Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thank You!

It's hard to believe that we are about to bid 2013 farewell and welcome in 2014! So I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all the support and friendship you have given me! My wish for you is to have a wonderful happy, healthy and prosperous new year! 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Dr. Digi's House of Stamps is Having a Sale!

Even though I'm having a little blogcation, I did want to let you know that Dr. Digi's House of Stamps is having a sale.  Just add the coupon code xmas25 when you checkout and get 25% off!!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy Cat-urday

I'm taking a little holiday blog break but I did want to share the card I made for The Alley Way Be Inspired Challenge. For my card I made use of stamps from The Alley Way Stamps,  Sittin' Pretty and Christmas Express sets. 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Pinecone Christmas Wreath

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa was very good to you! All week the design team is sharing their favorite Just Inklined Christmas card, for me it is the Pinecone Christmas Wreath! Please  leave me a comment for a chance to be one of the two lucky commenters to receive this gorgeous image. And please join us on Facebook so you can share with us what you create using Just Inklined's fabulous digital images!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Faux Inlaid Veneer Reindeer Tag

I admire the wood veneer inlaid die cut cards but since I didn't have the necessary veneer, I thought I'd make my own using good ole' cardstock! Close but not a home run!

Sunday, December 22, 2013


We all know that Dr. Digi's House of Stamps is famous for his knee-slapping, laugh out loud images! But for today's card, I decided to used Bauble, the freebie that currently is up for grabs, and stretch it here and stretch it there to make a pretty card to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 21, 2013


I love the results of using tissue paper and the Tim Holtz poinsettia die, simple to make but so pretty! 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Roses

It's hard to believe that this time next week we will have said goodbye to Christmas 2013 and we will be getting ready to celebrate the entrance of 2014! Before I get too far ahead, I would like to share with you today one more of Just Inklined's beautiful images, Christmas Roses.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mini Set Christmas Blocks

I have two cards to show you from Mini Set Christmas Blocks available at Bugaboo's Digi Stamps! And there are still five more images in the set that need to be colored! Quite a bargain especially since the set is on sale!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

From All of Us

I made a gift tag to enter The Alley Way Stamps Challenge. To create it I used Alley Way stamps from Pieces, Christmas Express and The Gang sets! Below is the inspiration photo for the challenge.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Snow Much Joy

Welcome to this week's Squigglefly Challenge hosted by Holley's Hobbyists! The challenge is to Use Red everywhere or just somewhere, easy for the holiday season but be sure to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win! For my card I used the cute Snow Much Joy, a new release by Cheryl Alger. Hope to see you at the challenge!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Snow Fun

In last week's post for Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, I tried to encourage you to pay more attention to our friend the snowman. Snow fun is not the attention I was asking for! Please curb your dog!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Winter Wonderland

One more Christmas card to add to the done pile! 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Boot (Man)

My card today features a great Just Inklined image, Christmas Boot (Man), perfect for the men on your list. Christmas is fast approaching and I'm almost ready!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Wind Chimes

To play along with this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge, I used the Paper Smooches stamp sets, Santa Paws, Warm Hearts and Swanky Snowdudes and created my Christmas Wind Chimes.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

All White Elegance

I think my card is very elegant but very easy to create. I started with Heavenly White 100# cardstock from the PaperTemptress for the card base and used a die to create a window and then dry embossed Heavy Duty Clear Vellum also from the PaperTemptress to cover the opening. Next using the same vellum I stamped the sentiment, the poinsettia and leaves twice and then white embossed them. Once they were cooled I cut a few of the petals apart and curled them to add dimension before layering them with the leaves. To complete the card I added pearls to its center.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Full Stocking

Christmas really is just around the corner! Time to gather your Squigglefly images and get busy! While you are at it, join this week's Squigglefly Challenge hosted by Rhonda Rowdy Rascals and show your Christmas spirit by using Christmas ribbon, paper or image. Be sure to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win and if you don't have an image, try using a freebie. For my card I used the super cute Full Stocking by Squigglefly's amazing artist, Fawn Palmer.

I am very fortunate and thrilled that with Squigglefly's help, my card found its way onto the cover and the complete how-to description in Issue 46 of Complete Cardmaking!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Lonely this Christmas

Look at the smile on Dr. Dig's House of Stamps humorous image, Lonely this Christmas! Even a snowman needs a friend! So the next time you build a snowman, don't just leave it standing alone, in the cold! Be a good sport and give it some quality time! A Christmas present would be good too!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Four Trees

I love to watch how-to videos and then try my hand at recreating what I had seen without looking back so that my card is not exactly the same. I made today's card after watching this video by Darlene Design.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Poinsettia Corner Ribbon

Today's card features another of the many beautiful Just Inklined Christmas images, Poinsettia Corner Ribbon. Gorgeous image to use along with your favorite Christmas sentiment! 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Green Acres

I thought I would take a break from making Christmas cards and decided to play with two of the stamps included in the Green Acres set from Paper Smooches.  Since the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge this week is anything goes, I going to enter my card in the challenge!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Merry Kissmas

Today's card is the result of serious fun playtime with the December Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp! Love the reindeer paper! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Get MOOvin'

I needed a thank you card and I wanted to play along with The Alley Way Stamps Challenge so I used their cute cow from Get MOOvin' stamp set and created today's card. To make the image two sided, I first stamped the image, then added a piece of dental floss for it to hang and glued blank cardstock to it. Once the glue was dried, I used a marker to outline the image and then added some patches and attached its tail!  

