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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Our Art Swaps ATC Swap

Our Art Swaps, a fun group that I'm a member of,
is having an ATC swap this month.
Our theme is Christmas.
We were each assigned 2 people to send ATCs to,
I made 3 so I could send one to the gal who organized the swap.
I used the images
"Christmas Ball with Ribbon"  (#12702) from
Snowflakes, Happy Holiday sentiment and "bakers twine" are from
For each ATC, I stamped the Christmas Ball with Ribbon
image onto white card stock, the center part,
with the ribbon and pine bough
was colored with water color crayons. 
The "metal" braid was colored with Creative Memories pens.
 
For this first one, I covered the top and bottom areas of the ball with sticky powder and added micro beads.  The picture doesn't show the true color, but they are a darker green than they look in the picture.
For the snowflakes were heat embossed with white powder.
The Christmas Balls were fussy cut
 and adhered to each card with ATG tape.

This card was colored the same, but the top and bottom were covered with
liquid glue and glitter.
The Holiday Wishes was embossed with white powder.

This 3rd card was covered with glitter also, but a different color.
The lines along the edges are a "bakers twine" stamp from the
Holiday Delivery Stamp Set.
I'm really loving this set, so many fun things that can be done with it!
 
I really enjoyed making these ATCs,
it's been quite a while since I had done any
 and I'm so glad we decided to do this for our swap this month.
I hope the people who received them enjoy them too.
 
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you've been inspired in some way.
Leave a comment if you will and come again soon.
 
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Just A Note Of Thanks

Today is the start of another challenge on the
The theme is
"Just a note of thanks"
I have used
"Just a note"  (#6405)
"Parachuting Squirrel" (#27402)
both from
I stamped the image with Versa Fine Black Onyx ink
and colored it and the background with
water color crayons.
Just a note... was also stamped with the same ink.
I love this image, so cute and fun to color.
Eureka! Stamps has so many 
wonderful images and lovely sentiments!
Pop over to the Eureka! Stamps Store
and see what you find
that you'd love to work with,
then join in the fun of this weeks challenge. 
Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you'll stop by again soon.
 
Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Colors challenge

Halloween is pretty close and this week's challenge is
"Halloween Colors"
I used
"Ghost" (#3904) from
for my card.
I stamped Ghost 3 times with Versa Mark Ink and
embossed them with white embossing powder on
black card stock.
The "Boo" I wrote with a Versa Mark Pen
 and embossed it also.
This was a very simple, quick card to make.
I'm sure you can create something for our challenge too.
You can find all the particulars at the
I hope you'll play along.
Eureka! Stamps has a lot of great Halloween images in both
red rubber and digital format, so hop over and take a look.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
Come again soon.
 
Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Birthday box

Hello bloggy friends!
and I've been having a ball with it!
I've learned that there is more to be made with it
than just envelopes.
Today I'm showing you a little box that I created with it.
How fun is this?
I made the 'base' box with card stock and decorated it with
some shocking yellow card stock and patterned paper.
It doesn't look it in these pictures, but believe me that yellow card stock is so bright it hurts the eyes.
 
To get that patterned paper measured just right onto the yellow,
Cutting the mats just perfect with out measuring is so easy with
Follow the link to find out more about these wonderful tools
and you will also see that you will receive a discount
with a special discount code provided for any purchase through my blog.
This discount is good for any of the items sold by
 
Thanks for stopping by today, leave a comment if you will and
come again soon.
 
Until next time, Happy Crafting!

 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Scarecrow with twine.

It's time for another
This week the theme has 2 parts,
"Fall and add some string or twine"
(not ribbon)
For my card I used
"Scarecrow and Sunflowers" (#15901)from
I stamped the image using Versa Fine Ink
and colored it with water color crayons.
The edges were inked with Distress Ink.
I added a bit of twine at the top.
I made the envelope with some patterned paper from my stash
 
Why not hop over to the
and check out all the fun images they have.
Then create something for our challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you've been inspired in some way and
will come back again soon.
 
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Anything Goes Challenge

Today's challenge on the
"Anything Goes"
I have used
"Flower Basket" (#24608) from
I stamped the Flower Basket onto white card stock.
The image was colored with water color crayons and the background was inked with Distress Ink.
I have to say, when I first made this card,
I wasn't too happy with it, but I must admit,
the more I look at it, the more I like it.
 
I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week.
We, on the design team, love seeing what you create!
 
Thanks for stopping by today,
Leave me a comment if you will and
come again soon.
 
Until next time, Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"Mashed Potatoes" and something new

I have a couple things to tell y'all about today.
It's the first Wednesday of the month, so that means
it's time for a tutorial on
Hop on over and see my tutorial
on how to create a striped background
 like the one on this card.
The "something new" I have to tell you about is
that I have been chosen to be a
"Perfect Paper Crafting Brand Ambassador"
I'm thrilled with this as I just love my Perfect Layers!
If you follow that link you will be taken to
"my page" where you can see how these amazing tools are used.
See that green mat around the
"Christmas Blessings" (Eureka! Stamps #7304) sentiment?
I used my Perfect Layers
to get that nice even cut with no measuring at all.
Use my link to check out the video
and the other wonderful products that
Perfect Paper Crafting carries.
AND when you make a purchase using the code
Kristie5%
 you will receive a 5% discount on your order.
If you look back at my earlier posts
and see mats like the one above,
you know that they were cut using my Perfect Layers.
I've been using them for years and wouldn't
scrapbook or make cards with out them.
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
Now hop on over to see my tutorial
and check out the Perfect Paper Crafting site.
 
Until next time, Happy Crafting!