Friday, November 29, 2019

Merry Christmas Scene

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is the Christmas season.  My favorite time of the year.

I have a card to share with you that I taught at my card classes in November.

I based the card on a card that Fun Stampers Journey shared last year.  I love the Build a Winter Scene, so I knew I had to make this card.

All supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey except for the Pattern Paper on the bottom, which is from Echo Park.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Doodlebug Turkey

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are getting excited for Thanksgiving.  I always look forward to the food and fellowship.  We are hosting this year, so I had to create something as our center piece.

I love Doodlebug paper and knew I had to use it on this turkey.  I hand cut each of the pieces.  I then inked the edges to hide any imperfections.

I also inked the face area to darken the head a little bit.

Here he is standing up.

I think the colors are more realistic in this last picture.
I purchased the wooden turkey from JoAnn's and covered with Doodlebug Designs Pattern Paper.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Pop Up Deer Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today, I want to share one of the cards we created in my classes this month.

I used the Merry Everything stamp set for this card.
The card base was created with the Window Pop Die.  I folded the window part up and attached a piece of Lemon Grass Cardstock to be used as the pull tab.

I stamped everything with Coca Powder ink.
To finish the card, I added a red embellishment to his nose.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Girl with sweater

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a simple card that I would like to share.

I recently was introduced to Stamp Anniething stamps and I am in love.

The card base is made from Cool Pool Cardstock.  I then made a layer of Cool Pool cardstock, that I embossed with the Cozy Knit Embossing folder from Fun Stampers Journey.  I then tied a bow around the layer with Cool Pool Satin Ribbon.

The image is the focal point on this card.   I colored the image with my Copics:
Sweater:  BG15, BG13
Dress: B13, B10
Bow: BG15, BG13
Hair: E29, E27, E25
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000

I still need to work on my hair coloring, but I love the way she came out.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope I have inspired you today.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Warmest Wishes

Hello Crafty Friends,

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas and I am having so much fun creating Christmas cards.  I love Christmas, so Christmas card making is one of my favorite things to do and I can work on them way before Christmas season.

The card I have for you today is a design I had in my mind since I saw this stamp set.

I started with a Fresh Forest cardstock base.  I then added a layer of this beautiful wood grain paper that a friend gave me.  I think it fits the card perfectly.

I then stamped the lantern with Black Licorice ink on Whip Cream Cardstock, fussy cut the lantern and added a piece of acetate to the back.

I then stamped the candle and colored with my Color Burst Pencils.

The pine needles and pinecones are a die from Fun Stampers Journey that I cut out with Fresh Forest, Oatmeal Cookie and Hazelnut Blend cardstock.  

To finish the card I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Candy Apple ink on Whip Cream cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by and looking.  I hope you found some inspiration.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Give Thanks Eat Pie

Hello Crafty Friends,

This past weekend, we had a Friendsgiving Crop and boy was it a lot of fun!  We ate, laughed and created.

We always have some kind of swaps, and this month we had a food themed card swap with any sentiment.  Here is the card I created.

I have seen the pie idea on Pinterest and I wanted to do it.

I die cut the scallop from Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock.  I then hand cut the circles using the Journey Circle die as a template from Pumpkin Bread Cardstock.
The pattern paper is Authentique, which I picked up at Hobby Lobby awhile ago.
The sentiment is a stamp from Fun Stampers Journey.
The whipcream on the top of the pie is tissue paper I cut into circles and stacked together and secured with a small staple.  I then ruffled up the pieces.

I hope you found some inspiration.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Winter Advent Calendar

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is time to get ready for Christmas in just a few weeks.  Part of getting ready is having advent calendars ready to go.

I had so much fun creating this advent calendar box with a kit from Pinecone Press.  I bought this kit a long time ago, but only recently put it together.

Here is what the box looks like:

This is the other side of box, with one of the drawers pulled out.  I liked this box because the drawers are rather big so you can put a lot of stuff in there.

This is the top of the box.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a great day!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Thanks a Latte

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is feeling more like fall in Southern California, so I had to color this image.

I colored this image with my Copics:
Pants: B95 B93 B91
Face: E11 E00 E000
Hair: E59 E57
Cup: C5 C3 C2
Jacket: YG67 YG63 YG03
Hat and Coffee Cozy: YR23 YR21 Y21

The image is from La La Land, which is one of the companies I love.  Their images are so fun to color.
I made a simple background with some pattern paper from my stash and added a twine bow to the side of the card.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Crafty Gals Corner- Challenge # 201

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today we start a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner, Anything Fall Goes.

I had so much fun creating this card.

I colored this little scarecrow from Digital Delights with my Copics:
Pants: B26, B24
Shoes: B28, B26
Leaf: G28, G94
Face: E13, E11, E00
Sunflower center: E47, E44
Cheeks: R24
Sunflower petals: Y38, Y19
Gloves: C1
Hat: E35, E34, E33
Straw: YR23, YR21, Y21
Patches and Shirt: YR16, YR15

I then used the Down on the Farm papers from Doodlebug Designs to create the card itself.
I hope you will join the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

Monday, November 11, 2019

I pick you

Hello Crafty Friends,

First of all, Happy Veteran's Day.  Thank you to all have served for my freedom.

Today I have a quick and easy card.

I first started by embossing the background with Barn Wall from Fun Stampers Journey.   I then cut up some pattern paper I had in my stash and added that.
I then stamped the image and the sentiment on a piece of Butter Cream cardstock.  I colored the apples with my Color Burst Pencils.
I added some Natural twine to the card, by criss crossing the twine a few times.

All supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey except the pattern paper.

Friday, November 8, 2019

FallBulous Blog Hop with Connie Can Crop

Thank you for joining us for  

FallBulous BLOG HOP

This is a blog hop featuring all things full of Fall Splendor! Don't you just love Fall? The colors, the smells, the foods, the holidays, the love!!

 You should have arrived from Sandy's Blog. If you are just catching us, Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

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She is offering one lucky winner a Hobby Lobby Gift Card!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 10/13/19 at
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Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

And now, on to my project.

I stamped the sunflower from Fun Stampers Journey. 
I then colored the sunflowers with my Copics. 
Petals:  Y38, Y19, Y15
Center: E49, E47

I stamped the sentiment and added that to the twine. 
I then added some Gingham ribbon with a twine bow.

Be sure to hop over to EK Gorman.

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Get Creative Challenge #86

Hello Crafty Friends,

We have a new challenge at Get Creative Challenges.  The challenge this month is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist Holidays. 

 Here is the card I created using the adorable elephant digi from Ski Sheep designs.

 I colored this sweet image with my Copic markers:
Elephant: C5, C2, C000
Ears: R83, R81, RV10
Ornament: R59, R46, R35

I added a strip of Authentique paper, sentiment from Authentique and some lace from my stash to finish the card.

I hope you will join the challenge with us.  Click here.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Love to Craft Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is the first of the month and you know what that means; we have a new challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

Here is the card I created for this month.

I got the "Thankful" dies at the Scrapbook Expo, and I had to play with them right away.
I created the card using cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey and pattern paper from Reminisce.
I stamped the pumpkins from Cardstock and layered them on the card.
The sentiment stamps and dies are from Queen and Company.  I die cut the background from Gold Glitter Foam and White Cardstock.

I am very thankful this season and this card is a great way to show it.