Sunday, January 7, 2018

Pilin' on the Thankful Family Flock

The theme this month at Pile It On is Thank You. The only real rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps, and I used their Winter Flamingos.


We spent the Christmas holiday in Arizona with my parents. We took a little drive through the rose fields in the desert to the Wildlife World Zoo. When I was a child, it was mostly a rescue zoo that you could drive through & view the animals, but these days my family is more interested in eating BBQ & watching the shark tank at Dillon's Restaurant! Their patio looks out onto the Flamingo pond, and I captured this photo. The photo of me is actually from a few years ago, with a plastic flamingo in Baltimore's Sherwood Garden.

No visit with Mom would be complete without a trip to her awesome local craft store, Scraps of Love. She let me pick out a Christmas present, and I just had to have this Newton's Nook snowglobe die set. The "merry" is from the same set, and the number dies & flamingo die are from Mom's stash. The base card is made with a favorite piece of Graphic 45 DP. The speech bubble stamp is from Latina Crafter, and I hand-wrote the silly sentiment. I sent this to my folks as a memento of another memorable holiday.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: U for Use 3 of Something
Crafty Animals #10: Anything Goes + Animal
Creative Sketchy Girls: Christmas/New Year
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New (Snowglobe die was a Xmas gift)


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White Winter -- WOW at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is WOW (white on white) + the option of a smidgen of color.I made this shaker card using dies from Sweet Stamps (leaves), Newton's Nook (snowglobe & snowflakes), and Cottage Cutz (scene inside snowglobe).



Inspiration/Challenges:
Little Red Wagon #424: Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New (snowglobe die)
Sparkles Forum Christmas #84: White on White

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

One is Silver & the other Gold

I couldn't wait to use my new ampersand dies from my crafting buddy Keti! The ampersand is my absolute favorite punctuation character (along with the interrobang [] & the semicolon [my only tattoo]!)

I used the smaller ampersand die to create a stamp from adhesive foam. I heat-embossed the stamp with glittery black powder on shiny black paper. I cut the larger ampersands from silver & gold papers. The sentiment is from a Recollections stamp set, and is heat-embossed on a shiny green paper in a glittery white powder.

Remember that Girl Scout song?



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Inspiration/Challenges:
A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party: New To Me (ampersand dies)
Die Cuttin' Divas #350: Sketch + dies
Tuesday Throwdown #373: Silver and/or Gold

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Pilin' On the Snowpeople

The theme this month at Pile It On is Non-Traditional Xmas colors and/or Snowman. The only real rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs, and I used their Mr & Mrs Snow digital stamp set.
Featuring Mr & Mrs Snow by Crafty Sentiments Designs

I used my new Pop-up Stages die set (Stampendous) to create the interior of the card. I covered the snowpeople's bodies with white flocking & colored them with Copic markers.


Inspiration/Challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking Challenge: Make It Pop
Cards und More #199: Snow(men)
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges: Spirit of the season
Love to Scrap: Winter Wonderland


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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tree o' Cheer

I've wanted to make a Christmas Tree with my glasses die set from Memory Box since I got it some years ago, and I finally did it!
I used a double-sided adhesive sheet to make the silver mirror-like paper a sticker, before die-cutting it with my BigShot. The tiny star (Recollections punch) & toothpick were cut from the same sticker paper. The sentiment ("Heirloom Ornament" clear stamp set by Spellbinders) was heat-embossed in silver. The background patterned paper is pre-glittered. I had lots of fun making this... can you see my slight reflection in the photo‽

Inspiration/Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge: Anything Goes with Dies
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Christmas/Winter
Southern Girls #175: Glitter/Sparkle

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