Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Just for You From Santa!


It's hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner! It's time to get working on those Christmas cards if you haven't already started. Pretty Little Studio has lots of fun collections to choose from so you'll find something just right for you!
My card today features the Tis The Season Collection! I love the striking black accents along bold red, green and blue colors that are primary to the collection.
For this card I selected lots of circular images and sentiments to make a collage. There are lots of circle die cuts in this collection to choose from and I think they look great together in lots of different sizes. The sprinkle of pink and red sequins repeat the pattern and add some color.
I adore the Santa images in this collection that leave me smiling! They're just classic and cheery - no grumpy faces here! I added a Polar Express Ticket along the top right edge and a die cut scallop border along the left.
This one is just for you from Santa and I sure hope it leaves you smiling too!  


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Dotty Christmas Tree

Hi Friends! Sorry I've been missing a bit lately. My dad's out of the hospital, but we've been back to the emergency room twice and there's lots of doctors visits and therapy to get him back in shape. Today I'm playing along at Dragonfly Dreams where they're looking for Christmas cards.

My card is made with the Waffle Flower Dotty Christmas Tree. I cut it from a white panel of cardstock. This one just cuts dashes and some dots in the shape of a pine tree.
To define the tree I used sticky tape to mask off the triangle tree shape. I used more tape to block off each stripe of the tree to ink with Distress Ink in shades of blue and green.
 
I added a sprinkle of snowflakes using the Small Snowflakes die. The snowflakes are cut from silver glitter paper.

The finishing touch is the addition of yummy enamel dots. They remind me of hard candy every time I see one!
I hope you find some time to make. It's a great way to get your mind off your worries and relax.




WFL = Waffle Flower
SCB = Scrapbook.com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
Dotty Christmas Tree
Dotty Christmas Tree
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WFL | SCB | SSS
Labelmaker Holiday
Labelmaker Holiday
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WFL | SCB | SSS
Small Snowflakes
Small Snowflakes
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WFL | SCB | SSS

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Fusion Card Challenge & SALES!

Hi friends! I hope you're having a great day! A new challenge begins today at Fusion Card Challenge! It's a great place to play and 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!
I'm typically drawn to the inspiration photo.. the inspiration photo this time is called Christmas Chalkboard. This one reminds me of the board they write restaurant specials on. I love the fonts and cute images.. If you're not loving the photo, don't forget.. there are other ways to play along!
1. The inspiration photo2. The sketch
3. Color challenge
4. Fuse them all together (you clever one!)

It's your choice, but I sure hope that you choose to play!
My card starts with a black piece of cardstock that I stenciled with white ink using the pine branches from the Layered Christmas Lights Stencil set. Next I shifted the stencil slightly and applied white texture paste. This gives the inky part a shadow appearance. When the paste was dry I added a light brush of white pigment ink.
Next I added a blue mug (like the the one in the photo) and embellished it with some Winter Foliage Die Cuts. A Pine Tree is added behind the cup - again mimicking the images on the chalkboard. It also helps define the area and keeps the cup from blending into the background.
A sweet mixed font sentiment using the Holiday Scripts set and a sprinkle of sequins and this one is DONE!
Now it's your turn! I can't wait to see how you interpret the inspiration photo OR the sketch. 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! It's a great place to play and make new friends! I'm always inspired by the team as well as the linked up designs!

I want to also wish you a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING and let you know about a few SALES! I dont' know about you but I've been holding out for this week!


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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Winter Foliage, Winter Mug, Pine Trees, Holiday Scripts
Stencil | Pretty Pink Posh Layered Christmas Lights
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Blue Lagoon

PPP = Pretty Pink Posh
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
 

Winter Foliage
Winter Foliage

PPP | SSS
Winter Mug
Winter Mug

PPP | SSS
Pine Trees
Pine Trees

PPP | SSS
Holiday Scripts
Holiday Scripts

PPP | SSS
Holiday Scripts
Holiday Scripts

PPP | SSS
Layered Christmas Lights
Layered Christmas Lights

PPP | SSS
Blue Lagoon Jewels
Blue Lagoon Jewels

PPP | SSS

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Star Snowflake Shaker

Today I'm playing along at the USE YOUR STUFF challenge. The theme this time is SNOW - and I'm guessing anyone who loves dies has a snowflake die and a background panel in their stash!
This one is EASY! I started with the Waffle Flower Dashed Rhombus panel cut from white cardstock and then inked with Picked Raspberry ink. Then I cut the panel with the outline from the Star Snowflake to create a window for a shaker.
Next I cut a slightly smaller panel of silver glitter paper and adhered it to my card base. Then I trimmed the inky panel slightly smaller than that and put clear acetate over the window. The die cut piece from the inky panel is adhered on the silver panel directly below the shaker cover panel.
A handful of sprinkles were added on top of the quilted inky snowflake negative before I adhered the cover with adhesive foam tape to secure the snowflake window opening.
Finally the detailed snowflake is added over the shaker window and a simple sentiment completes the card.
I'm not sure I'm ready for snow! I've seen it in the air several times this year but nothing really "stuck". I need to invest in some nice warm boots so I can keep walking with Miss Moriko. She thinks the snow was made just for her!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Waffle Flower Star Snowflake Sentiments
Dies | Waffle Flower Winter Crystal, Dashed Rhombus, Personal Envelope

WFL = Waffle Flower
SCB = Scrapbook.com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
Star Snowflake Christmas Bundle
Star Snowflake Christmas Bundle
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WFL
Dashed Rhombus
Dashed Rhombus
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WFL | SCB | SSS
Personal Envelope
Personal Envelope
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WFL | SCB | SSS

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Blessed

Hi Friends! I hope you're busy making plans - or sampling recipes for the big feast this Thanksgiving! I just wanted to remind you to count your blessings - because there is always so much to be thankful for.

The Pretty Little Studio Gingersnap Collection is a walk through the woods on a beautiful fall day. I love that as you sort through the collection you'll find little treasures - just like you would on your autumn excursion.
The card base is beautiful pattern paper topped with a journaling card. Next I added a printed scalloped border along the right edge. A faux stitched clear sticker is added along the top margin of the card.
Next I added a "blessed" sentiment in the center of the journaling card and framed it with fall foliage. The leaves are adhered flat to the card base and the flowers are adhered with adhesive foam tape to add dimension. Did you spy that fawn on the journaling card? I couldn't bear to cover up that beautiful face!

This year I'm thankful that my Dad is at home and recovering, for my son and his girlfriend who decided to surprise me and invite me to dinner so I didn't have to cook on my Thanksgiving birthday and for you - because your kindness is a virtual hug throughout the year.



Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
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Paper | Ginger Snap 8"
Journaling | Indian Summer 3x4"
Die Cuts | Dried Flowers | Pile of LeavesAutumn Afternoon Words | Cinnamon Topping 
Stickers | Sweater Stitches - Clear
Sequins |