Thursday, December 31, 2015

Season's Givings Blog Hop Ringing In 2016!!!!




Smiley from Millan.Net


Happy New Year!!!

Thanks for journeying your way through this fun and fabulous blog hop!!  It's a New Year Stampy tradition for so many of us and it's just amazing to be so blessed with so many friends and fellow talented crafters through the year!!  Grab your favorite yummy beverage and cuddle up in a comfy spot and be prepared to see all kinds of gorgeous creations and generous blog candy giveaways!!  All to thank YOU!!  Each and every one of you!!



My blog candy is my holiday gift to a randomly drawn commenter!!  A brand new Stampin' Up!  cute Koala stamp set and lots of various embellies along with a $5 Starbucks Gift Card and a little thank you card I made!!  Just leave me a comment and I'll draw a winner on Jan. 8th!!  Winner will have one week to claim the prize.  If the winner does not then a second winner will be drawn.  No restrictions on location, I don't mind sending the prize anywhere!

You'll find the list of blogs to hop through is at the end of this post.  But I'd love to share just a few of my favorite cards from this year!!  I became a Demo for Stampin' Up!  in August and I'm having the best time!!



Yes there ARE pink birds in my white Christmas world!!  LOL




I went for a masculine design here and love how it turned out, big bow and all!


I'm in LOVE with glitter which most of you know!  So just having fun with the new PINK glimmer paper!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I hope you've had a beautiful holiday season and have an incredibly wonderful 2016!!!  And have a lovely time hopping!!


Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

Technique Tuesday

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Verve Stamps

Donna Salazar

Richard Garay

AdTech

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Inchie Arts

Avocado Arts

OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)

Rubermoon Stamps

Latina Crafter

A Jillian Vance Design

JustNick

Your Everyday Stamps

Latisha Yoast

AJ Otto

Kimberly Crawford

Julia Stainton

Laurie Willison

Teri Anderson

Jennifer Gallacher

Vera Yates

Wanda Guess

Nichol Magouirk

Kelly Klapstein

Anabelle O’Malley

Kim Watson

Chari Moss

Laura Bassen

Lydia Fiedler

Lisa Adametz

Alice Wertz

Daniela Dobson

Jenn Shurkus

Lori Craig

Amy Tsuruta

Lisa Henke

Margie Higuchi

Lee Murphy

Lori Tecler

Dina Kowal

Loretta Lock

Darsie Bruno

Marcie Sharp

Veronica Zalis

Barbara Anders

Maria Levine

Dana Joy

Melody Rupple

Keri Sereika

Asia King

Jennifer Ingle

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Beth Pingry

Erica Houghton

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Piali Biswas

Ashley Newell

Nicole Maki

Julee Tilman

Leigh Penner

Christina Griffiths

Lindsay Amrhein

Laura Williams

Debbie Seyer

Christine Emberson

Kerry Urbatch

Linda Lucas

Tosha Leyendekker

Giovana Smith

Bunny Vance

Stacey Schafer

Lee Ann Barrett

Ruby Naz

Julie Dinn

Jill Hawkins

Christiana Reulling

Jodi Collins

Gracie Chavez

Michelle Woerner

Tania Willis

Karisse Schilling

Lori McAree

Ashley Harris

Emily Leiphart

Heidi Blankenship

Coralynn Murray

Tenia Nelson

Pretty Philosophie

Jillian Vance

Misti Oblander

Ceal Pritchett

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~ Have a PINK Day! ~
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Sweet Pink Christmas!!!

Smiley from Millan.Net

 I can tell you I've ALWAYS loved this little image!!!  I was thrilled to find it's actually designed by Floppy Latte Designs and our sponsor this week at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is the fun Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet which carries this!!!!



 I printed it on a laser printer and then was able to color with my Copics.  Pink and snowflakes and a touch of glitter pen!!  This image always makes me smile and I think lends itself to being very much a pink Christmas girl!!!

Come on over to Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and play with us!!  This challenge is Anything Goes!!  Now you know you want to play!!  


~ Have a Pink Day! ~

Monday, December 21, 2015

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!!!

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It's a Pink Christmas post today!!!!  It's true I love Christmas in ANY color!!  But Pink...well duh!!  It's my favorite!!!  And if it's pink GLITTER??!!!   Swwoooon!!!



