Merry Christmas….

It’s time for our Crafty Awesomeness Challenge at The Crafting  This time we could make any type of card so I chose to make another Christmas Card for my pile, which is slowly growing.  I better get moving ’cause it will be here before we know it!

I used a pre-made card base from Hobby Lobby.  The black and white striped paper is by Canvas Corp. and was a scrap from a previous card.  I fell in love with the paper with the old car with the Christmas tree on top and just had to buy it.  It’s a single sheet by The Paper Studio and is sold at Hobby Lobby.

I turned this into a shaker card using the “Merri Christmas” Die Circle and matching plastic dome.  These are both by Die-Namics by My Favorite Things. I used a single circle punch for the black dots on the paper and put a shaker “flake” on each one.  I probably should have dry embossed the card background, but I didn’t think of it in time. The “flakes” are from Hobby Lobby.

I’m looking forward to seeing your entries into the challenge.



Wishing Ewe….

Sorry that my Bugaboo Crafty Challenge for September is so late, but we were caught in the middle of Hurricane Irma and things are just now getting back to normal here.

I was thrilled to be able to do another card for my Christmas pile.  This cute little digi and sentiment is called “Merry Christmas to Ewe” and both can be found here on the Bugaboo Store site.  Don’t you just love that cute little face?  I sure do.

My papers are from a stack by “The Paper Studio” called “Snow Day” and bought at Hobby Lobby.  I’ve had it a few years now and I still love this aqua and red combination for Christmas.  I’m hoping that I can find a new stack this year that I love as much as I do this one. If you’ve found any that you really like, please let me know.

I’ve colored my image with Copic Markers, picking up the colors in the paper.  I decided to make it a shaker card using these smaller shaker windows that I had just bought from My Favorite Things.  Unfortunately, I found the smaller window harder for me to work with, as some of the styrofoam “snow balls” were just a tad too big and they were a tight fit. I find that they don’t shake as well as I would like them to.

The Twine was from my stash and the large circle ring is cut with a Die-Namic die also from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask them. Good luck with your entry.


Under the Sea….

Our Crafty Awesomeness Challenge for June is to make a “Shaker Card” and to use our “Gina Marie” Dies.  This was a no brainer for me, as I have plenty of her Beach and Sea oriented dies.

I cut my dies using white paper and colored them using my Copic Markers and a few Prisma Colored Pencils. The plastic Domes are available from here.  The sparkling beads used were a type of “Christmas Ice” bought at Hobby Lobby.  (I’m always picking up things that I think will look cool in a shaker card so I have them when needed.)

The circle background paper was an old scrap, but the wood-pattern paper was from a Glitz 6×6 Paper Pad called “Dapper Dan.”

The Shark Sticker was another dip into sticker notebook that I’ve had for years and years.  I’m determined to make use of as many as I can on my future cards!

I hope you can join us and maybe you’ll be the winner. The challenge runs through the end of June.

Thanks for stopping by.

Save The Date…

For my next Christmas Card I couldn’t resist using this month’s free Kenny-K Santa Stud stamp. It’s for a very good friend of mine and I’m sure she’ll love it. (Who wouldn’t!)

I wanted to make a very simple stamped card but it took me forever! My mind has a hard time doing “simple.” LOL. I colored the image with my Copic Markers and set the sentiment on the computer.  The other words are done with the “Bottle Cap” Letters Die from Die-namics by My Favorite Things. The Scalloped Curved Border is also from MFT.

The Pattern Paper was a scrap and the Twine was from my stash.



Merry Christmas…

Our weather has cooled off and now it’s beginning to feel like winter and the Holiday Season.  I’ll be getting as many Christmas Cards done as I can and I want to use as many different stamps as I can.  I never do things the easy way. LOL.

On this card I used an older Pure Innocence Stamp from My Favorite Things.  I’ve loved these stamps since they first came out and were carried by our local Scrapbook store at the mall.  At the time I didn’t know that the company was local and that within a few years they would open a retail store by me. Now I love all their products, especially their new 6×6 paper line.

I’ve colored this image with my Copic Markers and used a MFT “Merry Christmas” Die-namics Die.  I used the leftover park from the die and placed it over a piece of Pattern Paper that was in my scrap box.

I also followed Sketch #2 in MsWipz’s Monthly Challenge in the Crafting Circle Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by to see me.



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