Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas Brett and Jessica

This card is for my nephew and his girl friend.  I used several of the Magnolia Stamps to create the scene so I kept the card design simple and embellishment free.  I added their names to the stockings and used stickles to glitter them up a bit.  I hope they like it

Card Details:
Stamps: All from Magnolia stamps
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E21, e13, R20, E57, e35, E53, BG10, BG11, BG70, R59, R46, R37, R24, W0, W1, W3, E87, E84, E81, BG93, BG96, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99

Entered in following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps: Anything Goes Christmas

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sending Love At Christmas

I am still working on Christmas cards.  I am never done because I love making Christmas cards. They are my all time favorite cards to make.  This lovely card features one of my favorite images from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I found this great Christmas greenery at Michaels.  It was in the Christmas floral section of the store.  I love that it is glittery and flat so it works on my cards.  Wish I would have found it sooner.  You just never know what you will find to embellish cards.

Card Details:
Image: Christmas Fairy Holly from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics: E00, E11, E13, E21, R20, R59, R46, R24, R22, E27, Y26, Y15, YG97, YG95, YG93, W0, W1, W3
Spellbinders scalloped circle and nestibilities die

Entered in following challenges: 
Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas: Whatever is needed for Christmas
Completely Christmas: Anything Goes with a twist (mine is the floral greenery)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tilda and Lamb Christmas Card

I just love this sweet stamp so couldn't resist making another card with Tilda and her little lamb. I don't know the name of this stamp because it was in my Magnolia Stamp club kit.  

Card Details:
Image: Tilda and lamb from Magnolia stamps
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, r20, E57, E35, E33, E53, E50, E87, E84, E81, BG10, BG70, T1, T4
Spellbinders Poinsettia dies
Spellbinders dies for background
Magnolia doo hickey heart die
Sketch: Mojo Monday

Entered in following challenges: 
Mojo Monday: Sketch
Tuesday Throwdown: christmas
Card Mania: Christmas

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Card

When I chose this color combo for this card, I have to admit, I had some difficulty using the cream.  I love the look of white, silver and gold together but just wasn't sure the cream would work.  It just so happened that the card stock I used is double sided and the reverse of the silver pattern was cream.  Guess it was meant to work after all.  What do you think?

Card Details:
Image: Magnolia Stamps
Copics: E00, E04 E11, E13, E21, R20, E57, E35, E33, E53, E50, E81, E84, E87, T1, T4, W0, W1, W3, 
Shabby White Embossing Enamel
La La Land heart banner die
Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Background shape: Songbird Cricut cartridge

Entered in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Challenge: Pick a previous theme. I used the color theme Silver, Gold, White and Cream
Crafter's Cafe: Christmas/Holiday
Crafting By Design: silver and White
Fab and Funky: Christmas
Midweek Magnolias: Anything Goes
Add A Little Dazzle: Gold or Anything Goes
Stamping Royalty: Photo Inspiration

Candy Cane Friends

The new challenge at Scrapbooker PhD is Christmas Critters.  Oh how fun!  I chose to use these adorable penguins from Little Scraps of Heaven.  They paired up nicely with the pattern paper. The sponsor for this challenge is Stamp Academy

Card Details:
Image: Little Scraps of Heaven
Copics:B00, T9, T7, T4, YR18, YR16, YR15, R24, R37, R46
Joy Crafts Snow flake Border die
Spellbinders snowflake die

Friday, December 5, 2014

Winter wishes

Card Details:
Image: Magnolia Stamps
Spellbinders snowflake die
Cottage Cutz Mitten Die
Joy Crafts Snow flake border die
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, E55, E51, BG10, C1, C3, B60, T1, T4, BV25, BV23, BV20

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sweet Christmas Dreams

This week at Aud Sentiments we are playing Bingo.  I hope you join us for the fun.  
We are sponsored by A Day For Daisies.

I used the middle column in the bingo grid pictured below. 
(Stitching, Digi Stamp, and pattern paper). 
Don't forget to include a sentiment.

