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I've created this blog to share my life & love of paper crafts with others. You will read bits and pieces of what goes on in my world and be able to see my paper craft creations! Please leave me a comment if you see something you like. I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Jolly Santa Face!

Yeah, I know, Christmas is over, but I didn't get a chance to show off my last Christmas card design.  So, here it is a few days late.  I promise to keep it short and sweet!

The Santa Face (541E) and this One Line Merry Christmas sentiment (364B) are by DRS Designs.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and keep the overall design of this card simple--hey, I had to make a lot of cards this year, and postage is getting expensive! LOL!
Isn't he cute? I only wish I had time to add white flock to his hat.  Now wouldn't that be fun?!?!


Monday, December 26, 2011

Heat Embossed Poinsettia

In the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Holiday this week, I was able to complete my heat embossed challenge card for DRS Designs blog challenge. I used the Stain Glass Window technique.

The Giant Poinsettia image (093M) was heat embossed with fine black embossing powder on Vellum. Then I turned it over and colored it with Copic Markers on the back side. Turning it over is an important step, because the alcohol in the markers causes the black embossing to smear into the image. Turning the vellum over prevents this, yet the color appearance practically looks the same. I used the SU! Top Note die to cut out the image and then embossed the Merry Christmas Arc (102E) above it.

Then I used a vellum glue stick to adhere white cardstock to the back side completing the stained glass look. This was adhered to a red card front and I added a green ribbon tied in a knot to the top. I created an A2 green cardstock base to match and my card was complete. Simple, yet very festive! I hope you too, get to play in this challenge--deadline is this Wednesday Dec. 29th.

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas full of all things wonderful!

Thanks for visiting today!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Couldn't help but share my Santa Baby with you today! 

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New year!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Candy Canes

Finally, the last of my Christmas cards were sent out just last night! Nothing like waiting til the last minute! Every year I say that I'm going to start them early, but I never do, and then I'm rushing around trying to get them done the week before Christmas. Perhaps next year will be different because I have some card bases and some colored and matted images left over from making this Candy Cane card. Look at that...I'm already ahead for next year!

The Candy Cane image (552H) and the Small Merry Christmas sentiment (520D) are both from DRS Designs. The image was colored with Copic Markers and I embossed the bottom of the card front with the Candy Cane Stripe Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. Since I made so many of this card design and since they were going to be mailed, I wanted to keep the embellishments simple--no bumps and had to keep it lightweight to avoid extra postage. I thought the red satin ribbon was a nice touch.
If you were one of the lucky ones to receive this design, I hope you like it!

Hope you all have a sweet Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Red, White and Green "Holly"days!

The DRS Designs Blog Challenge this week is to create RED, WHITE, and GREEN cards.  I thought this would be an easy one since many of us are making Christmas cards right now.  I'm still trying to finish mine up and get them in the mail! Yes, I know I only have 5 days left!  I made 3 different Christmas cards to send to all my stamping friends this year. Here's one of them that I made--it's perfect for the Red, White, and Green Challenge.
I used 3 stamps from DRS Designs on this card:

Girl Swirl Holly (887G) was colored with Copic Markers
Open Plaid Background (631P) was stamped with SU! Real Red ink.
Thanks for stoppin' by today.  I know this is a busy time of year for everyone, so your visit is much appreciated!
Have a great day!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Polka Dot Christmas!

Hi Everyone!
Hope the Holiday season is going well for you.  I know it has me quite busy! But, I did find a little bit of time to create another Christmas card for DRS Designs second blog challenge.

My challenge card uses the 3 stamps that one lucky participant will win:
I colored the candy canes with Copic Markers and used the Polka dot background stamp to make my own patterned paper using red and green ink.  I also thought about using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and polka dot ribbon, but I didn't want to over do it.  See, adding polka dots is easy! Make sure to run over to the DRS Blog to link your polka dot card for a chance to win.  You have until Wednesday, December 14th, 5pm EST to enter. 
Good Luck and Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Faux Sewing Challenge

I know everyone likes to win free stuff and even better for us stampers is winning free stamping stuff! Today on the DRS Designs blog a new challenge begins every Thursday where one lucky participant will win a free package of stamps!

This weeks challenge is Faux Sewing! I love the ease of this technique and not having to drag out my sewing machine just to get that sewing look! Here's my card.

The DRS Designs stamps I've used on this card are the Santa in your Stockings Greeting (118F), the Santa Face (541E), and the Woven Plaid Background (613P). If any of these stamps spark your interest I encourage you to play along and link your Faux Sewing challenge card for a chance to win!  The 3 stamps used on the card above are the prize we're giving away for this challenge.
You can find the challenge post HERE

Thanks for blog hoppin' and stoppin' here. I appreciate your visit!



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