Friday, December 9, 2016

O Holy Night

There's a new challenge at PDE Linky Party...

Theme: All Cards
December 9 - 15

I hope you'll participate!

Here's my card:

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Image: Northwoods 
Sentiment: Memory Box
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Cajun Craze
Stencil: Memory Box Strs Shimmer - used with A Muse Studio Buttercup Ink
Embellishments: Glitter Gems from an unknown vendor

Santa Is Coming

The Three Musketeers (Barb, Kelly and me) are up to something... something good. It's the 9th of December, so we're posting our December cards. Fun stuff!

Barb hosted us this month and she sent us an amazing Santa image, complete with a bag full of gifts... and a "shhh, it's a secret" look on his face. THANKS Barb! I loved working with this image. Unfortunately, I'm not loving my card, but I do love the image.

It doesn't show up well in the photo, but all of the fur on Santa's hat and clothes is glittery... I used Stickles Glitter Glue on it. And of course I just had to use some teeny tiny gold brads for his buttons.

Here's the inside of my card:

Now, let's head over to Barb's blog and Kelly's blog to see what they've done with the Santa image.

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Image: Stampendous Secret Santa stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Recollections 110# White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers
Papers: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Cranberry Crisp Cardstocks and scraps of DP from my scrap file
Embellishments: Brads from an unknown vendor and Stickles Glitter Glue

Hot Stuff

Who loves coffee? Or hot chocolate? And... who loves stamps/images that reflect those things? Me! So I am super excited to tell you about today's cards... all featuring an adorable image that Jessica (of JessicaLynnOriginal) created especially for the Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop that's going on.

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!!
When: Friday, December 9 – Friday, December 16
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: Winter/Holiday
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images
National Cocoa Day 12/13
International Tea Day 12/15

The JLO  image I've used is called Merry Christmas Snowman Marshmallow Relaxing... and it's FREE! You sure can't beat that, can you?

I've made 3 things using this darling image...


Card #2

A Hot Chocolate Treat:

The entire JLO design team is featuring this little guy today, so be sure to head over to their blogs to see what they've made, too. You can find the links in my right sidebar.

And be sure to head to the JessicaLynnOriginal online store to get the FREEBIE, but also check out her other stamps and digis.

I hope you'll participate in the blog hop, too!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Santa's Checking His List

I have loved creating with this month's image for the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge. This little Santa looking over his list is just way too cute.

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Image: Gerda Steiner Designs Wish List Santa colored with Copic markers
Papers: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Pretty in Pink cardstock and scraps of DP from my scrap file
Embellishments: Imagine Crafts Pico Embellisher, Stampin' UP! Brads, and Stickles Glitter Glue

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mid-Week Peek at My Week

Where has this week gone? It Wednesday already? Sheesh... seems like time is whizzing by again.

Soooooo... what have I been up to this week? For one thing, I drove to Chicago in a snow storm. Fortunately Hot Sauce and I made it just fine, though we did see a lot of cars in the ditches, so not everyone did as well as we did.

I've also been busy getting ready for a Christmas Dinner Party that my husband and I are hosting for the pastors/families in our association of 25 churches. I've finished the decorating at the office, and have the favors and most of the table centerpieces ready. The menu is prepared. Things seem to be in order. The party is Saturday.

I've also made 14 cards this week.

Earlier this week I showed my Copic Refill storage in the Stamping Enablers group on Facebook and I don't think I've ever showed it on my blog, so I decided to show it today.

This is a vintage 8-track carrying case:

Its purpose was to hold 24  tapes but I've found it is a great way to hold my refills - 
they fit perfectly in the grooves of the case, which helps them to stand up.

Each of the 24 slots will hold 6 refills, so as you can see, 
I need to buy more refills. LOL!

SCORE TIME: Would I give this week a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down”?

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Toad-ally Cool Christmas

Doesn't this cutie make you smile?

She's the picture that is the inspiration for the new {PIN}Spirational Challenge.

December 6 - 19
A HUGE thank you to our Sponsor: The Cutting Cafe 

I hope you'll participate!

I decided to use one of my stamp sets that needed to come in contact with some ink - Craft Lounge "Hoppy Holidays"...

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Image/Sentiment: Craft Lounge "Hoppy Holidays" stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers
Cardstock: Recollections 110# White and Stampin' UP! Brilliant Blue
Embellishments: Stickles Glitter Glue and Your Next Stamp Glitter Gumdrops

Monday, December 5, 2016

Snow Fun in Winter

There's  a new MelonHeadz Friends Challenge today...

December 5 - 18
Theme: Winter Is Here

I hope you'll participate!

For my card I used an image from the 

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Image: MelonHeadz Illustrating Snowman Bobblehead colored with Copic markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black, Kraft, and White
Designer Paper: My Mind' Eye Simply Delightful Paper Pad
Embellishments: Brads from an unknown vendor