Monday, December 24, 2018

Wishing you a Cozy Christmas

Hi there! Merry Christmas Eve!  Today I bring you the last Christmas card of the year, which means it's the last Christmas card in my Christmas card series over on my YouTube channel. This is the 11th video in the series and the last.  I'll leave a link to the entire series here if you want to check them out.  2018 Christmas Card Series<-------Click here for entire Christmas series play list.


For this card I used two different stamp sets.  I used clearly besotted cozy Christmas and Simon Says Stamp Peace on Earth.

I stamped the fireplace on spectrum noir ultra smooth premium card stock in memento tuxedo black ink.  Then it was time to color it with the spectrum noir markers. I used IG4, BG4, BG6 and EB5 for the fireplace. For the fire I used CT3, CR10, CR11 and again EB5.

Then I cut down the card base from Michael's Recollections Card stock.  The wood grain patterned paper is a pack of paper I picked up at Dollar Tree. I adhered that to the card base using the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider.  The rectangle in the one paper was cut using the big shot machine and My Favorite Things A2 Rectangle STAX set 1.

After adhering all that together it was time to work on the sentiment which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used Simon Says Stamp Clear embossing powder to raise the letters.  i used the Marvey heat tool to melt the embossing powder.

I used the sentiments "Wishing you a cozy Christmas" from the clearly besotted stamp set. I also used the sentiment "May the true meaning of Christmas warm your heart all year"  this sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Peace on Earth Stamp set.   I love these sentiments. I personally believe that Jesus is the reason for the season and I wanted to share that with you.  As I celebrate Christmas and reflect that Jesus was born to be our savior and give us hope not only at Christmas but all through the year.  Jesus is there for us all the time.




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Thank you so much for stopping by today. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.  However you celebrate Christmas may you have a wonderful Christmas time.   Thank you for all your support this year as I've continued to create and started my YouTube channel. I look forward to what the new year holds.


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Friday, December 21, 2018

Santa is on the way- Ephemorie Digital Designs

Hello I’ve got this fun card to share with you today.  This image is a digital printable from Ephemorie Digital Designs. It’s called Santa is on the way.  I was a guest designer for this company in the months of November and December and this is my last project for them.

All the info for their shop can be found below.


The links to all things Ephemoire Digital Designs: 

This was a super simple card to make. The black snowflake paper is from Michael’s Recollections Hot Buy paper pad “Fireside” 

I prepared my card base which is white card stock from Micheal’s Recollections card stock.  The red stripe at the top is some foil cardboard I picked up at the dollar store awhile back.  I adhered this with the scrapbook paper to the card base using the scotch advanced tape glider.  

After printing the image from the computer on some white card stock I cut it down and adhered it the card using the advanced tape glider. 

For the sentiment I used the “Merry Christmas” from Lawn Fawn’s toboggan together stamp set.  I double embossed the sentiment using Michael's Recollections white embossing powder and some silver embossing powder I had in my stash. For the ink I used Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink. I also used the anti static pouch to prepare the paper before applying the ink and the embossing powder.  To melt the embossing powder I used the marvy heat tool.  I also stamped and embossed it directly on the snowflake scrapbook paper. 


Ahh there is only about 3-4 days till Christmas depending on how you look at it. Are you ready? Hopefully this card brings you some inspiration as you finish up your Christmas preparations.  This image reminds me of the Christmas movie “The Christmas Chronicles” on Netflix this year. It’s really good, you should check it out this Christmas.  


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Honey Bee Stamps- Christmas Coffee

Hello Hello, It's Friday!  There is only 4 more days till Christmas! Are you ready? I hope this card with video gives you some inspiration in the midst of your Christmas prep.  I've still got a few more presents to make, wish me luck.  The Christmas season  sneaked up on me and came to fast.

 So of course there is a video over on my YouTube channel as a part of my Christmas Card Series. This is video number 10! There is one more video coming in this series on Monday, which is Christmas Eve. So stay tuned for that.

For this card I used the to go cup from Honey Bee Stamps "Coffee Break" stamp set.  I colored it with the spectrum noir markers DR5 (REDS), IG2 (Cool greys), EB8 (Brown), FS3 (Pale hues), DG3 (Greens).  I also used the copic colorless blender to blend out the grey on the to go cup.

Then I used the Sakura white jelly roll pen to add some white designs to the to go cup.

I cut down my card base with White card stock from Michael's Recollections card stock.  I also chose and cut a piece of scrapbook paper from the Hot Buy paper pad from Michael's Recollections paper called "Fireside".   At this point I was ready to adhere everything together.  I used the Scotch Advanced tape glider for the card stock and scrapbook paper.  To adhere the to go cup I ended up applying two layers of foam squares that I picked up at the dollar store to give it some extra depth and dimension.

