Saturday, December 19, 2020

Love and Joy come to you

 Hello there, I'm back with another post.

A two-for today!

and the inside:

My card is a sort of case of Jennifer Brum's gorgeous card.
It reminded me that I have this treeline die, so I set about making
my card using soft gray and white card stock. I also used one of
my favorite embossing folders for the snowy background. To make
them show up a bit more, I brayered white ink over the design.
Before adhering the treeline, I gave it a good coating of Nuvo
white blizzard Glitter drops. And since I can't leave well enough
alone, I also randomly dotted some of the snowflakes with it too!
Even the white panel in the background is cut from glitter
card stock, but it's hard to see.

That's it for today. Got to get going on some

never ending housework.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!


I'd like to enter this at:

Freshly Made Sketch #466 

Memory Box Challenge #67 - Trees



Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Simple Strips Christmas, Handlettered Holiday 2

Ink: Memento - Gray Flannel; Colorbox - Frost White

DP: American Craft - white glitter

CS: TE; scraps

Accessories: GC; Memory Box - Pine Tree Hill die; Taylored Expressions - Snowfall EF; MISTI;

brayer; white blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops

Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Bernie doesn't seem to like the cold weather...

 ...and neither do I.

Hello there crafty peeps! I've had some time to finally 

sit and play in my craft room. I got all

the gifts bought, wrapped and sent out to my

family. The Christmas cards addressed and sent.

(no telling when any of that will actually arrive).

Did some Christmas cookie baking....and eating.

I'm afraid to get on the scale. LOL!

Anyway, here's a card I put together the other day,

but just getting around to posting about it:

Here's the inside:

This is Bernie. As I've said, he doesn't look

overly fond of the cold weather. LOL!

I've used a bunch of different shades of blue and green,

die cut and stacked the sentiment, then added

Nuvo glitter drops over that and the pom poms on his hat.

 Here in the mid-Atlantic, we just squeaked by in only getting a couple inches

of snow from Winter Storm Gail. (although it turned to
sleet then refroze. Ugh)  How'd you all make out?

I hope that you have a relaxing day today.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this at:

Color Hues #8

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas Critters 

Merry Little Christmas Challenge #29



Stamps: Unity Stamps - Bernie; Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Nautical Blue

DP: American Crafts - Jack Frost; scraps

CS: Spectrum Noir; Neenah; scraps

Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; SB - Lg & Sm Standard Circle Nesties; Sunny Studio - Slimline Basic Border die; CUTplorations - Warm Winter Wishes die; Nuvo Glitter Drops - emerald city & white blizzard

Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

December Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge reminder


Hello crafty friends and welcome!

Just popping in with a reminder about this month's

STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge!

I drew colors from the photo and added touches of

shimmer to my shaker card: 

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Here's the inside:

I started by stamping the cross image from the Art Marks 2

stamp set around the edges of my card base in metallic gold ink.

After trimming and adhering the green paper with matte to the base,

I die cut the tree using the Christmas Icons - Christmas tree #2 die.

I stamped one of the star images from the Christmas Baubles stamp set 

above it. I decided the panel needed a bit something more, so I 

stamped around the edges using the circle stamp from the Art Marks 2 stamp set.

The shaker part was assembled using some Color Confetti Shaker Blends. 

(I did take some extra time to just pick out colors that matched

my card.!)

Both sentiments on the front and inside are from the

Christmas Baubles stamp set. 

There's still plenty of time to link up your project at the

STAMPlorations December Theme & Photo Prompt challenge!

Need some new STAMPlorations supplies?

There's a sale going on:

Also, there's the ongoing deal still happening

at the STAMPlorations store:


Just click on the link above the graphic to take advantage of this awesome promo!

Thanks for visiting!


Stamps: Christmas Baubles, Art Marks 2

Ink: Brilliance - Galaxy Gold; Memento - Cottage Ivy; Gina K. - Kraft

DP: HOTP; American Crafts - red glitter

CS: Thunderbolt; Bazzill; Neenah

Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - Christmas Icons -Christmas Tree #2 die; MISTI; Shaker Blends - Color Confetti; Grafix - acetate

Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & thin 3D foam squares; TE - foam sticky strips; Ranger - MMM


Saturday, December 12, 2020

SOSS #175 L is for Lewd Christmas


 Hello snarky peeps and welcome!

It's the most wonderful time of the year at the


That's right, it's the L is for Lewd Christmas challenge! 

Here's my take on it:


 and the inside:

 Once again, I've used a meme for my sentiment.

This awesome retro Santa was fussy cut from a 6" x 6"

collection pack and was popped up on foam squares

onto another paper design from the same set. I just

die cut a rolling hill to ground him, and used my
computer and printer for the sentiment.
Easy peasy!
An actual stamp sentiment that's meant to be
cute takes on a slightly bawdy look paired with the front of the card.  

I hope that you can play along in our last challenge of 2020!

will be back on January 9th with a new challenge.
Until then, Happy Holidays to you all!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Ho Ho Holidays
Ink: Memento - Teal Zeal, Lady Bug
DP: Carta Bella - A Very Merry Christmas
CS: Neenah; Cardstock Warehouse; scraps
Accessories: GC; TE - Build a scene rolling hills die; Ranger - blending tool; MISTI; computer and printer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

SHOPPING OUR STASH #435 - What's Black, White & Red all over


Hello and welcome back crafty peeps!

It's time for the latest challenge at


As the title suggests, we are looking for your projects that are

Red, Black, and White!

Here's what I came up with:

and the inside:

 This was easy to make, using a pretty snowflake die cut

backed with red glitter paper and matted in black card stock.

 The sentiment was stamped in red ink then

heat embossed using clear EP.

Ooh! Sparkly!!

I hope that you'll find time during this busy holiday season to play

along in our black/white/red challenge at

Shopping Our Stash!

This will be the last challenge of this year, but we will be back

January 5th with a new challenge! Until then,

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa

and Happy New Year!

Be safe and well my friends!



Stamps: Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message

Ink: Memento - Lady Bug; Versamark

CS: Neenah; Bazzill

DP: Core'dinations - red glitter

Accessories: MISTI; GC; Memory Box - Snowflake Lens die

Adhesives: 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

It's the December Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge at STAMPlorations!



Happy first day of December! (Hopefully it will woosh by

so that 2021 can bring a much better year for us all!)

But, since we are not quite there yet, at least we have the 

new Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge at STAMPlorations!

Use the theme, or the photo, or go all out and combine both.

It's up to you!

For my project, I've used mostly just the theme, but I did

incorporate some stars into my ornaments. 😀

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I've used the CRAFTplorations Christmas Bauble #1

 and painted not one, but six dotted mandala ornaments!

On the back side, I've stamped a sentiment and star image from

the Christmas Baubles stamp set.

I used shimmery metallic paints to color fill all the stars.

Here are some close up pictures:

It's really hard to see, but I've also used the metallic paints on 

the mandalas too. Shimmer!

There's an ongoing deal going on at the 

STAMPlorations store: 

 Just click on the link above the graphic to take advantage of this awesome promo!

 I hope that you find time this month to play along in the
I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up in the gallery!
Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

Stamps: Christmas Baubles
Ink: Staz On - Cotton White
Accessories: CRAFTplorations - Christmas Bauble #1 3MM MDF; DecoArt Americana and Dazzling Metallics acrylic paints; The Dotting Center - dotting template and tools; paintbrush; DecoArt DuraClear satin varnish; Ribbon - May Arts, Little Yellow Bicycle, Michaels, Joanne's; Twine - Doodlebug, American Crafts, Martha Stewart, MME, Darice; Bells - Darice; Fray Check 


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