January 20, 2015

Exciting News!

Popping in to give you my exciting news.  I am on the design team for a brand new challenge blog.  The blog is Creative Ladybirds Creations and you can check it out HERE.

Challenges will start on March 1st and they will be monthly.  Be sure to join in the fun.  I'll give you more info when I get it; until then, keep creating!

December 14, 2014

BIC #60

It's time for another Be Inspired Challenge by The Alley Way Stamps.  Here's the inspiration photo:

I was inspired by the tree in the upper left of the picture.  I loved the contrast of the white tree with the bold red and green.  I also was inspired by the snowflakes in the opposite corner of the photo.

I just purchased TAWS's Chick Magnet stamp set.  The expression on the chickens crack me up!  I wanted to use it, but wasn't sure how to make it a holiday card.  Then I thought how I always make a tangled mess of lights when setting up the tree and realized that chicken's surprised expression probably matches mine in a holiday light mess.  I used Jolly Holiday for the lights and sentiment to make a hilarious Christmas card.

I'll probably have a few more holiday cards posted before the 25th.  Have you mailed your Christmas cards yet?  Mine are still in a pile on my craft desk.  Better mail them soon.

Linking To:
The Alley Way Stamps-BIC #60
613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes
A Song in Your Heart-I'll Be Home for Christmas
Just Us Girls-Mixed Media (I used markers, papers, ribbon, glossy accents, pens, etc.)
Spectrum Noir-Simple Cards

November 5, 2014

Christmas Card Time

I haven't posted in a long time because I've mostly been working on Christmas cards.  I love holiday cards.  I could make them all year round.  Unfortunately, I didn't, so now I'm trying to get all of my Christmas cards made so I can send them at the beginning of December.  When did the holidays sneak up so fast?!

My main holiday card focuses on the infant Savior.  I just love this stamp set (Seek Him) from The Alley Way Stamps.  It shows the true reason for the holiday season so simply.

Supplies: Stamps-The Alley Way Stamps, Paper-DCWV, Cork-K&Co, Ribbon-Offray, Other-Glossy Accents, Stampin' Up Ink, Spectrum Noir markers, and gold glitter

My camera didn't want to cooperate.  It's much warmer toned in person.  I colored on cream cardstock and then masked the spotlight area and inked the sides using my distressing tool.  I made a dozen of these which was a really dumb idea.  Inking the blue sky for that many cards was miserable!

My other holiday card is a festive bird card with a pun (of course!)  I've made 3 of these so far, but I might make a few more.

Supplies: Stamps-Lawn Fawn, Paper-DCWV, Ribbon-American Crafts, Coloring Medium-Prismacolor pencils

I rarely make duplicates of cards, but it has been a good change this month.  I doubt I'll do it often, but holiday cards are always an exception.


Here's some of my latest cards using The Alley Way Stamps.  First is a card for my best friend's housewarming party.

And here are two cards made just for fun.

Finally, the last card I made for last month's Be Inspired Challenge.

September 12, 2014

TAWS Be Inspired #57

Wow, I have a stack of cards to photograph and put on this blog!  School started and I've been swamped.  But I always make time to craft.  (Just to save my sanity!)

I won the BIC #55 challenge and was asked to guest design for BIC #57.  Make a card using The Alley Way Stamps?  How could I resist?!

I love the inspiration.  It's got fun colors and images.  Lots of inspiration with this one.

For my first card, I was inspired by the mint and pink colors and the circles in the bottom right photo.  I used TAWS stamps: Tropic Tropic, Crazy Critters, and Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood.

Images-The Alley Way, Paper-Paper Studio, Embellishments-Making Memories

Can't wait to see your take on this challenge.  Enter it HERE.  If you don't have any TAWS stamps, they have freebies available HERE.