Wednesday, January 31, 2018

12 Kits of Occasions - Snow Day!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! It's the last day of the month and for me that means it's time to reveal what I made for The 12 Kits of Occasions! This month I'm the hostess with the mostest and I put together a snow day!

When selecting items for the kit I got to thinking about the magic of a snow day.. my own childhood racing down the big sled hill in the park, looking out the window for Suzy Snowflake, and nights when my own kids would go to bed with their clothes inside out. Did you know this is a ritual guaranteed to make snow fall and school be cancelled? Why does hot cocoa taste better when snow is falling? I still get that magical feeling watching snow fall, and when I leave the very first set of foot prints (or tire tracks) in a fresh blanket of snow.   I love watching the birds at the feeder - they're easy to spot in the snow!!  And finally why do I always LOSE MY GLOVES?   
Here's a peek at the kit I put together.. stamped images from Pretty Pink Posh, Poppystamps, My Favorite Things, Neat and Tangled.. Snow & Cocoa Crate Paper, die cuts from Memory Box and more!

I invited a few friends to play too! I hope you'll stop by and say hi to them!

Cathy Weber - Empty Nest Crafter - an original member of "The 12 Kit's of Occasions" and the one who invited me to the group years ago has agreed to break her hiatus from paper crafting and join us this time!

Richard Breaks - That's MISTER Cardmaker to you! - I think he's absolutely fearless! Never afraid to alter and ink while I'm playing it safe! Richard's been my guest since my very first kit and I am so happy he keeps coming back for more!

And because we know the kit is more fun when YOU can play along too ... our lucky guest drawn from the comments on last month's post... Marcia Hill - Marcia's Stampin' Pad

Here's some cards I made with the kit!
Ready for more projects made with this kit? Hop on over to The 12 Kits of Occasions blog where you'll see one sample made by each designer and links to their blogs to you can see even MORE! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Poppystamps Wintertime Faeries
Dies | Poppystamps Wintertime Faeries | Memory Box Snowflake Ring | MFT Fishtail Flags
Pattern Paper | Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa 6"

Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Friends, Winter Wonderland
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Circle Tags, Stitched Borders 4, Stitched Labels 1
Misc. Wood Veneer Snowflakes American Crafts

Pattern Paper | Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa 6"
Stamps | Poppystamps Wintertime Faeries
Dies | Memory Box Alpine Trees, Poppystamps Roaming Polar Bear, Frosty Snowflake Buttons

Pattern Paper | Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa 6"
Stamps | Right At Home Cozy Cardinal
Dies | Right At Home Cozy Cardinal
Misc. Wood Veneer Snowflakes American Crafts
Pattern Paper | Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa 6"

Stamps | My Favorite Things Cooler With You
Dies | My Favorite Things Cooler With You, Poppystamps Snowflake Tag
Pattern Paper | Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa 6"
Misc. Twinery Platinum Shimmer Twine, Charm with Gem (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps | Waffle Flower Warm Hands
Dies | Waffle Flower Warm Hands, Papertrey Ink Mix and Mat Snowflakes
Pattern Paper | Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa 6"
Misc. Snowflake Charm (Tim Holtz), Twinery Icicle Twine, Buttons Galore and More So Shiny Sequin Mix

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Pretty Little Studio - Beautiful Day!

Wishing a lovely day for lovely YOU!! It's ALWAYS a gorgeous creating with the Pretty Little Studios Beautiful Day Collection! The collection contains beautiful hand drawn florals in bright colors with some navy thrown in for a little drama! 
The background is half stripes (Fiesta) and half foliage (Garden Party), topped with an embellished bookmark card. Under the bookmark is a 4" Cambridge Doily! Isn't the lace peeking out just beautiful!?!
The embellishments on the top of the bookmark card include a floral bouquet from the Colorful Blooms die cut pack, leafy fronds from the Greenery pack, and a pretty butterfly from the Fiesta Brackets pack.
The collection even includes tabs, , stickers and word dies to personalize your projects! 
I hope you're smiling! It's going to be a Beautiful Day!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio Products
Paper | Beautiful Day Collection | Fiesta | Garden Party
Die Cut | Colorful Blooms | Greenery | Laura Tabs
Stickers | Hello Word White
Brackets | Fiesta
Doily | 4" Cambridge

Heffy Doodle Stamps! You're A Gem!

I'm a guest designer at Heffy Doodle Stamps today! Here's what I made using the Geology Rocks stamp set with coordinating dies.....
Want to see more? Stop by the blog and say hi! Click here!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Heffy Doodle Geology Rocks
Dies | Heffy Doodle Geology Rocks

Friday, January 26, 2018

Tupelo Designs LLC - Love You Tons!

Happy Friday! We made it through the week! Only a few more hours until the weekend starts LOL! DH has plans so I expect I'll be having a little "Me" time this weekend! I'm hoping to get some organizing done and maybe a little crafting.

