Monday, December 25, 2023

Crafty Elves Countdown to Christmas - December 2023 Edition


Merry Christmas!  And it's time for the Crafty Elves Countdown to Christmas!  It's just Debra and I this month and I've got one card for you using some beautiful stuff from A Jillian Vance Design!
(Debra is a running a little late and her post should be up soon if it’s not already!)

I did a simple blend of Kitch Flamingo ink through the Ornamental Octagon stencil.

Then I die cut the mistletoe, bow, strip and hearts all from papers from the last Your Paper Insider box and arranged them onto the card front.

I stamped the sentiment directly onto the panel and added a sweet little heart!

You still have a few more days to play along over at Double Trouble Challenge Blog!  Use a die and add a bow for the twist!

Thank you so much for stopping today and be sure to head on over to Debra's blog to see what she's created for you today!

Friday, December 22, 2023

Not Even A Mouse - Miss Ink Stamps Bear Hugs

Happy Friday!  Three more sleeps until the big night!

I decided to use some images from the Bear Hugs stamp set for a quick Christmas card!  A simple blended background using Frosty Flakes... I added some decorations to the tree with Nuvo drops and make these bears polar bears and the coloring is so quick and easy!

Finally the sentiment from Blitzened to finish it off.  I cut the edge of the sentiment strip with the same scallop background from the EIEIO set so it would line up perfectly on that panel.

That's me for today!  Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons!

Come again soon!


Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Coffee Lovers 2023 Year In Review!

I'm up on the blog over at the Coffee Loving Papercrafters sharing some of my favorite caffeinated creations from 2023!  I've got links to each of these projects in case you want more detail or links for one of them!

Hope you'll join me there!


Monday, December 18, 2023

Silver & Gold With Therm O Web

I'm up on the blog over at Therm O Web with some Silver & Gold!

I used some toner card fronts and dies from some of my favorite places!

All cuts from silver and gold foiled toner sheets and white latte plush paper.

I'm playing along over at the Inspired By Challenge... I was inspired by the photo... the stockings and the light bright colors.  You should check it out!

Hope you'll join me over on the Therm O Web Blog for links and details!

A Jillian Vance Design - Good Tidings and Cheer

I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design with some Good Tidings!

I hope you'll join me over there for all of the details!


Saturday, December 16, 2023

Slim's Whims - No Squeaking 'Til Christmas

I'm up on the blog over at Miss Ink Stamps with a fun Christmas card.

I hope you'll join me over there for links and details.


Friday, December 15, 2023

Caffeinated Christmas and Frantic Stamper - Reminder!

We're back with a mid month reminder of this month's Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!  Frantic Stamper is the sponsor and the theme is Coffee, Christmas and Snowman!

I used tons of products from the Frantic Stamper shop including the I Love Chocolate and Coffee dies that are part of the prize for one lucky winner!

All of my papers are from my Your Paper Insider boxes this past year except for the pretty purple gel print I used for the background... I added some snowflakes to it using the Snowfall stencil from Frantic Stamper and some white Glitz Glitter Gel and splattered some paint over the top.

  And check out that huge cup!  I'm a little worried about how this cute snowman will fare after that drinking that whole cup of coffee!

Oliver the Snowman is one piece and I just cut him out (be sure to save those little pieces!), added a piece of foam tape behind his body so that the sticky showed through his eyes, nose and buttons and then added back those pieces and colored him in.  Easy peasy!  

Be sure to head on over to the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge blog for more inspiration and to link up for your chance to win the three dies shown above!

Thanks for stopping!  Come again soon!


Wednesday, December 13, 2023

National Cocoa Day 2023 - Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Happy National Cocoa Day!  Over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog we're celebrating with a quick hop and a prize!

I used some products from Super Sponsor A Jillian Vance Design for my project today along with that fabulous paper from Vicki Boutin!

I cut the cup from Hug In A Mug from my favorite stripy paper!  I used a die from one of the Hootie add on sets that was meant for goggles to cut some marshmallows for my cocoa and built my sentiment using the Headline Type Alpha dies and the Hug In A Mug set.

Now be sure to head on over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to hop for your chance to win and for more Cocoa inspiration!

Thanks for stopping... come again soon!

Friday, December 8, 2023

Mooey Christmas - Miss Ink Stamps!

Mooey Christmas!  I made this one for someone in particular!  I love making these snowy backgrounds with some of the awesome backround stamps from Miss Ink Stamps!

And those Highland Cows?!  So cute!

The Punny Farm Frame Die Set came in handy for the sentiment!  I love the unique fonts used for the Miss Ink alphas!  And I created some pretty poinsettias or Cuetlaxochitl, using the flower dies from the Oh Happy Day die set. I just learned that this flower that was said to be "discovered" by Joel Poinsett is actually native to Mexico was actually widely used and cultivated by Native Americans before its "discovery" and had nothing to do with Christmas.  The pronunciation is (kwet-la-sho-she).

 Here's a little history if you're interested!  I stumbled upon it and was happy to learn about it.

Hope you enjoyed your stop here today!  Come again soon!

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

'Tis The Season - We Run on Coffee and Christmas Cheer!

I'm up on the blog over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers with some Therm O Web and Waffle Flower Crafts along with a few other things!

Hope you'll join me there for the details!

Thanks for stopping!  Come again soon!


Monday, December 4, 2023

Poinsettias and Foil - Therm O Web

I'm up on the blog over at Therm O Web with a couple pretty poinsettia projects for you!

Join me there for all of the details for this card....

And this!

Thanks so much for stopping... come again soon! 

Double Trouble Challenge #155 - Guestie!

A new challenge starts today over at Double Trouble Challenge Blog and I'm guesting over there this month!

This month, use your favorite cutting tool!   Of course mine is my Gemini Die Cutting Machine.  I love it... it's electric and really saved my shoulder because I use it... a lot... I mean like .. a lot a lot.  LOL!  And for the twist, wrap it up and add a ribbon, bow, twine, etc!  

I mean... I took the assignment literally and really "wrapped it up".  My whole card is a wrapped gift!  I added a poinsettia as a bow using some old Paper Smooches dies, and added a bow die cut from The Greetery.  Those pretty red glitter and metallic green papers are from my latest quarterly Your Paper Insider Box!  The plaid is from Lawn Fawn and it's oooold... but you know I have a huge stash of plaid papers.

Double Trouble is partnering with Use Your Stuff this time around and if you've used your favorite cutting tool and added some ribbon, twine or a bow, you can link up over there too!

I added a simple sentiment using the Merry die set from Rubbernecker Stamps.

Easy peasy!   Head on over to the Double Trouble Challenge Blog for more inspiration and I can't wait to see what you create!

Thank you so much for stopping!  Come again soon! 

A Jillian Vance Design - Joyful Giving

I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design with this one!

Hope you'll join me for links and details!  Thanks for stopping!