Monday, December 2, 2013

Bauble Group

Today starts a new Squigglefly Challenge and this week Holley's Hobbyists are the hosts! The challenge is Sparkle Time - add a little sparkle to your card. For my card I am sharing a sneak peek of Bauble Group by Dawn Collins that will be available on December 7 at Squigglefly! Hope you have time to join the challenge just be sure to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win and don't forget the sparkle!

Just Inklined to Hop

Welcome to December's Just Inklined Blog Hop! This month our host is Gaynor and the theme is Lavender and Lace.  For my card I used Just Inklined's super cute, Ice Skating Snowman, and gave her a lavender hat and skirt and use a touch of lace for embellishment. Hopefully you have arrived here after visiting Dawn and your next stop is to see what goodness Jak has waiting for you. Be sure you leave a comment as you move along for a chance to win one of the two hidden spot prizes. Enjoy the hop and thanks for visiting!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Phyllis the Festive Fairy

When we think of fairies they are usually tiny and youthful thanks to what we see on television and the movies. But truthfully, fairies are just like humans, they grow and advance in age! Dr. Digi's House of Stamps' delightful Phyllis the Festive Fairy started her career when she was very young and lithe. With time and age she has moved up the ranks to that of Festive Fairy! In a recent interview following her promotion she explained that she still loves her work but her new position requires her only to make visits to sprinkle love, joy and birthday wishes on those over the age of fifty! Have you had a visit from Phyllis? If not, before you know it, you will!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Santa Paws

My card today features a sweet dachshund from the Santa Paws stamp set from Paper Smooches! I will send this card to our veterinary from my four-legged family members and I will also enter it in this week's Paper Smooches Sparks challenge.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Pinecone Christmas Wreath

Now that turkey-time is over, its time to get serious about getting cards made for Christmas. My card today features Pinecone Christmas Wreath, one of the many beautiful images available at Just Inklined for the holiday season!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Eat Ham!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Grape Jelly Christmas

Sometimes the most unusual can turn into wonderful results! For a nontraditional Christmas card I started with PaperTemptress' gorgeous Pop Tone 54# Grape Jelly cardstock combined with a banner made from Heavenly White 100# Extended Archival cardstock, then added pretty snowflakes and a touch of bling, the results are surprising and striking!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Peace Joy Love

I must admit, focusing on Christmas cards during playtime has put me ahead on the cards needed this holiday season! For my card today I used two different dies, Small Deer and Tiny Village that accidentally dropped in my cart while pursuing Ellen Hutson!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Look Up

Time for a new Squigglefly Challenge and this week Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals are hosting! To enter the challenge be sure to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win and include a banner or use an image with a banner on your card or project. For my card I used Look Up by Squigglefly artist, Marla Shega. So take some time out from your turkey day chores and play along!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Karaoke Claus

Did you hear the news?  It seems that there are so many requests for karaoke machines for Christmas, that Karaoke Claus from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps has had his elves working overtime to get all the machines made and Santa sings along to each and every machine to make sure they work perfectly. Santa has done so much singing that he can't talk and we all know how important it is that come Christmas Eve Santa can call out, "On Dasher, on Prancer . . . Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!" So if you know a sure cure for sore tired throats, call Santa's hotline immediately!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Warm Hearts

My card today features stamps from the Warm Hearts stamp set from Paper Smooches. Once again, I am playing along with this week's Paper Smooches Sparks challenge.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Gloucester Old Spot

Today's card features one of Just Inklined's newest releases, Gloucester Old Spot! I can't help but giggle when I look at this pig family, especially the one looking right at you! The metal tag says, "know in your heart you are loved".

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thinking of You

My sweet friend who lost her fight to ovarian cancer in February would have just celebrated another birthday. Since together we shared countless birthdays I didn't want to let the day go by unnoticed so I made this card to send to her family. It wasn't the same as sending her a birthday card but somehow it gave me a little peace of mind.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Happy T Day

I wanted to play along with the TAWS Challenge and I wanted to make a card for Thanksgiving but no turkey stamp! What to do, what to do? So I decided to made my own turkey by combining several stamps sets, Bird Brain, Get Moovin, Snow Much Fun and Jibber Jabber all from The Alley Way Stamps.  One thing for sure, he's too skinny to eat!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Butternut Angel

It's Monday and time for a new Squigglefly Challenge! This week is hosted by Holley's Hobbyists and the challenge is to use ribbon or lace on your card! I used one of November's new releases Butternut Angel from Squigglefly's artist, Pamela Lehto. To play along and to be eligible to win, make sure you use an image from Squigglefly and ribbon or lace on your card. If by chance you don't have a Squigglefly image help yourself to their freebies!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Mr. Speaker (Birthday)

Hear yeah! Hear yeah! If someone you know is having a birthday why not hire Dr. Digi's House of Stamps' town crier, Mr. Speaker (Birthday), to stand on the corner and shout the news for all to hear? He's willing to travel and he's definitely cheaper than a stripper!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Party Pals

Today's card features serious playtime with Party Pals from Paper Smooches. Although how can anything be serious when you look at these critters. Once again I am entering my card is the Paper Smooches Sparks' Designer Drafts Challenge.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Gingerbread Cottage

Today's card features the yummy Gingerbread Cottage, one of the new Christmas releases from Just Inklined. I guarantee that when you are finished creating with this image, your sweet tooth will be demanding attention!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Midnight Blue Christmas

This time of year we are all gearing up to make holiday cards and my card today is an excellent example of cards that can be mass produced. The other option that would make it easier would be to use white ink instead of white embossing. My choice of RC 100# Midnight Blue cardstock from the PaperTemptress offers all the qualities you want for your cards especially its beautiful color.