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19 December, 2016

Merry Christmas!!!

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 is the last I'm sharing this year.  Indeed, after 101 others, this is my last post for 2016.  For such a momentous occasion, I've chosen to share a design that if time allowed, I'd create for each and every one of you, my precious readers and friends...


Thank you is not enough to express my gratitude for your support.  I love each of you more than you know.  And, as the card says...

Be filled with
WONDER
Be touched by
PEACE
Believe in the
MIRACLE

Challenges...

#163 Christmas/ Hanukkah at CAS-ual Fridays
#260-261 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#101 AG at Crafty Gals Corner

Whatever you're doing over the holiday, have fun and stay safe.  I'm honored to be continuing into my fourth term with House of Cards, so I'll be back on the 1st of the year with my latest DT creation for them.  Please do join me then.

Merry Christmas!!!


16 December, 2016

Z Fold Flurries

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!

While QACAS cards, such as those I shared Monday, are great for mass makes, I wanted to step up the designs for some special cards.  But instead of stepping UP, I stepped these beauties OUT, with Z folds...





Once again, while they might look the same at first glance, each is slightly different.

Card: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Pool Party and Silver Foil
Ink: Dapper Denim and Pool Party
Stamp sets: Flurry of Wishes
Tools and embellishments: Layering Squares Framelits
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
#101 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#342 AAG at Craft your passion
#146 Christmas at Dream Valley Challenges

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one!  I'll be back on Monday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


12 December, 2016

QACAS Flurry of Wishes

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 additions to the Christmas card mountain were really quick and easy to create, hence their labeling as QACAS (Quick And Clean And Simple).  Again, each is slightly different...



Card: Dapper Denim, Pool Party and Whisper White
Ink: Dapper Denim and Pool Party
Stamp sets: Flurry of Wishes
Tools and embellishments: Basic Rhinestones
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
#259 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#226 Winter Fun at Merry Monday
#73 AG at Art by MiRan
#342 AAG at Craft your passion
#100 AG at Crafty Gals Corner

I'll be back on Friday with another flurry of creations, so I hope you'll join me then.


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.


14 November, 2016

Oh Happy Day, Congrats

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 created today's cards for friends who have recently become grandparents to a beautiful baby boy!  There are two cards because they were created before the little one was born.  Yes, the recently posted Hello, Baby... Girl and Baby... Boy cards were created at the same time and for the same reason.  Grin.


Here's the other version I had on stand by...


Inside both, before they were added to the cards...


Card: Sahara Sand and Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Sky and Pool Party (boy), Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride (girl)
Stamp sets: Baby Bear, Timeless Textures, and Thoughtful Banners
Tools and embellishments: Duet Banner punch
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
#275 Super Scraps Saturday at HIMCR
#255 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#71 AG at Artbymiran
#224 AG at Brown Sugar Challenges
#97 Use a sentiment at Crafty Gals Corner

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


11 November, 2016

THANK YOU, Veterans

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 card I'm sharing today is the one I originally posted for the 4th of July, because for me it also illustrates what today is about; giving thanks to those who serve our great nation, although thank you is NEVER enough.


Full details can be found on the original post here.

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one.  I'll be back on Monday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


07 November, 2016

Hello, Baby... Boy

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 is similar to last week's Hello, Baby... Girl, but you might have already known it was coming when I said that one was the first of two?


Inside, before being added to the card...


Card: Sahara Sand and Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Sky and Pool Party
Stamp sets: Baby Bear and Timeless Textures
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
#254 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#191 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#254-255 AG at Word Art Wednesday
#222 Welcome at CASology
#337 AAG at Craft your passion

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


04 November, 2016

Hello, Baby... Girl

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 is one of two that I've created similarly using the adorable Baby Bear...


Inside, before being added to the card...



The edging detail from the Timeless Textures stamp set frames the bear perfectly, I think.  I hope you do too?

Card: Sahara Sand and Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo
Stamp sets: Baby Bear and
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
#166 AG at Artistic Inspirations
#223 AG at Brown Sugar
#222 Welcome at CASology

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one.  I'll be back on Monday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


01 November, 2016

Lots of Layers and/or Colors for 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!

It's the 1st of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards. Use lots of layers and/ or colors from the inspiration image...


Here's my card...


As you can see, I've used the colors and the brick wall from the image as my inspiration.  Can you guess how many layers there are in the card?  Let's see...
Card base, dimensionals (3), brick wall, tree blossom (2 ~ 1 behind the trunk), tree trunk, pearls, doves.  SO... there are 10 layers!  7 if you don't count the dimensionals.  Yep, I think I hit the brief!  Grin.

Card: Early Espresso, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and scraps of Shimmery White
Ink: Tip Top Taupe Stampin' Write marker (cement and eyes), Flirty Flamingo and Early Espresso
Stamp sets: Thoughtful Branches
Tools and embellishments: Thoughtful Branches Thinlits and Brick Wall TIEF
Adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals and Tombow

Challenges...
#253 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#159 Fight Like a Girl at CAS-ual Fridays
#336 AAG at Craft your passion

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


28 October, 2016

Thanks For Being You

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!

Confession time: the card I'm sharing with you today has been in a time warp for months!  I created it back in April, but only realized I'd not blogged it when I was scheduling another creation using Timeless Textures and Blogger didn't recognize the label as one I'd previously used.  A search of the blog and my pc files drew a blank, but after searching a Facebook group, where I knew I'd posted it, I realized I wasn't going mad and HAD created the card...


Card: Whisper White and scraps of Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Smoky Slate, Memento Black and Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write marker
Stamp sets: Timeless Textures and Me = Grateful
Tools and embellishments: Bracket Label punch (retired), Bitty Butterfly punch and Basic Rhinestones
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
#335 AAG at Craft your passion
#133 AAG at crafting from the heart
#95 AG at Crafty Gals Corner

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


24 October, 2016

Beary Christmas Trio

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 sure by now y'all know who addicted I am to the Baby Bear stamp set?  If not, click here and you'll soon see!  I said back in August that I wanted to try and create as many different Christmas cards with the Flurry of Wishes bundle as I can, so what better than to combine the two?




As you can hopefully see from these three cards, the possibilities are limitless!  If I'd not fussy cut the bears, they would be relatively quick to create.  And given how many cards I need to create, I'll likely replicate the designs a few times that way keep this design to a minimum and create as many unique cards as I can.  Plan B was accomplished and I'll share more of the designs with you soon.

Card: Dapper Denim, Pool Party and Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pool Party and Dapper Denim
Stamp sets: Baby Bear and Flurry of Wishes
Tools and embellishments: Snow Flurry punch
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
#272 Any Holiday at HIMCR
#252 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#335 AAG at Craft your passion
#166 AG at Artistic Inspirations
#252-253 AAG at Word Art Wednesday

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