cards · Christmas · copics · Memory Box · Simon Says Stamp · Sizzix · Winter

It’s That Time of Year… Diecember at Simon Says Stamp!

I have a card to share with the die Simon Says Stamp sent to me to make with.  Fine Textured Leaf die, designed by Memory Box. 

You can see the two dies that come in the set off to the sides in the pictures.  I used the smaller one to make the wreath on my card.

I die cut it 11 times in watercolor paper and then painted it with Distress Ink Reinkers.  They look really dark in the pictures, not sure why, but they aren’t this dark IRL. 

I used one of the plaids from Memory Box new 6×6 paper pad called Woodsy Plaids.  

I die cut the Memory Box new Merry Christmas Posh Script in white and colored them with the E 80’s copics.

I die cut the bow with a die from the Sizzix Festive Greens set #662425, a Tim Holtz set. I used watercolor paper again and colored it with a copic B93.

Very non traditional colors… I attempted to add some red.  Couldn’t do it. lol

This wreath would’ve been striking on white if I’d realized how it was going to photograph! and red!

Lots of potential for a million cards with this die set!  Very fun making wreaths! and that big leafy die! 

This card ended up 5 ½ x 5 ½ inches square.

Thank you for stopping by today! I’ll get back to my house… I’ve made a mess getting all the decorations out.  This nine foot tree takes  a lot of stuff! haha

Enjoy this new release!  Lots of beautiful dies!  Here’s to shopping!  Links below.

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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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cards · Christmas · Memory Box · Penny Black · Poppystamps · Shopping · Sizzix · Winter

Simon Says Stamp Free Stamp set with purchase!!! and a Memory Box Hutton Wreath Card

Good Morning Cardmakers and Friends!  Some super good shopping news JUST FOR TODAY!  Spend $50 or more and get free USA shipping at Simon Says Stamp today!  Use the code SBS842

Thank you so much for clicking through my links!  I make a small percentage and it doesn’t cost you anything but it supports me and encourages me to keep blogging!  I appreciate it so much!   😀

Now for a card…this is the card I had the gals make at our yearly Stamp Club Christmas party last Friday.

Very traditional… I used two embossing folders, the 3D texture fades Lumber for the Stitched Circle under the wreath and a Richard Garay folder Lumberjack. It’s not in stock at the link I posted below but hopefully they’ll get more?!

The festive Memory Box Hutton Wreath with some gold glittery stickles on the berries…the sentiment is from Penny Black’s Christmas Sentiments clear stamp set.

The poinsettia is from Memory Box Poinsettia Blooms die set and the smallest holly dies from poppystamps Holiday Holly die set.

The banner die is from a My Favorite Things Blueprint set.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Hope you have a relaxing, thankful day and weekend!

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Tim Holtz Sizzix LUMBER 3D Texture…
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cards · Christmas · Memory Box · PTI · Sizzix

PTI Christmas Card for stamp club


Hi everyone! Here’s the card I made for our area stamp club gals!  PTI (Papertrey Ink) had a challenge going on for assembly line card making so I had to enter. hehe



Dorothy had my name in the gift exchange and she gave me this old Santa Memory Box stamp that I wanted.  She got it last year in the club gift exchange!  It was so fun to open it and see she’d given him up for me!  One of the other things in the package was this Sizzix tree die that I used on a thanks card that I mailed to her.  Hopefully she’ll get it before she sees this! hehe  A fun time was had by all!  We missed the gals that couldn’t be there though!


Thanks for stopping by today!  See you again soon!

cards · CAS · Christmas · Memory Box · Poppystamps · rubber stamps · Savvy · Sizzix · Tim Holtz dies · Winter

Savvy Stamps, Memory Box and Merry Monday Challenge…

Two cards to share with you today… I wanted to play in the Merry Monday Challenge  – use Pinecones, greens and plaid on your card.  Just right up my alley!  So Christmas again from me today!  Two cards to link up if they’ll let me.  : )

The first one is all Memory Box, so it’s over on the Memory Box blog too…


Awhile back my husband was looking for new shoe strings for his work boots.  He ran into this video and ended up learning how to tie his boots a different way so they’d stay tied and no need for new strings!  He sent the videos to me and of course I had to try it out too!  I LOVE it for tying bows on presents and it works great on cards too!  I’ll just link you up to the videos and if you want to go to the man’s site,  he gives the link in the videos.  HERE and HERE.  It’s so fast and wonderful for kids with tie shoes….no need to keep retying time and time again every day!


