Monday, 31 December 2012

A New Year's card and wine tag

Taking inspiration from Cristina again, I came up with this New Year's card and wine tag to take to my brother-in-law's house.

Friday, 28 December 2012

CAS-ual Friday 10 Minute Craft Dash

I decided to play along with the CAS-ual Friday challenge this week. The challenge was to create a holiday card in under 10 minutes. Since Christmas is over I decided to make a Christmas thank you card. I will admit, at the 10 minute mark I still had to adhere my panel to my card but I blame that on stopping to clean my stamps while creating. I'm a "clean as you go" stamper. So, I could have shaved a few seconds off my time. 

I'm usually a slow creator, making up my design as I go. This challenge focused me to have a plan before I started. I may turn this into a Christmas card for next year. 

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Papertrey Make It Monday #97: 2012 A la Carte

This week's Make it Monday at Papertrey is to pick any of the MIM challenges from this past year that you may have missed. Well, that was easy, since I did not officially participate in any of them I had plenty to choose from. I picked the MIM #96 Patchwork Die-cuts by Melissa Phillips.

And here is my creation:

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: December

 I had a chance to play along this month with Papertrey's December Blog Hop. Here is the challenge:
I chose to accent with soft stone ink, shimmer white cardstock (for the window) and snow glitter to soften the pine cones. I love that banner die and curved the sentiment on my block to fit the banner.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas Eve

Here are a couple of cards I made this Christmas. This card by Cristina Kowalczyk was my inspiration for the first card. Scroll down to the mistletoe card. I didn't have that set but used the Holiday button bits set as a stand in.

 Then I had to come up with a way to use the left over scrap from the mat stack die and came up with this card:

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Late post of Thanksgiving

Well, better late than never, right? I decided before I post a few Christmas and New Year's cards I should post a couple things I made last month for Thanksgiving.

This is a card I made for two of my close friends who came all the way from California to visit us in our new home in Atlanta for Thanksgiving. Not only are they wonderful friends, they share my love of crafting and we were able to spend a little of our visit getting crafty!

Here are the name plates I made for the table:

 And lastly, a special little pumpkin name plate for my friend's sweet little girl:

Next post, current holiday makings :)

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop's been quite a while since I have updated the old blog but I finally had a chance to participate in the October Blog Hop before the deadline! There were so many great color combos that I could not choose just one. Below are some projects including some new and old stamp sets.

First color combo: take:

I had a hard time incorporating New Leaf but did make a few ornaments and snowflakes.

Next combo: take:

Next combo: take:

And last combo: take:

Thanks for looking!