Masculine Christmas!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

I decided to create another project using the fun inspiration at Winnie & Walter for Playdate #4.. This one is a Masculine Christmas card.. I have a lot of mail friends on my list and I don't like sending them cards with lost of glitter and bling. This style is perfect!


I went with that Teal green color on the palette again and the deer in the top photo and a touch of gold from the other photos.. I used it all!!! 


I went with that Teal green color on the palette again and the deer in the top photo and a touch of gold from the other photos.. I used it all!!! 

I stamped the Into the Woods stamp onto some watercolor paper using Iced Spruce Distress ink and I spritzed it while it was on the block then smooshed it onto the paper. I let that dry then I stamped it again without wetting it. Then I stamped the deer & sentiment from the Winter Wonderland set in black ink. 


I added a few splatters from some Gold Mister Huey's Color Mists and some gold thread. I attached it to the back of my panel with tape.. with masculine you don't really want any bows. 

I love it.. So clean and elegant.. I'm having so much fun with those little distress inks!

Thanks for stopping by! 

'Tis the Season #30.. A Peacock Christmas!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Happy Tuesday everyone.. I'm a bit late posting my card for 'Tis the Season this week. If you have been over to the 'Tis the Season challenge blog you already got a peek at my project. 


This week our colors are Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade & Island Indigo or similar. And of course any Neutral of your choice. I decided to use the Winnie & Walter set "Winter Wonderland" along with some distress inks.

I also used these colors because they go along with the playdate challenge at Winnie & Walter. I'm using the green & teal colors from the palette and well has the pine you can see in the wreath over the deer.


I stamped the Pine images onto a piece of Watercolor paper and spritzed it with some water until it was blurred out but still had a bit of it's shape. Then once it was dry I stamped the same image again over in a darker shade. I did this with the Pines & the Pinecones.

This a fun technique I learned in the Watercolor for Card Markers class over at Online Card Classes


I stamped the greeting right onto the card at first but I didn't like it so I decided to try a piece of vellum instead. It's okay but I wasn't super Happy with it! But that's okay I can always make another Right? Then I added a few splatters of ink in the same colors. 


I added a few Sequins in the similar colors and trimmed the panel down and added it to a Island Indigo card base! 

Head over to the 'Tis the Season Challenge blog and see what the other Design Team members created... There's still lots of time to get some Christmas Cards created! The challenge will end on Dec. 2nd. 

The Winnie & Walter Challenge ends on Nov. 28th so you still have time! Thanks for stopping by today! 

Vote for World Card Making Day.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Happy Saturday .. A few weeks ago I was chosen as an Honorable Mention for a project submitted for the World Card-making Day contest at PaperCrafts & Scrapbooking magazine. All of the Honorable mentions projects are being featured on their blog this week where you can Vote for your favorite. If you have a chance I'd love it if you could stop by and vote for my Season's Greetings card


Thanks for stopping by today. 

Holiday fun with Mama Elephant & Me.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Happy Wednesday everybody.. Today I have a cute project for you that I created for a custom order. These are cute Money holders to give out as gifts. This is also for the challenge over at Mama Elephant and Me.. Holiday cards & Tags. 


I created the envelope from a piece of Crumb Cake card stock (SU) and stamped the snowflake from the No Peeking set (ME) with white ink.. I stamped the "A gift for you" & red dash line along the lower part of the envelope. 


Then I stamped the stitched line along the upper portion of the envelope in black ink. I created the tag using the Basics Die set and stamped the reindeer and To From in black ink from the No Peeking set as well. I colored the deer in with my Copics and added some Clear wink of stella to the scarf. I also stamped a grommet and colored that in with markers as well. 


And the bow.. OMG how cute is that. It's adorable but after making 15 of these they because a little less cute Ha Ha. But they totally make the tag! I attached the tag with some dimensionals and then I added the bow with some Multi Medium Matte. 

Head over and check out the other fun tags and Holiday cards on the blog


Thanks for stopping by! 

Deer fun for Simon Wednesday Challenge!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


This week at Simon Says Stamp the Wednesday Challenge is all about stars.. I created this fun Deer card for Christmas. Once I started with this one I keep going and made three more designs.. Who doesn't love Gold Foil, Glitter & Stars!!! 


I used the the Essentials by Ellen Brushstroke Christmas set for the background and then I die cut the Prize Stag from the same collection using some Gold Foil paper from DCWV. There are some splatters of gold ink around the back as well. The patter paper is from The Teresa Collins Hello My Name is 6x6 Pad. 


The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. One the next one I had to use some Glitter so I created the same graphic background and stamped the stars from the Brushstroke Christmas set in VersaMark and embossed them in Gold glitter embossing powder from American Crafts. 


On the third design which was actually my first card.. I stamped the dot splotches from the Brushstroke Christmas set and embossed them in Gold embossing powder to coordinate with the Gold foil Stag. 


My card base is black and I added a white panel inside to write the message. This is such a stunning set of cards in person and they are rather easy to mass produce. 

Head over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and check out the other great products featuring Stars! 


Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday Catch Up!

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Happy Sunday.. I hope you are all having a great weekend. Today I have a few more cards for you that i've created in the past few weeks...


These are some cards I created by free hand drawing the Balloons and coloring them in with Distress Markers. 


I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant's Make a Wish set in Memento Black ink.


I created a light wash in the background and then I added a few splashes of ink. 


I trimmed the watercolor paper down and added it to my card bases. This is a great design for a Masculine or Feminine card. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 




I've gone and run off again...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Wow has it been 2 weeks since I've posted anything. Sorry about that everyone, life has been crazy busy here and I've been working on custom orders for Christmas cards. I've been creating just haven't had a chance to post anything.

Today I have some of the projects I've been making to share with you.. 

I'm still cranking out Birthday Cards for friends these are two that I made recently. 


I used the Stampin' Up! set "In this together" and I colored her in with Copic markers. It was a bit tricky coloring in those small spaces.. Ha Ha I made one in Purple and another in Red and Black but I didn't get a pix of that one before it was mailed out. 


I used the same color Copics for her dress to color a piece of card stock to stamp the sentiment on so it would match. That's one thing I'm trying to get used to .. straying from the Matching elements. 

Up next is an adorable card I made for one of my son's teachers. How cute is this Mama Elephant set? Sorry this is a quick pix I took while it was on my desk.. See I told ya crazy busy and after that rainy day incident with my penguin card I'm scared to film outside ha ha.


I used the Lil' Inkers stitched rectangle dies and I added dimensionals to the inside rectangle so you could see a peek of the card base through it. The card base is Coastal Cabana to match the cupcake. 

I used the Mama elephant sets "Carnival Cupcakes & Make a Wish". I stamped the Happy Birthday in Smoky Slate and then I stamped the cupcake and bunny onto some white and colored them in with Copics. Before I added them to the front of the card I spritzed some Costal Cabana Ink around the Sentiment. Then I added some Sequins. 


I added a sentiment to the inside using the coordinating set "Carnival Toppers". I love how the Smoky Slate & Costal Cabana look together. 

Thanks for stopping by.. I'll be back later with a few more projects!