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Savvy Stamps, Memory Box and Merry Monday Challenge…

Two cards to share with you today… I wanted to play in the Merry Monday Challenge  – use Pinecones, greens and plaid on your card.  Just right up my alley!  So Christmas again from me today!  Two cards to link up if they’ll let me.  : )

The first one is all Memory Box, so it’s over on the Memory Box blog too…

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Awhile back my husband was looking for new shoe strings for his work boots.  He ran into this video and ended up learning how to tie his boots a different way so they’d stay tied and no need for new strings!  He sent the videos to me and of course I had to try it out too!  I LOVE it for tying bows on presents and it works great on cards too!  I’ll just link you up to the videos and if you want to go to the man’s site,  he gives the link in the videos.  HERE and HERE.  It’s so fast and wonderful for kids with tie shoes….no need to keep retying time and time again every day!

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Here’s a close up…see the bow?  It stays balanced and straight across!  LOVE that!   I do knot it first on a card before I do the bow.

I cut the Pinecone Corner die from Dill and Vanilla Bean Memory Box card-stock.

Cut the brown pinecones away from the greenery, shape them with a stylus on a molding mat or mouse pad, ink them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the ink blending tool and then mount them over the green pinecones die cut with mounting foam squares.

Die cut the NEW New Castle Snowflake die from white card-stock, adhere it with Tombow mono multi liquid glue.

Emboss the Merry Christmas sentiment with Tsukineko Imagine white embossing powder, tie on a festive little ribbon and embellish with some White Glitter Domes.

Card #2 for today…

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Here I used Savvy’s Peace and woodland branch dies and their coordinating woodland branch stamp. Poppystamps Frozen Flakes border cut in white card-stock, Memory Box Corner Bow die,  Tim Holtz Wreath and Bow die for the red bow and an old PSX Pinecone stamp G1956.

Embellished with plaid ribbon and red glitter domes.

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I’m also linking both my cards to…

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – my favorite things

Crafting at the Weekend – anything goes

Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Christmas in August

Sparkles Christmas Challenge – Snowflakes

Winter Wonderland Challenge – anything goes for Christmas

My Peace card won an honorable mention on the Merry Monday Challenge blog… Thank you so much ladies!

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That’s all from me today!  : )  Grocery shopping to do! ick… I’d rather be making cards! lol  Have a great weekend and I’ll talk to you on Monday!  TFL!

Here’s the links to what I used to make these two cards…

cards · Christmas · Impression Obsession · Perfect Layers Tools · Printworks · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Techniques · Tim Holtz dies

Chalkboard – just can’t get enough of it!

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I’m lovin’ this NEW release from Printworks Collection!  The Chalk Greeting F4385 wood or cling,  combined with God Bless D4388 wood and Chalk Element E4386 wood or cling, for the main panel.  Then the Chevron Border G4361 wood or cling,  inked up in Printworks Holly Berry Red die ink on kraft card-stock… be still my heart!  lol

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oh yes,  Must wrap in candy cane twine!  oh yes, Must have greenery!  Deck the Halls and down right festive!  I completely forgot to smudge on a little white ink for the chalky look!  oh well… got excited about actually finishing a card and posting it all in the same day! lol

The holly die is from the Tim Holtz lamp post die and the pine is from the Impression Obsession wreath set… I’ll link up at the very end of the post.

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Love the holly and the ivy and that red sparkle!  I used my Perfect Layers Tools for the 1/16th inch mat. Link in the sidebar or below.

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More NEW stamps on the inside… G4363 Frame Curls wood or cling, D4364 St. Francis Quote wood or clingand B4390 Merry Christmas wood or cling.

Then on the back, I like to use a couple Printworks stamps, Rubber Art wood and Stamped from the Heart wood.  I’ll sign my name and date when I send it.

