Crackerbox with Coffee Loving Blog Hop!

Friday, November 30, 2018



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Hello everyone!

I am here with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps and I am playing along with the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop! Joy Clair is a super sponsor, so be sure to stop over to the Joy Clair blog to see what the design team has created. Also, don't forget to play along with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog hop for your chance to win prizes!  If you have never played along, you have to use coffee, tea or cocoa related items on your card.  The hop is from November 30th to December 7th, so there is plenty of time to play along!

Here is my card for the blog hop.  I am using the  Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps "Snowman Cup".  I stamped and colored it with copics.



These are the current promotions over on Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.




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Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the hop and be sure to come back again soon!



Joy Clair with Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Friday, November 30, 2018



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Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair Stamps and I am playing along with the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers! Joy Clair is a super sponsor, so be sure to stop over to the Joy Clair blog to see what the design team has created. Also, don't forget to play along with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog hop for your chance to win prizes!  If you have never played along, you have to use coffee, tea or cocoa related items on your card.  The hop is from November 30th to December 7th, so there is plenty of time to play along!

Here is my card for the blog hop.  I am using the newly released Joy Clair stamp set called "Tea Time".  I used watercolor for my background, I stamped and the books and the sentiment and colored the books with copics. 


closer look at the card.


Please follow Joy Clair's facebook page, Color by Faith Bible Journaling facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!


Joy Clair Stamps - Living Water

Monday, November 26, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair Stamps and I am using their newest released stamp from their Bible Journaling line called Living Water. This is such a cute stamp set that is perfect for bible journaling, but I have created a card for your inspiration.

There are still a couple of days for you to join the Joy Clair stamps November challenge! As always it is "anything goes" but the design team has an inspirational photo. I hope you will join, one lucky person has the opportunity to win a $25 gift card to the Joy Clair store. You can find all the details here.

Here is my card I created and how I put it together, for your inspiration.

Here is how I put it together:

My card is an A2 card. I cut two pieces of design paper and adhered it to my card. I cut the top panel with water color paper, I used my water color paints to create my scene. I die cut a piece of vellum and stamped it with versamark and added some black embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.  I added some twine to the vellum piece and adhered it to my card with glue dots.


Here is a closer view of the card.



Please follow Joy Clair's facebook page, Color by Faith Bible Journaling facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Listed below are the products I used. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

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CAS-UAL FRIDAY CHALLENGE #211 - Shades of Gold

Friday, November 23, 2018

Hello everyone!

I'm here with CAS-ual Fridays with a new challenge! We have a color challenge which is shades of gold. I hope you will join in on the fun. I also want to mention CAS-ual Fridays is retiring a bunch of sets which are marked down, if you are interested click here to see them all. Once the set has sold out, they will not be reordering.

Did you know, CAS-ual Fridays picks 10 winning entries who will be highlighted on their blog each Thursday before a new challenge? In addition, there is a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner atCAS-ual Fridays Stamps. If the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies as the main focus in the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50. Wow, what are you waiting for? Hop on over to CAS-ual Fridays and link your card to the challenge.

Here is the inspirational photo:


Here is my take on the challenge.  I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock from the CAS-ual Fridays Merry Stamp set  with versamark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. The layer gold paper I embossed the edges to match the sentiment.  I adhered the two together and added it to the vellum gold stripe paper.  I added some snowflakes from the CAS-ual Fri-dies Flurry, which I die cut from some gold glitter cardstock.  I finished the card off by adding some gold rhinestones.



Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you decide to play along! Good luck and have fun!

Rinea - Blessed

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Hello everyone,

I am back again with Rinea and Imagine Crafts. I hope you have been enjoying the month long collaboration with Imagine Crafts. If you have not visited the Rinea blog, please do for more inspiration.

I am using the Rinea foiled paper "Earth Tone Variety Pack" on my card.

Here is how I put my card together:

1. My card is an A2 size card, I cut my first layer using the Earth Tone Variety Pack,

2. The next layer I cut and created my background using the Imagine Crafts Firework Product Desert Sand and Pear Tart.  I finished the background off by adding some of my favorite Shimmer Craft Spray Sparkle.

