pink Paislee.  The soft muted colors remind me of the quiet that ensues when snow covers the ground.  I love the soft feel and the peace.  The CS and ribbon are both SU! products that created a nice finish and the fun filled greeting is from Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes. 

So, what is the typical weather this time of year in your neck of the woods?  Oh and where is your neck of the woods? Are you hoping for snow or other weather to come round for the holidays?

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

On the Tree Farm

Hello!  I is 9 pm on Thanksgiving here in the US and I can't believe this holiday has come to pass already.  The year is moving so quickly! 

One of the things I am thankful this year is having been on the Stuck on U Sketches Design Team. They have been fabulous to work with, a great group of gals with some awesome inspiration.  Sadly, this is my last SOUS post.  So I'd go out with a big thank you to all of them!  Onward and upward as the saying goes....

My last challenge with the SOUS ladies is Into the Woods. 

I had a ton of fun with this challenge.  As you can see I made rows of trees from my Lawn Fawn die in slightly different shades of green.  I popped some out for dimension.  On the back row I added a little white to the tops to indicate a dusting of snow, which is the perfect thing to see at a tree farm. On the blue sky backdrop, I used my Simon Says Stamp stencil and a gold pen to create stars.  Finally I stamped and paper pieced the trees and camper, also Lawn Fawn.  I have and could have used cooresponding LF dies, but I chose to cut these by hand.  Finally, I finished with a little coloring on the camper and a little string of lights or garland.  That was a super small stamp from Sweet Stamp Shop that I colored in green and added red bling. 

All in all I love this card.  I honestly hadn't thought of it as a tree farm initially, just a little camping couple enjoying a quiet holiday.  Then my hubby said, it looks like a tree farm and I was sold on the idea!  It actually reminds me of a farm we sometimes go to and the little camper sells coffee and hot cocoa- YUM!  Getting and decorating a tree is one of my fave holiday traditions, so looking forward to that. 

So, THANK YOU again to all the fabulous DT Sisters over at SOUS!  Please head over to see what amazing creations they made!