October 31, 2018

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018 Main Post and Linkup

Welcome to the 8th Annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

If you are new to the event you can click HERE too see the posts from the last 7 years or if you go to my Pinterest board (link on sidebar) you can see boards for each of the 7 past years, there is so much incredible inspiration there.  This year I am so excited to share that there are 26 sponsors for the blog event and their designers will be joining me as my guest for a day!  Day 1 of the event officially starts on my blog November 1st at 6:00 am (EST)!

Do you want to win a prize?

Follow these important guidelines...

There are many ways that you can get a chance to win a prize. Prizes will be drawn from any or all of these things:
  1. Comment on the posts here each day on what you saw that inspires you.
  2. Follow the blog hop and comment along the way.
  3. Participate by creating your own tags. The rules for participating are simple, you MUST create a Christmas tag inspired by a tag you see during the event and you MUST state in your post the day and the designer you were inspired by in order to be eligible for a prize. Enter as many tags as you like. 
  4. Don't have a blog but use Instagram? Create your project using these guidelines on your Instagram account:
  • You need to be a follower of my Instagram account INSTAGRAM
  • To win a prize you MUST create a Christmas tag inspired by a tag you see during the event and you MUST state in your post the day and the designer you were inspired by
  • So that I can find your work include the following hashtag #25daysoftags2018 With the new IG algorithms using the exact hashtag is more important than ever
  • Link up your IG tag here 

NEW want another chance to win?
Subscribe, Like and Comment on my YouTube Channel when I post videos for this event!

To keep  is fair for everyone, only one comment per post please. You may however create as many tags as you would like as long as you follow the rules. The more you hop along and comment and the more you participate the more chances you have of winning! The link up is only on this post (at the bottom of the page). I will keep the link up open until one week after the event is over to give you time to finish up. The contest and linky will close December 3, 2018 at 12:00 am (EST)! Prizes will be announced on December 10th here on my blog.

October 30, 2018

Happy Fall Y'all - October '18

Time for the month's 12 Kits of Occasions! I am writing this post on the 28th of October and today we woke up to an inch of snow! I can't remember a first snowfall to happen before Halloween. It's really pretty but for me a bit too soon.

Sharron Gregory, of On Papillon Wings, was our hostess this month and she sent each of us the cutest images, die cuts and the prettiest autumn papers for her Fall and Thanksgiving themed kit. I was able to make five cards this month. With so many cute images and pretty papers I  had no problem putting my cards together and I still have lots left over to make a few more cards. Now here are my cards...




This one is for the MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge #408



Thanks for coming by today and don't forget to head over to the 12 Kits of Occasions blog to see the fabulous cards created by my teammates!


Happy Halloween for A Jillian Vance Design

Happy Tuesday!

Here we are the day before Halloween. I have a video and card up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today for this card.

Hope to see you over there!

October 22, 2018

Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop

So excited today to be one of the stops on the...

The Save the Crafty YouTuber Video hop is a celebration of cardmaking video tutorials created by a group of talented crafters of all different styles and levels. We are coming together over 5 days to give our viewers a chance to discover other amazing cardmakers and help reach monetization goals! All you have to do is watch, like the video, consider subscribing, and click the link in the video description below to hop to the next video. Let yourself be inspired! Don’t forget to comment because we have tons of prizes to give away from all these amazing sponsors...

I created a clean and simple watercolor card for the video hop. I coloured the Altenew Festive Poinsettia by first embossing the image and watercolouring with Catherine Pooler inks.

Click HERE to view my video tutorial and for your chance to win!

All of the details of the hop are over on Justine Hovey's blog HERE!

A complete list of all the supplies I used to create my card are below and on my YouTube video description!

October 18, 2018

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018 Design Teams

Mark your calendars it's almost here!

The 8th Annual 25 Day of Christmas Tags starts November 1st at 6:00 am (EST) right here on my blog! Two weeks from today!

Today I excited to introduce the Design Teams for this year. 
You will be seeing these ladies participating each day on the blog posts and commenting on your fabulous inspired by tags.

...and you will be seeing these ladies commenting on your tags that you create on Instagram with the hashtag #25DaysofTags2018

Hope you are getting excited!

October 17, 2018

Merry Rainbow Christmas | for Birch Press Design


Hi I have a fun card and video today over on the Birch Press Design Blog using the Joy and Peace clear stamp set from Birch Press Design as the main product for my card! It is time to get into high gear with my Christmas cards and this card is a perfect example of a card that you can easily mass produce.


I would love to see you say hello over on the Birch Press Design blog.

October 16, 2018

Ghostly Greetings | for A Jillian Vance Design

Happy Tuesday!

Hard to believe that we are halfway through October already! In the last few days it has been raining leaves like crazy. Mother Nature certainly has her own unique was of making the trees beautiful and then cleaning them of a their leaves in a few short weeks. However, now it's time to start breaking out the Halloween stamps and dies and make some fun and spooky cards. 

I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with this cards and details of what I used to make it! Hope to see you over there.

Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful day!

October 13, 2018

Super Star | for Jillibean Soup

Happy Saturday!

Sharing a card I made for Jillibean Soup in September that was featured on the Jillibean Soup Bean Talk Blog. I used the Super Star Stamp and Die set to create a fun shaker card using a square Insert from the Shape Shaker Series along with some papers from the 2 Cool for School collection.

A perfect masculine card for a birthday, a congratulations or just because! 

October 9, 2018

Falling for You

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you had an enjoyable holiday weekend. It was Thanksgiving here is Canada this past weekend. I had both of my kids home, my daughter is on break for a week from school and my son who was anxious to get out of the city after a busy week at the office--geeze doesn't that make him sound so grown up?? The leaves are at their peak for fall colours right now and I know that it won't last very long and they will all be on the ground.

I am over on the over on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a quick post about how I recreated the colours of fall for this card. Hope to see you over there.

Thanks for stopping by today!

October 8, 2018

Muse #286

Happy Thanksgiving!
It's time for another new challenge at Muse!

It's is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada so things are busy busy around here. Both of my kids are home for the weekend, turkey is ready to go into the oven and there are way too many sweets in the house--cookies, loaves, pies and of course chocolate. My heart is happy. For this week's Muse it seemed only fitting to make a card for the fall. I used the new Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Wreath Stamps (EH)  and Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Wreath dies (EH). It's such a beautiful and fun wreath to colour. I stamped the wreath onto a panel and coloured it with Copic markers, I also stamped and die cut some of the extra images that come with the set and added them to the wreath either flat with tape runner or adhesive dots for dimension, even the laves that fell off the wreath to the ground!


a closer look...


I can't wait to see how you are inspired this week over at Muse, thanks for dropping by!

October 3, 2018

Friend You Amaze Me

I am up on the Birch Press Design blog today with this card and video show you how I stenciled this mandala.

October 2, 2018

Thanksgiving Trio

Happy Tuesday!

Over on the A Jillian Vance Design blog I have instructions for my set of pumpkin cards for you today. With the Canadian Thanksgiving this coming weekend this trio of pumpkins is perfect for making a trio of cards for family that are coming for dinner on Sunday!

Have a lovely day!