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Last Christmas Card and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #88

Last Christmas Card   Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #88
Do you remember when Christmas lasted  a whole week not just a day?  I miss those days!   I have one last Christmas card to see the Holiday Season off! 
Well we have Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, and so much more  to look forward to. I know I'm pretty excited for my  birthday. I don't know where we are going I just know we are going for a week! My DH is surprising me  this year. I don't think he is going to give me any hints either.  I will keep you updated if I learn anything new! 
Here's this week sketch: Please join us and show us your take on this awesome sketch! ATLANTIC HEARTS SKETCH CHALLENGE #88

Time to Reflect with Clear It Out Challenge Blog

It's time for a new challenge at
Clear It Out Challenge Blog This weeks theme is  A year in reflection-upload your favorite card from this year and stash is Anything Goes.
So I decided to make a card using  Merry & Bright Image  from DeeDee's Digis.  I'm entering this into:
Fresh Brewed December Challenge ~ Anything Goes
A Crafty Mess Challenge #2 ~ Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colors
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas ~ Christmas Once Again
Creative Card Crew Challenge #77 ~  Anything Goes

Since this challenge is all about  reflecting and sharing our favorite  card of the year I thought I would share my  favorite!
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Now it's your turn to share with us! Hop over to  Clear It Out Challenge Blog  and join Challenge #59 A year in reflection-upload your favorite card from this year!

When Things Come Together and Atlantic Hearst Sketch Challenge

This is one of those times when things just came together! It didn't take me long to figure out exactly  what I wanted to do with this sketch.  I'm loving the feel of this card. I hope you do too. Here's my take on Sketch #87 from  ATLANTIC HEARTS SKETCH CHALLENGE BLOG.
The DP is by Crate Paper ~ Bundled Up, kraft cardstock is PTI along with  Ink used to stamp snowflakes and sentiments, ribbon is AC. 
This weeks sketch:  Hop over toAtlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog  and join us! While you're there be sure to spread  some love around. The ladies on the Design Team are amazing.

Anything Goes ~ Clear It Out Challenge

Welcome, everyone! I hope everyone is  enjoying their holiday season. 
This weeks challenge over at  CLEAR IT OUT CHALLENGE BLOG is  ANYTHING GOES!

I used the Winter Freebie by Melonheadz.
I used up some old Recollections 2011(?)
Naughty or Nice Collection
12x12 Paper from my stash. 

The sentiment inside reads:
May Your Christmas be 
Cozy Warm & Bright

This weeks sponsors are:


Hope over to checkout all the inspiration
by the Design Team.

I'm entering this into the following:
Creative Colors Challenge #26

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door  ~ Anything Goes
Monday Morning Challenge #1 ~ Anything Christmas or Winter 
SOS #181 ~ Red Alert

It's time to Get Creative with Blue and White or Silver

Blue and White or Silver Challenge #4
What comes to mind when you think
blue,white, and/or silver? Snow, Wedding, Christmas Tree? Show us how you get your  Blue, White, and/or Silver on  by joining Challenge #4 !
I made a card using this super  cute digi Snowman and Son from Lemon Shortbread! That even sounds yummy!
I have it all this card! Blue, white, and silver! Why not? It works so well together, I couldn't resist!  I used AC Jack Frost 6x6 Paper Pad, Copic Markers, Queen & Co.  Bling, and AC Zing Embossing Powder Silver and  Spellbinders Labels One Die Cuts.
This weeks sponsor:

Hop on over to Get Creative Challenge Blog to checkout all the amazing inspiration by  the Design Team.

New Sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog

It's time for a new sketch at  ATLANTIC HEARTS SKETCH CHALLENGE BLOG! Sketch #86 was a lot fun to work with.  I scored the image area to open up and  use the sentiment to hold it closed.  I added a little easel on the back so the card will sit up. I stamped an sentiment inside, too.  See below.
The paper collection is Echo Park Paper Co.  Home for the Holidays.
(Now that I thoroughly confused everyone.)
Show us your take on this weeks sketch!

Blue Snowflakes and Clear It Out Challenge #57

This week it's a color challenge over at Clear It Out Challenge. And you guessed right! BLUE is the color but that's not all. We want you  to useribbon and/or twine from your stash of goodies!
Theme ~ Blue Color Challenge Stash ~ Ribbon/Twine
I made a card using this cutie, Alannah, from StampArt! She  is so cute and she comes with a bonus file!  I used AC Jack Frost 6x6 Paper Pad, Navy Cardstock for base, AC Ribbon,  PTI Twine, colored the image with COPICS, added a tiny bit of stickles to the snow on fence railing, added white enamel dots, and finished it off with Wink of Stella over a few areas. 
 This weeks sponsor is Stamp Art by Kathryne. I highly recommend checking out these adorable digis!
Now, it's your turn to show us your take using  Blue and Ribbon and/or Twine!

