December 31, 2018

Periwinkle Party - December '19

It's December 31st, the last day of 2018 and I'm back today with this month's installment of the 12 Kits of Occasions! Michelle Leone, Pretty Periwinkles, is our hostess for the final kit of the year and what a kit she sent out to the team. Beautiful patterned papers from DCWV called Elegant & Serene that are adorned with gorgeous rose gold foil accents. Beyond the patterned papers the kits was full of beautiful die cuts, embossed sentiments, ribbons and twine.

We have a a special post over on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog today saying farewell to two of our team members and welcoming new member Marcia Hill!

I made five cards for today and I still have lots leftover to make a few more.

Here they are all together...

Please head over the the 12 Kits of Occasions blog to have a look what the rest of my fabulous teammates have created with this month's kit!

December 18, 2018

Embossed Poinsettias > for A Jillian Vance Design

Happy Tuesday and only 7 more days until Christmas! I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a gold embossed Christmas card featuring the Poinsettia Greetings stamp and die set.

Head on over to see how simple in was to make such an elegant background!

25 Days of Christmas Tags Superstar!

Ready for the winner of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Superstar?
There were 17 people who participated every day of the event.

Congratulations Susan Renshaw!

Susan created fabulous tags for all 26 Days!

I have a prize package for you, just send me an email to THIS ADDRESS with your name, mailing address and email address and I can get your prize out to you right away.

That closes the books on year 8! Thank you once again to everyone who participated this year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 17, 2018

Sparkle Snowflake

I am up on the Birch Press Design blog today with this sparkle snowflake card using the Birch Press Issa Die! Head over to have a look at how I made it.

December 14, 2018

It's Christmas!

Hello it's Tracey here and I am the hostess for the November edition of the 12 Kits of Occasions!

As I posted at the end of November because of the Canada Post strike my kit to share with my teammates, who all happen to be in the United States, did not get to them in time to create for the last day of the month. So once the whole team received their kits we chose a new date to post and today is the day! You will be getting a double dose of the 12 Kits this month as Nancy is the hostess for December and we will be posting creations from her on December 31st! We don't have a full house participating today--the team has been busy moving, having a baby, big deadlines and lets not forget Christmas--doing life, which always comes first!

As soon as I saw the this year's 'Celebrate Christmas' collection by Echo Park I knew that it was going to be perfect for my November Kit! I included the 6 x 6 patterned papers and some of the 4" x 6" and 3" x 4" journalling cards from the collection as part of the kit. If you have a look in the Monthly Supplies tab above you will see everything that I included in the kit. This is a farmhouse style kit with lots of cute images and I hope that not only the girls on the team had fun with it but I also hope that you enjoy browsing through our creations!

I made cards with my kit this month...

Here they are all together...

Thanks for stopping in today and please head over the the 12 Kits of Occasions blog to see what the rest of the team has created!

December 12, 2018

May Your Days Be Merry and Bright

Happy Tuesday!

I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a quick and easy card using some bright and non traditional colours created with Catherine Pooler Inks.

Head over to A Jillian Vance Design to see how easy this card was to create!

December 10, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018 - Winners

Thank you once again for making this year's 25 Days of Christmas Tags the best one yet!
So many absolutely incredible tags created for your inspiration by my sponsors and guests. The 2018 - 25 Days of Christmas Tags Pinterest Board has a total of...312 Pins and 669 Followers so far!

This year's linkup is full of amazing tags created by you during the event! I can't even begin to tell you how humbled I am to see how inspired that you were.

911 tags linked up in total--wow, wow, wow!

 So many beautiful and festive tags once again this year. It would be such a shame to see all the your tags from the linkup to get buried on my blog. Please join the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Flickr group and add the tags you created for the event HERE. Such a great way to see all of the tags and be inspired in one place!

With the help of the winners have been chosen for this years event.
Prizes have been drawn from commenting on the posts on this blog during the event, the posts done for the event by my sponsors/guests and from the tags linked up following the guidelines.

****Winners you have until Monday December 17th, 12 am EST to email me HERE with the subject line to read 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018 Winner. Include your full name, mailing address, email address and the name of the prize that you have won to claim your prize! If you have not claimed your prize by then I will need to draw another name.

14 comment winners:

Cat Craig (In My Creative Opinion blog)
$50 Simon Says Stamp Gift Certificate

Teresa Doyle (In My Creative Opinion blog)
$25 Concord & 9th Gift Certificate

Bunny (Amy Kolling's blog)
$25 Reverse Confetti Gift Certificate

Cathy Lillie (Jinny Newlin's blog)
$25 Paper Sweeties Gift Certificate

TrainwithMeghan (Eloise Blue's blog)
$30 Birch Press Design Gift Certificate

Karen Letchworth
$25 Pink & Main Gift Certificate

Kirsty Vittetoe
$25 Studio Katia Gift Certificate

Lisa Elton (Kelly Griglione's blog)
$25 Winnie & Walter Gift Certificate

Julie Steed (In My Creative Opinion blog)
$20 Technique Tuesday Gift Certificate

Mac Mable (Cornelia Wenokor's blog)
Muse Christmas Visions Prize Package

Mary Holshouser (Shery Russ blog)
$25 Stamplorations Gift Certificate

Autumn Clark (In My Creative Opinion blog)
$50 Ellen Hutson Gift Certificate

Arianna Barbara (Elena Roussakis's blog)
$25 Neat & Tangled Gift Certificate

Nox (Elise Constable's blog)
$25 Lawn Fawn Gift Certificate

14 Linkup winners:

542 - Erint
$30  Altenew Gift Certificate

727 - Catherine a.
$25 Concord & 9th Gift Certificate

440 - Christine Miller
$25 Newton's Nook Gift Certificate

740 - Maureen Morton
Uniko Stamps In-stock Stamp Set

244 - Beverly Sizemore
$25 Studio Katia Gift Certificate

86 - Cat's Ink. Corporated
$25 Pretty Pink Posh Gift Certificate

675 - Sandi Pressley
$25 Stamplorations Gift Certificate

349 - Calling All Crafters!
$25 Avery Elle Gift Certificate

525 - Ek Gorman
Jillibean Soup Stamps & Dies Shape Shakers 

501 - LucyG
$25 Sunny Studio Stamps Gift Certificate

854 - Patterns galore
$20 A Jillian Vance Design Gift Certificate

341 - Karen Walker
$50 CAS-ual Friday's Gift Certificate

105 - Colleen F
$25 Lil' Inker Designs Gift Certificate

48 - Leanne S
$25 Hello Bluebird Gift Certificate

The winners of the Instahop are up on my

There is ONE more prize for this years 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018 Superstar! This special prize is for one person who participated in ALL 26 Days of the event and that the tags were made according to the contest rules! If you are one of those people link your name up here and I will randomly draw one name Friday, December 14th!

Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you everyone for participating this year! 

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous year ahead for 2019!

December 5, 2018

Tall Christmas Trees

I am up on the Birch Press Design blog today with another Christmas card using some more of the new holiday stamps and dies!

Hope you have a minute to stop over and say hello.

December 4, 2018

Clean and Simple Christmas Star

Happy Tuesday!

I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with this card and some tips on how I use clean and simple designs like this design for mass producing my Christmas cards.

Hope to see you over there, have a wonderful day!

December 2, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018 - Almost Over!

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018 Blog Hop Contest and Link-up closes in 18 hours--December 3rd at 12:00 am EST!

So far we have gorgeous and inspiring 822 entries in the 

Last years closing number was 654!
Looking forward to seeing the final count!