Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ready for the Season!

Hello, Happy Tuesday! I can not believe how warm it still is here in southern New England. We should be all bundled up by now with a bit of snow on the ground, instead we are in sweatshirts and some of my plants outside have buds on them because they are so messed up with this weather. The weathermen claim it will all change in a few days and be more seasonable.

It is also time for another fantastic challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.
This week theme theme is presents. You can interpret it different ways like all the creative and talented ladies did to inspire you this week, you can include a present as part of your image or create a present. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I decided to use this cute snowman from LOTV with his presents in hand and all ready to celebrate.
I love to create snowflakes using all different sizes, shapes and materials. When I realized this year I could color my snowflakes with Copics, felt and plastic especially, so they matched perfectly with my cards I started going nuts I love all the color and sparkle together. These snowflakes have 5 layers of different sizes and styles of flakes stacked to make one. The plastic snowflakes I used this time are also iridescent so I only gave it one coat of coloring so it would look marbled and the iridescence would still show through.I hope you now want to pull out some snowflakes and start making some one of a kind flakes of your own!

Here are some other fabulous challenges that fit my card

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #139-snowmen, candy canes and hearts for Christmas cupcake inspiration
2 Sisters Challenge #68-Punches and/or Dies
Bearly Mine Challenge #25-Non-Traditional Christmas colors
By The Cute And Girly December Challenge-Let It Snow
Card Cupids New Challenge Sunday-Winter Theme
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #34-Sentiments
Cooking It Up With Kate Challenge #86-Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge-Snowflakes
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C116-Favorite Christmas Movie-Jack Frost
Creative Card Crew Challenge-Tis The Season
Fun With Shapes and More Challenge #97-Cold as ice
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #123-Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge #49-Snowflakes and Sparkle
One Stop Craft Challenge Week 160-Let It Snow
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Anything Goes
Simon Says Challenge-Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady's Challenge #181-Christmas Carols, Let It Snow
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge-Winter Fun for kids
Stamps & Fun=Creativity Challenge #76-Pearls
Stamps R Us Challenge-Emboss It
Sweet Stampin' Challenge-It is snowin'
The Craft Garden December Challenge-Recipe, turquoise, ribbon, snowflakes, purple
The Paper Shelter Challenge #42-Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge-Let It Snow
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #95-Let It Snow
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #77-Celebrate the Season
Shelly's Thrilling Thursday Challenge-On The First Day Of Christmas Challenge-There is No Business Like Snow Business!
Come and Get It Challenge-Anything Christmas Challenge
Crafty Boots Challenge-Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge #55-Christmas Bingo, Glitter, Presents, Ribbon or Bow or both
Dream Valley Challenge #21-Sparkle
Crafty Calendar December Challenge-Cold and Frosty
OLLCB Challenge #94-Lots of Sparkle
Christmas Cards All Year Round Dec. Challenge-Anything Goes

These are all wonderful challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them!

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,

A Letter For Santa

Hello, It has been so long since I have posted here on my blog. This year at school is beyond busy. There aren't enough hours in the day. By the time I would get home I would be so tired my creative mojo wasn't working so well and I just never seemed to be able to finish anything I started. Finally I got together with my stamping friends Pia, Michelle and Donna and my sister Peggy (Kristen we missed you!) on Saturday and boy was it great to have fun just creating and having fun! I have been dying to use this stamp since I got it and boy do I love it. It worked perfectly with these cranberry and aqua colors. I tried coloring my felt snowflakes with my Copics and it works great. I love that I can now match my snowflakes to the colors on my cards. I made this card for my neighbor because this reminds me of her little girl always wanting to get the mail. Well enough rambling for now, it's great to be back amongst the creative friends!

Here are some wonderful challenges that fit my card

Alphabet Challenge Blog -V for Very Vibrant
Aud Sentiments Challenge #42-Holiday or winter sentiment
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #34-Sentiments
Christmas Cards All Year Round Dec. Challenge-Anything goes
Clearly I Stamp Challenge #41-Christmas
Cooking It Up with Katie Challenge #86-Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away Challenge #34-Buttons or Bows, I have both, the pearl snowflake is a button and a bow
Craft Your Passion Challenge #87-Anything Goes with Glitter
Crafty Ann's Challenge #55-Christmas Bingo, Glitter, Tree, Silver
Crafty Calendar December Challenge-Cold and Frosty
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #111-Colours of Christmas with Sparkle
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge-For Someone Special
Creatalicious Challenge #28-Christmas with lots of Sparkle
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #85-Lots of Sparkle
Divas By Design Challenge #16-Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge #21-Sparkle
DYSU Challenge #48-Ribbon
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #51-Photo Inspiration
Gingerloft Challenge #30-Christmas and Winter
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #96-Colours of Christmas
Mami Doodles Challenge #39-Make It Shine
Speedy's The Cats Friends Challenge Week 84-Use your favorite Embellie, Mine is snowflakes-so much you can do with them!
Ooh La La Challenge #94-Lots of Sparkle
One Stitch At A Time Challenge #91-Be Square
Paper Creations Ink Challenge #14-Bling It Up
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge-Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Craftty Challenge #67-Tie One On, I tied on my charm
Pile In On Challenge #49-Bling It Up!
Raise The Bar Challenge #86-It's beginning to look alot like Christmas
Ribbon Carousel Challenge RCC32-Peppermint Twist with Wendy
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #163-Photo Inspiration
Simon Says Challenge-Simon Says...Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge #1-All about Christmas
Southern Girls Challenge #33-Ribbon Madness
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday Challenge-Holiday Card
The Crazy Challenge #96-Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #98-Card with wonderful sketch
The Poodles Parlour Challenge-Christmas
The Ribbon Reel Challenge #16-Anything Goes
Through The Classroom Door Challenge #15-Happy Holidays, use at least 3 embellishments-snowflake, ribbon and charm
Inky Impressions Challenge #35-Peppermint Twist
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #34-Christmas

These are all fantastic challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them.

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,