Christmas Card

Hello all. 🙂

I have another card today, this time for the CASE Study Challenge #210. Unfortunately this will be the last CASE Study…indefinitely. 😦 I’m pretty sad about that, even though I more than understand the reasoning behind it. I only have the one sweet little guy and I didn’t get to craft all summer! I couldn’t let the last one go by without playing along so, without further ado, here is the muse’s card,


Absolutely gorgeous, no? It reminded me of a Christmas card, even though it’s not really, so here is my card,


It’s the first Christmas card of the season! 🙂 It’s hard to tell in the pic, but the stars on the circle are shiny gold. I mixed some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine Spray with some Golden Artist Color Regular Gel and used a stencil 😉

Hope you like it!

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Rustic Cream, Simply Chartreuse, Paper Studio Glitter Red, Artist Loft Watercolor Paper

Stamps: NONE

Dies: Simon Says Stamps Merry Christmas Word Die, SSS Eliza Snowflake Die, Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Circles Die

Other: Golden Artist Colors Regular Gel, Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine Spray, SSS Stars and Dots Stencil, Darice Green Sequins, Darice Iridescent White Sequins

PS: Here are a few more Halloween invites:




Have a great weekend! 🙂


Yay, I’m back for a second time this week (well sort of, LOL!) This time I’m trying out the CAS-ual Friday’s Let It Snow Challenge 🙂

Here is my card:

38I was actually trying a different technique (embossing w/ die cuts) and I just could not get it to work in my BigKick. 😦 Oh well, I think I salvaged my die cut pretty well though. I ended up really liking this card. 🙂

Hope you like it too!

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White

DP: DCWV Adhesive Cork 6×6 Stack

Stamps: Hero Arts CL543 (Christmas Sentiments)

Inks: Fine Linen Ink Pad, Pure Poppy Ink Pad

Dies: MFT Jumbo Snowflake Die

Other: Martha Stewart Craft Glue, Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray Tinsel

Long time no craft! It’s been hectic over here for awhile…we had our annual Halloween party, my boss told us all she was pregnant and since I work at a dance studio it means more work delegated to the rest of the instructors (not a bad thing, just less time for me), then I got sick, then my DS got sick with Pneumonia, then we had Thanksgiving, then…etc…the list goes on and on as I’m sure you all know because such is life 🙂

Anyway, I’m (finally) here today with my take on the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #144 Challenge: Embossing on Vellum.

Here is my card:

37Just trying to get my mojo back, LOL!

Hope you like it!

Supply List (all products are Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Recollections Vellum

DP: Soft Stone Patterned Pack

Stamps: Snowflake Medley, MFT Stitched Stockings

Inks: True Black Ink Pad, VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad

Dies: Wine Bottle die

Other: Recollections Embossing Powder in: Citron, Ruby, Glacier, American Crafts Wow! Embossing Powder in White, Gold Sequins from Hobby Lobby

Hi, again, today. 🙂 I have made a card for this weeks Make It Monday challenge, which is to use textured stamping (by swiping the ink pad on your stamp.) It’s a really fun and super easy technique that can give you some texture using only your stamps and inks. 🙂 Here is my take,

36The technique works best on solid or silhouette stamps, so I used my Star Of Wonder stamp set and the Bethlehem stamp. I thought the swiping gave the buildings a nice texture, don’t you think? I have started to get into Christmas cards…all of my Halloween ones were made and sent earlier this month, but I can’t guarantee that there won’t be a few more popping up here and there…if I have enough time, LOL!

Hope you like it!

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Vintage Cream

DP: Page from Pride & Prejudice, DCWV Burlap 6×6 Paper Pad

Stamps: Star of Wonder Stamp Set

Inks: Classic Kraft Ink Pad, True Black Ink Pad, Dark Chocolate Ink Pad

Dies: Limitless Layers Circles Dies

Other: Foam Tape, Sewing Machine

I’m finally getting around to posting two of my 10 minute cards! LOL! I like to play along and then I forget to post them, silly me! This is for the Dashing Thru the Holidays team up with CAS-ual Fridays 🙂

DSCN2034This one took 4:23. I already had my supplies out and handy. 😉

DSCN2054This one only took 3:12. Just washi tape and a stamp, some foam tape and done! 🙂

Hope you like them. 🙂

Everything is PTI unless noted…

Supply List (card #1) :

Cardstock: New Leaf and Stamper’s Select Whtie

DP: The Paper Studio Old World Winter 6×6 stack

Stamps: Santa Stationary

Ink: Scarlet Jewel and New Leaf

Dies: MFT Rectangle Stax

Other: Foam tape, ribbon from my stash

(Card #2) :

Cardstock: Rustic Cream and Recollections Kraft

Stamps: Happiest of Holidays

Inks: Scarlet Jewel

Dies: MFT Rectangle Stax

Other: Foam tape, Recollections washi tape

It’s time to participate in another CASology challenge! Woo hoo! Love me some CASology. 😉

DSCN1991This week we get to SPARKLE! Fun stuff. 😉 My sparklies are the red glitter mat circle and the green glitter bow with the rhinestone in the middle. (Loving that Martha Stewart bow punch lately 🙂 lol.)

Hope you like it!

Supply List:

Cardstock: PTI Stamper’s Select White, Recollections Kraft

DP: Green and Red glitter paper from The Paper Studio

Stamps: PTI Santa Stationary

Inks: PTI Scarlet Jewel and New Leaf

Dies: PTI Parisian Doily die, Spellbinders Nestabilities small circles dies

Other: Martha Stewart bow punch, Studio G rhinestone


Just a quick card to share today for the “Less is More” Green and Red challenge. Hopefully I will have a bit more time later to work on some more cards. I have the crafting “bug” today. Lol!

I’ve had this idea for awhile now, but wasn’t quite sure how to execute it…I thought maybe I wanted patterned paper to fill in the hexagons, but I’m glad I went with stamping. Although, I may try it again with some patterned paper later today (toddler willing 🙂 LOL.)

Hope you like it!

Supply List:

Cardstock: PTI Stamper’s Select White

Stamps: PTI Happy Hexagons and Happy Harlequin (for the Holidays part of the sentiment)

Inks: PTI Smokey Shadow, Scarlet Jewel, and New Leaf

Dies: PTI Hexagon Cover Plate