Thursday, November 26, 2015

Simply Stamp It Color Challenge - SSIC #47

As we bring Thanksgiving to a close, I thought I would share my entry for the Simply Stamp It Challenge #47.  The challenge for this week was to use the Stampin' Up Colors for Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White.

As it is Thanksgiving, I thought I would use the Acorny Thank You Stamp/Punch Bundle, Vintage Leaves and Lighthearted Leaves stamp sets.  These colors go wonderfully with the Thanksgiving theme.

I hope you have enjoyed my creation.  Be sure to visit the Simply Stamp It Facebook page and comment on my post.  Only comments count as votes.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Stampin'!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Stamp Ink Paper #24 - Color Challenge

Good Morning......

Before I start diving into the Holiday cooking, I wanted to share my creation for this week's Stamp Ink Paper color challenge.  As we are approaching the holiday seasons, I thought this color combination would be a bit challenging to incorporate - and I was right!

Although these colors aren't your traditional colors for Christmas, I thought I would give it a whirl.  I love how it turned out.  The most time consuming part was coloring in the holly leaves and berries with my blender pen.  Definitely not a card that you can mass produce with limited time, but perfect for that special friend or family member.

I used the Stampin' Up Peaceful Wreath set from the Holiday catalog along with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  The basic black background of the card really accents the Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder colors.  I hope you have enjoyed my creation and will join in the fun and creativity.  As always, any items created on my page are available for purchase.  If you want to get your craft on and create this card yourself, I have listed the supplies below for your convenience. As always.... Happy Stampin'!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CYCI#96 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday  Everyone!

Today I am participating the Can You Case It #96 Sketch Challenge.  Although this card looks like it was time consuming, it was really very easy.

The first step was using the tree stamp from my Stampin' Up Wonderland stamp set.  I stamped the trees in Mossy Meadow and layered them across the bottom of the Whisper White card stock.  My next step was to sponge the lower level of the setting sun in Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie ink.  The lighter color was So Saffron.  The oncoming night sky was sponged in Marina Mist.  I used gold embossing powder on a 3/4 inch section of Whisper White.  I added some gold stars from my collection of sequins using the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen by Stampin' Up.  I LOVE this tools.  It puts a small amount of glue o the card.  Perfect for those smaller embellishments.  Once I had all the items added, I attached to the card base which was the Night of Navy card stock.

I hope you have enjoyed my design and will play along with us at Can You Case it.  Please feel free to check out my other projects and as always.......Happy Stampin'!

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

'Tis the season for creating your Christmas Cards!

Ahhhhh.........Finally, my vacation time is here!  I look forward to taking the week of Thanksgiving and spending it with my family.  It also gives me time to put up the Christmas tree and focus on creating new projects.  My MOJO has been off after a pretty rough October, but I think I have found it once again.


 I created this card for a swap at our monthly Stampin' Up demo meeting.  It is amazing when you start out with nothing and it morphs into something that you really love.

I am very pleased with the way these cards turned out.  I love the traditional red and green colors.  I will have to order more of the Christmas paper while they still have some available!  As always, if you see a card or project listed on this blog that you would like to purchase, feel free to contact me.  I love making custom cards.

As the week goes by, I will continue to add more creations and hopefully inspire you to create your own Christmas cards.  

Happy Stampin'!

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Stampin Friends Thanksgiving Blog Hop

Happy Thursday!  It is getting closer and closer to Gobble day!

I am so glad that you could join me today for the Stampin' Friends Thanksgiving Blog Hop!

I am fortunate enough to be a guest hopper the Thanksgiving theme along with fellow guest hoppers -


Please make sure you welcome them to the hop and show some love!  I am sure they are as excited as I am to participate.

If you are joining my from Siara's blog, didn't you just love her card and project!  So cute.  I am a bit behind on my crafting after being on break for a few weeks.  Although my favorite color is green, I love all the color's that paint the Georgia mountains in the fall.  We are enjoying our last glimpse of the changing leaves.

This month, I decided to use some of those fall colors in creating this cute card with the Acorn Bundle set from the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog.  The bundle includes both the Acorny Thank You Stamp Set and the Acorn Builder Punch.  Isn't it just adorable?!

For my project, I created a coordinating decorative wrap for a wine tube.  This would be a perfect gift (plus the wine) for a hostess gift.  With this project, I used the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set along with the coordinating dies.  I used versa mark and white embossing powder to accent the intricate designs.  I then sponged the inside with several different fall accent colors.

Who loves free crafting supplies?  As an incentive for the time spent with us on the blog hop journey, We are doing a random give-a-way for individuals who comment on all 12 posts in this hop and email Elizabeth the favorite color of each hopper.  In addition to enjoying the creativity of this group, you will be entered to win a fun crafty present from each of the bloggers!  How cool is that?  Remember - you must comment on all blogs as well as email the favorite color of each blogger to Elizabeth at

You can continue your "hopping" journey by clicking the next button below or directly from the list below.  Andrea has some wonderful items to share as well.  I hope you have enjoyed my creations for the hop this month and will join us again next month.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember - Happy Stampin'!

2.   Mandy Reedyk
4.   Wynne Grob
5.   Tina Riddle
6.   Deana Benson
7.   Siara Acdal
8.   Kim Smith - YOU ARE HERE :)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

OSAT - Holiday Blog Hop


It's that time again......Thursday OSAT Blog hop!  This month's theme is "Holiday".  I have been MIA for a while.  October was not a good month, so I am ready for some family time over the next month and a half.  So with that.......let's get in the Holiday spirit!

I know that Megan had an awesome card and project and I hope you enjoy what I have created.  As everyone goes thru a creative block, I thought I would CASE an item from the Holiday Stampin' Up Catalog.  This card is a close copy of the card listed on page 33.  I have listed the products used below for quick reference.

In making this card, it jump started my creativity and I used the same bundle to create this scrapbook page to catch memories of the first snow of the season, and when you live in Georgia the snow may not come until January.

I just love how the Brick Wall embossing folder helps to create the look of the igloo.  It goes perfectly with the little penguin.  The snowy scene just makes me smile.

I guess the lack of snow down south makes me enjoy the winter scenery when we do get a dose.

Here is a closer view of the penguin's igloo.  I love the little scarf for the penguin!

I hope you have enjoyed the items I have shared for this month's OSAT Hop.

Be sure to visit the other blog participants this month and be inspired to create wonderful Holiday items.

Next up is Marisa.  Make sure to comment on all the posts and let us know what you like.  If you have questions, we will be happy to assist you.

Enjoy your November and Happy Stampin'!

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2.   Elizabeth
4.   AJ Bodine
5.   Wynne Grob 
6.   Maria Willis
7.   Martie 
8.   Renee Ondrajka 
10. Kim Smith - You are Here :)

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