November 30, 2016

Off Colored Christmas Card

Hi, here we are the 1st of December and Christmas will
be upon us sooner than we think. 
So today I have a Christmas card to share with you
that are not in the "traditional" Christmas colors.

I love the soft look of it.  I am on the design team for 
A Bit More Time to Craft digital papers, so that is where
these fabulous papers came from.  They have a challenge
twice a month that is always anything goes so make sure you hop on
over and join it the fun.  There is also a Friday Freebie where you can pick up some papers.
The Mery Christmas is a stamp from Unity Stamps.  There
stamps a wonderful and they always have great sales.  This stamp is from the
...........A Joyous Season set.  
The snowflake I cut using my Cricut Explore.  This snowflake file is kind of cool because first it draws all the design on the snowflake and then cuts it out along with a shadow layer. 
Well that is it for now, hope everyone is doing well and getting
all the things done for the Holiday season.

November 28, 2016

A Simple Birthday Card

Hi, it has been a while since I have posted anything.  I guess the
holiday season is upon us, things got a little crazy around here.
Hope everyone had a blesses Thanksgiving with family & friends.

Today I have a very simple card to share with you that I have had
on my desk for a few weeks now but haven't had a chance yet to post.

The background paper is pearl paper that I embossed using my MS scoreboard 
at 1/2 inch increments.  The 3 roses are a Gina Marie die that I cut
from a piece of paper I made using some ink sprays.
Happy Birthday is also a die.
And that's it, pretty simple.

Thanks for taking the time to sop and take a peak.

November 5, 2016

Happiest 5th Birthday

Hi everyone, hope you have some fun plans for
the weekend.
I have a card to share that I made following this 
weeks sketch at Mojo Monday for one of my great-granddaughter
that turns 5.
I know all the little girls love "My Little Pony" so I went with
that theme because I loved the bright colors.
The background striped paper is a digital paper from 
Sonya Dehart called Summer Carnival.
I used some stitched circle Gina Marie dies to cut out the circle.
The half circle and the 5 were cut using my Cricut Explore.
The half circle is embossed and sprayed with some Glimmer mist so
it is all sparkly and so is the 5.

Well that is it for today, have a great weekend.
Challenges entered:
Crafting with Dragonflies - Stripes/spots ends 11/11
Catch the Bug - Anything goes ends 11/12
Crafty Friends - For someone special ends 11/18

November 1, 2016

Marshmallow Snowman

Hi, well here we are at November 1st already.  Everyone have them
Christmas cards done?  Nope, not me, I am still trying to figure out 
my design for the ones I mass produce.  It is looking up though cause I thinkI finally have it nearly figured out.
Well, this card will make it into my random Christmas card stack.
I created this card for the November Crafty Awesomeness Challenge over
at the Crafting Circle.  This month out sponsor is
Bugaboo stamps.  Thanks, Jodie we love your stamps. 
I chose to use Marshmallow Snowman for my image.  I had just received my
Hero Arts October kit of the month and it had a cut snow-globe in it
si I wanted to use that with this adorable little snowman. 
I colored him using my Copic markers. I then cut about 3 panels with the circle our of the center from very heavy white chipboard.  I glued the acetate under the piece of pattern paper to make my snow-globe window.  I used a little bit of the 
Flower Soft snow that came in the kit, but mostly what I used for my "snow" was silica gel that I have been saving from medication bottle, shoes, etc etc...
It made GREAT snow for this shaker card. 
Plus I had seen someone had used alcohol inks to dye it so
it can be used for all kinds of shakers cards and other things. 
The globe stand I used the die and cut it from a piece of wood grain paper, then
stamped it with a stamp that was also in the kit.  
The "winter wonderland" I stamped on and oval and mounted it
with foam tape.
So, I hope you like my card and head on over and join in the fun over at
Also, make sure you check out Bugaboo stamps for some cute images
and don't forget the Friday Freebie.