Saturday, November 24, 2012

Freebie Christmas Sentiments and a Sale!!


Hey there everyone!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and is still having a great holiday weekend! Did anyone take advantage of the great deals and sales everywhere??...I decided to go to Walmart on Thanksgiving night after our delicious meal and it was crazy...my first time ever participating in that kind of thing so it was very overwhelming...lol! But I did get what came in for!

Anyhooo...

I have some gorgeous Christmas freebies to share with you today! I decided to take a mini break from making my Christmas cards that I'm STILL not done with...lol. But it's okay...because I was needing some more sentiments for my Christmas cards anyways...so I have made a couple more Christmas circles sets that I think may be my fav!!

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Before I get to the freebies though, I would like to mention my sales going on through Monday night!

In my Digital sentiment shop I'm having a "Buy 2 Get 1 Free" Cyber Monday Deal!!

Sentiments By BrossArt Addiction
And in my main shop with my beaded goodies and my cards, I'm having a huge Black Friday-Cyber Monday Sale...Everything is 30% OFF until Monday night!!
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Okay....now that you've had the patience to wade through all that...you surely deserve some freebies, lol! :)
Here they are and instead of just one set to share this time, I have 2 for you!!...
Click on the image to download or click HERE!
and this one too...
Click on the image to download or click HERE!
The files are uploaded in zipped format so you will need a program like Winzip which you can download for free to extract them. If you have trouble, please leave a comment and I will try to help you. 

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them!  
All I ask is that you give credit on whatever project you may use them on. And please do not share them or claim them as your own. You may sell handmade cards with the sentiments, but you do not have permission to sell the sentiments in their original format.
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To view or purchase the full sets available in my shop, you can click on the images below!
And remember if you buy any 2 sets from now until Monday night, you get 1 FREE!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting all!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Make Your Season Bright


Hello there!

Hope you all are having a great start to your week so far! I'm usually stressed this time of the year specially with Thanksgiving in just a couple days...but I will happily not be cooking this year or having it my my house! Most of my family have moved away and the ones that are still here don't really celebrate, so we have decided to go out to eat and have someone else cook and clean up this year. I know so un-traditional, but hey, we will see how it goes and see if we start a new tradition. Besides my boys were super excited to hear we were going out to eat...I don't know if that is a good thing or bad thing....lol?!

I've been working on Christmas gifts as I usually give out at least one handmade gift from me every year...so admittedly I'm getting a little behind on my cards! But I'm back with another card to mark off my list...I'v also been making doubles for my shop, which I rarely do. I think I may have bit off more than I can chew...is that how the saying goes?...lol.


I think this may be the first time I've used black on a christmas card?...not sure if I like it...but I love how it makes the golden yellow stick out!


I was playing around with some background stamps I forgot I had and wanted to see how it would look...I masked the image and then stamped the background. I think I really love the way it looks...makes me want to add more background stamps to my Christmas list!


I used a cute little Christmas sentiment from the bargain bin Studio G stamps and embossed it with kaleidoscope powder...so sparkly and pretty! I found this satin ribbon from my stash that matched the copic colors perfectly and had to make a bow! I also made some pins...haven't made pins in awhile...so fun! And of course I had to use another one of those gorgeous snowflake ornaments from the Dollar Tree of all places! :)


Kept the inside simple as I was wanting more of a larger writing space for this one as I have someone very special in mind to send this to!


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
LAYOUT: The Sketchy Challenges -"Sketch #36"
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: Magnolia Stamps "Tilda Flying" and sentiment is from StudioG. Background stamp block from Stampendous
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers and Stamped with Memtento Tuxedo Black ink
PAPERS: All cardstock matting is DCWV and DP is from Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS:  My handmade beaded pins made with faceted Czech glass beads, All flowers from "WOC" and all other embellishments including snowflake, ribbon, rhinestones and brads are from stash
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Spellbinder's Nestabilities Labels 4 dies, EZ Bow Maker and Sewing machine
OTHER: Diamond Stickles, 3d Dimensional Foam and sparkly Kaleidoscope embossing powder

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CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

The Sketchy Challenges - "Sketch #36"
Totally Tilda - "Christmas Recipe: 2 DP, Pearls & Ribbon"
Tilda's Town - "Anything Goes"
Magnolia-licious Challenge - "Stickles and/or Glitter"
Crafty Bloggers Network - "Anything Goes Christmas"
Forever Friends - "Ribbon or Twine"
Make it Monday - "Always Anything Goes"
Victorine Originals - "Anything Christmas"
Corrosive Challenges - "Flutterby With Wings"
Dream Valley Challenges - "Anything Goes"
Glitter N Sparkle - "Lots of Layers"
Stamptacular Sunday - "Recipe Challenge"
The Crafty Pad - "Christmas"
The Squirrel and the Fox - "Anything goes"

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting all!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas


Hello everyone!

