Traditional Christmas Tag

29 November 2016

Hello all!
Usually I like to make Christmas cards and tags using non-traditional colors but today I created one with red and green.
Here are the supplies I used:
What the Doodle Snowflake
What the Doodle Ornament - sentiment
Tag Sale #1 Die
Ombre Stripes Patterned Paper
My tag was entered into Papertrey Ink's MIM Challenge

Thanks for dropping by!

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Addicted To Stamps And More #222 - Make Your Mark

Hello all!

This week's challenge at ATSM is


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Here is my take on the challenge featuring Sun Soaked Christmas by Newton's Nook.

My background was sponged using various dye inks.

Stop by and play along we would love to see you in our gallery!

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Christmas Card Challenge #50

27 November 2016

It's ANYTHING GOES this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

For my card today I created a winter scene using products by Gina K. Designs.
penguin - Tis the Sea-Sun
trees - Dashing
bird and snowfakes - Ian Moose
The background was sponged on a stitched rectangle wafer die by Simon Says Stamp using various dye inks.
Stop by and play along and see what the rest of the team created!
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Merry & Bright

25 November 2016

Hello there friends!
I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving!
I have a card for Papertrey's November Blog Hop that I would like to share with you all featuring What the Doodle Ornament. Here is this month's inspiration photo. Isn't it a beauty? Love all the different ways you can gather inspiration from this one!

I did a little water coloring to the background and ornaments with my Gelatos. It's been a long time since I used them so I pulled them out of my closet and got busy. This is what I can up with.
Also used was the new scalloped A2 verticle die released this month and Wink of Stella was applied to the center of the ornaments and berries.
Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the hop!

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Have a Joyful Holiday Season

23 November 2016

Good morning!
For my card today I chose What the Doodle: Snowflake and coordinating die by PTI. The sentiment is from Bright Baubles by Neat and Tangled.
I sponged the background with Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass distress inks on a stitched rectangle panel that was cut from a wafer die by Simon Says Stamp. I added water splatters to several areas of my card as a finishing touch. 
I have linked my card to several current challenges that are listed below this post.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

 3 snowflakes
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Christmas Card Challenges #49

20 November 2016

Good morning and welcome to Christmas Card Challenges #49!
We have a color challenge for you this week and an inspiration photo pictured below.

Here is my take featuring a randomly stamped image from Nordic Winter by Gina K. Designs that I heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Quick and easy and masculine.
We would love to see your cards in our gallery. Stop by and play along and please visit the design teams blogs. We all love comments!
Have a super day!

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So Grateful For You

18 November 2016

Good evening all!
My card today features the mini Splits: Just a Note and a sentiment from Pumpkin Patch by PTI. I used one of the basic stitch line dies by MFT to the side of the top panel. Image was colored with Zig Real Brush Markers.
I'm playing along in this month's Create Along With Us Challenge hosted by PTI. This month I'm casing Heather. Here is her CAS card featuring the newly released mini Splits: Happy Birthday.

This is what I came up with.
Have a super weekend!
Also entered into the following challenges:

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ATSM Challenge #220 - Photo

15 November 2016

This week at ATSM we have a photo to get your creative juices flowing.
Here is what I came up with featuring images, a sentiment and patterned paper by GKD.
Hope to see you in our gallery!

Happy Little Stampers was created in 2015 by Kylie (owner of ATSM and ATCAS). Kylie wanted to bring out a line of stamps that were useful for every day crafters. From cute to whimsical images, from everyday to funky sentiments there is something for everyone!
Shop: Happy Little Stampers
Prize: $15 gift certificate
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Fairy Christmas To You

14 November 2016

Hello all!
My card today features images and coordinating dies from the Home for the Holidays Stamp TV Kit by Gina K. Designs. The background was created using Tim Holtz's layering flourish stencil and dye inks. I added silver glitter pen to the wings and Wink of Stella to the hat and star wand.

Have a great day!

