Warm Winter Wishes

November 30th.
I'm trying to wrap my head around, that it truly is almost December.  I'm not ready for December yet lol.  Well, at least I have one more Christmas card finished right?
I'm not a huge washi tape lover, however, I am in love with this particular role (it came in a Studio Calico kit...unsure of the origin/brand).  Red. which is one of my favorite colors with, snowflakes...sold!
So, I paired this fun washi tape, with the December stamp set from Avocado Arts.  I stamped the hat and mittens in a nice green ink (clearsnap), onto woodgrain card stock (studio calico), stamped my sentiment in black ink, then embellished the card with washi tape, sparkly May Arts ribbon, and a few red pearls.
Bright, happy, fun and ready to be mailed.
Take a quick visit to these ladies, to see what they made using this set as well.
Ashley Harris

materials used:
Avocado Arts stamps
May Arts ribbon
textured cardstock
green ink
black ink
red pearls

A Few Projects to Share

Hello there!
If you head on over to the Crafty Power Blog, I have a few projects up over there.  I have detailed instructions on how to make both of these projects.

this is the November 27th post

This is the November 26th post

Smitten Tag

Is everyone starting to get ready for the Holidays?  I am trying, but I'm still having a hard time believing that Thanksgiving is next week!  I am soooo not ready hahaha.  
Today, I am sharing a tag I made using some Avocado Arts stamps.   I just used scraps that were on my work table, hooray paper didn't go to waste!  These fine ladies below, have also made some projects for you to look at today, as well.  Head on over and check them out!

materials used:
Avocado Arts stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L white foam squares
blue card stock
red cardstock
white card stock
black ink
red ink
May Arts ribbon

Show Me the Stamps Holiday Kick Off

Welcome to the Show Me the Stamps Holiday Kick Off!!

For this months hop, several of Gina K Designs Illustrators have brought together their design teams and guests.  Each Illustrator's Design Group will have fun and exciting things to share with you, using their stamps.

You may have noticed that I said, "Holiday Kick Off" instead of blog hop.  That is because this month is special.  As you may know, we don't always have a prize each month, but this month is one that we do!  The GinaK Designs Illustrators want to help YOU celebrate the holidays in style, with some Gina K stamps.

For this months hop, there will be a $50 Gift Certificate given away, to the Gina K store.

To enter, for a chance to win the $50 gift certificate, all you need to do is leave a comment on each of the Illustrators blogs.   Easy peasy right!!

For an extra Entry...
Become a blog follower of any of the illustrators and leave a comment letting them know you did.  That will give you 8 chances to win!

Start your Holiday Hop, starting with Becky Oehlers' Blog HERE.  Make sure to visit each of the designers blogs, to see some amazing holiday projects.  I am sure it will give you that extra push to start on all of your holiday projects too!!  
(The deadline to enter for the Gift Certificate, is 5pm central time on November 15th)

For my project, I decided to make a pretty tag.  Can I just say, how much I love making tags?  I know I say it a lot, but they may be my favorite thing to make.  Can I also just say, that I am pretty sure, I'm addicted to this woodgrain textured card stock (got from studio calico).  I only have 10 sheets, so hopefully my crush will expire before I use all of it lol.

This tag was created by using the Mistletoe Memories clear stamp set, by Becky Oehlers.  The images are modern, bold and graphic.  In my opinion, the perfect combination for a stamp set.

Make sure to visit JJ & Vera!!  
Their creations are always stunning and suburb!!

materials used:
Lawn Fawn red/white hemp cord
May Arts trim
red cardstock
white woodgrain card stock
Clearsnap red ink
Clearsnap green ink

Have a Very Fawny Holiday! {day 2}

This week Lawn Fawn is showcasing all of their Holiday stamp sets, it is all about getting ideas and inspiring you for the upcoming Holidays.
Today, I am sharing a card I made using the Cozy Christmas stamp set.  The little smiley faces on the milk and cookies, had me at hello.  So many great element in this set!!  I created a "scrappy" little scene, using the striped stocking, santa note, cookies, milk & Merry Christmas sentiment from the Cozy Christmas set, as well as a few stickers from the FaLaLa sticker sheet, and the red/white Trimmings (all from Lawn Fawn).  
Make sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog everyday this week, for great projects as well as videos!!

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Cozy Christmas
Fa-la-la element stickers
peppermint trimmings
white woodgrain card stock
washi tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L white foam squares
copic markers
glitter pen

Lawn Fawn & MarkerPop

Today, Lawn Fawn is doing a blog hop with MarkerPop.  I made a card using Lawn Fawn stamps, and Copic markers (that you can get through MarkerPop).  I wanted something simple, but elegant.  Sometimes, well a lot of times I struggle with pulling it off, but today, I was able to put what I saw in my head onto paper.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for more inspiration and a possible giveaway!

Copic Marker Recipe:
Big Flower: R20, V05, V06, V09
Small Flower: V05, RV25
Leaf: G43, G46, YG17
Blue accent: 0, B02, B00

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Stamps
Copic Markers
KaiserCraft bling
Black ribbon
White Cardstock

Tips & Techniques:
I masked the flower, then stamped the leaves to add depth
I used a black ribbon to bring out the color in the card
I added yellow bling to the center of the small flowers for contrast and to add something special

Merry Christmas, clean and simple style

Today, I have another clean and simple Christmas card using the latest stamp set from Avocado Arts.  We all have so many cards to give and send out during the Holidays, so I like to keep them more on the simple side.  Why?  Because most people trash them.  I like to save my fancy cards, for those who will cherish the card.  But, for the most part, they are clean all the way baby.
The card is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches (standard size card), and I started by just adding two strips of washi tape to the left hand side.  I then stamped the banner strip, and ornaments and colored them in using Copic markers that coordinated with the washi tape (easy right).  Then finished by adding the sentiment as well as some thick twine.  Cute and easy, not to mention another Christmas card stashed in my basket of cards ready for use.
Head on over to these fantastic ladies, for more inspiration!!

materials used:
Avocado Arts stamps
black ink
white card stock
washi tape
copic markers

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