Stag Holiday

Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy Weekend!

Getting in the holiday mood today ----

stamping and listening to Christmas music!

A little masculine creation too for the "manly" holiday.  LOL

STAMPS: Deer & Sentiment (Recollections); Wreath - Lovely Laurels (Papertrey Ink); Pine cones - Happy Holly Days (Hero Arts);
PAPER: Woodgrain, dark green, tan (stash);
INK: Tuxedo Black (Memento);  Versamark.
EXTRAS: Basket weave emboss folder; White emboss powder (WOW); pine leaf dies (Papertrey Ink); Pine cone dies (Hero Arts); red gems.

For Following Challenges:

I flipped the top embellishment and placed it at the top right corner.

Christmas Card Blessings!
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Flakey Snow

Friday, December 2, 2016

Another quick post this afternoon ----

I don't think we will be seeing much of the fluffy white stuff this winter in the Triangle of NC.  It's been too dry.

Stamps: None
Paper: Winter Plaid (Lawn Fawn); White cardstock; Vellum.
Ink: None.
Extras: Sentiment die; Snowflake dies- "Noel" (Avery Elle); small snowflake die (Taylored Expressions); Stitched rectangle (Lil' Inkers Designs); Rounded rectangle die (WPlus9); banner die,(Lil Inker's Designs);  stitched scallop die (Avery Elle),

For Following Challenges:

Snow Blessings!

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Christmas In the Pink

Friday, December 2, 2016


Happy Almost Weekend!

I've been busy in my craft room, trying to crank out the Christmas cards.  So much that I haven't had time to post other than my team deadlines.  But, I thought I better stop and at least get one posted for now.

I used the Hero Arts stamp set, Color Layering Snowy Tree.  I placed an oval die cut on my cardstock and then placed the first tree in the middle, then masked it to do the back trees, embossing the third level on each tree.  Then, I used the cut oval die as a mask over the trees and used a Heidi Swapp chevron stencil with Spun Sugar distress ink and sponged the chevron stencil around the cardstock.  I added a stamped and cut pink deer and embossed the sentiment on raspberry cardstock.  Three clear gems finish off the look.


Simon Says: O' Christmas Tree


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4CC #327 - Bears

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Good morning again!

Today there is a new challenge up at

Leanne is our hostess and she has chosen the theme:

I don't know about you but I love bears.  I always have.  I had a favorite teddy bear growing up and I also used to call my dad my teddy bear.  He's in Heaven now but I still even have his childhood teddy bear as well as mine.  Some things you just have to hang onto!  

So for my card, I chose to do a "bear hugs" card.   The stamp I used is an old wooden stamp I got at Michaels I think.  I stamped the background and then stamped another one and fussy cut it.

STAMPS: Bear (Stash).
PAPER: Cream, bubblegum and brown cardstock (Bazzill).
INK: Chocolate Chip (StampinUp)
EXTRAS: Scallop rectangle (WPlus); Scallop oval (Pretty Pink Posh); "Hugs" die (Technique Tuesday); Brown/pink organza ribbon; Sugar sprinkles sequins (Paper Sweeties).

Now stop over at the "hen house" and check out the rest of the team's projects and then share your own 'bear' project with us!  We love having you play along!

Crafty Chick Blessings!

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - December 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Good morning!  
Well, it's December 1st, can you believe it? 

24 Days til Christmas!

I'm not totally ready.
However, I am ready for a new 
 Inspirational Anything Goes Challenge
Paper Sweeties!

Use anything in the photo that inspires you!
You have all month to play along with us!  

And, if you are our top winner, 
you will receive a $25 $100 gift certificate 
to the 
Paper Sweeties Shop!

How sweet is that?

Now, hop along and check out all the rest of
the Design Team's projects, 
they're awesome!

Paper Sweeties Design Team:

Here is my card -----


Check out our 
25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties!

From December 1st-25th,
the Paper Sweeties Designers and Friends, 
will be sharing holiday projects 
Paper Sweeties products.

Each day a different Designer or PS Friend will be featured.  You won't want to miss a day!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Paper Sweeties BLESSINGS!

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Santa Text

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Back again with another card---

I started by watercoloring a background with distress inks and water.  I stamped the text stamp from Red Lead in Versafine Black Onyx.  I cut it with a decorative label die from Spellbinders, placed it on a white glitter card base and then added the "jolly" die cut from Lil' Inkers Designs.

For The Following Challenges:

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Abstract Christmas Star

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Good Evening!**

I've been hoarding cards again!  LOL

I'm "stuffed" from our Thanksgiving feast cooked by our son, had a nice long nap and now trying to get some blogging done.

I cut a frame mask from a rectangle die, masked off the outer edges of the cardstock.  Then, I used the abstract stencil from My Favorite things with Rose Red, Sweet Sugarplum and Pink Pirouette.  I stamped the sentiment with Sweet Sugarplum and Pink Pirouette.  The star dies are from Star of Light by Stampin' Up and cut from white glitter cardstock. A crystal gem finishes off the center.

For Following Challenges:

I used stamping, masking, die cuts, and sponging.

**My card was one of the "cut above" picks on Nov. 26, 2016!

CAS Christmas Blessings!
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4CC #326-Winter Wonderland

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thursday!

Happy Thanksgiving America!

Today is a holiday here in America.  There will be lots of cooking and eating, watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, eating, watching NFL Football, eating, and in our house either some Catan or Trivial Pursuit, and more eating!  

We will have a small gathering with just me, the Hubs, and our youngest son, Ben and our fur babies. Our older son and his wife are celebrating in Oklahoma with her family.  The Hubs had to work Thanksgiving holiday this year (which means the night before), so we are home.  And, this year I get to be a bit of a lady of leisure, as Ben has volunteered to do 95% of the cooking (except for the turkey)!  You'd think since he manages a sub shop the last thing he would want to do is cook.  He's got quite a spread planned too.  Of course, I'll be his "assistant" slicing and dicing and washing dishes here and there.  

Of course you didn't come to hear about my festivities, so let me get on with it.

Today is also a new challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Lori is our hostess this week
the theme 
4CC#326 Winter Wonderland.

Here's what created...

Aren't these little yeti guys just adorable?  I had so much fun coloring them and fussy cutting them.  I stamped a bunch of them so there will be yetis to come!  LOL

Stamps:  BB Beast Friend (My Favorite Things), String of lights from Basket Add-On Stamps and Sweet Cuts (Paper Sweeties).
Paper:  Patterned paper (Recollections); white cardstock, vellum
Ink:  Black Tuxedo (Memento), Copics, Black Onyx (Versafine)
Extas: Clear emboss powder (on sentiment); Birch tree plate (Taylored Expressions)

Hop over to the 4 Crafty Chicks blog and check out my teamies' projects for more inspiration.  Then link up your own winter wonderland to share with us!  

4 Crafty Chick Blessings!
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