It's hard to believe that we are about to bid 2013 farewell and welcome in 2014! So I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all the support and friendship you have given me! My wish for you is to have a wonderful happy, healthy and prosperous new year!
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Saturday, December 28, 2013
I'm taking a little holiday blog break but I did want to share the card I made for The Alley Way Be Inspired Challenge. For my card I made use of stamps from The Alley Way Stamps, Sittin' Pretty and Christmas Express sets.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Just Inklined Christmas card, for me it is the Pinecone Christmas Wreath! Please leave me a comment for a chance to be one of the two lucky commenters to receive this gorgeous image. And please join us on Facebook so you can share with us what you create using Just Inklined's fabulous digital images!
Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
We all know that Dr. Digi's House of Stamps is famous for his knee-slapping, laugh out loud images! But for today's card, I decided to used Bauble, the freebie that currently is up for grabs, and stretch it here and stretch it there to make a pretty card to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
It's hard to believe that this time next week we will have said goodbye to Christmas 2013 and we will be getting ready to celebrate the entrance of 2014! Before I get too far ahead, I would like to share with you today one more of Just Inklined's beautiful images, Christmas Roses.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
Welcome to this week's Squigglefly Challenge hosted by Holley's Hobbyists! The challenge is to Use Red everywhere or just somewhere, easy for the holiday season but be sure to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win! For my card I used the cute Snow Much Joy, a new release by Cheryl Alger. Hope to see you at the challenge!
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
I think my card is very elegant but very easy to create. I started with Heavenly White 100# cardstock from the PaperTemptress for the card base and used a die to create a window and then dry embossed Heavy Duty Clear Vellum also from the PaperTemptress to cover the opening. Next using the same vellum I stamped the sentiment, the poinsettia and leaves twice and then white embossed them. Once they were cooled I cut a few of the petals apart and curled them to add dimension before layering them with the leaves. To complete the card I added pearls to its center.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Christmas really is just around the corner! Time to gather your Squigglefly images and get busy! While you are at it, join this week's Squigglefly Challenge hosted by Rhonda Rowdy Rascals and show your Christmas spirit by using Christmas ribbon, paper or image. Be sure to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win and if you don't have an image, try using a freebie. For my card I used the super cute Full Stocking by Squigglefly's amazing artist, Fawn Palmer.
I am very fortunate and thrilled that with Squigglefly's help, my card found its way onto the cover and the complete how-to description in Issue 46 of Complete Cardmaking!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Look at the smile on Dr. Dig's House of Stamps humorous image, Lonely this Christmas! Even a snowman needs a friend! So the next time you build a snowman, don't just leave it standing alone, in the cold! Be a good sport and give it some quality time! A Christmas present would be good too!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
I thought I would take a break from making Christmas cards and decided to play with two of the stamps included in the Green Acres set from Paper Smooches. Since the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge this week is anything goes, I going to enter my card in the challenge!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I needed a thank you card and I wanted to play along with The Alley Way Stamps Challenge so I used their cute cow from Get MOOvin' stamp set and created today's card. To make the image two sided, I first stamped the image, then added a piece of dental floss for it to hang and glued blank cardstock to it. Once the glue was dried, I used a marker to outline the image and then added some patches and attached its tail!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Today starts a new Squigglefly Challenge and this week Holley's Hobbyists are the hosts! The challenge is Sparkle Time - add a little sparkle to your card. For my card I am sharing a sneak peek of Bauble Group by Dawn Collins that will be available on December 7 at Squigglefly! Hope you have time to join the challenge just be sure to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win and don't forget the sparkle!