 

This is one of my favorite cards I made this year.  You know why?  YES!!!  Pink Glimmer paper!!!  One of the NEW products coming your way in just days!!!  I sooooo ADORE it!!  Of course!!  I used the gorgeous Wonderland dp to contrast the pretty pink sparkle!  And the Softly Falling EF is one of my faves for sure!!  I had a little snowflake charm because well, do I really have to admit all the little things I have in my craft room??  LOL  Having a blast with these Holiday Greetings dies and the glimmer paper!!




So how about a little tip so you can get all the pretty layering you like, if you're like me, but not use up all your glimmer paper to do it!!!  So here you go!!  Just cut out your layer to the size you need, this one is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Then I took a rectangle die that fit closely enough and used it twice to cut out the inside pieces so I can use them for other cards and then I still have what looks like a full layer on my card above!!!  VOILA!!!

Yes a few more days and a few more Christmas cards to come!!!  Hope you all are having a fabulous week!!!!

~ Have a PINK Day! ~
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dashing Through The Snow!

Smiley from Millan.Net


Yes, I have been on rather a Christmas card-making roll.  But then I do love making Christmas and winter cards all year round.  It's the snow addict in me!  LOL

I really never got into the habit of sending many Christmas cards out however, and the ones I do are all unique.  Only one year ever did I make a stack of identical cards to send out.  Although I just may be tempted again to do that with my MISTI!  Stinkin' love that tool!!  lol

But for now....here are a couple more of my Stampin' Up Christmas designs...




Maybe I should call it "Glitter All The Way"?  Heehee!  I used both the White and Silver Glimmer cardstock along with the Basic Black and Real Red.  Really it is a simple card and layout.  Again my favorite Sleigh Ride Edgelits, this time the sleigh and a little sliver of the silver ribbon that coordinates with the Jingle All The Way stamp set.  Topped with one of my faves again...yes I know, but I do so love those wooden snowflakes!

My tiny little Christmas tree display in my craft room is my staging for my photos for now.  Methinks it just might be a permanent staging that changes colors and designs with the seasons.

Here's another



I do so love ribbon and bows!  I wanted a more masculine design.  Yeah, yeah I know.  But seriously I don't get too masculine as most of you know, so this will have to suffice!  lol  The Winter Wonderland Vellum is so cool and it's reversible!  I saw the gold stripes but they weren't quite working for me, so I turned it over and VOILA!  Silver stripes!  The black cardstock just adds a little depth and masculine feel.  This ribbon is really easy to work with I promise!

I've got some homemade gift ideas coming soon...so stay tuned!  And also a great giveaway on January 1st!!  Meanwhile....I truly hope you're all enjoying the holiday season!!!


~ PINK hugs! ~


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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Oh Christmas Cards! Oh Christmas Cards!



Oh you know it!!  I do so adore Christmas and with the snow piling up here on our mountain and the woodstove crackling away most days it's just heaven to sit in my craft room and make Christmas cards!!!!

 Now here are some of this year's creations using my Stampin' Up! addictions!!!  LOL




The Embellished Ornaments stamp set and matching dies are soooo pretty!!  Especially when you use the dies with glimmer paper!!  It makes CAS cards really pop!!!  I actually made card kits with this design....but I have to get them put up in my Etsy shop!!!  LOL

Supply List:   
Stamps: SU Embellished Ornaments
Dies: SU Delicate Ornaments Thinlets
Paper:  SU Whisper White, Basic Black, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: SU Basic Black
Accessories:  Twine



Now this card uses the MISTI!!  And it really, really is the Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented!!  I was gifted this by my amazing Boss Lady, Lydia Fiedler!!  It was a very special and appreciated gift when I had hand surgery a few months ago!!  It helped me immensely!!!  I love this Wonderland stamp set and this card uses a cool, new technique using the MISTI that Lydia came up with!!  Here is the link to the tutorial:

Splitcoast MISTI Marbling Technique

Supplies:
Stamps:  SU Wonderland
Paper: SU Whisper White, Basic Black, Passion Pink
Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Passion Pink
Accessories:  Twine



I made a little set of 4x4 gift cards using the Flurry of Wishes stamp set.  And the snowflakes were stamped in pink to contrast with the blue dp.  I seriously could make an entire PINK christmas house!!!  LOL  

Supplies:
Stamps: SU Flurry of Wishes
Paper: SU Whisper White, Night of Navy, Season of Cheer dp
Ink: SU Night of Navy
Accessories:  Ribbon, Pearls


More Christmas cards to come!!  Hope you are having a fun and creative holiday time!!!  If you see anything you'd like to learn more about please feel free to ask away!!!



~ PINK hugs!! ~