Friday, November 30, 2012

12 Days Of Holiday Projects - Day #1

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 This year I am excited to join several crafting friends in a Holiday inspired 12 day Blog hop! There is going to be SO much inspiration in the next 12 days, and I hope you enjoy looking at my cards, and ornaments as much as I enjoyed making them! You should have arrived here from the very talented Regina Hardy!



 Today I am also happy to show you a card I created with the brand new December Sketch Challenge from The Craft's Meow.



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I used the beautiful TCM set designed by Nina B Designs "Christmas Angel". I colored her with copics and added gold highlights using a gold gel pen.

Here is the TCM December sketch:



 This is the full list of hoppers that will be sharing 12 Days of Holiday Projects, so be sure to visit them to see their beautiful creations!
Jen Cuthbertson
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The Craft's Meow New Release Blog Hop!




    Howdy! Welcome to The Craft's Meow November Release Blog Hop! If you started at the beginning, then you should have arrived here from the super talented Sharri, but if you are just now joining along then click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Here is my card!

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  Did you know that "Stitched Sentiments Two" is FREE with a $50 purchase? This set is a must have, and can be used for so many occasions!  To create my card I also decided to use one of my favorite TCM stamp sets "Holiday Foundations". I. Love.This.Set.

   Let me refresh your memories, hehe.




     This set is HUGE. The border stamps are all over 5 1/2 inches long.  I just love it, yeah, yeah, I know I already said that. ;0)
Your final stop on the hop, if you haven't left a comment there already is The Craft's Meow Blog. Lisa is giving away all 4 new stamp sets to one lucky winner. You don't wanna miss out on that! Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you have a great weekend!!

                                                                                     

Fun Friday With Your Next Stamp - Ornament Set

                                          Click HERE if you are looking for my TCM New Release Blog Hop Post!

 

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Hello and welcome to Fun Friday with Your Next Stamp! This is the last day of November which means this is the last day of our monthly theme "Gifts and Giving". I thought it would be fun to make a set of Christmas ornaments with matching packaging. Here is a closer look of the ornaments:

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I used the super cute metal die set "Tree Trio" to create those fun tree's. The stamp is from the YNS set "Snow Fun". I had fun decorating my ornaments and now I have to decide who to give them to! If you would like to see what the other DT members created today then be sure to stop  by the YNS Blog. Thank you for visiting me today and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Craft's Meow Sneak Peek Day #4 - Just My Speed



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  Hello and welcome to The Craft's Meow November Release Sneak Peek Day #4! Today I am here to show you a card I created using one of my favorite sets from this release " Zoom Goes My Heart". This adorable set was designed by our own amazingly talented DT member "Karen Baker.  I'm happy you stopped by and be sure to visit The Craft's Meow Company Blog to see what the rest of the design team made using this set!

                                                            
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Color Splash - A Warm Thank You


                                               



  Hello and welcome to The Play Date Cafe Challenge #159. This week is one of my favorite times of the month here at the Cafe...Color Splash! I loved working with these colors, and I know there are going to be TONS of beautiful projects for this weeks challenge!  The Cup of The Week will win a fabulous prize from the PDCC prize vault!  Here is the card I created for the challenge!

   
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  See, I told you I love this set! (See my post from earlier). To create my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets Purls of Wisdom, Knit Bits, and Background Basics: Striped Sweater. I used my Cherry Cobbler Classic ink pad from Stampin Up. The adorable sweater was created using the PTI Sweater Die, and Aida Impression Plate. LOVE! I am so excited to see what you create using this weeks color splash from The Play Date Cafe! Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!!
                                      

Stitched With Love - 10 Minute Craft Dash #7


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 Today I am excited to be playing along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash  Challenge #7.  Check out the beautiful inspiration colors!

   To create my card I used my brand new goodies from Papertrey Ink, "Knit Bits", and "Purls of Wisdom". I seriously LOVE these stamp sets. I started my card at 6:23 PM yesterday evening and finished it at 6:29 PM. I started out with only the stamp sets and ink pads. And just to test myself again, I made a duplicate of this card and indeed the second one took only 6 minutes as well.  I love this challenge, and find it to be very challenging. I'm so happy you decided to stop by today, and if you get a chance you should try out the 10 Minute Craft Dash!
                                                               

The Craft's Meow Sneak Peek Day #3 - Your Friendship


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  Hi and welcome to day #3 of The Craft's Meow November Release Sneak Peek! My card today features the stamp set "Beautiful Shelf". I stamped the shelf on wood grain patterned paper and cut it out. I stamped the quilt, colored it, and cut it out also. The sentiment is from the set "Let It Snow". Be sure to visit The Craft's Meow Store Blog to see what the rest of the cards created using Beautiful Shelf!!

