Monday, January 16, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #231 - Reindeer

 Welcome to a new week and a brand new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge!!  Colleen has a wonderful classic challenge for us:  Create a Christmas card with a Reindeer on it!

 

For my card, I went for a classic Christmas look starting with a tartan plaid pattern paper for the background.  I die cut the stitched oval from white glitter cardstock and the deer from shiny gold cardstock.  To keep things simple, I added two glittery gold brads at the bottom.


 Be sure to check out the incredible projects the rest of the Design Team has to share with you:


 

Paper Sweeties January Release Rewind

 Hopefully, you are as excited as we are about this month's Paper Sweeties release...isn't it adorable?!
  

I created a simple card using the Dreams Come True set and coordinating Sweet Cuts (just LOVE those cascading heart images!) and added touches of the Limited Edition Winter Mix sequins.
 
 Our monthly Anything Goes challenge is still going on...why not join the fun and a chance to win a $25 Paper Sweeties gift certificate?!  Link up via the Paper Sweeties blog or Facebook page.



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties January Release Party!

 Yay - it's Paper Sweeties January Release Day!  The new release set and coordinating Sweet Cuts is just darling and so versatile!

 

 For my card, I made a shaker using the house image from Dreams Come TrueLimited Edition Winter Mix sequins and Blueberry Seam Binding to create a frosty scene! 

Be sure to check out the lovely creations the rest of the Design Team is sharing today:
Are you playing in our January Anything Goes Inspiration Challenge? There's a $25 Paper Sweeties gift certificate up for grabs for the winner!  Link up your creation via the Paper Sweeties blog or Facebook page!
 


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties January Release Sneak Peek!

 How exciting!  It's the first Paper Sweeties Release for 2017!  I'm thrilled to be sharing a sneak peek of...



 This is such a darling set with so many possibilities...just check out the fabulous projects the rest of the Design Team is sharing today:

 Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
 

Our monthly Anything Goes challenge is still going on...why not join the fun and a chance to win a $25 Paper Sweeties gift certificate?!  Link up via the Paper Sweeties blog or Facebook page.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Beautiful Day


 Happy Friday!  I'm looking forward to the weekend after a couple very busy weeks at work.  Let's face it - I always look forward to the weekends because I have more time to play in my craft room!


Today I'm sharing a card made with a gorgeous stamp set from Altenew:  Beautiful Day.  The multi-step stamping - starting with a very light color ink to dark and then outlining in black ink -  gives the images so much dimension.  It's really fun to see it all come to life and easy to stamp!





                              Hero Arts White Embossing Powder     Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy



 

 





Monday, January 9, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #230 - Noel

 Happy Monday and welcome back to a new Merry Monday Christmas Card challenge!  Marcia is our hostess this week and she is invited us to create a Christmas card with the word "Noel" and/or a Scandinavian feel to it!

 For my card, I chose to create the word "noel" with die cut letters and this fabulous wreath die from Penny Black.  I added a few pine bough/sprigs and a rusty jingle bell!  How will YOU be inspired?


 The Design Team is excited to share their creations with you!

 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Let's Chat



Happy New Year and welcome back to the Saturday Coffee Café!  With the holidays behind us, I’m looking forward to fresh, new starts in the new year.  Besides some personal goals (yeh, like trying to get into those pants that fit last summer!), I have crafty goals I hope to accomplish, too.  I received a beautiful Carpe Diem planner for 2016 and only decorated one month of it!  So, one of my goals is to make every month of 2017 in my planner pretty!  Another goal is to try new techniques.  I’ve saved techniques on Pinterest and have a file filled with techniques I’ve wanted to try (but haven’t).  Hmm…maybe I can combine these two goals and try new techniques on my planner pages?  Multi-tasking…some things never change!


 



For my card, I started with some Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall Petite Paper.  These wonderful coffee cup images are from Neat & Tangled Perfect Blend stamp/die set which I gold embossed.  The sentiment is from Concord & 9thLet’s Chat.

Hope you have a new year filled with good health, lots of smiles, warm kindness and, of course, many happy hours of crafting with a great cup of coffee/tea nearby!



Friday, January 6, 2017

Celebrate You!

 

 There sure is lots to celebrate in my world.  Besides it being a New Year, we have several family members' birthdays this month - like 5 of them!  Thankfully, Concord & 9th is also in celebration mode and just released this awesome stamp and die set available at Drive By Crafts

 

 I started with the Concord & 9th Celebrations Card Die and cut panels using Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Petite paper (can't seem to get enough of this paper!)  and paper for the "gift" panels too.  Then, I created the inside sentiment and images with Concord & 9th Celebrations stamp set.  Isn't that font fabulous?!