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Nov 28, 2021

Peace on Earth#4 - I couldn't resist a second card!

 Yes, I just had to do a second card for the Peace On Earth Challenge #4
Again the inspiration/mood board:

For my second card I went again with the colors of the inspiration board and did a religious card.  My mom always sent out cards celebrating the birth of Christ at Christmas time so again this one is a reminder of her faith to me.


 The card base is Basic Black. Then I layered it with a piece of a blue card stock (Paper Studio) and a piece of patterned paper that I found at JoAnn Fabric.  This paper was so cool.  It has an almost felt like texture to it and had sparkly silver stars and blotches of blue against a black back ground.  It really reminds me of the night sky.

I stamped the Nativity (Inkadinkado - O Holy Night) with Night of Navy ink on Basic White cs.  Then I added a tiny touch of glitter around the halo of baby Jesus.  I layered that onto a circle of the same blue card stock.  The sentiment is from: SU - For Unto Us stamp set and I stamped it on white cs with Memento Tuxedo black ink.

I embossed the star, also from the For Unto Us stamp set on black card stock with Silver embossing powder and fussy cut it out.  Then mounted it with foam tape and added a light blue gem to the center of the star.

I really like how this one turned out.

Nov 27, 2021

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge #4

Today I'm sharing a card for the Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge#4 
Here is the "Mood Board" 


Below is the card I created for this challenge.
I love the Blue/White color scheme so I was inspired by that and the snowflake ornament in Santa's hand.
My card base is Basic White cs (SU).  I layered that with Night of Navy cs and a piece of dotted designer paper that I have had in my stash for some time.
The snowflake was cut with a snowflake die from (Momenta) and embossed with Versamark ink and Silver/White embossing powder.
I stamped the sentiment the same way.  The sentiment is from, Studio G. I added a silver ball to the center of the snowflake.  It's hard to see in the photo but the snowflake and sentiment both sparkle.

Nov 20, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #512

 Hello and Welcome.

Join me today for a card for the Freshly Made Sketches #512 challenge.

Here is the sketch:

Below is the card that I created for this challenge.

For this card I started with a card base of, Granny Apple Green cs.
Next I layered a piece of Basic White cs which I embossed with the Swiss Dot embossing folder.  I added a strip of designer paper at the top and a punched border underneath in a turquoise color.

Next I stamped 2 images of the tree and cut one out with a oval die. I colored the 2nd image with copic markers and cut out the tops of the trees.  I glued the two side trees down and mounted the center tree with foam tape adding some glitter to the star and the base of the trees. I mounted that onto another oval die cut using Real Red card stock.

The sentiment is from a Fiskars stamp set (Festive Trees) that I've had for a number of years but have never used. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo black ink.

Tree Stamp: Studio G
Oval Dies - Sizzix
Punch - EK Success

Nov 19, 2021

Color Throwdown #669

 Happy Friday! - or just Happy Day (in case you are viewing this on a day that isn't Friday!

Today's Card is for the COLOR THROWDOWN #669

Navy, Gold & White.


Here is my CAS card for this challenge:


 I found this small stamp set my mom purchased at WalMart several years ago still unopened it it's package and decided that I wanted to used it for a Christmas card.  She loved "angels" and so this one is dedicated in her memory. 

Card Base: Night of Navy - SU The next layer is Brushed Gold card stock -*retired SU.

I stamped the angel with Versamark ink on Basic White cs and used Gold Glory *retired SU embossing Powder.  The star and swirl were also gold embossed. - I used a water brush and the Navy ink pad to loosely water color around the angel.  Then took the Navy marker and spritzed some blue ink onto the image.

The sentiment was stamped with Night of Navy ink.

I distressed the edges of the Navy Strip of paper and around the angel.

To finish the card I added 3 Navy brads (something that use to be very popular on cards)

The gold panel and the angel panel were mounted with foam tape to give it a big more dimension.



Nov 18, 2021

Four Seasons Challenge - Anything Goes Fall

 Hello everyone.  Welcome to my blog.

Today I'm participating in a (new to me) challenge blog:
FOUR SEASONS - for their ANYTHING GOES - FALL challenge.

They include an mood board for you to use for inspiration:

Fall is one of my two favorite seasons (spring being the other one). 

For my card I wanted to used warm colors and fall leaves.  Plus I couldn't resist using my squirrel stamp again!

Here is the card that I created for the challenge:

I started with a card base: Basic Black
Next I added a layer of Pumpkin Pie along with 2 patterns of designer paper (Carta Bella - Welcome Autumn series) Those leaves are just so pretty on that paper.  

Next I stamped my sentiment (which took me forever to locate in my stamp drawers) - With Memento Tuxedo Ink - The sentiment is one I've had forever and is from, Hero Arts.

