Hello Crafty Friends! It is Christmas Day and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Soon it will be the New Year and I pray the coming year brings an end to the COVID pandemic with peace and love in our communties. Soon it will be time to Celebrate and that is the theme of my polychromatic card today....Celebrations for new beginnings.
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Monday, December 20, 2021
For my design team project, I've created a holiday themed card with a New Year Wish using the Winter Digital Paper Pack from We Are 3 and the Big World Stamp and Coordinating Die Set from Altenew.
Hello Crafty Friends! Today begins a new fortnightly challenge at The Inspiration Station. Our inspiration photo prompt this round is Winter Beauty.
Hello and Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was great and you're ready for the Christmas Holiday. My gift shopping is complete, I will need a trip to the Grocery before Friday. Chrismas seems to come quicker and quicker the older I get.
Today's post features my mid-month inspiration project for the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge Blog. The current challenge ends 02 January 2022 so there's plenty of time to enter.
For my project, I've used a digital image from Jan's Christmas Holly Set. I've colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and matted with a panel of gold mirror card.
Sunday, December 19, 2021
Hello Crafty Friends and Thanks for visiting! Today, I'm sharing my submission to the Altenew Academy Level 2 Course: Polychromatic. The course lessons detailed ways to create colorful projects using a variety of coloring mediums and explains the term Polychromatic and brought to my attention something I've been doing for years with actually naming it.
The definition of Polychromatic is showing a variety of 2 or more colors; multicolored. Polychromatic designs are my favorite and the style I most use. For my project, I've used 3 complimentary colors, 1 of which uses a monochromatic palette to create a Card of Encouragement.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Hello Friends! I'm on the Kat Scrappiness Blog today sharing 2 festive projects using some fun papers and die cuts from Kat Scrappiness.
Before I get to my projects, I want to remind everyone of the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo Sale at the Kat Scrappiness Shop. From now until the 18th of December, save 15% on all products in the Christmas - Hanukkah - New Years themed category using the code: XMASEXPO
Now for the Good Stuff! I've created 2 Candy Bar Wrappers! The Recipe is below and if you make one, you'll want to make a bunch!
- Trim a piece of white card to 6" x 7" (or use any color you wish for the base).
- Score on the 6" side at 2.25", 2.5", 4.75" and 5".
- Fold and burnish on the score lines.
- Trim a piece of designer paper to 2 1/8 x 6 7/8 to cover the front or top of the wrapper. For my designer papers, I've used snippets of card from the Kat Scrappiness Rainbow Dreams and Rainbow Confetti Slimline paper packs.
- Adhere your designer paper and any embellishments you wish to add on the front of the wrapper.
- Assemble the Wrapper using heavy duty double sided tape along the back seam.
Friday, December 10, 2021
Hello Crafty Friends! Today I'm sharing my project for the AECP (Altenew Educator Certification Program) Level 2 Course: Creative Watercolor Media. The basis of this course is to teach, share and encourage the use of various watercolor techniques. For my project, I've created a Happy New Year Card with an ethereal background using watercolor paints and shimmer spray.
Monday, December 6, 2021
Welcome Back to my blog Crafty Friends and Happy Monday! Today begins a new challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies and the sponsor this week is Mo's Digital Pencil. I'm super excited as I love Mo's images!
For my design team project today, I've created a standard A2 sized card using the Skating Gnomes digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil. Aren't these little fellas adorable?
Hi Friends and Welcome! Today is a busy day with lots of challenge starts and projects so I'll jump right in. Today begins a new challenge round at The Inspiration Station with the following photo prompt as inspiration:
Hello Friends! It's the 1st Monday of the Month and that equals a new challenge at the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge Blog. Our themes are Always Anything Goes and today, my design team card features a Lumberjack Snowman!
Before I get to my card, I would like to remind everyone of the Monthly Sale that is currently going on at Jan's Shop. Several new sets are on sale until Christmas Day and Jan is offering a FREE set also. So please stop by and check out the sale and get your Free Set!
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Hello Friends and Happy Sunday! I'm on the Kat Scrappiness Blog today sharing a Holiday card created using a few of the newest products from Kat Scrappiness.
Before I get to my card, I wanted to remind everyone of the wonderful papercrafting tools Kat Scrappiness has to offer. The blending brushes, embellishment spoon, retractable embossing powder tool and teflon bone folder are just some of the newest products in the shop. These make crafting a breeze and would be wonderful gifts for your crafty friends too!
Friday, December 3, 2021
Hello and Happy Friday! I know it's been a few weeks (months maybe) since I've posted a course project for the Altenew Certified Educator Program. I'm back on track and today I'm sharing my project for the Level 2 Course: In the Mood for Color.
This course was enjoyable and each class is a lesson on individual color and how it relates to our emotions. I've always known that colors can affect our emotions and even our purchasing decisions; pay close attention to the next advertisment / Televison commerical you see...notice how they tie color to the theme and what they are promoting.
Purple has always been my favorite color. I'm immediately drawn to purples, lilacs and lavendars; I even love the smell of lavendar. Purple has long been associated with Wealth, Royalty and Luxury but it is also Calming, Spiritual and Romantic.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Hello! I'm back with another post announcing the new monthly challenge at The Paper Funday Challenges. The theme is always Anything Goes with an Optional Twist; the Twist this month is Holidays. We also have 2 wonderful sponsors: Polkadoodles and My Besties.
Before I get to my project, I have some exciting news! The Paper Funday Challenge is partnering with The Double Trouble Challenge from 06 December through 02 January. Please visit Double Trouble and enter their challenge for a chance to win their prize package also!
For my design team project, I've created a Christmas card using the Steampunk Snowman digital image #781 from My Besties.
Hello Crafty Friends and Happy 1st of December! Today begins a new challenge month at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog and it's Anything Goes that's Winter related.
For my design team project, I've used a Poinsettia digital image and sentiment from the Verve Store. Verve has since closed shop but I was lucky enough to purchase a holiday set before the virtual doors closed.