Saturday, November 29, 2014

showCASe your style challenge #3

The Clearly Whimsy Stamps DT has a fabulous new challenge blog called showCASe your style.  You do NOT have to use Whimsy Stamps products to play along but if you do, the gift certificate will be more if you are the winner!

The challenge runs 2 weeks and uses this fun photo for inspiration!  Use the colors or the inspiration photo if you so choose and play along!

Color!  That is what is up this week for the newest showCASe your style challenge sponsored by Whimsy Stamps!

I used the Sparkle and Shine stamp set from Whimsy Stamps and stamped my lights in colorful colors to match the inspiration photo,  Each light was then covered with glossy accents and allowed to dry.



We'd LOVE to see your CAS cards using this fun inspiration photo over at 

SFYTT with Reverse Confetti

Reverse Confetti has an awesome sketch every month called A Sketch for You to Try (SFYTT)


I used the fabulous sentiment set from Reverse Confetti called Seasonal Sentiments.  The sentiment was stamped on Confetti Cuts:  Class Act and Love Notes.  I embellished the frame with a few metallic sequins and holly leaves from the Confetti Cuts:  North Pole Wishes.


Here is the fabulous sketch for this month's challenge!


Now the best part is.......there is always a winner every month!  Here are the details:

The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.
Check out the SFYTT post......HERE.

So let's see your Reverse Confetti creations this have a few more days to get it done!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Peace on Earth

Happy Monday everyone!  (or Tuesday for me since we are closed at work on Thursday so that patients and families can spend the holiday together)  I am blessed to have a 4 day weekend over Thanksgiving this year......does not happen very often when you are a nurse!

I have a card to share today using Frantic Stamper exclusive cling mounted rubber stamps.  I've used the Snowflakes stamps and white heat embossed them onto a white cardstock panel.  Using Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass, I blended the inks over the embossed snowflakes in a circular motion to "highlight" them.  

Peace on Earth

My sentiment (from Peace on Earth stamp set) was white heat embossed as well onto a wide strip of vellum.  This vellum panel was folded over the embossed snowflake panel and adhered to the back.  I like how the panel kind of "floats" above the snowflakes.  The last detail was adding in some Aquamarine and Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Peace on Earth2

Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me!

{Peace on Earth}
Stamps:  Snowflakes, Peace on Earth (Frantic Stamper)
Paper:  White (PTI), Vellum 
Ink:  Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass Distress Inks, Versamark
Sequins:  Aquamarine, Sparkling Clear (Pretty Pink Posh)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive, White embossing powder

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tracey's 25 Days of Tags!


I'm helping my friend Tracey McNeely celebrate her 25 Days of Christmas Tags this year!!  She has set up a new Flickr group to check out HERE this year as well as all her Pinterest boards with previous guest designers HEREHERE, and HERE.  

I went with a tag using FOIL cardstock.  With all the glitz of the holidays, I created a tag that will definitely shine on a package or gift bag.  Using the Anytime Tag Dies Set from Lil' Inker Designs, I did a layered tag using 2 sizes of the in white and one in turquoise foil.  I added in a die cut from the Jingle Bell Die Set done in silver foil and a die cut Joy Word Die.


Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cutting Edge Challenge #15

It's time to share the next Cutting Edge Challenge!  This week's inspiration card is one of mine!!!  For my inspiration card, I used the On the Diagonal Die featuring the Dual Stitching detail from Lil' Inker Designs.  

This week's challenge also will be the LAST Cutting Edge Challenge.  It has been so fun to be a part of this!  Thank you so much Jackie! 


Pink. Orange. Green.  A favorite and yes, unusual color combination for a holiday card but I don't always like to create with the traditional colors when it comes to the holidays.  This color combination is just fun so I used it for my card today.

For my challenge card,  I've used the awesome STITCHED MATS: CIRCLES that feature LID's EXCLUSIVE "Dual Stitching Design".  When diecut, the circles not only cut a stitched circle but a stitched circle left on the negative!  That one detail gives so much more "WOW" to a card like this!  
You can find all of Lil' Inker Designs "Dual Stitched Designs" in the store HERE and by looking for this icon:


In the centers of the circles, I've silver heat embossed snowflakes from Cozy Winter Wishes from Lil' Inker Designs and then added them back into the stitched negative panel.  The final touch was adding in my favorite clear sequins in all 3 sizes (4mm. 6mm, 8mm) from Pretty Pink Posh.


We’d love to have you play along with us! If you click on through to The Cutting Edge Challenge Blog, you’ll find lots of information, including:
  • The Winner of the last challenge, as well as the Top 3, are being announced;
  • The Cutting Edge Design Team is sharing their samples for the challenge, and they are pretty fabulous;
  • The InLinkz link-up tool for you to link up YOUR project!

The challenge closes in 2 weeks....... so what are you waiting for?!  You can find everything you need to play along HERE.  We can’t wait to see what you create!! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Season's Greetings!

The holidays are upon us.  At our house, the tree is decorated and most of the holiday decor is up.  I know it's early but we are hosting Thanksgiving with ALL our family (both sides) this coming week and I wanted to be able to enjoy my 4 day weekend.  Being a full-time nurse, you don't get many (if any) holiday weekends like this!  I have plans to host, shop, spend time with friends/family, and just relax!

My card today uses the inspiration photo over at Festive Friday.......and I couldn't get the color pink for the holiday out of my mind so I created some pink trees using Tremendous Triangles from Whimsy Stamps.  


I stamped the zig zag triangle on the coordinating die cut and embellished with gold stamped dots from the Tremendous Triangles stamp set.  The glittery hill was done using the Stitched Border Trio Die set.  My sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings set.  Lastly, some gold stars were diecut and attached to the tops of the trees.


Check out the Festive Friday inspiration photo below and play along!!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

{Season's Greetings}
Stamps:  Christmas Greetings, Tremendous Triangles (Whimsy Stamps)
Paper:  Kraft, White, Sweet Blush (PTI), Gold (Hobby Lobby)
Ink:  Grapefruit (Fresh Ink), Onyx Black (Versafine), Delicata Gold (Tsukineko)
Dies:  Tremendous Triangles, Stitched Border Trio (Whimsy Stamps)
Misc:  Glitter, Foam Adhesive
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