Stella Says Sketch! Christmas?

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Wow! TGIF! It’s been a long week with subbing while fighting off a cold, but I made it through the week and those 2nd graders were a dream class! Amazing! So very sweet and considerate! I’ll miss them, but am so ready for the weekend…and a 3 day one at that! WooHoo!! Thank you, MLK Jr! 😉

I have this fun card to share with you tonight…based off a sketch from Catch the Bug Challenge Blog, who were celebrating their 9th Birthday this whole week! Fun! Been too sick/busy subbing to join in the celebration, but I did get this one done last weekend before I got sick!

Their Stella Says Sketch Challenge was this:

Isn’t it cute?! When I saw that stripe pattern, the Dashing Along DSP popped right into my head and I knew I had to make a Christmas card! Yes, I did say Christmas card and I know that the holiday is over, but like I have said before…I am making them all year long so that I don’t have the crush and cram come Nov/Dec. I plan on having my whole Christmas card stash made before the end of October so that I can play with the new Holiday stuff without the stress of needing to make my own cards for sending! Keep coming back to see how I do! I’ll see about figuring out how to keep a count of them on the blog sidewall, if I can…stay tuned!

Here is my card for this challenge! Funny how I have had that Santa Stache stamp set for about 5 years and this past season is when I finally get around to using it and now I can’t stop! LoL

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Didn’t this turn out so cute?! I love it! It could easily be a way to use up smaller pieces of patterned papers and be done on a note card too! Hmmm…I’ll need to keep that in mind!

Supplies I used are:

Psst, I haven’t looked because I have them…but retired stuff might be found on ebay or fb yard sale site…it’s worth a look if you really want to find them. I’m keeping mine since I fell in love with it so much this past season.

Time for bed…haven’t kicked this cold completely, so rest is still needed! Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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A little bit of CASE-ing

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Merry Christmas to you all! I trust it has been an enjoyable day for you! We have been relaxing and playing all day in our pajamas! Gotta love a pj day! I made some more cards that I will share this week!

One way for me to keep the holiday time fun and not so stressful is to keep creating! After the last posted card, I was tidying up my things to go to dinner with my son and husband and saw this card from the Swap that I participated in a couple of months ago. It is from Theresa Panny.

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And, BAM! I got such an overwhelming desire to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) that card right then and there! An idea and popped into my head and I had to give it a whirl right away before it was gone! I sent the boys off to bring dinner home while I made this card!

I really loved how she showcased the bow, which I don’t have, and how the DSP was allowed to shine. I just knew I had to follow this wonderfully styled layout! I have had some other great ideas to do for birthday cards as well…you know I will show them off here when I get them done! 😉

Here is my version of the card using the ornament from the Beautiful Baubles thinlits that I have not seen used much! (psst…that set is in the Holiday Catalog which ends Jan. 2nd, order it now if you want it!)

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I made the ornament in cardstock colors Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White by running it through the Big Shot. Then I realized as I layered them that I needed something solid. So, I took the small pieces from the Cherry Cobbler and the Garden Green and filled them into the Whisper White. Good thing I like puzzles! This was not easy for all pieces! A few were pretty tricky. I put tape on the back side of the white ornament and pressed the little buggers into the tape to make them stick. And it worked! Yay!

I tied the three ornaments with Silver & Whisper White Baker’s Twine and used dimensionals to keep it in place. Of course, before I did all that, I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock as my base and cut and adhered a piece of Dashing Along DSP at an angle over the card top. I think that is one of the design elements that I liked the most about Theresa’s card! Then I added the sentiment at the bottom to tie it all together. I chose to leave the red ribbon off the sides, because I liked it without for my card. I am getting more into Clean and Simple cards, it seems. Although, at times they are more challenging to create than “busy” ones. LOL

Anyway, this turned out to be one of my favorite cards this year! Besides the purple snow globe…love my purple! If you missed it you can see it here.

This is the last Christmas card I will showcase for this year…I think…maybe…I’m kinda still on a roll! Hahaha! I am going to be doing some of the Christmas Challenge Blogs each week in 2019, so you’ll see more. Maybe by the time I get to next Christmas, I won’t be cramming so hard! I didn’t even get to send cards to everyone, there just wasn’t enough time. Some assembly lining will be in order for next year, I think! My goal is to have most of my cards made before Thanksgiving! I do say that almost every year, but for 2019, I’m going to really work on it! You’ll see!

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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Nutty or Nice?

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Happy Holidays to you all! It’s cram for Christmas time for me! I am way behind with making cards and attempting to figure out what to do now. I’m back to thinking assembly line card making and Paper Pumpkin.

