Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Festive Flurry and Weekly Deals

Good New Years Eve day to all of my stamping friends!  I hope that you all will have a safe, happy celebration tonight.  We will be staying home and staying warm! Tomorrow I'll be making our annual Hoppin' Johns with cornbread and greens, yum!

I have seen this ornaments all over on the internet and Pinterest and just had to give it a go.  I made one with Perfect Plum, for my daughter who loves purple and one with Blushing Bride, for my other daughter who loves pink.  My fav is the Blushing Bride, the purple one just didn't turn out the way I thought it should, but is still nice and sparkly!  You could easily use these for gift tags too.

I'll see you tomorrow, bright and early, bye for now!  Mary


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Monday, December 30, 2013

Scentsational Season

Hi to all!  Yep, I'm still sharing Christmas cards, only have one more after today, but I thought you would like to see some and maybe get a jump on your cards for next year!

This card combines old and new stamps.  The gingerbread men are from the retired Scentsational Season stamp set and framelits and the be merry is a single stamp called, Be Merry, that is still available for a short time.  I used the heart from the Owl Builder punch for the hearts on the card.  I found this card over on Pinterest and wanted to try making a couple too.

Hope you enjoying your Monday too!  Mary

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas Messages

Today I would like to share with you a card I found that Amy Koenders made.  She used different paper but I liked how simple and easy her card was.

I used Winter Frost Specialty DSP, silver glimmer paper, Whisper White and Island Indigo for the card.  I used the star from the Merry Mini Punch Pack for the little stars.

I want to thank you for stopping by and will see you again tomorrow!  Mary

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Delightful Decorations

Well, good day to all.  I think things have finally settled down at our house, how about you?

Yes, I'm still sharing Christmas cards with all of you.  I got started late this year on making them and finally sent the last two out on the 23rd, me bad!  So I had to come up with some quick ones to make and this is one of those.

Yes, I used a retired stamp set and a retired punch, but I need quick and easy too.  I used the Northern Flurry embossing folder for the background and added some Rhinestones for some sparkle too.  Silver embossing powder was used on the ornament.  The ribbon is 1/8" Bermuda Bay, for just a touch of color.

Thanks for stopping!  Mary

Friday, December 27, 2013

Snow Day

Good Friday morning too all.

Today I will share one last snowman card.  I used the Northern Flurry embossing folder on the background and stamped the snowman in Smoky Slate ink.  Very simple and quick card.

This is a good card when running out of time and ideas for Christmas cards.

Have a great day!  Mary

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Lace Folded Christmas Tree

Good day my friends!  I hope you had a wonderful time yesterday and enjoying your presents too!  I'm off to work today, which is not a bad thing to do.

I want to share with you another Christmas card that I made, I ran out of days to post it before the holidays, I hope you don't mind.

I found this Christmas Tree on Tanya Bell's blog and I just had to give it a try.  Here is a video that shows how she made it.

For mine, I used Whisper White and Island Indigo card stock.  I used Winter Frost DSP for behind the tree.  Silver 1/8" ribbon and More Merry Wishes for the sentiment.  The Whisper White card stock was cut with the Chalk Talk frame lit.  Star was punched from silver glimmer paper using the Merry Minis Punch Pack.

Thanks for stopping in to see me today, be back tomorrow!  Mary

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wonderful Wreath

Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful blog followers!!  I hope you have a beautiful day today with your family and friends.  My hubby and one daughter have to work and my other daughter couldn't make it home because she has to work tomorrow, so the dogs and I are celebrating it together, very peacefully.

Here is a card that I made for my husband to send to a couple of his guy friends.  I really like how the card turned out!  I found this card over on Erica Cerwin's blog.  I totally CASE'd her card.

