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KEEPING CHRISTMAS March 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 we will be sharing our Christmas creations.

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

This month I created a Christmas card box that contains 5 cards using Prima, Santa Baby paper and journaling cards.

I made the box using Betsy Veldman's Make-it-Market kit, A Fairy Tale Christmas.  In one of her videos for this kit she created a card box.  This box is large enough to hold cards and envelopes that are 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches in size.







On the outside of the cover I used the Santa Baby paper and Papertrey Ink's Big Basics: Merry Christmas die.  I used scarlet jewel cardstock, 2 layers and covered it with glossy accents.  The ribbon is also from Papertrey Ink.  I used weathervane cardstock for the base of my box.




I also decorated the inside with Santa Baby paper.




I made a total of 5 card…

Papertrey Ink challenge Laurie's Fabulous Favorite!

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Hello!  Over at Papertrey Ink they are have a challenge going on and it's called Laurie's Fabulous Favorite!  This week she is challenging us to make a card or project using our favorite accessory!

I do have a few but my all time favorite is buttons, I love the home spun feeling!  On my card today I have used Noted Simply Stitched Vertical  Die, You Have My Heart Die, Petal Pushers Stamp and Die, Quilted Die, Choose Joy Stamp  and 2018 Anniversary set Mixed Bouquet! I have used twine, lace, glitter, I embossed the sentiment and of course I added a button:)!





I hope you take the time and enter the challenge.

Have a great Friday!

Nancy

KEEPING CHRISTMAS FEBRUARY 2019 INSPIRATIONAL BLOG HOP!!!

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Good morning!  It is close to the end of February and we are getting our fair share of SNOW, which I love!!

If you've been following Keeping Christmas then you know Kelly Lunceford is the creator and she has a wonderful design team:

Kelly Lunceford (creator)
Anita Madden
Broni Holcombe
Claire Broadwater
Julee Tilman
Kim Heggins
Lori Tecler
Nance Salkeld
Rachel Bergfeld
Vicki Finger
                                                       Nancy Guse


Today I'm sharing with you my project, a Christmas recipe book!  I thought it would be nice to have a place to hold the recipes that we use at Christmas time for our family dinner.  The designer paper is from Graphic 45, the St. Nicholas Collection.




On each of the pages there is a pocket that holds a tag or two.  I will be writing the recipe on the back of the tags. If the recipe is too long then I will just place it in the pocket.  The book has ten pages.  Take a look at the images below for a peak inside.




I added a few embellishments, includ…

Papertrey Ink's challenge #2 Laurie's Fabulous Favorites!

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Hello!  Today I am entering this card in Laurie's Fabulous Favorites challenge #2 over at Papertrey Ink.  I know it is a Mother's Day card but it is nice to get them done early.  Laurie's challenge is using your favorite color card stock and my is Lovely Lady.  I used Fresh Bouquet stamp and die set, Limitless Layers 2 1/4 hearts die, Scallop Stackers large die and the sentiment is from February Monthly Moments.




Have a great week!

Nancy

Papertrey Ink's #1 challenge, LAURIE'S FABULOUS FAVORITES!!!! Feb 2019

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Papertrey Ink is starting a new challenge called Laurie's Fabulous Favorites, on Win it Wednesday's You can participate here!

 Since I am soon to be a Grandma for the first time, my favorite stamp set has been Worth The Wait Stamp and die and also Even More: Worth The Wait stamp set and die. We do know that it is a boy and the colors of the babies room is gray and teal, but they are saving the babies name for a surprise.  The colors that I used on this card are Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal and Weathervane.




Have a great day!

Nancy Guse

KEEPING CHRISTMAS January 2019, INSPIRATIONAL BLOG HOP!!!

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Good morning!  Another Christmas has passed and we are onto a new year, 2019!  It's a great time to start planning for next Christmas when all of the memories from Christmas 2018 is fresh in your mind. You know what things you got done and what you would like to have gotten done. Planning and executing with help you accomplish more for next year.

Please visit the KEEPING CHRISTMAS, designers:

Kelly Lunceford (creator)

Anita Madden

Broni Holcombe

Claire Broadwater

Julee Tilman

Kim Heggins

Lori Tecler

Nance Salkeld

Nina Forsyth

Rachel Bergfeld

Vicki Finger

                                                              Nancy Guse (that's me)

This month I started out with the stamp set, Santa Stationery, stamping in memento black and using clear embossing powder onto a Noted: scalloped A2 Die placing that over the Shape Shifters Oval 3 die cut.  Around the edges of this die I embossed with an embossing enamel, shabby green.







I used copic's to add color to Santa and glitter on the brim and…

Make it Monday #346 2018 A LA Carte

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Hello, I am excited to do this challenge for Papertrey Ink and entering it in the Make it Monday #346 2018 A LA Carte!  Lizzy Jones did a M-it-M challenge #330 Repeating the Greeting, so I choose that one.  I realize it is a little hard to tell that I repeated the greeting but I did and it says valentine using the stamp set and die XOXO. I used Mint Julep paper and the same ink repeating the sentiment.  The background die is Bold Borders: Prism, slightly covering it with Pierced Feature Frames Die in Mint Julep cardstock.  Over the Stitched Heart Die I placed Cupid's Arrow Stamp and Die and the Lovely Farmers Market Floral's Stamp and Die.  The die cut sentiment is berry sorbet cardstock, inky the bottom half with the same ink color.  I felt it didn't have enough shine so I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist, pearl and added a few sequins.




Have a sweet day :)

Nancy