Saturday, November 18, 2017

Merry Monday #265 and SImon Says Wednesday

Merry Monday is looking for an outdoor activity on our Christmas cards this week.  I don't have many but I think this works.

I taped off the bottom of some Bristol and inked the top portion with Distress Oxides, sprinkling it with water and drying.  I planned to put one skating bear from MFT but in die cutting the bear in red his foot tore off.  That's what I get for being impatient and not letting it dry enough.  I decided a second bear would cover the affected appendage. ;)  I made this one green, doing all my coloring with Zigs.  The sentiment is from EH.

I'm also sending this to Simon Says Wednesday for their Furry Friends challenge.  I guess you can be friends with polar bears. ;)  At least paper ones.

ETA: I just saw that Little Red Wagon has a penguin and polar bear challenge so I'm sending my card there as well.

My daughter and son-in-law are staying with us for a couple of days this week so that means I'd better get my craft room in order. I'm still organizing all the panels and die cuts I did while at Michele's.  Then I want to weed through my UFO drawer so I can open and close it.  You know how those things go.  You get an idea for a card and the job doesn't get done.  I'll try to be good and keep the goal in sight.

I hope your weekend is going well.  Thanks for spending a moment of your time with me.

Just Us Girls #420 - Color Week

Angie is our host and picked the colors for Color Week at Just Us Girls.
I think color challenges are some of the more difficult ones for me but I happened to see this card from Lisa Elton which inspired my card.

I did a mix-up of stamp companies for this card using flowers from Altenew, the background leaves from Catherine Pooler, the bubble die from CASual Fridays and the sentiment from SSS.  Don't they play well together?

What elements and/or companies will you use for your JUGS entry this week?  Need inspiration?  The Design Team and our guest designer Trina Pham have cards waiting for you on the blog.  If you enter a card you may be chosen Chic of the Week with a chance to be a future guest designer.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Inkspirational #147

I'm squeaking in at the last minute for the Inkspirational challenge but when you win one week you must play the next.  At least that's my philosophy.  This is the word prompt for this week.
One trend I see, not only in card making but in holiday decor is plaid so out came my Concord and 9th plaid background to make my card.
I added a silver wreath from SSS, a silver word die from CP, some holly from PoppyStamps and bling for the berries.

Now I'm off to link up before it's too late.  Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #72 and The Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll - 3

The inspiration photo at Inspired By All the Little Things gave me the perfect outlet for my NBUS Concord and 9th tree die.
My card is my usual literal translation. ;)
I cut the tree from some new metallic paper from Neenah that I got at WalMart.  The embossing lines come with the die and I used Stickles for my 'ornaments'.  Once I had the tree done, I struggled with how to do a sentiment.  W&W to the rescue.  I stamped the peace, love, joy on Smoke cs with Smoke ink.  The tree is popped up on some gray fun foam.

Next up is the tag for the Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends.  I started to post yesterday with this tag.  Notice anything missing? 

The rules say you have to have stamping and I forgot that little detail.  Fortunately I had a way to solve it and here's the revision.
On day three Loll made a tag using glass bead paste.  I bought some a while ago and so I thought I'd give it a try.  First I masked off an area of a TH stencil and inked it with Distress Ink.  Before removing the stencil I went over it with the glass beads, then lifted the stencil and let the tag dry.  I added a sentiment from TH cut from gold foil.  The stamping is part of a sentiment from PB.

I'm so glad you dropped by today.  Be sure and leave a comment so I know you were here.

Time Out #96 - Reminder

We're CASEing Michele from I Card Everyone for the Time Out #96 challenge and as a guest designer I've made a second card as a reminder to join us.

This is Michele's card to CASE:
For my card, I used a stamp from Happy Little Stampers who are sponsoring this challenge.

I stamped in black and clear heat embossed the butterflies on Dove Gray and colored them with Inktense pencils.  The SSS prayers die was layered three times, adding the stamped panel portion on top.  For sparkle I added some silver Nuvo drops.

We hope you'll join us for this challenge.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

12 Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends

I finally had the time to make a tag for Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas.  I was going through my UFO box and found a panel that would make a great tag.
I had embossed the snowflake folder after coating it with VersaMark ink, then rubbed it down with Perfect Pearls. I don't know why I didn't make it into a card but it fit the PTI die perfectly.  I did heat emboss resist on a smaller tag with a sentiment from PB, watercoloring with Distress Ink.  The added little snowflake is cut from metallic paper,  At least that's what the label calls it.  It's a product from Neenah that I found at WalMart and it really has a nice sheen to it and comes in four colors. 

I have another tag made and was ready to post but after reading the rules again I realized I didn't stamp on it. I'll have to figure out a way to add stamping without ruining the design. 

Thanks for dropping by.

CAS(E) This Sketch #247

I counted my Christmas cards the other day and I have 66 completed, 5 in the works and any number of tags that I can turn into cards.  I'd say I'm pretty well off since I only send out about 45.  There will be more challenges between now and December 25 so I'll have a great head start for next year.

Today's Christmas card is for CAS(E) This Sketch.
The silver embossed sentiment is from CF and the greens and berries are from CP/SOA.

It's a nasty, rainy day here so I'll be hunkered down in my craft room finishing up some tags and checking this week's challenges.  I may be back later with another post.

Thanks for dropping by.  I appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to say 'hello'.