Sunday, December 17, 2017

Rubbernecker Stamps Christmas Tree Card

Good morning! Christmas is almost here! I am working like a crazy women to get some homemade gifts done for my family. 

Had to take some time out for a little coloring R&R =) 

This gorgeous Christmas Tree and Magic of the Season stamps are from Rubbernecker Stamps

After I colored the Christmas Tree with Copic markers, I added little dots with a white gel pen for snow. The tree reminds me of a tree that is along the highway here in Alaska. The tree is in the middle of what we call Hay Flats. It is a single tree standing alone. Every year, in December, the tree is decorated with lights by someone in the community. The decorator wants/wanted to remain anonymous. If I remember correctly, someone found out who he was and they ended up doing an article about it in the paper. Anyways, every time I see this tree it brings a huge smile to my face. To me, this is what Christmas is about. Loving your neighbor and spreading cheer however you can. This one man brings cheer to thousands of people every year by doing something as simple as putting lights on a tree along the highway. 

What if we all tried to do something simple to spread a little bit of cheer every day? We may not affect thousands, but we could change one persons day. Brighten on persons Christmas Season. 

The Church I belong to is doing 25 days of Service. Join us in spreading cheer this season. Do something to help someone everyday for the rest of the month. It doesn't have to be something huge. It can be as simple as giving someone a shoulder to lean on or a listening ear. We can all do service of some sort. 

One of the service projects that my kids and I are doing along with a few church friends, is volunteering at the Special Santa's Workshop. It's a program here that shops and fills wish lists for local families in need. It's an amazing program. They help thousands of kids every year. Volunteering there is something we look forward to every year. 

I'd love to hear how you've brightened someones Christmas. Come back and tell me all about your service! Also, hop on over to the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with for Sweet Sunday Team Inspiration. 

Rubbernecker Stamps products used...
Christmas Tree
Magic of the Season

Copic markers used
Greens: G99, G94, BG93, YG11
Yellow: Y11, Y19

Sweet As Pie - With The Cutting Cafe

Boy do I have a treat for you! A big 'ol slice of Pumpkin Pie! 

The Cutting Cafe design team is working with the Pie Slice Box. I used parts of the box to create a slice of pie. I thought it would make a cute card. I was right! 

I found the plate in Cricut Design Space. Both the plate and the pieces for the pie were cut with the Cricut Maker.

The sentiment comes with the Pie Slice Box

I found a tiny fork in my stash. Perfect for a slice of pie! 

The whip cream was done with a snow writer. I used a paint brush to spread it on a piece of card stock. 

I'd better run for now. Gotta lots of things to do before Christmas! Pop in at The Cutting Cafe Blog and leave a comment on the DT inspirational post and you will be entered in a chance to win 3 free files of your choice. 

See you again soon. 


Friday, December 15, 2017

La La Land Crafts Mini Release

Have I told you how excited I am to be guest designing for La La Land Crafts?!? SOOOOO SUPER EXCITED!! And today I get to be part of a new release! 

This is Heart Hands Molli. Isn't she beautiful!?! I colored her with Copic markers. When I was done with the initial coloring, I added the tiny little hearts with R29. 

Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E49, E29, E31
Clothes: YG23, YG11, R89, R29, R05

Heart Hands Molli isn't the only stamp in the release. Check out the rest of this awesome mini release!

Just look at those little bears! I flipping LOVE them! And those other little critters...ADORABLE!!! What could be better than all these new stamps?!? A bunch of new La La Land Craft dies that coordinate with them of course. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today to check out the La La Land Crafts mini release. Pop on over to the La La Land Crafts Blog to see what the rest of the DT made for the new release. I have been amazed by this DT. Everyone is SOOOOOOO talented! I have already learned a lot from them. 

La La Land Crafts products used...

Heart Hands Molli 

Stitched Nested Circles Die

Heart Banner Die

See you all again soon!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Breast Cancer Card - With Rubbernecker Stamps

Hi there! I am sharing a card made with the Courage Doesn't stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps today. 

This sentiment made me think of cancer when I saw it. Fighting a disease, especially cancer, is a fight that takes a lot of courage. 

A crafty friend of mine shared a sketch book that she had published. I was so excited for her. When I started looking through Inspired By The Sketch Volume 1, I found lots of cute sketches
Using card sketches is not something that I have done in the passed. I wanted to give at least one of Cristena's sketches a try. 

OMG!! I created this card in a matter of minutes. Using a sketch makes crafting so much quicker! I didn't spend an hour placing embellishments and moving them around a hundred times before I was happy. I looked at the sketch and slapped the card together. 

I am so excited about how fast this card went together. I will be using lots more sketches from Inspired By The Sketch Volume 1.

Pop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog to check out this months challenge. Enter to have a chance at winning some free Rubbernecker Stamp goodies. 

See you all again soon! 

Rubbernecker Stamps

Cristena Bange 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Themed Tag - With La La Land Crafts

Good morning all! So excited to be coming to you with my first guest designer project for La La Land Crafts! I have been having a ton of fun working with their images. 

The theme this week is create a tag. I used Winter Molli Rubber Stamp. She is just the cutest! 

I colored Winter Molli with Copic markers and put in some highlights with a white gel pen. 

Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000 Blush R20
Hair: E49, E20, E25
Jacket, Hat, and gloves: R89, R29, R24, R05
Fluffy White Parts: W8, W5, W3, W1
Boots: 110, C8, C6

I created a little winter scene for Winter Molli using the La La Land Crafts  Three Christmas Tree Dies. I love this die! You can use it in so many ways. AND the La La Land Crafts dies are super sharp. You can cut out more than one set of Trees at a time by layering medium weight card stock and running it through your die cut machine. 

Here's a closer shot of those gorgeous Christmas Trees. Each one is inked with a little Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink. 

The base of the tag is the back from the package of Spectrum Noir markers. 

It's about 12 inches long and pretty sturdy. Perfect for a tag. I covered it in white cardstock and then decorated. Super simple! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Please hop on over to the La La Land Crafts Blog to see what the rest of the DT made up for today's challenge. 

Have a craftastic day! 

La La Land Crafts products used...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Vintage Floral Card

Good morning! I have yet another vintage card to share with you. 

I started out with the Blue Fern Happy Accident Collection Cardstock. I love this paper! I use it on my cards all the time. 

I used two different Beautiful Board flourishes. The Beautiful Board Small Elegant Accents and the Beautiful Board Small Victorian Scroll Border. I cut them both into pieces so that they would go a little further. 

The Rose Quartz Glitter Glass Butterflies are one of my favorite of Reneabouquets Handmade Butterflies.  They are perfect for a Vintage look. 

I used a new technique with the Ranger Clear Emboss It Ink Dabber. I used a paint brush to add embossing ink in random places on the flowers and the bee. I then sprinkled white embossing powder over the placed I inked and used my heat tool to set the powder. I love the way it turned out! 

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. Have a craftastic day! 
                Tina DT

 Blue Fern Happy Accident Collection Cardstock

Beautiful Board Small Elegant Accents

Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Hives

Beautiful Board Small Victorian Scroll Border

Vintage Burgundy Roses and Gardenias Flower Set

White Curly Roses Mulberry Paper Flowers Set

Tim Holtz gathered twigs Distress Ink

Ranger Clear Emboss It Ink Dabber

Rose Quartz Glitter Glass Butterflies

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Merry Christmoose with Rubbernecker Stamps

Good morning! It is Sweet Sunday Team Inspiration over on the Rubbernecker Blog. I chose to do a Christmas card for inspiration. 

I used the adorable Moose with Lights 72-06 Stamp. I absolutely adore this stamp! 
I colored it up with Copic markers. It almost looks like the lights are really on. 

I have been learning new techniques in the coloring groups that I am in. It's amazing how many talented colorists there are. 

The Moose with Lights 72-06 stamps also has a die that you can purchase. Here is the link...

The sentiment is MC Flourish Script 657 - 01. The font is just gorgeous! 

List of Rubbernecker Stamps used...

Moose with Lights 72-06

Moose with Lights Die Cut 72-06D

MC Flourish Script 657 - 01

I hope you will stop by the Rubbernecker Blog to check out the inspiration from the rest of the DT and the new Rubbernecker challegne the theme is Autumn Glitz. 

May Your Christmas Be Merry and Bright - With The Cutting Cafe

Good morning! We are focusing on Christmas this week at The Cutting Cafe

I used a couple of different files to make this card. The Christmas Tree Trio Shaped Card and the

The sentiment is one that comes with the Christmas Tree Trio Shaped Card file. 

I used the individual trees from the Christmas Tree Trio Shaped Card to create a little forest. Each tree was cut out with my Cricut Maker, inked with gathered twigs distress ink and then sprinkled with dry embossing powder. 

The white dry embossing powder is a great addition to any project you would like snow on. 

I made the snowflakes from the Snow Flake Shaped Card. Each snowflake is less than an inch big and was cut out with the Cricut Maker. They cut out perfectly.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you will stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog to see what the other design team members made. If you leave a comment on the inspirational post, you will be entered in a chance to win three free files of your choice. 

Have a craftastic day! See you again soon =)


Friday, December 1, 2017

Reneabouquets December 2017 Winter Themed Challenge

Good morning crafty friends! It's Friday! I don't know about you, but I am so ready for this weekend. I am hoping to get lots of crafting in. 

Are you ready for a new Reneabouquets Facebook Challenge?!?! This month the theme is Winter. Simple, right?! All you have to do is use ANY item from Reneabouquets to enter. Each entree will be entered in a chance to win this gorgeous prize package from Reneabouquets

Take a look at the card I made for inspiration. 

Since the theme for the new challenge is Winter, I decided to add in blue. Blue makes me think of cold. Reneabouquets has some gorgeous blue flowers, butterflies and dragonflies. Here is a list of the Blue embellishments that I used...

To the Moon and Back Dragonflies

Tiny Treasures Tiny Danver Beautiful Butterflies

Vintage Blue Curly Roses Mulberry Paper Flowers

Mini Dusty Blue Ivory Mulberry Flowers

I just love these Beautiful Board Small Quilling Leaves Laser Cut Chipboard. They really tie the flower arrangement together nicely. My favorite thing about them is that I can make them whatever color I want. 

List of Reneabouquets products used...

Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas Paper

Victorian Christmas

To the Moon and Back Dragonflies

Tiny Treasures Tiny Danver Beautiful Butterflies

Vintage Blue Curly Roses Mulberry Paper Flowers

Mini Dusty Blue Ivory Mulberry Paper Roses

Beautiful Board Small Quilling Leaves Laser Cut Chipboard

Ok, now it's your turn! Here's the rulls for the challenge. 

1. Create a project (on or off the page) that features ANY product carried in the Store or Reneabouquets Etsy. 

2. Your project can be any style.

3. Add your Project to the Reneabouquets December 2017 Winter Themed Facebook Challenge Event
by December 28, 2017. Deadline 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time Zone to be entered into the contest.

4. Check back in the Event Post December 30, 2017 to see if you have won the random drawing. (Drawing is done on an unedited video to insure fairness)

5. Contest is open to U.S. Residents and International


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