Saturday, December 15, 2018

Candles of Christmas

There's a new challenge up at Inkspirational~

stamps: A Jillian Vance Design Candles of Christmas  dies: Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Holiday Dies

Here's the gorgeous prompt:

Won't you join us????

Here are some other fun challenges:

Simon Says (Wednesday): Christmas

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Joy, Bells & Bling

I went with traditional Christmas colors here:

stamps: Sunny Studio Holiday Style  dies: Sunny Studio Holiday Style, Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Joy

for the following challenges...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pom Tags

Sometimes you gotta add a crazy pom for fun~

stamps:Hero Arts Joy to the World sentiment  dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dressed Up Tag, Papertrey Ink Spruce & Sprigs (purple tag), Technique Tuesday Sparkle & Shine Snowflakes (orange tag)

Buy yourself a new cat brush to tease them up a bit~

I'm submitting this to  


(Mixed Media Tag)

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sequined Bear

Back to the glitter paint I mentioned...

stamps:Hero Arts Joy to the World sentiment   dies: Simon Says Stamp Magical Christmas bear, Technique Tuesday Sparkle & Shine Snowflakes, Avery Elle Double-Pierced Rectangles


Glad I can use that paint! ha!

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Good Vibes Christmas

 I've wanted the Good Vibes die for awhile now...and had to use it right away. ;)

 stamps: Technique Tuesday Being Unique/Mixin' Up   dies: Technique Tuesday Sparkle & Shine/Mixin' Up, Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes

The first is for my daughters' friend who's taking culinary arts in Pittsburgh, where it snows black and yellow! ;)

I'm submitting this to 


The second is based on the following sketch:

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Merry Dressed Up in Bling

There I was, minding my own business.

I was trying to focus.

I was shopping for grocery essentials and staying away from the pesky, fun, crafty aisles that send my mind into neverland.

I was focusing on snacks, produce, canned goods...

and what does Walmart do?

She puts paint...delicious, glittery paint...

 on an end-cap by the cereal aisle.


Bottles of glitter fell into my cart because, well, 

my defenses were down and I couldn't resist!  

Marlenaisfaithfullycrafting took over.

My mental list of meals went wooosh and

 I. was. done.

How's about the cashier cheered me on with

 "ooooh, I can't wait to try those."


It was too much.

What's a crafty girl to do with all that temptation.

I went home,
threw the groceries in the fridge and ran downstairs to craft. ;)

I painted backdrops and tips of word diecuts...starting with the following:

hosted by Melissa

dies: Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Holiday/Spruce & Sprigs


The more shine = more I right? ;)

I added sequins to the sprig and sealed them with Faber-Castell Texture Gem medium.

The hardest part was waiting for it to dry.

That's when I took a break to cook.

Might as well finish what I started. ;)

Thanks for stopping by and listening to my ramblings!