Wednesday, December 31, 2014

{Seasons Givings Blog Hop} Thanks!

Hello everyone!  Welcome to my spot on the Season's Givings blog hop!  Have you had fun hopping so far?  What an amazing line up of companies and designers.  TOO fun! 

 This hop is a way to say THANK YOU to you - my wonderful readers.  So here's a card in your honor...
Stamps:  Watson (with coordinating dies) - Taylored Expressions
Dies:  Star, Fishtail Flags Layers - MFT; Thanks - Taylored Expressions
Cardstock:  Gina K Designs
Patterned Paper and Dots: Doodlebug Friendly Forest
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Spectrum Noir Markers:  Gina K Designs

If you are new to the hop be sure to visit everyone on the list and leave some love because every stop has a giveaway!  WooHOO!!! :)  And here's mine - A fun package filled with sets and dies from The Cat's Pajamas and My Favorite Things!

Here's how to enter:
Just leave a comment here and I'll draw a winner on January 7th. 
Easy Peasy!  

Be sure to put me in your blog reader or stop back to see if you've won. 
  I'll contact you, too, of course, if I can!

Now off you go!  Here's the list again if you need it!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Lawn Fawn

Spellbinders Paper Arts

Reverse Confetti


Ice Resin

My Favorite Things

Technique Tuesday

Paper Smooches

Sweet & Sassy Stamps

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Avocado Arts

A Jillian Vance Design

Latina Crafter


Unity Stamp Company

Splitcoast Stampers

Verve Stamps

Latisha Yoast

AJ Otto

Vera Yates

Julia Stainton

Judy Hayes

Kim Watson

Yana Smakula

Chari Moss

Taheerah Atchia

Shemaine Smith

Emily Spahn

Kimberly Crawford

Lee Murphy

Lovely Linda

Laura Williams

Lori Tecler

Chaitali Narla

Darsie Bruno

Lydia Fiedler

Giovana Smith

Teri Anderson

Beth Pingry

Dina Kowal

Daniela Dobson

Lisa Adametz

Piali Biswas

Kelli Green

Keri Lee Sereika

Jocelyn Olson

Julee Tilman

Michelle Woerner

Lori McAree

Theresa Momber

Anita Autore

Melody Rupple

Sean Fetterman

Bunny Vance

Tricia Traxler  (You Are Here!!)

Lisa Arana

Lorena Cantó

Amy Tsuruta

Jodi Collins

Tenia Nelson

Kelly Klapstein

Jill Cornell

Emily Leiphart

Becky Williams

Margie Higuchi

Lee Ann Barrett

Lisa Hoel

Heather Campbell

Lisa Henke

Sheri Holt

Michele Kovack

Ashley Harris

Sharon Harnist

Lori Craig

Nicole Nowosad

Laurel Beard

Michele Boyer

Christiana Reuling

Laurie Schmidlin

Jennifer Priest

Stacey Schafer

Heidi Blankenship

Heather Pulvirenti

Anita Madden

Gloria Stengel

Sarah Gough

Rachel Kleinman

Natalie Dever

Lorine Mason

Loretta Lock

Meihsia Liu

Sarah Martina Parker

Angeline Choo

Christine Emberson

Karen Hightower

Sabrina Alery

Debbie Seyer

Dana Joy

Cat Tidwell

Deborah Saaranen

Ceal Pritchett

Lisa Lara

Colleen Schaan

Anabelle O'Malley

Megan Hoeppner

Monika Davis

Marisa Ritzen

Wanda Guess

Jenny Peterson

Annette Allen

Gracie Chavez

Christina Griffiths

Niki G.

Kristi Schurr

Jennifer Ingle

Karolyn Loncon

Camille Robinson

Lindsey M-P

Kathy Clement

Maria Levine

Savitri Wilder

Savannah O'Gwynn

Teresa Horner

Laurel Seabrook

Libby Hickson

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Alice Wertz

Leigh Penner

Lisa Lee

Tina McDonald

Nina Yang

Angel Johns

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

{Verve} Mojo Monday

Stamps:  Wonderfully Made (Verve)
Paper:  MME My Girl, GKD Cherry Red, Layering Weight Ivory
Ink:  GKD Charcoal Brown
Dies:  MFT Fishtail Flag Layers, Stitched Circles
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, Micro Brads
I did a little end-of-year sale shopping at some of my favorite stamping shops and this sweet sentiment set from Verve was one of my purchases, so when I wanted to make a card with the newest Mojo Monday sketch it was begging to be used!  The MME "My Girl" paper and the micro brads were in my Christmas stocking and I am determined to use the whole paper pack up, cuz it is happy and springy and that's what comes next, right??? 

ETA:  ACCCKKK!  I just linked this and then realized it was supposed to have been tall and skinny this week and it would have been so CUTE like that.  {hanging head in shame for not following the directions}  Just pretend... ok??? {insert sheepish grin here...}

BTW, I have a fun post coming up tomorrow night at midnight with a giveaway, too.  I hope you'll stop by and check it out!! :)

Friday, December 26, 2014

{Gina K Designs} Christmas Thanks

Hi everyone!  I have a sweet and simple thank you note to share today... something we probably all need after the festivities of this week!!

I used the current Stamp TV Kit Winter Cheer for the snowflakes and an earlier Stamp TV Kit stamp from the Bounty of Blessings set for the sentiment.  If you'd like more details join us over in the Stamp TV Kit Addicts group... It's Friday Funday over there!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Joy to the World!!

Merry Christmas!

I really wanted my card today to focus on the true meaning of Christmas.  That Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to earth to redeem us.  God in human flesh, taking the penalty for our sins.  Joy to the World!!!

I started my card with a piece of watercolor paper.  First I stamped the sentiment in black and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I stamped the star from JustRite's Holiday Magic set with Versamark ink and clear embossed it as well.  I have a reverse mask cut with an oval die on my desk, so I centered it on the card front (attaching it with removable tape so it would stay put) and then I began to give my card front a wash of color with my distress markers, some water, and a wide watercolor brush.  I swiped some of the marker ink on an acrylic block and picked up the color with my wet brush, starting with the lightest colors and going to the darker.  I used all shades of yellow, blue and purple to give the feel of a night sky and some hills.  
After my paper was dry, I added some sparkle to the star and penned in a few stars with my white gel pen.

I attached my focal layer to my kraft card base and then tied my finished card with some metallic gold string for the final touch.

Here are the Stamp Simply products I used on today's card...

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I pray you will have a blessed day with your family remembering God's Gift to us!!