Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year

This has been one heck of a ride this year.  I'm looking forward to better things in 2016!  How was your year?

I actually get to start my year off with Jury Duty, apparently it has gone from a week to just over a month long service.  I have been given the term from Jan 11 to Feb 19th.  Not exactly how I wanted to start my year off.  LOL

Tonight, New Years Eve, I'm going to a party with my boyfriend.  It is his friends, I know the couple throwing the party, however, just in passing.  I don't think I know any of the other guests.  I told him last night "Yay!  I get to make new friends!"  I meant it sincerely!  Now, THAT is a good way to start the new year!

I decided I would make a card for the host and hostess of tonight's shindig.  I used a new die set I got for Christmas (from myself) "Home and Hearth" by Stampin' Up!.  The silhouette image is from Create With TLC's set called From All Of Us.  I added the image over a fireworks image.  I then added a black bow.  Clean and simple, but fun!



I would like to wish you a very happy and productive 2016!  May this be a better year for us all!

Thanks for looking!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries) –Celebrations
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes  
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) Happy New Year
Creative Card Crew (Up to 3 times)– anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown – anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches -  sketch  - anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog  Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly (no more than 5 entries) – anything goes
Little Red Wagon – Happy New Year
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) – Anything Goes
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Party
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – anything goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 5 entries)-   Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) Anything BUT Christmas
2 Creative Chicks (enter as many times as you wish) – Anything Goes
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES) Anything Goes


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Very Potter Birthday

Today is my oldest daughter's 22nd birthday!  She and her friend/room mate love Harry Potter, so I decided to make her a Harry Potter Birthday card (regardless of the fact that She is less than impressed by my handmade cards...lol) using two images from Bugaboo Stamps.  I used Har Repotter Gentle One and Har Repotter the Chosen One.  I also used some fun scrapbooking Harry Potter papers, flowers, a fun gem cluster, some dies (happy and birthday) and some deco scissors.  I distressed the edges of all of the papers and swept them with black ink.  I added stickles for the wand and lighting, used glitter gel pen on the lamp and Hagrid's belt, colored using mostly chalk but also some ink.  I used the Stella Says Sketch sketch for this week's challenge.


Thanks for looking!

One Stitch At A Time   Use the color red
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – ANYTHING GOES
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes  
Creative Card Crew (Up to 3 times)– anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown – anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches -  sketch  - anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog  Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly (no more than 5 entries) – anything goes
Little Red Wagon – sparkle and shine
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) – Anything Goes
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Make it sparkle
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) Anything BUT Christmas
2 Creative Chicks (enter as many times as you wish) – Anything Goes
Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge – always anything goes w/a twist – add some pearls
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES) Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Stella Says Sketch)
Just Keep On Creating – always anything goes, enter as many times as you like

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder

This week over at Through The Craft Room Door the challenge sponosr is Decosses Dynamite Doodles.  The winner will get a total of 30 papers: i.e. two sets of 12 + 1 set of six; or five sets of six or a total of 24 papers and two sentiment sets within the winter or Christmas theme of the shop.

I used a page from the 12 Days of Christmas set.  Love blue and white Christmas just as much as I love Pink Christmas.  lol  LOVE IT!!  I did some fun layering, cut the edge of the cover with some deco sissors, added a flower and leaf, and I cut some words using word dies.


Thanks for looking!

613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – ANYTHING GOES
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Anything Christmas/Winter
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
WhoopsiDaisy Challenge  - (up to 2 entries, 3 if at least one is a WD image) – Christmas Time
Sweet Stamps (enter as many times as you like) – ANYTHING BUT A CARD
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes  
Creative Card Crew (Up to 3 times)– anything goes
Die Cuttin' D ivas tell what die cut you used – Christmas anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown – anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog  Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly (no more than 5 entries) – anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise – Always Anything Christmas/Winter
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Die Crazy
Inky Impressions Challenges (up to 3 entries) – Non-Traditional Colors
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge (up to 5 entries) – Favorite things at Christmas
Crimbo Crackers – Anything Christmas Related- die cuts
Winter Wonderland – tic tac toe (animals, glitter, flowers)
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) – Christmas
2 Creative Chicks (enter as many times as you wish) – Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating – always anything goes, enter as many times as you like

Friday, December 18, 2015

SSD The Release Awakens Blog Hop


It is finally time to show you the new images!!  I'm in love with these new ones!  With the new Star Wars movie coming out, these are simply too awesome!  I played with and colored all of the images but one, only made the one card however...

Before I show you what I made Let's make sure you just got here from Shelley's blog!  Wasn't that a wonderful creation?  Yay!  Now, let's make sure you are clear on the rules and prizes you can win.  Be sure you hopped by everyone's blogs, and left them some love.  FOUR (4) lucky BLOG HOP participants from four (4) randomly chosen DT blogs will win 1 image of their choice.  There will be one GRAND PRIZE given away.  The grand prize winner at the END of the HOP will win the entire collection!!  Woot Woot!!!

So, without further ado, let me show you what I did!  First, here are all of the images I colored...






Aren't these just too fantastic!!!???!!!

Okay, now for my make...I decided to make a round-ish step card using Han Solo and Chewbacca.  I created the sentiment myself.


Super fun stuff!  Yay!!!  Now, head on over to the store HERE, because that is your next stop.  I hope you enjoyed this hop and I hope you weren't disappointed with your last Designer stop, me!  Best of luck I hope you win!!

Thanks for hopping!

I'm entering this card here:

Sweet Stamps (enter as many times as you like) – ANYTHING goes
Paper Take Weekly (no more than 5 entries) – fun, fun fun
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) – a SPECIAL birthday card & blog hop
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
2 Creative Chicks (enter as many times as you wish) – Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating – always anything goes, enter as many times as you like