3. I die cut the elements that I used on my card from the Earth Tone Variety Pack foiled paper. I adhered them to my card using the Imagine On Point Glue,


Another look at the card.


Thank you for stopping by, please come back again soon!




Retro Rubber Challenge Blog - Tic Tac Toe #100

Tuesday, November 20, 2018



Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge blog and we have a new challenge, which is a fun tic tac toe created by our wonderful design team member Jan Clothier! We are changing things up a bit to celebrate our 100th challenge!

Here’s the scoop…play along with our celebration themed tic tac toe challenge!
Hop around to all of the design team blogs and leave a comment! Each team member is offering up some surprise retro (new but older than a year) goodies to one lucky person who leaves a comment on their blog. That means there will be seven winners!
As always, we will be listing the five top picks with the winning pick receiving a prize for this challenge only.

*You do not have to enter the challenge to win but you must leave a comment on the design team blogs in order to have a chance to win!

Here is the blog hop order:



If you have not joined our challenges before, the rules are very simple, just use a stamp older than a year and you must include the age (or approximate age) of the stamp in your blog post. Here is the sketch for you to use. I cannot wait to see you take on it.


My tic tac toe is balloons, confetti and cake.  The stamp set I used is by Close to my Heart called "Sweet Birthday Cake" that was released sometime in October 2017.  


Another look at my card. 



Are you ready to play along? Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get some more inspiration! Thank you for stopping by, you have until November 30th to join the fun!

Joy Clair Stamps - I am so Thankful!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hello everyone!

It's that time of year when we have so much to be thankful for....don't you just love this image created by Joy Clair Stamps called "Turkey Talk"?  I love how the turkey is pointing at himself and you can use different sentiments in the middle section.

Joy Clair stamps has a new challenge this month! As always it is "anything goes" but the design team has an inspirational photo. I hope you will join, the challenge runs all month and one lucky person has the opportunity to win a $25 gift card to the Joy Clair store.  You can find all the details here.

Here is my card I created and how I put it together for your inspiration.

My card is an A2 card, I cut a two layers and adhered them to my card, I die cut the center layer from a square stitched die and adhered it to my card.  I stamped the image and cut it with my scan and cut and colored it with copics.  I stamped the image again and fizzy cut the center out and stamped my sentiment.  I used foam tape to pop the sentiment on the turkey.


Closer look at the image.


A side view of how I popped the sentiment in the center of the turkey.


Please follow Joy Clair's facebook pageColor by Faith Bible Journaling facebook pageInstagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Listed below are the products I used. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

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Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps - A Warm Winter

Monday, November 12, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Crackerbox & Suzy stamps to share with you a holiday card! I am writing this post while I am on a mini vacation in Florida, and I am definitely not ready for the cold raining and snowy weather.  It was 85 degrees here today and back at home tonight it is going to be in the low 30's.  I am not ready to go back home!

I am using three of the newly released Crackerbox & Suzy stamps on my card, the melting snowman is adorable, it is called Snowman Melting, the sentiments are sold separately, the "wishing you a" is called Wishing You and the "warm winter" is called Warm Winter Wishes.  The links to these stamps are below in the supply list.

Here is how I created my card:

I started with an A2 card, I then die cut the silver glimmer paper with a snowflake background die.  I then stamped the Snowman Melting stamp and colored him with Copics.  I then die cut him with a circle die and layered it with navy blue cardstock.  I then stamped the sentiments and cut them out and adhered everything to my card.  I added some nuvo black drops to the snowman to give it dimension. I added a snowflake to the snowman's hat that was leftover from the background snowflake die.


Another view of the card.


These are the current promotions over on Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.



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Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon.

Listed below are the products I used. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

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CAS-UAL FRIDAY CHALLENGE #210 - Sketch

Friday, November 9, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with CAS-ual Fridays challenge and we have a sketch for you to play along. I hope you will play along with us. Be sure to check out what the design team has created on the CAS-ual Fridays blog.


