Friday, December 14, 2018

No peeking!

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm sharing a simple and fun Christmas tag with you.

I started with randomly stamping on the images in black ink. Once done, I used some markers to color everything in. Nice and simple, right?!...After I used the tag dies, one with my colored panel and one with kraft cardstock. Again, simple. ;)

For my little kraft tag I simply stamped on a 'To' and 'From', then added it along with my bigger tag. To 'combine' my tags together I chose some burlap string and then tied it into a bow. I did wrap my string around a present but you certainly could just add the string to the tag and place the tag on whatever you like. ;) Fun, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Share the Light of Christmas

Good morning! Ardyth here with some simple no-line Copic colouring with the light image from Shine Bright. 

I started by stamping my row of lights with second generation stamping and Twilight ink. Then I coloured each bulb in with 3 copic markers. The very simple trick to making these lights look shiny is to leave a long white highlight that looks like a reflection. 

The bases were coloured with Cool Gray Copic markers and I hand drew the cord with a pencil before colouring it.

I performed some stamp surgery to make a sentiment combined from Shine Bright and Big Christmas Greetings. 

Then I added a 'glow' around the lights by using very pale Copic markers.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

O Christmas Tree

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Rosemary here sharing a Christmas card that I made with the super cool O Christmas Tree INKboss plate and die set.   With this set you can use the plate to emboss the tree onto cardstock or ink up the plate and use it like a letterpress.  The matching die cuts out the tree perfectly.

A Jillian Vance Design has several different INKboss plates.  I have mainly used them to create a subtle embossed background on my cardstock.  But for today's card I decided that I wanted to try inking up the plate for the letterpress look and I absolutely love it!  I used distress oxide ink in Bundled Sage along with off white cardstock.  Love the soft look this created for my tree.  The little star die is included in the die set and I used that to die cut my little gold star from glitter cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Blessings stamp set, was stamped and embossed in white on vellum.    The sentiment was die cut with the Sentiment Strips  die set.   All the different cardstock and patterned paper layers were die cut with Stitched Dot Rectangle dies.   Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of Christmas.

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May Your Days Be Merry and Bright

Hi there, Tracey here with a fun Christmas card using the Shine Bright stamp set and the Christmas Lights dies. After I cut some patterned paper slightly small than my card base I sponged some bright colours using Catherine Pooler inks on to Bristol Smooth cardstock. The bulbs were cut out from the panel using the Christmas Lights dies. The colours I used were Fiesta Blue, Limoncello, Lime Rickey and Be Mine! I die cut the socket's from silver sparkle paper and attached them to the bulbs. Then bulb were simply arranged onto a white panel underneath the sentiments from the Shine Bright stamp set. Quick, easy and so festive!

Thanks for stopping by today and we'll see you next time!

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmas Bells Anniversary Card

Happy Monday! This weekend is my parents' 50th wedding anniversary so I made a special card for them. I wanted it to have a hint of Christmas since their anniversary is during this festive season but not overtly a 'Christmas card'. You could adapt this design and really pump up the Christmas vibe if you wanted to. ;-)

The chipboard '50' is covered with embossing powder and framed with an Elegant Stitched Rectangle Backdrop and Polka Dot Oval Backdrop die cut combo. I stamped and embossed on it with the retired Quatrefoil Background stamp. The Fresh Cut Pine die cuts set off the Traditional Bells cut from metallic cardstock. For some added 'wedding' flair, I stamped portions of the Bloom stamp onto the bells and embossed it with gold and silver embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

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Other Supplies Used:
metallic cardstock, Versamark ink, gold & silver embossing powder,
black archival ink, Distress Ink

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Coffee Oasis Charity Blog Hop!

Hello and Welcome to the Kat Scrappiness Coffee Oasis Charity Blog Hop!

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There are lots of great sponsors and prizes and it benefits a great cause!
A Jillian Vance Design is giving away a $25 Gift Code to our website!

Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty. (You can read more about their programs here: )
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Now for my card today....

This card was so much fun to create! I played around with the Ranger Studio 490 Embossing Paste in Black to create a tone-on-tone background that turned out really, really gorgeous. I also used our Poinsettia Greetings and some Catherine Pooler Inks to watercolor the poinsettia. And, as I felt I needed an element to pull it all together, I decided to play with our Mermaid Bubbles! These are soooo fun and perfect to add on to every project!

Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors!

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Knit Warm Wishes

Good morning! Ardyth here with a cozy winter card featuring the Knit Background Builder stamp.

I started by heat embossing the Knit Background Builder stamp onto a panel of white cardstock with white embossing powder.

I blended Catherine Pooler inks over top, in stripes, using sponge daubers for control. I stamped and cut the snowman from Frosty and coloured him with Copic markers. I used one of the Stitched Sentiment Trio dies and a sentiment from Let it Snow, 'surgically altered' to removed the word 'winter' so it would fit onto the die cut.

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