Merry Christmas Challenge #2 for 2018

For this week, the Merry Christmas Challenge is anything goes with an optional theme of wisemen.  I heat embossed the wisemen image and the sentiment in silver.  Die cut the image using a Limitless Layer die in dark gray.  I die cut the banner in a dark gray and a light gray.

This card was simple to make and could be easily replicated to make many quickly.

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Supplies:

  • Patterned Paper – Shimmer Noel form Craft Smith
  • Stamps – Star of Wonder from Papertrey Ink, Blessed Christmas from Paper Smooches
  • Dies – Notched Star Banner and Limitless Layers 1 3/4 from Papertrey Ink

10 Cards 1 Kit from Simon Says Stamp January 2018 card kit

Happy New Year.  Hope everyone had a great holiday.  A couple of goals I have for 2018 are to create more (I’ve already accomplished that with this kit!) and to go out of my comfort zones to try new techniques.

I loved the January 2018 kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I’ve made 12 cards from this kit so far.   I think this is the most cards I’ve made in the shortest amount of time from a kit.  Here’s a look at the cards I made.

Card 1 uses the heart stamps from the stamp set and a few of the block stamps.  The idea for this card popped into my head when I saw the stamp set.  That solid/stitched heart is a favorite.Card 2 is a simple card using some patterned paper and a stamp from the kit.  I also used some Nuvo drops around the sentiment.

I used a couple of the cut aparts for card 3 and my favorite sentiment from the set.For card 4, I stamped and cut out many, many of the block stamps, then lined them up on the card.  It didn’t quite come out as I pictured it in my head, and if I had to do it again, I would change a couple of things, but I’m happy with it.

Card 5 is my favorite.  I’m normally not a fan of using loose glitter, but the Vintage Platinum distress glitter was gorgeous.

Card 6 uses an embossing folder I recently purchased.  I cut out a large heart, then inset the same size heart using some of the patterned paper from the kit.

This card was a little out of my comfort zone.  I used distress oxide inks and smooshed it into the paper.  It got a little muddy in middle, but otherwise I like the way it turned out.

For card 8, I cut out a heart, temporarily adhered it to some white cardstock, and then used my distress ink to sponge ink around the heart.  The pink glitter paper is from the December kit and the black is loose glitter I adhered to the card.

I used the latest sketch from Case this Sketch for card 9.  Love how this clean and simple card turned out.

I used several of the cut aparts for card 10.  I wanted to use some of the puffy stickers from the kit since I hadn’t used them yet and thought they went well with this card.

Card 11 and 12 use some pattern papers from my stash and sentiments from the stamp set in the kit.

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Merry Christmas Challenge #49

I hope everyone had a great Christmas.  It will be nice getting a head start on Christmas cards for the next year!

For this week, the Merry Christmas Challenge is anything goes with an optional theme of nativity.  I used this nativity image from Paper Smooches’ A Blessed Christmas set.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Peace on Earth set. I colored the image using my Zig Real Brush markers.

Check out the rest of the teams creations on The Merry Christmas Challenge blog and join in on the fun.

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Merry Christmas Challenge #47

Christmas is almost here!  I mailed all my cards out this week and now I just working on some small projects for gifts.

I love making 3×3 cards and giving sets out for presents.  For this week, the Merry Christmas Challenge is anything goes with an optional theme of sparkle.  I like to put a little bit of sparkle on all my cards!  Here a couple of 3×3 cards that use some sparkly pattern paper from Recollections.  The stamp set is Holiday Glass from Avery Elle.  I just got this set and love it!  I colored the images using my Zig Real Brush markers.

Check out the rest of the teams creations on The Merry Christmas Challenge blog and join in on the fun.

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Merry Christmas Challenge #45

December is almost here!  It’s crunch time to get all my cards made and mailed.  I also like making tags for my all my gifts.

This week for the Merry Christmas Challenge is anything goes with an optional theme of tags.  I used the Color Layering Snowy Tree stamp set from Hero Arts.  I used Lawn Fawn inks and some Nuvo drops for the ornaments on the tree.  The tag dies are from Papertrey Ink.

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Merry Christmas Challenge #43

I used my Zig Real Brush markers again this week for the Merry Christmas Challenge.  I can’t stop using them!  The image and sentiment is from An Arctic Christmas stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  The sentiment strip is from My Favorite Things.

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Merry Christmas Challenge #41

I back with the Merry Christmas Challenge this week.  This is another card that I made at the stamping retreat I was at a couple weeks ago.  The images are from the Merry Everything stamp set from My Favorite Things.  The sentiment is from An Arctic Christmas from Simon Says Stamp.  I colored the images using Zig Real Brush markers.

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Merry Christmas Challenge #39

It’s another week of anything goes for the Merry Christmas Challenge.  I got to spend the past weekend with 16 other very talented craft ladies.  I was able to make several Christmas cards that I will be sharing over the next few weeks of challenges.

For this card, I stamped the large falala sentiment from Simon Says with Lawn Fawn inks in non-traditional Christmas colors. I love how the large stamp fills the entire width of the card.

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Love From Lizi October Card Kit Giveaway

Hi everyone!

I ended up with an extra October card kit from Love From Lizi so I am giving it away to one lucky person.  It is the complete sold out kit from October.  Lots of goodies in this kit, it is mostly Halloween related, but there are many elements that can be used for other occasions.

LFL_102017Here are a few links to see what is in the kit and some videos from what the design team created with this kit:

To enter the giveaway for the October card kit, do one or all three of these (up to 3 entries per person):

  • Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know what your favorite Halloween costume was
  • Follow me on Instagram and leave a comment on this post saying you follow me with your Instagram name
  • Like me on Facebook and leave a comment on this post saying you follow me

Comments must be made by 11:00 pm, October 15, 2017 (CST).  A winner will be generated via random.org on Monday, October 16, 2017.  The winner will be contacted via email, and must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize.  The mailing address for the kit must be within the continental United States.  The winner will be announced on a subsequent blog post.

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My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #353

I loved the sketch for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge this week.  I made two cards for this sketch.

For the first card, I used an old set from My Favorite Things called Let’s Grab Drinks.  I paper-pieced the main image with paper from My Mind’s Eye. I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the parts of the image I didn’t paper-piece.

MFTWSC_353_1The second card is a Christmas card.  For this card I used the Santa’s Elf stamp set.  I colored the elf with Prismacolor pencils.  The patterned paper is from Doodlebug Design.

MFTWSC_353_2Here is this week’s sketch.

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