If you have not played along with the challenges before it is very simple, there are no restrictions, just link your clean and simple card here. You can find all the stamps and fri-dies I used on my card here. There will be 10 lucky winners and you will be highlighted on the CAS-ual Friday's blog. Also, one lucky winner can win a $25 gift certificate and if you used CAS-ual Fridays stamps or dies on your card, you will win a $50 gift certificate. Sounds like fun!

Here is my card for the challenge. Please stop over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog and see all the wonderful projects from the design team!

My card is clean and simple, I stamped the image from the Peaceful Garden Stamp set and added the sentiment using the same set. I cut a rectangle and layered it and added it to my A2 card.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you decide to play along! You have until November 20th to join. Good luck and have fun!

Gina K. Designs November 2018 New Release Blog Hop - Day 2

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Hello everyone!


Welcome back to Day 2 of the Gina K. Designs November blog hop! The release is now available over at Gina K. Designs and can be found HERE under the "what's new" tab. Today the design team is featuring two new sets the first one is called A Very Merry Christmas by Emily Schroepfer and Snowbirds  by Alicia Krupskaya.

What's a hop without a prize!  Just leave a comment on each stop of the hop for a chance to WIN a $50 Gina K. Designs gift certificate! A total of THREE certificates will be awarded. The winners will be announced over in theStampTV Big News forum a few days after the hop has ended.


A Very Merry Christmas by Emily Loggans



My first card was created using the hand-lettered holiday set called A Very Merry Christmas by Emily Loggans.  This set is perfect for your holiday cards.  I did some watercoloring for the background, stamped the image with versamark and heat embossed it with Gina K. silver embossing powder.






Snowbirds by Alicia Krupskaya



My second card is made from the Snowbirds stamp set by Alicia Krupskaya.  These birds are so gorgeous and perfect for coloring.  I stamped mine and colored it with copics.  I created a distress background and used the background stamp by Gina K. called Elegant Script.  I created a panel with the Gina K. single and double stitched frames, added the sentiment and adhered the bird to it.




Listed below are the products I used. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

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Enjoy all the fabulous inspiration as you hop along with the design team, make sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win one of the TWO $50.00 Gina K. Designs gift certificates! The winner will be announced in the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops conclude.

Emily Loggans - Illustrator of A Very Merry Christmas
Alicia Krupskaya - Illustrator of Snowbirds
Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE
















Retro Rubber Challenge Blog - Anything Goes #99

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge blog and we have a new challenge, which is "Anything Goes"!  I love challenges with anything goes, because you can create anything you would like! I have created a fall/autumn themed card.

If you have not joined our challenges before, the rules are very simple, just use a stamp older than a year and you must include the age (or approximate age) of the stamp in your blog post. Here is the sketch for you to use. I cannot wait to see you take on it.

The stamp I used on my card is made by Deep Red stamps called Fall Leaves and was released sometime in September 2013.  This is totally a guess, I could not find it on their website on when the stamp was released, but I have had this stamp in my stash for lots of years!



Here is my card I created for the challenge.


My card is an A2 card, and I used watercolor paper and watercolor ink for the background.  I stamped the image on the background after it was dried.  The sentiment is from the same set. 

Are you ready to play along? Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get some more inspiration! Thank you for stopping by, you have until November 16th to join the fun!


Gina K. Designs November 2018 New Release Blog Hop - Day 1

Monday, November 5, 2018

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K. Designs November blog hop! The release is now available over at Gina K. Designs and can be found HERE under the "what's new" tab. Today the design team is featuring two new sets which are "Old Fashinoned Christmas by Hannah and Reason to Celebrate by Gina K. and the incentive set Winter Flower.

There is a prize up for grabs for each day of the hop. Just leave a comment on each stop of the hop for a chance to WIN a $50 Gina K. Designs gift certificate! A total of TWO certificates will be awarded. The winners will be announced over in the StampTV Big News forum a few days after the hop has ended.

 Old Fashioned Christmas by Hannah

The first set we are featuring is the Old Fashion Christmas stamp set by Hannah Schroepfer.  This beautiful set has many images that would be perfect for your Holiday cards! 



