Monday, July 28, 2014

Blog Hop Winner

I finally go to the computer today. There's a raging afternoon thunderstorm here so I'm inside for a while. The winner of the Christmas in July Blog Hop is Denise Bryant. Denise please send me an e-mail at corgidusty at yahoo dot com with your address so I can get these Christmas goodies in the mail to you. Congratulations Denise!! And, thanks to all those of you who stopped by and left such nice comments.

Check back in October, we'll be have a whopping 7 Days of Halloween Inspiration Event then.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges #35

Welcome to this week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have everybody's favorite challenge - Anything Goes!! I pulled out one of my favorite stamps. It's called Hanging Christmas Ornaments by Hero Arts. I used some papers by My Minds Eye and colored the ornaments with Copics based on colors in the striped background paper. The vertical sentiment is from Impression Obsession. Sometimes it's just handy to have a vertical sentiment. I can't wait to see what everyone makes this week! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas In July Blog Hop. If you start making your holiday projects now, you’ll be ready for December early! We're making projects we like, using products we like. Be sure to check out all the blogs. Some of the ladies are offering prizes - including me!!

Here is the big prize I am offering to one lucky person!

In order to be eligible for my prize you need to leave a comment on this post before Saturday, July 26 at midnight EST. I will announce the winner on my blog on Monday.  (however, I'm going to be on vacation next week so it may be Tuesday)

I decided to share this project today because Hobby Lobby has these wooden trees for sale now. When I saw it, I knew I had to buy it. I just covered each section with Christmas scrapbook paper and decoupage. Then I found a chipboard letter collection I liked and spelled out the words and covered the letters in Stickls. The star was die cut from grunge board and I added gold Stickles to it. This was a really fun and easy project that I think will look great in my house during Christmas. Thanks for stopping by!

You should have come here from Ceal’s blog. Now you go check out to Rachel K's blog.

Darnell Knauss

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges #34

It's time for another challenge at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an inspiration photo to inspire you to make a yummy Christmas Card. I was really inspired by the bold red and green and the especially the red tablecloth these cookies are sitting on. I also love cookies so this picture is right up my alley.  I used stamps by Papertrey Ink to make this card. I colored the cookies with Copic Markers in Malachite and Lipstick Red. Then I added Liquid Pearls in White Opal for the sprinkles. I also colored the lid with Copics. Then I added some coordinating papers from Hollyday by American Crafts. The papers were bold and just the colors I was looking for. I hope you will play with us this week. I can't wait to see how this photo inspires you. Thanks for stopping by!

Inspiration Photo:

My card:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges #33

Welcome to this week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have a color challenge for you. I used this banner and chipboard sticker from Cosmo Cricket Jolly Days. The paper on the left is from My Minds Eye. The star clip is from Hobby Lobby and the Rick Rack trim is by Tim Holtz. I hope you take the challenge this week and I'm excited to see what you create with interesting color palette. Thanks for stopping by!

Color Scheme: 

My Card:

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