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Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Cards 2012 ~ #1

Thought I'd post one of the special cards I made for Christmas this year.  It's very nontraditional for me, as I'm a red & green kinda' girl.  But I really like how it turned out!

The patterned papers are from a Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder 6 x 6 pad.  Love the fun papers in this collection!!
The CS is Bazzill from my LSS.
The stamp I used is Pure Innocence "Flurry of Love" from My Favorite Things.
I colored her with the following Copics:
     Skin ~ E00, 11, 13;  R21
     Coat, Hat, Scarf, Mittens, Boots: ~ YG21, 23, 25; RV00, 02, 04, 23, 25, 29; B00, 02, 04
     Snow ~ C0, 1, 2, 3

I also used some Spellbinders dies to create the image and sentiment panels, and I used a My Creative Time die to create the front scalloped circle panel.  The scalloped borders were created with an EK Success punch.  I also used Stickles to add some sparkle to the card.  I added some buttons and baker's twine to finish off the card.

I'm going to enter this card in the current Pink By Design Non-Traditional Christmas Colors challenge.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!  I'll be back in a couple of days with another card!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

November 8, 2010

Wow!  Again, it's been a LONG time since my last post.  I've been around, but just very busy this fall!

I've been working on Christmas cards lately, and I've got 52 done with just a few more to go.  Yay!  I'll be so glad to have them done and ready to pop in the mail in December.

I used an SVG Cuts file (Santa's Visit) to create 50 of one design.  Here are a few pictures of that card.  Lots of pieces to glue and inking/embossing to do, but I really like this card.  I love all things primitive, so this is just right for me!

Card front

Card inside

2012 Christmas Card

I used Imaginisce paper (Warmest Wishes) to create the card base.  Santa's green gown was made using some papers that I had in my stash ~ they're not Christmas papers, but I thought they worked.  I used some glitter paper from my LSS for the inside of the lantern, and the rest of the papers are Bazzill Smoothies.  I used three different embossing folders.  I had trouble with using the woodgrain folder on Santa's staff - the paper kept tearing where the raised part was, so I switched to a different folder for the majority of the cards.  Santa's fur trim on his coat/hat and his beard were all done with the same folder.  The edges of all the pieces were inked with CTMH chocolate ink.  I used a coordinating Punkin Patch stamp to create "Believe" on the card front.  The inside sentiment was created with a wood block stamp that I got in the bargain bin at Pat Catan's.  I finished off the card front with a piece of twine from May Arts.
I love all the files from SVG Cuts!!!  If you've never visited their store, you should definitely stop by!  You'll be hooked!!  Leo and Mary are so helpful if you have questions, too!  And most of the kit files have a video with Mary showing you how to assemble the 3D items.  Just love that site!!
Hope you're all getting your holiday cards made!  Good luck with that!  I'll be back in a few days with another post showing a couple of individual Christmas cards I've made.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wow! I've been gone for a long time, but I'm back and ready to start blogging again! Just had to take a break for a while ~ you know how it goes, life gets in the way sometimes! I've been crafting a LOT during the past 6 months ~ I just haven't been blogging. I have lots to share that I've finished, so I'll try to share a little at a time.

Here is a card I'm submitting to the All That Scraps DT call. Isn't she cute? I just love her little hat, and I DO like this color combination! The image and the dies used to make the sunflowers are C.C. Designs products, which you can purchase at All That Scraps. I've used a Spellbinders die to create the frame, and the bow was made on my Bow Easy. I added Studio G glitter glue to the sunflower centers to make them sparkle! The button is from my stash, and the DP's are My Mind's Eye. Edges have been inked with Chesnut Roan chalk ink. Everything is attached to a kraft base.

Hope you're enjoying this HOT, HOT, HOT weather! I really don't like it at all, so I've pretty much stayed inside in the air conditioning! Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be a break in this heat any time soon!

Hope you're having a wonderful 4th of July!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Awesome candy offered

You should check out the AWESOME candy that's up for grabs over at Crafteezee!  You won't believe what's included to celebrate her 1000 followers!  Follow this link:
Good luck!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9, 2012

Have you heard the WONDERFUL new???  About Ruby???  If not, check out her blog at and see what exciting news she has to share with you!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

February 28, 2012

  WOW!!!  What a great giveaway!  I've been wishing I could get a Cameo, so this could be my chance to finally have one!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Angie at ScrapGirl is giving away this cute little Tilda.  Check out her blog for details!