Last Christmas Cards for 2017!

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My last Christmas Order wasn’t due until Jan 12th so I was able to work on them the beginning of the month.

Panda Christmas

I couldn’t find Christmas Panda images that fit in my cuteness category….I’m probably going to have to break down and buy some clear stamps! So I just saw some Panda stickers in my stash the other day so I thought I would look at them and see if I could make them into a Christmas Card. Well this card design just came to me so I went with it. I was pretty excited how it turned out!

Thank you Trek for my Tim Holtz christmas word dies!!

Panda Sticker: The Paper Studio
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Bazzill Green, white, Bazzill Red)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Accents/Tools: ribbon, Tim Holtz Script Holiday Words thinlits dies,

Polar Bear Christmas

This is for one of the granddaughters that likes polar bears. I used sketch #1 from the Jan Card Sketch Challenge.

Jan Inspirational Card Challenge – cold – polar bears live in the cold and there is snow embossed background. He also must be cold as he has a hat and scarf on!

Digital Stamp: Polar Bear Red @ Studio Cin Co Etsy store
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest, White)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Ink: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Carta Bella Embossing folder – snow flurries, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Christmas Son-in-law - Margie
Christmas Daughter - Margie
This was the card for the lady’s daughter. She wanted a card that told her what a wonderful daughter she was. When I bought the paper in Branson and it had all these cute photo cards she picked one for SIL (see previous card) and one for her daughter. I used Jan Card Sketch #1 as my inspiration. I just moved the paper over to the left because I wanted more of it to show and added epoxy dots instead of a sentiment.
Jan Inspiration Card Challenge – Theme – Cold – snow, snowman, snowflakesSUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Red, white)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (A Perfect Christmas)
Accents/Tools: Queen & Co epoxy dots, Darice Embossing Folder


Cowboy Snowman

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Cowboy Snowman.JPG

So this is for the grandson of the lady at work. He is into cowboy/rodeo stuff so when I saw this FREE digital stamp from Free Dearie Dolls I knew it would be perfect. When I was in OK last month I found that the bigger town I take my aunt to for shopping has a scrapbook/craft store. I found this wonderful paper there and knew it would be perfect for this image. I did change the trim on him to blue as it was red in the original. She had snow drops on the original but when I added stickles it turned it grey because of the ink. So then I went with Flocking but it doesn’t stay as fluffy once on the glue. So I’m probably using the wrong glue. Bu if you look close there is flocked snow falling on and around him.

1. Dec Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus Category – use a past sketch – Nov 2016 sketch 1.
2. Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Christmas/Winter

Digital Image: Cowboy Snowman @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (pinecone, Rain, and old stuff)
Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft (Prairie Lane – Maple Meadows)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge, white brads (paper studio), Flocking (Gary M Burlin & Co), EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Snowman with Cocoa


snowman with cocoa

Okay here is the finished product without any errors (well at least noticeable to me!)

So of course this was done at the last minute for the monthly challenge at From the Heart Stamps…not planned. I was actually not going to worry about it and just buy next months image but I saw a sketch on a challenge at and thought it would work perfect and could be done quickly. Well, nothing goes quickly or smoothly when you are tired and have an hour before a challenge ends! I do like the finished product though and plan on making it in several different colors and patterned paper. I’m going through my scraps and if it would look cute paper pieced I’m making it. Need to use up supplies this year!!


  1. Cardmakers Card Challenge @ – sketch #5 – (original is Sweet Sunday Sketch #293)
  2. Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #270 – Use a Sentiment
  3. Christmas Card Challenges #13 – inspirational photo –  I went with all purple and white.
  4. Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #66 – Getting Sentiment – al
  5. Stamp of the Month @ From the Heart Stamps – use the image provided to get next months image free!


