Saturday, December 30, 2017

2017...

...is fast on it's way out, so I want to share this little card I made with the progressive challenge image from Gerda Steiner.  I think little guy is adorable, but I have to admit I've been Christmasing so much I had a bit of a hard time converting to hearts.  Here's my make -


I used hearts dies from The Cat's Pajamas and Simon Says Stamp along with a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  The 'Love me' sentiment is from TCP also.  I actually stitched the heart and threaded the needle which was a fun way to add just a little more texture.

I's going to get busy tidying my house so we can move into the new year with a bit of organization.  I'm working on my calendar to as the new year will bring all sorts things to look forward to!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

CRAFT Challenge - #448 Anything Goes


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us for the last challenge of 2017.  This week we are going with an Anything Goes theme.  That means you could even start working on Christmas cards for 2018 if you would like 😂

Our Sponsors this week are -


and


I made this little bag which could be used to hold goodies or even a gift card.  I love that it could be used for Christmas or any other gift giving occasion -


I hope you will have the time to join us over at the CRAFT Challenge blog this week. You will find the prizes and more information about the challenge.  I also want to take this chance to thank all those who joined us this year and helped make this challenge so much fun.  I've loved having the opportunity to look at all your fabulous makes. Praying you all have a wonderful new year full of peace, love, happiness and good health!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas Best Fishes
Paper:  from stash
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Magnolia tag die
Coloring medium:  Copic markers
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Tutu Bunny

Hi all!  We are fast approaching the new year and this little Bunny looks as if she is ready to celebrate!  This is Tutu Bunny and she can be found here in the Sasayaki Glitter shop.    Here is a CAS card made with her in the spotlight!


She looks as is she is dancing in a cloud of New Year's confetti to me.  I just love her!  This was a super easy card to make but I feel like it packs a lot of pazazz.  I colored her up with Copic markers and added some Stickles for the first bit of shine.  I created the background with several layers of watercolor and added some a lot of gold and a few dots of white embossing powder.  Bunny was popped up on the top and the 'happy', cut from metallic cardstock finished it off.  

I hope you are all enjoying the holidays.    Have a great rest of the week!


Aloha,
Brenda

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick little post to wish you all a blessed Christmas full of all the Love and Light this season is all about.  Mele Kalikimaka!



We noticed early last week our poinsettias were blooming!  Needless to say we were thrilled.



This one is white and not as far along in the blooming process.




Signing off to spend time will my dear ones! 

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Bugaboo Tropical Santa Surfboard
Sentiment:  Dandelion Designs
Paper:  Neenah 
Ink:  VersaFine onyx black
Accessories:  SSS Bundle of Stitched Shaped
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

CRAFT Challenge - Any Thing Goes


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week with an anything goes challenge!  I love these because y'all and the DT come up with so many wonderful projects!

Our Sponsor this week is -


and


I had the pleasure of use the image 1 Corinthians 13:13 provided by our generous sponsor, Eureka Stamps.  I decided to make a bookmark for my bible -


Here it is a bit closer.  I love this beautiful script and this is one of my most favorite verses.


As usual, I hope you'll be able to squeeze in a bit of time for your self to create and since it's ATG just pop in over at the CRAFT Challenge blog to share it with us.  Thanks for stopping in here today.  I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope you experience all the blessings this wonderful season holds.

Aloha,
Brenda

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

That's A Wrap



What a great challenge Sandy has for you this week...that's a wrap!  Brilliant play on words.  She wants to see our projects that use gift ribbon or bow on our projects.  Here's my card featuring stamps from The Cat's Pajamas -

   

I love this sassy cat and he loves the fishes on his gift.  I colored him up like my sweet kitty from my childhood.


I hope you'll have a chance to join us at Little Red Wagon this week. Sandy will be back next Tuesday with her top picks however the Girlfriends will be taking a little holiday break. The next challenge will start next year, so this challenge wraps up 2017...stay tuned for 2018, hope to see you January 3!  

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  The Cat's Pajamas Fat Cat Christmas
Paper:  cardstock from stash
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Simon Says Stamp key lime
Accessories:  Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear confetti mix, Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes dies
Coloring medium: Copic markers

Candy Cane Elfling

Hi, all!  I have one more Christmas card for you.  Today I am using the oh so cute Candy Cane Elfling by Whimsie Doodles found in the Christmas images here.  If you are sending holiday greeting or if you are getting ahead of the game for next year, here's what I came up with -


Isn't she just darling?  


I hope you are enjoying all the holiday preparations.  We love engaging in all of our holiday family traditions, just wishing my son could be home to be with us.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugz!
Brenda

Monday, December 18, 2017

A Christmas Note

Hello! I'm back with another share for Kennedy Grace Creations. Can you believe, if you celebrate Christmas, only 6 more days? I have to admit, I still have a few cards to post tomorrow but thankfully they were all done awhile back. I'm sharing one with you today that I made using Grace's Little Note from the Kennedy Grace Creations store.

For this card I used a masking technique to stamp the flowers along the diagonal and then fussy cut them along the leafy edge. I LOVE fussy cutting and find it to be a wonderful way to just tune out and enjoy my crafty time. The flowers were colored with Copic markers with a little Stickles added to the center and then scattered for some shine. I chose to color them red and green for that traditional Christmas feel but I tell you these Grace's Little Note flowers would work well in any color for any occasion .

The sentiments were added, one die cut the other heat embossed. Here it is from another angle.

Be sure to stay tuned to the Kennedy Grace Creation blog. We will be sharing new creations with you daily. I want to wish you all the joys of the holiday season because I won't be sharing again until 2018! Thanks so much for stopping in.
Aloha,
Brenda

Please be sure to follow the Kennedy Grace Creations blog, facebook, twitter, instagram and pinterest. Our Design Team has great projects to inspire you with our great stamp sets. 

Sasayaki Glitter Mid December Release



It's time for the mid-December release over on the Sasayaki Glitter blog.  If you want to see all the new images in the store, you can hop over to the Etsy shop from here.  This release is definitely celebrating the season and you are bound to find something you like.  

I had good fun coloring up the fun little froggies, (image 140, Christmas Frogs) -




Here's a bit closer look with their fun little eyes embellished with Glossy Accents and designs added to the gifts with a white Jelly Roll pen.



As mentioned before the places to see all the fun images would be the Sasayaki Glitter Etsy store here, the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge blog here and the Facebook page here.

Thanks for popping in!  

Aloha,
Brenda

Details -
Holly Die - The Cat's Pajamas Holiday Window Duo Die 
Sentiment from MFT Hand Lettered Christmas
Stitched Rectangle - SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes

Friday, December 15, 2017

Sketch Saturday #494


We are back with our final sketch for the year over at Sketch Saturday.  What a great year it has been with wonderful folks playing along with use every week.  I hope you have had fun and continue to join us in the new year ahead.  This week we have a great sketch from Kel.  


Our wonderful sponsor this week is 


I used Doodled Flowers, generously provided by our sponsor, for this sketch.  I have to admit I was challenged by this sketch but ended up happy with my card -



Here's a little closer look -


I hope you will have time to join us this week.  Here's the link to the blog again.  If it's inspiration you need, all my teamies have plenty of that to offer, check them out. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Will look forward to seeing you again in the new year on January 6.

Aloha,
Brenda

Whimsie Doodles December Challenge


It's time for the December Challenge over at Whimsie Doodles.  Our theme this month is Anything Goes with an optional twist of  'All Wrapped Up'.  She the details for the challenge here.  Just a reminder, if you play along with the twist your prize is even better!

As I was trying to make my image choice.  I fell in love with Stocking Goodies.  She can be found under the Winter/Christmas category.  Here she is -


Doesn't she look all warm and toasty in her fuzzy onesie?  What not join us over at Whimsie Doodles this month. Looking forward to seeing you creations! Here's the link to the challenge.


Aloha,
Brenda

Thursday, December 14, 2017

One more...

...for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.



This card was made with stuff on my table.  This fun image is one of my favorites from The Cat's Pajamas (one of the wonderful sponsors!), This Could Be Vodka.  I also used the matching Cups Duo Die -


I want to thank everyone who has worked to put together such an amazing blog hop.  I have loved seeing all the beautiful creations.  I'm hoping the tradition will be continued in Spring, 2018!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


In case you've noticed all the coffee related creation on Instagram, there's a very good reason, it's time for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I am a big fan of both coffee and this very fun blog hop, so I'm jumping in!  Here's my card that was made with fun stamps I was blessed to win a gift voucher from Endless Creations and Everyday Cards in one of the past CLBH.  I just had to have this sweet cappuccino cup and it's die.  I love them and can't believe it has taken me this long to bust them out.  The sentiment is a digi that Julee Tilman of Verve Stamps so kindly share a while back.

So here's my first card and I'm really hoping to get one more done with the tiny cappuccino stamps I got at the same time.  Be sure to check out the Endless Creations and Everyday Cards store, they have such fun images!


It's such fun looking at everyone's wonderful creations, so many creative, talented cardmakers out there!  As I said, I hope to be back tomorrow night with one more.  I hope you are having a great week and a wonderful holiday season full of all your favorite coffee drinks!

Aloha,
Brenda

Boxes or Bags?


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share your favorite either a box or a bag.  Use either a box or a bag as part of your creation and tell us why it's your favorite.


This week our sponsor is:



I love making bags. I think I like them best because I have several tools that help to make bags so fun and very easy to make.



I made these to use as a 12 day Advent calendar for my daughter.  I made and decorated these little bags with dies.  I got this idea here.


Here's a little peek of what it looks like hanging in my happy crafty place.  Not a very good pic, the lighting leaves something to be desired, but you get the idea -

We would love for you to head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, check out the prize that's up for grabs and take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Aloha,
Brenda

CRAFT Challenge #446


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in creating another project with a Christmas theme.  

Our Sponsors this week are -


and


I choose to use Snowman at the Window which was generously provided by Crafty Sentiments.  I thought he was just so cute -


Here he is a little closer -


I know the big day is coming up fast...only 11 more days so your cards should be about ready to go if they haven't gone already.  I hope that you will get some time to join us at this week.  For all the details and more inspiration from the DT pop by the CRAFT Challenge blog.  We look forward to seeing your creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Sentiment:  Paper Smooches
Paper:  BoBunny Altitude
Coloring medium: Copic markers

Holiday Friends at LRW




12 more days!  If you are rushing to try and get your cards finished, join in Kate's Little Red Wagon challenge is for us to create something using holiday friends of the critter type.  I had a really hard time deciding which beloved critter to use, but finally settled on on the cutie which I had such a hard time getting my hands on...he kept selling out!

Here's my card using Simon Says Stamp die, Story Book Deer  -


I just fell in love!  I missed out on to notices that he as back in stock and luckily 3rd time was a charm.  Here he is a little closer.  I used the inlaid die technique for all but his antlers.


I can't wait to see what y'all do with this challenge.  I'm thinking afterwards I will have a bunch of new images on my wish list.  The Girlfriends are bound to have lots of inspiration for us, so head over to the Little Red Wagon and follow their links.  I hope you'll consider joining us this week!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  SSS Story Book Deer Die
Paper:  BoBunny Altitude (love this stack!)
Ink:  no ink this time
Accessories:  Gina Marie Designs Merry Christmas Die
Coloring medium: Decorating Chalks, Copic markers