My 2012 Christmas Card

This is the Christmas Card I chose to make for my Customers.  I really like way the moonlighting (burnishing) technique that gives the appearance of the a spotlight shining on the ornament. The diagonal embossing on this sample was from a retired Textured Plate.  I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to emboss the cards I mailed.   I mailed every one of them before I took a picture. 

Inspired by:  Deb Valder



Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes
Ink:  Early Expresso
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die, Window Frames Collection Framelits Die, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin’ Sponges, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals


Posted on : Dec 30 2012
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Snow Much Fun

The Christmas cards from the last three days were featured at a Christmas Card Workshop hosted by Diane Morton in her lovely home.  I also featured them at my November stamp camp because they were all too cute not to spread the cheer.

Inspired by:  Becky Roberts


Stamp Sets:  Snow Much Fun, More Merry Messages
Paper:  Snow Festival Designer Series Paper Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White  
Ink:  Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie
Tools & Accessories:   Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Perfect Pennants BIGZ Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1’ Square Punch, 1 ¾” Circle Punch, Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon , Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Blender Pen,  Stampin' Dimensionals


Posted on : Dec 09 2012
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Christmas Cheer

The ornament on this card is so cute I had to make it my Facebook Badge.

Inspired by:  Mary Fish

Stamp Sets: Ornament Keepsakes,  Sweet Essentials
Paper:  Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, 1" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch,  Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Mat & Tool, Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Pearl Basic Jewels , Stampin' Dimensionals


Posted on : Dec 08 2012
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Holiday Romance

I have always been terrified of watercoloring with an Aqua Painter.  I don’t know why because it’s so easy.  And how exquisite with the right stamp set and color palate.  This is not just a Christmas card.  I plan on using it as a birthday card.

Inspired by:  Lee Conrey

Stamp Sets:  Bordering on Romance
Paper:  Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Stripes Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Dimensionals


Posted on : Dec 07 2012
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CJ’s Journey

CJ’s Journey is a not-for-profit organization that provides hope and assistance to children, young adults, and their families with childhood cancer.  They raise funding for childhood cancer research, assist other organizations that provide funding and support to patients and families effected by childhood cancer, and raise awareness and educate the public about childhood cancer.  The organization was founded in honor of CJ Aubuchon, a young man who lost his life to cancer, by his parents, Dennis and Jeanine Aubuchon.   You can find out more about CJ’s Journey, their mission and ways to support this organization by visiting their website. 

I had the pleasure of meeting Jeanine Aubuchon and her three sisters at a crop this past summer.  Lovely ladies! They invited me to display at their 2nd annual Scrapbooking event which took place on October 20th.  I was honored and tickled pink to participate.   Several of my customer also attended this one day crop.  The event was well organized and the food was abundant and fantastic.  Ten percent of the proceeds of my sales for the day was donated back to this worthwhile organization.  Watch for news about their next crop. 

These are the projects we did as make & takes. 

Raspberry Ripple Card

Stamp Set:  Delightful Decorations, More Merry Messages
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Ornament Punch, ⅜” Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-magig

Midnight Muse Card

Stamp Set:  Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, ⅜” Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Jewels


Posted on : Nov 03 2012
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Winter Memories

The sled in the stamp set brings back so many childhood memories.  I grew up in Ferguson, MO. Around the corner from my house was a street that had a steep hill known as “Tiffin Hill”.  Only an experienced stick-shift driver would attempt this hill as it had a stop sign at the top.  At the same time, it was a very good hill to learn how to drive a stick-shift. I rolled backwards down that hill many times before I could make it past the stop sign.   I digress.  This hill was so steep that during the winter, no one dared to attempt driving up the hill when it was covered with snow and ice.  So naturally, when we had snow, Tiffin Hill became a hill for sleigh riding.  We had a sled that looked very similar to this sled.  It was worn and ragged but once you waxed the blades, it flew down Tiffin Hill.  Lots of great memories make this card very special.

I took this card as a shoebox swap in September and saved it to use again for my October Stamp Camp.  This was my first experience with the Core’dinations Card Stock.  It is so cool.  I love the worn look when used with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and Stampin’ Sanding Block. 

Oh and by the way.  The Cardinals in this stamp set were the first thing I saw which makes it extra special.  At this post, we’re in a rain delay winning 3-1 in game 3 of the NLCS against the San Francisco Giants.   Love them Cardinals!!!!

Inspired by Tara Bourgoin


Posted on : Oct 17 2012
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