Monday, December 31, 2012

A Christmas Thank You

A couple of Christmas thank you cards using the colors at
ColourQ.  I am also submitting a card at the 52 Card pickup.
I am substituting silver for the basic gray, and 
there is  a shiny green in the twine that is
very close to the Pear Pizzazz.
I CASEd one of my own cards here.


 

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Signature Christmas, Inkadinkado Stamping Gear Branches, SU Delightful Decorations (Real Red ornament)  
     & SU Tags 'til Christmas (Bermuda Bay ornament)
Paper: PTI White & PTI Rustic White
Ink:  SU Real Red & Bermuda Bay, Versamark Dazzle
Punch:  SUOrnament
Additional Supplies:  Doddlebug Design Christmas assortment twine, Rhinestones - LCS, Silver Embossing Tinsel (by 
     Personal Stamp Exchange)

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a very Happy New Year!
Jean 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your families.
Ours was rather low key. ~ We went to a candle 
light service at church on Christmas Eve, and on 
Christmas morning my son just opened up presents.  
We're both sick ~ I hope we are better by Friday,
since my family will all be coming over to celebrate.
This very white card is for the PTI Blog Hop, and I am
also entering it at Simon Says Stamp! where "anything goes."

 


 Blog-hop-logoDecember-inspiration

My card base is PTI white and  the background paper is
"Fresh Snow"by Reminisce.  The largest snowflake is
white felt with glitter cut with the larger Damask snowflake die 
and the snowflake on top of that one is cut out of glitter
 paper with the smaller Damask snowflake die.
Next is the limitless layers 1 3/4 " circle die in glossy white, 
and the top is embossed with the PTI peace be still impression 
plate and stamped with PTI Signature Christmas in SU basic gray ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean




Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

A card for my niece who is a fantastic volleyball player 
using the colors at ColourQ.
I'm also entering it at the 52 card pickup.



 

(I also used the last sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.)

Supplies ~
Stamp:  PTI Signature Christmas
Paper:  SU Crumb Cake & Bashful Blue,  Glitz & Glitter Sweet Solids & Bright Solids
Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler
Dies & Punches:  PTI Vintage Ornaments, SU 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Additional Supplies:  Taylored Expression Circle Impression Plate;  Paper Studio Volleyball Gem/Glitter Sticker, SU   
      Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Star Ornament

Another Christmas card for the "Star" challenge at CASology,
the "Dashing Thru the Holidays" Challenge at CAS-ual Fridays, 
and "Anything Christmassy" at Simon Says Stamp.
This is my second card for all three challenges



cfc83
CFC83: Create a CAS holiday card in less than 10 minutes!
Gather your thoughts, then gather your supplies, and when you're ready, set the timer for just 10 minutes and
 GO!
 
Supplies ~
Stamps:  PTI Winterberry, PrintWorks Ornament Pizzazz (from 2002), Inkadinkado Stamping Gear Branches
Paper:  PTI Rustic White, SU Crumb Cake
Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Gold marker - LCS

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Peace Love Joy

Still working on Christmas cards ~ I thought I would take a break 
from all of the snowflakes and make one for the star challenge at 
CASology. I am also entering it at CASE Study for the red and green 
and at Simon Says Stamp for their anything "Christmassy" challenge.
 

   

This is Windy's gorgeous card.

Supplies ~
Stamp:  PTI Winterberry
Paper:  PTI Rustic White, SU Real Red, DSP Summer Smooches, DSP Patterns Stack In Color 2012-2014
Ink:  SU Real Red
Dies:  WPlus9 Quilt Cuts 2
Additional Supplies:  PTI Canvas Impression Plate, Rhinestone - LCS

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Friday, December 21, 2012

Celebrate the Season

Another Christmas card under the wire for the sketch challenge at
Retro Sketches, the holiday dash challenge at CAS-ual Fridays, and
the snowflake challenge at The Paper Players.
I made it in under ten minutes.
Have I mentioned how much I love snowflakes ;) ?
There is snowflake embossing, dies, stamp and washi tape.


 
cfc83

CFC83: Create a CAS holiday card in less than 10 minutes!
Gather your thoughts, then gather your supplies, and when you're ready, set the timer for just 10 minutes and GO!
Supplies ~
Stamp:  SU So Many Scallops
Paper:  SU Whisper White & Baja Breeze, Glitter paper - LCS
Ink:  SU Tempting Turquoise
Die & Punch:  PTI Damask Snowflake & SU Scallop Punch
Additional Supplies:  Martha Stewart Washi Tape, PTI Peace Be Still Impression Plate & Carta Bella Brad

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean 


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Drawn Together: A Fundraiser for Newtown, Connecticut


Please check this post by Amber for how to help in Newtown, Connecticut and pass it along.  I also just emailed my son's elementary and Sunday school teachers to let them know. Amber has a fantastic idea and is absolutely right about art being an outlet for kids who are grieving and in pain.

Drawn Together: For the community of Sandy Hook Elementary School

Thanks for your help,
Jean


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

'Tis the Season

Getting this card in under the wire so I don't miss both of the
deadlines of the challenges that I made it for.  I used the colors at 
Play Date Cafe and the "gift" theme at CASology. 
The deadline at CASology was Sunday.



