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So Suzy Stamps - Elegant Bride and Groom

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It is the last day of 2014. I am sure lots of people will be out celebrating tonight so I thought I would post a card with a theme that is always a celebration.

Image: Wedding Dress
Image:  Groom Store: So Suzy Stamps
We (the design team) have been sharing our projects all month long over at So Suzy Stamps! It has been our pleasure. I am honored to share this last card of December and 2014 with you.




When I saw these two stamps, I knew I had to make a card using both of them together. They fit so well, the curve of the wedding leaves just enough room to fit the Groom stamp.
I wanted to go with the traditional black and white and found some wonderful paper that compliments these two very elegant stamps.  After I stamped the images, I embossed them with clear embossing powder.

A big white bow and Bride and Groom label finishes off the card.

Now if you are going out tonight to celebrate the coming of the new year, please be safe. A new challenge will begin in January, so be sure to check bac…

A Country Scene

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I can't believe that I have not shared with you since Christmas Eve. It has been so nice being off work and hanging out with the family. I have not crafted too much over the last few days, but i did find some time today to play in my playroom


I love working with alcohol inks, but when I do, it turns into an inky mess. When I work with glossy paper, I have to be very careful as the stamped images can smear so easily.  I typically color up several 8 x 10 glossy sheets with various alcohol inks and then cut them up and start stamping away. Not every image comes out perfect, but I do find the ones that do work, the colors are amazing.

I love how the background looks like clouds, but the colors also work great for the two ducks swimming in the lake.

I stamped out a few other images as well that I hope to be able to share with you later in the week. they are off to the side drying and I hope to make cards out of them over the next few days.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas or …

So Suzy Stamps - Feel Better Soon

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Hi everyone. I am here today to share another card I made with one of the new releases over at So Suzy Stamps. Can you believe Christmas is tomorrow? It has been a busy month. But not too busy to be able to share another card with you!


Nobody likes to be under the weather, but this fun little card is sure to brighten anyone's day. These silhouette stamps make such fun cards. Now the thing about silhouette stamps, is if they do not have a crisp sharp image, they will not stamp well. I think that is why I love So Suzy Stamps so much. You get a sharp printed image when using her stamps!

For this card, I used a simple A2 card and fitted a banner to it. The paper I used is from Crate Paper and is called Flea Market. The two stamps I used are called Feel Better Fairiesand Feel Better.  I finished off my card with ribbon and a bow.

Very simple, but sure does the trick!

Now, we only have a few more days left in this months challenge. If you have not linked up yet, there is still time. You…

Christmas Eve...Are you Naughty or Nice

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Well at this point Boys and Girls, there is no turning back. You have either been Naughty or Nice. You will find out which one tomorrow..But until then it is time for another challenge over at

Crafters Cafe. Theme:  CAS Tags Sponsor:  Fred She Said
We have a fun sponsor for you this week. So if you are not familiar with Fred she Said...you are missing out. Fun images, both pre colored and un colored. Well worth a look.

The image I worked with this week is called Naught or Nice elf.


I had these fun little stickers that I knew would work well for my project. These will be fun little tags to put on the presents for my nephew and niece. Now I will just need to decide which one gets what tag.



So what do you think? Do you still need to give a last minute or late present? Why not play along and make a tag. We would love to see what you create.


Riley & Company - Christmas Cocktail Anyone?

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Wow, the last challenge of 2014. Can you believe it. Lets make it a good one.
Theme: Non Traditional Color Christmas Card Images:  Doris Sentiment: It's beginning to look a lot like

What a better way to Celebrate than with a nice cocktail! I just love these Retro people. They work so great with these funny bones. So many to choose from, so be sure to check out the store!

Now, if you want to play along, and I sure hope you do, you need to use a Riley & Company stamp. There are lots of fun Christmas and many other images over at Riley and Co. so be sure to check them out.
Want to play along?


We would love to have you! If you upload your card/project to SCS (splitcoast  Stampers) don't forget to include the keyword 2614.
Heather BolliJackie Rakoski-DiedikerJoy StaggKelly SantiKendra DeCotaSandye CurryVera Yates

613 Avenue Create - Snowflakes

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It is Sunday and that means another challenge over at 613 Avenue Create .  Theme: Snowflakes Sponsor: Rick St. Dennis Image: Frosty


I just love RSD images. They are so fun to work with. They have so much detail, and he is a wonderful artist! If you have never checked out him art, you should really take a moment to do so.

I typically don't make to many white on white cards, but for a snowflake theme, I decided to do so. I purchased a new embossing folder with snowflakes and used it for this challenge.

Now I know it is just a few days before Christmas, but we would sure love it if you sneak away and play along! We would love to see all your snowflakes...


Creative Knockouts - Winter Wonderland

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Hello and happy Thursday!  I am here today to share with you my very last card as a member of the Design Team over at Creative Knockouts.

Theme:  Winter Wonderland sponsor: Sweet N Sassy Stamps Image:  Cocoa's Gift

It has been a fun ride over at Creative Knockouts, but it is time for me to step down, but not before I share with you my last card.



This image is called Cocoa's Gift and is a cute little Mouse popping out of  a gift package. I colored and fussy cut the image and stuck it right to my card stock. No decorative papers this time around.
I stamped the North Pole sign and some snowflakes and presents around the image to create my Winter Wonderland.
I hope I have inspired you to play along! I sure would love to see your version of a Winter Wonderland!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Dream it Up - Quick and/or CuteSassy Studio Designs: #260 Let It SnowBaffies Kreativladen - Gift packaging (ends Jan14)Inky Impressions - #190 Winter Wonderland

Christmas Book

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Hello everyone. I have been holding back on sharing this project with you as I wanted to do it as close to Christmas as possible. I start my vacation next week and will not go back to work again until January 5th.

