Monday, December 31, 2012


Since it's Monday it must be time for a new challenge at Squigglefly however that is not the case! Instead we are still celebrating the holidays but that doesn't mean I can't keep my fingers limber while coloring Devotion, from one of Squigglefly's amazing artists, Lynne Stansbery!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful and prosperous New Year filled with love, joy and good health!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Saturday Night Steven

Someone has their dancing shoes on and is all dressed ready to party in the New Year. Unfortunately, Saturday Night Steven another of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps' irresistible funny images, is lost in a time warp dating back to the 70's! I hope he doesn't imbibe too much bubbly and fall off his platforms! 

Saturday, December 29, 2012


The days between Christmas and New Year's Day is a great time to be creating and sending 
thank you cards for the wonderful gifts you received! 

Friday, December 28, 2012

What a Night

New Year's Eve is a big party night but if you don't want to spend the first day of 2013 in
bed nursing a hangover, think of my Just Inklined friend, What a Night
 from The Best of Just Inklined 2013 CD ROM!

Thursday, December 27, 2012


It's rather difficult to make the transition away from Christmas cards, so I didn't! 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Winter Sale at Dr. Digi's House of Stamps

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Thankfully, I made Santa's nice list at the last moment so my Christmas was spectacular! So spectacular I am still enjoying it but I wanted to pop in and let you know that Dr. Digi's House of Stamps is running a Winter Sale from Christmas Day to New Year's Day. You can get 50% off all images from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, a full week of bargains. To claim the offer enter the code at checkout:   drdxmas50

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

May your holiday be filled with peace, love and joy!
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

Finally it's Christmas Eve and I must report that I received a video from Santa and he said I hadn't been very good this year! While I disagree with Santa, I'm not going to argue with him so today,  I am busy, busy behaving! If you have any influence with the jolly man in the red suit, please tell him that I am an exemplary example of what is good!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Rescue Squad

Hmm, it's the day before the night before Christmas and the news isn't good! Santa sent an email to all members of the ski patrol asking that they report back to him with a snow report as quickly as possible! Seems the lack of snow is a real dilemma for Santa since the reindeer have no sense of direction when the weather is clear and there's no snow! Dr. Digi's House of Stamps immediately dispatched Rescue Squad to the local slopes and sadly, there's nary a flake! But no fear, Santa does have an alternate plan, Christmas will be delayed until Mother Nature decides to cooperate and we have snow!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Tree Trimmers

Today's card features The Tree Trimmers from Sassy Cheryl's
Lots to do before Christmas but did want to remind you that we are down to three get-ups!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Poinsettia Label

Today's card features Poinsettia Label from Just Inklined and the pretty background paper is from 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Reindeer Tag

Believe it or not but this is a Christmas gift and what is inside will delight the recipient!
Do you need to be reminded that there are five days remaining until Christmas?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Blinkies Snowday Dreaming

Today's card features Sassy Cheryl's cute snowman, Blinkies Snowday Dreaming!
Six more get-ups until Santa arrives, but who's counting?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Snowman Soup

A new challenge is up and running starting today at {Pin}spirational and our sponsor is Dillybeanscreator of the irresistible Snowman Soup, a perfect image for creating this time of year! Below is the fun picture inspiration to work from but please visit {Pin}spirational Challenge for all the details and to see all the fabulous creations from the design team!

