Monday, December 30, 2013

The New Year is Upon Us

Hey crafty friends!  I'm here with a New Year's card to play in one last round of challenges in 2013.  I can't believe it's almost gone...Time to celebrate all that is to come!

Guess I'll go out with a bang and link this up at FIVE challenges.  That's definitely a first for me!
To start I used the super cute sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments #175.  But I missed the deadline by a few hours, boo.

And I used my brand new Paper Smooches stamp set: Pretty Phrases

Gotta play at CAS-ual Fridays... Happy New Year

 And party down at CAS-ology...

And I used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter brush pen to add some bling to those stars and numbers...  Gotta link up at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.... Bling it On!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I want to give a shout-out to everyone behind the scenes at all the challenge blogs.  You are a constant source of inspiration, motivation and support and that is PRICELESS!  

Keep it crafty!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Colour Me... Merry!

Just a quick post sending the warmest of Christmas wishes to all of you, Crafty Friends!  The gals at Colour Me...!  have made cards using the colors Real Red, Pear Pizazz, Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake.  It's a bit of a warm up for the challenge that is coming up so quick at the first of the year...

Check out all the gorgeous DT creations here.

I hope to see all of you there posting your awesome creations starting January 1st!   Merry Christmas everyone, keep it crafty!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Our Family Christmas Card

Hello crafty friends!  I hope everyone is enjoying some holiday cheer, however you find it.  I want to share this year's family Christmas card with everyone.   This one was a team effort, everyone in the family pitched in and had a part in making it happen.

We each did our thumbprints, my husband was in charge of drawing antlers and ears on the all the little reindeer, and I was in charge of the rest of the assembly line.  A true team effort!  Love my family for indulging me and being happy to join in.  I feel truly blessed!

I'm also joining in for the first time over at the Merry Monday Challenge.  I love finding new places to play!

Thanks for looking,  keep it crafty!

Stamp Sets:  Merry Everything (Simon Says Stamp), Cozy Christmas (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Soft Suede (Stampin' Up), Ultra Heavy White
Ink: Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar (Stampin' Up) Spectrum Noir Markers
Misc:  Thumbs (assorted sizes), Paper Pen in Red and Black, Black fine point Sharpie

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A brand new colour challenge!

Good morning crafty friends.  Hopefully you have heard the news about the brand new colour challenge Colour Me...! If you haven't seen it on Facebook or here in blog land now is the perfect time to check it out!  The awesome creators Hayley Kew and Tara Bourgoin posted a bit about themselves last week and now it's time to meet more of the design team.

Today you can learn a bit about Brenda Hofstatter!  I'm super excited to finally be able to share that I'm part of this great new project.  The first challenge will start January 1st, be sure to check it out and play along!  AND...if you "like" the Colour Me...! Facebook page you will be entered to win a fab prize, who doesn't like that?

Click HERE or on the image to go see Colour Me...!

Click HERE for the Facebook page

Thanks for stopping by, keep it crafty!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Retro Sketches #92

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.  Arielle gave everyone the weekend off, but since it was my last week as headliner at Retro Sketches I really wanted to join in one last time.  The sketch this week is based on this cutie by Arielle.  Here's my take on it:

Here's the sketch, be sure to check it out and play along this week!

 I gotta play along with the Christmas Countdown at Curtain Call.  I will be doing nothing but Christmas cards all month long, 'tis the season and I'm so excited!

Thanks for stopping by, keep it crafty!