Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Paper Players - Season's Greetings!

Winter has arrived in the Midwest. There's no snow accumulation yet, but it's really cold. I'm not feeling brave enough to venture out today so I'm staying in and doing a little crafting. Today I'm playing along at the Paper Players. This time they have a fun color challenge. I'm all about non traditional colors so this one was easy for me!
This would be a beautiful color combination for some florals too! But here's what I made!
I started out with background papers in Melon and Pink. This is the Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa collection.
I inked up the boy and girl from the Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Friends stamp set in green and pink. They're feeding the little bird. I used Gold Shimmer Seed Beads to look like bird food. The Holiday Shimmer Sequin Mix is the perfect color combo for this challenge.  There's even a few sparkly snowflakes in the mix!

The sentiment is stamped on a Stitched Labels One die cut, and a Scallop Oval makes a frame to center the scene. I added distress ink inside the oval frame to add more color and keep it the center of attention.
Ready to play along? You can get all the details here at The Paper Players blog! Have a great day!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Friends
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Friends, Scallop Ovals, Stitched Labels One
Embellishments | Pretty Pink Posh Gold Shimmer Seed Beads, Holiday Shimmer Sequin Mix
Pattern Paper | Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa 12"

Monday, December 11, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Rainbow Stretched Holiday Sentiments

Happy Monday! I've been running around all morning - that's my usual Monday thing. Time to plan out the meals for the week and buy everything I need to get me to next Monday! After getting the car unpacked and loading up the washer and dryer it's time for a little break! Today I'm playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge!
I love the rainbow of colors on these pretty ornaments! Here's what I made!
I'm playing with the Ink Blot Shop Stretched Holiday Sentiments stamps set from Tifany DeGough. The set has several sentiments like "peace" "noel" "joy" "jingle" and "merry" that will fit your A2 size card horizontally. This is a new company for me - you can check them out here! I think you'll be glad you did!
I stamped the word "merry" in several different colors of ink and then created a color block background from the same colors of card stock. Some shiny enamel dots are the finishing touch for a little Christmas shine!

Ready to play along? You can get all the details here at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Ink Blot Shop LLC - Stretched Holiday Sentiments

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge - Christmas Penguins

Poppystamps is sponsoring Cupcake Inspirations Challenge this week! If you play along you could win a $20 gift certificate to Poppystamps. Here's what I made for the challenge...
For a second chance to win just leave a comment on the Poppystamps blog. Click here to jump to Poppystamps and enter for your chance to win $20 for Poppystamps.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Poppystamps Be Mine Penguins, Love Note
Dies | Folk Merry Christmas, Be Mine Penguins, Love Note, Stitched Hills, Evergreen Trees

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tupelo Designs LLC - Sea-son's Greetings!

Happy Friday! I hope you have some fun planned for the weekend! It's getting cold here so we're moving the festivities inside! LOL! I'm hoping I'll have some time to address and write some personal notes in some Christmas Cards.

Fridays are my day to post for Tupelo Designs LLC Store. They're my favorite place to shop. In the past I would purchase most of my stamps directly from the manufacturer (like My Favorite Things, Waffle Flower, Concord & 9th etc.). Sometimes I had a hard time getting my cart up to the required amount for free shipping. At Tupelo Designs LLC that's never a problem. Shipping is ALWAYS FREE - no coupon required (USA Only - discounted international shipping), and I dont have to worry about minimums. I can mix and match whatever brands I like.
Today I'm playing with the Waffle Flower "The Season". I love alternative designs for Christmas! This merman is just too fun!   I made this one for a special friend who lives in Florida!   Look close and see some of the fun elements of each character.
The treasure chest is filled with presents! Check out that fish with the candy cane!
The salty Merman is wearing a hat and his tattoo says "HO HO HO"
Even the fish are getting into the spirit of the season decorating the coral!
Do you love that cool background? It was made with alcohol inks. You can see them all in the store here. I've been building my collection! There are several brands to choose from, but I'm sticking with my man Tim Holtz. He's never steered me wrong before! I started a swatch sheet - all the inks are painted on a bit of YUPO paper. Can you believe I don't have all the colors yet?
Want to go shopping? Click here to jump to the Tupelo Designs LLC Store!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Waffle Flower The Season
Dies | Waffle Flower The Season

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop! Poppystamps Morning Cup

Poppystamps is sponsoring the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! They have two ways for you to win - one on the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Page, and one at Poppystamps.
Here's the card I'm sharing on the Poppystamps blog today. Click here to jump to the blog. Leave a comment there to enter to win a $25 gift card to the Poppystamps store!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Flourish Blooms
Dies | Poppystamps Morning Cup, Merry Christmas Tag, Greenery Bundle, Perfect Pine Needles
Sequins | Birch Press Design My Valentine