I cut a circle of More Mustard*retired SU card stock and added 3 small gold colored gems.

I stamped my squirrel (Nuts About Squirrels - SU) with Memento Tuxedo black ink, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake inks and fussy cut it out.  I mounted the squirrel over the circle with foam tape.

Hope you have enjoyed your visit & have a great day.

Nov 15, 2021

Paper Players Color Challenge #567


Hello & Welcome!

Today I'm joining in on the current Paper Players Color Challenge #567


Here is the color scheme: Grey, White, Black & Silver.  - A really neat combo.

I decided to make a Christmas card using these colors.  I know it seems weird for a holiday card but I assure you it works.  Be sure to check out the Design Teams cards as well as there are several Christmas/Winter themed cards using these colors. - It was hard to photograph this but the silver is shimmery.  I really miss this card stock that SU use to carry in both gold, silver and white.

For my card I started with a black card base.  Then I stamped the wood grain texture with Smoky Slate Ink.  Over that I stamped the Peaceful Wishes Greeting with Versamark ink and Bold Black embossing powder.

I added a strip of black,grey & silver designer paper a punched border of snowflakes in brushed silver card stock.  The I punched out my cardinal with brushed silver card stock, the poinsettia in black and white cs, the holly leaves in silver, the berries in white.  I glued the cardinal down on Basic White cs, added the poinsettia piece which I mounted with foam tape.  I also used some white/silver cording and a touch of glitter to the center of the flower.

Sentiment Stamp is from SU (Peaceful Wishes)*retired.

Bird and Poinsettia Dies are from Momenta

Background Stamp Momenta

Circle Die - Spellbinders

Thanks for stopping by.


Nov 13, 2021

Mod Squad Challenge - Pretty Poinsettia and NBUS#32


Today I'm sharing a card that I created for the Mod Squad Pretty Poinsettia Challenge & also NBUS#32 - Click on the links to be taken to the challenge.



 For today's card I am using my new Poinsettia Die which I have featured here once before on (this card) but since I'm entering this on  the NBUS blog I am also using the brand new Poinsettia Panel Die. Both the poinsettia panel and poinsettia die are from Waffle Flower Stamps.

My card base is Real Red.  I cut out the poinsettia panel die on Basic White Card Stock and again on a patterned piece of SU designer paper (Heartwarming Hugs).  I glued the white panel down on the card base and then took the punched out pieces of patterned paper and glued them into the open slots left from punching out the white poinsettia from the panel (I saved those for another project).

Next I used Winter White Embossing Powder (SU) and stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment (SU - For Unto Us) with versamark ink  on real red card stock before adding the embossing powder and heat set it.  I punched out the Poinsettia flower with basic white card stock, layered them together and added a red sequin to the middle of the flower.  Then I used foam mounting tape to raise it up.

That's it...I really like how this one turned out.

Nov 12, 2021

Paper Players Challenge #566 - Give Thanks

 Welcome! - Today's card is for the Paper Players Theme Challenge #566 - Give Thanks

Below is my card for the challenge.  I made a CAS card for this challenge which is something I rarely do as I find them a bit out of my comfort zone.  I always keep thinking they need something more.  


 This one came together very quickly since most of the items were already laying on my desk having been discarded from other card projects and they hadn't yet made it into the (future use box).


Card Base: Mossy Meadow, Next Layer Old Olive which I embossed with a leaf embossing folder (Paper Studio) but used the debossed side.  I had a scrap of plaid designer paper used from a Christmas card on my desk so I added that strip and then I had a punched leaf border (EK Success) out of More Mustard*retired SU that I then stamped with Versamark ink using a *retired SU background stamp (Sanded).  I layered that over the plaid piece.  Finally I had a sentiment stamp from the Autumn Blessing stamp set that I purchased with a magazine at JoAnns already stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used rectangle dies (Spellbinders) to cut it out and mounted in onto another piece of Mossy Meadow then used foam tape to raise it up.  Voila, all done.

So do you think it could have used anything else? I debated about adding some gems or sequins but in the end felt it looked just fine without them.

Nov 5, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #510


Hello and Welcome.


Today's card is for Freshly Made Sketches #510 


Here is the card that I created for this sketch challenge:



 There is no stamping on this card.  It was all done with patterned paper and dies.

Card Stock: Basic White, Real Red, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive.

Patterned Paper: SU - Heartwarming Hugs

Dies: Poinsettia (Waffle Flower), Berries (Momenta), Sprigs (Newton's Nook), Joy (Sizzix) and Circle Dies (Spellbinders). 

Enamel Dot in center of flower (Paper Studio)

Also used was Foam mounting Tape.