If you are counting, there are seven more get-ups and then its Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Better Not Pout Santa

I was shocked when I looked at the calendar and discovered that a week from today is Christmas Eve! How did that happen? Wasn't Thanksgiving just last week? Nevertheless, a week from today is Christmas Eve and with that thought in mind now is the time to be extra, extra good! My card today features Better Not Pout Santa from Squigglefly's fabulous artist, Cheryl Alger! It's my inspiration for the new anything goes with a sentiment challenge that starts today at Squigglefly and hosted by Holley's Hobbyists. Use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win. If you don't have a Squigglefly image, try a freebie!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Pud Overload

It's a good thing that Christmas comes but once a year, I don't think we could stand the stress of all the preparations, not to mention the making and eating of the rich goodies that are served for the celebration. The second reason is because folks like Pud Overload from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, who can't say no, would certainly explode if one more bite of Christmas pudding is eaten! But from the look on Pud's face, I think we need to clear the decks and get out of the way of the soon-to-be kaboom!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Autumn Hay Glimmer and Laster Gold Glossy Lustre

Time is getting short so today's card features another Christmas card to make in a jiffy complete with elegance and simplicity. Start with Autumn Hay Glimmer cardstock as the base and use your favorite Christmas dies with Laser Gold Glossy Lustre cardstock. The cardstock is available from The PaperTemptress!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Santa Chimney

There are so many wonderful Just Inklined images that are only available on The Best of Just Inklined 2012 CD ROM such as this fun image, Santa Chimney! For those of you with a faint heart, even though Santa is high on the rooftop, he is very surefooted and safely makes it down and up the chimney without injury. Santa also carries a magic dust brush he uses to keep his red suit sparkly and clean! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Winkies Snowday Wishes

I enjoy creating with images from Sassy Cheryl's Digis and for today's card I used Winkies Snowday Wishes! His cheeky grin is very distracting and makes me wonder what he's wishing for or maybe he knows what's waiting for me in a particular box that I cannot open until Christmas Day! Twelve more get-ups!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I can never pass on a digi that makes me laugh and Fairdysnowy from Teddy Bo & Co., did just that! I hope the recipient will get a giggle too!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Emily Sits on a Snowball

Wow, the closer we get to Christmas, the faster the days seem to be flying by, before you know it, it will be a New Year! But for now, let's focus on the new {Pin}spirational Challenge that starts today. This week we are sponsored by The Digi Garden and for my card I used Emily Sits on a Snowball. Check out the great {pin}spiring picture and join the fun! Please visit {Pin}spirational Challenge to see what the design team has created and for all the details!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Figure Eight Snowman

The new Squigglefly challenge that starts today is hosted by Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals and the challenge is to use red and green! I thought I'd play along and used Cheryl Alger's sweet Figure Eight Snowman, one of the many snow people available at Squigglefly! Isn't it remarkable that a snowman can write on ice with its skates!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

X Files X Mas

It's amazing how Santa manages to get to everybody's house on Christmas Eve thanks to his amazing reindeers! This year each of the reindeer will be wearing GPS's, a little gift from Mrs. Claus in the hopes of streamlining Santa's trip.  But in all the centuries that Santa has been circling the globe, he's not missed a house yet not even in Area 51 which according to Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, likes a little festive cheer otherwise, X Files X Mas would not be wearing a Santa hat and filling his belly with another candy cane!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Joy to the World

Another Christmas card completed. This one has a masculine touch for someone very special! 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Scrooge in Bed

Today's card is a snapshot of Scrooge in Bed, from the Best of Just Inklined 2012 CD ROM. We all know that in a short time, Scrooge went from being a nonbeliever to a believer thanks to the help of the three pesky Christmas spirits, past, present, and future. But what the story leaves out is that each Christmas Eve, Scrooge pens a lovely letter to Santa and puts out a glass of wine and a cupcake for his pleasure. One can only guess who will use the chamberpot!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sweet November Adorn D. Yard

I've been productive! I used Sweet November Adorn D. Yard from All that Scraps for today's card. Another card for the holidays to add to the pile!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Lady Gnome

I thought I would take a little break from Christmas to share Lady Gnome, a cute image from the newest artist to join the Squigglefly family, Elizabeta Kusher! The sentiment, "Oh gnome, you didn't" is one of a set of eight from the Gnome Sentiment Set, sold separately from the image. The proceeds from the sale of Ms. Kusher's art is given to The Traveler, a non-profit, non-governmental organization headquartered in Croatia founded to promote art, traditional values and culture.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

