Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Spiced Pumpkin Latte....

Happy Tuesday Crafty Peeps!!
Today, I thought I would switch gears
and share a Thank You card -- 

You know, we all need them on had
for those special people in our lives! :)

I actually made this card back in October
and I have NOOO clue why I didn't share it sooner!!!

I totally LOVE the way this card turned out! It took me 3 or 4 days to complete it -
How crazy is that??? 
I started with the ADORABLE (Pumpkin Spice 6x6 
paper pad) - PINK & MAIN & the Blue DP from Doodlebug (Fall Friends)
Along with the (Stitched Topper Die) - JADED BLOSSOM
I knew I wanted to use both items on my card along with the
(Coffee Cup Die) from MFT -- They were sitting on my desk and
I started to have a plan... but then I didn't like where it was going
That's why it took me 3 or 4 days! LOL 
I had to leave it a couple of days then came back to it --

That's when I went CIRCLE crazy!!! Hahaha
I pulled out my SSS (Stitched Circle Dies) and
started to die cut all sorts of sizes with that Pumpkin Spice paper --
Then I placed them where I thought they'd look nice
and that was it! LOL, Of course, I needed a sentiment
so I pulled out my (Coffee Break) Stamp set from My Creative Time
Which fit perfectly in the space on the blue circle
The heart trio stamp is from (Coffee & Tea) - SSS
and the Small Heart Dies are from MFT (BluePrints #32)

I finished off my card with some Doodlebug Glitter Sparkles
& Clear Adhesive Gems from Stampin' Up

Other items used --

Stitched Rectangle Die - MFT
Big Shot, Misti, ATG, White Fun Foam,
Chocolate Chip Ink from SU, ThemOWeb tape runner

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, December 11, 2017

Sitting Santa Christmas...

Happy Monday fellow crafters!
How was your weekend? Mine was
really nice, cuz I took time to sit and watch a few
of my Favourite Christmas Movies - I actually
have WAY to Many Favorites! LOL

And, with it still being the holiday season I thought 
I would share another Christmas card I made -
This will be in the 2018 stockpile! (Wink Wink)

I LOVE Doodlebug - I know I've said it before... and I tend
to HOARD my Doodlebug papers! I know, I know... It SHOULD
be used... But it's sooo CUTE!! I know you Paper Hoarders Get Me!!

I just hate to use it and sometimes I end up buying 2 packs -
(1) that I use and the other that I keep until I really want to use it!

So with that in mind - YES I own 2 paper packs of this
ADORABLE Milk & Cookies Paper Pack Collection! HAHAHA

I used the Santa Visit Doodle-Pop for my image
The Acetate Heart is from the Odds & Ends
The sentiment is part of the paper pack
Assorted jewels are from Lucy's Cards

Stitched Rectangle Die is from MFT
Stitched Circle Die is from Simon Says Stamp
Stitched Strip is from MFT

Of course, I did the inside - Using a lovely Sentiment from
My Craft Spot (no longer in business) and I cut a strip of
that Doodlebug paper for the border - Then I cut one of the
cute square images out of the paper and punched
2 hearts out as well - I used my Clear Wink of Stella pen, to sparkle
it all up! And now I've got another holiday card ready to go!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Cocoa Winter Hello....

Happy Sunday Everyone! I Know, I Know....
WHAT am I doing posting on a SUNDAY???
Well.... I wanted to play along with the 

Here's what I made last night so I can join in --

I thought I would get started on some January/February
Winter cards for a few of my blogging friends who
live in really cold areas! I figure they could use a 
Pick me Up during those months, so this is one
of the cards I made using the Carta Bella (All Bundled Up) Collection

I designed my card in my Silhouette program and used
my Print & Cut feature --
The Stitched Rectangle Die & Scallop Border Die are from My Creative Time
The Stitched Square Die is from Lawn Fawn
I used a snowflake embossing folder on the white banner
Banner Die - My Favorite Things
Rainbow Sparkle Mix & Ice Cube Jewels - Lucy's Cards

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a Fabulous Sunday!!


Friday, December 8, 2017

SumMore Fun - Mood Board Challenge #17

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
Today... starts another FUN Challenge over at: 

 YAY! I know how you
guys enjoy a good Challenge!

Our Mood Board is ALL DECKED OUT - 

 You can use the Mood Board or go by the Theme
or Use the color combo or Use all 3!!! You don't have to use
a stamp from SumMore Fun if you don't have one!

All the rules for this fun challenge are RIGHT HERE!

Here's what I created to inspire you --

I wanted to use the Color Combo and some of the photo's
that are on the Mood Board -- 

I'm using the super cute RAISIN BOAT Stamp
set called HOLIDAY WISHES (9309-Z)

This set has so many fun sentiments on it!!

As most of you already know - I finished my holiday cards
already for this year - In Fact, they are in the mail already!
So, I'm already starting on next years!

Don't be mad at me for doing this - I just think this has
saved me so much time this year - Making one a week
throughout the year was a great challenge for me and
I plan to keep it up - Just to have all my cards done, signed,
sealed, & Stamped before December 1st was AWESOME!!!

I used 4 different ink colors to match the mood board colors and
added some Spritz Shimmer Sparkle spray over the top -
Since the sentiment had "Sparkle & Shine" in it - I wanted my card
to do just that - "SPARKLE" - I also used a wonky stitched die
just to give my card a little character! I added a matching gem
to each of the centers of the snowflakes and then added some
clear sparkle gems all over my card! I used a piece of
white fun foam to POP up my top layer, just so it has a little
more lift to it --

As you guys know, I like to have my insides complete as well -
I used the swirl bow stamp in the set & used it 
as a creative border on the inside of my card -
It turned out so cute and of course a nice holiday sentiment to tie
the entire card together!

Another card down for next year! Only a bunch more to go!!!

I hope you guys can join us --
 I would LOVE to see what you create!

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Merry & Bright Trio....

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
Today's my day to take over the blog at:
YAY for me... 🙌

I thought I would show you a Set of
Christmas cards I created - I was inspired by
a video I watched of Jennifer McGuires -

Some of you know I've made this style of card before - Usually I make

it with a shape type of card - it's a card with a FLAT Back -
It's not your "Normal" Top folding type of card --

I cut my white Cardstock out 3x's (since I was making 3 cards)
The size is 3 1/4" w x 10" H (scored @ 5") so it can fold
My Kraft Cardbase is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece
then my Red Designer Paper is 4 x 5 1/4

The stamped images are a trio 
called Cactus Pine and Palm Christmas
which is a Victorine Original Stamp set

The Merry & Bright Sentiment I'm using 
is from Raisin Boat and it's called
Let it Snow (9085-Z)

Both can be found easily in the 
SumMore Fun Online Store

Here's the first one - I'm using Canson Watercolor paper
and my Zig Real brush pens 
to color in all the stamped images -
The designer Papers are ALL Scraps -
Which is what I like most about making these cards

Here's the Fun Cactus card - I did use a small
stitched rectangle die, just to add a little extra
something around the images -- and then I
used a Stitched Scallop border die --
I heat embossed the Sentiment with some
Fine White embossing powder and then
cut them out with a small banner die --

And now the cute Palm Tree! I really think these stamps
are fun & whimsical - perfect to send to some in Texas
or Arizona or Hawaii! You know, those really nice
warm states during the holidays! LOL

This is what the insides look like 
along with how these cards open! They are
top fold opening type cards, but smaller in size
attached to a regular sized card base -
I really Hope I made sense!! 

I stamped all the inside sentiments with another Raisin Boat
stamp set - this one is called Festive Phrases (9310-Z)
and then I just added some border strips to each inside card
so they can match the outside of the cards --

New to SumMore Fun Stamps??
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Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Down this Road Birthday

Happy Wednesday Fellow Crafters!
I thought today I would change it up a little bit 
and share a Birthday card instead of a Christmas card! 
You all know I work at an Elementary School
and I volunteered to make the Staff
Birthday Cards and I've been slacking a little bit lately!!

But not anymore! Or at least that's what I'm telling myself! Tehehehe

I made this pretty card using some Designer Papers &
Images from Down this Road Designs
First, I designed the background - Then I added my Elements
Then I print & cut everything out with my Silhouette -

I used a Stitched Rectangle Die from My Creative Time
The Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom (So Many Birthdays)
Which I heat embossed with some Fine White Embossing
powder from Simon Says Stamp
I used some Fun Foam to POP up my design

And now it's ready to be given to a lovely Teacher who
has a Birthday coming up! 😁

Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Secret Santa Tag!

Hello & Happy Tuesday Everyone!
How was your weekend???
Did you find time to work on those
Christmas Cards? Maybe Decorate? Clean
the House? Shop?

Well... I spent about 18 hours of my weekend
BAKING! Yup! Lots of time baking - 
I froze most of it and I sent about 6lbs
of baked goods to my Sister - We're doing
a Bake exchange this year - I came up with the idea
the other day and asked if she wanted to do it with me
So, I made 7 different kinds of goodies to send to her
All NEW stuff I've never made before and she will
send me some yummy baked goodies in return...

I also sent off about 15lbs. of baked goods to
my Handsome Marine! I ended up mailing off
 2 medium-sized Flat Rate boxes - LOL 
He is gonna FREAK out when he sees what I sent him
All his favorite things and those new baked goodies too!

My oldest will be here for Christmas, so that's why
I thought I would freeze stuff and it would last us
awhile since I can't Control my Baking! HAHAHA

YES! It's as bad as my craft shopping sometimes!
Once I start, I get ALL into it and I want to bake
all kinds of things - My Youngest Son was so kind
to help me and at one point he was like
MOM?? Don't we have ENOUGH Stuff?? LOL

That's when I knew it was time to get control over
my goodies! hahaha, I honestly don't eat
many goodies anymore -
I lost all that weight and I certainly don't 
want any of it back! So, my family will just have
to enjoy it! The best part is, it's all frozen
so it will last them awhile -- YAY!!

Anywho - I heard that Jaded Blossom
brought back the Monthly Challenges!! YAY!!!

So my project is for the


So, here is what I made to play along!

I really like how my tag turned out -
I'm using almost ALL Jaded Blossom Products
They recently had their Black Friday Sale
So, I thought I would play with some
of my new goodies from their shop!!

As you can tell, I did the backside too - 😊

Jaded Blossom products used - Ticket Book Dies (for my Tag Shape) 
Card Layer Dies 1 (Stitched Banner),
Holly Jolly Christmas Set (Santa, Sentiment, & Secret Santa)
 Cake Day (for the "YOUR"), Oh Christmas Tree (for the "to & from)

Other products used --

Red Cardstock, Watercolor paper, Zig Real Brush Pens, 
Distress Oxide Inks, White Signo Gel Pen, 
Clear Wink of Stells Pen, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,
Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Misti Tool, Big Shot,
Candy Cane Trendy Twine, Ribbon from my Stash, 
WeRMemory Crop-A-Dile II for the tag hole

Thanks so much for stopping by!