a few more days before Christmas!!The
gifts have been bought but I am still working on the wrapping, along with
cleaning and baking.I finally finished
my Christmas cards and they are in the mail.Between the problem I had with my tooth and then coming down with a
virus that laid me up for a week, I still have a lot to do before the family
thought I would show you some of the cards I made this year to send to friends
and family.Because I have to make so
many cards for Christmas, they are usually a little more simple than most of my
first card is probably the simplest card I made all year.It took all I had to keep it this way, though
I love the look.I used ine of Sparkle NSprinkle’s new digital images, designed by Beccy Muir, called Candy Canes.I colored it with markers and added a simple
sentiment, Season Greetings, stamped in red.A little layering and it is finished!!
used the Candy Canes digital image for this card, too.It is colored with markers, die cut with a
Spellbinders’ Classic Ovals die, and layered on a red Lacey Oval die.I embossed the background with an embossing
folder that coordinated with the candy cane theme.I added the story of the candy cane inside
last card uses another new digital image, Joy, also designed by Beccy Muir. I increased the size so it fit the length of
the card.After coloring it with
markers, I layered it on green and added it to the bottom of a red layer on a
white card base.I used a glue pen to
add gold velvet glitter to the ribbon and the centers of the flowers.Along the top of the card I added a die cut
holly border with just a touch of red velvet glitter added to the center of the
you have a very Merry Christmas and experience true joy as we celebrate the
birth of Christ.
cards are entered in the following challenges:
has been very busy around here.This
week was my Stamp Club party, my Sunday School party, and my husband’s Car Club
party.One of my daughters also came
home to visit, though we spent most of our time together in my craft room where
she worked hard to complete projects for her college finals.I finished up a sweet Christmas card, using
one of my favorite products - vellum.
background was created by using a poinsettia embossing folder on heavy.The image is Snow Goddess, embossed in gold
on vellum and colored with markers. I
cut her out with a die cut and layered her on white cardstock cut out with one
of the new Nesting Doily Square Dies that Sparkle N Sprinkle is now carrying.I can never have too many dies.Make sure you check here to see more new
December has arrived way too soon.I
missed out on the last week of November due to a tooth problem.I feel like I have been in a fog due to all
the pain meds.Feeling a bit better
today but I sure will be happy when I can eat solids again without being very
careful how I chew.Grrrr!!
about me.With the beginning of a new
month we also have a new challenge at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges Blog.But first let’s reveal the winner
of the November Sketch Challenge.The
winner is ……Verna Angerhofer.Congratulations!!Head back to the Challenge Blog for details
how to collect your prize.
month we have another sketch challenge.This
means half the work is already done since you already have your layout!!
sketch is simple but has so many possibilities.Let’s see what you can create!!Post a link to your card at the SNS Creative Challenges Blog before December 31 at 8:00 p.m. ET and you might be the December winner.
is a card to get you inspired.I used
Frosted Carmine and Black Suede Velvet Glitter on sticker paper to create this
Go to our
Tips and Techniques here to see the Masking on Velvet Glitter Technique and
here to see the new Dry Embossing on Velvet Glitter Technique.The image is Bamboo Floral Vase, combined
with the Feel Better Soon sentiment, and layered on this sparkling background. Find the details of this card in the SNS gallery here.
check out what my other fellow designers have created with this sketch at the
Crafter’s Companion November Challenge - Favorite Colour Combination (I love fall color
combos with all the lovely Yellows, Reds, Greens, and Browns.I used Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers on the
a little late with my Thanksgiving wishes.I developed a problem with a tooth just before the holiday and have been
in a lot of pain.I did get some pain
medication, but it pretty much knocked me out so that didn’t help me to be very
productive.Oh well, I figure everyone
was busy with cooking turkey (my hubby did ours), running around doing early
shopping, or putting up their Christmas decorations.Now that you are done, Happy Thanksgiving!!
I dive into the Christmas holidays I wanted to share a few more Thanksgiving
creations. I had a lot of fun creating
this Fall Tag. It started out with a layered base, cut out
with Spellbinders’ Grand Labels Four.I
added some homemade washi tape (tutorial coming soon) but I think I covered
most of it up.The sentiment, from the Fall Harvest Set, is stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on another Spellbinders’ die.I colored the stamped Pumpkin Patch image
with alcohol markers, cut it out, and popped it up withSticky Thumb Dimensionals.
leaves are created by die cutting glittered sticker paper and dry embossing. They
are layered with a lovelyFanciful Flourish and a bow.I
also added some cute quilled flowers, created from another die.
the craziness of the Thanksgiving holiday, I hope everyone had time to be with
family and friends.That is what I am
most thankful for this year.
