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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

For the first time

in a very long time I find myself with zero Christmas cards. Not because I didn't make them but because I sold them. I am trying to make a bunch for friends but for some reason everyone wants to get together early this year and I don't feel I am going to be able to make enough cards. Alas what am I to do?

Now I am contemplating using this picture I took recently of my kitty to order some cards from Shutterfly but still on the fence. I don't know if that's just me being against having someone else make my cards or I just believe I should make my own.

What do you think, send or not to send.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Time In The City

I originally masked a card panel off and used distressed inks to create the background, but who says paper tape doesn't stick. As I was pulling that last piece off...rrrrriiiiippp there went my card panel. Ugh. No worries I just cut out the part I can use and matted it on some pp. Problem solved but errr, who likes to encounter problems when they're trying to make the perfect card.

Stamps are from Papertrey Ink and the die is My Favorite Things stamps.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Wishes

While I had my watercolors out I felt the need to use the blue for some reason and wondered how the Yeti stamp set from My Favorite Things Stamps would work. I also used some stitched hill dies from Simon Says Stamp and their fallen snow stencil along with some glitter paste. The Christmas die is from Clearly Besotted stamps and the pattern paper from MFTS. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Watercolor - Wishing You A Happy Birthday

Thought I would take a break from my Christmas cards which have been selling quite well at my local craft fair and watercolor a bit.

I mixed both the Peony and Beautiful Bouquet sets from Altenew for this card. Used my Simon Says Stamp Wishing die along with a birthday stamp set and added a couple of enamel dots.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Feliz Navidad

After my hiccup last week trying to make my cacti card I decided I still need to whip something up with cacti because it was one of those challenges I placed upon myself not to let my mishap deter me.

Not quite what I had envisioned last week but I think it gets the feeling across none the less. The festive light die is from Poppystamps or Memory Box and the Cacti stamps are from MFT stamps and the sentiment was from Simon Says Stamp. The images were colored with copics.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Merry and Bright

It's been raining here all weekend and what better time to spend in doors than with some scrappy time. I had die cut this glittered deer a while back and thought it would be a shame to let him go to waste so gathering up some old products I was able to create this card.

The deer and Merry die cut are from WPlus9, the tag set is from Papertry Ink as well as the & Bright stamp. The 3 Snowflakes are from Simon Says Stamp which were cut from a white glitter cardstock which apparently is lost with photography.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Ho Ho Ho

So I missed Monday's blog post but I was frantically finishing uploading products to my second shop, Sweet Kaboodle. If you are interested you can find it here. If you are interested in any of my cards I am selling them in my new shop along with soaps and a few bath products.

I had started this card that I hoped to have ready for my Monday post but alas I ran out of time. I have to say this card went in a whole other direction that what I had envisioned. In fact it looks nothing like it. I wanted to stamp some cacti then have these lights wrap around them but it seemed a bit impossible so I gave up and after stamping all the lights red I went in a different direction. I love this shiny silver cardstock and can't seem to find anymore of it so I use every bit of it I have, no wasting this stuff. It worked perfectly here along with the fun black and white striped pp.