A Wintery Card

Happy Monday! I cannot believe it is the last day of November! This month went to fast!
Guess What!?! I was chosen as a Goddess Pick last week at Stampin’ Royalty! I am so honored and excited to be chosen! Thank you SR!
This week’s Stampin’ Royalty Challenge was to create a winter themed card.
The weather here in Idaho is sure feeling like winter and it made doing a winter themed card easy peasy for me.
This photo really does not do the card the justice it deserves. In person the colors blend so much better and the glitter on the trees is so so sparkly.  I took quite a few trying to capture it all, but alas it wasn’t happening for me today! 
At first this card was going to be a Christmas card but then I realized that the sentiment was really quite appropriate for the Season of Winter and that made me giggle! I am so goofy sometimes.
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A reason for the season

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are having a great holiday weekend. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and much food was eaten. Friday I did some Black Friday shopping with my favorite teenager and today I had a great day helping people create adorable gift packaging for the holidays.
I have a card to share with you today. This card was created for the SSInk Challenge and it is my first time participating with them. I love the mystery challenge we were given for the week. 

My card:

This stamp set is so easy to use and in my opinion has the best sentiments ever! I stamped the outline in the Stazon ink, stamped the flowers with Real Red, the petals with Pear Pizaaz and then blended each of those colors with a blender pen. I love the soft, watercolor look this set has. 
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Falling for Challenges!

Happy Hump Day friends! How are your Thanksgiving plans and prep coming? Today I was able to get the cranberry sauce made and boiled the eggs for deviled eggs. As my reward – I stamped!!
The card I designed has 2 challenges in mind. The first was the Fab Friday77 challenge. This is a new challenge for me and I love the colors we were given this week. 
The second challenge I chose was the MojoMonday challenge. I love this week’s sketch and could see it being used over and over again!
I know there are not many days left to use the beautiful colors and papers of fall so I am taking full advantage of this while I can! I knew as soon as I saw the color combo that I would use the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper.
This is my first card using the Poinsettia punch and I can already tell it is going to be a favorite of mine. I am SO excited that it will be carried over into the spring! This stamp set has been a fall favorite of mine forever and I grab it every change I get.
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Stampin’ Royalty Challenge SR#304

Hey friends! Happy Monday! Do I have a treat for you. Today I am playing along in the Stampin’ Royalty Challenge.
This one really stretched me but I absolutely love how my card turned out. The most nontraditional colors have made me just swoon.
The two shades of pink combined with the gold is just stunning to me and it something I would save for Valentine’s Day. However, this card came together for me and I think it’s elegant and works so well together. 
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Inspired by…..

Hello friends! Today I am playing along with the SSInk27 Challenge. I love design challenges and have decided this is a great way to stretch myself.
Fall is in full swing and soon it will be time to put these beautiful colors and textures away and focus on Christmas. I am happy to have a few more days to craft for fall. I wanted to make a coordinating card and gift item because I love giving away what I craft! I love this pillow box die and will miss it terribly when it retires next month!

 I did a little bit of rock and roll technique on the leaves. I wasn’t totally thrilled with them but the do look like they are turning from one color to another.
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Inspired by…..

Hello friends! Today I am playing along with the SSInk27 Challenge. I love design challenges and have decided this is a great way to stretch myself.
Fall is in full swing and soon it will be time to put these beautiful colors and textures away and focus on Christmas. I am happy to have a few more days to craft for fall. I wanted to make a coordinating card and gift item because I love giving away what I craft! I love this pillow box die and will miss it terribly when it retires next month!

 I did a little bit of rock and roll technique on the leaves. I wasn’t totally thrilled with them but the do look like they are turning from one color to another.
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November D’s Stamping Team USA Christmas

Hello everyone! Welcome to D’s Stapming Team USA Blog Hop! I am so happy to have you here, from either my very best friend Nichole’s blog or if you happen to be starting here.
I am so honored to be a guest hopper again this month. 

This month we are sharing some amazing Christmas creations. I love Christmas time and all the crafting fun to be had at this time of year. Today my project is a gift box that I created for our Team Inking Everything Christmas Party – happening right now!! At our team party every year the contents of the package are not as important as the wrap so we all try to go over the top when we can!!

This project was inspired by a box found in Becky Robert’s 12 Days of Christmas 2015. I love 3-D items so much and am always trying to find fun and creative projects to make, CASE and share! 
This box measures 5 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ when completed and is perfect for small gifts or treats.
 The glimmer paper snowflakes make a wonderful embellishment when attached to the silver cord on both sides with glue dots. I love the detail they add to this project overall.
Now – it’s time for my apology. I was in the crafting zone when I created this project and wasn’t thinking when I grabbed my favorite snowflake set to add a little design to the Designer Series Paper. Once I was finished I realized that it is a set that is no longer available for sale directly through Stampin’ Up! I am so sorry to do that to you guys! Please forgive my blogging faux pas! 
Thank you so much for stopping by today! It’s time to hop on over to Tina’s blog and she was she has for us. I would love to know what you think of my project, so please me some blog love in the comments!
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Season to Season Wreath

Have you seen this adorable wreath the we are offering right now? If not – you are going to want to check this out. It has banners for 3 fall/winter holidays and  you can easily make banners for the rest of the year as well, which is what I plan on doing!
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ICS Blog Hop – Giving Thanks

It’s the first Wednesday in November and that means another ICS Blog Hop. This month we are giving thanks – and I have so much to be thankful for! I love thinking about gratitude, and how it makes me appreciate what I have in my life.
My card this month was featured at my technique class in October and I thought it was so fitting for this fall theme. I absolutly love the color blocking look and the frame looking out onto the fall scene is adorable!
I used the white shimmer paper for the scene and I wish that you could see it better. It almost looks like frost! This card may look difficult but it was so quick and easy once the block frame was created. I think this technique can be used for any card – I hope you will try it sometime.
Now, it’s time to hop on over to Darla and her sisters blog to see what wonderful projects they have for us this month.
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Gifts for Teachers

Happy November everyone! I love this month so much. Fall leaves, pumpkin everything, Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks.  
Today’s post is one that I had meant to share a few weeks ago, and somehow it got missed. It is still fall related because we just started a new homeschool co-op this fall. I always love to give the other moms who teach my kids little treats throughout the year and this is what we started off with.
This project was inspired by a tutorial my upline created and as soon as I saw the little clipboards, I knew I had to make some of them. Are they not the cutest thing ever!!!
I packaged these back to back in a little cello bag and tied the top with some retired ribbon (oops! It was the only one I had that matched)
Thanks for stopping my today. I would love to know what you think of the project – leave me a comment! You can subscribe to the blog and never miss another post.
Have a great Monday! 

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