Saturday, November 30, 2013

Winter Wishes

A quick card using the current sketch over at Retro Sketches.  I forget to make square when I saw this sketch, I thought I'd give it a try!
Using Christmas in the Air and Glad Tidings from Verve this card came together very easy since I followed the sketch to the T!  :)  I've also used the Banner Bundle Die Set by using the partial cutting technique to make my banner longer!
Hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend......I know I am because as a nurse, I rarely get time off around the holiday but this year I got 5 days off from Thanksgiving on!!!  I have 2 days to go!!! 
{Winter Wishes}
Stamps:  Christmas in the Air, Glad Tidings (Verve)
Paper:  White (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Cut & Paste "adorbs" (MME)
Ink:  Ocean, French Roast (AMuse)
Dies:  Banner Bundle Die Set (Verve), Circle (Spellbinders)
Misc:  Button (DeNami), Silver Cording

12 Kits of Occasions {November Kit}


Welcome to the November Edition of the 12 Kits of Holidays!  Every single month we get goodies from the hostess for the month. So many new things arrive..... makes it so fun!!!  We have added some new things to our group recently.......a new BLOG (The 12 Kits of Occasions) and Facebook page.  Please go join our following over on the blog and LIKE us on Facebook! 
This month our kit was sent out by Kelly Schirmer.  Kelly sent us a beautiful wrapped package in the mail for the holidays.....gorgeous holiday papers, embellishments, and other goodies!  Take a peek below at what she sent!  Thank so much Kelly! 

November  Kit
{photo courtesy of Kara}
When I opened Kelly's kit this month........I was just wow'd!!!!  I absolutely LOVE the pattern paper collection from Echo Park called 'Tis the Season.  This collection throws in grays and blacks along with the traditional colors!!!
For my first card, I had to use one of the white embossed sentiments.......chalkboard look all the way!!!  These sentiments look absolutely amazing white embossed!!!!!  I've made a quick white frame using Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats: Rectangles. 
My second card uses some of the fabulous pattern papers.  Using just simple strips down the side of the main a great way to use those more "busy" papers that we tend to neglect in a paper pad collection.  This would be a very easy mass produced card!!!
My last card uses this tiny die cut tree (included in our kit) using the patterns from these papers!!!
I layered my tree onto a die cut PTI tag die cut.......this was all tied up using Lawn Fawn metallic twine.
That's it from me today but let's go check out what the rest of the group made with this kit!!!  The full supply list can be found on the 12 kits of Occasions blog!!!  Make sure to visit the 12 Kits Blog for details on a possible little prize for hopping along!
Karen Stein--November Guest

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

You + Me

I thought I'd share one more card using You + Me from the Neat & Tangled release last week!  LOVE this set.  Today, I've used it as Danielle used in her VIDEO during release.  You can view the video HERE.  I loved hearing where her inspiration for this stamp set came from!!!  Great idea=fabulous stamp set!

I went with a sweet design and pale colors.  I created my little scallops using the heart stamp included in this set......another use for your stamps! 
You + Me
Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!!!
{YOU + ME}
Stamps:  You + Me (Neat & Tangled )
Paper:  Soft Stone, White (PTI)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine), Blush (AMuse)
Twine:  Timeless Twine
Misc:  Corner Chomper

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Special Delivery

Happy Weekend!!!  I unexpectedly got the day off from work today (we are open today so that patients and staff can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday off).  So we have big plans to get our Christmas goodies put up......I hope we can enjoy some holiday music too! 
  I needed a little treat for someone that I won't see until after the holiday.........Just to wish happy holidays in a fun way.  :)
I've used some awesome new dies from Reverse Confetti!  I can't rave enough about versatile, timeless, and trendy!!!  I've used the Sweet Treat Tent Die and the Tag Me Dies.  You all need these in your die stash....seriously. 
Here's my project:  To get started, I've die cut 3 pieces with the Sweet Treat Tent Die (2 white, 1 pattern).  The die makes prescored lines to make it easy to know where the folds are.  Adhere the pattern piece to the white base and assemble your treat tent.  I've used Scor-tape to adhere everything together.  I swear by this tape!!! 
I didn't mention I added some of my favorite GHIRARDELLI squares to the inside with Scortape.......hehe.  Here's the front all embellished up with more dies and sentiments from Reverse Confetti.  Tying everything together is FABULOUS twine from Timeless Twine.......Olive Green.

