Sunday, December 30, 2012

December 12 Kits Of Christmas

 This Month’s kit was sent to us from
  Wow the year has flown by . This has been so much fun. 
Getting a new kit in the mail at the end of every month.
 I just want to thank you all. 

This is the picture of the Kit taken by Kara.

I had so much fun with this kit , Sharron. 
Thank You! I enjoyed the snowman , bird and pine branch, the best 
I could make those cards all day!

Love this little guy! Not sure you can see ..... but, I added Glossy Accents to his mittens, ear muffs and a bit on the broom and handle… I love that stuff.

This little guy was fun and easy to color. I added 
Glossy Accents to the mug and a bit on the scarf.

 This little tag went on a bag on candy. 

This is how the card looked at first , I thought it was a bit busy 
so I redid the card. Not too sure which one I like.

 I love my snowman cards and I had so much fun making them. 
I just might have to make a new purchase… :)

 I am sad to say Cathy and Suzanne are leaving the 12 kits of Christmas. We will miss you and your amazing talent .   On a happy note we will be welcoming two new members next month. Be sure to check back at the end of February to find out who they are.

Please stop by and see what the others have made.

  • stamps: Snowflake Greetings ( CAS-ual Fridays :Making Frosty Friends, Winter Fox(Lawn Fawn);
  • In the Meadow , Pretty Peonies, Signature Christmas(PTI) : Folk Art Flurries , Winter Wishes (WPlus9)
  • Dies/Punches: Birds , Pine Branch ( Impression Obsession); Mittens, Sweater ( Lifestyle Crafts); Anna Snowflake , Tall Birch ( MemoryBox) ; Sentiment Strips , Snow Drifts(MFT) Seasonal Sentiments,( WPlus9)
  • Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Soft Stone, Stamper’s Select White , Vintage Cream (PTI); Baja Breeze, Old Olive (Stampin’Up ); Oatmeal (WPlus9)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Paper Smooches

Picture Perfect Challenge

 Well this is a first for me. A Paper Smooches Challenge. Right before Christmas I ordered this A Little Lovin Baby stamp set. I have always loved the adorable cards that Jessica: The Paper Parade has made. So I have to say she enabled me to spend more money ….. . . Talk about fast service… wow I got my stamps in what seemed like less than 24 hrs. and that was just before Christmas. Thank You PS for such fast service. I bought this set because I wanted the elephant.  Have a great weekend!

                             You still have time to play in the 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hope you all had a blessed Christmas.

  Quick post, as I made this card this morning. Sorry about the lighting on my picture. Everything is Papertrey Ink. I will post supplies later.
I used the colors from the picture of the cake for the bouquet . 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pirate for Christmas & vist with friends

Yep, this little guy is going on a Christmas gift!

I am thinking Bailey, one of my granddaughters  might be the one getting this on her gift.

This little guy Pirate Puppy Cling Set is a Halloween stamp from Serendipity Stamps. I just got him and I was not going to wait to use him.. I knew I wouldn't . So I dressed and blinged him up so he could go on a Christmas gift for one of my grandchildren. I went a little crazy with the Glossy Accents … I just love that stuff for adding detail. His shirt is even glossy. I still might stamp Merry Christmas across the bottom. I just had good old plain FUN making this card…… 

 Some of you know already that I got to meet up with Joyce: Cards-by-the-Sea and Cathy: EmptyNestCrafter. It was so nice to see them in person again. We never stopped talking and had so much fun. We had the nice guy sitting next to us take a photo for each of us. ( Joyce I used yours) not too sure what is going on with my bangs:) must be the rain.  We decided this will be our tradition. 
The girls brought sweet gifts too. Yours must  have had a hole in the bag Joyce because when I got home to take the picture it seemed to have been missing some candy :). Cathy said she didn't have time to make much and ended up making a beautiful candy bar folder . I feel very blessed to have such wonderful friends from blogging. I wish I could meet in person with all of you.

Beautiful card and gifts from Cathy

Beautiful card and gifts from Joyce
Look at those gorgeous girls of Joyce’s

Don't forget to play in the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Winter Birthday

Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog #2

This Covered Bridge  from Serendipity S., looks just like the one
we see in Yosemite, but in the summer,….. without snow.

       Welcome to the second Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.
 There will be a special badge for the entry we love and a separate random drawing for $20 off your next order of Serendipity Stamps

This time the challenge is to make a Winter Birthday card or project, using at least one Serendipity Stamp. I want to thank those of you who participated in our very first challenge…. Thank You!

