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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #388

Welcome to the next Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #388!  This week the challenge is to use the provided color scheme (shown below) on your card or project.  Our sponsor this week and the prize is from Craft Classes Online.  All of the details, including prize information, can be found on the Cupcakes Inspiration blog.  I hope you'll play along! 

CIC388 Jen Carter Wish

For this card I kept it simple!  I used PTI's Good Times Stamp Set for the confetti.  The beautiful wish die is from Lil' Inker Designs and is from a set called Brush Script Christmas Word Dies but they can be used for so much more than Christmas!  The tiny "make a" is from a stamp set called Unscramble This.  

The color scheme this week is a beauty!  I hope you'll join us this week for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #388!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop & a Special!

Today I am joining in on the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! It is COLD and snowy here today so a nice hot White Peppermint Mocha sounds so YUMMY right about now!

Lil' Inker Designs has released a NEW coffee & die set TODAY and you can get free shipping on it through December 10th too!  Details on that are below!

Jen Carter Latte Birthday 1

For my card today I am sharing a sneak peek of a new Lil' Inker Designs set that is available to purchase starting right now!  :)  The stamps I used are called Latte Love & there are coordinating dies called Latte Love Dies.  I went with a plaid and winter color scheme for my card.  I started by stamping the mug & saucer in mint ink.  Then, I stamped the coffee inside the cup with a gold glittery embossing powder, why not right? :)  The sentiment is also from the Latte Love stamp set.  I'm really loving that font!  I layered all of that on to a tag I die cut with the Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag Die Set.   

Jen Carter Latte Birthday Closeup

Here you can see the embossing on the coffee in a little more detail. Isn't this new stamp & die set so fun?!

 Latte Love Dies

Now for the special! December 9th & 10th you can get FREE shipping if you purchase the Latte Love dies & stamps!  Just use code FREECOFFEE at checkout!

To see all of the participants in the Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop, click here!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 5, 2016

A Little Gingerbread House

Jen Carter Gingerbread House 1

Hey everyone! Are you in the Christmas mood yet? Today's card features a fun little die from Frantic Stamper that lets you create adorable Gingerbread Houses without all of the sticky mess!  :)  I used the Little Gingerbread House die to create the house in fun candy colors.  The hill was created with the stitched Scene Builder Edger Die that I use all of the time!  I also used one of the snowflakes dies from the Snowflake Trio die set.

I am entering this in the Paper Players challenge to use snowflakes.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #387

Welcome to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #387!  This week the challenge is to use a snow globe on your card.  All of the details, including prize information, can be found on the Cupcakes Inspiration blog.  I hope you'll be able to play along!  This week our sponsor is Louby Loo.

CIC387 Jen Carter Snow Globe

For my card I used the cute Snowglobe digital image.  I colored the inside with a light aqua copic and then used a Kirarina Wink pen to add the white snowflakes.  I added a car with tree image from Lil' Inker Designs Rustic Christmas stamp/die set and also embossed the sentiment from that set as well.  I made this into a square card using a stitched square die.

The theme this week is "Snow Globe".  You can choose to use the cupcake graphic for inspiration if you'd like but you don't have to, as long as your card or project fits the theme.

I hope you'll join us this week for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #387!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


My mom's word of the year (every year) is "believe".  It means something special to her (and to me). I'll share a little more about that later.  But every time I get something that says "believe" in my papercrafting supplies I get excited.  And the new Brush Script Word Dies from Lil' Inker Design really got their work out when I started playing with them because one of the words in that set is believe.

Jen Carter Believe Brush Script Shaker 3

For this card I first stamped my gray background with snowflakes from the Rustic Christmas Stamps (which I think I've mentioned a few times that I really, really like this set!) and then embossed them with white embossing powder.  I cut out a little window from the bottom of the panel and then used the Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangle dies to make a frame.

Jen Carter Believe Brush Script Shaker Closeup

I put lots of colorful glitter in the box for my shaker and I really like how some of it sticks to the acetate window!  And of course there is that beautiful Believe from the Brush Script Word Dies!  Ahhhhh!  Love that font!  I also added a darling little bow die cut from the paper that my card is matted on using the Mini Bow Die.

Now for the reason why the word believe is so special.  Some of you may have guessed that it is special because of the magic of Christmas.  Well, yes and no.  The magic is not from Santa and the fun times that he brings to Christmas but the "magic" is really from what started at the manger and what was finished on the cross.  What started at the manger?  The birth of our Savior, Jesus.  The reason that the word believe is so special to my mom, and to my family, is that it represents the work that was completed on the cross: the gift of salvation to everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ.   That's it.  Salvation = believing.  And that is why that word means so much to our family. 

I'll leave you with one of the most well known verses in the Bible.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life."  John 3:16

Happy Christmas season to you and your family!