Saturday, December 13, 2014

25 days of Holiday Cards Day 13

Hello friends and welcome back for Day 13 of my 25 Days of Holiday Cards!

Today's card features an image from my favorite holiday sentiment release from Unity this year.

So fun and easy to create with, the kit features several sentiments to use.

Thanks for visiting today!

Have a creative day!


Friday, December 12, 2014

25 days of Holiday Cards Day 12

Welcome to Day 12 of my 25 Days of Holiday Cards.

Today's card has alot of RED. An embossed sheet of metallic cardstock layered with 3D embellies.

Created with Anna Griffin's Holiday card making kit from 2013.

No one makes a better card making kit.

Have a creative day!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello friends! Thank you for joining us for another Unity Thursday release! I hope you've enjoyed today's inspiration.

There are some exciting releases today!

New Itty Bitty's!!

Here's something I created with the new Donna Downey release. I used this month's color challenge when creating my card with this image.


Supplies: Ranger Watercolor paper, Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mustard,Chartreuse and Teal. Perfect pearls. Recollections embellishments. Misc: sequins.

Here's another one

I sprayed the color shine all over the watercolor paper and then sprayed the Perfect Pearls and used my heat tool to dry.

If you've just stopped by my blog today. Make sure you visit the other team member's blogs today.

Have a creative day!


25 days of Holiday Cards Day 11

Hello friends and welcome back! 

It's Day 11 of my 25 Days of Holiday Cards. 

Today's card features an adorable Season Snowman stamped image from Unity Stamp Co.

I love the color teal...all shades. So why not use it on a snowman card! 

Now I know you have been waiting for a giveaway so...
Leave a comment by Dec 25th at midnight and I'll choose a winner at random to receive this cute image.

{Due to shipping costs winner must have a U.S. address}

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a creative day!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying today's

Scroll down to see all of today's fabulous sponsors at the bottom of my post!

I'm thrilled to be participating in today's hop. For my coffee lovers card I used my newest stamp from one of today's sponsors, Neat &Tangled along with my go to 6x6 pad right now! 

Warm Wishes

Supplies: Stamp: Warm Wishes (Neat & Tangled) 6x6 Paper pad Hot Cocoa (American Crafts) Dies Stitched Circles (My Favorite Things) Embellie: glotter sticker Recollections 

Thanks to Amy for putting today's lovliness together!

Here's all the sponsors for today's hop! Awesomeness right?? We are so thankful for their participation!!

17Turtles Veronica Zalis Chris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle  Butterfly Reflections Ink Color Cast Designs
Create a Smile Hero Arts Kraftin' Kimmie
Kreative Kymona Latina Crafter Neat & Tangled
Newton's Nook Pickled Potpourri Designs Poppystamps
Reverse Confetti Stamp Academy Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorations SugarPea Designs Sweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way Stamps Two Paper Divas Verve Stamps
Whole Wild World Your Next Stamp Paper Smooches

25 days of Holiday Cards Day 10

Hello friends and thank you for stopping by for Day 10 of my 25 Days of Holiday cards. 

Today's card features the Shaker Shapes Snow globe die from Papertrey Ink.

For the background I stamped some snowflakes with a tonal ink that matched the cardstock and finished the look with Silver Stickles.

I used an Anna Griffin Sentiment for the inside of the globe.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have a creative day


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

25 Days of Holiday Cards: Day 9

Hello friends. 

Thank you for stopping by for another card for my 25 Days of Holiday Cards! I really appreciate you stopping by to take a peek at all of my cards so far. 

Today I framed a card base with some fun glitter tape from Darice. 

Then I stamped the Unity image, colored the bow and added a little Stickles. Simple and elegant.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's Holiday Coffee Lover's Hop! Lots of prizes and fun!

Have a creative day!


Monday, December 8, 2014

25 Days of Holiday Cards: Day 8

Hello friends! 
Thanks for joining me for another card for my 25 Days of Holiday Cards!

Today's card uses an embossing folder paired with Anna Griffin's metallic paper. 

The result is so beautiful and clean!

I used the Paper Snowflakes embossing folder, foil cardstock, Perfect Palette collection and 3D sticker by Anna Griffin. I also used my Martha Stewart Nordic Snowflake punch to layer behind the Sentiment. 

My Christmas colors this season are red, silver and kraft. I'll come up with a fun card using all those colors later in the month.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a creative day.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

25 Days of Holiday Cards: Day 7

Hello friends! Thanks for stopping by for another day of my 25 Days of Holiday cards. I hope you are enjoying the cards so far.

