Merry Fish-MAS!

I was looking for some inspiration for a masculine card and remembered that Scrapbooker's Paradise always has cool challenges so I went to take a peek at what their Friday challenge was. It was perfect... a sketch!

So here's what I did with the sketch...

To a Reel Great Guy

supplies: stamps, Flourishes; patterned paper, KaiserCraft; cardstock, Flourishes (cream), Bazzill; edge punch, Fiskars; die cut tag, Spellbinders; ink, Memento, Copic, Ranger; other, twine, thread, Glossy Accents by Ranger.

Stop on by and play along. Scrapbooker's Paradise Ponderings always has cool challenges!

Stamps & Scraps! ~ Dear Santa...

It's that time of month... time for Stamps & Scraps over at Flourishes!

This month is all about dear ol' St. Nick! Click the image below to take you to my article over on the Flourishes blog today!

I hope this inspires you to create a layout with stamps! They're not just for cards you know!


Opposites Attract!

This week's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge involves opposites. For the challenge you had to create 2 cards that were opposites in their appearance using the same exact image.

Here's my sneak peek...
The image I chose to use is the evergreen & roses image from the Flourishes "Petals & Peace" stamp set.

My first card is a nontraditional coloured Christmas card. I used pinks, teals and white as my colour palette. I rounded all of my corners. I water coloured my white embossed image using Tattered Angels' mists. I also used a pin and some bingy flowers!

A Rosy Christmas

Supplies: stamps, Flourishes; die cuts, Spellbinders; branch punch, Martha Stewart; flowers, Jesse James; pin, Maya Road; inks, Tattered Angels Mists, Ranger, Versamark; cardstock, Papertrey Ink, Bazzill; other, thread, ribbon.

For my second card, I decided to remain monochromatic. So I embossed my image with silver embossing powder and left it uncoloured. I did add a little bit of ink around my edges and then created a layered look with simple white rustic cardstock from Papertrey Ink.

Silver & White Christmas

Supplies: stamps, Flourishes; die cuts, Spellbinders; inks, Ranger, Versamark; cardstock, Papertrey Ink; other, ribbon.

As you can see I'm a card making machine! I'm trying to catch up on all the holiday cards I have to make and send today! Thanks for stopping by!


Amaryllis Beauty

The final noon hour challenge for Flourishes is to use the image above as our colour inspiration. So for this I used the amaryllis key hole image from the Flourishes November release...

Amaryllis Beauty

Supplies: stamps, cream cardstock, green trim, Flourishes; black cardstock, Bazzill; die cut pieces, Spellbinders; patterned paper, Crate Paper; ink, Ranger, Copic; other, twine.

Here's a close up of my focal image. I cut out 3 layers of amaryllis flower (and a couple of bells) to make the center POP!

Come on out and try one of the December release challenges! They're a blast! You have until 5pm EST to win! You can ever WIN by leaving comments on the designer blogs! See the Flourishes blog for details!


Night & Day

To celebrate Flourishes December release, they have a fun "Night & Day" challenge up. For this you must create to showcase a day or night scene in your card or creation! SO COOL!

Here is the card I came up with for this challenge...

Snowy Night

Come out and join in the release week fun over on the Flourishes blog!


I've Got Flair!

This Flourishes challenge is all about lace, pearls and flouncy ribbons!

Here is the card I created for this Flourishes challenge...

Dress Form Fabulous

Come and join the Flourishes team with this challenge! It was a fun one!


Stamps & Scraps! ~ Using Sketches

Howdy all! This month over on the Flourishes blog for Stamps & Scraps I'm talking all about sketches!

For this month I have designed a cute sketch for you...

And here's the layout I created using some AMAZINGLY adorable Flourishes stamps!

supplies: stamps, Flourishes (Warm Winter Wishes); patterned papers, die cuts, Jillibean Soup; cardstock, Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, Bazzill; inks, Copic, Ranger, Memento; glitter, Martha Stewart; alphabet stickers, American Crafts, October Afternoon; felt snowflakes, Making Memories; brads, paper lace, BasicGrey; other, pins, thread.

Please join me on the Flourishes blog and check out all the great stamps used on this page!


Christmas Sweets Challenge

Over on the Flourishes blog, they have 2 challenges to participate in in celebration of their November release.

For this challenge, you had to use the colours white, red and light green.

Here is the card I created to participate today...

Merry Kissmas

supplies: stamps, Flourishes; cardstock, Papertrey Ink; inks, Memento, Ranger, Copic; other, Glossy Accents, silver twine.

Here's a close up my coloured image from the "Meet Me Under the Mistletoe" stamp set by Flourishes. I added Glossy Accents to my berries for a little shine.


WeScrap "Countryside" Kit Reveal

Check out the October kit from WeScrap...

CountrysideClick the image above to purchase this gorgeous autumn kit!

Here are the creations I created using this kit...

Just Be You
Autumn Splendor


WeScrap is also having a spooktacular blog hop next weekend!


Stamps & Scraps! ~ Halloween Splender

Howdy all! Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend.

It's the third Monday of the month so that means that I'm over at the Flourishes blog today with Stamps & Scraps!

This month is all about Halloween and the colours that we see! So come on out and check out my challenge this month...

Here's a little peek of my creation this month...

supplies: stamps, Flourishes (Medallion Motif, Autumn Flourishes, Antique Map, Moments in Time, Seeds of Friendship, FLIP 2011 set: With Gratitude); cardstock, Flourishes Classic Ivory, Bazzill; flowers, gems, canvas mistables, Prima; mists, Tattered Angels; letters, American Crafts; ink, Memento; die cuts, Spellbinders; paper lace, Basic Grey; kraft envelope, Maya Road; heart button, Jesse James; film strip, Tim Holtz; pearl brad, Melissa Frances; other, silver twine.

I hope you'll come and join me this month for my challenge. I'm offering up a $15.00 gift certificate to the Flourishes store for one lucky participant. Yippee!


Fall is Here! Come Visit the Countryside!

WeScrap has made it EASY to win such an amazing prize!! You'll have a chance to earn ballots all through the month of October. There will be challenges posted every Monday and even extra credit opportunities that are easy-peasy! Be sure to check it out {here} ... join today to maximize your chances of earning ballots or join later, the contest is open all month long.

Good luck!!

Come and check out the "Countryside"! WeScrap's October kit has arrived and it's packed full of beautiful autumn inspired colours and fun embellishments! Take it home TODAY for only $19.99!!! Click the image to find out how to have one of your very own.


Happy World Card Making Day!

Today is a special crafty day! Today is World Card Making Day.

To celebrate I am sharing a card over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog. Come on over and check out all the beautiful cards made to celebrate this wonderful crafting day!

Don't forget to check out the newest fall release of the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine! You can view it for FREE on the SCT site here.

Happy card making!

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