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:

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks

I made this card originally for the Lawnscaping Challenge #85 which is a color challenge this week and then I realized it would also fit Virginia's View Challenge #5 Die Cuts and the Moxie Fab World Wonderful Words Challenge. So, I'm entering this one into three challenges.

To make this card I made my own watercolor paper like Virginia suggested a few days ago. I wasn't sure if I would use this for the background paper or in another way. As you can see I decided on another way, to use it for my tag. Here's what my paper looked like after I colored it with my Stampin' Up watercolor pencils in the Lawnscaping Challenge colors. Then brushed over the paper with a watercolor brush. I recently bought a new, relatively expensive watercolor brush because I found the cheap ones I had constantly dropped bristles and I had to keep picking them out of my projects. Luckily I got a little discount at Michaels. But, I really love my new brush and it didn't loose any bristles, yay!!

Here is the Lawnscaping Inspriation Photo - I love these colors!

Here's Virginia's Graphic.

Here's my card.

After I finished my watercolor paper I die cut the tag which is the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 1 Die. I lined the edges of the tag with my black Stampers Big Brush pen. The Thanks die cut is the Scripty Thanks from Lawn Fawn. The curved line is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set called Happy Summer. The cord on the tag is from Lawn Trimmings Retro. The black paper is from PTI, the white paper is Neenah, the blue paper is from Stampin' Up, and the Tag background was made on paper from my mixed media art journal. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

I made this card for the Unity Friends with Flair Friday Challenge. I used this stamp from the May 2014 Kit of the Month. The sentiment is from the Big Summertime Bouquet Itty Bitty. I wanted to practice blending with my Copics so I spent a lot of time on that main dress blending 4 colors. The papers are from DCWV Honey Chic stack. That bow tie is a Tim Holtz die. Thanks for stopping by!

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