Sunday, December 29, 2013

Winter Trees

Are y'all tired of seeing Christmas cards yet!!!  One more here - and then I'll wait a couple of weeks before making another one...promise!   I just HAD to do this one though so I could enter it in the challenge over at The Alley Way Stamps for their be inspired challenge.  Besides that, the trees are so adorable who could resist. 

The trees are a free image and the star is from the Crazy Critters set found at The Alley Way Stamps   After coloring them up, I added some unknown DP and a little glittery snow.  The sequins are tiny little babies that came from a SSS kit. 

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Friday, December 27, 2013

A Long Dapper Dog

This looks like either a late Christmas card or an early New Year's card.  Guess I'll go with New Year's!  The cute little dog and lamp post are from There She Goes and the tiny bow die from Memory Box.

Don't get confused here because this is NOT Rambo.  Number one....this little guy looks like he's all dressed up for the ball.  Rambo wouldn't keep a top hat on his head I'm afraid unless it was glued on.  Number two.......Rambo would already be over at that lamp post doing what he loves to do!!! LOL!

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from Rambo

Rambo looks perfectly miserable here - but still wanted to stop by and tell everyone to have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Monday, December 23, 2013

Black and Blue - and Silver

Two very quick and easy cards for Christmas.  Since all my cards have been mailed for the holidays, I'll be saving these for next year.

The first one is done using a SU stamp and silver embossing and the second is with a Impression Obsession die and SU greeting - also embossing in silver.  I used a stencil on the background and embossed the silver on black.  Basically a whole bunch of embossing going on with these two cards.  I saw a video by Kristin Werner the other day using this stencil and embossing.  This is a CASE of her card - but I just KNOW she didn't have the mess I had!  Mercy, I had embossing powder every where - and then some.  Also, she has all these cool supplies and I didn't so I was substituting and think it would have been easier if I had all that neat stuff.  No matter though since it's going to be a good mailer for Christmas next year.

I'll be back later in the week.  Wishing everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Friday, December 20, 2013

It's Almost Christmas

There's only 5 more days until Christmas and you just realized you forgot to send that one special person a Christmas card!  Go over to the All Dressed Up shop and grab one of these cuties like All Dressed Up For Christmas and get that card made and placed in the mail.

I made a very clean and simple card for my inspiration post today - after all, it really is only a few days before Christmas now but you still have time to get out one more card.  The image is colored in Copics and then I added a few enamel dots.......ready to be posted after a short message on the inside.

Wendy has so many cute and pretty images in the shop so be sure and check them out.  There's also plenty of time to enter our current challenge HERE.  The theme is clean and simple.  Be sure and read all the rules and regulations for entering the challenge.  There's also a few free images there too!

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Red and Green

It's time for another challenge at Digi Haven.  Our theme this go-round is Red and Green.  Of course it doesn't necessarily have to be Christmas - but we want to see the colors red and green.  Our sponsor this time is My Grafico and you could win a wonderful prize package by entering our challenge and being chosen as the winner. 

I kept wanting to add a sentiment to this card and it just never looked right.  Now the more I look at it the more I like it without a sentiment.  It can be used for Christmas, a winter birthday, thank you - or whatever.  The image from My Grafico was printed and then colored in Copics with a bit of Frantage sprinkled around.

That gorgeous crochet frame........A while back, Jessi (One Crafty Mama) and I were on a DT together and she sent me several of these that she'd crocheted.  They're so beautiful and she's very creative and  talented to be able to do things like this.  She also has them on her blog and you can purchase them there.  Check out Jessie's Blog regarding these.  They make a gorgeous frame for images.

Take a peek at the Digi Haven challenge - we have a new Junior DT member that is not only a cutie but makes some fantastic creations too!  A big welcome to Alex!

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

BIG Holiday Wishes

This is going to probably be the extent of my homemade gifts this year.  I used a stamp from the Simon Says Stamp kit and stamped it in Gumball Green.  I stamped the "BIG" in red, cut it out and popped it over the "BIG" in the green.  Tied some twine on it, mounted it on some DP and it's a done deal.  Can y'all tell how much of a slacker I've been with my decorations on stuff this year!  LOL!

