Have a Holly Jolly Christmas...

...It's the best time of the year. I don't know if there'll be snow, but have a cup of cheer!

Yup. That's in your head now. You are very welcome, my friends! It's my Christmas gift to you! HA! BUT, it is not for naught! There is a reason I have that little tune singing in my head and now in yours! I am up on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today with this cute little card and I LOVE these holiday sentiments so much! SO MUCH!

Holly Jolly Christmas

I started by using the Bell Tag Fri-Dies to cut a window in my card front. I then used a stamp positioner to correctly place the sentiment on the layer below. I stamped the holly and colored with Chameleon markers, making it SUPER DUPER easy, since I only needed two pens to get a the perfect look!

Holly Jolly Christmas (detail)

I had fun mixing and matching stamp sets on this card! I used the border from Christmas Carols, the holly and sentiment from Merry Kiss-mas, and, of course, the Bell Tag Dies! A bit of May Arts silver string finished it off nicely!

Be sure to head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog for more inspiration!

Have a Happy!


It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It's the most WONDERFUL TIME of the year! No, really, you guys. It totally is. I love Christmas. I just LOVE it! Today we have a brand new challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog! We want you to create a project inspired by this Winter Inspiration board!

I love the neutrals and the pops of red in these photos! I decided to pull from that to create my card today. The Design team is featuring Penny Black products this week, and I am super loving this stamp set! Lots, you guys. For reals, though.

It's the Most Wonderful Time

I am still in love with the chalkboard technique. It is just such a great look. This stamp was begging for it, so I had to make it happen. I stamped and embossed the sentiment in white and then used Simon Says Stamp white pigment ink to add a chalky look. Love it!


I added a few sequins and some Wink of Stella sparkle to the red bunting in the background. It is happy. I like it.

Now it's YOUR turn! Create something fabulous inspired by the inspiration board and link it up over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog. One lucky participant will win a $50 Voucher to the Simon says Stamp Store! YAY!!!

I am also linking this up to the Craft Stamper White Stamping Challenge!

Have a Happy!


Because Bulk Christmas Cards

I have a confession: I dislike creating cards in bulk.

Yup. It's true. I absolutely love creating a fresh, new design for each and every card I make, however, the truth of the matter is, when it comes to Christmas cards, sometimes you just need LOTS and it is a bit quicker to do bulk batches. That being the case, I make a compromise. I create batches of five or ten cards each. I still don't do lots, but five or ten is totally doable. Creating in bulk is a bit of a different ball game, though, to be honest. You have to have a design that is simple enough and yet something that still stands well on it's own. I decided to pull out my awesome deer stamp from Bossy Joscie and a great sentiment from Stampendous! for this batch and I love how they turned out! Easy peasy, folks! For reals, though.

Merry Christmas

As you may have noticed, I am mildly obsessed with the white and gold color combination. I just think it is absolutely GORGEOUS! It also allows for a strong impact with a simple design. I used gold embossing powder and some gold string to bring some shine to this design. Annnnnnnd....I sorta kinda love it. I do. I really and truly do.

Merry Christmas (detail)

The square is die cut using the Spellbinders Pierced Squares dies. They are awesome. I created five of these in a under an hour or so. They came together quickly, but still totally feel like 'me'.

Do you create cards in bulk at all? How many is your limit?

Have a Happy!


Winter Wonderland

The January 2015 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit has been revealed and it is a good one, folks! First of all.. THAT INK PAD! Seriously. You want it. Trust me on this one. The stamps are absolutely fabulous and the papers? Yup. LOVE those! Seriously, this is such a great kit!

Snowy Thanks

That gorgeous grey-toned snowy paper caught my eye right away! I used that along with the Simon Says Stamp Smoke cardstock to create this fun design. The white sentiment is stamped with that gorgeous white pigment ink. I LOVE how strong the white color is on the grey background! I mixed the Perfect Pearl Pigment with some water in the Mini Mister and added shimmer to the entire card with that! LOVE IT! For reals, though.

Snowy Thanks (detail)

You can *almost* see a hint of the shimmer on the patterned paper in this shot, but the truth is, I simply wasn't able to really capture that on camera and that makes me sad. BUT... I can see it in person and that makes me happy, so there's that.

Head on over to the Simon Says Stamp store to check out the kit, along with LOTS of other awesome new stuff!

Have a Happy!


A Deer of an Ornament

I have a super fun tutorial up over on the Spellbinders blog today! Head on over to check out this neat ornament created with embossing folders and dies! See you there!


Have a Happy!


Ring-A-Ling Hear Them Ring

I am up over on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today with this fun holiday shaker card! I LOVE how adorable this bell looks as a shaker! LOVE IT, I tell you! Love. For reals, though.

Silver Bells

I filled it with silver glass glitter and silver sequins to keep a LOT of sparkle in there! I topped it off with some adorable holly stickers and kept the card simple. This one is super fun and I may or may not have randomly shaken it several times since I made it last week. Maybe. Just puttin' that out there.


Head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog for more inspiration! There is LOTS to be had, folks. I promise.

Have a Happy!


You're The BEST!

Did you HEAR?! Simon Says Stamp is releasing the Better Together collection today and it is AMAZING!!!! Seriously, you guys, there is so much of this collection that I NEED! I love it. Lots. I got to play with one of the new stamp sets and created a super fun shaker card to share with you today! This is the blocked greetings stamp set and it has coordinating dies available, as well! The dies would be awesome on their own, too! Super versatile!

You're the Best!

I loved these fun sentiments and they were just BEGGING to be heat embossed. Of course, THEN I was thinking it would be super fun for them to be shakers, too! YAY!!!! I heat embossed the sentiments directly onto the Judikins Embossable Window Sheets and then used foam tape to create three separate shaker boxes. I filled them with Simon Says Stamp Crystal Reflections sequins. I love the bright colors these sequins add! A touch of washi tape on the edges rounds out the color for a super fun card!


Head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Store to check out the entire Better Together release! You are going to LOVE IT!!!! For reals, though. I can't WAIT to get a few more of these fabulous stamp sets and dies!

Have a Happy!