Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Nativity Display Cards

I created these Nativity cards for my nieces and nephews.

Sizzix Scoreboards XL Display Stand die/Snowflake Bigz, Erin Lee Creative Manger die/Holographic Cardstock, Maymay Made it Words of Life, Folk Art Glitterific Fine Evergreen Paint

I wanted them to have their own nativities, no matter how young they are.

When I moved out on my own, I couldn't believe how expensive they were.

I get my inspiration from the Lord, I would not be able to do anything without Him.

Allsorts Challenge 655/6: Anything Winter

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Happy New Year Bookmark and Card

That gorgeous little patch of patterned paper was looking for a home, so I popped it behind a star.

The bookmark is one I enjoyed creating in different colors this season~

My Favorite Things Tall Tag Dynamic Dies, Darice Snowflake dies, Acrylic Paint, Folk Art Glitterific, Tonic Studios Mirror Cardstock, The Ton Easy Expressions Holiday

Simon Says (Monday): Party!

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Monday, December 27, 2021

Sweater Vest Party

To say I've enjoyed cutting and arranging these would be an understatement.

I think you can tell. ;)

 Sunny Studio Sweater Vest Die

I made a party of these fun vests!

Simon Says (Monday): Party!

Simon Says (Wednesday): It's Time to Party

Allsorts Challenge 655/6: Anything Winter

Praying your Christmas vibe is still merry~

Saturday, December 25, 2021



Here we are, it's Christmas!

We made it y'all ;).

It's also time for another challenge at INkspirational!

This time the prompt is ICE.

I created snowflake bookmarks that aren't your typical colors for winter, but why not?

I like to have fun with it~

Please visit our challenge blog and see what my talented teammates came up with, then join us with your unique creation!

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Trio of Snowmen Inspiration

Brutus Monroe Holiday, Verve (no longer in business) Beyond Measure "Glad Tidings" sentiment, Papertrey Ink A Thrill of Hope sentiments

Time Out's newest challenge calls for inspiration (optional twist layers).

Months ago, I was inspired by a billboard ad with a stack of tires framed in an angled shape.

I loved the vibe of it, and immediately thought of this darling snowman.

I came home that day and stamped and cut his image within angled frames. 

They've been laying about and came into completion a few days ago. ;)

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Gnome Winter Bookmark Tags

My fave gnome image embossed with white powder and "snowed on" with white paint splatters on black panels.

These paired with neon yarn poms make me happy. ;)

Picket Fence Studios A Gnome Winter, Poppy Stamps Main Street Tag, Versamark ink, White Embossing Powder


I pray you're making the most of each day during this beautiful season~

Looking Up

I went crazy last year cutting this deer up so he was laying around needing a spot to shine~

Simon Says Stamp Dancing Deer Die, Technique Tuesday Being Unique sentiment, Altenew Mesmerizing Pours Pad, Tonic Studios Mirror Cardstock

This gorgeous patterned paper from Altenew doesn't need much; it's a star all on it's own!

Tonic Studios Mirror cardstock can hold its own next to it too~


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Gnome Wine Bottle Tags

My daughter needed some wine bottle tags, and she loves gnomes. ;)

 I-Crafter Santa Box, Papertrey Ink Wine Bottle Tag #2, Erin Lee Creative Triangle Nesters Die, circle dies, Brutus Monroe Snowflake dies/Cardstock

I used the beard and duo circles from the I-Crafter Santa Box, but arranged them as gnomes.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Cold as Ice

(Christmas wine bottle tags)

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Two Christmas Lights Creations

I made it a goal to ink up these lights at least once a year, so I adorned these cards.

Erin Lee Creative Be the Light sentiment, The Ton Stamps Happy Palm, Papertrey Ink Corner Adorner (lights), Hero Arts Stylized Christmas Trees sentiment, Brutus Monroe Cardstock, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle/Stitched Square

Christmas lights on ordinary objects and dark red hues mixed with white/cream are what I pulled from this Time Out Challenge:


I pray you are enjoying this lovely season and making the most of each day! 

I appreciate your sweet visit~

INkspirational DT Photo Challenge


It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

This time it's a photo challenge~

Honey Bee Nail Polish Bottle Dies, Papertrey Ink Gift Card Cozy die

My daughter works at a salon, so you can imagine the possibilities that this die opens up for me!

I combined two classic companies: Papertrey Ink (cozy die) and Honey Bee Stamps (nail polish bottle die) and used our INkspirational photo for these creations!

Check out this photo and click it to check out what my talented team mates came up with.

Please join us at the challenge blog with your unique creation!

Monday, December 6, 2021

Sparkly Bookmark Trio Blue

I've made a few bookmark kits in my crafty time~

My Favorite Things Tall Tag Dynamic Dies, Darice Snowflake dies, Acrylic Paint, Folk Art Glitterific, Tonic Studios Mirror Cardstock

Just swooshes of paint with coordinating Glitterific paint, and die cutting after everything is dry!

