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One Stamp for Three Lovely Nieces

Every holiday I send out cards to my many nieces and nephews. Sometimes the cards have money in them and sometimes only stickers. But the kids enjoy getting them either way. And I enjoy making them too.

Sometimes each card is very different from the one that a sibling or cousin might receive. And sometimes I just make them different enough so that there won’t be any arguments over who’s card it may be.

That was the case this year for 3 of my nieces.

Christmas Stage by Penny BlackThis card features a glitter mixture of red and green. It wasn’t hard to mix the colors because, they had been premixed by a curious niece who got into my craft stash a few years ago. (Ah the temptation of all things sparkly).

In order to make the glitter line look so crisp I used double stick tape and simply poured the glitter over the card and poured the excess back into the jar.

Penny Black Christmas StageI used double stick tape for this card too. However, I changed the look of the card by stamping various Christmas sentiments in Versamark embossing ink for a background.

Penny Black GlobeThis card features  a graphic background created with embossing ink and different Christmas sentiments too. I decided to change the orientation of the card and to use chunky glitter to make this one a bit different from the first two. I love the way the glitter looks like fur on her jacket and hat.

I will be sharing one of these cards over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It Out 2013. You can play along too. All you have to do is create a project with a stamp. And you could win a $50 gift card to SSS!

I will also be playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Bling It On. You have 13 days left to create a card featuring something sparkly to try to win a SSS gift card.

Happy Stamping,


Santa and the Christmas Star

We have packed up most of our house in preparation to move to our new home at the end of this month. But I am holding out on packing my craft room until the very end. And I have been busy at work creating cards for the Yulee Holiday Festival this Saturday.

Santa and SnowmanI created this card for sale using an adorable digital stamp from Birdie Brown. Unfortunately, her Etsy shop has since closed. And the sentiment stamp is from a Fiskars stamp set that I bought at Tuesday Morning last month. I think the set cost $2.19!

I colored the image with Copic Markers. For the colored lights in the tree I colored them first and them coated them with clear glaze. Once that dried I colored in the green for the trees. I added clear glaze to Santa’s coat and hat and then sprinkled them with Fairy Dust glitter.

Hopefully I will see some of you at my craft booth on Saturday.

Happy Stamping,



Christmas Tag with a Feminine Twist

I created an adorable tag to play along with the Ellen Hutson challenge

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2013.

Lawn Fawn Yeti

I was inspired by designer Kelly Alvarez’s Yeti tag and so I made one of my own. However, I went ultra feminine by using tons of pink on my tag. Pink paper, pink trees and pink snow. And I added a  dash of sparkle on the pine trees too.

The Yeti is a stamp from Lawn Fawn but, I added the handwritten banner that the Yeti is holding.

There are still six more days to play along for a chance to win an Ellen Hutson gift card. Join in at Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2013

Happy Stamping,


Inlaid Diecut Card for Christmas

Nichole Heady of Papertrey Ink shared a great tutorial by Betsy on her blog.  Just click the word tutorial to go to the post.

I had seen cards using the method before but, this is the first one that I have created myself.

inlaid  diecut card for christmas

The Together die cut and the sentiment on the bottom of the card are both from Papertrey Ink. The set is called Wonderful Words and it retails for $5! There are so many great sets at Papertrey Ink. If you are a fellow stamper I highly recommend that you check their store out.

For the word Christmas I used a Mama Elephant set called Flashy Letters ($15) First I stamped it with Versamark Ink and then I used a shiny green embossing powder to create more dimension to the word.

I will be entering this card into the Make it Monday #138 challenge at Capture the Moment.  I will also be entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes. Two anything goes for one. Woo hoo!

Happy Stamping,


Action Wobble Penguin

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It was so nice to have the day off yesterday. And for once in about 2 weeks it didn’t rain at all during the day. We lazed around the house yesterday and took a dip in the pool and it was blissful! Hopefully you enjoyed your Independence Day as well.

I got a chance to play around in my craft room this morning and I put together a card for the CAS-ual Fridays Material Girl Challenge and the same card is perfect for the Action Wobble Christmas in July, Challenge.

Penguin Christmas Card

My daughter Sam and I had purchased some fabric at Christmas time last year to make pajama pants. We partially made one pair of  pants, one size too small and then gave up. LOL I am not much of a sewer. So needless to say I have a bunch of flannel penguin material left over.


