Stampin’ Up Tag sets GIVEAWAY

I know, I know, I have been Missing in Blogland!!

Things have been a little crazy for me and I am way behind on things I would like to or need to do!

I went to my annual Girls’ Retreat last week – The theme was Halloween in July! So everything was decked out in Orange & Black!! And the first night we were there we made Witches Hats!!

Here I am in my silly witch hat!

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~ Now for the Giveaway ~

I have these two stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! That I would like to give away!!

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All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me which one you would love to have # 1 or # 2. If you would love to win either one then let me know that as well!!

If you are new to my blog and you become a follower via email or BlogLovin’ then you get an extra entry in the giveaway! Leave me a second comment telling me how you are following me!

Leave a comment by midnight (MST), August 7th, 2016.

I will choose a winner  (via Random.org) for each set on Monday, August 8th, 2016 by noon (MST)

The holidays are coming – maybe one of these sets will help you get ready!!

I really look forward to hearing from you!!

Thanks for coming by and have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Happy Christmas

I had a little fun in my craft room today before I am off to babysit the Grand-littles!!

~I Made this Christmas Card~

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I made this card using the following colors of cardstock  from SU! – Regal Rose, Rose Romance, white and Basic Grey.   I used Small Stitched Rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn for two of my layers and the grey layer was die cut using Scalloped Rectangles also from  Lawn FawnI used a set called Happy MeowDay from Simon Says StampI stamped it with Black StazOn ink and colored it in with my Ziggy‘s but I forgot to stamp it on watercolor paper so my coloring does not look so good! I added a few random sequins!

I am hustling to add these card to these challenges:

52 Christmas Card Challenge May Stash Challenge: Dies and Punches

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I used 2 different dies on this card!

Christmas Card Challenge# 26 Color Challenge

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I followed this color scheme in layering and coloring my card!

Hiding in my Craft Room # 252 Any Holiday

I made a Christmas card!

Thank you for coming today – hope you are having a BEAUTIFUL day!

Thursday GIVEAWAY time!!

Today marks the FOURTH of 8 giveaways that I will be doing for the month of October –

I am celebrating my BLOGAVERSARY!!!!

Today I just have the prize and

the GET TO KNOW YOU QUESTION!!!!

Here is today’s prize:

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And The QUESTION is….

What holiday is most important to you & is there a tradition that helps you celebrate it?

For me it has to be CHRISTMAS – so many opportunities to make BEAUTIFUL things so I can show others that I care!! One of our traditions is to go and see “The Christmas Carol” at a local playhouse!! The man who plays Ebeneezer Scrooge is beyond Fantastic and I love it!!! We go to a showing of it on the last day they put it on which is usually on the 23rd of December – really sets the tone for the holiday for me!!!

You have until Friday, October 16th, 2015 at 10 pm (Mountain Standard Time) to leave me an answer to this question!!! I will let Random.org choose a winning comment and I will post the winner of this prize and the one I offered on Tuesday this Saturday, October 17th, 2015 by noon (MST)

Cannot wait to hear about your holidays and celebrations!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

CASE-ing Christmas – October

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CASE-ing Christmas Challenge Blog

We are a monthly challenge devoted to the holiday season–year round! 😉  How does this challenge work?  It’s easy!  We give you a card to CASE and you CASE it!

If you’ve never CASEd a card, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Look at the CASE card photo.
  2. Be inspired by some element of the card.  This could be colors, layout, image, etc.
  3. Make a card based on that inspiration.

See!  Easy peasy!  We cannot wait to see what you have for us this month and each month this year! Are you ready for the next CASE card?!

 Here it is …
Original design by DT member Asha.

 

 And HERE is my CASE –
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And here is the random prize we are giving away for “Christmas in October” this month~

Make sure to enter your card here by the 23rd

in order to be entered to win!

Click the links to check out our team’s cards~

 Asha | Belinda | Cohenna | Claire | Daen’Ys | Donna

Emily | Judy | LisaMynn | Rocky | Steph | Taunya

 Their creations will be shared throughout the month HERE  – so stay tuned! :)
One LAST thing–PLEASE make sure to check out our RULES before linking up.  There aren’t many, but we do like those who follow them!  HUGS and merry stamping to you all!

