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A Little Merry Christmas Wish

This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge at the Outlawz is Anything Goes.  Our sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  Bugaboo has some of the cutest images around. I couldn't resist this Merry Christmas to Ewe image.   Right now the store is having a 50% off sale and I think it runs until the end of the year.      Hope you had a great holiday or weekend!  I ate way too much and now I am on a serious diet until Christmas!  Many hugz!!!

Let the Holidays Begin!

Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate it.  Thanksgiving seems like a U.S. holiday but really we all need a day (or 365 of them) to really dwell on all our blessings.  It is Thanksgiving, but I have a Christmas Card to share.  It is for the DRS Designs "Let the Holidays Begin" challenge which involves any type of Fall or Winter Holiday.  I chose Christmas because I really wanted to use these new Christmas Village stamps (all are new to me but a few are new to the DRS Designs store). I used these stamps: Christmas Village Toy Shop (new) Christmas Village Town Sign (new) Christmas Village Four in One Christmas Village Clock (new) Christmas Especially to You Greeting (new) I did the sky with TH Distress Ink and my snow is a combination of dried up Snow Tex and White Acrylic Paint flicked on with a paint brush. My kitchen counter has mail and some Injectable Jalapeno Butter for my husband's concoction he makes to inject his fried turkeys (he will do two today -

Catching Up

Another crazy busy week last week.  My favorite part (other than spending time with my family, especially the grandbabies) was a Bible Journaling class my daughter bought me for an early Christmas present.  I can see it will be a great way for me to combine my love of creating with my love of God.  I combined the two for the IC challenge on SCS on Saturday when Audrie had us look over one of her Pinterest Boards and select an inspiration.  Here is what I came up with (don't focus on my lack of drawing or writing skills - just focus on the fact that I have started Bible Journaling and I am so excited!!!  Here is the Pin that inspired me if you want to check it out. I picked another inspirational pin and did this card: My image is the DRS Designs Triple Holly and the sentiment is Lovely Gifts Christmas Greeting .  Here is the Pin that inspired me. Also did one last Thanksgiving card at the end of last week that I never got to post: It is for the current challenge

Roses and Pears

Beccy's Place is the sponsor of the Paper A La Mode Thanksgiving Challenge at the Outlawz, and I was lucky enough to be provided this gorgeous Roses and Pears image.  I colored it brown since I love brown pears and they seem to fit Thanksgiving better. I loved playing with this image - it is soooooo pretty!  I printed it if off a few times so I could add in some layers.  I also added in some little sprigs I made with the Martha Stewart Branch punch and I pulled apart a pretty little sparkly thin flower out of my stash and tucked the pieces in the back for some glitter. I colored  thus up with some Copics, some SU! Alcohol Markers, some colored pencils, and some Tim Holtz Distress inks and sponges.  My sentiment is from DRS Designs and is called Thanksgiving Blessings .  My bg is a free vintage image from Knick of Time  (love that place - wow!), but I found the link to it on this unbelievably cool Pinterest Board put together by Becca Feeken (it has thousands of links to gr

A Thankful Snow Scene

This week at DRS Designs , the challenge is thanks for thankful.  I went with thankful.  This week I am thankful I made it!  I had a horrible sinus infection/cold late last week and into this one and Sunday and Monday were awful.  Then, I had an event after work every night except Friday.  I even had a Christmas Party!  Can you believe it?   So I am thankful, I am on the back-end of this sinus thing and that this past week is coming to an end and maybe I can relax a bit.  I should have posted this card Thursday! If you want to play in the challenge, you still have until Wednesday to play. I started by stamping DRS Designs Winter Trees on the bottom of my top panel, then stamping the new Happy Thankful People Greeting , then I stamped the New Hot Air Balloon a few times to pop it up.  Then I sponged on a bunch of Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink (I am almost typed Salty Dog - I went to a play on a river boat last night called Pirates of the Salty Dog - it was so fun).  The

Thanksgiving and Christmas Wishes

I have been making some holiday tags and a few Christmas cards (I need to make a lot more Christmas cards!!!).  I made this card for the Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge. This week's challenge is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and I used their Sweet as Holiday Pie image.  That pie was an adventure!!!  I messed up the coloring and then sponged it and messed that up so I covered it all in Stickles and it seemed to work!  You still have all week long to play in the Christmas Themed Paper A La Mode Challenge if you want to join us and have the chance to win one of the awesome Sassy Studio Designs images (I love them). Have you checked out Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas Event?  I have totally loved all the great mixed media tags everyone has been making!  I decided to play a bit too.  I made these two simple tags: I took some corrugated cardboard and peeled off a layer.  I then painted it with some white acrylic paint (which I also dabbed on the SU! Wooden snowflake

A Thanksgiving Night Scene

Layers!  I love layers.  I restrain from adding more layers to my project because Hubby gets angry when he has to stand in line at the Post Office (which he hates) and try and convince the post office people that (1) there is only a card in that envelope, (2) it does not require special handling, and (3) that they should not charge him $2.98 to mail it.  He looses a lot when I get carried away with my layers so I try to stay under the Post Office radar - it is tough but I do it.  I have 5 layers on this card but I didn't pop up any of them so it may stay under $2 for postage - lol!   This week's DRS Designs Challenge is all about layers.         I started with white paper and stamped on the DRS Designs Hayrides Harvest Greeting  (such a fun Thanksgiving Greeting) and the Winter Trees stamp.  I did two layers of paper and I sponged them using a mask for my scene (the inks are all TH Distress inks).  Then I stamped some Open Leaf images and sponged them with

Fall and Winter Cards

  This past weekend was my birthday.  I had a wonderful time!  I got a nap and a chance to make some cards. This card is made with the Star Pixie image from Rick St. Dennis .  Rick St. Dennis is the Paper A La Mode Challenge sponsor at the Outlawz.  I love this cute image!  I colored it up with some colored pencils and mineral spirits.  I made my bg with some black paper and a gel pen.  Fun Christmas card - I think I will make some more.  I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  I couldn't resist casing sweet Lisa (Shoe Girl).  THIS is her card I cased.   I loved the way she did the sentiment and the colors she used. I kept her same sketch, but I moved the sentiment and main focal images plus I made all my dp using DRS Designs Stamps and a stencil. Started everything out as blank white paper (except the brown mat on the banner and circle). Used DRS Designs Vicki's Versatile background on the base panel, sponged it wit