Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy New Year!

Here's another New Years card I made using Gerda Steiner's brand new digital image that you can find free right here. Aren't these mice cute?? I used Tim Holtz label letters for the sentiment. Those really come in handy when I don't have the exact sentiment I need.

Simply less is more - Sketch 22
Sweet Stampin' - Anything New (this digi image by Gerda Steiner Designs is new)
Hiding in my craft room - Freestyle


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Not my Prob-Llama!

This sketch was not easy and it took me awhile for it to all come together. I dug out my llama washi tapes and my llama stamp by Flora & Fauna and came up with this card. I know exactly who I am sending it to :).

CAS(E) ths Sketch! - Sketch #252

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Happy Birthday

I started following this blog about a month ago and I just love her clean, simple designs. This card especially caught my eye and I thought "hey, I want to try that." So I did.

Using my circle die cut from Memory Box, I cut out the largest circle. I sponged on different colors of Oxide inks to make the awesome rainbow of colors. I did mask each color off before sponging them on so they didn't run into each other. (The Oxide ink colors I used were: Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberries, and Wilted Violet - all my favorites!)  I figure it's the perfect backdrop for this adorable moose image by Purple Onion Designs.

Since I'm on the Cards in Envy design team, I am not entering it in their challenge per se' but you can see it there.

Cards in Envy - Framed with Circles

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Sending you a whole latte love

Happy Christmas Eve!!  I can't believe Christmas is almost here!!  I am ready!  Are you????  I made a yellow card today using these coffee/hot cocoa stamps by Verve Stamps. I am sending it to a friend :).

Sunny Day Crafting - Yellow

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Hang in there

This little birdie will certainly cheer anyone up that is having a rough day. He's from Unity Stamps and I colored him with Copic markers.

Try Stampin' On Tuesday - Sketch

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Friday, December 22, 2017

I'm published in Just Christmas Cards!

I was excited to see I was published in the latest Just Christmas Cards
edition. I used a Unity stamp so I contacted Unity and I get to
pick out free $25 worth of stamps. Yay!! 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas rocks

I've been painting rocks and hiding them in nearby parks for the Kindness Rocks project. These are some of my Christmas rocks I've painted. I have these in my stamp room :).

I am entering this photo in the challenge at :

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Anything Else for Christmas

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Peace on Earth

With Christmas being less than a week away, I decided to do one more Christmas card. This one I used the Friday Free Image put out by Bugboo Digital Images. I colored it with Copics and then added some Stickles glitter for the snow. I used a piece of embossed cardstock and I went over with it Tim Holtz Oxide ink (Broken China).

Catch the Bug - B-I-N-G-O (Texture, No Designer Paper, Bugaboo Image)
Cardz 4 Guyz - Last Minute Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Snowflakes

Penguins by Bugaboo
Sentiment by Essentials by Ellen

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hello - llama style

This set by Flora and Fauna right now is one of my new favorites. Why?  It has cute cars with a llama, fox, raccoon or an owl you can add to the cars. It's just so cute!! But of course, the llama is what "sold" me the set!!  It's called Love Bug Set and you can find it here. I ordered directly from them and got it super fast, just a few days!!

Atlantic Hearts - Sketch #243
Penny Black and More - CAS

Llama and car by Flora and Fauna
Sentiment by Stampendous

Monday, December 18, 2017

Cards in Envy - Framed with Circles

1 week until Christmas - ARE YOU READY???

Cards in Envy's last challenge for 2017 is "Framed in Circles". You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. I made a cute cat birthday card for my friend Joanie today.

For this card, I stamped the same circle stamp into a different color of the Tim Holtz oxide inks all around the card. I used the colors Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, and Peacock Feathers. I think these are my favorite colors out of all the Oxide inks! Then I stamped the cat and colored him with Jane Davenport watercolor paints. I added a tiny bit of glitter using my glitter pen on his nose and whiskers (not sure if it shows up or not here).

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy.

Cat stamp by PrintWorks
Sentiment by Stampers Anonymous

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Missing You snowman

Catch the Bug - Sketch #520

Snowman by Bugaboo Digitals
Sentiment by Stampendous
Die cut by Taylored Expressions
Colored with Copic markers

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Happy New Year

The new year will be here in 2 weeks. WOW!

When Unity Stamps came up with this adorable snowman, there was no doubt in my mind, I had to have him!!  Isn't he just the cutest?  I colored him using my Tombow markers and water. For the magenta piece behind the snowman, I didn't have that color paper so I just made it by using my Tombow marker #665 on the edges of the paper so it would match his/her scarf perfectly.