Card Details:
Image: Sami from A Day For Daisies
Oval Spellbinders die
Sentiment: Magnolia Stamps
Polar White Flower Soft on stocking trim

Entered in the following challenges:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Skiing Tilda

This Tilda rubber stamp was in my latest Magnolia Stamp club kit.  I had fun adding some snow with white embossing enamel and I also used white flower soft on her hat.  The card sketch is an older one from Mojo Monday.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Christmas Trees: Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Copics: E00, e04, E11, e13, e21, r20, e57, E33, E53, E50, BG000, R59, R39, R81, R83, C7, C5, C3, T1, T4

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas Shaker Card

Brrr! It's cold outside today.  Perfect day to stay inside and craft the day away.  
This card was a request by my aunt.  She wanted a card to give to the special guy in her life.  All she told me was that he likes outdoors, birds and the Nebraska team.  After trying unsuccessfully to work all of that into one card, I finally decided to make this simple shaker card.  Hope they like it!

Card Details:
Sketch: 52 Christmas Card Challenge #4
Trees: Cottage Cutz die
Reindeer: Cottage Cutz die
Snowflake border: Magnolia Doo Hickey die
Sentiment: CTMH

Entered in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Challenge: Use a past sketch.  I used #4
Cuttlebug Mania: snowflake and a sentiment
Just Inspirational: Snowflakes
Perfectly Rustics: Sentiment (non birthday)
Through The Purple Haze: All About Christmas

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Snow Angel

Wouldn't you know it, the day I post a snow scene the temperatures warm up!  I had lots of fun making this card.  Not only is the image adorable but I love all of these dies together. Since Willie is making a snow angel, I decided to use snow tex around him to form the outline of the snow angel.

It's new release day at Scrapper's Delights.  My DT project features Willie Snow Angel.  Isn't he cute?  There are several different digi images available featuring this adorable guy.
Want a chance to win some digi images from Scrapper's Delights?  Join us on Facebook for your chance to win.  You can find all the details HERE.

Card Details:
Image: Penguin Willie Snow Angel from Scrapper's Delights
Copics: Forgot to write down the ones I used.  Opps!
Magnolia Doo Hickey Christmas tree die
Magnolia Doo Hickey snow flake border die
Cottage Cutz mitten die

Entered in following challenges:
Completely Christmas: Anything Goes with a twist.  Something with an S (I used snow tex)
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
Fairytale Challenge: Christmas with animals
Winter Wonderland: Dies and Punches

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Dear Santa

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my followers from the United States.  Enjoy your day and please travel safe!

This little cutie is from Sassy Cheryl's  She looks all sweet and innocent but I bet she is up to something...
The ornament die is from the Magnolia Doo Hickey club
I forgot to write down which copics I used so not sure which colors I used on her hair.

Entered in following challenges:
Stampavie and More: anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge: X is for Xmas music
A Song In Your Heart: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dove of Peace

I love the way this card turned out.  I think it's my favorite Christmas card for this year.  The card embroidery pattern is from Stitching Cards.  This dove of peace is just beautiful.  The pattern suggested using metallic thread but I chose to use regular white and green embroidery floss.  Long before I ever started making cards, I did counted cross stitch and embroidery.  It's so fun to combine some of my favorite crafting mediums.

Entered in the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons: Tis The Season
City Crafter Challenge: Favorite technique (mine is stitching)
Try It On Tuesday: Christmas is Coming

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Peace On Earth

Today starts another challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The challenge is to create a card using a sentiment for any December holiday.  Of course I am still making Christmas cards so my holiday is Christmas.  We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge, Delicious Doodles and Stamp Art Design by Kathryne.

Card Details:
Image: Mother Mary from Delicious Doodles
Copics:  E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, W0, W1, W3, B41, B91, b93, E57, E35, E33, E53, E50
Martha Stewart border punch
Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies
Peace On Earth Stamp: Spellbinders

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Little Fairies: Not A Square
Crafting By Design: Getting Ready For Christmas

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

From Our House To Yours

I love the simplicity of this card.  I decided to make the card so we were peeking in the window from the outside.  Since my house is yellow, I decided to make my card to match.  I used an embossing folder from The Paper Studio for the outside of the house. 

