Friday, November 28, 2014

Ornamental (Icy) with Tamara Dixon

Happy Friday! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

The month of November is quickly drawing to an end, and with it, our time of having the talented Tamara Dixon as our Guest Designer. For today's post, Tamara created a glorious card using the "Ornamental Icy" set. For the front of the card, she layered the patterned papers from this set with white cardstock by Bazzill and glittered cardstock by DCWV. The metallic cardstock makes the blues in the papers stand out so well, and gives this a rich and elegant feel! Tamara shaped the image piece using circle dies by Spellbinders, and then sponged some Memento London Fog ink around the ornament to make it stand out. Some silver Wink of Stella along with carefully-placed rhinestones were added to give the ornament dimension and sparkle. Tamara then added a darling bow to the top of the ornament to bring it to life. To create this little bow, she took a piece of cream-colored ribbon by Really Reasonable Ribbon and dyed it using "Tumbled Glass" by Tim Holtz so that it would match the other blues in this card. Talk about detailed work! Here's a close-up of the ornament. Isn't this elegant?!? I wish that I had one for my Christmas tree!

As beautiful as the front of the card is, check out the inside!!! This is what is called a double tri-shutter card, and Tamara says that this is only her second attempt at making one. My goodness, this is amazing, don't you think? Whoever receives this beauty is blessed indeed!

Now I mentioned that our time with Tamara as our Guest Designer is coming to a close. But guess what? She has graciously agreed to join our team as a permanent member! What a blessing. :-) I look forward to being able to share more of her work with you in the months to come. If you just can't wait to see more of Tamara's designs, please do visit her gallery at Splitcoast Stampers. Thanks so much, Tamara, for a wonderful month of inspiration!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Week 4 at Outlawz Challenge

The last Wednesday of the month so it is the last Outlawz Sketch Challenge for November! If you haven't played along I hope you can find some craft time and join in on the fun. For playing there is a chance to win a $10.00 gift code to the store!

Carol and I were both inspired by the sketch in similar ways...we rotated the sketch! How will the sketch inspire you?

The final Guest DT spot for November will be posted later so come back for more inspiration from Tamara.
Hope you have a wonderful relaxed and blessed Thanksgiving Day tomorrow! 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Last Week of November Challenge!

It's the last week to join in our November Digi of the Month challenge! If you haven't made or submitted your project yet, please remember to link up to the challenge post by Sunday evening. I'll be sending out the December set and posting the new challenge first thing on Monday. Remember, if you participate in the challenge by the deadline, the next set is totally FREE! If you didn't receive the November set for free by playing along last month, you can still get it in our shop for just 65 cents right now due to our Customer Appreciation Sale prices. That's right -- just 65 cents for 3 images in both outline and color format, plus sentiments and even printable papers! Now here's a last bit of creative inspiration from our team to help you think on what you might make. Happy crafting! :-)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

So Very Thankful (Inspiration & Sale)

Yes, I say it a lot, but this time of year is so wonderful! Not only are the seasons changing so splendidly, but we get special days just dedicated to being thankful for our many blessings! I truly believe that gratitude, for the little things and big things and everything in between, is key to a happy life. So in case I don't say it enough, thank you to all of you! Without your patronage, we wouldn't be here. As a token of appreciation, we've set up a little "Customer Appreciation Sale" at the shop for you this week. All digi sets (including the Digi of the Month!) are discounted 50% through Monday, December 1st at the shop. No coupons are needed -- the prices have been adjusted throughout the shop for you already. Enjoy, and again, thank you so much!

Now our Design Team has been doing a lot of crafting in anticipation of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday this week! Here are just a few of the amazing projects of gratitude that they have made lately. I am so thankful for all that they do to share word of our little shop, and to inspire you all.