Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmastime is Here


Yep, It's here!  And I have been making a few cards and gift tags and such.

For my dachshund-loving pal, it had to be done.  Lawn Fawn stamp sets galore, with some Stampin' Up! patterned paper and textured cardstock.

Used a recent My Favorite Things set (that is on backorder now) to create a Thank You to have ready for my Secret Santa tomorrow.

Took a cue from Kristina Werner with this WPlus9 set.  Went pretty simple, and I love the Glossy Accents on the bulbs.


And what would Christmas be without some Stampin' Up!  This set made me laugh every time I saw it.  I bought it a while back and am just now letting it see ink.  Too funny.  Indeed, they are visions.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Congratulations to the giveaway winners:





Congratulations to all!  Please e-mail me snail-mail information at jolynnplato@gmail.com.

Monday, December 8, 2014

A Christmas Thank You

I am in love with this card.  It was amazingly simple.  I needed a thank-you card for a parent who came in with a bag of goodness today.  I am so blessed.




Stamp set for front: Ellen Hutson Tis the Season solored with Stampin' Up! Blendabilities and Copics.
Stamp set for inside: My Favorite Things Jingle All The Way




Saturday, December 6, 2014

Mojo: On

Yeah!  I had some craft mojo tonight, and -BAM-!  Two cards.


This one's for a buddy who loves penguins.  It uses Finley's ABCs, Critters in the Arctic, and Winter Penguin from Lawn Fawn.  I also used some Glossy Accents ad Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen.  This pin inspired this card.


This card was inspired by a card I had seen at some point...in a video... maybe Jennifer McGuire or an online card class?  Anyway, I used masking to create it (yes, all except the hat is one layer!).  It uses Critters in the Arctic and a star stamp from a Stampin' Up set.  Tim Holts and Stampin' Up inks were used on the background.  Some Glossy accents assisted with the ice.  This is for a friend whose birthday is today, and we are gathering for a "going away/birthday" party tomorrow.

Organization, Purging, and Giveaways!

I have not posted creations in a while for a few reasons.  One reason is that my stupid depression has reared its ugly head and has sucked my motivation away.  Another is that my craft room is in a state of organization renovation...since June...and going in there reminds me of that.  I do have things that are semi-done, and I want to crank out some Christmas cards, so this business of procrastination needs to end.

But you, my lucky blog reader, are the beneficiary.  


A variety of sizes of cards from multiple manufacturers are pictured.  Many Project Life kits, including the HSN exclusive with the 4 x 4 and 1 x 1 cards, and going as far back as the inaugural Cherry edition are included.  Three lucky winners will get a variety pack of these cards.

What's included?  Cards of which I had multiples, cards that don't necessary mesh with my "signature color palette," but I know will mesh with others, cards I got in sets in which I bought the set for other cards.  It is time that these reside with persons who might use them.

To enter: Please leave a comment on this post telling me about your crafting motivation as of late.  Are you "getting it done" or simply "dreaming of a crafty Christmas?"  I will use Random.org to choose three lucky winners.  Drawing will take place on December 13!

Sorry, I am pinching pennies.  This giveaway is only available to shipping addresses in the US.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I love babies



This card is for a coworker who just had a baby boy.  We are having a shower for her.  After scouring Pinterest, I decided to piece together what I liked from many cards.  I made a peculiar size, so the envelope is also handmade.  The stamp is from Stampin' Up!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Joyful Wishes


This card was inspired by this pin, using Lawn Fawn's Joy to the Woods:


Since the rectangular opening I had was quite a bit smaller than the original, I used less ornaments and only the cardinal.  I used some Copics and the Wink of Stella glitter pen, as well as the Stitched Hillside Borders for the hills.  Christmas card 1: done!