December 21, 2011

Candy Cane Ants

Well, we are down to the wire folks; are you ready?  I'm not quite done but almost... Forgot to buy the candy canes that I always tie on top of packages, ugh!  

This is the last of my Christmas cards, yeah!  This card is one that I will be including with gifts that we exchange with family on Christmas Eve.  The pre-colored image and sentiment are from the sweet Candy Cane Ants set by Doodle Pantry.  Although you can't see it in the photo, I added shading with Copics and used a clear glaze pen on the ants and candy cane. Sorry the ants appear so dark in the photo. I guess my camera was having a bad day!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Enjoy the rest of your day.  If I don't see your before Sunday, have a wonderful Christmas.

December 20, 2011

Christmas Cupcakes

Hi everyone!  Just a quick post today showcasing a card I made using the cupcake images from Outlawz Creative Freebie Challenge (CFC1218).  Aren't these cupcakes the cutest!  I combined the images with a sweet sentiment from the Doodle Pantry set, Candy Cane Ants.  The sketch I used is my take on Clean and Simple Stamping (FTL171).  Hope it was okay to change the shape of the image panel.

Off to start dinner... These cupcakes are making me hungry!  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

December 17, 2011


Happy Saturday, everyone.  Only one week to go...  As I was addressing my cards, I realized I was about 10 cards short.  Today, I was delighted to receive cards from 3 friends I haven't heard from in ages.  So, of course I have to send a reply.  It looks like a bomb went off in my craft space -- living proof that the Christmas card crazies are alive and well in my house.

Two cards that I am sharing today uses one of my all-time SU! Christmas favorites -- Dasher.  I have both the rubber and MDS digital stamps.  For today's cards I used the digital so I could quickly get good saturation, resize and change color.  Keeping fingers crossed that I will finish the rest of my cards this weekend, cause I still have packages to wrap!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a holly jolly week!

December 13, 2011

Ornament Holders

Hi everyone,  I finally finished the packaging for the ornament sets I made a while ago.  I used Doodle Pantry's 12 Days of Christmas Color Plus set.  (If you want, you can click here to see a picture of the matching ornaments .)  

If you are like me and running low on time, I highly recommend decorating store-bought packaging.  In this case, MS mini bags came to my rescue.  I just layered various diecuts and punched layers on twinchies, then added them to the front of the bags to make them my own.  Silver cord and store-bought embellishments were then added to the handles.  I  am so glad these are done and ready for gifting.  Next up for me is getting my cards ready for the mail....  So much to do -- so little time!  What about you?  Ready for Christmas?

By the way, Doodle Pantry is having a 30% off sale (excluding gift certificates) going on now through December 24.  Now's your chance to pick up some great sets at bargain prices!

Take care and have a great day!

December 10, 2011

Beautiful Season

Hi All!  Hard to believe Christmas will be here in 2 weeks. Still lots to do... Yep, panic has set in!  How about you?

Before I head out to do some shopping, I wanted to finally post a card I made yesterday.   The image is from the Beautiful Season brush set by MDS.  I colored the image with Copics and added some sparkle to the leaves and berries with a green Spica and red Gelly Roll pens.  The layers were cut with Spellbinder dies.  

Sorry for the short post, but I really need to get a move on and go play Santa.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you have a great weekend!

December 08, 2011


Hi everyone, If you have been wondering why I've been MIA, it's because my husband and I went on a spur of the moment trip to Colonial Williamsburg for a few days.  It's one of my favorite places, especially during the Christmas season. The wreath above is one of many different types of decorations (all made of natural materials) that decorate the buildings.

Now it's back to reality.... It's time for me to play catch up and get ready for the holidays here at home.  I should get my act together in a day or two and be back to posting and visiting blogs to see your gorgeous creations.

Hope everyone is well and enjoying this festive time of year!