Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thank You!

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

Dr. Digi's House of Stamps is Having a Sale!

Even though I'm having a little blogcation, I did want to let you know that Dr. Digi's House of Stamps is having a sale.  Just add the coupon code xmas25 when you checkout and get 25% off!!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy Cat-urday

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

Pinecone Christmas Wreath

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa was very good to you! All week the design team is sharing their favorite 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

Faux Inlaid Veneer Reindeer Tag

I admire the wood veneer inlaid die cut cards but since I didn't have the necessary veneer, I thought I'd make my own using good ole' cardstock! Close but not a home run!

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


I love the results of using tissue paper and the Tim Holtz poinsettia die, simple to make but so pretty! 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Roses

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

Mini Set Christmas Blocks

I have two cards to show you from Mini Set Christmas Blocks available at Bugaboo's Digi Stamps! And there are still five more images in the set that need to be colored! Quite a bargain especially since the set is on sale!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

From All of Us

I made a gift tag to enter The Alley Way Stamps Challenge. To create it I used Alley Way stamps from Pieces, Christmas Express and The Gang sets! Below is the inspiration photo for the challenge.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Snow Much Joy

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

Snow Fun

In last week's post for Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, I tried to encourage you to pay more attention to our friend the snowman. Snow fun is not the attention I was asking for! Please curb your dog!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Winter Wonderland

One more Christmas card to add to the done pile! 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Boot (Man)

My card today features a great Just Inklined image, Christmas Boot (Man), perfect for the men on your list. Christmas is fast approaching and I'm almost ready!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Wind Chimes

To play along with this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge, I used the Paper Smooches stamp sets, Santa Paws, Warm Hearts and Swanky Snowdudes and created my Christmas Wind Chimes.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

All White Elegance

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

Full Stocking

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

Lonely this Christmas

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

Four Trees

I love to watch how-to videos and then try my hand at recreating what I had seen without looking back so that my card is not exactly the same. I made today's card after watching this video by Darlene Design.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Poinsettia Corner Ribbon

Today's card features another of the many beautiful Just Inklined Christmas images, Poinsettia Corner Ribbon. Gorgeous image to use along with your favorite Christmas sentiment! 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Green Acres

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

Merry Kissmas

Today's card is the result of serious fun playtime with the December Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp! Love the reindeer paper! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Get MOOvin'

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

Bauble Group

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!

Just Inklined to Hop

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

Phyllis the Festive Fairy

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!