Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Challenge Yourself



Not a Challenge, 
But Challenging Myself.


On the eve of a 5 day staycation..
I should be cleaning up a storm right now....
Ahhhh that can wait until tomorrow.  
We really must pace ourselves.

I saw a card and "challenged" myself to CASE it.

Jennifer McGuire has this really cool video on
Partial die cuts... I fell in love with the cards and had to make one.
I say one,  as it really was a trial and error, 
and a broken plastic bigshot "dealy thing" later....

I was only trying to bend a warp out of it.. SNAP!
My husband laughed so hard ..
I shrugged,.. Shoot I need a new one now.

Anyhooooo.. After all that Drama, 
I am pretty happy with the result,..

Here is the Video, on how to do it 
the right way.. LOL
(HERE







Now my friends...it is YOUR turn to get crafty!
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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Top Dog Dies Tuesdays!



Thanks for coming to my Weekly
Post for Top Dog Dies!



I will now be sharing every
Tuesday!

The Top Dog Dies are only getting better and 
even more trendier than ever.  
You should check them out for
some really unique design ideas. 


Before I share my designs for today, 
we all love great deals, right.  
I will share a few deals that are on SALE
at Tops Dog Dies this week! 


FUN and a "need it" for Valentine's Day before it is gone..

Tattered Lace With Love Mini Die

$4.99   $1.29 



This die is perfect to make layers of colors!!!  
A rainbow of hellos would be divine!!

Top Dog Dies Hello Die Set

$7.00



So that is it this week..I will check out the site again next week and see what else are just fab deals out there...


Now here is my Card!

I have combined two sets for this fun card! 




One of my VERY favorties is the 
Thank You A2 Mat Die.


I really think this is a must have in your stash.
Make SEVERAL Thank You cards in a flash!
You can slip in a family photo
or a pets photo... anything!

I stamped a (retired) image of a flourishes llc. 
set that I love, and then paper pieced it again 
for a little added depth.
I then sponged the die ombre oranges
for some variation...and interest.

The font is just FAB!




Top Dog Dies Supplies that I have Used:


Top Dog Dies Thanks A2 Mat Die 

Top Dog Dies Heart Doily Die



Love this paper!




Here are the other lovely ladies
that have also been selected
for the SPRING Term!!

I can't wait to get crafty and inspire,
and be inspired.



Top Dog Dies SPRING 2015 Team

Jeanne Jachna - A Kept Life 
Kelly Griglione - The Notable Nest
Kimberly Wiener - wienerhoneymooners 
Kymona Tracey - Kreative Kymona
Marcia Dehn-Nix - One Scrap at a Time
Natalie Dever - Dougnat Diaries 
Nicki Scheck - Dream Create Inspire 
Piali Biswas -  Touch of Creation 
Rosemary Dennis - Hey There Rosigrl...
Vickie Zimmer - Smitten with all Things Stamping 




AMAZING chance to WIN $500 in Top Dog Dies EXCLUSIVE Dies!....Hurry!

(HERE)

You have until December 31st!!!!


Ok... And you know I LOVE this challenge!

RIC#74





Now my friends...it is YOUR turn to get crafty!
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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Runway Inspired - Ginger hues and fiery oranges....

Runway Inspired Challenge....

FASHIONISTA'S
Let your imagination
run WILD!!

Ginger hues and fiery orange....



Though I did not use watercolors, I used inks and
Imagine Crafts Tsukineko Brushstix
They are amazing sponge stix with chisel tips that 
you can sponge inks 
around exactly were you want it! 

I stamped the image in SU! Tanglelo Twist
and then sponged Pumpkin Pie and other
hues of oranges..











RIC#74




INK TIP!
If you LOVE sponging and inking and if you 
want morecontrol to focus in on images, 
this is the best way to get it!!!


Now my friends...it is YOUR turn to get crafty!
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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Paper Smooches - Inkspirational -Top Dog Die!



I LOVED the Inkspirational Cue... 
And found some time to enter today.

I made my mom a card using some
 Paper Smooches sets.
The sentiment is a new one I got for Christmas 
(Yaya Santa, I adore you!!)

This Top Dog Die Vintage A2 Mat is perfect
for silhouette images... I love being on the team.
I am on for a new Term!..
Can't wait to get crafty.

I wanted to also lend a little support to Just Me:C
Carol Mayne... she is needing a few kind words.
 Carol, you are Pretty Darn Awesome too!









This is on SALE !!! $20.00






Now my friends...it is YOUR turn to get crafty!
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Friday, December 26, 2014

Papertrey Ink December - BLOG HOP

Yay...I just made it~!






















Stampin' Celebration!




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Another Make it Monday.



I really wanted to find a condolence 
sentiment....

I found one hiding among the cutting garden set..

The Inspiration is Sympathy Borders and my 
first card was bithday.
Soft colors are hard for me.
This was the second try at this card.
The first set of stamping I did looked like birthday confetti.
I admit this one is less so, but not by much.
I guess bolder colors just come easier..

This was such a struggle.
I like to show my struggles as well as my sucesses..
Makes me enjoy the sucesses that much more.
Growth is a good thing.








The Birds and Blooms Stamp set was a SPECIAL Anniversary Rewards purchase...
I really LOVE it and wish they would bring it back....it really is beautiful.


You can still by the Dies.....go figure....







Now my friends...it is YOUR turn to get crafty!
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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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