Monday, December 18, 2017

A Christmas Note

Hello! I'm back with another share for Kennedy Grace Creations. Can you believe, if you celebrate Christmas, only 6 more days? I have to admit, I still have a few cards to post tomorrow but thankfully they were all done awhile back. I'm sharing one with you today that I made using Grace's Little Note from the Kennedy Grace Creations store.

For this card I used a masking technique to stamp the flowers along the diagonal and then fussy cut them along the leafy edge. I LOVE fussy cutting and find it to be a wonderful way to just tune out and enjoy my crafty time. The flowers were colored with Copic markers with a little Stickles added to the center and then scattered for some shine. I chose to color them red and green for that traditional Christmas feel but I tell you these Grace's Little Note flowers would work well in any color for any occasion .

The sentiments were added, one die cut the other heat embossed. Here it is from another angle.

Be sure to stay tuned to the Kennedy Grace Creation blog. We will be sharing new creations with you daily. I want to wish you all the joys of the holiday season because I won't be sharing again until 2018! Thanks so much for stopping in.
Aloha,
Brenda

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Sasayaki Glitter Mid December Release



It's time for the mid-December release over on the Sasayaki Glitter blog.  If you want to see all the new images in the store, you can hop over to the Etsy shop from here.  This release is definitely celebrating the season and you are bound to find something you like.  

I had good fun coloring up the fun little froggies, (image 140, Christmas Frogs) -




Here's a bit closer look with their fun little eyes embellished with Glossy Accents and designs added to the gifts with a white Jelly Roll pen.



As mentioned before the places to see all the fun images would be the Sasayaki Glitter Etsy store here, the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge blog here and the Facebook page here.

Thanks for popping in!  

Aloha,
Brenda

Details -
Holly Die - The Cat's Pajamas Holiday Window Duo Die 
Sentiment from MFT Hand Lettered Christmas
Stitched Rectangle - SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes

Friday, December 15, 2017

Sketch Saturday #494


We are back with our final sketch for the year over at Sketch Saturday.  What a great year it has been with wonderful folks playing along with use every week.  I hope you have had fun and continue to join us in the new year ahead.  This week we have a great sketch from Kel.  


Our wonderful sponsor this week is 


I used Doodled Flowers, generously provided by our sponsor, for this sketch.  I have to admit I was challenged by this sketch but ended up happy with my card -



Here's a little closer look -


I hope you will have time to join us this week.  Here's the link to the blog again.  If it's inspiration you need, all my teamies have plenty of that to offer, check them out. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Will look forward to seeing you again in the new year on January 6.

Aloha,
Brenda

Whimsie Doodles December Challenge


It's time for the December Challenge over at Whimsie Doodles.  Our theme this month is Anything Goes with an optional twist of  'All Wrapped Up'.  She the details for the challenge here.  Just a reminder, if you play along with the twist your prize is even better!

As I was trying to make my image choice.  I fell in love with Stocking Goodies.  She can be found under the Winter/Christmas category.  Here she is -


Doesn't she look all warm and toasty in her fuzzy onesie?  What not join us over at Whimsie Doodles this month. Looking forward to seeing you creations! Here's the link to the challenge.


Aloha,
Brenda

Thursday, December 14, 2017

One more...

...for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.



This card was made with stuff on my table.  This fun image is one of my favorites from The Cat's Pajamas (one of the wonderful sponsors!), This Could Be Vodka.  I also used the matching Cups Duo Die -


I want to thank everyone who has worked to put together such an amazing blog hop.  I have loved seeing all the beautiful creations.  I'm hoping the tradition will be continued in Spring, 2018!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


In case you've noticed all the coffee related creation on Instagram, there's a very good reason, it's time for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I am a big fan of both coffee and this very fun blog hop, so I'm jumping in!  Here's my card that was made with fun stamps I was blessed to win a gift voucher from Endless Creations and Everyday Cards in one of the past CLBH.  I just had to have this sweet cappuccino cup and it's die.  I love them and can't believe it has taken me this long to bust them out.  The sentiment is a digi that Julee Tilman of Verve Stamps so kindly share a while back.

So here's my first card and I'm really hoping to get one more done with the tiny cappuccino stamps I got at the same time.  Be sure to check out the Endless Creations and Everyday Cards store, they have such fun images!


It's such fun looking at everyone's wonderful creations, so many creative, talented cardmakers out there!  As I said, I hope to be back tomorrow night with one more.  I hope you are having a great week and a wonderful holiday season full of all your favorite coffee drinks!

Aloha,
Brenda

Boxes or Bags?


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share your favorite either a box or a bag.  Use either a box or a bag as part of your creation and tell us why it's your favorite.


This week our sponsor is:



I love making bags. I think I like them best because I have several tools that help to make bags so fun and very easy to make.



I made these to use as a 12 day Advent calendar for my daughter.  I made and decorated these little bags with dies.  I got this idea here.


Here's a little peek of what it looks like hanging in my happy crafty place.  Not a very good pic, the lighting leaves something to be desired, but you get the idea -

We would love for you to head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, check out the prize that's up for grabs and take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Aloha,
Brenda