Sunday, July 5, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes -- Christmas is July #4

I am moving right along with my Christmas in July challenge to make 31 Christmas cards this month.  The challenge for this card was to use non-traditional colors.  I thought for awhile and decided that pink and purple were not traditional colors at all.  I used this sketch from Paper Issues which is actually a sketch for a scrapbook page.  I think the card turned out well and I think it will be giving it to my 7 yr. granddaughter for Christmas this year.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.  I cannot believe how quickly these last 3 days sped by.  Thank you for stopping by.


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Christmas in July #3 -- It Moose Be Christmas

I am really enjoying learning how to color with my Copics that I recently acquired.  It is quite fun and relaxing.  I colored for a couple of hours last evening and didn't even realize how quickly the time passed.  This is my third card in a month of Christmas cards.  If I complete the challenge I will be halfway to my goal of 60 handmade cards to send out over the holiday.  How awesome is that?!!

I used one of my 2 stamp sets from Sugar Pea Designs....I absolutely love this set and waited weeks for it to come back in stock before I could get it.  It also has a birthday sentiment that I used to make a birthday card for my dad who live in elk country out in Colorado.  I also used this awesome sketch from Sugar Pea Designs:

I wish you could see all the sparkle on this card....the black cardstock is glittered and so is the snowy hill and snow flakes.  I love making cards with snow on them here in Florida in July when it is 90+ degrees out!

Thanks for checking out my blog....have a safe and happy holiday weekend.


Hope You Made the Nice List

It has been a long time since I played along with the Paper Smooches Sparks challenges.  But I have a Christmas in July card to share that features my favorite Santa and I used the current Designer Drafts sketch:

I just invested in my first few Copic markers and I am just starting to learn how to use them so I thought I would try coloring this Santa and I don't think he turned out too badly so I am using him on my 2nd of 31 Christmas cards that I hope to create this month.

I am entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge -- Going Dotty

Thanks for stopping by and Happy 4th of July!


Friday, July 3, 2015

Gabriel's Treasure Box

A couple of days ago I shared the shark tooth box I made for Dave's nephew Noah.  Well I raised two boys who were close together in age and I KNEW that I was not going to be able to give Noah a little gift without making one for Gabriel as well.  So I used some Fancy Pants background paper for the waves and then broke out my current favorite collection October Afternoon Treasure Map to make one for Gabriel.  He was as delighted to receive it as his brother.

We had a great time while Aaron, Cheri and their adorable kids were here in June and we are looking forward to visiting them in North Carolina to celebrate all the birthdays.  2/3 of the family is born in October....FUN!

Here is a picture of Dave and me with the whole gang of kids --

I am entering this project in Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge -- Summer

Thanks for hanging out with me here on the blog.
Happy 4th of July


Thursday, July 2, 2015

It's a Wonderful Life...Christmas in July #1

I am participating in a 31 day Christmas in July card challenge.  I am excited to participate this year so I will have a bunch of Christmas cards made before the busy holiday season sets in. Last year because of our vacation schedule, I did not participate.  So this is card #1....I had to be inspired by a movie and of course it was "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart.

I used this sketch from Viva La Verve and am entering it into their sketch challenge.

I am also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Going Dotty Challenge.

Be prepared to see plenty more Christmas cards this month as I have lots of fun with Christmas in July.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Self Portraits

My son Adam really should be a photographer....he has an awesome eye for composition.  These 3 pictures are all recent photos of himself that he took in various location around the small college town that he lives in.  He finds a cool spot, sets the timer on his cell phone camera and takes the shot.  I wanted to put them all on one page and this awesome sketch from Bo Bunny helped me do just that.  I also use their Mama Razzi collections....pieces from both the first and second collection.

I am entering this page in the Bo Bunny June Sketch challenge which is still open until tomorrow night.  Go HERE for more info and to link up your project.

Edited 7/6/15 to add:  I am also entering this page in the current Paper Issues Hey Tech This Out With Color Issue

Thanks for stopping by.  I will be posting and creating all weekend.


Hello Happiness

Papercrafting has allowed me to get to know so many wonderful people online who share my passion for this craft.  One of my dearest friends and I got acquainted online but have since met and become even closer.  Even though my friend lives in Michigan, I count her among my closest and dearest friends.  Recently she and her boyfriend got engaged and Dave and I could not be happier for the two of them. It really is a wonderful thing when 2 amazing people find each other, fall in love and decide to share their lives together.  They recently blessed us with a generous gift and I wanted to send this card to say thank you and wish them the best.

I used this sketch from week #3 at Viva La Verve and I am entering it into their sketch challenge.

Thanks for popping in....leave me your blog address in the comments and I will pop into your blog....I am always inspired when I see what everyone else is doing these days.


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