Sunday, June 30, 2013

Dashing thru the SNOW in a Winter Wonderland

Good Sunday morning, bloggy friends!  I have another Christmas card to share today:

This little cutie is from the 'Tis the Season images set by Whimsie Doodles, found here.  I used 2 dp's from the Bright and Jolly Recollections 12x12 paper pad, Studio 18 red glitter paper, white textured paper, and red and green cardstock from The Paper Company.  The white 5.5 x 5.5 card base and the image circle is GP from Walmart.  The snow is crumbled up styrofoam mixed with glitter, even tho you can't see the glitter in the pic!

I am linking this card up to 3 challenges:  Winter Wonderland, recipe:  3 snowflakes, 2 papers, 1 image;
Holly Jolly Christmas challenge, Dashing through the Snow
CSAYL 22, Sweet Inspiration, (inspired by the colors).

I may or may not have more cards to share soon, if I can figure out how to schedule posts!  :) 

Take care,

~Marie~

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Inspired by

As all crafty people know, we can find inspiration just about anywhere.  My card today was inspired by my inbox!  Well, more actually by a card in my inbox, made by Tammy Hershberger.  Her card is here.  Isn't it beautiful?  In her comments, I asked if it would be OK to CASE her card.  She said I could!  :)  So, here is my version, inspired by hers:

Of course, I tried to match the colors of the challenge Tammy made her card for as best I could.  I don't have the stamp set she used, so I decided to make my own flowers using the smallest flower on the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  To make the leaves, I cut the daisy-looking flower from the same die.  I used Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint distress inks to color them all.  I added green Stickles to the leaves,and a teeny bit of Star Dust to the edges of the flowers.  You can't really tell, but I added a layer of dryer sheet to the flower before the top layer.  I used some of my large collection of bling to mimic Tammy's placement of enamel dots.  The sentiment comes from the Greetings set from The Paper Company.  The dp is from the Fine and Dandy Girl pad by MME.

Well, I hope everyone likes my version of Tammy's card as much as I liked hers!  Take care!  :)

~Marie~

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Merry Monday #68

Hello bloggy friends!  I'm here to share with you my card for this week's Merry Monday #68:

My dp comes from the Bright and Jolly paper pad from Recollections, the red and blue ribbons most likely came from after-Christmas sales at Walmart, and the Studio G sentiment is stamped and embossed on a piece of vellum.  The green cardstock comes from the Botanical collection from The Paper Company, and the red is from the Heritage collcetion.
I hope you all have a great rest of the week, and take some time to check out Lesley's blog and see what the DT has created.  :)

~Marie~

Friday, June 21, 2013

Jingle Belles 13:13, We Wish you a Digital Christmas!

Happy Friday!  Normally I'm not extremely happy on my second day off from work, since I have to work the weekend, but it IS getting closer to my vacation!  :)  THAT is something to be happy about!

Another thing to be happy about is the new prompt over at Jingle Belles:  We Wish you a Digital Christmas.  Stef and Lauren and their special guest this week, Gina Cunningham, are asking us to use digital elements on our projects for this prompt.  And I just happen to have been playing with digi images from Stamp Fairy!  This guy's name is Toby, and can be found here.  Here is my card:

He soooo looks like he is enjoying the snowfall, doesn't he?  :)  Well, I don't feel like boring anyone with any details today, so I'll say goodbye for now!

Take care!

~Marie~

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Merry Monday 67, on Thursday! :)

Good afternoon bloggy folks!  I'm here to share with you my card for this week's Merry Monday challange.  Here is the sketch Lesley provided us with:

Great sketch, huh?  Here is my card made from it:
I used another Stamp Fairy image of Jake I had printed out and colored him up.  I wanted to use more "non-traditional" colors for this one, and this dp from the Winter Wonderland K and Co. pack fit the bill!  It seems that I need more practice sponging with Tea Dye Distress Ink though...it is really heavy-looking to me around the image.  If you do click on the link to see the Jake images, you may notice that in the original image, there are only 5 snowflakes falling...I made a booboo and made another snowflake to cover it up.  I hope Gerda doesn't mind too much!  The ribbon I used was inspired by LeAnne's card for this challenge, as hers seems to be double sided too.

Well, I suppose that's enough babble.  Please do check out what the Design Team members created over at Lesley's blog, Always Playing With Paper, and also what others have done!
Take care until next time!

~MARIE~

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A question to my fellow bloggers...

For those of you who have added the Pinterest  "option" to your blogs, how did you do it???  Thanks in advance for any help!!  :).



~Marie~

Friday, June 14, 2013

Winter Wonderland: Spots and Stripes

Hello!  I am back again today to share this card I made for the Winter Wonderland challenge:  Spots and Stripes.  The DT has made some spectacular cards this week; make sure you check them out!  Here is my card:

So, I searched my stash of dp and found these papers from the Recollections pad called Bright and Jolly.  Perfect fit for this challenege!!  I had this StampFairy image printed out just waiting to be colored.  His name is Jake, and he can be found here.  Getting away from my usual style, I decided to mat each layer of dp with the lighter green from the Botanical collection from The Paper Company.  This card will definitely have to be hand delivered with all those layers!!  Then I used more Studio 18 glitter paper to punch out a couple of Martha Stewart snowflakes in different sizes, added a gem, and used Star Dust Stickles on the brim of Jake's hat, the snowflakes, and the line of snow he's standing on.  The sentiment is from Studio G.  Well, I best get this finished and linked up...Chad and I are going to Red Lobster tonight, with some stops at JoAnne Fabrics and maybe Michael's!  :)

Take care!

~Marie~

"Oh Christmas Sketch, O Christmas Sketch..." a.k.a. JB:13:12

Happy Friday!  I'm here to share with you my take on this week's Jingle Belles prompt, which is a sketch created by the talented Stef:
and here is my interpretation:
I haven't used the Sizzix Scribbles Swirls die since last year, so I broke it out again to help embellish this card.  The snowflake punch is by Martha Stewart, and I used some Studio 18 glitter cs found at Michael's to punch it out.  The dp is from the Winter Wonderland pack by K and Co., which I love so much I bought 2!  Of course, it helps that the packs were on sale at the time!  :)  The sentiment is from the Festive Trees clear set from Fiskars.  I chose Peacock Feathers distress ink to color the edges of the circle, the swirls, and the three dots that came from the die.  According to my almost 13-year-old, Leandra, it would "pop" with that color!  :)

So, that's all for this post...I have made a few more cards that aren't for challenges, but I will post them another time.  Until then, take good care of yourself and your loved ones!  :)

~Marie~

Monday, June 3, 2013

Merry Monday 60!

Happy Monday!  I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but it is happy for me, as I have off tomorrow!  It's also another Merry Monday, and here is this week's sketch:

Here is what I came up with:

This card was REALLY taxing me for awhile...I couldn't find the right color to back the dp with, I had trouble deciding what the full horizontal panel should be...UGH!  Finally it came together in this configuration, and I am pleased with it!  You can't tell in the pic, but I added some gold Stardust Gelly Roll pen to the berries on the dp, and on the sentiment.  Oh, the dp is from Studio G, and the sentiment is from The Paper Company.  The shimmery gold paper was bought at Target a couple of years ago.

I hope you all have a chance to check out the DT cards for this challenge...they are FABULOUS!!  Make sure you also check out the other entries throughout the rest of the week!

Take care!

~Marie~