Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Swanky Snow Dudes Tags!

Now who doesn't love a cute holiday tag, especially when they feature adorable snow dudes? LOL! Can you tell I just love this Paper Smooches stamp set and dies? I am sure you will see a lot more of these swanky dudes in the coming weeks as I just can't get enough. These were so fun to make. From the tiny paper piecing to background stamping, die cutting, embossing, adding shine or copic coloring of such small areas . . . it is hard to believe there were so many techniques for such a tiny finished product!

Cardstock: Gina K, Neenah Solar White
Pattern Paper: Lawn Fawn - Peace Joy Love
Stamps: Paper Smooches: Swanky Snow Dudes, Christmas Sampler
Dies: Paper Smooches - Tag Scallop, Toppers, Snow Dudes, Christmas Words
Ink: Memento, Versa Mark, Hero Arts
Twine: We R Memory Keepers
Markers: Copic
Other: Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents

Challenges I would like to enter:

Paper Smooches - Guest Designer Search
Make It Monday - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog - tag it
Come and Get It Challenges - Christmas Gift

Have a fantabulous day,

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hey Chickie

Hello all. I am having lots of fun playing with my Paper Smooches stamps lately and a technique from the OCC Holiday Cards 2013 class - day 1. Now although it is hard to tell, my embossing is done using a technique Kristina showed us to create a blank spot for a greeting. I decided on this card to use that blank space for just washi tape to give it a pop of contrast. LOVE how this card turned out.

Had to try to catch some of that sparkle that you can't see in the first pic. :)


Cardstock: MFT, Neenah Solar White
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Dies: Paper Smooches, SSS
Twine: We R Memory Keepers
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
Markers: copic
Washi Tape: from my stash
Other: Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents

Challenges I would like to enter:

Make It Monday - always anything goes
Time 4 Scrap - use a die
Chocolate Coffee Cards - monochromatic
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Paper Smooches Blog - Guest Designer Search

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Monday!

Happy 1st Anniversary

A quick post to share a card that I made for friends of mine. The card was actually made for one spouse to give to the other -- I was quite honored to be asked. It was sort of last minute, so I went for a CAS version. So pleased with how it turned out.

Taken to try to show the Wink of Stella and Glossy accents shimmer.

Had to do a matching envie . . .

Some cards are just hard to photograph so they look as good as they do in person. :)


Cardstock: MFT, Neenah Solar White, Gina K
Vellum: CTMH
Stamp: Paper Smooches
Dies: Impression Obsession, SSS
Greeting: Computer Generated
Other: Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, copic multiline

Challenges I would like to enter:

Make It Monday - always anything goes
365 Cards Blog - That's a first
Addicted to CAS - Anniversary

Thanks for stopping in,

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Happy 65th Birthday Dad!

Thursday was my dad's 65th Birthday (born in the same year and day as prince Charles)! Today is his surprise party! Good thing he doesn't go on my blog :). Well, hopefully there will still be a party, as it is snowing blizzard hard outside. We have 12" so far this morning and it is still coming down. It is the light fluffy kind and it is very pretty.

Anyhoo, on to my card. I created it using the theme of the week for the Outlawz Paper a la Mode Challenge. The theme is stars and/or snowflakes. Ironically, even though I chose to use stars, the fact that it was snowing so hard during the card creation, it is almost like I used both. :)

I only have time for pics right now, I will come back tomorrow to post details.

HaPpY BiRthDAy Dad! This one's for you:



Cardstock: MFT and Gina K
Stamps: MFT (all except 65), CTMH
Dies: MFT, Lawn Fawn, Spellbinders
Ink: Memento, Versamark

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday #166 - always anything goes
Addicted to Stamps - punches and dies
Challenges for Everybody - anything goes

Have a happy snowy day,

Monday, November 11, 2013

Season's Greetings

Today is the first day of the Holiday Card Workshop and oh the inspiration is sooooo amazing! I right away fell in love with Kristina's card and to some degree totally CASE'd what she did and tweaked things to my own liking. I really like the dry embossing folder technique she showed to create that flat area perfect for a greeting. And last but not least . . . yay! I have finally used washi tape on a card instead of just as a die holder. LOL!