Next it was time for the sentiment.  I used two different stamp sets for this. I used Lawn Fawn's Toboggan Together and Honey Bee Stamps Perfect blend stamp set.  I used Memento Tuxedo black ink to stamp both sentiments.  I quickly used Simon Says Stamp clear embossing powder over the ink and used the marvey heat tool to melt the embossing powder.   I first cut around the sentiment and then I was ready to adhere them. To do that I used the Xyron Sticker maker. As a final embellishment I added white half pearls just to finish off the card.




 
Thank you so much for coming by today.  Grab a coffee as you prep for Christmas in these last days.  Here is to lots of Christmas Cheer. I'll be back Monday for one more card/video in my Christmas card series. 




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Monday, December 17, 2018

Avery Elle Glow in the Dark Christmas

Hey there! It's Monday, welcome back to my blog. Today I've got another Christmas card to share with you. It's the 9th card in my Christmas card series over on my YouTube channel. So that means there is a video for this card too. Be sure to check out this card and the other cards in my Christmas card series. There is a Christmas playlist over on my YouTube channel.

I had a lot of fun making this card.  I used the Avery Elle "Sledding critters" stamp set. <----Available here .   (I also linked to a great add on set below too) I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it in with pencil crayons.  I fuzzy cut out the image.  I also used my Big Shot machine to cut out the circle from some blue scrap paper I had. I also used the big shot to create the chevron embossed background.  The embossing folder I used is from Momenta. ( I linked to Tim Holtz chevron embossing folders that are available.)

Then I worked on my circle. First I used the anti static pouch to prep the circle to use embossing powder. Then I took two of the little snow ball circles from the stamp set. I used Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink to stamp those out.  I added Michael's Recollections White embossing powder and used the marvey heat tool to melt the embossing powder. Then I added more of the snow balls with the same ink and this time I used Lawn Fawn glow in the dark embossing powder and melted that again with the heat tool.

At this point I was ready to adhere all my layers together.  I used the scotch Advanced tape Glider to adhere most of it.  To pop up the sled I used foam squares from the dollar store and a bit of the advanced tape glider  to add adhesive to the bottom of the sled and the bunnies head. This gave it a 3D look and added depth to the sled.

Then I did something a bit risky. I used my Memento Tuxedo black ink and the string of lights stamp from the avery elle set and stamped it directly on the embossed background at the top.  It worked, had to fix a few spots with a black pen.  I colored the lights in with pencil crayons to match the lights on the sled.

To finish off the card I needed to do one more thing and that was stamp the sentiment. I decided to use both of the sentiments from the same Avery Elle stamp set.  They says "Happy Holidays,  bring on the merry". I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used Simon Says Stamp clear embossing powder to emboss the sentiment. Again I used the marvey heat tool to melt the embossing powder.   I cut around the sentiment and then used the Xyron Sticker maker to quickly adhere it to my card.

P.S. Don't forget this card glows in the dark.   Near where I live we have a park with a lake and every year they put up a ton of lights.  It's so beautiful and you can go walk around the lake at night and see all the pretty lights.  This card reminds me of this, the Christmas lights lighting up the night sky.


Glowing in the dark (Watch the video to see how)

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Thank you so much for sledding by today! Christmas is almost here!! I'll have a new card & Video on Friday and one more on the following Monday. Then it will be Christmas and that will finish up my Christmas card series of 2018. Thank you so much for your support!   Hope this card brightens your day in the midst of your Christmas preparations. 

Affiliate Link Disclosure: I participate in various affiliate programs. That means I receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you, when you purchase products through links I provide here on YouTube and my blog. By participating in affiliate programs I am able to generate income by sharing links to the products I love. I only share product info for things I love and use in my projects. If I don't love it I won't endorse it here. I'm a proud affiliate of Scrapbook.com, amazon associates and Simon says stamp.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Get Kids Crafty December Blog Hop "Winter"



Hello Everyone! Today I've got another Get Kids Crafty Blog Hop for you. This month's theme is winter.   I saw this snow globe project floating around the internet and I wanted to try it. It's just so fun and we had so much fun making it too. 

Before I tell you how we made this cute project, don't forget to hop along and see what the other families did with their kids.  Also tag Get Kids crafty on Instagram using hashtag #getkidscrafty if you are inspired by these projects or whenever you're crafty with your kids. We love seeing all your crafting with kids projects. Also check out the facebook group too for ideas.

Alright onto the project. So it was quite simple to make. You need a laminating sheet and you open it up and draw a circle for your snow globe. We used a cottage cheese lid to get a perfect circle and we used a black permenent marker to trace our circle.

Then Riley painting the sow bank with white acrylic paint and used the paint brush on the top to add some snow.   Once this step was done we needed to wait for the paint to dry.

During this time Riley went and played and I printed off the picture for the finished project.  Once you have printed off your picture. You want to cut around the image of the child and then glue it in the snow globe once the paint is completely dry.

Here is Riley gluing the pictures to the snow globe. As you can see we did make three but our final project is the one that turned out the best.

