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Friday, December 21, 2012


WELCOME!  Christmas day is quickly approaching!  I hope you are ready for the big day.  We are celebrating at CC&CC with this challenge.  Our theme is SNOWMEN!  I love them, and I had such a good time doing this card.  The image is by Stamp Fairy, our generous sponsor this week.  It is called Cocoa 
and is a real cutie!  I wanted to do something a bit different from the traditional red and green.  This paper pack by The Paper Studio called All Seasons II was perfect.  It's filled with coordinating color papers making it so easy to create the perfect combo of papers.  The layers of paper make Mr. Snowman really pop!  He was colored with my Copic's, I added the ribbon, snow and the snowflakes, and that's it!

 I know we are all busy preparing for Christmas Day, but I hope you can find the time to join us for a bit of fun!  

I send love, hugs and a big MAHALO to all my followers and my great blog buddies for your kind support.  I know how busy we all get, and taking the time to stop by and say hello really means a lot to me.  Have a very blessed holiday and all the best to you in the New Year!


Friday, December 14, 2012


Well, the tree is up, all the decorating is finished and my Christmas cards are in the mail ~ heavy contented sigh!  Only cookies to be baked and that leaves me time to enjoy the holiday festivities.  Now I can post some of the cards that I have made.  This one is a scene using my window die and a lot of pine branches cut with a punch.  I made the branches into a wreath, added red Stickles for berries then the bow.  The scene outside the window was printed with my computer onto a partially inked area, then colored with my Copic's.  I also added a bit of white glitter here and there for sparkling snow.

I hope you are making progress on all your holiday preparations and enjoying the joy of the season.  Thanx so much for taking the time to stop by.  
Merry, Merry!

Friday, December 7, 2012


Well, it's time for another fun challenge over at CC&CC!  This week we have a recipe for you:

3 Flowers
2 Design Papers

Our sponsor this challenge is the lovely Sassy Design Studio, such great images.  It was hard to pick just one to use, but I decided on this cutie called Santa's Helper.  My 3 flowers (I used 4, uh-oh!) are poinsettias that I made.  I cut them on my new Cameo, LOVE that machine!  The image is colored with Copic's.  The blue glitter paper flourish is a die cut.

Now it's your turn to get busy and show us what you can do!  You may even win a prize!  Good Luck!

Entered in the following challenges:
Sassy Design Studio ~ #154 A Celebration
Divas By Design ~ Snow
Fab N' Funky ~ Not A Traditional Christmas
 Freshly Brewed Challenges ~ Christmas
Shopping Our Stash Challenge ~ Winter Holiday or Snow
Ruby's Rainbow ~ Non Traditional Colors
Whimsey Stamps Inspirations Challenge ~ Festive
Crafting For All Seasons ~ Flowers
Celebrate The Occasion ~ No Red Or Green
Crazy Amigo Challenge  ~ Surprise
Die Cuttin' Divas ~ Holiday Spirit

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Well, I am finally just about done with my Christmas cards, whew!  Now I need to take the time to post a few, lol.  This one was fun to do.  I colored the image with my Copic's then added some Flowersoft for the snow and the wreath.  I set it all off with a bit of ribbon and that was that!

Thanx so much for dropping by!  I hope you are having a good week and are getting into the Christmas spirit!

This card is entered in the following Challenges:
 CanYouDigiIt ~ Baby It's Cold Outside
Clean  It Out Challenge ~ Christmas (red, white & green)
Everybody-Art Challenge ~ Christmas
Jackson's Digital Expressions ~ Inks and Such
LEJ Designs ~ Countdown to Christmas
Love To Create Challenge Blog ~ #44 Holiday Cheer
Oldie But a Goodie ~ Let It Snow (Flowersoft)
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Paper Play TIme ~ #90 Christmas Colors
Shopping Our Stash ~ Winter Holiday or Snow/ Winter Theme
Squigglefly Challenge ~ #48, SFC4812 Winter Wonderlan
Sweet Stamps ~ #94 Winter Greenery
The Stamping Boutique ~ Holiday Cards
Tip Top Tuesday ~ #91 Christmas