Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Visions of Sugarplums 2016...Day 3 of 3!




Hello there, friends!

Welcome back!  It's Day 3 of 3 for Visions of Sugarplums!  I hope you have enjoyed all the Christmas inspiration!  Lori of Chouxchoux Paper Art is hosting the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop!  Lots of fun with prizes!  And, a challenge(Christmas/Winter) with any project that fits the theme can be linked to Lori's blog mentioned above!  The challenge will end December 17th.  And, a randomly selected winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn!

To win:  Lori selects the winners (randomly).  You get your name in the "hat" for every comment you make on our blogs.  She gets the names from her blog comment section, so be sure to start with the host blog(Lori's).  Good luck! 

Prize List:  

The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique:  $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery:  Sample Pack


Link up your project here....

For my third project, I'd like to share with you my 
vintage Christmas ornament...


And, this is what it looked like before I altered it...



Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!  Merry Christmas to you and yours!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Take care!
Hugs,
Maria

Supplies:
Paper:  BoBunny
Stamp:  Cat's  Meow(snowflake)(now retired)
Blue Wood Snowflake-Pat Catan's StoreT
wine:  PTI
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties-Frosting
Resin Frame-Paper Studio
Cloth Doily-My Stash
Sequins:  Paper Sweeties-Snowflakes
Misc:  Metal Dot, Darice Snowflake

Monday, December 5, 2016

Visions of Sugarplums 2016...Day 2 of 3!




Hello there, friends!

Welcome back!  It's Day 2 of 3 for Visions of Sugarplums!  It's time for some Christmas fun!!!  Lori of Chouxchoux Paper Art is hosting the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop!  Lots of fun with prizes!  And, a challenge(Christmas/Winter) with any project that fits the theme can be linked to Lori's blog mentioned above!  The challenge will end December 17th.  And, a randomly selected winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn!

To win:  Lori selects the winners (randomly).  You get your name in the "hat" for every comment you make on our blogs.  She gets the names from her blog comment section, so be sure to start with the host blog(Lori's).  Good luck! 

Prize List:  

The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique:  $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery:  Sample Pack


Link up your project here....

For my second project, I'd like to share with you four sweet angels I made for for my sisters for Christmas...


I purchased the burlap votive candle holders at the craft store and turned them upside down.  The angels were adhered with hot glue and snow made with texture paste and glitter to surround them.  I embossed a small tag with silver embossing powder and distressed it for a vintage look.  The tag was tied with PTI twine and attached to Robin Egg seam binding ribbon from Paper Sweeties.  Polka dot paper and glittered stars were added to finish the project.

And, here are two more angels for my other two sisters...


  
Please come back tomorrow to see another Christmas project I made!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Take care!
Hugs,
Maria

Supplies:
Paper:  Coredinations
Stamp:  Cat's  Meow(now retired)
Twine:  PTI
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties-Robin Egg, Frosting
Texture Paste-Tim Holtz
Star punch
Glitter

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Visions of Sugarplums 2016!




Hello there, friends!

Woohoo!!!  It's time for some Christmas fun!!!  Lori of Chouxchoux Paper Art is hosting the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop!  Lots of fun with prizes!  Today, several Paper Sweeties designers are in the hop and a $25 gift certificate will be given to one lucky winner!

A challenge(Christmas/Winter) with any project that fits the theme can be linked to Lori's blog mentioned above!  The challenge will end December 17th.  And, a randomly selected winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn!

To win:  Lori selects the winners (randomly).  You get your name in the "hat" for every comment you make on our blogs.  She gets the names from her blog comment section, so be sure to start with the host blog(Lori's).  Good luck! 

Prize List:  

The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique:  $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery:  Sample Pack


Link up your project here....

For my first project, I'd like to share with you my sweet treat project...
And, the sweet treat to go along with my card...
Please hop along to see some amazing inspiration from the following designers...
Please come back tomorrow to see another Christmas project I made!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Take care!
Hugs,
Maria

Supplies:
Paper:  PTI, Doodlebug
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties-Ho Ho Ho(gingers and sentiment)
                                       Stand Add-on:  Sweet Treats(sentiment on house)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  Paper Sweeties:  Sweet Cuts-Stand Add-on:  Sweet Treats-ginger house
                                      Sweet Cuts-Ho Ho Ho-gingers
                                      Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders-stitched banner
Gems:  Darice
Twine:  Paper Sweeties:  Green Apple, Strawberry

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge-December 2016!



