Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Cutest Fox Ever

Hello friends! For those of you that celebrated Thanksgiving this past week I hope it went well.
Today I have a card to show you using Lawn Fawn stamps that I created for the Lawn Fawn 2014 CHA Catalog Challenge!
   To create my card I used "Into The Woods". There are a lot of "fox" out there, but this one is my favorite without a doubt. I gave my fox a snow bank to sit in using white glitter felt that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I cut it free hand. Easy peasy! I added chipboard letters, and some super cute hounds tooth washi tape. I hope you like my card! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

May Peace Be With You

     Hello! Today I have a card to show you that I created using a beautiful new stamp set from Unity Stamp Company,   Arianna Girl by Angie Blom.  I stamped this beauty using my new favorite gold ink "Delicata" by Tsukineko. I kept the card CAS because the image is just too pretty to not be the entire focal point. I added gold stitching on the side, and used gold card stock by American Crafts as my card base.  I apologize for the picture but we haven't had a sunny day for the past several days! Hopefully tomorrow the sun will be shining and I can re-take this picture.  I'm happy you stopped by today, and before I go I need to post the winner of my little blog candy giveaway. The winner is:
#10 - House Built Of Cards! Please send me an email at    alwaysctr at with your mailing address and I will send a box of goodies your way!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Merry and Bright!

Hello and happy Friday! Today I have a card to show you featuring stamps from Neat and Tangled. The set I used is called "Merry and Bright". To create my shimmering ornaments I first stamped the ornaments in Stampin Up classic ink. Next I stamped the same stamp using Versamagic ink and I sprinkled diamond embossing powder and heat set them. Everything else is pretty much self explanatory. I love the way they turned out! I'm happy you stopped by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WPlus9 Monday Mood Board - Joyeux Noel


    Hello! Today, for the first time, I am playing along with the  WPlus9 Monday Mood Board # 23 using this beautiful inspiration photo:


                                                                 So beautiful, isn't it?

      To create my card I used the beautiful WPlus9 stamp sets Woodland Wreaths, and Pretty Poinsettias. I stamped the wreath using Stampin' Up ink Pistachio Pudding, and Wild Wasabi. I stamped the poinsettia using SU Only Apricot for the lighter shade, and  Ginger by Fresh Ink. I love peach poinsettias, they remind me of my Great Grandmother.  My patterned paper is from the Pink Paislee Snow Village collection.  I used the Mama Elephant stitching die to create my embossed card bases.

                                                   I am so happy you stopped by today!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Thankful For You!


                       Hello! Today I am playing with this months AveryElle AEI<3u challenge:="" p="">
To create my card I used two Avery Elle stamp sets, Fill In The Blank, Handwritten Notes and the   Icon Fill In the Blank coordinating die set.  I used washi tape from My Minds Eye to create my cloud themed back drop.
This card started out as a submission from a couple of months ago that was rejected. Gasp! lol, I decided something wasn't right, so after a COMPLETE over-haul, I came out with the card you see today. Here is a picture of what my card idea looked like in the beginning:
You can see I had to re-stamp everything, and change up the background. I am much happier with the end result!
Thank you for stopping by today!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Photography 101 And Some Blog C-A-N-D-Y

  I recently asked for advice for photography help from my friend Joscelyne Cutchens, and her pointers were #1- Use a tripod. #2 Take pictures in full sun #3 Use a filter   I feel like my pictures are hit and miss, so yesterday we had a nice sunny day, and I took pictures using a new pedestal I picked up at Target. I will be using it for all of my Christmas cards, and maybe beyond! I LOVE the way this picture turned out!  To create my card I used the beautiful stamp set from WPlus9 - Woodland Wreaths. I love multi-step stamping, and the beautiful results you achieve. I used the Mama Elephant stitched frame die to create my embossed stitching around my white card layer. The red patterned paper card base is paper I have been hoarding for over 5 years from Stampin Up. I'm glad I saved it because it was exactly what I was looking for when I put this card together!
So what do you think, do you give this new photo set up a thumbs up? I have some current Christmas product from My Minds Eye, and Pink Paisely to share  with one lucky commenter from this post!
 I am happy you stopped by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Peace Joy & Love

     Hello friends. Today I have a card to share that I created using Papertrey Ink stamps and dies. The tree and deer are from the In the Meadow die collection. The sentiment is from the Instant Photo: Holidays stamp set. I love that set! It has so many different styles of sentiments. I added s strip of tape from My Minds Eye and finished off the card with a button tied with twine.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I Hope Your Wish Comes True

   Hello friends! Taking a break from Holiday cards to show you a fun, and "busy" card I created using  my favorite Paper Smooches stamp set, Royal Cuteness. My star patterned background, and gold card stock are from American Crafts.  I added a machine stitched border using gold thread. Neat huh? I'm happy you stopped by and I hope you have a great day!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Merry And Bright

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today I have a card I created for the current 10 Minute Craft Dash # 29. The challenge this week was to use buttons.

      I finished my card in 8:53. Threading the buttons was the most time consuming part in making my card. I used the PTI set Rustic Wreath to create my card. I stamped the wreath using a beautiful, highly recommended by my friends, ink Delicata Golden Glitz ink by Tsukineko. It is tough to tell from this picture but it stamps SO beautifully. It is the best gold ink pad I have ever used!

                     I am happy you stopped by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks! Blog Hop

Today is bittersweet as we say thank you, goodbye and good luck to Cath Edvalson.
The paper crafts community has come together to create the Blog Hop, of all Blog Hops as we celebrate Cath and and all that she means to us! You should have arrived here from Jamie Greene's Blog.
Let me show you my card!
I created this card using "Into The Woods" and matching patterned paper both by Lawn Fawn. I added a lot of fun design elements, wood grain, washi tape, chipboard, and machine stitching. I hope you like it! Your next stop on the hop is Jennifer Scul.  If you want to start at the very beginning click HERE.
I am happy to be a part of such an epic Blog Hop honoring the fabulous Cath Edvalson! Happy Hopping!

Friday, November 8, 2013

You Make My Heart Melt!

Today I have a CAS card that I created for the current Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge:
I used striped washi tape from My Minds Eye and ribbon from Maya Road. I colored the adorable snowman and candle using Promarkers and Copics. I used watermark ink and chalk to color the heart in the middle of the sentiment. I just love the way it turned out!
I am happy you stopped by today and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Celebrating Happy News!

Hello friends! Today I am here to share some very exciting crafty news! I am a Paper Crafts magazine World Card Making Day Winner, for the second time! I truly did not think I had a chance of winning, I mean, the first time was amazing, but actually winning again, unbelievable. I won in the Christmas category, I guess Christmas cards are my "thing". So, today I am sharing a Christmas card I created using the WPlus9 set "Woodland Wreaths" and a sentiment from  PTI set "Instant Photo: Holidays" .  I am happy you stopped by, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hang Your Heart At Home For Christmas - Blog Feature!

Hello! This week the editor of Create: magazine emailed me to let me know that a card that I have in the Create: Christmas Cards issue would be featured on their blog, and newsletter today. What a happy surprise! I am also excited about this issue because I am a cover girl, finally! You can visit the blog and see the entire list of supplies for this card. I am happy you stopped by, and I hope you have a great day!