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Santa with Birds

>> Sunday, November 19, 2017

Good Morning all,

This new stamp would be perfect for that special card.

It really does not take that long color this image and it is just adorable. It's called Santa with Birds Christmas.

After coloring I added some frames and you have a Christmas card.

Have a wonderful day,


Santa Is Coming!

>> Saturday, November 18, 2017

Good morning!!
I have two Santa cards for you this morning.
One is the new release Santa with Birds 351P
I've also used the new Deco Peace and Joy 355G or part of it anyway.
the frame is a die from Lawn Fawn and inner die from Memory Box.
The Birds are I.O. on the corners.  I popped up the frame, used Liquid Applique on the fur and Mix Micro Beads for the seed.  I like that look so since I have a pack of mixed colors I like to use it.  I used glitter on the snow.

 This next card is from last year's release,  Santa with Puppy 1041P I also used
Santa Puppy 408F on the frame and the Christmas lights 1054H on the frame with Merry Christmas 364B.  The frame die is from Memory Box and the inner die is also Memory Box.  I popped up the frame and fussy cut the lights and puppy for the frame.  My fur is Liquid Applique heated.  I used a metallic silver pencil and glitter pen on the tree tinsel, Glitter Nuvo on the outside snow and also white paint.

Thanks for visiting today!


Peace and Joy!

>> Friday, November 17, 2017

Hi Everyone. Shelia here on a Friday for Julie, who is packing up house and moving. I know she is looking forward to being settled and creating again. I have to admit, I miss seeing Julie's unique and gorgeous creations.

My card today features the new Deco Peace and Joy greeting. I really like this greeting. It's a perfect size and can be used with so many different images. Today I paired it with a Memory box die cut and some Impression Obsession die cut deer. I created the background by sponging some TH Distress Oxide inks and splashing some water drops on to look like snow. The die cut panel was attached to the background after I stamped the greeting with Archival Jet Black ink. The white dots were added to the backs of the deer with a white gel pen. Then everything was attached to the teal card base. I really like the way this turned out. You can create some really cool backgrounds with the Distress Oxide inks.

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you find some time to get inky.



Cell Phone Fun

>> Thursday, November 16, 2017


I'm extremely excited about my post this week!  It all started last week when I tried to order a new cell phone case.  I had one last year with Christmas ornaments on it, but upgraded phones and it doesn't fit my new phone.  The real problem came in when I couldn't find one I like for this year.  Turned out to be a the best thing, because what I did find was a clear case which gives me the opportunity to stamp my own!

 Luckily because the case was going to fit my phone I cut out a template before the case even came in.  I immediately started going through Christmas stamps, but then realized I could now do a "case" for all the holidays so I put down the Christmas and picked up the Thanksgiving!!

For my particular phone I need to start with a 2 5/8" x 5 1/2" piece of card stock.  I stamped our Autumn Flower Spray using black ink that had been stamped off once and colored it with my watercolor pencils then lined up our Psalm 100 Thanksgiving Greeting in my misti and stamped it twice using black ink ( you can't really see it in the photo because of the plastic case reflection, but the black came out REALLY black :)  Keeping in mind it all has to be one layer I masked off the flower section and stamped our Woven Plaid (using our Easy Plaid Demo on an angle) using orange and yellow inks and finished off by markering in an orange line after I removed the mask.  After rounding the corners, I put my almost finished card into the case and lightly traced the openings for the 2 cut outs with a pencil.  I used a circle die to punch out the center and for the oval camera opening, I used a regular hole punch at either end and a blade to connect them.  Voila - my first cell phone case!!!

I didn't stop there of course!  On to Christmas.... well, my first Christmas case :)

I was completely in the mood to color last night, and this was the perfect image to use!  I simply stamped our Santa with Puppy Christmas Scene onto another 2 5/8" x 5 1/2" card using black ink - except that before I stamped it I wiped off the ink that's on the window and drapes.  Once I was finished coloring (including the yellow wall) I stamped our Happy Holidays across the top and added a little glitter accent to the fur on Santa's outfit and cut out the 2 openings.

Thanks for stopping by!


Three Christmas Tags

>> Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I checked out Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas Challenge and I was instantly addicted.  I made three tags and would have made more if I wasn't putting up my Christmas tree!

For the tag above, I used part of the new Heartache at Christmas Greeting across my tree and I used the new Village Rocks/Pond's Edge under my tree to make a little nest for my Impression Obsession bunnies.  I used the negative space from a cut tree (Tim Holtz) and covered it with modeling paste and then gold micro beads, added some SU! wooden snowflakes, and then covered the whole thing with a sprinkling of Snowtex.  My tag base is a SU! die.
I die cut this tag using a Sizzix tag die.  I used the same TH die cut negative to sponge the trees in the background on this one, and then I took the die cut tree and covered it with modeling paste and gold micro beads.  I added an Impression Obsession small deer, some berries, ribbon, and cord plus.... you guessed it.....Snowtex.  The Peace sentiment is cut out of the new Deco Peace and Joy Christmas Greeting.

On this last tag, I used my favorite Christmas greeting: Christmas Especially to You.  I rolled up the edges of it to make a scroll.  The base of the tag is cut from a piece of a cardboard box but when I pealed off the backing, I left half of it and covered it with white acrylic paint and Snowtex to make my snowbank.  The deer is from Impression Obsession and it is covered in modeling paste and gold microbeads.  I also die cut some Tim Holtz Holiday foliage and added a bit of berry under the sentiment.

I decorated my tree and bought a few more presents so I am on track to being done before Thanksgiving.  I bought a new tree and all new ornaments and both my daughters helped me. I made a tree topper like THIS ONE, but I did mine with an outdoors/fishing/plaid theme.  While we decorated, we had lots of hot chocolate, Christmas music, and Christmas memory talk.  So I have had a special Christmas season treat already!




Thinking of you at Christmas

>> Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hi Everyone,

"Remember the love at this time of year;
 Keep in your hart the one you hold dear.
 Remember the joy of holidays past; 
The heartache you feel, won't always last."

I think the above verse on this newly released Heartache at Christmas stamp is so touching.  It's difficult to figure out what type of card to send someone who's hurting from a loss at this time of year.  Holly jolly festive themes just don't seem to cut it, so I was thrilled to be able to make something so heartfelt.

Snowflakes were the theme I chose, so the background was made using the Medium Filigree Snowflake and the Snow Background in red and blue ink.  I added a red diagonal strip that was embossed in white, using those same snowflakes.  For embellishments, I attached some red lace, a few punched snowflakes and a gem

As we ease into the busy time of year, I 'm wishing you peace and happiness!



Wishing you peace!

>> Monday, November 13, 2017

Happy Monday Everyone. My card today features some images from the Christmas Village stamps. DRS Designs just released a new image (Village Rocks/Pond's Edge) to go with the village stamps, especially the Village pond.

To start I stamped the Village Pond with Memento Black ink onto white CS and then stamped the new Pond's Edge using my Misti to make sure it was lined up nicely. Once it was colored with Copics, I used a SB die to cut it out and then stamped the greeting, which is actually parts of two new greetings:  Doggone Christmas Greeting and Deco Peace and Joy Greeting. Next I stamped some trees from the Christmas Village Accessories onto white CS, colored with Copics, added some snow with a white gel pen, fussy cut and attached them to the scene. Some are glued on and some are attached with pop dots for some dimension. I used a clear Wink of Stella pen to add some shimmer to the snow and trees.

The background was created by stamping the snowflake background with VersaMark ink onto teal CS and heat embossing with white EP. Some TH Distress ink was sponged on to help make the color match the pond. Baker's twine was added before attaching the panel to the white card base. A die cut snowflake and teal rhinestone complete the look. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by today.



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