Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Color Throwdown

I happen to be the hostess for this week's Color Throwdown challenge and knew when I saw this sweet little girl with this fabulous hat on Pinterest, I wanted to use it for my next color palette!  Wish my crocheting skills were better or I would try this pattern in a heartbeat for a certain little grand-daughter that has melted our hearts!  But I digress. Here is what I came up with for my card...

I'm still working away at my Christmas card list, so wanted to play again with some new Reverse Confetti Cuts.  There is no stamping going on...just lots of die cutting - including the sentiment (which is a die from WPlus9).

Congrats are in order for our guest star stamper for this week - Chat Wozelaki at Me, My Stamps and I

Details on how to post your project are given on the Color Throwdown blog.  For more inspiration, be sure and check out the rest of the design team's creations on the CTD blog or you can go to the links below:

Petra Swart - November Guest Designer 

PAPER: Merry Little Christmas by MME, Night of Navy, Silver, Gumball Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, White.
ACCESSORIES: Circle Garland, Branch Out, Stars Pretty Panels - dies by Reverse Confetti, Sequins by Avery Elle.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Wow...only 24 degrees when I finally crawled out of my warm bed this morning! Is it any wonder I chose snowflakes for my card theme?!  I'm playing along with two different challenges: SCS Color Challenge to use Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz and Silver with a dessert option to use die cuts or punches and Retrosketches Challenge #141.  Lots of die cut snowflakes by WPlus9, a popped clear embossed sentiment and a trio of sequins made this one layer card a real quick one to throw together!

STAMPS: Snowflake Backdrops (WPlus9)
PAPER: Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Metallic Silver, White.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mojo Monday

Another week and another great Mojo Monday sketch challenge!  I went with a very clean and simple, monochromatic design...chalking off another Christmas card for my goal of getting to #60.  I'm wishing I had gone with a darker blue or black for my sentiments.  They aren't showing up well enough to suit me, but no time for a re-do. :-)

Be sure and head on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other Mojomakers have for your inspiration!  You can also click on their individual blog links below:

STAMPS: Peaceful Medallions (Verve), Borderline (Verve).
PAPER: Winter Wishes (Echo Park), White, Silver glitter CS.
INK: Marina Mist.
ACCESSORIES: Snow Flurry Bigz die by SU, Verve Signature Sequin Mix, Corner chomper, Stitched circle and rectangle dies by Lil Inker Designs, Mini staples.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sketch For You To Try

Thank goodness it's Friday and my weekend off looks chilly but no worries...I can be warm in my stamp room!  I love playing with my new Reverse Confetti cuts and couldn't wait to create something for the new Sketch For You To Try challenge!  I'm going to need about 60 Christmas cards, so you'll be seeing a steady stream of holiday cards for awhile.  This card is pretty self explanatory, so I'll just list what I used.

STAMPS: Tinsel 'n Trim (Reverse Confetti), Bring On the Merry (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: Frosty Friends by Doodlebug Design, Silver glitter CS (SU), White.
ACCESSORIES:Circle Garland, Let it Snow, and Tag Me Confetti Cuts by Reverse Confetti, Silver cording.

Looking Back at ODBD November Release

It's the middle of the month and time for the designers to look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' November release

As you can see, I was seeing stars as I created this fun collage of metallic stars!  I spotlighted His Birth stamp set, the Sparkling Stars dies and the Winter Collection papers on my card. I die cut a variety of stars using metallic gold, silver
and copper cardstock, then popped several of them with foam dots.  I used some glitter tape plus gold embossed the sentiment to add some more shimmer and shine!  The background of the largest star was created by adhering 1/4" paper strips cut from 3 different designs in the paper pack onto graph paper then cutting with the star die.

Here's a fun card using the 2 largest star dies and a computer generated sentiment!  I saw this foxy idea on Pinterest and couldn't resist making this for a co-worker who had dressed up like a fox for Halloween.  In this case, the fox says "Merry Christmas"!

There are many more wonderful projects by the rest of the designers, so head on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs on the links below to check them out!

Julie * Chris * Lori * Paula * Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Stacy 
Wanda * Silke * Gracie

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch!

Wow, it's the 100th sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch...congrats are in order!  
I loved that this sketch was perfect to use some new dies from Reverse Confetti that came in the mail yesterday!  I'm also playing with SCS Ways To Use It challenge to "step it up".  I thought the chevron layers gave the illusion of steps.

This card will be going out to a 6 year old girl in Kentucky who lost her adoptive father very suddenly to a fatal heart attack!  A fellow design team member asked us to send a card to help cheer her up since she get's very excited at mail time and even loves junk mail.  So I'll be mailing some "butterfly" love to little Alyssa along with some prayers that her heart will soon be happy again.

STAMPS: Christmas in the Air (Verve).
PAPER: Frosty Friends by Doodlebug Design, Inc., White, Silver glitter CS by SU.
INK: Versamark Onyx Black.
ACCESSORIES: Clear embossing powder, Triple Chevies and Let it Snow Confetti Cuts.

Freshly Made Sketches

Came home from work late last night and there was happy mail on the counter from Reverse Confetti! I fell in love with several of their new dies just recently released and this layout for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge was perfect to feature a couple of them!  Since I used so many patterned papers on the front, my sentiment will be added to the inside.

Here's what I used:
PAPER: Simple Stories "DIY Christmas" 6x6 pad, Black, White.
ACCESSORIES: Gold button (SU), Gold cording, Gold sequins by Avery Elle, Mini Circle Garland Pretty Panels die and Branch Out die by Reverse Confetti.