One seed can start a garden, one candle can light a room, one step can begin a journey, one conversation can start a friendship, one smile from a handmade card can lift one's SPIRIT!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags ~ Day 21 Uniko stamps

Here is another stamp that I do NOT own, but the design team made awesome tags and I was especially inspired by Deborah Frings snowflake tags.  They were pretty siple and easy to do, but I also loved her non traditional purple color tag;
I used an assortment of small stamps from various sets to make the tag.  Here are Deborah's examples:
Have you played along?  Do you have a nice stash of tags for your Christmas gifts?
I gave out two sets of 15 to my dearest friends and will give a set out to my hairdresser on Friday.
Then I have three very special friends that will also get a set of tags.

Heart Hugs, friends!

Just Us Girls ~ Color Week Challenge #420

Some pretty colors to play along with Just Us Girls this week.
I am in need of some "feeling better" cards, and I thought these colors for the challenge would be perfect for that.  I pulled out an older Avery Elle set called Get Well, I really like the big cursive font for both the "feel better" and "get well" sentiments.
I gold embossed the flower bouquet and colored in with my zigs for the flowers and my gold wink of stella on the leaves.
The girls on the design team have an amazing collection of inspiration cards for you!
There are still a couple of days left to play along.

Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, November 20, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags ~ Day 20 Waffle Flowers

Sorry for the shadows friends, I am taking this picture when it is dark outside!
The really fun part of all these sponsors is that you get to see what they have for Christmas stamps and then go buy, eh?
I was inspired by Tracey's tag with a very cute stocking on it.  I do NOT own a Waffle Flower stamp, but I found this stocking from Stamps of Life: Christmas 2 Build. I drew in my white lines that was stamped on Tracey's.
Heart Hugs, friends!

Day 19 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags ~ Technique Tuesday

I was inspired by Tracey's tag with the cute Santa and the Ho Ho Ho on the second tag.
this Santa is from SSS Swell Christmas.  The sentiment is from Pink Main:  Ho Ho Ho
Heart Hugs, friends!

Merry Monday kisses with Santa

Welcome to our Merry Monday Challenge where we try to inspire you to make your Christmas cards year round...we have 5 more weeks of challenges for this year before the team takes a break for the holidays.  I hope we have inspired you to play along with us this week.  Sue is our hostess and is wanting to see a Santa on your Christmas card!

 I look forward to seeing your card in the gallery!
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner Puppy kisses for Santa
Heart Hugs, friends!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags ~ Day 17 with Jillibean

Day 17 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags is sponsored by Jillibean Soup.
I noticed there were a lot of shaker tags in so many fun shapes and perfect size for tags.
I was inspired by the tag from Kimber McGray, she had a snowglobe with a snowman family inside.
this is  Winter Snowglobe from Papertrey.
Heart Hugs, friends!

Twelve Days of Tags with Loll & Friends ~ Day 3

I had the same stencil that Loll used, I ran a versamark ink over the stencil then white embossed it.
I sponged some DO inks over the top.  I die cut my word and stamped and embossed "wishes".
Heart Hugs, friends!

Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll & Friends ~ Day 4

 Can you believe all the wonderful and beautiful inspiration over at the 
Between the 12 Tags with Loll and the 25 Tags with Tracey, I was getting confused what I had done and what I hadn't..LOL!!  so I totally missed a few days with Loll, so this is for Day 4.
smooshing, die cutting, sponging, stamping, embossing!
Heart Hugs, friends!