Saturday, December 15, 2018

Candles of Christmas




There's a new challenge up at Inkspirational~




stamps: A Jillian Vance Design Candles of Christmas  dies: Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Holiday Dies




Here's the gorgeous prompt:




http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-176-photo.html





Won't you join us????



Here are some other fun challenges:



Simon Says (Wednesday): Christmas



http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-124.html



 Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, December 14, 2018

Joy, Bells & Bling




I went with traditional Christmas colors here:



stamps: Sunny Studio Holiday Style  dies: Sunny Studio Holiday Style, Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Joy




for the following challenges...






http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-124.html
 Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pom Tags



Sometimes you gotta add a crazy pom for fun~


stamps:Hero Arts Joy to the World sentiment  dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dressed Up Tag, Papertrey Ink Spruce & Sprigs (purple tag), Technique Tuesday Sparkle & Shine Snowflakes (orange tag)





Buy yourself a new cat brush to tease them up a bit~


I'm submitting this to  




& 



(Mixed Media Tag)




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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sequined Bear





Back to the glitter paint I mentioned...



stamps:Hero Arts Joy to the World sentiment   dies: Simon Says Stamp Magical Christmas bear, Technique Tuesday Sparkle & Shine Snowflakes, Avery Elle Double-Pierced Rectangles




(bear/bling) 

Glad I can use that paint! ha!


Thanks for stopping by~





Good Vibes Christmas



 I've wanted the Good Vibes die for awhile now...and had to use it right away. ;)



 stamps: Technique Tuesday Being Unique/Mixin' Up   dies: Technique Tuesday Sparkle & Shine/Mixin' Up, Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes




The first is for my daughters' friend who's taking culinary arts in Pittsburgh, where it snows black and yellow! ;)


I'm submitting this to 


(bowl)







The second is based on the following sketch:





http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2018/12/case-this-sketch-300.html






Thanks for stopping by today~

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Merry Dressed Up in Bling



There I was, minding my own business.

I was trying to focus.

I was shopping for grocery essentials and staying away from the pesky, fun, crafty aisles that send my mind into neverland.


I was focusing on snacks, produce, canned goods...

and what does Walmart do?

She puts paint...delicious, glittery paint...

 on an end-cap by the cereal aisle.


sigh.

Bottles of glitter fell into my cart because, well, 

my defenses were down and I couldn't resist!  

Marlenaisfaithfullycrafting took over.


My mental list of meals went wooosh and

 I. was. done.

How's about the cashier cheered me on with


 "ooooh, I can't wait to try those."


really?

It was too much.


What's a crafty girl to do with all that temptation.

I went home,
 
threw the groceries in the fridge and ran downstairs to craft. ;)


I painted backdrops and tips of word diecuts...starting with the following:



hosted by Melissa


dies: Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Holiday/Spruce & Sprigs



 
(bling) 

The more shine = more bling....am I right? ;)

I added sequins to the sprig and sealed them with Faber-Castell Texture Gem medium.

The hardest part was waiting for it to dry.

That's when I took a break to cook.


Might as well finish what I started. ;)

Thanks for stopping by and listening to my ramblings!