Saturday, October 25, 2014

MCS Christmas release hop and GIVEAWAY!!!

Good morning! It's finally release day for the new Christmas stamps at My Craft Spot! SOOO excited for you to see them all! You should have arrived here from Saundra - if no, make sure and head back to the beginning so you don't miss any of the stops (or giveaways!) along the way!

I decided to use one of my favorite new sets from the release again today to make a chalkboard inspired card: 


I had so much fun with this card! I started off by cutting the deer out with my Silhouette Cameo, then using the negative as a stencil to apply embossing paste to my chalkboard paper. Once that dried, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment, then added some smudges of white pigment ink. Added a bow using Cherry Red Traditional Baker's Twine, and a few gold sequins from the Metallic sequin mix. I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool, then mounted it on a rustic wood background paper from an MME paper pad. LOVE the effect of this!


You're next stop is one of our amazing guest designer's for this month - Beth! If you get lost, here is the entire hop lineup:

Gwen 
Lisa (Guest Designer) 
Heather (you are here)
Beth (Guest Designer) 
Deb (Guest Designer) 

Before you leave - make sure and leave a comment! You have a chance at each stop along the hop to win a $10 gift certificate so you can get a head start on that wish list! 


Thanks so much for hopping by today! Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #15

{If you're looking for my Day 5 My Craft Spot sneak peeks, click HERE or scroll down to the last post}

Good morning! As part of my fun guest designing month with Newton's Nook Designs, I get to play along with this month's Inky Paws Challenge! Look at the fun inspiration:


I decided to play again with one of my favorite sets from the new release - Holiday Hounds! Just LOVE these fun little doggies! 


I colored it in with Copics, and then added some Stickles to the hat and lights. Added some gold glitter washi tape, some red polka dot washi tape, and mounted the whole thing on a cardbase made with Avery Elle's Woodgrain cardstock.


Thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll play along with this fun challenge! Have a great day!!!

MCS - Christmas Release - Day 5

Good morning! Welcome to the last day of sneak peeks for the new release at My Craft Spot - and this time it's all about Christmas! So many fun sets - today we are sharing sneak peeks of what is probably absolute FAVORITE set from this release - " Merry and Bright" - absolutely FULL of fun and adorable sentiments!

This is the first one that I saw when I received this stamp set - and it was LOVE at first sight! SOOOO cute, right?!?!?!?


Each part of this card has a meaning and a purpose and reason! I started off with a green card base (like the Grinch!), and added some washi tape to the bottom (gold for all the fun decorations in the Grinch, as well as a bit of red, because - his hat and coat!), as well as a bit of white Studio Calico mist (like snow!). I stamped my sentiment on some white cardstock, rounded the top corners, and added a speech part to the bottom with a Lawn Fawn die. Finished off with some red enamel hearts (because his heart grew 3 sizes that day!). Oh...this card just makes me entirely and completely happy! 


Make sure and head over to the My Craft Spot blog to check out all of the other fun projects by the Design Team! Kimberly is giving away a $10 Gift Certificate each day, so make sure and leave a comment there for a chance to win!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again tomorrow!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MCS - Christmas Release - Day 4

Good morning! Welcome to day 4 of the new release My Craft Spot - and this time it's all about Christmas! So many fun sets - today we are sharing sneak peeks of "Christmas Chalkboard Sentiments" stamp set.

Aside from using the chalkboard sets for the obvious chalkboard technique, I really love heat embossing them in white on vellum - and I love the color combo of white, kraft, and red for Christmas!


I started off by stamping each of the four tiny snowflakes included in this set several times on a panel of kraft cardstock, then heat embossed my sentiment on vellum and attached them with some machine stitching. I used some fun red polka dot paper from MME for my background, and cut some little doilies using Tiny Doilies 2 Metal Dies to tuck behind the front panel. Finished off with some snowflakes from the Snow Flurries sequin pack


Make sure and head over to the My Craft Spot blog to check out all of the other fun projects by the Design Team! Kimberly is giving away a $10 Gift Certificate each day, so make sure and leave a comment there for a chance to win!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MCS - Christmas Release - Day 3

Good morning! Welcome to day 3 of the new release My Craft Spot - and this time it's all about Christmas! So many fun sets - today we are sharing sneak peeks of "Tiny Tags - Christmas."

The first thing to catch my eye was this fun little star with the word "merry" under it - a perfect little rustic and fun image! Instead of stamping it on tags, I stamped it on a row of tickets cut with Tickets Metal Dies, then colored them in with my Copic markers.


I added some fun pattern paper from October Afternoon, a zig zag border cut with Fancy Edges 2 Metal Dies, and a wrap of some lovely May Arts ribbon that I think looks a little like burlap, but much softer with a more linen texture. Finished off with some Cherry Red Traditional Baker's Twine and a little red button.


Make sure and head over to the My Craft Spot blog to check out all of the other fun projects by the Design Team! Kimberly is giving away a $10 Gift Certificate each day, so make sure and leave a comment there for a chance to win!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Come What May Bunny Friends

Good afternoon! Just thought I would pop in with a card this afternoon, that I have actually had finished for a while, and just haven't sat down with time to blog it!






These were my first Mama Elephant goodies, and lets just say I am in love with them! SUPER darling! I used Femme Frames to cut out my front panels using some pattern paper by Crate Paper. I paper pieced the darling little bunnies from Honey Bunny, and die cut a banner from gray cardstock using Bold Banner, then stamped my sentiment from True Friend. Added a doily and a white cardstock circle, and a bit of foam adhesive between layers. Those bunnies just make me want to squeeze them!!!


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful evening!

MCS - Christmas Release - Day 2

Good morning! Welcome to day 2 of the new release My Craft Spot - and this time it's all about Christmas! So many fun sets - today we are sharing sneak peeks of one of my favorites called "O Holy Night."

I still love watercolors so much - and these sentiments seemed perfect to pair up with a silhouette nativity scene, so I made a watercolor background for my card:


I started off stamping and heat embossing my sentiment, then created a background with watercolors - I went with non-traditional colors, since they reminded me of some of the beautiful Wyoming sunsets we have been enjoying and will miss very soon when we make our move! I cut the nativity scene with my Silhouette Cameo and glued it straight down. Also love that this is a one layer card!


Make sure and head over to the My Craft Spot blog to check out all of the other fun projects by the Design Team! Kimberly is giving away a $10 Gift Certificate each day, so make sure and leave a comment there for a chance to win!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again tomorrow!!!