Printworks Collection 2016 LE Snowman, Little Rascals…


Could this pair be any cuter?  The ‘snow play‘ sentiment fits the image to a ‘t’!  This is the NEW 2016 Limited Edition Snowman from Printworks Collection.  Part of their latest release which includes more snowmen and wonderful Winter/Snow sentiments. You just can’t get any cuter than Annette’s super cute snowmen!

I stamped the snowflake stamp in the background on Strathmore 140# Mixed Media Card-stock with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.

Distress ink pads and the ink blending tools blend wonderfully on this Mixed Media card-stock. I blended over the embossed snowflakes with a couple different blues and spattered some blue ink and then white with a paintbrush.

I painted/colored the snowman and pup with a combination of Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and Distress Inks. Stamped on watercolor paper with Ranger Archival Black ink and cut out by hand.

The snow border is a new poppystamps die, Dotted Curve.

Wow, the last few weeks…where did they go?!  I’ve been making cards, just can’t show them! waaahhh   In the meantime, my camera just up and quit one morning!  Did you hear me scream? A new camera was not on my radar! If you know me, you know I like to research and develop so to speak. lol

Yes, I lost sleep! Thanks to a generous husband, a very knowledgeable friend and a great salesman at the camera store I have a new camera and now if the sun would just shine…. hehe   I’ll figure it out!  I have to! lol

Tomorrow is our area stamp club so I’m going to escape from home for a few hours.  I am probably the only person that still hasn’t taken their Christmas tree down.  I knew it wasn’t a good idea to get a fake tree!  Quit laughing at me!  haha  I’ve been very busy! lol

I’ve missed coming here and chatting through comments.  I always appreciate hearing from you and thank you so much to those that sent me Christmas cards!  I LOVED them all!

I’ll be back!

NEW poppystamps dies…


Hi everyone! Anybody else here feel like they’ve been on a roller coaster ride the last few weeks?  Let me off I say! lol

Playing around with some of the new release from Poppystamps!  Here I’ve used the Ring Collage die cut in kraft and layered over a watercolored panel.

I die cut the largest die from the new Eyelet Stitches dies on the top and bottom of the panel.  On the Memory Box Pool A2 card base I die cut the X border from the new Delicate Stitches dies.

I edged the kraft panel with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the ink blending tool and the pool card base with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the ink blending tool.


The sentiment is from the new poppystamps Grateful Heart stamp set, inked with Versamark and embossed with Gold embossing powder.

I die cut the Heart String from Strathmore Mixed Media 140# stock after inking it with Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress inks and the ink blending tool and spattering with Gold spray ink.

You’ll find most of the supplies I used on my card at

Thank you all for visiting my blog today!  Happy Stamping New Year to us! May we get lots of cards made! hehe


Avery Elle Kitsch Christmas birthday card…


Hi everyone! Just stopping in to share a birthday card for our grandson Bryant. I just had to use this adorable Avery Elle Christmas Kitsch stamp and die set!  Soooooo CUTE!  So fun to color.

I made an ink blended sky with Distress inks  and stamped the three snowflakes from the set with Delicata Silver ink.  I added a few Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear sequins.  I love these tiny ones!


The Memory Box Fresh Pine Landscape die is the background piece die cut in white card-stock.

I used the poppystamps Delicate Holly Frame die adhered to the scene with mounting squares under the solid holly leaves.

The deer are colored with Copic Sketch Markers, the E30 series. Copic Opaque White painted on the eyes and the spots.

I hope you’re having a nice relaxed Christmas prep week! Tim went to turn on the oven Saturday and the element in the oven went bad. ugh.  So all of a sudden we were stove shopping…or he was! lol  Poor guy.  He even went and picked one up by himself!  It’s really nice! I will enjoy heating up my cocoa with it! lol

I was busy making gift tags! hoho  I have a picture over on instagram but haven’t taken a picture with the camera yet.  They’re cute if you want to see… ugh…more deer!  WHAT?!  They are fun though…the Printworks antlers and googly eyes and a big red nose ‘Cool Yule’ kind of tag on kraft! yes!  Link to my IG page is over in the sidebar.

ok – I’ll shut up and get back to work!  Thanks so much for visiting and enjoy some cocoa with me next!  (I wish)

Simon Says Stamp Hey Love release…


Sharing a card today from the NEW release at Simon Says Stamp.  So many pretty dies and stamps! Love is in the air, along with the snow on my blog and in Iowa. hoho


My photos don’t do this card justice.  Black and gold can be so dramatic and I assure you they are on this card! (no sunshine for pictures today)

I used the Memory Box Master Oval Frame die to set this card up, then tied on some thin gold thread.


