Friday, November 30, 2012

The CottageCutz Blog Hop

Welcome CottageCutz fans!  Welcome to our blog hop!  If you arrived here from Carol's blog, you are in the right place.  If not you will want to start at the beginning, The Scrapping Cottage blog.  Be sure and leave comments for your chance to win a wonderful prize from The Scrapping Cottage.  I have 2 cards to share with you today.  My first card features the adorable CottageCutz Jolly Snowman die.  Isn't he adorable!  I am partial to snowmen, I must admit.
I used white cardstock to cut the images and colored them with my Copics.  I added liquid applique to the hats and heat set to puff it up.  Added some glitter for sparkle and sheer polka dot ribbon along with some snowflakes to finish the card.  My next card was made with the CottageCutz Mitten Time die.

I made my mittens match and added glitter to the branches and the mittens.  I think they would make a very cute mitten garland if you strung them across a layout or a longer card.  Instead of the snowflakes you could add letters to the mittens to spell a greeting.  I hope you enjoyed my projects for today.  Now you may hop on over to Cindy's blog for even more inspiration.  Thanks so much for hopping along and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, November 29, 2012

How to make a blog header for free.

Here is a link to a post I found on how to make a blog header for free.  I just did my banner with some of my Peachy Keen Gingers.  I just love those adorable gingers.  I still have lots to learn, but it's a good start.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Blog under construction..

My Blog is under construction.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

Sweet Christmas Fawn

Hello friends!  Today's card features the sweet CottageCutz Christmas Fawn and the CottageCutz Pine Tree Forest.  I am sure you know I love to make scenes and this little fawn is perfect for this cozy winter scene.  I cut the deer using kraft and white paper.  I used Vintage Photo distress ink to shade the deer and ink the edges.

I cut the Pine Tree Forest from green cardstock and inked the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  After assembly of the trees I added liquid applique and glitter, than used a heat gun to puff it up.  Glued everything in place and here is the end product.  These 2 dies are on sale along with so many others at the Scrapping Cottage Store, but it ends soon!

Get your shop on and have fun!

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday SALE at The Scrapping Cottage

Hello Everyone!  I just wanted you to know The Scrapping Cottage is having a fabulous sale.  Here is your chance to buy some of the best dies out there, in my opinion!  There are even some Peachy Keen dies on sale.  Lots of great deals!!  Check out the sale here.  Have fun shopping!  I just did!

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fall Harvest

Good morning friends!   As the holiday's approach I look forward to spending time with my family and being thankful for the blessings of love and friendships in my life.  I am truly blessed!  


For today's card I used CottageCutz Rustic Fence and CottageCutz Fall Basket of Fruit.  Nothing says Fall like a bushel of apples.  Today I will shop for Thanksgiving groceries, and apples will surely be on my list for apple pies.  Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, I hope you will reflect on the people that are important in your life and let them know they are loved.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Peachy Challenge 43

Here is my card for the new Anything Goes challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps.  I used the adorable Elf girl stamp from the newest Peachy Keen Stamp Club set!  PKSC-11.   Now if you know me at all, I generally don't like things with pointy ears, gnomes, leprechauns, etc. (Kathy even indulged me with the March 2012 Stamp Set, by leaving the pointy ears off the gnomes).   Well these elves are so ADORABLE pointy ears and all!!  I think this is my FAVORITE monthly set thus far!  Ohhhhh.... and another favorite is that the elves and reindeer are faceless!

There are several faces that come with the set or you can use faces from other sets.  I love having choices!  Kathy you are the best!!  I loved coloring this little cutie with my Copics.  So FUN!!  You can check out the Peachy Challenge HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Peachy Keen November Challenges

Here are my projects for the November release at the Peachy Keen Connection.  One was to make a tag with Peachy Keen Stamps, and one was to use snowflakes with your Peachy Keen Stamps.
I used the free set I received with qualifying purchase from the week long sale.  There's still some time before the sale ends on Monday November 12 at 6pm central standard time.

For this card I used the penguin from PK-147 Skatin' by.  I used the Small Madison Window die from Poppystamps/Memory Box.  The penguin is peeking out the window and is so excited to go play in the snow.  I used my ScorePal to create the siding.  I used the plastic from a clear envelope to create the frosty windows.  Finished with a snowflake and some ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your visits are always appreciated.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Peachy Keen Thankful Blog Hop

Good morning Peachy friends!  So glad you could join us for this fun hop!  If you have arrived here from
Samantha's blog -- , then you are in the right place.  If not you will want to start at the very beginning HERE.  Be sure and leave comments at each stop along the way for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.  You will have until Sunday to complete the hop.  Now on to my cards.

I used PK-648 Faceless Scarecrow Dolls and PK-649 Scarecrow Accessories to create this scene.  I used Copics and paper piecing to color this cutie.  The finished card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.

I used PK-023 Happy Turkey Day and PK-133 Oak Leaves and Acorn Background.  I am going to retake the photo to see if I can capture the lighting better.   Your next stop is the ever so talented and dear friend of mine, Vivienne Holden --  Have fun hopping the rest of the way and good luck to all of you!  There is a terrific sale going on now until Monday, November 12 at 6pm..  The newest release is so adorable, I hope you will check it out.  If you haven't already signed up for the monthly Stamp Club Kit, you may want to consider doing so.  I have been getting the kits every month and I just love them!  You may check out all the stamps here.
ENDS:  Monday, November 12 at 6pm CST.

Hug and smiles,

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Autumn Centerpiece

Good morning friends!  Today's card features one of my favorite Thanksgiving dies from last year.  It is the CottageCutz Autumn Centerpiece.  There are lots of possibilities with this die.  I also used the CottageCutz Oval Doily and Frame die as a platter for my table centerpiece.   Here is my card.

I used various papers and added shading with distress ink and Copics.  Hope you like it!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs and smiles.