Sunday, July 31, 2016

Handmade Card - Christmas Pixy

We are wrapping up Christmas in July at Hiding In My Craft Room. (pun totally intended!)  For this card, I used this sweet image called Christmas Pixy One from A Day for Daisies.  

I used traditional Christmas color markers to color in the image and added some gold glitter by using Stella Wink of Gold on her boots, sleeves and hair binders.

 # 261 Freestyle with a Twist - Christmas! 

 The sponsor is A Day for Daisies!

The giveaway is $12 gift certificate to A Day for Daisies!

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Handmade Card - Warm Winter Wishes

Here is this week's card for Hiding in My Craft Room. 
I just think this owl is adorable!  I used my snowflake punches again this week and added some gems for a little sparkle.  The stamps are from Unity Stamps: 

 # 260 Christmas in July!  

The sponsor is DCWV!

The giveaway is $100 in DCWV products!!

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Handmade Card - Be Grateful

Here is a birthday card that I made for a dear friend.  I colored in the image with markers and added some gems to give it some added bling.  For the embellishment under the heart image I used a mini heart punch and added white ric rac.

Unity Stamp Oct 2015 KOM - beauty comes from being yourself
Unity Stamp Jan 2015 KOM - magic of beginnings

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes #320
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes w/patterned paper
Digi Designs - Hot bright colors
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes #94
Pile It On - Use your favorite colors #112
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything Goes #286
Simon Says Stamp - Flora and/or Fauna

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Wildflowers - Day 56

Holy Hannah!  My wildflowers have shot up in the last 2 weeks!  

Day 42...

Day 56...

What is even more exciting is that I do believe I will have some flowers. 
Hopefully very soon!

Check this out...

I just love the different textures and shapes of all these lushes green leaves. Even without flowers the greenery is gorgeous!

Stay tuned for an update next week!

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Handmade Card - Deer Christmas Card

For this week's card I am using Holiday Deer Digital Stamp set and Deck the Halls Digital Paper from our sponsor this week MKH Designs. 

I really like the masculine feel of this Christmas card!  Of course, after I made the card I realized that I was supposed to have used New Fold for this week's HIMCR challenge but I did not have time to make an adjustment or a new card.  I did want to share the images from our sponsor so I am posting what I have made.  I am a rebel like that. :)

 # 259 New Fold!  

The sponsor is MHK Designs!

The giveaway is 3 products, Winner's choice, from MHK Designs!

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Handmade card - Nailed It!

This was a fun card to make because it has one of my favorite sayings,
 "Nailed it!"  I used a hammer and nail from Katie Hatfield Designs Do It Yourself stamps and added them to the words "another year" in Microsoft Word to print out and color for the front of the card.

Duct tape is fast becoming one of my favorite things to add to cards and I again used duct tape to make the outside border for the image.  I colored in the hammer and the nails using colored pencils.

Here is the inside of the card:

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Handmade Card - Penguin Wreath

We are celebrating Christmas in July at Hiding In My Craft Room.  

For this card I used Wreath Hanging Slippy from Digital Delights.  Since I adore non-traditional Christmas colors, I decided to go with non-traditional colors to give the card an extra twist.  I colored in the image with Sharpie markers and Highlighter pens. I used my snowflake paper punches to add a few snowflakes to the card.  

 # 258 Super Scraps with a twist!  
Make it Christmas

The sponsor is Digital Delights!

The giveaway is $5 gift certificate to Digital Delights!

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Handmade Card - FUN

Confession time:  I have an obsession with cutting out words and pictures out of magazines and newspapers.

It is true.  When I do sit down in front of the TV, I usually have a magazine, scissors and my word sorter.  I use these images and words in my art journals, but I have been so busy with making cards, yard work and other projects that I haven't found the time to work on art journaling.  

Since my clipping collection is getting massive, I decided that I would try incorporating some clippings in some of the card making that I do.

Let me tell you that was FUN!  Like...literally.

After I assembled the card, I realized that I should have taken a picture of the clippings so you could see how I arranged them.  I will try and break it down. 

I put a black mat around the word "fun" that I clipped out of a magazine and added it on top of the colorful clipping that I used as a background on the card.  I then added the word "have" to the "fun" matting and the number 17 in the corner. 

I created an arrow with a clipping and the corner of the black paper I used for the matting.   This card is for our nephew who will be turning 17 this month.  I always struggle with coming up with ideas for teenagers...especially teenage boys but I am loving how this card turned out.  I am also thrilled to be able to use some of my clippings instead of just hoarding them.

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Wildflowers - Day 42

My wildflowers are not growing as fast as I had expected.  My best friend back in Wisconsin planted her wildflowers a week or so after I planted mine and her's are growing like crazy!  

According to the research I have done, it can take up to 6-12 weeks after the seeds germinate to produce blooms and if you are in a "hot zone" things could be even slower.   

It has been 90+ for several weeks here in Georgia so I feel it is safe to assume I am in a "hot zone".  Again, I am being taught a lesson on patience.  *sigh*

The good news is that they are still growing and I am going to do all I can to keep them thriving.  Let's hope they keep growing to produce some flowers!

Otherwise, it is a very, very long drive back to Wisconsin just to swipe some wildflowers from my friend's garden for my table.  It may be totally worth it to see her face if I were to show up with my snippers and ask her for a cup of coffee while I steal her flowers. LOL.

Here are the wildflowers on day 42:

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Handmade Card - Christmas Dove

Christmas in July!

It was quite refreshing to make a Christmas card this week!  The digital stamp that I used on this card is Gilded Christmas Dove from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps & More.

I used red and green markers and Wink of Stella in gold to color in the image.  I also used the gold Wink of Stella to create the gold border.

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 # 257 Christmas Colors

The sponsor is Robyn's Fetish!

The giveaway is 3 images from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More!

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