 

Supplies ~
Stamps:  PTI Signature Christmas
Paper:  PTI White & SU Real Red
Ink:  SU Gumball Green
Dies:  Sizzix Snowflake
Additional Supplies:  Sizzix embossing folder, SU Regal Rose ribbon, Michael's Glitter dot

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Monday, December 17, 2012

Ordinary Moments

My heart just aches for everyone in Connecticut.  
I cannot begin to imagine what the families are going through,
especially so close the the holidays.
As I went through many ordinary moments with my son since Friday,
I kept thinking of all those millions of missed moments for the families ~
a rather interesting conversation that started out with 
"Mom, I hope Santa Claus never dies," ~
hearing what he was grateful for ~ reading, snuggling,
getting to go bowling with his friend and build a fort with him ~
getting to see him sing on Sunday at church and be
a character in a Nativity wax museum.

My prayers are with them.

A few pictures of my son on Sunday.

The "button" on his right arm was how the "wax figure" was turned on and made to speak.
Currently missing three out of four of his front teeth :)

This card is to thank the Sunday school director for all of the work 
she put into the program on Sunday.  
I used the colors at ColourQ and the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.

 
 


Supplies ~ 
Stamp:  PTI Signature Christmas
Paper:  SU Whisper White & Always Artichoke, Glitz & Glitter Bright Solids & Sweet Solids
Ink: Real Red 
Dies:  PTI Vintage Ornaments 
Additional Supplies:  PTI Peace be Still Impression Plate, Anchor metallic floss & Rhinestones by Kaiser

Thanks for stopping by
Jean

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Merry Christmas in Pink

A pink Christmas card for the color challenge at Dynamic Duos,
sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, the Favorite Challenge
at Simon Says Stamp, and I am also submitting it at The 52 Card Pickup.
Snowflakes are my favorite die cuts, impression plates, and embossing 
folders currently.  Glitter paper for the (pink) snowflake is my favorite 
paper for the snowflake die cuts.



I turned the sketch on its side, so my washi tape would fit .

Old Back Porch 

Simon Says.... What's Your Favourite?? 

Supplies ~
Paper:  SU Pretty in Pink and Whisper White, Echo Park Everyday Eclectic paper, Glitz & Glitter Sweet Solids paper 
Die: Sizzix Snowflake
Additional Supplies: PTI Peace be Still Impression Plate,, White Snowflake by Jolee's boutique & Martha Stewart Washi 
     tape

Thanks so much or stopping by!
Jean

Friday, December 7, 2012

May Your Holidays Sparkle ~ Take 2

I'm a roll with Christmas cards today.  This one is
for a color challenge at Play Date Cafe, cue word
of "Sparkle" at CASology and"Snowflake" theme at
Simon Says Stamp.  This is my second one for
CASology and Simon Says Stamp, my first one is
my previous post.
 
 

 

Supplies ~ 
Stamp:  MFT Seasonal Sentiments
Paper:  PTI White,  Glitz & Glitter ~ Sweet Solids & Bright Solids, Glitter card stock - LCS
Ink:  SU Pacific Point
Die:  SU Bigz Snow Flurry
Additional Supplies:  PTI Peace Be Still Impression Plate, Rhinestone - LCS 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean 

May Your Holidays Sparkle

Another Christmas card for three challenges ~ 
sketch at (CAS)E this Sketch ~ turned on its side,
cue word of "Sparkle" at CASology
and theme of "snowflakes" at 

 
 

Supplies ~ 
Stamp:  MFT Seasonal Sentiments
Paper:  PTI White, Glitz & Glitter ~ Sweet Solids & Bright Solids
Ink:  SU Rose Red
Dies:  Cuttlebug 
Additional Supplies:  Glitter Dot - LCS

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

You Make My Heart Melt

Another Christmas card for three challenges ~ 
color at Color Throwdown, sketch at Retro Sketches,
and theme of snowman at The Paper Players.


 

 
 

Supplies ~
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Warm Hearts
Paper:  PI White, SU Crumb Cake, Doodlebug Design Inc. North Pole Paper Pad
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Additional Supplies:  Carta Bella Merry & Bright Decorative Brad 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Monday, December 3, 2012

"Tis the Season to Believe

One more card today ~ for three challenges ~ 
color at Less is More ~ red and green only ~
Christmas at A Passion for Papertrey, and 
sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.  This is my 
second card for A Passion for Papertrey, 
my first one is here.

 



Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Winterberry
Paper:  PTI White, SU Garden Green & Riding Hood Red 
Ink:  SU Garden Green, Riding Hood Red  & Chocolate Chip
Additional Supplies:  PTI Peace Be Still Impression Plate & Buttons, Rhinestones & Washi Tape - LCS

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean


Thank You for Your Support

A fun non-Christmas card for the color challenge at
Play Date Cafe and the sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop.
I am also entering at Simon Says Stamp ~ where "anything goes."

 

Simon Says ,,,,,, ANYTHING GOES !! :-) 

 

 

Supplies ~
Stamps:  MFT Have Hope
Paper:  PTI White, SU Basic Black & Riding Hood Red
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  MFT Die-namics  Support Hope, Spellbinders Rectangles, Scalloped Rectangles & Circles
Additional Supplies:  Taylored Expressions Circles Impression Plate, Rhinestones - LCS

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean



Christmas Joy

Another Christmas card for three challenges ~ at
A Passion for Papertrey for their Christmas challenge,
color at ColourQ, and sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

 

At A Passion for Papertrey:

Challenge: Christmas is coming!

 

Supplies ~
Stamps: PTI 2010 Holiday Tags
Paper:  PTI White, SU Real Red & Pool Party
Ink:  SU Real Red
Dies:  PTI Double-Ended Banners, Limitless Layers: 2 1/4" Ovals & Damask Snowflakes
Additional Supplies:  Sizzix Textured Impressions Christmas Set, Rhinestones - LCS
 
Thank you very much for stopping by!
Jean