Christmas Morning Collection


Let the joy of Christmas morning inspire your newest paper projects! Adorn oversized gift tags with the silly sock monkey or purchase a package of plain gift bags and adorn them with the pretty Rudolph or a Russian nesting doll. Remember holidays gone by with the quirky Kewpie doll or set up a tea party for dollies and teddies! Create a vintage-inspired masculine themed project with the toy car or make a funny "boy" project with the silly robot.

Joy Joy Joy...head over Christmas Morning Collection at SVGCuts


Partners in Crime....(+ freebie svg)

at Catch the Bug
Theme: Black, Silver and Bling

Jodie's image, Bentley - on the inside,  gave me the inspiration for this card.  When something is broken, eaten or missing we know one of our beloved pets committed the crime...but no one's talking.  I married Bugaboo's  Bobblehead Farm Dog and Bobblehead Farm Cat.  I think they make the perfect pair!

I used a lot of black and silver foil paper and pop-ups for dimension.  Head over to Catch The Bug! Be dazzled and join the challenge.  )If you want the "jail bars" svg...just write me (email under profile) and I will send...don't leave message for it in comments box...it doesn't give me your email.)

A2 size, copics, bar svg, silver/clear rhinestones, silver wire, stitching,  pop-ups
Digital Tuesday - Shiny

Digi Doodle Shop - Animals
Forever Friends - Something Old, Something New w/animals


A Day to Celebrate

at Bugaboo Stamps

What's not to love about a penguin? I want to squeeze one till a fish pops out of it's mouth...lol  I have a friend who's birthday is in January and loves penguins....so this has to be the perfect card.  But now that you have seen it Cheryl, I can't send it to you!

I really like this sketch.  It's headed to my archive files as a favorite.  I'll blow off the dust at some point and use again.

I hope you are chillin' at home or shopping your brains out this BLACK FRIDAY morning!  If you still have the strength, head over to Bugaboo Stamps  and get the FREE Penguin.  It won't cost a dime!  HAHA  Want some more inspiration...check out our Catch The Bug blog.

5x5, copics, stitching,die-cuts,buttons, embellies, lace, lots of different punches, glossy accent and an svg I made of the 
green curved piece.

Crafting When We Can – Female Birthday.


We "woof" you a Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Jill
Happy Birthday Kristine

Lots of birthdays to celebrate this month. I couldn't resist Well Wishes dogs on fence from Paper Pretties.  My sister Jill has 6 dogs....yup...you heard right and 3 are little poodles.  I thought this would be the perfect card. However, at Paper Pretties we also get to have a little blog hop on a DT member's birthday.  Happy Birthday Kristine! You should have arrived here from Taylor's blog.  After visiting me, you will want to head over to Jackie's blog.

A2 size, copics, stitching, EK paw punch, SU punch, embellishment, ribbon


Don't Open Till Christmas

Xerox Challenge
ABC Christmas Challenge Blog

Lucky me.....I got the opportunity to CASE one of the DT's former cards.  I chose Dorte (April 13) to CASE. I stayed with the "Hotspot" technique and her sketch.  What fun!  I definitely think it is one my  all-time favorite techniques.  Head over to ABC Christmas Challenge Blog and see who else was Xerox-ed.  I know I certainly was inspired. I chose Knobby Knees Christmas - Sack  from Bugaboo Stamps.  She's a cutie!

5x5, copics, stitching, ribbon, puff paint, glitter, MS punch, punches

Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes – #95 Digital Images.
Hooked On Crafts – #12 Something Punched.

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes at Christmas
Dream Valley - Stitching (*Limit 3 Entries)
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes (*Limit 3 Entries)


Sneak Peak

That's right!  Not only does Punkin' Patch Stamps have super stamp sets, but with them come FREE FREE Free Stampables to match each stamp.  How cool it that!!!

This Christmas stamp set is up for release very soon....so here's a sneak peak of one image. My sentiment  is from the wonderful O Holy Night set.
5x5, copics, stitching, cord, brads, glitter, svg star

Inspired Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday – #138 punch It!

