Keeping it simple for Friday Mashup #190

Saturday, December 20, 2014

This week at the Friday Mashup.. I'm the hostess and I've created a fun sketch for us. The Mashup is to keep it simple with 2 layers and a bit of grunge! 


I used the set from Wplus9 called Sparkle & Shine. This is a fun set for watercoloring or distress inks. Better yet break out the Glimmer papers! I combined it with some Distress inks and heat embossing.


This is actually my second card.. the first one didn't come out very well so I scraped it. I created a panel with some watercolor paper. I stamped the Sentiment and heat embossed it in White. Then I added some Distress ink behind it. 


I flipped the sketch a bit and for the grungy element I added some splatters of ink across the watercolor splash.  I stamped the jewels onto some scrap watercolor paper and heat set them as well and cut them out with the coordinating dies and added them for my "second layer" really I went over in layers.. Ha Ha To finish it off I added a few sparkling clear sequins. I added the panel to a Bazzil card base. 

Be sure to head over to the Friday Mashup blog and see what the other Design Team members created this week and Link Up!! The challenge is open for 3 weeks so everyone can spend time with their families. 

'Tis the Season to get Shaking!!

Friday, December 19, 2014


Happy Friday everyone.. Sorry about the lack of posting our internet has been acting up again and I'm not able to upload photos until wee hours of the morning and I just can't stay awake till then during the week. 

This week at 'Tis the Season we have a fun new Inspiration challenge for you! And I created a fun shaker card. 


I started with a pool Party panel and I stamped the Woodgrain background onto it in Basic Grey and then I sponged around the edges. Then I stamped some of the Stars and dots from the Essentials By Ellen set Brushstroke Christmas and embossed them in silver. 


Then I stamped a few more dots and the and from the Merry and Bright onto a piece of vellum paper and stitched it to the front of my pocket. I'm not a person who sews..lol I added in some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and some Glass Glitter before I stitched it completely closed. 


Then I die cut the Merry & Bright from some Silver Glimmer paper, this is the Essentials by Ellen die set called Merry & Bright. Lots of fun words in this die set. I was trying to go for the wood background look you see in the Inspiration photo. But I think I covered it up too much..lol It's always better in our heads how we envision it. 


Thanks for stopping by.. Head over to the 'Tis the Season blog and see what the other Design Team members created and Link up!!! 



Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Winner!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014



A Huge Thank You to everyone who stopped by my blog during the Hop and to all my new Subscribers.. Welcome! How fun was that Hop.. there were so many great coffee themed projects I can't wait for the next one.


The winner from my Blog for the $5 Dunkin' Donuts Gift Card is:


Kelly I've sent you an email.. If you don't receive it please leave me a comment below. 

Thanks again everyone... I'm still making my way around all the blogs who stopped by here and from the Hop. I've been cranking out my Christmas Cards the last few days! 


Friday Mashup & Bling at Simon Says!

Friday, December 12, 2014


Friday Yay!!!! That means it's time for a new challenge at the Friday Mashup! This week Cindy is our hostess and she's having us use Silver and Grey together for a project and we're Mashing it up with some Embossing. And the new Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp is all about the Bling!!


I decided to use the December Simon Says Card kit which featured this fun set called Sparkle & Shine. Along with sequins and some fun embossing powders, all of which I used on my card. 

I created a front panel with a piece of SSS Slate card stock and then I embossed the triangles across the front at an angle using the Ranger Embossing powder in Liquid Platinum. The challenge calls for silver and this powder is more of a cross between Gold & Silver.. It's very pretty in real life. Then I cut out an opening with a 2 1/2" circle punch and set that piece aside. 


I stamped and embossed the Sparkle & Shine and the fun circle image onto the vellum with the same embossing powder and cut it into a square. Then I adhered it to the underside of the circle so you could see it from the front. Then I added some sequins and glass glitter and enclosed it all with an additional piece of vellum creating a pocket. I wanted a strip of silver along the edge but it didn't match well so I embossed a strip of card stock with the same powder so it would match. Then I added the panel to a Slate card base with some dimensional adhesive. 

This really sparkle & shines in person..lol Head over to the Friday Mashup Challenge blog and see what the rest of the Design Team created and link up! The challenge is open until Wednesday @ 6pm EST. 




Thanks for stopping by! 


Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Today I'm participating in the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.. You may remember this Hop back in September for National Coffee Day.. It was so much fun that Amy Tsuruta our Hostess is doing it again!

