Tag Archives: Christmas cards

Sneak Preview – Bubble Over

This weekend, I made cards for my three nephews for Christmas.  They range in age from 20 to 30 and all live out of town.  So every year I send them money (which is what they want), but I try to design an extra special card so they know how much we love them. This year, I decided to try out a new bundle from the upcoming Occasions catalog, the… Read More »

TGIF Color Challenge #tgifc136

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I look at all my stamps and feel overwhelmed, I don’t know where to start.  I was feeling like that last Saturday; I wanted to design Christmas cards and needed some serious inspiration.  To help, I started looking at websites with challenges.  Challenges help me think outside the box and be more creative.  So, I thought I’d try the TGIF Color Challenge for this… Read More »

Home For Christmas #GDP115

This week, the Global Design Project group is having a theme challenge!  The challenge is to share the joy of Christmas.  Yay!!!  I love Christmas!  I love the wonderful feeling of friends and family as well as spirit of love and giving.  To see all the beautiful projects created by the design team, click HERE. Since this was such as open challenge … I mean ANY Christmas project would qualify… Read More »

Wonderful Life

Hello!  I have a fun and festive Christmas card to share today, featuring the Wonderful Life stamp set.  This is one of my favorite holiday stamp sets, because it’s so cute!!!  It reminds me of packing up the car to visit grandparents on Christmas day. But this stamp set works great for WAY more than just the holidays!  There are all sorts of embellishments for the car, so you can create… Read More »

Just Add Color With Blends!

The new Stampin’ Blends markers are so fun to use!!!  But be warned, they are seriously addicting!  Once I got mine, I immediately started looking over all my stamp sets to figure out which ones I could color.  Then I remembered!!!  I had the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper!  This paper is PERFECT for coloring with the new markers.  And what’s even better is that the paper comes… Read More »

Wonderful Life — #GDP106

Can you believe it?  Two posts in one day!!!  I had a super busy week at work, so I didn’t have time during lunch to work on my blog.  So, you get a two-fer today.  Yay! This week, there is a sketch challenge at the Global Design Project.  It’s a nice simple sketch that allows a lot of creativity to use different stamps, papers, and techniques.  Click on the sketch… Read More »

Surprise!

A week from today, my daughter will be taking college finals for her first semester at LMU (Loyola Marymount University.)  She seems to be taking it all in stride so far, but I thought it would be really fun to surprise her with a box of goodies to raise her spirits.  So, of course I HAD to make a card to send in the box! I looked at my stash… Read More »

November Paper Pumpkin!

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you have a wonderful day spent with loved ones:) It’s Paper Pumpkin time!  This month’s kit is called Wonderful Winterland and it came it a special edition blue holiday box.  It includes supplies to make 8 4-1/4″ x 3″ cards.  The kit includes two Stampin’ Spot ink pads in Dapper Denim and Pear Pizzazz, a 9 piece photopolymer stamp set, 8 Dapper Denim envelopes, 8 Whisper… Read More »

Greetings From Santa

Want a quick and easy idea for a Christmas card?  Then, I’ve got the perfect card to share today. My card features the Greetings From Santa stamp set.  This stamp set is made to coordinate with the Detailed Santa Thinlits Die, but you can also use it by itself.  It’s super cute with lots of great greetings, as well as background stamps, and this darling little reindeer. To create my card,… Read More »

Candy Cane Christmas

I love Christmas so much!  I especially love making handmade cards for all my friends and family.  I start really early so I don’t get stressed.  I make a few here and a few there, and usually by the time December rolls around, I have most of them made.  Then, I pick my favorites, make some duplicates and voila, done! That means I’m already starting to design Christmas cards for my… Read More »

Christmas Pines Color Challenge

Happy Labor Day, and Happy Birthday to me!  Yes, it’s my birthday today and so you guessed it, I’m spending the day doing what I love, stamping!!! I’m so lucky because I signed up to be a demonstrator under Kimberly Van Diepen.  She has a huge group of demonstrators, and she’s great at encouraging all of us to share ideas and inspire each other.  I’ve always thought that I’m more… Read More »