Card Details:
Window: Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge cut at 3.75 inches
Base for the wreath: Silhouette circle from George Cricut cartridge cut at 1.25 inches
Christmas Tree: Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge cut at 3.25 inches
Martha Stewart branch punch
Brick embossing folder from the Paper Studio

Entered in following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Christmas Window
Everybody Art Challenge: Circle On The Card
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Bitten By The Bug2:  Anything Goes With A Cricut Cut

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ugly Christmas Sweater

The current challenge at ScrapbookerPhd is to created a shaped or folded card.
I have had this paper in my stash for a couple of years and it has always reminded me of a Christmas sweater.  I used Cricut Craft room to create the card.  I found a shirt in the Everday Paper Doll cartridge and then stretched and welded two together to created the card.
I had fun adding lots of embellishments to make it look "tacky"  The star is a charm and I stitched it to the card so that it won't fall off.  I found a pom pom the perfect size to give Rudolph his red nose and the ribbon is from the dollar spot at Michaels.  I purposely left the ends frayed to give it that well worn look.

Here's the inside:

This card is for a certain someone we constantly tease about wearing ugly sweaters.  However, I think it would also make a great invitation for an Ugly Sweater Party.  I have already received an inviation to attend one Ugly Sweater party this year.

Card Details:
Card shape: Created in Cricut Craft Room
Christmas Tree: Magnolia Doo Hickey die
Reindeer: Cottage Cutz Die
Inside Sentiment: Computer generated by me

Entered in the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
CRAFT challenge: Anything Christmas

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

This is my second post for today.  Please scroll down to see the new release from Scrapper's Delights.

I am so excited to be a guest designer for Crafting By Design.
The theme for the challenge is GIVE THANKS
I had fun with this card and the colors.

Card Details:
Image: from Whimsy and Stars
Spellbinders circle die
Sizzix border die
Spellbinders oval die to make pumpkin
Cuttlebug spots embossing folder
Spellbinders leaf dies
Happy Thanksgiving stamp

Entered in following challenges:
Marker Pop: Fall or Thanksgiving
Perfectly Rustics: Stitching
Through the Purple Haze: Punch or die cut

New Reindeer Digis

It's new release day at Scrapper's Delights. Just in time for the holidays is a new release full of playful reindeer.  Each one is just adorable.  
For my DT card I used Reindeer 3.  You can find all of them HERE along with samples from the DT

Card Details:
Image: Reindeer 3 from Scrapper's Delights
Trees: Magnolia Doo Hickeys
Snowflake: Spellbinders
Snowflake border:
Scalloped border: Sizzix border dies
Copics: e35, E33, E31, E30, R59, R46, R37, C0, C1, C3, B000
White embossing enamel
Snow tex on the trees

Entered in following challenges:
Cards and More: Snowflakes
Creative Card Crew: Christmas Joy
Paper Take Weekly: Two or 4 Legs
Tip Top Tuesday: 3 or more papers

Monday, November 10, 2014

Down By The Sea Shore

I took a brief break from Holiday cards to make this one.  This little gem was in one of my Magnolia stamp club kits and I can't believe that I never used it.  What was I thinking?  She is adorable and will be a great birthday card.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Spellbinders scalloped rectangle die
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, E57, E35, E53, E50, E97, C0, C1, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG70
Crystal stickles
Mint Ice Stickles

Entered in following challenges:
Midweek Magnolias: Glitter, Lace and pearls
Crafting When We Can: Use your markers
Tildas Town: Anything Goes

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Elegant Christmas Tree

I really love the way this card turned out.  I found the sketch at Sketch Saturday and loved the clean and simple lines.  This Christmas tree has always been one of my favorite images from my Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge.  I think the Doo Hickey die cut I used pairs perfectly with it.  The paper is double sided.  One side is the red pattern and the other is the silver. 

Card Details:
Tree: Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge cut at 4 inches
Holly leaf: Magnolia Doo Hickey die
Sketch: Sketch Saturday

Entered in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Use red, green and either silver or gold
Alphabet Challenge: T for Traditional Christmas
Creative Corner Challenge: Christmas card
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Winter holiday with ribbon or trim

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tilda with Peony

Such a sweet little Tilda.  This card is for my sister-in-law for her birthday.  Her favorite color is blue and her entire house is decorated in blue, yellow and brown so thought that color combo would work great on a card for her.

