Friday, December 13, 2019

Holiday Gift Tags Blog Hop

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This is a blog hop featuring tons of fun and different Holiday Tags that we hope will inspire you for all your gift giving ideas.

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I kind of went wild with the Distress Oxide inks.  I pulled out my new glass mat and lots of pretty inks.  I also used a little shimmer mist.


I found some super old stickers in my stash and chose inks to compliment.


I found some cool evergreen and snowflake stamps to ink and emboss.




Ingredients:
Stampin Up stamps to & from
TPC Studio Winter Blues snowflake stamps
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks
Creative Memories stickers
Recollections stickers
Versamark ink 
Recollections Snow white and metallic olive embossing powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle Iridescent embossing powder




Be sure to hop over to Kim!


Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Pink & Gold Season's Greetings

Good morning, more holiday cards to show off.  I found this sketch and used some of the pink and gold Cricut images I had cut for the latest challenge-Pink & Gold Holiday Glam open until 12.22.19.  This simple sketch was perfect to highlight my cuts.


Here is the sketch from I used from Hand Stamped Sentiments:


I used Anna's Christmas Kitsch for this sled image.  



This card uses Close to My Heart Artistry cartridge tree image.  Both cards were pretty simple and using my MISTI worked great for stamping the sentiment multiple times.


Ingredients:
Close to My Heart Artistry cartridge (tree)
Anna's Christmas Kitsch cartridge (sled)
Gold foil paper
Pink shimmer paper
Gold vellum
Gold sparkle washi tape
Fiskars Seasons Greetings sentiment stamp
Brilliance Galaxy Gold pigment ink
white card stock


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thank you for stopping by today

Alicia

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Bo Bunny Merry Seasonal Card

Hello, one more seasonal card using a sketch from Sketch Saturday.  I found it to be great for using up these beautiful 6x6 Bo Bunny papers.


Here is the sketch:






Ingredients:
Bo Bunny 6x6 Christmas in the Village papers
Stamp from my stash
Colorbox Cardinal ink
Stampin Up Silver Pearl embossing powder
adhesive backed lace trim



I would like to enter this in the following challenges:







Thanks so much for stopping by today

Alicia

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Snow is Glistening... and CAS(E) this sketch!

I spent the weekend making a bunch of Holiday cards.  Besides a significant number, I was also attempting to keep my cards flat as to require a regular first class stamp.  I tend to make bling~y and bulky cards which require extra non-machinable postage.  So the CAS(E) this sketch was a great inspiration to begin my day of card making.  I was also dreaming of an all white card...as you can see it is just so hard for me to do that but I came pretty close!


Here's the sketch:


To create this card I used the following steps:
  • Stamp and emboss image on white card stock and sentiment on paper
  • Color image
  • Die cut white card stock
  • Spray with glimmer mist
  • Round two corners of sentiment strip
  • Adhere to card base

 The angle of this photo shows the glimmer mist which fits perfectly with the sentiment.


Ingredients:
Stampin Up The Portfolio Collection and To You & Yours
Markers:  Copic B00 & BV25 and Mocha from another brand
Frantic Stamper Rounded Corner Stitched Rectangle die
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Blue Frost?
Colorbox Black pigment ink and Judikins Black Detail embossing powder
Creative Memories corner rounder
Bo Bunny 6x6 Christmas in the Village paper
misc card stock


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:





Thanks for stopping by!
Alicia


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Let it Snow! Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Welcome to another week's inspiration for the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I was feeling some winter colors rather than traditional Xmas when I created this card.  I found an old collection of coordinating papers that made a beautiful winter card.


Here is this week's sketch:



I looked through my stash of border punches for a scallop edge but then I thought why not I die?  I perused that stash.  I have so much product.  I keep my "inventory" in Evernote, a cloud based note app.  I can search any one of my notebooks or all of them by keywords.  I often consult it while shopping as to not buy duplicates.  I ended up using the Creative Memories border punch with a Marvy cartridge which wasn't scalloped like the sketch but fit very well with the winter blues and purple papers.  The snowflakes showing through are the white base of the card.  I used a die cut sentiment with more coordinating paper and an acetate embellishment to finish off the card.


Ingredients:
Creative Memories papers
Marvy bling bling border maker cartridge
Stamplorations Let it Snow die
snowflake acetate stickers
gems

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. 