I used the stamp called Wonderful Wreath.  First I inked it up with Old Olive ink, then used my Always Artichoke marker to add some shadows, stamped it on Whisper White card stock and hand cut the wreath out.  I popped it up with dimensionals.  I also used a Real Red and Crumb Cake marker for the cherries and the stems.  I cut a small piece of burlap ribbon and frayed the edges and attached it to the wreath.  I added some retired Baker's Twine to the burlap piece.   For the window, I used the Endless Wishes stamp set and Pool Party ink for the snowflakes and cut two strips of Natural Composition Specialty paper for the window dividers.  The sentiment is from More Merry Wishes, I think?

I hope you have a wonderful day,  Mary
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Endless Wishes

Hi too all of you.  I hope you are having a good day and staying warm.

I was able to buy this stamp set before it was sold out.  It has a lot of great words and three snowflake images, it's fun to come up with different greetings.

I used the Honeycomb embossing folder (another left-over piece), some silver glimmer paper.  Card stock is Whisper White and Pool Party.  Inks are Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate, another card that came together quick and easy!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas eve too.  Mary

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Santa Suit

I found this quick and easy Santa card here.  What a simple, easy card to make and I was able to use some of my left-overs from another project!  Win win!!

I used the Stylish Stripes embossing folder, strips of left-over Whisper White that I used the Scallop Border punch on, the 1/2" circle punch for the buttons, a 1-1/4" x 1-1/4 " square of silver glimmer paper, a 1" x 1" square of black card stock for the middle of the belt buckle, the retired slot punch and  a strip of 1" black card stock for the belt.  Simple and you can make them fast too!

Are you all ready for Christmas?  We are, hope you have a wonderful day!  Mary

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Olfa Punch Art Card

Good Sunday morning to all of you, I hope you have a wonderful day today as we count down to the last couple of days before Christmas.

I saw this cute card over on Michelle Suit's blog.  It is one of her punch art creations and she even has a video on how to make this adorable creation!

Doesn't he just put a smile on your face?!  I sent this card to my husbands' cousin who has three little children, I hope they liked it!  He is made out of various punches and dies except for his funny arms, those are free-form cutting.

Have a great day, Mary

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Star

Today I'm going to show you a card made with the single stamp called Christmas Star.  I've seen a lot of wonderful cards made with this single stamp, you can even make a 3-d star with it too!

For this card I used Midnight Muse card stock and ink.  I also used the star from the Merry Mini Punch Pack to punch out some silver glimmer stars to add some bling to the front.  The sentiment is from More Merry Messages.  Another quick, simple card to make.

Thanks for looking!  Mary

Friday, December 20, 2013

Leftover Card

Well, today I'm showing you a card that I made with some leftover punch pieces that have been hanging around since last year!  Yes, last year!  I hate to throw away good pieces of paper when I know that I can still get some good use out of them, such is the case with the three punched pieces on the front of this card.  It made this card super fast and easy too!

I used the postage stamp punch to punch out the silver, red and champagne glimmer paper.  Then I used the 1" square punch and then I used the Merry Minis punches.  Added it to some Very Vanilla card stock and stamped my sentiment.  Done!

Thanks for coming by!  Mary

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Little Christmas

I'm going to be posting a lot over the next week, as I want to share all of my Christmas cards with you. Here is another one.

It is once again another version using the kit Merry Little Christmas.  I finally have used all of the card bases and kit pieces from this kit, I hope I have inspired you to give them a try, if not this year, then maybe with the next kit that comes out in the future.

As always, I'm glad you have dropped in to join me on my card making journey.  Mary

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Snow Day

Hi everyone, are you all ready for Christmas yet?  I think that I'm finally ready, so now I can relax and enjoy my time before the big day arrives.

Here is another of my Christmas cards.

This was made with the kit, Merry Little Christmas.  As you have seen you don't have to stay with the original idea that comes with the kit, you can make it anyway you choose.  I just love that little snowman, so demonstrators used the body part and made them into pumpkins at Halloween!  Now that is thinking outside the box!

Thanks for dropping in to visit.  Mary

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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