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June Keeping Christmas Blog Hop

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Hi friends! It's the 25th of the month and that means it's time to join my crafty friends once again as we share Christmas inspirations along our Keeping Christmas Blog Hop. If you're just popping in, the hop starts over at Kelly's blog. If you came from Claire Broadwater's blog, then you're right on track! 😊

The purpose of this little hop is to share Christmas inspiration and get a jump start on our 2019 Christmas projects so we're not slammed come December! Hard to believe we're already half way through the year!

As I was pondering what to create this month, I came across a loose sheet of designer paper from the Lost & Found Christmas collection from many moons ago in my Christmas bin and fell in love with the bird and wreath design in the paper. So I decided to start with that as my inspiration and create a vintage style Christmas card (my favorite kind to create).

As I sorted through stamp sets, the O Holy Night set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps caught my eye, and I just had to use these lyrics as the focal point of my card.  I embossed the stamp onto a die cut tag of designer paper, then sponged with antique linen and ground espresso distress oxides.

I wanted something more for the card, so decided to stamp and color one of the beautiful flowers from the Christmas Botanicals set. I colored with Copic markers and then added some sparkle to the image with Emerald City Inklingz and Christmas Cheer Shimmerz. Love that sparkle! Another coordinating strip of paper down the side, accented with a string of rhinestones finished things off.

Hope this fun little card has inspired you! For more eye candy and inspiration, head on over to the next stop on the hop... Kim Heggins!
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Count it All Joy

Monday, June 24, 2019
Hi friends, I'm popping in today to share this *almost* one layer card I made with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

I just love silhouette images, and SNSS has a ton of them, including the gorgeous Nature Silhouettes 1 that I used on this card! I really wanted to do a summery night sky with a field of wildflowers, so I pulled out a few Distress Oxides to blend a background.  I used stormy sky, chipped sapphire and faded jeans to blend the sky. Then I stamped the silhouette wildflowers in black hybrid ink across the bottom of the panel.

For a starry sky, I splattered on white paint, black acrylic ink and some pewter glimmer metallic inks. I love how the pewter really picks up the light and gives a nice depth with the the white paint. It's one of my favorite things to splatter with right now! 😀

The sentiment is from the Life & Lemons set and I LOVE it! I think I could put this sentiment on every card from here to eternity and never tire of it! Such a wonderful reminder to count your blessings instead of your woes. Here I decided to make it my moon, shining bright in the dark sky.  I cut it out with a circle die cut, then sponged with first squeezed lemonade and mustard seed distress oxide for a little more depth.

I finished off the card with a white card base. So simple and quick, but I love how it turned out! Quick enough that both of my boys stayed interested and engaged while I was making it. It was the first time they really showed any interest in watching me stamp!

In other news, I'm so honored to be the Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers this week! The challenge is to CASE a card (use the card as inspiration, but change at least 2 things to make it your own) from my SCS gallery and upload it to SCS with keyword FS646. I'd love it if you'd play along. Challenge details can be found here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Count it all joy, my friends! Hope you have a joyful start to your week.

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