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Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Colorful and Happy

Happy New Year! 2016 just flew by for me. How about you? I want to show you my card for the Just For Fun challenge that I made with a New Year's wish. Don't you love this saying from Just for Fun? "Colorful and happy is how I want your life to be." This is my New Year's wish to you!


So here is the first challenge of the New Year. It is a free for all, so anything goes! We hope to have you join in. You could win and receive a gift certificate to the store! You can see all the details here. Also check out the Just For Fun 40 % off sale!




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                                                    Now onto my card.




The first thing I did was to stamp the Jumping Girls onto watercolor paper. Then I taped together the Spellbinders small circle dies and embossed them on the paper.




Next I added Color Bursts in areas at the side and bottom of the paper and sponged some stars at the bottom using a stencil. I also added confetti stars and sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Happy New Year!


Challenges entered:

Simon Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #262-263 :  Anything Goes

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas! I hope your Christmas will be wonderful and full of many good memories. I want to show you a card I made using the Just For Fun Stamptangle Christmas Tree.




I stamped the tree on green plaid patterned paper and embossed with cream embossing powder. I fussy cut the image and adhered it to the Gina Marie Stitched Oval die. I made banners using patterned papers and dark brown card stock for borders. All of this was adhered to the embossed kraft background.


You still have a few days to enter the Just For Fun December challenge! You might even win a prize!
Thanks so much for stopping by. May your Christmas be filled with many blessings!


Challenges entered:

Crafty Creations: Any Holiday



Monday, December 19, 2016

House Mouse Christmas

Hi and welcome to my blog! I hope you are enjoying this busy season! I want to show you a Christmas card I made using this cute little House Mouse stamp. I had fun making this card because I got to use some new products!





I actually used 2 stamps for my image. I started off with this new to me stamp and paper pieced the cup with  the green plaid paper.




I also used this stamp, colored the hat, fussy cut the hat and added it to the mouse in the cup.




Next I fussy cut the whole image and adhered it to my red plaid background. I just received this new paper in a magazine and I love the plaid! I also got to use my new greenery die from Gina Marie and added it below the new window die also from Gina Marie. I splattered diluted Gesso over the greenery to look like snow.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!


Challenges entered:

Dies R Us:  Snow
House Mouse and Friends:  Anything Christmas Goes



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Altered Dies #24

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying this Christmas season. Well, this is my last altered die card! I must say that this has opened up a whole new way of looking at my dies. On this card I used part of a window die for the angels wings!





I started with the Spellbinders Decorative Window Scene die and cut using white glitter card stock.




I cut the window apart and used the 2 bottom pieces for the wings.




I cut Spellbinders Labels 4 from green patterned card stock and adhered the angel on top.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Scrapy Land:  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown:  Anything Goes

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Quick Christmas Card

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I want to show you another quick Christmas card I made using this cute little hedgehog from Penny Black's Critter party stamp set.




I used the Spellbinders 2012 Holiday Tree die and embossed it for a background. I colored the image using Zig watercolor markers, fussy cut it and pop dotted it to the card. I then added sequins and a bow . 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying this Christmas season. Have a blessed day!


Challenges entered:

Penny Black:  Winter or Christmas
Scrapy Land:  Anything Goes/die
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Christmas Gifts

Friday, December 9, 2016

Patterned Christmas Trees

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. The Christmas season is moving right along and we may be in a crunch to finish up those Christmas cards! I have a quick Christmas card to show you today. I used a pad of coordinated Christmas card stock to make this card which helps to make the card come together easier!





I used 2 of the patterned papers for the background, one being used as a frame around the blue star background piece. I stamped and embossed with black embossing powder onto the red and green patterned papers using the Just For Fun Stamptangle Christmas Trees. I fussy cut them and adhered them to the background. I added small pearls to look like falling snow. That is all there is to it!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Come join in our December card challenge. You can get all the details here, and you might also win a prize!

Merry Christmas!!

April


Challenges entered:

DL.Art:  Any Winter Holiday
Sparkle N Sprinkle:  Anything Goes With, Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, Flocking





Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Tag

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I know a lot of us are very busy with Christmas shopping, wrapping presents, parties and such. I want to show you a tag I made today using 2 of Tim Holtz's techniques that you can see here.







I cut a piece of burlap and used Tim Holtz's snowflake stencil over it. I sprayed on color using Fired Brick Distress spray. I then adhered the burlap piece to the tag. I used Tim Holtz's letterpress system for the word "happiness,"  as seen above. I flicked white gesso over green card stock and punched out the evergreen leaves and added the paper poinsettia. The green plaid strip at the top is a piece of washi tape. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying this Christmas season!


Challenges entered:

Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown:  Make a Tag

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