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Christmas Magic & Sunshine Sayings

Christmas Magic & Sunshine Sayings

 Hello Friends,

Today's cards pair the Christmas Magic & the Sunshine Saying Stamp Sets.  Yes, I said cards, because I made 2 Cards today.  It was just too hard to choose between Mr. Snowman and the handsome steam engine.  Besides we have love ones living all over the United States and a card is a great way to send them love & hugs.

Sending Love & Hugs Card


Jeremiah & Grady

 Sweet Grady set up this picture of he and his daddy.  He even gathered the camera, before asking his mom to snap the picture.  Grady and Jeremiah live far away in Wyoming and we miss them so much, so we love really appreciate this photo.

Such a grand gesture calls for a card.  Which card do you think that they would enjoy the most?  The sweet snowman or the handsome train?  Cast your vote in the comments of this post.  

And now I have a few Card How to's to share with you.


 I used the Masking Technique to create the colored circle around my snowman and train.  Masking is really quite simple.  It's a lot like stenciling.  Cut a mask.  Position your mask and a sponge ink in the opening.  


 My sentiment was 3 different stamps from the Sunshine Saying stamp set.  To position them exactly where I wanted them, I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig (a must have tool for your stamp room). Click Here for a Stamp-a-ma-jig How to Video

Freshly Made Sketches

 Thanks to Freshly Made Sketches for today's Card Sketch.

Color Throwdown

Thanks to Color Throwdown for today's unique color challenge.

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Have a fabulous day,



Holiday Decor and Gift Plus Holiday Extravaganza

Make Holiday Decor & Holiday Extravaganza

Hello Friends,

Make this simple project as Holiday Decor or give it as an inexpensive gift to co-workers or neighbors.

If I were to give an award for the most versatile Holiday stamp set of 2016, it would be the Tin of Tags stamp set.  It's great for making cards and Christmas Tags can even use it to make Holiday Decor.  For today's Christmas decor project I simply made a bag with Kraft Card stock and the fabulous Gift Bag Punch Board.  (Gift Bag Punch Board is one of today's Online Extravaganza Door Buster Deals.  For today only you can purchase the Gift Bag Punch Board for just $14! See details below)  

 I'll share more details on how to make this cute Holiday Decor Project later in this post, but first I really need to sharing with you some exciting news.


Our 13th grandchild was born this weekend.  Meet Gemma!  In 2016 we welcomed 3 adorable grandchildren to our family.  Today's Making Spirits Bright  Holiday Decor seemed like a good way to celebrate.

Making Spirits Bright

I stamped my  bag with a snowflake from the Tin of Tags stamp set, cut a window with the Layering Ovals Framelits and tucked a candle in my bag.  The window was stamped with the Tin of Tags stamp set on a window sheet with Whisper White Craft Ink.

Pretty Pines Stampin' Up!

The Pretty Pines Dies were just what I needed to add a bit of greenery to my package.  This isn't the first time that I have used these beautiful dies for packaging.  You may remember these Pretty Pines Packages from a blog Post this blog Post.


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Have a fabulous day,


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Elf and Santa Peeking At You


Hello Friends,

Santa and his elf peeking around a Christmas Tree, how fun is that!  I've been spending so much time with the moose from the Jolly Friends stamp set, that I've completely neglected the cute elf and Santa.  Well, no more.  They are fun too!

Today's Christmas Card featuring the popular Christmas stamp set and framelits from last year's Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog and a super cute bundle from this year's Holiday Catalog.  Many of you may already own the Peaceful Pines Stamp Set and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies.  The Elf and Santa are from the Jolly Friends Bundle.  Aren't they cute?  The scale is a little off, but that just makes it all the more fun.



Card Making Tips

I stamped the elf and Santa on Shimmery White Card stock with Jet Black Stazon Ink, then light colored their faces with Blushing Bride Ink with my Aqua painter.  Shimmery White works great for watercoloring too and it adds just a bit of shimmer.

Elfie's little hat was popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals after I punched it with the Jolly Hat Punch.

The Tree and the presents were stamped with the Peaceful Pines Stamp set and cut with the Perfect Pines Framelits Dies.

The festive Christmas Paper is the This Christmas Designer Series Paper and is one of five rolls of washi tape from the Warmth and Cheer Washi tape.

Freshly Made Sketches

 Thanks to Freshly Made Sketches for today's Card Sketch.

Merry Monday

Yep, I admit it.  I have been stuck on the cute moose from the Jolly Friends Stamp Set, but the Merry Monday Challenge reminded me that the elf and the Santa are pretty stinkin' cute too.


If I have been slow to get back with you this past week, please forgive me.  I've been hanging out with these 4 little munchkins.  I love spending time with my grandchildren, but have to admit after a week, I am exhausted.  Love  them so much.  They are awesome just as Sadie's shirt says.

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Have a fabulous day,



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