Saturday, November 30, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends #186 - Purple Christmas

Happy Saturday everyone!  We enjoyed a nice break this week and enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal  on Wednesday.  We chatted about what we are thankful for and I would love to read what you are thankful for!!

One thing I am thankful for is the time I have spent as DT at Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC.  I am so grateful for the opportunity they have given me to play and explore!

This week's challenge at "Speedy Fox & Friends challenge" is to create with PURPLE!   I have had so much fun with the color challenges this month, have you?  To check out more royal purple goodness visit Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge HERE!

 The inside:

The stamp I used is Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Wise Men
Paper: MFP 80lb White, Misc. Purple
Acces: A2 Quatrefoil EF by Paper Studio

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!  We are enjoying a quiet day!  Psst!  I am going to let you in on a little secret.  I kind of like it when my husband works Thanksgiving day.  We celebrate it early on years when this happens.  This year we were able to celebrate on Wednesday so today is a lazy day plus leftovers!  Well, I guess it isn't a lazy day for my dear husband but for the rest of us it is!  We had fun watching the parades, which I never do when our feast day is actually on the day it's supposed to be!  I would love to hear how you celebrate the day or don't celebrate it!!!  :)

I have a couple of Fall Celebration cards using beautiful stamps and dies from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps to share with you today.

I used Fall Leaves Clear Stamp Set for my focal point and sentiment.

For the inside I die cut the oak leaves with the "Leaf Set Die"

I kept it Clean and Simple for the next card using the same stamp set as the card above.  I stamped TH Distress inks onto Kraft mat, spritzed with water and then drug water color paper through the ink.  When the paper was dry I die cut the leaves using "Leaf Set Die ".

A little close up of the leaves:

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day!!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Top Dog Dies Tutorial: Apron Card with DIY Chipboard Embellishments

Hi!  Today I am sharing a tutorial on creating a Top Dog Dies Apron Card.  I embellished the card with chipboard sewing notions using Sew Much Fun Die Set .  

Gathered supplies and die cuts:

First I cut the apron base placing 1) Apron Card (A2) Die 2) solid CS, 3) a Sizzix Impressions Pad 4)acrylic plate. I then cut designer paper to fit the fold over pocket.

Next, using my bone folder tool I creased the paper along fold lines and added score tape to the sides.

Apron Card with side flaps glued in place.

 To create my own chipboard embellishments I take cereal boxes or other food packaging boxes, cut it to the general size needed, and glue it to the designer paper.  I run dies and paper  through the die cutting machine, then gently free the individual pieces from surrounding CS/packaging.

A close up view of the "chipboard" pieces.  Aren't they the cutest???

Finished Set:

I am playing along with the following challenge

D.L. Art #120 - Anything Goes
November's Linky Part - Just Because
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Monday, November 25, 2013

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Inspiration Monday

Good Monday Morning!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  Ours was nice, getting caught up on a few things and enjoying all of us at home!  It's Monday and that means Inspiration day at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!  Stop on by  Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog for fabulous Design Team Inspiration

For today's inspiration I used this sweet Stocking Clear Stamp and Stocking Die Set .
I heat embossed the stocking and then used TH Distress Peeled paint Distress Ink.  A button and bow finish off this cute stocking!

A little Close up:

Thanks for looking and enjoy the week!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends #187 - Green Christmas

Happy Weekend to you!  We are continuing with our Christmas theme at Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge this week so I hope you join us and play along, just use the color GREEN on your cards!  For more fabulous inspiration and to link up your creation please visit Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge right HERE!

I used the branch and sentiment from  "Joyous Season".

I created this card for Susan (One4Joy) the Featured Stamper at SCS this past Sunday.  I CASED this card from her fabulous gallery: Blue Christmas...O4J.

 The inside:

For those that are celebrating Thanksgiving this week, do you have your Feast bought?  We are pretty much set here.  It will come a day early at our house due to DH's work schedule. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Top Dog Dies - House Album

Hello and welcome to Top Dog Dies Tuesday!  I have a fun album to share today.  

I added a bit of lacy curtain and some lights that I have had for so long I don't even remember where or when I bought them.

 For my second page I continued with the same roof and chimney.  I added glittered snowflakes and die cut buttons from Top Dog Dies Sew Much Fun Die Set.

This family photo is from last Christmas.

For my last album page I added the small snowflake from the Snowflake Trio Die Set and included part of the fence.

The photo is a bit dark but it's Stormagedon.  She just loved the Christmas tree last year!  I had to buy shatterproof ornaments and leave my treasures in their storage boxes because Miss Storm likes to climb and play with shiny things! 

To create the album pages I glued Kraft CS to a Taco Shell box cut to fit my die cutting machine.   Using food boxes are a great way to create inexpensive chipboard and recycle both at the same time!

I created three pieces of  "chipboard" and ran them through the machine ending up with beautifully die cut House Album pages!

Next it was time for decorating!  
I decided that only fancy lace would do for the windows.

Check out this chimney with the FABULOUS embossed brickwork!!!

A doorknob for the door and Christmas lights on the fence finishes off the front of the house.

Thanks so much for looking!  

Monday, November 18, 2013

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Winter Blog Hop

 Welcome to Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog Hop!

