Thursday, December 31, 2020

Hoping You Have a Sealiously Happy Birthday!

Playing with my new stamps from Santa. This stamp set is from Sunny Studio Stamps. What are your plans for New Years Eve? We will just stay home and take funny pics with our 2021 glasses I found at Walmart like we do every year. Will be asleep by 11 pm. lol 

Atlantic Hearts - Sketch #401

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Find Joy in the Little Things

I watercolored this image by Colorado Stamp Company using my Catherine Pooler inks. 

The Spot - Sketch #143

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Winter is not a Season, It's a Celebration

This is a brand new stamp sold by Colorado Craft Company and the designer is Anita Jeram who illustrates children's books. I first did this card for a sketch challenge at Splitcoast a few weeks ago. I colored this with copics and used some paper from my Moda Scrap paper pack.

Animal Friends Challenge - Fox or Hare

Monday, December 28, 2020

Happy 2021

I'm ready for a new year, HOW ABOUT YOU???????  Here's to a wonderful 2021 for all of us!!

Always Fun - New Year
House Mouse - Anything Goes, Optional Sparkle/Shine (I used my glitter pen on snow but not sure you can see it here)
Crafting Happiness - New Year or Any Celebration

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Happy New Year 2021

I hope everyone had a great Christmas yesterday! I added a few pics at the bottom. 

Inspired by Challenge - Goodbye 2020 (Inspired by "New Year"). Using my little snowman stamp again from Tim Holtz. Banner sentiment by Mama Elephant. Sky stencil by My Favorite Things.
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Make it Blue
TGIF - Let it Snow
Inkspirational - Something in your Home (my snowman book pages) See photo below

Our 2020 Christmas selfie with Tino wearing
his Christmas hat (I couldn't find all of our hats)

Kids baking Christmas cookies (our tradition on Christmas Eve)

Yes, our grand-dog Tino is very spoiled LOL

Emily got me this neat snowman, made out of book pages.
She found him on Etsy. He came flat in a box and we had
to use a hair dryer to "fluff" the pages. It took awhile!

My walk last night at 5 pm, while dinner was in the oven.

Me walking at 27 degrees but with the wind chill
it felt 17. I was cold but I got in 30 minutes.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Our Christmas Tree

We put up our Christmas tree a week before Thanksgiving this year, the earliest we've ever put it up!! But I love the lights, I love the decorations, I love it all!! I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas. We are having a much smaller gathering today, just our 2 kids and us. Normally I cook for 15 people but we decided not to risk it this year. 

The Card Concept - Christmas Tree 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas silhouette

This is one of my favorite Christmas cards I made this year. The die cut is from Spellbinders and I found it on sale last year at Hobby Lobby for like $4. I had to get it. It actually has a cat behind the kids but I cut it out and added this little dog because I sent it to my godchild since they have a chihuahua. For the sunset, I got the idea from someone else who did the same thing online and I CASE'D her card from the Spellbinders website here. It was a very easy card to make :). I embossed the sentiment.

I woke up feeling much better from my pulled muscle and is all good again :). 

Merry Christmas Eve!

The Card Concept - Favorite Card of the Year
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for my favorite thing (I love this die set by Spellbinders and I love this watercolor technique I did)
Christmas Kickstart - Christmas
Little Red Wagon - Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Merry Christmas plaid gnome

2 days before Christmas and I pulled a muscle in my back or my thigh. Not sure which! Spent all day yesterday in bed. UGH!

I made this plaid background by taking Kristina Warner's watercolor Christmas class back in September. It is so easy to do. I added this gnome die cut by Gina Marie Designs and it makes for an easy Christmas card.

Christmas Kickstart - Christmas
Always Fun - Christmas
Make My Monday - Create Your Own Background
Little Red Wagon - Merry Christmas
The Male Room - Tartan/Plaid

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Happy Birthday

Christmas is in 3 days. Are YOU ready? I'm ready. This is the first time I have had EVERYTHING bought and wrapped since about Dec 5th. I figure, why wait? Why not get it all done? Kids told us what they wanted and I got everything early so I'm ready!! 

