Friday, December 29, 2023

Happy Cake Day!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!! 2024 is upon us! How is that even possible? I counted up my challenge cards and I was in 260 challenges. And that's not counting all the challenges at Splitcoast Stampers I am in. I went with this challenge from CAS for this birthday card. I didn't make it "seasonal" - I just now realized that. Oh well. It is birthday season for some so does this count? LOL 

CAS Colors & Sketches - Choose any 2023 Colours and make it seasonal

Cake stamps by Ellen Hutson
Name by Concord & 9th

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

2024 Calendar

I always give out hand made stamped calendars to friends for the holidays. I usually start in September but for whatever this year, I am getting a late start. 2 of my friends I won't even see until AFTER the holidays, probably the first weekend in January since of them moved to the beach so I still have time but I am almost done with the others. They have a clipped wooden frame that they just switch them out each year and they always love it when I give them. They measure 4x6. 

Little Red Wagon - Under Pressure
Ellibelle's Corner - I spy with my little eye ... something old, something new (there are both new and old stamps used on my calendars. I printed off the calendars online)

Monday, December 18, 2023

Peace on Earth

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Snow Globe

Stamp by Carabelle Studio
Sentiment by Paper Smooches

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Introducing myself to my new chemo buddy

If you haven't heard about a group called Chemo-Angels, you are really missing out. I have been a member for about 6 years and I have been a chemo angel to 6 or 7 chemo buddies. You can see about it here. I have a brand new one so I thought it would be fun to incorporate a photo of me and the kids on this card with this cute snowman. I have had this stamp for many, many years and found it at Tuesday Morning many years ago before they all went out of business. I usually like to make my Happy New Year cards out of it. I watercolored this image and then used some Stickles on the snow to give it some "Sparkle". 

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Anything Goes, Optional Party

Stamp by Stampendous

Saturday, December 16, 2023

O' Holy Night

Another Christmas card with this stamp and stencil set by Concord & 9th. I used some music paper I had in my stash for the background. 

Christmas is coming fast. We went to our first Christmas party last night and we have one more next Friday night. Are you ready? I am still wrapping presents and I think I will be all "done".

Cardz 4 Galz - A Christmas Card

Wednesday, December 13, 2023


I love Tim Holtz's newest sled. Giant snowflakes by Unity Stamps.

Cupcake Inspiration - Winter Wonderland
My Time to Craft - Starts with a "S" - Sleigh

Monday, December 11, 2023

Personalized stockings

 Crafting Happiness - Christmas Stockings 

Stamps and dies by Concord & 9th
Real stitching with embroidery thread

Friday, December 1, 2023

Joy to the World

Wow. I can't believe it's December 1st. Christmas is coming FAST!! Here is one Christmas card I made. All die cuts by Tim Holtz. 

As You Like It - Favorite Person to Craft For and Why - I love to stamp cards for my chemo buddy. I joined a group called Chemo Angels and you can find the website here. They match you with someone who is going through chemo and you commit to sending a card (or two cards) once a week from 6 months - 18 months, depending on how long your chemo buddy gets their chemo. It cheers them up and it always makes me feel good to make them feel good. I currently had my last chemo buddy for 18 months and now I have a brand new person and I just sent my first card to her today. 
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Time Out - Winter/Holiday
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Try it on Tuesday - Traditional Christmas