November Progressive Challenge


Kris @ Imagine That Digistamp started the Progressive Challenge back up. What that means is she posted an image this month and if you make a project with it and link it to the challenge then you will get December’s Image FREE!

The image we got this month is “Marleen’s Christmas Stocking“. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #395 as my inspiration.

1) Imagine That Digistamp Progressive Challenge – make a project with the image provided.
2) Beccy’s Place – Month of Holiday Card Challenge – Use “W” as your inspiration. I let the Wave in the sentiment paper be the starting point for this card.

3) November Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Bonus – for a child or child on it.

Digital Stamp: Marleen’s Christmas Stocking @ Imagine That Digistamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ruby Slipper, Rain, Intense Kiwi, Classic Yellow Green)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Milk & Cookies)
Accent/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Circut Cartridge, Elegant Edges Circut Cartridge, Eyelet Outlet (white enamel dots), Darice Embossing Folder (Stripe)

So Cool turned into Christmas


So the Digi of the Month at DeeDee’s Digital, So Cool,  is this adorable penguin in a Bathtub…


but I could not figure out a card using it the way it was so I started thinking Christmas card. Well, after I saw Pippa’s totally cool card that she entered I wish I would have thought tropical drinks! But instead of copying Pippa I decided to stick to my Christmas ideal. I had my husband put the santa hat from Doodle Pantry’s Santa Accessories Digital Stamp on the penguin. I struggled with coming up with a card for several hours. During that struggle I created this card but didn’t like the penguin on it (didn’t say Christmas to me) so I stuck a Mickey sticker and turned it into a birthday card.


Sketch: Deconstructed Sketch #90


1) August Card Challenge @ – Theme Category – Birthday

2) Seize the Birthday – Create a Birthday and use the topping of all yellow if you want. I did not use the topping.

So I decided I needed more color so I cut out the presents and pop dotted them in front of the penguin. The presents are also from the Santa Accessories Digital Image.

Penguin Santa

After finding the right paper and using the sketch from MOJO Monday #337 I finally liked it!! I’m not sure Deedee meant for me to change her digi completely but I couldn’t help it!


1) August Card Challenge @ – Favorites Category – an old sketch saved in my favorites

2) ABC Christmas ChallengeO for Obscured – I covered up the ice cubes in the original design and placed presents over them. (I hope that is what you were looking for)

3) Creative Card Crew #67– Christmas

4) Stamp of the Month Challenge @ Deedee’s Digis – Use the image provided to receive next months image free!


Mickey Mouse Birthday Card

Image: Mickey Mouse Sticker (I cut the head out of it)

Cardstock: Bazzill (black, white)

Patterned Paper: Pebbles Inc

Accents/Tools: pop dots

Santa Penguin

Digital Image: So Cool @ Deedee’s Digital Stamps and Santa Accessories @ Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles

Cardstock: Bazzill (Red Devil, black, white)

Patterned Paper: both were scraps (green – My Mind’s Eye)

Accents/Tools: pop dots

Warm Weather Christmas!


One of the guys at work has a grandma that loves flamingo’s and a mom that lives in Texas and likes southwest themes so these two images from Doodle Pantry were perfect for their Christmas Cards. He pretty much has a standing order for Christmas, Birthdays and Mother’s Days.

For the Flamingo card I used Fancy Flamingo and Santa Accessories. I got the ideal from Pat Dadisman’s card under the samples of Fancy Flamingo. I used Sketch n Scrap #16 for my inspiration. My husband added the hat to the flamingo in photoshop for me!

Christmas Flamingo


1) Crafty hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #156 – Last minute cards. Well I made them on Monday so I would say last minute!

2) Merry Monday Challenge ##88 – use an animal on your Christmas Card

3) Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #197 – non-traditional Christmas colors

Christmas Cactus

I used the Holiday Cactus image from Doodle Pantry and an old Stella Says Sketch #135 for inspiration. Not sure if you can see it well in the photo but I used glossy accents on the Christmas lights. I like how it turned out in real life.

1) Daring Cardmakers Challenge – This little light of mine. I used Christmas lights!


Flamingo Christmas

Digital Image: Fancy Flamingo and Santa Accessories @ Doodle Pantry

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Merry Little Christmas pad)

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: brads

Cactus Christmas

Digital Image: Holiday Cactus @ Doodle Pantry

Patterned Paper: Digital paper that comes with the stamp

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/ Tools: brads, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

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