Sunday, December 17, 2017

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room



Looking for a fun way to package some handmade cards, I adapted an old favorite by cutting two strips of paper at 5 inches by 12 inches.  Both strips were scored at 2.5 inches from each end.  The bottom edges were secured with sticky strip.  After folding over a flap, I punched a semi circular opening with a 1/2 inch circle punch.  A stack of 12 cards and envelopes was carefully tied with tulle which was threaded through the opening and tied into a fluffy bow.  The stamp is a retired Plain Jane from Verve.  It is stamped on a cross-stitched circle and layered with a heart doily and a stitched heart die from Simon Says Stamp.

Thank you for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Stitch It)
Word Art Wednesday

Friday, December 15, 2017

FFC with Little Blue Button Stamps





Happy Friday!  It's time for another Fun Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack where the theme is always Anything Goes.   Please take time to see the design team's samples and to link up your own creations.  It's always fun to see what you have to share!

I thought about calling this post "A Few of My Favorite Things" just to keep it in the holiday spirit. This image from Little Blue Button, Whimsy Flower, is one of my favorites.  I decided to use lots of things I love:  purple, sheer ribbon, stitched dies, and a basket weave embossing folder.  I like the look, and it will make a blank note card for any occasion.


Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.


Thanks so much for taking time to visit,
Christine

Linking to:

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Stitch It
PIP Challenge




Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 242 offered an opportunity to use one of my favorite techniques for Clean-and-Simple cards---the addition of score lines.  Just a few raised lines can call attention to a focal image or sentiment in such a simple way.  On this sunny afternoon, I had trouble getting the lines to make a clear appearance int he photo, but they look great "in person".

Thanks for stopping by,
Christine

Monday, December 11, 2017

Warm Wishes


An early dinner left some time for crafting fun, and I whipped up two similar cards from these papers and stamps.  Lawn Fawn's Love You a Latte offered lots of choices of sentiments and cups of coffee or tea, and Reverse Confetti's Circles 'n Scallops set provides the focal panel. The card base is cut from a Papertrey Die.

Thanks for taking a look,
Christine

Linking to:
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wishing You a Merry Christmas



Thanks to a sweet crafter who kindly shared after organizing her creative space, I have a set of Spellbinders Distressed Edge Rectangles to enjoy.  I used the largest two rectangles as layers to create an over-sized gift tag.  The layout is from this month's Viva La Verve Sketch, and the images are from Verve, too: Coffee and Cup of Kindness.
Other dies are: Reverse Confetti's Tall Tag Trio and a Simon Says Stamp snowflake die.

Today, I followed the "eat dessert first" philosophy....crafting before lesson plans and party snacks that are needed tomorrow.  After rewarding myself with some paper play time, I need to get busy.

Have a blessed day,
Christine


Linking to
VLV December Sketch Challenge
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Gift It)
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Warm Wishes




Tag Recipe
Papertrey Ink Bookmark Die
Reverse Confetti Tall Tags Trio
Verve Heart Quartet
LID Holly Jolly
Reverse Confetti Lacy Scalloped Rectangle Die
Verve Coffee/Matching Die

Thanks for stopping by,
Christine

Linking to
Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Gift Tag)
Word Art Wednesday

Friday, December 8, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: First Coffee, Then Presents



Another tag prepared for gift wrapping time! This one features a recently re-released digital set by Verve and the coffee cup/matching die from Verve's Coffee set.

Stay warm and enjoy some coffee and your holiday preparations!

Christine

Linking to
Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Gift Tag)
Word Art Wednesday