Sunday, December 25, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

Mitten treat

Happy Friday! Hope you are ready for Christmas. I am ready for the fun and games and just hanging out with the family. I promised another quick easy gift and here it is. The quick cookie bags make for some great teacher gifts or neighbor ideas. Here is the whole bag with the mitten wrap I added to it. 

My close up of the mitten using ODBD Holly Jolly designer paper die cut with Plush Mitten Die. Then some silver cord threaded into the border. Some felt snowflakes from my stash of long ago and a sparkler for the center. The sentiment is stamped from Wreaths Plain and Fancy stamp set. 

Wrapped the belly band around the center so that they can slide off the mitten with ease when they go to bake the cookies. Quick and easy. Voila!

I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas with family and friends. God Bless! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations:
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Chocolate treat

Good morning. Just wrapping up a few last minute gifts for a few people. This is a super easy peasy little decoration to these chocolate covered almonds. Yummy!  Want some more ideas on quick sweet treats? Head on over to the PP Blog for Christine's Sweet Treats Power and Spark challenge this month. 

My little tag is using Wreaths Boxwood and Cranberry that is colored with various Copic colors. I then popped it up on dimensionals to the back panel. The textured background is using a holly embossing folder with some added sparkle. Added designer scrap paper to the bottom front, then wrapped ribbon around the base to hold together. A few enamel dots and some sparkles to finish it all off. Voila! Took me about 10 minutes not including the coloring of course. Easy Peasy. Check back as I have one more quick sweet treat for those last minute ideas. Have a wonderful day. 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Goodie boxes

Happy Friday! I don't know about you but two snow days in the same weeks makes for some great time hanging out sledding, movies and hot chocolate. YUM!!!  Wednesday night we had a bunch of snow dumped on us and even work was cancelled. GASP!  What fun we had sledding... Back to school today for everyone though. Now I can get all my goodies baked and put into these boxes. The Power and Spark challenge this month is Sweet Treats. Perfect time for me to get these boxes done for our friends. Hope you can play along. You can check it out HERE on the PP Blog. 

All three boxes are very similar in design using Spice It Up for the sentiment. The tiny sprigs of holly are from Heaven and Nature Sing stamp set. These are super easy boxes to make using the Cookie Box tutorial. I die cut the sentiment panel using Matted circles die layered onto a Elegant Oval die cut. This first box has Peaceful Poinsettia's die cut and layered on the corners with some green sprigs and brown flourished die cuts. The designer paper is from the Holly Jolly paper pack. Sparkle added to the flourishes on the paper and all around. Finished it off with some sequins.  

This one has paper from the same pack with poinsettias in the corners as well. Instead of sequins a few random jewels but similiar in design. 

My final box I used some Hollyberries I had left over from a print or two ago and colored them up. Then I cut around them again to pop them up on the box front. I have the same paper pack on this one and more sequins and sparkles. Voila! I bake up some goodies each year and this year they will have a pretty box to hold them. The goodies never last long but they sure will enjoy the box after I hope.  :-)  

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today: 
Cindy Lawrence
Tosha Leyendekker

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Birch Framed picture

Good morning. Did you see the Wreath digi collection we released a few weeks ago? They are all fantastic and such a variety to them. I decided the Wreath Birch and Evergreen needed to be enlarged and a house put in the center for my sister. They love the out doors and this was perfect card for them this year. Here is a top view of the card so you can see that the frame panel is popped up on dimensionals. 

This is the card and the matching tag to go with the gift. These poinsettia's that I die cut are a great accent piece with a few sprigs of greenry underneath. This is the Peaceful Poinsettia Die used.  

And then the tag with the matching accents. Voila! Easy Peasy right... 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Millennials in the workplace

Do you remember the Golden Circle video from Simon Sinek I shared awhile back? He has several good videos but this one is very interesting. We had the boys watch it and talked with them about some things. Its really good if you have a few minutes and I thought I would share. Have a great day! 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Comet and friend

Rudolph gets all the attention so this is Comet today. hee hee  I adore this Whipper Snapper stamp called Snowman Harmony. I was in my chocolate and cream color mood when I created this. I have them stamped on white cardstock and colored with Various Copic markers. 

The paper is from the Kaiser Kraft Frosted pack and the snowflake scallop is a punched piece from the back. Wrapped some brown ribbon around the top of the snowflake edge and tied a twine and button combo. Added some enamel dots and stickles to finish it off. The sentiment is from the back of the pack also but I am not sure I am too hip on it with the card. However its already glued down so no changing it now. ha ha! The December Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge this month is Animal Love. I would say this fits perfectly. hee hee  Thanks for stopping in today. Have a wonderful day! 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Basket of goodies

Christmas is getting that much closer, how are you on those cards? I only have a few left to make and then I will be onto next years. Yea!  Grabbed my Simple Joys stamp set once again and stamped out this basket of greenry. Oh it just makes me swoon! 