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes at Christmas
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes (*Limit 3 Entries)


...a day to celebrate

at Paper Pretties
A Big Happy Birthday to Artish

Artish is one of our illustrators for Paper Pretties.  Thank you Artish for wonderful images to work with and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you.  We get to have a little bithday blog hop on a day that one of the DT member's celebrates their birthday. And, we also get to introduce 2 new release digi images at Paper Pretties today.  I chose Pretty Presents.  Challenge - use black, white, gold and bling.  I always have difficulty with the photography when using gold foil and glitter.   Trust me, there's a lot of it on my card.

Grab a piece of birthday cake and join the challenge.  Fellow friends at Bugaboo Stamps are joining us this week for the inspiration on our challenge.  You should have come from Taylor Usry's blog.  After me, head to Jackie Rakoski's blog.

A2 size, copics, PSE, stitching, ribbon, punches, pop-ups, button, glitter

front view


Shelly's Images – Anything Goes.
Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C114 Black, White and Wow.
2 Sisters Challenge – #66 Let It Sparkle!
OSAAT – #89 Anything Goes.


Spirits of Christmas past SVG Kit

My love affair for svgs began when I discovered SVGCuts several years ago.  The flame is still lit...lol  I have loved all their sets and collections over the years and the collections just keep getting better and better and better and better.  Their newest one, Spirits of Christmas Past SVG Kit, just took my breath away".  You must see the video introducing this amazing collection.

Click above link and be dazzled!!!

Punkin' Patch Stamps, a sub-siderary of SVGCuts has some wonderful sentiment stamp sets that would be a perfect match for this SVG Kit. O Holy Night is one such kit.

Totally Gorjuss – #106 Christmas Traditions.
Stamptacular Sunday – #138 punch It!
Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C113 Triple Threat Card.
Paper Sundaes – #95 Digital Images.
Craft Your Passion Challenges – #84 Let It Snow!
Hooked On Crafts – #12 Something Punched.


Let's Talk Turkey

Let's Talk Turkey - Saturday Challenge
at Catch the Bug

I did a card almost exactly like this a few weeks back.  I sold the card and missed it so much, I had to make another one, but this time I used the darling Fancy SB Girl - Thanksgiving from Bugaboo Stamps.  As a matter of fact, by the time this post today, I hope the recipients have received it. I love this DP from DCWV - Harvest Gathering.  It's hard to see, but it's textured and the trees are gold foiled.  My turkey is coming from Bucky's BBQ....yum yum! Used an old stamp and SU markers, hoofed a few breaths on it, and got the pretty leave on envelope.

Grab a turkey leg and head to Catch The Bug for more interpretations of Let's Talk Turkey.

5x5 size, copics, stitching, punch, ribbon, string, button

Crafting For All Season - Thanksgiving, Thank You, or Sketch
Celebrate The Occasion – #39 Thanksgiving & Punch.
Scrap-Creations – Thanksgiving.
Simon Says Stamp – Thanksgiving/Thanks.
Aud Sentiments Challenge – #41 Thanksgiving.
The Sisterhood Of Crafters – Giving Thanks.
Crafts And Me Challenges – #61 Simple.
Raise The Bar Challenge – #84 Time To Feast.


Delight in Little Things

Elizabeth Bell is such a talented Australian artist.  I love that she now has digital images for sale.  While following her work, I discovered Elphine House of Australia.  I am very excited to participate in my first challenge with them.  EHA - Challenge 10 - Sketch.  Yup, a sketch to follow and use an Elizabeth Bell stamp or digi. I chose Daisy.

5x5, stitching, copics, pearls lacy ribbon

Other Supplies:
K&C Company : Julianne pack
Punch &Punch fern punch
MS leaf punch
WYLA lace
Basic Kraft Brown cardstock
Discontinued paper roses from Michael's

You're Fabulous!!!

Happy Birthday Taylor
Birthday Blog Hop at Paper Pretties

I just love this diva kitty and couldn't resist making a birthday card with her. She's called Cat on Couch from Paper Pretties.  We always get to have a little blog hop on a DT member's birthday!  My inspiration comes from Jennifer Greco...also a DT member with Paper Pretties.  You should have arrived here from Kristine Reynolds blog.  After visiting me, you should head to Jackie's blog.

