Category Archives: Christmas

swanky snow play

Wow…two posts in one day.  I guess I was on a roll and didn’t want to stop.  lol.

I decided to participate in the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge so last night I pulled out a few stamp sets that recently arrived.  I wanted to think “outside the box” and this card was so much fun to put together!

Soooo…we all know about the reindeer games, but what games do snowmen play?  hmmm. 

I thought these two swanky snowdudes with their outstretched arms might like to play some tetherball (am I dating myself here?).  With a snowball on a string, of course.  I used the “North pole” to anchor the baker’s twine…and they’re just a-chillin’.

Here’s a close up…

Kim Hughes has some fun sketches and color combos posted on her site.  I used the first row of colors (top to bottom) from the #6 Cool Shades here.  I also used a sketch from the Designer Drafts #1 (first one in second row).   You can click on the banner to see all the details:

Have a swanky fun weekend!

stamps- Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes; paper- white, tan, Bashful Blue; ink- Memento Black, Bashful Blue; accessories- Copics, Baker’s Twine, pom pom.

Merry Christmas!

I can’t believe that Christmas Eve is here already!  I am still enjoying the holiday preparations and wonderful Christmas music.  It makes me a bit sad to think that it will soon be over.  But I am looking forward to the weekend!

Here’s a gift bag that I made with the Laurence Design image called Polar Present by Stampavie.  This was one of my favorites as soon as I first saw it and I finally had a chance to ink it up!

It is a very simple layout and I hope it inspires you for any last minute gifts you may need to wrap.  I know I always have last minute wrapping to do! 

Here’s a close up of the polar pals… 

Wishing you a very merry Christmas!  Enjoy the blessings of the holiday!

stamps- Laurence Design Polar Present by Stampavie, AmyR Holiday Greetings; paper- SU! Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, white, Making Memories Carousel Cherry, KI Memories festive dp; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copics, Labels 8 Nestabilities, ribbon, Stickles, buttons, clear button, 3/4″ circle punch, thread.

sweet holiday treat

In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s always nice to have one or two quick and easy holiday treats for last minute gifting.  A covered giant Hershey bar is one of those little treats that is always a no-fail project.  And they are fun to make…as long as you can hold off from eating them yourself!  LOL.

This one was made for my Secret Santa person who said she likes dark chocolate.  I’m pretty sure she doesn’t ever see my blog but it’s time for our reveal anyway.  I hope she enjoyed it!  I think I’m addicted to paper-piecing this bear!  He looks great that way and it makes for a super easy project. 

I hope you are relaxing and having a stress free week!  Besides the busy time of year, we are having car problems.  Dead batteries and deer.  ugh. 

stamps- C.C. Designs Polar Bear, AmyR Holiday Greetings; paper- Vanilla, SU! Manchester dp, ProvoCraft Snowflakes on Red; ink- Memento Black, SU! Close to Cocoa, Baroque Burgundy; accessories- Hershey bar, SU! Tinsel Trim, button, brad, SU! Scalloped Oval punch.

a little Christmas note…

Hello friends!  Just popping in to share another card I made this week.  This time I used the new C.C. Designs Brrr Emma and the Polar Bear

Since Emma’s head was placed over a felt snowflake, the rest of her is popped up on dimensionals.  The polar bear just melts my ♥. 

I hope you have a very productive (& relaxing!) weekend!  

stamps- Polar Bear and Brrr Emma by C.C. Designs, AmyR Holiday Greetings, SU! Weathered background; paper- blue, cream; ink- Vanilla craft; accessories- Copics, SU! Oval punch, SU! felt snowflakes, Stickles.

Teddy Emma

I’ve been short on time lately, so this will be a quick post.  But on the plus side…my shopping is done!  yay!

I made 2 more cards this past week with the sweet new Emma images from C.C. Designs.  Here is the first one and hopefully I’ll be able to post the other one tomorrow.  I love using snowy images and sentiments, so these were lots of fun!

