October 31, 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Happy Halloween!

Today is the day you are likely getting  ready for trick or treaters, getting your own trick or treater ready or starting to think that tomorrow is November 1st and that Christmas is coming.

Tomorrow is also Day 1 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Event!
This will be the 6th year that I am hosting this event.

I can't wait to share with you this year, 25 days and 25 sponsors! So much Christmas tag inspiration coming your way and so many fabulous prizes that can be one. Like last year each day a different sponsor will be featured and their design team will be sharing some fabulous Christmas tags using their products. Also there will be an inLinkz set up for your to participate once again! You will have a chance to win either by commenting on the posts here each day, commenting as you hop along on the blog hop posts or by participating to win!

These are this years sponsors!

Join us tomorrow here and every day for the next 25 days!
An event you don't want to miss!

October 30, 2016

Let's Be Thankful - october '16

It's the (almost) last day of the month and time for this month's edition of the 12 Kits of Occasions!
Every year in October we post the day before Halloween because we know that the 31st is a busy day for everyone.

Michelle Ferguson, I Card Everyone, is our hostess this month and what a gorgeous thankful kit she sent out to all of us. So many beautiful papers and unique embellishments. I was able to create 5 cards for today but I still have lots left to make some more.






Blog Hop List...

Tracey - (you are here)

Our guest this month is:

LeAnne Pugliese

Coming on November 1st--the 6th Annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags.
It all starts here!

October 28, 2016

More Exciting News

Happy Friday!

I am so excited to share with you today that I am joining the Jillibean Soup 2016 - 2017 Design Team along with some other fabulous designers! I have been a long time fan of their patterned papers and embellishments and now I get the chance to share their amazing products with you.

We have had a real shift in weather in my part of the world this week.
Temperatures were certainly cooler this week but it was typical fall weather perfect for walking and admiring the changing colours.

You may have seen this photo earlier this week when I posted it, but I took it from the top of my driveway on Wednesday afternoon after taking Sam for a walk.

Friday morning I woke up to this, a light dusting of snow. We haven't had a frost yet this fall so my roses are still blooming so I love this contrast of seasons.

By the end of the day we had 3" of snow!

The forecast has us back in the double digits by Saturday, so I know this won't stick around. A bit of a wake up call that it's coming and we better get the outdoor furniture in and get the snowtires on the car!

Have a wonderful weekend!

October 26, 2016

SugarPea Design Mix It Up Challenge #20

Time for another new Mix It Up challenge at SugarPea Designs!You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the challenges or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to the SugarPea store!!!

To play along with us you can use the sketch or the inspiration photo on the right, or mix it up and combine the two. Every week there is a new Mix It Up Challenge on the SugarPea blog, you can play one or all the challenges as many times as you like during the course of the month. At the end of the month one winner is chosen.

The more you enter, the better your chances of winning up to a $50 SPD gift card!

Visit the SugarPea Designs blog for all the details and deadlines and to join the challenges.

Today I used both the photo inspiration and the sketch. I created my own patterned paper background by white embossing the spider web randomly all over my black panel.


Sweet Treats Halloween

 Hope we see you play along at SugarPea Designs HERE!
You could be a lucky winner!
You have until October 31st to play along with any of this months challenges!

 Don't forget to visit the rest of the challenge team!

October 25, 2016

CCC #221


It's time for a new cue card at CASology!

This week`s new cue is:

I used this sweet little Paper Smooches band aid as the star of the show. I paired it up with a kraft base on a white zig zag stitched square that is popped up.


Hop on over to the CASology blog to see what the rest of the team has made to inspire you this week.
Can't wait to see what you make...

Hannelie Bester
Sherrie Mannion
Jacquie Southas
Deidre Payne

Guest: Petra

October 24, 2016

Christmas Critters


I don't know about you but I always have the best intentions in January to get going on my Christmas cards. I usually start off good and then as soon as the nice weather kicks in I start falling off the band wagon.

When I was away in Kansas last week I managed to make a set of 8 Christmas cards done using the new Papertrey Ink Christmas Critters stamps and dies. It kind of became the joke because I stamped out 8 sets of the two different mice in the set with their sweaters and scarves, but when I went to die cut them I realized there was a separate stamp for their ears and the way I had stamped them on the card stock their ears were either going off the card stock or through the tail of the other mouse! So back to the beginning and I started over again! 

I used Altenew inks for my cards--Morning Frost, Ruby Red and Arctic. I always stamp before I die cut so I stamped the bodies and their clothes first, then I die cut them before I stamped their ears. I did that because the chance of my stamping their ears in the right place to line up with the die were near impossible.


October 22, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things #29


Today I have a card to share with you that I created for this week's Inspired by All the Little Things.  I am the hostess this week and I thought this would be the perfect photo for a fall inspiration. The leaves look just like the leaves blanketing my front lawn this week.

 I created my leaves by first sponging a white panel with Distress Inks--Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed. I flicked some water onto the panel and left it to dry. I primarily use Bristol Smooth paper when I am using Distress Inks, the inks blend so smoothly and it takes the water splatters perfectly.  I set the panel aside to dry and prepared the card base, stamped and embossed the SugarPea Designs sentiment in gold. Once the panel was dry I die cut the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves and adhered them to the base with adhesive foam tape.  Finally I added a few Pretty Pink Posh water drops.




Head over to the Inspired By All the Little Things blog to see who I invited this week to be my guest! I hope to see you come and play along.