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Linking to some challenges…
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 199 – sketch
City Crafter – colors, kraft, red and white
Clear it Out Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments – Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge – Christmas
Sweet Stamps Blog – Simple Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown – What Christmas means to me
Twist of Faith – Traditional Christmas
Addicted to Stamps – Photo Inspiration
Inkspirational – Photo inspiration
52 Christmas Card Throwdown August Theme Challenge

Thanks for stopping by again today!  Happy Christmas crafting days to you!

Supplies I used for this card…

cards · copics · Doohickey's Dies · rubber stamps · Sylvia Zet · Tim Holtz dies · Winter

Sweet Pixies January Challenge…

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AND…a fun challenge it is!  Snowflakes… grab your pixie, fairy and sprite-like images and play along with us!   A new prize every month!  Click the badge to see what the other gals on the team created for snowflake inspiration!

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I used the Sylvia Zet/Wee Stamps Angelica stamp.  So sweet!  love her and her wintery scene!  I stamped her on Papertrey Ink Select White card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch markers.

Sentiment from Hampton Arts and the postal cancellation is from Inkadinkado, both of them are old.  Sorry about that.

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Happy Monday to you!  It’s freezin’ season here, but we have sunshine today! yea!

Stamps and Such…

cards · Christmas · copics · Impression Obsession · Magnolia · Martha Stewart · punches · rubber stamps · Tilda's Town · Tim Holtz dies · Winter

Magnolia… Tilda’s Town Challenges…Freezin’ Season…

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I’m back with a Magnolia Tilda with Rudolph card!  I had to try the chalkboard ‘look’!  FUN!    It’s time for a new challenge today @ Tilda’s Town Challenges… Hope you can play along!

Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at http://www.tildastown.com and live the magic.

I’ll  be back tonight to add links… today is our stamp club’s yearly Christmas party and I’ve been a busy elf preparing for the fun day!  Wish you were going to be there too!  : )  Have a great day and weekend … I’m sure you’re a busy little elf yourself!  Take care and ttul!

Thank you Sherri for putting my card in the SCS Weekly Favorites!  Weekly-Favorite

Challenges…

Lovely hÄnglar and Sweet Magnolia – Christmas
Sweet Stampin’ Christmas – Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge – Cute Christmas
Little Miss Muffet Challenges – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

cards · Christmas · Penny Black · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Tim Holtz dies

Leaping Reindeer…

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the inside…

I saw Shelly’s pop up leaping reindeer card HERE and wanted to try… I didn’t succeed with the swivel yet but went ahead and finished the card just as a pop up inside.  I like it anyway…funny thing is…when I started it Monday, I thought I would make six! hahahahaha, joke was on me… just because my prototype worked! lol

It was fun to try and check out her post for today… so cool!

I used some older Basic Grey paper and Tim Holtz dies HERE.   I used a Sizzix tree die but after, I thought the Tim Holtz tree sure would’ve been cool!  The pine branch on the front is from Impression Obsession. I swiped some Delicata gold ink on the branches… oh, the scene has Gingerbread Glimmer mist on it also…hard to see.  Perfect Paper Layers tools to mat the front…link in the sidebar…

The gold berries on the front are from Marianne Design.  The stamp I used for the winter scene on the front is from Penny Black, it’s called Heaven and Earth and you’ll find it HERE and 20% off too!

I’m linking to some challenges…

Everybody Art Challenge – Christmas
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash – Winter Holiday

 

New arrivals at the Scrapping Center and 20% off a lot of items too!  Always love that!

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AND… just noticed that Scrapbook.com has some deals too… stamps on sale and a great shipping offer!

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Thanks for looking at my post today!  I know, it’s crazy busy, isn’t it!  Look what was at my house today!  My DH and his crew for a few hours making sheetrock dust!  So I’m off to vacuum to clear the air! eek! lol  So exciting to make progress on the house though! yea!

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ttul!

cards · Christmas · copics · Magnolia · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Tilda's Town · Tim Holtz dies

Magnolia…Tilda’s Town…Celebrate Christmas!

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Oh how I LOVE this new Nativity Collection from Magnolia!  It’s what Christmas is all about!  Jesus is the reason…so much rockin’ around the Christmas tree…it’s easy to get sidetracked!

