Monday, December 28, 2015

2016 Calendar

I have finally compiled all the pages that I would like to showcase for my 2016 calendar.  These are all the things we did throughout the 2015 year.  I created the calendar in My Memories Suite, and had them print it as well.

Here are many of the pages you have already seen -- but wanted to showcase them all here for you to see.
Enjoy!













Thanks for a wonderful 2015!
Many Blessings in 2016!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Subway Art Christmas


I cannot take credit for the subway art... it was a downloadable printable from the Blog 'Eighteen25'. You may view their blog here: http://eighteen25.com/2012/11/subway-art-new-colors/

I printed the subway art on Whisper White cardstock and then attached it to Basic Gray. The red closely matched with the color Poppy Parade (which is now retired), so I used that as the base. I then finished my card with the white ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Gray, Poppy Parade
Accessories - White Organza Ribbon, printer, subway art

Snowy Wishes

Here is my card based on a card that I found in the Cardmaker magazine. My card doesn't have all the frills that the magazine one does.... but it was designed using this card here:

I created the sentiment piece in my digital software... My Memories Suite and printed it out on Whisper White cardstock. Then, I designed the rest of my card the traditional way (instead of digital).

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Endless Wishes
Ink - Night of Navy
Paper - Whisper White, Night of Navy
Accessories - My Memories Suite software, Navy Satin Ribbin, glue dots

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Snowman Moneyholder


I needed a money holder and thought to create a cute snowman out of it.

Taking a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I cut it to 8.25" by 7". Next, I scored it on the 3" and 6" mark. To create the circles, I used the Two-Step Owl punch. For the carrot nose, I used the Flower Fair Framelits and just cut out a petal in the shape of a carrot. Cute!

I closed the moneyholder by wrapping it with the Ruby Red ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - glue, Ruby Red Ribbon, Two-Step Owl Punch

Merry Pearls


I just think this card is so very elegant! I cannot take credit for this card either, as I found Kylie's card on Pinterest and just had create one of my own.

Here is Kylie's card:

I used the Balloon Framelit to set my pearls to make sure it was circular.  I used my tweezers to place each individual pearl... it took a lot of time and I'm sure I lost of few in the process. Haha (that's what vacuums are for - right?) But... I know I will only create one card like this -- those pearls aren't cheap! BUT... I fell in love with Kylie's. Just Beautiful!

I white embossed the sentiment on Night of Navy cardstock, then added my pearls using the balloon framelit as my template. Next was adding the ribbon - silver for the "string" and white for the bow. The center of the bow did look a bit plain, but I didn't have bells to place there.  I instead used some Frosted Finishes Embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Many Merry Messages
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Night of Navy
Accessories - Basic Pearls, White Organza Ribbon, Silver Ribbon, Frosted Finishes, glue dots, tweezers, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder




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Lovely Wishes


I needed a moneyholder for my adult niece for Christmas.  I saw a similar layout on Pinterest, so wanted to use the same layout... with my own stamps and supplies. Sponging is not my strong suit, but wanted to create a winter scene with what I had. I used a mask to space out my snow mounds, and then I stamped the tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. I think I did okay with the shading, but... I know with practice I could do better.

I know my niece will like it anyway... it's green - her favorite color!

I cut my 8.5x11 paper to 8.25x 7.  I then scored along the 3" and then 6" marks to get the moneyholder size.

Thanks for looking.

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Lovely As A Tree, Watercolor Wishes
Ink - Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Illuminate
Paper - Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Accessories - Dazzling Details, Smooch Illuminate, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, glue dots, sponge daubers, Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Northern Flurry TIEF



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Joyful Wreath

I have wanted to use my brick wall TIEF for quite some time now... I just hadn't figured out what to do with it yet.  Well... here it is!  I love it! I hope to create more cards using this texture background.

I also used the 'Joy' framelit from the Wonderful Wreath Framelit set with my gold foil sheet. Beautifully elegant!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Wondrous Wreath
Paper - Cucumber Crush, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Cucumber Crush, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Big Shot, Brick Wall TIEF, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, dimensionals, glue dots



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Good Tree


I needed a quick Christmas Card for a wonderful friend (of my Mom's) who sent me a Christmas card for the first time. She has been a great listener and friend to me ever since my Mom passed away (Feb 2014). I was so touched that she thought of me (and my husband) this Christmas.

So... looking through all my lovely creations over the years... I CASED a card using the stamp set Lovely As A Tree -- one of my favorites! The original card was done with Soft Suede and White cardstock.... so I changed it a bit, using Blackberry Bliss. It is as beautiful as my original ... but also unique with the Blackberry color.

Thanks for stopping by!

Merry Christmas!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Lovely As A Tree, Good Greetings
Paper - Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink - Blackberry Bliss, Versamark
Accessories - Big Shot, Northern Flurry TIEF, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon


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Lovely Greetings


I LOVE how this card came out.  Although, I cannot take credit for this... when I saw Heather Telford's card, I just had to try and create one of my own.

Here is her lovely card:

Now, I will try and explain how I created this wonderful card. I used the masking technique. So, starting with the background... I masked off where I wanted the snow to start. Then, I stamped the tree stamp and then sponged Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder and Rich Razzleberry all over the background. I removed the mask... and re-positioned it down a bit. Now I stamped the big tree. Next, I only used Wisteria Wonder on the snow drifts shading in more toward the masked edge than up. Now... re-position the mask again downward... and sponge with Wisteria Wonder again. Last step was to sponge Illuminating Ink all over the background and snow drifts to bring a little sparkle to the scene. And you're done!

