Sunday, December 11, 2016

Paper Players 325 Bethlehem


Happy Sunday, peeps!  Boy, winter has descended upon us here in SE PA for sure!  Brrrr!  We will have to bundle up for church and an open house we are attending today!  Jaydee is our hostess for today's Paper Players challenge...and it is a beautiful one!


I've been fighting a wee bit of a cold and if I had felt better, I might have re-done my card; it's not bad but the idea in my head didn't quite match the execution!   But time is crunched so I am "letting it go", as the song from Frozen reminds me!  Here we go:


I won a gift certificate from Sugar Pea Designs and the first thing that jumped in my cart was this beautiful Bethlehem scene die!  I cut it out from some (retired) Brushed Silver cardstock and mounted it on a white base that was stamped with the stars from Christmas Pines and gold-embossed with a sentiment from Papertrey's O Holy Night:


The die also has this sweet little star, so I cut it from some Brushed Gold cardstock, but I added some additional shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen.....SO pretty!


The final touch was to add some gold twine at the bottom!

I hope you'll find time in your busy schedules to play with our last challenge of 2016!  How can that be?  It's also time to say goodbye to our Guest Designers; I personally have enjoyed creating with them immensely! Be sure to stop by the PP blog to see their final creations as well as the regular DT's creations, and give them all some love!

I bought this little wooden Nativity scene at Goodwill last year after Christmas (a great bargain) and Cassidy was excited to play with it:


She got out all her other "little people" and their accessories, and built a corral for the animals:


and now they're one big happy family:


Truly the spirit of Christmas!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Easy Christmas Card


Hi peeps!  I am still cranking out Christmas cards....I still have time, right?!  Next week, they'll go in the mail!  I made this card last week but never posted it....it is so easy!  The image was printed from a Crafty Secrets CD; the ticking part was actually at the bottom of the image, and I cut it off and layered it on top with some black cardstock; added a sentiment (retired Cornish Heritage Farms Vintage Christmas Expressions); some burlap ribbon and a glittery snowflake; and finally, some DD glitter and called it a day:


I just think this little boy looking out the window (waiting for Santa on Christmas eve day?) is so precious!


And this year's Advent Calendar openings have been too funny!  On this particular day, Santa's elf could not fit her gift into the box, so he gave her a note (typewritten--you can imagine how OLD that typewriter is!).  She was a wee bit puzzled: 


She sits down to read the note, which tells her the gift is under the snowman on the piano:


Needless to say, she was excited when she found it!


Just some more wooden ornaments and a set of markers....this child loves to craft!  


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

FMS266 Birthday Roadster


Hi everyone!  A quick post today, lots of busyness going on!  Amy has a wonderful sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, so I had to play!


My "little" brother has a birthday tomorrow, so I pulled out Guy Greetings....I really don't have many masculine stamps....and stamped the car in Basic Gray on some Naturals White cardstock.  


I had gotten some unique papers from Authentique (Grateful) a couple months ago and hadn't delved into them too much, but I liked these plaid and polka dotted patterns!!!  They're an interesting color...I am wondering if my brother will find them too feminine....I'll let you know what he thinks, LOL!  After cutting out the car with a Circle  Stitched Framelit, I mounted it on the plaid and used a banner from Time of the Year, and stamped "happy" (Endless Birthday Wishes) three times on a Square Stitched Framelit and mounted it behind the banner.  For embellishments, I added some silver thread and some Basic Gray candy dots!


It all came together easily!  Hope he likes it!

I saw this pin on Pinterest and since our yard is inundated with twigs, we made a quick little reindeer!


We used a glimmer paper nose instead of a button;


and Cassidy (she says that's her funky look) insisted on orange and black baker's twine as a hanger, LOL!  She is giving this to daddy to put on his tree!


 Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

GDP065 and MCC10 Cabin in the Woods


Happy Wednesday, peeps!  Halfway through the week!  I was excited to see the color challenge at Global Design Project:


Of course, when I made my card, I used CHERRY COBBLER instead of Real Red....sigh.  I think I have Christmas overload brain!  But I like my card anyway, so I am entering it and that will be that! 

I have SO many Christmas stamps, sometimes I actually forget which ones I have!  This is one of them.....it's sort of a seasonal stamp that could be used for Christmas; it's from Inkadinkado, and I stamped it on Crumb Cake in Early Espresso and added some white watercolor pencil as well as white Craft ink in the snowy areas:



The background was stamped with a Stampendous Christmas background stamp in Tip Top Taupe, and I also stamped some pinecone images from an Artistic Outpost stamp set in Crumb Cake, then sponged the edges of everything!  I added some glitter to the snowy areas too:


For my glittery sprig, I diecut some Early Espresso cardstock with a Tim Holtz Greenery die, coated it with Versamark and Heat and Stick powder, heated it up,  then coated it with some Martha Stewart glitter:


Finally, I stamped a sentiment from Sweet & Sassy (Holiday Greetings) in the bottom corner!  


I am also entering this in the Merry Christmas Challenge, which is to make a snowy scene!  Thanks for popping in today!

Dana has been doing some part-time waitressing, and one of her customers gave her some money for Cassidy to spend, so she did some shopping at a craft show last weekend.  Of course, a cookie was high on the list, and it is a cute cookie, as far as cookies go:


Having no front teeth does not stop her from eating around it until she got to the most important part:


Yum!


 Enjoy your day & be blessed!




Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SIP77 Sketch


Hello again, peeps!  I was thrilled to be asked by the Stamp Ink Paper team to stay on until the end of December!  Woohoo!  This week's challenge is a sketch!  Here you go:


That big circle was just aching to be made into a shaker, right?  And you know my love/hate relationship with shakers, right?  Oh my goodness.  Well, here's the finished (finally) product:


But it was not finished without much angst and grief!!!  I just loved the stamp set in the current Paper Pumpkin kit, and I wanted to use some brightly colored papers from the Recollections City Sidewalk line.  So far, so good.  I cut out a circular mat from some Cucumber Crush cardstock; masked stamped my images in Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Cucumber Crush and Green Galore; sprinkled some assorted snowy glitters on top of my image; added the dimensional strips to the back of my mat and proceeded to adhere it to my image....WITHOUT the acetate window!  GAAAAH.  Back to the drawing board.  In trying to remove the mat, I tore it, so I had to start all over again.  Cut a new mat, added the acetate, the dimensional strips, adhered it to my image....I had TOO MUCH SNOW.  It looked like my village was in a total white-out blizzard.  SIGH.  I lifted up a section of the dimensionals, dumped out the excess snow, stuck it back down again....now there is a FUZZ in the window.  Got my tweezers, lifted up the dimensionals again and pulled out the fuzz.  PHEW!  All that for one little card!  


I added some twine on the side, stamped a sentiment from My Favorite Things (Hand Lettered Holidays), added another little piece of DSP on the inside and stamped my sentiment.  DONE!


 LOL!  I am sure we all have had card-making processes that just didn't go as smoothly as planned, right?!  I hope yours goes a little more smoothly as mine when you create your card for us this week! Can't wait to see what you create!  Share it at SIP and stop by to see what the other DT members created as well!

Cassidy got a new pet in her Advent Calendar...it's a Christmas pig!  (And it lights up!)



Enjoy your day!



TSOT300 Vintage Santa


Hi everyone!  It's Tuesday and it's time for Try Stampin' on Tuesday!  This week I created the sketch for the challenge:


and I think this might be my one of my favorite cards ever!  I found this music and vintage Santa in my "vintage" file...I had printed it out for another project but never used it....and now I can't find the source, so I can't even re-create it!  Maybe a reader can help me out!  Anyway, here we go:
  

I do know the plaid background is from a Crafty Secrets CD that I purchased several years ago; I mounted everything on a Crumb Cake card base; added some Garden Green pinked edges and some greenery diecut from a Tim Holtz die:


I thought they complemented the holly in Santa's beard!  And I added a couple more berries on the inside, along with a sentiment from Stitched with Cheer:


I hope you'll play with us this week....I am sure some of you still need to create some Christmas cards!  Share your creation with us at the blog or on our FB page!

Some silliness from my little pumpkin:


Have a blessed day!



Monday, December 5, 2016

Winter Shadowbox


Hello, peeps!  Happy Monday!  Today I am sharing the Winter Shadowbox I created for a class.  I must say, it was a lot of fun to create and the girls who made it said they loved it as well!  Lots of goodies to peruse:


I know the photo is not the best as it is hard to photograph through glass, but hopefully you'll get the idea!  The frame is 8x8" and is from JoAnn's, and each square is 2".  If you have any questions about any of the supplies, just send me an email and I'll get you all the details!  I will tell you that the designer paper is from Lawn Fawn, and each square is backed with Smoky Slate cardstock!

 








And 'tis the season:  Cassidy visited Santa at Dutch Wonderland last night....what a beautiful background and I heard the lights and decorations were very pretty!


Enjoy your day!  I might do some cookie baking today!