Inside that jar is the most delicious, sweetest, and non-fattening (YEAH, RIGHT!!!!) stuff you'd ever want to eat.  It's Candy Cane Peppermint Popcorn.  Carol (Our Little Inspirations) mentioned that she was going to be making some so I found her recipe on Pinterest and added it to my "Recipes I've Made" board.  Check it's yummy in the tummy for sure - and I'm not big on eating sweets at all but that stuff is GOOD!

I'll see everyone back here on Thursday evening.....
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Christmas Thanks

Just a little "thanks" that will be going to Santa on Christmas morning - hopefully!!!!!  If he decides not to leave me anything this year (which could be a strong possibility) then I'll save this for next year!

I used a free image from The Alley Way Stamps.  The sentiment is also from TAWS that's in a set called Jibber Jabber.  I printed the image five times, cut them out, and popped them up after coloring with Copics and adding a bit of the Wink of Stella Pen for shine. 

I'll enter this in the inspiration photo challenge at The Alley Way Stamps.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Looking For Dasher

Not much longer now until Christmas and I, for one, am READY!  Well, at least I have my new Christmas duds anyway.  You like? 

No, I don't really dress this way for the holidays - however......(yep, you got it.....a short story here).....
Jim and I decided to do a little Christmas shopping the other day and after getting ready that morning I put on my reindeer antlers headband and announced I was ready to go!  He took one look at me and said there was NO way he was going anywhere with me dressed that way!  (He also said I needed a different kind of horns!!!!!!)   He really has no sense of adventure what-so-ever!  I took them off and stuck them in my purse - but as soon as we got to the mall, put them back on.  I was hoping to find Dasher - or Donner, or actually any of the guys.  They really weren't interested either - can't image why!  I did get a few "looks" though!

The image is from Art Impressions and she's colored in Copics.  The sentiment is from SU.  I embossed the red panel behind the image with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I gave her outfit a little shine with the Wink of Stella Pen and some glitter.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Deconstructing Sketches (sketch) and at Art Impressions (Merry and Bright).

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fat Santa

It's a well know fact that Santa is overweight - yes, he's fat!  There's a good reason for this though.  I mean stop and think about it for a minute.......if you lived on the North Pole in all that frigid air, you'd certainly want a little extra meat on your bones too!   If he's not worried about a little chunk-iness, I'm sure not going to say a word!  I need all the extra help at Christmas I can get and don't want him mad at me for sure!!

This is very CAS but I seem to be racing like a mad woman trying to get all my Christmas cards completed, addressed, and mailed - before Christmas!  Mr. Santa and the sentiment are from Paper Smooches.  The tiny heart is from a die, the Polaroid frame from Lil Inkers, and DP from SU.  I colored this dude in Copics and then added some Modge Podge Dimensional Magic to his cuffs, hat, and glasses.  I sprinkled a little glitter on top of the cuffs and hat.  One thing nice about the Magic is that it gives the look of Glossy Accents but doesn't cover up anything underneath (like you can still see the pupils of his eyes).

I'll enter this in the challenge at Paper Smooches Sparks (see inspiration photo), at Drunker Stampers (Santa), and Totally Gorjuss (anything with Santa).

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Quickie

A really quick CAS cards since I'm trying to get all these finished and in the mail this week.  Every year I swear I'm not going to do this bit of waiting until the last minute - but do it anyway.  I WILL try to be better next year!  (You notice I say "try")!

I have no idea where this image came from.  I found it lurking around in my craft area sandwiched in with some summer stamps!  Go figure that one out!!!  It's so nice to be that organized!   It's a clear stamp and that's all I can tell you about it except for the fact it's just the cutest and reminds me of Rambo!  I added glitter to the jacket and hat fur looking stuff but his hat looks a little dirty in the photo - he must have been chewing on it!  He's colored with Copics and popped up in the nestie.