If you are looking for the
Sparkle and Sprinkle Winter Wonderland Blog Hop, please click here.
really enjoying my weekend with my friends, but alas am not feeling the
greatest.Slept in and took it easy
today.My other friends, April and
Susan, joined us.No wild parties,
tonight!!Just fun times!!
did manage to finish one card today.The House Mouse and Friends Challenge is “Getting Ready for Christmas”.I took this a literally (actually just an
excuse to use my new stamps) and thought about what I do before all those
Christmas parties.I take a nice,
relaxing, hot bath!!
colored this little guy with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers and then added
some Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft from Sparkle N Sprinkle on the marshmallows
and their Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter on the rising steam.After cutting the image out with a
Spellbinders’ Circle Die, I popped it in the middle of the card with
dimensionals.The Ornament is also a
Spellbinders’ die with strips of 1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific"Tape across it, covered with Luau Green Velvet Glitter (also from SNS).I wanted to add three tiny snowflake buttons
but everything I had was too big.Then I
remembered this cute garland I had left over from last year.I cut the snowflakes off of it and they
worked perfect.As a last touch, I added
some faux stitching with a white pen.
your mug of hot chocolate to having a relaxed holiday season!!
If you are looking for
the Sparkle and Sprinkle Winter Wonderland Blog Hop, please click here.
week was Cheryl’s birthday and as you can see, we are having a great time.We made a last minute decision to spend the
weekend at the local scrapbook store, Scrapbook Creations.If you visit my blog, I have talked about
this store a lot.Some weekends they
have special deals on rooms in their cottage so we took advantage of this.Thought I was going to miss out when I had to
leave work because of a very upset stomach, but after a nap and a little soup I
felt a bit better and decided to try to go.We ended up at a Mexican restaurant for supper (I was very careful what
I ate)and they surprised Cheryl with a delightful desert, along with some great
singing.What fun!!She might not forgive me for posting this.
did promise to post some additional Christmas projects so I have two more
ornaments to share.These aren’t quite
as labor intensive as the one for the blog hop, but still using the Glitter Ornaments Part 2 technique.
to the Sparkle and Sprinkle Winter Wonderland Blog Hop!!We have so many wonderful ideas to share with
you just in time for the upcoming holidays.This is also a debut for the 2012-2013 Design Team.We have lots of new designers, making this a
longer hop, but to make it easier for you we are hopping for four days!!If you have come to my blog by way of Keri Brown’screative blog, you are in the right place.If you just stopped by for a visit, you might
want to head over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog to get all the details.
hop runs Nov. 15 -18 and you will have
a chance to win one of five prizes by simply visiting each designer’s blog and
leaving a comment.Three of the prizes are “hidden” on 3
different mystery designers’ blogs so you want to make sure you visit all of
them, leaving some kind thoughts.
you all comfortable and cozy?Grab a mug
of hot chocolate and let’s start hoppin’.
had a very busy time at work this week. There are so many projects for the
holidays.Friday was our Fall Feast so
we made turkeys – paper bag turkeys, turkey hats, turkey books, and turkey
placemats.This gives a lot of practice
counting feathers, reviewing colors, cutting, writing, sound spelling,
ect.No wonder I was thinking fall and
Thanksgiving when I had a chance to get creative this week.The fact that Christmas decorations went up on
the street lights in our local town might have made me a little more determined
to remember a somewhat forgotten holiday – Thanksgiving!!
have had an adorable Sparkle N Sprinkle digital stamp, Twinkle The Snowbaby, sitting on my table
while I tried to decide what to do with him.I guess the chilly weather we are having finally inspired me.
printing the image in black, I covered it with a piece of Tear-ific Tape and
added Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter.Then I
colored the image with my alcohol markers directly on the glitter.The glitter is so smooth that it is very easy
to color on and it is still so sparkly!!I cut it out with a Spellbinder die and layered it on a blue die cut.
background was created by using a snowflake border punch on a piece of white
cardstock, centering it on blue, and running it through an embossing
folder.I created the sparkly blue strip
and snow flake by covering the same blue cardstock with Tear-ific Tape, cutting
the strip and punching the snowflakes, and adding more Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter.