Sunday, December 21, 2014


It's almost Christmas!  I love giving this time of year.  My favorite part of Christmas is watching people open the presents I got (or made) for them!!

This tag is going to be given away for the Susan K. Weckesser #christmaslovecampaign !
I started this tag by using The Crafter's Workshop "Beaded Curtain" stencil with red paint.  I added a small doily on top and traced some of the circles from the stencil on it.  I made a # with a marker and used the word "Christmas" from Susan's World of Christmas stamp set and the "Love" is from Susan's An {Artful} Ornament stamp set.  

This snow man is made by Susan.  She is so talented!!  He is on the #christmaslovecampaign blinkie.  I knew he had to be put to good use cuz he's sooooooooooo cute!!  I cut him out and added some pearls to his buttons.

I hope you are sharing some love this Christmas!!

Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Susan K. Weckesser has started her annual Christmas Love Campaign!!  Please click the link to read all about this AMAZING labor of love she created!  I KNOW you will want to join in and spread the love!!

I made this tag for for The Christmas Love Campaign.  I intend to use it on a gift for someone special!
I started with Susan's Live In Color Cardstock.  It was a fabulous neutral pattern with a splatter pattern on it.  Then I used Susan's Stencil to put the "25" on the bottom of the tag.  I used 2 of Susan's stamp sets, World Of Christmas and Very, Very Merry.   I colored the tag stamped image with Tombow's Dual Brush MarkersThe edges and stamped images were inked with Ranger Distress Inks.  

I added a little ink splatter to the Merry Christmas stamped image to go with the splatter on the paper.  I finished with gauze, Prima flowers and some Ranger Stickles.

Please visit Susan's blog to read all about #christmaslovecampaign.  I know you will want to join the fun and give a little LOVE!

Monday, December 8, 2014


I am sharing a Christmas Card I made for SinCity Stamps today.  I used a technique I learned from Terri Sproul's Tuesday night show.  She does a live "Art Journal" show every week and she shows us many techniques!  Click her link above to find out more.

She showed us the technique I used for this card several times but I never tried it until now.  It is awesome and I know it will be in my "favorite techniques" file for sure!
This technique is like reverse stenciling.
I took out my stencil, paint and baby wipes.  I loved the flourish of the fish's tail so I taped off the rest of the fish.  I painted my whole piece of paper and let it dry.  I put my stencil on top and used the baby wipes to wipe off the paint that was inside the stencil.

How cool is that???  I can't believe I didn't try it sooner!  The flourishes look like flowers, I think.  

I stamped the Merry Christmas directly on the reverse stenciled, dry, paper.  I love how crisp these stamps are!!

I also stamped the postal stamp on some patterned paper to add to the top right corner.
I matted the reverse stenciled and stamped paper and added a bow with a button.

I hope you try this technique.  If you do be sure to let Terri know, I'm sure she'd love to see!!  Check out her Art journal group, All Things Terri Sproul!

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Thank you to everyone who commented during The Robin's Nest blog hop last Sunday!  The winner of these AWESOME Christmas Dew Drops is.........
Christmas Dew Drops
LESLIE from L Rose Creations!  Congratulations Leslie!! 

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hello and welcome to the Moxxie Holiday Challenge and Hop!
Today our Muses have many eye-popping designs to inspire you. We also have a fun challenge and a Prize! 

I made some treat holders using the Happy Pawlidays line.

Aren't they fun???

Our theme this month is Holiday/Winter/Christmas
and the prize, you say? 
Oh just one of these amazing lines!

 For all your furry friend's fun, holiday antics!
This line is perfect for documenting all of that holiday fun, but it's not just for your pets. Check out the awesome projects our designers created with this line, pets or no this is perfect for the holidays!

But if you're not in the market for this fun holiday line you can opt for the gorgeous Winterland!

Details on how to win are below and here is our fantastic line-up of inspiration:

 To be eligible to WIN all you have to do is comment on the Moxxie blog.
(US addresses only please) 

Extra chances to win include:
  Comment- on any (or all) of the designers blogs
  Facebook- share the blog hop post (let us know by leaving a link on the Moxxie blog)
  Pinterest- pin any (or all) of these wonderful projects (leave a link for each pin on the Moxxie blog)
  Challenge- Enter your holiday project in our challenge! 3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! Link directly to your project or project post. (link up using the inlinkz tool at the bottom of this page)
Commenting and Challenge end Dec 31st. 
Winner announced Fri. Jan 2nd.

Thanks for visiting and good luck!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Start at The Robin's Nest Blog and follow the links to see all of our projects!

I made a Christmas card for the hop.

AND there is a PRIZE on each designer's blog!   Giving you many chances to win!!
Christmas Dew Drops
The prize is a bottle of Christmas Dew Drops!

All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment!  Super easy!

Enjoy visiting the other Designer projects!!  

Friday, November 28, 2014


I love using my stamps in ways they weren't intended.  There were so many words in the Christmas Stamp Kits from Susan K. Weckesser that I wanted to use them all!  But how???  A Word Christmas Tree!!
Super FUN!

I gathered my supplies, stamped all the words on white cardstock and cut them out.


I adhered the words in a triangle shape on white cardstock.  I then applied the Evergreen ink to the words and the cardstock.

Next, I diecut branches from the pinecone die and added Stickles to them and the words.

While the Stickles were drying, I cut the cardstock and adhered it to the card base.  On the top (red) cardstock I traced the shape of the tree.  I used the flower shape on the stencil and with a white pen to draw on the red cardstock.  I thought the flowers looked like snow :)  Then I fill in some areas with white dots.

The bird is from the "Very, Very Merry" Stamp Set.  I thought he was perfect for the top of the tree.  I cut him out and colored some parts of him.  I added Stickles to make him shine like a star.  I cut my branches a little smaller and glued them all over the tree.

I added pearls, to look like garland and ornaments, on the tree last.  I put a bow between the tree and the word Peace.  The Peace word was the tree holder.

I am going to add this card to the Moxie Fab "Tree-mendous" Tree Challenge too!!

Thanks for visiting!!