TMS #636

Hey Everyone! I know that it’s been awhile since I’ve been on here. It’s just been crazy and I just haven’t had much time for crafting.

Today I have our new sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches and a pretty Christmas Card to share with you.

I really like this sketch! I only used 2 pieces of 6×6 paper but if you had one sheet that would totally work. I love the grey and white look of this. The cheer and the bow are from my stash but I think they are Pink Paislee. The DP is just from Michaels but it’s just so pretty!

I hope you like it and be sure to play along with us over on the blog! The rest of the DT has some amazing projects too!

Dragonfly Dreams: December

Hi everyone! Our new challenge for Dragonfly Dreams is up and it’s a lovely anything goes challenge! Show us what you are working on right now!

For my card today, I’m sharing one that I just recently made during my Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine’s Crop & Create Cardmaking event. Our host was Meghann Andrew and she designed this fun card.

This is such a simple but fabulous card that you can create using any color pallet that you want!

The stamp set is from Elle’s Studio and it’s Sincere Sentiments : Wonderful You.

This one is a rainbow card using those fun stars and that bold YOU sentiment! I hope you like it and don’t forget to head over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you.

2 Old Bats December Challenge

Hey Everyone, here is this month’s inspiration for the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge. I’m sure many of you are making Christmas cards but hey, give them a break and go for Halloween instead!

Here is mine!

I used some gold foil and ran it through the embossing folder. The die cut bats are from my stash and the sentiment is from my stash as well.

Be sure to swing by the blog and see what the DT has for you this month. We also have a prize if we get at least 50 entrants!

TOB: November

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween! I know not everyone celebrates but we do here in Canada and my son was an avocado! Of course he was happy with all the candy he got but it was really cold here! There was ice and snow in some areas!

On to this month’s challenge for Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge!

Another great mood board for you!

Inspired by the green and the witch, I did a fun ink smooshed background and then used my Recollections stamp and die set for the witch, sentiment and black cat. Some glittered ribbon and just a small piece of DP and a few enamel dots to finish off.

Don’t forget to stop by the blog to play along with us this month and to see what the rest of the DT has created.

CCC: October

Welcome one and all. Today I am sharing with you my project for the Christmas Craft Creations monthly challenge. Our theme is Black & White & One other Color.

I went with some Lawn Fawn for my card this month.

I used the stamp and die set that we got as part of our Crop & Create Online Class with Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. I think it’s called Frosties. I colored the background with the LF Sugarplum ink and then I stamped and die cut some of the snow flakes in Sugarplum and I also embossed a set as well. I stamped the sentiment from the set and then added a few enamel dots from Your Next Stamp.

Head on over to the Christmas Craft Creations blog and play along with us this month!

TMS #628

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by!

Here’s today’s sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches!

I’ve got a fun fall card for you today.

I used some dies that I just got from Crafty Addicts. I paired it with some paper from my new October Sampler from SCT Magazine. It’s Bungalow Lane by Paige Evans for American Crafts.

Be sure to stop by the blog and see the great projects from the DT!

TMS #625

Hello all! Here we go with our last sketch of September 2021, over at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

I was in my die box and looking for one die when I came across this Spellbinders Build a Wreath die that I think I may have used 1 time several years ago and so I really wanted to give it another shot!

I just diecut the leaves out of a bunch of autumn colors and then just started building it up. Some I popped up using dimensionals and then added a few little enamel dots around. The grateful sentiment is from I think Scrapbook.com I believe the background paper is from Doodlebug and then I went over it with some ground espresso distress ink and distressed the edges.

C’mon over to the blog and join in this fun sketch with us!

CCC: September

Hey everyone! I’m here to remind you that our sketch challenge at Christmas Craft Creations is going strong and you still have time to enter!

We have a prize for you this month as well!

This month’s prize is Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Squad stamp set (pictured above). The prize winner will be picked randomly from among those entrants who have followed all the rules. Rules are in the side bar on the blog if you need a refresher.

I’ve had this owl paper for a long time and I had these little winter owl stickers and I thought they would pair so well together!

The design team has some amazing project inspiration for you on the blog so be sure to check it out and leave them some love!

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

Simon Says Stamp: STAMPTEMBER!

Well, it took some time but my wonderful stamp set from Simon Says Stamp arrived. I was graciously given a stamp set as part of their annual Stamptember event! Every day this month, they have a wonderful collaboration with a stamping company to bring you some amazing exclusive sets! There’s prizes, inspiration and shopping codes. Let’s also not forget about the golden bone…..a very special prize given to 4 lucky people who order during this event!

I was given the Raindrops 6×8 stamp set.

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This is a gorgeous set with lots of beautiful sentiments and a wide variety of raindrops that you can mix and match to make your own backgrounds or to add as embellishments to your projects.

I have 2 cards for you today.

For this card, I stamped three of the larger raindrops and two of the smaller ones randomly on a sheet. I then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I went over it in a rainbow of colors of ink to simulate a rainbow. I added the sentiment and a little vellum cloud. I also added some cute little iridescent rainbow pearls that are from Studio Katia.

For my second card, I paired one of the sentiments with a Gina K die set that I have in my stash. I created the background using some distress inks & water and then smooching that onto some Brea Reese cardstock. Again I added the raindrop pearls to finish this card.

I love how these turned out and I am especially thankful to Simon Says Stamp for allowing me to play along in their event this year. Make sure you stop by their blog each day so that you don’t miss out on the amazing collaborations that they have and also check out the store and pick up your exclusive products today! Once they are gone, they are gone so don’t wait!

2 Old Bats: September

Welcome everyone to this month’s new challenge for 2 Old Bats Halloween Challenge. Can you believe we are in September already!

As always, our challenge is anything goes and each month we give you an inspiration piece to get you started.

Here’s what I created for you

I was really inspired by those skeleton heads! I was actually going to go black and white and then I decided to add a little gold in there just because. The image is from a Tim Holtz halloween collection that I have and I went over it with some distress ink. The paper is from recollections. I die cut a piece of gold foil paper and then did a bit of gold embossing for my sentiment. I really like how this turned out.

Be sure to stop by the blog and see the great creations that the rest of the DT has done and be sure to play along with us with your own Halloween inspired project!