Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Deck the Halls Zebra

I probably had the most fun with this card for my husband ;)~

Tim Holtz Sizzix Colorize Winifred, Lawn Fawn Christmas Palm, The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions Holiday

I love that I could combine all these companies together on a card!

Simon Says IG Challenge: Die Cutting

Simon Says (Monday): Party Time!

Simon Says (Wednesday): Party!

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Pink and Blue Christmas


I was all about die cutting my Christmas cards this year:

Stamplorations Let Heaven and Nature Sing, Hero Arts Cherry Blossom die, Sizzix Tim Holtz Impresslit Snowflake die 

I'm submitting to this CAS /non-traditional Christmas color challenge:

Simon Says IG Challenge: Die Cutting

Simon Says (Wednesday): Party!

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Neutrals Palm

I used this Lawn Fawn Christmas set for many of my cards...can you tell I miss my home state?! ;(

Lawn Fawn Christmas Palm Tree, Newtons Nook Stylish Stockings sentiment, Brutus Monroe Self Adhesive Shaker Pouch

Love the neutrals here at Inspired By Challenge, and I would have zero problem if all my cards were grays, black and white, tbh!

Simon Says IG Challenge: Die Cutting

Simon Says (Wednesday): Party!

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Monday, December 26, 2022

Joy to the World Mint Palm

Lawn Fawn Christmas Palm, The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions Holiday, Pixi Dust Designs Gnome Mug candy mint dies, My Favorite Things Dynamics Cross-Stitched Oval dies, Reverse Confetti (out of business) This & That Paper Pad

Traditional Christmas colors from The Card Concept inspired my Clean & Layered card.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Happy Birthday Gorgeous In New York

Hero Arts City HeroScape, The Ton Stamps Flawless sentiment, Essentials by Ellen Modern Tags, Folk Art Glitterific


My friend posted pics of her recent trip to New York for her birthday.

It looked cold (hence the challenge link and the Glitterific "ice" lining the bottom of the city image).

I also made her a phone stand I'll have to post~

Thank you for your sweet visit friends! 

Saturday, December 10, 2022

DT INkspirational Gold


Sunny Studio Berry Bliss, Stampin' Up Van Gogh quote

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

This time around the prompt is Gold.

Super simple approach to our prompt: add gold washi!

I came across some stamped and die cut berries and I paired them with this quote I had sitting in my stash as well.

If these realistic images don't make you crave berries...I don't know what will.

Sunny Studio has the gift of layered stamp design perfection!

One tip...if you throw your similar ink colors together...you'll find it easier to find what you need for layered stamps (which usually build depth with various shades of the same hue).

See all my different companies playing nice and hanging out?

I just have to pull the little containers out that have all the shades I own.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Bread Tag Thankyou


My daughter asked if I would design tags for her client's Christmas gifts.

If you're like me, you love to be asked to create!

These Stamp Market Bread Tag dies are so unique in shape; I wanted an excuse to use them.

I dolled them up with the star strip from The Greetery~

The Greetery Ribbon Maker Star Strip, The Stamp Market Bread Tag die, Background Strip stamp

Simon Says (Monday): Holiday Cheer

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Simon Says IG Challenge: Die Cutting

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Merry Christmas Fancy Drink


I finally inked up this set; I love the fun shape of this cup and the whipped cream and straw and embellies...alllll of it!

The Greetery Warm and Wonderful, Picket Fence Studios Fancy Christmas sentiments, Pink Paislee Indigo & Ivy

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Where You Are

Hero Arts You Lift Me Up images/City Heroscape sentiment, Erin Lee Creative Holographic Cardstock, Silver Embossing Powder, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches (panel)

I love the colors at Throwdown and I wanted to use it for a masculine card~


The holographic strip is silver when seen dead on, but when it hits the light...it's all the things. ;) 

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

We're All Mad Here Games

My family recently did a fun gamey thing  called the Alice In Wonderland Experience. 

It was affordable fun and I don't think we could have done it without my daughter's fiancĂ© and his mad gaming skills! 

After reading all comments (positive and negative) about it, we prepared ourselves for a location-activated "escape room style" day.

We all helped with clues and finished the fun, but I wanted them to have something tangible to remember with.

The Miss Ink Stamp Alice Collection was perfect!


Miss Ink Stamps (Alice Collection)Wonderland Wisdom sentiment/Madness sentiment/Rabbit Hole Stencil, My Favorite Things Stitched Squares/Word Window Frames

Sadly, it's Fusion's last challenge, and I wanted to participate one last time.

I love the chalkboard inspiration (especially with pops of color in there), so I embossed a bit of color in the smile).

The sentiments are stamped on black cardstock with white ink.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Simon Says IG Challenge: Die Cutting

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