Saturday, December 22, 2018


My dear and sweet mother died this past Tuesday 12/18. Her funeral was yesterday.  That is where I have been. May she RIP!

Merry Christmas to all!

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

ATC's- Fall and tea bag stamping

These are my Nov ATC's for the Unity ATC swap group I am in. I love to try new things, and I have never tried tea bag stamping.....  I love tea- drink alot of it......  so, began saving the tea bags and drying them out......

 I stamped the image on the tea bags using Nuvo Hybrid Black ink.  I let it dry.....  I stitched the tea bags onto watercolor paper, and then watercolored over the top of the teabag.  No two came out alike. In very small letters, it says 'Tis the Season. The kit I used is an Itty Bitty called Tis the Season Deer IB 779.

  After coloring, I stapled the tag onto the tea bag ATC. I have more stamped and ready for future projects : )

We make 2 ATC's each month, so the 2nd theme (which is optional to follow) was Fall.

 I used fall watercolor colors (Daniel Smith) and no 2 of the ATC's are the same.  I used IB470- Wishing you Joy for this ATC,

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Friday, December 7, 2018

B-I-N-G-O last and final day!

Today is the last and final day of Holiday Chaos over at Bugaboo.  So many fun entries and a great way to make some last minute Christmas cards!  Our prompt today is B-I-N-G-O- you can check it out HERE!

Here is the card I created for the challenge:

 And, the image and sentiment are the Friday Freebie in the Bugaboo store today- do stop by!!! HERE is the link.
  I colored with Copics, and added Sparkle to Santa's Elf using Wink of Stella.  The Sentiment came with the image.
  The greenery is a Cheery Lynn die and I used Wail Wasabi SU cardstock.  The little touch of ribbon is also SU. The touch of Red cardstock is Ruby Red SU. The tan embossed piece is a Tim Holtz EF.
  This week has been a blast!  It has been so fun to join in as a GDT for Bugaboo for the Holiday Chaos, and I have 7 more Christmas cards done!!! 


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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Color Challenge- Holiday Chaos Day 6

Fruitcake- do you love it?  It appears that the colors are our prompt for Day 6 of the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos for today!  You can see it all HERE

Here is what I created :

   I will probably like Gertrude when I get 'older'.  (Or, maybe I already am....).  LOL 
The image is Gertrude- tinsel in a tangle from Bugaboo Digital Stamps. It is colored using Copic markers. I wish you could see the sparkle in the picture..... : ) 
 I hope you are enjoying the prep for Christmas this year! 

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Holiday Chaos-Picture Inspiraton Day 5

For Day 5 of Bugaboo's Holiday Chaos, we are using the following prompt:

 I used the image Kidz Christmas Boy and his Dog

  What a sweet image, I could not resist it : )  The image is I colored with Copics, I added shimmer using Wink of Stella. The DP is Authentique and there is a strip of shimmery Washi there as well. I added three red sequins as you can see....  The sentiment is Art Impressions.

City Crafter- Santa Claus
Through the Craftroom Door- AG
Cards in Envy- The Spirit of Christmas

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown-Anything Goes

It's Tuesday , time for team B of the Tuesday Throwdown team to create for a Anything Goes challenge!  We are sponsored by Sweet N Sassy Stamps. Korin has generously offered images for us to use- and I chose to use the Sweet Cocoa, digital image  : )

 This sweet digi is so fun- I am going to give this card to my sweet mother, who loves Hot Chocolate!!!
  I colored the image using Copic markers. I added some Wink of Stella to the white parts of the candy cane. The sentiment is from Artistic Impressions. The DP is MME Glittered Christmas papers (it's old,,,,!).  The cardstock is from Gina K.
  I punched out a snowflake using a MS snowflake punch and added a rhinestone to its center. The ribbon is a white organdy with silver stripes through it,

Dream Valley Challenges- Christmas
C.R.A.F.T -Sketch challenge
If you Give a Crafter a Cookie- Photo Insipiration
Dies are Us snowflakes.  Die- Memory Box Stitched Circle die

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Ugly Sweater- Day 4 Holiday Chaos

Its Ugly Sweater Day at Bugaboo for the Holiday Chaos challenge for Day 4!

 This fun crazy reindeer loves shimmer and blitz!  Kinda like me- just quietly : ) 
I used the image  Reindeer Christmas Goodies. I colored the reindeer with Copics.  I used a MFT die to cut out the silver glitter outer panel. I added a red ribbon and three red buttons with cording included. (so under caption #2 for challenge).
   Copics are used to color in the sentiment and added spaces. The DP is MME. Cardstock is GP white and Gina K red. The entire panel with the reindeer is colored with clear Wink of Stella- so very shimmery!

I hope you will join us for these fun challenges!  There are lots of prizes to be won!!!

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Gift Wrap/Anything but a Card- Holiday Chaos Day 3

I made a wine tag for my "Anything but a card post"- I love Red (wine that is).  This project was created for the Day Three challenge for Bugaboo's Holiday Chaos which you can find  HERE : )

For Day 3 of Holiday Chaos, here is our prompt:

 I used SU Not Quite Navy cardstock, embossed with an embossing folder from Sweet Stamps. I added the fussy cut image Merry Christmas to Ewe and added it to the tag.  The image was colored with Copic markers. I added liquid applique for texture : )  I added Washi and mini holographic Washi (that was a gift from Dr Sonja at SCS). I used the SU circle punch 1 3/4" for the top. I scored 2 lines at 2 1/2" and 3".   The tag measures 7 3/8" long by 3 7/8" wide.

 I hope you will come join in this fun challenge week!  You will get last minute Christmas cards or projects dome and will be in the running for some great prizes!!!

613 Avenue Create- AG + Washi Tape
Addicted to Stamps and More- Non-Traditional Christmas colors
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Use a critter

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Awkward Holiday Chaos Day 2

Day 2 of Holiday Chaos is a Sketch-- this is my absolute favorite challenge of any type!  
Here is our inspiration:

I turned the sketch on its side and used the Snowflake Reindeer Silhouette image for my card. Isn't this image beautiful???  I also used some gift wrap that I saved from last Christmas that I thought was fabulous!  I layered it all on Navy SU cardstock. The sentiment is a red Rubber stamp- company unknown.  It is embossed using Ranger Queen's Gold EP. 

I hope to see you joining in the challenges at Bugaboo Holiday Chaos HERE- there are awesome prizes and if you enter each day, you could won one of the Grand prizes!!!  

Challenge Up Your Life- Winter Animals
Alphabet Challenge- R is for reindeer
Cute Card Thursday- recycle something

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Holy Flurry of Chaos- Day 1

Holy Flurry of Chaos at Bugaboo has started!!!  For Day 1,  Create a project that includes 'some' type of Snow!  

 I created using this fun JJ snowflake image, colored with Copics and I highlighted with a Wink of Stella shimmer pen. I added bling and added glossy accents to her glasses. I used a Memory Box die cut using DP and added Bling. I also added twine and a snowflake charm.

I hope you will come join us in the Christmas Chaos at Bugaboo- seven days of fun and lots and lots of prizes!

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