Sunday, November 23, 2014

FS407 Snowman fun

This weeks Featured Stamper 407 is Cheryl aka Cheryl l Rowley!  Cheryl has a fantastic gallery with loads of creativity. Hard to choose what to case but I finally decided on My Favorite Mo Image to case. I kept with the over all layout, a snowman, plaid like background and changed stamp, colors added ribbon and button bow. 

I adore this snowman from Whipper Snapper called Snow is Overrated. He is stamped on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. I die cut the main image with Spellbinders Circles and layered onto Decorative Labels Thirty Four cut in lavendar card stock. Tied a ribbon with a button twine combo and snowflakes die cut with added button. Of course you can't forget a little bit of glitter on the snow, and voila! Hope you enjoy your week Cheryl! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Peace on Earth


HERE’S HOW TO PLAY: All you need to do to get in the running for the Power Poppy Peep of the Week is use the linky below and share a new Power Poppy creation. Just that simple! It can be anything — a card, an altered item, a 3D creation, a set of cards, ANYTHING! We can't tell you how much we love to see what you create!

  • Use Power Poppy Stamps on your creation! 
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Good morning! Today I have a clean and simple card for you using O Holy Night from Power Poppy. I dusted off the embossing tools for this one and created a shimmery silver scene. The church is stamped on white cardstock and covered with silver embossing powder. I heat embossed and then colored lightly some of the image. Scored a border around the edge and layered onto some kraft card stock that I dry embossed with snowflakes then layered onto a white base. Wrapped some silver sheer ribbon around and tied into a bow. Added my sentiment and a few jewels. Voila! So easy peasy! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today: 


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Guess who's Miss July 2015

Now that is a fun title and had you curious didn't I? hee hee  I had the honor of being asked to create for CardMaker's 2015 Calendar and I said yes! This is a beautiful glossy, full color calendar not to mention the other talented Calendar girls.  :-)  I will have a drawing for the calendar, Sweet n Sassy Stamp set and matching die along with the pearl brads. 

To enter the drawing: Simply tell me what you are most thankful for this year! 
Drawing ends Wednesday November 26th 2014 at 8pm Central Time. I will announce the winner November 27th 2014 at 8 am Central Time. Looking forward to your entries! Have a wonderful day. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Am I crazy or what? You decide!

 Again this year I am in the mist of creating gift tags for DH employees along with a few others. Total of 48 this year. GASP!!! Crazy???? Do you remember last years tags? You can see them HERE. These are much simpler in design for two reasons. First I am making a bunch more than I did last year and lets just be honest. Most of his employees are men and they probably cared more about the goodies than the tag.  :-)  Just being honest. Second the goodies I bought last year were not at the local Christmas bizarre this year. So this year I am going to make goodies, I don't mind making the goodies. With larger groups it is easier to just buy them, however never fear I have two new goodie recipes to try! Just what I need two more delicious goodies to have in my recipe books. ha ha!  Onto my tag...

Not as many layers to this one or nearly as much coloring. This is Hello Snowman from WOJ that is stamped on white card stock and die cut using Large Nested Tag Die light. I did add some snowflake textures to the garden green tag base. Also switched out the green button for red ones as you see on the table below. They stood out a bit more in the red I think. Sponged around the sentiment tag and added a Snowflake Trio die light! Here is a picture as I am all ready to color and assemble. This year I cleaned up before I took the photo.  :-)  

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy your day! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy Couple

I have to tell you I bought this stamp for two reasons. First it is totally cute and makes me think of my sweet husband.  :-)  Second is the totally fun name, Mercedes & Benz! How fun is that name for a stamp? It was a must have just for those reasons alone. hee hee

They are stamped on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. They are sharing a scarf as you can see or you an color it where they each have their own. I liked it as one.  ;-)  Very simple design and layers for this card today. The card base has a Spellbinders die cut using A2 bracket Borders One. I also did an edge with the same set for the designer paper to match up. Two sequins for the corner and tied my sentiment off with a button and silver cord combo. Voila!  Enjoy today everyone!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

FS406 There's Snow love

Happy Sunday! This weeks Featured Stamper 406 is Audrie aka geekgirl101. Fun user name and an even funnier gallery. Went with a Christmas card for  my case today and choose this Better Get Warmed up card to case. I kept the colors, layout and Christmas. Changed the stamp, added a a textured background and silver cord with sequins accents. Enjoy your week Audrie.

My card is using a stamp from a kit that is no longer available, however you can get this snowman in Digi format called Hello Snowman. Mine is stamped on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. I cut around the edges and popped him up on dimensionals. Added swiss dots textures to the top portion and wrapped silver cord around the center. A few sequins (I do adore those right now) and sparkle to finish the card. Voila! I hope you get a chance to play along today! Have a wonderful day.

Friday, November 14, 2014

ODBD A Miracle Birth Looking back

Welcome to Our Daily Bread designs November Rewind. This release was super fun and you can see all the goodies HERE at the store. Be sure to check out the ODBD Blog for all the DT creations in one post. Now for my projects... 

You knew I was going to come out with a blue and white creation, right? hee hee  I used silver embossing on the large star from His Birth, then die cut using ODBD Custom Sparkling Stars. The gorgeous silver sparkly paper is from the new Winter Collection 2014 paper pack. Added some lace trim to the bottom and some silver ribbon tied into a bow. My sentiment from His Birth is stamped and die cut onto ODBD Custom Vintage Flourish Pattern die and sponged with caramel ink. Voila! 

Next is a fun and awesome gift for anyone, a cookie box! This box is a larger deeper box and can hold about 2 dozen cookies if you stack them right, or 1 1/2 if you randomly stack them. I have a tutorial called Cookie Box if you would like to create your own. Very basic box, but the outside is super special. I used turquoise ink and stamped the star from His Birth onto white card stock and then die cut using ODBD Custom Sparkling Stars die. Layered that onto pink card stock and then cut around the star. A white base behind the star using ODBD Custom Elegant Ovals that I layered onto some of the dreamy new Christmas Collection 2014 pattern paper. A few more of the Sparkling stars for the corners with a few ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage swirls and some sequins. There is hints of sparkle all over if you enlarge the photo. Below is a photo of the cookies inside. I like the box to be reused if they want so I put wax paper in the bottom to keep the moisture off the paper. Voila! 

Now check out the fabulous creations from the Bread Sticks:

Julie * Chris * Lori * Paula * Cathy * Dawn 
Sandee * Wanda * Silke, Gracie