Thursday, January 18, 2018

Get Cracking On Christmas!


Hello Friends! Do you manage to make it through the holidays and not make as many holiday cards as you anticipated?  Me too! Or by holiday stamps and never get around to using them? Me too! I think this year I made maybe 2 or 3 cards and collected many new stamps that have yet to see any love. What a bummer! 

My friends Jenn Shurkus, Cheiron Brandon and I have decided to commit to making one holiday card a month this year and we hope you will join us.  We will be sharing our Get Cracking on Christmas creations every month and hopefully, will get to show some of our collected Christmas stamps some much needed inky love.

I won't say I didn't make any Christmas cards this past year because I did make 100 cards for my Dad to mail out to all his real estate clients.  So, of course, I tried to make them pretty simple and easy to mass produce.  Today's card is a variation of the one I created for my Dad's clients.

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The card base is Lawn Fawn Narwhal cardstock.  I used the tree die from the Concord & 9th Trim the Tree dies to cut my tree from Vanilla Malt cardstock then stamped the Concord & 9th Plaid Background in Narwhal ink.

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I die cut the "merry" from a copper metallic paper I found at my local craft store and added heat embossed the "Christmas" with Lawn Fawn rose gold embossing powder on a Storm Cloud die cut banner. I added a few sequins from a couple different Neat & Tangled sequin packs for some added interest.

I just wanted to mention that for my mass produced cards I skipped the sequins and the heat embossing.  I had a different color scheme for my other cards as well as you can see. The MISTI tool makes the plaid background stamping super easy by using the negative die cut as a template I just dropped my die cut trees in the cutout and stamped the plaid in the same place every time. Perfection!


I hope you check out Jenn and Cheiron's creations as well and join us as we Get Cracking on Christmas!  We encourage you to share your creations on your blog or social media and use the hashtag #getcrackingonchristmas

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Blog Hop Winners!

Hello!
I have a few winners to announce today!

The winner of the $20 Altenew gift certificate from the Altenew Year in Review blog hop is Sundaystamper.  Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 01/20/2018 with the subject line Altenew Year In Review Blog Hop Winner from Chari's Blog.

The winner of the Seasons Givings giveaway is Elizabeth Garcia. And the winner of the Seasons Givings Mystery giveaway is Embley Veronica. Please email me with your shipping information and I will get those prize packages out to you!

Thanks so much for all the comments and new followers. I'm looking forward to a creative 2018!




Monday, January 1, 2018

Seasons Givings Blog Hop







Hello Crafty Friends,
Welcome to this year's Seasons Givings Blog Hop. You should be arriving from my friend, and fellow fawnie, Nichol Spohr's blog.  

Big thank you to Latisha, another fellow fawnie, for always organizing this hop each new year. And thank you to all of you who take time to read, comment or just browse around my blog.  Your comments are encouraging and very much appreciated whether you comment here on the blog or on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube.  I hope you have found inspiration here over the past year and I hope that you will continue to visit in 2018.

This year I decided to do a recap of my 9 favorite cards I created this past year. I have linked each blog post below in case you missed one or want to revisit the post.

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1. STAMPtember Exclusive: Christmas Like No Otter
2. Colored Pencil Feathers
3. Mermaid Kisses
4. Campfire S'mores
5. Lawn Fawn February Inspiration Week: Scalloped Pop-Up Box
6. Lawn Fawn Summer Release Week: Ahoy, Matey
7. Lawn Fawn February Inspiration Week: Out of this World
8. Neat & Tangled 5th Birthday Blog Hop
9. Lawn Fawn September Inspiration Week: Large Wreath

2017 found me teaching my first classes ever!  Well, they were online classes, but still, it was new for me to teach a whole class. I have three class at Big Picture ClassesGet Shakin' with Lawn FawnShake It Up with Lawn Fawn and Brilliant Backgrounds for Cardmakers.  I hope that in the new year you all will consider joining me for one of these classes!  I enjoyed creating the class content to share with you all.  

Get Shakin' with Lawn Fawn            Shake It Up with Lawn Fawn            Brilliant Backgrounds for Cardmakers

GIVEAWAY:
I have gathered up some of the products featured in Brilliant Backgrounds for Cardmakers for my giveaway.  It includes some goodies from Neat & Tangled and Lawn Fawn as well as a couple other fun things.  Giveaway is limited to US residents only.  Please comment on this post by 11:59pm EST on January 5th to be entered.


BONUS GIVEAWAY:
I have been organizing and purging out some of my craft stash and in doing so I have a bonus mystery "destash" giveaway as well.  A Medium Priority Mail box filled with as many goodies as I can fit! The box will include products from Altenew, Whimsy Stamps, Essentials by Ellen, Simon Says Stamp, Hero Arts and more! Giveaway is limited to US residents only.  Please comment on this post by 11:59pm EST on January 5th to be entered.

Next stop of the hop is my other friend and fellow fawnie Audrey Tokach! A full hop list is below if you get lost or want to start at the beginning.  Happy New Year!


Blog Hop List

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