Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Holiday Card 14 - L for List

Hello, everybody! Today I'm sharing another holiday card! Inspiration has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge. Day 14 is "L" and I went with List.


I had fun playing with my rubber stamps for this card!  I began by stamping the postcard from The Artistic Stamper Carte Postale in black, the text stamp from the same set in grey, and the postmark in pink.  I inked around the edge of the postcard with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.  I then stamped Inkadinkado Surprise in red, generic snowflakes in blue, and the sentiment in black.  

The adorable Hanging Kitty clipart is from Imagine That Digistamp; I fussy-cut and popped up on foam tape. The little candy canes and reindeer clipart are from Gecko Galz Candy Cane Lane and Reindeer Game Collage Sheets, and I added two strips of metallic striped washi tape.  I layered the postcard onto black cardstock, then onto patterned paper (Martha Stewart Love Notes) and then red cardstock.  I stamped Special Delivery (from The Artistic Stamper set mentioned above) on the patterned paper.

I would also like to support the following challenges:  Craft Stamper Take It Make It November 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE;  Crop Stop November Link Party AG (Distress Inks available at Crop Stop) 4/5; Cute Card Thursday Snowflakes UE; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d; Gecko Galz November Challenge Jingle All the Way UE; Imagine That Digistamp Year-round Link-up UE; Joy Clair Inspiration Graphic (see below - I was inspired by the candy canes) UE; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3; SUYP Cats Only November Furrything Goes UE; The Artistic Stamper Square It (see tiny grid squares on patterned paper) 1/3; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Tuesday Throwdown Playing Dress Up 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk2

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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

P.S. to my Followers: I am slowly getting around to visit your blogs and will continue again today. If I haven't been to visit you yet, please be patient as I will be there soon! I haven't forgotten about you, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you made!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Holiday Card 13 - K for Kitty

Hello again!  I'm back to share a second holiday card today!  Inspiration has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge

I won't have time for crafting/blogging tomorrow so I'm jumping ahead to Day 13, which I'm hoping will be "K" so I went with Kitty (what else?!). 


The kitty image is from Beccy's Place The Cat's Meow and I added a red bow digitally (bow from Pixel Scrapper), then fussy-cut and popped up with foam tape.  Patterned papers are from Studio Calico Magical and Pebbles We Belong Together.  You may notice I used two different embossing folders.  I embossed the patterned paper with Darice Snowflake Background and the white strip is embossed with Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow.  The fancy label and word dies were received in friend mail, and I finished off the card with a few snowflake sequins.

I was inspired by Sketch 204 at Feeling Sketchy:



I would also like to support the following challenges (total of 10):
Crafty Friends Use 2 or more Patterned Papers 3/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE
Joy Clair Inspiration Graphic (see below - I was inspired by the candy cane stripes) UEJust Keep on Creating November AG UE
Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3
Tuesday Throwdown Recipe - Use 1 image, 2 embossing folders and a word sentiment 1/3

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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

P.S. to my Followers:  I spent a couple hours visiting blogs yesterday and will continue today.  If I haven't been to visit you yet, please be patient as I will be there soon.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you made!

Holiday Card 12 - J for Joy

Hello, everybody! Today I'm sharing another holiday card!  Inspiration has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  Day 12 is "J" and I went with Joy.


I used Memory Box Snowflake Joy die, without the snowflake.  Instead I used a poinsettia image from Beccy's Place Poinsettia set.  I fussy-cut two of the same image and popped up a layer on foam tape.  The letters were die-cut from sparkly cardstock, and I added some die-cut greenery from my stash.  The sentiment stamp is from Whimsy Stamps Joyous Holiday, and the woodgrain paper is from Pretty Painted Floors 6x6" paper pack. I finished off the card with a number of red gems.

I would also like to support the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Crop Stop November Link Party AG (Memory Box dies available at Crop Stop) 3/5
DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d
Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE
Joy Clair Inspiration Graphic (see below - I was inspired by the Christmas theme and colours) UE
Just Keep on Creating November AG UE
Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3

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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

P.S. to my Followers:  I spent a couple hours visiting blogs yesterday and will continue today.  If I haven't been to visit you yet, please be patient as I will be there soon.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you made!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Holiday Card 11 - Bingo Grid

Hi, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my two new followers - Beccy and Harper - thank you for joining me!  (Harper, if you would like to leave a link to your blog in the comments, I will be happy to hop over and follow you too!)