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Hope to see you over in the gallery!!

Have a wonderful, BEAUTIFUL day!!

R is for Reindeer

I was able to play for a little while this morning and I made this:

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I used both sides of the same piece of Doodlebug Design paper from Home for the Holidays Collection! I used Ladybug Swiss Dot Washi Tape also from Doodlebug!! I die cut a circle of watercolor paper and stamped the reindeer from the Santa’s Gifts Stampin’ Up! set on it using a Versafine Black inkpad and then embossed it with clear embossing powder!!

I colored the reindeer ink by smooshing my ink pads so that ink got on the lid and then I picked up the ink with a wet paintbrush!! Becoming my favorite way to watercolor!!

Linking up to the following challenges:

ABC Christmas ChallengeR for things beginning with the Letter R

R is for Rudolph – my Red Nosed Reindeer!!

Moving Along with the TimesCute Animal 

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I think my reindeer is a very cute, adorable animal!!

Addicted to Stamps Challenge # 161 Anything Goes

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Crafting by DesignsGet Ready for Christmas

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This will be added to my Christmas card stash for this year!!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeUse A Stamp & Blog Hop

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I used a stamp and I visited and commented at EVERY stop on the blog hop!!

Just Add Ink! – # 279 Sketch Challenge

I tried to put an image of the sketch but could not get it to load!! Sorry!! You can see it by clicking on #279 Sketch Challenge above!!! This sketch was what got the ball rolling for me on this card!!!

Winter WonderlandAnything BUT Square!!

My card is not square but it isn’t shaped either – hope this fits!!

Thanks for coming by!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

CASEing Christmas – September

I am so very excited  – I am now on the CASEing Christmas Challenge Blog Design Team

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They are a monthly Christmas card challenge – you are invited to come and see what it is all about by clicking the link above!

Here is my card for this month:

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Click on the picture to see it in high definition (or just bigger)!!

We were asked to case Mynn’s  card – here it is:

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For My card I did the following:

I ripped cardstock and sponged it with bordering blue ink to create my snowy background!! A scrap of patterned paper made my snowy sky and I added 4 snowflake brads from Making Memories! I used an old SU! Christmas set called A Merry Season! I watercolored by squoosing my inkpads so that ink got on the lid and then I used a wet paintbrush to pick up the ink!! The colors I used were all by Stampin’Up – Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Bordering Blue, and Pumpkin Pie. I also used my light gray colored zig real brush pen for the snowman!  I had a lot of fun doing it this way!! I fussy cut him out and mounted him to the card with foam tape!

So, even though it may be boiling hot where you are – has been super hot here – come visit the Christmas card challenge that helps you get cards made all through the year!!

CASEing Christmas Challenge Blog

Hope to see you over in the gallery!!

Have a wonderful, BEAUTIFUL day!!

Autumn & Christmas in the same post

Well, before I have lots of friends over for a get together I wanted to make and post a couple of cards!!

Here is the first card –

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To make this card I used a classic SU! set called Fantastic Foliage – it always makes me think of Autumn!! I tried to rock n roll the leaves – some turned out better than others!! I embossed the edges of my cardstock, the word grateful and the cute, little acorn up in the corner on that mini banner in gold!! Vellum scraps were used and I covered the glue on the vellum with the sequins!!!

This Autumn card is linking up to:

Just Us Girls Challenge# 304 Word Week: Autumn 

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Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge # 280

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This is the sketch that I followed for my card design!

And for the second card I made – A square Christmas card with 2 snowmen:

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This card is 4″ by 4″ on kraft cardstock – I used an old SU! Christmas set to stamp the 2 snowmen! Embossed the greeting in white on a scrap of red vellum!! Tried to watercolor but I forgot to stamp the image on watercolor paper so it did not go so well!! Anyways – I think it turned out ok – what do you think?? Is it too early for these kind of cards??

