Comfy Pajamas

Well THIS is a sentiment I can totally relate to!  I LOVE to be comfy in my jammies!  So, totally inspired by the sentiment, I created this card.

A masculine card, generally harder for me to create, this one came pretty easy.  I started with the "quilted" impressed blue background to go along with the jammies, layered up on kraft with a pop of white for a good contrast.  The denim-look quilt called for denim blue ink for the sentiment.  Here's a close-up:

Hmmm... all this quilting and now my jammies are calling!  (those of you who know me can totally get this!)  Thanks for stopping by and spending a minute or two of your weekend!  Blessings and warm wishes to all of you wonderful bloggie friends and visitors!



New Home

Wow! It feels like I've been gone forever.  And while I've made a couple of cards, I've been struggling and thrown many attempts away.  So finally, here I am with a card....

Congratulations on your new home!  For the life of me, I couldn't get this particular card to look the way I saw it in my head.  I couldn't get it grounded the way I wanted, the colors just weren't what I wanted, on and on.  That said, here it is...

An ink blended background, a bit of splattering, a couple dies for the homes and trees, and a free-handed "snowy hill" spritzed with Shimmer Mist.  I took a close-up to show the shimmer, but alas it doesn't show as well as I'd hoped...

Well, we've had A LOT of snow, quite a bit more than usual and A LOT of cold (now in the teens to single digits) and gray skies.  While I really enjoy the snow (and yes I've shoveled a few times), I could really do without the gray!  Gray skies make it hard to be joyous, make it hard to photograph pictures, and generally unwanted in my book.  I do hope that all of you are fairing well though, staying warm, and enjoying your days!  And THANK YOU for popping in!





OK I'm changing gears here a bit, changing things up just in case anyone was tired of cutesy!  I went with one of my inka smooshed panels, a panel of foiled cs and a pretty die word.

And another view to show a bit more of the shimmer of the Inka... 

I think I'm finally getting through most of my cards.  I actually had a few others but I knew my camera battery was low but pushed through photographing them, only to find out that although the camera didn't shut off -- it also didn't save all the photos!  Bummer!  By the time I learned of the situation, the cards were sealed and some mailed....  so.... you'll have to trust that I made more.  Oh well, live and learn, right?

Products -
   PTI One Liners: Love, Joy, Peace
   DCWV foil, Inka gold in blue and silver

Short posts, but I'm sure you all can relate to the busy-ness of the season!  Blessings to all!



Merry Christmas

Here's a couple more versions of the elves, eagerly awaiting the unwrapping of presents but digging into his stocking.  These were mailed and hopefully reached their destinations, so I hope I'm safe to post.

These are some more of those adorable MFT images!  I'm just so thrilled with so many of their images, they're just so fun!!!  These were colored with Copics, winked with a bit of Stella and set on a floor of older pp.  You get the idea I'm going with cutesy this year?  I think so, I think I've been totally mesmerized by adorableness!  Hope no one has gotten tired of it...

Products -
   MFT Santa's Elves, LF Joy To The World (sentiment)
   Copics, Wink of Stella, misc. pp

Hope everyone has their shopping done, it's getting crazy out there!



Holly Jolly...

Another card made with the big bear, I just love him because he looks so squeezable!  I get a kick out of his big belly, his big cup of coffee (which reminds me of Hubbs), and that warm sweater.  I'm pretty sure he'd love to share a cup of coffee with ANY takers...

He's pretty self-explanatory, so I'll spare you the details...

Products -
   MFT Cool Day *dies, MCS Ornate Labels: Christmas, Avery Elle Dotted Border
   SSS Falling Snow stencil, DreamWeaver Pearlescent embossing paste with glitter on top

I send my sincerest thank yous to those of you who continue to lift me up, encourage me, and teach me.  I'm glad to call you friends, and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations!  Have a great week leading up to such a wonderful holiday.


Holly Jolly, Very Merry, Merry Christmas!

Whew!  Here's another 3 cards that have been received by their respective recipients.  These were done ala Cat Craig style of Cat Luvs Paper.  I know others have done this technique (partial die cutting by Laura Bassen and Jennifer McGuire) but Cat's seems to be the one that really made me wanna try as it was a little different.  Cat's technique is where you die cut the image vertically on one side so it hangs over some pretty patterned paper; others have had their images peeking out a window, behind a shaker etc.  So I couldn't do just one but decided to try 3 different cards since I had so much fun!  Take a gander at these...

Products -
   MFT Santa's Elves *dies, MCS Joy To The World, Copics, misc pp (it really does match the greens better IRL)

Products -
   MFT Toasty Greetings *dies, Copies, Wink of Stella, MFT Sweet Celebration 6x6 pack

Ok, I have to admit I accidentally cut this bear completely off the panel -- oops!  So I made the most of it and attached it to my half panel, and well....went with it!  It's still cute but I wish I hadn't cut it off, live and learn.
Products -
   MFT Cool Day *dies, MFT Sweet Celebration 6x6 pp, Copics, Wink of Stella

Well I managed to finish up my gifts/tags for co-workers and get them ready for tomorrow.  I wrapped a couple last small presents and put the candy in the stockings (no one will be around to see it til Christmas so I'm safe)!

Hope you're on top of things and your holidays won't be stress-filled.  Happy Tuesday to all...


FMS #267 - Love, Peace & Joy

A quick post because, well, I'm wearing down...  I'd say my pajamas are calling me but I'm already in them!  I've been comfy for awhile but my eyes are wearing out.  So onto the card ~

I did some tone-on-tone stamping on the red cut panel, then set out on the white cut panel.  I stamped a faint image to use as a background, then stamped the Love, Peace & Joy in 3 colors, using gold ink for Peace -- I thought it was fitting.  I then added a golden ribbon at the top however it looks more metallic and bronzey (except IRL) due to the red panel underneath .

Products -
   Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
   PTI Mistletoe & Holly, and Love, Peace & Joy mini

Well, in case you're on your way over the hills and through the woods to Grandmother's house, I hope to be seeing you around.  If not, I truly hope that your holidays are perfect and filled with lots of loved ones around!