Wednesday, December 25, 2013


MERRY CHRISTMAS!! It's finally here!!!

I hope you have been enjoying your Christmas cards this past week!!! Well here's your Christmas Day card, courtesy of our Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!!

Merry Christmas to all my visitors-especially those hopping over from 
Helen's blog! Now that she has put you in the spirit, hope this keeps you sparkling with Christmas cheer!

So this week's colors are

Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, and Tempting Turquoise
         Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, and Smokey Slate
Added Piece - Add a Star

Had to do a Christmas card today!!! So here it is!

Tough colors for Christmas card-NOT!!! So I chose the Rich Razzleberry! lol If all else fails, go purple! 
I actually think this is one of my favorite cards ever. Very simple, but I think it says a lot in a little way!

I used what I like to call the "stencil" technique. I'm sure there are fancier names for it, but that works for me! Cut a stencil of the star, then sponged the inside. Simple, yet effective!!

Finished it off with a simple sentiment, simple embossing folder, and voila!

Now hop on over to Liz's blog & see how she made her card the "star" of the day! Get it?! lol

So to all my blog followers and friends, may you be blessed with love and laughter on this special day. May your life be filled with family, friends and good tidings.

I will be on blog vacation this week, so see you next Wednesday in 2014 for our first blog hop in 2014!!!  Merry Christmas!!

Merry Stampin'!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


It's Christmas Eve!!! Time to tune into NORAD to track Santa's sleigh!!! He's on his way! Hopefully with a sleigh full of Stampin' Up! goodies just for you!! That is, whatever's left after he's filled MY stocking!!! lol

Last minute preparations are done! Time to get ready to just enjoy your family and friends & the Christmas spirit! The magic begins! Merry Christmas!!

Merry Stampin'!!!

Monday, December 23, 2013


Only 1 more shopping day after today 'til Christmas!!! The halls are decked! Time to get all the fixin's for your Christmas dinner-whatever that may be in your family! In mine, we do a quiet prime rib dinner on Christmas Eve, and a big family dinner on Christmas day with all kinds of good fixins'!!!  Come on over! There's always plenty!

Merry Stampin'!

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Wow, it's Sunday already! Where did the weekend go??? Hope your shopping is all done!!! Only 3 more days!!!
Enjoy today's card just for you!

Merry Stampin'!

Saturday, December 21, 2013


It's the weekend!!! The big day is getting close!! Enjoy today's Christmas card!

Merry Stampin'!

Thursday, December 19, 2013


So here begins your Christmas Card-of -the Day!!!! Everyone likes getting Christmas cards!!! I've designed one for you each day from now until Christmas!
No details. No sales pitch. Just from me to you! Enjoy them!!!!

Merry Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


It's almost heeerree!!! So today is the first day of your "Christmas Card-a-Day"!!! I am beginning with our weekly Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!

I'm happy to see my regular visitors from Helen's blog! She's so in the "spirit" these days!!! I think she's as much of a Christmas "junkie" as I am!! lol!!!!

So our challenge this week is
Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, and Cajun Craze
 Marina Mist, Real Red, and Old Olive
Added Piece - holiday spirit sentiment

I'm lovin' the challenge of using all these non-traditional colors on Christmas cards!!! It's kinda fun!!! But I did go with the red & green!! lol

So here's what I came up with:

 Simple but sweet!

I used on of my fave little Christmas stamp sets this season! It's the hostess set Warmth & Wonder from the Holiday Catalog!!! I love that little tree! And this challenge was perfect for it!

I sure hope they keep the 2 Embossing Folders from the Holiday Catalog around! I used the Stylish Stripes folder here! I love this one and the  
Pretty Print one. No idea what it says, but love how it looks!!!

I added some little snowflakes with the 
Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Ink Pad
I think it add just a little sparkle to it!

So now head on over to Liz's blog to see what she's sharing with you for the Holidays! I hope this week's Blog Hop leaves you feeling full of excitement for the Holidays!!!

Hope you enjoyed Day 1 of your "Christmas Card-A-Day"!!!

Merry Stampin'!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


How ironic is it that as I post in this week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop that it's actually snowing here! Yup! Yuck! lol  You'll see the irony below!

Well if you're visiting from Helen's blog, I hope you're having better luck with the weather than I am! 

 So this week's colors are
Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, and Pink Pirouette
Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, and Wild Wasabi
And the added piece -  add a Snowflake!

See the irony? lol

So here's the card!

I chose the second group of colors because I had a hard time thinking snowflakes with the first group of colors! Very interesting! Hmmm!

So I used my Northern Flurry embossing folder to set the base for the "snow storm"!  
But then I went for the snowflake! 
I used my Best of Snow for that one! I combined the Wild Wasabi & Irradescant Ice embossing powders in a little container. 

Here's a closeup of the snowflake. You can kinda see the sparkle here! It does sparkle in person-trust me!!! lol

The sentiment is a simple stamp from Sweet Essentials. Didn't wanna make it a Christmas card because with the unusual colors, I can use this in January or February. Snowflakes aren't ONLY for Christmas! lol

So "sled" on over to Liz's blog & see what she did with the impending "storm"!!!  

The "12 Cards of Christmas" begins soon!! Be sure to check in!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Hello & welcome to the Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!! And not too much stress on Black Friday! lol

Maybe you hopped over from Helen's blog. She's not feeling well this week so be sure to leave her a extra encouraging comment to cheer her up!

So this week's colors are:

Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, and Pear Pizzazz
Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum, and Sahara Sand
And our added Piece is:
      Add Lace

Now with all the Christmas crafting, it was hard to come up with something non-holiday for this card! I guess I could've gone holiday, but I figure this will probably be my last non-Christmas card for a bit! So the first combo seemed more "wintery" than the second, so that's what I went with!

Here's the card!

For the lace part I used the really cool Delicate Details Lace Tape. It come with 2 little spools of lacy tape in the package! All ya do is peel & stick! I really like them!

The stamp set used are my trusty old Mosaic Madness (with of course the Mosaic Punch & Mosaic Embossing Folder) and the Best of Greetings! I'm gonna miss those "best of" stamp sets! The ones I like I really love!!!

Throw in a framelit, some Pearl Basics & a little Irredescant Ice & ya got a cute card!

So I'm pretty sure I'll be on to Christmas next week! Gotta get to work on my Christmas cards! I'm all ready with my 12 Days of Christmas cards for ya tho! Be sure t watch for them!

So hop on over to Liz's blog & see what she did with her lacy touch! Lovely for sure!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!


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