Linking my Christmas creation up to the following:

Paper Players – It’s Hip to be Square Challenge # 256

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I made this a square card!!

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown August Sketch Challenge

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I followed this sketch on my square card!!

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas ChallengeCHNC #240:Two of something

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My card has TWO adorable snowmen on it!!!

And, that, my friends is how I celebrated Autumn AND Christmas all in the SAME post!!!

Hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day – thanks for coming by!!!

CASEing Christmas – August

My DoubleClick Skittles post is HERE!

I am so very excited I am now on the CASEing Christmas Challenge Blog Design Team

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They are a monthly Christmas card challenge – you are invited to come and see what it is all about by clicking the link above!

Here is my debut card as part of the team:
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We were asked to case Steph’s  card – here it is:

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I made my card with some designer paper from in my scraps – yes, I know I am using a lot of scraps lately!! But I have A LOT to use so that is good.  I also used some shiny silver paper to diecut some snowflakes from Simon Says Stamp – they are the Eliza snowflake, the Kate snowflake and the MaryAnne snowflake  and I also cut a strip of the shiny paper to put by the silver trim that I had in my stash along with the silver and white twine I used!! The joy stamp is from SU! – not sure of the name of the set!!

I am happy that this card also fits these challenges:

Pixie’s Snippets PlaygroundChallenge Week 188

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeSimon Says Tie it Up

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Christmas Cards All Year Round August Challenge: Snowflakes

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Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge–  – CHNC challenge extra for August 2015

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So, even though it my be boiling hot where you are – not super hot here – come visit the Christmas card challenge that helps you get cards made all through the year!!

CASEing Christmas Challenge Blog

Hope to see you over in the gallery!!

Have a wonderful, BEAUTIFUL day!!

CASEing Jenn Shurkus & CAS Colours and Sketches

Well, I guess I am one of the last to know about the Big 10 Year Blogaversary Party Jenn Shurkus is having at her blog which is called Creative Chick!!

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I am ALMOST late for the party – I spent 2 hours last night studying her blog and getting to know her – she is AWESOME!! So much incredible stuff happens over there!!

I finally decided on a card to CASE of hers!! It used Lawn Fawn‘s Winter Sparrows set and matching dies!!

Here is HER card!!

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And, Now Here is MY CASE of her card!

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I had slightly different products such as sequins, pattern papers, and ribbon to work with but I think I did alright!

What do you think?? I would love for you to let me know!!

AND just when you thought the fun was over – Here is another card I made tonight:

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This card was made using Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green (did not have Wild Wasabi) and Night of Navy SU! inks and a cute set called Little Pieces and a sentiment stamp that I have long since lost the packaging from but is from SU!

I would like to link this card up to this challenge:

CAS Colours & Sketches Double Challenge # 135: use colors AND sketch

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Well, that’s it for me tonight!! I will be back tomorrow with the new DoubleClick Skittles challenge!! Hope you will come back by!!

Remember – I LOVE new blog followers so go ahead and sign yourself up – either through Bloglovin or email (see sidebar)

Go ahead,  you know you want to!!!  =] *big grin*

Have a super happy and BEAUTIFUL day!!

Create something for someone else if you get the chance!!!

I CASEd Myself

I CASEd myself so that I could join the challenge over at CASE-ing Christmas

The challenge was to take a card that you had made that was NOT a Christmas card and make a Christmas card in that style!!

Challenge #27: Christmas in July Blog Hop + DT Call

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 Here is how it turned out!!

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Also entering this card in this challenge –

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – challenge: Anything Goes 

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And here is the card I CASEd – one of the favorites that I have made in the past year!!

My husband says this is his favorite card of the ones I have made in the last few months.  He kept going on and on about how cute it was!! I know I sure had fun making it!!

My husband says this is his favorite card of the ones I have made in the last few months. He kept going on and on about how cute it was!! I know I sure had fun making it!!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – challenge: Anything Goes 

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It is from this post – Happy Birthday, Mouse!!

I had fun making this and it was a super fun challenge!!

Thanks for looking!!