Saturday, December 21, 2013

Dynamic Duos #84 {Black Tie Week-Black & Cherry with the OPTION of Sparkle!}

Here we are. The last weekend before Christmas.

I am officially done as of this afternoon around 1:00. I can finally breathe a little and start enjoying all the festivities. I spent most of the afternoon wrapping gifts to get them under the tree. It just looks so bare under there with nothing there.

I wanted to share my card that I made for the challenge over at Dynamic Duos this week.

These colors are so pretty together and look really elegant. I had a fun time putting my card together. Thankfully I found a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches that helped make this a little easier.

I hope you can join us this week even though it's going to be very very busy. These colors are just beautiful!!

This challenge will end on Thursday, December 26 at 12:00pm PST. Before you get started, head on over to the other ladies on this design team with me.

Merry Christmas to all my crafty friends!!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Subtly Yours Week - DD#83

Are there seriously on 10 more days left until Christmas? It's just crazy talk to me. All our decorations are up so the house looks very festive but there are not any wrapped presents under the tree YET. We have gifts in the house but I haven't gotten around to wrapping them. My husband loves Amazon and at this time of the year I love Amazon as well. I just add things to the wish list and he purchases. It's AMAZING.

In between all the Christmas bustle, I take time to get in my craft room to get things done. This is my place to come and just be me. I like to say I come to be alone but my 3 year old finds me everywhere!

This week at Dynamic Duos we are hosting our Subtly Yours challenge and the colors are

I really love Crumb Cake and I think it goes great with just about any color! Marina Mist is not one that I reach for often so it was nice to use something different. I've been working on Christmas treats for school, craft fairs and friends. I decided it was time to work on something for my boys. I pulled out a retired die from my stash and put it to good use.

I absolutely love the way it turned out!! I know it's not the traditional colors of Christmas but for boys the colors work just perfectly. I am going to give them to the boys on Christmas Eve. Small treats and gift cards will make them so happy.

I hope this inspires you to pull out a color you may not use as much or a die that may be collecting dust. You may forget how much you really like them once you use it again.

Our challenge has started and will end on Thursday, December 19 at noon PST. I hope you will join us. Please head on over to our blog to check out all of my wonderful design team members projects.

Happy Stampin!


Saturday, December 7, 2013

DD#82 Primrose Petals & Gumball Green

Good afternoon friends. So happy that the weekend is finally here. They never last long enough though. Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Dynamic Duos blog. It is Bold & Cheery colors. 

I definitely thought about non-traditional Christmas colors for my card. I was sick for the most part of last week so I didn't have a lot of creative juices flowing. I was happy to find the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches because it helped me with the design of my card. I am thankful to be feeling better especially since I have to work on my sisters wedding invitations this week. Lots to do. 

Even though it is very simple I feel like the colors make everything stand out. 

Please check out the rest of my friends who have done a wonderful job with these colors. Enjoy!

The challenge is open until Thursday at 12pm PST. Hope you will join us this week. 

Happy Stampin'


Friday, December 6, 2013

Wishing You A Happy New Year - FMS #115

I've taken a break from challenges the past few weeks. Mostly because of vacation, holidays and just being busy. It's safe to say that I miss them. I miss challenging myself and trying out so many different sketches and colors.

Today I am sharing a card for the challenge over at Pals Paper Arts. It is a color challenge and they are beautiful together!

I love color challenges because they put together colors that I would never thought up myself. These are so elegant and I had so much fun working with them to make a card. Here is what I came up with:

I love the way it turned out. The snowflake stamps and dies have to be one of my favorites! There are so many different ways you can use them to make so many different projects. I die cut my snowflakes first and then added the stamp behind it to give it some dimension. This was a first and something I will be trying again.

Hope you enjoyed my card for today. Are you sending out handmade Christmas cards this year or store bought ones? One year I am going to sit down and make mine but until that day comes I'll be putting pictures of my boys on a card and sending it to all my loved ones.

You can view my online store for all the above products used at HERE.

Happy Stampin'