Digital Image: Snowman and Cocoa @ From the Heart Stamps (currently only $1.00)

Cardstock: Dark Purple – The Paper Studio, White and light purple – Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections at Michael’s

Accents/Tools: Darci embossing folder, xyron “x” sticker maker, Cricut, Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge (snowflake), gem, white flock on hat

Technique: embossing, paper piecing

NOEL Snowman


Noel Snowman

When I saw Vivian Lake’s card that is for the “lift” category in the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge I figured I had a digital stamp or SVG that I could use. But then I thought I bet I have 3- dimensional stickers that would work. I didn’t even get to the sticker binders before I found these in the cabinet laying next to the binders. While looking for paper I remember the challenge at Jingle Belles Christmas Challenge is to you lots lot of text. Well I know it is the same word over and over but when I saw it I thought it looked good and worked for the challenge. I embossed snowflakes on the white piece that look just like the ones on the blue piece.

1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – Lift Category – lift Vivian Lake’s card that is posted.
2) Jingles Belles Feb 12th Challenge – Text Me – use fonts…focus on the text/words of the card.  Hopefully this is enough text on the card.
3) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #268 – use the color blue

4) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #65 – Emboss it

Stickers: I believe they were at Hobby Lobby a few years ago
Cardstock: Bazzill (yellowgreen, Red Devil, white)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright & Jolly)
Accents/Tools: Darci embossing folder, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Christmas wishes for you


Snowman with bird


…and the sweetest joys
the season can hold.

Merry Christmas

I love my husband for many reasons and supporting my hobbies is one of them. Not only does he let me have several rooms to store my craft stuff but he will also color digital stamps in Photoshop for me! And when I tell him to just slap some paint on I get this masterpiece! He is amazing and I’m very thankful.

So here is my finished card just in time for the From the Heart Digi of the Month Challenge. You make a project using the digital image for that month and you get next month’s image FREE!!

I used a Clean & Simple Stamping Sketch (01/14/11) for my inspiration.


  1. From the Heart Digi of the Month Challenge – make a project with the monthly image.
  2. Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – snowflakes…they are in the paper.
  3. The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up – snow people
  4. Christmas Card Challenges #39 – Anything Goes


Digital Image: Candy Cane for Snowman @ From the Heart Stamps

Patterned Paper: left over scrap pieces in my scrap drawers

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: glitter paper, pop dots, cutter bee scissors

Christmas in July

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We do Christmas in July at the retirement home during July so we usually make Christmas cards. This year I decided I was going to try to use up supplies I had on hand. All the smaller pieces came from the over flowing scrap drawers. I also went more CAS then I normally do. They made them yesterday and seemed to enjoy it!

All these were entered into the July Card Challenge @ – theme category: Christmas.

I was inspired by Unscripted Sketches #259 but then it took on a life of its own.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper & Presents: Recollections (Bright and Jolly Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, computer

country snowman

I used the Sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #128 for inspiration.

Image: cut from paper – The Paper Studio (Winter Wonderland)
Cardstock: The Paper Studio (kraft), Bazzill
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Winter Wonderland)
Accents/Tools: Xyron x

Happy holidays

I used a sketch from the Feb 2015 challenge – Retro Sketch #49.

Images: patterned paper – The Paper Studio (Winter Wonderland)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Jacaranda, Patch, Vanilla)
Accents/Tools: EK Success Circle punches (3/4, 7/8)

Snow in Love!


Snow in Love

Oh my I’m having one of those morning that I’m awake but my brain is not! I seriously cannot think past just starring into space! Sorry this post is late but last night after work started to talking to hubby and lasted till bedtime.

I made this since I had been asked for cards that could be given to your better half instead of generic cards that are sent to everyone. I also got to use my new embossing folder I got from JoAnn’s! They were on sale right after Christmas and I couldn’t pass them up. Since I put the big piece of patterned paper in the middle I just embossed the top and bottom portions of the white paper and didn’t worry about the middle since the white is 5 x 5 and wouldn’t fit in the embossing folder.


1) Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #128 – Holidays! Can be any type of holiday…Christmas, Valentine’s, Easter, etc….or it could be a vacation trip or a place you would love to take a holiday!


Digital Image: Snow in Love @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

Inks: colored in Photoshop then printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accent/Tools: Darci Embossing Folder (JoAnn’s)

Snowman Soup to the rescue


Deedee’s Digis is one of the sponsors for House of Cards End of Term Blog Hop. The blog hop creations were inspired by this photo:

better homes chocolate and turquoise placesetting

My plan was to use At the Table Digital Image but I just couldn’t get it to look like a Christmas card. I’m sure having a cold didn’t effect my creativity at all!

Dinner Place Setting

I liked it enough I decided to keep it and just make it a “thank you” card. I used i {heart} sketches #55 as my inspiration.

I then found paper that matched the color scheme of the inspiration photo and recolored the At the Table Digital Image to match. But when I put it all together it didn’t look like a Christmas card…as my husband said, “cute wedding card!” Since that was NOT what I was going for I took off the image so I could try to save the card. Back to the computer to find another image that might work with what I had started. Good ol’ Snowman Soup to the rescue! I changed up the layout a little using Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #234 as my inspiration.

Snowman Soup

I was happy with my result and glad I didn’t have to throw a card away!


1) House of Cards Dec Blog Hop – make a project based off the inspiration photo.

2) December Card Challenge @ – Theme category: Christmas


Digital Image: Snowman Soup @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections

Inks: pre-colored digi stamp (just changed colors on it in photoshop) printed on Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: white brads, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Caroling Snowman


So last night I’m looking through challenges I have saved as favorites and come across 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge. The challenge this week is sponsored by Deedee’s Digis and the challenge is to use the awesome sketch as inspiration so I just HAD to play! When I turned the sketch on its side it reminded me of a snowman so I went with that. Then the sentiment would be on the side when you turn the sketch so I decided instead of stitching around the edge I would place the sentiment around the edge since the snowman is singing the song! Inside will say…and a Happy New Year!

Singing Snowman

Simple September Sketch copy


1) 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge – September Sketch Challenge – You have till Friday, 09/12/2014, at 6 pm to play!!

2) Use Your Stuff Challenge #152 – Use a border punch. I used the friskars scallop border punch and just did it on both sides to give the double circle look. Then I punched out white circles and placed them in the middle.

3) My Perfect Life Festive 48 Challenge – Week 35 – make a Christmas each week.

4) Sparkles Christmas Challenge #44 – Snowman

5) Christmas Stamping All Year Challenge #26 – Use one stamp only

6) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #193 – Do you hear what I hear? You might show a picture of a bird cheeping, bells ringing, carol singers … or perhaps something on your card that makes a noise, like a shaker


Digital Image: Caroling Snowman @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Yosemite, Snapdragon, White)

Patterned Paper: scraps from DCWV paper pack

Accents/Tools: Xyron X sticker maker, cutter bee scissors, hole punch, Fiskar’s scallop edge punch, pop dots, Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch

Technique: Paper Pieced

Winter Friends


Winter Friends

In the midst of studying I took a little much needed craft break. This is also for the progressive challenge at From the Heart Stamps. If you make a project with the Monthly Image then you will get next months image free!

1) July Card Sketch @ – Sketch #4 – This one had me stumped when it came out on the original blog but it just came together for this card. Love when that happens. Original sketch – Sketch N Scrap Card #12
2) From the Heart Stamps – July Stamp of Month Challenge
3) Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – July Challenge – Non-traditional colors
4) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #187 – Cute (must be a Christmas/Winter card)
5)My Perfect Life – Week 29 – Make a Christmas card and share it.

Digital Image: Winter Friends @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill ( Nelly, Yosemite, white)
Patterned Paper: DCWV – The Winter Matstack (given to me by friend Lisa)
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, cutterbee scissors, stickles
Technique: Paper Pieced

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