Saturday, November 17, 2018

A Merry Little Christmas Card | Christmas Card Series #1

It's Christmas Card time!  And I've been busy!
I hope you like all the cards I plan to share the next few weeks.

This stamp set is from Avery Elle, A Merry Little Christmas.  I colored him up with my Copic and added some Nuvo Glitter Accents in Fresh Snowfall which leaves a very dimensional white/clear glittery accent.  The sentiment was from Clearly Besotted Say Something stamp set.  The pattern paper was a scrap from my stash so I am not sure who it was from.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sympathy Cards

I tend to make hundreds and thousands of cards per year.  I enjoy it very much, it is my therapy in a way.  I also do attend a couple of small town craft sales in the fall where I sell my cards to help offset my spending on supplies.  I just did a sale last Saturday and within the first hour I was totally cleaned out of Sympathy cards.  I couldn't believe it.  I had about 20 or so in the basket to sell and apparently it wasn't enough.  Through out the rest of the day I had numerous customers ask me for them.  I never would have guessed Sympathy cards would be the most requested type of card.  

So....I have another sale coming up in December for which I will make sure I have enough this time.  Right now I have over 50 of them ready to go.  I chose simple, yet elegant designs that were easy enough (but still pretty) so that I could mass produce.  I made anywhere between 4 and 12 of each one.  

Sympathy cards to me are one of the hardest themes to make.  Well, at least for me it is.  It's a  rather foreboding subject.  I'd rather make cards for happy events, but I do understand the need for them.  

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Products Used:
Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers stamp set
Neenah 80# & 110# Classic Crest Solar White Smooth Cardstock
Papertrey Ink True Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Slate Grey 100# Cardstock
Tonic Mirror Cardstock:  Polished Gold & Chrome Silver
Versafine Ink:  Onyx Black, Smokey Grey, Olympia Green
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments stamp set
Hero Arts Remember stamp set (CL577)
Gina Marie Designs Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies
Clearly Besotted Stamp Sets:  Leafy Accents, Take Good Care, Mini Florals 2, and Merci Beaucoup
Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents Coordinating Dies
Paper Smooches Saluations stamp set

Friday, October 26, 2018

Joy to the World | Scrapping for Less | October Flavor of the Month Card Kit

Joy to the World! 

That song so reminds me of Christmas because as a little girl I was 
full of joy and glee waiting for Christmas to arrive. 
Of course though, what child isn’t? Right?

 Well, I feel the same way every single month when it comes time to reveal the card kit. 
This month is no exception because Christmas cards are my most absolute favorite cards to make! 
So let’s get cracking on those Christmas cards! Have you started yours yet? 
Well, if not here are some fantastic little collections to get you going. 

So run don’t walk to make sure you get your Flavor of the Month kit this month, it is packed full of JOY! 

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Banana Split Sundae Level
I made 4 Cards using all 4 of the Sketches plus a bonus tag from the Banana Split Sundae level kit.

Collection 1-Sketch 3

Collection 2- Sketch 2

Collection 3- Sketch 1

Collection 4- Sketch 4

Bonus Tag

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Making 5 Cards with Doodlebug's Hello Sunshine Collection

Hello, how are you doing this fine fall day?  
Here in Minnesota most of the leaves have fallen from the trees and the weather is getting cooler and crisper.  We've even had some frost on a couple of mornings.  I love fall, however I needed some sunshine the other day.  So I decided to dig out an older Doodlebug collection called Hello Sunshine and make a few cards.  It has great colors and happy bright papers in it and you can still get this 6x6 paper pad at Hobby Lobby and other places (at least mine still carries it).

Enjoy this youtube video showing the making of my 5 cards:

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Day 1 Sneak Peek of the October Flavor of the Month Card Kit

Yay!  It’s Here!

Day 1 of the Sneak Peeks for the brand spanking, glimmering, festive, dazzling, sparkling, warm and fuzzy October Flavor of the Month Card Kit.  I can not wait for you to see this card in all of it’s splendid glory this coming Saturday, October 27th at Midnight EST.  You’re certainly going to gaga over it just as I did when I got mine in my pudgy little fingers.  Teresa and Kim continue to out do themselves month after month.

The exclusive stamp sets that they design themselves or collaborate with some of our favorite companies make this kit so extra special and unlike any other card kits out there.  They tend to sell out quickly, so if you want to guarantee there’s a kit with your name on it, click on this Flavor of the Month button to go sign up for a subscription (and save you some extra money in the process).
So without further ado, here is my card.  I hope you like it!

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Candy corn, a vegetable?

Hello There!  Today I have a trio of super cute Halloween Candy Corn cards featuring the Candy Corn stamp set from Newton's Nook.  I colored the images with my Copic Markers and cut the images out with my Brother Scan N Cut.  The pattern papers are from the Doodlebug Booville 6x6 paper pad.  

I love Candy Corn!

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Friday, September 28, 2018

September Flavor of the Month Card Kit Blog Hop Reveal

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed! My favorite fall saying.

Pumpkin Spice! My favorite fall flavor.

Shorter Days! My favorite fall time.

Soup is on! My favorite food to eat when it’s cool.

Sweaters and football! My favorite time of the year.

Everything about fall is my favorite. What is yours?

fantastic fall kit Scrapping for Less has this month.
Jump in and hop along for some great inspiration.

Collection 1- Sketch 1
I used only used my Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers to color in Marci.  She is so sparkly!  It's hard to see in pictures, but you might see some in the second, close up picture.

Collection 2- Sketch 2
I used my Distress Oxide Inks and Distress Brushes 
to create the background behind the scarecrow.  

Collection 3- Sketch 3
I paper pieced Teresa's leggings with the same 
paper as the blue pattern background paper.  
I colored her with my Copic Markers.

Collection 4- Sketch 4
I used the Distress Watercolor Crayon, Distress Watercolor Cardstock, water, and paint brush to create a background.  I then used the watercolor piece to die cut the blessed sentiment.  

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Monster Party

Hello there! Today I have a super FUN monster birthday card.

I used the Brutus Monroe Monster Party Stamp Set and colored the images with my Copic Markers on Neenah 80# Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I then used my Brother Scan N Cut electronic cutting machine to scan my colored images and cut them out with a thin border. I then took a piece of Neenah 110# Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and die cut it out with my MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Dienamics with the largest die in the set. The MFT Stitched Basic Edges Dienamics made the bottom curved edge just that much more interesting of an element on the card. I used adhesive foam to pop up a couple of the images for dimension. Gluing on some sequins with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive finished the card.  The Rainbow Bright paper is from Sunny Studio.

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