I get to start my wonderful vacation by having a wisdom tooth pulled. I am not looking forward to that at all and will probably be down and out for a few days.  So I thought this day was as good as any to share my project.


This is the second Christmas book I made this year, and I sold both of them at craft shows!


I loved making them, but boy they are a lot of work. Now when I say work, I do mean fun work. There are so many pages to decorate and design, and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it when I am done.


I created a pocket page to insert a gift card or fun tag. I thought this may be used as a gift so wanted to make room for a little extra insert. 

With both books, I created matted pages which would be perfect to add pictures. My other thought that this may be used a…

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Cross Over

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Did you know that Imagine that now has a new monthly challenge? I have participated in her monthly Stamp of the Month progressive challenges, but now she has a challenge where you can use any digi from Imagine That.

Image: Jenn & Friends Paper: Holly Boughs


It is perfect timing as I needed to make one more Christmas Card. Also, a perfect opportunity to showcase my Cross over card for The 12 Months of Christmas Link up. The digital paper is from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles and worked great with the paper I had in my stash.



I also had these fun little brads of holly that framed this cute little image perfectly. This will be my last card that I enter into the Link up and my last chance to win the wonderful prize she is offering up. Wish me luck!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - 12MoC Link UpImagine That - Any Imagine That Digi


Path of Positivity - Faith

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Can you believe we are already in December...where has the year gone?  So I am here to kick off the last challenge in 2014 for Path of Positivity
Theme: Faith Sponsor: Pickled Potpourri
Image: Christmas Candle

December typically is a month where we think a lot about our faith, so it fits in perfectly this month as our theme. 

December is a month where we count our blessings and think about our Faith.

We all celebrate our faith in different ways not only with family, but personally as well.

This sentiment is from Ginger's House and was a perfect addition for my card and this challenge.
So hopefully you will find time in your busy schedule to share with us this month, we would love to hear your story and see your creation on "Faith."



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Boots - Merry ChristmasCrafty CardmakersChristmas + DT CallDream Valley ChallengesChristmasIncy Wincy Designs Christmas Anything GoesSimon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anythi…

Destination Adventure!

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I have been wanting to create a project for the current challenge going on over at Simon Says Monday challenge. I finally had some time today to play in my craft room.

If you follow me, you know I have made a few passport cards. Well, what better design to use than a passport card for a Transportation theme.


I had a 6" x 6" cardstock set by Momenta that was a travel theme. I knew that I would make a passport card using this cardstock, it was just finding the time. 

Some of the other items I used were some of my Tim Holtz Idea Ology items along with a stamp set from Fiskars called Travel Ledger. 

I have several more ideas for some passport cards. I plan on making several next year. Hopefully you will stop by and check them out. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams-   VintageScribble and Scrap-   #33 Always Anything GoesThe Corrosive Challenges#214 Anything Goes

Altered Memory Box

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Hi everyone! It has been a couple of days since I have checked in, so I thought I would share a project with you I made about a bit ago, but have not had time to blog about it.

There is a local cigar shop just down the street from me that sells me his empty cigar boxes. I thought they would be great to alter and use for little storage boxes and house some of my cards. I am thinking about making some card sets as well.


I have never done decoupage before, so this was NEW to me, but I thought it would be fun to try since I love layering so much. I started by painting the box using Forest Moss distress paint. The paper stack I used is from DCWV and is called The primrose Paper stack.  I used Range's Glue n Seal to adhere the paper



Here is a close look at all the embellishments I added.  I wasn't sure how the stamping would come out, but I think it looks pretty good. I used the Hampton Art 7 Gypsies cling stamps and Teresa Collins Sentiment stamps from Fiskars.
I decorated the side…

Riley & Company Blog Hop

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Today is the Day! The day we have all been waiting for! The official release of the new Funny Bones Sentiments and images. There are 33 new Funny Bones Sentiments and 6 new Funny Bones Images that will be released.

You should have come from Kelli's blog, if not, you may want to start back at the beginning over at Riley & Company so that you don't miss out on any of the DT pages. 





This is a great sentiment! And so much truth to it!



And another Valentines Day card, but this sentiment can work for so many occasions!

Now what would a blog hope be without some blog candy:

Riley and Company will be offering a $20 Gift Certificate to the Riley & Co online store! Riley Fans will need to comment on the Riley & Company Blog post during the Blog Hop on September 25th to receive their prize.

Your next stop is Sandye's blog, so Hop, Hop, Hop on over there and check out what she has created.
Thanks for stopping by. 

Catch the Bug - Holiday Chaos Recipe

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As promised, I am back to share another card for the Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos Recipe challenge.
1 image 2 of something 3 of something else


For this card I used 2 metal martini glasses and 3 Gems. This is a very festive image. I just love it. I have used it a few times over the last year, but definitely works for a holiday card.
OK, finally, I am all caught up with my cards. I have one more card to post tomorrow, but I don't know what the theme is yet. So hopefully you will check back sometime tomorrow or Saturday. I should have a card up by then.
Tootles!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes Christmas

Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos - Sparkle

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I feel like a kid in a toy shop...so many blog hops, and not enough time to play in all of them! I thought I was doing so well this year with my cards, then all of a sudden blog hops start popping up and I am making cards to play in those.

I know, I can have some self discipline, but it's Christmas time, isn't that a time to be frivolous? Well, I have two more posts to put up today, then I MUST get to other things!


I made this card for a class that I taught this month, but had not had time to post. It worked perfect for one of the days over at Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos link up.

I missed the link up last year due to travel, so I wanted to make sure I played along this year! I'll be back in a bit with one more card, then I promise, I am finished for the day! LOL.