I'm entering this into the following:
Through the Craft Room Door ~ Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #121 ~ Anything Goes or Snow
Craft-Dee Bowz ~ December Challenge ~ Include Handmade Bo…

17 Days Til Christmas and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #85

I can't believe we have 17 days until Christmas!  Who else is excited but sad at the same time? I adore Christmas and everything it represents but I must confess that I do get a little blue  afterwards. Okay, enough chatter. It's Monday and you know what that means.... A NEW SKETCH CHALLENGE at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog!
It's a great one, too! 
I made another Christmas card using The Greeting Farm  Clear Stamp Set Christmas, Queen and Co. Pearls, DCWV  Candy Cane Lane Stack, colored the stars with COPIC R29, inked  the edges of my die cut with Tim Holtz Antique Linen, and stamped sentiment from Recollection Stamp Set.
Now it's your turn to show us your take on this sketch! Be sure to spread some Holiday Love to the wonderful ladies over Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Circles and Glitter at Clear It Out Challenge Blog

Time for a new challenge over at Clear It Out!  This week it's all about CIRCLES AND GLITTER!  Who doesn't love that? 
And our sponsor this week is  Bugaboo! 

I had the pleasure of working with  Christmas Brat Girl Presents and  Presents (I won this digi from Stella Says Sketch). I colored the images with COPICS, used Pebbles Home for Christmas Papers, and added glitter to the The North Pole Paper for a snowy  affect! 
So now it's your turn! Show us your take on Circles and Glitter! Be sure to hop over and check out all the  inspiration by the amazing DT!

I'm entering this into:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #242 ~ Christmas Presents
Monday Morning Challenge #1 ~ Anything Christmas/Winter
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ~ Holiday Cards
Through The Purple Haze Challenge #70  ~ All About Christmas
A Crafty Mess Challenge #1 ~ Anything Goes

Sunshine Mail Challenge

This month at Sunshine Mail Challenge Blog it's Anything Goes
If you are not sure what Sunshine Mail is just click here! It will tell you everything you need to know.  I hope you will pop over and check it out. It is an amazing foundation that brings sunshine to children in need. 

This months sponsor is 
Prize will be $10 to choose from whole store!
So I created two cards for this challenge. 
The first one is using this adorable digi Jake and the Snowman by 4 Seasons. I just used COPICS to color the image, sentiment added  with computer, and added one enamel dot. 
The second card is using  Cartoon Boy Playing Soccer by  Ken Benner Designs. I die cut the image with Spellbinders Circles, added die cut grass, colored with COPICS, stamped sentiment  using PTI stamps, base cardstock is M&MBI Bonnie Bell ~ Snails 12x12 Paper
I hope you will join us this month for  our ANYTHING GOES Challenge! Be sure to checkout all the amazing inspiration by the Design Team!

Happy Birthday and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Today is my DH birthday!  Happy Birthday, A! Love you!
I probably should be posting a birthday card for this  challenge but I'm not! Instead I made a Christmas card.  I have to say I am a true red, white and green  Christmas girl through and through but this black, white and red combination is very pretty, too.

The paper pad I used is DCWV Candy Cane Lane.  The stamps are from the $1 bin at Michaels, the twine is  from Walmart, button is from my stash. 
Here's the sketch for the week! I love it.  I'm entering this into:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ~ Holiday Cards
Through The Purple Haze Challenge #70 ~ All About Christmas
Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #53 ~Anything Goes (Holiday)

Hop on over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Blog and join in the fun! And be sure to show the amazing DT some  love!


I know this was suppose to be posted yesterday and I am sorry about that. We were  late getting back from our Thanksgiving trip with the In-Laws. Did everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving? Are you gearing up for Christmas now? We had a nice Thanksgiving at Avon, NC with the in-laws. That's another story for another day. And now, I'm home and this week is going to be full of preparations for my parents  Annual Christmas Party! 

Enough him-hawing around here are the winners:

Jean Bullock and  Tracy M #6773

If you two would be so kind to email me  your info through the contact form at  bottom left of blog I will get your  GC to you. 
Please include the store and your email  in the email. Thanks!

