Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year – Penguin Style


  • Stamps – Cat’s Pajamas “Make Merry” set
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Stomp: Best Buddies” (green) and K.I. Memories “Flourish” (black with dots)
  • Edger punch – EK Success “Argyle”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this card using the Freshly Made Sketches Sketch #66. It also features argyle, which is in response to the 365 Cards Day 306 challenge. Happy New Year!

365 Cards – Day 302 – Happy New Year


  • Stamp – Judikins “Happy New Year”
  • Stencil – Crafter’s Workshop 6 X 6″ Template “Winter Wonderland”
  • Die cut – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty Eight”
  • Ribbon – American Crafts
  • Pearl pen – Viva Decor Silver
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Ranger Distress Inks

The challenge at 365 Cards for Day 302 is Blending color. I chose to blend Distress inks with a snowflake stencil from Crafter’s Workshop. I drew out a little of the white found in the negative space (the snowflake background) with white ribbon and made three accents with the silver pearl pen for some sparkle. Thanks for dropping by today.

OWH Sketch #152 – Kitty Phone Call


  • Stamp – from Penny Black “Loads of Love” set
  • Die cuts – made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large” and “Big Scalloped Circles Large”
  • Patterned paper – Making Memories “Heart Floral Love Struck”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Black Pearl Pen – Viva Decor

I present to you a cheery card for a hero to send home with lots of love. The design comes from OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch #152. I colored the stamped image with Copic markers and added accents with black pearl pen to pull the whole design together. Thanks for stopping by today.

Clean & Simple Sketch #221 – OWH Missing You


  • Stamp – Autumn Leaves “Flower Swirls”
  • Sentiment stamp – from Hero Arts “OWH Right at Home” set
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Lime Rickey” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Distress Ink – Ranger “Wild Honey”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I was inspired by sketch #221 at Clean and Simple Stamping for this card. The theme for the Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps this week is Miss You. So I put the two challenges together and made this card. It features the stamped flowers colored with Copic markers. I applied Distress Ink in Wild Honey to the edges of the individual layers. Thanks for visiting!

Iris Fold Christmas Tree


  • Stamp – Stampendous “Old World Greetings”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny
  • Iridescent paper – Creative International Papers
  • Patterned paper (trunk) – Chatterbox “Fine Engraved Paper in Chocolate”
  • Iris fold pattern – Circle of Crafter’s

I wanted to make an iris folded Christmas card this year. I used a tree pattern published at Circle of Crafters and some iridescent papers in greens and blues. Unfortunately I ran out of time and only got one made! I guess I’ll have to make more now for next Christmas. Thanks for visiting!


Freshly Made Sketches #65 – Snowflake Christmas


  • Die cuts – Made from Spellbinders Poseabilities collection: “Snowflake Wonder” (four layered together)
  • Stamp – Rubber Soul “Holiday Whimsical”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Snowflakes”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny
  • Brad – Creative Impressions

This was a fun card to make by layering all of the die cuts together to make a snowflake and fastening them with a frosted brad. I layered the embossed snowflake paper on top of the dots to make it even more Wintry. I was inspired by the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches: #65. Thanks for stopping by.


Snowman and Snowflakes


  • Stamp – Rubber Soul “Holiday Whimsical” set
  • Die cuts made from Spellbinders Just Rite Custom Dies – Nested Oval Medallion Labels
  • Edger punch – Dotted Wave
  • Patterned paper – Heidi Grace Designs “Shimmer Glimmer Paper – Frost Blvd.”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • May Arts Silver Snowflakes

This wintry card features a snowman and snowflakes. It is a cheery little card we’ll use to send holiday greetings. Thanks for visiting. I hope to get more time for creating soon!

Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch #64 – Christmas


  • Patterned papers – KaiserCraft “Just Believe”
  • Die cut – KaiserCraft “Just Believe”
  • Edger Punch – EK Success “Dotted Wave”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This card features the “Just Believe” collection from EK Success. There is metallic silver throughout. I used Sketch 64 at Freshly Made Sketches for inspiration. Thanks for your visit today.


OWH Love Card with 365 Cards Polka Dots


  • Patterned papers – KaiserCraft Secret Admirer Collection: Flirtatious and First Love
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Memory Box White Pearls
  • Stickers – EK Success Sticko “Shimmering Hearts”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny Back to Backs: Mint Dot

The Midweek Throwdown challenge today at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps is Love and Hugs cards for our heroes. Then, over at 365 Cards, Day 278’s challenge is to create with Polka Dots. So I’ve done a combined effort with this simple card. I used the image from one sheet of KaiserCraft paper and die cut the polka dots from another sheet from the same collection. I popped up the image and accented the corners with hearts and pearls. That’s it! Didn’t use a single ink pad on this one! Have a great day and thanks for visiting.

Unscripted Sketches #187 – Stocking Mouse


  • Stamps – Penny Black “Xmas Mouse” and “Christmas Cheer”
  • Die cuts made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Four” and “Labels Seventeen”
  • Border punch – EK Success “Abstract Flower Edger”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

I colored this cute little Christmas mouse with Copic markers and popped him up for a little dimension. I used bright green for accents, including edging the card and sentiment with green ink. The card was created using the current card sketch at Unscripted Sketches #187. Thanks for stopping by today.