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>> Thursday, December 8, 2022

 Good morning friends!

I wish you could see the sparkle in the tree but trust me, it's there.

I started with my Plaid Fir Tree in the Misti (because I'm going to over stamp it later). I inked up the stamp with 2 colors of green Distress, Pine Needles and Rustic Wilderness, stamped and then reinked with embossing ink.  Then I used some glitter on the inked tree and heat set.  I added the sentiment: Merriest Wishes to the Misti, inked with black then stamped.

The green glitter paper is actually foam backed glitter paper I found at a local craft store.

I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix plaid die in 2 colors behind the glitter paper backed with white then added it to a green foil paper for a final layer.

I hope you like this idea and will try it yourself, it works and everything is sparkling in real life.
Thanks for visiting today! 


Mistletoe Wishes

>> Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am still in a watercolor mood so I water-colored some mistletoe and made another tag and a card.

The tag uses the new Fine Wine Christmas greeting. 
This one uses the Small Season of Peace greeting. 
These were easy and quick cards to bolster my stash.

Hope you are having a fabulous week.




Red and White Christmas

>> Tuesday, December 6, 2022


Hi Everyone,

Since I love a red wine and I love a white wine, I feel like this stamp was made for me!   I just don't love a sweet wine, the more tannin the better say I.  That's probably why my palate prefers tea without sweetener too. Enough about my beverage preferences and on to the card!

I kept the card monochromatic in keeping with the sentiment and used snowflakes on the background for that reason too.  Who can sing White Christmas without imaging flakes in the air? 

Here are links to the stamps used on the card:

Happy Holidays!


Peace on Earth

>> Monday, December 5, 2022


I am working on a few last-minute Christmas cards and just had to use this THREE WISEMEN PEACE - 504K image. 

For my card:

  • I masked the star and the sentiment off the THREE WISEMEN PEACE - 504K stamp area so I could have just the wisemen.
  • Once the image was stamped, I used 3 different blue distress inks to sponge the panel making the lightest blue toward the image and darkening it toward the top.
  • I then trimmed the panel down and layered on black.
  • For the sentiment I used the Small Peace on Earth - 098B stamped in black on white and then cut that with a circle die cut and layered on black card stock.
  • The star is die cut 4 times in white and layered then die cut in gold glitter paper for the top.

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


Season of Peace

>> Thursday, December 1, 2022

 Good morning crafty friends!

It's December, if you have not created all your Christmas cards yet, now is the time!

You can do a lot of cards quickly by combining dies with simple stamps!!  That is what I've done today.  I used the Sizzix plaid die with a simple design from DRS: Holly Jingle Bells and a sweet sentiment to go with: Small Season of Peace.

How easy is that!?  

So, the time to get crafting is now and hey, if you already finished for this year, why not get started on next year?? 
Thanks for visiting today!



Holly Jolly Christmas Cheer

>> Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Hello Crafty Friends.

I usually give a few "Spirit" gifts each Christmas so I love this new Fine Wine Christmas Greeting.  I made up a quick tag using the greeting and added a little bottle.  The bottle is a die from Rubbernecker that I stamped with the Peeking Gnome and then sketched in some bottle details with a regular ink pen.  The tag and the bottle were quickly watercolored and then edged in distress ink. 

I tied it on a bottle of Strawberry Zen - tastes just like strawberry shortcake. Yum!

I hope this gives you some fun ideas for Christmas. 




Mistletoe and Holly

>> Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Hi Everyone,

I'm loving the new wine themed holiday stamps from DRS Designs.  They're perfect if you have any oenophiles in your life!

Here I made a piece of background paper using an embossing folder that I inked up and sent though my machine.  I then colored in the places that weren't embossed using some markers and a bit of ink sponging. 

I die cut the new Fine Wine Christmas Greeting and attached it to a large, die cut snowflake, finishing it off with a few fussy cut images of wine glasses and some holly.

Those stamps can be found here:

Thanks for stopping by!



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