However, for a little inspiration earlier last week, I went to one of my favorite sketch blogs, Sketch Saturday, and found this:

 

And here is the card I made:

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I mixed new and old together for this card! I used an old stamp set called Santa Stache, yes, same set the Santa was from here. I also used a recently retired stamp set called Greetings from Santa. The holly came from the Christmas Pines set which is a current stamp set. The base cardstock is Whisper White. The patterned paper is from Dashing Along DSP. The ink colors used are Garden Green,  Cherry Cobbler, and Momento Tuxedo Black. I used ink from ink pads for sentiments and distressing of the rectangle the Nutcracker is on and Stampin’ Write Markers for the holly. I fussy cut the list and holly as there was no thinlits for them. I used the framelit for the mustache and the velvet paper from the Holiday Catalog. I used an older punch to cut out the “nutty or nice?” sentiment.

Well, bugger…I just discovered that this challenge closed and I missed it. Darn! Oh, well, it’s another card to send out and that is more needed right now than challenges. 

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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Global Stamping Friends – Seasonal Fun

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Hello, Hello!

It’s that time again…First Friday of the month…hopping with my Global Stamping Friends! These are some amazing ladies who make some amazing projects so enjoy the hopping! This month’s theme is Seasonal Fun…so let’s have some fun and I will show you what I created!

I am all about snow right now! I live in Whitefish, Montana and we are supposed to have a lot more snow than we do right now!! Our ski mountain has been making snow to open yesterday. That is so sad! I figure if I keep making cards with winter scenes and lots of snow maybe we will keep getting snow! As a snowmobile rider, I want a lot more snow! I decided to “capture” some snow in a shaker card!

Here is my creation:

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I love purple! So using Gorgeous Grape is a joy! So happy for this new color from Stampin’ Up!! I kept this card simple using the Gorgeous Grape and Whisper White cardstock with a little bit of Tuxedo Black ink. The bow was inked with Gorgeous Grape and stamped off 2 times on other paper before using it on this card. I also used the framelits to make the snowflakes and used silver and lighter colors from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

I used the Jars of Love stamp set

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and Everyday Jars Framelit


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I used my Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder on the Gorgeous Grape layer after I used the stardust stamp from the Christmas Pines stamp set to give it a background pattern. Also from that set are the front sentiment, punch out with the Everyday Label punch and the holly, which I used Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the leaves and berries and then fussy cut them out. The inside sentiment is from Beautiful Baubles. The inside snowflakes are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set which was inked 1 time and stamped 3 times. Yep, my favorite technique! And I used 3 Pearl White sequin from the Adhesive Backed Sequin set.

 

 

 

 

I am so proud of myself for mixing up my stamp sets…I used to only use what it came with it instead of incorporating others. I am Out-of-the-Box now!! YAY! Finally!

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Blessings, June

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ICS Blog Hop – Beautiful Baubles

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Hello, Hello!

It’s time for another Blog Hop with a new group that I joined called Inspire, Create, Share, or ICS for short! It’s a monthly Blog Hop and I am excited to be playing along with these very talented ladies! This month’s theme is Christmas Cards Galore. WooHoo! Let’s get started!

Today I want to share with you one of my favorite stamp sets and matching framelits: Beautiful Baubles! I drooled over this for awhile and then finally told myself to just order it! I am so glad I did!

I made a card with it for another Blog Hop…check that out here. Now I have come up with 2 other cards. The first I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from a card I got in a swap I did with Holiday Catalog products from a demonstrator named Jacqueline Schulz. I liked how she had offset the ornament. 

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Hers was copper and brown tones, I used the Gold Glimmer paper for the ornament and ran it through the Big Shot using the Precision plate because it is such a detailed framelit. I topped it off with some Black Shimmer Ribbon tied in a knot with the ends trimmed up. A piece of All Is Bright DSP (Designer Series Paper) is my patterned paper. I liked the greenery. Cherry Cobbler cardstock as my middle layer and Very Vanilla as my card base. I distressed the Very Vanilla with Shaded Spruce ink and a sponge. I also used Cherry Cobbler behind my ‘THE’ and Shaded Spruce cardstock behind my ‘deck’ and ‘halls.’ I used basic rhinestones and discovered that I don’t need to use a sharpie to color them (Thank you, Connie Stewart!)…I can use my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends markers instead! Yay! Perfect color matching, which is one of the things I love most about Stampin’ Up products!! I stamped the sentiment outside and inside using Momento Tuxedo Black.

For the inside I used the bough from my Nature Sings stamp set to decorate the corner. I stamped in Shaded Spruce and stamped off 3 times to make it get lighter and lighter. Looks like 3 different shades, but it is just 1 inking of the stamp and then stamping it 3 times. One of my favorite techniques. Then I used the curved stamp to make it look like a heart from the Christmas Pines stamp set. 

My next card was more simplistic:

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I used Old Olive cardstock for my base, a small piece of DSP from the Under the Mistletoe packet. I used Real Red ink to stamp the stars and distress the edges of the card. I trimmed off a small portion of the top of the card to allow the DSP to show and used a square Stitched Framelit to cut out the square. Then I stamped the Whisper White square with the ornaments in Momento Tuxedo Black. I stamped that 3 more times in Tuxedo Black, Real Red, and Old olive and then ran them through the Big Shot. I colored some ornaments on the black stamped images. Then I used dimensionals to place the colored ornaments over the plain black ones on the square. It gives them pop and color!

