Friday, November 21, 2014

I {heart} You

T.G.I.F. Crafters,
I hope your day is getting off to a fantabulous start!!  As I am writing this at 1 AM, I am unsure of how the day will begin.  I know that rain is on the way and am thankful for that fact.  It is still very dry around here and we can always use rain here in Texas.

I have a bright card to share with you today.  The stark contrasts between Whisper White and Basic Gray are striking along with the pops of Melon Mambo and Pacific Point.  I hope you enjoy the look as much as I do.

 
Stamp sets:  Yippee-Skippee! (Wood #131341 or Clear #131344) and Love Language SVG digital download

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Just a reminder.  I am still working on my goal to bet November 2013 sales.  I truly would appreciate your order during this challenge month.  Click HERE to shop with me 24/7.  Or, you may click on the individual items above to be taken directly to that item.  And, don't forget to check out these specials and new items.
Weekly Deals
New Stamp set - Banner Blessings
Give the Gift of Creativity - Paper Pumpkin - this is a great gift for a crafty friend or someone just getting started in stamping.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thankful 'Leaves'

Have added another Thanksgiving card to my stack.  I have five more to go before sending them out.  These have been some of the easiest card to create.  This is certainly a CAS card.  I really like the clean appearance of this card.  Hope you like it too!


This is my 'modern art' take on falling leaves.  The Work of Art stamp set is perfect for this 'modern art' look.  This is so versatile.  Earlier today I used the same stamp to make the poinsettia flower.

Stamp set:  2014 October Paper Pumpkin and Work of Art (Wood #134111 or Clear #134114)
Paper:  Whisper White (#100730)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar (#131174), Cajun Craze (#126965), Hello Honey (#133643), Mossy Meadow (#133645) and Tangelo Twist (#133646)

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room - HMICR #174 Think Fall
Retro Sketches - #141


The Paper Players - #222 Clean & Simple



Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  I you would like to purchase any of the items listed above please click HERE to shop with me 24/7.  Or, you may click on the individual item #'s above to be taken directly to that item.  And, don't forget to check out these specials and new items.
Weekly Deals
New Stamp set - Banner Blessings
Give the Gift of Creativity - Paper Pumpkin
- this is a great gift for a crafty friend or someone just getting started in stamping.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda 

Birthday Bird

Me again.  I liked the sketch from Sketch Saturday so much that I had to make another card using the pattern.  Here it is:


I used Blender Pens to color this image.  Crumb Cake is a wonderful color for this image.

Stamp set:  Simply Sketched-Hostess (retired)
Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar (#131296), Crisp Cantaloupe (#131298), Whisper White (#100730) and Lullaby DSP (#133695)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (#132708), Crisp Cantaloupe (#131176), Crumb Cake (#126975) and Crushed Curry (#131173)
Misc:  Envelope Punch Board (#133774) and Blender Pens (#102845)

Here is a pic of Sketch Saturday's sketch:


This card is entered in the following challenges:
Fun-Day Friday - #66 Anything Goes
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - #23 - Fowls of Any Kind
Catered Crop - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - #82 Use Your Markers
Crafting for all Seasons - #90 Birthdays

As always, thanks for stopping by for a visit.  There is about a week left in the November sales contest.  I would really appreciate your help with making my goal.  You may purchase any of the items listed above by clicking HERE to shop with me 24/7.  Or, you may click on the individual item #'s above to be taken directly to that item.  And, don't forget to check out these specials and new items.
Weekly Deals
New Stamp set - Banner Blessings
Give the Gift of Creativity - Paper Pumpkin
- this is a great gift for a crafty friend or someone just getting started in stamping.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Christmas Floral

Happy Thursday Crafters,

It is actually going to be in the 60's today.  WooHoo!!!  Weather more to my liking ... I am a summer girl.  It still feels chilly in house but that is due to the floors, I have tile flooring and it stays chilly in the autumn/winter and warm in the spring/summer.  On to the card.


I enjoy working with the Work of Art stamp set.  It is so versatile.  I like the sketch used for this card ... fun and easy to produce.  I was a bit disappointed that the Rhinestones did not look shiny in the photo.  It must be the angle of the camera or lighting.  In person the really SHINE!

