Sunday, December 2, 2018

Creation Station Celebrate the Season Blog Hop

Happy Creation Station Sunday! I can't believe we are already into December and I want to know if I am not the only person without a Christmas tree up yet... I started a bit of Christmas shopping, it seems easier but more expensive as the kids get older. Wesley, my 12 year old, wants "Beats"... I mean I know what they are, but is he really ready for them... So I stumbled on a Zulily Deal for them... I will be the best Mom ever! Enough about that...


This month on the Creation Station Blog Hop we are Celebrating the Season. I had a Christmas Card order of 24 cards for a local friend... Let me show you what I have made today...





My cards start with a nice winter white layer of Very Vanilla, I have stamped the Pine Boughs from the Christmas Pines stamp set in Mossy Meadow. I have accented this with a nice strip of Joyous Noel Specialty DSP, I am so sad this is no longer available. This is layered onto a nice piece of Crumb Cake Card stock and adhered to the Very Vanilla. The Stitched Oval with Mossy Meadow sentiment was added with Stampin' Dimensionals with a nice piece of the Merry Merlot/Copper reversible ribbon. I did this in two color bases Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow.

My fun gift bag I made on my life the other day. It is a bit fancier using all the dies from the coordinating Pretty Pines Thinlits. They are nicely layered onto a 3" x 4" piece of Very Vanilla Soft Suede Buffalo Check. It was perfect for holding my card order and was a nice and easy way to decorate and dress up this kraft gift bag!

I can't wait for you to see what Denita has for you today!! You can get to her by clicking the next button below!



Denita Wright-Smee
Denita Wright-Smee



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Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing To You and Yours Blog Hop

Two days in a row!!! Look out world! I may be on a roll right now! If only I could get my craft room clean, that could make things super dangerous. It is the last Thursday of the month and we all know what that means... It is time for this months A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!


I know that many are sad that there NO refills available for the To You and Yours Kit. I am one of those people. I mean who doesn't love a Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Gold plaid!? I am so excited for you all to see what all of my friends have created with this kit...


I have two AMAZING options for you, I have created a nice 4 x 4 Square Card and a nice Coffee Cup full of cheer! I truly can't get enough of this kit. It is truly stunning!


This card has a nice base of Soft Suede with a matte of Garden Green. A nice layer of Very Vanilla for my Dashing Along DSP and Plaid strip to adhere to. My Crumb Cake stamped sentiment went nicely with my plaid coffee mug with Gold Foil, Corrugated Element and Crumb Cake lid. Just a couple pine boughs from the kit and a nice bow with the Cherry Cobbler trim in the kit and we can't forget the sequins!!


This square card is 4"x 4", when I started this card I was in a bit of a hurry. I had the nice large stitched circle from the All Is Bright DSP already cut along with the Gold Foil Scallop Circle from the Layering Circles Framelits. I stamped the sentiment with Soft Suede ink onto a label from the kit and layered a couple pine boughs on the back side. A Gold Metallic edge bow was just the right touch. This was layered onto a narrow matte of Cherry Cobbler on a Mossy Meadow base.

I hope you have enjoyed my creations today, I can't wait to show you what my 12 craft friends have whipped up for you with this months kit! You will want to make sure that you tour the WHOLE hop for inspiration!




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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Paper Craft Crew 316 Beautiful Blizzard

Today I am back on the Paper Craft Crew Design Team with a fabulous challenge for all of you! Can you believe we are only 3 days away from December?! I know I have been MIA, but sometimes life and family needs to come first.


This challenge is to create with our NEW favorite product. When the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog was live I LOVED the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle!! So craft room confession 101, I hadn't even inked it up until yesterday!! I know that I am not alone in this scenario... So when I started brain storming my goal was to create a non traditional colored Christmas Card. Let me show you what I have created.


My card started with Thick Very Vanilla card stock. I first stamped the splotch with Mint Macaron and then Heat Embossed some Copper Stampin' Emboss snow flakes. This was die cut using the largest stitched circle and set aside. I then decided to stamp Mint Macaron snow flakes to create back ground on my card and adhered the stitched circle with Stampin' Dimensionals! The copper colored glimmer paper from the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper pack was a perfect contrast. I chose to use this with the coordinating snowflakes die and added them to the card. This was nicely matted onto a Mint Macaron matte with a Cajun Craze card base. A Nice bow of Copper trim to hold the Season's Greetings sentiment and I was done!!! I can't wait to see you all create with your favorite new products! 

I have provided a full list of everything you would need below to make this card!
Happy Wednesday!








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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

TGIF Challenges 188 Anything But A Card

TGIF!!!!!!! Yayyyy it is Friday! Although I am up to my eyeballs prepping for a local event tomorrow! I even fell asleep attempting to blog my stuff last night in my JEANS AND SHOES!!!! Man, I just can't keep up anymore...

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This week with TGIF Challenges we are creating with the "Anything But a Card" theme! It was a great opportunity for all of us on the team to share what we created for our 3D Swap at OnStage in Orlando... What a group of girls this team is. I am so happy that these fabulous ladies are my friends. I chose to use up some Powder Pink card stock and whip up some cute little lip balm holders!


This fun little favor has a nice base of Powder Pink Card Stock. I have created the tag like top with Detailed Trio Punch. I have layered the Broadway Bound DSP as fabulous contrast with Basic Black and Gold Foil accents in the DSP. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black from the Stitched All Around stamp set and punched it out with the Starburst Punch. I added a fun Gold Foil Banner from the Bunch of Banners framelits and adhered it to the back of the Starburst before attaching Dimensionals to adhere to the 2 1/4" Circle of Gray Granite. The Shimmery Black Ribbon with Gold Cord was the perfect accent!

I can't wait to see your creations for this weeks challenge!! I have provided a full supply list so that you can make your own Lip Balm holder!

Have a great day!



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