This card was made for a young lady turning 15. Since she has a December Birthday, I wanted to make her a winter theme card. I picked papers with a muted color, to feel more grown up and sophisticated. The image is a digital stamp, colored to with match the papers. "Make a Wish" is stamped in brown on green paper. I finished it off with a bow, and some Bling for the buttons on her jacket and the snowman hat. I embossed the falling snow and added diamond glaze to the snowman's buttons, eyes and mouth.

Papers ...My Minds" eye
Coloring .. Prismacolor and Gamsol
Image ...Digital Doodling (Tilly and Snowman)
I tried to give this card a bit of a grown up feel, after all she is now the Big "15"! Tell me what you think...did I do it? There is a comment link above the picture!
This card is entered into this Challenge
Pollycraft Monday Challenge ~ Winter Birthday

Doodle Beans Digital Stamps is the "Sponsor of the Month" for Sew Many Cards.
The DT Members received several different images to paly image screams "Accomplishment", don't you think so too? The possibilities are endless....this can be given to a special child who passed a test they have been dreading, or the teenager who received her license, or a co-worker who completed a big project...or a dear friend who has made it through a tough week....see endless!

Randa, the designer for Doodle Beans, has some freebies on the site too....I cut out the elephant and put it on one of the background freebies to create this card. I colored both with Prismacolors and Gamsol, added some stickles on a few of the stars and the stripe of the ball, layered the image and printed the words from my PC (Word).

I have entered this card in these challenges:

Forever Friends ~ Anything Goes
Creative Crew ~ Anything Goes

Just wanted to share with you a project my daughter and I have been working on...

These started off as clear glass ornaments from the craft store. And with the Magic of "Glitter and Bling" we were able to transform them into these beautiful little keepsakes!

Each one was designed with a particular person in mind, wich made this project so much fun. We out a lot of thought into picking the right colors, adding bling and finding the perfect ribbon!

Hopefully when they are received, everyone will feel that they received a gift that was made especially for them!

Tell me what you think of our project, there is a comment link at the top of the post!

And you know what that means....Another Design from Angela at Sew Many Cards. If you have received yours we look forward to you showing us what you make with it!

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If you love working with these images, check this out....Sew Many Cards has sent a "shout out" for the next Design Team!!! Is that you??? It could be!! Check it out!!

For this week's freebie, I decided to color the candy canes in Pink and Black. I like the contrast in the colors, because of that, I wanted to keep the background simple. I colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I put a bit of Stickles in the center of the holly in pink. I tied a shear ribbon around the card front with a little gem in the center....and in my world everything sparkles....even candy canes!!! So I "Blinged" mine....LOL

I also entered this card in:
Tellen's Place Challenge Week 5 Black background!
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 30 Free for all!
Dare U 2 Challenge 28 Last Minute Christmas Cards
SophistiCat Challenge 15 Anything Goes!
Artful Inkables Clean & Simple
The Pink Elephant Challenge 45 Winter and/or Christmas

Sooooo tell me what you think!!! I would love to hear from you!! The comment link is above the picture!!!

No Matter how you say it~ It is RED
This week's Challenge over at
Sew Many Cards is RED and only red!
Your image can be what ever colors you choose, however all you background colors and embellishments can only be RED!

So show us how creative are you!! What can you do in a monochromatic world?!?

I chose the Winter Bonus Ornament for my image, I have been wanting to play with this one since I seen it!

I used paper piecing to adorn the ornament. I started by cutting several leaves of the poinsettia in card stock and vellum. I thought this would give the leaves a little depth. The center is a group of beads and glitter. The green leaves on the ornament are also paper piecing, cut out of green paper and then darkened with color pencils, and a bit of glitter down the middle. The patch is cut from vellum.
The body of the ornament is covered in tiny glass beads, and then a light dusting of MS glitter.
For the background I used three different reds. A card stock, a metallic, and vellum. I ran the vellum thought the cuttlebug and cut it into strips. The strips were attached to the metallic paper, and then to the card stock. I added a thin "fringed" red ribbon across the top of the card, so I could hang the ornament. The hook is made from Wild Wire.

Do you like it, hate it? Tell me what you think! Comment link is above the picture!
I also entered this card in Tellen's Paper Piecing Challenge this week!

I used the Friday Freebie "Fiesta" Tree to make a gift tag! I colored it with Primaccolor pencils and gamsol. I added Stickles to the patches, some "Sparkle Yarn" I had in my stash from long ago.., for trimming and the tag hanger.....But it was missing something....GLITTER!...of course, so I added some MS glitter to the middle of the sparkle yarn.
I sandwiched the yarn with another tree cut out and printed with Merry Christmas, To & From on the back.....So what do you think?

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If you did, then you have received this weeks Friday Freebie! This Festive tree is yours...Color it, cut it and stack it, embellish it....just have fun with it!!!
Why not stop by our NING Community and show us your creativity!

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This week's Challenge over at Sew Many Cards is WINTER

OK, we all know by now that I LOVE WINTER!!! My first thought was snowflakes, or snowmen....But when I started looking at Angela's DigiStamps, I swear PJ was jumping up and down, begging to be picked for my card! How could I resist?

I thought of him gliding (skating) across a frozen pond....something I did only once as a child...It was scary! I do wish I could be a graceful skater...but,! LOL

Thank goodness we have PJ, a graceful glider on the ice....inviting you to step on to the ice and take a spin around the pond for some good old Winter Fun!

