Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A Day Late! But Merry Christmas!

I know, I know, I said I would be posting the next day.  (Christmas Eve), but obviously, that didn't happen.  I was hosting dinner and have Cortney home this week. 
So time got away from me.
This is a couple of days late, but happy belated Christmas!
I used my Silhouette to cut all of the branches.  I used Red enamel dots for the berries.  I arranged them into a wreath, tied gold ribbon and jingle bells to the top. 
The sentiment is part of the Abstract Christmas stamp set from Whimsy Stamps. 
I hope you had a blessed holiday!
Abstract Christmas Clear StampsNuvo - Glitter Drops - Honey Gold

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Believe in the Magic....

Are you in full fledged panic mode like me?
I still don't have all of my shopping done, presents remain unwrapped, and I still need to get to the grocery store for my Christmas Eve dinner.   Yikes! 
Just a quick post today to share a card I made using Whimsy Stamp's Ruby's Christmas Wish.
This adorable image was colored with Copic markers.  (Colors listed and linked below)

I used glossy accents and Glamour Dust glitter to add a bit of sparkle! I tied a bow at the top using satin ribbon and red/white twine. The sentiment is part of the Mini Christmas Tags set.
I have to confess that for the first time in 47 years of life, I watched, It's a Wonderful Life!  I know, I know, I am a horrible horrible person.  I was probably the last human being on Earth to have seen it.
I really did love the movie and now feel complete! ;)
I will be back tomorrow with one last Christmas card! 

Ruby's Christmas Wish Rubber Cling StampDecoArt® Glamour DustGlossy AccentsBaker's Twine - RedChristmas Mini Tag SentimentsCopic Sketch - R29 Lipstick RedCopic Sketch - R89 Dark RedCopic Sketch - B01 Mint BlueCopic Sketch - B26 Cobalt BlueCopic Sketch - E47 Dark BrownCopic Sketch - E49 Dark BrownCopic Sketch - E02 Fruit PinkCopic Sketch - RV10 Pale Pink

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Oh' Christmas Tree!

In the evenings here and there I've been enjoying watching the Hallmark channel and crafting.  With all the crap stuff going on in the world, I love all of the predictable happy endings.  Add some paper, glitter, and the occasional pom pom, and I am a happy girl.

I used my Silhouette for this tree and took a little inspiration from Laura Bassen and used the colors of the rainbow.  I added details using a white gel pen and Glamour Dust glitter to the star.
I strung pom poms onto white thread and then glued them into place.  The sentiment is part of the Christmas Mini tags set from Whimsy Stamps.  I used Copic markers to add the red/orange combo behind the sentiment.   
Thank you for stopping by today!
Wishing you a productive day!

Christmas Mini Tag SentimentsDecoArt® Glamour DustGlossy AccentsCopic Sketch - YR68 OrangeCopic Sketch - R46 Strong Red

Saturday, December 15, 2018


I am so super duper excited to announce that I am one of the newest members of the Whimsy Stamps Design Team!  Many of you know that I have been doing some guest spots the last couple of months and totally and completely fell in love with their sweet stamps. It has been quite a year for me with the move last February and it feels good to be putting roots down and creating again. This couldn't have been better timing. :)  I truly feel blessed. 

I wanted to share a card I created using the Christmas Bunny Row stamp set.  Seriously, could these bunnies be any cuter? I added a few touches of coloring to their accessories and did a bit of stippling to their bodies for a bit of shadowing.  I am on a kick with the glossy accents and Glamour Dust.  (Which is like the sugar of the crafting world.....can't get enough and completely addictive!) 

I am not always super comfortable with "white" space and tend to want to fill it up! So I added a large snowflake with a red gem in the center.  Maybe it was unnecessary.  Maybe I don't know when enough is enough.  Maybe I need someone to slap the stuff outta my hands from time to time.  But there it is. In all of it's glittery glory. 
Thank you so much for always stopping and supporting me in this little corner of the cyberworld!

Christmas Bunny Row Rubber Cling StampGlossy AccentsDecoArt® Glamour DustCopic Sketch - E47 Dark BrownCopic Sketch - R29 Lipstick RedCopic Sketch - R89 Dark RedCopic Sketch - G00 Jade GreenCopic Sketch - G05 Emerald GreenCopic Sketch - RV000 Pale PurpleCopic Sketch - C1 Cool GrayCopic Sketch - C5 Cool GrayCopic Sketch - RV11 PinkCopic Sketch - RV14 Begonia Pink

Friday, December 14, 2018

Whimsy Stamp Blog Hop!!

Whimsy Stamps is celebrating their 10 year anniversary and have put together an Instagram Blog Hop!  But I also wanted to share here as well! We are sharing inspiration and prizes people! PRIZES! Just follow Whimsy Stamps and the designers' IG accounts, including mine, for a chance to win!  Comment on my  post as well as all other hop posts  For an extra chance, tag a friend. We will be picking random prizes drawn from team posts and announced on the Whimsy IG page on Monday, December 17th. 
HERE is my IG page! 
Be sure to follow Iris right after me!
I adore this image from Whimsy Stamps called, Christmas Bunny. It was stamped with black Memento ink and colored with Copic Markers.  I added Glamour dust and glossy accents to his hat, tail, and the snow.  I used a sentiment from the Christmas Mini Tags stamp set and heat embossed it in white on red card stock.   A little twine and couple of jingle bells finished off my card.  :)

 Don't forget to head on over to my IG account and leave a comment there for your chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Be sure to check back tomorrow!I have exciting news to share!

Christmas BunnyChristmas Mini Tag SentimentsMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackDecoArt® Glamour DustGlossy AccentsCopic Sketch - R29 Lipstick RedCopic Sketch - R89 Dark RedCopic Sketch - B00 Frost BlueCopic Sketch - B04 Tahitian BlueCopic Sketch - G00 Jade GreenCopic Sketch - E08 BrownCopic Sketch - E49 Dark Brown
White Embossing Powder - BasicBaker's Twine - Red