Let’s get our merry on.

Hi everyone! Well, can you believe we’re officially into October?! This month is super awesome for me because I’m officially retired! Woo-hoo! I’ve worked a long time to get to this point, lol! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #27 – October Anything Christmas Goes! I created a fun Christmas card to add to my stash. I sure do love me some Tim Holtz Crazy Cats and Paper Smooches!


This is a super simple design. I colored the stamped and die cut images with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, and placed them on the ground created with plaid paper across the bottom of the card base. I then stamped the Paper Smooches sentiment and added a few tiny gemstones, and voila, we have a card! ;)


I kept the inside super simple also, just adding plaid paper across the bottom and stamping another Paper Smooches sentiment from the same stamp set.


And one more look… I’m so smitten! This guy is super adorable! ;)


Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #43 – Anything Goes
2. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #125 – Anything Goes
3. A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: October Anything Goes
4. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10-2020 – Anything Goes
5. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
6. Moving Along With The Times: October Challenge – Animals or Birds
7. QKR Stampede: #405 – Anything Goes
8. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
9. The Crafter’s Cafe: #252 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps/Dies: Tim Holtz Crazy Cats and Crazy Things rubber stamps and dies sets; Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- BG5, BG6, DR5, GB6, JG5; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Darice green gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Let’s get our merry on.

** 6/7/17 Top 3 at Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges! **

Hello, crafty friends! Happy June 1st – it’s unreal that May is behind us already! A new challenge is launching this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog. You’ll remember that all of our challenges are Anything Goes and there’s always an optional twist there to inspire you. I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #2 – Anything Goes with optional twist of Stamping! If you play the twist with us this month, please use rubber or clear stamps!

I’ve had the Stampers Anonymous Crazy Dogs, Crazy Cats and Crazy Things (all with coordinating dies) for months now and have only used the Crazy Dogs stamps and dies once. So I got out the Crazy Cats and Crazy Things stamps and dies to create a fun CAS card for this challenge. The front and inside sentiments and the stars are from the Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set. SO much fun!


We have five fur babies so I really enjoyed using this set. Picking out the necktie and Santa hat for these guys was a major part of the fun. None of ours would tolerate any clothing or hats so I had to live vicariously through these comical stamped images, lol!


I decorated the inside with strips of the same paper used on the front, stamped a sentiment, and added a stamped and die cut candy cane with a few stars.


Would love to enter this fun card in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #45 – Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: May Challenge – Anything Christmas
Classic Design Team Open Challenge: #15 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #125 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra: June Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #88 – Include an Animal
Die Cuttin’ Divas: #319 – Anything Goes
Fab ‘N’ Funky: #353 – Christmas
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #164 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1722 – Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #92 – 4 or More Legs
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog: Feline Fine Challenge
Winter Wonderland: Hats and/or Scarves
Word Art Wednesday: #284/285 – Anything Goes

Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock scrap, Stampin’ Up! Warmth & Cheer DSP stack
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Crazy Cats and Crazy Things stamp sets, Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate ink; SN- IG4, TN4, DR2, LG5, JG1, Crystal Clear Shimmer
Dies/Punches: Stampers Anonymous Crazy Cats and Crazy Things dies
Accessories:  Marvy Snow marker

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have found a little inspiration to enter a project into our challenge this month… anything goes with or without stamping – your choice! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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