Friday, December 9, 2016

Two Paper Divas

The time is winding down for your chance to get that stamp you have been wanting at Two Paper Divas.  Their stamps are not all 50% off.  They will be closing their store either the 15th or 16th of December so you have exactly one week to get those stamps you have always wanted.

I love this card because it just gives you the holiday feel with the fireplace, packages and candle on the hearth.  I starting making this card by taking a brick stencil and blocking off parts to make it look like a fireplace.  I then sponged in the area I wanted to show.  Then I took a piece of brown paper and put it across for the mantle.  I then used the stamp set "Holiday Greetings" for the Candle, package with bow, ivy and sentiment.  The fire is from the "On the road Again" stamp set.  I love to think outside the box with stamp sets.  I colored the images with my copic markers and I have a nice holiday card.

So take advantage of their sale.  You can always buy your own Christmas gift.  And what a bargain.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Addicted to CAS

My time is winding down as a Design Team member of Two Paper Divas as they decide to close their doors.  I find myself wondering what challenges I will come up with for myself in 2017.  As I create, I find that I am liking the Clean and Simple look to a card and easy to just drop in the mail.  I have been a follower of Addicted to CAS  for a long time and  I am amazed at the gorgeous cards they come up with.

I have decided to give it a try and came up with this card for their Challenge #102.  The code word for this challenge is congratulations.
For my card I went to Stampin Up's Kinda Electric which I use alot.  It is such a versatile stamp set. 
So this is my clean and simple card. I hope you enjoyed it.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Mystery Swap Round 37

I am a little behind the game on this image.  I did get all my cards sent to Melina but forgot to post it on my blog.  Melina chose this image called "Yuletide Greetings" from Close To My Heart.  I found an image that I thought would go perfect with it.  Unfortunately the stamp set was in a clear envelope and I have no idea who is it by.

I colored the image with my copic markers and then tried to find a design that would work. The circle dash day is one of the new ones from Stampin Up.  I think I will be using those often. 
Thanks Melina for a great challenge.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Two Paper Divas

I hope you are all taking advantage of the 40% off sale at Two Paper Divas.  They still have alot of my favorite stamps left.  Be sure and check them out.  Today I decided to share a Christmas card I made by going out of my comfort zone.  It goes to show you can take any stamp and make it a Christmas card. 
For this card I used the Sweet Notions stamp set and used 4 snowflakes instead of buttons.  I then took the sentiment from Warm Winter Wishes.  I really like the way this card turned out and I plan on making several more because I love the look.  I might even try green ink in place of the black ink. 

So check out the sale items.  Get your stamps now while they are still in stock.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dueling Darlings

Time again for the Dueling Darlings.  The theme this month is Being Thankful. 
The image is from McMahon 5 which I hear is no longer in business.  The sentiment is from TLC.  The border die is from Cherryl Lynn.  The paper is DCWV for the Ghosts and Boglins stack card. 

Here are what my team mates made using this adorable image.

Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Please check her gallery!
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry

We were also to list what we are thankful fun.  I am most thankful for all my friends and family. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches

I can't believe I am doing 2 posts in one day but I have had some creative time and playing with some of my favorite stamp sets from Two Paper Divas.  I went to Freshly Made Sketches for my card today for inspiration.
This is the sketch I decided to use for my card.
I decided to turn the sketch around and use "Warm Winter Wishes" stamp set for my card.  I love this stamp set because their are so many different elements to the stamp set.  An extra bonus is that everything in the store is 30% off.  We all love sales so take a look around Two Paper Divas store and grab those stamps that are calling out to you.

Thanks to Freshly Made Sketches for a fun sketch to use.

CAS(E) this Sketch!

I wanted to show a few more stamps sets that are available at Two Paper Divas.  They are having a fantastic sale with 30% off all their stamps in stock.  You should take advantage of the sale.  We all love sales.  I went to CASE(E) this Sketch! for some inspiration in my design.  This week their sketch challenge is #197. 

I thought this would be a fun sketch for my card.

For this card I used Bloom Wildly.  It has this cute flower pot and flowers on the set.  Another fun set they have works perfectly with the flower pot is the Bloom Wildly Sentiments.  There are several sentiments on their perfect for different occasions.

Thanks again to CAS(E) this sketch! for some inspiration.