Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge

Hello everyone!

Well, here we are in a new year and the Sisterhood of Crafter's is 'ready to roll' with all new challenges and a chance for YOU to become a STEP SISTER.  Let me know if you'd like more information on becoming our step sister for a month!

Anyways ... today's challenge theme is most appropriate!

OUT with the OLD and IN with the NEW!

Did you get some new crafting goodies from Santa?
I only got a couple of things but then did a little 'online shopping' for myself so I think that counts!!  LOL!!  (Merry Christmas to ME!)

Isn't this Stampendous 'sweater' stamp awesome!  My Michigan friend Diane (Nellie's Nest) pointed it out to me during the holidays.  I expressed how much I liked it and before you know it, a package showed up in my mailbox ... guess what was inside from Diane?!?  LOL ... yep she sent this warm & cozy stamp to me for Christmas!  Thanks girlfriend!!!  I owe you one!  LOL!!

Remember I mentioned a little online shopping for myself!
I was thrilled to receive an Amazon gift card from my wonderful leader over on Squigglefly DT (thanks Holly) ... which led me to a few crafting purchases and this Cottage Cutz 'Winter Wonderland Border' die was ONE of those purchases.  Of course I had to look for a few additional items ... going for that FREE SHIPPING ya know!  LOL!

A few additional challenges:
Creative Card Crew #52 - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Use something New

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope your New Year is off to a FABULOUS start!  Happy Crafting!
As always ...
Papers:  Scraps of medium & navy blue cs
Stamps:  Stampendous 'CRW101' Sweater Square
Inks:  Tim Holtz 'faded jeans' distress ink
Accessories:  Marianne 'CR1255' mittens die, Cottage Cutz 'Winter Wonderland Border' die, Stickles 'waterfall', Red Brad, x-press It foam mounting tape, TH red marker (color in the kids snowsuits)


Anisoara said...

Beautiful work.

Terri Urban said...

Very pretty!

Diane said...

Wow...Dar a gorgeous scene....glad you were surprised with the "package" (wink) pretty, now who is enabling who...hmmm?? Love the reds you have added...awesome my friend!!

Céline said...

fab card, love the design and little scene
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Donna said...

Enabler friends are the best friends! Love that sweater stamp and the contrast of the red mittens! Thanks for playing along with us this week for the "something new" challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my gosh, this is another spectacular creation, Dar! Everything works so perfectly together. I adore the mitten die. Please share the name of the manufacturer.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

You scared me for a minute Pat ... I try to be good about sharing the mfg name of products I used and thought I'd missed it on this one! Nope ... there it is in the Recipe after my name ... LOL! Shew! It is Marianne 'CR1255' mittens die. Thanks for the visit and kind comment! Stay warm!

Lisa B said...

Darlene this card is adorable! I love that mitten die! And the little details on your border! Fantastic way to use up your old stash and break in your new stash! lol Happy New Year!

Patricia St Martin said...

Darlene, This creation is wonderful. Love how you created the scene on the bottom. Lots of wonderful die cuts.
Hugs, Pat

Chris D. said...

That stamp, the mittens die and the little scene below is just awesome Darlene! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

jrmom said...

This is beautiful! The mittens and sweater pattern go perfectly together. I can picture the little ones on the sled coming into the house, red noses and cheeks for a steamy cup of cocoa, with marshmallows, of course. So many of your cards inspire a feeling, an image in my mind. What a gift you have.

rachel said...

such a cute card Darlene - love that sweater stamp - absolutely fabulous! And I love all the dies too! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck! Hugs Rachel x

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Great combo of a card with the little scene at the bottom!!! Too fun!!

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Emz said...

Wonderful card i really love the red mittons, Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week xx