Friday, December 27, 2013

December 27, 2013 Happy Winter

Stamp set from TAC, DP Reece , twine and hemp from my stash,

I have had this set forever - well seems like that long and it makes a nice "winter" card without the Christmas feel.  I love snowpeople and this little lady is no exception, she is paper pieced which I love to do, and I made up 3 of these to send to my chemo buddies between the week of Christmas and New Years.  I have a new Years card that I am working on to send them new week.  The DP is still available from Red Rubber Design  and has a real winter feel to the design.  Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

December 22, 2013 Christmas Cheer 1

Stamp set, and dies from AMuse Studio, Sentiment from Great Impression CS from AMuse studio, cuttlebug embossing folder

I think this is my favorite new set from AMuse this year and not only will I use it for Christmas but for  other occasions also.  I cut the limb from green cs. glued it on the white cs, stamped my sentiment in the right corner, then ran it through the cuttlebug embossing folder with the dotted swiss folder, then I put the bright cherry red birds on - they just pop right off the page.  Will be showing two more in a day or two.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

December 19, 2013 Wintertime Boy

Digi image from Whimsy and Stars Studio, Sketch from Sketch Sat. # 230, DP My Minds Eye, sentiment from AMuse Studio, brads from my stash, colored with Copics

So much fun going on this week - I decided to do 2 or 3 challenges with this cute little guy from Whimsy and Stars Studio, and combine it with a sketch from Sketch Saturday and may find another one or two to enter also.  This card can be used not only at Christmas but I'm thinking all winter.  No more card making for me this weekend - still have to wrap gifts and bake cookies so turning the light out in my craft studio until after Christmas.  Have my Christmas cards out, tags made, Chemo angel buddies gifts mailed, now to wrap and put gifts in bags.  Challenges:
     Whimsy and Stars - Christmas Card
     Sketch Saturday - use any previous sketch - I used sketch 230
     Digi Galore - use a digi for anything goes


December 19, 2013 Christmas Tags

AMuse supplies on all tags

Every year I make tags to give as gifties, my hairdresser loves them, my neighbor loves them and I sent a package to my chemo buddies to brighten up their holiday packages.  They are so much fun, quick and easy and you can be as fancy or as simple as you make them.  Love the reindeer - the lt. tan is cut from fun foam and the dk. brown is from felt.  The red bird on the limb is also from felt.  love AMuse dies, they cut like butter.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December 17, 2013 Snowball Penquin

Penquin Stamp by Gina K, snowflake die by Spellbinders, copic markers, ribbon??

One more darling card from November when 2 of my stanmping besties and I got together for a fun day of stamping.  We all thought our mojo was gone but after getting together we all had new ideas to go home and play with.  Just a bit of coloring with copic markers, stamping a background, a spell binder die (love the snowflake dies), and a bit of glitter and ribbon and a wonderful winter card.  I mailed mine out yesterday to my chemo buddy's mom with some fun handmade Christmas tags.   

Monday, December 16, 2013

December 15, 2013 Nurcracker

Digi Image from Doodle Pantry, cs from my stash, spellbinders nesties, SU embossing folder

For those that know me you know I collect nutcrackers so when this delightful image from Doodle Pantry was available I knew I had to make a card.  I love doing "outside the box" using nesties and with the image already colored it was easy to pick some DPs from my Christmas stash and put everything together.  Of course had to add a bit of bling to finish off this card. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

December 12, 2013 With Heart

Doodle Pantry Digi Image, AMuse CS, AMuse heart dies, cuttlebug embossing folder

A little late with my Sketch Saturday card but I love "trying" to follow the sketch and this week was a really fun sketch to follow.  I used a precolored digi from Doodle Pantry - this set is such a fun set - I'm trying to decide if I want to keep this until Valentines Day or send it out after Christmas to a chemo buddy who needs some cheer.  Challenges:
     Sketch Satyurday  - follow sketch 

Monday, December 09, 2013

December 09, 2013 Jolly St. Nick

Doodle Pantry digi image and red dp, sentiment from Red Rubber Design Stickles, remaining cs from my supply

Is this not a beautiful St. Nick - which you can get from Doodle Pantry along with purple and blue hats, I choose the reds because I love Kraft, black and white.  Needed a bit of sparkle so I used some stickles on his beard (although it does not show up very well on this picture. This layout was on Pintrest but don't remember who posted it, love the layout.  Doodle Pantry has so many cute Christmas images that making your Christmas cards will go quickly.  On the inside I used a sentiment that was with the set which said "Hope you've been nice this year".   Challenges:
     Doodle Pantry - Anything Goes
     Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas
     That Craft Place - Christmas
     Bearly-Mine - Christmas Sentiment 

Saturday, December 07, 2013

December 7, 2013 Winter Wishes

Stamp and Die by Sizzix (only available at Archivers), snowflake punch Martha Steward, Candies embellishments, DP first pic TAC and second from Basic grey 

I have had so much fun with this set - and I love penquins - so perfect for either a holiday card or a winter card whichever you choose.  There are 2 penquin stamps,  1 die cute, and the words Winter Wishes, I choose to die cut the penquin and then using my stamp positioner (which I keep at my finger tips ALL THE TIME I stamp the image on the cut die, works for me every time.  It was fun to color and/or paper piece him.  

Thursday, December 05, 2013

December 5, 2013 Old Time Santa

Stamp by Rubber Stampede, Believe by TAC, strip cs by AMuse, green from my stash and red twine and bling from stash

Another easy to make Christmas card that we made at our "mini" stamping day with friends.  I saw this in a magazine and knew I had the stamp and modified it a bit - never would have thought to stamp in greens but AMuse Grass pigment ink was perfect, and went well with the red/white papers and twin.  I'm thinking I will make a few more of these to add to my Christmas cards this year.  Challenges:
     The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
     Scrap Creations - Holiday Theme
     Divas by Design - Feeling Festive

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

December 3, 2013 Winter Wishes

Stamp from Sizzix/Hampton Art, inks AMuse Studio, cs AMuse Studio and ribbon from my stash - oh the bling also from AMuse Studio

I'm getting into the groove with some "winter" cards.  Being a chemo angel I love the send winter cards in December but not necessarily Christmas until the last week or two before Christmas.  These snowflakes are an Archivers Exclusive stamp and die set - (I now have 4 total) and they are so much fun to work with.  Then there is the matter of the weekly sketch over at Sketch Saturday which I am enjoying trying each week.  I thought the snowflakes, sentiment and ribbon all worked out pretty well together.  Challenges :
     Sketch Saturday  Follow Sketch
     Make it Monday - Anything Goes
     2 Creative Chicks - Christmas/Winter
     LadyBug Crafts - Christmas