TGIFC138 - Christmas Carol Theme

Hello there! It's time for another TGIF Challenge, this week with a timely theme of Christmas Carols! Stampin' Up! has terrific paper this year with this theme, and in trendy black and white.

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I started with the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is lightweight and comes 24 sheets to a package. It's great for layering and all kinds of other fun things.

Christmas tags featuring the Merry Music Specialty DSP from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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Fancy Friday - Mixed Metallics Challenge

Hello and welcome back! It's time for the October Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team)! This month we're featuring projects with a Mixed Metallics theme. You're in for a creative treat, so be sure to circle all the way around the hop. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Jeanna's blog. I know you enjoyed her project!

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 So, I took the same design elements, and made 3 different cards with them. I started with a Smoky Slate Cardstock base, Shimmer White Cardstock rectangle that was die cut and backed with Silver Foil Paper, a row of diecuts from Champagne Foil Paper, another row of diecuts from Gold Glimmer Paper and small focal images stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Copper. The greetings were stamped in Versamark, heat embossed in Copper and backed with Copper Metallic Thread. I also added some texture with the embossing paste on the front white layer.

Christmas cards featuring mixed metallics supplies from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for Fancy Friday Dec2017.

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TGIFC136 - Color Scheme


Hello and welcome back! It's time for a color challenge this week at the TGIF Challenges blog. It's a color combo that lends itself to holiday projects, so I created a set of Christmas tags.

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Last week's challenge was about the ombre technique, so I decided to use that too. Did you see the projects last week? They were amazing, weren't they?

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Fancy Friday - Sketch Inspiration

Hello and welcome back! It's time for the October Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team)! This month we're featuring projects inspired by the Painted Autumn suite of products. We could be inspired by the colors, the patterns, etc. You're in for a creative treat, so be sure to circle all the way around the hop. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Susan's blog, my friend from the South Pacific. Didn't you just love her project?!

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Our inspiration this month is a sketch. This was based on a super cute card by Holly!

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Fancy Friday - Painted Autumn Inspiration

Hello and welcome back! It's time for the October Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team)! This month we're featuring projects inspired by the Painted Autumn suite of products. We could be inspired by the colors, the patterns, etc. You're in for a creative treat, so be sure to circle all the way around the hop. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Erica's blog, my friend from Texas. Wasn't her project amazing?!

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I started with two of the patterned papers from the Painted Autumn patterned papers, and used them for my color choices. I wasn't originally planning use the paper on the actual project, but I thought it added to the final project.

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TGIFC130 - Theme Challenge

Hello and welcome back! It's time for this week's TGIF Challenge, and our theme challenge this week is Sweater Weather. I love autumn. It's my favorite season, maybe because my birthday is in September? I just love all the beautiful color, the opportunity to put on some cozy sweaters and to drink pumpkin lattes.

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I decided this was a great project to play with the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set and Patterned Pumpkins Dies. The background is a piece of watercolor paper that I spritzed with Pool Party ink and then dripped on Soft Sky ink using an Aqua Painter. I used So Saffron to cut the sprigs from, and Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla for the pumpkins and curls. I used the orange watercolor patterned paper from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper cut with the Stitched Shapes Dies to ground the shapes with.

Encouragement card featuring the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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