December 19, 2013

Merry Deer

Hi All!  Less than a week until Christmas with still lots to do.  Trying not to panic; how about you?  

My card today uses a Doodle Pantry's digital set, Merry Deer, that was previously sold by CDS.  Sentiment is also a digi from SU!/MDS.  I filled the image in with color and embellished my card with handmade snowflakes.  I also wrapped the main panel with embroidery floss in a Spirelli pattern.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Happy Campers Challenge 25 -- Anything Goes
Digi Galore Challenges -- Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge -- Y for You make your own embellishments (snowflakes & Spirelli String Art)

This is such a busy time of year... Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  Enjoy your day!

December 15, 2013

Recessed Die Cut

Happy Sunday, everyone.  Only 10 days to go until Christmas; gosh, December is flying by!

Today I have a quick and easy card to share that was inspired by a Stamping School tutorial by Linda Heller.  Thanks Linda for this easy and fun idea.  I love the look recessing gives the ornament die cut.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Di's Digi Designs Challenge -- Non Traditional Christmas Colors
Bloggers Challenge -- Ornaments
Card Makin Mamas CMM77 -- Christmas and New Year
Digi Haven Challenge -- Christmas Cards (The sentiment is a digi as well as the patterned paper.)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great week!

December 12, 2013

Jolly St. Nicholas

Morning everyone.  Today I have a card to share using Doodle Pantry's Jolly St Nicholas image.  I merged the St. Nick image on top of a ornament by Sami Stamps.  The ornament was paper-pieced to match my background paper.  Although I used one of the colored versions of St. Nick, I also added some additional coloring and glitter to the hat.  Sorry the sparkle and shine doesn't show up in the photo.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Divas by Design -- Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenge IIC #138 -- Christmas Ornaments
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #69 -- It's Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge #66 -- Santa is Coming

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!!

December 08, 2013

Snowy Day

Hi All!  Hope the weather is pleasant where you are.  It's been a snowy day, with sleet and ice, here is Columbia.  Perfect weather to stay indoors and do some crafting, as well as catch up on some challenges.  The starting point for my card was this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday 235.   And with the weather, I decided to go with a snowy theme and used my digital Snowy Day set from SU!/MDS.  Although it's not visible in my photo, there's lots of glitter and shine on the background papers and snowflake.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 235 -- Elisabeth Bell
Crafty Calendar Challenge -- Cold and Frosty
Stampin for the Weekend -- Use some red
Sweet Pea Stampers -- It's Cold Outside

Stay warm, travel safe and have a great week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

December 06, 2013

Gift Card Holder

Hi All.  Just a quick post today as I''m still busy playing Santa... Today I have a gift card holder to share.  I used a pocket die from Taylored Expressions to create the holder and used the holder to decorate the front of my card.  The stripe and polkadot ornament images are from Sami Stamps.  I posted a card yesterday using the same images... See my post below for info on how I decorated the ornamments.) The Winter Frost patterned paper, silver ribbon and rhinestone embellishment are all from SU!.  The branches were punched with a MS paper punch.  

Enjoy the rest of your evening and thanks for stopping by!

December 05, 2013

Christmas Ornaments

Hi All!  It's less than 3 weeks until Christmas and I am still madly making Christmas cards.   After browsing the challenges to get my mojo working, I decided to play with some new ornament images from Sami Stamps.  I did some paper-piecing and added lots of liquid glass and glitter as well as black pearl accents.   Just wish the colors (pool party and island indigo) in the photo look like they do IRL.  

I will be entering this card in the following fun challenges:
Delightful Challenge Dec.4 -- You're a Gem (add gems of any kind-bling) -- I used pearls and lots of glitter.
Creative Knockouts Challenge #14 -- Christmas Splendor (makes sure it looks like Christmas)
Milk Coffee Challenge -- Christmas in Non-Traditional Colors

Thanks so much for stopping by; have a great day!

December 02, 2013

Update -- Operation Write Home Fundraiser

The final figure is in... Laurie has reported that Doodle Pantry's Operation Write Home Fundraiser in Novermber  was a huge success,

A whopping $597 was raised!  Wow!!

Thanks so much everyone!  We couldn't have done it without you!!!