Saturday, December 31, 2016

Cozy Polar Bear

Oh, how I wish this one showed the shine more.  Squint your eyes and maybe it will shine that way! We're supposed to dip down into the 20s so I'll be pulling out my woolies for sure.

The Details:  Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, We R Memory Keepers Gemstone Embossing Folder, MFT Cool Day, Tim Holtz Holiday Knit, Copics, Doodlebug Sugar Coating Lily White Glitter

Friday, December 30, 2016

Neutral Girl

Today's card uses the same GF set as yesterday's.   Soooooo cute!

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

The Details:  Greeting Farm Happy Winter, Pretty Pink POsh Holiday Greetings, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Memory Box Evergreen Landscape, My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped rectangle, Copics, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters, Memento Tuxedo Black

Hair:  E97, YR18, E19
Outfit: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E31, E35, E37
Trim:  E000, E50, E51
Skin: E00, E01, E02
Shoes: R29, E44, E47, E49

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ralphie's Brother What's His Face

For the life of me, I cannot remember Ralphie's kid brother's name in A Christmas Story.  Georgie This little boy reminds me of him all bundled up to stay warm and cozy although when I was a kid I remember a much higher tolerance for the cold than I do now, that's for sure!

I'm entering this in Mod Squad Warm and Toasty - Come in from the Cold, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes, Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes,

The Details:  Greeting Farm Happy Winter, Memory Box Country Landscape Border, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Paper Studio Woodland Wonderland 6x6 Paper, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Uchida Snow marker, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Skating Scene

I must say I've been enjoying making these winter scenes. Having fun during the holidays for sure!

I'm entering this in Little Miss Muffet 153 Anything Goes

The Details:  Your Next Stamp Ice Skating Phoebe, Memento Tuxedo Black, My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper, Waltzing Mouse stitched scalloped rectangle, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Copics, Distress Tumbled Glass, Signo White Pigment Ink Pen

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

What Does the Deer Say?

Chugging along on the winter cards.  This one a cute scene with fantastic sparkle in that diecut.  I would love to see what the glitter would look like over an entire piece of DP but, alas, it's my last piece of that design.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Make it Sparkle, Shopping Our Stash 283 Winter Wonderland, Cute Card Thursday 457 Anything Goes

The Details:  Savvy Warm Wishes Die, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Die, Doodlebug 6x6 Polar Pals paper and purple glitter, Waltzing Mouse stitched scalloped rectangle die, Scor-Tape, Copics, Poppy Stamps Holiday Hoopla, Simon Says Stitched Whirl die

Monday, December 26, 2016

Penguin Warm My Heart

I made a few winter cards rather than holiday cards assuming that I would be late in getting my cards in the mail, especially for my international friends. Had to make more. Can I call it or what? LOL.

I used my Copic airbrush for the masked off background--little Aurora Borealis action going on there. Copics to color, of course. So cute!

I'm entering this in Shopping our Stash #283 Winter Wonderland, SPD Mix It Up #26 Anything Goes

The Details:  SugarPea Designs Have an Ice Day, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die, Uniball Signo White Pigment Pen

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry and Bright Floral

I found the HA background stamp embossed onto a card front in my someday pile--can't even remember what I had intended for it back in the day. A little pink and red and green with a touch of blue and gold--new life as a holiday card! So based on the current The Heart Desires Challenge inspiration photo.

Happy holidays to you and yours!

The Details:  Penny Black Festive Cheer, Hero Arts Leaves and Flowers Background, Versamark, Stampendous Detail Fine White and Black embossing powder, Zig markers, Simon Says stitched rectangle die, Recollections 110lb black cardstock

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Tid-Diddly Christmas

I am so very pleased with how the blonde hair turned out on this Tiddly Inks image. I've listed the colors I used below. Inspired by Jen's color palette on her sweet card for The Heart Desires Challenge.

The Details:  Tiddly Inks image, Paper Studio Woodland Wonderland, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die, Lawn Fawn Merry Messages, VersaFine, Ranger embossing powder, Theresa Collins enamel shapes, Copics

Hair:  YR0000, Y21, Y35, YR24
Skin:  E00, E01, E02
Dress & Hat:  RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17
Trim:  W0, W00, 0
Shoes:  C3, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9
Sack: E31, E33, E34, E35
Holly: G21, G24, G28, RVs

Friday, December 23, 2016

Like No One Elf

Using up designer paper slowly but surely. These elves are adorable!

