Saturday, December 31, 2022

I'm Here For You!

It's New Year's Eve! Are you feeling the excitement? We're staying in tonight keeping comfy cozy warm but I'll be peeking out the window watching for fireworks!
Living near the "city by the lake" - Chicago.. the Winter Cityscape die from Waffle Flower reminds me of celebratory fireworks over the city!
The die is really clever because by changing the colors you can change the feel of the design. Is it summer? Is it winter? The choice is yours!
I die cut all the pieces and then adhered them over a yellow cardstock panel. The yellow is the light in the windows and the stars in the sky in the design.
I stamped a sentiment directly on the cardstock keeping this flat, clean and simple.
Be safe and Cheers to a new year!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Waffle Flower Hello Friend
Dies | Waffle Flower Winter Cityscape, Hello Friend

WFL = Waffle Flower
SCB = Scrapbook.com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
Hello Friend
Hello Friend
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Winter Cityscape
Winter Cityscape
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Friday, December 30, 2022

Bitty Christmas Ornaments

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I'm counting down to New Years, but I'm not ready to pack up the ornaments and other decorations yet. When do you take your holiday d├ęcor down? In my house some years it a long time. Mr. J will ask what do you want for Valentines Day? And I'll ask him to put the tree away. You can laugh but it's true and thank goodness it's an artificial tree!

This card starts with a pretty Waffle Flower Dashed Snowflake Panel cut from white cardstock. I applied a little brush of Twisted Citron Distress Ink to add a little color and keep the hot foil sentiment from blending into the background. 

I adhered the Hot Foil Merry Christmas Sentiment to the card base with adhesive foam tape. This raises the sentiment so I can tuck some pine boughs under the sentiment and adhere them flat to the card base.

Next I cut the Small Ornaments from colorful cardstock. I cut the bows and background dies from gold foil to coordinate with the foil sentiment.

A sprinkle of gold sequins just makes this card come together! So much gold goodness here!
Enjoy the long weekend and I hope you find some time to unwind and make!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamp | Waffle Flower Merry Christmas Duo
Foil | Waffle Flower Merry Christmas Duo
Dies | Merry Christmas Duo, Small Ornaments, Dashed Snowflake Panel, Layered Winter Bird

WFL = Waffle Flower
SCB = Scrapbook.com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
Merry Christmas Duo
Merry Christmas Duo
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Merry Christmas Duo Foil Plate
Merry Christmas Duo Foil Plate
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Dashed Snowflake Panel
Dashed Snowflake Panel
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Small Ornaments
Small Ornaments
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Layered Winter Bird
Layered Winter Bird
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Matt Gold Glimmer Foil
Matt Gold Glimmer Foil
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Spellbinders Glimmer
Spellbinders Glimmer
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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Pretty Little Studio Sugar Plum Collection


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are enjoying the holiday season! Maybe you are spending some time with your kids - snow days? Or counting down to the new year! There's lots to celebrate this time of year!
I'm excited to share a card made with the Pretty Little Studio's newest collection called Sugar Plum! Just as the name implies its a nod to the Sugar Plum Fairy ballet.. yes! That means nutcrackers and sweet little mice!
My card includes lots of die cuts.. ornaments, nutcrackers, a bow and a bit of striped candy too! It's a good sample of what you can expect in this collection.

The background papers are sugar sweet candy stripes and classic polka dots. This collection has lots of stickers too.. faux stitching, holiday sentiments, and images too!
I hope you'll check out this new collection. It's never too early to start your holiday cards for the coming year!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Sugar Plum Collection 8"
Die Cut | Nutcracker | Sprinkles | Sugar Plum Mix | Nutcracker mini
Sticker | A Stitch In Time - Clear | Figgy Pudding | Merry & Bright 
Sequins | Christmas Cheer

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Pretty Pink Posh Design Team Announcement & Giveaway

Hi Friends! Today is a big day because it's time to announce the Pretty Pink Posh Design Team for the January through June 2023 term! And pinch me!!! I'm staying on! I love Pretty Pink Posh images - they're absolutely adorable!

Today I've got a card and a tag to share. Both start with a Distress Oxide background in soft rainbow sherbet colors!

I stamped a sentiment from the Snowmen Friends stamp set on the inky panel and then covered it with a sticky note.

Next I applied the Snowflake stencil and some Gina K Iridescent Glitz Gel over the panel to add some icy snowflakes.

All that was left is to add Snowmen Friends with some adhesive foam tape so they're popped up off the background. They look so happy and inviting!

I thought I'd make a coordinating tag too! I made a panel the same as explained above. I die cut the tag after I embossed the panel - that was a mistake! LOL!! The textured paste stuck in the stitches of the die cut. Make sure you add the glitter gel AFTER you die cut the tag!
I love how these little snowmen come alive when you personalize their winter gear in different colors. They suddenly become feminine or masculine - maybe there's one that reminds you of someone you know!
Ok so here's the part you've been waiting for! The Giveaway! Head on over to the Pretty Pink Posh Blog here to meet the entire team for this term and comment there to enter the giveaway. Click here to jump to the Pretty Pink Posh Blog!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Stamps Snowmen Friends
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Stamps Snowmen Friends
Stencil | Pretty Pink Posh Stamps Snowflakes

Tag:
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Stamps Snowmen Friends
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Stamps Snowmen Friends, Stitched Duo One
Stencil | Pretty Pink Posh Stamps Snowflakes

PPP = Pretty Pink Posh
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Snowmen Friends
Snowmen Friends

PPP | SSS
Snowmen Friends
Snowmen Friends

PPP | SSS
Snowflakes
Snowflakes

PPP | SSS
Stitched Duo One
Stitched Duo One

PPP | SSS

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Happy New Year!

Do you have any big plans for New Year's Eve? With the cold snap we had this week I expect alot of us will be staying home. That's not a bad deal.. spending a little time with your family!
Today I'm sharing two cards that look very similar - I've switched up the technique on them. Can you tell that one is a little brighter colored than the other? The softer of the two has a frosty coat of glitter over the top. I wish you could see that shine!!

Both cards start with the Waffle Flower Brush Lettered New Year die cut inside a large stitched circle from the Lacy Circles Set. You place one die inside the other and cut them at the same time.
Next I cut the same circle from white cardstock and applied Distress Ink in rainbow colors. I adhered the fussy cut die over the inky circle so the color peeks through. I cut the New Year die again from black cardstock and inlayed the Happy New Year sentiment.
To add glitter like I did on the blue version of the card I added a panel of double sided adhesive and then glitter over the inky panel before adding the detailed die cut. The largest Lacy Circle makes the perfect frame for the new year sentiment.

I'm linking up to Through The Craft Room Door where anything goes!



Finished Size:  5" Circle
Dies | Waffle Flower Brush Lettered New Year, Lacy Circles

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SCB = Scrapbook.com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
Lacy Circles
Lacy Circles
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Brush Lettered New Year
Brush Lettered New Year
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