I’m here again. True Story. It was like… 100 degrees… a few days ago…. and I was sitting at my desk making a Christmas card… but for a good reason!
I’m joining some of my favorite crafty friends today in the Get Cracking on Christmas Challenge Blog Hop.
This challenge was started by my friend, Jenn Shurkus, and other friends Chari and Cherion, who wanted challenge each other on the third Thursday of the month every month to share a Christmas card! If you did it every month, you’d have 12 Christmas cards by the end of the year. I think it’s an awesome way to build up that Christmas card stash… so here I am.
Before I show you what I made, here’s a complete list of all of today’s blog hoppers:
Susan Opel (on Jenn’s site)
Teri Anderson (<— you are here)
Lisa Henke (<——-NEXT STOP! Take it away, Lisa!)
So this is the card I made for the hop!
I just had fun with this one. I created the little scene with the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set and dies from My Favorite Things (plus a cloud stencil from MFT Stamps). The words are from the Winter Wonderland stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh.
My apologies that I’m not really sure where the die-cut hearts came from. I have a little bowl on my desk with leftover stamped and die-cut pieces. I found them at the bottom of it.
To make the hearts and the words stamp out, I added some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I really, really, really enjoy the dimension they give cards. A little pop without a lot of bulk. Works for me!
Alright! That’s it for today. Thanks for hopping with me and the whole gang! Don’t forget to stop by Lisa Henke‘s blog (the next stop)! See you again soon!
Me again. Back for another day of super “hoppy” bunny card challenging with Ashley!
This is today’s card.
Another card heavy on patterned paper with just a little bit of stamping.
Here’s my thing. I LOVE (no wait… super duper-sized LOVE) cards that depict scenes. But sometimes I want a simple scene and not one that features a ton of stamped images. Sometimes, I just want a couple cute things to take the stage. So that’s what I was shooting for with this little guy.
I think he turned out pretty cute. The words and bunny are from Lawn Fawn’s Some Bunny stamp set. The carrots are from the Bunny Friends set from Pretty Pink Posh. And the little die-cut hearts? They were cut with dies from Paper Smooches.
The papers yet again came from my little tiny box of scraps. Always enjoy mixing and matching.
Alright! That’s all I have for you. I’ll be back again later, friends.
Thanks, as always, for hopping on by. Be sure check out Ashley’s blog to see her latest card too!
My pal, Ashley, and I are back at it with challenging each other to make cards. We thought it would be fun to do an “All the Bunnies” challenge since we both have been amassing a nice collection of bunny stamps. So here we are, at Day 1 of this new challenge.
Please give it up for today’s card.
Ta-da! This card was truly inspired by the bunny and rainbow, which I colored in a few weeks ago and was just holding onto for “just the right” project. Can you feel me?
The bunny, rainbow and flowers (and words) were all stamped with the Bunny Friends and Best of Luck stamp sets from Pretty Pink Posh. I also did the cutting with the coordinating dies from both sets.
To give the bunny a little extra personality, as well as a little texture, I colored him in with markers and then pounded on some extra dots with my markers. I also added a few additional dots to his belly with my pink Nuvo Crystal Dots. Just a fun little thing to do.
Those little black dots that create the faux circle of sorts around the stamping were also created with Nuvo Crystal Dots. I just love those little bottles of goodness.
Alright. That’s all I have. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog for her first take on this new challenge. I’m sure it will be spectacular! 🙂
Be back again tomorrow with another card for the All the Bunnies challenge. Because. Because why not?
Ps. Who is the winner of the $10 gift certificate from Topflight Stamps from my stop on the 1st birthday blog hop? That’s 3KidMama. Congrats! I’ve sent you an email!
Super duper fun times today! Super duper tickled to be joining the Pretty Pink Posh gang in celebrating PPP’s March release. It’s… just… so… so… so great!
Made a couple cards to share with you that were created with the goods. How about we take a look?
Please meet Card No. 1.
Created this first guy with the help of the Best of Luck stamp set and coordinating Best of Luck dies.
Truly, it is such a delightful set. You’ve got everything you need to make a fun little scene. In fact, I found myself stamping the images from the set over and over and die-cutting them to mock up all sorts of fun scenes.
