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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!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

No Fun Like Snow Fun

Hi Friends! 
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  

We woke up to a few inches of unexpected snow this morning. I had to chuckle, as I noticed this just as I sat down with my coffee to type up this post.  How ironic! The card I'm sharing with you today was made for the Frosted Flakes challenge on the DRS Designs Blog.

This fun Winter note card shows off the Cowboy Snowman (178L) which was colored with Copic Markers.  The "snow" at the botton of the card was painted with a Snow Marker and then heat set. This created a velvety effect from the puffed up snow. Then I split up the No Snow Fun Greeting (691E) to fit the empty space of either side of the stamped image. I embellished the card front with some blue twine and a snowflake punchie that I decorated with a large pearl. I adhered the card fron to a dark blue cardstock base and my card was complete!

Do you have snow where you live? 

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Stamping To All!

Merry Christmas! 
I hope you all have a great day celebrating with family and friends!

Here's the Christmas card I made for some of my stamping friends. I love how it's a take on the holiday story and perfect for those who stamp!

I kept this card simple, as I had many to make and time is of the essence this time of year. I saw this layout on Pintrest and thought it would be easy yet festive to show off the image, Happy Stamping To All! (682K). I stamped a simple Small Merry Christmas Greeting (520D) on the inside with red ink before adding my own handwritten message.

Enjoy today and all of the blessings Christmas has to offer!
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Hogidays!

I know by now it's too late to send out Christmas cards if you haven't done so already, but how cute is this new Leonard Pigs Christmas List (1047G) stamp from DRS Designs? It's a perfect match for the  Happy Hogidays Greeting (1038B).

This image was colored with Copic Markers and sponged with light brown ink while in a nestie die. I did the same for the sentiment as well. I used a new snowflake embossing folder for the card front that I split up.  Tried a different kind of layout and I love it!

Hope you do too!
Merry Christmas Eve!


Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry and Bright Christmas Snowflakes

Hi Stampers! 
So, the big day is right around the corner and I'm glad to say my handmade cards are done and in the mail.  Are yours? Maybe you need some simple inspiration? I made this card after being inspired by one I saw on Pintrest. I'm in love with the red, white, and Kraft color combo! All of the white was done with heat embossing to get that nice, crisp look.  This is one of those cards that makes me realize how much I love the look of embossed stamping and wish I did it more often.

To make this card I masked off the center and stamped the Large Filigree Snowflake (1119M) and the Medium Filigree Snowflake (1123H) randomly on either side of the masked area with Versamark Ink.  Then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I used a Versamark pen and ruler to draw in the center lines that were heat embossed as well.  Then, the Merry and Bright Stars Greeting (333E) was stamped in the center with red ink.  I added some twine and red gems to decorate it up a bit and then adhered it to a red cardstock base. Viola! Another holiday card done in a flash (if you don't mind heat embossing, that is!)  Festive and effective if you know what I mean and I hope you like it! 


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Trees

Up for a new challenge? Check out DRS Designs Three's Company challenge. I created this card with 3 Christmas trees for my entry.

I used the new  Tree Shaped Christmas Greeting (1008H) 
for the largest tree. I heat embossed it in white and then cut out the tree shape. I used background stamps to create my own pattern paper when I created the other 2 trees. These stamps include the  Large Original Plaid (641P) and the  Polka Dot Background (688P)I added a yellow pearl to the top of each one and each tree was adhered to the snowflake embossed card front with foam tape for dimension.

The card front was decorated with some sheer green ribbon that was tied in a bow in the upper left corner and then I sewed a small red button onto a snowflake embellishment and added it to the center of the bow. I think this has turned out to be one of my
Favorite holiday embellishments! 

Well, that's it tor me today--short and sweet as the holidays have me crazy busy like everyone else I'm sure! 
It won't be long now until the man in the big red suit shows up!
Ho! Ho! Ho!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Poppin' Holiday

It's challenge Thursday again on the DRS Designs Blog. In honor of their 100th challenge the theme is "Anything Goes!" It's so easy to play along this week and maybe you'll be the lucky winner!

Here's the card I've submitted for the challenge. Since I've been busy making Christmas cards this is the one I've entered. It's perfect for any popcorn lover!

I started with a red cardstock base that measures 4.25" x 5.5". Then I used yellow cardstock for my card front and stamped it with the Popcorn Background (1124H).  I used a white Prismacolor pencil to shade the kernels white. Then, on a white piece of cardstock I stamped the Poppin' Holiday Greeting (032F) in the upper left corner. The Bowl of Popcorn (1131G) was stamped on another piece of cardstock, colored with Copic Markers and then carefully cut out. I adhered it in the lower right corner as seen with foam tape to add some dimension. Then I stamped some kernels from the Popcorn background to fill in the empty spaces. This piece was matted with red cardstock, decorated with a black wire clip and red sparkly ribbon, and then adhered to the center of the card front.
Does it make you want some yummy, buttery popcorn right now?

I hope your holiday preparations are going well! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Season's Greetings!

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by today! 

Have you started stamping your Christmas cards yet? I've made a few, but not nearly as many as I need! I have a couple CAS ideas in mind that will be easy to mass produce, but I just need to find the time to sit down to stamp and assemble them.  That darn clock is always against me! Thankfully, 80% of my shopping is done and wrapped! With that part almost complete, hopefully my cards will get in mail in a timely manner! 

Today, I'm delighted to show off one of my holiday cards that features DRS Designs new Small Cardinal stamp (1050F). It will be available for purchase very soon.  I colored it with Copic Markers and sponged light blue ink around it while it was in a Nestability die. Then it was matted with a red scalloped square. 

For the background, I made my own coordinating paper by stamping the Large Stain Glass stamp(1133P).  This is the first time I've used it as a background stamp. In the past I've always used it as part of my focal image by stamping the focal image right on top of it and then coloring the stained glass portion appropriately. I love the versatility of stamps like this one!

Finally, I added the matted Season's Greeting sentiment from the Line of Winter Trees stamps (537K) which I accented with a red brad on either side, and adhered with foam tape. Finished card size is 4.25" x 5.5."

I hope the Holidays are treating you well thus far!
Until next time...


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Gingerbread Glitter

Well, the Christmas holiday season is in full swing! Are you ready? Today I have another Christmas card to share with you.  This was made for the Glitter It Up challenge that can be found on the DRS Designs Blog this week.

This adorable Gingerbread Boy (040E) and the Magic of Christmas Day Greeting (196H) are some of my favorite Christmas stamps from DRS Designs.  I used the Double Chevron Card Edger (904P) to decorate the background of the card front since it matched the chevrons on the Gingerbread boy.

Here's a close up of the glittered up cutie himself! He was first colored with Copic Markers, carefully cut out, and then I ran him through my Xyron Sticker Maker upside down so that the adhesive was applied to the front of him.  Next, I placed him in a small bowl filled with fine glitter to achieve this look.  I love the sparkle this adds to my card! 

Sometimes it can be really difficult to create a holiday card without using some kind of sparkle.  I bet you have one you can enter into the Glitter It Up challenge right now! Go link it up on the DRS Blog for a chance to win your choice of 2 stamps from the DRS Designs catalog! 

Happy Holidays to you!



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