Thanks for stopping by.........and I'll be back tomorrow with another one for Christmas and then try not to bore you with one last one for Friday.  Y'all really didn't think I could go through the holidays without a Fun Friday card for Christmas now did you!!!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Chugging Along

Many years ago my grandfather worked for the railroad.  After he retired he and my grandmother opened up a little Kiddie Land park in Austin, Texas.  We only lived about an hour from there and I can still remember the excitement of going to see my grandparents - um.......probably more so that I was going to be able to ride anything I wanted at the Kiddie Land - and get all the popcorn and soft drinks I wanted for free!!!  I couldn't have been over about 3 or 4 years old, but still remember the HUGE train that went all the way around the park with my granddad as the conductor. It also had a HUGE merry go round and roller coaster!  Of course you gotta remember when you're only 3 or 4 years old, everything looks HUGE! 

When I saw this cute little digi (Gingerbread Train) over at Deedee's Digis it immediately brought back a flood of good memories........and besides that, it's as cute as can be!  This is a pre-colored image and with Christmas fast approaching, this made for a quick, easy, and fun card.  I added some Modge Podge Dimensional Magic (thanks to Jessi for telling me about this stuff) to the little puffs of smoke and the top of the train.  It's similar to glossy accents.  I added the little conductor (which is adorable) to the inside and will be sending this card to my brother to bring back some memories for him too.

Check out Deedee's Digis - very nice images.  This is for their progressive challenge - if you enter this month you'll receive a free image next month.  This set came with 2 different images and 3 sentiments - both colored and line.

I'll also enter it in the Pixie's Snippets Workshop (using snippets).

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas With Bugaboo

I'm back again with another challenge from Digi Haven.  With everyone making cards for Christmas right now, this should be an easy challenge for you to enter.  Our theme this go round is CHRISTMAS!  We're being sponsored by Bugaboo who provided the images for our challenge.  There's a wonderful prize package for the winner of the challenge too.  Come on over to Digi Haven and play along!

For some reason or another my card just looks squatty - short and fat!  Must have been the camera angle or something.  Anyway.....after coloring up this cute image from Bugaboo I mounted it on a couple of Nesties.  There's also another one of those Kars Cuttlebug snowflake embossed pieces again that Mary sent to me.  Thanks again Mary!  The sentiment is from SU and I wrapped it all with the gingham ribbon and bow (made using the Bow Easy).

I'll enter this is the challenges at Paper Pretties (It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas), Sentimental Sundays (Traditional Christmas Colors), and Stamp-n-Doodle (Christmas is Coming).

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tagging Along

I never make tags much except at Christmas and even then I'm more inclined to just slap one of those store bought sticker tags on the bottom of the present where it already has the "to" and "from" and let it go at that.  I'm in need of Christmas cards more than tags right now anyway- so I made a tag and just put it on a card.  Worked out pretty good.

The tag itself is a vanilla color that I embossed with a SU embossing folder.  I stamped the sentiment (SU) on it and then added a tiny strip of green card stock.  The baby poinsettias were done with the Small Poinsettia die from Poppy Stamps.  I shined them up with the Wink of Stella Pen and added a tiny pearl to the center.  The lace matches the color of the tag.  This was all mounted on a piece of Real Red card stock. Another Christmas card completed!  Christmas isn't that far off now.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Angel

It's time for another new release of images from the All Dressed Up shop and also a new challenge.  Our theme this go-round is Christmas!  Be sure and check out the All Dressed Up Blog for challenge rules and inspiration from the DT.  You can find All Dressed Up images in Wendy's Etsy shop (like this new release called Little Angel) and also several free images on the blog.

Little Angel is all dressed up for Christmas!  I've used some bright blue and light blue card stock along with some DP from CTMH.  She's colored with Copics and dusted with Frantage.  Even though you can't see it in the photo, I used the Wink of Stella glitter pen for her wings - to give them a glow.  A snippet of red ribbon was added and she's all ready to mail out to a special little girl for Christmas.

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