Wednesday, December 23, 2020

It's (almost) Christmas!

Happy Christmas Eve, Eve!
I have a quick post today since I have cooking to do and a house to clean! ;)  
I used Whimsy Stamp's Jolly Holly Stencil with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks. I framed the images with the Selfie Die set.  I also used the Slimline Scenic Countryside die for the frame. The background seemed to bare so I added kraft trees using the Tree Assortment dies.    The sentiment was placed on a tag from the Bookmark and Tags Die Set.   Stickles were added for a bit of sparkle here and there.  

Here are the supplies I used!
Have a wonderful Christmas!!


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Christmas Tags

Hello friends!
Just a quick post today as I am heading to Misericordia to drop off Cortney's presents. 
I created a couple of tags using Whimsy's Jolly Holly Stencil in various shades of reds, greens, and blues.  I added glossy accents and glitter to the berries.  The tag itself was cut out using the Slimline Fancy Frame Die.  I stamped the sentiment from the Simple Sentiment Strips set. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Monday, December 21, 2020

Slimline Card and Changes

Hi friends, you may have been wondering where I have been.  (Or maybe you haven't) ;) The last few weeks have been challenging and emotional.  First off, this will be first Christmas since Cort was born that we will not see her for Christmas.  Misericordia has been trying so hard to keep the residents healthy, and they felt at this time, it would not be wise for the residents to come home.  I logically know it is best for her, but my heart aches to see her, kiss her, and get one of her great big bear hugs.  In addition, Kyle leaves for boot camp on January 5th. It makes me sad to know he will not get to see her before he leaves.  We have been trying to spend time together, knowing that our time with him at home is limited.  Which means more family time, and less crafting.  I know I will be a mess when he goes, and I am trying to prepare myself emotionally for that void that will be in my life soon.  I am so happy for him, and know in my heart it will be so good for him.  I am most certainly a proud Mama, but it doesn't make my heart break any less.  
So now that you know the reason for my lack of posts, I did want to share this card that I created using Whimsy Stamp's Tweetie Pie set. 
I colored the images with Copics.  The background was also done with a black Copic marker and given snow using a white gel pen and Stickles.  
Each image was cut out using the Nested Hexagon Dies.  I used the frame from the Slimline Scenic Countryside die set.   I popped up the images using Shaker Maker Foam Tape.  I added a few sequins, ribbon, and a couple of jingle bells to finish the card off. 
Only 15 days before this kiddo leaves for the Navy.  A piece of my heart will be going with him.  
Thank you for stopping by!