I just love how the little guy is tossing the coins and shamrock and clover in the air. I opted to color the coins in for this card, but I thought it would be fun in the future to use sequins or some of PPP’s Lemon Drop Jewels on the stamped coins instead.
And meet Card No. 2.
Yep. I once again created a card with the Best of Luck stamps and dies. They are just so fun… and versatile.
This card is a little more graphic than the last one, but it’s still as cute as can be.
And, finally, meet Card No. 3.
This time, I made a card with the Bunny Friends stamps and coordinating dies.
I wanted to add a little texture to the bunny so I used a couple gray markers and added some dots to him. It’s subtle, but I think it’s pretty cool looking. I like how it just adds a little something.
Alright! That’s all I have got for you. Be sure to check out the rest of the hop!
Pretty Pink Posh blog
Teri Anderson (You are here)
Joni Andaya (<—— NEXT STOP)
Thanks for swinging by too! 🙂
Just beboppin’ by quickly with a little something to share. Just one little card I put together the other day while messing around.
The cute animals and herd words are from a stamp set from Your Next Stamp. Picked it up the other day during a super awesome Eclipse day sale at the local craft store. I could not the resist the cuteness and just knew me, the “not-an-expert” coloring kinda of girl, had to get them to color them in. And so I did! They looked fun!
I colored the animals in with markers. I gave the cow and pig a little extra detail with the help of some Nuvo drops by adding a little bit to their noses. I also used some old metallic rub-ons (Hmmmm…. can you even find those anymore?) to add some light pink details to the pig and sheep’s cheeks. Look close and you’ll see there’s also white dots too. Made those with a white pen.
Created the sentiment by combining a sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh with one from the Your Next Stamp stamp set.
I think this card turned out pretty cute! I’m definitely going to be sending this card to one of my crafting buddies pretty darn soon.
Alright! Be back tomorrow for the monthly Paper Smooches blog hop. Hope to see you then!
Just sharing a card I started last week and finished up this week, just in time for Easter.
The sweet girl + basket and the words are from Pretty Pink Posh, as are the sequins. Let’s be honest: I’m not the best color’er, but, good gosh, people, I try. I colored her in with markers and then added a few extra details with colored pencils and a white gel pen + some Glossy Accents and a Wink of Stella glitter pen (it’s subtle but there on the ears). I think she turned out alright.
The banner was cut with a die from Lawn Fawn (LOVE IT), and the patterned paper is from a stack of paper from My Favorite Things. Crazy thing. I colored the girl in first and went looking for patterned paper. I discovered that I am COMPLETELY lacking in purple patterned papers so I was totally lucky to find this piece in my MFT stash. I guess I could have went to the craft store (Oh, the horror! Hee!) to find something else, but I decided I could make do. Yep. Make do. (Translation: Not allowing myself to be tempted at the craft store by all the other stuff at the craft store seemed like a good idea at the time… because… seriously… who goes for one piece of paper and leaves with just one piece of paper? Not I, people. Not I. Anyhoo, I digress.)
Alright, friends. This is what I have for the day!
Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Always a treat when you do.
Got a little card to share with you today. 🙂
Made this one last week when I just needed a little bit of recharge/refuel creative time. Never got around to sharing it so I am today.
(Insert dramatic effect.)
The little bird is from Julie Ebersole’s Twelve Days stamp set for Ellen Hutson. There’s a little number included on the stamp that I just masked off with tape before inking the stamp and stamping.
Nobody die of shock or anything, but I used MARKERS (… yes, the marker challenged girl…) to color the cutie in. I have been messing with markers more than usual lately. It remains a sweet surprise when things turn out. 😉
The words are from Julie’s Hello Gorgeous set, also from Ellen Hutson.
And the circles and backgrounds? Cut those with a couple dies from My Favorite Things – Wonky Stitched Circles STAX and Snow Drifts Cover-Up. And the sequins? A mix from Pretty Pink Posh, of course.
Alright. That’s what I have for you. Good to see you all again. I’ll be back again later, gators. Take care.