Stamping Bella Snowman Globe


I love this stamp from Stamping Bella: Merry Everything, #EB325.  It is great for Christmas or any winter celebration.  The image was colored with Copic markers – for the most part, I followed the Colormap that comes free with the purchase of the stamp . . .

Penguins: C6, C9, 100, B0000, BV00, E30, Y21, Y38, YR23

Mittens and Hats: BV02, BV04, BV08, RV52, RV55, RV66

Shading on Snowman: BV00

Carrot Nose: YR15, YR68, YR27

Snow:  BG000, BV00, C1

Snowglobe: BG000, BG10, BG11, C1, C2

Snowglobe Base: Y21, Y26, Y28

Ground: E31, E35, E57

The 5″ x 7″ card base was made from Gina K. Designs Blue Denim card stock.  I adhered a 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ piece of patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs Frosty Friends collection to the base, then I cut the background frame out of black card stock with Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Devine Eloquence die, #S5-218. I used a slightly smaller Spellbinders Labels 28 die to cut out the image and inked the edges with Wilted Violet Distress Ink.  I adhered the image to the frame then adhered this entire piece to the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project–make it a crafty week everyone!

From Our Home To Yours


My first post of 2017 features a fun and easy Christmas card I made.  For the front, I used the Poppy Stamps House in the Woods, #1654.  Inside, I used the Memory Box Deer in the Trees Silhouette, #99581.

I used the die as a stencil to add Blue Jeans Distress ink to color the deer.


I added patterned paper and stamped sentiments inside and out.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Make it a Crafty Week!



Lili of the Valley Canine Choir Card

Here is a card I made this past Christmas featuring the Lili of the Valley stamp “Canine Choir.”  I just love this stamp!  Sam 2015 Xmas

The final image size is 3-1/2″ x 3-5/8″.  This was attached to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of snowflake patterned paper.  The card base is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and is made from Gina K. Designs blue denim cardstock.  The word Joy was made with one of the word dies from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Words: Script set.

The image was stamped with Tsukineko Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  A LOT of Copic markers – LOL.  (I am quite proud that I actually made a list of the colors I was using as I colored the image!) Continue reading

Christmas Cards

For the last couple of years, I have been making Christmas cards for the people in my department – about 30 cards.  You can drive yourself nuts trying to make this many cards at one time, so I have opted for cards that can be reproduced quickly but still look nice.  I also like to start as early as possible and work in stages to keep the project from becoming too overwhelming.  Last year I chose papers that actually provided the focal images for my cards along with other patterned papers and die-cuts to give each one its own unique look.  Even though I used the same sentiment stamp inside all of the cards, I used different background papers and die-cut embellishments so no two were exactly alike.  I have already started working on this year’s cards and hope to have some completed samples to share soon.

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