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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Using some NBUS stamps for a scene

I had in my mind a scene using a stencil, but I couldn't find a stencil for the scene I was thinking about. 

As I looked through my stencils and even my dies, I spotted this large PTI mitten and the light bulb came on!  So I started to lay out my scene.   I knew I wanted to use this bunny on the sled from Purple Onion Design and I had just received the Hero Arts Winter HeroScapes stamps and also a Catherine Pooler Nordic Borders for the mitten wrist.  I stamped and colored the bunny first, then masked him/her (*wink) and then started layering the trees from the HA stamp set, and that includes the snowbanks, that I did add some coloring too.  I also sponged on some of the blue for the sky and added little snow drops from a pen.  The mitten is adhered to a card that was embossed with snowflakes.  I am so happy with how this turned out.   I love it!  My husband thought this might be my best card I have ever made!

A crafty friend gave me a couple of the green embossed fir branches (thank you, Greta!) and I used that at the bottom.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, November 19, 2020


Hi friends!  I have two cards for the TWOFER Card Challenge.  

The prompt is STARS!

I started my first card by stamping the stars and embossing with white...I wanted a nice night sky to show off the little dipper and the heart and the other stars in the night sky.  Then I layered a piece of Hero Arts Rolling Hills Window die over the top.  I added a little deer from HA Fuzzy Winter Animals.  A little bit of Nuvo glitter accents was added to the snow banks and the trees for some glistening snow!

The sentiment is from HA Monthly Kit.


The first thing I said to myself when I saw the heart was "I heart you!"

So I stamped and white embossed the letters from PTI HEADLINE Alphabet then added different shades of DOX blues for my background.

While I had the stamp set out, I decided to make a baby card with it:

 I just love these little bunnies looking up at the sky and thought it made for a perfect "welcome to the world Little One" card! 

The stamp set is Lawn Fawn:  Upon a Star

The sentiment is from PTI: Boutique Borders: Baby

The Challenge goes until the 24th so you still have time to play along!

Heart Hugs, friends!

SEIZE THE BIRTHDAY ~ Sparkle & Shine

Hi Friends, welcome to our last Seize the Birthday Challenge for this year.  I bet we all agree the end of this year could not have come any sooner!
Our Hostess is Cathy and she is looking for sparkle and shine on our birthday that is the "topping" if you wish to join us, but you are always welcome to make "anything goes" as long as it is still a birthday card!

I wanted to assure you I have some sparkle & shine on this card.

I used mirror cardstock, so you know that has plenty of shine to the balloons.

Then for the twisted crepe banners I cut them from glittery paper, lots of sparkle there too! 

All products for this card are from the Greetery except the mirror paper and the crepe paper.
Ticker Tape Background
Big Balloons Dies
Birthday Blooms ~ sentiment & die
Twisted Crepe
Crimped Frame
We want to thank Angie for being such an amazing Special Party Guest the last two months, please be sure to check out her sparkle and shine birthday card! And visit the other girls to see there inspiration as well!  Have a great week!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Color Hues # 6

There is a new Color Hues Challenge up friends, and the prompt is pink and brown.

I had this deer from Trinity Stamps sitting right in front of me and thought, okay, lets do a brown deer and a wonderful pink sky.  It totally works for me!!
And I can always use another Christmas card, especially this year when I think there are even more people that I want to send a greeting to, just to check in and see how they are doing!

I hope you will have time to play along and check out the design team for all their inspiration too!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Sunday, November 15, 2020

CAS Christmas November Challenge ~ non-tradtional colors

We are here at our last CAS CHRISTMAS CARD CHALLENGE OF 2020!  You will have until November 24 to enter your card in the gallery and it is still NON-TRADITIONAL COLOURS!

I chose a cute image from Penny Black called Bauble Balance.
And of course I simply colored this little elf with non traditional colours, but he is balancing the ornament balls for the tree in his hands!
Please join us for this last challenge of 2020.  
We will have a quiet December getting ready for Christmas, but we will be back January 3 with a new challenge for 2021!
I hope to see you in the galley...stop by and check out  more inspiration from the design team and our special guest!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Seize the Birthday ~ 1 - 2 - 3 Style!

Hey friends, we have a fun challenge up at the Seize the Birthday Blog, go check out all the inspiration from the team and our Special Party Guest is Jules, please give her a welcome at her blog:  HERE!
The Challenge this time is:  1 - 2 - 3
1 die cut or punch, 2 colours (excluding neutrals), 3 embellishments (same or different)

If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!
I have two cards for you today, both with a butterfly!
I used a PTI Stamp-A-Fair 2017 stamp called Ever so Much.
No die, so I fussy cut it out, embossed with white and used orange and yellow zig clear water color pens.
The sentiments is PTI: Keep it Simple, Birthday
and I added three Pretty Pink Posh clear marshmallow confetti
My next card for your inspiration:
I MFT die cut Brilliant Butterfly
2 colors blue & green
3 nuvo drops!
The background is an Altenew dotted scales debossing plate.

So there you have it 1 - 2 - 3!!
Hope you will play along with us!

Heart Hugs, friends!