My card is an A2 card, I stamped the image with Gina K ink Amalgam Jet Black ink and colored my image with copics and stamped the sentiment from the  Old Fashion Christmas stamp set .  I had the decorated ribbon die in my stash, I die cut it and added to my card. 




Reasons to Celebrate by Gina



My second card is featuring the Reasons to Celebrate by Gina K. Designs. My card size is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, I used the Autumn Wreath Builder for the greenery on my card, and then I stamped the elements in silver from the Reasons to Celebrate set.  I stamped the sentiment with Gina K.'s amalgam black ink.





 Winter Flower
(FREE with a qualifying order of $75)


My last card is the incentive set, which is an A2 top folding card.  I die cut the scallop layer, cut the next layer and embossed it, I stamped the sentiment from the incentive Winter Flower.  The flower and leaves I stamped with versamark and heat embossed on vellum.  I fuzzy cut everything, the second flower I cut the inside, I popped it up with dimensional and added it to my card. 


Listed below are the products I used. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

SUPPLIES USED:




Enjoy all the fabulous inspiration as you hop along with the design team, make sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win one of the TWO $50.00 Gina K. Designs gift certificates! The winner will be announced in the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops conclude.

Gina K. - Illustrator of Reason to Celebrate
Hannah Schroepfer illlustrator of Old Fashion Christmas
Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE








Rinea - Happy Fall

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Rinea and we are collaborating all month with Imagine Crafts! All month long you will see some beautiful projects created by the design team. So be sure to stop over at Rinea blog to get more inspiration.

I am using the Rinea foiled paper pack "Haunted Variety Pack" on my card.

Here is how I put it together:

1. I cut my first layer using one of the sheets from the Haunted Variety Pack foiled paper pack.

2. I then cut the next layer with some card stock and adhered it to the foiled paper.

3. I die cut several leaves using the Haunted Variety Pack. I adhered them onto my card using the Imagine On Point Glue.

4. I stamped the sentiment using StazOn Spiced Chai ink and heat embossed it with the Imagine embossing powder Iridescent.

5. I finished off my card by adding my favorite of all times, Imagine's Sheer Shimer Craft Spray Sparkle. I find myself using this spray on a lot of my cards, especially now since it is the holiday, it gives my cards a beautiful finish.


Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Joy Clair - It's the Season Event

Friday, November 2, 2018

Hello everyone!

Thank you for stopping by to join the Joy Clair "It's the Season" Event.  The design team is sharing some holiday cards for your inspiration.  I am using the newly released set called "Snowy Greetings".  This is such a cute set, it has a set of snowmen in it and a stand alone one with several sentiments.

Here is my card and how I created it.

My card is an A2 card, I die cut a frame for the snowman and cut a panel for the back.  I used the snow stamp in the Snowy Greetings set and stamped it using some white pigment ink.  I used my scan and cut to cut the snowmen out, colored them with copics, I added clear wink of stella on the scarfs,  and ebony nuvo drops on the snowmen's eyes.  I used a snow marker to add some puffy snow on the snowmen caps.  I used foam tape to pop the snowmen on the card.


closer look at my card


Thank you so much for stopping by, please be sure to stop over at the Joy Clair blog to get some more holiday card inspiration.

Listed below are the products I used. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

SUPPLIES USED:

Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps - Merry Christmas

Friday, November 2, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps with a card I created using beautiful bold script "Thank You" stamp. It's the time of season and everyone is creating Holiday cards!  I love the colors of red and green together.  I am using the Crackerbox and Suzy Stamp Holly Branch and Crackerbox and Suzy Stamp Merry Christmas Vintage on my card.

My card is an A2 card, I embossed the background with an embossing folder from my stash.  I then die cut the next layer with a stitched die and stamped the Crackerbox and Suzy Stamp Holly Branch  several times onto my card.  I then colored the image with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen, to give the leaves some shimmer.  I then stamped the Crackerbox and Suzy Stamp Merry Christmas Vintage  image and die cut it with an oval die.  I adhered it to my card with foam tape.  I added stickles to the berries to give it dimension.


Here is a closer look at my card. 


Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Here is the current promotion going on at Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.




Listed below are the products I used. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

SUPPLIES USED:
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