Peace . Love . Joy

Hi there and Happy Friday.

Another Christmas card to share.

Stamps: Christmas Pride (Penny Black); Bells & Boughs (PTI) Papers: Neenah Solar White; Basic Manila (Basic Grey), Hobby Lobby Inks: Distress Inks (Ranger)  Other:  Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger), Gem (Michaels)

I thought I’d try a square card. I love the compactness of a square card and how well the focal point stands out.  I LOVE this poinsettia from Penny Black – so gorgeous and simple. I decided to stamp it on a traditional Christmas design I found at Hobby Lobby.  I added distress ink and add Perfect Pearls mist to add sparkle.  The panel is from an old Basic Grey release which I love.  A simple sentiment from PTI to finish it off.

Enjoy the weekend…

Joy to the World


I have another Christmas card to share.

Stamps: All is Bright, Let it Snow (Penny Black)

This Penny Black set has so many beautiful snowflakes to stamp.  Here, I used the smallest snowflake from the set and created a wreath. With a lighter shade ink I stamped around the cut circle.  With the darker shade ink, I fussy cut the stamp images, added a gem and adhered them in between every two snowflakes on the card panel.  A pretty sentiment from this set finished the card off.

Challenges entered: CASE Study Challenge #113 and CAS(E) this Sketch! Challenge #2

Many thanks,


Celebrate the Season


I decided I’d play along with the Simon Says ,,,,, DIES and/or PUNCHES  where the challenge is to use dies or punches.

I made a Christmas card with this die from Simon and Says Stamp to create a winter scene.

Supplies: Stamps: Good Cheer (Technique Tuesday)   Dies: Mod Tree (SSS), In the Meadow (PTI) Inks: Distress Inks (Ranger), Archival Ink (Ranger) Other: Perfect Pearls Mist Pearl (Ranger), Mister Huey’s Opaque White (Studio Calico), Distress Ink Stain Picket Fence (Ranger), Clear Glitter (Martha Stewart), Star Gem (Hobby Lobby), Dimensional Stickers (Scotch)

The card panel was colored with various shades of blue Distress Inks.  For a snowy effect I flicked onto the panel Picket Fence Distress Stain mixed with a little water.  On 2 separate sheets of white CS, I colored each paper with different shades of green Distress Ink – one being lighter, the other sheet darker.  I die cut 2 trees from each paper.  I sprayed the lighter shaded green trees with Mister Huey’s Opaque White Mist.  The darker colored trees were sprayed with Perfect Pearls Pearl Mist.

I then cut 2 trees from the blue colored card panel.  I carefully pulled these trees off and set them aside for another use.  I then added the lighter colored green trees into that negative space so it would be flush with the panel.

From another piece of white cardstock, I die cut the snow banks from this die set from PTI.  I also added glitter on the edges and added the sentiment on the smaller snowbank.  I adhered one of the darker colored trees onto the blue panel.  I then added the larger snowbank. Next,  I adhered the second darker colored tree onto this snowbank and added a star gem to its top.  I then added the smaller snowbank with dimensional stickers to finish off the panel.  Finally, the panel was adhered to a card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!