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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Peace on Earth - More Stained Glass Cards


I had so much fun making the nativity stained glass cards, I decided to also stamp and color these with the dove in the window.  So adorable and just as fun to make.

These cards were made in the same way - the MFT Abstract Background stamp was stamped over the masked dove.  I used a black Sharpie to create a black frame around the stamped image to simulate the window effect.  After I colored with my Zig Real Brush markers, trimming the excess away and mounting on the white card base which had been stamped with the sentiment.


Getting pretty close to getting all the cards I need to send out.  Time is running short, so I'm happy to make this progress. Hoping your holiday crafting is well on it's way!


Friday, December 7, 2018

Silent Night, Holy Night - A Card Set


I picked up the Paper Smooches A Blessed Christmas stamp and die at a craft show last year on a whim.  It was cute and there was a good discount.  I didn't think that I would come to love the set as much as I do.  I made these cards, these cards and these cards previously with this stamp and die set.

Those are lovely cards, but these stained-glass looking cards are simply my favorite.  The design is simple - the MFT Abstract Background stamp was stamped over the masked nativity "heart".  I used a black Sharpie to create a black frame around the stamped image to simulate the window effect.  After I colored with my Zig Real Brush markers, I trimmed the excess away and mounted on the white card base which had been stamped with the sentiment.






The coloring was relaxing and satisfying.  The entire set was some of the most enjoyable cards I've made in a long time.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Somebunny is on the Way




A friend of mine needed a baby shower card on short notice.  I whipped up these cards using my Lawn Fawn Hello Baby stamp and die set.  This card is almost a direct lift of a card made by Nicole Spohr.  I made it my own by choosing my own colors from my Polychromos colored pencils and pairing with some patterned paper  and suede ribbon from the stash.  



I super love how this brown bunny turned out and how well it matches that tiny Swiss dot patterned paper.    One of the cards was given away and the rest go into the stash for use in the future, as needed.


I think this plaid background paper is my favorite.  I'm also pleased with the coloring on these bunnies - so adorable.  The Hello Baby stamp and dies are classic and I just haven't found a way to get tired of them.  Overly pleased with the entire set and a fun diversion with all the holiday crafting.





Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Honoring Our Family Loss at Christmas


The cemetery where my grandmother was laid to rest has pretty strict policies on floral arrangements.  I image this is probably the case for most cemeteries.  Still, they allow one wreath during the month of December.  Since there is very little weather in Arizona, I wanted to make something that my grandma would have loved.  This is the final result - an evergreen wreath base from Hobby Lobby decorated with holly, pine cones and various golden decorations.


Ornaments on the wreath express our Hope as we celebrate Jesus' birth - our ultimate hope of redemption and the lesser hope that we will reunite with my grandma in heaven when we all get to spend eternity with our Savior.  Until we meet again, grandma, we hope.


Monday, December 3, 2018

A Sparkly, Happy Birthday


I was too quick to create this post and blew it when I selected the photo to post.  This is a card Brandy made using her Tim Holtz flower dies, some cardstock scraps and Distress Inks.  Fantastic card!

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