Monday, October 23, 2017

Season's Greetings

Hello and happy Monday!  I hope you guys are gearing up for a super fun week.  I know I am.  It's my birthday week and it's Halloween.  So, pretty much my favorite time of year.  Not only that but it's the end of October and I'm not feeling like I'm falling behind on all the holiday prep.  I've actually got Christmas cards made, boys pictures taken, costumes ready, and I've even picked out my bread recipes for Thanksgiving.  I'm feeling down right prepared!

I thought I'd share with you one of the Christmas cards I've made for the year using the October Frantic Stamper Release.  It's a nontraditional card and I LOVE how it turned out.  What do you think?


I cut the largest Nested Diamonds Die from various coordinating patterned papers and arranged them on my snowy wood grain background paper.  I love all the little details on these Nested Diamonds Dies.  Then, I cut the Script Seasons Greetings Die three times from gold paper and stacked the cuts to make a raised sentiment.  I added my sentiment to my card front and then added some wood veneer stars to finish things off.  Here's a closer look:


I hope you'll keep checking back here to see more of my cards and that you'll check out the new Frantic Stamper October Release.  Thanks for visiting with me today!  Have a great day.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

CTS #244

Hi!  I hope you all are having an awesome Thursday.  Things are getting back to normal around here.  Harvest is starting to wrap up and I think I'm actually ready for Halloween this year!  Whoa!  I just got back from an amazing crafty weekend with some of the most amazingly creative and kind ladies.  It was a blast. 

This week's CAS(E) this Sketch seemed like a fun idea when I designed it but, boy, did I have a time of creating a card using it.  Why does that always happen when I go to use my own sketch?  Who knows.  I did come up with a fun little winter card using some 12x12 paper that I haven't had the heart to get rid of but needed to use to make some space in my paper stash. 


You know those 12x12 sheets filled with adorable little squares and rectangles of sentiments and scenes and images?  I never know what in the world to do with them.  Do I cut them out and use them in the center of a card?  Do I just use the pattern on the back and forget about the other side?  Well, I used two of the images from one of those papers for this card.  I was SO excited!  I cut out my snowman and my "hello, snow" card.  I layered the thinner on some black cardstock to make it pop against the background that I chose which, admittedly, is a little busy.  I rounded the edges of my snowman and added him to the card with foam tape.  I accented everything with some stickers from the coordinating sticker sheet popping some up with foam tape as well.  Super simple and not a bit of stamping required!  Here's another look:


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll join us this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!  See you there!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs October Release Day #3


Well, it's the last day of our new release hop at Lil' Inker Designs and I'm super excited to show off these last couple products.  Hopefully, you started out at the the Lil' Inker Blog so you don't miss a stop on the hop and have come here from the amazing Amy's blog.  If you are feeling a little lost, make sure you hop back to the Lil' Inker Blog to get back on the trail of fun.  You can also check out the Lil' Inker Store where all of the new release goodies, and a whole lot more, are ready and waiting for you to put in your cart!

My first card uses the super cool Peace, Love & Joy Stamps.


I had so much fun with this set and I just love how the letter nest into each other.  I started with a black card base and embossed the different stamps in the Peace, Love & Joy Stamps in white, black, and gold.   Next, I die cut some Snowflake Dies in gold and white and arranged them on the edge of my card.  This card was really almost too easy!  Here's a closer look:


My final project uses the Rowdy Reindeer Stamps and Rowdy Reindeer Die.


I made this fun Rudolph tag by cutting some plaid paper with the Anytime Tags Die Set 2.  I then added the "Oh Deer" with the adorable Mixed & Stitched Alphabet Die Set.  I cut a piece of white and lined the top with a puffy sticker border before stamping the sentiment from Rowdy Reindeer Stamps.  Finally, I stamped my deer and cut him with the Rowdy Reindeer Die.  Once he was cute out, I colored him with copics and added a glitter red nose.  Here's a spooky close up:



You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura is giving away the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE to a lucky commenter during the new release hop.  The winner could be you.  I hope you are enjoying our new release!  We love sharing these awesome products with you!  Be sure to keep hopping, here's the list:

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/peace-love-joy-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/rowdy-reindeer-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/rowdy-reindeer-die/#_a_clarson

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs October Release Day #2


It's day two of the Lil' Inker Designs New Release Hop and I get to share even more fun goodies with you today!  I'm sure you've already been eyeing all the awesome new items, lucky for you, you can get it all right now in the Lil' Inker Store.  Hopefully, you checked out all of Amy's amazing creations before hopping here.  If not of it you get lost along the hop you can always find your spot by going to the Lil' Inker Blog.  For now, I'm ready to show off some more fun stuff!

My first card uses the amazingly gorgeous Cover Up Die: Geometric Snow and the totally cool Christmas Words Tree Die.


I had loads of fun with this card.  I started by cutting the Cover Up Die: Geometric Snow from stone cardstock.  I then positioned the Christmas Words Tree Die on my cover up die cut and ran that through the cutter to create a clear spot in the background for the Christmas Words Tree Die.  I was afraid that leaving all the lines behind might make things too busy.  Next, I added my Cover Up Die: Geometric Snow to a darker grey card base.  I cut my word tree from the same stone cardstock and then again from green, red, and turquoise.  I cut the individual colors from the cuts and layered them on my stone cut to create a colorful tree.  Then, I added this back into the cleared spot in my background.  I finished it off with a glitter star tree topper.  Here's a closer look:


My next card uses the Cover Up Die: Geometric Snow and the Season's Greetings Stamps.



For this card, I used the Cover Up Die: Geometric Snow in a different way.  I trimmed a portion of the background to use as a border across the birch card front.  Next, I stamped and colored one of the adorable animals inside the frame from the Season's Greetings Stamps.  I cut this image out and added it to my card front with foam tape.  I added some cork asterisks for a fun extra touch and my card was finished.  Super cute and here's another look:



My final card for you today uses the Joy to the World Stamps.


This card could not have been easier!  I used a piece of water color paper and painted it with an earth like wash.  Then I stamped the awesome Joy to the World Stamps in the center along with two of the flourishes.  I cut this out with Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles before layering it on a black card base also cut with Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles.  Again, super easy!  Here's a closer look:



You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura is giving away the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE to a lucky commenter during the new release hop.  The winner could be you.  I hope you are enjoying our new release!  We love sharing these awesome products with you!  Be sure to keep hopping, here's the list:

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/cover-up-die-geometric-snow/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/christmas-words-tree-die/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/seasons-greetings-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/joy-to-the-world-stamps/#_a_clarson

Monday, October 16, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs October Release Day #1


Hi, you guys!  It's day one of the Lil' Inker Designs New Release Blog Hop and I'm super excited to share all the new products with you!  I think you are really going to enjoy this release and all the new inspiration from our team.  It's packed with fun, as always and, lucky for you, all the new products are available right now at the Lil' Inker Store!  We have an amazing blog hop for you today so, hopefully, you are coming from Amy's blog and if not, you won't want to miss her amazing creations or anyone's for that matter!  So make sure you didn't miss anyone and start at the Lil' Inker Blog.  Now for the fun!

My first card uses the awesome Festive Florals Stamps and Festive Florals Dies


I started this card with a kraft card base and a plan to use some nontraditional Christmas colors.  I stamped and embossed my poinsettias from Festive Florals Stamps on a piece of pink cardstock with a black glitter embossing powder.  Next, I stamped, embossed, and cut a poinsettia from a wine cardstock using the Festive Florals Dies.  I trimmed my pink so that it took up a small portion of the lower card and attached it to the card front.  I stamped a sentiment on an off white cardstock with Festive Florals Stamps and layered it over the pink to make a sentiment banner.  I finished the card up by popping my wine colored poinsettia with some foam tape.  Here's another peek:


Since I'm on a floral kick, I'll share what I made with the Vintage Christmas Wreath Stamps and Vintage Christmas Wreath Dies.


I searched through my patterned paper stash for a paper that looked a little vintage.  I lucked out and found two sheets of this postcard style paper.  I used the Vintage Christmas Wreath Dies to cut out my wreath from one piece in the same exact spot where I would be placing it on the second sheet.  Then I stamped using Vintage Christmas Wreath Stamps and colored my wreath with copics.  I attached it to the other piece but I felt it needed a little more of the florals so I stamped parts of the wreath in two corners to bring the same look to the cardbase.  Here's a closer look:


I have three cards today and my final card uses the Noel Word Die.


I found this fun star paper and cut coordinating papers with Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles to layer across my card to create a great spot for my focal point to land.  I had a gold tree ring cardstock piece that I have been hording so I cut a portion of that out and popped it up with some foam tape before adding the Noel Word Die which is cut from red metallic paper.  I added a fun little Rudolph nose, some twine, and some glitter stars to finish off this card!  Here's another look:


Don't want to forget about our giveaway!


You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura is giving away the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE to a lucky commenter during the new release hop.  The winner could be you.  I hope you are enjoying our new release!  We love sharing these awesome products with you!  Be sure to keep hopping, here's the list:

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/festive-florals-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/festive-florals-dies/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/vintage-christmas-wreath-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/vintage-christmas-wreath-die/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/noel-word-die/#_a_clarson