Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Last Christmas Card

It just very well might be.  6 days left...a whole lot of baking, cooking and wrapping left to do before the big day, and in the midst of holiday prep, I not only have one, but two very sick little girls with bad sinus infections and a touch of the flu that is going around :(  Please pray that they can kick this before Christmas and that the rest of my household doesn't get it in the interim!!

Anyway, on to my card share for the day!  I used another Elizabeth Bell image which is just darling and paired it with an MFT sentiment from one of their sets.

She is colored in Copics and outlined in a Tim Holtz distress Marker.  Her trim and snow beneath her feet is slathered in Star Dust stickles.  Had to use my new go-to pad by MME called Winter Wonderland to pull it off and added some liquid pearls for "snowflakes".  I've had that gorgeous snowflake brad in my stash since last year and thought it went perfectly.  Some Peapod twine finishes it off.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

Crafty Sentiments - All That Glitters
Try it on Tuesday -Lucky Dip (I have Pearls & Sentiment)
Love to Create - Winter Fun
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas/Winter
Raise the Bar - Let It Snow
Stampin' for the Weekend - Let It Snow
Guylou's Inimitability - Snow Happy
Lexi's Creations - Snow
Jingle Bells - Anything Holiday Goes

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cozy Christmas Wishes

Good morning!

12 days to go until the big day and I have so many cards left to do!  I'm feeling so behind this year - haven't finished shopping, haven't started wrapping and haven't baked one single cookie!  Please tell me that I'm not the only one.

I managed to bang out another card yesterday using this precious Elizabeth Bell image.  The sentiment is from MFT.

The papers are another oldie but goodie from MME from years ago.  The sheet music stamp is from Recollections and I inked that and the image in Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I used my Cricut Expression to cut out the snowflake and heart; and embossed the heart in a  Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder and stuck a little self-adhesive heart gem in the center of the snowflake.  She has some Star Dust stickles on her fur trim.  The pink gingham ribbon was in my stash.

Well I hope that you're making headway on your holiday prep!  Have a wonderful day :)



Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Snowflakes
Flourishes - Non-Traditional Holiday

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Taking a Breather

....from all those Christmas cards and sneaking in a little birthday card for my sister-in-law :)

I used the current sketch over at MFT's Wednesday Stamp Club for inspiration and the MFT a la modes Big Birthday Wishes stamp set.  I found my DCWV The Glam Gal collection paper pad that I totally forgot I had!!  It's kinda like getting an early Christmas present.  I had forgotten how much I love these fun and girly; and perfect for a birthday card.

I completely paper pieced her and her balloons, added a Prima flower and a Doodlebug Designs button, some Queen & Co. twine and a few brads laying around in that stash of mine.  There is some pink chalk ink from Studio G around her just to give her a little something extra.

Hoping you have a good day ahead of you and thanks for stopping by for a peek :)


Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Celebration
Crafty Blogger's Network - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes

Monday, December 10, 2012

Move Over Victoria's Secret!

There's a new angel in town ;) 

I'm super excited because my card for the Hol-ODD-day hop at Some Odd Girl was featured on their blog the other day!!  You can see the post by clicking here!  Woot, woot!! And for being featured, I won two new digi stamps from their store.   YAY!  It literally took me hours and the help of my teen to pick out the two, but I finally decided on a couple, one of them being Angel Kaylee.  Swoon :)))

I had to ink her right away and decided to play along with the Some Odd Girl December challenge which is a sketch challenge - and you all know how much I adore those.  Now I was quite disillusioned with the simplicity of the sketch - thought I had it in the bag until I started working on it, lol.

CAS cards are very challenging for me, but I felt like stepping out of my little decorated box and give it a try.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on it.  I flipped the sketch :

Have a sweet day!

SOG - December sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Merry Christmas
Marker POP - Deep Reds

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Love and Joy Come to You

Morning my friends and Happy Sunday!

My one daughter has been home sick most of the week, and now it seems that one of my other daughter's is starting up with what the other twin had.  Yuck.  I haven't been able to get as crafty as I'd like, but was able to get this Christmas card done over the weekend when the hubs was home to help :)

I used this adorable Magnolia stamp and the current Sugar Bowl sketch as inspiration:

She and the Joy part of the TLC sentiment was colored in Copics.  I added some liquid pearls around her to mimic snowflakes and some Crystal stickles beneath her feet for snow.  There are Stardust stickles around the sentiment as well.  The ribbon is Martha Stewart Craft Seam Binding and the gorgeous white poinsettia was from a Michael's Recollections pack.  The red gems are a no-name....they came in one of those kits that have everything red from sequins to hearts.  The papers are from my new favorite collection by My Mind's Eye, Winter Wonderland.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!


Totally Gorjuss - Oh No Snow
Dream Valley - Christmas
Johanna Sheen - With Love at Christmas
Lovely Hangler or Sweet Magnolia - Christmas
Pile It On - Embellishments
The Ribbon Girl - Christmas

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

SOG 3rd Annual Hol-ODD-day Hop

Morning my crafty friends!

Some Odd Girl is hosting their 3rd Annual Hol-ODD-day Hop through tomorrow, December 6th.  All you have to do is link up your holiday themed project using one of their digis or stamps, as well as refer to their hop post which you can find here, to be in the running for some awesome prizes as well a chance to be featured on the SOG blog.

Since I'm a huge fan of their images, I wanted to play along and decided to use one of my old favorites, Tiny Tia Bow, and made her a little festive!

Isn't she adorbs in red and green??  I thought that coy little look matched this TLC sentiment perfectly.  Throw in some MME papers, The Twinery twine, a clear button...a little punching, and voila, Merry Christmas SOG style :)

Hope you all have a fabulous day ahead of you!

Addicted to Stamps - Markers (I used Copics on the image)
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Penny's Crafty Challenges - Anything Goes
Whimsy - Anything Goes as long as it's festive

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Can you seriously believe that Christmas is only 3 weeks away!!! How and when did that happen?!  Better start getting a move on with my many to do and so little time!!

Yesterday I was stuck in the house since my car had a better excuse but to stay in my crafty space, leave the cleaning for another day, and get busy on those cards!

I used the current sketch at Magnolia Down Under as inspiration for my card using this adorable little Santa Edwin:

I was able to use up some old K & Company Christmas paper from two years when I can use up those old scraps!  Little ol' Santa is colored in Copics and then I added some Star Dust stickles to his hat and trim.  There are some Cotton Candy stickles on the snowflake and a touch of Yellow stickles on his little buckle and brass buttons as well.    I stamped the Inkadinkado sentiment in Colorbox Cranberry Pigment Ink to match; and finished it off with some American Crafts twine and a button in my stash :)

I hope you all had a wonderful day today!

Magnolia Down Under Challenges - Sketch #175
Pretty Little Ribbon - Christmas
Bearly Mine - Santa is on his way
Clear It Out - Christmas
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Carousel - Holiday Spirit
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Happy Weekend my friends!!!

I got this new stamp set from my friend Gina, who has realized that I'm an MFT junkie, lol.  Thanks girl - I totally love this new little guy!!  The set is called Pure Innocence Heart Warmer Boy and lemme tell you, after inking him up, I so wanted to give him another inking.  Maybe today :)

Anyway, the new sketch is up on Splitcoaststampers for MFT, and since I haven't been able to play along in the past couple weeks, I thought I'd give the sketch a go.

I LOVE this new paper pad from My Mind's Eye called Winter Wonderland - they are just the yummiest!!  I pulled out some old felt snowflake trim and a button; and used some of my new green and white twine that I picked up in the MFT store as well.  The sentiment was distressed in some Colorbox Sky Blue pigment ink and he was colored in Copics.  Maybe I should have colored his scarf blue to match or perhaps a red....come to think of it, I don't know why I didn't so he's just all decked out in the green :(  My hubby took one look at him and thought he was wearing a cammo snowsuit?! LOL, oh well, maybe on that next inking I'll give him a little more color!!

I hope you have a fabulous weekend ahead of you!!

Raise The Bar - Bundle Up!
Cute Card Thursday - Snowflakes