Thursday, December 17, 2015

Simon Wednesday Diecember challenge is to use a die.  Nothing like the basics with circles from spellbinders and then this sweet Christmas sentiment from Whimsy.  I love it.  I used spray adhesive to stack two thin chip board and then used a thinner light gray paper.  after stacking I sprayed with adhesive and sprinkled fine glitter on the sentiment.  It turned out so elegantly sparkly.

new stamps, old stamps, holiday stamping Stamp #529

I have so many stamps, papers, glitters, etc that I have purchased over the years for holiday stamping and then when it comes time to haul it all out I get overwhelmed.   Today I am going to focus on ONE stamp set and see what I can create with just this set.  When I am finished with each stamp in the set I will move on to another step.  Today I only have one load of laundry to do and the house is quiet I can stamp stamp stamp…but FIRST I need to clean up the mess in here I have already made.  And here is yesterday’s creation that I made amidst all that mess.  And that’s just the desk.  not showing the side table and floor.

  Whimsy Christmas Greetings. Paper Scraps, Sizzix Tag dies, clear sequins made with MFT sequins die. (I love having those sequin dies)
Entering into Just  A Touch Pinch at Simon’s Monday challenge.  I used just a pinch of smeared stickles for a bit of glitter on the burlap tag.
Thanks for stopping by.  Wishing you peaceful days especially during this season of peace that has everyone rushing. ??????

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

what happened?

For this card, it started out to be the Unusual Colors for the ABC Christmas challenge, and it ended up being a birthday card.  I really liked how it turned out and it is perfect for the friend in mind.

Fun with Rub Ons

What fun to play with this sheet of Heidi Grace Rub On's that I found at a rummage for a quarter.  Look at that, I got SIX cards out of this one page.   I added in some other items with die cuts from specials that i had picked up through out the year.  It's been fun.  I have lots of Christmas stuff and wanting to use it but just haven't the energy this season.  I'll work on it though! Still got a couple weeks  of the season left. Another entry for Simon's Work It Wednesday Challenge.

4x4 Stamp #528

I love this little Christmas Tree.  It worked just right for this little 4x4 card made with Holly Jolly designer paper from Art Warehouse.  Princess Judy had sent me this pretty vellum piece in one of her packages and I loved it for this.   The stamp is Recollections.  Adding this in as my third entry into Simon Says Work It Wednesday.  They assure me that FIVE is fine and they like to see the entries so i am going to believe them!! :)  Merry Christmas everyone.


We are so thankful that we actually have had AUTUMN this year and maybe winter will come when it supposed to, after December 21.  It’s been a blesssing to have these mild temperatures and no snow.  I have often told my husband when changing out the seasonal clothing.  “too much wool, not enough cotton”  ha ha.  So it’s been a bit difficult to make snow flake cards when I am so glad that we don’t have snow. 
Here’s one for you though.  It’s part of the ABC Christmas challenge to make a card out of unusual holiday colors. U for unusual.  It also fit the sketch for the MFT sketch design this week but I am posting it too late to enter it.  Ah well…better days ahead.  Well, I can still enter into Simons Work it Wednesday Challenge

Hello There Stamp 527

it’s been a while.  I’m going to post a few single cards and then I shall make another group post.  This one was so fun to make using a little pile of scraps on the side of my death.  I was so please with how it turned out.  I still maintain the theory that I work best with scraps as my inspiration.  Smile  I was so thankful this year that I had most of my cards done pre-christmas thanks to many challenge blogs that I tapped into.  My favorite was ABC Christmas blog.  I think I got them all done, though I didn’t get them all posted in time for the challenge completion date but they were good sparks to get the wheels turning.  I hope to keep that up again this year. 
I am entering this card into the Simon Says Work It Wednesday Challenge.  This was made with a stencil from MFT.  Recollections stamp image and Prickley Pear die cut and  bow. And a cute little frond someone sent to me.