Thursday, December 08, 2011

White Christmas

Image:  Stamping Bella
Here's a little White Christmas card for today! : )  I used the Card Patterns sketch, the "Tis the Season" theme from Creative Card Crew, and Winged Things from Dutch Dare.  Cute Card Thursday is Anything Goes... I think I'll enter it there, too! : )

I watercolored my image with Tombows and used a couple of different embossing folders for the white background.

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I have a few cards that I've shared on SplitCoast that haven't made it to my blog yet.  I made this one a few days ago for a few challenges and just found out the it made the Fab 4 at Play Date Cafe.  What an honor!!  You can find this sweet little image at Whimsy and Stars.  So cute and easy to color!   The sentiment is from a Sweet n Sassy Christmas set.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Hot Cocoa, Anyone?

I must say that I hope the recipient of this card isn't afraid of mice! : )  I watercolored Henry Mouse (Whiff of Joy) with Tombow markers, and followed the Card Positioning Systems sketch for my layout. The oval is from a Tabs and Tags die set by Clear Dollar.  It is the perfect size for the Studio G sentiment .. one of my very favorites!

Have a happy day!


Monday, December 05, 2011


Here's a busy little card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge from last week.  I am enchanted with this little bear!  I had to play with the little scallop die, too.  I see many more dies from MFT in my future!  The are easy to use and so classy!   Have you been hopping through the MFT gals' blogs looking at all the new goodies?  I'm looking forward to the release party tomorrow night!!



Saturday, December 03, 2011

Tag! You're It!

Sometimes when you're giving a present (especially if the economy has taken a bite out of your gift-giving budget!) you can made a great impression just by adding some pizzaz to your wrapping.  So I was thrilled when I saw the tag challenge for this month's Guest DT spot at My Favorite Things.  First, I have to let you in on a secret.  I've wanted this set FOREVER because of the adorable little Bunny Bottom sticking out of the cup.  OK, so I would *scream* if there actually WAS a bunny in my cup - but isn't it just the cutest thing ever?????  OK, done with the rabbit trail (grin!).  Back to the tag...

I didn't exactly have a template for the tag.  I found the width that I wanted for the tea bag to fit inside and then I cut the top with the Nesties Label 5 die to make it pretty.  I cut the top of my DP with the die, too, and then trimmed it down to the embossed line, so it would be a tiny bit smaller than the backing.  I added some stitching and sponging, and then attached it to the backing.  I colored my adorable Tea for Two stamp with copics and cut it out.  It's attached over the ribbon with pop-dots.  When that was done, I used Scor-Tape to tape the sides of my tag together and to attach my sentiment (which I cut out with the Die-Namics File Tab - LOVE!) to the side.  I tied my ribbons together with some silver cord threaded with jingle bells and attached a tag hanger to the top with a staple.

Here's a close-up.  Tell me - how can you not love a face like that!!

Here's some more info on this month's release...

**  You can attend the New Release Party on December 6th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!

** The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on December 6 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.

**The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.

If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on December 6 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!