Today I am sharing another holiday card!  Inspiration has come from the daily prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  Day 11 is a Bingo Grid (see below), and I went with Buttons, Red and Green, and Use a Sketch.


The sweet snowman image is called Snowy Snowflake from Beccy's Place Snowfolk set, and I fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape.  I freehand-cut a sparkly snowdrift and adhered onto the Merry bingo card from Gecko Galz Alter It Digital Collage Sheets.  The joy word art is from Beccy's Place Christmas Candy; the vintage ephemera are from Gecko Galz Altered Christmas (postage stamp) and Gecko Galz 12 Days of Christmas (partridge in a pear tree).

For the buttons, I die-cut some red foil posterboard with Poppystamps Frosty SnowfIake Buttons that I won from KandA Creative Moments in February (thank you, Andrea, I love them!).  I used patterned paper from Basic Grey Aspen Frost 6x6" paper pad, a die-cut snowflake banner (La-la Land Crafts) and Baker's twine from my stash.

Beccy's Place Bingo Grid
I was inspired by Sketch 478 at Tuesday Morning Sketches and Gecko Galz November Challenge - Jingle All the Way.
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I would also like to support the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge AG 3/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Creative Inspirations November Chill
Cute Card Thursday Snowflakes UE
DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d
Just Keep on Creating November AG UE
The Cat's Pajamas Winter Holidays UE

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Holiday Card 10 - I for Igloo

Hello, everybody!  I'm back again today with another holiday card (this is the final one for today, I think!).  Inspiration for my holiday cards has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  Day 10 is "I" and I went with Igloo.  (For an update on my husband's health, please see my earlier post here.)


The adorable snowman image is a freebie from Beccy's Place called Frank the Snowman. I used the precoloured version and fussy-cut so I could pop him up with foam tape.  I used an igloo embossing folder (free with magazine) on Three Birds white-core cardstock and sanded it with my Tim Holtz sanding grip.  I used a die-cut border from Simon Says Stamp Wavy Scallop Stitches to simulate a snowdrift.  The digital sentiment is from Beccy's Place Finn in the Snow, and I finished off the card with a few snowflake sequins.

I would also like to support the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Creatalicious AG Optional Embossing (dry embossing) UE
Cute Card Thursday Snowflakes UE
Just Keep on Creating November AG UE

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Holiday Card 9 - H for Happy Holidays

Hi, everyone!  I'm back again today with another holiday card.  Inspiration for my holiday cards has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards ChallengeDay 9 is "H" and I went with Happy Holidays.  (For an update on my husband's health, please see my earlier post here.)


The adorable vintage fawn image is from Gecko Galz Reindeer Games Digital Collage Sheet.  The digital sentiment is from Beccy's Place Simply Christmas, and I changed the colour to blue.  The patterned paper is from ReFined Winter Story 6x6" paper pack.  I added some Rose crinkle ribbon from DL.ART's Vintage Vineyard (I won this a while back - thank you, Diana!) and a die-cut snowflake banner (La-la Land Crafts).  I finished off the card with some pink snowflake sequins.

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I would also like to support the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG Animals 5/5
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Creative Inspirations November Chill 3/3
Cute Card Thursday Snowflakes UE
Double Trouble Thing 1 Christmas Holiday, Thing 3 Hanging Item (banner) 4/4
Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE
Just Keep on Creating November AG UE
Papercraft Business 12 AG Optional Christmas Animal 3/3
Scribbles Designs Winter is Coming 3/3
The Cat's Pajamas Winter Holidays UE
The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up All Tied Up (crinkle ribbon) 3/3 FT
Winter Wonderland What You Love to Do at Christmas (enjoy winter nature, animals, and snow) 3/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Holiday Card 8 - G for Gingerbread

Hi, everyone!  I'm back again today with another holiday card.  Inspiration for my holiday cards has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards ChallengeDay 8 is "G" - I went with Gingerbread.  (For an update on my husband's health, please see my earlier post here.)