Colored the basket of greenry with various Copic markers. Die cut a stitched rectangle for the image and then the base layer. This is a Z-Fold card with some designer paper added to the base. The inside you can see I lightly stamped the holly in the corner and added some matching flourished jewels to the edge. voila! 

Don't forget out Sweet Treats challenge is still running and you won't want to miss all the additions. 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

  Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
  Kathy Jones
Katie Sims

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Stuffed Stocking

Morning, how about a little country tag for you today? This tag is using the stocking from Fully Stocked that is colored with various Copic markers then delicately cut around. I wanted to pop this up on dimensionals above the wreath. This wreath die cut is retired from Whiff Of Joy. 

The designer paper is die cut in a layered die wrapped with ribbon and gold cord around the top to hold the bells on. Added some pearls to the wreath and my sentiment tag. Below I tried to get a close up of the Suduko gel pen that I added for sparkle on the stocking. It looks really cool in person, hard to photo. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Peaceful tag

Good morning!  How are those cards and cards and tags coming along? Still have a few more to get to myself then I will be starting on next years. Aaaahhh... don't you love it!  ;-)  

A few weeks back I created a Christmas card using this Bittersweet Wreath. Well how about a tag to go with that card today. This die cut that the wreath is on is retired but it fit perfectly for the size of this printed wreath. Colored with different shades of blue and aqua in the Copic markers. Layered onto some Stitched Mats rectangles die cut in white and blue. Oval die cut the sentiment from Glistening Paperwhites. Wrapped some ribbon around the top with a button. Some silver cord to tie it all together and topped off with sparkle. Voila! Have a wonderful day. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Extra Kisses on the 5th

Good morning. Did you have a good weekend? We sure had a busy one but what is knew. I guess our Christmas tree would be new. Squeel!!! Yep we picked out our tree and have it standing in all its 10 foot glory in the living room decorated to the max. Smells awesome, looks beautiful and the final touch to the Christmas decor. Aaaaahhhhh... I do love the month of December.  :-) But you didn't come by to hear about that... how about our Digi's on the 5th release from Power Poppy? This one is darling called Stand Here. How fun is that! 

Marcy has some thoughts behind this darling sentiment and sprig of goodness over on the Power Poppy Blog. Be sure to check it out. 

My intention when I saw this was to make a fun hanger sign to go above the front door however time did not allow for that. I will make sure to get that idea done and posted later for you. In the meantime a card will work just fine.  ;-)  I even got to use my new designer paper from ODBD called Holly Jolly. One of the sentiments is printed just below the sprig of mistletoe and then the same size is printed so that I could layer after I colored it. I cut around most of it all expect the parts that had to have the dimensionals to secure on the image panel. Added some piercing around the edges and then sequins and sparkle. Voila!

Be sure to check out the creations from the girls today: 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Candycane Gift

Happy Friday and welcome to the December Power and Spark challenge this month. Christine is our host with a fun Sweet Treats challenge. You know I am all over this challenge. Perfect time to get those little gift sets done or even something for yourself. hee hee Be sure to link your creations back over on the PP Blog so we can see your treats. 

Played with the newest digi called Candy Cane Classic. I really like these three candy canes together and the fact you can resize it is even better. I have a larger one for the card and a smaller one for my box of goodies. My box is using the Mini File Box tutorial which was a perfect fit for these chocolate spoons. Yummy! Added some sparkle to the candy canes on both and some sequins. This designer paper is years and I mean years old, so why not use it today. HA!!  Easy peasy and so fun. Hopefully I can get my next sweet treat finished before I have to give it out. EEK!!! Nothing like cutting it short right. ha ha   

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigade creations: 
Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Decembers Shepherd Boy

Good Morning.  Gasp!!! It is December 1st, what are you are thinking? I haven't gotten any cards done yet... what am I going to do OR, I have plenty and I am starting on next years cards? woot woot!! Whatever you are thinking, its all good because today is the start of the December Dirty Dozen Christmas Challenge. You can start on this years cards or prepare for next year. We are happy to have you play along. December is going to be Animal Love. Share those lovable creatures with a festive Christmas card. All shapes and sizes are welcome for these animals. 

This is one of my favorite from WOJ stamps before they closed. This is called Henry Riding on a Sheep. He just looks happy as all get out and the sheep's smile is adorable. He is stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. Die cut an oval shape and layered onto a decorative shape. Added some faux stitching around the designer paper and wrapped a ribbon around with a bow tied off with silver cord. A few die cut snowflakes and sparkles to finish it off. Voila! Hope you can play along this month.