Monday, December 31, 2018

Our Deepest Condolences

It's the last day of 2018. WOW, has this year flown by ... but then I find they always do!! We still need to take down our decorations but hopefully we'll get to that later this week. I really wanted to do it today but I'm still resting up from our festivities from Saturday. We had 16 people over for our big Christmas dinner and with me still recooperating from my herniated disk surgery almost 4 weeks ago, my neck is really sore and I think I may have overdone it so the tree and decorations can wait a few more days.

I'm loving how this rose turned out using Lydia's technique that she calls Duoprinting with Chlorophyll . You have got to try it!! And here is Lydia's card I CASE'd

Inkspirational - Challenge #177 CASE

Sentiment by Technique Junkies

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Tote bags

Daring Cardmakers - Let's Decorate, Step Away from the Cards

I made a few of these tote bags for Christmas gifts this year. I just started sewing in September by watching you tube videos. I had sewn many years ago but hadn't done it a long time. I watched this you tube video and was hooked.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Enjoy Your Day

 I love this stamp set by Stampin Bella. I am sending this to a friend who loves to read as much as I do. I colored her using my Koi watercolors and I used the Lawn Fawn reveal wheel die for this. I used some Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust for the glitter I added.

Cut It Up - New Year's Resolutions #164

Friday, December 28, 2018

Birthday Wishes/Blue Sky

The Male Room - The Colour Blue

Stamps by Stampin Up
Sentiment by Amuse Studio
Background Alcohol Inks

I shore do miss you

For the 2 side panels of this card, I got out my Alcohol inks and forgot how much fun they can be!!

CAS(E) this Sketch - Sketch #302
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Thursday, December 27, 2018

House Mouse It's a New Year!

How cute are these House Mouse stamps? I won this stamp recently from Stampendous and I decided to make a few New Years cards with it. For the snow, I added Snow-Tex. I love the effect of this stuff but I made a huge mess trying to smear it on with my fingers. I watercolored the image using my Distress Oxide inks.

Cardz 4 Guyz - New Year-New Beginnings
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Double D - Let It Snow

Stamp by Stampendous
Sentiment by The Angel Company
Snow by Snow-Tex

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Thank You

Merry Christmas to all my friends and blog followers!!

For today, I am entering this flower card in several challenges. I made several of these cards to send to those who sent donations to my husband's mother's church after his mother had passed away on Thanksgiving Day. She was 95 years old.

Allsorts - Thanks a Bunch
Challenge Up Your Life - Thank You

Flower stamps by Art Impressions
Sentiment by The Ton

Monday, December 24, 2018

Life is Happy

Happy Christmas Eve!! Are you ready?  I am!!  3 weeks ago, I had herniated disk surgery so I am still recovering but today I was able to make a card!! Yay!!

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Sunday Stamps - Getting sketchy SSC194

Stamps by Flora & Fauna

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Peace on Earth

Always Fun Challenges - Snowmen
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Christmas
The Library Challenge - Snowman

Stamp by Mama Elephant
Sentiment by Flora & Fauna

The 30 Best Christmas Books of All Time – The Mission – Medium

Monday, December 17, 2018

Cards in Envy - Hang Your Stocking with Care

For this week's challenge at Cards in Envy, the theme is Hang Your Stocking with Care. Create a card featuring a stocking, Christmas or other type. Or what you might find IN a stocking. You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

For my card, I didn't have a single stocking stamp. How can that be? I have no idea. But I looked high and low and decided to google "stocking coloring image" and I found one. Sized it down and printed it off onto Neenah cardstock so I could color the stockings with Copic markers. I made this for my daughter, her boyfriend and their dog Tino. I hope they like it :).

For the Christmas tree, I used the Stampin Up image called Waterfront (see below). I didn't come up with the idea, I found it here on Pinterest. How clever was she!? I used a star die by Lawn Fawn and added some Stickles glitter to it.

So who's ready for Christmas????? 

Christmas tree images by Stampin Up
Sentiment by Hero Arts

Stampin Up Waterfront stamp set

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hope your day is amazing

4 Crafty Chicks - Masculine #433
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark #322
Watercoolor Wednesday - WWCC200 All Occasions
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Stamp by Whipper Snapper
Die cut by Lawn Fawn
Sentiment by Lawn Fawn

Monday, December 10, 2018

Round snowman

Pile It On - Shaped cards
The Library Challenge - The Snowman
Do-Al(l) - #24 Christmas or New Year

I love this stamp set by Stampin Up. It made this cute round snowman card. I got the idea from Pinterest. I'm sending it out as a Happy New Years card to a friend.

The 30 Best Christmas Books of All Time – The Mission – Medium

Stamps by Stampin Up

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Happy Holidays

Cards 4 Guyz - Snowman
Stinkin' Inkers - Winter Wonderland
Retro Rubber - Happy Holidays (this snowman stamp is over a year old)

Snowmen by Mama Elephant

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Merry Christmas

CAS on Sunday - Christmas Card
Winter Wonderland - Christmas
CAS-ual Fridays - Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Crafty Gals - Christmas
Moo-Mania - Trees

Stamps by Stampin Up
Sentiment by Flora & Fauna
Stockings printed online

Monday, December 3, 2018

Cards in Envy - The Spirit of Christmas

For this week's challenge at Cards in Envy, it is "The Spirit of Christmas".  Create a Christmas card, any style, any color theme. You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

Stamps by Flora & Fauna

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Santa's on his way

Aud Sentiments - Christmas
Paper Players - It's Beginning to Look A lot like Christmas
Card Mania - Christmas
Country View Challenges - Christmas