Monday, December 28, 2015

Cards In Envy: Let It Snow

I thought this was fitting for the current Cards in Envy: Let It Snow challenge.   We still have ice & snow here.  Thankfully, we still have power even though the internet & cable are out.

Stamps: Let It Snow Penny Black
c/s: white, navy
copics, snowflakes ef, stickles, crystal effects

Until next time!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

CAS357 A Little Thanks

This is my card for this week's CAS challenge.  On the color wheel my birthday color is purple.  I don't have internet at my house right now because of a 2nd ice storm.  I'll link up the challenge as soon as I have internet.

Stamps: Calendar Set 1 Flourishes, sentiment SU
c/s: purple, white
copics, Wink of Stella glitter pen

Until next time!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas Power Poppy Style

Merry Christmas!!!  I hope today was a special day for each one of you!  Our celebrating started out last evening with us going to the Christmas Eve service at our church.  I think that is one of my absolute favorite things to do at Christmas.    While the house was quiet, I started coloring this beautiful poinsettia from Power Poppy.  And while I was coloring, I had IT happen again.... I opened my copic marker over my image & I had red ink in a place on my image that I didn't want red ink.  Sigh... What to do????  I fussy cut the poinsettia out, stamped the image a second time & cut out a couple of flower petals.  This image wasn't meant to be by itself, it's a gorgeous bouquet, but a couple of well placed flower petals & I was good to go.   I was planning on this being for the current Power Poppy challenge, but when I started it was going to be for the "Going for Gold" option & after my ink blooper, it ended up working out for "Cut It Out."    There are still a few more days to play in the Power Poppy's Time to Rewind challenge.

Stamps: Poinsettia Power Poppy
c/s: white, black
copics, swirls ef, circle nestabilities, wink of Stella gold brush pen

Until next time!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Reindeer Thank You

The sketch is for Freshly Made Sketches #217 & the Curtain Call Challenge ~ Milk & Cookies ~  I  re-organized my stamps this week & found this reindeer that has never seen ink!  

Stamps: Reindeer Unity, Sentiment by Verve
c/s; white, Real Red, Kraft
copics, wink of Stella glitter, red & white ribbon

Until next time!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Delft Blue Peonies

I made this for a vsn challenge & then forgot I had it & didn't get it uploaded in time.   The challenge country was the Netherlands.

Stamps: Dynaimc Duos Power Poppy
c/s: white, blue
circle nestabilities

Until next time!

Monday, December 21, 2015

SIP27 Thanks

I really like this poinsettia stamp from Verve & realized while looking for a different stamp, that I haven't used this one in awhile.  So, while it's too late for a Christmas card, it will work for a Christmas thank you.  I made this for the Stamps, Ink, Paper Challenge #27.

Stamps: Poinsettia Christmas Verve
c/s: white, Real Red, Basic Black
copics, Retro Circles ef, black organdy ribbon, gold wink of Stella pen

Until next time!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

CAS356, CTD373 Snow Cute

My card is for Tammie's CAS challenge ~ Some people are worth melting for ~ & this year's final Color Throwdown challenge #373 ~ any Christmas card ~.   There is shimmer from the wink of Stella brush pen all over this card, but I couldn't get it to show up very well.

Stamps: Trim the Branches Snowman MFT
c/s: white, black, Real Red,
copics, snowflakes ef, wink of Stella brush glitter

Until next time!

DEC15VSNK Blue Snowflake

Here's another card I made for vsn.  I didn't use any stamps for this one.

c/s: white, blue
circle nestabilities, snowflake die Taylored Expressions, white pearl, blue organdy ribbon, silver cord

Until next time!

Friday, December 18, 2015

DEC15VSNJ, SSSC299 Let's Chill

I combined Brenda's VSN challenge with this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch 299.  There is glitter on top of the liquid applique, although it's hard to see.  I ended up with more glitter on me than on the card!  LOL

Stamps:  digi stamp Let's Chill Power Poppy
c/s: Real Red, white
copics, circle nestabilities, snowflakes ef, ribbon, liquid applique, glitter

Until next time!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

DEC15VSNC Just a Note

I'm still working on VSN cards.  This one is for Tricia's Tulip challenge.  I've been to Amsterdam several times, but never did get to see the tulip fields.

Stamps: Dynamic Duos Power Poppy
c/s: white, black, green strip dp
copics, MFT die

Until next time!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

It's Clearly Snowing!

I combined challenges again.... this one is the Gruffies & Guests challenge #24  **** look at the announcement!!!  ****     & the Challenge Chicks CHXDEC15 for December, Lydia challenged Ice, Ice Baby!   I cut my snowflake embellishment out of acetate using a snowflake die.  Then then that snow.... it's a very THICK layer of stickles!!!!  

Stamps:  To Ski or Not to Ski Gruffies
c/s: white, black, plaid dp
copics, acetate, snowflake die, stickles, red pearl

Until next time!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

DEC15VSNM G'Day or Simply Hello!

This is for Susie's VSN challenge.   I was surprised when I was going through my stamps that I don't have very many sentiments that are a hello type of message.  There is still time to play with us & upload before the deadline!

Stamps: Toboggan Together Lawn Fawn, Handwritten Sentiment Tim Holts
c/s: white, black, chevron dp
copics, circle nestabilities, red grosgrain ribbon

Until next time!

Monday, December 14, 2015


I combined challenges for this card.  This week's CAS challenge is ~Trim the Tree & I paired it up with a VSN challenge ~ Scotland Plaid.

stamps: Brightly Shining Unity
c/s: white, green, plaid dp
Tim Holtz distress markers, red hemp cord

Until next time!

Monday, December 7, 2015

CAS354 Peaceful Trees

For this week's CAS challenge, Lee has challenged us to go monochromatic with green + neutrals.

Stamps: Wonderland Stampin' Up!
c/s: white, green, Kraft
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peeled Paint
wood grain ef

Until next time!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

HMFMC208 Warm Wishes!

The current House Mouse & Friends Challenge is Anything Christmas but no red or green.  I had to think about this for a few days!  Warm Wishes!

Stamps: Warm & Cuddly House Mouse
c/s: white, navy
copics, snowflakes ef, silver cord, navy ribbon, stickles

Until next time!