Monday, December 26, 2016

AHSC #192- A Sketch for Boxing Day!

Welcome back, everyone! 
I hope everyone has enjoyed a wonderful Christmas, complete with family, fun and festivities! Boxing Day is our day to recover from the hustle and bustle of the week leading up to Christmas - my family is here with me so I created this card and wrote this post ahead of time in order to spend as much time with them as I can! 

My crafty creation today is for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge !! Use this sketch to inspire you and if you have time to play along with us, please do! This challenge lasts 2 weeks! 

Items used for this card include: 
Stamp: (SU) Better Together 
Ink: (SU) Bermuda Bay, (CTMH) Citrus Leaf
Paper: (SU) Bermuda Bay CS, Whisper White CS, (K&Company) Patterned paper
Embellishments: (SU) candy dots, (CTMH) Gingham Ribbon 
Tools: (FSJ) Tag Elements, (SU) Star punch 

Thanks for stopping by! 
Love, Peace n' Ink
Amber xo

Sunday, December 18, 2016

CYCI #143 - Rejoice! It's a Giveaway!

Happy Sunday!
Can you believe that a week from today it will be Christmas morning??? What a whirlwind December has been! The stockings are hung, the presents are wrapped, and I think I am ready- ready for 4 days off in a row!!! HAHAHA
The weather has been bitterly cold, but it has warmed up slightly, and warmer temperatures are on the way .... -25 seems much more reasonable (yes...that's warming up, folks!) 

Today I am sharing with you my final card of 2016 - using our sketch from Can You Case It - our challenge will last a wonderful 3 weeks to get you through the holidays! Then, when you come back,  we can see all of the amazing crafty goodness you make - if you were good and Santa was good to you ;) 

 I am celebrating the end of the craft show season - so the sentiment on this card is well-suited! It also reminds us to Rejoice in the reason for the Season - the true meaning of Christmas.
Here's the details!
Stamps: (FSJ) Stained Glass, (CTMH) Rejoice
Ink: Versamark, Black Archival
Paper (SU!) - Natural White, Gold Foil
Tools: (Papertrey Ink) Embossing plate, (SU) Gold embossing powder, (SU) Stiched dies, and (FSJ) Silk
Embellishments:(misc) Sequins, Gold Elastic cord, Washi
I have to admit - I have had those Silks from Fun Stampers Journey for awhile, and I hadn't had a minute to play with them until now - which is SAD!!! Because they are AWESOME, and now.... I could've created some amazing Christmas cards using the Stained Glass stamps with it! Well - there is always next year! 
Or... stay tuned.... I may sneak some wonderful non-Christmas projects in yet with this stamp set! After all... there is 3 weeks until our next challenge! 

I am also sharing the spirit of giving with you - by having another giveaway here on my blog! I have a basket of goodies just waiting for a new home!

To be entered, please leave a comment here on my blog telling me what is your FAVORITE part of the Christmas season! 

From my home to yours, I want to wish you the BEST for 2017 - may you be blessed with health and a peaceful heart! 

Love, Peace, and Ink xo

Monday, December 12, 2016

AHSC #190

Hello again, everyone!

We are counting down the days 'til Christmas - for me, that means some much needed days off!
We have been super busy around here, to say the least!

It's time for another challenge over at Atlantic Hearts! 

I just had to use my SU! Cookie Cutter punch one more time this season for this fun & fast card!! 

This sketch is great - I hope you play along with us! Thanks for stopping by! 

Amber xo 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Can You Case It #142

Here we are... Sunday Funday! I have missed you :)

It has been a very long week! At least - it has felt like it...with big deadlines at work.... Christmas shopping stress (I find shopping malls way too "peopley" even on a good day!), and my hubby working day and night it seems like the weekend is gone with the blink of an eye and we begin another turn of the rat race again. I always use Sunday to recharge my batteries for the upcoming today is going to be dedicated to spending quality time with my better half and catching up on a bit of R&R.

Sundays are ALSO the beginning of our fabulous 2-week challenge over at Can You Case It! - our amazing Design Team members love seeing what crafty goodness you create with our challenges! Here's another fantastic color challenge for you!

 Can You Case It

I went a little crazy with the shimmer on this one (used some Glimmer Mist) and the snowflakes are from the Frosted Medallions set from SU! I pulled out a Unity Stamp set called Believe In The Magic for that awesome silver embossed sentiment. That purple cardstock just SHINES! 

Check out the other Design Team cards for inspiration and link your beautiful creation to our challenge! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Amber  xo

Friday, December 2, 2016

Creative Corner Challenges-Featuring MHK Designs!

Hi friends!
I am back again- this time with a creation for Creative Corner Challenges
This week we are featuring the always super-cute MHK Designs!

Our them this week over at Creative Corner was "Vintage Christmas" - and MHK Designs has TONS of vintage digital stamps that are just PERFECT for that old fashioned look to your cards! I had a ton of fun with this - you will too... go check them out! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Amber xo