And Wow are their some great sponsors and prizes along the way.. You want to make sure you Hop along and leave comments on all the Blogs to be entered to win. We'd love it if you joined us with your Holiday Coffee project... Just created and Link up! The Hop fun ends on Sunday Dec. 14th @ 11:59 pm PST... but the Linky Closes on Friday @ 1:5pm PST.


Pssst.. there might be Blog candy at the end of this post.


I a fun Holiday Coffee Card using some items in my stash that haven't even been opened yet!!! I started with a Crumb Cake card front and then I added some Embossing paste that I colored with Early Espresso ink through a Tim Holtz Stencils called Splatters. My sketch comes from this week's Freshly Made Sketches. 


Once the background was dry I added some Real Red polka Dotted DSP and a strip of Wild Wasabi punched with the dotted scalloped border. Then I added some White bakers' twine to the edge and adhered it with dimensionals. 

I stamped the coffee cup from the Simon Says Stamp set What's Brewing? in Memento Ink and added some shading with my Copics and stamped the Words from the Essentials by Ellen set called Merry & Bright. I stamped the Holly from the same set in Real Red & Wild Wasabi inks. Then I cut it out and added it with dimensionals. I glued the Crumb Cake piece to an Early Espresso card base. Such a fun card! 


Be sure to head to Amy's Blog and start at the beginning of the Hop if you haven't already you don't want to miss any of the fun! If you read all that.... Leave a comment below with contact email, for a chance to win a $5 Gift Card to Dunkin' Donuts! I'll randomly select a winner on Monday Dec. 15th. 


Thanks for stopping by! 



Friday Mashup #188 Silver & Gold!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Well I'm really late with this week's Friday Mashup Challenge project.. But there is still time to join in the fun. The challenge ends tomorrow @ 6pm EST. This week our hostess is Lynda and she's asking us to use Silver & Gold and she's Mashing it up with a Christmas themed project.


I covered all the bases on this challenge...Gold & Silver Galore! 


I'm using the Essentials By Ellen collection along with Silver & Gold Embossing powder.. The only ink I used was VersaMark! 


I created a white card front and then I stamped the circles from the Bokeh Dots set and embossed them in Silver. Then I added the smaller dot splashes from the Brushstroke Christmas set and embossed them in Gold. I stamped Joy from and embossed in gold as well it's from the Brushstroke set. I did originally stamp the "To the World" over the tail of the Y but once embossed in Silver you couldn't really see it well. So I embossed it onto a piece of white and trimmed it out. 


I die cut the Prize Stag from some DCWV Gold Foil paper and added some gold thread behind it. I trimmed 1/4" off the side and added a strip of the Gold Foil paper along the edge as well. I added the White card front to a Black Card base. There is some clear Kool Tak behind the Stag so you can't see the dimension. 

Head over to the Friday Mashup blog and see what the rest of the Design Team created this week and Link up! I'm also entering this into the Simon Wednesday Challenge the theme is Holiday/Christmas. 


Thanks for stopping by!

SC#93, Simon Holiday & MarkerPop57!

Monday, December 8, 2014


Wow, we are at like 18 days until  Christmas.. This year has flown by! Today there's a new sketch at Stampin' Celebration! and I'm joining in the fun over at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge & Marker Pop Challenge #57! This week it's all about Christmas/Holidays! 


I changed the sketch up a bit and flipped the center panel. 




I colored the Santa in with Copic Markers and added some Wink of Stella to him as well. Then I fussy cut him out. I created a Real Red card base and added a layer of Whisper White that I stamped the sentiment from the same set as the Santa (My favorite things "Jingle all the Way") on the lower portion. 


On the center panel I used a piece of Lucky Limeade card stock and added some Pattern paper from Michael's I think the pad is from Recollections and it's called Fa La La and I will be using this pad for the next 20 years..lol *Note to self only buy 6x6 pads in the future. I card maker does not need 180 12x12 sheets of Christmas paper.. Ha Ha I added some Real Red ribbon and popped the Santa up with Dimensionals. 

Be sure to head over to the Stampin' Celebration! Challenge and see what the other Design Team members created with this fun sketch and Join us! The challenge is open for 2 weeks. The Simon Says Challenge is open until Tomorrow and the MarkerPop challenge ends on 12/14 @ 12pm EST. So what are you waiting for, go stamp!!

Thanks for stopping by... Happy Stamping!