Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Pearly Sparkles ~ January 2020 ~ Anything Goes

Hi Crafty Friends,
Happy New Year!!!
Our first challenge of the New Year at Pearly Sparkles is
I love making cards for my relatives and special friends.  I shared a wedding card that I made for a young woman that we've known since she was little.  Today I'm sharing the shower card I made her.
Once again, I tried to include the things that were meaningful to her, succulents, Indian lore, outdoors.
All of the dies except the bracket die are from La-La Land Crafts.  I also used two LLLC background stamps to create the patterned papers.  I colored the succulents using Prisma Colored pencils.
The design of the card was inspired by a card from Irina Blount for a La-La Land Crafts Make n Take held at our local store, Memories for the Making.
I hope you'll start this new year by joining in our Pearly Sparkles crafty challenge.

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge 433 ~ Anything Goes

Hello Crafty Friends,
Happy New Year's Eve!
It's time to send out the old and ring in the new.  I hope your New Year brings you joy, peace, and happiness.
Our final Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is ANYTHING GOES and, sadly, it really is the FINAL challenge.  Our wonderful leader is going to be very busy pursuing an advanced degree in education so it's time to bring DCD to an end.  
My card is rather versatile.  It could be a masculine New Year's wish but it is actually a retirement card for a friend of the hubby's.

The papers are from Authentique's Mister set.  The die cut is from Sizzix, one of the Tim Holz collections.  I used adhesive foam between the layers to add a little dimension.

Thank you to all of you for following us at Die Cuttin' Divas.  We look forward to seeing your final challenge projects.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Cut it Up Challenge #190 ~ White on White with a Pop of Color

Hi Crafty Friends,

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. 

Since my sister-in-law passed away I host both Christmas breakfast and dinner.  I've always done breakfast but dinner at our house is a newer tradition.  I try to set a festive table for both meals and it usually reflects my fondness for snowmen and snowflakes.

So, this Cut it Up Challenge - white on white with a pop of color - worked well since I chose the Snowflake Napkin Holder from our sponsor, The Dreaming Tree.

The base of the holder is white card stock.  Then I layered the red glitter snowflake base and added the white snowflake cut out of white linen card stock.  I thought the added gems was the perfect finish especially since I have red snowflake mats with rhinestones on the tips to add to the table.

I think these will be the perfect accessory for our table settings.

I hope you'll join our challenge.  The Dreaming Tree has the most amazing cut files and you could be a lucky winner.  Just follow the Cut it Up link above.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge 452 ~ Bring in the New Year

Hi Crafty Friends,

Merry Christmas tomorrow!  I hope you have a beautiful day surrounded by love, joy, and good cheer.

The Die Cuttin' Divas are getting ready to bring in the New Year with this challenge.

What better way to celebrate than with a bottle of bubbly and a cute little bottle tag to decorate it,

I used the Wine tag die set from Jaded Blossom along with the Scallop slider die.  The image is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  The image mats are Nestabilities.  I colored using Copic Markers.

Just follow the link above to join in our challenge.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge 451 ~ Holiday Spirit

Hi Crafty Friends,

What can show Holiday Spirit better than a Santa card?
Here's my make for the Die Cuttin' Divas Holiday Spirit challenge.

Once again I used a panel from one of the Authentique Christmas stacks.  The die and stamp is one of the new Crafter's Companion stamp and die sets.  I love that the die cut word stays attached to card.
This card really didn't need much embellishment.  The graphic and die cut say it all!

I hope you'll share your Holiday Spirit with us.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Cut it Up Challenge #189 ~ Anything Goes for Christmas

Hi Crafty Friends,

Our Cut it Up Challenge #189 is sponsored by Newton's Nook.
I purchased an adorable flamingo holiday set and used one of the images for this card.

I think it's so much fun when you're looking for a non-traditional image and color scheme.

The mats were cut using La-La Land Crafts postage stamp dies and the leaves are also LLLC dies.  I colored using Copic Markers and added some enamel dots for accent.  The flamingo footprints also come with the set.

Come on over and share your Christmas projects with us.  You could be the lucky winner of a gift certificate from Newton's Nook.


My Time to Craft Challenge #412 ~ Christmas Flowers

Hi Crafty Friends,

Another Christmas card to share with you today for the My Time to Craft challenge.

I've used La-La Land Crafts pointy flower dies to create the flowers on this card.

I just stacked the 4 different sizes and added a gem to create the flowers.  The leaves are from Jaded Blossom's flowers set.  The papers are Authentique.

Follow the link above to share your Christmas Flowers with us.


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Sharing Some AMAZING News!!!

Hi Crafty Friends,
If you are a regular follower of my blog or Facebook page then you know how much I LOVE
Jaded Blossom stamps and dies.  I have been using them for my card and treat projects for years because I can always find just the right sentiment, the perfect die set, or the cutest image.
To say that I am a huge fan wouldn't be an exaggeration!
Now a dream has come true. 
 I am the newest JADED BLOSSOM DESIGNER - woohoo!

My first post as a DT member will be January 1, 2020.  What a great way to start off the new year.   I'll be posting 2 Wednesdays a month along with the Jaded Blossom Challenge (1st Sunday) and the monthly new release and blog hops.
I hope you'll make it a point to check out my projects
You can find the blog posts HERE.
And the amazing Jaded Blossom stamps, dies, and extras can be found HERE.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #450 ~ Winter is Coming

Hi Crafty Friends,

For Die Cuttin Divas Winter is Coming challenge I used some of my favorite dies from
La-La Land Crafts.  It's so easy to build scenes using LLLC dies.

I just love the mercury glass background paper.  It came in a stack I purchased at Hobby Lobby.
All of die cuts were cut using the Gemini Jr. using White Linen card stock from Paper Temptress.

Please share your winter cards with us by following the link above.


Sunday, December 8, 2019

Just Popping in!

Hi Crafty Friends,
I thought I'd drop in to share a tag I made to attach to a hostess gift we're taking to a party this afternoon.  When I need something special, yet quick, my go-to stamps and dies are always Jaded Blossom!
Here's my tag ~
I used the new Poinsettia die (small) die set, Mini Tag Dies 2, and Luggage Tag Dies.  Of course I found the perfect stamp in the For The Hostess set.  Everything was cut using my Gemini Jr.  I used an older DCWV stack for the papers.
I'm almost ready for Christmas.  The decorating is done, the gifts are purchased, cards are ready to mail.  Now I get to spend time in my crafty space finishing up the handmade gifts.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge 449 ~ Choose Any Sketch from 2019

Hi Crafty Friends,

Happy December!  Are you almost ready for Christmas?  The countdown is on and I'm sharing the last of my holiday cards over the next few weeks.  They're all finished and ready to mail - woohoo!

For the Die Cuttin Divas sketch challenge we're asking you to use your favorite sketch from our 2019 sketch challenges.  I used the sketch from August.  You'll see it at the bottom of the post.

Authentique papers came out with some great traditional holiday design panels and I've made quite a few cards using them.  I love this red truck.  The mats were cut using Jaded Blossom's card mat die and stitched rectangles.  It's a quick and easy way to make a lot of cards.

I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  

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