Echo Park Mister Fox Snow-globe Birthday card…

Hi everyone!  I’m back with another birthday card…this snowglobe card is for one of our granddaughters that just turned 12!  Lilli loves to stamp and die cut.  She will sit and do tedious die creating even!  A gal after her Grandma’s heart for sure! lol

When I saw this Fox die I just had to have it.  I don’t know why, if you know me, you know I’m not an animal lover! A lot of my friends are, so I keep good company! lol  I love cute stamp and die critters though!

To come up with this snow-globe shape, I used the Memory Box Circle Basics die and the Memory Box Snow-globe Open Studio Bases die set.  It was easy to make the front but I took the challenge and did partial die cutting to make the card base because I wanted it to be the snow-globe shape too.  It worked great!

With a pencil I outlined the card front onto the card base. I cut the circle part of the base by keeping the fold below the cutting line on the circle so it wouldn’t be cut when I ran it through the machine. I stopped cutting the circle when it got to where the base started by lining the cutting plate up at the stopping point before I ran it through the machine.

Then I lined up the base to the pencil line and used a little piece of broken cutting plate at an angle on both sides (one side at a time) so the top of the base wouldn’t cut when I ran it through the machine!   I was tickled with how it came out and even more tickled that it worked the first time! hehe

So don’t throw broken cutting plates away…that’s my tip for the day!

You’ll find the Circle basics die set HERE, the Parker Alphabet dies HERE, the Snow-globe Base HERE (wouldn’t you know, the snow-globe bases are discontinued, I found them at this site though when I googled),  the Pattern Paper I used HERE, the flower sticker HERE  and the Fox HERE.

Linking to some challenges…

Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes

The Paper Players – Cut it Out

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – For a special lady/girl

Thanks for stopping by!  Thank you for the wonderful comments and emails!  I love hearing from you!

A snow-globe kind of birthday card…


I had fun using some Papertrey Ink dies and Taylored Expressions stamps to make this card.  A Distress ink background with ink spatters…some copic coloring and fussy cutting and it was ready to put together.


A very fun shape card and the first time for me to use this stamp set!  So I’m linking up to Darnell’s NBUS challenge #10!  yay!

The challenge at Stamping Sensations Challenge blog is Animal Magic so I’m linking up there too.

The challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges blog is a card with an animal too…count me in!

Over at Jingle Belles Challenge the theme is ‘let the flakes fall where they may’  So cute!

Here’s a close up…


It could’ve easy been a shaker but I like it a lot this way too!  Just making paper snow this year!  I think the snow is all going north of us. hehe  Sorry northerners!

Thanks for stopping by!  ‘preciate it and no I won’t ask you to go count how many snow-globe stamps and dies you own already. #chuckle

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!

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!

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…