Two white die cuts glued on behind the gold die cut…


You can see this die and the rest of the release at SSS, HERE. Have fun looking and shopping!

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S.  Here’s a phone picture I just took this a.m.  Sun is bright today!


Memory Box Snowglobe Wishes card…


Tis the season…for all things Christmas and snow related! Do you have a collection of snowglobe stamps and dies?  I do! Oh, I know, what don’t we collect?! lol

This adorable set is an Open Studio stamp set with coordinating dies from Memory Box called Snowglobe Wishes.

I colored the images with Copics, inked the background with Distress inks, spritzed with a pearly spray and then stamped snowflakes with Delicata Silver ink and white ink.


I die cut the snowglobe die in the top panel and glued the snowglobe to the card-base.

This Santa and reindeer are so cute!  I love all the images that come in the set and it’s so wonderful to have dies for all the pieces too!


Oh, for the snow piece they are standing on, I used Stampendous Frantage Chunky Deep White Deep Impression Embossing Enamel. Love this stuff for snow!

Linking to some challenges…

HLS December –  Anything Goes With Dies 

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – Winter Fun 

Scrapyland – Anything Goes (using die companies they sell)

Addicted To Stamps and More – CAS

Simon Says Stamp – National Christmas Card Day

SSS Monday Challenge – Let It Snow

HOHOHO, it’s back to work I go! Thanks for stopping by today and thank you for making the season merry and bright with your comments and everything you share!

Printworks Collection Watercolor Poinsettia and new stencil…


Did you know Printworks Collection has stencils now?!  Yes!  They are so cool too…random and fun!  Here I used the new Summer Rain stencil with the Watercolor Poinsettia J2288.  HERE they are in the store…


I heat embossed the poinsettia with gold powder and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. To get the shimmer on the petals and leaves, I colored it with a Spectrum glitter brush marker.

I edged the background stenciled piece with Gold Delicata ink and an ink dauber.

The frame is from Taylored Expressions. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh, the Christmas collection.

How are you?  Yikes, don’t ask me. lol  I have stuff everywhere.  I keep starting things and then starting something else! HELP!  I wrap presents until I can’t find the right size box so I try to design a tag until I can’t find the right die for what I want to do.  How could I not have the right die you ask?  Well, I wonder the same thing!!! Cards started then stopping for life.  This morning I went to get a hair cut and I forgot to take the little bag of cards that I’d put together to give the gal. So another trip out and about.

I have another birthday card done though!  YAY!  I’ll post it next.

Thanks so much for your sweet comments and encouraging words! I need them! Take care and keep warm and cozy!

P.S.  Order from Printworks today through Friday, December 16th and receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $20. No code needed!

oh man!  These snowmen are SO cute and the sentiments!  I NEED them!

Annette has come out with her 2016 Limited Edition Snowman “Little Rascals” and Christmas release! Get them here!
Shop 2016 Limited Edition Snowman – Wood
“Little Rascals” – only available in wood

Avery Elle North Pole Pals for Leo’s birthday card…


Hi everyone! Rudolph tryouts this week! hohoho  I think the one on the left is winning! lol  I could not be happier with how cute this card turned out!  These happy reindeer just make a gal smile so big!  Hope Leo likes it too… he’s grandson #9 of the 11 boys and just turned 3 years old!  Whew, I had to count that out! lol  Time flies faster than Santa that’s for sure!

I ink blended a background with Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks. Then I die cut the Avery Elle Falling Snow die in it.


I die cut the snow hill with one of the borders from the Avery Elle Custom Panels die set.

The frame is from the Avery Elle Postage Stamp Frame die set.

The reindeer, snowflake and holly are from the North Pole Pals Stamp set.

The pine bough is from the Kitsch Christmas Stamp set.

The images were all colored with Copic Sketch Markers…for the reindeer I used the E20 series, the greens are yG25, 17 and G09, the reds are R24, 27, 29 and 89, the teal is BG45, 49 and 19.

I stamped the images in Taylored Expressions Oreo Hybrid ink on Hammermill 100# Color Copy Cover card-stock.

Linking up to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – Winter Fun!

Thanks for stopping by today! All the best to you my blog friends!

What I used to make this card…