Monday, October 15, 2018

Christmas Crafts All Year Round, and some Jingle Belles *PINK*

Hey all! I'm here tonight to share this card with you:




Our challenge at CCAYR this month is to use Santa, an elf, or a fairy on our creations.  I had this cutie from Bugaboo printed and die cut, so I colored him up in pinks to go along with the Jingle Belles challenge that Stef and Lauren do every October for breast cancer awareness.  This card came together pretty easily, as I had the scalloped circle and the snowflake already die cut.  This patterned paper is my "go-to" for anything pink for Christmas.  I just cut a pink layer for underneath it, stamped the Lawn Fawn sentiment using my MISTI, and added some sparkle to the snowflake with my Spectrum Noir clear pen.  A gem in the center finishes it off nicely.


Challenges:


Jingle Belles:  PINK Christmas for the cure
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
HLS Christmas:  ATG or optional twist to use ribbon
The Cutie Pie challenge:  Going Girly
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #46:  ATG or optional gear up for winter theme
Sparkles Christmas #93:  For the kids
CHNC #407:  ATG or optional theme to use stockings



Thanks for joining me today!  Please visit the CCAYR blog to see what's been created so far, and please join us!  Also, there is still a little bit of time to join in with the Jingle Belles to help move us closer to a cure for breast cancer!


God Bless~


~Marie~


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Sasayaki Glitter October Post: Halloween or Harvest

Greetings, fellow bloggers!  Can you believe that it is OCTOBER ALREADY?!?!?  I know that I am somewhat in a state of disbelief that now there are less than 3 months until Christmas!  Are you guys ready?  Have you started your cards/projects yet?  Time is a-tickin'!  In the meantime though, while panic sets in, here is my creation for the Sasayaki Glitter October challenge of Halloween or Harvest:

I think this is dang cute, if I do say so myself!  LOL!  The pumpkin shape is from a Treasure Box Designs cut file called Pumpkin Faces.  It comes with all the layers you need for the pumpkin, as well as 4 fun faces.  I just wanted to use the gourd for my project, as a cute base for these adorable HedgehogsThe original image has a butterfly to the upper left of the momma hedgie, but I just eliminated that for my purposes today.  I used alcohol markers to do my coloring, and used the image on the Etsy site as a reference.  The edges of the pumpkin are all sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink, as well as the edges of my image circle.  I used a scrap of green glitter cardstock for my stem.  The MISTI was used to stamp the sentiment using the same ink.

Challenges:


Animal Friends #67:  Autumn/Halloween
Mix It Up #18:  ATG, and/or Monochrome twist
A Gem of a Challenge #228 (final challenge):  Halloween/Halloween colors
Crafty Gals Corner #175:  Anything FALL Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room #372:  Freestyle (ATG)


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Please make some time to stop by the Sasayaki Glitter blog to check out the other DT projects, and to participate with us!  God Bless!


~Marie~


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Christmas With The Cuties: FOR A CHILD

Hello friends!  This month's theme at Christmas With The Cuties is "For a Child," and here is my card: 

Our sponsor was Pink Gem Designs, which will sadly be closing up shop on October 4, 2018.  If you want anything you'd better head on over there and stock up!  For my card, I chose to use Penguin with Candy Cane.  I wanted to color the image myself to match my patterned paper, which comes from the 6x6 "Winter Whimsy" Love, Nicole paper pad.  I just wanted to point out that the layer on top of the card base is actually a dark purple.

Challenges:

12 Months of Christmas Link Up #45:  ATG or optional have a "TWEET" Christmas theme
ABC Christmas:  "S" is for snow, "T" is for teal
HIMCR #371:  Any Holiday
CHNC #404:  ATG or optional use patterned paper

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!  God Bless!

