Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Vintage Christmas Banner

Hello again. Yes, I'm here making another post when I should be cleaning my house and getting things ready for tomorrow's family festivities. Just a quick post to show a Christmas banner I made using some vintage BINGO images I just recently got at Iralamija on Etsy. This was my first purchase from her and I will definitely be visiting again as the images are adorable and come out of my printer crisp and clear.
I'm entering this into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday Challenge because they're both "Anything Goes".

Here's a breakdown of the individual pieces so you can see them better. It's really cute in real life.

Oops! I see I missed a close up of one but you can click on the pictures to get a larger view. You get the idea...
Thanks so much for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit

Gift Card Holder

Good Wednesday morning and Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I've got lots of cleaning and prepping to do today for the family feast tomorrow. Part of that includes cleaning my craft room but not before I post this little gift card holder that I made that just happens to meet the color requirements for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week.
I'm also entering this into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge because "anything goes"!

Here's my project:

I used a spellbinders die and embossed it with clear embossing powder, using PTI's Background Basics Tin Types, scored the two sides to make it fold in and then embellished it with PTI's Candy Cane Christmas. I added some Martha Stewart glitter to the candy canes to sugar them up a bit! The little tag is Stitched Tag Die Stacks from MFT and tied off with a scrap of white polka dot sheer ribbon.
My wish for you all is to have abundant joy and love this Thanksgiving. Thanks for visiting. Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PTI November Blog Hop ~ Snowflakes

PaperTrey Ink is having their November Blog Hop and it's all about sparkly snowflakes.

This first card I made uses Fancy Flakes Die Set. I have a niece who lives in Florida so I thought I would mail her some snowflakes from Maine since we get a fair amount of snow each year. (wink ;-))

For my next card, I used Out On A Limb to make the tree branch and then stamped some pine sprigs from Bells & Boughs. The pinecones are from Peaceful Pinecones. I added snow using a white gel pen and the snowflakes are again, from Fancy Flakes Die Set
Have fun on the blog hop! Thanks for visiting. Blessings~ Birgit

Monday, November 24, 2014

Plaid Stamping

Happy Monday! Today's MIM challenge with Ashley Canon Newell was all about stamping a plaid background. Now that's a challenge I can handle! I chose to use the color palette from Color Throwdown, since I like it so much!
Here's my card:

Products Used: Candy Cane Christmas Stamp & Die Set from PTI and plaid background builder set from MFT. I also used the pine punch from Martha Stewart and Spellbinders Nestabilities for the ovals. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the little peppermint candies and stickles on the candy canes.

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Friday, November 21, 2014

Warm Wooly Mittens

I've been having so much fun playing with the new Cozy Mittens set from Lisa Johnson Designs from My Favorite Things. I made this card to go along with their Color Palette Challenge and their Sketch Challenge.

The design possibilities for these mittens are endless, as far as your imagination will allow!
I also used the Blueprints #20 & #13.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Cozy Christmas Wishes

My Favorite Things is having their color palette challenge. Here's the colors:

And here's my card:

This challenge was the perfect opportunity to play with my new Blueprints #20. Love the quilt design!!
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Thankful Hearts

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is "Thanks or Thanksgiving". Here's a card I made last year, but never posted it to my blog. Thought I'd post it and add it to their challenge.

Supplies Used:
Authentique Paper Pack
Stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms
Fall Leaves by MFT

Thanks so much for looking! Have a very blessed Thanksgiving!! Birgit