                                                  
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Craft's Meow Sneak Peek Day#2 -


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   Hello and welcome to day #2 of The Craft's Meow November release preview! Today I am here to show you a card I created using the upcoming release stamp set "Stitched Sentiments Two". To create my card I used the set "Lovely Ovals", and created a golden yellow "gradiant" card. I used my A Muse Studio, and Fresh Ink pigment ink pads to stamp the background. Be sure to visit the rest of the design team blogs to see all of the beautiful cards they  made using "Stitched Sentiments Two"!
                                                                 
Monday, November 26, 2012

The Craft's Meow Sneak Peek - You're Sweet






Hello friends! Today I am here to show you a sneak peek of TCM December Release stamp set "Valentine Wishes". Here is my card:

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  This set is just SO cute and is a great set for coloring, paper piecing, or both! I also used a background stamp from TCM stamp set "Lovely Ovals". Be sure to come back tomorrow for a peek at another December release!


                                                                     
Thursday, November 22, 2012

So Very Thankful

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  I just wanted to wish all of my friends celebrating today a HappyThanksgiving filled with family, love, and thankfulness. I am thankful for all that I have, a roof over our heads, and loving and supportive husband, beautiful, healthy children and family and friends.

  I am posting a "reject" from a pub call a couple of months ago. I LOVE this card, and the pretty paper I used from My Minds Eye. I used one of my favorite Wplus9 stamp sets "Pretty Patches: Apple".  I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting my blog today!

                                                                                        
Saturday, November 17, 2012

10 Minute Craft Dash # 6 - Wishing You Joy


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  I am very excited to be playing along for the very first time with the fun 10 Minute Dash Craft Challenge! This week the challenge was to make a card in 10 minutes or less using these colors:



   I decided to create a non-traditional Christmas card using two of my new favorite (yeah, I have a lot of favorites!) stamp sets by PTI, "Peaceful Pinecones", and "Snowflake Flurries". I started my card at 6:58 and finished at 7:09. Luckily I had the stitched card base from a card that never got finished, so I'm happy I didn't end up throwing it away! I enjoyed this challenge and look forward to playing again! Thank you for visiting my blog today!

                                                                                 
Friday, November 16, 2012

Fun Friday With Your Next Stamp - Merry Little Christmas



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Hello and welcome to Fun Friday with YNS! This month our theme is "Home-made gifts".  I decided to showcase two very cute YNS dies, the Small Postcard die, and the Large Postcard die and stamp set. I used the small postcard as a tag! The circle tag stamp is from the "Christmas Carol Circle Stamps" set. The holly sprig is from the "Holiday Postage set". I created a card to go along with my gift bag:


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            All of the patterned paper I used is from Echo Park's Very Merry Collection. Be sure to visit the YNS Blog to see the other designers playing along today. Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great weekend!
                                                                                         
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Play Date Cafe - Just The Way You Are





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Welcome to The Play Date Cafe! This week we have a beautiful set of colors, and a wonderful sponsor:


 Also this color challenge will be a two week challenge to give everyone a little break for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and to give all of you more time to play along with us!

Here is the card I created using this weeks color story:

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To create my card I used the stamp set from Technique Tuesday "Always Adore".  My patterned paper is from BasicGrey. I kept this card clean and simple, and I LOVE the vanilla burlap in the background! I finished off my card with a little clothespin that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you will play along with the PDCC!



Monday, November 12, 2012

The Craft's Meow Holiday Card Blog Hop!







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   We have gathered together today to bring you a blog hop FULL of Christmas card inspiration!  Since I am a "Z", I am your last stop on the hop. (That darn Z, lol)  You should have arrived here from Sharri's Blog.  I have seen a peek of what the other design team members created for the hop and I hope you have been inspired as I was by the fantastic creations they made! To create my card I used one of my favorite sets from our October Release:  Hearth and Home.

    
        
  I stamped the bells multiple times to create a border and I colored them with Copic and Promarkers. The patterned paper is by LilyBee Designs.  I used DMC floss to string my buttons and attached them to the card using glue dots. I just love using lots of buttons! I finished the card by stamping the sentiment, and rounding the corners.  If you started at the beginning of the hop then I am your last stop but if you are just  now joining us you can click HERE to start at the beginning. If you leave a comment on the TCM Store blog today you will have the chance to win a TCM stamp set of your choice! Comments must be left by 9pm PST, Wed Nov 14th.

                                        Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful week!!


            
                                                                                
Friday, November 9, 2012

Cloud9 November Blog Hop - Good Tidings


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  Today, I am happy to be playing along with the Cloud9 November blog hop! The inspiration picture is a beauty, and I couldn't wait to make a card using it! Here is the picture:


  To make my card is used the Wplus9 set "Iconic Christmas". The pattterned paper is some of my all time favorite patterned paper that I have had for a couple of years by "The Girls Paperie". Isn't is just perfect?! I enjoyed making a Christmas card using colors other then green and red. Now don't get me wrong I love tradition, but a change of pace is always nice to.  I'm glad you stopped by today and I hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Play Date Cafe # 157 - Pretty Pretty Butterflies





Hello and welcome to this weeks challenge at The Play Date Cafe! This week we have another beautiful color story:


Plum, Fuchsia, Wisteria



This week the Cup of The Week will win a fabulous prize from our monthly sponsor:

Simon Says Stamp

 Here is the card I created!

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I used the PTI  stamp set Beautiful Butterflies and the matching dies, along with PTI Simply Jane card stock.  The gingham paper is from A Muse Studio. I hope you like my card, and I really hope you will play along with us this week! Thank you for stopping by!