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)

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…

Two CAS Christmas cards…


Hi everyone! I have to get some posts in while it’s snowing here on the blog! lol Sharing the two cards I had the gals make at our stamp club Christmas party a couple weeks ago.

I stamped the silhouette image and sentiment from Hero Arts in black multiple times with the MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black ink, then using clear embossing powder I embossed it on a periwinkle color card-stock. The stamp set is, Greatest Gift CL559 if you want to google it.

Then I inked it with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink and an ink blending tool.

The pretty Avery Elle pierced postal frame die cut and mounted with strips of craft foam. I covered both sides of a piece of craft foam with Scor-tape and cut it into strips. Thank you Cindy for that technique! It’s awesome!


Here I used a snowflake background and word from Taylored Expressions and Crafter’s Companion watercolor paper. It’s really white. The holly and berries from Reverse Confetti.

Very easy A2 size and flat for mailing cards!  I hope you’re enjoying this creative and busy season!  It is going by way too fast for me! The tree is up and decorated and some of the other decorative things are out. yay!

oh presents…well…we’re working on it! lol

Take care! Thanks for stopping by today!

P.S. I have one TE Christmas Card class kit left if anyone is interested! I’d love to sell it!  Photo and price on the ‘For Sale’ page, a tab under my blog title.

Links to products I used…


PTI Christmas Card for stamp club


Hi everyone! Here’s the card I made for our area stamp club gals!  PTI (Papertrey Ink) had a challenge going on for assembly line card making so I had to enter. hehe



Dorothy had my name in the gift exchange and she gave me this old Santa Memory Box stamp that I wanted.  She got it last year in the club gift exchange!  It was so fun to open it and see she’d given him up for me!  One of the other things in the package was this Sizzix tree die that I used on a thanks card that I mailed to her.  Hopefully she’ll get it before she sees this! hehe  A fun time was had by all!  We missed the gals that couldn’t be there though!


Thanks for stopping by today!  See you again soon!

Ombre Hero Arts Scene for Addicted to CAS challenge…


Hi everyone!  When I saw the challenge at Addicted to CAS…I just knew I needed to use some of my Hero Arts stamps with the Hero Arts Ombre stamp pad!  I had to hurry though cuz we’re down to the last few hours!  eek!  Life on the edge when you have too many things going! lol


I tried a few different backgrounds but ended up just going around the perimeter of the image with a gold paint pen after I inked and put 4 inch wide double stick tape over the top and covered it with Judikins Micro Clear Beads… I have to use them at least once a year!  hehe


I die cut a Memory Box Postage square die, Holly die and the sentiment from Cottage Cutz in white glitter card-stock, holly in green. So festive but with a vintage appeal too.


I’m happy so it’s back to work on the house. The living/dining room is painted and we’re working on moving things back in.  Tim washed some windows and I’ve been cleaning blinds!  oh yuk is right! Double yuk!  That’s why I had to stop and make something! haha

ok – ttul!