Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town At The Sisterhood

You better watch out
You better not pout
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town at "The Sisterhood" I have your attention now.....
just be glad you can't hear me sing that tune
or you would be running out the door screaming!!

 Our hostess is Terri this week and you just need to make
a project with a Santa on it...easy peasy!!!

I stamped my Bo Bunny Santa image on Vellum using
Ranger Archival Ink and then embossing with clear embossing
powder to set the ink.

Now the fun part begins....
flip your image over and color on the back side....
I just used some SU markers....
once you are done and flip it back over, you have a subtle beautiful color...
Then I made a frame from a "discarded" part of a Spellbinders cut out
and added some Tinsel glitter I have had forever it seems...
I have a  small "tutorial" for this coming on Saturday....
stop back by and take a "peek"!

You can't tell in the photo, but both the sentiment piece and the ivy flourish
are cut from a shimmery pearl pretty!!

The background paper, which I took forever picking out and then almost
totally covering it up, is from my Christmas scrap bag!!

I added a few gold foil snowflakes to finish!!

I did this technique last year on a tag and loved can see it HERE!!

Now why don't you "POP" on over to The Sisterhood blog and see what my fellow
teamies have made to inspire you  and then join in with us!!

Entering in the following Challenges:
Try It On Tuesday .... Christmas Is Coming
City Crafter .... Favorite Technique (coloring on Vellum)
Get Creative .... Anything Goes/Optional Glitter
Monday Morning Challenge ....Christmas/Winter (m)
Sparkles Monthly Challenge .... The Big Guy (Santa)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Jingle

This is my post on the
Classy Cards 'n Such  blog today

Hello Classy Friends!
Diane here with you today and I have to admit I am very excited
about this card with some of the new products on it that are
"in store" right now!!

Dreamweaver Stencils have come out with embossing folders.
Wow, these certainly make a very nice deep impression!
The one I am showing today is Christmas Borders.
I told Beverly I had to almost stand on my head, 
just so I could get a good picture of the beautiful embossing!!

Next I used another new item in store,
One of the things I love about Cottage Cutz dies,
is that most of the pieces can be cut separate!
I cut extra pine branches while was I cutting this, for later use!

The pine branch was cut from Stardream Emerald 105# paper
and the jingle bells from Stardream Jupiter Metallic 105# paper.

I did use a Marvy Snow Marker on my pine branch.
Can you see how the snow puffs up??

I stamped a sentiment from JustRite Christmas Inner Thoughts
then added Christmas Red Pearls

Take a peek at the store and see all the NEW items.....
Also, don't forget we have a weekly challenge
with a fabulous prize offered to the winner!!
Why not join in with us??

Entering the following challenges:

Time Out .... Embossing/Twist add Sparkle

Merry Monday .... Christmas Bells

Friday, November 21, 2014

Doily Wreath Tag

If you have been reading my blog the last few days
you might have read that I have been trying to squeeze in
a few of my "favorite" challenges as time allows.
So, I have another challenge I did for today
at Cheery Lynn Designs "Tag You're It".

When I pulled out my storage notebook of CLD dies,
I had something else entirely in mind,
but seeing the Polynesian Sails die that comes with the cutest
little doily tucked inside it, I imagined making a wreath with it!

I used the die shown, cut my little doily and used a 1" punch to
punch the center out, making it into a wreath!

The teeny, tiny "Poinsettias" were cut from red foil using 
CLD "Tiny Flower Kit"...perfect sizes for my wreath!!

I added a heart trim along the bottom using CLD Expandable Tiny Borders.
The paper as well as the banner across my wreath are Lawn Fawn Snowy Day.

I finished by stamping to and from across the bottom (I plan to use this for a gift)
and added the red satin ribbon tie on and bow!!

Entering in the following favorite challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs .... Tag You're It
Tuesday Throwdown .... Christmas Tags
Word Art Wednesday ....Anything Goes

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanks So Much

Hello there!
I have some favorite challenges I decided to try and fit in each week
when I don't have anything scheduled.

One of my favorite places is Stampendous...
I love their products and being a "month long" challenge
it gives me plenty of opportunity to join in.

 This month the theme is "So Thankful".
I decided on a "thank you" card, 
as this time of the year, I think we can all use those ..right?
Plus the fact I think we all realize we have much to be "thankful" for!!

Some of my favorite stamps Stampendous has are the background stamps!
Being an avid gardener and all, this stamp spoke volumes to me.
it is the  Seed Background stamp. 
I love it so much I decided to make it the focal point on my card!

I started out with a small 4 x 4 garden green card stock
and  in keeping with the color, stamped garden green ink on a scrap of watercolor paper
giving it a bit more texture!!

I added a ribbon bow with my "thanks so much" sentiment...
and then decided it needed a bit more, 
so I cut a tiny leaf and added sequins for a bit of interest!

I put the card aside and jumped in the shower (a bit too much
but while in there I decided it needed a matching envelope
(my best ideas come in the
So I grabbed my envelope punch board and made a quick and pretty matching envie!

It fits in perfect...bow and all!!

Entering in the following favorite challenges:
Stampendous .... So Thankful"
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge .... Thanks/Thankful
The Paper Players .... Clean and Simple Thank You

Blooming Ornament

This is my post for our newest challenge this week at
Why don't you join in!!
LOOK what you could win this week
PoppyStamps small blooming poinsettia DIE!!

Want to save a bit on some crafty supplies??
Just head on over to the Classy Cards 'n Such store
 and use coupon code DIANE-10 to 10% off your entire order!

Hi Classy Friends!!
Diane here with you today on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.

Our challenge this week is all about Christmas Blooms.
Using the inspiration photo below.

You can get very creative with this one by
using Poinsettias, Wreaths, Pine Cones, Greens, etc!
Doesn't it sound like fun?
Well, I have to say it was!
I had so much fun putting this card together using some wonderful products
from the Classy Cards 'n Such store!

I decided to make a shaped card and first started with just plain white card stock.
Scoring it and folding it half, then offsetting the die at the top so it
would not cut all the way through, allowing my card to open and shut.

I used the largest of the Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments die to achieve this.
Using the same die, I cut out another full size ornament from 
Pearlized Esse White Metallic paper and added it to the front of my card.

To decorate my ornament I cut a Memory Box Plush Poinsettia Corner twice.
One from the red, and one from the green Foil Paper Textured  assortment.
I glued each Poinsettia petal down using Art Institute Clear Adhesive .

To finish I added White Pearls and a shimmery bow.
I also completed the inside of my card with a sentiment from 

I hope you enjoyed my card and I invite you to join in our weekly challenge.
You can always find our current challenge 
by clicking on the challenge tab on the right side of the blog!

Entering the following favorite challenges:
Scrapbooker PhD ....Shaped cards
Love To Create .... Make It For Christmas
613 Avenue Create .... Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday .... Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dies R Us Give Away

Hello everyone...
It's a Celebration!!
Celebrating 1000 likes on Facebook

take a peek at the Dies R Us Give Away below
and be sure to follow the rules to enter
you could win one of the 3 gift vouchers for dies of your choice.....
here is a link to the Facebook page
and a link to the Event
Comments left here on my blog don't count!!

Sugar and Spice

Do you like to make tags??
It is one of my very favorite things to do....
each one is always so unique and different....
and you can use up some of those scraps too, that you have laying around!.

However, my post today is not about using scraps,
It's using some of my wonderful new digitals from Crafty Secrets
to make these tags!!

Each year, my sister, my daughter, my niece, and my Mom
have a "countdown" to Christmas, where four of us
buy each other 8 gifts, so you end up with 24 gifts a piece
and open one a day starting December 1st.
Sound like fun....oh yes it is....
we include my Mom, but we don't make her

So I (we) get really creative with our packages, and one thing is our fancy tags!!
That is where my new Crafty Secrets digitals came into play.
I LOVE these new kitchen sets!!!!

these two kits are packed FULL of awesome kitchen digitals.
I have to tell you, I have nothing fancy to print my digitals with...
I use my printer photo program and/or Microsoft Word.
So give this a try, it opens up a whole new world of creating!!

I started my tags out with printing the digital papers in a 5 x 7 size
and cutting them to fit my bigger manila tags.
I added other bits and pieces, like those adorable little girls....
I just shrunk them down a bit for a perfect size for my tags.....
aren't they so darn cute!!!!

ALL of the paper items you see used on these two tags are from

The other items are things from my stash,
including the snowflake buttons, tinsel and those candy canes, 
which I have had for at least 10 years!!

Take a peek at the Crafty Secrets online store 
and stop by the Crafty Secrets blog, too
There is always amazing inspiration going on there !!!

Entering the following challenges:
Clear It Out .... Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown .... Christmas Tags
Craft-Dee BowZ .... Anything Goes with a Bow
Craftin Desert Diva's ....Linky Party "Tags"
The Pink Elephant .... Anything But A Card
Sentimental Sundays .... Brads, Buttons and/or Bows plus sentiment
Word Art Wednesday .... Anything Goes
V's Sweet Ideas .... Anything Goes