Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas Thank You with Digital Delights

I am so excited to be a guest designer for Digital Delights by Louby Loo!
If you are not familiar with Digital Delights be sure to check out their cute and fun images HERE!

Now that the Christmas rush is mostly over, I still have one more Christmas party this weekend, it's time to start sending out thank you notes!

Today I am showcasing Digital Delights Holly Thank You and the cute snowman from Christmas Toppers #6.

I printed the snowman image twice, coloring both images with Copic markers.  I then fussy cut the complete image from one print and just the hands and hat from the second print.  I popped the image up with from tape.  I then added foam tape to the hands and hat to pop them up from the base image.  It is hard to tell the dimension in the picture.  I added Wink of Stella to the puff on top of the hat and to the holly on the hat.  I used red gems for the holly berries on the Thank You panel.   I embossed the green background layer with a snowflake embossing folder and added a little ribbon behind the sentiment.  

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Wishing you a very happy and blessed 2016!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

TMS #332 Annual Anything Goes!

Happy Tuesday before Christmas!

It's once again time for our annual Tuesday Morning Sketches Anything Goes Challenge!  This will be a two week challenge, and as the title says, anything goes!  So it's time to show us what crafty goodies your making!

Melissa is sponsoring our prize for this challenge.  She has put together a wonderful prize package of stamps, dies, papers, embellishments and maybe a surprise or two!

This week I am sharing my 2015 Christmas card.
A very simple CAS card.

The idea for this card actually came from Rapport Fran ett skrivbord.  Her work is so beautiful and I love the image, so I decided to CASE her card for my Christmas cards this year.  My water coloring skills are no where near as good as on the original.  The image is called Poinsettia Corner by Serendipity Stamps. I used my Inktense water color pencils to color the image.  I also added a little Wink of Stella to the candle glow.

Be sure to stop by the other DT member's bogs, they have some great inspiration ready for you!
Take time to wish them a Merry Christmas!

Jenee - Wishing everyone a very Merry Holiday!
Nina - This is Nina'a last TMS post! We will miss her greatly!  Stop by and wish her well!

Can't wait to see what you create!
Thank you to everyone who follows, visits and leaves comments on my blog!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Winner and TMS with DRS!

Good morning everyone!  Welcome back for another Tuesday Morning Sketch!

Before I get into this week's sketch and card, I would like to thank everyone who stopped by and wished me a happy birthday!  I had a wonderful day spend with my family.

And now for the winner of my special birthday giveaway.... picked #13 - KY Fit Kitty!
Congratulations!  Thank you to everyone who left a comment, it make my day!

Now back to business!  We have a great sketch this week, and an even greater sponsor!
This week our prize is from DRS Designs!  We have a $10.00 DRS gift certificate for one lucky participant!

Now for this week's sketch!

And my take....'

I used DRS's Vertical Triple Tree on the main image panel.  Minimal coloring made this card quick,
I need quick right now since I still have not mailed my Christmas cards!  My goal is to have them ready to be mailed this Thursday.
Just a hint of color and snowflakes along the swirl to help give the effect of blowing snow.
I tried to create a feeling of a close up of the tree branch on the top image panel.  I used a branch die and small bird dies to create this little scene.  I stamped some small snowflakes onto the sentiment panel before stamping the sentiment.

Now for more inspiration, see what the other designers have created this week!


Now it's your turn!  Have fun, I can't wait to see what you create!

God bless!

Entered in -
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Just a Pinch
Word Art Wednesday # 213 Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash #231 - Let It Snow
Dies R US Challenge #39 - Winter (use snowflakes) Ok, I didn't use snowflake dies, but I do have hand-drawn and stamped snowflakes!  Branch and bird are die cuts.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Unity Hop

Want to win a little Unity?  Click HERE and leave a comment.
I am celebrating my birthday by giving away some Unity!!

Here's a little Christmas card I just put together.
Just in time to join in the Unity Hop!
I used my Silhouette cutting machine to cut out this cute little town from Unity's O Holy Night Itty Bitty.  I used the image twice for this card.  I colored the images with Copics, then popped up the middle image with foam tape.  Added a little star, then framed the little scene with a pierced oval frame from MFT.  

I am giving away a special Unity Thank You prize.  Click HERE, scroll to the bottom of the post to see how to enter my Birthday Giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

TMS and a Giveaway!

Be sure to read the entire post, Special Birthday Giveaway at the end!!

Happy Tuesday Morning!
Today is especially happy for me because I am celebrating my birthday!
Not just any birthday, today I am the big 5 - 0!
So to celebrate I am sponsoring this week's prize over at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Here is this week's prize....
The package includes a Paper Studio 6x6 Woodland Wonderland paper pad, 2 Unity Itty Bitty Stamps (Christmas theme), 2 small spools of ribbon and a spool of gold scalloped border trim.

For a chance to win this prize, just play along with us this week over at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
Here is this weeks sketch.

And here is my card...

My image this week is from Tiddly Inks.  I went with some none traditional colors for this week's card.   The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I stamped the sentiment in gold ink then used clear embossing powder to heat set it.  I then added a few iridescent snowflakes and some sequins.

For more inspiration, stop by the other DT members blogs to see their creations.


Be sure to link up your creation by this Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 for a chance to win this week's prize.

And now for another birthday surprise!  I couldn't let this special birthday go without giving away a special prize!
I have another prize package to give away!!
As a thank you to all my followers and all those who stop by and leave such wonderful comments, I am giving away another prize.
This prize contains a Prima 6x6 paper pack, two Unity Itty Bitty stamps (thank you theme), a small spool of ribbon, a small spool of lace and a spool of gold scalloped border trim.

To win this prize, just leave me a comment and your email address.  If you follow my blog, leave another comment for an additional entry.  I will pick a random commenter to win this thank you themed prize.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!
God Bless!!

Entered in:
Tiddy Inks - Challenge #172 Holly Jolly
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Holly Jolly Stamping
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Let It Snow

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

TMS and Bugaboo!

Happy Tuesday after Thanksgiving!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
I am back with another Tuesday Morning Sketch.
This week our sponsor is one of my personal favorites, Bugaboo Stamps!
I love the fun and humorous stamps that Bugaboo offers!
Wanna chance to win some of these fun images for yourself?  Then come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Here is this weeks sketch.

This week I created a shaker card!

I used Bugaboo's Christmas Ornaments image for my card.  I love the retro look of these ornaments and tried to keep that feel with the colors I used.  The ornaments were colored with Prismacolor pencils and Distress ink markers.  I did add a little sparkle to the ornaments with my glitter pen, even though it is hard to tell in the picture.  I used a Martha Steward punch for the little evergreen boughs; I then added a jingle bell die and some sequins.  I filled my shaker with chunky glitter and sequins.

Now be sure to check out what the other DT members created this week.


Now it's your turn to play!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Entered in:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Word Art Wednesday #211 - Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge #38 - Christmas
Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - December 2015