PJ was colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol. The trees were cut on the Cricut with the Winter Woodland cartridge. The pond is an overlay of vellum, the edge of the pond and the trees are coated in Twinket's Diamond Dust from HL.

OK, your turn us how you enjoy winter!

It's Tayla!
It's a gift card holder!
Did you get your guess in? Did you guess correctly? Do you wanna see the rest?
Visit the other DT Members and see all the New Releases for December from Sew Many Cards!

Sherry (ME)

So, did you like what you saw? You can be part of the fun too....Join us at our NING Community. You will find Swappin groups, RAKs, games and a few friends!

And for the month of December you can get a free, yes FREE!, Digi Stamp bonus pack with a $10 or more purchase! Check it out!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE Winter! And Snowflakes....I find them to be so beautiful! I love how snow's like natures has sprinkled it with glitter!
For my snowflake I tried to capture a bit of the delicate beauty and sparkle of a snowflake. I layered vellum paper and a blue shimmery paper to form my snowflake. a band of shear ribbon across the front to keep it light, and a few "snowballs" that are covered in glitter on the ribbon. Also I topped off the snowflake with a few crystals to make it sparkle.
The snowflake layers were cut with my cricut and the Accent Essentials cartridge, the word "winter" was cut from the Blackletter cartridge, once in blue then again in the vellum. I cut off a portion the vellum letters and layered them on the blue. The background was embossed the D'Vine Swirls folder and the cuttle bug.
Isn't Winter Beautiful!

There is a lot going on at Sew Many Cards this week!

Don't Forget to sign up for the SEW MANY CARDS Newsletter and have the Friday Freebie send directly to you! There is a link on my sidebar that will take you there and be sure you don't miss any of the fun!

It's my turn!!!
Today I get to share a Sneak Peek of a new image from the talented Angela at Sew Many Cards!

Can you guess what it is?
Look Carefully.....
Got a Guess?!?!?!?

Ok...let's play a game......
Visit the other DT Members Blogs below, check out their Sneak Peeks as they post them, compile your list....check it twice...(LOL...I crack myself up!) Submit your final list by Sunday, December 6th. To do so, visit our NING Community and leave a message for Angela, Jeri or Sarabeth!

December 1st Visit Mary and Angela
December 2nd Visit Sheila, Kim and Trish
December 3rd Visit Julie, and Me... Thanks for visiting!!
December 4th Visit Sarabeth, Georgia and Deanette
December 5th Visit Jeri
December 6th...Deadline to turn in Guesses HERE
Check Back on December 7th to see all the Big Reveals!

BUT WAIT...That's Not All!!

Did I mention...BLOG CANDY!!!!

This is exciting for me, I am new to blogging so this is my first blog candy give away!!!
My Blog candy is a few fun items you can use to embellish your projects and would work great with the new December releases! What I have for one winner is; 1 cuttlebug folder "Snowflakes", 1 bottle of Stickles "Xmas red" 2 rolls of Ribbon, one with snowflakes and the other has stripes and glitter, finally 2 clear stamps, one a gift box and the other a pair of mittens!
Want a chance to win?!?!? All you need to do is....

1) Follow My Blog!
2) Join the Sew Many Cards NING Community
3) Put a link to this post on your blog
4) Leave me a comment letting me know you have done so!
(comment link is on the top of each post)
5) Winner will be picked on Dec 9th!

HOLD ON.....There is Still More!!!!

A Scavenger Hunt!!!!
Yep, going on right now.....Over at the Party Spot of course!

Another fun and exciting game to play with us! And guess what the prize is????? A Sew Many Cards Digi Stamp set! Find the items on the list, and submit your answers to our wonderful leaders. Angela, Jeri or Sarabeth for your chance to win!!!

Our challenge this week was Technique: Accordion Card.

This can also be called fan fold...that is what I am calling it..."Frosty Fan Fold" LOL
I followed the directions on split coast stampers, using my scorepal.
The adorable snowman is from , Sew Many Cards, the snowflake and "brrrr" were cut with my cricut and the Winter Woodland cartridge.
Some glitter here, some stickles there...a bit of bling and a few "snowballs" and TaDa it's Winter!!!
*** For those who want to know how I made this you go!
I used the Stair Step Fold instructions from SCS .
The Snow Man is a digi stamp from Sew Many Cards. I colored him with Prismacolor Pencils on his hat, nose and around the outside of his body for a shadow. I used silver stickles on his patches and to trim his hat. I put a drop of Diamond Glaze on each eye and traced his mouth too. Once all that was dry, I painted him with glue and applied glitter to the entire body.
The Snowflake was cut with design studio and from the Winter Woodlands cartridge, I cut 2 one 3" tall on the DS Mat and the other 3 3/4" on the DS Mat.
"Brrrr" was 1 3/4" tall on the DS Mat and I cut the shadow for "Brrrr" I cut a strip of the blue paper and punched it with the MS Dripp Goo Punch and placed it on the fist layer behind the "Brrr"

The mounds of snow on the 2nd layer were cut free hand, I ran white paper through the cuttlebug with the D'Vine Swirls folder. I put glue on the edges and sprinkled some "snow" on them. I can't tell you what this is, I just had a baggie of it and wanted to use it! I think it is "snow" that you can decorate a table with or around a tree.

I finished off my card by adding bling...Silver beads on "Brrr", a crystal snowflake in the middle of the snowflakes and white glitter domes (I call them snowballs, from HL) on the points and a few on the front of the card.