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Christmas Card Challenges #48

13 November 2016

Good morning and welcome to Challenge #48!
 We would like to see glitter on your projects this week. You don't have to use it as long as it is  Christmas or holiday related.

My card today features images from Nordic Winter by GKD. I embossed with red glitter embossing powder. You can't really tell but believe me it's there.
Now it's your turn. Show us your projects with or without glitter and see what the rest of the DT created!
Hope to see you in our gallery!
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Greetings of the Season

12 November 2016

Hello there!
I'm participating in the current Papertrey MIM Challenge hosted by Laurie this week.  She shares some tips for assembly line card making.
My cards today features the mini set Snowflake Sparkle and a sentiment from Take Three: Winter.
Have a super Saturday all!

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Cardinal Peace

Hello everyone!
I have a second card to share with you all that was entered into the Holiday Cardmaking Challenge currently going on over at Hero Arts.
Again I have chosen to used the Cardinal Layering stamp set and coordinating dies. The top panel was embossed with the geometric embossing folder by We R Memory Keepers and  several die cut snowflakes by Cas-ual Fridays were added to the background along with gold sequins.
Thanks for dropping by and have a super weekend!

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Christmas Card Challenges #47

06 November 2016

 Hello and welcome!

Here is this week's inspiration photo at Christmas Card Challenges.

I don't own any fancy sets that feature beverages. My card today is a quick and easy one that features a hot cup of cocoa/coffee from a mini set by Gina K. Designs called Coffee Therapy. I will have to purchase a set or two in the future to have on hand. I also added several premade snowflakes that were left over from a previous card I made last year.
Hope to see you in our gallery! 

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25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 4

05 November 2016


It's day four and I am once again casing Tracey's beautiful tag pictured below

Here is my tag featuring a sentiment from Noel by GKD.
Have a great day!

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25 Days Of Christmas Tags - Day 3

Good morning!
Here is my tag for day three inspired by Jennifer Jackson's tags pictured below.
My tag features the tree image from Ian Moose and the word joy from Festive Foliage by GKD.
Thanks for stopping by!

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25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 2

04 November 2016

Good morning!
Here is todays tag entered into the

25 Days of Christmas Tags
  I was inspired by Tracey's wreath tag. I substituted a pine branch
 in it's place. (I don't own a tiny wreath.)
For this one I used an image and sentiment from Festive Foliage by GKD.
Thanks for dropping by!

Tracey's McNeely's tag

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25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 1

Hello  and welcome!
I am participation in the
hosted by Tracey McNeely
Here is the first one I made featuring products by GKD. I was inspired by the snowflakes in Tracey's tag pictured below this post.
Thanks for stopping by!
Tracey McNeely's tag 
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Christmas Greetings

03 November 2016

Good morning!
I am playing along in a new challenge, new to me that is, and it's at the
This week's challenge is
(include gold on your project)

Here is my take featuring Festive Foliage by Gina K. Designs. Illustrated beautifully by Claire Brennan.
 First, I sponged the background with dye inks. Next I stamped the pinecones with versa mark on white cardstock, heat embossed them with gold embossing powder and fussy cut them out. Lastly I adhered them to the areas where the pinecones were stamped on my panel. I did add several pinecones in areas that needed them. The sentiment was also heat embossed with gold.
The stitched rectangle panel is a wafer die by Simon Says Stamps.
Thanks for stopping by!
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ATSM Challenge #218 - Holiday

01 November 2016

Challenge #218 - Holiday 
Hello and welcome to a new challenge here at ATSM!
This week we would like to see holiday cards.
Here is my card featuring images and a sentiment from the newly released set Dashing by Gina K. Designs. I did some masking and sponging on this one. I also added snow to the pine trees with my white Signo gel pen.
We hope to see you in our gallery!
Our sponsor this week is Sami Stamps
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If you’re having fun here, please feel free to come check us out! 
Prize : $12.00 gift certificate

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