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August 30 in 30 #2

Hi!

 

I was up super early this morning and made this Christmas card, then I got busy with Sunday chores and came close to forgetting to blog it!

 

I was inspired by the color palette at Color Throwdown in making this card. I really like how it turned out!

 

 

When looking for paper with green in it, I came across this striped design in the Stampin Up Delightful Daisy DSP. Then I decided to use this fun SU set I bought last year and never inked up. The NOEL is from the coordinating die set, I thought it made a good mantel for my stockings.

 

Here is the color palette used ~

 

Have a great night!

 

Supplies~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Hang Your Stocking

Ink: Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Crumb Cake

DSP: Delightful Daisy

Other: Christmas Stocking thinlits, Basic Jewels Rhinestones

August 30 in 30 #1 – Lil Firecracker

Hello and Happy August!

 

A small group of friends is aiming for 30 projects in 30 days, not daily just at least 30 projects created by month’s end. I decided to join in since July was a bit of a letdown craft wise.

 

My first project is a layout using the new sketch from Creative Scrappers and a picture of my youngest niece. I have had a small pile of pictures sitting on my desk from last summer that I am hoping to get through this month, in addition to making cards.

 

I used one picture instead of the two shown on the sketch, most of my pile is single photos to scrapbook. I challenged myself to use some Doodlebug paper that has also been sitting around since last summer. I only had a border sticker sheet to go with them, so I pulled out a few old Creative Memories punches and some Doodlebug sprinkles to embellish my page.

 

 

I really need to work on both my niece’s and nephew’s scrapbooks since their little brother will be arriving later this month! I still haven’t scrapped their birth pictures. I tend to gravitate more towards the everyday pictures instead of the milestones. I need to change that soon!

 

Here is the sketch~

Have a great night!

 

Supplies~

CS -Bazzill

PP – Doodlebug Stars & Stripes

Other: Doodlebug border sticker sheet, Creative Memories heart and circle punches, Doodlebug sprinkles, Thickers

Last Christmas in July card

Well this month didn’t pan out quite like I hoped. I had a great first week of the month with my staycation and then I spent 3 weeks battling allergies and bronchitis. Still dealing with allergies a bit, hoping some new medicine clears things up this time!

 

I’ve mentioned before that one of my card groups does a brand swap each month and July’s brand is Impression Obsession. I made a Christmas card using an old set called Winter Cardinals. I’m entering in the current Christmas in July challenge on the Impression Obsession blog.

 

 

I did a little masking with the birdhouse and bird. Then I decided to add a second bird on top of the branch. All the images were colored with copics. I couldn’t fit a sentiment on the front, so I aded it on the inside. It is Impression Obsession die 439-J Merry Christmas.

 

 

Have a great day!

 

Supplies~

Stamps: Impression Obsession Winter Cardinals

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: SU Crumb Cake, Copic Xpress It blending card

PP: Echo Park I Love Christmas

Other: IO die 439-J Merry Christmas, SU bright enamel shapes, snowflake brads from my stash

Christmas in July 2017 #8

This is the last of my staycation cards to share. I need to make some time to craft soon!

 

I used more products that I purchased from last year’s SU Holiday catalog. The Christmas Pines set is so pretty! I paired it up with paper from Presents & Pinecone dsp pack.

 

 

Gotta get back to watching the MLB All-Star Game! One of my favorite things about baseball season!

 

Supplies~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Christmas Pines

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

CS: Mint Macaron, Whisper White

DSP: Presents & Pinecones

Other: gold baker’s twine