Friday, December 31, 2021

Pearly Sparkles ~ First Challenge of the New Year!

Hi Crafty Friends,

Happy 2022!
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that this new year will be filled with peace, love, and lots of time for crafting!

Our January theme at Pearly Sparkles is "January Blues."  Let's see lots of BLUE on your project.

Here's my project, a birthday card for my nephew.

I used the Lookin Shark stamp set and Peekaboo Window 4 die, both from Whimsy Stamps.  The Copic coloring was inspired by Jennifer Dove. The snarky sentiment is from The Rabbit Hole Designs Sassy Birthday set.

I hope you'll start your crafty new year off by joining our challenge.  Just follow the link above.

Cut it Up Challenge #242 ~ Happy Birthday

Hi Crafty Friends,

Our Cut it Up Challenge theme is Happy Birthday.
  I think it's fitting since we're celebrating a new year tomorrow so, 
Happy New Year to all my crafty friends.

Here's a Birthday tag I made.

I used my Gemini Jr. to cut the following Jaded Blossom dies:
Rounded Tag Die
Gable Box Die
Balloon Dies

The stamp is Jaded Blossom's My Favorite Gnome which I colored using Copic Markers.
All of the patterned papers are from Doodlebug Designs.

I hope you'll play along with us for this challenge.
Cut it Up is sponsoring this challenge.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Just Add Marshmallows

 Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my design team day on the Jaded Blossom Blog.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are ready to welcome in the New Year.

For today's project I used the Paper Bag Die.  It can be used as a gift card holder, small treat holder, or even hold a special message.  It truly was a quick little gift to put together.

Product list:
Snowman Blend (sentiment)

Thanks for stopping in.  I'll see you NEXT YEAR!

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Passionate Paper Creations & Friends shares KLM Digital Designs

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I'm sharing my second project for Passionate Paper Creations & Friends using another image from KLM Digital Designs.

This little gnome is enjoying just relaxing under his favorite mushroom.

I used Copic markers to color the image after cutting it out on my Scan N Cut machine.
The design papers are from Doodlebug Designs.

The PPCF team is so fortunate to have a wonderful group of sponsors who support our creative efforts and allow us to share them with you.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Cut it Up Challenge #241 ~ Holdiay Gift Giving

Hi Crafty Friends,

Cut it Up Challenge #241 is create something for holiday gift giving.  I love making gift card and/or treat boxes.  They come in so handy when you need a quick gift.

Our sponsor, The Cutting Cafe, is known for treat and gift card holders and shared a great set of pillow boxes with the design team.  The set includes several sentiments so I chose JOLLY.

I cut the pillow box file using my Cameo 4.  This is only my second project using my new machine and so far so good!  I added some cute LaLa Land Crafts trees.

I hope you'll join in our last challenge before Christmas.  These pillow boxes make great last minute gifts.
Just link your project to

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Just Add Marshmallows

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my day to post on the Jaded Blossom Blog.

I've added yet another tag to my Christmas collection.

I used these Jaded Blossom products for this treat tag:

I colored using Copic markers and then added Glossy Accents over the chocolate.  I also added a few Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles.

If an item you want is SOLD OUT, be sure to sign up for Restock Notifications.

Thanks for visiting,

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Passionate Paper Creations & Friends celebrates with Conie Fong

Hi Crafty Friends,

Our Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook group is being sponsored by Conie Fong.  
I have admired her digital work but have never colored one of her images.
Here's my first using Christmas Leilani.

I colored using Copic Markers and framed the image using Jaded Blossom's Internal Scallop Rectangle dies cut from gold foil card stock.

Conie Fong images have lots of lines to help with the coloring.  It was actually easier than I expected.

Our thanks to Conie Fong for sharing her artwork with our team.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Passionate Paper Creations & Friends ~ KLM Sponsorship Project

Hi Crafty Friends,

The PPCF Facebook group is being sponsored by KLM Digital Designs this month.

Here's a Christmas card I made using Love Gnome.  I decided it would be fun to create a little twist making it for Christmas rather than a Valentine :).

I colored this cutie using Copic markers.  Trees and sentiment are LaLa Land Craft dies.

You can visit us at Passionate Paper Creations & Friends by following the link above.
KLM Digital Designs also has a community page HERE or you can visit the online store at
Home (

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Jaded Blossom's December Challenge ~ Red and Green

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Jaded Blossom's final challenge for 2021!  Our theme is RED and GREEN.

I made this fun holiday treat that will be delivered (secretly) to a nearby friend.

I used these Jaded Blossom products:
XL Topper Die - just released
Bow Dies
Christmas Kindness Stamp set
Gnome for Christmas stamp and Outline Dies sets
A2 Clear Bags

I used Copic markers to color the gnome.
This was such a quick and easy treat to make.  I hope it will bring a smile to our friends.

Please play along with this challenge by linking up your RED and GREEN project to the 
Jaded Blossom Blog.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Cut it Up Challenge #240 ~ Holiday Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today our sponsor for Cut it Up is Oddball Art Co.

