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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Silhouette Nativity

I have been looking for a Nativity die, and just got this - now I realize I am not sure how best to use it.  Your suggestions/references/links are most welcome.  I embossed the bg. with snowflakes and distressed stripes.  I cut the die in black, then used a small piece of shimmery old gold to back the rays at the top. I used a circle die the right size, and cut a half circle.  I then trimmed a bit so it would not show behind the frame of the stable, leaving enough of the gold to back the star.   Alternatively, I could die cut the star and place it in the opening - and have no gold behind the rays.  Hubby suggested cutting the rays in gold, but that is too much delicate cutting and gluing for me!  The base mat is a deep red, almost burgundy and the ribbon is metallic gold.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Shimmer     Simon Says Stamp Monday
Silhouette CAS:    Happy Little Stampers
Christmas:     Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 
                        Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2.

Confirmation greetings for Mabry

I have almost finished the series of cards to send to recent confirmands at our church.  For these 9th graders, this is a very important milestone in their faith journey, and I wanted to commemorate it for them.  The image is Sweet 'n Sassy, colored with shiny Joy gel pens.  The edging of the Bible is colored with a Sakura jelly roll pen that turns a shiny gold. The die is Cheery Lynn, and the papers from a pad called Faith by Paper Studio.  I added the negative pieces from shiny gold stickers as an accent. I really like burgundy with neutrals.
Sketch:   Catch the Bug
Colored:   Color-Inspiration
Shimmer/shine:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
Favorite colors:    Stinkin Inkers
Any:    A Bit More Time to Craft
            A Perfect Time to Craft 
            Pammies Inky Pinkies


Friday, September 22, 2017

Confirmation Blessings to Brittany

This is another of a series of cards I am making to send to recent confirmands at our church.  For these 9th graders this is a major milestone in their faith journey.  I want to recognize this and encourage them with a card.  This image is from Sweet 'n' Sassy, and the die from cheery Lynn.   The background DP is from a pad by Paper Studio called Faith.
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Fall colors (10 ch max):   Dream Valley
Patterned Paper:     Dragonfly Dreams
Any:   Jo's Scrapshack
            Angies Digital Stamps 

Christmas Candle - QKR Stampede Design Team for challenge #262

This week the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede has the optional twist of "embossing".  For me, that is a super easy challenge, as I use dry embossing frequently.  You may enter the challenge as many as 3 times.  There are two prizes (QKR digis) offered - for an entry using a QKR Stampede or Eureka image, and for an entry using any image.  Entries close at 3 pm EDT Thursday.
This card uses a QKR image called Candle as well as a QKR sentiment.  The embossing is Snowflakes.  I am disappointed in the screen appearance - IRL the glittery glow around the candle flame is much more subdued - just hard to capture in a visual.  My favorite color could change daily, but the deep red (almost burgundy) of the mats, combined with white, is a perennial favorite.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Favorite color:  Inky Chicks
Any:   Crafty Creations 
            Through the Craft Room Door 
            Crafting With an Attitude
            a-step-in-the-darkness (Create and Inspire)
            Createful Heartcards
            Lemon Shortbread 
            Jo's Scrapshack 
            Whimsie Doodles 
             Paper Nest Dolls
            Inspiration Destination 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Confirmation blessings

This is one of several cards I am making to send to 5 young women who were just confirmed in our church.  This is a special event in their faith journey, and I want to acknowledge this.  The image is one I have had quite a while from Sweet n' Sassy, and the die cut is by Cheery Lynn.  The papers are from a pad called Faith, by Paper Studio.
Sketch:   Your Next Stamp
Any:    Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Strong coffee

Well, I don't like super strong coffee, but I don't care for weak brew either.   My addiction is hazelnut cafe by Maxwell House International - I can prepare a cup at home whenever I feel the urge!
This image and sentiment are part of a freebie from Verve - from a year ago, I think.  Thanks!  The DP is from a DCWV Fall stack.  The band is sheer fall ribbon from Michael's and the die is Spellbinder Labels 4.
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
Coffee:    Coffee Loving Cardmakers
Fall:    Hiding in my Craftroom
Feels like autumn:    Allsorts
Golden harvest - leaves:    Cuttlebug Mania
Colors (brown, vanilla, rust, beige):  Your Next Stamp
                                                               Star Stampz
Ribbon:     Di's Digi Designs 
Any:    Crafting-with-friends
             Morgans Artworld
             Crafting with an Attitude

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Recycled Christmas card 9-16-17

I added the snowflake embossing folder - maybe they look like stars?  The sheer gold ribbon and gold metallic cs add an elegant touch.  The background of the recycled image is a muted gold, though it looks black on my screen!  The images are white.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning
Stars:  Simon Says Stamp Monday
Christmas    C.R.A.F.T.
Any - option, white on white:   Ikes World
Any (8 challenge max):  Creative Knockouts

Friday, September 15, 2017

Soaring - QKR Stampede DT challenge #261 - Anything Goes

This week's challenge at QKR Stampede is, as always, anything goes - no option this time, so let your imagination take over!  You may enter as many as 3 times.  Winners receive QKR images - if you use a QKR/Eureka image you win additional images.  Join us before 3 p.m.Thursday Sept. 21.  Winners are posted Friday when there is a new challenge.
This flying elephant is the image called "floating away".  Both the image and sentiment can be found in the store here.  I lightly colored the elephant with brown water color pencil.  (I used my aqua pen to soften the color.).  I am sure he is floating among the stars!   The balloons are also water colored.  I fussy cut the image before adhering it to the bg.  Serendipity - I  have a pad called Beau Papier that includes this page with the houses - and I finally found a way to use one!  I added gems to create doorknobs - they are a tad large but that is all I could find.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Inspiration/color:  Cupcake Inspirations
                                Incy Wincy Designs
In the stars:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
Any:     Angies
              Crafting with an Attitude
              Pammies Inky Pinkies
              Jo's Scrapshack
              Day Dreamer
              Lemon Shortbread
              Classic Design Team 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Imagine That GD card - 9/14/17


This is my inspiration card for this week's Imaginethatdigistamp post.  I used the outline image, sentiment, and pink butterfly paper from this set called Frieda's Flower Basket, which you can see here.  The set includes a pre-colored image, which I used to inspire, though I changed the color.  I fussy cut the butterfly but adhered it to the original spot.  I also cut the sentiment to use in separate locations. The die is Spellbinders Labels 5.   In addition to the included DP, I used a piece from a recent prize -  pad of papers from Zeeman, a Dutch company.  - sponsored by Cuttlebug Mania (Jannie).
Challenges entered:  
Sketch and colors:   Your Next Stamp
Dies:   Cuttlebug Mania
            Crafty Sentiments
           Day Dreamer
           Paper Nest Dolls
           Pammies Inky Pinkies
           Corrosive Challenges 
           Classic Design Team
           Quick Quotes