Monday, 11 December 2017

12 Days of Christmas - Winter Door

Hi quick post today...
 this one is a great box card that is really fun to embellish.
I love adding all the little extras like the skis, greenery, bows for the presents...
the kit is from More Christmas Box Cards over at
Thanks Mary, I love this one!

Sunday, 10 December 2017

12 Days of Christmas - Happy Hanukkah

This year was an opportunity to make something for Hanukkah.  Our team lead at work is from Israel. With all the Christmas decorating and festivities at the office, I didn't want him to be left out. So...
I adapted the same snow globe file (see yesterday's post) into a winter themed Hanukkah card.
Everything was cut out in the pastel blue paper. It was actually perfect because the back was white.
I embossed a wood grain pattern on the base then cut the words and menorah from some cut files I purchased from the Silhouette Design Store.

I think it turned out very well, AND I love the versatility of this file from

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, 9 December 2017

12 Days of Christmas - Coca-Cola Bears

Happy Saturday.
This one is for all the Coca-cola lovers out there.
The box card is a cut file from_SVGCuts.com_(y'all know already) Christmas Box Cards with a bit of modification.
I printed the polar bears and coke bottles, cut those out, then assembled the box. I added the bottles afterwards to mimic a 6 pack chilling in the snow drifts.

I really love this card, I made it for my manager, who is a hard core cola drinker. I guess we all have our addictions. hahaha

Merry Christmas Coke lovers!

Friday, 8 December 2017

12 Days of Christmas - Heirloom Christmas Tree

Hello and welcome to my 12 days of Christmas projects.
Let's start with Mary's Heirloom Christmas Tree from
What a wonderful project. I remember making ceramic ones with my Mom years ago.
I love the base too. I kept the vintage/retro theme with images from Retro Christmas Card Company here.
My bulbs were just a wee bit too small for the holes, so I used some Glass bead gel (Liquitex) over the areas and inserted the bulbs while it was wet.  They are glued in nice and firm now.
The project called for a candle lamp, but I didn't have one so... I improvised.  I took some twinkle lights (battery operated) wrapped them around a paper tube and inserted it into the base. You can't see the tube when the tree is on so I think it's a win/win.
Thanks Mary for a great project, you know I love you!  see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - December

Welcome to December! My favorite month of the year.
This month's kit from Urban Scrapbook, features Photoplay papers - A Mad Plaid Christmas.
The kit includes some wonderful extras like the foil die cut ornaments and frames, sequins, ribbon and the wood cut pieces.
I used foam tape on the back of some of the stickers to give the layout more dimension.
What about the border around the page?  Scored and sanded.
You can check out the rest of the festive layouts over at the Urban Scrapbook blog here.
Thanks for stopping by, I have been super busy making Christmas cards and decorations. Come back soon for the reveals. Cheers.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - November

Welcome to November,
Sweater weather, short days, hibernation, and most importantly, a day of Remembrance. 

This month's kit at Urban Scrapbook features paper from Simple Stories along with some beautiful sparkly paper and doilies.  To check out the other design team's layouts, follow the link here.
 The pictures I found on Pinterest were absolutely PERFECT! The colors and the theme were exactly what I was looking for.  As I've said in the past, a great layout always starts with a great photo(s).

 above, you can get a closer look at the elements I created on the page. The poppy die wasn't a poppy  at all, it was a Hibiscus. I had this one in my stash for a while, I'm pretty sure it has been discontinued, but you could use any 5 petal flower for this and add the black center with a small circle.  The foliage is from Tim Holtz.
Thanks for stopping by,  Christmas Card making season is upon us, so I will be posting pics of my progress on that.  I think I'm leaning towards a more retro feel this year. Check back soon y'all.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - October

Greetings all...
Pop on over to the Urban Scrapbook blog. There you can check out the design team's layouts for our spooktacular October kit.  Simple Stories - Spellbound.
For my layout, I used an image I purchased from Alpha Stamps. I printed it twice and cut away the window sections so that I could layer it. 
The skull and word "poison" were glittered using the jar of sparkly goodness that is included in the kit.  I added some twisty gnarled branches (Tim Holtz) and some purple and lime green foil to the layout..
thanks for stopping by and having a look. I will see you soon. Christmas is coming!!! woohoo!