Thursday, September 20, 2018

~The Heart of Man~



Every Christmas card invests in my Dec. sanity.
 
I love when I look out for future Marlena ;)
 


 stamps: Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Snowflakes, Seaside Stampin' Ink Christmas Began  dies:Papertrey Ink What the Doodle  other: Nuvo Drops







I was inspired by the subtle loveliness at 



Black and white backed by pastel elements~


http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-card-concept-98-pastel-party.html



 


When I attended my first stamp convention this summer.. this sentiment stopped me in my tracks and realigned my focus.
 








It's my new favorite Christmas message!


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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Celebrate Endings







stamps: Tim Holtz Autumn Cling, Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings sentiment  dies: My Favorite Things Stitched Squares
 
 
 
 This card was inspired by the following sketch at 


http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2018/09/just-add-ink-426sketch.html

 
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From Our House




This is a quick post because I should probably get some sleep. ;)



stamps: Unity Stamps sentiment  dies: Lil' Inker On the Diagonal, Taylored Expressions Crustaceans, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles, Spellbinders Classic Circles


Laurel's prompt here had me grab this red crustacean that was hanging around...
 

http://theseinspiredchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/09/inspired-by-time-to-bake.html


I kept the other colors pretty neutral.

Also, I felt this card would be perfect for the square sequins I've been hoarding.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

He Is With You



I'm not ready to give up bright colors just yet~



 stamps: Tim Holtz Cling Stamp-Autumn, Maymay Made It Your Faith is Showing  dies: My Favorite Things Pierced Squares, Simon Says Stamp Greeting Blocks  other: Copic Markers







I created a Clean & Layered Card for the following challenge~




http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-5-colorful-basics.html



I love the way the rainbow stripes are a backdrop in the photo~

this patterned paper fit the bill. ;)

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Pretty Darn Cool


You've been warned...I'm on the pom pom train.

My family was like "ummm, you know you can't stick that in an envelope right".


Yes, I know that people. :)

But hand carried cards (or boxed up cards) are valid for pop up items.



Simon Says Stamp (Wednesday): Pop It Up
 


 stamps: Simon Says Stamp/Hero Arts Prayers thinking of you sentiment, My Favorite Things Because You sentiment  dies: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles   other: Tim Holtz stencil, Papertrey Ink Modern stencil


If the recipient wants to keep the pom...she can remove it from the tab~




Check out these rad colors~
 

http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/just-us-girls-458-color-week.html



I don't often stencil...let alone use more than one~but I like the unique effect.
 





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Friday, September 14, 2018

Pom Pom Christmas Bookmark Card




Christmas creating is in full swing, friends!!!
 
Papertrey Ink is in the middle of a release, and I'm participating in 
 
their 
 
 
What's nice, is you can use what you already have, and be inspired by the team's use of new products.
 
 
had me reach for the Spruce & Sprigs set I own.
 
 Like her creation, I kept the colors understated and let the branches play a big role (vs flowers).
 
 
I also added a fabric element~which are a huge part of Melissa's designs.
 
I went with a fun pom topped bookmark card. 
 
That glittery goodness is a strip of washi I added and ran through the die again for a clean cut.




stamps: Papertrey Ink Spruce & Sprigs/ A Thrill of Hope  die: Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #5



Poms are my newest obsession btw. ;)
 
Melissa almost always adds lovely bows, so when you flip this bookmark, it is tied with a neat little bow (glued down so it won't slip through).
 
 When the bookmark is removed, there's still an image there so the recipient can keep their card.





I usually incorporate a bookmark slot, but this time I clipped it to a strip of patterned paper.

Before securing the strip, I placed the tiny clothespin where I wanted it and distributed my score tape accordingly.







Oh I'm sooo making more of these (it's the perfect excuse for all the yarn I want to buy :)).

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