2016 Holiday Card Series #4: Good Tidings of Great Joy

When I first started making cards, I invested in the 48-count tin of Prismacolor Premier colored pencils and used them on almost every project.  Since then, I’ve slowly built up a collection of COPIC Sketch Markers and tend to reach for those first when it comes time to color an image.  I dusted off my colored pencils for the 30-Day Coloring Challenge and am so glad I did — I had forgotten how fun they were to color with!!  I decided to create a card using a non-traditional holiday color scheme: Continue reading


2016 Holiday Card Series #3: Merry Christmas

While I haven’t participated in every day of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge this month, I did opt to turn off the tv last night, sit down, and practice no-line COPIC coloring.  I chose to color the adorable mouse from Paper Smooches’ Santa Paws stamp set.   Continue reading

2016 Holiday Card Series #2: Merry & Bright

My order containing a set of Claritystamp stencil brushes arrived this past week from Simon Says Stamp and I couldn’t wait to try them out!  I watched a bunch of YouTube instructional videos on them, then decided to christen them along with the Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil I got last year but never (successfully) used on a card.  I decided to play along with the current MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge: Continue reading


2016 Holiday Card Series #1: Warm Holiday Wishes

Welcome to the first post in my 2016 Holiday Card Series!   I plan to create (at least) 12 unique holiday projects and post them on my Flickr account and blog every week until Christmas.  I’ve decided to further challenge myself these next 12 weeks to fulfill at least one of the following criteria with each project: Continue reading