Thursday, January 31, 2019
I'm using a little gift that was tucked into a Christmas card sent all the way from Denmark! Wasn't I the lucky one to have just the perfect grey cardstock, and background stamp* to create the perfect backdrop for this darling die-cut pocket**?
Is that not the coolest? Anne-Mette sent several - and she truly knows how much I love grey! LOVE that little tag for adding a few kisses and hugs... but that gold foil zipper? It is so cool, right? [I added a bit of stitching on my new machine!]
Do you know I like making cards that sing? See if you can guess this very old tune... Anne-Mette knew it! and it's sung in the movie: Love Actually!
Do you also know how happy I am when you drop in for a visit? Yep... always makes me... so do my teamies at CTS. Let's go!
*My MFT Cheesecloth background stamp is no longer available - sadly!
**This die set is currently only available in Denmark... but here's a link!
Friday, January 25, 2019
I was so happy to be reminded about the Pinkfresh Studios January Challenge... I had made a plan to play! you know the one about the 'best laid plans', right?
For January, they've given us our choice of Challenges from 2018 … I went right for December - they didn't say anything about the 'holiday' being Christmas! Right?
I have so much love for the December Days set of papers - even though they came out in 2017, I bought two pads so I'd have plenty to play with! Amongst the snippets [I can never let go of] I found two little hearts … it's a perfect time to use them, as I've chosen Valentine's Day as my holiday... using my newest love Pretty Paisley! stamps, and coordinating dies.
This little die makes the perfect little gift tag... or tiny sweet Valentine for someone who always makes me feel good about my cards … even when they aren't so great!! lol xx
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
But, I've got a card this time, Jo! For Christmas Kickstart Challenge #2 the theme is bundle up! I have a cutie from my new Elizabeth Crafts Penguins set that fits the bill quite nicely...
Don't you wonder what's in the package? Maybe some flipper slippers!!! he hee…
Now, just to catch up, I created a second card for my stash... who could stop at one of these cute guys, I ask you?
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
take it away, Tom...
My Plant Lady and her fun dies, had no trouble providing the perfect platform for his sentiment! Now. I will admit that some of his sentiments are a bit too naughty for me to share, but he's a winner today... don't you think?
So glad you stopped by today!
Monday, January 21, 2019
Notice anything different about him? what if I told you he was wearing the Woodsy Lady's legs? yep. I did that.
I also took a little creative license with my sentiment … it's kinda my thing. Hope @brandi_kincaid doesn't mind! I also hope my gent doesn't mind if I shaved his legs! lol
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and here's a hug from me, to each of YOU!!
My paper was stamped with a stamp from Wonky Backdrops with DOX Abandoned Coral ink … my personal match for Living Coral! The HUGS were cut with a MFT die, and those tiny hearts are from EBE High Five gold heat embossed. My last addition was a bit of stitching with gold Coats & Clarks thread.
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Today, is one of those days, so I thought I'd share... and it all started with this darling little red-rubber-wood-mount stamp I bought at Impress in Seattle... amy T. can you believe it's been 4 years?
So there you have it … my own little Valentine for my sweetheart!
Thursday, January 17, 2019
A teensy adjustment in colors, but my Altenew collection of stamps worked the charm... what do you think?
Inspired By #55 is indicative of our idea of a perfect Huddle!
The one thing missing for me has been added to my card...
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
I also used that group of line-drawn leaves to add a bit of color to my inlaid die cut Mega Friend. It's obvious I need to invest in Altenew's orange inks … my mango smoothie isn't quite as bright as I'd like, but I wasn't ready to give up on it!
Hope you've made it to the middle of your week with flying colors … thanks for spending a bit of your day with me!
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The chicks at the Twofer Card Challenge have chosen Birds as their next theme... I think I have a few! These Warm and Feathered friends from MFT are happy to keep playing through the Winter months!
So there you have it … D, since you were so kind to give us two, I've given you the birds, too! lol
MFT Warm and Feathered Hugs and dies
MFT Snow Globe die, and Dome shaker pouches
Mama Elephant Hello script die
Lil' Inker Stitched Wood Grain cover up die
EBE Heart Mix 2, Butterfly Mix, and Snow Flurries mix of shaker elements
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Grey + any color makes me happy … pink will do nicely, thank you very much to The Flower Challenge #28!
Here is a little number using a stacked die cut technique - or that's what I call it, anyway. The only trick is to cut the piece you want to remain the focus first, and remove it before stamping the next piece of your design, or die-cutting the next piece...
The Stamp Market is the creator of this gorgeous set called Tropical Blooms, and coordinating dies … the cute sentiment is from their fun Hexagon Hello. All the pinks and greys are from Altenew, and I think they are perfectly wonderful stamped on this Pale Rose Bazzill paper from Ellen Hutson, LLC.
We're nearly midway through January … it's my least favorite month. Thanks to all the talented DT at The Flower Challenge for providing a bright spot in Winter!
Monday, January 14, 2019
I loved stamping and Copic coloring on this natural paper -perfect for a night scene! I also did a little creative cutting to be able to link their arms! Have you guessed this is me and my guy?
Friday, January 11, 2019
Oh you know I'm sharing … why should I BE the only one with the ear worm? LOL I've found a way to get it onto paper...
Yes! Our wish has been granted! Brandi Kincaid has given us a Leading Gentleman! and Ellen Hutson has given us a combo set for him... stamps and dies together! and some of the greatest sentiments!
My own Leading Gentleman would put all of these fun accessories to use … but there is one activity I love sharing with him... it was tough to REEL IN my enthusiasm when this arrived in my mailbox! [I'm no Sandy Allnock, but it was fun to set the scene for my handsome angler!]
There are SO many wonderful new treats to love in the January EBE release … do stop by the Ellen Hutson, LLC shop today … you won't want to miss out on one of them!!