Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch 238






Atlantic Hearts Sketch #238 was the perfect place to try a masked wreath, and my first choice of stamps was my brand new Verve collection, Autumn Leaves.  This set allows for some fun double stamping of leaves in three different sizes, and there are plenty of sweet sentiments for fall.  I need a birthday card, so I selected a sentiment from Cake and Candles.  As far as techniques go, the card was created using mask made by die cutting an oval from plain printer paper.  The mask and card stock were held in place in the MISTI using a few magnets.  (Masking paper is on my wish list, but this worked just fine.)  A little twine, a torn edge and three copper sequins finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Christine

Linking to:
Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Inspired by all the Little Things---Tag




I couldn't resist incorporating the inspiration photo found at "Inspired by All the Little Things"  into my current crafting goal of creating Christmas tags.  This tag features Reverse Confetti's Gift Card Holder Tag and Wreath Dies.  The sweet little Christmas tree is from Little Inker Designs.  The silver card is pretty, but was a challenge to photograph....I think I lost that challenge, by the way.

Thanks for taking a peek,
Christine



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Inspired by All the Little Things
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Snow White)
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Autumn Blessings



It's such fun to combine a great sketch with a wonderful color inspiration palette, and that's what is available right now if you choose to play along with the Verve November Sketch and this week's Sunday Stamps Inspiration Photo Challenge.

After the design decisions were made by the challenge blogs, I selected two Verve sets:  Autumn Blessings and Falling Leaves for the images and sentiment.  The papers are called Harvest Pie, available from Pixel Scrapper, and the layers are cut with Little Inker Stitched Rectangles and Reverse Confetti Lacy Scalloped Rectangles.

         

Thanks for visiting.  Enjoy the beauty of fall.
Christine

Linking to:
VLV November Sketch Challenge
Sunday Stamps
Word Art Wednesday
4 Crafty Chicks (Give Thanks)

Friday, November 10, 2017





Happy Friday!  It's time for another Fun Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack where the theme is always Anything Goes.  The design team is designs by The Cutting Cafe, and I received the Dimensional Christmas Ornament cutting file for my project.  To share a crafting tip, I keep a package of inexpensive white card stock available.  It comes in handy for learning materials for my classroom and is great for "practice" projects.  The white ornament is shown below with a simple tulle bow.  It looks pretty on  a kraft bag which I often use to package baked goods for Christmas.  As I made my "practice" ornament, the idea of making a pumpkin entered my mind, and this two-inch pumpkin is just adorable.  I finished it off with a strip of paper curled with my snips and a die cut leaf.  What a versatile file, and the photo tutorial included was a big help!



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1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.


Thanks so much for taking time to visit,
Christine

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Simon Says Stamp: Snow White


I absolutely fell in love with Teresa Kline's Design Team Project for this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge.  She added pastel holly leaves and berries to a beautiful shimmering card base, and the effect is gorgeous.  I CASED her project, creating a tag with layers of die cut vellum, and a panel embossed with a double wedding ring pattern (thinking warm winter quilt).  The wreath is cut from  Reverse Confetti die, and the teeny, tiny absolutely adorable  holly die is a Little Inker's product.

Crafting tip:  paint sample chips are perfect for tiny dies....the pink holly berries are cut from one

Thanks so much for visiting,
Christine

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Simon Says Stamp:  Snow White
Word Art Wednesday
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Most Fabulous Birthday Ever


This card stock collection called Birthday Wishes features lots of texture, gloss, and glitter.  It was fun to select layers for this month's Verve sketch.  I wanted some of the graphics on the yellow panel to show, so I changed the focal shape to a circle, which fit the sentiment  (from Better Together) well.  Since a lot of  the pretty plaid was covered, I layered a couple of arrows cut with a Verve die to fill the blank space and to give the plaid a chance to come forward.

A little time to create a bright, happy card was just what I needed this evening!  So thankful for that time.

Thanks for visiting,
Christine





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Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Newton's Nook Color Challenge


The Inky Paws Challenge has such a great inspiration photo and color combination.  I found these pretty papers at the Pixel Scrapper and colored Newton's Happy Mail to match for a fun Christmas Card.  I'll add a sentiment later after deciding just how I want to use the card.

Thanks for taking a look,
Christine

Linking to:
Inky Paws Challenge
PIP Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

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