Encircled in Warmth – Love, Joy and Happiness

Welcome back to the Studio!  Playing with a few challenges today and created another Holiday card. Sketch: TGIF (#337), Colors: Global Design Project (#313) and Technique: Just Us Girls (#605). Here is the result: Steps: Technique (1) Heat Embossing with an Embossing Folder Panel Strips: (3” x 3¾”) Sahara Sand cardstock.  Versamark ink was addedContinue reading “Encircled in Warmth – Love, Joy and Happiness”

Encircled in Warmth – Joyful Season

Welcome back!  How about an unconventional colored Holiday card? Sketch: Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge (#374), Colors: Sunday Stamps (#267), Theme: Happy Little Stampers October (Christmas) and Occasion: Watercooler Wednesday (#326). Here is the result: Steps: Circle Element: (1⅝”) Basic White cardstock scrap.  The sentiment, Joyful Season, from the Encircled in Warmth stamp set was coloredContinue reading “Encircled in Warmth – Joyful Season”

Perfectly Plaid – Christmas Cheer

Hi!  Hope you are having a wonderful day. I have to get ready for my class this evening but I thought I would sneak in a quick card I created for a few challenges. The Inspire.Create.Challenge (#98) Sketch, the Just Add Ink (570) Color and the Happy Little Stampers Christmas (September) Theme. Here is theContinue reading “Perfectly Plaid – Christmas Cheer”

Festive Foliage – Merry Christmas

It is a hot one today!  Although, here in the South, the temperatures never seem to be “cold”, I am thinking about Christmas. Holiday card making classes start at the end of this month, so I am trying out a few options. I am a traditional Red and Green Girl but it is interesting sometimesContinue reading “Festive Foliage – Merry Christmas”

Bells and Boughs – The Joy of the Season

Ah, Christmas in July…and the blog world is full of challenges!  Shall we play? Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#616); Happy Little Stampers Christmas (July) – add Jingle Bells; Double Trouble (#89) – add Ribbon and use something already in your stash; and share what you made for Christmas at the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (SUO280). IfContinue reading “Bells and Boughs – The Joy of the Season”

Holiday Joy – Christmas Collage

And now for something completely different…over at Happy Little Stampers there is a monthly Christmas Challenge and while I don’t usually start thinking Christmas until August/September, I thought, why not?  The Saturday Sketch Challenge (#664) seemed to be a good fit for one of my all-time favorite retired Background stamps: Christmas Collage and the retiredContinue reading “Holiday Joy – Christmas Collage”

SIP, SIP, HOORAY – Cheers Card

Keep Stamping Saturday // Sunday Sketch – SS033 Let’s start with a very Merry, Merry to all that are celebrating at this time of year.  It is Christmas Day and I now have a chance to relax and give myself a little gift. Did Holiday prep get in the way of your crafting?  It certainlyContinue reading “SIP, SIP, HOORAY – Cheers Card”

Jolly Gingerbread

Keep Stamping Saturday Challenge Did you know that Saturday, December 12th is Gingerbread House Day? It is also Poinsettia Day, but I chose to do Gingerbread. I really like the little house in the current Paper Pumpkin kit. Here is what I created: Similar to the other Gingerbread House I created last week, I usedContinue reading “Jolly Gingerbread”

Great Layout #1

Friday Simple Stamping – Sketch Challenge December 4, 2020 It always amazes me how quickly one can get behind. I find this happens to me near a month end. I am updating my calendar of events. My meetup.com class happens and before you know it, the personal deadlines I have set for myself were yesterdayContinue reading “Great Layout #1”

Itty Bitty Christmas – Thinking of You

December 2nd, 2020 Are you ready for Christmas? Have you addressed all your cards? One more… CASE-ING TUESDAY #280.  I came across this very pretty retired Specialty Designer Series Paper the other day called Springtime Foils.  The floral image reminded me of the winter Amaryllis blooms so popular at Christmas.  I chose this to beContinue reading “Itty Bitty Christmas – Thinking of You”