Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Have a dashing good holiday

I just love these 3 holiday birds from Unity Stamps. I colored it with Copics and added some twine and voila, it was done!!

Pile It On - Things with wings
Craft Rocket - Christmas is Coming
Double D - Here Comes Santa
Cute Card Thursday - Birds/Animals
Merry Monday - Santa

Stamps by Unity Stamp Company

Monday, November 20, 2017

Cards in Envy - It's Only Paper (No stamps)

For this week's challenge at Cards in Envy - we are to use ONLY paper ... NO STAMPS! You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

I made this card using this flip flop die from Impression Obsession ... I love it!!

I made this card for a special friend who is in Australia. It's almost summer "down under".

Sunday, November 19, 2017

All I want for Christmas is You

Christmas Cards All Year ' Round - Gingerbread
Daisy Chain Challenges - Winter/Christmas

Stamps by Unity Stamp Company

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A red/white/blue birthday card

I love this die cut by Taylored Expressions. This first challenge was to use 3 different kinds of patterned papers. And the 2nd challenge is to use red/white/blue.

Hiding in my Craft Room - 3x patterned paper
DL Art - Patriotic or Thankful

Die cut by Taylored Expressions

Friday, November 17, 2017

Merry Christmas Santa Bird

I was shocked to see this new Tim Holtz Merry Christmas die cut at my Hobby Lobby. We never get his new items in this soon!!  And it's always great when I can use a 40% off coupon too!

I've always loved the traditional colors red and green together for Christmas, especially when its red and green plaid. It just makes me happy and those colors together remind me of Christmas.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Double D Challenge - Here Comes Santa Claus
As You Like It - Favorite Christmas Color Combo and Why
Bastel-Traum - Winter/Christmas
Craft Rocket - Christmas is Coming
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Christmas Time

Stamp by Unity
Die cut by Tim Holtz

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Washi tape card

A great way to use up washi tape!!

Cute Card Thursday - Birds/Animals
Cardz 4 Galz - Thank You/Thanksgiving

All stamps by Unity Stamps

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mr. Reindeer

Isn't this reindeer super cute?  It's by Unity Stamps and he's so fun to color. Added some patterned paper and colored with Copics and it was done.

Crafty Hazelnut - Christmas (optional - Reindeer)

Stamp by Unity

Monday, November 13, 2017


I love when a challenge asks for an all-white card.

Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas
The Paper Players - White on white
Crafty Friends Challenge - Christmas
Crafty Catz - No pattern paper

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Gobble Gobble

Craftaholics R Us - Turkey
Little Red Wagon - Harvest Time

Stamps by Taylored Expressions

Glitter by Wink of Stella "clear"

Saturday, November 11, 2017

I wear Pink for you

Calling All Sistas - Encouragement

Stamps by Flourishes
Glitter by Wink of Stella "Clear"

Friday, November 10, 2017

It's your Birthday? Alpaca my party hat!

Stamps from Taylored Expressions
Dies from Lawn Fawn
I am entering this in the following challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky - Gorgeous Gingham
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Birthdays

Thursday, November 9, 2017

So thankful for sweet friends like you

How is it that Thanksgiving is ONLY 2 weeks away? I colored this cute owl using my Copics.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Little Red Wagon - Harvest Time
Stinkin' Inkers - Thankful
Pink and Main - Thanks
Sunsational Stamps - Thanksgiving
Bastel-Traum - Thanks
Fab 'n' Funky - Gorgeous Gingham

All stamps by Unity Stamps
Patterned Paper by Lawn Fawn

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Always leave a little room in your holidays for miracles

When I first saw this snowman stamp by Mama Elephant, I had to have it. I ordered it directly from Mama Elephant and with quick shipping, I got it in 3 days. Can't ask for much more than that!!  And I have been stamping my Christmas cards with it ever since.  Here's one card I made for the following challenges:

Calling All Sistas - CAS06 Encouragement
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Winter Sparkle

Snowman stamp by Mama Elephant
Sentiment by PrintWorks

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen used
to make hat and scarf glittery on this snowman

Monday, November 6, 2017

Cards in Envy - Typography

Cards in Envy's first challenge for November is Typography  (Letters, Words or Sentiment as main focus)  You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing.

Who remembers shaving cream backgrounds when they were all the "rage"?  I decided to dig out my shaving cream, pour a couple of drops of Stampin Up re-inkers into it and voila, I have a fun background.

I hope you'll come play along at Cards in Envy.

Spray shaving cream onto a paper plate
or something you can throw away
or wash off. Drop a few drops
of any colors (I used Stampin Up
re-inkers). I am thinking I've
used food colors before but
not positive)

Mix the colors together using a
plastic spoon or something you
can wash off or throw away.
Lay your cardstock in it,
then smear off the excess
shaving cream and there's
your fun background.

Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

It's almost Thanksgiving ...

It's  November!!  WOW. Has this year gone fast?  I dug out this cute owl by Unity Stamps.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

The House that Stamps Built - Fall
Crafty Gals Corner - Harvest Colors
Double D - Feeling Fallish
Little Red Wagon - Owl About Me
Pause Dream Enjoy - Thanksgiving