Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Winter Wonderland: Check this out!

Happy Wednesday bloggers!  I'm here on this fine fall day to share with you my card for this week's Winter Wonderland challenge.  They have asked us to use checked/tartan papers, ribbons, embellies etc...so here is what I went with:


My plaid paper comes from the Recollections Jingle Bells 12x12 pad.  The light blue cardstock comes from the Seaside paper pack also by Recollections.  Used the Spellbinders' snowflake embossing folder on the top layer of cardstock, and distressed the edges with Tumbled Glass.  Also did that to the edges of the image oval.  You can barely see it, but I used a scalloped oval cut from vellum to back the image panel.  I got the idea from this card, made by Greta.  Thanks for the inspiration, Greta!  :)

In case you're wondering, this adorable bear is Jake, from StampFairy.  He can be found here.  I SO love Gerda's bears!  :)  The sentiment comes from Studio G.

What are your plans for this evening?  We plan to go to a local Halloween parade.  Pretty directly, I will need to get myself ready, and start boiling water for hot chocolate!  :)  Guess I'll get this linked up, and here is where it's going:

Winter Wonderland:  Check This Out!

Jingle Belles:  Not a Creature was Stirring...

CraftyHazelNut's:  Christmas extra for October

Simon Says Stamp:  Anything Goes

Thanks for "checking out" my blog today!  LOL

Take Care,

~Marie~



Saturday, October 26, 2013

Merry Monday #80


Happy Saturday afternoon bloggy folks!  I hope we are all doing well and enjoying whatever is planned for today.  I worked 6a-2p, but now I am home smelling the YUMMY meatloaf that Chad has in the oven, and trying not to drool all over the keyboard!  Well, I know you didn't come here to hear about our supper for this evening, so let's get to the real reason...my Merry Monday card for the week!
The prompt this week is:

                           Use Music or Create a Carol Inspired card!
Aren't those kids just the cutest?  :)  Here is my card:


This is my all-time favorite Christmas carol.  I especially love to hear Bing Crosby sing it!  I have had this music sheet and others that are similar in design saved on my computer for several years now.  I used to always use them when I made teabag medallions...now I think this one looks great with the Spellbinders poinsettia die!  After I attached the flower, I thought it needed a    little something more, so I added the twine, and then added gold Stickles to the  twine.  That is hard to see in the photo.  The center of the flower has more of 
those gold beads I have used in the past.  The edges of the music panel are distressed with Frayed Burlap, and all is mounted on a dark green card base.

Well, the meatloaf is calling...gotta run!

Take Care,

~Marie~

ETA:  Here I come again, Hazel!!  I also joined in on Hazel's current weekly challenge...thanks for letting me know, Hazel!!  :)
 
 
ETA AGAIN:  This card was an honorable mention at Merry Monday!  YIPPEE!!!  :)




Tuesday, October 22, 2013

OK, ok, so I lied...

about posting another pink card, that is!  I found this challenge from The Alley Way Stamps, and since they had some freebies available, I decided to join in.  And as luck would have it, the challenge involves a little PINK...for Jingle Belles!    Here is my card:


Not my usual, but I like it!  Broke out some of the washi tape I bought at Michael's awhile ago.  :)  Colored the image and sentiment with Sharpies, distressed the edges of the image and sentiment panels with some hot pink ink, and DONE!  Simple and cute, if I do say so myself!  :)

Adding this to Hazel's challenge also!

Take Care,

~Marie~

Monday, October 21, 2013

And I *think* this will be my final entry...

Hello!  I hope you came back to see my *final* submission for Jingle Belles' PINK CHRISTMAS:


And on this one, visiting us from Stamp Fairy, is Toby.  I think he musta been a freebie at some point, because I can't find him on the site.  Maybe someone else will!  I added Star Dust Stickles to the snow and snowball, dabbed some Spun Sugar around the edges, and mounted him onto a plastic glittered snowflake.  The glittered pink snowflake dp comes from the Recollections Jingle Bells 12x12 pad.  I distressed the edges of the white layers and the dp with gray ink from Studio G.  The senitment is from the TPC set, "Christmas Expressions."  It's difficult to see, since I embossed it with Recollections silver tinsel embossing powder.

OK, heading over to Jingle Belles and Hazel's for the last time today!  :)

Take Care,

~Marie~

PINK #7...

Here is my next entry for PINK CHRISTMAS over at Jingle Belles:



Here's Barry again, visiting us from Stamp Fairy.  I just discovered that they are having a 50% off sale for their anniversary...I *may* have to do some stocking up!  :)  Barry decided to come out and support the Jingle Belles in their effort to raise money for breast cancer research...good job, Barry!  He's all dressed in PINK for the occassion too!  I added a strip of dp from the Recollections Jingle Bells 12x12 pad.  Who can argue with glittery PINK trees?  The sentiment is from the TCP set, "Winter Activities."

Ok, heading over to link this guy up to Jingle Belles and Hazel...oh, and since a bear dressed in PINK on a sled seems pretty whimsical to me, I'm linking this up to Festive Friday too!  :)

~Marie~

PINK number 6...

Back again with card #6 for Jingle Belles' PINK CHRISTMAS prompt:



Again, this one is similar to this card, and this card, which were all inspired by one on Pinterest.

Linking to Hazel's challenge too...be back shortly with my next one!  :)

~Marie~

Pink, pink, pink, and more PINK!

Hello!  I'm here this evening to share more cards for the current Jingle Belles prompt:  PINK CHRISTMAS.  I'll be sharing them in separate posts; here is the first one:


This is similar to this card I made.  The one in the following post is similar too...I figured it was a quick way to get 2 more cards done!