Thanks so much for sharing part of your weekend with me!!
{Special Delivery}
Stamps:  Tinsel 'n Trim, Whole Lotta Dots (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Rustic Cream (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Noel Christmas (AC)
Ink:  Cherry (AMuse), Mojito (Fresh Ink)
Dies:  Sweet Treat Tent Die, Tag Me Dies (Reverse Confetti)
Twine:  Olive Green (Timeless Twine by Bella Creationz)
Misc:  Sequins (AC), Foam Adhesive

Saturday, November 23, 2013

a Masculine thank you

Here's hoping you all are staying warm this pre-holiday weekend.  It's bitter cold here in Kansas and I don't like it one bit!  I'm much more of a warm weather girl.  :)
I couldn't let the new COLOR challenge over at Reverse Confetti go by without trying my hand at these colors.  The colors spoke to me in a masculine way so I went with it and made a masculine thank you. 
I've used several of my favorite Reverse Confetti stamp sets for this CAS thank you.  I am in love with the new set called So Stripey.......I can't stop using it!  The little triangles are from the Tinsel 'n Trim set and were paired with the fabulous sentiment from Lots to Say.  These sentiments are just a perfect size for cards..... and can be a focal point too!
I've used the new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and rotated it vertical.  :)


 Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!  Stay warm!
{thanks so very much}
Stamps:   Tinsel 'n Trim, Lots to Say, So Stripey (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  Navy (SU), White, Canyon Clay (PTI)
Ink:  Navy, Slate (AMuse), White (Wplus9), Canyon Clay (PTI)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive, Enamel Dots (MME)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Create with 8

Here it is CAS-ual Fridays Challenge time again......this week its all about the number 8!!
Thankful and Hanukkah both have 8 letters, and Hanukkah has 8 nights too.
Since both holidays start during this challenge, we'll honor 8.
Use 8 letters or 8 sequins or 8 colors, etc 8 of anything on your CAS project.

I decided to go with a winter theme and use 8 snowflakes and 8 gems!  Using some great Verve goodies......this was super quick!

I stamped some snowflakes from Glad Tidings with white Wplus9 white ink onto Kraft cardstock.  I always think this looks so classy!  I've die cut a banner from Banner Bundle Die Set (also from Verve) and stamped my sentiment.  A bit of Silver Sparkle Hemp Cord from Lawn Fawn was tied in a simple bow to adorn the top.
This week's sponsor is the FABULOUS Simon Says Stamp.........check the CAS-ual Fridays blog for prize details!
Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!
Stamps:  Glad Tidings (Verve)
Paper:  White, Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Fresh Ink, White (Wplus9)
Dies:  Banner Bundle Die Set (A cut above Dies by Verve)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive, Silver Sparkle Hemp Cord (Lawn Fawn), Gems

Neat & Tangled November Release: You + Me

Welcome back to the final day of previews for Neat & Tangled!!!
Today we are sharing inspiration using a stamp set that will see lots of use at my house........You + Me.  Super sweet for Valentines or just for everyday!!!
 Pretty straight forward CAS card except that the darker red hearts have a thin layer of glossy accents over the top. 
The stamps are now available in the Neat & Tangled store!  Thanks so much for joining me this week for the release!
{YOU + ME}
Stamps:  You + Me (Neat & Tangled)
Paper;  Pure Poppy, True Black, White (PTI)
Ink:  Pure Poppy (PTI), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Misc:  Corner Chomper, Glossy Accents, Foam Adhesive, Twine (Timeless Twine)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Neat & Tangled November Release: On the Corner

****If you are here for my Lil' Inker Designs New Release Blog Hop, please scroll down or click HERE****

Welcome to Day 3 of the new release for Neat & Tangled!  Today we are sharing a new set and new illustrator to Neat & Tangled.....Miriam Prantner!  Let's check out the fun new set!