The vintage gingerbread image is from Gecko Galz 'Tis the Season Digital Collage Sheet.  The smaller gingerbread men and gingerbread word are from Beccy's Place Gingerbread set.  I printed the gingies on brown cardstock, fussy-cut, and used a white paint marker to simulate icing.  The jingle bells are from Gecko Galz Happy Holidays Collage Sheet, and the stamped sentiment (wishes) is from Clearly Besotted.  The patterned papers are from Basic Grey Aspen Frost 6x6" paper pad, and I layered them with a die-cut doily from my stash.

I would also like to support the following challenges:
ABC Christmas W for Wishes UE
Allsorts Poppies or the Colour Red 3/3
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Gingerbread 1/5
Crafty Friends Use 2 or more Patterned Papers 2/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Die-Cut Divas AG 4/4
Double D Wishes are Possible (inspired by colours in upper right quadrant of mood board) 2/3
Double Trouble Thing 1 Christmas Holiday, Thing 3 Hanging Item (jingle bells) 3/4
Gecko Galz November Challenge Jingle All the Way UE
Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE
Incy Wincy Christmas 5/5
Joy Clair Inspiration Graphic (see below - I was inspired by the food theme) UE
Just Keep on Creating November AG UE

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Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Holiday Card 7 - F for Fa-la-la-la-la

Hello, everybody!  I'm back again today with another holiday card.  Inspiration for my holiday cards has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards ChallengeDay 7 is "F" - I went with Fa-la-la-la-la.  (For an update on my husband's health, please see my earlier post here.)


I recently won this adorable Llama Love image from Imagine That Digistamp (thank you, Kris!).  I used the pre-coloured image and fussy-cut.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I created a crude rosette from pink crepe paper and added some sparkly eyelash trim around the outer edge, as well as Diamond Stickles.  The  embossing folder is Darice Snowflake Background, and I embellished with a few pink snowflake sequins.

I would also like to support the following challenges:
Crafter's Castle AG Option The Holidays 3/3 C10
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Creatalicious AG Optional Embossing (dry embossing) UE
Cute Card Thursday Snowflakes UE
Imagine That Digistamp Year-round Link-up
Just Keep on Creating November AG UE
The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up All Tied Up (eyelash trim) 2/3 FT

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Holiday Card 6 - E for Evergreens and Embossing

Hello, everybody!  I'm back again today with another holiday card.  Inspiration for my holiday cards has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards ChallengeDay 6 is "E" - I went with Evergreens and Embossing Folder.  (For an update on my husband's health, please see my earlier post here.)


I recently won this beautiful Poinsettia image from Imagine That Digistamp (thank you, Kris!).  I used the pre-coloured image and fussy-cut three of the same image so I could pop each layer on foam tape.  The embossing folder is Couture Creations Sugarplum Ball.  The patterned paper and sentiment banner are from EnoGreeting Christmas Collection 6x6" paper pack.  I added a strip of sparkly gold washi tape and some green gems.

I would also like to support the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge AG 2/3
Allsorts Poppies or the Colour Red 2/3
Crafty Catz Getting Ready for Christmas 3/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Creatalicious AG Optional Embossing (dry embossing) UE
Incy Wincy Christmas 4/5
Imagine That Digistamp Year-round Link-up UE
Just Keep on Creating November AG UE
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5 wk1

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Holiday Card 5 - Colour Combo

Hello, everyone!  I'm back again today with another holiday card.  Inspiration for my holiday cards has come from the prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  For Day 5, there was a Colour Challenge - see colours below.   (For an update on my husband's health, please see my earlier post here.)


The vintage fox image is a freebie from Graphics Fairy, and I mounted it on coordinating cardstock.  The "sweet" word is from Beccy's Place Christmas Candy.  The patterned paper is from Forever in Time Holiday Trendz, and I added some die-cut snowflakes, evergreen boughs, and gold foil doily from my stash.  I finished off the card by adding some green gems to the snowflakes.



I would also like to support the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG Animals 4/5
Crafter's Castle AG Option The Holidays 2/3 C10
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Cute Card Thursday Snowflakes UE
Double Trouble Thing 1 Christmas Holiday, Thing 2 Tic-Tac-Toe (green, circle, foil) 2/4
Just Keep on Creating November AG UE
Try Stamping on Tuesday Tic-Tac-Tuesday (green, circle, foil) 1/6
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk1

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Holiday Card 4 - D for Deer and Distress Oxides

Hi, everyone!  I'm back again today with another holiday card.  Inspiration for my holiday cards has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards ChallengeDay 4 is "D" - I went with Deer and Distress Oxides.  (For an update on my husband's health, please see my earlier post here.)


