2017 Holiday Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop

Hey there crafty peeps!  It's the most wonderful time of the year... and the Craft Hoarders are back at it again with the 2017 Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop!  You should be arriving at my blog from the very talented Patti Hamil's blog, if not, head over to the beginning with Gloria to catch all of the wonderful projects!

I have created a lovely Thanksgiving card to send to my family this year since we will not be able to spend the day with them.  All of the products are from Fun Stampers Journey.  All of the supplies will be listed at the end of the post with links.

I started by stamping a 2.5"x 5.5" piece of Journey Splash cardstock with the leave stamps from the Artful Leaves stamp set in clear pigment ink.  I then heat embossed them with Gold Journey Embossing powder.  I colored all of the leaves in with Liquid colors in Candy Apple, Fresh Forest, Orange Creamsicle, Lemon Drop, and Pretty Amethyst.  Once this was dry, I added a layer of Clear Sparkle Silk to all of the leaves for an added touch. 

I took an A2 size piece of Pretty Pansy cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Fall Text Embossing Folder.  I then rubbed Gold Pan Pastel over the embossed panel to make the impression stand out.  I stamped a thin panel of the Journey Splash cardstock with sentiments from the Happy Fall and Harvest Wreath stamp sets in Candy Apple and Dark Roast Fusion Inks. 

I adhered the leaf panel to an A2 card base made of Pretty Pansy cardstock.  I then took the embossed panel and cut it into two smaller panels.  I popped them up with foam squares and adhered them to the card base.  I adhered the sentiment panel to the bottom of the card.  I finished the card with a bow made from Gold Twinkle Trim and Whip Cream Thread.   Finally, I added a Nature Button to the top.

I am so Thankful for the continued support from all of my blog followers.  I have decided to do a little giveaway.  All you need to do is comment on this post telling me what your favorite holiday tradition is.  I will randomly draw a winner from all of the comments at 10:00am CST on Black Friday November 24th.

I hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving card today and have been enjoying the other stops on the hop.  Head on over to Pam Bray's Blog for her project and leave some love.

Stamps: Artsy Leaves; Harvest Wreath; Hello Fall
Coloring Media/Inks: Liquid colors; Clear Pigment Ink; Candy Apple; Dark Roast; Gold Pan Pastel; Gold embossing powder; Clear Sparkle Silk
Paper: Color Splash Paper; Pretty Pansy Cardstock

12 Days of Halloween Day 2

Hi there crafty friends!  I am back today with Day 2 of  My 12 Days of Halloween series.  The card today is a bit simpler and traditional card style but I think it turned out very cute!

I started out with an A2 base from Pretty Pansy cardstock.  I then layered a piece of printed cardstock from the Fall Fest Prints pack.  I then layered another smaller piece of Pretty Pansy cardstock embossed with my Spooky Bold embossing folder.  I took a small piece of the Pretty Pansy cardstock and a print from the Fall Fest Prints pack and created a layered fishtail banner with them.  I popped this up with foam adhesive to the front of the card.  For the focal image, I stamped the Haunted Halloween stamp onto Whip Cream cardstock with Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink.  I fussy cut around the image and colored in the bat and the word "Happy" with my Journey Color Burst pencils.  I popped this up into the center of the card and lined the image with Journey Glaze to add some shine. Finally, I created a bow with Black Gingham Ribbon to the top of the card.  I hope you enjoy this spooky cute card.  Have a wonderful day!

12 Days of Halloween Day 1

Hi there crafty friends!  Long time no blogging.  I took an extended absence due to the birth of my daughter.  Life hasn't gotten any less crazy, but I am making an effort to set aside some "me" time.  I have always wanted to do a Halloween card series, so this year I decided to go for it. So without further ado here is my project for Day 1!

I created an A2 card base with Black Licorice cardstock.  I then layered a piece of printed paper from the Fall Fest Prints collection.  I made a background piece from watercolor cardstock "smooshed" onto an acetate sheet with watered down Silks in Citrus Cooler and Sour Lemon.  Once it was dry, I adhered it to the card base.  I placed a strip of Black Licorice Sparkle tape in the lower right along with a strip of Washi from the Sweet Romance Tape set (free Bloom Benefit).  Finally I placed a strip of wishing stars down.  I made a messy nest of Black Licorice Journey Thread and adhered that on top of the strips.  I then used my silks to splash on top of the card.  While that was drying, I stamped one of the images from the Halloween Silhouette stamp set with clear sticky ink onto Black Licorice cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I fussy cut around the image and adhered it onto the card with foam squares.  Finally I added some gems from the Sea Stones pack.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will come back this week for Day 2!

