Thursday, December 15, 2016

Creative Knockouts #172: Winter Wonderland!

Good morning stampers! Today I'm sharing my project for the challenge over at Creative Knockouts where the theme is....Winter Wonderland

This week's sponsor is Imagine That - Digis by Kris, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player!





Here is my project, featuring the super adorable set Tree With Presents. One of my FAVORITE things about Imagine That digis is that they come with both colored and outline versions in the bundle, and typically contain several images along with coordinating sentiments. SERIOUSLY. They are a great deal and very versatile!


Today I used the pre-colored version of this image. It's SO well done you can even see that the garland and ribbon are "sparkly"! I didn't add glitter - that's how it looks digitally colored from the shop. I love it. I had this wild & crazy vision when I saw this image. I hope I was able to fully bring it to life. That's the night sky with stars twinkling away in the background, and our lovely tree is in someone's beautiful snowy yard, and SANTA has just arrived and dropped off all the goodies! ;) 

I sponged Summer Sun craft ink on the background to create the glowing halo effect. The "stars" were created after I did the dry embossed background by mixing white ink and some water into a mini mister and spraying several times. The snowy hills are a MFT die, and I added Diamond stickles to the edges for extra sparkle. The sentiment comes with the set in the Imagine That shop, I used a Paper Smooches die to cut it out as a flag and had it hang off the edge for fun. The image was color printed, fussy-cut and put onto the finished background with foam tape.

Challenges:
Inspiration Destination - #116: AG (unlimited)
Crafting From the Heart - #140: AG (2 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #342: AG (2 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #47: AG (3 of 3)

That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Penny's Challenge #308: Christmas

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! Busy busy busy, I bet! Christmas is coming so fast! My boys have been busy shaking the presents under the tree on a daily basis ;)

The new challenge at Penny's starts today though! Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine. My favorite!! Prizes are up for grabs! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

Today's card features the gorgeous Rory - Christmas Princess:





Colored with Copics, dies from Gina Marie and Spellbinders, glitter dot from Fun Stampers Journey, and paper from my stash. Glitter all over her fuzzy cape and headband are Diamond Stickles.

Challenge Entries:

Inspiration Destination - #116: AG (unlimited)
Lacy Sunshine - AG: November 20 - December 16 (2 of 3)
Crafting From the Heart - #140: AG (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #342: AG (1 of 3)
Paper Nest Dolls - #12: AG (2 of 2)
Art by MiRan - #73: AG (1 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #47: AG (2 of 3)

That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Bugaboo's Holiday Chaos - Day 7 Challenge!

Onward! Post #4 and my LAST POST because that makes 7 completed projects for this awesome, AWESOME Chaotic Party Train! Thanks Bugaboo for all the inspiration and the PUSH to get stamping!

Presenting: my project for TODAY, Day 7, which is BINGO



And here is the Bingo board:

My Bingo is vertical on the right-hand column...Glitter/Bling (plenty!), Snowflakes, and Non-Traditional Holiday Colors.

The details here - pretty easy, actually. Of course took awhile for me to be happy with all the sizes/layout/extra blings, but still. Really fun to create. And get this...No coloring! WHAT?! 

The one tiny sentiment is an old SU set that I really like for discreet Christmas/Winter greetings on cards where the image is the focal point. I made some of the paper I punched the circles from using Brushos paint powders in one of my first experiments using them. Used a bunch of different circle punches that I hung on to (I knew there was a reason!). Felt snowflakes are from Hero Arts and Stampin' Up!. Sequins are from Michael's Stash. Patterned paper from the Angel Company. Glitter balls from Fun Stampers Journey.

THANK YOU BUGABOO!! Shout out to the awesome DT for all that creating, AND leaving so many fabulous comments for all the players. *hugs*

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Bugaboo's Holiday Chaos - Day 6 Challenge!

Onward! Post #3...

Presenting: my project for Day 6, which was "flash back" - use an OLD image and OLD paper. Well, I printed this image (along with dozens of others) to use for LAST YEAR'S Holiday Chaos party, and it was still sitting in the pile of "printed digis" I am apparently collecting in the corner basket of my stamping counter. So I dusted it off, and here we are! I bought this paper (I'm pretty sure) when we still lived in Cottage Grove, so that makes it 4+ years old as well). Time to get going using it up!


