December 4, 2016

Anything Goes with Little Lila

Christmas is around the corner and Angie's Digital Stamps shares a challenge that will get you in the mood for this great holiday.  My design shows Little Lila getting ready for bed on Christmas Eve - pillow and all.  Take a look at all the designs by the Angie's team - and be sure to enter your card for a chance to win.  It's Anything Goes with an optional twist - Christmas.  You know you're making those Christmas cards today - be sure to share with us!

December 3, 2016

A Swingin' Christmas

These Christmas cards are for my hubby's favorite golf partners.  The three of them are like Larry, Moe and Curley.  LOL!  For this first card I used Tim Holtz Ideal-ology cardstock for the stocking, embossed golf clubs from SVG Cuts (Fun and Games)  and Power Poppy Hollyberries.  

My second card "sports" a golf-ball ornament.  Ideal-ogy cardstock is used for the background - the additional ornament is from Miss Kate Cuttables (Vintage Ornaments).

November 30, 2016

Christmas Cards using Scraps from my Stash

59 down - 68 to go.  These are just a couple of the 14 cards I made today...for all I used scraps from my stash.

November 29, 2016

Deck the Halls with Chalk Collection for Christmas Cards

Hi, Everyone!

So how many of you are working on your Christmas cards?  Well, I have 45 done - and still 82 to go.  You'd think I'd learn over the years to get these made earlier?  OMG!  LOL!

So on today's cards, I just grabbed some leftover kits from a class I taught last year....I couldn't remember what the original designs were, but the cut paper and sentiments were perfect for creating quick cards.

November 28, 2016


40 down - 87 to go! Thanks for visiting today - hope you have a great day .

Supplies Used;

  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash (printed in grey)
  • Paprika Digital Paper
  • Poinsettia svg - My Scrap Chick
  • Silver Glitter - Tree House Studio
  • Pearls

November 27, 2016

Blue and White at Glitter 'n Sparkle

39 down - 88 to go!  Today I am creating blue and white cards for the current challenge at Glitter 'n Sparkle.  I am using amazing digital paper from Paprika and a Christmas freebie from Bross Art Addiction.

Create Quick and Beautiful Christmas Cards with Paper Studio

30 down - 97 to go! Here are today's makes.

November 26, 2016

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas with Color Burst!

This week begins the push to get Christmas cards out.  I send out well over a hundred - and when I looked in my stash, I had only 14 ready to go...Yes, I do this every year - wait until the last minute!!!  How fun!  Here's today's makes...using Color Burst.

November 25, 2016

Celebrate Christmas with Wings

Christmas is now around the corner - and Fab 'n' Funky's current challenge is "Things with Wings." So today's make is a Christmas card with a cute little cardinal from Doodle Pantry - sitting in a bunch of Holly from Power Poppy. That makes it 31 down - 96 to go.

Precious Scraps

Another low-budget card using scraps from my piles.

November 24, 2016

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Leftovers

Today is Thanksgiving - and I'm sure a logical blog post would be a Thanksgiving card.  However, I'm all about the leftovers!  So I hope this card sparks some ideas for using your leftover paper scraps!

November 23, 2016

We Give Thanks for Friends

Guess what I did last night!  I cleaned off my craft desk - I can see the bottom!  And I went shopping in my stash and made this pick-up card.  What's really fun about using leftovers?  As I look at this card, I remember the Christmas cards I made a couple years ago (the ornate border on the left), and the scrapbook classes I taught (the friendship sentiment), and the gorgeous lattice cards I made (the "thinking of you" sentiment), the fun turkey tag I made for SALSA, and many years of friendship I found at the local scrapbook store that recently closed (The polka-dotted paper).  A fun little card - low budget by using all scraps that color coordinate.

November 21, 2016

Get Inspired with Challenge Sketches

Need quick inspiration?  Consider sketches to give you some quick ideas.  Here I'm using the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - I decided to ad a Christmas twist.  I'm also sharing this Christmas card in Crazy Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge and Crazy Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Start Your Week with the Featured Stamper

Each week Splitcoast Stampers shares the work of an amazing papercrafter with us - I was Featured Stamper #476.  They inspire us weekly as we CASE one of their projects.  This card is casing Featured Stamper #511 - it's a simple case, but I hope it brings a smile to your face.

November 20, 2016

Create Beautiful Cards with Crafts U Print

Crafts U Print offers us all kinds of beauty and creativity - and their latest freebie is a perfect example!  With their Santa Claus freebie, you get the elements for a beautiful decoupage card.  With an electronic cutter, these can be cut quickly - and no way would anybody realize you spent very little time on these cards.  Let's check out what I did with this file (and only three 8-1/2" x 11" pieces of white cardstock - soak in this beauty!

This first card is their original design.
For the next card, I eliminated Santa and use the elements in the frame.
For the last card, I used paper from my stash and just added leftover elements that I had printed and cut.

November 19, 2016

Get Ready for Christmas with Paper Studio

We all know our hobby isn't a cheap hobby - that take anything in a store and slap the term "scrapbooking" on it and the price triples.  However, I bought and bought and bought while I was working - and now in my retirement, I seldom need anything new other than adhesive.  I utilize my scraps the the fullest.  This card is made with scraps leftover from a Christmas card class I taught last year - you'll be seeing a lot of this leftover paper as I embark on my nearly 200 Christmas cards full force a week from now.

November 18, 2016

Grandson's Hour

Need a quick way to add lots of photos to your pages? Take a look at how the Fuse Tool (or Flip Flaps) allow you to add additional photos to your layouts.  Also add video - with Stkr.It.  What you see here is one layout - a SINGLE-PAGE layout.  I essentially added another page of photos by using the Fuse tool to include a flip page.

This first page is the basic layout.
This next photo show two additional half pages I added. Imagine this page cut in half vertically.
Here is a short video showing you the completed project (sans photos, unfortunately)....basically two pages in one.  You can see that I included a Stkr.It  If scanned, you can see a video of my grandson and me blowing bubbles.

Christmas in Pink

Thank you to all the challenges out there that share their amazing inspiration with us!  They inspire me on a daily basis, and I hope this card inspired by the current Outlawz Color Challenge brings a smile to your face today.  I expect this will probably be my go-to Christmas card this year - I have lots of fun gold foiled cardstock in my stash, the poinsettias cut easily, and the glitter (which is difficult to see in the photo) and pearls offer such elegance.