Saturday, December 24, 2011


This is Socks... isn't he cute!! :D It's another one of the Make it Crafty elves that I colored long ago and finally got on a card. This fun set of elf cards are going to be saved and sent out next year. I even had a few holiday cards left over from this year so I'm almost set for the next season. ;D

I love his playful look. ;D The card was decorated with the "simple formula" that I picked up from Elaine... ribbon, chippies, and even a few gems. Hope you enjoy this guy and have a wonderful holiday!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Aussie Santa

Hope everyone is having a wonderful pre-Christmas week! I have another Andy Warhol style project, this one featuring Aussie Santa from Make it Crafty. I thought it was perfect for the monthly challenge at Make it Colourful which is to use colors that you rarely use and hate... for me, that would be to "rarely use colors that you hate."

I'd have to admit that even though these aren't my favorite colors - there is a certain apeal to them all together. ;D On this project, I used a digi so I took advantage of those benefits and made all the squares identical then printed it out. I think it makes for a different look from my last project where I made all the images in the square offset from each other. So what colors do you rarely use or hate? Get them out and come show us in the Make it Colourful challenge. ;D

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Welcome to another challenge day at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this one is an easy one... "Anything Goes!" But wait, there is more, much much more! We are having a DT Call plus there is a cute freebie available on the site that you don't want to miss out on! Check out all the details before it's gone - CLICK HERE!

For my card I used Sarah from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and created a Christmas Eve scene using By the Window from Make it Crafty (plus a few of those chippies too). The rest of the card was kept simple but I had fun adding a charm embellishment in the corner. Lucky for me it was a stocking... perfect for the theme I was going for.

Remember to catch your freebie ... the lovely Saffron ... at Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog plus enter the DT Call that is currently going on!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Paper and Such Design Challenge - Christmas
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Christmas
Blog-a-Doodle Challenge - Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #65 - Christmas

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Happy Holidays! I went crazy the other night and assembled about a dozen quick cards using precolored images I had piled up on my desk. It was nice to get them done and since all of them are of a Christmas/Winter theme, I thought I'd start showing them off randomly throughout the week. Of course, I'll save some for after Christmas too... after all, the snow will stay in the northern hemisphere for a couple more months!

This card uses Floppy which is one of the Christmas Elves from Make it Crafty (available in rubber and digi). He was also the first one I colored out of the collection so I thought it was fitting to have him lead the way. ;D I also used some snowflake chippies from Make it Crafty and couldn't resist tossing in some gems too.

All of the elves were colored with the same color scheme which were taken from this winter paper, I think it's Wintertime by Echo Park. I loved the mixture of Christmas colors with winter colors - the splash of red really made it fun to use. Hope you enjoy it and Happy Holidays!

Update: Here are the Copic colors I used:

Whites - C3, C1, 0
Silver - C7, C5, C3, C1
Browns - E29, E27, E25, E23 and (E21 or E11)
Reds - R59, R37, R27, R24, R14, R12
Blues - B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
Turquoise - BG02, BG01, BG001
Skin Tones - E53, E21, E00, E000

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rio & Frosty

It's the 7th Day of Christmas over at Simply B Stamps and today it's all about yummy treats and scary goodness. LOL The challenge is to use or create a Haunted Gingerbread House! Mine's not very scary but it definitely a Halloween gingerbread house decorated for the season... and who else better to decorate it than Teen Scene Rio! She's just putting on finishing touches on the snowman now. ;D

I decorated another page in my journal and the images I used are Rio & Frosty from Simply B Stamps and the Ginger Bread House from Make it Crafty in the background. I was going to go for an all Halloween feel but then I thought it would be a fun theme to have the Halloween house decorated for the winter holidays... since even scary houses get snow on them. ;D

The journal page was decorated with a doily that I cut out from a die (from Stampin' Up) and the "Baby it's cold outside" card was cut from the decorative paper - sorry I can't remember the name of it. However, everytime I read it, I get the song stuck in my head. ;D Such a fun song for the winter and I love the composition from the movie Elf with Zooey Deschanel.

I colored the gingerbread using dots of E55, E57 and E59, starting with the darkest going to the lightest - I thought it would give it texture and look more like fresh baked ginger bread. I might have added some E44 and E49 in there as well.

Don't forget to visit the Simply B Blog for more inspiration on scary gingerbread houses and to submit your own creation! Plus you can see all the other 12 Days of Scary Christmas and join in on the action before it's really here. Can you believe it ... only a week left!! Aaahhh!

Gingerbread Dance

Here's the second tag that I made in the same style as the one yesterday... after all, two teachers, two tags - so why not make them identical? Saves time in the creative process. ;D However, for this project I used an image I already had colored which is the Gingerbread Dance from Make it Crafty.

All the other details are the same, however, I could mention that the diecut for the tag and lace doily are both from Stampin' Up. I think I'm going to enjoy the size of this tag and have already cut a dozen in kraft paper waiting for the next few projects. After all, we all have *plenty* of cards made! LOL Hope you enjoy this one and don't get too hungry looking at all this gingerbread and popcorn!