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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Happy Birthday Kenny!

My grandson Kenny's birthday is today November 25th.  We are going to celebrate it next weekend and I made this card for him.  He is definitely a ball of energy & gets into all kinds of trouble because of it...he just can't help himself!!! He's extremely inquisitive and will talk your arm off and one great aunt commented recently that he will be a great salesman!! I didn't have a stamp of the cartoon Tasmanian Devil (is there one out there I don't know about?)  so I thought this would suffice!  The monster stamp & sentiments are all from the Your Next Stamp Silly Monsters Two & the eyes are from Doodlebug Design Eerie Eyes Sprinkles.  I colored the image with Promarkers (bright green &plum) then glued the Eerie Eyes on, then placed them on a white card stock layer die cut with rectangle stitched dies.  The purple paper layer from my stash is also die cut out with the next size up rectangular stitched die, then mounted on some celery green card stock I had.  I think he'll love it...thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Joy To The World

Here is another Christmas card I completed & I have to say I think it is one of my most favorite cards I've made to date.  I totally cased a card I saw on the Gina K Design Stamp Blog & although my embossing folder, stamp & ribbon were different, it is almost identical to hers.  I can't thank her enough for the inspiration & exact measurements of each layer!!  I plan to make some more cards with the exact same layout using different stamps & colors.  The blue embossed layer was made using a Darice snowflake folder.  The tree stamp is from an Inkadinkado set called Trees.  I heat embossed it with white embossing powder & inked over it with Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  The Joy to the World sentiment is from Sugar Pea Designs & the ribbon is from my stash.  I really loved how it turned out!  Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

From Our Family to Yours

In my quest to make a multitude of Christmas cards for the SendASmile4Kids foundation & the Caring Hearts Card Drive I turned to Pinterest to get ideas.  I found a card made by the InkyFingeredCarol blog and cased it.  I used a Spellbinder's border die to cut the white card panel apart, and then embossed the top part with a Darice snowflake folder.  The sentiment I stamped on the bottom cut is from Hero Arts CL722.  After placing the top & bottom pieces on some green card stock, I took two separate stamps from the Clearly Besotted "Most Wonderful"stamp set & curved them on an acrylic block as best I could to follow the arc of the border die cut, then stamped them with Versamark & embossed them with Simon Says Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. The last step was to take some Recollection green embellishment crystals & glue them into the center of some of the snowflakes.  I really like how this card turned out!! I made three of them in this green color, and three more using red card stock & crystal embellishments.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Sprinkled With Miracles

I just colored this adorable image up recently from Bugaboo Stamps called Christmas Boy.  It is a digital image I purchased a long time ago & for some reason printed up in a small size. I guess I thought I would use him on a larger card base.  Anyway...I colored his suit in a dark gray Promarker color, and for the rest of the image I used red,green, yellow & brown Promarkers. I found a JustRite clear Christmas Blessing stamp "Sprinkled With Miracles" that fit just perfectly in the box below him, and embossed it with white embossing powder & versamark.  I decide to cut a small red card base to adhere it to.  The finished card is just 3 1/4 wide and 3 3/4 tall.  I'm sending it to SendASmile4Kids. I figured although it was small, it would be an appropriate size for a small child to open!!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!

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