Daring Cardmakers - The Special One
Allsorts - Cold and Frosty Colors
Cardz 4 Galz - Show Me a Snowman
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything But Christmas
Stinkin' Inkers - Celebrating the Holidays

Stamp by Unity Stamps
Sentiment - Handwritten

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hot Cocoa anyone?

Sunday Stamps - Winter Warmth #SSC167
Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Coffee, Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa stamp by Impression Obsession
Snowflakes by Unity Stamps

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

I (heart) you!

This dog from Bugaboo Stamps is so cute. I think he could even be used for Valentine's Day.

Catch the Bug - Naked Stamping (no coloring)

Stamp by Bugaboo

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Know what I love about celebrating your birthday?

Here's another fun birthday stamp by Art Impressions. I paper pieced her shirt and added Stickles glitter to the candles. 

Art Impressions - Funny & Punny

All stamps by Art Impressions

Monday, December 11, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree!

Christmas is in 2 weeks. Every time I "think" I'm ready, then I remember something else I need to get.

This little Christmas tree image at Bugaboo Stamps is free right now and you can find her here but you have to act quick, because it's only for a few days. I paper pieced the Christmas tree skirt. I have always loved plaid tree skirts so I love how this came out :).

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Catch the Bug - Naked Stamping (no coloring)
Creative Sketchy Girls - Sketch #18
Alphabet Challenge - T is for Trees

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Winter Wonderland

For this challenge, I had to do a Christmas card inspired by a Christmas song. I googled the song lyrics to Winter Wonderland and decided to print off these lyrics and I linked it below the photo because they are free to print off.

Cut It Up - Christmas Song

Winter Wonderland song lyrics found here
Stamp by Purple Onion Designs
Rectangle die cut by Cottage Cutz

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Happy Birthday!

I've always loved this birthday image of 2 old gals enjoying some birthday cake. The person I'm sending this to loves bling on her clothes so I added some glitter to her bright pink shirt along with some glitter to the candles which are burning on the cake.

Cheerful Sketches - December Sketch
The House that Stamps Built - Glitter

Stamp by Art Impressions

Friday, December 8, 2017

By Golly Be Jolly

I've used this stamp set by Unity Stamps for several different Christmas cards this year. This reindeer is so cute!! And it makes for easy cards!

CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Christmas
CCC Digi Creations - Spots and/or Stripes
Creative with Stamps - Reindeer

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Joy Happy Love

How cute is this new snowman by Unity Stamps?  I stamped him in black and then outlined him using my white Uniball pen.

The Card Concept - Sketch 83
Craftaholics R Us - Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky - All Tied Up
Cards und More - Snowmen

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Merry Christmas snowmen!

As soon as I saw this new Mama Elephant snowman stamp set, I knew it was going to be my Christmas card this year. I love it and colored it with Copics. The background I sponged with Oxide inks.

I'm entering it in the following challenges:

Always Fun - Snowmen
Make My Monday - Happy Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas is Coming
Mari Ko - Holly Jolly
Cardz 4 Guys - Snowman

Snowman stamp by Mama Elephant

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cards in Envy - Jingle All the Way

Cards in Envy's first challenge for December is Jingle All the Way (anything with a bell on your card) You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

I looked high and low through my stamps and no bells whatsoever. I had to get creative so I thought why not cut out an image of a bell. I tried doing it free-hand and it did not resemble any type of bell so I googled "bell" images and found one printed it off and made this scene in it.

This snowman stamp is from Unity Stamps. I had to mask around the snowmen to get the trees in the background around them. The tree stamp is from Hero Arts. I colored with Copics. Then I added glitter to the bottom for the snow.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Happy Birthday llama style.

I am in love with this llamas. And a lot of my friends know I have an obsession with llamas. I have llama leggings, llama jammies and llama socks. Why am I fascinated with them? I just think they are cute!! When we closed on our house many years ago, the family had a pair of llamas and the mommy llama gave birth on the day we closed. We were lucky enough to have these llamas stay at our house after we closed for about a month because it wasn't safe to move the baby until then. Ever since then, I have loved llamas ;).

I am entering this in the following challenges:

As You Like It - Favorite Animals and Why
Through the Purple Haze - More than 3 layers

Stamp by Taylored Expressions
Cloud background paper by Amuse
Stickers by Tim Holtz
Grass punch by Martha Stewart 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

By Golly Be Jolly

AAA Cards - Christmas
Cardz 4 Guyz - Reindeer

Stamps by Unity Stamp Company