 For today's card I used paper and embellishments from Anna Griffin. I love using these banner sentiments for cards. They made it easy to create this card fairly quickly.

I love using organza ribbon on cards because it makes beautiful, elegant looking bows. 

How are you doing on your holiday cards? I have yet to get mine out but they are coming along.

Thanks for stopping by for today's card! 

Have a creative day!


Saturday, December 6, 2014

25 Days of Holiday Cards: Day 6

Hello friends! I love weekends, don't you? Yes we have alot of activity's this weekend but I still love that everyone is home and we get to spend some down time together. 

We got our Christmas tree yesterday afternoon and it's HUGE! For us apartment dwellers that is. It's 8 feet tall. Only problem was...we couldn't find the tree lights since we haven't had a real tree in awhile. 

So off we went to Walmart in Torrance to purchase some...that was an adventure so memorable we'll never return to that particular Walmart again. Yikes.

I picked out some LED lights, got them home and on the tree...Yep. I don't like them. So today the hunt begins in the storage locker to dig up the tree lights.

Here's the tree as it sits right now, un-decorated for now.

Now onto Day 6's card

This card was created using Anna Griffin's Christmas Baubles embossing folder. I embossed two sheets of Anna's colored cardstock and then fussy cut and heat embossed one of the sheets. Then I cut out the ornaments and paced them over the matching ones on the solid cardstock. I popped them with 3D foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by for today's card!

Have a creative day.


Friday, December 5, 2014

25 Days of holiday Cards: Day 5

Hello friends! 

Thanks for joining me for another card for my 25 Days of Holiday Cards. I hope you have enjoyed each card I have posted so far. I've already begun to receive Christmas cards in the mail. I love displaying them in my home.

Today's card was created with Anna Griffin's Christmas Kitsch cartridge.

I used a variety of Anna Griffin Perfect Palette cardstock and Christmas Kitsch patterned paper. The layers were easy to put together and I used some 3D foam to make the center pop.

Thanks for stopping by for today's card.

Have a creative day.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

25 Days of Holiday Cards: Day 4

Hello friends. 

Thanks for stopping by for Day 4 of my 25 Days of Holiday cards. Since purple is my favorite color I found a way to incorporate it into a holiday card.

This card was inspired by this one I found Pinned on Pinterest. I used the Lil Inker Starry Sky die and a sentiment from Paper Smooches.

Silver and purple is a fun combination.

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

25 Days of Holiday Cards: Day 3

Hello friends. Welcome back for Day 3 of my 25 Days of Holiday Cards! If you are stopping by for the first time scroll down for the first 2 cards and some info about this year's posts.

Today's card is great for mass producing. 

I used the Pierced Snowflake from My Favorite Things and the Sentiment is Paper Smooches. I stamped my sentiment in Silver ink from Colorbox and added bling to the center of my snowflake. What did I use for the die cut? Silver origami paper. It cuts like butter in any die and I found 30 6x6 sheets for only $1.50.

How many holiday cards have you made so far? I am working on mine still.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a creative day


Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop

Hello friends!

You should be arriving here from the My Favorite Things Blog. Thank you for making the journey to visit me today. All of this PC&S love is amazing!

I am not going to even try to hide the fact that I am biting my lower lip and have serious crocodile tears in my eyes writing this post. 

With that said I can imagine you might understand how I and my fellow cardmakers are feeling today as we pay tribute to those who made Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine something truly magical and near and dear to our hearts.

Today is about the People Who Made it

I met Susan and Cath for the first time in January at Winter CHA 2010.

My first acceptance email from Susan came in Dec 2010 for this card in  

Card Creations: Volume 9

My first project was titled Tropical Love

I remember how excited I was to finally get that acceptance email after submitting several times over the past year.

Paper Crafts magazine was the one piece of mail that would get me to stop whatever I was doing and sit down to take a look. I loved getting my issue each month and being inspired by all the hard work that went into each issue.

So in honor of all you, Jennifer, Susan, Stacy, Kerri, Holly, Matt and Melinda.

I made you a special card to say Thanks!

Thank you from my heart. I have so many thoughts swimming in my head about how I feel about each and every one of you. This seems to be the most meaningful sentiment I can offer today:

"Thank you for believing in me so I could believe in me"

With much love and appreciation,

Shemaine Smith

I will miss the Meet and Greet at CHA. Getting to know all of you and my fellow cardmakers there are memories I will never forget.

I loved this collage Susan put together that first year.

And the yearly group photo!!

Thanks for the Memories.

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