~Marie~

Sasayaki Glitter DT reminder: ATG

Hello all!  I am here today to share with you what I made for the Sasayaki Glitter September reminder post for the current challenge:


The lighting in this photo is terrible, so I apologize for that.  I just can never seem to get it right, even with photo editing software!  But anyway, for the reminder post, which is Anything Goes, I went back to the super adorable Winter Bunnies image that I used back in March for this card.  Looking back at that card, it seems that I like to color that second bunny from the left in gray!  LOL!  I went with a red color scheme for this version of the card, and the same layout as the previous card.  I really, really love that Lawn Fawn Merry Christmas sentiment from Christmas Dreams!!  The patterned paper is also from Lawn Fawn, from the Perfectly Plaid Christmas 6x6 pad.  *love*  If I could afford to buy all the stamps and papers from Lawn Fawn, I most definitely would!  Their stuff is just so dang CUTE!!!

Challenges:

12 Months of Christmas Link Up #45:  ATG or optional "TWEET Christmas" theme
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
HLS Christmas:  ATG or optional "tree" twist
HLS:  ATG with Dies
ABC Christmas:  "S" for "snow", and /or "T" for "teal"
CHNC #404:  ATG Christmas or optional "use some patterned paper"
Jingle Belles:  Let it Snow!
Animal Friends:  In the Forest

Thanks for stopping by today!  God Bless!

~Marie~






Tuesday, September 18, 2018

CCAYR Christmas Belles DT post time!

Hey all!  I am a bit behind in getting this post up, but I still wanted to share with you what I created for the CCAYR "Anything but a card" challenge:


I decided on an ornament for my non-card project, and for this one, I went waaaay back to an old technique.  I recently bought 3 packs of pretty German napkins for $.25 apiece, so I did some YouTube research, and found a few videos to go by.  I adhered the napkin to my chipboard die cut Spellbinders ornament using an adhesive sheet, smooshed Versamark ink all over it and sprinkled sticky embossing powder on top and heat set.  Then I sprinkled some DecoArt Glamour Dust glitter on top of that, and heat set it again.  This ornament is SUPER DUPER SPARKLEY!!!!  LOL!  As I always do when making these ornaments, I cut a piece of gold shiny paper for the top of the ornament, and also used the same gold paper for the top layer of the sentiment. To cover up the ugly back, I die cut a piece of sparkly white paper and glued that on.   I used my Crop-a-dile to make the hole, and then used some gold ribbon from my stash for the hanger.

Challenges:

MIUCB #17:  ATG or optional "3 or more layers" twist
Winter Wonderland:  Use ribbon or twine
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  ATG
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday:  ATG

Thanks so much for stopping by this evening.  I hope everyone is staying safe, and prayers for those dealing with the effects of hurricane Florence.

God Bless!

~Marie~



Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Welcome to another Sasayaki Glitter Challenge! :)

Hey bloggers!  How are you doing?  I hope all is well on this Monday...TUESDAY!  That's right, it's Tuesday...having Monday off for Labor Day sure throws me off!  But it's nice to have a short week to look forward to!  ;) 

At Sasayaki Glitter, we are creating school themed cards this month, so here is the card I made:


I used the adorable Mia Going to School image for my card, and some super cute Miss Kate Cuttables cut files and digi papers.  Mia was colored with alcohol markers, and I have to say that I am super stoked about how her jeans came out!  :)

Challenges:

Mix It Up #17:  ATG or optional "3 or more layers" theme
C.R.A.F.T:  Back to School

Thanks for joining me today!  Please stop by the Sasayaki Glitter challenge blog and join in on our School-themed challenge!  We would love to have you!  Take care, and God Bless!

~Marie~





Tuesday, August 28, 2018

VERY LATE...Sasayaki Glitter Mid-month DT post!

Hey all!  I suddenly realized that I had not made a blog post for my DT card for the Sasayaki Glitter  mid-month inspiration post!!  Naz, I am so sorry!  Here it is!




This is another one "for the guys."  I suppose it could really go to anyone, but I was thinking maybe for a boy?  I dunno.  LOL  The image is Party Monster, which I can't find in the shop ATM.


Challenges:


Mix It Up #16:  ATG or optional "acrylic block stamping" theme
Sweet Stampin':  Birthday or a Remake




That's all for today!  Thanks for stopping by today, and make sure you stop over to the Sasayaki Glitter blog and join in the challenge!


Take care and God Bless!


~Marie~