Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Coloring Down The Lines -- Marina Mist with Holiday Sentiment

Happy Wednesday.  Are you ready for Christmas?  I've been working hard and slipping and sliding.  It's been snowing around here, and the side of our mountain is pretty slick.  However, it will be warm for a few days and I can get back to shopping and getting ready for the grands to come visit for Christmas.

But you are here for the Wednesday blog hop, right?  And you should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  We didn't get to talk much this week, so I don't know what she did for us, but I bet it is super.  Our colors this week are Marina Mist with Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze or Marina Mist with Old Olive and Real Red.  The extra twist this week is to include a holiday spirit sentiment.  Here is what I did:

I used Real Red and Old Olive with Marina Mist.  The sentiment is what I feel Christmas is.  Being with family and friends.  And, of course, I also believe the religious aspects too, Baby Jesus, midnight mass.  And don't forget Santa.  I guess I want it all.  I love this sentiment from More Merry Messages and used it quite a bit this year.  On the Marina Mist ribbon  I also stamped "Happy Christmas" from the same stamp set.   Now it is time to hop on to Robbie's blogsite where it all started, as usual.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season with everyone who makes you happiest.

Until next time............................

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Coloring Down The Lines -- Calypso Coral with a Snowflake

Happy day, friends.  Did you get any of the snow falling all over the country the past few days?  We got about 8 inches during the first fall, then freezing rain, then a couple more inches of snow today.  Anyone who knows me knows that I live in a teeny tiny, no stoplight, town between nowhere and Timbuktu, about 35 miles from the nearest shopping city.  However, my teeny town of Slanesville in West Virginia made it to the big time national news.  We were noted on Fox News!  Yikes, why was that?  See below.

Ok, so you are here for our Color blog hop today and should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  She and I spoke several times over the past few days about this challenge.  Wow, how do you use orange and pink together, and then how do you make those colors a winter scene with snowflakes?  But I think she nailed it.  Our colors are Calypso Coral with Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride or Calypso Coral with Chocolate Chip and Wild Wasabi.  Then we were to add a snowflake or two.

Here is my interpretation of our challenge.  Not what I would have created as a Christmas card, but it turned out fine.

I used Pink Pirouette cardstock for the base, then Calypso Coral for the middle layer mat.  I sponged both Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette on Whisper White, but those two colors are so close that mostly all that shows is Blushing Bride.  The tree is embossed in White embossing powder.  I hope you like this interpretation.

Now on to the next challenger, which is back to the beginning with Robbie.  I haven't seen hers yet, and I wonder what she did.  No matter what, she seems to come up with some real beauties.  So here we go..................   Robbie's blogsite

Until next time.......................Stay warm!

Crafty Hugs,

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Santa

Good Morning friends.  Are you freezing?   It is cold and icy here, and I hope wherever you are you are safe and warm.

This card isn't exactly a Stampin'Up! card, but part of it is.  The base is Crumb Cake cardstock embossed with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder from the Holiday Mini.  Note:  you have only a few more weeks before the Holiday Mini will be retired.  Be sure to get your last minute favorites before they retire.   I can help you order, just contact me at the e-mail over there on the right. 

So back to my card.  After embossing I added more cardstock and then a sticker.  Right, a sticker.  I came across a stash in my Christmas "stuff" and decided to use them up.  I also used a little Linen Thread.  See that cute little wooden tree?  I got it from a friend (thank you Linda).  I have no idea where she got it.  However, just wait until you see the new Occasions Mini that will go live January 3rd.  There is a pack of some of the cutest little wooden embellishments similar to this little tree.  I just got my preview pack and I can't wait to use them.  There are circles, scallops, arrows, hearts, triangles, and oh so much more.  Let me know if you need an Occasions Mini, they will be available in just a few more days. 

I hope you have a good week, and come back soon.

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Coloring Down The Lines -- Blushing Bride with Lace

Hi everyone.  It's blog hop Wednesday.  Our colors today are Blushing Bride with Early Espresso and Pear Pizzaz or Blushing Bride with Perfect Plum and Sahara Sand.  I'm not much on pink so I thought this one would be tough.  But I really like the look of Perfect Plum and Sahara Sand with it so I went with that combination.  We also are to add lace, thus the doily under the cake plate.  I need a birthday card to send out tomorrow to my niece, so this was done with her in mind.

You should have come to me by way of Liz's blogsite again.  She is a hard act to follow every week.  Love her creations. 

I haven't used my Create a Cupcake set in quite a while, so decided to pull it and the punch out to see what I could do for my  niece.  I think she'll like it.  The frosting has a glob of Dazzling Details to make it look frothy, and the cake plate has a ton of little bitty pearls.  It is the perfect way to use up some of my teeny pearls.  Most of the time they are too little, but fit just perfect on this cake plate from A Cherry On Top retired set. 

Here is the inside and the envelope for my card.

So now you should hop back to the beginning to Robbie's blogsite.  Robbie is super talented, so I imagine her creation today is awesome.  I'm going with you to take a look.  If you haven't already been there, you can continue around to catch everyone else. 

Until next time.....................

Crafty Hugs,