The design team was given several images to choose from to use for our projects.  I chose Silly Santa Yetis and Tree #1 to create this sweet holiday card.

I colored using Copic markers.  My die cuts are from LaLa Land Crafts (border die, hills) and Jaded Blossom (stitched rectangle.)  The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Yeti to Party stamp set.

The Cut it Up gals want to thank Oddball Art Co. for its continued support of our challenges.
Please take a few minutes to visit the online store at
Oddball Art Co.

I hope you'll play along with this challenge.  Share your Holiday Card Projects by linking to the blog.
Don't forget that you must follow the theme AND include a die cut.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Goody Goody Gumdrops

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's December!  Are you as busy with crafty goodness as I am? I love this time of year♥

Today is my design team day on the Jaded Blossom Blog.

I've realized I must have TAG fever because I created yet another holiday tag :)

This is my first attempt at the flat shaker style using clear cellophane instead of the usual acetate and foam tape to keep the pieces in the shaker.

Here are the Jaded Blossom products I used:

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Jaded Blossom's 10th Birthday Celebration and Black Friday Sale Continues!

Hi Crafty Friends,

I'm sharing another project using products from Jaded Blossom's 
Birthday Celebration Release.

Here's the products I used:
Pennant Topper Die (NEW)
Birthday Candies (NEW)
Blossom - stamp set (NEW)
Candy Grid Die (NEW)
Jaded Blossom Celebration 6x6 paper pad (NEW)
3x4inch clear bags

Here's what you need to know about the Celebration and Sale.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Jaded Blossom's 10th Birthday Celebration and Black Friday Sale

Hi Crafty Friends,

From today through November 28th Jaded Blossom will be celebrating its
10th Birthday and what better way than with a fabulous Black Friday Sale!!

You'll find all the details posted below my projects.

Here's my first project using products from the special

I used these Jaded Blossom products:
Candy Grid Die (NEW)
Thank You Die (NEW) freebie with minimum purchase)
Friendly Candies (NEW)
Jaded Blossom Celebration 6x6 paper pad (NEW)
Mini Tag Dies 2
Octagon Dies
Birthday Blowout stamp set

Here's what you need to know about the Celebration and Sale.

I'll be back on Friday with another project to share.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Lee Holland Designs sponsors Passionate Paper Creations & Friends

Hi Crafty Friends,

We have another wonderful sponsor for our Passionate Paper Creations & Friends group on Facebook.

Today's image was provided by Lee Holland Designs.

Isn't this Dragon on Christmas Bauble adorable?
I used Copic Markers with some Prisma Pencil accents, Liquid Pixie Dust, and glitter paste.
The card base and mats were cut using Jaded Blossom's Stitched and Scallop Rectangles dies.

Be sure to visit Lee Holland's ETSY store, to see more of his wonderful digital art.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Cut it Up Challenge #239 ~ CASE a card

Hi Crafty Friends,

We have a fun challenge for you at Cut it Up Challenge Blog.
We were asked to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) a card. 

 I love to explore the card groups on Facebook and Pinterest and when I find something I'd like to recreate I pin it or take a screen shot.
I think our fellow crafters offer our best inspiration so WHEN CREDIT IS GIVEN, I think it's the greatest compliment.

For this challenge I found a card that I thought was fabulous but sadly it was not watermarked and I can't remember where I saw it so I can't give credit to the original designer.

DRS Designs is our sponsor for this challenge and we were provided a stamp to create our CASE card.  The stamp came to me in digital format so it was a bit tricky to create the background for this card but I think it turned out OK.

Here's my card.

I resized and reoriented the branch multiple times in Word and then printed it out on colored card stock.
After die cutting it to size I did a little ink blending for some added interest.  The wood slice is a die set from Impression Obsession.  The embossed part of the die didn't show well so I used the wood ring stamp in the Wood Slice 1 set from Jaded Blossom and then recut it.  The sentiment is a Jaded Blossom Word die cut out of gold foiled paper and placed on velum.  I attached the velum using twine.

It was a bit of an experiment with the branches since I don't have a lot of editing skills in Word.  Maybe the next time I'll create the background in Silhouette Studio, but I hadn't downloaded the software to my new computer yet.

Here's my inspiration card.  If you recognize it, please let me know so I can give credit.  I guess I can offer this as a lesson in the importance of watermarking our work before posting.

I hope you'll play along with us.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Joy Clair is Sponsoring Passionate Paper Creations & Friends (Facebook)

Hi Crafty Friends,

The Passionate Paper Creations & Friends  Facebook design team
 is sharing projects using images from our sponsor,

I used the snowmen from Snowy Greetings for my card.

I used die cuts from Whimsy Stamps (frame), LaLa Land Crafts (trees, hills, stenciled background), and Jaded Blossom (icicles.) 
 The snowmen were colored using Copic markers and cut out using a Scan N Cut2.  

Oh you don't want to miss this big sale! Jump over to Passionate Paper Creations & Friends. Not a Member? Come Join!

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