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09 December, 2016

Emboss Resist Christmas Bears

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

When it came to designing the kids' Christmas cards, of course I wanted to team Flurry of Wishes with Baby Bear.  But I also wanted to change them up from the Beary Christmas cards I shared with you back in October, so decided to get out the sponge brayers and create these cuties...





Card: Whisper White and Dapper Denim
Ink: Versamark, Pool Party and Dapper Denim, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo; Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso
Stamp sets: Flurry of Wishes and Baby Bear
Tools and embellishments: White and Clear Stampin' Emboss powders, sponge brayers and heat tool
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
#260-261 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#192 Holiday Happiness at 613 Avenue Create
#169 AG at Artistic Inspirations
#228 AG at Brown Sugar
#100 AG at Crafty Gals Corner

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


05 December, 2016

Happy Birthday Beth

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The In the Meadow stamp set from Stampin' Up! is great for masculine cards, as you can see here and here, but it's also great for women's cards too...


Card: Baked Brown Sugar and Mossy Meadow (both retired), Shimmery White and Serene Scenery DSP
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Tempting Turquoise
Stamp sets: In the Meadow
Tools and embellishments: Layering Squares Framelits and Blender pens
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
#258 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#227 AG at Brown Sugar
#100 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#169 AG + Sentiment at Aud Sentiments
November/ December at MHK Designs

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

01 December, 2016

End of Term Blog Hop at House of Cards


Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Can you believe we're at the end of my third term at House of Cards?!  Unfortunately we are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and I'm honored to be one of them who is staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Donna.

This hop will run FROM December 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH December 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!

***PRIZE WINNERS FROM THE BLOG HOP WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 20TH OF DECEMBER. CARD WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT MONTH ON THE 15TH, AS PER THE USUAL AT HOC.  THANK YOU!***

BEFORE WE START--we'd like you all to know that this blog hop is also a DT CALL!!! We're looking for crafters comfortable in any card making style and it might just be YOU!  You will be contacted by December 20th  to know if you've made the team. :)   Each DT member will just be in charge of one card/project per month plus commenting.  If you're interested in working with us a HOC for a six month term from January through June of 2017, please email Mynn at onastampageATgmailDOTcom with the following information:

A link to your blog.
Attached cards showing your style--3 maximum.
A brief description as to why you'd like to join the team at House of Cards.
Any major life happenings you KNOW you have coming up in your life from January-June 2017 that might interfere with your DT responsibilities.

Please email Mynn at onastampageATgmailDOTcom if you have any other questions!  And now...

I've taken inspiration from the colors and the stocking in the image...


And used images from our amazing founder Mynn's etsy shop MHK Designs, to create my card...



Card: Mint Macaron and Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers to color images, and Pear Pizzazz ink
Digital stamp set: Deck the Halls from MHK Designs
Tools and embellishments: Clear Wink of Stella
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
#100 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#340 AG at Craft your passion
#168 AG at Artistic Inspirations
November/ December at MHK Designs

And now, here's your hop order~

House of Cards Challenge Blog

Mynn | Cohenna | Donna | 
You're here --->Em<--- 
Heather | Jane | Judy 
Karen | Katarina | Katy | Leslie | Linda | Merethe
Michele | Paula | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan | Tina | Toni

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


28 November, 2016

Timeless Birthday

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Oh, how I wish time would stand still.  The years, especially this one, seem to fly by!  But I digress; the title of today's post has been inspired by the Timeless Textures stamp set used in part to create the QACAS card...

Card: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight and Cajun Craze
Stamp sets: Timeless Textures and Butterfly Basics (sentiment)
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
#225 Soft at CASology
#226 AG at Brown Sugar
#258-259 AAG at Word Art Wednesday

I'll be back on Thursday with my latest DT creation for House of Cards, so I hope you'll join me then.


23 November, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I'm taking a couple days off for the holiday, so bringing you your Thanksgiving card and wishes a day early...


I think the three sentiments, just some of those in the Thoughtful Branches stamp set, work as well together as they do separately.

Card: Cajun Craze and Whisper White
Ink: Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler
Stamp sets: Thoughtful Branches
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
#258-259 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#225 AG at Brown Sugar
#192 Thanksgiving at DL.ART
#256 AG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#99 Three of a Kind at Crafty Gals Corner (sentiment is formed of 3 individual ones)

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


20 November, 2016

Lots of Layers and or Colors with HOC Team 3

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

House of Cards Design Team 3 are sharing our creations with you today for our current challenge. This month it's lots of layers and or colors with this inspiration...


Here's a reminder of my card...


Full details can be found in my original post here.

I'd love you to take a look at what my teamies have got for you...


I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


18 November, 2016

You're in My Thoughts

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's card was created for someone special on the anniversary of her husband's passing.  Both love roses and bushes he planted in their garden many years ago still bloom...

Card: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Wild Wasabi
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Stamp sets: Thoughtful Branches
Tools and embellishments: Rose Wonder and Thoughtful branches Thinlits
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
#225 AG at Brown Sugar
#191 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#256-257 AAG at Word Art Wednesday

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one.  I'll be back on Sunday with a reminder for House of Cards, so I hope you'll join me then.