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Quick Watercolor Christmas/Winter Cards

>> Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Hello Crafty Friends.

I have been playing around with some simple water colors and these three very fun new stamps from DRS Designs:  Small Script Merry Christmas, Hello Winter,  and Simple Pine Trees.  The Design Team has been rocking cards using them and for some reason they keep calling to me. 

On this one, I just stamped the images and did some quick water color washes, some shadows, and a bit of green and decorations in the trees.   I finished it off with a bit of SnowTex. 

On this one, I stamped the two images and did some more minimal watercolor.  I had some watercolor leftover so I stenciled in some larger snowflakes.  I finished it off with a splatter of paint and Snowtex.
Two super easy and fast cards. Something we all probably need as Christmas is speeding toward us.




Happy Holidays

>> Tuesday, December 5, 2023

 Hi Everyone,

I've used the new Leaping Reindeer stamp on my card share for today.  It's such a lovely image that evokes the traditional feelings of the Santa/Rudolph story of Christmas for me.  Of course, it just occurred to me now that I should have given him a red nose!  See?  Now I have an idea for the next card!

I ended up getting a smudge on my paper when coloring my deer, so I simply fussy cut him and attached him to a die cut and embossed square.  I also embossed the background with snowflakes and added a die cut tree, embellishing it with some gems.  Woo-boy do I have a lot of gems in my stash. I must have shopped a massive sale at some point in my

After attaching the image panel, I added the Small Happy Holidays Greeting using my punches, along with a punched snowflake to finish it off. 

Thanks for visiting today!


Merry Christmas

>> Monday, December 4, 2023


This new Simple Pine Trees 285E is just perfect for adding some quick trees to your cards. I have two cards to share today.

For my first card:

  • I started the card with sponging teal on a white card stock.
  • Next, I stamped the Simple Pine Trees 285E several times across the panel with versamark ink then white heat embossed the trees.
  • I then used some scissors and fussy cut some snow hills and popped the top one up on dimensionals.
  • The top hill is stamped with the new Small Script Merry Christmas 272E in teal to match the sponged teal.
  • I finished the hills with stickles and added some white gel pen to the sky and additional stickles to the white gel pen.
For my second card:

  • I stamped silver designer paper with versamark ink using the INTERLOCKING SNOW BACKGROUND - 015H and then heat embossed silver embossing powder.
  • I then cut apart the snow panels and layered on a die cut white panel popping the panel up on dimensionals.
  • Next, I stamped the Simple Pine Trees 285E with versamark ink and heat embossed the trees in green. I then fussy cut the trees and popped them up on dimensionals.
  • The Small Script Merry Christmas 272E is heat embossed with red emboss powder.
  • The card is finished with several clear sequins.

Do you have a favorite of these two card? I have to say, I love them both. The aqua is a great color but I really love the silver on silver embossing on the second card.

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my two cards this week.


Berries and Bows

>> Thursday, November 30, 2023

 Hello friends!

Christmas cards yay! It's that time of year when I love making Christmas cards whether I send them or not, LOL!

This Christmas card features some of DRS's new stamps, Small Script Merry Christmas and Berries & Bow Christmas.

I used a window die by Spellbinders on an ink-sprayed background.
The Berries and Bow was fussy cut.
The white background panel was scored on the diagonal every 1/2".
I used some red transparent enamel dots as embellishments.

Thanks for visiting today!




>> Tuesday, November 28, 2023

 Hi Everyone,

With all preparation for Thanksgiving, starting to decorate for Christmas, trying to snag a few deals by shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, today's card share had to be clean and simple.  Lucky for me, DRS Designs had the perfect new stamps to make that happen!

I used both the new Hello Winter Greeting (283E) and the Simple Pine Trees (285E), which I heat embossed with some glittery powder to give the simple black and white a little oomph.  

I dry embossed only a portion of the card layer to leave room to stamp those trees and I attached the pennants to the greeting before attaching it to the card with some dimensional foam tape.

I don't think I've ever made a card that marks the arrival of the winter solstice, but I loved using these stamps!  

Have you started on your holiday cards yet?  

Happy Stamping!


Merry Christmas

>> Monday, November 27, 2023


I love the new Simple Pine Trees 285E. They are great for backgrounds or simple card fronts. For my card today, I used it for a really simple card front.

  • First, I masked off the small tree and only used the large tree. Once the tree was stamped I stamped the new Small Script Merry Christmas 272E and stamped it so it was touching the tree.
  • I then colored the tree with copics and added some red Nuvo Drops to the tree and also the I on Christmas.
  • I then cut the layer down and added the bright green card stock to pick up some of the color on the tree. 

I might need to make more of this card and color the tree up in other colors.

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my card this week.


Beauty of Autumn

>> Thursday, November 23, 2023

 Hello crafty friends, happy Thanksgiving!!

I used some old dies from Memory Box to create this tunnel view of an autumn scene.  My DRS stamps today are Autumn Leaf Pile and One Line Beauty of Autumn.

I created the tunnel of trees with foam between each layer except for the first layer which was glued directly to a frame I made with a Rubbernecker inverted scallop die and a larger piece of cardstock.

I sponged orange ink to the inside of the frame and around the arch sentiment that I made 
with the stamp and 2 circle dies.
Each layer of trees was sponged with a progressively darker gray color ink.
I imagined the trees were one of the white trunked trees like aspen or birch.

I stamped the pile of leaves multiple times then cut out the top slightly to make an uneven leafy surface for the deer to stand in. I sponged the leaves with 3 colors and then used 
Painty Pens to give more detail to some colors.
To get the sentiment to arch nicely, I snipped the rubber top and bottom as if I were sewing an arm into a shirt armhole opening. Going around curves with fabric is impossible without first snipping the curves.  Red rubber does not bend without snipping to allow the curve (don't worry, it doesn't affect your stamp image or words when straight stamping is desired).
That's about it!
Thanks for visiting today!


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