Friday, November 16, 2018

Reindeer Gift Idea

I wanted to share an idea I found on Pinterest that was a quick and easy idea to include into 8 gift bags for the young children of nieces and nephews and also 3 of our grandchildren. We'll all be getting together in Ohio over Thanksgiving and we opted to not exchange gifts this year. I couldn't resist putting together some dollar items into treat bags for the children in lieu of the gifts and included will be these fun reindeer!

I started with die cutting the "body" from kraft cardstock using SU's Bigz Two Tags die.  The eyes are stickers found on a roll at Michael's.  I used my last three glitter dimensional dot stickers for the noses then had to resort to using small red pompoms instead when I couldn't find more of the glitter dots. The mouth was hand drawn.  I put 3 pieces of scotch tape to adhere the candy canes to the back.  I used 1/8" Score tape to adhere the front and back sides of the "body".  These would also make cute favors for your Christmas table!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

More Triangle Trees

Yesterday, I posted a card using the new Color Throwdown colors - red, aqua and silver - and today, I have another card using these same colors. I layered the Triangles Cover Panel over brushed silver cardstock.  I'll admit I prefer the white over white option better.  The trees and sentiment are from Reverse Confetti's Triangle Trees stamp set.  Some silver cording and 6mm jingle bells completed this quick and easy card.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Triangle Trees

Can you believe another week has flown by?! The whirlwind of
Thanksgiving week is just around the corner. This week, Vickie has a fabulous color combo for us - aqua, red and silver - for the Color Throwdown Challenge! I have a clean and simple card for you since I'm also playing along with the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge

I once again used the Triangle Trees stamp set by Reverse Confetti...a fun contemporary tree design! (Note: At the time of my blog post, this set was OOS on the RC website but you might be able to find it on other sites that carry RC products).

I love the textured background of the Triangles Cover Panel die
(Reverse Confetti) paired with these trees.  I used SU inks - Coastal Cabana and Real Red - for two of the trees.  The third one was heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

For more inspiration from the rest of the CTD design team, click on their blog links below:         

Friday, November 9, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches

TGIF though it's cloudy, rainy and only to go into the 40's today! That's still better than the snow and ice my traveling nurse daughter is experiencing in Omaha right now!  For me, it's a good day for laundry and stamping - lol! Linda has a great new sketch for us over on the Freshly Made Sketches blog and I couldn't resist playing along! I'll let you in on'll soon be seeing a couple more cards using these triangle trees in this color palette.  You just might be seeing the next Color Throwdown color palette (hehe!).

I love embellishing Christmas cards with jingle bells (6mm), though they are not very mailer friendly!  I often place cards in mail boxes at church, so these usually qualify for that option. I used SU inks - Coastal Cabana and Real Red - for two of the trees.  The third one is embossed with All Night Media silver embossing powder. The stitched dies are by My Favorite Things. That's it for now...thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

STAMPS: Triangle Trees by Reverse Confetti.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

It's Wine O'Clock Somewhere

It's time again for a new Fusion Card Challenge and there is a wine themed photo for your inspiration and a great new sketch! You can choose one or the can combine both!  As you can see, I used both the sketch plus I was inspired to create a wine-themed card.

I went with My Favorite Things' Uncorked stamp set that pairs up well with their Wine Service Die-Namics.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye "Fancy That!" 6x6" paper pad.  The sentiment was white embossed using Altenew's Pure White opaque embossing powder.  A quick and easy card!

For more inspiration, be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has created.. Barb Ghigliotty, Jeanne Jachna, Jen Mitchell, Karren Johnson, Linda Callahan, Lyndal Higgins , Michelle Leone, Michelle Lupton, Wanda Cullen (you are here).
Hope to see you in the Fusion gallery!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Unleash Your Joy

Lynn is hosting this week's Color Throwdown Challenge and we are to use slate blue, orange, brown and white. I thought these colors would be perfect to use stamps from My Favorite Things' fun Deck the Howls stamp set with matching dies! I was very skimpy with using orange but I did get it in there.  I am also using Julee Tilman's latest sketch for her renewed Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.  This will be an every 2 week rather than every week challenge which gives you longer time to join in on the fun.

I went with patterned papers from Carta Bella's "Winter Fun" 6x6"
pad. I opted to use an open rectangle frame to allow more of the papers to show through.  This pup really makes me smile and isn't he handsome in his almost ugly paper pieced sweater - lol?!  The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It Blending Card paper.  This is my first choice of cardstock to use when coloring with Copics.  The snowflakes are from a set of 3 dies by Reverse Confetti. A couple of fun details were added with Glossy Accents to the nose and Clear Star Gelly Roll Sakura highlights on the ornaments.

We're happy to welcome Caly Person as our guest design for November!  Please stop by her Create and Inspire blog and say hello HERE.

For more inspiration from the rest of the CTD design team, click on their blog links below:          

Monday, November 5, 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge

I've had this card finished for two days and can't seem to get it posted on my blog for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! I finally inked up this new punny dog set - "Deck the Howls" - stamping it with my daughter in mind who is a big time lover of dogs and puns!

The patterned paper is from the "Say Freeze" 6x6" pad manufactured by Craft Smith.  The tiny scallop border edge die ("Edge Essentials") is by Reverse Confetti.  I stamped the images on X-Press It Blending Card paper then colored with Copics...adding some sparkle with a Gelly Roll Sakura Clear Star pen.  The trio of snowflakes are dies by Reverse Confetti.  

Now I need to color up more dogs to complete more fun Christmas cards!