Wednesday, December 1, 2021

As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Christmas Embellishment

 


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge. This fortnight our challenge them is to share your favorite Christmas embellishment. Make a project using this embellishment and then tell use why it is your favorite for a chance to win.


This week our sponsor is:


I find myself going back to red and white baker's twine year after year. It is perfect for tags or to give that sweet but not too bumpy bow and you can't beat the colors for Christmas.  It was the perfect embellie for this little file folder junk journal.


We would love for you to join us on 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!  

Aloha,

CRAFT Challenge #620 - Christmas Present




It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in creating a Christmas Present.


Our Sponsors this week are -

Crafty Sentiments
and
Ike's Art

I had the pleasure of coloring up and using Snowman Bell which was provided by our sponsor, Crafty Sentiments.  I've made a tiny Christmas journal and the cute snow person on the front.


I know it seems as if time is speeding up even more, but we sure hope you get a little creative time and chose to join us at CRAFT Challenge blog.  For more inspiration and details on the prize, please check out the blog and link up.

Aloha,
Brenda

Little Red Wagon #630 - Let It Snow

 


We have Janice up as our super hostess this week at Little Red Wagon Challenge.  She has us singing (or at least I am) Let It Snow and is asking for projects that have snow on them.  

Now 7 of you are thinking, "I've seen this card before" and sweet Janette is saying, "I've commented on this card before".  I'm just going to say, I had a little memory lapse (which I did have IRL several weeks ago, transient global amnesia, scarey!) and posted 2 cards last week.  I have been trying so hard to get ahead of things where I can.  I completely forgot I had already blogged last weeks challenge and didn't see it when I looked for it in my list of posts.  Oh well, things will be calmer in the new year, right?


This card is from my stash and features dies from the Frantic Stamper November 2020 release.  I absolutely LOVE that little bunny and just look at all that icy snow on the ground and tree.

Hopefully you will find the time to give our challenge a go this week.  A little reminder here, we would love to see scrapbook pages, bookmarks, art journal pages, it can certainly be something besides a card.  

For more details and lots of inspiration check out the Little Red Wagon blog. While you're there, be sure to check out closer wonderful projects the Girlfriends have created.

Aloha,
Brenda

Friday, November 26, 2021

The Cat's Pajamas 12 Days of Crafting - DAY 2



Happy Black Friday and Day 2 of The Cat's Pajamas 12 Days of Crafting.  I'm the hostess today and challenging you to join us in creating Holiday Gift Tags.  Each day during the challenge we will present to you a new challenge and invite you to play along by adding your project to the inlinkz button at the bottom of this post.  You will have until December 26 to upload your projects. This post should come with a warning.  I had so much fun coming up with ideas for creating tags, I couldn't stop making them.  I really wasn't sure what I wanted to do, so I just started cutting a bunch of TCP digis and Cutables using Silhouette Studio (SS). 

First off, I cut a bunch of Snowflakes from Snowflakes Cutables  ( before I learned to use the replicate panel in SS).

 

and a bunch of digital holly clusters from Bunny Snowglobe.  I figured out how to use the replicate panel which made making multiples super easy to do.

   

 Next came the Fancy Frames cut in 2 sizes suitable for framing.

   

 And tags from a freebie, TCPTUES 278.

 

Here are the first tags I put together by layering  Fancy Frames. They were very quick to make by gluing the 2 frames together, adding the holly and Nuvo Drops for the berries.

 

The versatility of these cut files and digital images amaze me.  Next are some tags created with our Santa from the Holiday Favor Boxes. - Yes, that right,  this file can do double duty by turning them into tags!

   

Santa was cut from colored cardstock and adhered to the freebie kraft tags which had been inked around the edges.  I added a strip of patterned paper, the snowflakes and then Santa.  They were finished by adding some fun ribbon.  To see how he was assembled, take a look at Alma's video. After making these cuties, I wondered if I could just make a tag from Santa himself.  I used the offset panel in Silhouette to create and cut the backing (.60") which helps to hide the twine ends and gives it a nice place to write on the back.

   

This was so much fun and turned out so well, I made Santa and all his friends.  As you can see, I added some of the holly to  these tags too!


