Monday, November 21, 2016

Primitive Christmas

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by

I had time to play around with a few dies from the November release at Craftin Desert Divas and oh my oh my.. my new favs! The Winter Wonderland dies are FUN!

This is the mood board inspiration for November.  When posting on social media, be sure to use #cddmonthly and also join the Facebook group to share your creation.  Here is the group link

1.  I first took a kraft card base 5 x 6.5.  I buy my card bases at Michaels and love that they come with envelopes.
2.  I then laid out all of my card stock I wanted to use.  I made this card with the intention of following the November mood board from Craftin Desert Divas.
3.  I then cut with the picture frame die my bottom layer. 
4.  Next, I cut from the Fancy Frames my next layer.  This is by far my staple of dies.. You must have it LOL!
5.  I then cut the lantern die and candle
6.  Using the Winter Wonderland die set (which is packed full of amazingness) I cut the poinsettia in 4 different shades of brown/beige.  I cut 4 of each so I could layer the poinsettias.  There is a dotted crease on the poinsettia that allows you to nicely shape the flower if you'd like.  I did and it gives it such dimension.
7. Layering the poinsettia to whatever I felt looked nice, I glued them together and placed accordingly on my card.
 I hope you have enjoyed this card! 


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Believe in Miracles

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  It is the 17th of November and today is the day we remind a sistah to do a self breast exam.  This monthly blog hop has saved lives!  Lumps have been found through the reminder of these hops, so please don't take this as just another blog hop.  Do the self breast check and remind a friend or family member as well.
Michele the owner of Cas-ual Fridays Stamps started this blog hop as a reminder to all women. 
This is a blog hop for ALL to participate in.  Hop along with us and you have a chance to win (3) random winners will be chosen among those who comment along the hop to win a $15 gift certificate to the store..Comments must be made by 12:00am EST on November 19th, 2016 to qualify.
It would be absolutely incredible if YOU could participate in the monthly bog hop as a card maker!  All you need to use is ONE Cas-ual Fridays Stamp or die to participate.  Please join the Facebook group for more info   The more we get to participate, the more people we reach.. the more lives we can save by early detection!

My card uses the new stamp set from last months release called Powerful Words. I simply lined up the 3 stamps on my MISTI and stamped with Versa Fine Black Onyx.  I then heat embossed clear to give it a shine.

I tied a bow below and that is my card!  It is a simple but powerful card for anyone going through a battle.

Thank you for hoping along.  If you should get lost along the way, please refer back to the Cas-ual Fridays Stamps blog.  Your next stop on the hop if the talented Kelly Griglione

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Give Thanks

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Kara here from Create By Kara
Today I would love to show you a simple card created with a digital stamp called Scarecrow with a fence and can be found here.   When using a digital stamp, do not be intimidated!  I use a Brother Laser Printer for my digi stamps.  They are fun to use as you can make them any size you need. 

1.  I printed the Scarecrow with a Fence digi and colored with Spectrum Noir markers
2.  Next I used the Brother Scan N Cut to trim around the edge.  Don't think you need this device to use a digi.  You could simply use a die from the Fancy Frames selection and cut a frame or base.  You do not need to cut to be able to use these.
3.  I then took the Fancy Frame die set and cut a rectangle on white card stock. 
4.  Using the Outdoor Landscape die set, I took the hill die and cut to use as a mask.  I then laid the mask down and with the Clarity Stencil Brushes I brushed on the blue for the sky.  After the sky I used the other half of the mask and proceeded to brush on the grass color.  I set this aside while I compiled the other parts of my card.
5.  I then took brown card stock and cut 6.25 x 4 and embossed with an embossing folder.  I took brown ink and edged around the sides.  Let this dry completely.. I did not.. so learn from my lesson, LOL!
6.  I then took orange card stock and  trimmed 5.75 x 2.5.  Edged this in orange ink. 
7.  Using the Give Thanks from Thankful Squeaks stamp set and my MISTI.. I stamped the bottom right corner.
8.  I then layered the brown and orange as I wanted and added brown ribbon for a bit of interest.  I attach my ribbon using tape on the back of my card stock.  I then added the white hill piece and glued down my digi scarecrow.
9.  Finally, I added spectrum noir sparkle glitter pen on the pumpkins and sunflower.  The photo may not catch the sparkle.  Also adding a few sprinkles from Dooglebug to the bottom left corner to add the final touches. 


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Happy Birthday

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by
I created a card today for the Lawn Fawn Challenge, over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Lawn Fawn Products used:
Put a Bow on It
 Let's Bokeh
Scripty Big Words
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper pack
I entered this into the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp