I’m a Splitcoaststampers DIRTY GIRL!

I’m pinching myself over this huge honor and opportunity!! Come play along with us for the January theme of Tutus & Swirls! You do have to be a member of the Fan Club to see these special and delightful creations by the Dirty Girls. Come check it out and join the fun!

Splitcoaststampers Dirty Girl

In other news, I joined a few swaps for 2022. One is the Christmas Crazy Swap where we send each other a kit to make a Christmas card. I made a card to go along with my kit items,

And I joined the A-Z swap. Each month, we send two cards to a partner.

For A, I made a card with alcohol inks and used an artsy theme.

For my B card, I made a bokeh background and used a bear image on my card.

This week’s Technique Lover’s challenge and CAS challenge were super fun to participate in.

Whitewashing Technique (I used a color other than white for my whitewashing!)

For the CAS challenge, we were to make a card based on a healthier new year goal! My One Little Word (w/Ali Edwards) for 2022 is COURAGE, so I made a card to portray that.

Healthier New Year

You Are Sweet as Candy

A fun new Valetine set from Jan’s Digital Stamps and it’s on sale right now along with a few others! Come play along with our January Anything Goes challenge!

I used a precolored image for the candy dish and sweet heart candies for this slimline card. I popdotted the hearts and sentiment up and added a few purple gems. The sentiment is from the set, Valentine Wishes (3380).

Playing along with the following challenges,

The Corrosive Challenges

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

613 Avenue Create

Crafting Happiness Challenge

Eyes for YOU

It’s so exciting to be beyond Christmas and onto Valentine’s Day cards! Valentine’s is one of my most favorite holidays to send homemade cards for.

Today’s card is one I made for the Design Team over at Jan’s Digi Stamps Shop. I’m such a dog lover, so this sweet little image from the brand new set, Only Have Eyes For You was absolutely adorable to work with. I popped out his glasses and eyes to give a real “I see you” feel. The red foil “paper” is actually a recycled foil coffee bag from my favorite local coffee shop where I buy my coffee every month.

This is a brand new set and it’s on sale!

Come on over and join our challenge this month. It’s always Anything Goes!

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays everyone! I’ll be sipping coffee, and playing and walking the dogs along with lots of family time! I love these Leading Lady sets from Ellen Hutson. On this card I used the Leading Ladies–Cozy and Leading Ladies–Dog Lady This card is so me! Dog treats and coffee in hand and a dog nearby!

Another Year Rolls Over! 😉

Cheery & Bright

Welcome back to our mid-month challenge check-in over at Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop Challenge Blog. We are still feeling festive and bright! The challenges are all Anything Goes.

My card features the hand colored images from Brighten The Holidays(663J).

Complete set that I made my card from:

Brighten The Holidays

Come join the challenge and link up your project!

I entered this in these challenges too:

Crafting Happiness Challenges

Cutie Pie Challenge

Dream Valley Christmas Challenge

The Paper Fun Day Holiday challenge

Brew. Pour. Love.

Give me all the hot cocoa and coffee! Oh my! Every winter, I set up a hot cocoa bar. The littles just love seeing marshmallows and candy canes and hot cocoa mixes waiting for their use amidst the twinkle lights!

I’m entering this card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Guest Designer search. How fun would that be? I mean, I’m always sipping coffee as I stamp, and I have endless sets of coffee, tea and cocoa! Nobody needs to know how many, not even me! 😉 I made this card using the new cuppa’ set from Angie Blom, A Winter Cheers.

A Winter Cheers
Brew. Pour. Love. Life’s best instructions.
I always get my children involved in making and loving coffee! My dad was a true coffee connoisseur. Poppa would be so proud!
Cabin time last summer with early morning time to myself was simply divine.
The holiday season offers ample relaxing twinkle light time to savor a hot, strong cuppa’.

Christmas Cookie Baking

I spent a day this week baking cookies for an OccuPaws fundraiser! It was so fun to put the final plates together once all the cookies cooled!

I wanted cookies that were festive, had eye appeal, and of course, that were tasty.

Here are the links to the cookies I made:

Sugar Cookie Pops (I made my own sugar cookie dough with this recipe.)

Chocolate Gingerbread

Candy Kiss Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Snowmen and Gnomes

Earlier this week, I was able to get a couple of cards made for a few challenges on Splitcoaststampers.

This gnome card is a thank you to my neighbor for her help in making my DIY tomato cage gnome look so much better! She just got done making 5 of them for her daughters. The gnome and text behind him is part of a set from Picket Fence, A Gnome Winter stamp set.

Cozy Gnome

This second card was made for two challenges over at Splitcoaststampers this week. The Technique challenge, Sentiment Down Under and the CAS challenge, Pink Snowmen.

Snowladies In Pink

Twinkle Lights and Stocking Stuffers

Hello, hello! I’m here with my first cards for my Design Team work with Jan’s Digi Stamps! I’m so excited to be on board! Happy, merry December!

My first card is using Jan’s hand colored stocking image and sentiment from Toy Stocking (3115J). I added a very little bit of poly-fil to top the stocking with a fun accent. Red glitter paper I’ve had in my paper stash for several years was cut to size to make my stocking pop. The holly leaves and berries were fussy cut and are brought forward with some tiny pop dots. I applied some Crystal Effects to make them shiny. The die cut scalloped rectangle is from Spellbinders Nestablities Large Classic Long Rectangles.

My second card uses Jan’s digi image and sentiment from Brighten The Holidays (663J). I added some Crystal Effects to each of the lights after coloring them with a very light yellow (Copic Y11). The penguin with ear warmers has red flocking added to make them fuzzy. The designer paper has been in my stash for awhile. The stripes are from an old SU Christmas paper collection. Circle die from Sugar Pea Designs.

Do you have some last minute Christmas cards to make?

Check out this pretty FREE image which includes one of Jan’s hand colored image and one black and white image, Ornaments 2021 (3465J)

Complete sets used in the cards above:

Toy Stocking

Brighten The Holidays

I’m also adding these cards to the following challenges:

https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/2021/10/125-december-christmas.html

http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2021/11/challenge-260-christmas.html

http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2021/12/challenge-12-december-2021-anything.html

https://peaceonearthchristmas.blogspot.com/2021/12/peace-on-earth-challenge-5.html

Christmas Carols and Zoo Animals

Today during zoom with some stamping buddies, I made a couple of cards for a few challenges over on Splitcoaststampers!

I combined the Technique and CAS challenges this week, making a starburst technique card with a Christmas carol sentiment!

Technique & CAS challenge this week at SCS

This week’s Teapotter’s challenge is to make a zoo themed card. I love gnomes and my daughter loves flamingoes, so of course this cute set from Stamping Bella was perfect for us!

This week we are sending cards to each other, which is always fun!!

Teapotter’s Challenge this week at SCS

Thank you for stopping by!