Thursday, December 26, 2013

When the Weather Outside is Frightful

I was so excited about this card.  I saw it on Pinterest, created by Cindy Hall, and I fell in love with it.  So I tried to re-create the card as best as I could, and just added a little twist to it.  I was just tickled pink ... this snowman is just so adorable ... and thanks to Cindy who created him, or we wouldn't have had him at all.  Mine isn't quite as perfect as Cindy's. but he's still so cute.  I hope you like him,. and again, thank you Cindy for creating him.  I just love him!!!

I hope you like him  as much as I do.  I made 4 of him, adding the broom instead of the cute banner Cindy had on her card.  The scarf and hat were a bit of a challenge, but I'll master it yet.

Until tomorrow, stay warm, but do enjoy Mr. Snowman!!!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas !

Coloring Down the Lines - Pear Pizzazz, the Star of the Show

Merry Christmas!  Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out our blog hop on this wonderful day.  I hope you are enjoying yourself and your day is filled with the love of family and friends.

Our challenge today is pear pizzazz, with either rich razzleberry and tempting turquoise, or pool party and smoky slate.  I thought I would choose the first color combination to add some color to my card.  So, I started my thinking around the star first, then I selected the color for the star and went from there.  Humm, I lucked out the first round.  I didn't have to change things around, as the idea just flowed and I just added a few touches at the end and I was done.  Phew!  I didn't want to stress over it since I still had some last minute stuff to do before the big day.  I wonder if Carol had her idea all ready to go, or maybe not.  What do you think?  I would guess she is a natural and she just sat down and it came to her.  Did you check out her blog before you landed here?  If not, be sure to circle back to see her entry this week.  You certainly won't be disappointed.  So, here is my creation for this week ... hope you enjoy it.

Paper:  rich razzleberry, whisper white
Ink:  rich razzleberry, pear pizzazz, tempting turquoise
Stamp Sets:  greetings of the season, single star, snow day
Accessories:  basic rhinestones, dazzling diamonds glitter

Ah shucks!  You can't see the glitter on the snowflakes in the picture.  It gives the card a little interest, along with the start that I outlined using a blender pen and popped it up with dimensionals.  I'll have to work on taking better photographs so you can see the images better.  You'll have to trust me on this one .. the glitter is there.

Well, I know Ms. Joni had her card done well in advance, as usual.  So, let's check out what she created for us, shall we?  I'm sure she whipped up something special for us on this Christmas Day.  

Again, thank you for stopping by and checking us out each week.  We love to share our craft with you and do hope that we've inspired you.  May you have a wonderful and enjoyable holiday, and the best of the New Year to you.  Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Popcorn Anyone?

A co-worker asked me if I could make her a gift card holder for her father for Christmas.  She said he loves to go to the movies, so she was giving him a GC to the movies, so what better than to make something appropriate for the movies.

I had seen some ideas on Pinterest of a bucket of popcorn, so I thought I would try my hand at one.  Well, I must say, I actually love the way mine turned out. I brought it in to work and Sarah was very pleased with it.  I was so happy that she liked it, and I hope her father will be tickled pink when he sees it on Christmas day. Before I even showed the gift card holder to Sarah, another one of my co-workers saw it and flipped over it and asked me to make her 4 of them, but to hold movie tickets.  WOW!  Who knew.  So are you wondering what it looks like?  Ok, I won't make you wait any longer ... here they are:

 Gift Card Holder

Movie Ticket Holder

As you can see, the gift card holder has a lot more popcorn on it - and I learned making the second one, it doesn't have to be that tall to be cute.  So, I hope you like them.  They were fun and really not hard.  I think the hardest part was gluing all the popcorn on ... ugh!  I think I had more glue on my grid paper and my fingers than I did on the popcorn.  LOL. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to see you tomorrow, and yes, we'll be posting our blog hop on Christmas, so if you get a chance, please stop by.  One more day

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines - Marina Mist Holiday Sentiment

This week, our challenge for Marina Mist was to add a Holiday Sentiment.  Well that's not too hard since it is the holiday season.  The color combinations are:  marina mist, crumb cake, and cajun craze, or marina mist, real red, and old olive.  I chose the later combination in light of the season.  I made a simple card, as you will see - nothing fancy, but it turned out pretty cute.

If you've been to Carol's blog before here, you've been delighted with her creation.  I always like how she comes up with something so pretty and fitting and very pleasing to the eye.  Here's what I've done for the challenge this week...

Paper:  marina mist, whisper white, real red
Ink:  old olive, real red
Stamp Set:  wonderful wreath; polymer stamp set - endless wishes
Accessories:  label bracket punch

So that's it.  Simple, huh?  Now let's go check out Joni's idea for the week.  She always has her challenge done before the lineup.  How does she do it?  

Thanks for stopping by.  The big day is getting closer ... and of course, I'm not ready.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines - Calypso Coral in a Winter Wonderland

It's always a challenge coming up with a color combination that doesn't necessarily go with a theme, and this one was no exception.  But, I must admit, I got my inspiration from Ann Schach, and it was perfect timing. Our challenge this week is Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, and Pink Pirouette, or Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, and Wild Wasabi.  I chose the later of the two color choices to work with.  The twist was to add a snowflake.  Now ... given these color combos, how in the world would you add a snowflake to that?  Hummm, you wonder.  Well, that's why it's called a challenge.

I wonder if Carol had a hard time coming up with something?  She's usually good at coming up with anything you give her, so that's why her entries are always a hit.  Go Carol.  Well, like I mentioned, I got my inspiration from Ann this week, and here's my creation with a twist:

Paper:  wild wasabi, calypso coral, whisper white
Ink:  calypso coral, chocolate chip, wild wasabi
Stamp Sets:  warmth & wonder, festive flurry
Accessories:  festive flurry framelits, oval framelits, perfect polka dots EF

Now I know Joni was wondering what she was going to do with the challenge this week, so we'll have to sneek on over and see what she conjured up.  It's always fun when you have a challenge that makes you think outside the box.  Have a little fun yourself and see what you can come up with.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines - Blushing Bride and Lace

This week, our color choices are blushing bride, pear pizzazz and early espresso, or blushing bride, perfect plum and saraha sand.  I chose the first color choice to work with and thought I would make something simple.  I've been having some issues with my right arm and shoulder, so I didn't want to do something too extravagant.

I'm not sure where you came from, but if you came from Carol's blog, you surely got a treat.  Did you enjoy her creation for this week?  I always do.  Here's how mine stacks up ...

Paper:  blushing bride, very vanilla, early espresso, pear pizzazz
Ink:  blushing bride, pear pizzazz, black stazon
Stamp Sets:  simply sketched; express yourself
Accessories:  chantilly lace

So let's take a peek at Joni's card that she chose to make this week.  I wonder what color choices she selected?  Let's check it out .... Thanks for stopping by.  We always enjoy your visit.