The Distress Oxide background was made some time ago, so I don't recall the specific colours used, but it was a mixture of blues, greens, and perhaps purple.  I used an oval die-cut from my stash, and the embossing folder is Darice Snowflake Background.  I added some White as Snow crinkle ribbon from DL.ART's Traditional Christmas Bundle (I won this a while back - thank you, Diana!), and the stamped sentiment is from A Creative Journey with Melissa - You're Snow Wonderful.

I would also like to support the following challenges:  2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG Animals 3/5; Cardz TV 73 AG 3/3; Crafting by Designs November AG 3/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 3/3; Crafty Catz Getting Ready for Christmas 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Embossing (dry embossing) UE; Creative Craft Cottage Christmas is Coming 3/3; Creative Inspirations November Chill 2/3; Crop Stop November Link Party AG (Tim Holtz Distress Ink products available at Crop Stop) 2/5; Cute Card Thursday Snowflakes UE; Die-Cut Divas AG 3/4; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; Happy Little Stampers Christmas Clean and Simple UE; Incy Wincy Christmas 3/5; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3; Paperbabe Animals/Pets 2/3; Papercraft Business 12 AG Optional Christmas Animal 2/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 3/3; Scribbles Designs Winter is Coming 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Make Your Own Background (Distress Oxides, dry embossing) 1/5; The Cat's Pajamas Winter Holidays UE; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up All Tied Up (ribbon) 1/3 FT; Winter Wonderland What You Love to Do at Christmas (enjoy winter nature, animals, and snow) 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk1; Your Scrapbook Place AG 3/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Holiday Card 3 - C for Candy Canes

Hello, everybody!  I'm back again today with another holiday card.  Inspiration for my holiday cards has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards ChallengeDay 3 is "C" - I went with Candy Canes.  (For an update on my husband's health, please see my earlier post here.)


The vintage image is from Gecko Galz Frosty Digital Collage Sheet and I added a red gem to the bow.  The candy canes and words are from Beccy's Place Christmas Candy.  I used the precoloured version and fussy-cut, and then added a bow (Tim Holtz bow punch) and dark red gem.  I added a die-cut snowflake banner from my stash, embellished with red gems.  The baker's twine is from my stash, and the patterned paper is Studio Calico Magical 6x6" paper pad.

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I would also like to support the following challenges:
Allsorts Poppies or the Colour Red 1/3
Crafter's Castle AG Option The Holidays 1/3 C10
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE
Cute Card Thursday Snowflakes UE
Joy Clair Inspiration Graphic (see below - I was inspired by the candy canes) UE
Just Keep on Creating November AG UE

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Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Holiday Card 2 - B for Bauble and Bear

Hi, everyone!  I'm back again today with another holiday card.  Inspiration for my holiday cards has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards ChallengeDay 2 is "B" and I went with Bauble and Bear.  (For an update on my husband's health, please see my previous post here.)


The adorable bear image is a freebie from Beccy's Place called Stanley's Bauble.  I used the pre-coloured version, fussy-cut, and popped up with foam tape. I used a die-cut doily from my stash and patterned papers from Basic Grey Aspen Frost 6x6" paper pad.  The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp Holiday Mice.

I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG Animals 2/5; A Gem of a Challenge AG 1/3; Cardz TV 73 AG 2/3; Crafting by Designs November AG 2/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 2/3; Crafty Creations AG 2/2; Crafty Friends Use 2 or more Patterned Papers 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Creative Craft Cottage Christmas is Coming 2/3; Die-Cut Divas AG 2/4; Double Trouble Thing 1 Christmas Holiday, Thing 3 Hanging Item (Ornament) 1/4; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; Incy Wincy Christmas 2/5; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 2/3; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; The Cat's Pajamas Winter Holidays UE; The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC117 ~ Bear Hugs 1/3; Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk1; Your Scrapbook Place AG 2/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Holiday Card 1 - A for Alcohol Inks

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my two new followers - donna and Rochellies Creations.  If you would like to leave a link to your blog in the comments, I will be happy to hop over and follow you too!

