Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fusion Challenge - Silver Stars

Ready for a new Fusion Challenge? This one is just bling-a-licous! Is that a real word? I don't know but it sure seems to describe this photo pretty well!  Check it out.. glitter dipped jingle bells, silvery tinsel trim, and silver stars!!  Told you!  

Not feeling so blingy?  That's ok you don't have to use the photo inspiration, you can make a card in any color or theme using the sketch!!  

I wanted to mimic lots of elements of the design like 1.) Stars, 2.) glitter dipped jingle bells, 3.) Eyelet lace, 4.) Sheet music Paper, 5. Big red satin bow!

Something about all that silver glitter told me to make this one a Christmas Card.  My favorite little embellishment lately is slipping a button under raised die cuts.  If you look close you can see a cream colored button just under the bottom of the star.  Buttons just make me happy.  Simple pleasures right?
Here's a list of all the dt members with projects today!

I hope you'll join us at Fusion Card Challenge!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5.5 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Seasons of Love Tags, Santa's Coming To Town
Dies:  Spellbinder Stars 5, Nested Pennants, Cheery Lynn Dutch Scallop Square Frame
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Twinery Platinum Twine
5/8" Red Satin
Card Stock:  PTI Ivory, True Black, Recollections Silver Glitter
Mini Lanyard
Sequins, Buttons, Bells, Chunky Glitter

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog #37 - Thankful!

We're at the half way point for this month's challenge at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.  We start the challenge on the first Wednesday of every month, and then post a second time at the half way point.  So there is still plenty of time to play.  This time the challenge is "Thankful".  This could be a Thanksgiving card, Thank You card, or a card for or about something you are thankful for.  Autumn is my favorite time of year.  It always makes me sentimental about all the things I am thankful for.  My birthday, anniversary, the birth of my children, all took place in November.   Serendipity was my first design team appointment - also in November.   I'm grateful for all my blessings and the wonderful things I've been able to experience.  Life is good!

 Mary (the owner of Serendipity) likes to give the design team an extra challenge when we're making our samples for the challenges.  This time we were asked to "repurpose" something.  I won't even begin to tell you all the trouble that gave me. Where to begin?  It just seemed so "open ended" to me.  SO many different household items to choose from.  I thought about coffee filters, cupcake liners, aluminum foil, bubble wrap, canning jar lids. ...  
You know I'm addicted to color, so while at the hardware store this weekend trying to find some varnish I wound up in the paint department and all these pretty paint samples jumped at me. Special thanks to Dutch Boy!   They have lots of pretty colors to choose from!! 

Do I have you curious now about what the rest of the ladies used?   You're going to have to pay them a visit to figure it out.   

Our special guest this month is - my very sweet friend Lisa Minckler from You Made Me Ink! Lisa is the QUEEN of repurposing things in the most wonderful and unexpected ways!  She always amazes me!!  I hope you'll stop by and tell her hi!

Jenny Gropp

I hope you'll join us at Serendipity Stamps Challenge!  Oh yes... the sale this time is Free Shipping on any US order $15 or more.   Good through Nov 26th.

Supplies:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Delicious Autumn
Dies:  Serendipity Owl, Owl Background, Memory Box Branch, Cheery Lynn Circles, Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves
Paint Samples Dutch Boy
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black

Autumn Leaves
Stamps:  Serendipity Autumn, Leaf Pops
Dies:  Serendipity Leaf Pops, Paper Smooches Flag Tags
Paint Samples Dutch Boy
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Fresh Impress Ink
Sequins Pretty Pink Posh
Enamel Dots 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pretty Little Studio - Moss Roses

I'm posting at Pretty Little Studio's Blog today!  The feature today is Die Cuts! If you love vintage images - you know the kind that make you feel sentimental about your childhood then you need to check them out!!  There are lots to choose from and they're all on sale (30% off) when you use code cut30 through November 20.

I used this pretty "Portulaca" aka Moss Rose die cut on my project.  It's beautiful fall colors seemed perfect for a Mid November day!

Click here to see more!! 

Pretty Little Studio -- Sandy

Want to take a walk in the woods?  A little escape maybe?  I'm posting on the Pretty Little Studio Blog today with this little cutie called Sandy!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

CardMaker & Twinery Blog Hop

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  The Twinery DT has joined the CardMaker DT for a blog hop today.  We're showing lots of beautiful Fall projects today featuring The Twinery Twine.  If you are hopping along today you should have reached me from Monika Wright's blog.  If you'd like to start from the beginning you can get a complete list of designers with projects as well as information on how to win a fabulous prize from The Twinery here at The Twinery Blog or The CardMaker Blog!

If you haven't used the The Twinery Twine before you should definitely check it out.  Side by side comparison with any other brand I've tried has shown me that The Twinery Twine has more color and the quality (thickness) is superior.

The Twinery is offering 4 spools of twine (Solid Mandarin, Gold Shimmer, Copper Shimmer, and Solid Maraschino. $60 retail value) as the blog hop prize!
The Our twine is made from 100% cotton (and some of our twine is twisted with gorgeous metallic string!) and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in an assorted array of delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.