Even though Christmas has come and gone, it is still *technically* the holiday season until New Year’s Day, right? I’m going to stick with that mindset and try to get the most out of my holiday stamps while I can… I think the card below could work equally well as a holiday card or for a December birthday: Continue reading
I picked up the Hero Arts Leaf and Berries stencil at the end of last year during my local craft store’s Christmas clearance sale. I knew right away I wanted to use the stencil with sponge daubers to create my own background, but waited until this Christmas season to put that plan into motion. I think it was worth the wait… Continue reading
I love it when inspiration for a card strikes when you least expect it. For example, this holiday card came about thanks to a pattern on an Old Navy shopping bag! I was staring at the bag on the floor thinking about the gifts I had recently purchased and suddenly realized the striped green pattern would like great as a Christmas tree… Continue reading
I was looking through a small bin of unmounted red rubber stamps the other day and came across this large Purple Onion Designs Santa stamp that I hadn’t yet gotten inky. The thought of coloring such a large image was initially intimidating, but I decided to give it a go and practice my COPIC coloring and was pleasantly surprised with the end result.
I do not consider myself a “rulebreaker.” I will wait in a line until I am called up. I will eat my vegetables before indulging in dessert. And I will color images as they appear in real life…Until now! Stamping these Christmas trees in pinks and purples made me feel like such a rebel… Continue reading
One of my favorite holiday scents is pine needles…Unfortunately I have been unable to have a Christmas tree at home because of my furkids! Continue reading
I’m kicking off my 2017 Holiday Card Series on an optimistic note with this first card…I BELIEVE I can finally meet my goal of at least 12 holiday cards by Christmas Day. 🙂 I am also challenging myself to again make coordinating holiday tags when possible, and to utilize the many craft supplies I already own but have not used yet. Continue reading