Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Tags

I have a confession.  I am gift wrapping challenged.  You would think a paper crafter would be better at wrapping gifts but it's just not my thing.  
All these gifts are for my son's girlfriend.  No I didn't go overboard...hmmm well maybe a little.  It's so much fun for a mom of two boys to shop for a GIRL!
To try to make up for my lack of wrapping skills, I made this set of gift tags for her gifts. 

Project Details:
Magnolia Stamps: Tilda with little snowy, Lingonberry Tilda, Edwin the day before Christmas
Spellbinders dies
La La Land stitched circle die

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons: Anything But A Card
Midweek Magnolias: Anything Festive
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge: Christmas but not a card

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Card

This is the card I made for the dog groomer.  Izzy goes to the groomer more frequently than I go to the hair!
I decided to go with non Christmas paper and I think it turned out cute.

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Spellbinders lacy circle die

Entered in following challenges:

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Elf Wall Art

I found this collage picture frame at Michael's and decided to use it would be perfect for Christmas decorating.  I am sure most people use them for actual pictures of friends and families but I am sure all my paper crafting friends will! The frame holds 8 4x6 pictures so each area is perfect size to show off these odorable elves from Mo's Digital Pencil.

(supplies: Magnolia Doo Hickey stocking, Spellbinders poinsettia, Martha Stewart branch punch, corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge, NOEL from Base Camp Cricut cartridge)

(Supplies used: Magnolia Doo Hickey trees, Sizzix ornament die, Cottage Cutz reindeer, Merry from Cricut cartridge)

(supplies used: Sizzix ornament die, Magnolia Doo Hickey Santa die, Jingle from Base camp cricut cartridge)

(Supplies used: Joy from base camp cricut cartridge, embossing folder from Simply cards magazine)

Project Details:
Elves from Mo's Digital Pencil: Little Elf Finn, Little Elf Kit, Little Elf Mim and Little Elf Pipa
Copics: E00, E04m E11, E13, E21, R20, E35, E55, E53, R59, R48, R27, R24, BG99, BG97, BG95, BG93, E87, E84, E81, T1, T4
After coloring with copics, I painted the ornaments with extreme glitter paint
I used the old rag technique to get texture on the hat and other trim

Entered in following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas: Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge: Y is for youngsters
Crafting for all seasons: Anything but a card for Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Fairy Christmas

Oh my the count down has begun.  There are only 19 days until Christmas.  Are you done with your Christmas cards?  Mine are going in the mail today.  Whew!  It did help to make a card a week with the 52 CCT.  Of course there were several weeks that I made 2 or 3 cards.  I like making and sending Christmas card.  I think the post office likes me too...I keep them in business.
The final challenge for 2015 is to create a card using any of our previous themes from 2015.  I chose to use the August sketch.
This card is for my son's girlfriend. 

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, R59, R46, R27, Bg95, BG93, T1, T4
Magnolia Doo Hickey die

Entered in following challenges:
Hiding In My Craft Room: Christmas colors
Craft Mania: Christmas

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

50th Birthday Card

Yesterday was my sister's 50th birthday.  I decided to make her a card that was a little bit feminine, cute and had an element of fun.  I liked the 50 Rocks sentiment but didn't want to send her 50 actual rocks in the mail so I found this package of pop rocks to use instead.

Card Details:
Magnolia Tilda Stamp
Sentiment on front: Stampin Up
50 Rocks sentiment: Computer generated by me
Sentiment on inside: clear sentiment stamp
Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Cottage cutz candly dies
Martha Stewart branch punch
Spellbinders circle and lacy circle dies
La La Land heart banner die
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, B000, B00, 

Entered in following challenges:
Come And Get It: Anything Goes with a sentiment
Paper Take Weekly: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas Scene

The theme this week at 52 CCT is to use sponging or brayering on your card.  This is the first time I have created a scene using my inks and sponges.  I love the way the snowy scene turned out.  So much so that I included a new set of sponge daubers on my Christmas list.  I did add some white embossing powder for falling snow.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

4 A Dear Friend

The challenge this week at 52 CCT is to make a card for family or friends.  I just couldn't resist using an image with man's best friend on it.
 Inside of card:

Card Details:
Image: From Bugaboo Stamps
Present: Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge
Ornament: Sizzix die
4 A Dear Friend: created using Base Camp Cricut cartridge
White embossing enamel

Entered in following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: Tis the season
Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes
Simply Paper Craft: Anything Goes
Christmas card Challenge: Anything Goes

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tis The Season To Be Fabulous

I decided to use some nontraditional colors for this Christmas card.  It's always fun to create a Christmas card using other colors and patterns.  This is my DT card for the current challenge at Aud Sentiments.  This week we are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine Stamps and the theme is Anything Goes with a Sentiment.
I colored her with copics and then used the old rag technique for the fur trim on her hat

 Inside of my card:

Card Details:
Image: Sugi Sugar Plum Urchin from Lacy Sunshine Stamps
Sizzix ornament die
Martha Stewart branch paper punch
Joycrafts snowflake border die
Sentiment stamps: Recollections

Entered in following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls: Anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge: Pattern Paper Mix up
Sister Hood of Crafters: It's Beginning to look like Christmas

Saturday, November 14, 2015


I think I have said it enough times but here goes again, Christmas cards are my favorite cards to make!  If you are like me and really enjoy making Christmas cards then you should put your name in the hat to become a member of the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Design Team.  You can find our all the details on the 52 CCT blog.
The challenge this week at 52 CCT is to use the colors Green and Purple.  I have had this image for awhile from Eureka Stamps and thought these colors were perfect.
After coloring the gold with copics, I painted the crowns with extreme glitter paint to make them shine.