If you've been thinking of making some crafty purchases now is a great time to stop by Tupelo Designs LLC! It's they're birthday and they've got lots of gifts FOR YOU!
  • All orders receive a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (1” Size)
  • If your order is over $10, you will also receive a Distress Mini Ink Pad + a roll of Washi Tape!
  • All orders over $20.18 will receive an additional % off all items in the order, to make the total SALE Up to 25% OFF the original Retail Price!!! (Use the code 2018Bday25 at checkout.)
  • And every order over $50 will be entered for a chance to win a Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform! We will give one away every 48 hours!!! Winners will be announced every weekend.
To make their Birthday month celebrations even more exciting, you will also get FREE Shipping (inside the US & discounted shipping Internationally), with no minimum purchase, on all products in our store!

Everyone is welcome to join in on our Birthday Party, so be sure to invite your friends!

Today I'm playing with the Pink Fresh Love Scale stamp and die set from the shop. I started by stamping the "Tons of Love" sentiment on a panel that I inked up with Ranger Distress Spun Sugar.

The set includes several florals that I colored with Copic Markers. If you look close you'll see a stitched design on the outer edges of the cover panel. I die cut the background panel with the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die. This is my "go to" die for backgrounds - it's the perfect size for an A2 (4.25 x 5.5" card. 
I'm also going to enter this card at Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge! Check out the pretty inspiration photo this time! 

Have a great weekend!   And if you're going shopping you better hurry!  The sale ends January 31!  Click here to jump to the store!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Simple Stories Sub Zero Collection

Baby it’s cold outside! It’s SNO GOOD to fight it! Give into your inner child and embrace all the magic and excitement of a SNOW DAY! Whether you want to hit the slopes, race down the best snow hill in down or stay home and build some snowmen there’s fun to be had by all!

The Simple Stories Sub Zero Collection includes loads of embellishments – chipboard, die cut bits and pieces and stickers to personalize and document your perfect snow day! I love the bright colors and fun patterns – think show, stripes and plaid!

Here are some cute cards I made to share with friends and family ! I had so much fun playing with all the different elements that I had 4 cards made in a flash!
Have a great day and don’t forget the hot chocolate! 

All cards finished size 4.25 x 5.5”
Simple Stories #9420 Sub Zero Collection Kit
Simple Stories #9434 Sub Zero 6x12 Chipboard
Simple Stories #9435 Sub Zero Bits and Pieces

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown - Garden Dreaming

I feel like I've been running all day today.. finally a few hours to sit down and relax. For me that means making something! I find it very relaxing to color - it helps my mind escape to beautiful places. Today I'm playing along at Tuesday Throwdown.. and no excuses because the theme this time is Anything Goes! So you can work with whatever makes you happy!   Today I'm dreaming of my garden.   Here's what I made! 

I love the latest release from Pretty Pink Posh! I think the new Hummingbird Friends are heavenly! I inked mine in Memento and colored them with Copic Markers. 
The set has three different hummingbirds and this pretty "Many Thanks" sentiment. I love the mixed font - one word in a bold type, the other in a hand written script. 
The new Pretty Petunias make the perfect setting for these little birds. This card has me longing for summer when I can spend time outside and watch real hummingbirds in action! 
I added a soft distress ink in Shaded Lilac along the left margin of the card to add some depth and shadow. Some sequins in Orchid match my coloring perfectly! 
I hope you find some time to make today too!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Friends, Pretty Petunias
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Friends, Pretty Petunias
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Orchid 4 mm, 6 mm

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Card Concept - Hello Love!

Another cold and gloomy day here! What would I do without my crafting? Thankful for the little things today.. colored paper, pretty stamps and crafty friends to share my passion with!

Today I'm playing along with The Card Concept! Here's the inspiration photo for the challenge that begins today!

Pretty right? I love the colors! The rose, neutral and blue! The flowers are gorgeous.. pretty Peonies with Queen Anne's Lace.   Something very romantic here so how about a Valentine?  Here's what I made...

I started with the basket of flowers. These are from Reverse Confetti called "Garden Bunch", and the foliage is from "Love Blooms"
I arranged the flowers in the pretty "Basket" Confetti Cut. The little tag die cut is from the "Flower Wrap" Confetti Cut die set. 
I embellished the design with hearts in Rose, Brick and Flamingo. I double cut the "hello" word sentiment to repeat the colors of the hearts and flowers. 
The "Leaves Cover Panel" makes for a delicate lacey background for the basket of flowers! 
Thanks for stopping by for a peek! I hope you have a beautiful day!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Garden Bunch, Love Blooms
Dies | Reverse Confetti Garden Bunch, Love Blooms, Basket, Circles 'n Scallops, Flower Wrap, Leaves Cover Panel, Hello & Thanks Label, XOXO Hearts