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KEEPING CHRISTMAS November 2019 Inspirational Blog Hop!

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Hello friends and welcome to the Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!  Christmas is right around the corner and I have started to decorate our home with all the Christmas goodies!  It is always a short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so much that I want to do and not enough time to get things done.  Doing the Keeping Christmas blog hop has helped me to get some cards and gifts done for Christmas, so thankful for that!

As most of you know Kelly Lunceford is the creator of Keeping Christmas.  Once a month the ladies on the team put together a card or a project to give you some inspiration on the 25th of each month during the blog hop.

I hope you enjoy these cards that I have made.




This first card that I  made uses some stamps and dies from The Greetery (the crimped frame die, frosty flakes stencil, with love at Christmas stamp and die).




The wreath card below is made using Papertrey Ink products ( deck the halls stamp and die, monthly moments journal card 7 die, and silver white winters…

Scrapbook for Leon, October 2019

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Happy Halloween!  I thought it would be nice for Leon our first grandson to have a small book of pictures.  He was just 8 months old in October.

 For the cover and pages I used the front and center die from Papertrey.




For the stickers I used the Carta Bella, Hello Fall Collection.  The numbers and letters came from Book Print Alphabet and Block Alphabet upper die, both by Papertrey.




I would like to place a picture of Leon in the white area, there I used the crimped frame die from the Greetery and matted it with dark chocolate card stock. All the tags are used with the die Tag Sale #6 die.  On one side I used a sticker and the other side is blank to do some journaling.  On the first and second page you can see that the tag slides from the top underneath the crimped frame die.






I am sorry to say I can not find the name of the stamp set that I used for those cute branches that I stamped on all the pages.




I did punch 3 holes in the bottom of the pages and then used twine to hold them toge…

KEEPING CHRISTMAS October 2019 Inspirational Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the KEEPING CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP!!!  It is October 25th and a group of us girls love to give you some inspiration to get you started on your Christmas cards and projects.  As you know Kelly Lunceford is the creator of Keeping Christmas!  Please stop by and visit the amazing team!
Kelly Lunceford (creator)
Anita Madden
Broni Holcombe
Claire Broadwater
Julee Tilman
Kim Heggins
Lori Tecler
Nance Salkeld
Nina Forsyth
Vicki Finger
Nancy Guse (you are here)
I have recently purchased the Taylored Expressions blender brushes and I could not wait to give them a try!  I have made 3 cards for today using those brushes.

Like everyone has said these brushes truly are amazing and amazingly SOFT to the touch!




To start out I used the Bold Borders: Yuletide die. I placed the die cut on white card stock and began to use the brushes, gently brushing on vintage Jadeite ink over the top of the die. I gently removed the die and glittered  the white space that was left behind.  Using silver glitte…

KEEPING CHRISTMAS INSPIRATIONAL BLOG HOP, SEPTEMBER 2019!

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Hello, welcome to the KEEPING CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP!  Can you believe it... we are into September and Christmas is coming so fast!  As soon as school starts the weather gets cooler here, daylight hours are shorter, apple picking starts, fresh tomato's and peppers from the garden are ready for making salsa and soon the pumpkins will be here!  I love this time of year and all the busyness of the harvest and the start of my favorite holidays, hot chocolate, applecider and campfires!

As most of you know Kelly Lunceford is the amazing creator of KEEPING CHRISTMAS!  The team and I are here today to help you get inspired to start creating for Christmas.

Please stop by and visit the amazing team:

Kelly Lunceford (creator)
Anita Madden
                                                                   Broni Holcombe (off this month)
Claire Broadwater
Julee Tilman
Kim Heggins
Lori Tecler
Nance Salkeld
Nina Forsyth
Vicki Finger
                                                                   Nancy Gu…

KEEPING CHRISTMAS AUGUST 2019 INSPIRATIONAL BLOG HOP!!!

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Good morning and welcome to the Keeping Christmas Inspirational Blog Hop!  Where you find wonderful ideas for Christmas cards and projects!  On the 25th of each month the team will be sharing there Christmas ideas!  Our host each month is Kelly Lunceford the creator of Keeping Christmas!

Please stop by and visit the team:   Kelly Lunceford  (creator)

Anita Madden

Broni Holcombe

Claire Broadwater

Julee Tilman

Kim Heggins

Lori Tecler

Nance Salkeld

Nina Forsyth

Vicki Finger

                                                       Nancy Guse ( you are here)

On my card today I did a simple design, I used the Shape up series: mitten die, edgers #3 die, Say it Simply: holly jolly Christmas die and Christmas Critters stamp and die.  I used kraft cardsock and some designer paper, all by Papertrey Inc. I also used sticklers on the berries.






Enjoy the Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!
Have a great day!

Nancy

KEEPING CHRISTMAS JUNE 2019 INSPIRATIONAL BLOG HOP!!!

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Good morning and once again welcome to the Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!  This blog hop is dedicated to giving you inspiration so you may want to start making your Christmas cards and gifts early.

On the 25th of each month the team will be sharing some ideas for Christmas.

Your host this month is the creator of Keeping Christmas.......... Kelly Lunceford!!!!!

This month I created a card that is longer is size then I normal do, it is 41/2 X 6.  I started with a white base and sponged on distress ink in tumbled glass.  I used the berry wreath stamp and die set. All the stamps and dies used are from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the wreath with new leaf ink and used pencil colors to color in the leaves also using red stickles on the berries.  The long bow is from deck the halls stamp and die set, stamped with pure poppy ink and glittered, and the center has a dab of red sticklers. The wreath is raised with foam tape for some dimension.




The sentiment is from deck the halls stamp set. I used ver…

KEEPING CHRISTMAS MAY 2019 INSPIRATIONAL BLOG HOP!

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Good morning and welcome to the Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!  On the 25th of each month the design team will be sharing there Christmas creations! We hope to get you inspired to get a head start on creating your Christmas cards.

Our host each month is Kelly Lunceford, she is the creator of Keeping Christmas.

Please stop by and visit the amazing team.  I love all of the inspiration they give!

Kelly Lunceford (creator)

                                                   Anita Madden (off this month)

Broni Holcombe

Claire Broadwater

                                                   Julee Tilman (off this month)

Kim Heggins

Lori Tecler

Nance Salkeld

Nina Forsyth

                                                   Vicki Finger (off this month)

                                                   Nancy Guse ( you are here)

I have made 3 cards this month, using a snowflake as my main focal point.  I kept the focal point and the sentiment the same, just changing the colors.


On each of the cards I used …