Welcome to December's Just Inklined Blog Hop! This month our host is Gaynor and the theme is Lavender and Lace. For my card I used Just Inklined's super cute, Ice Skating Snowman, and gave her a lavender hat and skirt and use a touch of lace for embellishment. Hopefully you have arrived here after visiting Dawn and your next stop is to see what goodness Jak has waiting for you. Be sure you leave a comment as you move along for a chance to win one of the two hidden spot prizes. Enjoy the hop and thanks for visiting!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
When we think of fairies they are usually tiny and youthful thanks to what we see on television and the movies. But truthfully, fairies are just like humans, they grow and advance in age! Dr. Digi's House of Stamps' delightful Phyllis the Festive Fairy started her career when she was very young and lithe. With time and age she has moved up the ranks to that of Festive Fairy! In a recent interview following her promotion she explained that she still loves her work but her new position requires her only to make visits to sprinkle love, joy and birthday wishes on those over the age of fifty! Have you had a visit from Phyllis? If not, before you know it, you will!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Now that turkey-time is over, its time to get serious about getting cards made for Christmas. My card today features Pinecone Christmas Wreath, one of the many beautiful images available at Just Inklined for the holiday season!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Sometimes the most unusual can turn into wonderful results! For a nontraditional Christmas card I started with PaperTemptress' gorgeous Pop Tone 54# Grape Jelly cardstock combined with a banner made from Heavenly White 100# Extended Archival cardstock, then added pretty snowflakes and a touch of bling, the results are surprising and striking!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I must admit, focusing on Christmas cards during playtime has put me ahead on the cards needed this holiday season! For my card today I used two different dies, Small Deer and Tiny Village that accidentally dropped in my cart while pursuing Ellen Hutson!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Time for a new Squigglefly Challenge and this week Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals are hosting! To enter the challenge be sure to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win and include a banner or use an image with a banner on your card or project. For my card I used Look Up by Squigglefly artist, Marla Shega. So take some time out from your turkey day chores and play along!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Did you hear the news? It seems that there are so many requests for karaoke machines for Christmas, that Karaoke Claus from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps has had his elves working overtime to get all the machines made and Santa sings along to each and every machine to make sure they work perfectly. Santa has done so much singing that he can't talk and we all know how important it is that come Christmas Eve Santa can call out, "On Dasher, on Prancer . . . Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!" So if you know a sure cure for sore tired throats, call Santa's hotline immediately!
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Today's card features one of Just Inklined's newest releases, Gloucester Old Spot! I can't help but giggle when I look at this pig family, especially the one looking right at you! The metal tag says, "know in your heart you are loved".
Thursday, November 21, 2013
My sweet friend who lost her fight to ovarian cancer in February would have just celebrated another birthday. Since together we shared countless birthdays I didn't want to let the day go by unnoticed so I made this card to send to her family. It wasn't the same as sending her a birthday card but somehow it gave me a little peace of mind.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I wanted to play along with the TAWS Challenge and I wanted to make a card for Thanksgiving but no turkey stamp! What to do, what to do? So I decided to made my own turkey by combining several stamps sets, Bird Brain, Get Moovin, Snow Much Fun and Jibber Jabber all from The Alley Way Stamps. One thing for sure, he's too skinny to eat!
Monday, November 18, 2013
It's Monday and time for a new Squigglefly Challenge! This week is hosted by Holley's Hobbyists and the challenge is to use ribbon or lace on your card! I used one of November's new releases Butternut Angel from Squigglefly's artist, Pamela Lehto. To play along and to be eligible to win, make sure you use an image from Squigglefly and ribbon or lace on your card. If by chance you don't have a Squigglefly image help yourself to their freebies!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Hear yeah! Hear yeah! If someone you know is having a birthday why not hire Dr. Digi's House of Stamps' town crier, Mr. Speaker (Birthday), to stand on the corner and shout the news for all to hear? He's willing to travel and he's definitely cheaper than a stripper!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
This time of year we are all gearing up to make holiday cards and my card today is an excellent example of cards that can be mass produced. The other option that would make it easier would be to use white ink instead of white embossing. My choice of RC 100# Midnight Blue cardstock from the PaperTemptress offers all the qualities you want for your cards especially its beautiful color.