Monday, November 14, 2022

Team Blog Hop - Case the Catalogue


Hello friends!! It's the 14th of the month so it's time for another West Coast Creators's Team Blog Hop!!
This month we are caseing the catatlogue.  If you have been following my Facebook Lives you know that I love the Caseing Tuesday Facebook Page.  The organizers of this page choose layouts in the catalogue and are kind enough to give us the measurements!! I Love that!!

I hope like the way that I used it!! 
I made a few...current obsession...Candy Canes or the Sweetest Christmas dsp.

Rule number one when caseing a card or the catalogue is that there are no rules!!
My rectangles for example are not exactly like the sketch.  And my circle placement was decided by how low I wanted to place my candy canes on the card.  I always add a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8" layer to build my card on so that if I want to wrap twine or ribbon around it.  And I always have ribbon/twine and bling!!

Now the thing I Love about this card is that bow!! I took the silver threaded twine.  Cut it the the length I thought would be enough to make a bow...I pulled it all apart, separating the twine and the silver thread and split it into 2 piles so that I could make a bow for each card.  And I used the 
wonderful Gems that were in the clearance rack for a bout a day.  I hope you got your hands on them if you wanted them..they are GORGEOUS!!!

I used Real Red and Garden Green with Painted Christmas for the holly leaves and greenery.
The greeting is from Decorated with Happines...another current obsession LOL!!

I hope you keep hopping and check out all the cards my team mates made..they are a talented bunch!!

Happy Stampin!!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Let’s Celebrate-Around the World on Wednesday


It's time for another Around the World Blog Hop.  Today we are celebrating with paperscapes.  Recently I help a card buffet.  And if I knew what a paperscape was then I would have taken a bunch of photo's.  But instead these are the best I could do late at night  tee hee. 

Everyone always gets a bag of goodies.  these are mostly products used to completed the cards.  And I like to make them pretty.  This includes a stamped placemat.  Soetimes it is grid paper, but as it turns out I am all out and I wanted to use that big snowflake!!

After taking the initial pictures I realized I hadn't attached my sentiment yet!! I am always thankful to those who attend my events.  It really means alot!!
Please keep hopping to see what the others have made!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Around the World on Wednesday - Playing with Sketches


It's Wednesday and time for another Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop.  This month we are playing with sketches..that's right sketchES!! Angie has given us 3 to choose from and you know I love a good I played with all 3!!  Check it out!!

Here is what I made.


That Happiness Abounds dsp immediately jumped into my head for all those stripes as did the chance to watercolour!! I also played with the circles and thought replacing them with flowers might be cool!! I hope I have inspired your creativity and you will give these sketches a go yourself!! Can’t wait to see what everyone else has made!! Go check them out will you??!!

Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cazz Boylan - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Chris Smith - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Teri West - US        

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Stamping Inkspirations - Sketch Challenge


Today is the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop and we are playing with another sketch!!

I Looooovvvve Sketches!! They can be used in lots of ways!!

Check out what I made!

Can't wait to see how my friends have used this sketch!!
Go check it out will you?

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

West Coast Creators Team Hop!!

Hello friends!! The 14th of the month means another team hop!! We are doing a colour challenge today and all I can say is…who picked this combo??!! LOL!! Now I don’t make Halloween things…maybe a birthday card or two for the peeps with Halloween birthdays..

So I thought autumn…

Oh I should tell you the colours..or rather show you..

I pulled out Blessings of Home having wanted to colour it in autumn colours in the back of my mind for a while.  So I did one with mostly Blackberry Bliss and brought Cajun Craze in for the leaves.  Then the second I mixed the colours up a bit...I cant decide which one I like better!!

I hope you keep hoppin to see what every one else has done with this colour combination!!
Happy Stampin'

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Team Blog Hop - Christmas


It’s the 14th of the month and the team is hopping!!

The Theme is Christmas. I got a new bundle to play with and just had to give it a spin!! I had an idea pop into my head and I hope y’all love it!! 

The greenery (which I die cut from crumb cake and soft suede) is from the Decorated Pine Dies as are the bells. 

These dies are part of the Decorated with Happiness Bundle. I just love that big branch and I have so many ideas for it!!

This might be one of the first time I have used the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder. But I was going for a Joy to the World vibe. And I could have used the Joy stamp from Merriest Moments…and maybe I should have. But I could not resist using the Jingle, Jingle, Jingle stamp set. 

The dies do not come with a solid background for the bells and I thought they needed it. So I traced the first and did a little fussy cutting. 

There is also a brush of Soft Suede ink on them to add some depth. I also brushed it on the embossed background, the Cardbase and the branches.  

I hope you will keep hopping and see all the inspiration we have made for your Christmas cards!!

Happy Stampin’

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Fun Fold with the Stamping Inkspiration Blog Hop group


Hello Friends!!

Today we are playing with Fun Folds!! I learned this Fold from my friend Emma Goddard!! I hope you love it!!

I recently got together with an amazing group of ladies and this was the card I gave them all.  I wanted it to be an over the top card and this certainly delivered!!

I added a video..hopefully it works…seeing how the card opens is the best part!!

Each card required 4 of these mechanisms.  Video coming soon….

Please go see all the other fun folds!!