Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I know, I'm a day early but I do want to wish you all who celebrate a Happy Thanksgiving. I was inspired by the photo of a yummy Thanksgiving feast for this week's Catch the Bug challenge. My image is from Bugaboo Stamps, Bobblehead Thanksgiving Indian Boy. Of course I kept it on the simple side, but still had to use some of the pattern papers (Indian Summer by Basic Grey) that I so love to add to my cards.

Other challenges I'd like to submit my card to include:
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Give Thanks
My Craft Spot - Thanksgiving and Fall

Owl Be Here for You

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!! And yes, we have a sketch for you from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. Actually it's a blast from the past along with a twist...buttons and/or bows. The twist is not a must on your creation, but to be eligible for the prize, you need to use it. 

And what is the prize you ask. Why it's a $10 coupon to our sponsor, Daydream Designs. Be sure and check out Diane's fabulous store, she has so many sweet and wonderful sets to choose from!! 

I used one of the owls from the Owl Always Love You set. After all, she has a bow in her hair so my portion of the twist is taken care of!!! I actually added some buttons too, just because! A fun sketch for sure so I hope you can join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nativity Inspiration

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring {PIN}spirational Challenges over the next two weeks and the photo above is our inspiration. The carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem" came to mind immediately. 

I used the color version of Mini Bethlehem along with some scraps of paper found on my never ending scrap pile. I wanted the image to be front and center of the card, so very few embellishments were necessary. I'm not much of an over-embellisher anyway so this isn't anything out of the norm! I hope you can join in the challenge over at {PIN}spirational this next two weeks for your chance at some Doodle Pantry goodies.

Merry Christmas to You

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Thursday morning we're participating in a turkey chase 5k run/1 mile walk. Hubby will represent us as a runner while my youngest and I will be walking. Please Mr. Weatherman, don't let it be cold and snowy!!!

My other question is are you ready for Christmas? I can answer that with a big NOPE!!! I have been working on some holiday cards though, and here's one more to add to the mix. It's for our latest challenge over at Holly Jolly Christmas -- Christmas Elves. I used a sponsor image, Deacon Christmas Candy Cane from Bugaboo Stamps. Thought I would go with a non-traditional color combo too, black/red/teal. Sure hope you can join us over the next two weeks at Holly Jolly Christmas.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holiday Cheer

Brrrrrr, it's been cold here in Pittsburgh. But this weekend we've warmed up a bit so I hope the Christmas lights will go up! Welcome to another CAS challenge over at The Outlawz. This week we want you to bling it up! Now let me tell you, bling is not my thing...but rhyming apparently is!!!!! Hahaha!! Anyway, I struggled with this one so I'm stretching my interpretation of bling just a bit! I've created a scene (no pun intended!), using all Hero Arts products. First I heat embossed the snowflake background. Then I stamped and die cut the trees and reindeer (Holiday Cheer). I used copic markers on the reindeer plus stamped and cut out the sweater in red. What's the bling you ask. Well I'm going with the Stickles on the snow bank, the stickers on the trees, Rudolph's rhinestone nose and wink of Stella on the large tree and sweater. Told you I was pushing the envelope! Join us and show off your blinged out card, clean and simple of course, at The Outlawz.

Challenges I'd like to submit my card to include:
Completely Christmas - anything goes with embossing
Fairy Tale Challenge - Christmas with animals
Polkadoodles - Clean and simple
Winter Wonderland - Let's get sentimental
Aud Sentiments - a sentiment for any December holiday

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Only God

My card today is for the Mix It Up Monday challenge over at Stamp TV -- All Things Great and Small. We're to incorporate both late and very small images onto our card. I used the large sentiment Only God from Gina K Designs, and Fabulous Holiday Fillers for my small images. The color palette is inspired by the designer paper Ang & Me (sweet mango, ocean mist and dark chocolate). I actually made this card for me, something I know we don't always do. I absolutely love the sentiment so it will be put right on my desk as a constant reminder.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Sweet Angel Joy

Check out the adorable stamp of the month at From the Heart. Her name is Angel Joy and she can be found HERE. She is part of the progressive challenge going on at the From the Heart Blog. She sure does make me smile!! I've been into the softer, not quite pastel colors lately so why not on a Christmas card too. Quick and easy, a must this time of year!