Scraps, Scraps, Scraps!

The You Are More cardmaking workshop was so much fun to put together (ok cutting the little squares not so much) but the rest of it was well worth it and look at the scraps I have left over to create with.

That’s right – after creating 12 cards (6 each of 2 designs) I have enough scraps left over to complete some additional projects and there are embellishments left too!

If you are new to card making I’d suggest picking up one of our workshop kits to assemble.  There are four great choices in the Seasonal Expression.  You can also find the kits online here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Make sure your subscribed to my blog so that you don’t miss what I make with these scraps!

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Dear Friend – Color 275

What a fun weekend of creating I just completed.  I spent two nights and two days crafting with 44 other talented ladies at the Dumas Bay Retreat Centre in Federal Way, WA.  The views were breathtaking, the food amazing and the time to concentrate on some projects while spending time with friends was lots of fun.

Even though I’m not on the Design Team for the Color My Heart Color Dare – I still want to participate as I can make time.  This weeks colors are Fern, Heather and Bashful with an option to add Gold.

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I picked a new pattern from the Make It From Your Heart 4 – card making pattern book and combined it with stamps from the Chelsea Gardens cardmaking stamp set & die cuts.  You really need to see this card in person to appreciate it’s sparkle.

I used Heather B&T paper from the Basics Collection and layered Fern cardstock & Bashful Glitter paper for my banners.

I stamped the leaf stamp directly on the card base in Fern and the sentiment in Heather.  I stamped and die cut the butterfly image from Bashful cardstock and then gave it’s wings a touch of sparkle with the Bashful Shimmer Pen.  I then finished off the card with a few Gold Glitter Gems.

 

Make it a beautiful day!

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Just a Peek

My Christmas card making is way behind schedule, but I wanted to show you that it is underway.

I really love our stamps with matching thin cuts, assembling the pieces add a little work, but can you imagine all the fussy cutting time saved?

A Traditional Christmas – Color Dare 272

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the Traditional Christmas Colors of Red & Green – you can also choose your neutral.

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I grabbed a long retired paper packet that featured a really stunning Christmas bird.  I started by taking a pattern from the Originals Card Confidence Program.  If you don’t have this book it’s on the Going Soon Section of my webpage – you can click the link above and be directed right to the book so you can easily add it to your cart.  It’s the best $15 you’ll spend this Christmas season.  I layered a small strip of New England Ivy cardstock on a sheet music B&T then layered my bird on a piece of Cranberry cardstock.  To glitz things up a bit I used some Red Shimmer Trim and Clear Sparkles.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.

While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day) and taking the time to comment on each of our blogs just might add a little love to your stocking!

Thanks for stopping by … I hope you have a magical Christmas!

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A Non-Traditional Christmas – Color Dare #273

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring non-traditional colors of Christmas.

Our challenge this week is to use:

  • Your Choice of 1 (Monochromatic),
  • 2 or 3 Non-Traditional Colors (Excluding Traditional Red & Green), White Daisy and/or your choice of one Neutral
  • Optional Gold and/or Silver

I can’t ever say that I’m a traditionalist with my Christmas cards…last year I had snowmen decked out in Blue & Green.  This year I’ve got an affinity for the Silver & Gold paper packet mixed with the Close to My Heart Color of the Year Bashful.

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This card features a retired stamp set Christmas Village – it’s one I’ve turned to over and over at Christmas as the little buildings remind me of growing up in a small town known for it’s Christmas Lighting festivities every year.  A little Silver Shimmer Trim and some clear sparkles add just a little touch of bling.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage. While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day) they might also add a little love to your stocking!

Thanks so much for stopping by…I hope you’ll take a minute and leave a comment on whether you are a traditional or non-traditional Christmas card maker!

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Warm Wishes – Color Dare #271

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors of the Beary Christmas Papers.  There are so many to choose from…and you’re in charge.  The challenge this week is to use at least 3 (including neutrals) and as many of 9 of these colors: Fern, New England Ivy, Cranberry, Glacier, Tangerine, White Daisy, Pebble, Pewter and Charcoal.

 

It seems like a little overwhelming when you see a Color Dare with so many colors, but it’s amazing how many colors you can start working in when you grab that paper packet.  To work in some additional colors I reached for the Dot Zip Strip and one of the PML cards from the Beary Christmas paper packet.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.

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While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!