October Hoarders Hop

Hi everyone!  We are back with the Hoarders Hop after a summer break.  Woohoo!  We will now be hosting the hop once a quarter.  There will be inspiration along with some great prizes along the way! 

Welcome to the October Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop! You should be coming to my blog from Wendy Robinson's blog.  To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog!

We are being challenged this month to create something for the upcoming holidays so I decided to create this fun pocket card using products from Fun Stampers Journey.  I stamped three leaves from the Autumn Days stamp set with Dark Roast ink.  I then colored them with my new Pan Pastel sets.  I also added some Splatters of the Bronze Silks to the leaves.  I then added Journey Glaze to them and set them aside to dry.  In the meantime, I die-cut the Double Pocket card die out of Dark Roast cardstock.  I adhered it together and added a piece of patterned paper from the Harvest Days Prints pack to the front.  I then tied a piece of Candy Apple Satin Ribbon around the bottom and tied it in a simple knot.  Once the leaves were dry, I popped them up on the front of the pocket with foam squares.  I then tucked in two notecards made from Cranberry Bliss and Butter Cream cardstock.  On the top card I stamped the Thanksgiving sentiment from the Annual Celebration set in Dark Roast ink.  I tucked both cards inside the pockets.  To add a final touch, I added several enamel drops made from my red and gold glitter Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I just love these products so much I had to offer some of them as a Fall prize bundle.  One random lucky winner will be chosen from comments left on this blog post.  You have until Wednesday October 12th to leave a comment.  I will chose a winner that night at 8pm.  I will announce the winner.  The winner must message me to claim the Fall bundle within 48 hours.  Fall Prize Bundle now closed!  See the end of my post for the winner!

I hope you enjoy the fun Fall Pocket card and have been inspired to create something fun for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.  Now head to Teresa Goblirsch Horner's blog for the next stop on the hop.  Have a wonderful day!

The winner of my Fall goodie package is Mcstamper!  Please send me your info to mmycomedtec316@yahoo.com by the end of Saturday October 15th to claim your prize.  Thank you to all that left such lovely comments!

Can You Case It? Challenge #137

Hi there crafty peeps!  Wow, it has been so long since I have posted.  As some of you may know, I freed up all my commitments this summer to go on maternity leave.  Well, my little angel is now just shy of three months and I am the creative bug again.  I decided to participate in the Can You Case It?  Challenge this week.  It is a color challenge which I just love!

I created a fun and fast card using all products from Fun Stampers Journey.  The stamp set is called Flock Together which is a set you can receive for free as part of our Bloom Benefits program.  I cut out a panel of Whip Cream cardstock with my Journey Rectangles.  I then stamped three feathers in Bubble Gum and River Stone inks.  I then stamped the coordinating sentiment in Black Licorice ink over the feathers.  I created a background piece with my new Confectionary Days Pan Pastels in Sweet Pear and Bubble Gum.  I adhered my stamped panel to the background and wrapped Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon around the bottom.  I then adhered this to Whip Cream cardstock.  I popped the whole panel up onto an A2 size card base made from Sweet Pear cardstock.  Finally, I added a few silver Special Celebration sequins to bring in more of that Gray element.  I hope you enjoy my take on this week's challenge  Have a great day!

May Hoarders Hop

Welcome to the May Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop! You should be coming to my blog from Christy Houser's blog.  To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog!

My husband and I are celebrating our 5 year anniversary on the 7th of May. I decided it was the perfect time to sit down and create a few more pages to add to our ever growing wedding album.  This is one of the layouts I created.  I took three pictures of me and my invites taken before the ceremony at my parents house to create the page.  The paper and embellishments are from a long hoarded stash of the "Lyric" collection by Prima.  I fell in love with this collection when it came out a few years ago, and I had to buy everything I could get my hands on.  Of course once I got it, I squirreled it all away.   Each picture is matted onto white pearlescent paper to make them stand out a bit from the background.  I used my Silhouette as well to create the doily in the background and my title.  The pictures were taken by my super talented (and professional photographer) cousin Erin Hanson

I hope you enjoyed the hop, and it inspired you to use some of your hoarded supplies.  Please make sure to visit all of the other blogs on this hop and leave these talented ladies some love.  Have a wonderful day!