A2 size, copics, stitching, MS punch, crystals, ribbon, punch, embellishment


You Lift My Spirits

Thank You
(plus update)
PLUS:  SVGCUTS  is having a give away of an eClips...check out HERE!

When I am down in the dumps, there are several good friends that help lift my spirits.  I could also say, " You lift me up when I am down, You lifted me up, Thanks for the Lift, Flying by to say hi"...you get the picture.  Doodle Pantry is having a challenge and making this card was perfect timing.  I used their DP ant balloons digi image. I tried to keep it unisex.  I LOVE these ants.  I prefer them on paper rather than ME !!!! ( I've been working with shading and wanted light coming from right. Practice, practice!))
I made the balloon and it's shadow svg, and used DCWV Luxury Pack along with my copics, stitching and SU punch.
UPDATE:  I left off burnished orange border on first picture...here is with and without...you judge!

A2 size, vertical fold, pop-ups for dimension, swiss dot embossing folder

with original border I left off on first picture




at Bugaboo Stamps

Getting in the holiday spirit !  WORD NOEL, from Bugaboo Stamps, came at the perfect time!  A chose to create on a vertical easel card using non-traditional holiday colors.  I added faux stitching along with my real stitching.  I also combine PSE painting along with my copics.   I used my new EK Christmas ornament punch and made some hooks for two extra baubles.  Ho Ho Ho on over to Catch The Bug to grab some inspiration on WORD NOEL.

A2, glossy accents, puff paint, glitter, silver paper, snow flake embellishment

Delightful Challenges – Snowflakes.
Crafty Catz Weekly – #108 Use A Digital Image.
Sweet 'n Sassy – SNSDC28 Paper Piecing.
2 Sisters Challenge – #65 Anything Goes.
Paper Sundaes – #95 Digital Images.

Dream Valley - Stitching (1 of 3)
Stamptacular Sunday - Punches/Diecuts


Come Together.... (+ pumpkin pie svg freebie)

at Paper Pretties

I think most everyone has begun smelling cinnamon, allspice and pumpkin pies these past few days.  Yup, it's that time of year. I am going to make Pumpkin Scones today...wish me luck! Artish at Paper Pretties has done such a lovely job with our 2 new releases, Peter Pumpkin Pie Eater and Thanksgiving Cornucopia.  Yup, each comes with at least 2 sentiments.  
I  also used "Come Together"sentiment from the set, Harvest Gathering Stampables SVG Collection from Punkin' Patch Stamps.

Grab a cup of cider, a piece of pie  and head to Paper Pretties challenge.

I made the simple little pumpkin pie svg which I'm offering as a freebie.

A2 size, copics, stitching, brads, glitter, die-cut svg

File is available for 5 days.  ENJOY!!!

Corrosive Challenge - Give Thanks
Order of the Opus Gluei - What's on Your Head?
Paper Sundaes - Digital Image
Sentimental Sundays - Thanksgiving/Thank You
Card Makin Mamas - cut it out


Thanks For the Invite

Saturday Challenge - "Pocket Card"
at Catch the Bug
sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

I totally CASED Marie at Joyful Stamper.  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.  I have an invite for an early Thanksgiving turkey lunch so instead of sending a "thank you" card AFTER the dinner, I thought I would send the "thank you" BEFORE the dinner.  I really enjoyed making this silly, delightful card for my in-laws.

The challenge is to make a pocket card.  Something I'm new at.  I used Turkey - Knife and Fork from Bugaboo Stamps. The menu is tucked in nicely and can be taken out to see a quick note on the back.  Strut your stuff on over to Catch The Bug and see many more pocket card inspirations for the challenge.

A2 size, stitching, copics, silver cut-outs of knife and fork

Anything Goes Challenge – #53 Stitches Real or Faux.


Here's the Scoop....on your birthday!

I really enjoy sketch challenges.  It's one area I really have trouble when creating a card. Carly at Sketches by Carly has wonderful sketches to challenge yourself.  I chose Knobby Knees - Ice Cream Scoop from Bugaboo Stamps.  I'm always in need of birthday cards so I was thrilled to marry the image and sketch together.

