Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Rings in the New Year - Another Follower Give Away


I had a follower give away that I did for the first of the New Year because I feel so blessed to have wonderful people who leave such regular comments on my blog about my cards and projects.  As I shared before, I had my husband die from cancer three years ago and he was a wonderful man to me and my children.  I have been lucky enough to find another man that is very different, but is very unique.  We have been together for the past two and half years.  To me it is amazing to find such love twice in a lifetime with such incredible men.  Jeff and I just exchanged Eternity Bands so that is why I say "Ring in the New Year".  At some point, not now, we look to move together so I will need to down size my craft supplies because I have more than I could ever use.  I love to shop and it's a bad habit which I am trying to break. For a fun job I also worked part-time at a Scrapbook Store some time ago when they still had stores.

So, what it is......if you are interested.....leave a comment that you are interested and I will pick a random winner after Midnight Central Time on Valentines Day Februay 14, 2017.
Any questions please see previous winner.....http://chrissyscardland.blogspot.com/2017/01/lucky-winner.html
This will be for my LOYAL followers please, I am not looking for people to join as a follower and then unjoin as soon as the date ends.











Monday, January 23, 2017

Anniversary hugs & blessings

Here is my card for this month using the image from Gerda Steiner called Hedgehog Smooches for the Monthly Challenge.  I made this a simple card and used a sentiment from TLC to make it an anniversary card.
BLOG VACATION
For those of you who are my regular followers, I will be taking a little time off through the rest of January from blogging so I won't be around commenting on your blogs.  I will be back in February and catch up then.  If you are a regular follower remember that I am giving away some treats after Valentines so see my Give Away Post for more info.  Many hugs and warm wishes sent your way!
Lisa



Patterned Paper: Carta Bella
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner - Hedgehog Smooches
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - sending Anniversary hugs & blessings
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa

Challenges
Gerda Steiner - January
Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 186 Hearts and/or flowers
Dream Valley - Ch. 148 All about love
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 223 Four legged friends
Brown Sugar - Ch. 234 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 106 Add a heart

Sending you piles of smiles

It is such a gloomy day here today that it was fun to make a bright card.  I used this adorable stamp from Art Impressions Duck Stackers.  I think it just a smile without really trying.  Then I had to make a pile of flowers.



Patterned Paper:  K & I; Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp & sentiment:  Art Impressions (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Distress - Mermaid Lagoon
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Making Memories
Dies:  Art Impression Slider Die; Die-Namices - Tab

Challenges
Art Impressions - Ch. 200 Spring Fling
CHNC Patterned - January
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 186 Hearts and/or flowers
Word Art Wednesday  Ch. 266-267 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 227 One for the Kids
Creative Corner - Very funny
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 80 Must have flowers

Friday, January 20, 2017

Sparkle and Shine

Here is a card that I made using a diamond die cut on some white glossy paper.  I then heat embossed the sentiments.  The light pink pieces of paper have butterflies so I also added some punched butterflies with a dot of Stickles for some sparkle.  I also added a little Stickles to the flowers for some extra sparkle.
I have a friend who got engaged so I thought this would be a good card for the couple.


Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye; Recollection
Cardstock;  Bazzil; DCWV
Sentiment:  Art Co.
Die:  Art Co.
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous
Versa Mark
Ink:  Versa Mark - Lady Bug
Ribbon:  Unknown
Lace:  Celebrate It
Border Punch & Butterfly Punch:  Martha Stewart
Stickles
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - January
RRR - Ch. 156 Red or Pink with ribbon or twine
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 266 - 267 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 234 Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 334 Must use a ribbon

Mermaid Happy Birthday

One last card for the Bugaboo Birthday Bash and down to the wire.  For this card I used a mermaid image and a die cut sentiment.  I put Glossy Accents on the water bubbles of the image.  It was a fun card.  Glad to have made all the cards for the week.


Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Sisters, All Aboard
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Ava Mermaid (see above for direct link)
Die:  Die-Namic
Bows:  Darice
Doily:  Recollectioin
Pearls:  Recollection
Glossy Accents
Border Punch:  Fiskars

Challenges
Catch the Bug - Bugaboo 7th Birthday Sketch Recipe Challenge
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 39 Movie Madness (Little Mermaid)
QKR - Ch. 227 One for the kids
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 326 Your favorite medium (Copics & Glossy Accents)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 266 -267 Anything Goes

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Seven - all the years of joy you've given

Today the Bugaboo Birthday Challenge was to create a card for a child.  I thought it would be perfect to use one of the new images in the Pup Set for my nephew who will be turning seven this year.  And this sentiment is from TLC.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Seven
Die:  Sugar Pea
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Catch the Bug - Bugaboo 7th Birthday Bash Day 6 Card for a kid
Mojo Monday - Ch. 480
CHNC Patterned - January
Incy Wincy - For the Men in your life
Dream Valley - Ch. 147 Something New (new stamp)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 266-267 Anything Goes



You know you're old when....

Here is my card for the Bugaboo Birthday Bash day 5 Make it funny.  I put liquid applique on the frosting and glossy accents on the glasses.  I have several friends that this is appropriate for since I tease them that they are older than me.






Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollectiions
Stamp & Sentiment:  Bugaboo - Stella Birthday - Fireman Call
Spellbinders:  Lattice Rectangle
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
Stars: Dress it Up
Liquid Applique
Glossy Accents

Challenges
Catch the Bug - Bugaboo 7th Birthday Bash - Make it Funny
Crafting from the Heart - Ch.143 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 82 Spots and Dots
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 312 Anything Goes