Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Year's Eve!

I really, really like Big Grumpy and his bestie Big Grumpy Cat from Taylored Expressions.  I made a number of  cards this past week with both of these awesome animals along with the sentiments from the Farewell 2020 Sentiment Set to send out to remind everyone that 2021 WILL BE Better!   

For this card, I used Big Grumpy Cat and one of the sentiments from the fun Big Grumpy Farewell 2020 Sentiment Set.  I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers and used the matching die to cut the cool cat out. The circle is from Gina Marie Designs Cross Stitch Circles and I also have a layer of the same Mirricard Gold gold foil behind the patterned paper.   I added a few gold sequins along with a strip of black satin ribbon.  

I hope you like my card and that you also have a Wonderful New Year Eve.  Bring on 2021!

Image/Sentiment:  Taylored Expressions Big Grumpy Cat and matching die.  The Sentiment is from Big Grumpy Farewell 2020 

Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar 110# White; Stampin' Up Basic Black; The Paper Cut Mirricard Gold; Unknown Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Gold Sequins; Black Satin Ribbon

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

December Tree

Today is the 28th and I am posting my card for our Challenge Your Stash group on SCS.  This is our 77th month of de-stashing-we are coming to the end of 4th year of our challenges.  And, we are continuing in 2021!

The premise is to create a card or something else that uses only items that are in your own stamp room--nothing new is to be purchased.  The hostess each month posts their challenge to the group. Each person in the group creates their card with their own image, their own papers, their own embellishments with their own supplies--using up items from their own stash!  The card can be for any occasion and each person is encouraged to send the card on its way to someone so it can be admired.  It is a way for us to step out of the box a bit and create something that follows a challenge--isn't that what a challenge is supposed to be.  And--no money is spent as all items are to be already available in each of own stamping spaces.

Susy posted our December challenge--Theme is a Christmas card using trees. They can be Christmas trees decorated or just a plain tree. Just be sure you have a tree!

OK--so this is a very strange looking Christmas card!  I messed u this month, but decided to not made another card.  In my notes for this month, I had the second sentence-Christmas tree or plain tree.  I missed the first sentence--make a Christmas card!  Oh Well--I now have a Thinking of You card to mail!

I picked the Stampin' Up stamp and die combo called and Thoughtful Branches and Beautiful Branches die set.  I stamped the leaves of the tree with Shaded Spruce on Garden Green cardstock and die cut it out. The trunk and branches was die cut from Early Espresso.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was also stamped in Early Espresso ink. The background paper is from The Paper Loft called Huckleberry Pond-Campers. I added three ivory enamel dots for the final touch!

Here is the inside of my card:

If you check some of the blogs on my sidebar, you may find others who have posted their cards in the next few days. There may be more posted in the thread on SCS, so you might want to check out the link here.  We also have a keyword for the SCS Gallery--it is CYSDEC.  You might see many cards there if you do a search.  They probably will be posted today or in the next few days.

I hope you enjoyed my card and I know I am excited to check out what my other hoarders, I mean stash reducers have made!  Thanks for stopping by today!  For January, Lisa is up for our challenge.  Be sure to check back to see what we create in 2021!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches Die Set

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Garden Green; The Paper Loft Huckleberry Pond-Campers

Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce

Accessories:  Ivory Enamel Dots

Monday, December 28, 2020

Happy Birthday Denise

Today's post is a birthday blog hop for Denise at The Project Bin! We, the Design Team of The Project Bin stamps, are celebrating a most beautiful lady, Denise!

She is the owner and creative genius behind this amazing stamp line ♥She's one of the kindest souls I know and her beauty shines through and through on the inside as well as out!  Denise always has a kind and uplifting word and just blesses us with her smile always!  Thank you, Denise, for all you do and for who you are ♥

Her stamps are zany and funny and there are stamps and sentiments for all occasions .... from the ones that make you split your sides laughing to ones that make you sentimental and all warm and fuzzy!

I used the Awesome Sauce stamp set from The Project Bin to create this card today.  I love this set as it has some fantastic sentiments.

Denise, I hope you get to smile, giggle and belly laugh on your special day and make sure to hug your wonderful hubby and sweet son!    `

If you haven't seen the stamps at The Project Bin, there is truly something for everyone!   Whether it's sweet and inspiring, or whimsical and fun, The Project Bin has it all - perfect for all your card making needs.  And, many of the stamp sets come with coordination dies--how cool is that!

Here is the inside of my card:

The next person on our fun hop is Vickie--and I am sure she has a sweet card for you to check out!  If you just came to my blog, you might want to start at the beginning of the birthday blog hop with Kelly's amazing blog.   

Happy Birthday Denise, You Gorgeous Lady!  
Cheers to you and many more!

Image/Sentiment: The Project Bin Awesome Sauce Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White; Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, It's My Party Designer Series Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Melon Mambo

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Mint Macaron 1/3" Grosgrain Ribbon, Crushed Curry Candy Dots and Brad Bases; We R Memory Keepers Nesting Frames 3

Friday, December 25, 2020

The Spirit of Christmas

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

For today's card, I inked up a sentiment stamp that I am not sure has been used, but has been in my drawer of Christmas stamps for a long time.  This sentiment is called The Spirit of Christmas and is from Touché Rubber Stamps.  

I stamped the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler ink on white cardstock.  I die cut the sentiment and the Cherry Cobbler layer from the Stitched Tag Corner Rectangles set from My Favorite Things-MFT.  The background paper is from Stampin' Up called Festive Farmhouse.  I also added a few banner flags from the same patterned paper pack.  A few red glittery enamel dots for some bling!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope you like my card.  And, have a Wonderful Christmas Day!

Image/Sentiment:  Touché Rubber Stamps Spirit of Christmas

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Gray Granite, Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  My Favorite Things-MFT Stitched Tag Corner Rectangles; Red Glitter Enamel Dots

Thursday, December 24, 2020


Blessed Christmas Eve!

I have another Christmas Card to share today.  Today, I inked up a new to me, but used stamp set I was gifted a few months ago.  This card uses the image, sentiment and star from a Close to My Heart stamp set called Bethlehem. This is such a pretty set and I know I will use it often in the future for more Christmas Cards!

I embossed all of the parts with gold embossing powder on Night of Navy cardstock. I layered the panel on a piece of Gold Mirricard from The Paper Cut.  The background layer is cut from my MFT-Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 27 and layered over the same colored card base.  No Embellishments are needed for this card!

Here is the inside of my card, with a sentiment from the same set, along with a piece of gold Mirricard.

I hope you like my card.

Image/Sentiment:  Close to My Heart Bethlehem

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up Night of Navy; The Paper Cut Gold Mirricard

Ink: Versamark; Gold Embossing Powder; Stampin' Up Night of Navy

Accessories:  My Favorite Things-MFT Die-namics Blueprints 27

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

O Holy Night

I have a few more Christmas Cards to share in the next few days.  I inked up some new stamp sets along with some I have had for a long time.  This card has an image and sentiment from a brand new to me set from Sum More Fun Stamps called O Holy Night.  I think this church is so pretty and reminds me of my own church!

I embossed the image with silver embossing powder on white cardstock.  Our church is light gray, so this really image looks like it.  I then colored the parts of the image with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I colored the inside of the windows along with the wreath and bow. I added some Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter on the roof, trees, shrubs and ground around the church.  The words are from the same stamp set.

I like the look of this card, especially the sparkle and I hope you do too!  

Image/Sentiment:  Sum More Fun Stamps O Holy Night

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White; Stampin' Up Basic Black

Ink: Versamark; Silver Embossing Powder

Accessories:  Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers; Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter

Tuesday, December 22, 2020


Christmas is a few days away. Today I showcasing a card I made with a Christmas kit that I received from Karen for our Christmas Crazy group on SCS.  She sent me this sweet image from JRL Designs called Rudolph. The sentiment on my card is from Karen too.

I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers and die it with Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Circles.  I layered the circles over a piece of sweet gold patterned paper that Karen included.  I added some gold cording under the sentiment and a few green enamel dots.

Here is the inside of my card:

I like this card and hope you and Karen does too.  

Image/Sentiment:  JRL Designs Rudolph/Sentiment from Christmas Fun stamp set by D.O.T.S. Terrific Stamps

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Garden Green, Real Red; Gold Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Gold Cord; Green Enamel Dots

Monday, December 21, 2020

Snowman To Go!

This is my card for December's Monthly Challenge for the Creative Card Chicks.  This group is a kind of mystery image swap, where we each get an image and additional items to complete the challenge each month. This is the 7th month of our new round--join me through the rest of 2020 and into 2021.

In December, we do not have a kit to make a card, but we are encouraged to show a Christmas card.  I made this sweet card using the Unity Snowman To Go stamp set.  I just love this image.  I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers.  I added some Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter on the snowflakes and around the bottom of the cup.  The image is layered over some cute snowflake paper from Me and My Big Idea. There is also a layer of silver Mirricard from The Paper Cut as it matches some of the snowflakes in the patterned paper.  I added the matching sentiment from the same set.

Here is the inside of my card:

The Creative Card Chicks are to post our cards between the 21st and 23rd of each month--so if you check the blogs on my sidebars, you may see more of these wonderful holiday creations!  Many of our members also post their card in our SCS thread--so you might find more there. Be sure to join us in January with an image that I am going to send out.

Image/Sentiment:  Unity Stamp Company Snowman To Go

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White; Stampin' Up Real Red; The Paper Cut Silver Mirricard; Me And My Big Idea Snowflake Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter 

Friday, December 18, 2020

Cocktail Time!

This is my card for the 53rd round of the UIS--Unidentified Image Swap on SCS.  Yes, the 52nd round!  It is a group of ladies who are a part of a bi-monthly swap where we all use the same image, sent to us by the hostess.  The unidentified part is that we are to not discuss the image at all until the day they are to be posted.   The image for this round was provided by Laura Jean!  She will swap the cards and include the next image that Terry sent in our return envie. And then we get to do it all again--for round #54--in February! 

Laura Jean sent everyone this great Tim Holtz Cocktails Blueprints image.  I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers and added some Wink of Stella on the beverage portion of the image.  I used some fun Stampin Up designer series paper called See a Silhouette for my background.  A set of three peach sequins and some navy baker's twine are the final touch.  

Here is the inside of my card:

If you check some of the other blogs listed on my sidebars, you may find some other swappers who have posted their creations within the past couple of days as they date to post is on the 18th--or they may post in the upcoming days. You can also check out SCS and use the keyword UIS53 to see some posted there.  I hope everyone in the swap likes my card--and that you do too!

Image/Sentiment: Tim Holtz Cocktail Blueprints
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White;  Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Stampin' Up Night of Navy Baker's Twine; Peach Sequins; Wink of Stella

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Seeking Snowman

Today is the third Wednesday of the month and this is my Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card! The 3 Musketeers--Kelly, Jeanette and me--are back with another challenge for December, our 44th month!  That means we are well into our 4th year--YAY!

I provided the challenge for us this month: My challenge this month is pretty simple.  Please make a winter card, using various shades of blue.  Be sure to add some sparkle or shine to your card.  Extra credit if you use a stamp that has not been inked up or one that has been neglected for a few years.  

Ready, Set, Go!

For my card, I knew I wanted a snowman card and I have quite a few to pick from.  This is definitely an older wood mounted stamp that I think I picked up a number of years ago at the stamp convention in Madison.  It is from QKR Stampede and is called Seeking Snowman.  I colored him with my Copic Sketch Markers and added some Lawn Fawn Glitter-Prisma on his hat and Chunky on the snowflakes and snow at the bottom.  The patterned paper is from Echo Park Paper and is called Winter Magic-Winter Forest.   Some blue Baker's Twine is the final touch.  I think he is such a sweet image!

Here is the inside of my card:

Please be sure to check out the other Ready, Set, Go cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's and Kelly's blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of great cards! I hope Kelly and Jeanette like my card. Kelly is up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in January-we will be back in 2021! 

Image/Sentiment:  QKR Stampede Seeking Snowman

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Balmy Blue; Echo Park Paper Winter Magic-Winter Forest Patterned Paper 

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter, Chunky Glitter; Blue Baker's Twine

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Let It Snow

This is the fourth card of a new challenge in 2020 with the three collaborators you have seen many times in the past--Kelly, Jeanette and me!  This is our 6th challenge amongst us!  Jeanette came up with this new challenge called Mission Possible!  Jeanette sent us a mystery item and asked if we would accept the challenge to make a project with the items even before opening the package!  Of course, Kelly and I said yes, so the challenge is on.  We plan to do this quarterly and the item will change each round!  This Will be Mission Impossible Possible!

This is what Jeanette sent to use this round: Good Day, Ms. Card-Maker. You did an outstanding job with your last mission and are to be commended!
Your next mission, should you decide to accept it, involves the use of the stencil in this package.  You may use stamps or other supplies from your stash with it, just make sure the stencil is the focal point of your card.  
 This message will not self-destruct in five seconds, since I have no ability to do that and besides, you might need to refer to it again at some point.

Jeanette sent us this sweet stencil by Taylored Expressions called Winter's Beauty.  It is a large stencil, 6x6!  I love this stencil and have many from TE--but not this one-such a surprise! And--it is a Beauty!  I decided I wanted to use a navy background for the cardstock.  I used Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel on the stencil and the color is called Iridescent.  It does have great colors that do shine-but the pictures do not show it well at all.  I made a 6 x 6 square card as I did not want to cut off any part of the snowflake. I decided I did not want to add a a stamped image over the the snowflake, but I picked a die from Tonic called Let It Snow. I tried a few different colors and decided to go with Gold Mirricard from The Paper Cut. I layered the gold over two die cuts from navy for some dimension.  There is also a layer of gold between the two layers of blue  I added some Taylored Expression Gold Drip Drops for more shine on the card.    I think met the challenge--mission accomplished! And, I am excited to do this again! We are going to continue in 2021!

Here is the inside of my card:

Please be sure to check out the other Mission Possible projects with this fun snowflake stencil.  Here is a link to Jeanette's and Kelly's blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of great cards! I hope Kelly and Jeanette like my card. Be sure to check back to see what we create in 2021.  We are going to do this every 4 months and each of us with pick one time to send out the mystery item.  Kelly is going to be first in 2021-so the Mission Impossible Possible Continues!

Image/Sentiment: Tonic Let It Snow Die

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Blue Bayou; The Paper Cut Gold Mirricard

Ink: None

Accessories:  Taylored Expressions Winter Beauty, Gold Drip Dots; Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel Iridescent

Monday, December 14, 2020

Christmas Magic

Today I am showing a card I made with a fun stamp set from Unity Stamp Company called Christmas Magic.  I colored the sweet image with my Copic Sketch Markers and layered it over a piece of Fancy Pants Wish Season-Holiday Stripes.  I then added some Lawn Fawn Prisma glitter on the snow on the ground as the final touch!

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment: Unity Stamp Company Christmas Magic

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: The Neenah Classic Crest Solar White ; Stampin' Up Real Red, Shaded Spruce; Fancy Pants Wish Season-Holiday Stripes

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Studio Copic Sketch Markers; Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter