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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.