Saturday, September 28, 2013

Merry Monday Christmas Card Club

I'll be so ready to send my Christmas cards out early this year, thanks to the Merry Monday Christmas Card Club challenge over at Always Playing with Paper. This weeks challenge was to make a card with a snowman and I just love all the happy little snowman images that can be found. I used a really old snowman image from Primitive Blessings. I don't even know if they produce stamps anymore but their sets are some that I will hold on to for all my stamping years. They're that cute!! Anyway, here's my card for the challenge.

The background image was stamped using snowflakes from Papertrey Ink and the sentiment is from PTI as well. Thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch challenge #143

Today's card was made for the weekly sketch challenge over at the My Favorite Things blog.

I used my new Timeless stamp set and dies, which are quickly becoming my fast favorites. They can be used with almost any card style! The bird is from Easter Elements and I also used their lattice fence die cut. The banner is from Simon Says.
Thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Always Playing with Paper Challenge

Here's the next challenge from Always Playing with Paper. I really liked this color combination a lot!!

Here's the card I made using these challenge colors:

Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit

Friday, September 13, 2013

Merry Monday #74 challenge

So this is my second week joining in on the Merry Monday challenge with the folks at Always Playing with Paper. If you haven't been to their blog yet, you really must go and see all the incredible talent they've got going on over there! In the meantime, while your here, take a look at the card I created for this challenge using only GREEN, WHITE and wood.

I knew I wanted my card to have a crisp, clean look with white as my focal color. I used the Spellbinders "Poinsettia" dies and embossed the background with a wood design by cuttlebug. I added just a hint of sparkle in the center of each poinsettia using stickles.

The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink. I double stamped the sentiment first in a matching green and then again with black, stamped off once. I wanted it to have a shadowy look to it. Thanks for looking. Blessings to you~ Birgit

ADORE ~ Baby Girl

Here is my card entry for the Baby Girl challenge over at A.R.T. I enjoyed this challenge because, even though there are no baby girls to be expected in our circle of family or friends, it was fun playing with pink!

Thanks for visiting. Blessings~ Birgit

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Crafty Secrets Linky Party

The crafty gals over at Crafty Secrets blog are having their monthly linky challenge, where you have to create something using one of their products. Here is a card I made using one of their freebies they offered during the summer.

I instantly fell in love with the cheerful image and because the image was large, I didn't have to add too much else to make a pretty little card with a lovely sentiment. Thanks Crafty Secrets for always offering such beautiful images! Thanks for visiting. Blessings~ Birgit

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Always Playing With Paper Challenge

Just recently while surfing the net, I discovered the blog Always Playing with Paper home of the Merry Monday challenge. What a great way to get a head start on making my Christmas cards for this year! This weeks challenge was to use GREEN, RED and KRAFT and your choice of twine, ribbon or burlap. Here's the card I created for this challenge>

The Christmas ornaments are from My Favorite Things and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. It feels good to have begun my Merry Christmas Card making! Thanks for visiting. Blessings~ Birgit

RRR Back to School with Ribbon Challenge

This is another card I made for the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge. I just had to make another card for my other nieces and nephew as they start school as well. Here's my card for the challenge.

As you can see on this one, I didn't forget to take the picture of the three bookmarks that slip out of the little pocket I created on the front using torn scrapbook paper. (See the post below for the referred to project). They'll all have a bookmark to keep their place in whatever book they're reading. I used various ribbons I had on hand to add to the bookmarks as well as the little sentiment tag. Thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Really Reasonable Ribbon Back To School and Ribbon Challenge

So it's been a while since I've been able to participate in any challenges lately. Life has a way of taking over and has left me with little time to create. I was happy that I could join in on the challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Their challenge this month was aptly a "Back to School" challenge with of course the addition of ribbon, twine or lace of some sort. Here's my entry for the challenge.

For this card, I started with an old flashcard, library card and some other "school" things I could find. The ribbons and such are a ruler ribbon, black plaid ribbon and the green pom pom ribbon from RRR. I also added a twine bow to the underside of the button that was also from RRR. I forgot to take a picture of the library card that slides out of the pocket and says "YOU CAN DO ANYTHING!". I will be sending this card off to my niece and nephews as they start school for the year. Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit