Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Monday, November 28, 2022
It's a Really Random Mandala Monday, in sticker form! Featuring a Pepin Vintage Fashion Lady (from The Ink Pad, NYC, which I miss terribly!) surrounded by lots of Pipsticks and a few older goodies like those Mary Engelbreit flowers. Hope your Cyber Monday is off to a good start! ♥
Friday, November 25, 2022
We're still making cards inspired by our Jingle Belles Blog Banner (scroll down for a reminder of what that looks like) and here's how I interpreted that assignment this week:
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the US, so this seems like the perfect time for a card that sums up the holiday, in Eyelet Outlet Brad style. Chunky diecut letters make a nice home for a combination of Pumpkin Brads, a handsome Scarecrow, a Rake, lots of Mini Leaves, and Fall Stitched Flowers with their Mini Stitched Flower friends.
Wishing the happiest of holidays to all those who are celebrating! Meanwhile, should you need a little retail therapy over this wonderful weekend for shopping, the Eyelet Outlet Online Store is open 24/7!
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
I think you'll agree we've got the best title ever this fortnight at Shopping Our Stash, and possibly you've already guessed that you have the choice of making a card that incorporates either light source (the sun, a lightbulb, a chandelier) OR some bling. Or, if you're me, you might choose BOTH!
Monday, November 21, 2022
You would think by NOVEMBER I would remember every week to load the latest Mandala Monday onto my blog buuuuuut... nope. I'm playing catchup again, so here's this week's take followed by last week's!
Friday, November 18, 2022
For our final Jingle Belles prompt of 2022*, we're asking you to make a card inspired by our 2022 Jingle Belles Blog Banner. You can choose as many (or few) elements as you desire: maybe you love the vintage Santa, the traditional red and green color palette, the sparkly letters or the seasonal blooms? Or possibly even the "sketch" of the design, ie, the way the elements are arranged. If your choice isn't obvious, do make sure you tell us what parts of the banner inspired your card. Here's a reminder of what that looks like:
And now, here's my card:
My card was inspired by the positioning of the elements in the header (in card challenge parlance we call it the "sketch") so I concentrated my images to the bottom left and top right of the card. I incorporated Santa and some botanical images, but since they are stickers from Doodlebug Design, they have a much different mood than those on the header. I stuck (mostly) with the traditional red and green palette of the blog and I couldn't resist making the background from sheet music!
Be sure to visit Jingle Belles to see what Stephanie has made this week and then start planning what you'll link up with us this time!
*Boy did this year FLY BY or what?!
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
New Jersey crafters, join me for a bright and cheerful class that features nearly EVERY stamp in Wendy Vecchi’s and stamp sets!
We’ll do a little coloring, a little fussy-cutting, a little embossing and yes, we’ll even get out the big box of washi tape! Please bring your basic kit, your favorite scissors and some holiday spirit! Dates and details on the Paper Anthology Blog!
Friday, November 11, 2022
It's the second week of our, "Funny, Ho! Ho!" prompt at Jingle Belles and we're still making funny, punny, snarky or otherwise humorous cards.
This week, I knew that I wanted to use up the ugly sweaters on a sheet of older American Crafts paper, so I cut them out and was ready to roll when I realized that I didn't have a good sentiment to go with them. Luckily, I when I messaged Stephanie, she came up with a bunch of goodies that I formatted and printed out. Problem solved AND I have a bunch of "the same but different" cards to send to my nieces at college!
You've still got until next Wednesday evening to join our Jingle Belles fun... which we hope you will!
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
...You Gotta Wear Shades! Here's a bright and cheerful card, featuring some beachy Eyelet Outlet Brads, including a handsome Flamingo, a stately Palm Tree, a Sandcastle, and our Sun and Cloud Brads; all arranged on Penny Black's Glasses die with Cloud Washi lenses, on a background of Rainbow Tape.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Little things mean a lot this fortnight at Shopping Our Stash; we're making cards featuring those tiny old school standbys: brads, eyelets, buttons and ribbons.
Monday, November 7, 2022
Wendy Vecchi MAKE ART Stamps, Dies and Stencils come off the page and onto an autumn tablescape. I've used Wendy's "Thank You" and "Autumn Greetings" sets to create napkin rings, place cards and votive candle rings. Head over to the Ranger Blog's Project Page to see the step-by-step tutorial!
This one's more like a hex sign than a mandala but it's definitely DIFFERENT, lol! There are 50+ Mandala Mondays each year and on this one, the 44th of 2022, I used my Zig Dot Markers and a few Tombows in my Canson Mixed Media Sketchbook.
Friday, November 4, 2022
This fortnight at Jingle Belles we're asking you to create humorous holiday cards... they can be funny, punny or snarky, as long as they make you smile or chuckle. In the process of making my card, I discovered that I have hardly any humorous holiday sentiments. Luckily, I have a computer and plenty of cute fonts, so I was able to re-create a sentiment I saw on a novelty t-shirt in a catalog: