Monday, December 31, 2012

COF Cherish

The group I am in, Crafters of Faith, has a monthly challenge....

For our December challenge, we wish to "SNOW" you our winter inspired Crafter of Faith cards!

COF sisters: Create a card/project using a snowy-winter theme and "ring in the new year with glitter and bling!" Your winter/snow card creation should reflect the beauty of the gift of the season - snow, winter, snowflakes, etc and include bling and glitter to ring in the joy of what will be!

I kept my card simple. I want my COF Sisters to 'Cherish' the little things. As we ring in the New Year, I hope that peace and goodwill prevail, that health and happiness abound, and everyone can take a bit of time just to 'cherish' our circumstamstance!

Happy New Year and may His love abound!


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Friday, December 28, 2012

Snowy Days

It is the 28th.....meaning the day the Calendar Girls post!

Our theme this month by the (envious) Kelly is Winter Wonderland! For a gal who lives in Miami, she sure does love her snow!

So, here is a bit of inspiration.....we received a foot of snow this week.... Here is the view from my garage door looking outta the neighbor hood! You can see that my son and his friends had fun in the yard yesterday!

And now that you need to warm up, grab a cuppa and check out this little gift 'bag' of winter thank you's. I am only showing you the outside, but inside is four matching cards and envelopes! I found the tutorial here....had never tried this before, so am submitting it at the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #178 (where there was no sketch this

Obviously, the blue from Kelly's challenge is evident, but the silver is in the a tad of it, but there it is!

Hopefully, somewhere on my sidebar is the link to the other Calendar Girls's blogs.... Otherwise, you can fin the links here....

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happiness (would be)... SNOWMEN

Here it is a week before Christmas and all through my neighborhood...
all I see is brownish grass and no snow to be had!
Living in western NY, I would expect to see snow by now....
but nary a flake this week!
So, I will just have to deal with paper snowmen....
from the delightful Dilly Beans!
They are this week's sponsor of:
{PIN}spirational Challenges #38 gives you this inspiration:
dec 18

And, for inspiration from me, I made you this card!
Things have been crazy busy at my house, so if I don't get right back to you,
Thanks for stopping,

Friday, December 14, 2012

It is time to Duel....

Quick blog is out of whack (lesson learned), so my post is going to be minimal until I have the patience to fix it!

Michelle was our hostess with the mostess this month and sent a delicious kit!

Here is the final product ~ I used the deconstructed sketch #81 for my inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Winter Wishes

Welcome to another challenge hosted by

#37 is so much fun!

Here's a bit of inspiration for you!

Are you as ready for snow as this group is??

I am actually looking forward to some og that "white stuff"!

And, that is why I found the image supplied by

The Digi Garden
to be so adorable!
And, finally, my card!

Happy Freezin' Season

Well, not snow here yet!

I do have a card for the 'season' though!
(It could possibly snow tonight)

Jeanette sent this 'unidentified' image for a fun, fun, FUN swap and this is the card I created! I colored the stamp (from darcie's) with a mixture of Bic's, chalks and Copic's, added some silver Perfect Pearls, a fun brad with an enhancer and presto!, a snowman!!

Thanks Jeanette for another wonderful round!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, December 6, 2012


A quick post tonight featuring some BoBunny paper I got this week!

Love it!

So, I stopped by the Mojo Monday challenge blog and found their current sketch #270 and crafty-ness ensued!

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Are you Twisted?

My SCS pal has a cool challenge blog.....have you been there?
HERE is the link!

This week the Twisted Tuesday Challenge blog is looking for winter white cards with the twist of making sure a snowflake is on the card somewhere!

Easy Peasy, right?

Not so much!

But I tried (counts for something, right?)

My card is white....on, you guessed it, white and I used an embossing folder from SU! And a die from Amuse Studio. I channeled my inner Carol and used a bit of glittery embossing powder, added a gold ribbon and brad.

I sure hope it is white enough for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012


This week is a lovely PIN for y'all to be inspired by!


Are you being inspired by that lovely depiction of a blue Christmas?  Well, that is what I think of....
You can check out what the whole DT thinks here

And, on top of a great PIN, we have a great sponsor....
QKR Stampede gave the DT some great holiday images and I love this tree I used!
QKR Stampede Guest Designer Badge

So, without further ado, here is my card!

All papers were from my stash...the dp is CTMH and the blue glitter paper is COLORBOK.  I truly have no clue where anything else originated!  LOL
The image was colored with a water maker and CTMH inks.  The blue ornaments are Stickles and the yellow lights are colored in with my BIC's.  Oh yeah, the star is a glitter gel pen!

Make sure you stop by
 and check out the whole challenge and the prize being offered!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 3, 2012

a CAS(E)

I am following another isn't, right?
As much as everyone loves layers, I also love the card that comes together Lickety split!

CAS(E) the Sketch is so fun.....easy peasy and very mailable! The current challenge which runs until tomorrow called to me and this is what I came up with for CTS#7:

I used an old SU! Set and scraps (except for the card base); two little gems and some Stickles for the balloon round out the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

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