Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Hello and welcome to Studio 5380.

Can you believe that December is only 2 days away?!  I am so behind on my Christmas cards this year and really need to get a move on.  When I find myself struggling to put together a card, I find that sketches and challenges really motivate me and get the ideas flowing in my head. So, a Sketch Challenge was just what I needed for today's card. Of course, I saw the challenge yesterday and the deadline is in one hour...talk about motivation!  Here's my card for the current (at least for another hour) Wednesday Sketch Challenge at My Favorite Things...

My background is inked up with several shades of blue Distress Ink and cut out with the MFT Stitched Mod Rectangle Dies.

I also used the following MFT Stamps products:

Snow Capped Mountains Die Set
Deer Love Die Set
Hand Lettered Christmas Stamp Set 

I added a bit of clear Wink of Stella to the snow for some sparkle and a few clear sequins to finish up this simple card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  And, now I'm off to quickly link up my card before the challenge is closed! Have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Merry Kiss-Mas

Welcome to Studio 5380, I'm so glad you stopped by.

It's my turn to post on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog today and I thought I would share a few pictures with you here as well.  This was a super fun project and I think it turned out pretty cute...

I used lots of wonderful products from My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn to create these cute Christmas tags.

I found these sweet little Rudolph chap-sticks at Target and knew that I wanted to use the reindeer from MFT Stamp's "Jingle All The Way" stamp set.  He's just perfect!

Be sure to stop by Butterfly Reflections Ink to see all the details!

Thanks again for stopping by today - see you soon!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hi there and welcome to Studio 5380.

I hope your Black Friday has been going well.  I've had a great day! I've spent most of the day in my Studio, alternating between Black Friday online sales, vinyl Christmas projects and card making.  I've also consumed lots of Iced Coffee and chocolate...my kinda day!

I worked on this card this afternoon and cannot get a decent photo no matter what I try.  I probably should wait until tomorrow when I have some sunlight, but I'm ready to put this away and get started on the next thing.  This card is super sparkly, but when I try to capture the sparkle, I seem to lose the vibrant colors created with my Distress Inks.  Anyway, here we go....

The background was created with Distress Inks in the following colors:
Peacock Feathers
Mermaid Lagoon
Wilted Violet

After blending my inks, I spattered my cardbase with a little "Starry Colors" by Gansai Tambi in White Gold.
The intricate die cut is from the Mesmerizing Mandala die from My Favorite Things.  I used their silver glitter cardstock and love the shimmer!

The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn stamp set, Christmas Dreams. I stamped with clear Versamark ink and embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder.

As a finishing touch, I added a few silver star-shaped sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Okay - time to get back to some Christmas crafting and maybe a little more shopping.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.  See you soon!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Fall Is Here

Hi there and welcome to Studio 5380!
Wow..it's been over a month since my last post!  I have been so busy lately and have really missed spending time in my studio and visits with my bloggy friends.  I spent a few hours in my studio yesterday and had such a fun, relaxing time.  I really have to work on tweaking my schedule so that I can get back in here more often.  So, let me show you what I made....

Isn't she cute?
This little girl is from the "Pumpkin Spice It Up" stamp set by The Greeting Farm.

I used the "Stitched Mod Rectangles" die set by My Favorite Things to cut out my background.  This is such a fun die set, I think I'll be using this one pretty often.

While I've got you here, I wanted to share with you that last month I was able to cross something off my bucket list.....

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 This was an amazing, awesome, exhausting experience!  Jennifer Dove and her crew are beyond talented and so kind and encouraging.  I can't say enough wonderful things about them.

I have been playing catch up since getting home from my week in Arizona!  I hope to find the time to sit down and go back through the workbook from Boot Camp and put the things I learned into action.  Today's card was the first thing I've colored since Boot Camp and I am terribly out of practice. If you ever get a chance to attend one of Jennifer's classes, I highly recommend it, she is not only out-of-this-world talented, but so much fun and oh, so entertaining!

I also never got around to sharing the cute little Halloween treats I managed to squeeze in last month.  Better late than never I guess....

These were made with lots of Lawn Fawn goodies and were really fun to put together.

 Okay, I guess this about brings me up to speed!  I hope to be back more often and look forward to doing some bloggy visits.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon!
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