Saturday, November 18, 2017

♥ Christmas Wonderland ♥

I can't believe it's only 37 days until Christmas? My favorite time of year! I LOVE to decorate my home for Christmas. I also love the smells of Christmas...the twinkling lights...the gathering of friends and family...making Christmas cards...but most importantly, I love to see the excitement and joy in my kids eyes. Nothing like it! Yesterday, my sweet husband surprised us with a 6 foot plus tall Santa I had been admiring in the store. I don't know who was more excited...me or my 7 year old! :)

 
I'm definitely in the holiday spirit for sure now! So why not make a Christmas card with some beautiful Spellbinders Dies by Amazing Paper Grace! For my card, I am using the Coralene's Chemise Layering Frame Large Etched Dies. Such stunning, intricate dies yet sturdy enough to use as the base for my card.


I die cut the Swirl Frame twice using dark green cardstock and patterned paper. I then adhered the patterned paper die cut over the green cardstock to give it some dimension.


I added lots of chunky glitter to all the edges with some Glossy Accents to give it a "frosty, icy" look. The papers are from the Sweet Peppermint Paper Pad by Prima.


Don't forget to check out the rest of Becca's new Chantilly Paper Lace Collection !


hugs...


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

♥ Simon Says...Furry Friends ♥


Hello there. We are starting a brand new challenge today at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week we want to see...FURRY FRIENDS!


The Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Newton's Nook! I am using the super sweet Autumn Newton Clear Stamp Set for my card. So many sweet images and sentiments in this one! I colored in the image with some Gelatos.


I finished off this simple and quick card with some lace trim, satin ribbon and pearls.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!




Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 



Hope you have a great day!

hugs...


Friday, November 10, 2017

♥ For You ♥

Hi there! It's Friday!! Although all week I kept forgetting what day it was due to the kids being off of school all week for Teacher's Convention. But I'm still glad it's the weekend because that means hubby is home too! We have family coming to visit tomorrow and then Sunday is football day in our house! My husband makes pizza on that day so it's an easy day for me! ;) What are your plans for the weekend?


I'm stopping in today with a super quick, easy yet elegant card made with some new and older dies by Amazing Paper Grace for Spellbinders. I used the new Hannah Elise Layering Frame Dies which I layered over the large frame die from the Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame Medium Etched Dies. Both sets of dies are from the new Chantilly Paper Lace Collection by Becca.


The sweet little tag is from the Graceful Tiny Tag and Stamp Set. I finished it off with some pearls, satin ribbon and a vintage broach.


Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

hugs...


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

♥ Simon Says...Snow White ♥


Can you believe there is only 47 days left until Christmas?! This year has just flown by! It's starting to finally get cold here too. I love it! I can't wait for snow! And speaking of snow...we have a brand new challenge starting today at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! Our theme this week is...SNOW WHITE! 


The Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Reverse Confetti. For my card, I am using the Seasonal Sentiments Clear Stamp Set. This is a great set to have for the holidays and winter months. It comes with 8 different sentiments.


I also used the Simon Says Kate Snowflake DieDiamond Dust Glitter, White Pearls, lace and white  satin ribbon.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!




Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 



Hope you have a fabulous week!

hugs...


Sunday, November 5, 2017

♥ Hemstitch Ovals ♥


Hello there! Today, I have card that I made with the new Spellbinders Hemstitch Ovals Etched Dies from the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection by Amazing Paper Grace. These dies are gorgeous!


Love working with these dies! Every die Becca designs is just truly stunning! Such a treat that I get to design for her! These Hemstitch Ovals are beautiful by themselves or would go nicely layered with a number of her other dies as well! The papers I used are from the Rose Avenue Paper Pad by KaiserCraft.


Hope you have an Amazing day! ;)

hugs...


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

♥ Simon Says...Christmas Gift Tag ♥ {25 Days of Christmas Tags!}


Hi everyone! We have an "extra" exciting challenge this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week our challenge is...Christmas Gift Tag! 

The Simon Says DT are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products! We are also joining in with, and sponsoring, Tracey McNeely's 25 tags of Christmas ! So you have 2 chances to win a $50 Gift Certificate! One on this challenge and one on Tracey's Blog! We are kick starting the event as today is Day 1!

                               

For my non-traditional color (although pastels and Christmas seem pretty popular now) tag, I am using several different Simon Says Stamp Exclusives. I used the Merry Christmas Ornament Die, Anna Snowflake Die, Marisa Snowflake Die and the stamped sentiments are from the Nativity Clear Stamp Set.


The base of my tag is from the Breanna's Corset Label Dies by Spellbinders. I also used some lace, pearls and lots of chunky glitter. The papers are from the Carousel Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad by BoBunny.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

 



Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 



Have an amazing day!

hugs...


Monday, October 30, 2017

♥ Shabby Arched Borders ♥


Happy Halloween Eve! Stopping in with a couple of quick cards using the beautiful Spellbinders  Arched Borders Dies by Amazing Paper Grace from the New Chantilly Paper Lace Collection. All of the dies in this collection are amazing! This is such a versatile set that can be used a number of ways. When I first saw them. I thought of a pumpkin! I guess it's the time of year! :)


This was super easy and quick to make! I added some flowers, ribbon, twine and a mini spool for the stem.


The paper I used is from the Zella Teal Paper Pad by Prima as well as the flowers.


Next, I made a simple baby card also using the Arched Borders dies.


For this card, I just simply die cut two arches and then adhered them together at the top and bottom. I then added the center panel also made by using the 2 Arch cut dies. These papers are also by Prima from the Heaven Sent Paper Pad.


I hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween!!

hugs...