Saturday, December 22, 2012


Merry Christmas, blog friends! 

I hope you are surrounded by family and joyous times this Christmas and may we all remember the true reason of Christmas and keep it precious and holy. 

There's a new CAS challenge over at Outlawz and you're invited to play along!  It's a challenge by our own sweet Pryn and here it is:

"WRAP IT UP" Challenge: In a frenzy many of us are scrambling to get the last of those packages wrapped. This week's challenge is to wrap up your CAS card or project by adding ribbon with a bow.

Here's the card I made for Pryn's "Wrap It Up" challenge.

The star was created using Teresa Collins "Christmas Home" dp and Savvy Die #10059 I ourchased from Ellen Hutson.  The branch stamp was designed by a local designer, Cortney Ricker and she designs for a LSS ''Your Maine Stamper".  Repeat Impressions cuts the stamp design for Courtney.  I hope to post some more creations with Courtney's stamps here.  For this image, I stamped this little branch several times in a variety of Memento green inks on Gina K Designs "Sandy Beach" cs.  The base layer is GKD Kraft. 

I'm going to also enter this card in the CASology week #24 "STAR" challenge. 

Thank you all for visiting my blog and for leaving your comments this past year, I so appreciate your visits.  Often times a question is asked and unless you leave me an email address, I can't respond.  So, if you would like a specific question answered, please leave me an email or contact address.  


Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Hello blog friends!

We're here with another designer's choice challenge at Repeat Impressions/The House That Stamps Built and this week it's Geri's turn to challenge us.   Geri's challenge is a color challenge; to use 2 or more shades of blue on your card. 

How fun this challenge was.  I have a collection of blue papers that I rarely use (I don't know why), but this really inspired me to get them out and play with them. 

I have so many fave stamps from RI and this one is right up there on the top of the list.  Isn't this a cute snow kitty?  He's image #3813-M "Snowcat and Frends" and so much fun to color. 
We hope you'll play along with the Rock Stars and Geri's challenge - check out the link information at The House and post your card.  You'll be entered to win a $25.00 gift certificate for RI stamps.  If you use an RI stamp, you'll be entered in the drawing twice!!! 
Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, December 17, 2012


Hi blog friends!!!

Welcome to the monthly StampTV CSS DT blog hop.  This challenge is a color challenge given to us by our own Linda Payne and the rules are to use non-traditional colors with absolutely no red or green. 

If you've come here from the uber talented Brenda's blog, you're in the right place.  If not, head on over to the beginning of the hop and see all the inspiration in order, so you don't miss one.  Because...if you visit each blog and leave a comment as you hop,  on Friday morning (December 21), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!   What a Christmas gift for you that will be!!!!! 

I don't have a lot of time these days, so my card is very simple to make - perfect for schedule.  It was made using Gina K Design Pure Luxury CS "Little Boy Blue" and White.  The white was put through an snowy ef and layered on the card base.  Using a Memory Box die "Country Landscape" on the same cs and layered that on the white panel.  I used the dove and sentiment from one of my favorite GKD Christmas stamp sets by Rupa Shevde, "The Magic of Christmas".  I first stamped the dove in Memento Nautical Blue ink, cut it with Spellbinder Classic Circle die and backed it with the scalloped circle die.  I then added glue and Stickles Dry Fine Glitter in "Waterfall" to the image and heat set it.  After mounting it with pop-dots to the front of the image, I then added Stickles glue "Watherfall" to the outline of the dove and the die at the base.   The sentiment was also stamped in the Memento Nautical Blue ink. 

Thank you for stopping by, good luck with the blog hop....I hope you win!   Now head on over to the fabulously talented Geri for more inspiration with Linda's color challenge. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Hi blog friends!

This week at the clean and simple challenge at Outlawz, Pryn has challenged us to a "shop 'til you drop"  challenge.  Create a card with a package/gift on it.  Head on over there and see all the fabulous designs by the DT and then join in the challenge.  There are a ton of great prizes to be won and you might just be the lucky person to win one. 

Here's my card

I'm so glad you stopped by - I know it's the "busy" season for many of us and thrown into that is the extreme sadness we're all feeling for the families and the community in CT.  May God bless and comfort them. 

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