Stamp set:  Work of Art (Wood #134111 or Clear #134114) and November 2014 Paper Pumpkin
Paper:  Real Red (#102482), Wild Wasabi (#108641), Whisper White (#100730) and Flowerpot DSP (#133698)
Ink:  Crushed Curry (#131173), Pear Pizzazz (#131180) and Real Red (#126949)
Misc:  Envelope Punch Board (#133774) [corner rounder] and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #37 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #203 Green or Recycle something
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - November Extra
Addicted to Stamps - #91 Bling, Bling
Sketch Saturday - #336


As always, thanks for stopping by for a visit.  There is about a week left in the November sales contest.  I would really appreciate your help with making my goal.  You may purchase any of the items listed above by clicking HERE to shop with me 24/7.  Or, you may click on the individual item #'s above to be taken directly to that item.  And, don't forget to check out these specials and new items.
Weekly Deals
New Stamp set - Banner Blessings
Give the Gift of Creativity - Paper Pumpkin
- this is a great gift for a crafty friend or someone just getting started in stamping.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thankful Chevron

Hello Crafters,

Hope you had a wonderful day.  It was good here.  The temps were much higher than the last several days.  It was sunny and bright.  A beautiful autumn day.

I have a colorful Thanksgiving card to share with you today.

It looks great against that black background.  This stamp is part of October's Paper Pumpkin kit.  If you would like to experience a Paper Pumpkin crafting break click HERE for more information.

Stamp set:  October 2014 Paper Pumpkin
Paper:  Real Red (#102482), Tempting Turquoise (#102067), Whisper White (#100730) and Moonlight DSP stack (#133701)
Ink:  Hello Honey (#133643)
Misc:  Paper Snips (#103579)

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #62 Anything Goes w/Twist - Masculine Card
Shopping Our Stash - #178 Thankful
CAS(E) This Sketch! - #100

Just Us Girls - #267 (Red, Turquoise, Gold or Yellow)


Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  I you would like to purchase any of the items listed above please click HERE to shop with me 24/7.  Or, you may click on the individual item #'s above to be taken directly to that item.  And, don't forget to check out these specials and new items.
Weekly Deals
New Stamp set - Banner Blessings
Give the Gift of Creativity - Paper Pumpkin
- this is a great gift for a crafty friend or someone just getting started in stamping.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Red and Green Tickets

I am really not a Red and Green type of gal when it comes to Christmas.  I lean more toward Teal/Turquoise, Pink/Mauve and Mint.  But I stretched myself and made a Red and Green Christmas card.  It helps that I have paper that is Red and/or Green.

I used more patterns than I am used to using as well.  I think it turned out pretty well.

Stamp set:  That's the Ticket (Wood #131946 or Clear #128075)
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz (#131201), Whisper White (#100730), Sweet Taffy (#133693) and Season of Style (retired)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (#126966) and Old Olive (#126953)
Misc:  Ticket Duo punch (#126883), Circle Collection Framelits (#130911) and Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - #347 Red and Green
Holly Jolly Christmas - Color Challenge
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #37 Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Use 3 or More Papers
Create with Connie and Mary - CCMC329
CCMC329

As always, thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Just a reminder, I am in a contest to beat my November 2013 sales this month.  This would be a great boost for me in the beginning of my 'new' year.  I you would like to help me make my goal click HERE to shop with me 24/7, or click on any of the item #'s above to go directly to that item.  I would love the opportunity to serve you as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Also, click on any of the following links for these wonderful specials:
Weekly Deals good through November 17, 2014
New stamp set - Banner Blessings
Give the Gift of Creativity with a Paper Pumpkin subscription


Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Indigo Nativity

I have another Christmas card to share with you.  I really love this stamp.  It is a Nativity scene and shows the meaning of Christmas.  My mother collects Nativities.  I think that she is now up to about 20.  some are single pieces that have Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus and some are very elaborate with camels, donkeys, angels, trees and hanging stars.  I just love looking at each of her Nativities.  I hope that this card will inspire the same reaction for the recipient.

Stamp set:  Wonderful Blessings (retired)
Paper:  Smoky Slate (#131202), Whisper White (#100730) and Flowerpot (#133698)
Ink:  Island Indigo (#126986)
Misc:  Circle Collection Framelits (#130911), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246), Island Indigo Baker's Twine (##125575) and Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

Although this stamp is no longer available through Stampin' Up!, there are several new 'Nativity' stamp sets.
Glory to the King is available in Wood Mount and Clear Mount.  Isn't is beautiful.
Gentle Peace is available in Photopolymer.  It is a wonderful stamp set that lends itself to coloring with our Blendabilities.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - #255 Christmas is Coming
My Perfect Life - Anything Goes Christmas
Catered Crop - Anything Goes
Deconstructed Sketches - #177
Deconstructed Sketch No. 177

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  I you would like to purchase any of the items listed above please click HERE to shop with me 24/7.  Or, you may click on the individual item #'s above to be taken directly to that item.  And, don't forget to check out these specials and new items.
Weekly Deals
New Stamp set - Banner Blessings
Give the Gift of Creativity - Paper Pumpkin
- this is a great gift for a crafty friend or someone just getting started in stamping.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Weekly Deals - November 18 through 24, 2014

Here are the Weekly Deals for November 18 through 24, 2014

1 Square Punch
1" Square Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
1/4 Handheld Punch by Stampin' Up!
1/4" Circle Handheld Punch
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Autumn Spice Digital Kit -- Digital Download
Autumn Spice Digital Kit - Digital Download
Price: $9.95 $5.97
Clear Oval Accent Bigz Die
Clear Oval Accent Bigz Die
Price: $21.95 $16.46
Deco Labels Framelits Die
Deco Labels Framelits Die
Price: $24.95 $18.71
Early Espresso Cut & Ready Card Bases by Stampin' Up!
Early Espresso Cut & Ready Card Bases
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Silver Basic Metal Buttons
Silver Basic Metal Buttons
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder
Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder
Price: $4.95 $3.71

Click HERE to shop the Weekly Deals

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Blessings,
Belinda

Petite Petal Tag

Happy Tuesday Crafters,

It is bright and sunny here in North Texas.  We are finally going to have temps above 50!! ... WooHoo!!!  Was out last night in the windy, cold weather.  I was so glad to be home after my outing.  I made me some Hot Cocoa to warm up.  Have you had 'Mexican Cocoa?'  Well, the package ... yes packaged cocoa ... had a recipe on it called 'Mexican Cocoa.'  So, I added 2 pinches of cinnamon and a drop of two of vanilla to my cocoa mix before 'zapping' ... yes I 'nuked' it!  It was delicious.  I had some this morning too.  A great way to warm up.  Well on to the card for this post.

I decided to make a 'tag' card.  I folded the cardstock as usual for a card then cut it out with a Banner Framelit die putting the fold just inside the framelit.  I really like the effect this 'tag' card has ... what do you think?

I really like this little card.  Well, it is not so little (3" x 5").  Would be perfect to add to the top of a package or send in a Medium Envelope.

Stamp set:  Endless Birthday Wishes (Photopolymer #137553) and Petite Petals (Wood #133152 or Clear #133155)
Paper:  Whisper White (#100730), Confetti Celebration (#133692) and Sweet Taffy (#133693)
Ink:  Strawberry Slush (#131178) and Tempting Turquoise (#126952)
Misc:  Banner Framelits (#132173), Petite Petal punch (#133322), Brights Candy Dots (#130931), Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's Twine (#135637), Island Indigo Baker's Twine (#125575) and Stampin' Dimensionals(#104430)

Endless Birthday Wishes is so versatile as a stamp set.  Because the words are individual stamps you can make your own phrases.  I just love that versatility.

As always, thanks for stopping by for a visit.  If you would like to purchase any of the items listed above please click HERE and stop and shop with me.  I would be honored if you would allow me to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Or, if you wish to check out any of the items I used for this card click on their item # for a direct link.

Remember to check out these specials:
Weekly Deals
New Stamp set - Banner Blessings
Give the Gift of Creativity - Paper Pumpkin
- this is a great gift for a crafty friend or someone just getting started in stamping.


This card is entered in the following challenge:
Sister Act Card Challenge - #83 Anything Goes
Tag You're It! Challenge - #10


Again, thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Moonlight Christmas

Howdy Crafty Friends,

What a day!  The weather is still playing around with my head and body.  Here in Texas the weather will change on a dime and I sure was hoping that it would do so today, but it is still damp and cold.  I guess the card I made today it a bit of a muted pallet too.

I called this one Moonlight Christmas as it is made with the Moonlight DSP stack and the November Paper Pumpkin stamp set.  This month's Paper Pumpkin also came with a Lost Lagoon Stampin' Spot.  I used these papers because the triangles reminded me of Christmas trees and the irregular dots reminded me of snow falling ... not that I have seen a ton of snow falling in my life. 

Stamp set:  November Paper Pumpkin
Paper:  Lost Lagoon (#133679), Smoky Slate (#131202), Whisper White (#100730) and Moonlight DSP stack (#133701)
Ink:  Lost Lagoon (#133644)
Misc:  Chalk Talk Framelits (#129983), Squares Collection Framelits (#130921), Whisper White Baker's Twine (#124262), Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247) and Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

As always, thanks for stopping by for a visit.  If you would like to purchase any of the items listed above please click HERE and stop and shop with me.  I would be honored if you would allow me to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Or, if you wish to check out any of the items I used for this card click on their item # for a direct link.

Remember to check out these specials:
Weekly Deals
New Stamp set - Banner Blessings
Give the Gift of Creativity - Paper Pumpkin
- this is a great gift for a crafty friend or someone just getting started in stamping.

This card was made using the Retro Sketches #140 Sketch


This card is entered in the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesday - #189 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes



Again, thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,
Belinda