Isn’t she so cute?  I just ♥ her in a Clean & Simple style card…really makes her stand out!

stamps- Teddy Emma by C.C. Designs, AmyR Merry & Bright; paper- cream; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copics, Cuttlebug Candy Cane Stripe folder, Sizzix Frost folder, SU! Oval punches, gemstone.

Santa’s Sleigh

Hello friends!  Today I have a card using the Santa’s Sleigh image from the Laurence Design collection at Stampavie.  This whimsical Santa and reindeer image was quite fun to use in making some additional Christmas cards!

I wanted to create a night-time scene looking through a window and this came together pretty easily.  The Santa was stamped onto a medium-light color of blue cardstock and the edges were sponged with Navy ink.  Then I cut the main image into 4 equal “panes” and attached them to a Navy layer.  Some Stickles gave it a little sparkle and of course I had to use a bit of red on Rudolf’s nose.  ;) 

I hope you have a great weekend!  Enjoy the shopping, baking, decorating, and many other preparations to be made during the holiday season!

stamp- Santa’s Sleigh by Stampavie; paper- Baja, Navy, cream, green, dp- Heidi Grace; ink- Memento Black, SU! Night of Navy; accessories- Cuttlebug Ice Crystal die, Cuttlebug Flurries embossing folder (HSN), SU! Photo Corner punch, Stickles, gemstones.

snowflake fairies

Just a quick post to show you another sneak peek going on today at All That Scraps.  Snowflake fairies!

There are 3 different fairies and they are each as cute as the others! 

I applied some Stickles to the flake and it looks so pretty in real life.  Here’s a close up so you can see the sparkle.

Be sure to check out the other samples on the ATS blog.  And have a great weekend!

stamp- Sweet November Snowflake Fairy by C.C. Designs; paper- Soft Sky, white, black, dp- My Mind’s Eye; ink- Memento Black; accessories- ribbon, Stickles, Copics, gemstones.

polar wishes

Hello all!  Today starts the new sneak peeks of the December stamps at All That Scraps!  And I’ve used the Sugarplums Polar Bear stamp on my card to share with you.  He’s a sweet one!

Instead of coloring him in, I wanted to stamp him on some fun snowy paper.  And after I dug in my Christmas and winter papers, I found these scraps of retired SU! designs.  There was just enough of the blue pattern to stamp the bear and make a coordinating background.  Love when things fall together like that!

I paired the bear with an AmyR sentiment and added some bling and Stickles to finish it off. 

Be sure to check out all the sneak peeks on the ATS blog!  Thanks for stopping by!

stamps- Sugarplums Polar Bear by C.C. Designs, AmyR Merry & Bright; paper- white, black, dp- retired SU! papers; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Cuttlebug Ice Crystal and Snowflake #2 dies, rhinestones, Stickles, button, thread.

a Christmas tag

No time for chit chat…just popping in quick to share a Christmas tag.  I really missed making tags and decided that I needed to make a few this year.  Here I used the Darby image from this month’s release at All That Scraps.  I think she’s adorable!

And here’s a closer view…

Have a great Tuesday!

stamps- Darby by C.C. Designs; paper- green, white, pink, Baja Breeze, red, dp- SU! Candy Cane Christmas; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copics, EK Success heart, Snowflake and border punch, scallop circle punch, Stickles, ribbon, thread, button.

snowy Christmas wishes

Here’s another card I recently made with a different sheet of 12×12 patterned paper than I used in yesterday’s post.  Same layout.  Different papers and punches.

The patterned paper was cut into 4 x 3 inch pieces, so I was able to make 12 cards from one sheet.  The sentiments are from AmyR’s Merry & Bright set.  This time I punched a red heart and accented it with a punched snowflake.  Then I used another heart on the inside.  Some red Stickles was applied to the center of each snowflake.

I can’t believe it’s almost December already!  I am glad that I have a jump on my holiday cards and I hope I can finish them soon.  Do you have yours done?

stamps- AmyR Merry & Bright; paper- white, kraft, red, dp- Country Snowmen by The Paper Studio; ink- Memento Black; accessories- ribbon, EK Success heart and snowflake punches, Stickles.

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