Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas


Wishing you all a good days filled with blessings.

These are stained glass window scenes from Taylored expressions. I colored them with watercolor pens hoping to get a bit of that hazy effect one sees on stained glass, I then coved it with versamark and clear embossing powder and heat set it.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020


 Hi there-

This  is likely my last post for the year, except for Christmas Day.  I am going to make soups, bake, watch movies, and nap. We are usually travelling to see family this time of year and are busy.  Since this is what we are handed this year, I am going to enjoy the slower pace.

I bought this snow-family stamp last year and I just love it.  Hard not to love a snowman stamp. They remind me of fun times as a child playing in snow before we moved to Southern California. Snow is still magical to me.

I stamped on mix media paper and used Arteza real brush pens along with a water brush.  The color did not move well, until I added water first to the paper then dabbed on the color from the marker. I thought the mixed media paper might react like Bristol, but no. Still it worked out.  I'm not sure what occasion I'll be using this for, so for the moment it has no sentiment.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Happy Birthday

 The colors at Color Throwdown inspired this card for my MIL.

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Merry Christmouse

 Hi there -

Now that my Christmas Card list has an envelope addressed, stamped and filled with a card for each name the last of the cards can be mailed and I can play for the fun of it.

I have had this Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn collaboration for quite some time and it just saw use for the first time on some tags I made for a swap.  I don't think its been blogged yet.  I also have had the Lawn Fawn magic iris die for quite some time.  So today, watching you tube ALOT, I tried making my first card. 

I am a messy crafter which you will see in the videos below.  I'll be entering the card to Tic Tac Toe challenge using the first row - stitching, ink blending, stars.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Oh Tannenbaum

 A quick post for Challenge up your Life where the theme is pine tree(s).  I have a cute little Christmas Tree for this challenge. This Simon says Stamp image is colored with copics and adorned with tiny gems in red and blue.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020


Hi there -I have a two cards for a two challenges. Instead of multiple posts, you get a one stop looksee!

First up - Festive Friday- Winter Solstice. From the list I've chosen Blue, Snowflakes and Metallics.

My next card is for Inspired by-dashing through the dough. I love a cute snowman in a red scarf!  

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Guest Designing at Color Throwdown 622

 Hi there!

I was thrilled to be asked to Guest Design for Color Throwdown #622 recently.  I have gorgeous colors to work with for this challenge. 

The colors are RED, BURGUNDY, CREAM and Kraft
and you may add neutrals.

On to my card: I love this lil sweet reindeer from Simon Says Stamp.  I added a dark brown as a neutral for the hooves and antlers.

Hope to see your creation in the gallery!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020


 So, its time for the last calendar page. I admit that after making all those cards...the calendar fell a bit short. Though I do smile when I look at it.  

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Holiday Wishes and a Merry Hello

Hello -

The end is definitely in stack of unstuffed envelopes is thinning to a small pile.

Over at Christmas Kickstart the theme is Twas the Night before Christmas. 

I have two stocking's cards that fit the bill. One is layered up and the other is quite clean and simple.

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