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Monday, December 17, 2018

Holiday Wishes

I was out in my yard the other day and spied my pink flamingos and decided I liked the idea of these guys in a Christmas card.

First I water colored a background and started reaching for the tried and true rectangle die when the circle ones caught my eye so I decided to change it up a bit. I did diecut my panel background in rectangle, added my circle, popped up the flamingos  up using foam tape then was trying to to figure out a sentiment when again I found my stickers and added the gold label and lastly a few enamel dots. 

All in all a fairly quick despite the coloring with copics and water colored background. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


After completing my 5 minute card from Monday I decided to make another one, I mean what the heck they only take 5 minutes.

I recently purchased the Ho Ho Ho die from MFTS and figured it would be perfect, I tried both white cs and pp and preferred the pp, the die alone is cute but I wanted a bit more. I added the sentiment using a stamp from Memory Box and then it still seemed a little bland so I added my enamel dots, I was pretty happy with it and later came across the Santa sticker so what the heck I added him too.

Another quick and easy card!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Have A Holly Jolly Holiday

After decorating the house and 2 trees plus wrapping 30 gifts I knew I wanted a quick card for the blog today. I saw some stickers I had set aside for a DD and knew I could use them. I then instantly grabbed a postcard die because I was pretty sure they would look cute on a stamp. First I cut a postcard die in white then realized how much better it would look if it was red and the elf shoes were on white so I quickly grabbed my scrap paper and found some red.

After mounting the two cardstocks together and adding the stickers I spied my Pink and Main pp and found some paper that I thought would work, diecut another panel from my Fawn Lawn cross stitched dies and the only thing left was to find a sentiment which MFTS Santa and Friends stamps supplied. The only thing left was to put it all together and take a photo before the sun went down. Easy peasy a 5 min card for sure.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Merry Christmas - WPlus9 die

Yes another plaid card; tis the season or rather weather for lots and lots of plaid as its flannel season here even in sunny California.

I am still lovin this deer I bought a few years back and love the black silhouette with the plaid pp. I wanted to give him a white backdrop so using my Spellbinders die I cut and embossed it then added some silver foil snowflakes and topped him off with a bright and shiny Merry diecut.

I popped the deer, the white label diecut, and a snowflake to give the card some overall dimension.

There's just something about a red, white and black color combo that seems timeless and makes me think of booth Winter and Valentine's Day.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Peace and Love

Digging around in my stamps I came across these Holly and Leaves from Papertrey Ink that I never seem to use much and after browsing around in a Stampin Up catalog I decided I needed to do some stamping and opted for these florals. I wasn't sure at first what I wanted and after a few mishaps I was pretty happy with the my stamped outcome and just needed to add some pp and finishing touches like that snowflake die from Simon Says Stamp. And I'll let you on a little secret, I dropped the damn ink pad on the stamped card panel. Originally I was going to put the sentiment on the left side but you see I now needed to hide my mistake and thus the snowflake helped me rescue me from my clumsy hands.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Diamond Dotz - Snowman

Taking a side step from the cards to show you another diamond dotz. This is a snowman I did for my daughter and gave it to her for her birthday. It really looks wonderful matted and framed. I really think that wooden frame brings it altogether.

 You just can't capture the bling factor in a photo but trust me it shines without being gawdy.

Now if I could just finish my Santa, sigh.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Feliz Navidad

Originally I picked out and planned to back this cute doggy on some plaid paper but at the last minute I decided to add the string of lights and sadly the card just didn't look as good as it did on this wood panel so I had to make a slight change. 

The dog is from Tim Holtz, my lights are from Papertrey Ink and the sentiment from Simon Says stamp, and if you noticed there are no enamel dots. I am a little shocked myself since I use so many of them. 

Hope everyone enjoyed their Turkey day and had a wonderful time with family and friends. I for one am ready for Christmas, my calendar is already getting full and I hope the month doesn't fly by I really want to enjoy it.