Today we are sharing projects using On the Corner.  This is such a fun set and I enjoyed making this card for my son who is a tween (enough said, right?).......and his birthday is coming soon!!!  What's better than some primary colors and a little paper piecing?  I've stamped the street sign image onto pattern paper from Urban Traveler by Simple Stories and then pieced the pole to the image with foam adhesive.  I think this is the perfect "tween" card!  :)

There is a giveaway of today's set so make sure to check the Neat & Tangled blog HERE for details!!!  All new stamp sets will be available in the shop Friday 8am EST!!!
{You are......}
Stamps:  On the Corner (Neat & Tangled)
Paper:  Basic Gray (SU)
Pattern Paper:  Urban Traveler (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Slate (AMuse)
Misc:  Scorpal, Foam Adhesive, Copics

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lil' Inker Designs November Release Hop.....last day!!!

Here we are at the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs November release blog hop! 
You should have arrived here from Alyssa's blog, if not please start at the beginning at the Lil' Inker Blog!


Photo: We'll see you Monday for our New Release Hop! Did you enjoy the sneaks?
Have you enjoyed the release so far?  How about our Guest this month.....Tracey McNeely?  One bit of news.........this month is the last month for DT members.....Isha and Taheerah.  It has been so much fun with you girls on the team and you will be missed LOTS!!!! xx
Today I'm using a stamp set that was inspired by all the Henna tattoo art and Mehndi design out there called Modern Mehndi.  Pair these designs with matching dies.......LOVE!  (beside that......there are finally some flowers from LID!!)  And look what else is releasing this month....Stitched Mats: Ovals!  Yay!!!

There will be a $15 store credit winner for each day of our release hop and they will be picked from a secret prize blog so make sure you comment!!!  Your next stop on the blog hop is Isha's blog!!

Thanks for spending part of your day with me!
{Have a gorgeous day}
Stamps:  Modern Mehndi (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  Hawaiian Shores, White (PTI), Vellum
Ink:  StazOn Black, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Modern Mehndi Dies and Stitched Mats: Ovals (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive, Copics, Enamel Dot, Corner Chomper

Monday, November 18, 2013

Lil' Inker Designs November Release Blog Hop: Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs November release blog hop!  I'm anxious to hear what you all think of the new products!!!  Didn't Laura do a fantastic job designing them?? 
ALL THESE NEW PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!!!  There is no waiting to order....go now!  :)

You should have arrived here from Alyssa's blog, if not please start at the beginning at the Lil' Inker Blog!

Photo: We'll see you Monday for our New Release Hop! Did you enjoy the sneaks?
Today, I've used another new Cover It Die: Swirls for a holiday card!  I've ran the die through my Big Shot as you would an impression plate.  It left my card front perfectly impressed with the swirl design.  To add some glittery outlines to the swirls, I used a glue pen and outlined all the swirls and added Prisma Glitter.  Lastly, I die cut the word JOY with the Joy die that was released last month and added it to my card with foam adhesive. 
My next card uses an AWESOME new die called On the Diagonal
Here is a little about this die: 
This die was designed specifically to be used on a A2 card front (4.25"x5.5"). If you look closely, it's the negative stitching or the stitching opposite the main cut line that allows you to do so many cool things with this die.  This die not only cuts a perforated diagonal strip but you can use it with the Stitched Mats: Rectangles perfectly!!  
Last winter for the release of the Snowflake dies, I used this color combination and I thought I would bring it back out again to use with the On the Diagonal die.  Paired with a glittery snowflake.....I love this layout!  That glitter paper is just the most amazing, in fact.....the best I've used!  It's the Cardstock Stack by DCWV called Glitzy Glitter.  That is all.  :)
There will be a store credit winner for each day of our release hop and they will be picked from a secret prize blog so make sure you comment!!!  Your next stop on the blog hop is Isha's blog!!
Thanks for spending part of your day with me!
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Dies:  Cover Up Die: Swirls, Joy Die (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Prisma Glitter, Glue Pen, Foam Adhesive
{love & cheer}
Stamps:  Instant Camera: Christmas Stamp Set (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  White, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, New Leaf (PTI)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Glitter Paper:  Cardstock Stack: Glitzy Glitter (DCWV)
Dies:  On the Diagonal, Snowflakes (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive, Sequin

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