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Thursday, October 1, 2015
Happy October crafty friends,
The first of the month is always fun, it is the start of a new month filled with lots of fun crafting and a new monthly challenge!  This month, like every month is an anything goes challenge at the Design Team Blog.  We also include an optional twist….that’s right optional. so here is this month’s Optional Twist
That’s right, our optional twist is to use a pumpkin or leaves in your project.  So here is what I came up with today.

Here is a look at my card. The finished size is 5 x 6.5. I used a cream cardstock base. I then used several pattern papers all from the DCWV Halloween Basics Stack. It is one of the very few DCWV stacks that I have that is another size besides the 12x12. I cut several different mats and adhered them to the base.
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I then turned to the super cute Bear in Patch v13 Digital stamp-printable set. I used the finished image. These sets come with three different versions and in both .png and .jpg formats. Perfect for those that want to color, those with the Print N’ Cut feature of their machines. I almost feel like I cheated because all I had to do was size it and print it out…That’s it!
I then add the little scalloped circle and button with some twine for little extra decoration. I used some foam tape underneath to give it a little lift.

Then for one final touch, I added some gold sequins to the top. That’s it. Pretty easy!

Here's a card I did previously using the same Bear in Patch v13 Dsb file set, except this time I chose to use the uncolored digi and used my Copic markers to color the image. So much versatility from one file set

Supplies Used Bear In Patch v13 DSb
DCWV Fall & Halloween Stack
Scallop Circle Punch
Twine from the Twinery

Now it’s your turn. You have all month to play along with us. You could win a whopping $20 worth of downloads from!
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If you want to read the few small guidelines we have to play along just  click HERE. Once you’ve finished your project, simply add it to the inklinkz link on the blog post HERE 

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until tomorrow,

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Hello crafty friends,
It’s that time of year, Football is back in the house!!!! Today I am sharing this super cute football boy treat box I created with files from the Pazzles Craft Room. Here’s a look.
I created this adorable Football Player Treat box! Perfect for sharing some treats with my Football “boys”

Here’s a side view of the box. I chose the sport gift box, football version available in the Pazzles craft room.

I cut it out of some sturdy green cardstock.   I then used the Football player file cut file and used half of him. I adhered him to the front of the box after I cut and pieced him together.  For the mats to the box,  I added some fun star paper from the Cosmic Whammy paper pad.  Of Couse I created the little football player with the orange and blue to represent my hubby’s team….Da Bears….lol!

Supplies Used
Football Sport Gift Box File Pazzles Craft Room file
Football Boy File Pazzles Craft Room File
Green, blue, red, white, black and cream cardstock
Cosmic Whammy Paper Pad
Inks and chalks.
Check out this month's whole collection of super fun “Sports Themed” cut files exclusive to the Pazzles Craft Room in this quick YouTube Video

If you have ever thought about subscribing to the Pazzles Craft Room, then now is a good time. Each month I will be creating 10 exclusive files for the craft room. Plus there are thousands of others to choose from too!  Be sure to head over and check it out! As always, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. Until the next time,

Friday, September 18, 2015
Hello crafty friends,
I hope you are having a wonderful day. For those that celebrate the fall feasts of our Lord Yeshua, it is a wonderful time of celebration. Rosh Hashanah marks the new year. This year is special as it is a Shemittah year. This can best be described as a year of release. It is the seven year mark. Often Rosh Hashanah is symbolized with people giving and sharing apples and honey. This is to wish each other a good and sweet new year. L’Shanah Tovah!!!  So here is a card I made for the festivities that I never got around to posting.

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Here’s a look at my finished card. The finished size is 5 x 6.5. I started with a white cardstock base. I then used a kraft mat and then the patterned papers are from the DCWV Handy Dandy and Timeless Textures Stacks

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Here’s a picture showing the pre-printed digital image. I then took my CTMH colored pencils and added in some color for shading. I used my blending pen to gently blend the coloring in with the pre-printed part.
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Here is a shot showing the blending of the apples. I proceeded to add more colors to the lid of the honey jar and the rest of the image.

This is a closer look at the finished picture. After adding all of the shading. I did this with plain 110lb cardstock. You just need to be careful that you don’t add too much solution with the blending pen or your paper will start to deteriorate and ball up.

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Here’s a closer look at the daisies and foliage. I inked the edges of the petals and added some bronze stickles to the centers to give them a bit of dimension.

Supplies Used
White, Kraft, Green, Maize and Brown Cardstock
Creme Brulee Ink Pad
Brown Stickles
Blending Pen
DCWV Timeless Textures Stack
DCWV Handy Dandy Stack
Brown Ink Pad

This fits perfectly for our new PCW Design Team challenge....

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As always, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. Until the next time,

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