Saturday, December 24, 2011


I have a friend who celebrates her Sobriety day each year.
I know, even after 25 years that this is a special time of
accomplishment for her.
This card is a celebration of that commitment
The paper was in a RAK I received so I'm not sure of the paper line.
Dashed lines done with a Signa Gel Pen
The crocheted heart is Webster's Pages
Flourish above was overlayed with Doddlebug Flocking
Inside border above and corners below
are cut with Morocco Lace EK Success border punch

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hat's Off

This is cut from the Winter woodland cartridge for the Cricut.  Just loved this sparkly white paper.

The stamp is from Recollections, darling isn't it? (Sorry they don't name their stamps)
Inside sentiment is red rubber from My Sentiments Exactly.


I bought this stamp at Michaels on impulse (it's a Hampton Art Stamp) and then when I started coloring realized I wasn't going to be mass producing them, took a lot of time to color.  Love how it looked when finished though.

Inside stamp is from Stampin Up

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Jolly Ol' Elf

Here's another stamp from the Recollection set I got.
I stamped the tree 4 times on the print paper and then cut out each layer
of boughs and popping them up for dimension.

I also restamped and cut out all the little packages to give them a little umph as well.
After the card front was finished I added the stickles for the baubles on the tree
and sprayed the whole thing with Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold Mist

The Merry & Bright stamp was in a RAK I received.

This was just a design from the paper cut out for the inside.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Another stamp set from Penny Black's - Mimi's Christmas
The white from her hat is white flocking (love this stuff)
stamp is from Stampin Up
I used the Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder on the front of the card base
(just before I mailed it I decided it needed a little pop so I distressed the edges of the front of the card and the ridges from the embossing with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, much better.)
The ribbon is actually cut from one of the papers from the Warm Wishes Recollections paper pak
I punched the tag with my square Marvy scalloped punch 
The little Mimi's face is done with Copic markers
her hat and scarf are paper pieced
the bow was in a rac (thanks Lori)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Snowmen Peeking

I made two cards with the same strip of snowmen that I
cut from the Warm Wishes paper collection from Recollections
The background paper is We R Memory Keepers Christmas Collection
I added a few stickles to the hats
and gave their noses a shine with glossy accents
the stamp here is from a Christmas Recollections set, it's
fast become a favorite because the quirky font and snowflakes

the sentiment as well is cut out from the paper,
stickles make the inside shine

This is the second card and I put them so half the
little faces were hidden all but the eyes and hat.
Cute, like they are peeking out from behind 
This is a sentiment from that My Sentiments Exactly grab
bag I'd told you about, really like the font on this stamp
A little brad holds the mini mittens in the corner together
the scallop punch is Fiskars