Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fancy Friday - Nontradtional Christmas

for a Non-traditional Christmas Color Combo!
My fancy friends and I are back with some NEW fancy friends too! We loved working with each other so much that we decided to continue on with an all new blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways! Then a few of us had to take a break so we invited some new FANCY friends to join us and make the blog hop a little longer for your enjoyment! These are a group of past and current Artisans that have become fast friends thru the Artisan journey.

 Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds (color,sketch, stamp focus, etc)! This month and next will be one week early due to the holidays. This month we are having fun with a color challenge using NON-Traditional Christmas colors! THIS was quite a challenge! I so wanted to use red and green in these cards, but I didn't! Overall, I love the pop of bright colors and I love the basic layout of these cards. I could even recreate them in traditional colors if I choose!
I watercolored the strips in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White Cardstock. It almost is a pinky purple when watered down. The JOY is die cut with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits and Crushed Curry. The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the wreath die cut from the same Wonderful Wreath Framelits. Then I just placed with Fine-Tip Glue Pen, a bunch of clear and white Metallic Sequin Assortment.
The strips here are done in Crushed Curry in same technique. Then I used Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo for the accent colors. The words come from the Holly Jolly Greetings and the coordinating Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies. I am loving the Silver Cording here! It curves so easy into a spiral right off the spool.  You just cut a smaller piece to tie the bow.

Thanks for stopping by my post for the Fancy Friday blog hop!
Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
You saw Allison Okamitsu's brightly colored card before me and now move on to 
Jennifer Timko's snowflake popping card by clicking on the next button below! 

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Artisan Blog Hop Treasure Hunt Winner Announcement

My Treasure Hunt Winner is.......
I will be sending an email this week to set up delivery! 
Be on the lookout for a fun package filled with these goodies!
Thank you all for participating in our Treasure Hunt! We had over 200 entries! We hope that you enjoyed it and CONGRATS to all the winners!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Now move on to my friend from France, Helene Legrand to see who was her prize winner!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Last CPC Sneak Peak BONUS by Christy

Here is the last sneak peak over on Craft Project Central this month!  If you have never heard of CPC, then go check it out! Great way to get many project ideas! 
It’s time to get ready for Christmas! This project would make a wonderful gift, and anyone would love to receive it. While you’re at it, make one for yourself, too. The tutorial includes a decorated box with a window, and has five compartments to hold 20 tags and a Christmas ornament. It also includes four different tag designs, and five are made of each. It includes a little Christmas ornament, too. The project features the Snow Place and Embellished Ornament Stamp Sets, along with their coordinating dies.
To get the instructions for Christy’s project, just subscribe to October (or one of our 3, 6 or 12 month discounted packages!), and meet one of the bonus project requirements of subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting us know!! And if you have a minute, please leave Christy a comment on her project!

If you would like to see and learn how to make this bonus project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of October, AND qualify for the bonus project. Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or by referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting CPC know. With your subscription, and qualifying for the bonus project, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 11 wonderful projects for only $10!

It has been a lot of fun working with the Craft Project Central team! They are top-notch ladies that keep you organized and very helpful! I hope to be a guest designer for them again in the near future!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you!

Thankful with the Creation Station Blog Hop

Today kicks off my participation in The Creation Station Design and Blog Hop Team! I was beyond thrilled to be asked to join this group of talented women for a monthly blog hop to inspire you with creative top of the line projects with a theme from all around the globe! We hope that you hop thru each blog and leave comments as we all love to hear praise about our creations!
This first month we were to cover "thankful". I have much to be thankful, grateful, and blessed about!  I started out with a color combo that had been in my head. Very Vanilla, Basic Gray and the new mustard Delightful Dijon. From there, I just started pulling a few fall and "thankful" products to come up with two projects to show you today.

Few of my favorite things on the first project:
The Basic Gray splatter from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set on the Woodland embossed Very Vanilla Square Pillow Box. The mini acorn from the Into the Woods Elements. The Silver Glimmer Paper cut into the "grateful" from the Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies.
Few of the my favorite things on the second project:
Again, the splatter in Whisper White Craft Ink on the Basic Gray Woodland Emboss. I then took the same splatter stamp with Basic Gray ink and smeared the stamp across some Very Vanilla cardstock. It makes it look like bark from the birch tree. I punched with the Acorn Punch. I mixed some winter touches even more in with the fall theme by adding the Snowflake Elements too. What do you think? Does it work? 

Thanks for stopping by my post for the Creation Station blog hop!
Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.

You saw Sara Levin's awesome project before me and now move on to 
Elizabeth Price's incredible project by clicking on the next button below! 

Sara Levin

Elizabeth Price