Project Details:
Stamp: Tilda with Peony
Spellbinders die
La La Land Heart doily die
Martha Stewart heart border punch
Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Copics: e00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, E49, E35, E53, E50, Y26, Y23, Y21, T1. T4, T7, B41, BG93, BG96, W0, W1, W3

Entered in following challenges:
Marvelous Magnolia: Fall colors
A Crafty Mess: Anything Goes

Thursday, November 6, 2014


We are starting a new challenge at Aud Sentiments today.  The theme for the challenge is to Put Your Sentiment On A Tag.  Pretty easy peasy and you can create anything you want as long as you follow the theme.  We are sponsored this time by Rick St Dennis.  I couldn't resist coloring up this adorable little guy from his shop.

Card Details:
Image: Wee Shepard from Rick St Dennis
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, E42, E43, E84, E81, E40, E30, E31, E33, E35, BG93, BG96, B32, B41, t1, T4, B000
Spellbinders tags and lacy circle dies
Sizzix border die
Sheep: Cricut cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up
Noel: rubber stamp
Sketch: Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (meant to be a sketch for scrapbook layout but I thought It would work great as a card)

Entered in following challenges:
Paper Take Weekly: Anything Goes
Card Mania: Use Your Dies
Crafty Card Makers: Cut It Out
Dream Valley Challenge: Getting Ready For Christmas
My Perfect Life: Anything Goes Christmas Cards

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Deck The Halls

Christmas is less than 8 weeks away!  Are you ready?  I still have lots of Christmas cards to make. They are my favorite kind of cards to make so I know I will have fun this next month getting caught up.
I am also counting down the days until Sirius XM starts playing Christmas songs.  Yes, I am that person.  I love listening to Christmas music and will have it playing everyday until Christmas is over.

This card uses stamps from one of my favorite stamp companies, Magnolia Stamps.  I used a sketch from 52 Christmas Card Throw down.  I did not use any die cuts for this card which is unusual for me.  I did add some fun embellishments though.  The snowflakes are buttons and yes, those are real jingle bells.  I stitched them to the card so they are secure.  I added gold stickles to the star on top of the tree, snow tex to the tree branches, white embossing powder for falling snow and I painted the string of jingle bells with extreme glitter paint.

Card Details:
Stamps: Magnolia Stamps
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, E59, E33, E53, E50, BG10, BG13, T1, T4, Y26, Y21, Y11, G85, G99, W0, W1, W3
White embossing enamel
Snow tex
Extreme glitter paint
Deck the halls stamp: Spellbinders

Entered in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throw Down: Sketch and DT call
Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas: Anything Christmas
Mixed Media Card Challenge: Christmas with optional bells
Cute As A Button: Christmas

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Tags

Here are a couple of quick tags I made for Halloween.  The first one is a pocket tag and will hold a gift card.  It is going into the care package for my oldest son who is in college and living in his own apartment.  
The second tag will go on the treat bag for my youngest son who is also in college but living at home.  Yes, I still like to spoil them even though they are in college.  I fill their care packages with items such as favorite snacks, gift cards to go out to eat and other small items that helps make college life a little easier.  I always try to include one item that is a reminder of home.  This year that item is a box of Dinosaur oatmeal.  Both boys used to love this as kids (they still do)
Quaker Instant Oatmeal Dinosaur Eggs

Project Details:
Tag 1
Pocket Tag: Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge
Pumkin: Pumpkin Carving Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart branch punch
Spellbinders leaves
Spider Web and spider: Paper Doll Dress Up cricut cartridge
Pumpkin face Stamp: CTMH

Tag 2
Tag: Spellbinders die
Creepy Hand: Pumpkin Carving Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons: Tags with ribbon
Die Cuttin Divas: Halloween

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpkin House

Want to win a $10 GV to Scrapper's Delights?  All you need to do is creat a Halloween project using an image from Scrapper's Delights and upload it to the Facebook challenge.  You can find the details HERE.

For my card, I used the image Pumpkin House.  It's a great image to use for a Halloween card when you don't want something scary.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sweet Christmas Dreams

This adorable stamp is from The Paper Shelter.  I just love the napping Santa.  I am sure he is worn out from his around the world travels.  Will he be visiting you this year?
We have a new challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The theme is to create anything you want as long as you use a 2-3 Word Sentiment.  My sentiment stamp is from Magnolia Stamps.  It goes perfectly with this image.  I kept all of my embellishments flat since this is another card that will need to be mailed this year.  Still trying to keep the post office in business.

