Friday, November 17, 2017

#TGIFC134 - Gratitude Challenge

Good morning...and happy Friday!  I'm back...with something lovely for this week's TGIF Challenge!

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 It's #TGIFC134...and it's a Gratitude Challenge!

https://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/11/tgifc134-its-theme-week-at-tgif.html


Click the image above to go to the TGIF Challenges blog for all the details.  You'll be able to see what the TGIF designers have shared to inspire you...and you'll be able to see what other challengers have created, too!  But first...here's my Gratitude Challenge project!


Yes...it's a spoon...etched with one of my favorite all time words...thankful.  I think there are so many things to be grateful for year round...but I love Thanksgiving...a time to set other things aside and focus on gratitude, on blessings and on being thankful.

For many years I cooked the Thanksgiving meal.  I'd take off from work and spend three whole days cooking everything from scratch...all the way down to homemade bread and chicken stock for the stuffing!  Yep...kinda crazy...and I LOVED it...but at a certain point it became a bit overwhelming.  So...we started eating at a restaurant...which was good...but there's nothing like a home cooked Thanksgiving meal.  This year, I'm thankful that we'll be cooking at home with family again.   And I'm not cooking...which I'm also thankful for.  When we're the holiday guests I like to share something with the host.  I was out and about and found this spoon...and I knew it would be the perfect Thanksgiving hostess gift.  It already says exactly what I know I'll be feeling about sharing the day.  So I picked it up...and added a simple tag.  And it's simple and perfect!


How will YOU be inspired by this week's Gratitude Challenge?  You'll find the link to add your own project at the #TGIFC134 Challenge page HERE.  I can't wait to see what you create!


Have an amazing day!

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop...a super fun hop where I'm lucky to get to work with some fancy friends...who also happen to be past or current Stampin' Up! Artisans!  On the last Friday of each month we hop with a new challenge...and this month the challenge is a Sketch Challenge!


So...here's our amazing sketch...


and here's what I was inspired to create!  


There's so much I want to say about this card!  First...the sketch...so versatile and perfect!  And then....the little lady.  I love her...and in another life that's what I'd look like while I'm preparing for a family Christmas morning together.  Elegant...perfectly put together...and so full of the holiday spirit.  Yep...another life.  Ha! 

And then...I can't forget to talk about the brand spanking new Stampin' Blends I've used to color here.  Honestly...I prefer not to color.  I'm a stamp on colored cardstock or easy watercolor kind of stamper.  Until now.  I am smitten with the Blends..and I was able to easily complete the look I was looking for with just a few markers.  From here on out I'll be saying I used to prefer not to color!  

Finally...in all of little lady's elegance I see her in a home in the country...and so...I chose Crumb Cake Cardstock for the card's base...and I added other tiny touches of country with Linen Thread and wood Hearts and Stars Elements.  


Thank you so much for stopping by for the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!  I hope you're inspired to create something fabulous with our awesome sketch...and I'd LOVE to see it!  So...post it, using #fancyfridaybloghop when you share it...and let me or one of my fancy friends know!

And now...hop over to my see what my talented, fancy friend Cindy has to share!

http://dzinesbymeg.typepad.com/dzines_by_meg/2017/07/july-ff.html

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Color Me Happy - Stampin' Blends!


Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity!  Meet Stampin' Blends...artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stamipn' Up! colors.   See for yourself!


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  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.







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Friday, November 3, 2017

#TGIFC132 - Color Challenge

Good morning...and happy Friday!  I'm back...with something lovely for this week's TGIF Challenge!

http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/


 It's #TGIFC132...and it's a Color Challenge!

https://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/11/tgifc132-color-combo-so-neutral-sahara.html

Click the image above to go to the TGIF Challenges blog for all the details.  You'll be able to see what the TGIF designers have shared to inspire you...and you'll be able to see what other challengers have created, too!  But first...here's my Color Challenge project!




How will YOU be inspired by this week's Color Challenge?  You'll find the link to add your own project at the #TGIFC132 Challenge page HERE.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Have an amazing day!

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

OSAT Blog Hop - Winter Holiday

Good morning...and happy Thursday!  I'm back to hop with the fabulous One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop...and this month's theme is all about the Winter Holiday season! 






Thanks for hopping with us today...and now...click on over to see what my crafty friend Melissa has for you!  It's sure to be something wonderful!

https://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/2017/10/osat-blog-hop-winter-holiday.html

And just in case you're looking for it...here's the full list of hop links.  Enjoy!

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