Sunday, December 31, 2017

Cookies for Santa

My granddaughter is nearly 10 and is really doing well on learning to bake and cook. She baked, frosted and decorated these cookies for Santa this year and did a great job in my opinion. I used the December Jumpstart sketch from The ScrapRoom Blog for this page:

I turned the sketch 90 degrees to accommodate my horizontal picture which I enlarged to a 5x7 so you could really see how beautiful Abby and her cookies are. I really busted my stash for this page using papers from Tim Holtz, Bella Blvd. and Imaginisce.  I plan on using up a good deal of my stash this coming year....I really have some awesome stuff in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy New Year!


Joyful Christmas

It has been a full 2 months since I have created a traditional 12x12 scrapbook page. November and December's craftiness was Christmas tags and cards. It felt really good to work on this page and since I have another couple of days off from work, I just might create a few more. For this page I used the mid-month sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:

Thank you for checking out my blog....and Happy New Year to all!


Friday, December 22, 2017

All is Calm, All is Bright

This has not been an easy year for my Dad and he is now living in an Assisted Living facility nearby. It is a very nice place and he has his own apartment and is very well taken care of, and has also made some friends but it is probably not where he would have pictured himself a year ago. I made him this card for Christmas this year and plan to spend a good amount of time with him this weekend.

I am entering this card in Pixie's Snippet Workshop Playgound for weeks 311 and 312. The chalkboard look tag and the solid black and red polka dot paper were all in my scrap basket (or snippets, as Di calls them) as was that thin white ribbon. I love looking through my basket and pulling out bits and pieces for a card. Di is offering an awesome Lil' Inkers die for a prize that I would love so I am slipping in my entry with not much time to spare.

I am also entering this card in the
Sugar Pea Designs December Mix It Up Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for stopping in ....I will probably not be posting again until after Christmas so
Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Cheer

Still knocking out my last few Christmas cards. I really wanted to get this card made for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop but time just got away from me last week. I am glad I made the time this week to work with this sketch because I LOVE Julee Tilman's sketches over at the Viva La Verve blog. The sentiment and image was a free digital that she offered last Christmas. You should check out the digitals she has for sale....they are awesome and very affordable. I used this sketch:

I am entering this card in these challenges:

Sugar Pea's December Mix It Up Anything Goes Challenge

That is it for tonight but I have another card to share tomorrow night so please come back.


Monday, December 18, 2017

May Your Holidays Be Bright

I finished making the last 6 cards last night that I needed to mail today. It seems every year my Christmas card list gets longer but I really enjoy making and sending out Christmas cards. I still have 3 more cards and a holiday thank you to make but I have all week to work on those as they are not being mailed out. I used this unique sketch from Stick It Down for this card:

As you can see I substituted the poinsettia for the Christmas tree shape in the sketch. I am entering this card in the following challenges:


That is it for now....I will be back tomorrow with another card.


White Christmas Card

I wanted to go with a clean and simple card showing lots of white space on this card. It does have some layers but this is about as CAS as I can get tonight. I think the white tag on a white card is rather elegant so I am sending this out to one of my classy

I used this sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch:

I am also entering this card in the CAS-ual Fridays Dreaming of a White Christmas Challenge.
And finally, I am also entering this card in the
Simon Says Stamp Monday Christmas/Winter Holiday Challenge.

That's it for is WAY past my bedtime, so I must hit the sheets. But I have another card to share later to make share to stop on back.


Merry Christmas Abby

My oldest granddaughter is 9 years old and loves animals of all kinds. Her favorite color is mint, so when I saw this 3x4 Crate Paper journaling card in my stash, I knew it would make the perfect Christmas card for her. She has already received it up in the Chicago area and she seems to love it.

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Christmas/Winter Holiday Challenge.

That's it for now....I do have another card to share but I will save that for another blog post.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hope Your Holiday Is Lots of Fun

My youngest granddaughter bears a striking resemblance to the little girl in the Pure Innocence stamps by My Favorite Things. So I am systematically buying all them to make cards for her. I also used Blueprint 13 to make the tag that I placed on the card and I am entering it into the
Creative Construction With Blueprints Holiday Tags Challenge at My Favorite Things. I wish you could see this card in person....I used some of my silver Wink Of Stella glitter pen on her sweater and the fur on her boots and it is so shimmery. I think 6 year old Izzy will like it....we females in this family like

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday

That's it for today. I will be back tomorrow to share another card.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Sending Joy and Good Cheer

I just loved the sketch from My Favorite Things this week and was planning a double shaker card and at the last moment I decided to go a different direction and create the card you see above. Here is the sketch that inspired me:
I am entering this card in the following 2 challenges:


It feels good to be creating again...I will be back tomorrow to share another card.


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