Saturday, August 25, 2012

"4 Months Till Christmas Blog Hop!"

Well here we are again its the 25th of the month. Which means its time for our monthly Christmas Blog Hop. Every month on the 25th of the month my friend Shari, a few other crafty ladies and myself we get together for a fun blog hop to show off two Christmas cards each, one made using a die-cut of some sort and one made using a color medium. 

This is our way of getting a head start on the Christmas card rush.

If you are following the hop you should have arrived here from  'Tara's  Blog, but if not be sure to start back at the beginning at Kerry's Blog so that you do not miss out on the amazing cards the ladies made to show to you. I will have a full list of the blog hop order near the end of my post. 

This month we have a special guest Laura from a very great store if you haven't been its a place you must check out, it is craft heaven. 

Well lets get this party started...

My Color Medium Card....I used my Copic Markers  :) my heaven.

Supplies used

  • Lady Digi - I got this digi before bloging if you know who's digi this is please leave a comment to help give credit to this artist. 
  • studio G glitter glue
  • Blue Card Stock
  • Versamark Dazzle Champagne Watermark Pad
  • Kraftin Kimmy - Snoflake Stamp
  • color box - Prussian Blue Chalk
  • Skittles
  • Paper from a scrap booking advent calendar 
  • Merry Christmas Sentiment Stamp - Purchased from the Memory keeper garage sale
  • ATG

Copic Colors

  • E11, E01, E000, E0000
  • B39, B37, B34
  • B14
  • R37

Here is a close up of my coloring

My Die Cut Card...Used my Cuttlebug

 Supplies Used 

  • Labels 17 - Spellbinders
  • Color Box Chalk
  • Cuttlebug
  • ATG
  • Christmas Stamp - Purchased from the Memory keeper garage sale

And yes I just noticed that my last months Die Cut card looks pretty much identical to this months, Happy coincidence i guess.

Hope you enjoyed my cards

I know some of the lady's are offering candy this month for some lucky hoppers. I hope you have enjoyed hopping along with us today your next stop is the very talented Shari's Blog

Please find a list of the hop order for this month below in case you get lost along the way, you won't want to miss out on the cards the ladies have to show you!

1.) Kerry: 
2.) Tara:

8.) Lora: (Special Guest)

I hope you enjoyed my Blog Hop and have found inspiration along the way to get in the Christmas spirit and start your Christmas cards early. 

Thank you for joining us. Hope to see you back next month, Remember we will continue the count down every month until Christmas has arrived. Next stop 3 Months till Christmas.

I have entered my Copic Card in the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 

Monochromatic Christmas

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Big "50"

Last week was my Step Mom's 50th Birthday and I made her a lovely card that represents her very well I must say. My Step mom has a very large love for shoes our joke when ever she goes on a trip is how many pairs of shoes she brought back with her. She also loves shopping our family trips to the united states always includes a stop off in Grove City Pennsylvania, a little stop in Erie and obviously a stop at her favorite shoe store DSW before crossing back over the border. Well here it is :) It is one of my favorite cards I have made so far. She told me a fact she read in a magazine that people with a shoe collection/fetish generally has 30 pairs of shoes....I think she has almost 150 :)

Front of the Card
Inside top part of the card

On the bottom side I cut out a red stiletto that you will see a close up of below and where I wrote my Happy Birthday note.

Supplies Used
  • Bugaboo digi - Girlz-Shop
  • Spellbinder Label's 17
  • Stampin Up! Welcome home Neighbor Paper Pad
  • Select Card Stock - Glamour
  • Paper Pizzazz sheets
  • Metal Decorations - Dollar Store
  • Skittles
  • Micheal's Sentiments
  • ATG
  • Color Box Chalk - Rouge

Copic Colors used
  • E11,E01,E000,E0000
  • E37,E35,E34
  • R39,R37,R35
  • B99,B97,B95,B93
  • R59,R85,R83,R81
  • V28,V25,V22
  • BG09,BG07,BG05
  • Y19,Y18,Y15
  • B26,B24,B23
  • B01,B00
  • W9,W7,W5
  • E40,E41,E42
  • R22,R21,R20
  • E49,E47,E44,

Here's the Close ups of my Coloring

I would like to enter my card into the Simon Says Stamp and Show's -

Challenge: No Rules!

I would like to enter my card into the Divas by design's 

Challenge 49 Anything goes!