Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A hot chocolate kind of day

Well today I am running late. This was supposed to be posted by 3 for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop featuring Hot Cocoa day. I am just now posting it but it also fits into The Color Throwdown Challenge I love these sweet colors!  I used Lori Whitlock's Christmas Kisses gift card holder and Newton's Nook stamps (Cup of Cocoa) for the stamped images. What a fun treat for a special friend! #ctd473

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Cup of Cheer

Hello! It's starting to get cold again and the perfect weather for some hot cocoa. I used the stamp set Cup of Cocoa from Newton's Nook to create this card. I used the Sorted Shapes 1 stencil from Craftin Desert Divas for the hexagon shape done in Lucky Clover distress oxide ink. I colored my mugs with zig markers. I added the frame around the outside with the Inside scalloped rectangle dies from Craftin Desert Divas. For the final touches I added some wink of stella to the hearts and whipped cream, and some snowflake chunky glitter from the dollar section of Target. I really like how festive this turned out :)


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Coffee Time!

The winter coffee hop is well on it's way. I am a bit behind on posting projects because of Christmas shopping...LOL Today I made a double mini coffee holder and used Newton's Nook Winston's Home for Christmas stamp set. It is totally adorable! I cut a tag with my silhouette and stamped the sentiment on it. I hung it with some twine. I love how rustic and fun this turned out! I got my template for the coffee cup tote from Paper Sweeties I would encourage you to buy it if you are making a lot of these. It makes it very quick and easy!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Hop!!

I am so excited that the Winter Coffee Blog Hop is here! I had such a fun time during the fall one that this one is going to be even better. I used the digi freebie from Craftin Desert Divas ( a sponsor of the hop). You can find the hop here: Winter Coffee Blog Hop it is also where you will find this cactus freebie. #winter2017clh

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Happy Holidays December Mood Board

Hello, today I am sharing my first mood board challenge of December from Craftin Desert Divas with you.

 I started with some red cardstock, stamped it using the snowflake from the Arctic Pals stamp set and embossed with white powder. I colored and added nuvo sparkle dust to the church and trees and while that dried I took the largest die cut and created the point on the card front.

 I cut a scalloped rectangle for the inside panel and stamped it with a sentiment from Holiday Sweaters set.
I put it all together and this is the final result!

I hope you have a peaceful and calm day!


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Happy Holidays

Hello everyone, today I am sharing a fun card that I did using the following inspirational challenge at Cupcake Inspiratios.

I started by picking my stamp sets. I chose the digital Winter Village set for the houses and the lamp post. I chose to use the Teddy and Snowbear from the Arctic Pals set, and the sentiment from the Holiday Sweaters set all by Craftin Desert Divas. I love to mix both digital and physical stamps so this was a great opportunity for that. I colored the houses with zig waterbrush markers and added some Nuvo Glitter Accents for the snow on the rooftops. I used the fall border die cuts for the snowbanks cut from glittered cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and then added foam tape between the layers for added dimension. I then added the houses to the snowbanks to create my scene.  I finished it off by framing it using the largest die from the Inside Scalloped Edges die set. 

And that is my finished card for this challenge! I love how it came out and all the sparkle it has in real life. 


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Floating Ornament

Hello! I am so very excited to share this post with you. I finally can since we have our Christmas tree up now! I love Christmas and the warm glow of Christmas lights and this project went along perfect with my love. I used the Arctic Pals Clear stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas to create this floating ornament.

First I cut out the floating element from an acrylic sheet using my new Cameo 3.

 Next I stamped the sentiment onto the acrylic with Staz On ink. It is an ink that is make for any non porous surfaces such as glass, metal, plastic, ect. I had already cut and colored the little ice bear from bristol white cardstock since I use zig markers to color with. I attached him to the acrylic with some tape runner. I added some fake snow to the bulb then topped it off with some Polar Frost sequins. I used the Make It Christmas flat glass ornaments from Hobby Lobby.

When that was ready, I rolled the acrylic piece into a long log and slid it into the top of the ornament. It unrolled well but I did use a chopstick to pop it into final place :) I added the top back onto the ornament, and that's it!! It was really easy to do and the results are very pretty, in my opinion.They also make a very special present for those Christmas Ornament Lovers. I have several in my family so I will be making quite  few of them!


Saturday, November 25, 2017

You Warm My Heart

Hello and Happy Holidays! Yes, it is that time of year and I am sooo excited. I have a lot of fun winter and Christmas cards coming your way to spark your creativity. I am really trying to be better about posting exactly how I make my cards. So for that, here's the first one for this season :)

Now for the fun! I first started by using some Broken China distress oxide ink and my clarity brushes to add blue ink to the white cardbase. I used the Fancy Frames die set to cut the mat from patterned paper. I inked the edges of that with broken china and faded blue jeans distressed oxide. Tuhen I used the Fall border dies to cut the houses with tress and the snowbanks from white glitter paper. I used 2 stamp sets in this, one clear physical and one digital. The trees and lamp posts/lights are from the brand new digital Winter Village set and the bears are from the Arctic Pals clear stamp set. I LOVE to combine digital and physical stamps!! I layered the card together using foam tape between for added dimension. To finish the card off, I added Nuvo sparkling dust to the trees and the lampposts. On the bears I added black Nuvo drops to the eyes and noses. It really adds dimension and brings them to life. For the sentiment I used one from the Arctic Pals set stamped in versamark and heat embossed in white. For the final touch I used Polar Frost sequins and put falling stars in the sky. This is one of my most favorite cards of the season so far!! I hope that you like it too. All supplies are listed below.

 Today is also a great day to shop with the Small Business Saturday sale going on today only!

 Small business Saturday Sale