Merry and Bright For the Holidays!

Here is the next winter Christmas card in my little series!


I was inspired by a post of Laura Bassen where she used a layering technique for the circle die cuts.


This is also the first time using Ranger Gold Embossing powder which is so lovely against the white card stock.  I just love the little Christmas hat eyelet! I am glad I stocked up on these little hats for this year and next.


So excited for the Holidays!


Penguin Party!

I have been literally counting down the days for the Mama Elephant release! I love love love their stamps (as you can tell!):


Even my Scottie loves to be a stamp model! lol.  I saw this version on Laura Bassen’s blog and knew I had to make a shaker card version!


Aren’t these stamps so adorable?! I love that there are so many different images! Ugh. So cute!


Can’t wait to make more dancing penguin cards! Shake shake it!

Oh, deer!

I have been wanting to try this stamping technique for a while…


I love how it turned out! I made a dozen at one time – not too bad!


I am still obsessed with these epoxy stickers – I need more for the holidays!

  • Recipe:  Card stock from Papertrey Ink, Christmas Stamps from Papertrey Ink, Epoxy stickers, Cuttlebug die cut.

Sweetest Wishes!

Ugh! Martha Stewart’s Christmas paper just kills me! It’s so cute.

The paper is so adorable I didn’t want to do anything to it besides stick it on some cardstock! However, I decided to make a little shaker card by cutting out one of the mixing bowls and using a sweet sentiment stamp right underneath it! I considered adding some ribbon and buttons here and there but I just think the patterned paper stands on its own!  Now if only I can buy sheets and sheets of it and save it for Christmas’ to come!

love love love love love this Christmas paper pad!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Martha Stewart Christmas Paper Pad, Sentiment from PTI, Clear CS, beads, glitter stars, Spellbinders.

Christmas Just Around the Corner!

It’s never too early to start on Christmas cards right?

I have officially retired all of my ribbon and am wondering if anyone wants a nice neat box of it!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Christmas Stamp set from Lawn Fawn, Washi Tape, White Gel Pen, Martha Stewart Board punch, Ek Success Heart Punch, Spellbinders.

Cozy Christmas!

I love the glass of milk!

This stamp set is so adorable! It just makes me smile and giggle every time I look at the cookies and milk!

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Stamps from Lawn Fawn Cozy Christmas, Sharpies. Red bling from Michaels, Cloud scissors from Recollections, Glitter pen, Happy holiday stamp from Michaels, Memento Ink Tuxedo Black.

Just in time for a little snow!

“Corn cob pipe and a button nose…”

I was flipping through a card magazine and saw this adorable snowman so I made my own version!  This card was fun to make because I was trying to be creative with all of my different die cuts and found perfect shapes for the hand, nose, and head of Mr. Snowman.  I drew the hat myself and used a push pin to create the mouth of the snowman.   The hardest part was squeezing all the “happy holiday” letters on the card~!

Thanks for visiting! Have a great weekend!

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Blue bling from Michaels, Die cuts from Cuttle bug, Stampin up texturz plate snowflake.

Wishing you a beautiful holiday…

At last, jewel flourishes you are mine!

The black jewel flourishes are without a doubt one of my best finds from the scrapbooking convention!  I had been looking for them at my local Michaels without  success =(  Love love love scrapbooking conventions!

I decided  to go with a  more elegant christmas design in order to show case the jewel flourish.  I cut out a piece of scrapbook paper about 2 inches, texturized it, and mounted it onto my white card stock.  I made sure to leave enough “white space” to stamp on the sentiment.  Then, I attached the jewel flourish to the card stock by gently pressing each section down and I added matching half pearls right below the sentiment.  I wanted to round both corners of my card but the combo of pti cardstock and my scrapbook paper did not fit into my punch-Now I know why people get the corner chomper! I may have to look into it!

  • Recipe: White craftstock/Sentiment from PTI, jewel flourish from Say it with bling, Memento ink in Tuxedo Black, Half pearls from Forever in time, Fiskars Twist and Flip 2-in-1 Corner Punch, Stampin’ Up Flourish Texturz Plate, Scrapbooking paper from Me and My Big Ideas.

Clearly Creative Boxes!

I thought I loved kraft card stock but clear craft stock  just stole my heart!

I finally got around to ordering from Papertrey Ink and I am so glad I decided to make the investment!  The quality of their cardstock, clear stamps, etc., is simply fantastic!  The product lives up to the hype and even the packaging for the goodies is such a treat.  Love love love PTI!

So, I decided to post a little preview of what I am making for christmas gifts this year!  For this goodie, I stamped on white flower flourishes using Staz on ink (The name doesn’t lie-it really stays on!) and then I made the outside packaging using kraft card stock and scrapbooking paper.

This is a great way to package cards made with love for the ones you loved!