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Monday, December 18, 2017

Merry Monday #270 Tic Tac Toe

 We have a tic tac toe challenge from Kelly this week at the Merry Monday Challenge!
I took the row going down with stamping, die cutting, and red!
This was very fun to do.
I colored in the Altenew Poinsettia and Pine stamp (just the poinsettia!!) after I masked off a one inch strip in the center.  My Christmas word die is from PTI Wet Paint: Holiday and I die cut it twice.

Well friends, this is the last Merry Monday challenge for this year 2017!  We will see you back on Monday January 8th!
May you all have a most blessed and wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year too!!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Merry Monday # 269 Color Challenge

Debbie has a great color selection for us to use on our Christmas card for the Merry Monday Challenge this week.  I kind of cheated and added in an extra shade of bluecolor.  I wanted to use the fairies and I needed the wings to be slightly lighter in color than the dress.
I had a lot of fun putting this together.
I hope you will check out the inspiration from the design team and join us this week.  We only have one more challenge before we take a holiday break!

This is what I used to make this card:
stamps:  Catherine Pooler (CPD) Wonderful Wreath (from the SOA Lovely Notes Collection), Lawn Fawn:  Frosty Fairy Friends, CPD SOA Peppermint Stick Background

Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Merry Monday with Santa's hat!

Isn't this little "hedgy" cute?  It is from Penny Black called hedgy joy!
I used a new favorite frame for this card...Penny Black Snowflake Stitched Frame.
Deanne is our hostess this week for the Merry Monday Challenge and she is looking for Santa's hat on our cards!  I think this little guy fills the bill!

This is what I used to make this card:
PB Hedgy joy
PB trees & hills die
PB Snowflake Stitched Frame
Paper Smooches A Blessed Christmas

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you in the gallery!
And don't forget to look at the inspiration for you from the design team!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

December CAS Mix Up Card Challenge

This is the last challenge for the 2017 year!  Hasn't it been great to play along and get acquainted with more mixed media for our cards?  And I love that it has to be Clean and Simple (CAS) and yet we learn new techniques all the time.  So here we go with a card for the December 2017 CAS Mix Up Challenge.  I did the tissue paper technique from Loll's blog which you can find HERE.
I die cut the row of trees and stamped and embossed the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by friends, I always enjoy your visits.  This is a quiet Sunday for me, which I love, who knows what the new week will bring!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

PTI ~ Love of Layers

This card is for the current MIM over HERE where Laurie Schmidlin adds lots of wonderful layers to her card.  I  love when other people make a card with layers, I usually don't love mine, but this time I really like this.  I added extra depth to the card by running my versamark around the edges and white embossing it, I had also sponged some white ink around the edges.  I stamped and embossed white snowflakes and added die cut snowflakes from both white cs and vellum.  I had to add a couple of branches from the Beautiful Berries: Winter.  the final touch was some nuvo white drops to mimick snowflakes.  Here is Laurie's card:

Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Merry Monday ~ blue ~ green ~ silver/white/vellum

Hello my friends!
I am the host for this challenge at Merry Monday and I selected some very pretty colors to inspire you to make a Christmas card.  I want to see blue, green and your choice of white, silver or vellum on your card.
I had to play with the new PTI Brilliant Baubles. I love those big ornaments!
First I used some silver Nuvo Gilding flakes for my strip and the "Merry".

 Friends, we have three more challenges before we take a break for the holidays.
I hope you will go over to the Merry Monday blog and see all the inspiration from the design team and join us for this challenge!
I will see you in the gallery!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags ~ Day 25 with Pink & Main

I have one Pink & Main stamp and they are the sponsors for day 25 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags
It has these cute reindeer pulling the sleigh with Santa, I left the sleigh off and colored in these cute flying reindeer. The stamp set is HoHoHo and really cute.
Even though the images are different, they both are reindeer and from Pink & Main, so I am using Lindsey M-p as my inspiration for using a reindeer.

Heart Hugs, friends!

PTI November Blog Hop

What I chose to highlight was the gold word and the napkin with the lovely fall colors.
I sponged on the colors to make my own plaid.
I used classic gold liquid leaf on my Enclosed Leaf.
Blog hop inspiration
Heart Hugs, friends!