Thanks for taking a peek!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Lovely As A Tree, Good Greetings
Ink - Black Staz-on, Illuminating, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride
Paper - Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories - sponge daubers, White Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Northern Flurry TIEF


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Snowman Wishes


Isn't my snowman cute! I love snowmen... just not the very very cold blustery days! =)
I saw Sheila Oliver's snowman punch art on Pinterest -- and just had to make one of my own.
Here is her card:


Thanks Shelia for your inspiration.

To create my snowman, I used a circle, cut in half for his head. For his carrot nose, I used one of the Flower Fair Framelits and cut one of the petals to resemble a nose. Next, I used the Two-Step Owl Punch for his eyes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Endless Wishes
Ink - Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Paper - Whisper White, Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Big Shot, Flower Fair Framelits, Banner Framelits, Decorative Dots TIEF, dmensionals, Two-Step Owl Punch, Circle Cutting System (non-SU), Midnight Muse Stitched Ribbon

Santa Moneyholder


This money holder was created using two pieces of inspiration. Both from Pinterest, one is from Amy Koenders for her very detailed instructions on how she created her money holder card using the Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Tool and the Envelope Punch Board.  The other, is from Katie Legge with her lovely Santa belly band closure.

Here are their photos and their links to their sites:
Amy gives very detailed instructions on how to recreate this lovely money holder. You may view the instructions here: http://stampwithamyk.com/2013/09/27/envelope-punch-board-money-holder-tutorial-new-everyday-occasions-cardmaking-kit/



Thanks ladies for your wonderful inspiration!

I created 8 of them for a few of our nieces and nephews.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set - Occasional Quotes, word 'JOY' (non-SU)
Ink - Versamark, Memento
Paper - Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black, Gold Foil
Accessories - Curly Label Punch, Petite Curly Label Punch, Heat Tool, Simply Scored Tool, Envelope Punch Board, Champange Embossing Powder, Sweet Sadie Washi Tape

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015


These are the cards we sent out for Christmas 2015. I used my My Memories Suite to create the pages of the card, and had them printed through My Memories. They look fabulous!

Merry Christmas!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:

My Memories Software
Stamp Brush Sets - Lovely As A Tree, Hello December Project Life
Paper - Cherry Cobbler

Little Celebration Balloons

My little brother is turning 30!!!! His wife decided to have a "Lego of your Youth" party... featuring Legos.

Now, I originally felt that I wanted to create a card using the Lego stamp (Boys Will Be Boys stamp set), but I wanted his card to have the number 30 on it somewhere (with the Little Numbers Thinlits).  So, I decided to go with the Celebrate Today stamp set with the Balloon Framelits.  I figured I would use the colors of blue, red and yellow (along with Black) to incorporate the primary colors of Legos! Ha!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Celebrate Today
Ink - Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Memento
Paper - Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Chevron TIEF, Balloons Framelits, Little Numbers Thinlits, Baker's Twine (White), dimensionals.


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Sprinkles of Sea

This card took a while to come together.  I knew I wanted the lighthouse in the oval with the sponged sunset in the background, but that was about as far as I got.  I masked the lighthouse before sponging on the yellow and orange. Then, I removed the mask and colored in the lighthouse light in yellow and the lighthouse in gray.

I decided to have the background piece mimic the lighthouse stripes with the Irresistibly Yours DSP. I first tried to use Black Staz-on with my brayer to color in the stripes... OOPS! The extra color did not come off...and now my brayer was yucky too. Ugh!  Luckily, I had the Staz-on Cleaner... worked like a champ.  I got another piece of the Irresistibly Yours DSP and colored the black with my Memento Ink with the brayer.... whew!

I like the flag sentiment, as it reminds me of sailing. Goes perfectly with the lighthouse image (in my opinion). 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used
Stamp Sets - Sprinkles of Life, From Land to Sea
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Memento, Smoky Slate
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Irresistibly Yours DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Ovals Framelits, Banners Framelits, brayer, sponges, scissors


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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Happy Leaves


I was inspired by Stephanie Wincott's card with the soft colors of the leaves with the bold black sentiment, so with the supplies I had... I tried to create a card that was similar to her's.  
Here are Stephanie's cards:

Thanks Stephanie for your inspiration!

I chose the colors very similar to her's - Smoky Slate and Pear Pizzazz.  I did notice that the Pear color was a bit too dark, so I stamped off once and then stamped again on my Whisper White card (gives the color a softer feel). The Slate is direct to paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Vintage Leaves, Happy Birthday Everyone
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Black Staz-on
Paper - Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Corner Round Punch




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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Remarkable Card


I cannot take full credit for this beauty of a card.  When I saw Marika Rahtu's card layout and colors... I just had to try and create a card that was very similar.
Here is Marika's card:

Marika's work is so lovely... thank you for your inspiration!

As you can see in my card, I decided to color in the bottom layer too.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Tin of Cards, Remarkable You
Ink - Blendabilities (Coastal Cabana and Smoky Slate), Memento
Paper - Soft Sky, Smoky Slate and Whisper White
Accessories - Silver Ribbon



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