Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick pre-scheduled post to say Merry Christmas to each and every one of you and thank you for supporting my little business! 

Here is the Christmas card I made in MDS to mail our close family and friends: 

and as usual, here is my favorite Christmas song and video to invite the true Christmas Spirit into your home if you wish: 

Best wishes for a peaceful and healthy new year to come! 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Calendars End!

And here we are, finished sharing the calendar pages! I hope you were at least a little bit inspired, haha! Today has some of my favorite pages this round, so here we go: 

And December...

On this one below, I asked my 5yr old if it was too pink or still okay for Christmas. She told me "it needed a little bit of gold." I added the thin gold Glimmer strips behind the plaid DP and it worked out great!

Oh, and since I really love how the covers came out, here's that too. I did the exact same cover, just swapped out the photos.
And next week is Christmas!! 

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Calendars #5!

We're almost to the end of this series, and that means Christmas is approaching! Are you ready? More importantly, are you enjoying the festivities? We finally got that much-prayed-for snow!! This is Thursday afternoon, when I quit after shoveling a full hour...!

Today I have September and October calendar pages to share with you!

lottts of back to school pictures for this page! 
and October: 
This glimpse of our October covers ALL the fun we managed to have, between very cold temps, a ridiculous amount of sickness, and all the things that go with those. We did pumpkins twice because the first time was too early and wow, did those ones die... But it wasn't ALL terrible, hahaha, so I scrapped the good!

I usually do costume pictures for my family, but some costumes arrived late and some weren't photographed, but it worked out well anyway, didn't it? 

Thursday, December 9, 2021

More Birthday Flowers

Still no snow, but the rain that is supposed to turn to snow is finally falling! fingers crossed! 

Today I have a card rather similar to Tuesday's but using a different color combo and sketch. This time I used the colors from Hand Stamped Sentiments, with the sketch from Inspire.Create.Challenge. And a whole lotta white space! And I used my other birthday words, lol! This one is also being mailed out very soon! 

Stamps: Sweet Strawberry
Ink: Merry Merlot
Paper: Soft Succulent, Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Merry Merlot
Accessories: Soft Succulent Open Weave ribbon, Harvest Dies, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, big shot (retired)

What are you making this week? Be sure and send it off so it brightens the day of someone you love, as well! 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Cute Little Christmas Tree

That's right, I got to make a Christmas card too! Today's card uses the color combo from Global Design Project, and it fits the theme for the latest SUO Challenge. 

This is the first time I've gotten to use this cute little girl! And this set IS retiring, so if you love it, you'll want to place an order of $150 or more, or host a workshop so you can earn this one for free! You could decide to add this greeting set to your order to reach your $150 because it too is retiring! AND, today only, there is FREE SHIPPING available on orders over $50, so today is a great day to place your order! 

This time I used blender pens and ink pads to color her. Not my favorite method, but it works okay, and that's where I have the colors for this challenge, haha. I did add two colors, but I think the yellow and brown were required here, don't you? 

Stamps: Seasons of Fun - Hostess Only, For Unto Us (both retiring)
Ink: Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler, Mint Macaron, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Basic White card stocks
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler/Gold Ribbon, Blender Pens

Is there snow at your house?? It's plenty cold and supposed to get a lot colder but there is no snow... only over Fall Break for a minute... Even my kid who doesn't like snow is ready for a good, solid blizzard! Come on winter!! They're saying maybe tomorrow and I am sure hoping!! 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Blue Birthday Flowers

I. Got. To. Staaaaamp!!!!!
Hooray!!! haha! I got three cards made in fact, and that is super exciting to me.
So today I'll start with this fun card. This one uses the latest TGIF Color Challenge, along with the sketch from Just Add Ink. The cool colors say January to me, but it won't be around long enough for a January birthday. :)
This bundled set is in the June-Dec mini, but it isn't actually retiring yet! I'm excited about that because it's such a pretty bundle! I did use one stamp from the coordinating set and you can barely tell- it's a distressing image, hidden behind the bouquet. And then, I am in serious need of some current birthday words...!

Stamps: Inspired Thoughts, Nature's Harvest
Ink: Pool Party, Misty Moonlight, Whisper White
Paper: Pool Party, Basic White, Misty Moonlight, Just Jade
Accessories: Flowers For Every Season ribbon, Harvest Dies, Circle Dies, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

And then I'll have something else new for tomorrow! 

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Calendars #4!

 Another Saturday, another four pages to share!
Today I have July and August! 
This was when I realized I have used stripes a TON in this first calendar... 6 times plus chevron... um....

And this might be my favorite calendar-page-for-my-side ever, hahaha, because every family member plus two extended made it on one page with only THREE photos! WAHOO!

And here is August! 
I did back to school in Aug for my inlaws, which is when school actually starts around here.
But still summer for my parents, haha! 

I like that these are all simple but happy. What do you think?

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

We Create Blog Hop: Holiday Quickies

And just like that, December has arrived! Can you even believe it?? I cannot.

A new month means a new blog hop, so here we are with some inspiration for quick projects! For mine, I did a few quick Christmas cards, because I am way behind in my Christmas card making... Also it works nicely with the current SUO Challenge.
The fastest way *I know to make a beautiful card is by featuring some beautiful DP and adding a quick something. This time I used roughly half a sheet of the stunning Peaceful Place DP and cut it into three equal sections, perfect for a card front. I used three colors for the ink and paper based on ribbons I had. They're flat, they're still pretty and they are perfectly mailable! I got these three cards cut, stamped, assembled and photographed in about 20 minutes. 

Stamps: For Unto Us
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Real Red card stock, Peaceful Place DP
Accessories: Gingham Ribbon
Stamps: For Unto Us
Ink: Misty Moonlight
Paper: Misty Moonlight card stock, Peaceful Place DP
Accessories: Flowers For All Seasons Ribbon
Stamps: For Unto Us
Ink: Soft Succulent
Paper: Soft Succulent card stock, Peaceful Place DP
Accessories: Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon

Which one do you like best? 
Now hop along over to Kimberly's blog and see what she's got for you. Then continue on through (we're a very small group this time) and let us know what you think! 
I hope you get some time to create something pretty this week too! 
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