Winter Wishes at Clear It Out Challenge #55

WINTER WISHES ~ USE SNOWFLAKES Is anyone excited for snow? I live in the  south and we don't get snow too often.  When we do, I'm like a kid, I love snow! So this challenge is perfect. Challenge #55 ~ Winter Wishes Clear It Out Challenge Blog! I created a shaker card. I used so much glitter  the shaker was bulging! LOL I did something a little different by  putting this adorbs digi by  Lacy Sunshine ~ Snowy Days Rory on top of the shaker. She is so cute, I don't want  her covered up!
The papers I used are Echo Park Happy Holidays  Presents and Journaling, the backsides. I colored little Miss Rory with Copics  and used Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles to cut all the layers.
I'm entering this into:
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge #191 ~ Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door ~ Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #241 ~ Baby It's Cold Outside
Dream Valley Challenge #95 ~ Anything Goes(3)
Through The Purple Haze Challenge #69 ~ Anything Goes
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Dasher, Dancer and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #83

It's Monday and three days until  Thanksgiving! What the What? Where did this year go? Please someone tell me. Christmas is only a month away! I love it!
So for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Here's this weeks sketch.
I made a Christmas card using only  items that I have had in my stash for  years! I can tell you that the paper is  Me & My Big Ideas ~ Holiday(2010) 12x12 Paper Pad.
We would love to see your take on Sketch #83!  Head over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and join the fun!  And as always, sprinkle some love  around!

Snow,Snow,Snow at Simply Create Too Challenge Blog

Has it snowed where you are? As of this  post it hasn't snowed in my neck of the woods! Which makes me sad! Because I love snow! So I was really excited to come up with  some inspiration for this challenge! Well, I hope it inspires you.
I made two cards for this challenge.  The first one is a 1 on the easy scale. Layer cardstock, emboss silver foil paper, add pearls and sentiment.  Quick and easy but I feel packs a  punch!

The second card is using only white! It's a 2 on the easy scale. I say a two only because there's a lot of die cutting, punching, glittering, and pop dotting! (If that's even a word) So just emboss the base card stock, die cut fence using  Cottage Cutz Mini Fence, I used the grass upside down  for icicles and added glitter. I hand punched the trees  with Fiskars Punch and used glitter on a few on them. Used Fiskars Wavy Paper Edger to create a landscape. Finished off with Queen & Co.Pearls

So now…

Anything Goes at Clear It Out Challenge #54

ANYTHING GOES AT CLEAR IT OUT CHALLENGE Halloween has come and gone, I know! However, in a never ending attempt to deplete my paper  stash I had to use this Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Papers! So, I'm ahead of the game  for next year, right? That's the name of the of the game at Clear It Out Challenge Blog.....use what you have! So here it is, my card for Clear It Out Challenge #54 ~ Anything Goes!

I used Alice's Cat Digi by Ike's Art!  (Hopefully, that explains things.) You can find this digi and more at  Our sponsor this week!
I'm entering this card into:
Through The Craft Room Door ~ Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad ~ Here Kitty! Kitty!
Dream Valley ~ Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can Challenge #82 ~ Use Your Markers
Karleigh Sue Digi's  Challenge #2 ~ Halloween Theme

I hope you join us this week for our  ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE! Be sure to hop over to the challenge blog and show some love to the ladies! 

Flying By and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #82

It's Monday and you know what that means! NEW SKETCH over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch  Challenge Blog!
 And I made a card using Kraft cardstock, vellum embossed with  Darice Clouds Embossing Folder and colored with Copic, Lawn Fawn Stamp Set ~ Flying By, and finished it off with Twine from Paper Trey Ink. This is one of the cards I will be sending  to the Sunshine Foundation this month.

Anything Goes/Optional Twist Use Glitter ~Get Creative Challenge #2

Good Morning! This is my first posting for the NEW  challenge blog, GET CREATIVE! There are a lot of great challenges lined up with amazing sponsors!  Angie has out done herself putting this  challenge blog together for you! Let's give her a round of applause! (clap,clap,clap)
 I had the pleasure of using this amazingly adorable digi by  Whoopsi Daisy ~ Sheet 540.
 How cute is she? I colored the image with  Copic Markers and used bits and pieces of scrap  papers. I cut the banner from one of the scraps and  glittered it up for the optional twist.
and at
Ruby Red Crafts

You can check out the blog too!

is our sponsor for this challenge. Offering two sheets to the lucky winner! So, hop on over to Get Creative Challenge Blog and join in for  a chance to win!
I'm entering this into:
Papertake Weekly Challege ~ Sooo Girlie
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge #190 ~ Anythi…

Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Thanksgiving Giveaway!
Starting  November 14th
Ending November 28th
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A Day To Play

Yesterday was a day to play. So I decided I would enter  Bugaboo's Stella Says Sketch. I love their digis and challenges but I don't get to enter them too often with everything I have going on. I'm not complaining

 I used Snowman Skates Digi by
Bugaboo Stamps.

I'm entering this into:
Stella Says Sketch #218

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Paper Basics - Kraft Cardstock (24 Sheets)
Copic Sketch Markers
Cardstock - 89 lb Cryogen White - 25 Pk
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen Bulk Med Pt White (3 pieces)
Pearls Chocolate