Sunday, December 20, 2015

SSC116- Oh snap!

POOF!  Mind blown! The countdown is on, only 5 days till Christmas! 

I've been busy doing Christmassy things tho.  Friday night out little camp fire troop went to a retirement home and sang Christmas songs. The folks there really appreciated it.  And...though I believe I have sent all my holiday cards (well at least as many as I can manage to get in the mail...) I still seem to be making them.  Here is one of the latest that I've made.  But first the inspiration!

This is what we have going for Sunday Stamps this week.   If you check out the blog you'll notice that the ladies did a variety of creations and not all are Christmas.  They are all FANTASTIC however, make sure to pop over and look!

Now here is my card for the week. 

I have to say, I love this Lawn Fawn set.  I laugh almost every time I read the "Oh Snap!" sentiment.  It is so cute and easy to cut out when you have the cooresponding dies like I do.  These fun guys/gals are sitting atop some October Afternoon paper.  Though it isn't intended to be Christmas, I love it.  Light blue and red are one of my fave holiday combos.  I busted out a few SU! punches that have been gathering dust for a while and am so glad I did.  The addition of the twine and the bling was the perfect accent to draw the eye. 

Please do join us for Sunday Stamps this week if you can, we love to see what you create.  

Thanks for stopping!

Entering into:

The Curtain Call- Milk and Cookies

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cocoa, tea, you're the one for me!

Happy Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

I love that they are over there celebrating National Cocoa Day (12/13) and International Tea Day (12/15).  There is room for all kinds of hot (or cold if you are a freak like me- wink) beverages in your life!  Truthfully, I like my coffee cold, prefer iced tea (black and plain) but will occasionally drink some hot Yogi Tea or hot cocoa.  Even when it snows, I'll almost always choose an iced beverage. 

So, I made a fun winter creation for this hop that focuses not on any one drink, but any of the options. Though you will note, this drink is hot and made for sweater weather.  Perfect for coming inside after playing in the snow to warm you up from the inside out. 

This card features some SU! Cardstock and Echo Park DP.  I just love the sweater print and the blues. My Lawn Fawn circle dies gave me these perfect circles to frame my cup... for which I used Simon Says Stamp cup and paper pieced it in the fun grey.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and the enamel accents are from MME. 

I hope you have a wonderful day with lots of coffee, tea, cocoa and/or love to keep you warm! 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Goodbye Top Dog Dies


Just a quick post today to share my last Top Dog Dies guest DT creations.  I am sad to see them go as I truly loved some of their dies.  AND, they were great to design for because they gave you lots to work with.

This one featured the Penguin die set.  Love these cute guys sledding down the hill.  You can also spy a Lawn Fawn sentiment. 

This card features the Snowflake Mosaic Background Die in glittery pink.  Love the shimmer and non traditional colors.  I used MME bits for the banner and the polar bear was my daughters sticker.  I added SU! ribbon for the bears scarf. 

Next I have something a little more traditional.  Again I used the Snowflake Mosaic Die, but also used the Ornaments #2 and Number set.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts. 

Last but not least this is my favorite of the cards.  It features the Penguin Set, the Snow-globe Set and the Merry Christmas sentiment.  The paper is so fun and it just makes me happy. 

With that I bit you adeau Top Dog Dies and the best of luck with everything!  Thanks for stopping by today. 

Entering into:
City Crafter Challenge 291- Penguins sliding on hill
The Challenge 54- Joyful Card
The Male Room- Joyful Card
Fab Friday 79- Penguin Snow-globe Card

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Fusion- Season's Greetings

It is the most wonderful time of the year!  Filled with glitter, lights and holiday joy!  

Fusion has a little holiday inspiration for you as well.

 This is fun inspiration isn't it!  So many options with the sketch and the image, can't wait to see what everyone creates. 

Here is my take using the sketch- 

I had fun with this creation, enjoyed using some non-traditional elements.  I started with Cantaloupe CS and used some luscious MME DP that I had been holding onto for just the right occassion.  I love the non-traditional look at the shimmer of the gold.  I then used my SU! Mossy Meadow and cut it using an SU! framelets die.  The fabulous gold glittery deer was already cut, picked it up at my local craft store.  I added the coral ribbon and flower for the finishing touch. 

I hope you enjoyed this card and will visit the Fusion blog to check out all the others and come join us for a fun challenge. 

Thanks for stopping!

Entering this into: 

Virginia's View Challenge- All things Glitter

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Hello folks.  Happy Sunday to you!  

Sunday Stamps has this fun inspiration for you this week.

Love this image.  Here is what I made for this week:

This is a combo of a TCW stencil and I used Ranger inks over the top.  I then distressed the edges of that layer.  The color is a bit off from the inspiration photo, which I didn't realize, but that's OK.  The sentiment is from Mama Elephant and is double embossed in silver.  I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins for fun.  

So, head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog and check out all the inspiration. I hope you'll join us this week.