Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Welcome to the 70th challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper!!  Thanks for stopping by.  Once again, it is our annual "Anything but Christmas" challenge.  :)  The possibilities are limitless (well, except the whole they-can't-be-Christmas thing).  lol

My sister asked me for a batch of cards of various sentiments to give out as Christmas gifts to her friends.  I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it.  I thought it would be perfect for my English teacher sister, and all her friends.  And, it seems once I inked it up, I couldn't stop!!  lol  I love to color, and so I just kept experimenting with different colors, then tried finding paper to match, and here they are.....

This one might be my favorite.  Might be.  lol Or it may be this next one.....

I just am not sure.....

I also made her some kids birthday cards, some thinking of you, a few just because cards, and some thank you cards.  Sent them out this afternoon, along with a few of her favorite Christmas treats, as I finally got around to some baking today.

I hope you each have a very Merry Christmas, and best wishes for 2017.

Hug your pets, and bring them in from the cold!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


I have a huge card order I need to be working on.....  I was looking for some inspiration this morning when I saw this sketch at Paper Craft Crew, and right away had an idea!!

The card order is for an assortment of sentiments.  She wants birthday, thank you, sympathy, and so on......  This sketch is a great place to start.

On to my white card base, I used the eraser of my pencil, tapped on to my ink pads to make the dots along the top of card. The colors I used were Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green, Hello Honey, and Sweet Sugarplum.  The sentiment is the "Time of Year" hostess set, stamped in some of the same colors.  I like how fun it turned out while still staying pretty simple.

Hope everyone is having a great day.  It is cold and windy here, so a good day to stay inside and make more cards.  I best get back to it!!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hug your pets!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


I am still trying to come up with a Christmas card to send out to my family and friends, so this challenge was a good opportunity to come up with another idea to try...

And this is my latest idea......

Card base is Pool Party, embossed layer is Pear Pizzazz, next a piece of burlap ribbon, some twine, and a stitched circle from some retired dsp to tie my colors together.  It is topped off with a tree cut with the Perfectly Pines thinlits and some sequins.  The sentiment is from Endless Wishes.

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!!!!!!
I finally started my baking today. My 'to do before Christmas' list is long..... here's hoping I accomplish most of it!!  :)

Make it a great day!!
Hug your pets.

Thursday, December 8, 2016


I love winter.  Well, until I have to drive in it.  :)
I love to watch the snowfall from indoors, love how pretty the yard looks after a new batch of snow falls.  But, don't care for shoveling it or having to drive in it.  Especially when winter goes on and on....   But, right now it is just beginning.  We have only had snow on the ground for a few weeks, so it is still pretty....... for now.....

I love snowflakes and snowmen on cards, though, and never get sick of either of those!!!
So this challenge is perfect!!!

I have a cousin who is battling cancer.  I try to send her a card every week or two.  When I saw this Unity set, I thought of her right away.  And when I saw this challenge, my thought went right to pairing my new stamp with some snowflakes.

The ard base is Pool Party cardstock. The image and sentiment are cut out with my stitched rectangles from Gina Steimel. The embossing folder is the retired Northern Flurry.  The coloring is done with copics.

Now to send this off to Michele..... which means going outside into the snow......
Thanks for stopping by!!
Hug your pets!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Welcome to this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge!!  

So, my first idea for this sketch was not at all Christmas themed....but then I checked the mail, and got my first Christmas card. As I have NONE done for my own use yet, I thought I better direct my card making time to working on Christmas ideas.

This sketch is pretty cute, and worked out well for my idea, I think,  The Pool Party sky circle I sponged on the card shows up much better in person.  The image and sentiment are from the retired   "White Christmas" and are stamped in black.  I ran a piece of washi down the side and attached it to some Pool Party cardstock. The star is colored in Crushed Curry, the scarf on my snowman is colored with Raspberry Ripple.  I popped up the snowman with a dimensional.

Hope you are further along on your Christmas prep than I am!!!
I don't have my cookies baked for the exchange I do with my friend Cathy, I need to do a bit more shopping.  I never seem to magically wake up to a clean house in the morning.  And, I need to make some cards!!  lol

Make it a great day!!
Hug your pets!!