Hi, Friends!

It's time once again for the Paper Sweeties Monthly Challenge!   And, I'm excited to announce ...*** The December challenge winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for a shopping spree in our boutique!  Enter as often as you wish to better your chances on a win! ***  A wonderful festive Christmas tree!  It is loaded from top to bottom with ornaments...so pretty!  I hope you're inspired by the beautiful photo to join the challenge!

This is my second post for today, so please scroll down to see my card made for Dies R Us Challenge!  And, here is my fun shaker card for Paper Sweeties...


For my card, I was inspired by the Christmas tree and all the pretty snowflakes!  I started with a white card base and embossed the snowflakes.  The background was water colored with Tim Holtz distress inks of Broken China and Tumbled Glass.  I used the Merry Little Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies Sweet Cuts-Merry Little Christmas.  The sentiment on the tree was colored with copic markers.  For the sequin mix, I used  (Snowflakes), (Mistle Toe), and (Cotton Candy). Silver dots and a little red gingham bow to finish the card.

Please hop along and view more inspiration from my teammates...



Thanks so much for visiting here today!  Take care and have an awesome day!

Hugs,
Maria

Dies R Us -Team A-Christmas!





Hi, there!


Happy December 1st!  And, it's time for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is (Christmas)!  How are all those Christmas projects coming along for you?  December is a very busy month for everyone.  Every year I tell myself I need to start earlier.  The stores have it down, right?!  I mean it wasn't even Halloween yet and they have Christmas items in the store...lol!  But, anyways, I hope things are going well for you in your world.

For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with red Bazzill paper.  There is no stamping...all dies!  I colored the candles, poinsettia, and greenery with copic markers.  I just love the scalloped square frame...so pretty!  I made a bow from sheer ribbon and tied it with gold twine.  It was topped with a pretty silk flower. All the dies that I used on this card are listed below...



 There are so many choices at Dies R Us store!  And, new items are added all the time!  I'd love to see your project in the challenge...happy creating!


Would you like more inspiration?  Check out some amazing creations from my talented teammates!      
                                                                            
A Team Members
Theme:  Outdoor Fun
Barbara
Maria--that's me
Vicki
Kathy


Thanks so much for visiting here today!

Hugs,
Maria

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Merry Christmas!




Hi, there!

I'm back again quick to share a card with you that I'm entering over at Simon Says.  They have a challenge going on with the theme Christmas Critters.  I'm getting it in just under the wire.  I've been working on these Christmas cards and just love this fun stamp set from Mama Elephant!

This card will be going to my son who has two cats.  The coloring on them is not exact.  And, the dog outside the door isn't exact type or coloring, but that's ok.  It was so fun to color them.  When you open the door, inside are his two cats...



This card just makes me happy!:-)  I hope that he likes it!  Ok, back to my laundry and other things to get caught up on.  It's funny how the craft world calls you away from things...lol!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Happy Birthday!

Hi, Friends!

Happy Sunday to you!  The weather surely took a turn towards winter...brrr!  On Friday the temps were in the 70's.  I raked leaves and enjoyed the beautiful day.  But, on Saturday the temps took a nose dive into the 30's with a bit of snow.  Well, it is November after all, right?  It's always great to stay indoors and not go out if one doesn't have to, so that's what I'm doing this afternoon.  I'm getting caught up on projects and birthday cards.

My one sis has a black lab named Mya.  She is one sweet dog!  It may be silly, but my sis and I exchange bday cards for the dogs.  Another reason for me to have fun making a card!:-)  Anyways, just a simple card using some old stamps.  The image with the dog is from Anita's.  The bone on the dog house reads...bone sweet home.  The letters are from Hero Arts.  And, the sentiment is from PTI.

Well, that's all for now.  I may pop in again before the end of the week.  If not, I wish all my USA friends a blessed Thanksgiving!

Take care!

Hugs,
Maria