Joyful Stars Blog Hop – 12th Snowman

joyful-stars-blog-hop-badgeWelcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for December.  If you’ve arrived here from Debi’s Blog – That Might Look Good on a Card you’re on the right path.

You might find this as a surprise, but I’m a football fan!  To be specific a Seattle Seahawks football fan, so I wanted to share the 12th man snowman that I’m using for my Christmas card this year.


The B&T paper that I used is from the City Sidewalks Paper Packet – it reminds me of a bunch of little LED lights.  I then added Sapphire and Willow papers to layer behind the Snowman.  That little snowman was LOTS of fun to stamp and no fussy cutting since the Cozy Christmas has a matching thin cuts set.

If you’d like to purchase any of the Close to My Heart items I’ve featured I’d be happy to help (you can click here to go to my business page) or you can contact your own Close to My Heart Consultant.

I’ll be posting some upcoming classes in the next few weeks so make sure you follow my blog or like me on Facebook (Papercrafting Princess) to keep up to date with me.

Take a minute to leave me a comment on my card and then “hop” over to Betty’s Blog I know you’re going to love what she has for you to see.

 

Warmest Wishes – Color Dare #219

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Black, Cranberry, Lagoon, Peacock, Willow and White Daisy

Although I wasn’t a big fan of the City Sidewalks papers when I first saw them in the catalog after flipping them around I’m finding they have beautiful patterns and work quite nicely.

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I combined two stamp sets for this card…Wreath and Season of Magic along with a poinsettia that I cut using the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

 

 

City Sidewalks – Joyful Stars Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for November.  If you’ve arrived here from Jen’s Messy Studio you are on the right path.

I was honored to be asked to join the Joyful Stars blog hop so hello to all my new friends visiting for the first time.  My name is Tracey Pierce and I hail from the great state of Washington.  I’ve been a Close to My Heart consultant for over 11 years.  I hope you’ll join my “royal court” of followers by clicking on the link on the right hand sidebar of my blog.

I don’t think I’ve exactly figured out my stamping style…it just depends on my mood and what I have going on at the time.  I am a strong believer in the term CASE, however my definition is Copy and Selectively Edit.  Instead of copying a project exactly, I usually change the stamp set, or papers or both.  I love to participate in different challenge blogs and am currently on the Design Team for Color My Heart Color Dare.
I decided to share one of my favorite items from the November Happy Happy Christmas campaign.  The 5X7 hinged decor frame is a discontinued item but brought back at a deeply discounted price for this month.  With the help of the City Sidewalks papers and complements I have a cute display for some winter pictures.
 

If you’d like to purchase any of the Close to My Heart items I’ve featured I’d be happy to help (you can click here to go to my business page)  or you can contact your own Close to My Heart Consultant.

Now, make sure you “hop” over to Donna’s Dat’s My Style blog, I know you’re going to love what she has for you to see.

Thanks for stopping by…hurry back soon!

A Jar of Cheer

I remember rows of  Mason Jars in my grandma’s pantry when I was a child…now they are probably used more for decoration than for preserving fruit.  I was excited to find a “jar” as one of the containers on our new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.

This fun little 4.5 X 4.5 card is made with Kraft Cardstock and the band is from the City Sidewalks paper packet.  The White panel has been embossed with the Snowflakes Embossing folder.  All the elements from the jar were cut from the Cricut Flower Market Collection.  I love the two toned holly leaves.  I’ve used them on a couple of cards – you’ll see another one soon!

Thank you for stopping by…you can always find all the supplies that I used to make my card by visiting my webpage at www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com.  So that you don’t miss any of my other upcoming City Sidewalks artwork make sure you click on the follow me button on the sidebar of my blog.

Don’t Lose Your Mittens

I am having so much fun playing with the City Sidewalks paper packet.  It’s full of the traditional reds and greens of Christmas but there’s also some fun and festive blues.

This fun curtain fold card is one of the featured cards in my City Sidewalks class this month.  It’s such a pretty fold to feature our two-sided B&T papers.  The mittens are cut with our Cricut Artistry cartridge (p49).  They were cut in White Daisy and Crystal Blue and mounted with Thin 3D foam tape.

It’s a little difficult to see, but the B&T is layered on a panel of White Daisy which was embossed using the Snowflakes embossing folder.  I think it might be a little more visible in this close up.

Do you use embossing folders to add texture to your cards?  I think they are a quick easy way to add a little pizzazz to your cards.

Thanks for stopping by…you can purchase your any of the supplies I’ve used here by visiting my webpage www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com.