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Fancy Friday – Winter White

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Welcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop!  Our team is a group of stampers who love to make beautiful things.  Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy!  If you hopped over from the amazing Allison, welcome to the next stop.  For December, we are bringing out our winter white – projects that are white and one neutral.

I chose to use gold as my neutral and pull out some sparkle.  I will admit that there is no way to get a picture of all the shimmer on this card.  Believe me, I tried.  So please trust when I tell you that it is a stunner in person.  I started with a base of Shimmery White card stock.  The subtle sparkle in this is so elegant.  I used my Merry Tags framelits and cut the front ornament from the Shimmer White too.  Then I cut the backing piece from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Yep….it is a wow!  I added a gold embossed sentiment from Holly Jolly Greetings and some pretty elements that I had left over from my Stitched with Cheer card kit.  The gold twine and the gold “pearl” are so pretty with the embossing.

I tried here to capture all the shine but, well, I only sort of got it.  But you get the point.  Just try combining these elements and you will pat yourself on the back!  *smile*

Fancy-Friday-08Now for the rest of the hop!  I’m telling you….this team is the most talented group.  You will be happy you hopped!  Now off to my dear friend Jeanna Bohanon.  As always, she has created something fabulous!

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Stamp:  Holly Jolly Greetings; Ink:  Versamark; Paper:  Shimmery White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper; Accessories:  Big Shot, Merry Tags Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Stitched With Cheer Card Kit, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool

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Freshly Made Sketches #267

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Guess what??  I get to be the sketch hostess over at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  I’m pretty excited about this one because I think everyone will be able to find fun ways to use it.  I first designed it as a panel to have colored images but then I realized it was great for DSP or sentiments too.

I went the sentiment route and springboard off my Fancy Friday card from a few weeks ago.  I had one extra stitched star from the Stitched with Cheer kit and thoughts it would be good to use it here.  To get the coordinating plaid on the bottom of the chalkboard panel, I cut a piece from the envelope insert.  It will be tucked down in the envelope so no one will know it is missing.  The sentiment comes from the same set as yesterday’s card (Santa’s Gifts).  I think it is going to stay a go-to for me as I finish up my cards.  I added the striped embossing on Kraft card stock to give a little more texture and the gems come from the kit.

I hope you are having a great week so far.  After seeing all that the design team has done to inspire this week, I just know the gallery will be fabulous.  I hope you will sneak down to your craft rooms and take a little time to create!  Back on Friday for this month’s Fancy Friday.  See you then!

Supplies:

Stamp:  Santa’s Gifts (SU ret); Ink:  Craft White; Paper:  Basic Black; Accessories:  Stitched With Cheer Card Kit, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Sponges, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Stylish Stripes EF (ret)

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Freshly Made Sketches #266

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So it is officially crunch time.  I am working like mad on Christmas cards and, somehow, I’m still behind.  Thank goodness for this great sketch from Amy over at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  I was able to put this together quickly and keep plugging away at my to-do list!

I started with the Stitched with Cheer Card Kit from the Holiday Catalog and modified it just a little.  I took one of the trees and stitched it up per the directions (except did not attach) and that took about a minute.  Really.  The sewing adds a lot but not very much time!  I cut a panel from Kraft card stock and heat embossed this sentiment from WPlus9 using Versamark ink and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  The gold doily is from the kit as is the card base.  Even the matching envelope was all ready for me to put together.  This kit is a huge time saver!!  The cards are cute as is but also fun to change with small modifications to personalize them.

Ok….back out on the road this week.  Let me know if you’ll be flying on United for your holiday travels and look for me if you are!!  I hope you have a fabulous day!

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Stamp:  Drummer Boy (WPlus9); Ink:  Versamark; Paper:  Kraft; Accessories:  Stitched With Cheer Card Kit, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

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Fancy Friday – Holiday Inspiration

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Jen Timko - FF Nov - Plaid ChristmasWelcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop!  Our team is a group of stampers who love to make beautiful things.  Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy!  If you hopped over from my friend Cindy, welcome to the next stop.  For November, we have an inspiration challenge!  And what inspiration it is!

Nov FF InspirationThere are so many beautiful elements in these photos to draw from!  I decided to pull the plaid, the kraft/burlap and the chalkboard style wrapping paper into a card.  I started with the Stitched with Cheer kit from Stampin’ Up’s Holiday Catalog and then put a spin on it.  That is one of the best parts of kits.  If you are pressed for time, the kits are perfect just as they are!  If you are like me and have a hard time making multiples of things, the kit allows for personalization.  In this case, I just did a mix and match.  I pulled the star and two of the kraft banners along with the kraft base.  The stitching on the star is super quick and the metallic thread in the kit is gorgeous!  I adhered the two banners together and the seam is hidden behind the star.  I pulled out a piece of Basic Black card stock and cut it to 3-3/4″ x 5″.  I stamped this sentiment from Wondrous Wreath (it is a favorite of mine) with Craft White and then embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then I sponged on a tiny bit more of the Craft White to give the chalkboard feel.  Gold, red and white “pearls” are in the kit.  I did use at least one that was from a previous kit (but I can’t remember because I was playing with them for so long, haha).  But that is just me being me.  Use the ones from the kit and keep it simple!  If you have the sentiment set that goes with the kit, most of them would work here too.  So to make this the only non-kit items you need are black card stock and the white ink/embossing powder.  Jen Timko - FF Nov - Plaid Christmas

Fancy-Friday-08You are going to love all that the team has to share this month!  How lucky I am to be a part of this  Fancy Friday team.  We have another new face joining us this month….the lovely Susan Wong.  You know her work, I’m sure!  No more delay!  On with the hop.  The extraordinary Cathy Caines is next up.  You already know you will be wow’d!

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Stamp:  Wondrous Wreath; Ink:  Craft White; Paper:  Basic Black; Accessories:  Stitched With Cheer Card Kit, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Sponges, Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #261

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fms261-deck-the-hallsToday is Freshly Made Sketches day and I have some fun for you!  They sweet and oh so talented Cindy Hall is our hostess and she has created an instant classic for us to use this week!

A little while ago, I was lucky enough to have a layover in Dallas-Ft. Worth and got to spend a whole day with the lovely Bev Gerard.  She is even nicer in person that she is over at Splitcoaststampers (almost impossible to believe!!).  She and her dear husband came over to whisk me away from a long boring layover hotel and straight into her amazing stamp room.  I sat there in awe and we even did a little bit of stamping.  One of the things I brought home was this stamped image from Merry Mice and I knew I wanted to color him for The 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I posted a closeup of him yesterday on Instagram and you can see the sparkle in his little sweater and on the ornament!  I used my Zig Clean Color pens for coloring and then added some Wink of Stella to add some shimmer.  The image was stamped on Fabriano Watercolor Paper which happens to be a nice color match for Shimmery White card stock from SU.  So that is what I used as a base.  The sparkle from the Stella is also a nice complement to the shimmer from the base.  I added a Cherry Cobbler layer and a Bermuda Bay embossed layer across the card.  Isn’t this mouse just the cutest???  I love him so much!  If you do too, you are in luck.  He is on sale right now for a 25%  discount!!  It is our lucky day!

fms-final-261-001Just a reminder that this is post 1 of 2 today.  I’m back in a little while with a beautiful inspiration challenge from The Card Concept.  Please make sure you go check out that FMS team’s work this week and let them know how much you appreciate their work!  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Merry Mice; Ink: Zig Clean Color Pens, SU Archival Black; Paper: Fabriano Watercolor, Cherry Cobbler, Bermuda Bay; Accessories:  Zig BrusH2O, Big Shot, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (ret), Dimensionals, Wink of StellaSignature 2016 - 1

Fancy Friday – Merry Tags Partial Die Cut

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Jen Timko - Merry Tags Partial Die Cut TechniqueWelcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop!  Our team is a group of stampers who love to make beautiful things.  Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy!  If you hopped over from the lovely and talented Connie, welcome to the next stop.  For October, our theme is a Technique challenge!  I love a good technique and I thought it would be fun to revisit the Partial Die Cut Technique.

So I debated whether I should do this as a shaker card or using DSP and I finally decided to show you both!!  They each have their wow and I can totally see you being able to go crazy with ideas on them.  To keep it simple, I created a video tutorial for you on the shaker card.

If you are having trouble seeing it in your email, you can click HERE!

Just a few of the details to add in from the video.  The DSP in the background on the deer and tree tag is from the Floral Boutique pack.  Just remember your paper doesn’t have to be “holiday” to work perfectly.  And you could totally use some Glimmer Paper for a wow effect!  DSP on the bottom panel or textures like the Softly Falling Embossing Folder will change the look and allow for fun variations.  I’m really hoping you’ll share your versions with me!!

Fancy-Friday-08I think you are going to jump for joy as you hop around this month!  You know these stampers are simply going to wow you!!  And speaking of wow, I get the privilege of introducing a new member of our Fancy Friday team.  The amazing Sue Plote has agree to join us.  Her work is extraordinary and we are thrilled to have her along.  Have fun on the hop!