It was good to color again for this week’s Tilda’s Town Challenges theme… Celebrate Christmas!  Hope you can join us!  We’d love to have you!

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You can find these new stamps at Tilda’s Town.com

Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at http://www.tildastown.com and live the magic.

I used a new Sizzlet die, designed by Tim Holtz for the Joy To The World sentiment
The wood grain embossing is a plate by Papertrey Ink
the cord is from Lawn Fawn, strategically placed because the embossing folder had to be run through the machine twice…
I cut the mats with my Perfect Paper Layers Tools
background is Distress ink Stormy Sky and Dusty Concord and the ink blending tool

Holy Tilda with Lamb, Nativity Fence, Holy Lamb and Nativity Star are stamped on Hammermill 80# color copy cover card-stock with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

skin – YR0000, E0000, E000, E00, E01, E21  (pretty much like my video in the tutorials tab under the blog header) diluted R20 for her cheeks
hair  – E50, Y21, YR31, E37
fence – E40’s and R30 for cheeks
Lambs – W’s
dress – V90’s

Linking to Simon Says Challenge blog – Anything Goes!  Jingle Bells Rock – Anything Goes! Crimbo Crackers – Anything Goes! Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge – Kraft plus one…

It’s crazy here right now… we’ve been working on our house… decisions and decisions…ugh…taking away from my creativity!  Want to see a scary photo?! haha  Now remember, we live in a big old house… 3 stories…4 if you count the basement!    Well,  we hadn’t restored the back stairway yet, so,  guess what…it shares a wall with the kitchen, the wall the stove is on, so we were able to install a range hood and vent it to the outdoors…love it but most of all, Tim was able to install a Central Vacuum system!!! OH,  how I LOVE it!  Something every woman should have! hehe  No,  I’m not linking up to anything! lol  It was a very big deal figuring out what to order that would work in our house but it turned out fabulous!  yea!  Early Merry Christmas to me!

So now, it’s getting the stairway built back in…right now the cavity is 27 feet plus tall!!!  Crazy…amazing how they built old houses!  It’s really hard to show in pictures but I wish I could…if you open the door on the 2nd floor… don’t take a step…you’d drop all the way to the basement! eek! So much for the excitement here…more to do because of course, one thing leads to another! lol

Thanks for stopping by!  Fun to post today and thank you for your kind comments and visits!

Stamps and Supplies I used…

cards · copics · Magnolia · Masking · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Techniques · Tilda's Town · Tim Holtz dies

Tilda’s Town Challenge… Name Your Technique!

Time for Tilda!  Tailor Tilda that is!  I love this image… sewing has always been near and dear to my heart and   our 3 daughters like to sew and even a couple of the granddaughters are sewing already!  So FUN!  I’m sure if I hadn’t found stamping in 1994,  I’d still be sewing my heart out!

I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black ink,  masked her with eclipse tape and used my stamp a ma jig to position the school desk.  Colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  The Magnolia Kurbitz corner is stamped with Broken China ink… 2nd generation stamping.  October Afternoon pattern paper… think it’s the Thrift Shop pad.

My techniques for today’s card are masking, distressing with the Tim Holtz paper distresser and distress ink and ink blending tool, stitching with the sewing machine and embellishing die cuts.  I used the Tim Holtz sewing border die.  I cut it out of mirror card-stock and kraft card-stock… trimmed off the different pieces and layered them up.  Wound buttonhole thread around the spool a couple times.   The sentiment is an old Hero arts stamp… love it!

Enjoy the inspiration and challenge over on the Tilda’s Town Challenges blog, HERE.  The TT Design Team gals do an awesome job creating fabulous cards for you to enjoy… drop in and we’d love to hear from  you too!  Hope you can play in the Name Your Technique Challege!

Happy stamping and stitching!  See you again soon!

Challenge list…

Midweek Magnolias – photo inspiration
Simon Says Stamp – anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – Distressing
Do You Stack Up – For a Friend
Inky Impressions – use dies or punches

Stamps and such…