Well, I'm gonna get this posted, linked etc...and visit Hazel too...be back shortly!

~Marie~

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Merry Monday #79 {Snowflakes, Blue, White and Silver/Gray}

Happy Sunday everyone!  This is gonna be a quickie post because the deadline for this week's Merry Monday is looming!  Here is my last-minute entry:


 
For some reason, I just could not come up with anything until now!  Of course, I have been concentrating on making more pink cards at the moment, but I did want to get this one done.  I just went with a simple layout.  The dp is from the dollar spot bins at Target...wish I had gotten more than one pack!  It's hard to see in the pic, but there is some glitter on it in places.  The ribbon is from my stash, the snowflake is a MS punch, punched out of sliver glitter paper.  The sentiment is a wood stamp from Studio G, embossed with Recollections silver tinsel embossing powder.
 
That's about it for this one, so I'll get it linked up over at Merry Monday, and of course add it to Hazel's challenge too!
 
Take Care,
 
~Marie~

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Final post for today, PINK #4 for Jingle Belles!

And I'm back with my final card today for the Jingle Belles PINK for the CURE challenge:
 
                                     
 
This is actually the very first card I made with this challenge in mind, but I just wanted to save it for last today!  :)  It uses another of my new Darice embossing folders, "Doily Lace."  Same process as the other poinsettia card, just different shades of pink and green cardstock, and a light tan base.  Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE my Spellbinders poinsettia die set?  ;)  I see a blue poinsettia in my near future!  LOL
 
Well, I'm gonna get this one linked up with the Belles and with Hazel, and say good night...to blogger at least!
 
Take Care,
 
~Marie~
 

PINK card #3 for Jingle Belles!

Back again to share card #3 for Jingle Belles:


This card is inspired by a wedding card on my Pinterest card board...somewhere!  I substituted the hearts for pink snowflakes, and voila!  A Christmas card!  The sentiment comes from the Recollections set by the same name.  A piece of pink organza ribbon tops it off.

Thanks for looking and,

Take Care,

~Marie~

PS.  Here I come again, Hazel!

PINK for the cure, #2!

Finally, after having some trouble getting blogger to even load (storms), I am back with my second  card for Jingle Belles' PINK for the CURE!


I did one similar to this recently that I haven't shared here yet, but this one uses the 2013 Holiday Trees that I just acquired.  :)  Looking at the pic, I think perhaps my snowhill in the back is a *bit* too high...musta been a blizzard!  LOL  This card is pretty simple, with torn layers for snowy hills, and some glitter on top, of course.  More cell phone bling for the "ornaments", and a simple silver star on the tree top.  The sentiment is from the TCP set called "Snowflake."

Well, I'm gonna get this one linked up to Jingle Belles, and also Hazel's challenge.  I'll be back soon with another PINK card!

Take care,

~Marie~

We're dreaming PINK again at Jingle Belles! :)

Happy Thursday!  At Jingle Belles this week, Stef and Lauren are asking for PINK cards, for breast cancer awareness month.  As they did last year, they are each donating $2 per card entered to the Susan G. Komen foundation.  Last year's card total was 64...I think we can beat that!  Here is one card from me:



I've been DYING to make a pink poinsettia this year, so this was a perfect opportunity to get it outta my system!  This is actually the second poinsettia card I made; the other one will be posted shortly.  I also got to use a new embossing folder called "Scrolls" by Darice.  I was SO PSYCHED, as I got a BUNCH of folders this past weekend at A.C. Moore for $1.99 apiece!  SWEET!!!  I sponged the edges of the petals and the card with Spun Sugar DI, and the leaves with Mowed Lawn.  The center is adorned with gold seed beads.  The setiment is from Studio G.

Please, please come join us over at Jingle Belles, and make a pink card or two...or more if you like!  It will go to a great cause, and you'll have one or more cards crossed off your Christmas card list!

Oh, and I'm also linking this up with Hazel's October Extra challenge.

Take care,

~Marie~

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Stars and Stripes at Holly Jolly!

Hello!  I'm here to post my entry for the Holly Jolly challenge this week:  Stars and Stripes.


I've gotta bunch of stripes on this card, but only one star!  The fella holding the "lone star" is Snowman Star by Bugaboo.  The dp comes from the Jingle Bells 12x12 pack from Recollections.  You can't tell in the pic, but the green stripes are shiny.  :)  The ribbon is from my stash, and the merry is from Wonderful Words:  Holiday.  Some Stickles and bling for sparkle, and that is it!

This challenge closes soon, so I'm gonna finish here and get this linked up!  Thanks for looking and,

Take Care,

~Marie

ETA:  Adding to Hazel's Christmas extra challenge for October.

Friday, October 4, 2013

FFC18 - Element Challenge...

This week's Festive Friday is an element challenge, as in they would like to see a specific item on our creations.  Here is the the inspiration pic:



THAT is a great star!  Simple yet stunning.  The DT creations are wonderful...go check them out!  Here is my addition to their challenge:



This image is a digi from Meljen's called "Bitty Christmas Tree Bears" that I've had sitting around, waiting to be used!  I found some dp with stars on it in my stash, and added a sentiment from a set by Martha Stewart.  I kinda wish my blues matched better, but it is what it is!

I have lots to do today, so I'm gonna get crackin'!  Thanks for stopping by, and...

Take care,

~Marie~

ETA:  I'm also adding this to Hazel's October extra challenge.