{Pin}Spirational Challenges

Time again for a new challenge at {Pin}Spirational Challenges and what a honey of an inspiration photo to inspire you! This week there are two sponsors, The Pink Petal and QKR Stampede and I used Decorations, one of their many cute digis for my card! For more details and inspiration, please visit {Pin}Spirational Challenges and while you're there, why not consider becoming a member of the design team, the call ends December 11.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Libby and her Penguin

The delightful image, Libby and her Penguin, is from Squigglefly's fabulous artist, Fawn Palmer. I used the image to inspire you to play along with Holley's Hobbyists for the new Squigglefly challenge that starts today, Winter Wonderland! Be sure to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win and if you don't have a Squigglefly image, check out all their freebies!

Just Inklined to Hop

Welcome to Just Inklined's December Hop, so glad you could join us. The hop is hosted by Karen L. and the theme she has chosen for us is All that Glitters! For my card I used Just Inklined's stunning Fir Balls and printed it directly onto beautiful background paper created by Jak Heath and can be found here.

If you've followed the hop, you should have just visited Dawn and now you are going to jump to see Tangii to see what she's created. Don't forget to leave some love along the way for a chance to win one of the two hidden spots prizes!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Naughty or Nice

Although Mrs. Claus is just as sweet as Santa and always has fresh baked cookies ready to be taste tested by Santa and the elves, she does insist that they help to keep the house clean and tidy. So it should not come as a surprise to you that she does get provoked with Santa when the mailbags overflowing with letters from children, pleading their case as to where to be placed on Santa's Naughty or Nice list, start arriving! But Santa, from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, just smiles and goes about his work because he knows that Mrs. Claus is at the top of his nice list and she's getting socks, underwear and a new vacuum cleaner for Christmas!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

All Lit Up

Happy first day of December! Can you believe it, I sure can't but now the serious business of preparing for the holidays begins, shopping (spending $$), decorating (ugh, emptying all those boxes), sending Christmas greeting (maybe by Valentine's Day), baking cookies (doubtful) and most importantly, P-A-R-T-Y-I-N-G (definitely)! And that brings me to today's card, All Lit Up by Fawn Palmer, one of the many new images being released today at Squigglefly! The inside of the card says, "Let's get lit!" and both sentiments come with the fun and shiny image!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Mail

Thanks to the beautiful Digital Scrapbooking Christmas Tradition Papers and Christmas Mail from Just Inklined, I finished another card for Christmas!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Lamp Post

I have been diligently working on Christmas cards, I am determined to get them in the mail by Valentine's Day! For today's card, I used the soon to be released Holiday Lamp Post by Lynne Stansbery of Squigglefly.  Lynne has so many incredibly beautiful images that practically color themselves like this one so for a hint of color, I used colored pencils, pastels and finished it off with a red ribbon.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Farewell Dude Time Doodles

Today is the day that the Dude and the Dudettes have been dreading, our last post as a team for the lively gents at Dude Time Doodles. But we're going out in style with a blog hop and four new images. My card features Twas the Night Before, a good little guy the day before Christmas but an absolute terror the remaining 364 days of the year!  If you've been following the hop you should have arrived from Anne's blog and your next stop is to visit Sharon. Don't forget to leave us all some love since one of us is the mystery host and has a Dude Time Doodles image waiting for the lucky commenter.

On a personal note to the team, you're the best and I have loved working and getting to know each of you. I thank you for your ongoing support and inspiration. I hope someday we will all be together again until then, it was a helluva party!

{Pin}Spirational Challenges

I am so very happy to tell you that I have joined the {Pin}Spirational Challenges design team! Although my term does not officially begin until January I do get to play along with all the other wonderful Pin Gals. The design team call is open until December 11, so if you are interested, please visit {Pin}Spirational Challenges for more information about how to apply.