Here’s a close up…see the bow?  It stays balanced and straight across!  LOVE that!   I do knot it first on a card before I do the bow.

I cut the Pinecone Corner die from Dill and Vanilla Bean Memory Box card-stock.

Cut the brown pinecones away from the greenery, shape them with a stylus on a molding mat or mouse pad, ink them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the ink blending tool and then mount them over the green pinecones die cut with mounting foam squares.

Die cut the NEW New Castle Snowflake die from white card-stock, adhere it with Tombow mono multi liquid glue.

Emboss the Merry Christmas sentiment with Tsukineko Imagine white embossing powder, tie on a festive little ribbon and embellish with some White Glitter Domes.

Card #2 for today…


Here I used Savvy’s Peace and woodland branch dies and their coordinating woodland branch stamp. Poppystamps Frozen Flakes border cut in white card-stock, Memory Box Corner Bow die,  Tim Holtz Wreath and Bow die for the red bow and an old PSX Pinecone stamp G1956.

Embellished with plaid ribbon and red glitter domes.


I’m also linking both my cards to…

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – my favorite things

Crafting at the Weekend – anything goes

Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Christmas in August

Sparkles Christmas Challenge – Snowflakes

Winter Wonderland Challenge – anything goes for Christmas

My Peace card won an honorable mention on the Merry Monday Challenge blog… Thank you so much ladies!

Honorable Mention


That’s all from me today!  : )  Grocery shopping to do! ick… I’d rather be making cards! lol  Have a great weekend and I’ll talk to you on Monday!  TFL!

Here’s the links to what I used to make these two cards…

cards · Christmas · Impression Obsession · Perfect Layers Tools · Printworks · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Techniques · Tim Holtz dies

Chalkboard – just can’t get enough of it!


I’m lovin’ this NEW release from Printworks Collection!  The Chalk Greeting F4385 wood or cling,  combined with God Bless D4388 wood and Chalk Element E4386 wood or cling, for the main panel.  Then the Chevron Border G4361 wood or cling,  inked up in Printworks Holly Berry Red die ink on kraft card-stock… be still my heart!  lol


oh yes,  Must wrap in candy cane twine!  oh yes, Must have greenery!  Deck the Halls and down right festive!  I completely forgot to smudge on a little white ink for the chalky look!  oh well… got excited about actually finishing a card and posting it all in the same day! lol

The holly die is from the Tim Holtz lamp post die and the pine is from the Impression Obsession wreath set… I’ll link up at the very end of the post.


Love the holly and the ivy and that red sparkle!  I used my Perfect Layers Tools for the 1/16th inch mat. Link in the sidebar or below.


More NEW stamps on the inside… G4363 Frame Curls wood or cling, D4364 St. Francis Quote wood or clingand B4390 Merry Christmas wood or cling.

Then on the back, I like to use a couple Printworks stamps, Rubber Art wood and Stamped from the Heart wood.  I’ll sign my name and date when I send it.


Linking to some challenges…
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 199 – sketch
City Crafter – colors, kraft, red and white
Clear it Out Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments – Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge – Christmas
Sweet Stamps Blog – Simple Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown – What Christmas means to me
Twist of Faith – Traditional Christmas
Addicted to Stamps – Photo Inspiration
Inkspirational – Photo inspiration
52 Christmas Card Throwdown August Theme Challenge

Thanks for stopping by again today!  Happy Christmas crafting days to you!

Supplies I used for this card…

cards · Christmas · copics · Impression Obsession · Printworks · rubber stamps · Sizzix

Printworks Collection Rudolph…


Here’s a jolly Rudolph for you!  I love these flip card dies from Sizzix… easy to decorate with stamps!


It’s always hard to know how to photograph this type of picture.  The card folds completely flat for mailing/storage.  I have the front panel bottom right corner tucked behind the tag to keep it kinda closed but it will stand on it’s own like this.


Here it is in partial ‘flip’ mode!  I should’ve just made a video! lol  There’s Wink of Stella Clear Glitter on his nose and on the area surrounding his nose… hard to see in the photo though.


