Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Club Scrap Reunion Blog Hop

Happy (almost) New Year Club Scrap blog hoppers!  Welcome to the Reunion Bloghop.  If you arrived here from Annette's blog you are in the right place.  If you arrived here from somewhere else and would like to start at the beginning of the bloghop, go HERE to the Club Scrap blog.

I subscribe to the Club Scrap Digital Kit, the Art Nouveau StampClub Stamp Kit,  Unmounted Borders and Backgrounds Stamp, and the Embellishment Pack.  

Due to the holiday bustle I only had time to make a card for the blog hop.

The large Collection stamp and the large Borders and Background stamp are perfect for coloring with markers.  I like to stamp with black ink and then heat emboss with clear EP before I begin coloring.  It makes it easier to color inside the lines.  I used distressed markers to color with.   I love the beautiful satin flowers that came as part of the embellishment kit so I had to use one on my card.  I backed the flower with the "bubble" stamp from the Art Nouveau Stamp Set.  

Thanks for joining us on the hop!  Next up is Wendy Bellino.   If you want to go back to the beginning of the blog hop go to the Club Scrap Blog here.  

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Club Scrap Reunion Blog Hop tomorrow!

I hope you all had a nice Christmas break.  I did, enjoying out of town family.  Join me tomorrow for the Club Scrap Reunion Bloghop.  You'll be amazed at this beautiful kit.

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Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Club Scrap Holiday Blog Hop

Howdy Club Scrap Blog Hoppers.  Welcome to the Holiday Blog Hop.  If you came here from the Club Scrap blog then you are in the right place.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop the go HERE to get to the Club Scrap Blog.

Today I used both the Gnome for the Holidays and the I'll be Gnome for Christmas to make this fun banner for my fireplace.
Club Scrap, Crafty Colonel, Gnome for the Holidays, I'll be Gnome for Christmas, Banner
Here's a close-up of Mr. Gnome.
Club Scrap, Crafty Colonel, Gnome for the Holidays, Banner

And Mrs. Gnome's close-up!
Club Scrap, Crafty Colonel, I'll Be Gnome for Christmas, Banner
Mrs. Gnome is all blinged out in her Christmas best.  
It's hard to see but I red Stickled all the berries on the holly.  
Ribbon is Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Next up on the Holiday Blog Hop is Julie the "Cape Cod Scrapper."  
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Today over at the Inspired by Stamping blog we are showcasing cards with a theme of friendship.  I used the Friends Forever Stamp Set to create my friendship card.  I stamped with Archival Black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to get the crisp black lines. I added a little bit of yellow Stickle to the stamens after I colored the flower.

Inspried by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Friends Forever, Friendship card

This is just a very simple card, very flat so it is easy to mail.  I know the flag in the left corner looks blue but it really is more purple than that. That color does not photograph well for some reason. Hope your Christmas plans are going well!  

Happy Crafting!

Inspired by Stamping Friends Forever Stamp Set
Friends Forever

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Graduation Card

One of my former Girl Scouts is graduating from college this month.  She is also one of my daughter's best friends.  It does my heart good to see how all the Girl Scouts in our troop have grown up into fine young ladies.  Here's my card for the graduate!

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Butterfly Wings, Background Basics III, Graduation Card

Here's the inside - I really love this sentiment for graduates!

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Butterfly Wings, Teeny Tiny Greetings, Graduation Card

Hope you all enjoy your Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Inspired by Stamping, Butterfly Wings
Butterfly Wings

Inspired by Stamping Background Basics III Stamp Set
Background Basics III

Inspired by Stamping Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp set
Teeny Tiny Greetings

Monday, December 1, 2014

HOC End of Term Blog Hop

Hi friends!  Can you believe we've come to the end of our third term here at House of Cards?!  We are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and feel so grateful to those staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop!  
This hop will run FROM DECEMBER 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH DECEMBER 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment! 

Here's our photo inspiration~

You should have arrived here from TONI's blog.  
If you haven't, and you'd like to hop with us, please make sure you start at the
 HOUSE OF CARDS BLOG and continue through 
the whole thing for the most chances to win!  
Speaking of winning, we have some amazing sponsors!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Daydream Designs
Prize: $20 to their digital store

Deedee's Digis
Prize: Gift Card to the online store.
Eclectic Anthology
Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.

Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package with 5 Stamps

Paper Sweeties
Prize: $20 gift voucher to the shop.
Stitchy Bear
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.

 My First card uses the darling HOMESPUN HOLIDAYS Stamp Set from Paper Sweeties.

My second card uses gorgeous Aged Aqua Paper from Eclectic Anthology.

I also used one of the Free Christmas Tags from Eclectic Anthology to make this tag.

I glammed it up with red and gold Stickles and Wink of Stella on the M, C & Bow.

Now keep on hoppin'!  Your next stop is ANITA'S blog!  Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!
Happy Crafting!