Friday, November 21, 2014

Art Impressions {Lighted Snowman} & Scrapbook Adhesives

Isn't the look on that snowman's face adorable!? I love how happy he is that Christmas is on the way! Happy Friday! Today I am sharing a Christmas card using the Lighted Snowman Set #4349 on the Art Impressions Blog...stop on by! 

Today I am using some product from Scrapbook Adhesives! I love their larger foam squares, they made all the layers of my card, pop!

I made my card a tad irregular into a 5.5" square card! I also wanted to add a poinsettia to the side, to further highlight this adorable snowman! 

Do you have any snow where you live? It is sure cold in my area but no snow yet!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CASE this Sketch & Time Out Challenge

Thursday is here! Wow, the week is flying by. I have noticed this week that I am SO tired. It is strange as I have been eating well and exercising but for some reason, I am just plum exhausted. I think it may be the shorter days...I need to start taking my vitamin D again. Is winter over yet?

Today I am sharing a card I made for the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch and I am thrilled to be the guest over at the Time Out Challenge. Yay! A couple of weeks ago, I won their challenge and one of the perks is that I get to be a Guest Designer. Thank you, Sandie for this opportunity. This challenge is a cool is all about Embossing and Sparkle! Woot!!! Two of my favourite things!

With Christmas coming around the corner, I went into my craft stash and decided to make another Poinsettia card! I was on a kick! I used Bright Spirits from VERVE once again and my Spellbinders poinsettia die! The poinsettia is dry embossing and the sentiment is in gold glitter embossing powder. I hope you find the time to play along with either challenge!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SugarPea Designs Theme Challenge & Retro Sketches

Hooray! Wednesday already and I am happy because I have two holiday cards to share!!! Both were created for the current Retro Sketch and the new THEME challenge over at SugarPea Designs! I loved the simplicity of the sketch and I just had to play along! The sketch is based on one of Tracey McNeely's cards! Needless to say, I had to play along to support my pal!

I used three new stamp sets from SugarPea Designs! 

Lost Without You

Frosty Friends 


Sweet Treats


Keeping my design simple, I inked up the snowflake from Sweet Treats and I stamped it along the side of my card. Then I stamped the sentiment from Frosty Friends onto it in black ink. This card was quick and simple to make...

My second card is a stepped up version of the first card. Basically, I added another large 5x5" card base to make the card a little more "stately". I got out the stickles for the red, have not used those in a long while! It was fun!

Don’t forget…if the winner (chosen at random) card or project features a SugarPea Designs stamp set, we will increase their prize to $15!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Challenge #19 {Christmas Greetings}

Welcome to The Challenge! Every other week we bring you a colour/sketch combo! You are welcome to combine the colours and sketch or just use one part of the challenge! It is totally up to you! The winner of The Challenge gets to be a Guest! Come and play along!

Sketch Dimensions
(this is only a suggestion)
Card Base: 4.25 x 5.5"
Front Layer: 4 x 5.25"
Strip: 3.5" use a square punch to make the ends
Butterfly: Any Shape

For my card I used a pretty sentiment from VERVE as I am also playing along with their current Colour Challenge and I am playing along with the current Time Out Challenge "Home". I used my sketch only for my card this week! The poinsettia is from Spellbinders and the embossed panel is a Couture Creations embossing folder. I kept my card simple.

{Supplies Used}
Stamps: Verve {Bright Spirits}
Inks: Black
Papers: Red, Kraft, Green, White
Extras: Spellbinder Poinsettia Die, Couture Creations Embossing Folder, pearl

The design team have created inspiring samples to get you into the crafting mood! Some of them used the sketch, some of them used the colours and some of them combined both!
Come and join us! This challenge we are thrilled to have Karen Day joining us as a Guest Designer! Karen won the last challenge! Welcome, Karen!

Kimberly WienerSheri Gilson (Featured Designer)Nance Salkeld
Lynn PutKaren Day (Guest Designer)Veronica Zalis
You Warm My Heart card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Lawn Fawn
Lori TeclerNew Designer(coming soon)Maura

The Challenge Winners

What a great turnout for The Challenge #18! Thank you to everyone who played along!

Our main winner is: BETTY

I just loved this adorable card and the way you used my sketch!!! That chevron background is amazing!!! Congratulations, Betty. I hope you will join us as a Guest Designer for The Challenge! Please email our Guest Designer Coordinator, Kimberly Wiener at  oloughlin.ka @ (no spaces) for more information!

I also chose three other cards from the challenge to be our "Runner-Up's"! 

(In alphabetical order)

Please join us in one hour, we will be back with a brand new challenge for you!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Verve & Festive Friday {Bright Spirits}

Happy Saturday! Today I had the chance to play along at Verve. I love using my Spellbinders Poinsettia die and I used my Copic markers to add some "veins" to the poinsettia bloom. I like the dimension it added! I used an old MME paper pad...felt good to use some of it up. The doily comes from Doodlebug.

Bright Spirits

I used a brand new set I just ordered from VERVE called "Bright Spirits".

I enjoy non-traditional Christmas cards but I really love the impact of Kraft, Red, Green and Black. Using some distress inks, I sponged every edge but left the doily white. The music notes are an old background stamp I own...I stamped it in Kraft ink and sponged it too. 

I am playing along with the following challenges:
Verve-Sketch & Colours

Friday, November 14, 2014

Art Impressions Design Team {Ugly Sweater Season}

Hooray! Christmas is coming and today I am sharing a card I made using the "Ugly Sweater Set"! LOL! This was a must have for me as I have a VERY dear friend who is the QUEEN of UGLY Christmas sweaters! She has them all and she wears them with pride! When will you be getting out your festive sweaters? 

Come and visit me at the Art Impressions blog today!

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