Thursday, November 26, 2020

Fusion Challenge - Merry Joy Cheer & LOTS of Sales!

Hi friends! I hope you're having a great day! If you're looking for a new challenge you'll find another winner at Fusion Card Challenge. You'll love this challenge because there are three ways to play.. you can play along with the sketch, be inspired by the photo, or FUSE them together and play with BOTH!
The challenge this time is called Merry Joy Cheer! I love all the red green and white in the photo. If you look close you'll also see a gnome covering the jar in the center. I also spy some candy canes, cocoa, a bitty tree and oooh that string of pom poms!

The first gnome I thought of in my stash was the Simon Says Stamp Large Gnome. I die cut and assembled this little guy and gave some thought to the background.

I wanted some candy cane stripes and of course some lime and red. The background is the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Whirl Background. I added some red borders along the top and bottom using the Wavy Scallop Stitched border. 
To lighten up the background I added some Stacked Stars cut from white card stock. The white helps prevent the Merry Christmas Script from disappearing into the background.
Now it's your turn! Now it's your turn! Are you ready to play? I wonder how you will interpret the photo! Maybe you need a little more inspiration? Check out designs from the rest of the team. Just click on their names below to jump to their blogs.


I hope I see you at Fusion Card Challenge! I cant wait to see what you make!
There's lots of Black Friday Sales to let you know about including....

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Wishing you all a great day! I'm thankful for you and the joy and light you bring into my world each and every day.



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, Large Gnome, Stitched Whirl Background, Stacked Stars, Wavy Scallop Stitched, Merry Christmas

Budle of Stitched Shapes
Bundle of Stitched Shapes
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Large Gnome
Large Gnome
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Stitched Whirl Background
Stitched Whirl Background
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Stacked Stars
Stacked Stars
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Wavy Scallop Stitched
Wavy Scallop Stitched
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Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Pretty Pink Posh

Do you love tags? I know that I sure do! They're the perfect way to make original little masterpieces that come together quickly! They're a great way to dress up baked goods and pretty packages to make them extra special too!
Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags annual event is running in full swing. There's lots of prizes to be had just for playing along!

Today's sponsor is ..

Pretty Pink Posh has some of the cutest images you'll find ANYWHERE! You'll love the clean lines that are easy to color, and fabulous die cuts with their stitched edges. Want to add a little sparkle and shine? Their sequins and jewels are candy for the eyes!
I made three tags to share today using two stamp sets - the Winter Wreath and Holiday Signs.
The stamps are easy to color with your favorite media or emboss in gold for a more elegant look.
The Winter Wreath set is more than just a pretty wreath.. it includes individual florals, berries, and foliage so you can add accents to your designs.

The backgrounds of my tags are all color block card stock using the Stitched Borders Three die cut. I attached the strips to a piece of card stock and then die cut the Stitched Duo tag shapes. Do you see all the stitching? It's on both sides of each border strip and along the edge of the tag. 
I added a few snowflakes from Winter Wonderland and some Flamingo Pink Jewels to this one just to bring the scene together. I love when you can mix different stamp sets together - it's another way to get MORE out of your collection.
I hope these simple tags inspire you to make a tag with a color block background so you can enter it in the challenge at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I'd sure love to see you win. Just check out all these great sponsors!

Blogger's being naughty and some of my links have been broken so I'm spelling it out here... You can find Tracey's blog and enter to win here.. http://inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.ca

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Snowman
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wreath, Holiday Signs
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wreath, Holiday Signs, Stitched Borders 3, Stitched Duo One

Penguin
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wreath, Holiday Signs
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wreath, Holiday Signs, Stitched Borders 3, Stitched Duo Three

Santa
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wreath, Holiday Signs, Winter Wonderland
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wreath, Holiday Signs, Winter Wonderland, Stitched Borders 3, Stitched Duo
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Flamingo Pink


Winter Wreath
Winter Wreath

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Winter Wreath Dies
Winter Wreath Dies

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Holiday Signs
Holiday Signs

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Holiday Signs Die
Holiday Signs Die

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Stitched Duo One
Stitched Duo One

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Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland

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Winter Wonderland Die
Winter Wonderland Die

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Stitched Duo Three
Stitched Duo Three

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Stitched Borders 3
Stitched Borders 3

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Flamingo Pink Jewels
Flamingo Pink Jewels

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

My Sweet Escape


Hi Friends!  I’m happy to invite you to explore my crafty space! First I want to explain that I do all kinds of crafting.. not just papercrafting. That means I have all sorts of goodies to work with. I’m a little embarrassed about the quantity of supplies you’ll find at my house.. but it’s my favorite place to be.. my sweet escape from the outside world.
I have a U shaped desk so I can reach product from three different sides without ever having to get out of my chair. I have 6” clear plastic cubes with drawers full of lots of pretties. brads, gems, buttons, and other embellishments.
I keep colorful cardstock in a file cabinet. It’s easy to reorder and know the name of each color with the printed labels dividing the colors.
Swatches help me keep everything organized. I use a tag punch to make swatches. Names of inks and paper colors are added with labels on the back of the sample.
I have drawers of embossing powder, glitter ribbon, washi, ink, sequins and just about everything you might need to inspire you!
  
I have a long countertop that I try to keep clean! It’s perfect for cutting cardstock and spreading out ideas, paper collections, wrapping packages and more.
This is my work area with everything in easy reach. I have a swivel tool holder, adjustable lamps, markers, twine, adhesive all within reach. All of the shelves are adjustable so as my needs change I can adjust the shelves up or down to accommodate. If you look close you’ll see track lighting and behind that my Starbucks tumbler collection.
All of my dies are kept in 3 ring binders in plastic sleeves. Each binder color designates the brand and the label on the outside lets me know what’s in the binder (example borders, holiday, tags, etc.)

My photo set up provides lots of light. The lamps are adjustable and the shelves above hold props . The corner to the left is just big enough for company to work with they come to visit! Each of us has a different style – my space is organized and ideal for all my craft endeavors! Embrace the crafty side of you!