1543974968428.jpg As you can see, I also used Real Red cardstock on the inside to give it more of a festive feel. The sentiment is stamped in Tuxedo Black. I love these Stitched framelits and how they give a little border! 

Well, I think that is it for me. Thank you for joining us, you can now see what Ginger has in store for you! Click on the next button!32855853_10216915229217746_6139564322663170048_o

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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Snowflakes Abound!

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It’s that time of year when I start thinking about snow! We live in Whitefish, Montana and when you live here you have to pick a winter hobby…besides staying inside crafting all the time, which would suite me, but not my guys! 😉

We chose snowmobiling! And this year we are all set with avalanche gear (of which I trust we NEVER have to use!) Now we wait for snow! It’s late this year, see my bare backyard?! I thought maybe if I start making snowy cards, it would start snowing…you think?

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And, since the…

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promotion is still going on until November 30th…I figured now was as good a time as any to play with snowflakes! In my last post, I was playing with the Happiness Surrounds stamp set that is quite versatile…it’s not just for Christmas, which is why I bought it!

For this new card I used the snowflake thinlits dies to make all my snowflakes with Whisper White cardstock.

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Then I brought out an old stamp set, that I haven’t even used yet (I got it when we moved and had no time to play with it) called Santa Stache! It is so darned cute! I plan on using this one for a couple cards this year. My hubster has a ‘stache almost like this and the beard to go with it!

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Oh, and before I get into details about the card…EVERYTHING I used, except the stamp set, Big Shot, and snowflakes IS ON SALE 10% OFF UNTIL MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY 11/28. Click on the blue words and they will take you to my store. The snowflakes will not be sold after the 30th (Friday) of November. Don’t hesitate if you like what you see!

Together with Shaded Spruce cardstock for a base, Cherry Cobbler ink for the inside sentiment and distressing, Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends for coloring the hat, Dashing Along DSP for the triangle swatch of paper, and Whisper White cardstock for the rest, this is the card that I came up with:

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First I ran the thinlits through the Big Shot using the Precision Base plate, which is really really good for detailed dies like the snowflakes! Then I just dropped the snowflakes on the card to see what would look good. Once I made up my mind on the flow of the flakes, I had to glue them…I used the Tombo Liquid Glue and my silicone mat. Later I remembered that I have the Fine-Tip glue pen and would have made less mess had I used it! *sigh*

Then I stamped the Santa in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink on Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut using snips. I had already run the mustache through the Big Shot when I did the snowflakes. Why they didn’t do a framelit for the heads of this set when they did the mustache, I have no idea. At least it was not too detailed, so it was easy to fussy cut.

Usually I leave a small white border when I cut images out, just like the thinlits do, but this time I wanted the black edge. If I goof and don’t get all the white off or cut a little on the inside, then I use my Stampin’ Write black marker to “fix/hide” my errors.

I used dimensionals on the Santa and the sentiment to raise it up off the snowflakes. Also on the ‘stache to raise it off the face. I used a swatch of the Dashing Along DSP just to give it a pop of color. The sentiment on the outside and inside layer are distressed in Cherry Cobbler ink using my trusty sponge quarter. I also used the other sentiment from the set for the inside and it is stamped in the Cherry Cobbler. Love that deep red! Then I took the leaf stamp from the Happiness Surrounds stamp set and, using my Shaded Spruce ink pad, I stamped it 3 times without reinking. That’s a favorite technique of mine! Then I put adhesive on the back of the cardstock and stuck it inside the card.

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So, one last time. Here is my card. What do you think? Cute, huh? Love the 2 sentiments using “stache!” If you don’t believe me about my hubster, you can check out his ‘stache and beard in this previous post Here.

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me! I love to see what others create!

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Snowflakes are falling on my head!

Hello – Hello!

Ok, actually rain is falling on my head…has been for the past week and is forecasted to for the next week! Snow is in the mountains though! WooHoo!

The snowflakes I am referring to are from Stampin’ Up! From today until the last day of November these items will be on sale! They are NOT in the Holiday catalog…they are special! I’ll be showcasing them next week…after I make the stuff that is in my head this weekend!

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Here are some other fun items to go with the snowflake theme…Snowfall Thinlits! Gorgeous!!

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And to make them even better…White Velveteen Paper! What?! Yep, it is so soft and…velvety!

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And Snowflake Trinkets! So fun!

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I bought the Happiness Surrounds, Snowfall Thinlits and Velveteen paper and will be playing with them this weekend! Come back on Monday and see what I created!

In the meantime…here are some samples of what Stampin’ Up! has created. Enjoy!

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Blessings, June

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