5x5, stitching, svg starts, ribbon, brass button

Incy Wincy - Stitching
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
OLLCB - Stitching


Happy Birthday....Dive In!!!

Birthdays to Celebrate!!!

My eldest son's birthday is today.  Happy Birthday Bryan!  I love you very much!

Take the plunge...dive into something yummy on your birthday!  I chose Max Splasher from Paper Pretties.  He reminds me of Bryan's silly dog, Jackson.  Paper Pretties is also celebrating Jennifer Greco's birthday by having a fun, little blog hop.  You should have arrived here from Taylor Usry's blog and after me, you should head to Jackie Rakoski's blog.  My inspiration came from my fellow DT member  Melissa Craig's earlier card.  I loved her idea and knew I would have to CASE it and indeed I did.  The freebie cupcake svg came from My Time To Craft.

A2 size, copics, stitching, die-cut, pop-ups, rhinestone, glitter

closer view of bottom area


Incy Wincy - Stitching
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
OLLCB - Stitching
Card Cupids - BLING
OSAAT - Use a Digi
Penny Black and More-All Creatures Great and Small


The 3 of Us wish you a Merry Christmas

at Bugaboo Stamps

Jodie never ceases to amaze me with her talent.  A perfect image for the 3 of us in our household....okay...I forgot to mention our 4 legged children! Make It Snappy - Reindeer Trio is a delight from Bugaboo Stamps.  I'm pretty sure most of my Christmas cards this year will have the non-tradiontal color theme.

Trot on over to Catch The Bug and see some fun fun fun projects!

A2 size, PSE, copics, stitching, EK ornament punch glossy accents, glitter

Cards for Men - Christmas
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes + Brown
Incy Wincy - Stitching 
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
IDIC/Robyns Fetish - Christmas/Winter
OSAAT - Use a Digi
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Use a Freebie (Digi)
OLLCB - Stitching
Order of the Opus Gluei - What's on your Head? (Christmas Lights!)


Some Support - Hang In There!

Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
at Bugaboo Stamps

First of all, Catch the Bug has over 1001 followers....yahooooo!  Second, turn your clocks back tonight!

Third, I love using the Some Support - Hang in There image from Bugaboo Stamps.  I used it for three entirely different situations.  I used a fold card that I have used several times that I also enjoy. 

Head over to Catch The Bug and see what was on the minds of the other DT members for the ANYTHING GOES challenge.  Join in!!!

A2 size, copics, stitching, MS punches, Fiskar punch, die-cuts, ribbon

Art Impressions - Challenge number 39... FUN and FUNKY FOLDS!
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes (Plus a bit of Bling).
Stampavie – #155 Anything Goes.


There's Nothing Better Than...

...to end a bad day covered in dog slobber!!!! Yup, it was just one of those "not so good days" for me yesterday.  I pulled this quick ditty of a card together to make myself smile.  This stamp is so old I can't remember where I got it.... other than at my local AC Moore's or Michaels.

The center pup is colored differently, cut-out and has pop-ups for dimension.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

A2, punch, cut-out, stitching, stamp


Meowy Christmas

at Bugaboo Stamps

No "pussy footin' around"....I'm so loving the "Make It Snappy" images being introduced at Bugaboo Stamps!  I have some friends who are devout cat lovers so this little card will be perfect for one of them.  I used a sketch offered in a former Wacky Wednesday challenge. I also used the Christmas balls svg I made in July.

Menander on over to Catch The Bug and see other cards create with this little ditty of a kitty.

A2 size, copics, PSE, stitching, ribbon, puff paint, glitter, foil paper,  gold wire


OSAAT – #86 Christmas.
Card Makin Mamas – #32 Cut It Out.
Stamptacular Sunday – #136 Borders and Frames.
Make It Monday – #61 Anything Goes.
Fun With Shapes And More – #95 Animalistic Christmas.
Raise The Bar - Stitching
Crimbo Crackers - Christmas
MelJens Designs - Christmas
Jingle Belles - Christmas with Animals
Lily Pad Cards - Texture