Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happiest of Holidays

Another quick and easy card for those last minute few that you might have forgotten!  I simply cut out the tree and trunk from patterned paper, and punched the heart.  Stamped sentiment, a touch of glitter glue and voila! Done! It might not be fancy, but it's easy to put together in under 10 minutes.

Is your holiday shopping done? I think I am...just a few last minute touches here and there and I should be good.  We're hosting Christmas Day breakfast for my family (not a large crowd) so I'm really looking forward to that!!

Stamps: Stylish Sentiments: Holiday (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Kraft, Pure Poppy, white (Papertrey Ink); Jovial collection (Basic Grey)
Other: Heart punch (EK Success); Stickles glitter glue (Ranger)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Sorry for the fuzziness in this pic- wonky camera day! I think you get the general idea though.  Does everyone have their Christmas/holiday cards all ready?? Well jeez I hope so! It's only a few days away, what are you waiting for?! :) I might have to whip up a few extra to fill a few "oops, forget about them" spots, so this layout works well for that.  AND, any colour combination could be used as well, so bonus for stretching your supplies!

Stamps: In the Meadow, Framed (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, White (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Thickers (American Crafts); gems (Basic Grey)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Every once in awhile I go through my stack of stamped, but not-yet-coloured images and pick one to boost my inspiration level! :) This gate/wreath from Sunshine Designs was in the pile and was perfect for a Christmas card.  The tops of the gate is sprinkled with clear glitter and looks very sparkly and pretty IRL.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!!

Stamps: gate/wreath (Sunshine Designs); peace from 2008 Holiday Tags (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Chamomile, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); Copic markers
Paper: white (Papertrey Ink); Jovial collection (Basic Grey)
Other: Glitter (Doodlebug); Ribbon, twine (Papertrey Ink); Tag punch (Martha Stewart); Bow Easy tool

Monday, December 12, 2011

Musical Christmas

A music-themed Christmas card for a friend to give to their music teacher.  I love the rich colours of the Season's Greetings paper collection by Echo Park.  It just 'echos' a traditional Christmas. I used my Bow Easy tool for a perfect bow and attached the tag with a bit of twine.  The poinsettia is left over from last year's Christmas product stash.

Stamps: Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: True Black, Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink); Season's Greetings (Echo Park); Thrift Shop (October Afternoon)
Other: Poinsettia (Prima); ribbon, button, twine (Papertrey Ink); tag punch (Martha Stewart)

Friday, December 9, 2011

I believe!

A cutesy, fun card to celebrate Santa this holiday season! :) I haven't used my Stamping Bella stamps in quite awhile and decided to dust off my binder and pull a few Christmasy ones out.  I coloured up this image and paired it with colourful papers from last year's Everybody Loves Christmas line from Echo Park.

Stamps: Santa's clothes a dryin' (Stamping Bella)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Copic markers
Paper: Pure Poppy, white (Papertrey Ink); Everybody Loves Christmas collection (Echo Park)
Other: button, twine (Papertrey Ink); rub on sentiment (Melissa Frances); doily (Martha Stewart); border sticker (Echo Park)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Championing Award Medallions Challenge!

I'm just squeezing in on the last few hours possible to get my card in on the Championing Award Medallions Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.   You still have a few hours to play along too!

I decided to use a kit from Making Memories that I bought a long time ago and included a pre-made medallion just perfect for a beautiful baby card.  All the card needed was some inked edges using Chamomile ink, some ribbon tails and that was it!

Ink: Chamomile (PTI)
Paper: Animal Crackers collection (Making Memories)
Other: Medallion from Animal Crackers collection (Making Memories)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The bright side

I recently ordered a HUGE (shhhh don't tell my husband) bunch of stamps from Unity Stamp Company and this cute Itty Bitty stamp was one of them. I just love how cheery and inspirational it is! I've been reaching more my Unity stamps more and more lately as I just adore the crisp image they produce, and the fun and whimsical images they have! :)  

Stamps: Bright Side (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Dandelion, Lady Bug (Tsukineko); Chamomile (PTI)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI); Togetherness collection (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: button (misc.); Butterfly punch (Martha Stewart); lace trim (misc.); foam dimensionals

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Congrats All Ways

I let the patterned paper take centre stage on this card, and stamped my sentiment in coordinating colours right on the paper.  Added a few gems here and there, and voila! A wedding card. :) Most of my blog posts are short (and hopefully sweet!) lately, and I'm sorry about not being more chatty.  'Tis the season to have a lot 'on the go' and I'm trying to keep it all together, haha! Thank goodness for my trusty iPhone to keep my calendar up to date and to keep me on track!

Stamps: Congrats All Ways (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White cardstock (Papertrey Ink); patterned paper (unknown)
Other: gems (Zva)