Thursday, December 31, 2015


Happy New Year to you and yours!
The challenge at Dragonfly Journeys this week is Bling on the New Year, so I'm linking this post to that.

Card stock, ribbon, washi tape, ink and stamp:  Stampin' Up!
DSP:  Lawn Fawn
All dies:  My Favorite Things

Also linking to Word Art Wednesday's Challenge 216 - Anything  Goes!

Hope you will be blessed in 2016 with good health, love and joy!


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Santa Suit

OK, so I couldn't pass up one more opportunity to post a Christmas card this year!  I'm linking this to a new blog I heard about called Dragonfly Journeys, and their challenge this week is Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
Also linking this to Word Art Wednesday, which I suspect will have tens of entries for you to peruse since this time their challenge lasts two weeks, instead of one!

Dies and stamps:  My Favorite Things
Card stock, ink and baker's twine:  Stampin' Up!

Thanks a lot for visiting, and have a very merry Christmas!!


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Don We Now Our Ugly Sweaters!

Greetings!  Thought it was time to share the Christmas card I made this year for most of my friends and family:

I had a lot of fun with this card -- it was a bit labor intensive, but worth it!

Card stock, ink, tree punch:  Stampin' Up!
Stamps and dies (except for hanger die):  My Favorite Things
Hanger die:  The Stamps of Life

I probably won't post again for several days, as I'll be off work and enjoying the wonderful Christmas season with my family and friends.  So, I'd like to leave you with this beautiful image depicting our Savior's most humble birth:

Thank you so much for visiting , and have a very merry and blessed Christmas!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Hug in a Mug

It's not exactly parka weather here, yet, but that didn't stop me from using this new adorable stamp set from My Favorite Things called Hug in a Mug, and its coordinating dies to put this card together:
I followed this week's MOJO sketch for it, which looks like this:
Cardstock and ink:  Stampin' Up!
Tag Die:  Reverse Confetti

Also linking this to Word Art Wednesday's challenge #214 (Anything Goes).

Thank you for clicking by!  See you soon,

Monday, December 14, 2015

No Peeking!!

Hi, and thank you for stopping by!  Here is a Christmas gift tag I made for the last issue of Create magazine:
Card stock, ribbon, pearl, gold twine, stamps, red and green inks, ticket punch, banner triple punch, label, ornament and banner dies:  Stampin’ Up!
Bow, word bubble, reinforcer and star dies:  My Favorite Things
White Ink:  Stazon
Gold Ink:  Metallic Encore
DSP:  Merry Moments by Stampin’ Up! and The Story of Christmas by Echo Park

Here is the sketch I used:
Have fun making your own!!


Thursday, December 10, 2015


No, it hasn't snowed here, yet, but not because I haven't been doing my part!  Here is a card I made for the last (sniff, sniff) issue of Create magazine:

Cardstock, cording, white snowflakes, scallop punch:  Stampin' Up!
Snowflake and word dies:  Reverse Confetti
DSP:   Echo Park Hello Winter collection

Even though there won't be any more new issues of Create produced, you will still be able to download all the previous issues (for free, of course!).

Linking this to Word Art Wednesday too!

Thanks for clicking by,

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Merry Snowmen!

I have this cute snowman set that was only sold by Stampin' Up! for one year - I think it was the 2011-2012 catalog.  I haven't used it much, either, but I always really liked it.  Then I saw that the December challenge from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is to pick any challenge from the past year, and there was a snowman challenge from July, so I decided to go with that and finally use these adorable s'more shaped snowmen!
Cardstock, pearls, inks and stamps:  SU
DSP:  Hello Winter by Echo Park
Snowflake dies:  All Seasons Tree by Karen Burniston at Elizabeth Crafts
All other dies:  My Favorite Things
Copic marker

So glad I held onto this set!

Check out this week's Word Art Wednesday for a ton of wonderful ideas, too!

Thanks for visiting,

Sunday, December 6, 2015

A Jolly Hello

We put up our tree today, plus decorated the front of the house, so in keeping with the season, I thought I'd share with you a Christmas card I did for one of my recent classes at Angela's Happy Stamper in Herndon, VA.
Cardstock and inks:  SU
Dies and stamps:  My Favorite Things
DSP:  Echo Park, The Story of Christmas collection
Copic markers
Rhinestone from Michael's

Also linking this to Word Art Wednesday -- check out their blog for so many ideas!!

Enjoy the Season,

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Wishes

Greetings!  I'm so mad at myself, because I had this new card ready to post yesterday, but I forgot all about it!  Does that ever happen to you?  Anyway, this is December's Card of the Month:
The entire card front is glittery, which doesn't show up well in the picture, but it's really beautiful. Click here to see the inside message.

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you're having a wonderful day!