Sunday, December 10, 2017

Neon Llamas

I've worked up two cards using a new llama stamp I picked up from Michael's thanks to Miss Sherri!  The first uses, actually both, use Hero Arts Neon Ombre Ink. Fantastic, right?  Super bright on white with a simple Sizzix snow embossing folder or a bit more subtle on Lawn Fawn plaid with a red iris.  Love them both!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Fa La La La La La La Llama

I thought I had enough holiday cards but I was so very wrong.  Eeeeeek.  Less writing, more cardmaking!

I'm entering this in CAS on Friday #122 Christmas, AAA #104 Christmas

The Details:  Neat and Tangled Fa La Llama, Copics, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Love Letter

Friday, December 8, 2017

Coffee Lovers Winter Hop

It's that season again and time for Craftin Desert Divas to sponsor another Coffee Lovers Hop! How could I resist the new Brewed with Love set and sentiment from November release Skating By (which is the absolute perfect size for embossing)? Wait, better question:  how can YOU?!  These little critters are adorable, aren't they?  So warm and cozy.  Oh, dang, you know what would have been cute?  If I had added just a touch of snow to the log. Next time!

I'm also entering this in The Male Room #75 Christmas/Winter Wishes/December Celebrations

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Brewed with Love,  (sentiment), Uni-Ball Impact Bold Point Gel PenMemento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 Paper, Sizzix Knit Set Embossing Folder, Versamark, Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

CDD December Release Day 3

Oh my goodness, I can't believe we're already on Craftin Desert Release Day 3 and what a day is is!  First up, I'm showcasing the new Better Together and Nested Heart Dies (I heart them so!).  I also used the currently available Sending Die and Doodlebug Design Milk and Cookies 6x6 Paper Pad. The Nested Heart Die is perfect for designer paper and large enough to nest an image if you wanted. Swoon!

On my second card I used Craftin Desert Divas Far Out, pairing it with my Gelli plate, acrylic paints, the Sorted Shapes 1 Stencil and Stitched In Circle Dies to create a planet.  I used the Sorted Shapes 1 Stencil again to randomly sponge in stars.  This is a great stencil to add accents to your cards and easily used to create entire backgrounds.

Btw, I think my favorite part of the Far Out set is how their hairs sticks out beyond the helmet.  Just too much happiness to be contained!

I'm entering this in CAS Mix Up Dec 2017 (stamping, acrylic paints, stenciling, and more!)

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Far Out, Better Together, Nested Heart DiesSending DieStitched In Circle DiesSorted Shapes 1 StencilDoodlebug Design Milk and Cookies 6x6 Paper Pad, Copics, Distress Squeezed Lemonade, Distress OxideVersaFine Onyx BlackMemento Tuxedo BlackGelli Plate, Liquitex Acrylic Paints

Happy Birthday, Lisa!

Today is the birthday of my friend, Lisa Lara, who I don't get to see often enough (hope to see you on Friendsmas this weekend, Lisa!). I love her clean and simple but colorful style so tried to capture that for her birthday card. I hope you like it, girl!  Have a great day!

Below is the list of those participating in the hop.  Please stop by and see how each of us was inspired!


Toni -- you're here!

The Details:  Love Cynthia Celebrate, Carta Bella Fireworks Stencil, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks, Clarity Brushes

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Ski-sons Greetings!

Dude.  I've had this set since last Christmas with a specific person in mind for a card and that's as far as I got!  We all know what that's like!  LOL.  I love the layout of this card, the flicky trees and his oh-so-cool iridescent goggles. Totally cool!

I'm entering this in SIP #128 Let It Snow, CAS on Friday #122 Christmas, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

The Details: MFT Ski-Sons Greetings (sentiment) and Chill Wishes, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Ranger Fine White Embossing Powder

Monday, December 4, 2017

CDD December Release Day 1 & Mood Board

I'm doing double duty today and sharing with you a sneak of the upcoming Hugs and Kisses stamps, Hearts Galore Stencil and Nested Hearts Dies release that I worked up based on the current Social Media Mood Board Challenge (use #cddchallenge to enter).

I am loving this set so!  The trolls are so fun and cute and whimsical. Adorable!  The stencil rocks too!  I've used it a couple of different ways during the new release and have ideas for more uses. Need more crafty time--I think we all wish that!

For the challenge, I was obviously drawn to the greens and reds as well as the glints of metallic--check out that colander. I took my cue for the color division from the jar with a pseudo-band and twine. Fun!

I hope you'll joined in the challenge and know you'll be checking out the makes from the rest of the DT.  I assure you, they're fabulous!

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Hugs and Kisses, Hearts Galore Stencil, Nested Heart DieMemento Tuxedo BlackVersaFine Onyx BlackRanger Multi Medium MatteDistress Oxide, Copics, I think the washi is Freckled Fawn