Friday, December 28, 2012

FM #90

I hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas, and for those who don't celebrate Christmas I hope you had a great time with your family and loved ones. We resume our weekly challenge at the Friday Mashup. This week, the talented Amanda is our hostess. Visit the Friday Mashup blog to check out the wonderful creations the DT has prepared for you. Get inspired and join us this week in this fun challenge!

I created my card using Pool Party Core'dination cardstock (sneak peek of the new products coming up in January) which I embossed with Norther Flurry Folder embossing folder (120902). To cut the snowflake I used the Decorative Strip Northern Frost Die and Silver Glimmer paper (124005). 

Have a prosperous New Year! Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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 So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project using "Snowflakes".
  2. Or Make a project with the colors Whisper White, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, and Basic Black
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Snowflake Project with the colors Whisper White, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, and Basic Black".

Saturday, December 15, 2012

It's a Purple and Silver Christmas at OCC

This week the talented and lovely Chris is the hostess of the challenge at Our Creative Corner. Her theme is a Purple and Silver Christmas. So she is challenging us to use purple and silver for our project. You can use other colors too, just as long as purple and silver are the main colors.

So roll up your sleeves, visit the OCC blog to look at what the DT has come up with and get inspired to participate in our challenge!

I got inspired by Heather Telford. She explained the technique she used in Snowflake Collage very easily and I thought it was very convenient for this challenge. I am pleased with how my card came out, it was so much fun and I hope you give it a try too!

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

FM #89: Time to get clean

Hello everyone! Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we all feel about the tragedy that happened in Newton, Connecticut. All those families are in my prayers, God bless you all!

Another week's challenge at the Friday Mashup. This time the talented and lovely Tara is our hostess, and what she wants for this challenge is to go back to basics by making a clean and simple card, and if you want to, mash it up with heat embossing. Please visit the Friday Mashup blog to get inspired by the wonderful creations the DT came up with. I love them all.

As you can see my design is pretty simple. I used the Festival of Prints DSP Stack (126904), Winter Memories stamp set (W127934  C127937). The image was embossed with Pewter embossing powder (124114) and the bow was made with Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (122332).

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project using" Heat Embossing".
  2. Or Make a project that has a "Clean And Simple Layout".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "CAS project using Heat Embossing".

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Paper Players # 125

Hello everybody! This week for the Paper Players  Nance hosts the challenge with her favorite color combo.

I got inspired by a card I've seen on the internet, I cannot remember the artist so if you recognize the design please let me know your name so I can give you the proper credit. What captured my attention about that card was the snowflake, which is a die that was featured in our Holiday catalog (127813). I used the Finishing Touches edgelits (127010)to create the borders on the sides of the vertical panel. I stamped the Silent Night tree from the Evergreen stamp set (127973) in Cherry Cobbler to give interest to the vertical panel, probably not noticeable on the photo.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Our Creative Corner "One Stich at a Time"

This week it is my turn to be hostess at the Our Creative Corner. I really love how fabrics and stitching look on cards or any project. I think that makes the project different and unique so that is why I decided to use fabrics in any part of your card, either as a flower, a small embellishment, or whatever your want!  I also want to see stitching either faux stitching or machine stitching. Please specify where your used your fabric if it is not noticeable in the project.  Have fun!

In my card I used  Stampin Up Beau Chateau Fabric (122336) for the background, and  Spice Cake (124066) for the vertical panel and the Christmas tree. The stitching is made with the sewing machine and by hand on the tree. Hope you like it!

Check out the wonderful creations the Design Team has prepared for your inspiration! I love them all, they already inspired me! Hope you get inspired and participate in this challenge!

Because I got so into this challenge I created an ornament using the same fabrics.

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Paper Players #124 Snowmen

It's time for another fun challenge at the Paper Players. This week's theme is "Snowmen." I got inspired by the Cards magazine to create this card. I used Winter Memories stamp set ( c 127937) and Serene Snowflakes to stamp the background. The doily is from the Perfect Pennants Bigz L (123126). I  don't know if you can tell from the photo that I applied Dazzling details (124117) all around the circle with the image.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

FM #89 We're getting Sketchy!

Hi everyone! It's time for another challenge at the Friday Mashup! This week is Erica's turn to be our hostess and she brought this sketch for our challenge. So if you want to participate you can create a project using that sketch and if you want to mash it up just add some bling. Hope you get inspired by my card and the rest of the Design Team creations. Click here to see more details about the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bottle Labels

A friend of mine asked me to make some samples to dress up a wine bottle, to give away to her employees for the Holidays. I came up with these two designs. She picked the one with the stockings.
I hope you like them and inspire you to prepare some for your holidays.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Santa Claus is Coming!!!

I love, love Christmas time. I could create Christmas cards and projects all year around. This week the talented Irena is our hostess and her challenge for Our Creative Corner is to create a project with Santa Claus image and in vintage style. There should also be something red (button, ribbon, brad).

I've been using Core'dinations cardstock since it came out in the Holiday Mini Catalogue. I really like to work with it for the look it gives when you distress it with the sanding block system. Any embossing folder that you use looks great. In this card I used the Holiday Frame embossing folder (127820), Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations card stock (127846),  the Stampin' Sanding Block (129367), and the Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (127841). The addition of the key was to see if I can open Santa's bag to get a glimpse of what is inside, lol.

I hope I have inspired you to play along with us at Our Creative Corner this week. Be sure to check out   the interpretations of the challenge from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!