This picture of the front shows the beautiful embossing. Love how it turned out on the kraft cardstock.

Inside: Don't you love the vellum gift card holder? :)

Had to do another photo of the front so you could see the glossy accents and wink of stella on the adorable penguin. 


Cardstock: Gina K
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Ink: Memento and Versamark
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts
Washi Tape: Came as part of a big pack - My Mind's Eye?
Markers: copic
Pens: Uniball Signo, Wink of Stella
Other: googly eyes - Dollar Store and glossy accents

Challenges I would like to enter:

Make It Monday #166 - always anything goes
Paper Smooches - Guest Designer Search
Come and Get it Challenge - Gift Card Holder
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Happy Holidays

ETA: Yay! I was one of the top picks at the Come and Get It Challenge. Thanks so much, I appreciate the honor of being chosen.

Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, November 10, 2013


Whoooo's Birthday is it? This is a quick card that I had made for my husband for his birthday. I love the stamps and dies from Paper Smooches and this was a great chance to try some out. I could play with these cute critters all day.

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: Gina K & Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Paper Smooches all except one inside greeting and that one is Penny Black
Dies: Paper Smooches
Designer Paper: From a collection in a stamp kit from SSS
Pen: Copic multi-liner
Other: googly eyes from Dollar Store

Challenges I would like to enter:

Paper Smooches - Guest Designer Search
Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge - Keep it Clean and Simple

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Cocoa and Cookies Santa

Hello my fellow bloggers! It is time for another Challenge over at the Outlawz Paper a la Mode group. We hope that you join us this week for our anything goes challenge. The DT is featuring Rick St. Dennis images this week. We would love to have you join us. You don't need to use one of Rick's images to play along, but it would be fabulous if you could support our sponsor. The winner of this week's challenge will win 2 of Rick's images. So please come join the fun! I used Cocoa and Cookies Santa for my card. I decided to go with a CAS design because of the detail in the image. This is also my first attempt at doing a 3D image with cutting apart all the separate pieces of the image to give it multi dimension.


Cardstock: X-Press It, Gina K
Digi: Rick St. Dennis
Stamps: Hero Arts
Markers: Copic
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Sparkle: Stickles, Wink of Stella pen, Sakura Pen
Other: white embossing powder (?), red gem (Bazzill)

Challenges I would like to enter:

Make It Monday #165 - always anything goes
Jingle Belles - Holiday Traditions (Leaving cookies and milk for Santa)
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Online Holiday Card Class

Have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Good Morning all you lovely bloggers! I have been trying to get into my craftroom for weeks to just play. Well that wasn't happening, so up extra early this morning to put together a cute CAS card. Hope you enjoy! The two new products I was trying out was the Big Hello die from Simon Says Stamp and this awesome background stamp from Impression Obsession. Isn't that gingham the cutest? I can think of all kinds of uses for it! :)

Other Supplies:

Die: Lawn Fawn (heart)
Cardstock: MFT and Neenah Solar White
Other: Glossy Accents for the sweet little heart :)

Challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Keep it Clean and Simple
Make It Monday - anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - It's only words

Warm Hugs,

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Let It Snow!

Funny that this is the card I made today, because as I type there is a heavy snowfall warning and we are told to expect 20 cm of the white stuff -- eeek! Anyhoo, my card is for the Outlawz Paper a la Mode challenge where the theme is snowmen. Make sure you stop by and play along. We would love to see all your cute snowman creations. Definitely one of my favorite themes and I am hoping to make a few cards this week and make a dent in my Christmas cards.

For this card I used one of my absolute favorite Penny Black snowman stamps . . . isn't is adorable?


Stamps: Penny Black; Paper Trey Ink
Paper: Simon Says Stamp (SSS) White; Neenah Solar White
Dies: SSS
Gem: Kaiser Kraft
Embossing Folder: Sizzix

Challenges I would like to enter:

Make It Monday - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
CAS-ual Fridays - embossing

Stay Warm My Crafty Friends :)