 The sale of the week is 40% off the highest priced item in your cart from December 19-26

This card was easy to make. I embossed my stamped image, then dry embossed with the snow folder from Cuttlebug, added a layer of Frostyville Snow from Memory Box dies. I used a strip of tape on the edge and then glitter. 
Please stop by and see what the rest of the DT has made.

Design Team

Covered Bridge
Everyday Words Large Set
Everyday Words Small Horizontal
 Some of you know that I  met up with Cathy and Joyce today. We had a wonderful time. So happy we had the chance to get together again . I will post later. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Make It Monday

 I wish I would have left the stitching off... it's so bad :)

 I just loved the card Melissa made for MIM today. Patchwork die cuts. I just went in my craft room and made this card before I cleaned up my mess.  I decided to try the sewing , I can sew just not very good on paper.  I used the Papertrey Ink - Christmas Tree Die ,Fancy Flourishes Stamp Set andThink Big Favorites #20 Mini Stamp Set. the paper is PTI Rustic White. 
Now I have to clean up my mess , then I am going to checkin in on all the blogs I missed this weekend.

Tomorrow I get to meet up again, with Cathy: EmptyNestCrafter and Joyce: Cards-by-the-Sea

Thank you for stoping by.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

ColourQ Shoes

Dress Up Shoes

A quick post for today. I made this little note card for ColourQ . You cant really see in the photo but I outlined or shadowed the image in a sage color. I used Dress Up Shoes and $1.00 Winter Cling Set - Version 2 from Serendipity Stamps. The Corner bow die is from Memory box. I cut the side of the bow down just a bit and spliced it, to fit my small card 3 1/2 by 3 1/2.  Added a bit of bling and done.  Oh yes I used Spellbinders Squares too. 

I know we all have very heavy hearts,
Blessings to you all!

$1.00 Winter Cling Set - Version 2

Thursday, December 13, 2012

CASology Gift

Nativity... The best gift of Christmas!

 When I saw that CASology was GIFT I knew just what I wanted to stamp. The best gift of Christmas.

 I have so many Christmas cards with buttons and bows. From the 12 kits of Christmas.  Most of them have been hand delivered thanks to my daughters baby shower a few weeks ago.  I still have a few to mail. So this was a perfect quick card to make and easy to mail.  
Yesterday  I watched a few of my grandchildren, they love to color so I stamped this image on a few pieces of card stock.  They sat quietly for 15 minutes doing their best to color it perfectly… maybe because it was baby Jesus.  They took them home before I had a chance to take a picture. 
Both stamps are from Serendipity Stamp Nativity and For Unto You, paper is from Papertrey Ink! 
Thank you for stopping by.

Don't forget to play along with the new ,
you can use any die for this the first challenge.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

When I went to take the photo I dropped it and it messed the edge of the ..thank you.. a bit.

 Hi, I am sure everyone is so busy this time of year. I am almost 
done with the shopping and wrapping of the gifts for my almost 12,
grandchildren.  Soon I will start the baking and candy making. 
But I knew I would find time to use this gorgeous set Vintage Garden - Seed Packet.  Its funny... I thought I use everything but 
the carnation in this set… and here it's the first stamp I use from this beautiful stamp set.  I added a  bit of a longer stem , so it would fit the challenge. I made this one red and white because it will be a Christmas Thank You, I love the font.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

This weeks sketch is from Teresa Kline, Love it!
Vintage Garden - Seed Packet

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Make it Monday Glitter Technique

 Quick post, for Make It Monday. All dies are from Papertrey Ink . I even stamped the polka dots with Papertrey Ink Dots.  I added five dots of glue then glitter. My bow is from Hobby Lobby. 
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 

Dont forget to play along with the new ,
you can use any die for this the first challenge.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ribbon Reel Christmas

 Such a pretty inspiration photo!

 I had a some extra time today  decided to spend it in my craft room . I think I have only played at the Ribbon Reel once or twice before . I love the inspiration photo this is my card.

 I stamped Vintage Cream CS with  Faded Text Background stamp from Stampabilities , in light blue ink. Then on top of that I stamped Merry Christmas from Serendipity Stamps . The trees are  from Wplus9 . Printed paper is Lost & Found ; Market Street. 
Hope you have a great night and weekend.