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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wishing all of you in the USA a very Happy Thanksgiving!  HUGS and enjoy the day with those you love the most! ;)

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Great Impressions: Golden Peace


Hi, friends and Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the USA!  I'm back today with another holiday card using a gorgeous stamp from the Great Impressions online store.  I kept this clean but elegant and I hope you like it!  Take a peek...



I LOVE this card.  It turned out more beautifully than I thought it would.  I started by stamping and embossing the image, F462 Dove of Peace, and embossing it in gold.  The shine in real life is amazing!  It was hard to photograph...



I decided that this stamp could stand on its own, so I just added some cream crocheted trim that I weaved ribbon through and a punched paper border.  A few brown rhinestones completed this portion of the card.



I feel that the result is elegant, bordering on shabby chic.  I don't know which one to call it.  What would you call this style?  Leave me a comment and let me know! :)



Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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9353 - Dove of Peace Rubber Stamp - Sku: F462
F462 Dove of Peace

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Paper Sweeties: Monthly Designer Spotlight


Hi, friends!  I'm super excited to announce that today I'm the Monthly Designer in the Spotlight for Paper Sweeties this month!  I've created a card using some of our newest release items to share with you today and Debbie is sharing it on the Paper Sweeties blog, too.  Come and take a gander...


I started this creation by creating a snowy background.  I sponged a piece of white cardstock with turquoise ink.  I then dry embossed the panel with a large polka dot background.  I lightly inked this with Versamark and heat embossed with white powder.  I then added some snow banks cut freehand and topped with glitter.  This was matted onto some turquoise glitter paper to add a bit more shine and sparkle--you can never have too much around the holidays! :)


I then stamped a snowman from the Holly Days set and die cut it out.  I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers and added a bit of glitter for some shine.  I used the "steam" die cut from the Homemade With Love Sweet Cuts to create glittery wind on either side of my wintry snowman.  A few light blue sequins from the Tuti-Fruiti sequins mix and glossy accents on the eyes finished off this portion of the card.


I then decided to add some stamped and die cut snowflakes to the sky.  These little guys are from the Holly Days set and are cut out with the Holly Days Sweet Cuts.  I added more of the same light blue sequins from the Tuti-Fruiti mix to the centers to add a bit more shine.  Just a tad bit of glitter, too.  


So, what do you think?  I love it!  I decided not to add a sentiment so that this could be used for different purposes.  It could be a Christmas card, a Hanukkah card, a just because card...so versatile!  


Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek at my card!  I hope you hop over to grab our newest release items and that you join in our monthly challenge, too!  HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Great Impressions: Inner Elf


It's Thursday!  I'm excited to share another new card with you today using new stamps from the Great Impressions online store! :)  This one is super fun and whimsical--with a holiday them.  Come and see...



Isn't this fun?!  It was quick and easy to make, too.  I started by stamping the elf feet image, E851 Elf Feet, on the top of the main panel.  I colored it in with glitter gel pens for some holiday sparkle.



I then added the sentiment, C475 Inner Elf, underneath the image and separated the two with baker's twine.  A few rhinestones gave just a little more holiday sparkle to the creation.



The last step was to layer this stamped panel onto a dry embossed panel and add the whole thing to a red card base.  The result is a fun, yet clean looking, card that is totally easy to recreate--perfect for your holiday card making!



Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Inspired By Stamping: You Are Beautiful!


Hello friends, and happy Sunday!  I'm here to share a card with you today using beautiful products from the Inspired By Stamping store.  I've been making a lot of holiday cards lately, and so I decided to take a break today and make a "just because" card.  Come and take a peek!


As you could tell from the banner shot up top, this card has A LOT of shine going on.  I heat embossed all stamping in gold and layered it all with bronze glitter paper.  It is so hard to photograph all that shine, but I've done my best. ;)

I started by heat embossing a sentiment from the Trendy Circle Sentiments set in gold on pearlized paper and punching it out.  I then layered that onto a heat embossed frame from the Fancy Circles set.  I layered the two onto another scallop circle of bronze glitter paper.  It's just barely peeking out...


I then layered this portion onto a panel that included the frame from the A Lovely Birthday set.  This frame was also heat embossed in gold and layered onto some bronze glitter paper.  I also added two small circles of the bronze glitter paper to the centers of the scroll image on the top and bottom of the frame from the A Lovely Birthday set.

Next, I decided I needed to add a little pizzazz.  For that pizzazz, I reached out for some flower.  I chose some light yellow flowers with a 2 tone tangerine flower nestled between them.  I added a few leaves that were punched out of the bronze glitter paper.


There you have it!  It's super shiny, and oh so pretty, thanks to the amazing products from Inspired By Stamping!  What do you think of it?  Take one last look before you leave, won't you?


That's all for me today!  I hope you take a chance to go and grab our newest release from the store and, if you spend $50, you will get a free stamp set!  Also, come and join in the fun of our current challenge, too!  If you use products from the Inspired By Stamping store, link them up in the Customer Gallery as well!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


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Trendy Circle Sentiments

Fancy Circles

A Lovely Birthday

Light Yellow Flowers

2 Tone Tangerine Flowers

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties November Release Rewind!


Well, it's the last day of the Paper Sweeties store release, and I am super excited to show off some of the newest stamps combined with previous releases!  Today, I've got a non-holiday card for your viewing pleasure.  Take a gander...


I just LOVE the Paper Sweeties little paper doll stamps!  They are so sweet!  For this card, I chose to use Abigail.  I used stamps from the new I Love You set to create her outfit and for the bunny.  I colored these all with Spectrum Noir markers and die cut Abigail with her coordinating sweet cut.


I added her to a panel that was created to look like a room.  I used specialty paper for the "carpet", dry embossed paper for the "edging", patterned paper for the "wallpaper", and some cardstock and ribbon to create a sort of "curtain" at the top.



I added some rhinestones around the sentiment banner.  The sentiment is from the new I Love You set--it's punny and absolutely darling!  I LOVE it!


There you have it!  My NON-holiday card using the newest products from Paper Sweeties!  Take one last peek before you go, won't you?


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please also visit the other gals on this amazing team!  They always have AMAZING creations using these amazing products, too!

Here's the list~
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*
Michelle Bala
Mynnette Kitchen
Nancy Penir

And go grab the new goodies!


Homemade With Love
Holly Days
Happy Holidays
I Love You

Sweet Cuts - Homemade With Love
Sweet Cuts - Holly Days

I'll be back soon with more Paper Sweeties creations,
but until then,
HUGS and happy stamping! :)

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Friday, November 14, 2014

November 15: Paper Sweeties November Release Party!



Well, it's time for Day 3 of the Paper Sweeties November release!!!  All of these amazing new products are now available in the store--go grab them!


Homemade With Love
Holly Days
Happy Holidays
I Love You

Sweet Cuts - Homemade With Love
Sweet Cuts - Holly Days

I'm here today with a very CAS card...in fact, it's one layer!  It uses traditional holiday colors and some fun bling and ribbon...and shine!  Come and see...


I started by stamping the holly image from the Holly Days stamp set.  I colored it in with a green glitter gel pen and added three large red rhinestones for some added texture and shine.


I then stamped a sentiment from the Happy Holidays stamp set.  I colored in the green lined "Christmas" with the same green glitter gel pen that I used on the holly leaves.  I used a red glitter gel pen to color in the border of the "Merry".


The final step was to add some red stitched ribbon to the top.  Instead of a bow, I went with a simple knot.  It seemed to fit the CAS feel of the card better than a bow. :)


That is all that I had to do!  This is definitely a card that could be recreated over and over in record time.  If you haven't started your holiday card making, hop over to Paper Sweeties, grab these sets, and get stamping! :)


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back again tomorrow with another creation using new products!  Please come back then...but first, please visit the other gals on this amazing team!

Here's the list~
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*
Mynnette Kitchen

Until tomorrow, HUGS and happy stamping! :)

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