Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Holiday Lane

Dear Ones~
Well, we got 8" of heavy, wet snow last night. Needless to say Himself has a sore back tonight. That stuff is heavy.

Today I thought I would share a little ornament that I made this year. It was really fun to do, although very labor intensive and time consuming. I made 8 of them.....and that was enough.

Here's the little gem:

It's about 3" high and is square. I used kraft card stock for everything, and stamped with GKD inks. The stamp set is from Papertrey Ink, called Petite Places: Holiday Lane, and has a set of companion dies. The little gazebo style ornament is a die set called Petite Square Ornament, also from PTI. All the little shutters, as well as the door, were die cut separately and glued on, as was the roof. The snow is Liquid Applique.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Kraft Card Stock
GKD Pine Green Card Stock
GKD Red Hot Card Stock
Papertrey Ink Holiday Lane Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Holiday Lane Die Set
Papertrey Ink Petite Square Ornament
GKD Inks~
*Pine Green
*Black Onyx
*Red Hot 
Marvy Liquid Applique

I will be entering this in:

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Winter Wonderland

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are staying warm and have power....there have been a lot of outages lately. Oh, and I adore your comments!!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Foiling Fun

Dear Ones`
It's the Holiday Lull.....the time between Christmas and New Year's Day when we all step back and take a deep breath. Maybe even feel a little at sixes and sevens because we have been so busy that now we don't know what to do.  Well I have the solution - go create something.

For Christmas Himself gave me a laser printer. I already have a laminator (not a Minc, unfortunately), so I have been foiling my little heart out.

Here is something I came up with:

 Of course it's difficult to photograph foiling. It's never as pretty in a photo as it is in real life, but there you just are. I did an A2 card with a little curvy die cut border. The inside is lined with Blue Raspberry card stock so that it shows along the bottom. I stamped the image and greeting in black ink, photocopied it with my laser printer and then ran it through my laminator with silver foil. Then I stamped the patterned circles in different colors. I have been having a great time playing with my new toy.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
GKD Blue Raspberry Card Stock
GKD Pretty Patterns Stamp Set
HOTP 11 Labels and Trims Stamp Set for Greeting
Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders
GKD Inks In:
*Grass Green
*Turquoise Sea
*Blue Raspberry
Heidi Swapp Silver Foil

I'm entering this in:
The Mod Squad Challenge - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Wednesday - Make it Sparkle

Hope you all are relaxing and enjoying the quiet of the moment. We are expecting a storm, the first bad one we have had. We will see if it happens. Stay warm, dear readers, and thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments!!

Thursday, December 17, 2015


Dear Ones~
I am hosting this week over at The Mod Squad Challenge. Come and join me if you can. The challenge is to create anything but a Christmas card....it's about time. I know we are all tired of creating a Christmas ANYTHING!

This week our sponsor is the wonderful stamp company Kitchen Sink Stamps.


  These stamps are amazing. Most have a multi-stamp feature that lets you get great detail in your images using several colors. There is real dimension with a 3-D effect! And one of the best features of this stamp company is that there are color recipes for most of the multi-step stamps, so you don't have to guess what colors to use. There are even alternative colors if you don't have the inks that are suggested. Maria from Kitchen Sink Stamps is a member of our Mod Squad Challenge Facebook Group so feel free to say Hi or ask any questions.

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the store. 
You can pick your own goodies and there are lots of choices!
Here is the sample I created:
I used the stamp set from Kitchen Sink called Multi-Step Pine Trees. This is just a lovely set, with 3 different size trees. The dimension on the final image is amazing. And here's a tip I learned from Frenchie Martin. Take a dark brown marker and color in the trunk of the tree here and there, as I have done here. It makes the trees so much more real. On this card I stamped the largest image using all 4 stamps on a piece of white card. Then I masked the tree and sponged in the sun using a circle mask. After I was done sponging I took the 2nd step stamp for the medium sized tree and only stamped with that. I love the delicate image you get with just the one stamp. Then I stamped the greeting with the Kitchen Sink 3-Step Baseball Stamp Set on vellum and white heat embossed it.
Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White, Dusty Rose and Wild Dandelion Card Stock
KSS 3-Step Base Ball Stamp for Greeting
GKD Inks In:
*Grass Green
*Fresh Asparagus
*Lemon Drop
*Peach Bellini
*Dusty Rose
*Cranberry Tart
Memento New Sprout Ink
SSS Olive Ink
GKD White Embossing Powder
Stash Vellum
Judy Dots

You have until next Tuesday at noon to enter the challenge. Hope I see some of your lovely creations over there. Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Angel Sisters

Dear Ones~
Hope your holiday plans and pleasures are coming along. It's a busy time, but I like to still play and do something for myself. This card reflects that.

Here's my card:

This is a stamp that I bought specifically to make my sister a birthday card. It's called Angel Sisters, and it reminded me so much of her and me. Not that we are anywhere near being angels, but I love how they are embracing each other. I think this is meant to be a Christmas stamp, so I have made a Christmas card here, but the card I made for her was completely different. One of my BFF's, Barb Campbell is hosting the Mod Squad Challenge this week, so this will be entered in her challenge. Barb is super talented, go visit her BLOG and see what I mean.

Here are the Ingredients:
Stampin' Up Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
Bo Bunny Altitude Patterned Paper
Stampendous Angel Sisters Stamp
Technique Tuesday Stamp - Believe
Vellum and White Embossing Powder
Impression Obsession Snowflake Dies
Recollections Glitter Paper
Zig Clean Color Pens
Stickles and Stash Gems

This card will be entered in:
The Mod Squad Challenge - Here are the Ingredients, You Make the Card
Simon Says Wednesday - Let It Snow
Work It Wednesday - Make a Holiday Card

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. Don't get so busy you can't enjoy the season!