Colored with Copics. Stamp is Bugaboo. Die from Gina Marie Designs. Glitter ball from The Paper Studio. Ribbon also OLD from stash. Cardstock is Stampin' Up!'s u/s Vanilla, and for reference I was a SU demo for the last time in 2002...

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Bugaboo's Holiday Chaos - Day 5 Challenge!

Happy Friday afternoon everyone! Here's post #2 in the 4 pm blogging train...

Presenting: my project for Day 5, which was to create a funny card. Well, no one in the Bugaboo family is funnier than Stella!!! So here she is with one of my personal favorite sentiments ;)


Colored with Copics. Dies from Gina Marie Designs and Fun Stamper's Journey. Sequins from Michael's stash. Paper is KaiserCraft. Lots of foam tape for dimensional fun!


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Bugaboo's Holiday Chaos - Day 3 Challenge!

Happy Friday afternoon everyone! I have a whole bunch of posts to get up on the blog here, as I spent some AWESOME stamping time today finishing up the challenges for Bugaboo's Holiday Chaos week-long challenge over on the Catch The Bug Blog.

Here is my project for Day 3, which was to create a gift tag with red & white stripes. Light bulb moment....CANDY CANES! I just had to :) 


That's it for this post, if you haven't checked out the challenges, the links are in the text above and there's still time for you to play - even if you get in one day....WHY NOT?! I always love these challenges, Bugaboo has so many awesome images! Most of my projects this year used them, but I had a few deviations with some other ideas I wanted to try. Yay for having some holiday crafting mojo! Last year I played along in all 7 days, and I finished this year too! I'm so excited. 

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Aud Sentiments #170: Christmas for Your Love

Happy Thursday! We have a new challenge for you at Aud Sentiments this morning!

The current challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter! More details on the prize can be found on the challenge blog post for this challenge. As always, fantastic and generous loots are up for grabs! The challenge theme for the next 2 weeks is "Christmas for Your Love". You can interpret this however you like.

Here is my project, featuring The Most Adorable Snowmen. This is for my DS#2, the sweetest boy... and MOST excited for winter (and Christmas of COURSE)!




I'm playing along with Bugaboo's Christmas Chaos, and this is for Day #4, no patterned paper/Clean as Snow

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies over at Aud Sentiments for your chance to win! Remember, you MUST include a sentiment to enter our challenge! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Penny's Challenge #307: Anything Goes

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! Busy busy busy, I bet! December already, I'm in shock...

The new challenge at Penny's starts today though! Our sponsors this week are Little Blue Button and Lemon Shortbread. Prizes are up for grabs! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

Today's card features the happy little Christmas Elements from LBBS:





Aren't these little elements so much fun? Colored with Copics, die and glitter dot from Fun Stampers Journey, paper from my stash.

I played along with the Bugaboo Christmas Chaos for Day #2 with this project, which was the sketch challenge. 



Other challenges:

Inspiration Destination - #115: AG (unlimited)

That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Creative Knockouts #170: Festive Fun & Christmas Chaos

Good morning stampers! Today I'm sharing my project for the challenge over at Creative Knockouts where the theme is....Festive Fun

This week's sponsor is Lacy Sunshine, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player!


Here is my project, featuring the beautiful Winter Winds Ethereal Enchantress. She is colored up with PRISMACOLOR pencils. I was *very* concerned about trying these, I need a lot more practice with pencils, but I was in the mood for a risk! ;)





Can we please agree that NOTHING is more Festive than a WHOLE LOTTA BLING?? Well it's my blog, so I'm declaring it one way or the other. We've got glitter on all the "fur" parts of her coat, as well as the drippings of the icicles. Also a shimmers spritz spray on the outer border of the card.

Challenges:
Bugaboo Christmas Chaos Day 1 - Sparkle
Lacy Sunshine - AG: November 20 - December 16
Crafting From the Heart - #139: AG (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #341: AG (1 of 3)
Paper Nest Dolls - #12: AG (1 of 2)
Art by MiRan - #72: AG (1 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #47: AG (1 of 3)

That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!