Thursday, November 19, 2015

IO Stamps DT Thursday Challenge

Good Morning!!!! Are you all getting ready for Christmas?

This morning I made a quick and easy card for the Seasons Greetings Challenge.

You could win a $25.00 Gift Certificate for Participating! Just use IO stamps and dies to create your finest Holiday creation!

For my card, I used the Merry Mouse Stamp!

I coloured her up with my Touch Markers and added a little Polar White Flower Soft to add snow and  bring dimension! I was teaching my mixed media canvas class this week, so I took advantage of having the stencil and whipped spackle out and made a flaky background! The final touch was to add some cranberry seam binding and the from our family to yours sentiment

you can link you card up HERE

If you're in the Virginia Area, you should pop in to the Warehouse Sale! 

check out the Designer cards! They're some pretty!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Impression Obsession DT Thursday

Hi! I'm very happy to share some projects with you as the DT Thursday featured designer. This came at a perfect time as it allowed me to get a good start on my Christmas Cards. I'll just list the supplies under each card. So here goes

Merry from A Very Merry  Die
The sweet little gingerbread men from Cookie Block
Christmas from the Merry Christmas Die

The Paper is Carta Bella- Have a  Very Merry Christmas
The Little flag and poinsettia embellie are Chipboard accents from the Carta Bella Christmas  Wonderland Collection

That's that! Hope you enjoyed my share for today

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Challenge Chicks and Doodlebug oh my!

Good Morning!!! Okay so HOW many days 'til Christmas?

What happened to 2015? I can't believe it's almost through. It just seems it was January. I'm kind of glad in one sense, as it's been a tough 18 months for me, but each month that we got deeper into the year I got feeling better, so I guess it's all good! I'm positive the 2016 is going to be my year! POSITIVE!!!! 

So onto the card! How freakin grin evoking sweet is THIS???? That little Christmas tree makes me want to reach out and tickle it! I KNOW silly me. Anyway I kind of took artistic liberty with the Challenge Chicks Challenge this month..well HUGE artistic liberty in fact. The challenge was to create a tag to match some gift wrap that you have at home. I do have some Christmas Wrap packed away into a box and good lord, I wasn't ready to crack that yet! I had already had started this little gift tag featuring the Merry Tree Doodlepop 3D sticker. Then I thought perhaps I'd make some gift wrap to match. Well then I decided that I'd wrap something with the Christmas Magic Paper, but since I didn't have a gift to wrap, I didn't want to waste the paper, so I used it as the base for a card.

I used a strip of Christmas Trim to break up the background a bit and a small circle of Tiny Trimmings on the tag. I thought the tree could use a little snow under, so I added some Polar White Flower Soft. I had some fun stickers from the Dollar store that I added for the sentiment and of course the big black bow! Did I stray too far from the challenge?

Hope you enjoy my cute little creation as much as I enjoyed making it!


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge

Good Morning! It's almost the weekend! Today's challenge is Give Thanks

For my card, I used

Check out what that super talented Design Team created!

To Play along in the challenge head over to the 

Happy Stamping!
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

All ready for Halloween? What are you going to be wearing this year?
I'm foregoing Halloween festivities this year. Sadly, we don't have any trick or treaters out this way.
I say sadly on one hand, but on the other it's not a bad thing, because I have NO excuse to buy Halloween chocolate and if I decide to, I don't have to share! Bwa hahahaha!!!!!

I'll fess up to buying a small (is a 24 pack a chocolate two-four!) For those of you that don't know what a two-four is, it's a case of beer.....24 to be exact! Anyway, I bought a 24 of a combination of Wunderbar, Caramilk, Crispy Crunch and What are they called...oh yeah, Mr. Big....I think my Mr. Boy Big got most of them, it was really just the Wunderbar I was after!  Anyway, that was the extent of Halloween around here, except for the card making and scrapbooking.

I figured I'd get one last creation in as the Halloween images in the fall release from Impression Obsession were simply scrumptious!!!! I absolutely LOVE Crazy eyes. I'm wondering if the stamp artist is a fan of the Orange is the New Black. I loved the first two seasons and Uzo Aduba is my favourite actress on the show. 

Was a little disappointed in Season Three and then got turned on to Wentworth, another Woman's Prison Drama, but much more intense. I know I KNOW..... work in a Prison all day and watch Prison and crime shows at night! lol

Okay So now for my card!!!!

Ad I said, the main image is Crazy Eyes from Impression Obsession

I added the corrugated cardboard later and then secured the main image, which I coloured in Touch Twin Marker and sponged over in so saffron and vintage photo.

Then comes the fun part.. I added a touch of black paint to some whipped spackle and added the checkerboard to each side of the image. I finished up with Orange, Black and White Paint Splashes ( I diluted Dylusions paint with a little water)...... and that's all folks!!!!

If you're heading out for the night, be safe!

Happy Halloween


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Splitcoaststampers Wednesday Sketch Challenge with Doodlebug Design

Oh My! What a blustery week it's been here. Although it's really windy, the sun is finally peeking through the clouds and it's warmed up a bit. Yesterday I had a little bit of time on my hands (erm, I should say I MADE a little time......but who needs to do housework when there's cardmaking to do!).

I love playing the sketch challenges over at Splitcoaststampers. For those of you that have never heard of it, it's a wonderful stamping community with loads of inspiration and tutorials!

Anyway, I decided to create this shaker card for the sketch challenge.

To make the shaker portion, I simply used two circle dies to cut out the image that can be found on the Christmas Magic Paper I mounted the inner circle (tree images) on a piece of paper the size of the outer circle so I would have a base to mount the outer circle on, once I added my foam dimensionals. I cut a piece of acetate the size of the green circle and adhered to the green ring to create my window. Then I added some Polar White Flower Soft for my snowy shaker!

I assembled the shaker and mounted it onto a larger red circle and then again onto a flower shaped circle. I cut the flower shape out of some cupid's arrow from the sweetheart collection. I wanted a bright pop of the rich pink!

That was all mounted on Doodlebug Christmas Trim Paper with a strip of  Sugarplums Paper

The sweetie little Reindeer is from the Sugarplum Die cuts Craft Kit and the little present and Ju Jube from Kris Kringle Doodle Pop 3-D stickers. I also cut the "Christmas" out of the Christmas Magic paper and finished the sentiment off with some stickers that I found at the dollar store!

Hope you like my Whimsical Creation!

Happy Crafting~

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fifty-three Years

Fifty-three Years is a long time for anyone to be married. Fifty-three years, is a long time. But as you and I know, time flies. I am so proud of my parents for hanging on through the good, the bad and the downright ugly! It takes more than love for a relationship to endure. I'd say it has taken a lot of patience; on both their parts.

Sometimes I listen to them bicker at each other and wonder why they're still together. Then there's the tender moments; rarely seen by my eyes, they do get caught occasionally. They grow together gracefully and although they drive each other crazy, they have each other's back. That's a part of their love that I truly admire. 

To wish them 53 more years together would probably just be cruel. What I do wish for them however is to continue to grow older together and to enjoy each other as long as they can. I love that they took their marriage vows seriously

To have and to hold
For better or worse
for richer or poorer
in sickness and in health 
'til death do us part.

Happy Anniversary

All my love, Vicki