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January 10, 2017

Snow Fun

Is it snowy in your neck of the woods?  It has gotten pretty cold here in the Florida panhandle/lower Alabama.  By cold I mean upper 20's lower 30's.  Our azalea bushes got very confused and started to bloom.  All of the flowers are gone now, but I have no doubt that they will be back soon.  It is supposed to be in the upper 70's by the middle of the week!

We have a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  The challenge is anything goes.  Since there is a wintry feel in the air, I went with a wintry stamp.

I used Sledging With Teddy for my card.  I just thought this duo was super adorable.  I just realized as I was typing this, that I should have added a bit of shadow to the ground!  It looks as if they are floating on the sled.  I also tried to add some shading to the blades and went too dark with my greys.  I did add silver Wink of Stella so they have some sparkle, but they are just too dark!  Lesson learned!

You have a chance to win some awesome Crafty Sentiments products for playing along.  See the badge below for more info.  Plus you can click the badge to pop over to the shop and have a look around.

I hope you will join us.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Echo Park Stitched Rectangle dies
The Paper Studio snowman brad
The Paper Studio lace
Michaels dollar bin flower, gems, and pearls
Ribbon from my stash

January 8, 2017

Birthday Wishes

Today is the day for the Rubbernecker's team to provide you with some inspiration!  I have made a birthday card using a set I picked up ages ago from the rubber stamp convention near where I used to live.  I am going to miss that now that I am not living there any longer.

I used Candles for my project and masked them to make a group.  The background stamp is called Heart Panel and the sentiment is from the Floral Silhouette stamp set.  But it looks like after the store revamp, both have been discontinued. =(  The candles were colored with Copic markers with a little clear Wink of Stella on the flame and I used my new die set to cut them out. Love these stitched dies!  Don't forget to pop over to the blog and check out the rest of the other team member's projects.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Echo Park Stitched Rectangles dies
Bead Design In Bloom gems
The Paper Studio gemstone flowers
The Ribbon Girl ribbon
Stampin' Up! Bitty Banners dies
Flower from my stash

January 6, 2017


Welcome back Rubbernecker fans.  I hope you survived your holidays and you had a wonderful time with friends and family.  Our daughter wasn't able to be with us for Christmas for the first time in her life, but we were able to take advantage of technology and opened presents with her over a video call.  =)

I had a completely different color combo in mind for this.  I was going to go with white on plum, but the embossing powder I bought, labeled snow, was silver when heated!!  I am not sure where that snow is located, but it certainly wasn't what I had in mind.   Luckily, I bought another embossing powder while I was at the store and this color combo came to be.  Wild Garden Frame was wet embossed with champagne embossing powder.  The sentiment came from the Garden Silhouette stamp set.  The one I used has been retired, but you can find another version here.

Rubbernecker Stamps will start doing challenges soon.  Be sure to check back on the blog for more information.  You will have the chance to win Rubbernecker Stamps prizes!  I am sure you will be excited!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Echo Park Stitched Circle dies
LifeStyle Crafts Nested Scallop Circle Dies
Recollections gems
Recollections embossing powder
lace and flower from my stash

Frosty Kisses

Woo Woo!  It is the first Friday of the month and you know what that means!!  It is new release day at Sami Stamps!  You will love the releases for this month!  I just know it!  I don't have a watermarked panel to show you so you will just have to pop over to the blog and see for yourself.  The first Friday also means new challenge and this month our challenge to you is to add some sparkle.  Be sure to use a Sami Stamps image to be eligible to enter.

The release this month is called Snowman Friends and should be available now in the shop.  They are all super cute!  Why not pop over to the blog and check out what my teamies came up with.  Their projects are all so awesome!  This was colored with Copic markers, cut out using the Silhouette and her wings have clear Wink of Stella on them. You might think that I printed the sentiment from my computer, but I actually have a stamp that says "frosty kisses"!  I got it a a rubber stamp expo near my house from Endless Creations.  I forgot about it and was I excited to see it!

You have the chance to win Sami Stamps images for playing along.  First place wins a $12 gift certificate and second place gets $8!  Why not give it a shot?!  I hope to see your sparkly creation!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Echo Park Stitched Rectangle dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
La La Land Crafts Heart Banner Die
Stampin' Up! Bitty Banners dies
Jolee's Boutique glitter snowflakes
I Am Roses flower
Michaels dollar bin gems
Ribbon from my stash

January 5, 2017

Warm Hands...

This week at Creative Knockouts we have an anything goes challenge for you.  A great way to get back into the swing of things after the holidays.  When I am chilly, I love to warm my hands on a good cup of coffee! So using Warm Hands Warm Heart by All Dressed Up Stamps makes sense!

I also love using pink and brown together!  This little cutie was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  The sentiment comes with the stamp.

This week All Dressed Up Stamps is our sponsor and you have a chance to win 2 images from the shop.  Just click on the badge below to start your wish list.

I hope you will come join us!

Card measures approx 5" in diameter
LifeStyle Crafts Nesting Doily Circles
Echo Park Stitched Circle dies
Recollections pearls
Flowers and ribbon from my stash

January 4, 2017

Winter Friends

Good morning and welcome back to a new year of challenges at the Crafty Gals Corner.  Things are going to be a touch different this year.  We have split into two teams with one team creating a weekly project and the other creating bi-weekly.  I am in the bi-weekly category so will only bring you a new Crafty Gals project every other week.  I have had to admit that I just can't do it all!  I have tried and it was exhausting.  This was an awesome compromise for me.  The challenge this week is to use something new.  I am sure you all got some crafty haul over the holidays and we want to see you use it!

I used Season's Tweetings from Wink Wink Ink.  I hadn't seen this stamp company yet and I am so in love!  This sweet snowman and his little birdy friend made me smile.  However, his hat had a sprig of holly on it!  Since Christmas has past, I used one of my new snowflake stickers to cover it up!  I also used a new stitched die set from Echo Park.  I have wanted some stitched dies forever and I finally got them!  I guess the snowflake mat would be new too since I created on my Silhouette by welding 6 different snowflake cuts with a circle.  I used some gorgeous glitter cardstock so it has so much sparkle in real life!

We have two fabulous sponsors for you this week.  Click the badges below to shop til you drop!

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Prize of 2 digital stamps


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We want to see your new, fabulous stash, so get it out and get to work!

Card measures 5" x 5"
Jolee's Boutique snowflake stickers
Echo Park Stitched Circle dies
I Am Roses flower
Michaels dollar bin gems
Lace and Ribbon from my stash

January 1, 2017

Happy Anything!

Happy Anything is the theme for this month's challenge at Fabrika Fantasy.  You don't have to use a Fabrika Fantasy stamp, but there is always a special prize given from those who do use one.

I used Happy Chipmunk for my project and even though it wasn't intended, the color combo came out a little masculine.  I guess I can put that in the "for a boy" pile!  The little chipmunk was colored with Copic markers and cut out by hand.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Slang Gang set.

I hope you will come play along with us.  Happy Anything is just about as good as anything goes!

Card measures 4.25' x 5.5"
Spellbinders Decorative Labels One
La La Land Crafts Heart Banner die
Spritz burlap ribbon
Buttons, ribbon, and flower from my stash