Sunday, December 28, 2014

Use What You Have

I am a fairly impulsive buyer of crafting supplies.  When I saw the star die from Stampin' Up!, I said to myself, have a Silhouette Cameo.  How about you use it? There MUST be a stars file.  Sure enough...there was!  I created this card while inspired by this pin.  I have been putting some good use to the Under the Tree DSP.  I adore this paper!  Well, anything that has Kraft as its basis is A-OK with me lately.  I used SEI velvet paper and stamped with white craft ink.  The sentiment is an oldie but a goodie from Stampin' Up.  I also used a Stampin' Up embossing folder for the background.  In all, I was using what I have...such a rarity!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Joy to the World

One more card to share for tonight.  This card is more Lawn Fawn than anything else.  The "Joy" die comes from Lawn Fawn, and I used parts of the Wish You Were Here set to gather the "to the world" part of the sentiment.  The background patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn's Sweater Weather collection (thanks, Santa Kim!).  The ribbon is from Stampin' Up!  I seem to be addicted to kraft cardstock this season, so much so that I am running low. It's the new white. I write over the sentiment with a silver Gelly Roll pen to make it sparkle.  I just might start grading with Gelly Roll pens.  They are so smooth and dry quickly!

Holiday Cards

Many a reveler knows the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas."  Few realize that, in the church, the Christmas season lasts about that long.  So, Happy Christmas Season to all.  I have been making cards one by one this year, thinking I would start in October, yet here I am after Christmas Day making and sending holiday spirit.  Before Christmas, for a teacher, is not the time to squeeze in crafting.

I have cranked out 4 cards tonight, this one being unlike some others I have posted.  It's a combination of Lawn Fawn and Stampin' Up.  I colored the quatre foil with Copics and stamped them with some American Crafts pigment ink.  I used my Stampin' Up punch to punch them out and my Stampin' Up embossing folder for the background.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Christmas!

This one is for the 17 year old.  Just a quick, simple card to stash the cash that's been sent from various relatives.  I love the Lawn Fawn cardstock, and I have a craft envelope to fit.  I just love the Wplus9 set.  It's a keeper!  Now if the house would settle, Santa could do his magic and we can all settle down for a nice winter's nap!

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

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 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 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.