A Unity Luminary

I saw a tutorial on the Authentique paper blog to make this luminary. They are quick to put together, and I may have my workshop girls do these in Jan.! It’s Friday, so that means it’s Friends With Flair day at the Unity blog! I used 2 stamp sets for making this, Jillibean Soup’s Snowflakes Fall From Heaven, and the Roly Poly Winter Joy Itty Bitty. I paper pieced the snowman with Authentique Gathering paper. He’s just too cute! I used a punch to get the shapes on each panel, and there is snowflake printed vellum covering each one. Go check out the tutorial on the Authentique blog, and also all the fabulous Unity creations! Have a Happy New Year!!

A Thank You

I saw a new card fold yesterday on Splitcoast Stampers for a  Double Dutch Fold. I’ve been looking for a new fold to try, and like the result. I used kraft paper and it is a bit thick. The card doesn’t want to stay shut even when laying flat. So next time I’ll remeber to use thinner cardstock. But I still like it! I used the Authentique Gathering pad again. Love the soft colors! This piece of dp matches almost perfectly the ippity flower stamp from the Now & Always set, which I stamped in orange and turquoise. Love it! The sentiment is from the ippity set Just a Note. The 2 labels I cut from my Cricut from the free shapes at Cricut Craft Room. I am entering this at the Unity Opportunity ippity challenge to make a Thank You.

Love

Well, back to an almost normal routine after Christmas, and time to stamp again! This card is being entered at Chick Challenges {with ippity}, where there is a sketch to follow. JenMarie is the Hot Chick this time around, and she made a gorgeous card that I played off of. She has a stamped background dp, and I did the same with my heart stamp, from the set Life’s Little Moments. The heart label and sentiment are from the set A Moment in Time. I love to follow sketch challenges, because half of the thinking is already done for me!! lol  I am happy with the way this card turned out! Thank you for stopping by! Here is the sketch: Oh! I almost forgot! If you look at my sidebar, you’ll notice that I’m on a design team now!! I’m just thrilled, as this is my first one!! I will be on for 6 months Jan-June!! My first assignment will be posted in a little over a week!! Check out the challenge blog as there are prizes!!!

FWF!

I found some time this morning to make a card for Unity’s FWF, and also the {ippity} challenge to make a thank you. I embossed the background with my scoreboard, and stamped the ippity label from the set A Moment In Time, with Broken China DI onto Authentique paper. The small ippity label and sentiment is from the set Just Wanted To Say, and I stamped that in Gathered Twigs DI onto more Authentique paper. Added some twine to the side for something extra. I’ve been in the mood for CAS cards lately, but they are usually not my style. I keep wanting to add more to it! Thanks for stopping in, and Merry Christmas!

Authentique Sketch Challenge

The Authentique blog has a sketch challenge going on, and I just had to enter. For those of you who follow my blog, you have seen me use a lot of their papers, and I just love them! I’ve had the new Gathereing 6×6 paper pad for a few weeks now, but have just gotten around to using it. All the papers are double sided, and have a light texture. Love it! Here is the sketch we are to follow:

I used 2 different papers for the card front, and a matching die cut from the same line. The lace is from The Paper Studio, as well as the pearls. I didn’t do any stamping on this card, and was refreshing! Now, I’m sure I will stamp something on the inside when I’m ready to send it! This will probably be my last post until after the holidays, so I want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas!

Moxie Fab Stripes?

I wanted to play along this week over at the Moxie Fab World blog, for the Tuesday Trigger. If you look at the trigger photo below, my card has no stripes at all! I was inspired not by the stripes but the colors. I knew I had a scrap piece of dp with the blues and tans, and wanted to use that. I love to use blue and brown for winter cards, and love how this dp looks like an argyle sweater! That’s why I went with buttons down the side. I also wanted to use my Winter Fox Lawn Fawn stamp. (if you click on the link under my blog header, I have started a Lawn Fawn Stamp of the Month Club!) When I first saw this stamp, it screams color me. But I wanted to paper piece him instead, and love how he looks! I popped him up on a Spellbinders label die, after stamping the sentiment. If you’d like to play along with this challenge, click the link above! Thank you for stopping by!
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Cricut Craft Room

Calling all Cricut Machine owners!! Have you heard or seen the new Cricut Craft Room yet? About a month ago I saw on HSN, the launch of the new Cricut Mini machine and the Cricut Craft Room software. While the machine is small, it is very space saving. But I already have a Cricut Create, and it doesn’t get much use. Until now! You see, the new software is FREE!! It works just like the Cricut Studio software, but better. So if you want to expand your Cricut machine, go check it out here! It’s easy to download, and works with any Cricut machine and cartridge! When you download the software and register, you get a free Craft Room exclusive virtual cartridge! I’ve been playing around this morning with it, and let me tell you, my machine will get much more use now! I didn’t use it much before, because I always got aggrevated not getting the right size of image that I wanted. With this software, I can set the image to whatever I want, slant it, weld it, stretch it. So up my alley!! When I first started my card making adventure, I used a lot of die cuts. Then I got into stamping more. While I still love stamping, my projects are going to include more die cuts now! I just wanted to share this info with all of you, and for all Cricut owners. You really need to go download the software! Remember it’s FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy die cutting!!