Good news!  I am happy to report that my husband is back home with me again!  For those who are new here, Brian suffered a stroke in August.  He was discharged from the rehab hospital some days ago, and we have been trying to get into a routine; still working on that.  He will have a long road to recovery but at least he can heal at home now.  Your well wishes and prayers have been appreciated!

I am way behind in my holiday cards so that's what I've been working on.   I apologize to my followers in advance for the blog blast, but I will be sharing 10 cards today as I try to get caught up. Please do not feel obligated to comment on any of my projects.  I am planning to visit your blogs over the next few days, and I am looking forward to seeing what you made!

Inspiration for my holiday cards has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  Beccy is already on the letter "I" so I will be doing my best to catch up to her today!

My first card was inspired by Day 1 - "A", and I went with Alcohol Inks.  The background was made some time ago, so I don't recall the specific colours of alcohol inks I used, but it was a mixture of several shades of blue and maybe some green.


The die is Memory Box Grand Stag Oval Frame, and the embossing folder is Darice Snowflake Background.  The sentiment is from A Creative Journey with Melissa - You're Snow Wonderful.

I would also like to support the following challenges:  2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG Animals 1/5; ABC Christmas W for Wishes UE; Cardz TV 73 AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs November AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 1/3; Crafty Catz Getting Ready for Christmas 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Embossing (dry embossing) UE; Creative Craft Cottage Christmas is Coming 1/3; Creative Inspirations November Chill 1/3; Crop Stop November Link Party AG  (Memory Box dies available at Crop Stop) 1/5; Cut it Up Clean and Simple 1E; Cute Card Thursday Snowflakes UE; Die-Cut Divas AG 1/4; Double D Wishes are Possible (inspired by blue/white in lower left quadrant of mood board) 1/3; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; Happy Little Stampers Christmas Clean and Simple UE; Incy Wincy Christmas 1/5; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Paperbabe Animals/Pets 1/3; Papercraft Business 12 AG Optional Christmas Animal 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Scribbles Designs Winter is Coming 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Make Your Own Background (alcohol inks, dry embossing) 1/5; The Cat's Pajamas Winter Holidays UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Winter Wonderland What You Love to Do at Christmas (enjoy winter nature, animals, and snow) 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk1; Your Scrapbook Place AG 1/3



Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cat Lovers Hop 12

Hello, everyone! Today is the final day for the Cat Lovers Hop, and I'm back with another holiday kitty card!  A special thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for hosting this fun event for those of us who love kitties!  (For an update on my husband's health, please see my blog post here.)


I didn't have a lot of time so I made this card with items I had in my stash which were originally destined for other cards.  Everything used on this card was at the ready, in my unfinished projects box, except for the stamped sentiment.  The background was a leftover from this project, which also tells how I made it with emboss resist and Distress Inks.  The singing kitty image is from MyGrafico; sentiment from Your Next Stamp; dies Lawn Fawn Forest Border and Poppystamps Melody Music.


I would like to support the following challenges:
ABC Christmas V for Very Quick UE
Cat Lovers Hop October 22-27 UE
Crafty Creations AG 2/2
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional for Someone Special UE
Crop Stop Link Party October (Distress Inks and Poppystamps dies can be found at Crop Stop) 1/5
Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE
Just Keep on Creating AG UE
The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ O2418
The Outlawz Festive Friday FF102618 Christmas 2/3
The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Gear up for Winter 1/3 FT
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5 wk1

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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Cat Lovers Hop 11 / Rudolph Day

Hello, everyone! Today is the final day for the Cat Lovers Hop, and I wanted to make some holiday kitty cards!  I made two, so stay tuned for another card today!  A special thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for hosting this fun event to celebrate our love of kitties!  I should also mention that it's time for Rudolph Days, hosted every month by the lovely Scrappymo!, and I definitely did not want to miss out!  (For an update on my husband's health, please see my blog post here.)