Simon Says (Monday): Sparkle Mode

Allsorts Challenge Week 653: Use a Die

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Be The Light

I created this for a special family that are walking in ministry.

Erin Lee Creative Be the Light Stamp set, Sizzix Scoreboards XL Display Stand die, My Favorite Things Cityscape die/Stitched Oval Word Window, Altenew Mesmerizing Pour Patterned Paper pad, Tonic Studios Marina Mist Mirror Cardstock, Acrylic Paint, Glitter Glue


Simon Says (Monday): Sparkle Mode

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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Cracking away at making Christmas cards, how about you?

Erin Lee Creative Noel Layering Word Die, Altenew Mesmerizing Pours Patterned Paper, Pink and Main Stitched Slimline Dies, Brutus Monroe Snowflake dies/cardstock

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Biz Card ATC


I was asked for business cards, so I ordered a stamp based off a sketch by my talented daughter. 

On Etsy, you can find the company Stamped With Love XOXO.

I've ordered various personalized stamps and they've always given me a preview.

The self inking stamps are AMAZING too.

I went with a rubber stamp so I could use different colors.

Stamped With Love XOXO (personal stamp from Etsy), Papertrey Ink Make It Tinsel & Tags Kit (limited ed.) sentiments/Winter Penguin snowflake/What the Doodle Snowflake, Hero Arts Rounded Rectangles Infinity die, Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock

I added Christmas sentiments and elements from Papertrey Ink and die cut the shape from Hero Arts Rounded Rectangle die to turn this business card into an ATC.

Cardstock is from Simon Says Stamp.

Simon Says (Monday): ATC's

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

INkspirational Plaid

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

 IndigoBlu Baubles, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles

Pia came up with the prompt plaid:

Please visit the challenge blog to see what my talented team mates came up with and join us with your unique creation!

Friday, November 26, 2021

Silver and Gold

Jane Davenport Tousled die, Technique Tuesday Sparkle & Shine die, Photo Play Snowmen sentiment

I finally located my metal shim (yay!), so I was able to cut this lovely image in gold and silver~

Shiny papers and embossed silver speaks sophistication to me ;).

I appreciate your sweet visit today!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Live with Abundance

The Greetery Pitcher-esque/BotaniCuts Wheat/Pampas Grass, Stamplorations Helen G Rubberbands Stencil

I love the colors at this challenge right now:

 It inspired me to ink up these natural grass images and lovely pitcher from The Greetery.

I pray you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Mitten Hugs

I'm smitten for these mitten dies, and it's my first time using them~

The Ton Stamps Winter Mittens Dies, Brutus Monroe White Christmas sentiment, Darice Snowflake die, Bubble Stencil, Tonic Studios Marina Mist Mirror Cardstock


I white embossed this stencil (can't find the name) and sponged some distressed oxide ink over the "snow" dots.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Make Your Own Background

Allsorts Challenge Week 651: One for the Girls

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

I Am so Thankful and If This Helps

Multiple photos in this post~

first my card:

The Ton Stamps Happy Palm, Honey Bee Studios Inside Thankful Sentiments stamps and dies, Darice Bamboo EF

Next: I snapped pics on how I like to make the most of sentiment/die sets like these (I'm sure most of you have a system in place).

Before I used this the first time, I figured out which dies went with which sentiment.

I want to make sure I use this Honey Bee Stamp set as much as possible, but this little step should make it easier the next time I ink it up.

It's easier to grab the corresponding die if I have them arranged fairly similar on a magnet sheet

(trust me...some look very similar. If you don't organize them, you won't know if you grabbed the wrong one, until it's too late).

By stamping multiple sets in a sitting...I get more bang for my buck.


Also, I can put them back in the order I matched them (in a group), if I've done multiples of at least six.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Thanks/Thanksgiving

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Pumpkin Swirls


The Ton Stamps Ella Pumpkins/Easy Expressions, Erin Lee Creative Retro Swirls Background

Simon Says (Wednesday): Thanks/Thanksgiving

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

DT Inkspirational PHoto


It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions sentiment, Cuttle Bug Bird Call EF, Brutus Monroe Cardstock

Unfortunately, I need a sympathy card.

So I picked up the elements of birds and reeds from this photo.

I didn't think the colors were appropriate for a such a somber occasion, so I used neutral gray and green to create with.

I achieved this look by inking up an embossing folder with black, and running it through my machine.

Please visit the challenge blog to see my teammate's amazing work, and join us with your unique creation~

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Red Backdrop Black and White Pinecones


I love Christmas!

I want to ease my way into it though.

 I'm not quite ready for all things winter.

When I heard Christmas music playing in a store yesterday, it made me a lil' panicky. ;)

  I don't know about you...but I need a wee more time for the music, snowflakes, all the things. ;)

I'll create for it, that I'll do.

Reverse Confetti Stitched Pinwheel Cover Panel die, Catherine Pooler Pine Cone Greetings, PTI sentiment die

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Simon Says (Monday): Any Holiday Occasion

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