I have another Christmas card to share as promised...many more to come too! :)


Went with traditional Christmas colors and a simple layout for this one...


The image I used is from "Whimsy Stamps" (Wee Stamps)...isn't she a beauty! This is the first time I've inked her up and definitely won't be the last! She was a blast to color and I couldn't wait to sparkle up her wings...lol!


A close up of the humungo bow I've added...lol! I've use 2 different ribbons with my EZ Bow maker...the beige is wired. I usually don't like working with wired ribbon but I had lots of fun playing with this one to form the shape! :)


The inside...I didn't want to cover up the image with a sentiment on the outside, so I've added it on the inside....


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
LAYOUT: Sweet Sketch Wednesday -"Sketch #179"
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: Whimsy Stamps (Wee Stamps) "Silver Fairy" and sentiment is from StudioG
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers and Stamped with Memtento Tuxedo Black ink
PAPERS: All cardstock matting and DP is from DCWV
EMBELLISHMENTS:  All embellishments including snowflake, ribbon and brads are from stash. Gold filigree corners from "WOC"
TOOLS: EZ Bow Maker and Sewing machine
OTHER: Stardust and 3d Dimensional Foam

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CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - "Sketch #179"
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge - "Traditional Christmas Coloring"
Stampin' For The Weekend - "All Stitched Up"
Forever Friends - "Anything Goes"
Paper Crafting Journey - "Anything Goes"
ABC Christmas Challenge - "V for Vibrant Colors"
Crafts and Me - "Reds"
Flutterby Wednesdays - "Anything Goes With Fairy"
The Paper Shelter - "Fairies or Elves"
Card and Scrap - "Make a Christmas Card"
Really Reasonable Ribbon - "Winter Holiday and Ribbon"

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting all!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Merry Christmas To You!


Good Wednesday morning everyone!
I can't believe how fast time has been flying by! It seems like I'm always busy with something and sometimes find it so hard to find time to fit crafting into my schedule. I hope you all had a great Halloween! My kiddos had a blast as always and came home with a major haul of candy of which most of the chocolate went to me...LOL. My boys actually aren't big fans of chocolate so yay for me! One thing I'm happy about...I don't know about all you, but the this election is finally over!! It's been kinda disheartening to see all the bickering back and forth between friends on Facebook. Hopefully things will get back to normal now...lol.

Anyways, I've been coloring up a storm for the past week and will have lots of Christmas cards to share in the coming week starting with this one today! I think I may be a little crazy too, because I've been making duplicates as I go along so I can have some on hand to put in my shop as well as sending to loved ones! :)~

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I went with an UN-traditional color scheme this time...love the DP!


I just love this Tilda stamp, probably my fav out of my little collection I have...lol! I don't own any Magnolia Christmas themed stamps but I was in a Tilda mood...so I used what I had. I think this stamp could be used for many things including Christmas! :)


I've been playing with my Copics and this is the first time I've tried the pleated technique on the dress. I'm really happy with the way it turned out and glad I didn't have a waste bin full of scraps because I hate wasting ink...lol. I also learned I can add a little BV00 for more depth and shading. It works out really well and I found it actually makes the blending go a little more smoothly with E11 for skin.


I still have a bunch of these large snowflake ornaments left over from last year, so I've been using them for my cards as I don't really have holiday themed embellishments on hand...lol. I wish I knew where everyone was getting their smaller ones though cause I would prefer to use the smaller ones compared to these big honkers! :)~

I do have some cute little snowflake buttons though...I just cut the backs off of them. I embossed the sentiment...not sure if you can capture it in the picture?


I went with a simple inside but added some more of cute matching DP for the writing space! 


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
LAYOUT: The Sketchy Challenges -"Sketch #35"
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: Magnolia Stamps "Tilda Blowing Bubbles" and sentiment is from StudioG
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers, white opaque pen (highlights)
PAPERS: All cardstock matting and DP is from DCWV
EMBELLISHMENTS:  All embellishments including snowflake ornament, lace and satin ribbon, snowflake buttons from stash. Silver filigree corner from "WOC" and iRock jewels
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, iRock gem setting tool, EZ Bow Maker and Sewing machine
OTHER: Stardust and Icicle Stickles and 3d Dimensional Foam
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CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:
The Sketchy Challenges - "Sketch #35"
 Anything Challenge - "Anything Goes"
Bearly-Mine - "Anything Goes"
Loves Rubber Stamps -"Anything Goes"
Papertake Weekly - "Anything Goes" 
Sweet Stamps -"Christmas"
Through The Craftroom Door -"Anything Goes"
Hooked on Crafts -"Christmas no red/green"
Kaboodle Doodles -"Anything Goes"
Make it Monday - "Always Anything Goes"
Ooh La La Creations -"Christmas"
Tilda's Town - "Winter Weather"
Pile it On -"Make it Sparkle"


Thanks so much for stopping by 
and Happy Crafting!!