Sunday, December 31, 2017

Release The Stamps: Day 1

Tonight is New Years Eve and we are doing it up right!
Welcome to our Big Release Party!
We have 7 new stamp sets and 2 new coordinating die sets debuting this week and you are gonna love 'em!
I'm really excited about our new Coffee Collection! Today you get to see the first 2 sets in this sassy collection.
For those of you who grabbed one of our Peace Love and Coffee 3 x 4 stamp sets in December, you will be doing your happy dance to know that the little coffee cup die in today's set will work with the little coffee cup stamp in that set! Yay!!

We also have a very special guest joining us for the coffee release, Amy Tsuruta!

I know your mind is already gleefully swirling with ideas for these fun new sets. Let's see what Amy and the Girl Fridays came up with...

From Amy

From Nora

From Vicki

From Jeanne

From Lisa

From Shona

From Kimberly

So what do you think??
Please leave us a comment here telling us what you think of the first day of our release week.

The fun and excitement is just getting started! We'll be back again tonight at midnight with a very special blog hop post and then our release will continue on New Years Day at 9am with 2 more sassy coffee sets! 
I hope you're ready to party!! ALL of the new release sets are in the store NOW! We'll continue to bring you awesome inspiration as we introduce the new goodies each day this week but you don't have to wait til the end to get them! Happy New Year!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!

The Girl Fridays and I are taking a few days off this week to celebrate with our families and get ready for our big release that will begin on New Years Eve! You're gonna love it!

We want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and we leave you with a parade of pretty from the Challenge team to delight you.  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

It's Christmas Eve!!

It's Christmas Eve!

Shona has a wonderful snowy card for you today to start the day off right as we countdown to sundown and then wait for that magical sleigh to make it's way across the globe! 

Ohhhh! It's so pretty!! Funky Flakes all stacked up to make a tree!

I've got a special something for everyone! EVERYTHING is on SALE through 12-26-17!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Make sure your stockings are hung by the fire with care and there's a snack for ol' St. Nick!
Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 22, 2017

A Flurry of Fun

Nora has a fantastic card for you today...actually she has THREE fantastic cards for you today!
Why? Quite simply, she was having too much fun!! 

Her first card uses Funky Flakes Fri-Dies with Ornament Tag Fri-Dies and a sentiment from Sugar Plum Fairy. Isn't it wonderful?!

She has step by step instructions on her blog so you can see how she made this!

She said she had so much fun creating the first card that she decided to try it with a square panel.
This happened...

 I love the little Fun-Fetti heart she popped into the center of the snowflake!

The pretty sentiment is from Lovely Blessings.

Last but not least, she created this pretty card using scraps from her first card!

The negative die cut looks so fun on the Ornament Tag Fri-Die cut out and the darling sentiment is from Christmas Sparkle stamp set.

The little dots and sequins scattered over the cardbase give it a bokeh look!

These cards will surely delight someone when they open the envelope :)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

One Last Farewell

Today we have a blast from the past. Laurel designed the pretty card using our Funky Flakes Fri-Dies and a Snowy Sayings sentiment last year.

We've been saying farewells this week and today is the last one.
Laurel joined us about a year ago and recently took some time off from the team. Sadly she's decided to make the break from designing for us and we will miss her. She's so funny and charming and her style is pure fun. We wish her all the best as she decides what's next on her crafty agenda.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Pink Ombre Snowflake Tree, A Winner & Another Farewell

We are just a few days away from Christmas! Can you believe it???

Before we get to today's project, I have a little bit of business to attend to.
We were a super sponsor in the big Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop earlier this month. 
I promised a fantastic prize to one lucky winner and that winner is....
*drumroll please*

So.. can I saw... awesome stamp set!! Ordered mine this morning... so cool! And I would LOVE to win the new release.. anything... any of! I already My very favorite mug is a big two cupper that has John Wayne on it... love him... and my second favorite is one I got recently on a trip back to Buffalo ... it's handmade and it says "Coffee For President"... 'cause you know.. coffee's never let me! Thank you so much for being a sponsor and can't wait to see the new release! Congrats!

