Merry Christmas and Christmas Greetings

Hello again, and Merry Christmas (well almost)!  To all the wonderful people I've gotten to know this past year, and the ones I've gotten to know more -- Merry Christmas to all!  I truly hope your holiday is wonderful, even if a little different.  I know things are different for us but we are still blessed, are we not?!

I've made a couple more tags, these all went to co-workers and such but I wanted to share.  They weren't made with any challenge in mind, and they're a bit simple but that's okay too.

For the first set, I used a newer stamp set inspired by a friend to make a fun and creative background. I lined up all the stamps (2 with stripes and 1 with stripes & dots) on my stamp press, inked with one color and stamped.  Then I turned the paper 90 degrees and stamped again in a different color -- the end?  I kinda like it -- it's fun!  Here, you decide ~

Fun, right?  Now I might add that both of these tag fronts came from the same stamping, it just depended on where you cut your tag from whether you got more of one color or another!  I can see this working with so many great color combos!  Thanks, Michele, for enabling me once again (teehee).

This next group is a tag die I've had for awhile but haven't branched out a lot, using only the main bits instead of all the "accessories" --  something I hope to do soon!  

For these, I used the negative and the positives.  Oh yes, and all these tags recently?  They're ALL made from leftover bits!  Yay!

   Set #1 
     MFT Tag Builder Blueprints #2
     MCS - Joy To the World
   Set #2
     RC - Topped Off Tag & Hang-Ups
     MCS - Snowflake Border, Joy To the World

Well thanks for stopping by!


Be Merry Tags


I've made a couple of tags that go along with a couple of challenges.  Now these are tags and not cards, so I hope they count, but if not I can live with that  😉   Enjoy!  

Vertical row of circles (dots), a matter of whimsy with rich color and sentiment below...

And my inspiration:

Next, a row of horizontal dots (balloons), light and classy in color with lots of shine and elegance ~

And the inspiration here:

And all the similar yet unique tags that were made...

   MFT Fold Up Tags, Santa's Elves & dies
   CCC - Stripes & Dots (NBUS)  so the group will also go to the NBUS Challenge
   MCS - Joy To the World (NLIB)

Thanks for sharing a moment of your busy schedule with me!  We're winding down the holidays, and I pray that all of you have the best Christmas ever, despite Mr VID showing up this year  :o)




Happy Truckin' Birthday

 This one's for Hubbs!

Let me explain... the colors may look a bit unusual to you, but to Hubbs they'll look familiar.  You see, he has a big "Harley-edition truck, it's black with bronze accents and chrome.  While I would've preferred to make the truck black, I feared that it would detract from the card so I chose dark gray instead.  I must say, this truck is a bit older that ours but I'm sure he'll get the idea.  I used an NBUS die, I bounced off some layouts from a couple of challenges, and I used all snippets with the exception of the silver on the tailgate and the base cs!  From striped paper, I laid my tag die on the diagonal to get the diagonal stripes.  I didn't have any bronze paper so I colored a snippet of white and colored with a couple Copic markers, it's close...

   SB - Truckin' Thru The Seasons
   Alt. - Birthday Greetings



Well I've managed to get past the Christmas cards for at least one card, who knows where I'll go from here.  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great week and enjoy yourself! 



Christmas Blessings - Peace*Joy*Love

 Hello again!  I'm wrapping up the cards I've made thus far and shifting directions, a couple of upcoming Birthdays and then some tags!  I may start posting those in between, so don't think we whacky if it appears I'm talking about the future and it's already happened (yikes).

My cards today are from a set of rubber stamps I received as a gift from overseas.  They're wonderful stamps, and all I know about them is their maker, Lily of the Valley.

Card #1 ~

Card #2 ~

Two different images, two different "feels" to the cards but each wonderful in content!  I hope you enjoy them.  Take care and God bless you all.




E is for E-Fun

 Hello!  Another day, another card, another elf...  There's so many great elves out there, and this one was talking to me.  No challenges today, just an elfin' card.  Enjoy!

First, I inked an e/f and ran it through my Express (well truth be told, twice!  First was the wrong side and all the words were backwards - doh).  I cut the panel down a bit and sat it flush on the base.  Then the elf, E-Fun, was stamped, colored with Copics and die cut.  He was popped up to stand out a bit.  Here's a bit of the dimension ~

Why is his name E-fun?  Well his stocking says E, and my grandson (Ethan) walked in and asked "Is that for me?"  I told him the E stood for Elf, but truth be told, the card is for him and we do call him "E-fun"!  He's a blast, full of love, joy and fun, and he'll be surprised to see that this card is indeed for him.

   MFT - Santa's Elves
   CB - Sledding e/f

Have a terrific week, and may you be caught up with all things holiday!



Merry & Bright

 Hello, Everyone!  Hope your week is panning out to be wonderful, merry & bright!

I have a card today, to head over to Color Hues #7 - magenta & blue.  Here's my disclaimer... while I did use those colors, they are definitely different in my pictures, maybe because of indoor lighting?  I don't know, sorry but just know they are the true colors.  Here it is ~

You might be able to detect the magenta on the base cs.  When I photographed this card originally, I noticed that some flower soft fell off his hat so I had to repair that.  Then I thought that the lights needed some glossy accents, so I fixed that as well.  Much better, but my pictures turned out less than desirable!  I guess sometimes you just gotta roll with the punches!  Here's a close-up ~

I've got a few more cards to post, another day.  Meantime...

   JD - Warm Wishes
   PTI - In the Meadows die
   PB - Simple Stackers (NBUS, new to me die)

Thank you, Friends, and I hope your week continues to be a blessing.



'Tis the Season Elf

 Hello again!

Another quick post so a card can meet up with a challenge.  I'm nearing completion of my dash, except those that go to immediate family and can be made later to drop off (safely)!

Amazingly, this card meets up with two MFT challenges, a sketch (MFTWSC518) and a color (MFTCC154), all while using MFT products -- I almost never make that happen!

And here's my inspiration, I think you'll see it  😁  While my red is not quite as rich as the one below, the 1st layer of paper is red.

Success?  I think so, and Hubbs actually likes this one "because the colors just pop"!  Win-win!

   MFT - Santa's Elves

Thank you for stopping by, and spending your precious moments with me, I really do appreciate ALL of you!