I didn't have a lot of time so I made this card with items I had in my stash which were originally destined for other cards.  Everything used on this card was at the ready, in my unfinished projects box, except for the punched shapes and stamping.  I love the cute vintage kitties!  The sentiment and snowflake stamps are from Newton's Nook Sweater Weather, and the ink is Your Next Stamp Holly Berry Red.  I used my Martha Stewart branch punch and Tim Holtz bow punch.  The embossing folder is Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow. I added a red gem to the bow and three red gems on the greenery to simulate berries.


I would like to support the following challenges:
  1. ABC Christmas V for Very Quick
  2. Cat Lovers Hop October 22-27 UE
  3. Crafty Creations AG 1/2
  4. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional for Someone Special UE
  5. DL.ART October Linky UE 1/d
  6. Happy Little Stampers Christmas AG Optional Ribbon UE
  7. Just Keep on Creating AG UE
  8. Rudolph Days October 1E C10
  9. The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ O2418
  10. The Outlawz Festive Friday FF102618 Christmas 1/3

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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Cat Lovers Hop 10 - Goody Envelope

Hi, everyone!  This is the tenth post of my blog blast of cat-themed projects for the Cat Lovers Hop!  It's the final one for today (I think)!  A special thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for hosting this wonderful event to celebrate our love of kitties!  The hop runs until tomorrow so there is still time for you to join in the fun!  I'm excited to be joining this hop for the fourth year!  For an update on my husband's health, please see my first post here.


Last spring I was involved in a cat-themed swap, and part of the swap was to make some pretty packaging.  This is one of the envelopes I made to hold some swap items, but in the end I didn't use it.  I still have this envelope in my stash, ready to hold some crafty goodies to send to a friend!


The cat-in-envelope image is a postcard, and the Dream and floral die-cuts are from K and Company.  Behind the kitty is a gold doily from my stash.  I used a 12x12" sheet of patterned paper from my old stash to create the envelope.  I watched a few video tutorials on YouTube but made my own custom-size envelope.  

Here's the back.  The bow punch is from Tim Holtz, and the handmade stamp was received in friend mail. The envelope is held closed with a velcro half-circle.


I would also like to support the following challenges:  Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper October UE; Just Keep on Creating AG UE

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Thank you for looking at my goody envelope! Wishing you a joyful day and Happy Hopping!

Cat Lovers Hop 9 - Tag

Hi, everyone!  This is the ninth post of my blog blast of cat-themed projects for the Cat Lovers Hop!  A special thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for hosting this wonderful event to celebrate our love of kitties!  The hop runs until tomorrow so there is still time for you to join in the fun!  I'm excited to be joining this hop for the fourth year!  For an update on my husband's health, please see my first post here.


Earlier today I shared a happy mail / flat mail package that I sent to a crafty blog friend last spring.  You may have noticed this tag peeking out of the package so I thought I would share it as well.


I cut the cute kitty image from a recycled box of Valentines. I layered it on a die-cut tag (MFT Stitched Traditional Tags Stax) and added some baker's twine.  The top of the tag was embellished with a gathered crepe paper strip that I made.

I would also like to support the following challenge:  Just Keep on Creating AG UE
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Thank you for looking at my tag! Wishing you a joyful day and Happy Hopping!

Cat Lovers Hop 8 - Bookmark

Hi, everyone!  This is the eighth post of my blog blast of cat-themed projects for the Cat Lovers Hop!  A special thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for hosting this wonderful event to celebrate our love of kitties!  The hop runs until tomorrow so there is still time for you to join in the fun!  I'm excited to be joining this hop for the fourth year!  For an update on my husband's health, please see my first post here.


In my last post, I shared a happy mail / flat mail package that I sent to a crafty blog friend last spring.  I tucked this adorable kitty bookmark into the flat mail package so I thought I would share it as well.


My crafty friend has a Siamese cat so I did my best to make the bookmark look like a Siamese cat!  I used the Your Next Stamp Cat Bookmark and Animal Bookmark Add-on Dies to create this cute kitty!  I edged the cat with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and added white paint marker to the eyes.

I wanted to add a photo of the bookmark peeking out of the flat mail envelope and looking so cute, but this is the only one I have.  Sorry about the poor quality of the photo!  Here the package is already wrapped in cellophane, and I was measuring it for future reference / postal requirements.


I would also like to support the following challenge:  Just Keep on Creating AG UE

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Thank you for looking at my bookmark! Wishing you a joyful day and Happy Hopping!