Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia




Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 13 of the Advent Calendar Extravaganza! 

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!! Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

For my project today, I'm featuring holiday products from Concord & 9th.


I used the JOY Bundle to create my festive and colorful Christmas card. 

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Concord & 9th so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!



Saturday, December 09, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #16 - Anything Goes





Happy Saturday, crafty friends! It's time for the next Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge and this month we are going with Anything Goes! It is also release day for Concord & 9th and the products they have been sneaking over the past few days have been nothing short of amazing. They truly blow me away each and every month with their creative designs!

I LOVE the new Love You So stamp and die collection and chose to create a little something for this month's challenge using those. 



I love all of the bits and pieces included in both the stamp and die set. They truly give you so many options when creating! I started with a piece of white card-stock that was stamped using the polka dot LOVE background. I then die-cut it using the scalloped square and L-O-V-E letters. Next, I die-cut the letters again, in four different colors, before placing them inside the polka dot square. I attached that to the front of my card base, using dimensional foam, and then moved onto die-cutting the heart and leaves. To complete it, I stamped the rest of my sentiment onto black cardstock and attached that with more dimensional foam.

Thanks for stopping in today and sharing part of your day with me. I hope you will join us in this next challenge. You have until December 28th to get your Anything Goes entry in. Enjoy your weekend!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags with Concord & 9th

Hello, friends! I am super excited to be joining my lovely friend, Tracey McNeely, in her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. If you are in need of some Christmas tag ideas you must visit her blog HERE, it is jam packed with so much inspiration. All of the tags today feature products from Concord & 9th.

For my tag, I used the Sprinkles Tag die and mixed it with another one of my favorites, the Blossom die. I die cut the Blossom die five times using five different colors of cardstock...red, light pink, aqua, turquoise and green. I used the green one as my base and started filling in with the other colors to create this colorful Christmasy blossom. 

 The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the O Christmas Tree stamp set. After attaching my blossoms to the tag, I added red ribbon, white twine and a few clear sequins to give them a little sparkle.


Be sure to visit Tracey's blog so you can see all of the inspiration for today and also get all of the details on how you can enter to win some pretty great prizes!

Thanks for spending part of your day with me!

Monday, November 13, 2017

World Kindness Day with Honey Bee Stamps



Today is World Kindness Day and in celebration we have loads of kindness inspiration for you from the Honey Bee Stamps team. There is also a sale happening in honor of this special day. The Kindness Stamps and Dies are 25% off and they are also giving away four $25 Gift Certificates to the shop. All you have to do to enter is comment on the Honey Bee Stamps blog post or on their Instagram post. 


I love your kind heart is the card I created for today. It features the Kindness stamp set, along with the flowers from the Happy Fall Ya'll stamp set. I started with water-coloring a piece of watercolor paper in pinks, yellows and oranges. After that was dry, I stamped my floral images and die cut them. I also stamped and die-cut the leaves in green.

Before attaching my flowers and leaves I stamped the 'kind' for my sentiment in black ink. I then placed the flowers and leaves where I wanted them and began adhering them along the left side of my card. For my flower centers, I die-cut the circle images in the die collection and stamped them with the tiny trio of dots from Color My World. Then came the rest of my sentiment. That was stamped on pink cardstock and then attached with dimensional foam. And last, I added a few clear sequins to complete it. 

Thanks so much for visiting with me today. Be sure to pop on over to the Honey Bee Stamps blog to see what the rest of the team created for you and comment for your chance to win. 

I hope your day is filled with kindness!

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #15 - Christmas


Hey there, crafty friends! Are you ready for the next Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge? I know I am and I'm so excited about this months theme, CHRISTMAS ... the most wonderful time of the year! 

I  don't currently have any of the newer Concord & 9th Christmas sets so I had to think a little outside of the box for my card today. I mixed two different sets together, O Christmas Tree and Pineapple Perfection to create this festive card. 


I started with my white card base and used one of the polka images in the Pineapple Perfection set to create my background. The dots were stamped in black, leaving the center white for my sentiment. I chose the Merry Christmas sentiment from O Christmas Tree and stamped that in red, right in the center. 

For the floral wreath around my sentiment, I stamped and die cut the flower images in the Pineapple Perfection set. I used aqua, red and yellow for my Christmas-y color combination. I began adhering the flowers, attaching some with dimensional foam and then tucked a few die cut leaves in there as well. To finish it off, I added clear sequins to a few of the flower centers. 



Are you ready to get your Christmas on? We sure hope you are and look forward to having you join us in this months challenge. You have until November 29th to link your project and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Concord & 9th.

Happy creating!