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Melt Your Heart

>> Thursday, November 14, 2019

Good morning!
Starting today off with Mr. Short and Mr. Tall.  They
like the lime light so I had to put a street light close by you know.
They wanted to show off their top hats and scarves.

I added dots to the red scarf and red stripes to the green.  I wanted to bring in the ribbons 
to the design.  I used white paint on the hats, sticks, bow and lamp post then glitter on
all the snow.

This next card I was trying to get a northern light look.  My main big mistake was not doing 
the wisemen in black.  I had tilt the card a bit just to get them to show up.
Oh well, lesson for the next person to try.
I added some gold paint dots in the sky for stars and glitter on the main star.
The DRS stamp used: Three wisemen Peace

I spritzed some water on the Oxide Inks to get a reaction.  Mounted on gold then black.
That's about it for today!
Go out and get crafty!


Happy Moose Christmas

>> Wednesday, November 13, 2019

On today's card, I played with a new set of Tim Holtz dies that I received for my birthday (Merry Moose).  I have loved every card I have seen with this set, and I am so glad my daughter bought it off my Amazon wish list.

I started my card by spraying watercolor paper with water and then sprinkling on some Brushos powder.  Next, I sprayed more water until the powders all blended.  Don't you love how Brushos change and move and turn into something wonderful?

The trees are cut from eight layers of a folded napkin.  I watched a video this week on using napkins in your art, and I really wanted to try it.  Once the trees were cut, I water colored them with brown Brushos and let them dry.  I cut the moose from some malted milk paper and water colored all the pieces.  The gold pieces are from a left over facial cream package I have been saving (I love a good up-cycle).  I hand cut the snow bank and added some watered down black on the edge.  For my sentiment, I stamped the Small Merry Christmas Greeting and cut it out like a banner.  After the moose was assembled and added to the scene, I flecked on some Snowtex.

Sounds like a lot of steps but it was really pretty easy.  I made another one for my Pop's birthday card - what hunter doesn't like a card with game on it? LOL.

Hope your week is going well!




Joy to You

>> Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hi Everyone,

Snowman cards are great for the whole winter season.  They work for that non religious Christmas person, but also great for cardmaking into the new year too.  This Heart Swag Snowman is one of my all time favorite stamps. He's adorable! 

I stamped, colored and fussy cut him, adding some glitter to his hat.  I made the background using the Snow Background stamp, embellishing the little dots with glitter glue as well.   

The half doily was on my craft table, left over from a failed card attempt, so I managed to work it in on this one.  I feel like it was as success :)  The sentiment is the inside portion of the 
Joy To You Christmas Greeting that was punched out and I added a few matching gems for some more sparkle.

Love and Joy to you and yours! 

Have a great day!



>> Monday, November 11, 2019

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and were able to get into your craft area and be creative. Nothing relaxes me more (and stresses me more LOL) than creating cards. Today I have two cards to share with you: one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas.

The Thanksgiving card uses the more recent small die of the month set from Spellbinders. I tried to create the lady to look like me - gray hair, but the rest of her really doesn't look like me. I mean I will be presenting some pies at Thanksgiving to my family, but I won't be dressed like this. I'm pretty sure I'll be in jeans! :-)  Anyway, here's my card.

I began by creating the lady with all the die cut pieces. To create her dress and apron, I stamped some Old Olive ink onto white CS using the Polka Dot background image. Once everything was die cut, I glued her together complete with the pie. While that dried I stamped the floor image with Memento Black ink and colored it with Copic markers. I masked the floor and sponged on some TH Distress Antique Linen ink for the wall. The pumpkins were stamped, colored with Copics and fussy cut. I glued two of them onto the floor and added some foam adhesive to one for dimension. The See You Later was die cut using the same die set from Spellbinders. My kids and their families are all traveling here for Thanksgiving so I created a card like this for each one. I'm so excited to have everyone together here for the holidays!

My second card is a pretty quick and easy card. I've been using the Snowman image quite a lot lately. He's adorable as well as easy to color and fussy cut. I especially like him layered on top of the die cut snowflake from Sizzix.

The snowman was stamped, colored and fussy cut before attaching him to the die cut snowflake. The panel and frame were created using a Fawn Lawn rectangle die set. The Peace and Joy greeting was stamped with black ink and then I added the snowflake and snowman. It looks like his scarf and hat band are orange in the photo, but they are red in real life.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a wonderful week!



Filigree Pumpkin

>> Saturday, November 9, 2019


Can you believe I'm back?  It's been so long since I have been able to stamp, but I just couldn't let fall go by without making a Thanksgiving card! 

Here's the funny part.... I've had so many stamping ideas running through my head but when I sat down to actually stamp, my mind was a total blank.  It was like I'd never stamped before!  Once I decided on the stamps I wanted to use things got a bit better :)

I started by inking our Filigree Pumpkin using orange ink and using the corner of my green pad for the stem and leaf and stamping it on white card stock, trimming and sponging the edged with yellow ink.  I also tapped the edges on my orange ink pad for a very fine line border.  I was a bit lost until I found a scrap of plaid paper I made last year using our Woven Plaid and yellow and butterscotch inks.  All that was left was to add the Happy Thanksgiving in orange ink and layer it all on a folded orange card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Fingers crossed I'll be back next week :)


Pinecone Joy

>> Friday, November 8, 2019

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

 Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I think it's time to get serious about making Christmas cards. I really love the look of Prismacolor pencils on kraft colored card & I've kind of been in the mood for that, so my card today is just that.

I used a combo of the black & rhubarb inks to ink the pinecone then used the Prismas to color it. The image was masked & I stamped the pine bough w/ the northern pine ink. The snow was added w/ a white Posca paint pen & I used a paintbrush & some thinned white paint to add the snow splatters. I sponged around all of the edges w/ a Brilliance moonlight white ink pad to add a little more of the snowy look. 
 Here's the inside.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: DRS Designs - Pine Cone w BowPine Bough  Joy to You, (inside: Merriest Christmas)
paper:  Staples 110# white, kraft 
ink:  Memento northern pine, tuxedo black, rhubarb, Brilliance moonlight white
accesories: Rubbernecker Rectangle StitchRounded Corner Rectangle Stitch dies ODBD double stitched circles dies, Prismacolor Pencils, Posca Paint pen, white acrylic paint


All Is Calm

>> Thursday, November 7, 2019

Good morning!
I have some more Christmas cards for you today!

This first one uses DRS stamps: Santa with Birds Chrristmas and 1 Line Merry Christmas
I also used a sketch from SCS, Liquid Applique for the fur and Liquid Pearls for the beard.

My next card features DRS stamps: Percy Penguin X 3.  I made a little plaid vest for middle Percy.
They are singing Silent Night to the neighbor penguins, can you tell by the musical notes???
The plaid vest was made with Large Original Plaid.  The sentiment, All Is Calm
the background trees, Triple Tree with Snow and the background snow is Splatter Background
The cute square die is from Penny Black.  I used Liquid Applique for the fur on their hats.
I used to have some music stuff (besides brads) but I have 
no idea what happened to it.
I think it might be with some scrapbooking stuff because I bought most 
of it for doing pages for my grandson who is so musical.
  But everyone is grown up now and off living life.
I hope you like these little guys!!
Have a great crafty weekend!!


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