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thank you for stopping by today

Alicia

Monday, December 9, 2019

Cricut Merry & Bright-Pink & Gold challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration for the latest Bitten By the Bug 2's Pink & Gold Glam Challenge! What a great out color combo, it was such fun working with it.  I created several cards but the project I chose to showcase is the great little box from Merry & Bright.  Of course I had to glam it up a bit!


I cut the box as large as I could while still using a 12x12 mat.  I used a manual die to cut some of the foil paper and glued it on all four sides of the lid.  There were several tiny pieces to the cut that I chose not to add, I liked the simplicity of the two long cuts.



I also cut four different color light bulbs from 'Tis the Season for each of the sides of the box.



The bulbs were super easy at the 2x3"ish size I used.



The completed box measures approximately 4x4x4 with the lid being slightly larger.



Ingredients:
Cricut carts:  Merry & Bright and 'Tis the Season
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Holiday Knit dies
The Paper Company Bright Pink Shimmer card stock
Momento gold embossed foil paper
misc card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Thanks so much for stopping by and please join us at Bitten By the Bug 2's Pink & Gold Glam Challenge for the next two weeks.

Alicia

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Cookie Monster Card for Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Guest Designer


Hello Winter!  Well winter is technically not for a week or so, however, that is the challenge this time around at Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge where I am currently guest designer.  I love using my Sesame Street Cricut cartridge to make kid friendly cards.  The cuts are fairly intricate but are so spot on.  This may be the first time I have created a Cookie.


When I was a child my first alarm clock was a Cookie Monster clock with an oven and cookies. I loved to wake up!  For the background I used some very old Creative Memories printed paper.  I thought the colors were very winter~y.  I used a manual die cut circle to back the Cricut cut.  I love my Cricut but I will never stop using my manual die cuts.  I love the texture you can achieve with the manual process.  I always emboss after cutting if that is an option with the die.  I will then ink the edges to highlight the dimension.


Ingredients:
Cricut Sesame Street Celebration cartridge
Tutti Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles
Karen Burniston Word Set 1 & 3
Creative Memories patterned paper
misc card stock
Recollections pre scored card base
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:






Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget to play along at Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge.

Alicia

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Creative Memories Harvest card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to my inspiration for the latest  Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I ran across these beautiful papers while organizing my autumn embellishments.  I remember when I got them years ago from a Creative Memories event, I wanted to hoard them.  I have changed my attitude about product more recently.  I use whatever I want whenever I want.  Sometimes the week I get it and sometimes many years later, as is the case here.


Here is this week's sketch from  Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.




I sprinkled around some coordinating stickers. I cut the title with my Cricut.



Don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. 

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia


Monday, November 25, 2019

Cricut Give Thanks~Bitten By the Bug 2 Celebrate with Food Challenge

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration for the latest Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge~Celebrate with Food.  I used the Cricut Simple Holiday Card cartridge to cut this easy card.  


The beauty is in the details.  I used a lovely printed paper as a background behind the cut card.  Then I added inks and gloss accents to a few of the silhouetted foods.   


Here are some of the inks and glossy accents I used for the details.



This is the card prior to accenting with glossy accents and inks.


Ingredients:
Cricut Simple Holiday Cards
Creative Memories 8x8 Bountiful paper
Brown card stock
Spectrum Noir metallic pens
Judikins Diamond Glaze
Liquid Pearls

Thanks for stopping by and don't for get to play along at Bitten By the Bug 2 until December 9.

Alicia











Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Cricut and Creative Memories First Thanksgiving card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Welcome, it's time again for the next Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I have really been concentrating on using up my old product.  This Creative Memories paper is pretty old from a Croptoberfest past.  However, I actually picked this pack up at the thrift store for $2.  I had just a few scraps left from my recent Mini Album.  I do love these soft and versatile prints.  I cut the images using my Cricut A Child's First Year cartridge.



Here is the sketch for this week from It's time again for the next Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  


A close up of the cut, I layered it on a couple of layered die cut circles.  The stitched scallops added just a bit of flair to this simple design.




I fussy cut the banner layers, it is not too distinguishable but they are different papers. One with leaves and one with writing.  I used a Recollections card base, again trying to use up my stash!



Ingredients:
Cricut cartridge A Child's Year
Tutti Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circle die
Spellbinders Circle die
Creative Memories Bountiful 8x8 papers
misc papers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:







Don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. 

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by


Alicia