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Stamp:  Holly Jolly Greetings; Ink:  Versamark, Night of Navy; Paper:  Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White, Floral Boutique DSP; Accessories:  Big Shot, Merry Tags Framelits, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh – Concord and 9th Birthday Mix), Window Sheet, Die Brush, Stampin’ Trimmer, Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, Foam Adhesive Strips

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Freshly Made Sketches #259

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Jen Timko - FMS259Happy middle of the week to you!  Today is one of my double post days so make sure you keep an eye out for my card for The Card Concept too.  For Freshly Made Sketches, our sketch hostess this week is the witty and talented Linda Callahan.  I just love the interesting layers behind the circle for the sketch.  Such a simple detail but fantastic.

I pulled out (again) my new Merry Tags dies and the coordinating Merriest Wishes stamp set.  I used Thick Whisper White and Silver Glimmer Paper with the dies.  So nice that there is a plain ornament that is designed to go behind the detailed ornament.  Super easy to put together.  I cut the panels behind in the same glimmer paper and added some Silver Baker’s Twine to finish the little tag.  Pretty and super fast to put together.  The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with Silver Stampin Emboss Powder.  I was also inspired by the Falliday Fest challenge over at Splitcoaststampers, FF16Stampingcrazy, which is Snow Much Glitter!  Hope you will find a challenge that inspires you and join in!!

fms-final-259-001I hope you enjoy this card.  I am starting to make a little progress in my holiday card stash but a long way to go.  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Merriest Wishes; Ink:  Versarmark; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper; Accessories:  Big Shot, Merry Tags Dies, Heat Tool, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Silver Baker’s Twine

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Freshly Made Sketches #258

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fms258-merry-everythingAre you ready for Freshly Made Sketches this week??  I know I certainly was!  Totally needed something to kick my mojo in gear!!  I’m not sure why exactly but the last few weeks have been a scheduling mess at my house and my stamps sat collecting dust.  It was good to sit down yesterday with a sketch and see what happened.  The amazing Rita gave us some layers this week but not too many.  Just enough to make it interesting!

The only thing I knew when I sat down was that I wanted to use the “negative” of the Merry Tags dies and this tree in particular.  The actual die is an ornament with the tree cut from the middle (totally awesome tag!).  So I ran the die through with some Bermuda Bay card stock.  Once it was cut, I put the little pieces back into the ornament and covered the whole front with Glad Press and Seal (Just a small square).  This effectively holds the little pieced in place so you can flip it over and add glue without all the little pieces running away on you.  (No, I’m totally not the first person to come up with this.  First saw it from Jennifer McGuire but others have shown it perfectly too.)  I added my adhesive to the back of the tree elements the then put the whole thing down onto Thick Whisper White card stock.  Then just pull away the Press and Seal and the ornament piece and you are left with the tree perfectly placed.  YAY!!!!  Then I pulled out some retired stuff because seriously, I need to use it!!  The sentiment is from the Jingle All The Way stamp set (retired, last year’s Holiday Catty).  I just straightened it a bit before stamping to make it work for the sketch.  The Real Red striped DSP and the button are from previous holiday offerings as well.  They just all seemed to work together for this!

fms-final-258-001I am happy to say that I’m off this week from work so I really, really hope to get in some more stamping.  I have some more ideas for this fabulous die set (and matching stamp) so that is a good start.  Until then, off you go to join the FMS team on this sketch.  You will love their never-ending creativity and I think you will have fun with this one.  See you soon.  Thanks so much for dropping in!!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Jingle All The Way (SU retired); Ink: Bermuda Bay; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Real Red, DSP (ret), Bermuda Bay; Accessories:  Big Shot, Merry Tags, Banner Punch (SU retired), Button (SU retired), Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine, Press and Seal Wrap

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Freshly Made Sketches #256

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Jen Timko - FMS256 - Be JoyfulBack today with a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches where I am the sketch hostess this week.    I was so excited to see all that the Design Team created with my sketch.  As always, such different and creative interpretations!

My focus today is on the Merriest Wishes bundle from Stampin’ Up.  I just got this last week so of course it had to come right out!!  I love the tags and details but I will admit that one of the biggest reasons I got the set was this sentiment.  I love it!!  I love how the “snow” image mimics the pattern of the Softly Falling embossing folder so I used the folder in the background and stamped the image in Versamark and then heat embossed with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy.  Then I cut the whole thing with my Banners Die.  I added a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper and some retired silver sequins for a bit of sparkle.  I can’t wait to use the tags and other elements on more projects!

I hope you have fun with my sketch this week.  I’d love to see you in the gallery!  Back on Friday with this month’s Fancy Friday Hop.  See you then!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Merriest Wishes; Ink: Versamark, Night of Navy; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Glimmer; Accessories:  Big Shot, Banners Thinlits, Silver Sequins, Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder

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