Sunday, December 10, 2017

From Our Home to Yours

Hello All,

For today I would like to share some inspiration from MHKDesigns. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


I do enjoy the cozy colors of this scene.  Nice browns warm up the scene.
The snow was stenciled using VersaMark Ink and 'Winter Wonderland' embossing powder.
I do really enjoy how it turned out. 
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MHKDesigns vintage images work so well with each other._
I invite you to check out her Etsy store and see for yourself
the versatility of stamp sets and the variety of digital papers we have to offer
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This card was all designed electronically,
except for the snow that is described above. 

A detailed shot of the sentiment.
I thought it was a fitting sentiment next to this cozy home. 
I don't know about you but I am up to my eyeballs with 'Christmas Spirit'. However, I think I am going to try to get better a better perspective on the meaning of Christmas. I literally thought the other day, 'would Jesus want us to be all stressed out?'. My guess is no... So, I would like to take this moment to breathe. Better? Better! 

I encourage you to stop by the MHKDesigns blog to see more inventive ideas from our design team, and then play along with our monthly challenge, or just enjoy a bit of eye candy. 

There is a lot more to discover at MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Stop on over and see what we have to offer. It is certain to spark the imagination. So, thank you for stopping by and hope to see you soon. Take care and happy crafting.


All the best,


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Friday, December 1, 2017

No Peeking!

Hello Creative with Stamps friends,

Just wanted to pop in and say happy December 1st. And with every new month at Creative with Stamps comes a new challenge. This month the challenge is very fitting for the season. However, before I share the challenge I would like to share my card with you, enjoy!
Our little reindeer is just too cute peeking over the paper seeing if he can catch a glimpse of.... Well you can finish that sentence. 

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Creative with Stamps

Challenge #21
Reindeer

Sponsor for December
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The diamond background is an SU retired digi paper. All I did was erase the background color of paper (in this case it was yellow) and what I was left with were the diamonds. Below/Left: You can see in the photo there is a bit of shimmer on this card. I think the background shows just enough pattern not to distract from the diamond backdrop. Bottom/Right: This sentiment just cracks me up! I don't know what you are thinking but I think he may be her may be on the naughty list. Thought?



 Again I would like to thank Creative with Stamps and their design team for being such gracious hosts. I am excited to be working with them these next few weeks. I am honored and so excited to be working with such talent! 

I also want to thank you for taking time out of your busy life to visit me. I am always touched by your visits. I will be back with more from TheGrandStampede. So until next take care and happy stamping.

Merry, Merry from HOC!


Hi everyone! Can you believe we are at the end of another term here at House of Cards?! Unfortunately we are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and fortunately, we are so happy to those staying on. To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop!
This hop will run FROM DECEMBER 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH DECEMBER 15TH AT NOON CST, ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!

Here is the photo inspiration~
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Used the digi Snowman with Tree Hat stamp set: 

Sometimes it isn't a bad idea to crop an image. I think cropping the image works well here because of the tree-hat's position. 
The banner and sentiment were created digitally.
The magic of layers is what made this possible.
It's Christmas so why not create a bit of sparkle. That is just what I did by adding Stickles to the ornaments and star. The bling was the perfect finishing touch to this design.


I used a limited color palette so the tree would shine and become the central focal point. I used my Mexpy markers to color the snowman and its hat. 
Image result for snowflake divider
Used image from Finn's Bells digi set

The modern backdrop is a freebie from Winnie & Walter. I really like the way the bells blend into its surroundings. I think it makes the scarlet red bow shine! The more you look the more you see. 
Again, I used a limited color palette with this design as well. The different shades of green are representative of the tree from the inspiration photo. 


No bling on this card. As you can see from the inspiration the photography wanted to use only natural elements like burlap, wood, and the natural wooden ornaments.
Wow does this bow stand out! Red and green together make such a pretty combination. I also wanted to pop the bells a bit more due to the busy backdrop. I did that by shading the bells like there was light shining on them from above. I don't know if I succeeded but it was worth a try.

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Prize: Any three products of your choice

Prize: $10 gift card

Prize: Choice of one digi stamp set

Prize: $10 gift card!


***PRIZE WINNERS FROM THE BLOG HOP WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 20th OF DECEMBER. CARD WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT MONTH ON THE 15TH, AS PER THE USUAL HERE AT HOC. THANK YOU!***

Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!
Here's your hop order.

UR Here>> Shawna <<Almost done!


Your next stop is Shirley's Blog! Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too! HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


For those of you who are new to TheGrandStampede I want to thank you so much for joining me and I invite you to browse around my other posts and see what I am all about! If you dropping by to hop that's fine too... I am just so glad you could visit.. 

Well, that should do it for me!! We will see you soon. Take care and Happy hoppin'!



Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Snow Day!

Hello Everyone,

Today starts a new challenge at The Male Room. Our challenge for the next two is all about using vellum! So, without further ado here is my card for today, enjoy!

The background of this card is actually patterned paper. All I did was stamp the snowflakes and heat embossed them for a more festive look.
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Media Challenge
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It is hard to see, but the 'o' in snow is a very sparkly snowflake. It glitters and shines in the light and looks so brilliant against the muted vellum background.
I tried something new to the vellum panel. I scribbled white colored pencil on the back of the 'snow' sentiment. I like how it looks scratchy like someone who scratched the window of ice.
  Well, that should do it for me. I hope you enjoyed your stay but more importantly, I hope you join our challenge at The Male Room. Until then take care and looking forward to seeing you at The Male Room!! Happy crafting!!

Technology Kid

Hello Everyone,

For today I am throwing in my hat and entering CAS(E) this Sketch. My baby boy turned ten yesterday and he loves video games. I thought this would be a great card for him to usher in a new decade in his life. Here is my card for today, enjoy.

This stamp set is from Papertrey Ink. It is a small set but just too cute not to own. I really do like the enamel dots on the controllers. It gives it a bit of color and whimsy to this already cute card.
I have used a piece of patterned paper for the circuits. I think it is fitting for a technology card to have circuitry as part of the design. The stamped 'next level' is also from the same set as the controllers. It is a fun and playful set for your tween.
Again these enamel dots really add that pop of color this design needed. The control buttons look awesome with this small embellishments. 
  Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

All the best,

Shawna

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Peppermint Greetings

Hello Y'all!!

I do hope you enjoyed our last challenge at PINspirational, but alas we have another challenge to share with you! The pin will tell all but first I would like to share my card with you, enjoy!


Warm colors and cozy patterns surround a holiday cup of joe.
I added a bit of white around the cup to pop it off the card a bit more.

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Challenge #204


Sponsor
~Scribbles~
Prize-$10 worth of digis
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In this case, the white color turns into the accent color on this card. I really like the way it pops in contrast to its dark colors.
The berries are red rhinestones that inadvertently ran through the die-cut machine. Apparently, I didn't remember the stones were already in place. They came out a bit squished and dull. However the more I looked at it the more I started to like it for its dullness.
Well, thank you again for taking time out of your busy day to visit my corner of the internet. I do hope you will join us at (PIN)spirational and play along. Until then take care and we will see you soon!


All the best,

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Typography Christmas Tree

Hello All,

For today I am entering Cards in Envy and The Card Concept. Here is my card for today, enjoy!




Challenges Entering:


Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

All the best,

Shawna
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