Friday, November 24, 2017

Big Hugs

Hello Friday Friends!

Welcome to my experimentation with Deco Foil Transfer Gel.  I have actually tried this before, but I thought I would give it another go.

I painted on the gel through a distressed striped stencil.  It goes on white, but the trick is to wait until it turns totally clear.  Once that happened, I grabbed some Gold Deco Foil, laid it over the design and ran it through my laminator.

Maybe I should have used a stencil with less distressing on it.  I'm not sure.  But I decided to use it anyway because I had this BIG HUGS die cut that I had been wanting to use.

To tie everything together, I placed a gold confetti sequin over each white dot on my card base.  I'm not sure this is a favorite...but I still plan to send it to someone who needs a big hug!

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow!


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Color Throwdown #470 - Thank You So Much

Happy Thanksgiving to All My Friends!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge. I knew I could make some brightly colored patterned papers using the new Concord and 9th Blooms Fill-In stamp set and I couldn't wait to try.  The colors in this week's graphic were so very inspiring!

Let me just say this stamp set is addicting!  I have made quite a few backgrounds experimenting with lots of colors already.  Stay tuned for some more cards using this set!

You can click right here for the link to participate if you would like to join in the fun. Be sure to check out the blog to see the designers' work. You will find some amazing card makers there and you won't be disappointed!

See you tomorrow!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Curtain Call Challenge - May Your Days be Merry and Bright

Hello Wednesday Friends!

Here is my card to share over at the Curtain Call Challenge today.  The theme is acorns which is perfect for this time of year.  At first I wasn't sure what to do, but then I remembered that I had very recently bought a Thinlets set from Stampin' Up that included a layered acorn die.

My sentiment is popped up but I just wasn't able to photograph the dimension that exists. Still I love the look of the shiny gold, silver and copper acorns along with the gold embossed sentiment.

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Inspired by all the Little Things #73 - Happy Holidays

Happy Tuesday!

I love the sweet pink and mint in this week's Inspired by all the Little Things graphic.  I knew right away that I wanted to create some vintage looking ornaments in these colors. 

I used the Holiday Trimmings stamps and dies from W Plus 9.  I can't wait to create with this set again.  I already have some fun ideas swirling around my creative brain.

Maybe you can join in the challenge.  I would love to see what you create.  See you tomorrow!


Monday, November 20, 2017

Two More Challenges Today - Warm Wishes

Hello Friends!

I wanted to pop back in today so I could show you a card I am entering in two challenges.  I just got home from a week at Disney World and am trying not to miss any of my favorite challenges!

First up is the Color Throwdown challenge #469.  Here is the inspiration photo:

Next up is the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge.  Here is their challenge photo:

I used products from Concord and 9th to make my card.  I am so totally hooked on their turnabout stamps.  Addicted may be a better word!

Have a great evening and I'll see you again tomorrow.


Gina K. Designs Mix It Up Monday Challenge - Merry Christmas

Happy Monday!

A new challenge went up on StampTV very early this morning and I get to be the hostess this time!

This challenge is called Get In Shape.  No, this is NOT the season for exercise and dieting, so choose a shape or two and use them on your project.

As you can see, I went with squares and circles.  Pretty basic, but still packs a punch with all the foiling!

Here is the link to participate if you'd like to.  It will be fun to see what everyone creates!

See you again tomorrow!


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Sunday!

Today I am once again sharing with you my absolute, without a doubt favorite stamp sets of all time. They are from Gina K. Designs and are part of the Merry and Bright Stamp TV Kit.

Here is a look at the entire kit:

Today I used three images from just one of the sets.  I used the pine cone, the branch and the word Hanukkah.  I used silver embossing powder on my images to make them sparkle.  While my card is simple, I think it is a lovely addition to my holiday stash.

Have a terrific day and I'll  be back tomorrow to share another Gina K. Designs card.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Happy Saturday!

Today I am sharing with you my absolute, without a doubt favorite stamp sets of all time. They are from Gina K. Designs and are part of the Merry and Bright Stamp TV Kit.

Here is a look at the entire kit:

I used both stamp sets on my card.  One set has the branches I used to hang my ornament and the other set has the sentiment and the ornament.  I cut the sentiment apart and used the "and a happy new year" on the inside of the card.

If I could love a StampTV kit any more than this one...well it hasn't been marketed yet. That all I know!

Have a terrific day and I'll  be back tomorrow to share some more Gina K. Designs goodness.