Last Christmas Card and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #88

Last Christmas Card 

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

Time to Reflect with Clear It Out Challenge Blog


It's time for a new challenge
This weeks theme is 
and stash is Anything Goes.  

So I decided to make a card using 
reflecting and sharing our favorite 
card of the year I thought I would share my 

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Now it's your turn to share with us!
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and join Challenge #59

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 

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:
and join us! While you're there be sure to spread 
some love around. The ladies on the Design Team are


Anything Goes ~ Clear It Out Challenge

Welcome, everyone! I hope everyone is 
enjoying their holiday season. 

This weeks challenge over at 

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

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

What comes to mind when you think
 blue,white, and/or silver?
Snow, Wedding, Christmas Tree?
Show us how you get your 
by joining Challenge #4 !

I made a card using this super 
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.

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the Design Team.


New Sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog

It's time for a new sketch at 
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 use ribbon and/or twine from your stash of goodies!

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 

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....

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

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 

I had the pleasure of working with 
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 

So now it's your turn!
Show us your take on Circles and Glitter!
Be sure to hop over and check out all the 

Sunshine Mail Challenge

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
I just used COPICS to color the image, sentiment added 
with computer, and added one enamel dot. 

The second card is using 
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. 
Hop on over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Blog and join
in the fun! And be sure to show the amazing DT some 


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
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

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.
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 
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.

Our sponsor this week is:

If you haven't checkout these digis I suggest 
you do! They are some kinda cute. 

Don't forget to pop over to
Clear It Out Challenge Blog and join us!
We can't wait to see your Winter Wishes 
projects! Remember, use snowflakes!
(Embellies and/or Papers)
And as always, show the ladies some love
while you're there!

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!

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
Me & My Big Ideas ~ Holiday(2010)
12x12 Paper Pad.

We would love to see your take on Sketch #83
and join the fun! 
And as always, sprinkle some love 

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 

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 it's your turn to show us your take
on Snow,Snow,Snow! 
Hop over to Simply Create Too Challenge Blog and join the fun. 
Checkout the Blue Teams inspiration 
on their blogs! 
Just follow the links below.


Anything Goes at Clear It Out Challenge #54

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!

(Hopefully, that explains things.)
You can find this digi and more at
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I hope you join us this week for our 
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and show some love to the ladies! 


Flying By and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #82

It's Monday and you know what that means!

 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!

This weeks challenge is 

 I had the pleasure of using this amazingly adorable digi by 

 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!

Thanksgiving Giveaway!

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Starting  November 14th
Ending November 28th
If you a follower ask a friend to
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a chance for both of you to win
a $25GC to any online
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Good Luck!
 Winners will be announced on the blog
November 29th!
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A Day To Play

Yesterday was a day to play.
So I decided I would enter 
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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