I carefully cut out one of the adorable penguins and mounted her to some cardboard with Elmer’s Glue. Then I added an Action Wobble spring to the back of  cardboard so that she can jiggle her little penguin booty on the card. The sentiment is a mash up from CASual Fridays: Rad, Mama Elephants: Flashy Letters and Hero Arts: Christmas Sentiments.

Action Wobble Spring

Here is a picture of the penguin in action.

action wobble penguin

material girl

Happy Stamping,


Baby’s First Christmas

babys first christmas



I made this card for my newest grandnephew, Dominic. He is only a few months old so I doubt that he will appreciate it but, I’m sure his mom and dad will. We will meeting him for the first time at Christmas when we travel to North Georgia for the holidays.

We go to Dalton every year to see my husbands family but, we don’t always have time to stop and see my sister and her family along the way. This year however, we are scheduling an extra day into the trip so that we can get together with my sister and all of my nieces, nephews and grand nephews. We are planning on visiting the Snow Mountain attraction at Stone Mountain. Hopefully it will be lots of fun for the little ones! I let you all know how it turns out.

I used an adorable digital image from Pink Cat Studios called, Billy Rides a Train for this card.  The sentiment on the flag was added before I printed out the image. I used Copic Markers to color the image and the floor and I used a pencil eraser to stamp the polka dots on the wall.

I will be entering this card into Young Crafters Unite: Happy  Holiday Challenge #16

Happy Stamping,


Owl Occasions Christmas

Owl for Christmas


My good friend Penny came to my house so that we could create some cards together. She brought along her new Stampin Up stamp set, called Owl Occasions. (The snowflakes are from a Fiskars stamp set and the pine bough is from Waltzing Mouse Stamps.) We played around with her new stamps, laughed a lot and got a couple of cards done too. I hope we can do another collaborative session together again soon.

I am going to mass produce this card so that I can use it for my Christmas mailing list this year. I am also entering it into the Simon Says Stamp: Snowflakes challenge so that I have a chance to win a gift card for my own wish list!

Happy Stamping,



Cup Of Joy


I used a free image from The Alley Way Stamps. It is digital image called Steamin’ Hot.

It has been a long time since my last post. Right after Thanksgiving weekend my husband Jeff and I had to prepare to go the Mohawk Flooring Convention in Orlando, FL. We spent 4 fun filled days seeing the latest introductions, attending sales workshops and of course eating all of the delicious goodies that the Gaylord Hotel provided for the convention.

Now that things have settled back into a routine for me I have been in my craft room again making cards. I am used this great free image from the Alley Way Stamps called Steamin Hot and my own typed sentiment to make this Christmas card. In order to play along with a Lawnscaping Challenge: Color Inspiration, I used turquoise and red for my card.

I am also going to enter this card into Aud Sentiments Challenge: Anything Goes and a DT Call.  Play along for a chance to win 3 of Birdie Brown’s digital images!

Happy Stamping,


Birdie Brown Freebie: For You


This is a Birdie Brown November Freebie stamp called, For You. I love the way the bright blue of my Copic Marker pops against the watercolor blue I used on the gentlemen’s coat! There is  glitter on the snowman’s tie and buttons but, it is hard to see in the photo. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Holiday Cheer clear stamp set.

I am entering this into Birdie’s monthly challenge: November Freebie Challenge  Head over to her blog and grab the freebie before it’s gone. And join in on the challenge for a chance to win more of her great digital images!

Happy Stamping,


Another Cute Hanukkah Card

I made another snowman Hanukkah card using my Stampendous, Stretchy Snowman stamp and my Lawn Fawn, Say Cheese stamp. The sky background was created with Tim Holtz Distress Ink colors Broken China and Concord Grape. The Cardinal comes from another Stampendous set called Jumbo Snowman and the sentiment is from Hero Arts Holiday Sayings Christmas cl343.


I was really thrilled with the torn paper technique that I tried out the other day so I used it again for this card. You can barely see the Star of David stamp that I added to the background paper but, I wanted to make sure that this card didn’t look like a Christmas card.

I am going to enter this card into the CAS-ual Fridays, So Torn challenge. I really want to win one of their new stamp sets!

Happy Stamping,


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