Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year


I wanted to take a moment and wish everyone all the best
in 2017!


I also want to say THANK YOU! for taking the time to visit my blog and 
for all the sweet comments.
I really do appreciate you being a part of my creative journey.

I've been a little absent recently but I do have lots of plans for 2017,
starting with some exciting news that you will hear about very soon.

Have a safe and Happy New Year.
I wish you all the best for 2017!






Sunday, December 18, 2016

'Tis the season to be JOLLY

Fa la la la la  la la la la!
I'm sure you can guess what the theme is this week at

Yes! It's Christmas carolers!


I used one of the adorable singing elves from Mo's Digital images.
This one is called Wynn.
After I colored the image with my prismacolors I thought 'now what?'
I had no idea what to do with the background so I set it aside for 
a while. I eventually decided on masking the elf, adding some 
heat embossed snowflakes and then sponging on the sky.
I was really pleased with how it turned out but then got stumped as
to how to add the sentiment. 
(My creative mojo has been taking some mini vacations lately).
After another day or so I decided to heat emboss the sentiment on gray
cardstock, cut it up into chunks and pop them up on some foam
sheets for dimension.
This card took a while to make but it does put a smile on my face when
I look at it. It reminds me of when my girls were little and would sing
Christmas songs.



Okay, now it's your turn.
Check out the DT's cards here and then I hope to see your
card in the gallery.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


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supplies:
from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: whisper white thick, basic gray, cherry cobbler
image: Singing Elf Wynn (Mo's Digital)
sentiment: Jolly & Joyful (Lil' Inker)
snowflakes: Bring on the Snowflakes and Snowy Sayings (both from CASual Fridays)
pencil crayons: (Prismacolor)
whisper white embossing powder
versamark ink
distress inks: peacock feathers, tumbled glass and broken china (all from Tim Holtz)
big shot: stitched rectangle stackables (Lawn Fawn)
foam sheet (Michaels)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Spreading Christmas Joy!

It's that time of year when Christmas Joy is in the air. 
But here at Christmas Card Challenges it's in the air all year long! 
This week the theme is Candy Canes.



So, I decided to make a card that features Candy Canes and Joy. And this
digi image from Doodle Pantry called Mousie Joy fit perfectly!
I used my Prismacolor pencil crayons and had a blast coloring this image.
I had thought all along that I would add a sentiment but then realized
that the candy cane joy is the sentiment.


Now it's your turn! 
Check out the rest of the DT's cards here and then I hope to 
see your card in the gallery.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


visit my online store to purchase Stampin' Up! products
Have you checked out my facebook page?
Check me out on Pinterest.

Supplies:
from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: whisper white thick
digi image: Mousie Joy (Doodle Pantry)
pencil crayons: (Prismacolor)
big shot: stacked stitched rectangles (lawn fawn)