Here today with a couple holiday tags. These two tags were inspired by the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event from Tracey McNeely!
On Day 7, there were some cute holiday scene created with the Feeling Frosty stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. Love the stamp set and was inspired to make a few scenes of my own on tags.
Please give it up for tag no. 1.
Pretty much every image on this tag was stamped with the Feeling Frosty stamp set. It’s just so cute! I added a little color to the images with markers. Rather than stressing out over the markers’ numbers, I just randomly pulled light and dark markers and ran with it. Easy peasy!
To add to the feel of the snowy scene, added some mini white pompoms to the skies. I love the pop they add.
And meet tag no. 2.
I decided to things a little different for this one by added the coffee cups to the snowmen’s hands. I wanted it to look like they were chilling, hanging out and talking. Wink. 😉
Again, I colored the images in with markers and then embellished the scene by adding some white pompoms to the sky. Love that look!
Alright! That I have for you today. Be sure to check out Tracey’s blog to see the latest tags on this fun challenge. Be back again later, friends.
Hey, hey, hey, friends!
It’s that time again! It’s Paper Smooches BLOG HOP time and we get to share some projects made with the the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER 2019 release with you! Hooray!
As part of this release, there are TWO new stamp sets, FOUR new dies and TWO new stencils. The new products are now available to purchase here.
We love prizes. And prizes are fun, right? Well, guess what? There’s a prize for this hop. The prize is a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store. (Fingers crossed for ALL of you!)
Here are the details on how you could possibly snag the code:
- TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below.
- Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed. (Note: you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning.)
- Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on November 8th to leave a comment.
Please check the Paper Smooches blog on November 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.
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By the way, did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month? Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.
Enough chat about the hop!
Let’s see the card!
I created this card using several new products: the Thinking of You die; the Sunflower die; and the Savvy Stencil. I also used the “friend” word from the Delightful Greetings stamp set.
I added the patterns the back of the card with a little ink and the stencil. To create the flower, I die-cut it from white cardstock. I then used a bunch of markers to add color to it. To borrow a phrase from my friend, Kathy, I “color plucked” from my basket of markers, meaning I just grabbed Copic markers that looked good rather than follow any numeric formula for color blending.
To give the sentiment a little extra pop, I used white Nuvo Crystal Drops to add a few dots to the words. I like the subtle texture.
Alright! That is it for me. Thanks so much for taking part in today’s hop… and leaving your kinds words! It’s always such a treat!
Back again with another caffeine-inspired card. Super happy to be linking it up the latest Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop too! (So many great projects have been shared so far! Great job everyone!)
Created this card with the Caffeinated stamp set from Paper Smooches. I had colored in the tea glass and little fellas a bit back, but I never used on a project. Totally inspired by the hop to pull them out and put them on a card.
The patterned papers are from my big old box of scraps. Anyone else out there still keep a box of paper scraps? I honestly can’t remember the last time I picked up much new patterned paper. Have so much older stuff (but still dang good) stuff to use.
Oh and the sentiment! Created the custom sentiment by mixing together words from the Caffeinated set and the Caffeinated Two set.
Alright! That is it for me! Hope you enjoyed checking out my card! Don’t forget to check out ALL the awesome cards uploaded to the hop. So, so many good ones!
It’s “that time” again… blog hop time with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers! I LOVE this hope because it inspires me to pull out my coffee stamps and play so consider this your warning. I’ll be sharing quite a few coffee cards over the next week or so as the inspiration juju is flowing strong! Get ready for it! (Wink!)
Anyway, here’s my first card for the latest hop!
I had a few scraps of patterned paper left on my desk from other recent projects so I simply took them and plopped them on a card created from kraft cardstock. Then I pulled out a couple Paper Smooches stamp sets and stamped the coffee cups, hearts and steam, partly on the patterned paper strips and partly on the card. Rather than using markers, I used colored pencils to add a little “rough” color to the cups. I didn’t fuss over perfection. I simply wanted to add a little color, hence the “embrace imperfection” look of this card.
I finished the card by adding the sentiments to it. To make the “mocha” phrase not run into the “hello” word, I simply stamped it on a strip of cardstock. Always a fun way to add a little visual interest to a card. I also added a few dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. Love those things.
Alrighty, guys! This is it for me. I’ll be back again later with another card to share with you.
And don’t forget to take some time and check out the hop over the next few days. There’s always a great deal of inspiration shared. All kinds of styles, all kinds of images too. It’s always so fun to see what everyone comes up with… and just how many projects everyone makes in honor of the hop.
Thanks for stopping by!