Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Gift Exchange Layout

You may remember a little while back that I was one of the winners of the Close To My Heart Spooky Crafting Adventure Contest.

For my prize, I was allowed to choose any Cut Above Kit from the Annual Inspirations book.

I chose the Holiday Treat Bag Kit.

But I decided to use it in a different way... does that surprise you at all?  lol

In December, me and some of my friends will be getting together for a gift exchange, so I thought I would make a layout.  

If I end up with lots of photos, I will just make another page to go with this single one, as I have lots of leftovers from the kit.

Cut Above Holiday Treat Bag Kit

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Papers:  White Daisy and Glacier CS; Holiday Treat Bag Kit
Stamps:  Framework Alphabet, Jumping Geometrics - new Dec. 1st, All the Details, A Little Gift, Happiness Lives Here - retired
Inks:  Black, Versamark
Markers:  Turquoise Blue, Leaf Green, Carmine, Cherry Pink
Embellishments:  Holiday Treat Bag Kit circle stickers, Black and Red Shimmer Trim, Red Enamel Heart, Black and White Enamel Stars
Other:  3D foam tape, Micro-tip Scissors, Clear Embossing Powder

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Happy OWLidays

I have really been enjoying stamps that require coloring lately.

So that means I've been using our new ShinHan Touch Twin alcohol based markers quite a bit.

Isn't this owl just plain cute?

I do have a thing for owls, tho.  ;)

I can never get it to show up in photos, but the blue flower and the light and
dark blue circles have all been painted with our retired Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel.

Adds just the right amount of sparkle.  ;)

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  Crystal Blue Paper Fundamentals; White Daisy and Slate CS
Stamp:  Season's Tweetings - retired
Inks:  Black, Topiary, Versamark
Markers:  Peacock Green, Turquoise Blue, Vivid Green, Leaf Green, Carmine, Bronze, Warm Grey 4, Pastel Green
Embellishments:  Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon, Clear Bitty Sparkle, Stardust Glitter Gel - retired
Other:  3D foam tape, Micro-tip scissors, Clear Embossing Powder, Water brush - retired

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

4 Cranberry Christmas Cards

Man, my internet is soooo slooooow the past few days or so.  

It took me over 2 hours just to upload these 5 pictures, and then forever to get it to publish.  Ugh.

Anyways, I wanted to share these sweet cards with you, and you are totally worth it.  ;)

These cards are loosely based on my Snowhaven workshop, using different papers and stamps.  ;)

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Cranberry Paper Fundamentals; White Daisy, Whisper, and Pear CS; Silver Glitter Paper
Stamps:  Merriest Christmas, Sweet As Sugar - Hostess set, Be Jolly - Hostess set, Sing Glory - Hostess set, Home for the Holidays - Oct SOTM
Inks:  Whisper, Cranberry, Pear
Markers:  Carmine, Leaf Green, Warm Grey, Light Orange; and Silver Metallic marker
Embellishments:  Red Enamel Hearts
Punches:  Scallop Border, Snowflake (MS), 2 1/4" and 2 1/2" circle (EK)
Other:  Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Simple Christmas Cards... set of 4

Sometimes the simpler the better, right?

I love how these cards turned out.

The patterned papers are from the Paper Fundamentals Adventure & Whimsy packs.

And the main images are inexpensive single stamps, colored in with ShinHan Touch Twin markers.

Cranberry with Santa's Greetings.

Topiary with Tree Delights.

Flaxen with A Little Gift.

Crystal Blue with Single Snowflake.

Inspiration for my cards came from this one by Karren Johnson.

Loved her simple design.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  White Daisy CS; Cranberry, Topiary, Flaxen & Crystal Blue Paper Fundamentals
Stamps:  Santa's Greetings, Tree Delights, A Little Gift, Single Snowflake, Sing Glory, Season's Tweetings - retired
Inks:  Black, Slate, Topiary, Versamark
Markers:  Carmine, Vivid Green, Leaf Green, Sap Green, Pastel Green, Golden Yellow, Turquoise Blue, Warm Grey 4, Mahogany
Embellishments:  Clear and Bitty Sparkles
Other:  Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Micro-tip Scissors, 3D Foam Tape

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Set of 3 Random Stamped Christmas Cards

I pulled out a few older, retired stamp sets and inked them up to make a 6"x12" piece of random stamped cardstock, and decided to make a set of cards with it.

One of my favorite old, retired stamp sets is called Many Thanks.
It has a bunch of pretty leaves and most importantly the adorable acorn.
Love it.  ♥

What a great way to spend a cold, wintry day, inside stamping & papercrafting!

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Colonial White, Chocolate, Cranberry, Topiary CS; Tan Glitter Paper
Stamps:  Merriest Christmas, Many Thanks - retired, Merry & Bright - retired, Noted Backgrounds - retired
Inks:  Chocolate, Saddle, Cashmere, Desert Sand, Cranberry, Olive, Topiary, Ponderosa Pine
Embellishments:  Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon, Red Enamel Hearts, Brown Shimmer Trim, Colonial White Button - retired
Punches:  Scallop Border, 2 1/2" Scallop Circle (Marvy Uchida), 2 1/4" & 2 1/2" Circles (EK)
Other:  Micro-tip Scissors, 3D Foam Tape

Friday, November 7, 2014

Random Stamped Birthday Card

Okay, so this card uses up the last of my leftover piece of random stamped cardstock.

It turned out very nicely.  :)

I used an older Merry Monday Sketch #60 for the design.

And in case you missed my previous posts, these pictures show my random stamped 12x12 cardstock piece before I cut it up, and the other card and layout I made with it.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  White Daisy, Lagoon, Flaxen CS
Stamps:  It's the Little Things - Nov SOTM, Joyful Birthday
Inks:  Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, Flaxen, Glacier, Lagoon, Olive, Saddle, Chocolate
Embellishments:  Clear and Bitty Sparkles
Other:  Micro-tip Scissors, 3D foam tape

Monday, November 3, 2014

Non-Traditional Halloween Layout

This year Cole dressed up as Elwood Blues, from The Blues Brothers movie.

He is involved in Leadership at school, and therefore was involved with the school dance.

I was able to get a few photos of him during clean-up after the dance.

Looked like all the kids had fun.

I used a new CTMH paper packet called Wanderful, which is actually travel themed.

But in my usual style, I used it for something completely different.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Wanderful; White Daisy, Black, Gypsy CS
Stamps:  Take Note, Tiny Typewriter Alphabet - retired
Ink:  Black
Embellishments:  Wanderful Complements, Wanderful Assortment, Black Stars, White Stars, Black/Grey Epoxy Bubbles, Clear Sparkles, Purple Gems - retired
Other:  Cricut Base Camp cartridge (Provo Craft), Black journal pen, Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Our Nutty Squirrel

I had a large piece of leftover cardstock from my random stamping the other day, so I put it to use on this layout.

We have this squirrel that hangs out around outside our house to eat from our bird feeders, and it loves to torment my little dog.

Here's a short little video of the squirrel running back and forth across our window ledge right in front of my dog.  The little thing kept banging on the window, like he was trying to get in.  

Crazy little animal.  lol


Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Pathfinding; White Daisy, Lagoon, Flaxen, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Glacier, Chocolate CS; Brown Glitter Paper
Stamps:  Keyboard Uppercase Alphabet, It's the Little Things - Nov SOTM, Tiny Typewriter Alphabet - retired
Inks:  Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, Flaxen, Glacier, Lagoon, Olive, Saddle, Chocolate
Embellishments:  Pathfinding Complements, Pathfinding Assortment, Square Durables Studs
Punches/Dies:  2" and 2 1/4" circles (EK), Real Estate Sign (EK); Modern Alphabet Upper and Lowercase dies (PTI)
Other:  Micro-tip Scissors, 3D foam tape


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