The ‘flip’ side of the front panel… I bet you were expecting ‘let it snow’!  I love this Let it Glow stamp!  Perfect for Rudolph or anything sparkly, pretty and wintery!


Here’s the back!  Had to say Merry Christmas somewhere!

Stamps I used from Printworks Collection…
F4395 Rudolph – wood and cling
A4382 jingle bells – wood and cling
B4390 Merry Christmas – wood and cling
D4389 Let it glow – wood and cling
P4405 Small Candy Cane Heart – wood
B2659 Tag – wood
G1683 Sm. Peppermint Frame – wood
G1626 Peppermint Stick – wood
Holly Berry Red stamp pad – here

*** Click over to Printworks Facebook page, HERE for a special! ***

Challenges I’m linking too…
Craftin Desert Diva’s – Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenges – Christmas
Created with Love Challenges – Anything Goes
Get Inky Challenge – Christmas
Marker Pop – Happy Holidays
Scrapping Everyday Miracles – Merry Christmas
Stamp and Create December Challenge – Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity – use two stamps

Thanks for looking!  I appreciate you stopping by and love your comments!

Links to the Supplies I used…

cards · Memory Box · Penny Black · punches · Quickutz · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Snowman · Valentine · Winter

New Memory Box dies and a Snowman card…

Oh WOW! Have you seen the new Memory Box dies? Here’s a short video from BlueMoon Scrapbooking…at the end, you’ll see tons more and a new longer size too! Yikes… I can see it’s going to be hard to “be good” this year! HERE they are in the store.  Can’t wait to get to using some of them. I have four of the new ones so far (I had to have the pine needle border)  but I’m sure I will be tempted to get more! ; )   Free ship @ $50 for US 48 states and special International rates too!  Blue Moon has awesome customer service too!

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Here’s a snowman card I made for the Snowman swap at stamp club last Friday….inspired by different ones I’ve seen online… so cute sharing hearts!


I used a snowman Sizzix die that is discontinued… I found him on ebay last year…good luck ‘hunting’ him down!  The name on the die is just ‘Snowman’ and the item # is 656299.

The music is a Penny Black stamp HERE.  I stamped it twice.. masked the bottom and stamped the head, then stamped again on his body.  Old Hyglo heart punch and Quickutz mini Studio alphabet for the X and O.  Buttons from Lasting Impressions for paper and pattern paper is old Basic Grey Blush I think.  Button on the scarf is from  My Favorite Things Die-namics Button die HERE.  Hemp is from the Scrapping Center HERE.  Love this stuff, it’s just the right weight… comes in other colors too.   : )

I’m working on catching up with emails and comments!  I’m coming to visit you soon!  Today is Tim’s birthday and I need to make a card for the Don and Daisy blog tomorrow and then hopefully it’ll slow down and I can catch up again! woohoo!  I should be making Tim a card… ugh. oops.  I have some steak for supper! hehe

Thanks for stopping by!  ttul!

cards · Christmas · Penny Black · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Tim Holtz dies

Leaping Reindeer…


The front…


the inside…

I saw Shelly’s pop up leaping reindeer card HERE and wanted to try… I didn’t succeed with the swivel yet but went ahead and finished the card just as a pop up inside.  I like it anyway…funny thing is…when I started it Monday, I thought I would make six! hahahahaha, joke was on me… just because my prototype worked! lol

It was fun to try and check out her post for today… so cool!

I used some older Basic Grey paper and Tim Holtz dies HERE.   I used a Sizzix tree die but after, I thought the Tim Holtz tree sure would’ve been cool!  The pine branch on the front is from Impression Obsession. I swiped some Delicata gold ink on the branches… oh, the scene has Gingerbread Glimmer mist on it also…hard to see.  Perfect Paper Layers tools to mat the front…link in the sidebar…

The gold berries on the front are from Marianne Design.  The stamp I used for the winter scene on the front is from Penny Black, it’s called Heaven and Earth and you’ll find it HERE and 20% off too!

I’m linking to some challenges…

Everybody Art Challenge – Christmas
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash – Winter Holiday


New arrivals at the Scrapping Center and 20% off a lot of items too!  Always love that!


AND… just noticed that has some deals too… stamps on sale and a great shipping offer!