This week's inspiration is provided by a photo of a cute, cute puppy. I love the glasses so I used Owl Sparklers, adorned with sunglasses to protect its eyes from all the sparkle and shine, from 2 Cute Ink, this week's sponsor.  For more inspiration from the design team please visit {Pin}Spirational Challenges and join the fun!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tinsel Angel

The new challenge that starts today at Squigglefly is hosted by Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals and it calls for Glitter and Bling! When someone says glitter and bling, I'm in even when its not my team's turn! For my card I used the soon to be released Tinsel Angel by Squigglefly's fabulous artist, Fawn Palmer. Now get your glitter and bling on and join the challenge. Be sure to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win a prize and if you don't have a Squigglefly image, try one of their many freebies!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

We Three Kings

Long before Paul, Ringo and George joined forces with John and became the Beatles, they were members of the youth choir at their church. Each Christmas season the choir would go caroling through neighborhoods to help spread the spirit of Christmas and good cheer. Each evening after the choir had finished singing and gone home, Paul, Ringo and George, a/k/a We Three Kings as Dr. Digi's House of Stamps has dubbed them, would remain singing non-traditonal Christmas songs until they were hoarse! One evening Paul happened to stroll by and when he saw them he decided to sing along and that folks is how the Beatles were born! 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Card

Now that Thanksgiving and Black Friday are in the past, I guess its time to honker down and get serious about creating Christmas cards if I want to send any out before Easter! 

Friday, November 23, 2012


Just Inklined has so many elegant images of women but Elizabeth is my favorite! It may be her delicate features, the wonderful feathers or perhaps the era she's from. I just know I think she's beautiful!

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Stuffed Turkey from Whimsy Stamps joins me in wishing you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING 
and a gentle reminder to skip the turkey and eat pie! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

We With You a Merry Chrithmus

Since Dude Time Doodles is closing its doors on December 15, today starts the last challenge! As you might expect judging by the calendar the challenge is Happy Holidays!   For my card I used We With You a Merry Chrithmus. So get busy and make a holiday card for your dude and enter the last challenge! Please stop by and see what the Dude and Dudettes have created and leave them some love, we're all feeling sad.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

More Playtime

I hope the sound of crunching leaves under your feet is music to your ears! 

Monday, November 19, 2012


A new challenge starts today at Squigglefly and this week it's Holley's Hobbyists' turn to host the challenge. The challenge is "Thankful" and you have three choices, make a thank you card, a Thanksgiving themed card, or make a card about something that you are very thankful for and add a sentiment to match! I am very thankful for many things, my family, my friends, my health and the warmth and coziness of my home BUT I cannot get all of that on one card. So I decided to share my thankfulness for my four-legged friends that make me smile each day and give me a sense of comfort that I am not alone. For my card I used Devotion by Squigglefly's amazing artist, Lynne Stansbery, her art is always so beautiful! Now it's your turn to share with us your "Thankful". Be sure to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win. If you don't have a Squigglefly image, check out all the freebies available!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Howdy Pilgrim

Just to clarify, a Pilgrim wears a hat and has a fetish for buckles, a turkey does not! Turkeys are covered with feathers, many, many feathers! In fact, there is one side of the turkey that has more feathers, the outside — well duh! But to enjoy the tasty morsels of a baked turkey one must capture the bird and they can be fierce as is Dr. Digi's House of Stamps' pistol toting turkey, Howdy Pilgrim! So my advice is to set a trap in your oven by placing a pan filled with butter and other tasty foods such as breadcrumbs, cranberries, and chopped celery in the waiting oven. Next, since turkeys love salt and pepper, generously sprinkle both creating a path leading into the oven. You must be quick, as soon as the turkey jumps in the pan, slam the door shut and do not open for at least four to six hours depending on the size of your bird. When you are confident that the turkey is done, open the door and you will find a perfectly baked turkey already stuffed if you set your trap properly. The only task remaining is to remove the feathers, I suggest using your vacuum cleaner!