Friday, December 26, 2014


Hi everyone!
Since this is the last Friends with Flair of 2015 I just had to play along. Besides, I got some Spectrum Noir markers for Christmas.

I also gave away most of the cards I made so I have to replenish my supply. :)

Hope everyone has a FABULOUS NEW YEAR!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas!

 Hi Everyone!

This week is number 81 for PaperCrafter's Corner! The inspiration piece is ADORABLE!

I tried several different things using this as my inspiration. 

The first card with a Unity stamp:
 I took the holly from the inspiration. I like it but I wanted to try something different. Then I created this card with a Momenta stamp:
I like this one better for the challenge. It has the diamond and the holly. Plus it has a more vintage feel. 
While I had everything out I notice an unfinished card. And so I made a third card:
Not for the challenge.....just for fun. And, speaking of fun....I won this stamp from Stampendous and just HAD to ink it up.
It's so CUTE!

We finally put our tree up. The only decorations on it are big white flowers. I wanted to see what our cat Jack would do. 
It didn't take any time at all for him to climb into the tree!
Since this is my last post before the holiday I want to wish everyone a 

Almost forgot Stephanie at PaperCrafter's Corner has started her 12 days of GIVEAWAYS! 
Go enter!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Week 80!

Hi Everyone!

Over at PaperCrafter's Corner is challenge number 80! I love this weeks inspiration:

The scene is so serene. Although I have to admit, I really don't like snow. Only pictures of it. :)
For my card I took the blues and the snow with a pop of red.

I used Gelatos in shades of blue and white for the background. Next I stamped a Crafter's Workshop stencil called Winter Wonderland using Clearsnap frost white. I used another TCW stencil for the 'joy' and a Faber Castell big brush pen. Lastly, I punched the snowflake and covered it with an iridescent glitter glue.

I've been noticing that many people have already put up their Christmas tree. Have you? There are 2 reasons why we haven't yet. We have a really big tree and a small house. Furniture has to be removed for the tree to fit. The other reason is we have Jack.

Although looking so sweet here he knocked down many ornaments by climbing through the tree last year....when he was smaller. This year he might just bring the tree down!

Have a GREAT week!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas cards

Hi Everyone! 

I can hardly believe that Christmas is almost here. I am almost done shopping. I still haven't wrapped anything....or decorated. Next weekend is when I'll probably get the decorating done. :)

Anyway....This is week 79 for the PaperCrafter's Challenge:

With this image what else could I make but Christmas cards! Before I show the card I want to tell you where the paper came from. I received a Christmas card in the mail and the inside of the envelope had this awesome lining.  I couldn't just throw it out. Soooooo I made these cards:

Has anyone heard of Susan K. Weckesser? She is an artist and stamp designer for Unity Stamps. For the past 5 years she has hosted what is called the Christmas Love Campaign. This is year 6. The whole idea is to create things to give away. You can post your creation and story to her blog, Facebook, Instagram. There are even prizes. So these cards and more will be given away. I'm thinking of giving a whole box of cards to the local headstart program where my sister works. 
I hope you'll check it out and join in!