Entered in following Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: Tis The Season
Christmas Stamping: Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes
CRAFT challenge: Christmas

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Christmas Cards

Scrapper's Delights has a huge new release today.  Just in time for the holidays.  I have created two cards with a couple of the new images.  The first card features Naughty Elf  and the second  the Nutcracker.

 It's no secret that I love to create Christmas cards and these images are just too much fun.

Entered in the following challenges:
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes
Simply Paper Craft: Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge: Anything Goes

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Winter Blessings

It's the first Saturday of the month so it's sketch day at 52 CCT.  If you have been playing along with us all year, you should be just about done or actually finished with your Christmas cards.  If you haven't started, this sketch is just perfect. It's simple and versatile. 
For my card, I decided to use another snowman from the set I received from My Artistic Adventures.
I added some gold spica pen details and stickles to three of the snowflakes on the pattern paper to complete the sketch.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Take Time To Chase Snowflakes

We have a fun challenge for you this week at Aud Sentiments.  We're playing bingo!

I used the far right column (pattern paper, flowers, diecut) and The middle row (Ribbon/lace, digi image, flowers).  I plan to fill this french fry container with small gifts or treats at Christmas.  It would also make a nice hostess gift for one of our many Christmas parties
We are sponsored by My Artistic Adventures

Project Details:
Snowman and words: My Artistic Adventures Vintage Snowmen
Snowflakes: Spellbinders
Diamond dust stickles and extreme glitter paint

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Crafting With Attitude: Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts: Lace, Twine or ribbon
Scrap and Craft: Shabby Chic or Vintage

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Elf Christmas Card

Happy Halloween!
I have a Christmas card to share with you today.  I love making Christmas cards and by completing one a week, I am nearing completion of all the cards I need to send out this year.
The challenge this week at 52 CCT is to pick a previous theme.  I chose Elves from the June 2015 challenge.  You can pick any of our previous themes for your card.
I went a little crazy with the pattern paper.  I had several scraps from previous cards so I decided to work them all together.

Card Details:
Image: Sticky from Mo's Digital pencil
Stocking: Magnolia Doo Hickey die
Sizzix border die

Entered in the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges: Christmas
Alphabet Challenge: S for Sweet Treats
Winter Wonderland: Anything Christmas
Mo's Digital Challenge: Anything Goes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Birthday Cards

A couple of the DT members at Aud Sentiments weren't able to complete their cards for the challenge so I got to play with these two fun stamps from Stitchy Bear Stamps.
 I tried a new to me coloring technique for the bear.  After coloring with copics like normal, I used the old rag technique to add the look of texture to his fur.  I simply colored the tips of an old washcloth with my copics and then dabbed onto the bear.  I am really pleased with the way he turned out.  It was super simple to do.
Project Details:
Image: Beary Happy Bear from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Copics: E21, E53, E35, E37, E49
Cottage Cutz dies
Spellbinders dies
HB2U: Base Camp Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes

For my second card, I thought this guy looked a little green around the gills. Just like he had partied too hard the night before for his birthday.  So I chose a funky green color.  I will probably put together a hangover kit to go along with this card

Project Details:
Image: Cup Full from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Copics: E00, E04, #11, E13, E21, E24,E25, E27, R24, E41, YG91, YG93
Sentiment by Ginny: You can get it for free on the Aud Sentiments challenge blog

Entered in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday: Sketch

You still have some time to join us in our Birthday theme challenge at Aud Sentiments. Can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Time To Celebrate

My dad celebrated his 75th birthday over the weekend.  We had a fabulous time checking off one of the items on his bucket list, going up in a hot air balloon.  We waited a very long time for the wind to die down so that the balloons could go up.  It was worth the wait.
This is the card I made for him.  It's very simple and I hope masculine.

Card Details:
Image:Beyond The Fringe
Clock die cut: Momenta
Corner die: Tim Holtz

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes
Simply Paper Craft: Anything Goes

Here are a few pictures of our fun day at the balloon festival in Bonner Springs, Kansas

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Autumn Is A Second Spring

Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love everything about it from the cooler temps to the glorious colors to all the fun activities.
I made this card for my grandma.  She just recently moved to an assisted living home. Hope I am doing as well when I am 95.

Card Details:
Image: Sassy Cheryl's Stamps
Leaves: Spellbinders dies
Corner Leaves: Storybook Cricut cartridge
Copics: E00, E11, E13, E04, E21, R20, Y26, Y23, YR30, E08, E09, E18, E19, B91, B93, B95, e35, E33, E30, r39, YR09, YR07, YR65, BG93, BG95
Pumpkings: Pumpkin Carving Cricut cartridge

Entered in following Challenges:
Inkspirational: Cute halloween
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge: Anything Goes with twist of leaves
Scrap and Craft: Colors of Autumn
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations: Fall or Halloween

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Emboss Resist Snow Flakes

The challenge this week at 52 CCT is to use the technique, Emboss Resist.
I stamped snowflakes onto my paper, embossed and then used purple ink over the top.

The poinsetta is a spellbinders die and the greenery is part of a Christmas floral stem.
I hope you join us in this challenge. Can't wait to see what you create!

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes
Simply Create Too: Baby It's Cold Outside

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Baked With Love

Today starts a new challenge at Aud Sentiments
The theme for this challenge is to create a birthday project and don't forget the sentiment.
I made a criss cross card for my project.
I used Baked With Love from Stitchy Bear Stamps
This little bear reminds me of cooking with my boys when they were young.  We always had a big mess but it was lots of fun!

Here is the inside portion that pulls out.

Project Details:
Image: Bake with love from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Baked with love sentiment from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Cupcake from the Sweet Treats cricut cartridge
Pot holder: peachy keen stamps
Bowl: Peachy Keen Stamps
Hearts: Magnolia stamps
Spellbinders lacy circle die
La La Land stitched circle dies