Tuesday, November 24, 2015

SRM Sneak Peek {Homespun for the Holidays!}

SRM Stickers Blog - Homespun Hostess Gifts by Lesley - #giftbag #christmas #burlapbgag #fancysentiments #stickers #lace  #llabelsbythedozen #golddoilies #gold #doilies #canvas #tags #DIY
Today I am on the SRM Blog sharing some Homespun Christmas gifts! 
I hope you will stop by to see them!

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Challenge #52 {Create a Christmas Card}

Hello and welcome to The Challenge! Each week we have a fun challenge for you to try! This week we have Theme Challenge! We are looking for Christmas cards!!! It's that time of year and we want to see what you are creating!

You are welcome to use the Inspiration photo for direction or create a Christmas card with an entirely different colour palette! You decide! For my card, I decided to CHEAT! I created two cards the same but with different colours! 

My blue inspired card is from the Merry Monday Challenge and I used Red & Green on my 2nd card to match this challenge! Both cards work for our Christmas theme! So share away! I am not sure what one I like better but the design makes me happy because it is thin for mailing abroad!

We are thrilled to have Geri Greening as our Featured Designer for the month and Kim Lackenbach as our Guest this week! Welcome, ladies! I just love your gorgeous cards!

Geri Greening
Featured Designer

The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! Come and join us! Our weekly winner will be our next Guest Designer! So come and join the fun!

Kim HegginsAnita MaddenKimberly Wiener

Lee Ann BarrettClaire BroadwaterNance Salkeld
Wrapped in Peace, Hope, and Love card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Clear and Simple Stamps

Lori Tecler Michele Ferguson

Inspiration Winners for The Challenge!

Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge and for playing along with our Inspiration Challenge! The team and I have have chosen the winners! 

Congratulations, Pink Unicorn!
We love how you were inspired! Your wood grain background and matching tag is adorable!

I hope you will join us as a Guest Designer for The Challenge! Please email our Guest Designer Coordinator, Kimberly Wiener at  oloughlin.ka @ gmail.com (no spaces) for more information! 

(In alphabetical order)

112015 ADFD Baby Doll Dreams

Please join us in one hour, we will be back with a brand new challenge for you!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Butterfly Reflections Ink {Guest Designer}-Hello Friend

Good morning stamping friends! Today I am happy to share my 2nd post as the November Guest at Butterfly Reflections Ink! This online store is fabulous because she has SO many awesome stamp companies in stock AND she offers flat rate shipping for stamp and die purchases! Needless to say, I am hooked! 

I wanted to create a CAS one layer card and I did! But then I added a small strip of designer paper to the top of the card to "finish" it. I stamped the floral set from Altenew called Lacy Scrolls. It is SUCH a pretty set and I paired it with a sentiment set from Winnie & Walter called The Big, the Bold & the Happy set.

Thank you so much, Vanessa for having me on your team this month! I adore your store and your outstanding service. I think you are pretty great too! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Paper Smooches November Guest Designer

I am super excited to be Guest Designer for Paper Smooches for November! Wow! The November stamp and die release is amazing! Thank you, Kim for choosing me as a Guest this month. 

Today I am sharing a CAS Christmas card and entering it into the Paper Smooches "Gold" Sparks Challenge! I stamped the leaf image in distress ink and then used my water pen to "colour" the images. The little red berries were created with a "button" stamp from Swanky Snow Dudes.


SugarPea Designs Monthly Theme Challenge {Home for the Holidays}

It’s time for our monthly theme challenge and the theme this month is Home for the Holidays!!! Hooray! Christmas cards!
We only have a few rules…
  • Play along with ANY stamps and dies you’d like – Winner is chosen at random to keep things fair, but if the winners project features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the voucher to $15
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD21 so we can easily find your work.


I used the new funky wreath set & dies to create a fun Christmas card!

Hope you will come and join us!