Thursday, December 29, 2016

Craft Day 2016

Hope this finds everyone having had wonderful Christmas celebrations with family and friends! We were rather busy and traveled a bit, but things are now getting settled back in to the normal routine and I am finally getting back to my happy place -my stamping desk!

Yesterday, 4 generations of girls from my mom's side of the family got together to be creative and I was in charge of the, of course, we made some cards together. I kept things clean and simple since we were all ranging in age from 6 yrs old to 86 years old! We were missing my daughter (who lives in Philly) though, so we sent her silly snap-chats throughout our time together so that she could still be a part of the fun, lol. Everyone seemed to have a really good time and they got to try out coloring with markers, water color paints and chalks along with some paper embossing and stamping along the way.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

FMS267 Sketch Challenge

Today I created the second project with my new Fun Stampers Journey supplies. I needed a few "Thank You" cards to keep on hand for customers and these will work perfectly. While I was at it, I decided to play along with Sketch #267 over @ Freshly Made Sketches. Here's the sketch -hope you enjoy my latest creations!

Friday, December 16, 2016

PCC223: Weekly Challenge

Found time to participate in another sketch challenge from the Paper Craft Crew over @ using retired stamps from both CTMH & TAC with card stock from SU! and Basic Gray this afternoon. I made a "holiday thanks" card for my mail carrier that I plan on slipping a gift card into...I buy ALOT of things online and she does a great job of getting it all to me in one piece every week! So "Thanks a Latte", Ms. Kim!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Been a busy week here at my stamping desk! For my December Birthday Club card I went with a wintery coffee theme so that I could link up for the first time to the awesome Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop going on this week.

I also used MOJO477 sketch from the challenge over @ Mojo Monday but I missed their deadline this time...oh well, maybe next time. The photos don't do the glittery snowflakes justice -it is a really gorgeous card in person (if I do say so myself, lol) and is now on it's way to make someone in Canada smile for their December birthday.

Stamped Blessings HeARTful Stamping Challenge

Although I was late for the actual entry date by a few hours, I completed these gorgeous Christmas cards for my December card swap group using Sketch #222 from over @ the Paper Craft Crew. I'll also be entering this card in the challenge contest this week over @ my friend Chris Franco's heARTful stamping challenge  Be sure to check out her awesome blog too!

My goal for the new year is to participate in as many challenges as I can to keep creativity flowing in my stamp room. And I'll be sure to share them all here with you too!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Holiday Coloring Page Cards

As I work on cleaning out my craft room and get back into the swing of paper crafting regularly again, I decided to try something different with my Christmas cards this year. Instead of starting from scratch with stamps, ink and paper, I started with some coloring sheets that I've colored over the last 3 weeks with colored pencils, water based markers, watercolor pencils and alcohol markers. I blinged them out with some glitter gel pen accents, mounted them to cardstock then stamped and heat embossed all the sentiments...pretty pleased with the final results, even though it only made a dozen cards.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Starting my Journey as a Coach with FSJ

Welcome to my bog and please bear with me as I learn the ins and outs of blogging design and further perfect my photography, lol. Here is my very first creation using some of the new stamps from my Fun Stampers Journey Amaze kit. Come join me on the Journey @