Lisa, you have won the new coffee collection that will release on December 31st! You're gonna be the first kid on your block to have the 4 new coffee themed stamp sets and 2 coordinating dies!
Please email your mailing address to me at to claim your prize! 

Kelly is here today with two delightful cards that feature a whole lot of CAS-ual Fridays goodness!

This charming pink ombre snowflake tree is from our Sugar Plum Fairy and is anchored by a wonderful sentiment from our Snowy Sayings. The addition of sequins adds a little sparkle but also makes me think of ornaments!

This time she swapped the sentiment for a big Joy sentiment and then added a sweet wish from Shalom.

Today is a sad day for us as we say farewell to Kelly. I have been lucky to have Kelly on my team for 5 years. 5 years!! Besides being wicked talented, she is honestly one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I'm proud to call her friend and wish her all the best as she goes off to enjoy new crafty adventures. We will miss you girl!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Conclusion of Hanukkah and a Farewell

Tonight Menorahs across the globe will burn brilliantly as all 8 candles will be lit!
We hope you've enjoyed our 8 nights of Hanukkah projects and have pinned lots of ideas to use for next year.
Maureen brings us our last beautiful project featuring our new Chanukah stamp set.

Today is bitter sweet as we say farewell to Maureen. We have so enjoyed having her on the team and it feels like the time went by far too quickly, but her term is ending and this talented lady has a LOT on her creative plate. We wish her all the best in her creative pursuits and hope you will continue to follow her. We love you Maureen!

Monday, December 18, 2017

7th Night of Hanukkah

On the 7th Night of Hanukkah, Lisa has created a wonderful 4 panel card for you.

"I had fun creating my own patterned paper with a mix of the Star of David and Spin the Dreidel Stamp sets. Once they were stamped I trimmed them down and adhered them to Silver Glitter cardstock. Next I spaced them apart and adhered them all to a darker gray panel, before finally adhering them to my card base. My sentiment is from the Star of David set as well, and was cut apart so that I could stamp the words next to each other in a darker blue ink. I finished the card with a few flat back gems in silver and blue."

Tomorrow is the big finish to our Hanukkah party. The Menorah will be full and bright and we will have one last project to share with you! Join us!!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

6th Night of Hanukkah

On the 6th Night of Hanukkah, we have a stunning card from Kimberly using our new Chanukah stamp set

"I stamped the sentiment from Chanukah in an ombre of different shades of blue ink and then stamped again over top using Versamark ink and heat embossing with clear embossing powder (with just a touch of sparkle added). I placed an oval embossing diffuser over the top of the sentiment and ran it through my die cutting machine with a snowflake embossing folder. I added blue Distress Inks to the edges to finish off the card!"

Only 2 nights left! We hope you are enjoying all these wonderful ideas for cards you can make using our Hanukkah Collection. We'll be back again tomorrow with our 7th project.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

5th Night of Hanukkah

5 candles will shine brightly on the Menorah tonight!

For today's project, Vicki made a really pretty card by taking an unconventional route. She used a non Hanukkah set and stretched it's versatility to create a real stunner!
She created those amazing candles using a letter from our Flower-case Alphabet, and then lit them with a border stamp from Modern Petals!!
The gold embossed sentiment from Chanukah pulls in the gold glitter edging and finishes off this card.

We'll be back again tomorrow with another great card idea!

Friday, December 15, 2017

4th Night of Hanukkah

We are celebrating each of the 8 nights of Hanukkah with a special project!
Today we bring you our Night #4 project from Jeanne!

She stamped a delightful background of spinning dreidels using our Spin The Dreidel stamp set and added a sentiment from Star of David. Those cute little sparkly gold stars are from our Hanukkah Fri-Dies.

I hope you are enjoying our Hanukkah projects and are getting lots of great ideas for this year or next year!
We'll be back again tomorrow with more eye candy!