The Details:  MFT Santa's Elves, Ranger Red Geranium Embossing Powder, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Lawn Fawn Peppermint Hemp Cord, VersaFine Onyx Black, Versamark, Gold Smooch, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Gina Marie Designs X-stitched Rectangle Dies, Waltzing Mouse Scalloped Stitched Rectangle die

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Caroling We Go

A trio of holiday caroling cards. Thank goodness for the Scan n Cut! I was able to stamp the images then color them on a full size piece of 80lb cardstock then cut them out at once. Makes assembly a snap!

I'm entering this in Christmas Card Challenges  

The Details:  Avery Elle Caroling Critters, Ranger Watercolor Paper and Multi Medium Matte, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon, VersaFine Onyx Black, Simon Says Stitched Whirl Die

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Simple Holiday

A very quick and simple card today for The Heart Desires Mid-Challenge #7 reminder. I wish I had remembered I had the Cabrini ornament die earlier in my holiday card preparation, let me tell ya. A great design for mass production.

The Details: Memory Box Cabrini Ornament die, Richard Garay Pine Needles embossing folder, Simon Says Christmas Essentials, Versamark, Stampendous Detail Fine White Embossing Powder

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

It's Not Sooooo Ugly

Don't know about you but my mom always wore appliqued sweatshirts during winter. They weren't necessarily ugly but they certainly were, um, creative.  This one is my rift on the make 'n' take that Katie brought along during our crafty party.  Very fun!  It was hard to ugly up that cute paper but Millicent's suggestion to add glitter totally worked.  LOL.

I'm going to include The Heart Desires Challenge 7 graphic.  Notice I used soft colors in the background, sparkle and deer aplenty. What oddball ideas can you bring to the THD Challenge table?

The Details:  Carta Bella Plaid Stencil, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Round Ink Applicator and Glossy Accents, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron, Simon Says Ugly Sweater and Sweater Words & Appliques, Recollections chunky glitter, Memory Box Tiny Snowflakes stencil

Goodbye, Teamie

I have a coworker who is part of my grant submissions team that is leaving her position in January--we are so clucked!  LOL.  FYI I printed the sentiments using my laser printer.  I wish there was a stamp set that said all of these things and more!

I'm entering this in SIP #79 Anything but Christmas

The Details:  MFT The Whole Herd and Tiny Check 6x6 Paper, Copics, Lawn Fawn twine, Ranger Glossy Accents

Monday, December 19, 2016

Through the Woods

I was inspired by my friend Katie's cute holiday car card so CASEd it with ingredients on hand. I used colors and layers to create the illusion of depth in the scene. The whimsical tree sticking out of the car is so Seattle. LOL. Also, a reminder about The Heart Desires Challenge #7. Love the pic!

I'm entering this in Curtain Call Fa La La, Cards in Envy Celebrate the Season, 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Pick A Previous Challenge (June 2016 #51 - Christmas Landscape)

Adding:  Also entering SPD Mix It Up Challenge #26

The Details:  SugarPea Designs Log Cabin Mountainscape Border, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Borders and Stitched Hillside Borders, Doodlebug Sugar Coating Lily White Glitter, Avery Elle Dashing Through the Snow, Pebbles Holly Jolly 6x6 Paper, Copics, Bazzill Fig Swirl Cardstock (mountains)

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop Day 6

Today is the penultimate day of the Artplorations Stencil Hop.  You still have time to join in and see what we all have made using the amazing Artplorations stencils!

You can't get much easier than this card.  I sponged the Artplorations Christmas Trees stencil using just three colors of Distress Ink.  I then added a sprinkling of red matte enamel ornaments. Boom--done!

The Details:  Artplorations Christmas Trees stencilDistress Ink Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, and Mustard Seed (star), Eyelet Outlet red matte enamel dots, Simon Says stitched rectangle die

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Love, Peace & Joy

Card 1 Details: Clarity Woodland Stencil and Brushes, Distress Ink Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass, Mama Elephant Poinsettia sentiment, Memory Box Deer Trio, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, VersaFine Onyx Black

I'm entering this in Stamp, Ink and Paper #78 Winter Holiday and The Male Room #50 Christmas/Winter Wishes and December Celebrations

Card 2 Details:  Penny Black Festive Cheer, Waffle Flower Lacy Layers dieVersaFine Onyx Black, Clarity Woodland Stencil and Brushes, Distress Ink Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass, SugarPea Designs Border die