Card Details:
Image: December 26 from The Paper Shelter
Christmas Tree: Magnolia Doo Hickey Die
Reindeer: Cottage Cutz die
Sentiment: Magnolia Stamps
Sketch: Incy Wincy Designs

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: Use A Sentiment
Inky Chicks: Christmas
oldie But Goody: Christmas (my old items: reindeer die, spellbinders die I cut apart for corners)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Royal Blue!!

The World Series Starts tonight!
All anyone is talking about in our area is the Kansas City Royals.  
This is their first trip to the World Series since 1985.

I made this card to help cheer theme on!  Let's have a Royal Victory!

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, E30, E31, E33, W0, W1, W3, T1, T4, B32, B34, B36, R46
Sketch; Mojo Monday
Baseball: Life's A Party Cricut cartridge cut at 1.75 inches

Entered in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday: Sketch
The Paper Girls: Anything Goes
Love To Scrap: Seeing Dots
Crafting From The heart: Anything Goes

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Taking a short break from Christmas cards to make a card for Thanksgiving. The new challenge at Scrapbooker PhD is to create a fall project with a die cut and a stamp.
 This little guy is adorable as a turkey.  I always struggle to make pretty bows and I finally had an aha moment one day when I was putting a new bow in my puppy's hair for her top knot...duh why not make the bows for my cards the same way?  So much easier and less frustrating for me.  If you want to know my secret, you can watch this VIDEO.  You can use a small rubber band but I use the tiny clear bands that I use for Isabella's top knots.  I get them HERE.  The clear bands don't show and are tiny enough that it is easy to tuck behind the bow.
Don't forget to join us at Scrapbooker PhD

Card Details:
Stamp: What's Up Turkey Noah from Sassy Cheryl's
Copics: E00, e04, E11, E21, R20, E39, E33, E53, E35, E30, E31, YR23, E25, R39, R37, YR18, YR07, YR02, B99, B97, B95, B93, T1, T4, w0 W1, W3, W5
Spellbinders lacy square die
Acorns: B is For Boy Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart branch punch

Entered in following challenges:
Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff: Autumn Photo Inspiration
Pinspirational Challenge: Photo inspiration

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Naughty or Nice?

When I saw this image at Sassy Cheryl's, I just knew she would be perfect for several people on my Christmas card list.  I think most of us can relate...there is always that one person whose halo is just a little off center.  Hahaha.  Not mine...heehee!

Project Details:
Image: Sassy Cheryl Stamps
Magnolia doo hickey mini tag dies for banner
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Copis: E00, e04, E11, e21, r20, e18, E19, E97,E81, E84, E87, W0, W1
Gold stickles

Entered in following challenges:

Monday, October 13, 2014

Christmas Card

Another Christmas card done!  I am afraid to count to see how many more I need but I know it's over 20.  The stamp I used for this card is from the Magnolia fall stamp club.  Tilda looks so cute holding the lamb.  I think this stamp will work for Easter projects too.  I pulled out an old Mojo Monday sketch for this card.  Love how the sketch is simple yet it's a great design.  I chose to not add very many embellishments not only to make it easier to mail but because I wanted the stamp to be the main focal point.

Project details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Magnolia doo hickey die
Sketch: Mojo Monday
Spellbinders oval dies
Copics: E00, e04, e11, e21, R20, E87, E84, E81, T8, T4, R000, R00, BG000, E37, E33, E53, E25, E31, E50

Entered in following challenges:
Addicted to stamps: Anything
Penny Black: Make Ahead for Christmas
Tilda's Town: Use your Christmas stash Do Doobadoo: Christmas
Fashionable Stamping Challenge: Anything Goes

Friday, October 10, 2014

Holy Cow! You're How Old?

This card is for my brother for his birthday.  I kept the design simple but had fun with matching pattern paper.

Project details:
Image: Holy cow from Bugaboo stamps
copics: E19, E18, E17, E50, E87, E84, E81, E49, E47, e44, B000, B00
Spellbinders die

Entered in following challenges: