Tuesday, December 31, 2013

You're the One for Me

Hey everyone! Happy New Years Eve!
Tell me, has 2013 been good to you?
For me, it was definitely better than 2012,
but there were a few things that I expected to happen
for our family toward the end of this year that didn't.
But that just makes me look forward even more to 2014!
It's definitely going to see some big changes for our family
as my husband prepares to take his State Nursing Boards,
find a new job in that field, and definitely a MOVE
as we are looking to buy our first home.
I'm super excited and already pinning ideas on Pinterest
for my new craft space, whatever size that may be.

This will be my last official post of 2013,
I'm taking part in the Season's Givings Blog Hop
and there are TONS and I do mean TONS 
of prizes that will be up for grabs, since every single person
in the hop is hosting a GIVEAWAY.

I will also be showcasing a few of my favorite cards of 2013
and introducing the first installment in my Loads of Love
2014 (and first ever!) Valentine Card Series.
I hope you'll make time to come visit!

But before I get ahead of myself,
let me get to today's card.
stamp set combined with a sentiment from

I colored my image in with Spectrum Noir markers
GB1, GB2, GB8, GB9, GB10, GG1, GG2, GG4, GG5
PP1, PP2, TB8, TB9, CR1, CR2, CR6 and CR7

Interestingly enough, both my first and last posts of 2013
used Strawberry Kisses images. :)

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed it!

 I wish you all a very safe, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sledging By

Hello everyone.
Christmas may be over, but winter is definitely not!
Especially up here in Northwestern PA.
There's still plenty of time to break out those snowman
and wintery themed stamp sets and put them to use.

Today I'm using Mulberry Wood "Sledging By"
from Crafter's Companion and I've colored it in with my
in shades BT1, BT2, BT3, GG3, GG4, GG5, TN1, TN2, TN3, 
PP1, PP2, DR5, DR7, DG2, DG3, LY1, BGR1, and BGR2.

I hope you enjoy the video!
Don't forget to like, comment and subscribe!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Let It Snow

Hey everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.
I had a lovely Christmas and have been enjoying some 
 much-needed time with my family once the workday is through.

I did get a chance to fit one card in,
from Crafter's Companion and a few different colors 

I hope you like it!

I'll be back with a haul video very soon. 

Have an awesome day!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Winter Won-deer-land

Hey all!
It's the final video in my 2013 Christmas Card Series.
I made it to a dozen, and I'm so thrilled at how well it was received!
I'll definitely plan on doing another one next year, 
but I'll try to get a head start and see if we can't make it to fifteen or so.

I'm also thinking of doing a few other video series
throughout the year, so stay tuned and make sure 
you're subscribed so you don't miss any. :)

This one is using Mama Elephant's Winter Wonderland.


Friday, December 20, 2013

For Goodness Sake

Hello all!
Are you waist deep in Christmas preparations?
I know I sure am! 
I still have gifts to buy, cookies to bake,
heck, my tree isn't even up yet!

I know that somehow it'll all come together in time,
but I'll sure be glad when the big day is finally here
and I can just relax and enjoy my family.

Until then, I better get back to it.

Hope you enjoy card #11 in my 2013 Christmas Card Series!
It's using the Iconic Christmas stamp set from WPlus9.

Don't forget to like, comment and subscribe!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Glad Tidings

Hey everyone!
Today I wanted to share with you the 10th card
in my 2013 Christmas Card Series.
This one using a sweet Impression Obsession stamp
called "Lamb Awaiting" that my dear, sweet friend 
Kari Webster sent to me. :)
I love her.

I paired it with a sentiment from Paper Smooches "Glad Tidings"
and tried out a chalkboard technique for the first time.

I hope you enjoy the video! 
Don't forget to like, comment and subscribe.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays, Kitten

Hey everybody!
Today I'm sharing a card I made for the
which is to use ribbon or twine on your project.

Easy peasy, right?

I colored using my Spectrum Noir markers in shades:
DR3, DR5, DR7, DG2, DG3, CT4, 
GB1, GG1, GG2, GG3, GG4, GG5, and PP2.

Why not come play along?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

You Made The Nice List

Today I'm here with the 9th installment in my
2013 Christmas Card Series! 

I am having so much fun with it!
My only regret is that I didn't get a jump start on it earlier.
I was shooting for at least a dozen videos,
but with Christmas fast approaching, 
I might only make it to 10.

I hope you all have been enjoying it as much as I have!

Today's card features two Mama Elephant stamps sets,
Cozy Christmas and Toy Shop along with papers from
the December Documented 6x6 by Simple Stories.

Enjoy the video!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #72

We are being sponsored by the wonderful folks at Lawn Fawn,
who have generously donated a FREE stamp set 
of the winner's choice -- just in time for their new release!

Thanks, Lawn Fawn! :)

Here's my card, using the color inspiration above.

I used the new You're A Hoot stamp set 
that was given free as a Black Friday purchase incentive,
combined with Into The Woods, Winter Fox, and Frosties.

Hope you like it!

Head on over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
to check out the other amazing design team samples
and don't forget to play along!

Have a great day!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lawnscaping Winter Blog Hop

You should have hopped over from the lovely Pia's Blog
where I'm sure you were inspired and amazed!

For my card, I used Lawn Fawn's Winter Owl
and Winter Gifts stamp sets, Peace, Joy Love papers,
Circle Stackable dies, combined with sequins from 
Lawn Fawn and Pretty Pink Posh to make a shaker card.

I filmed a video as part of my 2013 Christmas Card Series.
Click on the YouTube icon on the bottom right 
to open it in a new window, so you can continue the hop
and come back to it later.
And don't forget to comment, like and subscribe! :)

Next up on the hop is the wonderful Piali's Blog,
where I'm sure she came up with something stunning!

Don't forget to comment at every stop along the way
for your chance to win one of our awesome prizes.

Head back to the Lawnscaping Blog
if at any point you get lost along the way.

Happy hopping!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Welcome Baby Claire Blog Hop

Today the girls of Lawnscaping are hopping
to celebrate our own sweet Elise, who became a mama
to wee Claire Rebekah this past Tuesday, December 10th. 

You should have come from the lovely Elena's blog
where I'm sure she whipped up something incredible.

I wanted to make something extra-special for Elise,
so I decided to attempt my first ever tri-fold card.

and did a whole lot of paper-piecing to keep it
looking soft and girly.

I hope she likes it!

Next up is the talented Tracy's blog.
I'm sure she'll leave you inspired!

Congratulations, Elise, and welcome to the world
sweet baby Claire!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Celebrating the Holiday Season with CardMaker Magazine

Welcome to the CardMaker Magazine and 
Crafter's Companion Celebrating the Holiday Season Blog Hop!

We've got tons of lovely holiday inspiration to share with you today.
There's even TWO prize pack giveaways at the end 

For my card, I used Barkley's 1st Class Christmas
coloring it in with my Spectrum Noirs in shades:
DR3, DR5, DR7, IG5, IG7, IG9, EB1, EB2, 
BGR1, BGR2, BGR3, DG2, DG3, BT1, BT2, and BT3.
I also embossed the background with the 

I've also filmed a video tutorial showing my card
process from start to finish -- including the coloring!

Click on the YouTube icon in the bottom right 
to open it in a new window, that way you can finish the hop
and come back to it later. :)
And don't forget to comment and subscribe!

Here's the hop list:

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Fawntastic Day

Hey all! 
I'm here tonight with a card I made for the 

Obviously you know you have a patterned paper addiction
when you cannot find a single card you made in the last year 
that does not have any patterned paper on it!
That was one of the requirements, no patterned paper,
not even Lawn Fawn's, because they will be releasing new
collections that they want to showcase instead.

I tried to make a card inspired by Lawn Fawn's logo,
which meant going CAS - VERY unlike my typical style.
I think it turned out pretty cute though.

I used Into The Woods stamps and dies,
and Milo's ABCs as well as the Quinn's ABCs dies.

I hope they like it!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Falling White Flakes

Happy Saturday!
Today I am here with a card share using the Stamp-It "The Snowflake"
exclusive set from Crafter's Companion.
This sweet baby was a bonus stamp with a $50 purchase a while back.

I white embossed it and then distressed it with Festive Berries
Distress Ink and then went around the edges with Fired Brick.

To finish it off, I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
with a dab of Viva Decor Pearl Pen in the centers.

I still have lots of Christmas cards to make!
How are yours coming along?

Monday, December 2, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #71

Hello everyone! Welcome to Lawnscaping Challenge #71

This challenge is sponsored by the wonderful folks
over at Simon Says Stamp. We love you, Simon!

Simon Says Stamp Store Blinkie photo SSS_09_2103_zpsc2c6b992.gif

Here's my tag:

I used Lawn Fawn's Ornate Ornaments and Pa-Rum-Pum-Pum-Pum
stamp sets along with Festive Berries Distress ink and crystal stickles.
I added some gold tinsel Lawn Trimmings to attach it to my package.

I hope you like it!

Please head over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
to check out the other amazing design team projects 
and don't forget to play along!

I would also like to link up this tag to the current

Have an amazing day!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop

Hello everyone!
Today we're bringing you an exciting little hop 
to celebrate the grand opening of my sweet friend 
Paulina's new sequin shop, Pretty Pink Posh!

This hop will run from December 1st through the 3rd, 
and you want to make sure you leave a comment at every
stop along the way, as Paulina will be giving away a prize pack
to two lucky random commenters to be announced on December 5th.

Paulina also has a coupon code for you to use.
From now until December 5th use the code:
to get free shipping on all US orders over $35.

I created two fun projects for you today.

Here's the first:

For this card I chose to showcase the Marshmallow
and Sparkling Clear sequins by making a shaker card.
I embellished it with my Winter Bunny stamp and die set
from Lawn Fawn, and papers from Lawn Fawn and Studio Calico.
I colored Winter Bunny in with my Spectrum Noir markers.

I would also like to link up this card to the current

For my second card I wanted to showcase the Classic Christmas
and Festive Holly-days sequins with the Pretty Patches Tree
stamp and die set from WPlus9 and papers from Lawn Fawn
and Studio Calico and gold tinsel lawn trimmings from Lawn Fawn.

I filmed a video of my process for this one,
so click the YouTube button in the bottom right corner
to open it in another window and then continue the hop 
and come back and watch later. :)
And don't forget to subscribe for more videos!

Now on to the rest of the hop.

Have a wonderful day, everybody!


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