I have one last tag to share today.  Believe me, I made a bunch more including some created using Wonky Ornament Tags, but I will post them later on Instagram.  For this last tag, I was trying to create a more rustic look.  I started with the kraft tags and added some gold splatters (tho they don't show well in the pic).  Joy, from Red and Black Ornament Tags was cut from white cardstock and then colored by dabbing with distress oxide ink (Festive Berries, Pine Needles, and Vintage Photo) and then splattered with water.  Joy was glued to the tags along with a few gold sequin discs.  Add a little ribbon and another batch completed.

   

To help you play along with us during the 12 Days of Crafting Challenge, Alma has a special sale going on.  Get 25% off all our Digi Stamps and Cutable SVGS from November 26 thru December 25. Our Digi Stamps and Cutable SVGS are immediately downloadable in your TCP account once you purchase them, then just create to your heart's content!

 

Here are the deets in review -
  1. Each day during the challenge we will post a NEW challenge for you to enter
  2. TCP products are not required
  3. You can play as few or as many challenges as you wish
  4. Each challenge will have an inlinkz at the bottom of the post where you can link your project
  5. You will have until the December 26 to play by using the Inlinkz button at the bottom of the blog posts
  6. You are eligible to win multiple prizes
  7. Challenge winners will be posted on our blog  starting December 27 and will win a store credit of $20
Let the tag challenge begin!

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Frantic Stamper Cooking with Love

I have another card created with the latest Frantic Stamper release, Cooking with Love. With all that cooking going on here in the US for Thanksgiving, I figured I would share an appropriate card and a shaker at that!


This wonderful stove die is huge! It is 3.75" x 5" and has a door you could open and close if you wish. I just decided to fill mine with lots of holiday goodies.





This card features the following Frantic Stamper products; Kitchen Stove (FRA-DIE-11009), Cookie Sheet (FRA-DIE-10999), Recipe Card Food (FRA-DIE-10710), Recipe Clear Stamp set (FRA-CL-139) and Kitchen Textures 6x6 paper (FRA-6x6-002).  It is a traditional shaker card with a baker's twine bow tied at the top.  The items being cooked with die cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  

Thanks for stopping by.  A very Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends and to the rest of you a very Happy Day!

Aloha,

Brenda

PS - You might want to check out the Black Friday sale which is already in progress here!

CRAFT Challenge #619 - Winter



It's time for a new CRAFT Challenge!  This week, we are looking forward to seeing your winter themed projects.  




Our Sponsors this week are -
and 


I had the pleasure of coloring up Peggy from the Arctic Adventures Collection.  I put her right in the middle of a Silhouette cut file snowstorm.  Isn't she cute?  

I printed her, cut her out with my ScanNCut, colored her up with Copic markers and popped  her up in the middle of the card.  The sentiment is from an old Darcie's Heart and Home set that I can't find in the store.  I added a few jewels and she's ready for the winter holidays.  One more card down.

We would love to have you join us the week over at the CRAFT Challenge blog.  Stop by to check out the lovely creations from the DT and see what prize is up for grabs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Little Red Wagon Challenge #629 - Cut it out

 

Chrissy is the Girlfriend in the spotlight this week. She has a fun new challenge for us, "Cut it out".  Now, she's not trying to correct behavior here, she wants us to use die cuts specifically for Winter/Christmas.


I used dies from the newest Frantic Stamper release.  I will list all the dies used below.  I've never had the pleasure of celebrating with a yule log, but when I researched what they look like, the chocolate/chocolate variety looks absolutely yummy.  The yule log was colored with Copic markers and the rest of the items were die cut from colored cardstock.  The papers I used are also new from Frantic Stamper, Fran's very first time to produce designer paper.  

We would love to have you join us this week.  You could add another Christmas card to your stash, or create something besides a card...maybe a scrapbook layout, a decorated box, gift tags will work too.  Now, head on over to Little Red Wagon and link up. While you're there, be sure to check out the fabulous projects the Girlfriends have created.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies used:
Frantic Stamper dies - Large Silverware (FRA-DIE-11005), Yule Log (FRA-DIE-11000), Folk Art Happy Holidays (FRA-DIE-10702), Reindeer Features (FRA-DIE-10712), Tapered Candle (FRA-DIE-10716), Make a Frame (FRA-DIE-10895

Frantic Stamper Papers - Christmas Stitches & Dots (FRA-6x6-001)

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