I made a few masculine cards using this moose die cut. I'm not even sure where I got it. I have had it a few years and "found" it in my stash. 

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #466

Monday, December 21, 2020

Sending You a Warm Hug

Color Hues - Color Combo Green and Blue

Digi image by Angie Blom. Colored with Copics and used Stickles blue glitter for snow

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Dreaming of a white Christmas

I decided to make a stencil background using my tree birch die cut. I love how it came out. I just laid it down on top of a piece of white cardstock and used my brushes to blend it on. Stamp and die cut by Catherine Pooler. We almost NEVER have a white Christmas here in NC, but I heard on the weather just yesterday we have a small chance this year of getting about 2" of the pretty white stuff so my fingers are crossed :).

Inkspirational - Snow
Just Add Ink - Challenge #536

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Peace on Earth

I hand drew this Christmas tree and watercolored it. Stamp by Ellen Hutson

Christmas Kickstart - Peace on Earth

Friday, December 18, 2020

We will be Friends Forever

These digi stamps from Angie Blom are so fun to color! I sent a few of these cards to friends when we were in lock down in May and who would ever have thought we would still be battling this Covid in December and it's not going away anytime soon :(. Hang in there everybody!! 

Stamping Sensations - Anything with Wings

Catch the Bug Challenge Day 7 "Color Chart" of Holiday Chaos

Today is Day 7 at Catch the Bug of the Holiday Chaos and it's a "Color Chart". This is Reindeer Skate and I colored him with my copic markers and added some patterned paper to the side of the card.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Catch the Bug Challenge Day 6 "Photo Challenge" of Holiday Chaos

Today is Day 6 at Catch the Bug of the Holiday Chaos and it's a "Photo Challenge". I chose 2 images from Bugaboo - Snowflake Reindeer Silhouette and Winter Kidz Girl. I merged the 2 images together using Google Documents and stamped the sentiment on top. Sentiment is by Ellen Hutson. I added some clouds and some glitter for the snow and colored the girl with my Copics.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Happy Birthday!

I just love this stamp and die cut stamp set by Concord & 9th. I find that I am reaching for it over and over and I decided to make a bunch of these in 2021 for birthdays. All different colors of course. It folds flat in an envelope to mail and it's pretty easy to put it together with the die cuts. 

Little Red Wagon - Hip to Be Square
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes

Catch the Bug Challenge Day 5 "Make Us Laugh" of Holiday Chaos

Today is Day 5 at Catch the Bug of the Holiday Chaos and the challenge is "Make Us Laugh". I chose this image called Puppy Enough Reindeer and I colored him with copics and added some Stickles glitter.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Catch the Bug Challenge Day 4 "BINGO" of Holiday Chaos

Today is Day 4 at Catch the Bug of the Holiday Chaos and it's BINGO. I chose this cute image called Kidz Reindeer. For my bingo card, I chose designer paper/bugaboo image/die cut. I colored my image with copics and used an oval x-stitched die cut by Gina Marie Designs. I also used the Christmas strand of lights die cut by Gina Marie Designs and colored the bulbs with copics and added some Stickles glitter to all the lights. 

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Holidays

At The Crafter's Cafe, our challenge this week is Holidays. I used this Christmas tree farm image by Scribbles and you can find it here. I colored it with my Copic markers and added some patterned paper behind it. I used my glitter pens by Kaisercraft and added some glitter to some of the trees.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Catch the Bug Challenge Day 3 "Anything But a Card" of Holiday Chaos

Today is Day 3 at Catch the Bug of the Holiday Chaos and it's Anything But A Card. I made these gift tags using my fishtail banner die cuts by Gina Marie Designs. I colored them with my copics, added some Stickles glitter on the snow and some twine.