I am so glad you stopped by today!   It's blog hop day at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps so leave a comment on each blog today including  PPRS blog  for your chance to win the prize package!  The lucky winner will be announced Nov. 25th on the  PPRS blog .

For my card I used this fun image "hh0150 Snow Bunnies".  I added the oval scallop for a little added layering!

After you have left a comment here for your chance to win the prize you will want to head on over to Brenda's blog.  

                              Angela - you are here
                      Brenda -next stop

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Paper: BoBunny Blitzen
Stamps:  PPRS - hh0150 Snow Bunnies
Acces: PPRS - d027 Scalloped Oval die, spiral clip, ribbon

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Happy Happy Stamping News!

I have some super fun news to share today!!!  I had to keep the 
news under my hat for several weeks and it was so difficult!!!!  I have some great stamping friends that I tell everything to but this time I had to keep it all quiet.  Friday at Splitcoaststampers it was revealed that ..........


If you are a Fan Club member at Splitcoaststampers you can view my creations for this month's theme! User name: (ohmypaper!)  If you are not a Fan Club member yet, visit HERE for more info on the benefits! 

Since I can't share photos of my first creations as a Dirty Girl on my blog I thought I would share a couple of HYCCT cards that I didn't post here during the crazy, busy month of October!

 Here are just a few of my faves from HYCCT 2013!

I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you for leaving such fabulous comments on my blog!  I appreciate EVERY one, I really do!!! 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends 186 - Red Christmas

Happy Saturday!!!  What a week!!!  What a month actually!  We aren't here to chat about my month though, we are here to check out Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge and this week it's: Red Christmas.  For more beautiful inspiration from my teammates and to get all the info on how to play along please visit Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC.

I used Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Wise Men Mini Stamp set.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Top Dog Dies - Sewing Wreath

Happy Friday to you!!!  I am bringing you another view of the Top Dog Dies Madison Doily and the Top Dog Dies Sew Much Fun Die Set today inspired by SCS WT453 challenge to create a card with a wreath!

I die cut the Madison Doily in green, then cut the center out to form my wreath!  I stamped the sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers - "You are an Angel" in the center of the wreath and the fun of decorating began!  

Papers for all the sewing accessories were first glued to cereal box card board then die cut
to give them a chipboard look!  All of the accessories except for the buttons were cut from gold metallic paper.

The scissors are SO COOL, when using a brad to "hinge" the scissors they will open and close!  

Don't you just love that thimble?!! 

To check out these dies and many other fabulous dies you can visit Top Dog Dies Here

Thanks for looking and enjoy the day, it's FRIDAY!  

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Top Dog Dies - Sew Much Fun

Hello! I have a fun card to share today!  It was Sew Much Fun to create with this Top Dog Dies set.  See what I did there?  

Seriously though, I really did have enjoy playing with this set.  The dies cut like a dream and make for a quick card!  Adding embellishments to this die set was great fun! 

 To give the buttons a little more depth I glued card stock to a bit of cereal box and then ran it through my die cutting machine.  

 A bit of paper piecing, pearls, ribbon and fiber completed the dress form!

A bit of embroidery floss from my cross stitching days made topped off the spool.

On the inside I used a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers "I'm in Stitches" and the sewing machine die. 

You can view the entire Top Dog Dies Sew Much Fun Die Set right HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Shepherd Boy

Happy Monday!  Are you all perky and ready for another week?  Nah?  Me either but that's not going to stop me from sharing a bit of Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Inspiration!

I think this is just the sweetest image and so much fun to color!  

The PPRS image is gg1081 Child with Lamb, colored with TH Alcohol Markers and a aqua brush.  The paper is Echo Park - Seasons Greetings and a Whip Cream bow finishes off the card.

Hop on over to PPRS blog to view more Monday Inspiration!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends 185 - White Christmas

Happy Saturday!!!  I am always happy for Saturday!  Today I am sharing my version of a White Christmas for Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge .

 "Storm and Lil Bit's White Christmas"

Oh! What fun this card was to make! Since our challenge is White Christmas, I first stamped the branches with a white sky.  That was a bit stark so back to the drawing board I went and sponged a light blue sky, then stamped, flocked and glittered the tree.   I took a photo of my White Christmas Window and decided it was definitely missing something.  Storm and Lil Bit of course!   Quite often we will come home and see two little heads in our windows turned at exactly the same angle!

For the inside you can get a little closer look at this sneak peek from the new set "Chill in the Air".  Be sure to stop by Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC Blog next week to see all the new releases!!!

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Chill in the Air, Holiday Tag
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - 140 lb Premium White
Acces: Poppy Stamps - Sitting Cat die, flocking powder, glitter

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Top Dog Dies - Snowflake

HI!  Today I am excited to share a card I created showcasing Top Dog Dies Snowflake Trio Die Set

 I used all three snowflake die cuts and layered them for my focal point.  For the design I used   Splitcoaststamper's  weekly sketch challenge SC461. 

A little close up shot for this spectacular snowflake!

For the inside, I inlaid the snowflake.

Thanks for looking!

I am entering the following challenges:
 Christmas Card Challenges #49 - Pop it up (my snowflake is layered and my sentiment is popped up)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Winter Wonderland

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