Wednesday, November 30, 2016

May Your Christmas Be Cozy Warm & Bright

This is for Challenge 299 at Try Stampin On Tuesday

Circle images by: Amuse Artstamps
Sentiment: Hero Arts


I love this snowman stamp by Inky Antics. I think it may even be my very first stamp. I've had him forever!!  This card was so simple. I'm posting a picture of what I used to make it. LOL

Inkspirations - Chill
A Gem of a Challenge - Snowmen
Craft Your Passion

My Christmas Card this year

I'm making this for the following challenges: 

 My Besties Germany Anything Goes Challenge
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 177 - Different Folds or Shaped Cards 
Christmas Card Challenge - Challenge 50

Stamps used:  Art Impressions
They are from the Try-fold series and they come 3 to a set and you create your own scene with each set. Each stamp set has directions how to place it on your card and its real easy. I watercolored my scene with Koi watercolors. The Koi colors are very vibrant.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

More Candles = Bigger Cake!

I am entering this in these challenges:

Sketch Saturday challenge #440
Ooh La La Birthday #218

Stamp from: Art Impressions

Hello Friend

I am entering this in the Paradise of Stamps Anything Goes Challenge and also the One Crazy Stamper Fall Winter Fun Challenge.

Stamps Used:  Purple Onion Designs
Sentiment: TAC
Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn

Monday, November 28, 2016

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

I made this for the following challenges:

Penny Black and More - Anything Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Christmas Greetings
Christmas Card Challenge - Challenge #50
Christmas with the Cuties - Challenge #1
Make My Monday - CAS Christmas #35
As You Like It - Favorite Christmas Colors (I've always loved the red and green as Christmas colors on my card because they are the traditional colors of Christmas, to me)

Snowman and fence stamp: Purple Onion Designs
Cute bird on fence: Taylored Expressions
Sentiment: Amuse Artstamps


Today's challenge is from Daisy Chain Challenge #2 All That Glitters

I love this stamp from Impression Obsession. 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Baby, It's Cold Outside

I love this stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I made the background with Color Burst Ultramarine Blue and water.

Challenge: Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Anything Blue

Peace on Earth

I am participating in these 2 challenges today:

Stempelsonne #178 Everything Goes and a Gem of a Challenge Snowmen/Snowwomen

Snowman stamp:  Purple Onion Designs
Sentiment: TAC
Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn
Colored with Copics

Saturday, November 26, 2016

I am missing you

For this challenge we are to make a card using these colors. I think this background came out perfect for this.

Background - Color Burst
Stamps - Lawn Fawn

You can see the challenge here.

Thank You (you sly fox)

I've been stamping for 15+ years. I love it, I really do. But every once in a while I get in a "rut". A few years ago I decided to quit stamping. It wasn't fun anymore so I stopped for about 4 years. I sold a lot of my stamps, paper, inks, markers, etc.  Well, one day I decided I missed stamping so I came back. I started having these same doubts again in the past few weeks. I really don't want to start another hobby. So for now I am going to do these challenges each day. I found this website that has LOTS of different challenges each day so I can pick and choose from what I want to do.

I am posting this card for the Pink and Main Challenge #15 Thankful/Gratitude

 I love this image by Unity Stamps. I colored this image using Tombows and I wanted to make an edge to match around the card. I wasn't sure it would work but I inked up the end of a q-tip and went around the edges. It worked great!!  I paper pieced his sweater using Lawn Fawn plaid paper.

Friday, November 25, 2016

One more pumpkin card before the holidays are here ...

Today I am entering this in 2 different challenges:

Great Impressions - November Anything Goes and Monthly Challenge #52 - Pumpkin Spice

When I got this awesome stamp set from Unity, it was after Halloween but I already had my Thanksgiving cards done so I was happy to get out this set and play with it today. I love this set!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Christmas Tag in 2 different challenges

I am entering this tag in 2 different challenges today.

One is Card Mania Challenge and its called Tag, You're It.

The other challenge is Dies R Us - Tags #61

Stamps by Avery Elle. I paper pieced his scarf.

Monday, November 21, 2016

A clean and simple Christmas card

I am entering these in 2 different challenges this week.

One is Paper Players #322 Clean & Simple Christmas which can be found here
and the second challenge is at Just Us Girls which is here

In the first challenge it said to use teal, purple and gold. I knew I didn't have any pieces of cardstock in those colors so I decided to get out by Copics and made stripes in those colors :).

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Soon, the leaves will be all gone.

Growing up in Florida I never got to see the change of leaves. Never had the change of season. No snow!  I moved to NC in 1989 (in February) when I was 25 years old and there was 12" of snow on the ground. I had no idea how I would survive!!  But I did and now I love it when it does snow. I've always loved November because the weather starts cooling off during the day and night but it still warms up during the day, usually in the 60's. I love that kind of weather!!  Still no need for a coat, except at night when I run to the store or something.  And now that I have my new car with the heated steering wheel and heated seats, I can use those too. lol 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Peace Love & Yoga

I made this card for Case This Sketch #199 Challenge. You can see the challenge here
Stamps by Penny Black.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

No super moon pics but I did get a "super" sunrise picture

As I walking early yesterday morning, the sun looked so pretty coming up as I walked ...

Monday, November 14, 2016

Christmas Tags

Stampers Alley had their annual Christmas Tag Swap and these are the awesome gift tags we got. I love all of them!! (as I always do!)

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Leaves are changing!

Its beautiful in the Carolinas right now. A little chilly this morning (38 degrees) when Tino and I went on our walk but it felt great to me!!

Time to start on my Christmas cards

I send out about 50 handmade Christmas cards. How many do you send?

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Some Thanksgiving cards

I made these Thanksgiving cards this year .. I love this Fall image by Art Impressions. I stamped a pumpkin using Versamark ink and embossed with white to make the background of pumpkins. Added an acorn button and some sequin and its done!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Count Your Blessings PP320

 I made this sympathy card for my sister. She lost her beloved dog Twix today and he was a 16 year old Jack Russell. So when I saw this challenge come up, I wanted to enter this card because he was definitely a blessing to Debbie and all who knew him. She had him since he was a puppy and I know she will miss him like crazy!

Images by: Amuse Studio

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I love this image by Stamping Bella

I watercolored the whole card using my Koi watercolors.