Next it was time to close the laminating sheet and run it through our laminating machine.  Once it was laminated I cut out the circles. We then made bases for the snow globe out of black cardstock and Riley glued it to the snow globe part that we created.

Finally to finish off the snow globe I added "Riley 2018" with a chalk marker and punched a hole at the top and added some twine. Then I hung it on our Christmas tree to display our fun and cute creation.




Alright, now here are the links to the other blogs and the rest of the Get Kids Crafty. I'm excited to see what everyone else made. 

Viv
 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Blessings

Hey there!  It's Friday and I've got a new Christmas card to share with you today. It's a part of my Christmas card series on my YouTube channel.   This is the 8th Christmas card in my Christmas card series. I will be posting every Monday and Friday counting down too Christmas.

This week felt really long to me, in a good way. In my last blog post and video I talked about how my husband and I switched the rooms around in our place. So we have all been adjusting to that and I've been organizing all the little things.  It's been nice to get things back in order and just use our space better.  Though it's a lot of work to figure out the best way to organize stuff. I've been able to organize my new crafting room a bit, still have some work to do. Though I am very excited to see how it turns out. Already we are enjoying how we rearranged everything. It's easier to maintain, organize and just a better use of space.

Alright onto the card First I used my Big Shot machine to emboss the snowy house scene which is a embossing folder from Micheal's Recollections.  I picked this up this year so it might still be available. Then I cut just the snowy scene part out.  Then I was ready to create a background for my winter scene.  I used Ranger Distress ink watercolor paper and used broken china distress ink to blend on the paper to create a sky background.

After that I did something a little different than I usual do.  I took some white Acrylic paint and squeezed it out onto a clear block.  I squirted some water onto the clear block with a spray bottle and watered down the acrylic paint and mixed it all together.   Here comes the fun part now I used my paint brush to splatter the watered down paint onto the background.  I kept splattering until I was happy with the look.  I love the look and texture that this technique brings to the card.

I set this aside for awhile to dry. It took a little while as it was a lot of paint and alot of texture.  When it was all dry I was ready to add my sentiment.  For the sentiment I used Simon Says Stamp Peace on Earth Clear stamps.  I used the sentiment "Christmas Blessings".  I set up the sentiment in my stamping platform and used the anti static pouch before stamping (This tool prepares the surface for embossing and helps the embossing powder cling to just the ink).  Then I was ready to stamp the sentiment. I used memento tuxedo black ink and I had to ink the sentiment up a few times because of the texture on the background from the acrylic paint.  The stamping comes in handy so much for this and makes things so much simpler.

Once my sentiment was stamped I used Simon Says Stamp clear embossing powder to emboss it and used the marvey heat tool to melt the embossing powder and give the words a raised shiny look.

At this point I was ready to adhere everything together. I used the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider to adhere the background to the card base. The card base is cut down from Micheal's Recollections white card stock.  Then for the winter house scene I used some foam squares from the dollar store to pop up the scene on the card.




Thank you so much for coming by today. May your Christmas time be a good one with lots and lots of blessings!



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Monday, December 10, 2018

Super simple Christmas cards

Hi there, it’s Monday and I’ve got two cards to share with you today.  I’ve also got a video on my YouTube channel. This is the 7th card video in my Christmas card series over on YouTube.  

I had filmed these cards a few days ago but I’m glad I did.  It made for a quick edit and voice over.   We had a busy weekend! My husband and I sent the kids to the grandparents house for a few hours on Saturday. So we could rearrange the rooms in our basement suite.   We moved both our boys into the master bedroom to create a bedroom/ play room for them.  We moved our bed into the smaller room where our oldest previously slept. Our king size bed just fit!    Then the room our youngest son was sleeping in became a craft room/office.  It’s only been a few days but we are getting things back to normal and it’s been great so far. It’s definitely a better use of space.  Our rooms are more family friendly and I love it.  The kids are adjusting well too. 

Onto the cards I used the Christmas Hot Buy paper pad from Micheal’s Recollections called “Fireside”.  I chose a bunch of the papers and cut them for my cards. I also got two cards bases ready.  The card stock for the card bases is also from Micheal’s Recollections card stock.  Then it was time to adhere my two cards together.  I used the scotch advanced tape glider and that finished up my cards. Super fast and simple.  These would be a great way to do a last minute Christmas card for your holiday needs. 






Thank you so much for coming by today.  I’d love to hear from you.  Leave me a comment! Let me know if you want me to do a craft room tour video when I get everything shop shape. 

Affiliate Link Disclosure: I participate in various affiliate programs. That means I receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you, when you purchase products through links I provide here on YouTube and my blog. By participating in affiliate programs I am able to generate income by sharing links to the products I love. I only share product info for things I love and use in my projects. If I don't love it I won't endorse it here. I'm a proud affiliate of Scrapbook.com, amazon associates and Simon says stamp.