Thanks for looking at my post today!  I know, it’s crazy busy, isn’t it!  Look what was at my house today!  My DH and his crew for a few hours making sheetrock dust!  So I’m off to vacuum to clear the air! eek! lol  So exciting to make progress on the house though! yea!



cards · Christmas · copics · Magnolia · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Tilda's Town · Tim Holtz dies

Magnolia…Tilda’s Town…Celebrate Christmas!


Oh how I LOVE this new Nativity Collection from Magnolia!  It’s what Christmas is all about!  Jesus is the reason…so much rockin’ around the Christmas tree…it’s easy to get sidetracked!

It was good to color again for this week’s Tilda’s Town Challenges theme… Celebrate Christmas!  Hope you can join us!  We’d love to have you!


You can find these new stamps at Tilda’s

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I used a new Sizzlet die, designed by Tim Holtz for the Joy To The World sentiment
The wood grain embossing is a plate by Papertrey Ink
the cord is from Lawn Fawn, strategically placed because the embossing folder had to be run through the machine twice…
I cut the mats with my Perfect Paper Layers Tools
background is Distress ink Stormy Sky and Dusty Concord and the ink blending tool

Holy Tilda with Lamb, Nativity Fence, Holy Lamb and Nativity Star are stamped on Hammermill 80# color copy cover card-stock with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

skin – YR0000, E0000, E000, E00, E01, E21  (pretty much like my video in the tutorials tab under the blog header) diluted R20 for her cheeks
hair  – E50, Y21, YR31, E37
fence – E40’s and R30 for cheeks
Lambs – W’s
dress – V90’s

Linking to Simon Says Challenge blog – Anything Goes!  Jingle Bells Rock – Anything Goes! Crimbo Crackers – Anything Goes! Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge – Kraft plus one…

It’s crazy here right now… we’ve been working on our house… decisions and decisions…ugh…taking away from my creativity!  Want to see a scary photo?! haha  Now remember, we live in a big old house… 3 stories…4 if you count the basement!    Well,  we hadn’t restored the back stairway yet, so,  guess what…it shares a wall with the kitchen, the wall the stove is on, so we were able to install a range hood and vent it to the outdoors…love it but most of all, Tim was able to install a Central Vacuum system!!! OH,  how I LOVE it!  Something every woman should have! hehe  No,  I’m not linking up to anything! lol  It was a very big deal figuring out what to order that would work in our house but it turned out fabulous!  yea!  Early Merry Christmas to me!

So now, it’s getting the stairway built back in…right now the cavity is 27 feet plus tall!!!  Crazy…amazing how they built old houses!  It’s really hard to show in pictures but I wish I could…if you open the door on the 2nd floor… don’t take a step…you’d drop all the way to the basement! eek! So much for the excitement here…more to do because of course, one thing leads to another! lol

Thanks for stopping by!  Fun to post today and thank you for your kind comments and visits!

Stamps and Supplies I used…

cards · Christmas · copics · Magnolia · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Tilda's Town

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town Challenges… Merry Christmas!

Better watch out!  This Santa Edwin is keeping track…hope you’ve been good!  I’m not telling! hohoho!

Time for the weekly Tilda’s Town Challenge… this week the theme is MERRY CHRISTMAS!  I knew you’d love it!  I wanted to use some new stamps but only ended up using one of the new collection.   So fun though… I hadn’t used this Santa Edwin yet,  so that’s the same as new to me!  Love this comfy Christmas scene!

The window die just came yesterday!!! YEA!  LOVE it!  The Winter Scene Background stamp is perfect with it!

I stamped up the images, cut them out, colored with Copic Sketch markers and made my scene.  This Fancy Pants 6×6 Christmas pad just showed up at my door yesterday too…  Great timing!  I know,  I said I wasn’t going to buy any more paper!  NAUGHTY!  boo!

The naughty or nice is from an older Sizzlet strip die #655203, I googled and found it here… I’ve not ordered from them before, Scrapbook Niche.   Ebay auction HERE for the naughty/nice die. Holly die link below.

Be sure to click over to see the Design Team cards HERE… they’re fabulous.  Hope you can join us for the Merry Christmas challenge!

Linking up to the following challenge blogs…
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long – traditional colors – die cuts
ABC Christmas – U, up to you
Deep Ocean Challenge – Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy – Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  I love hearing from you and appreciate your comments….they are always so encouraging! Thank YOU!

Stamps and Supplies I used…