Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas, and Jingle Belles

Good afternoon everyone!  It's Tuesday, but it sure feels like Monday after that long weekend we had here in the USA.  God Bless all those who have served, and those who still serve in our armed forces.  I know I couldn't do what they do!  Thank you!  My Dad served in the Air Force during Vietnam.  I can't imagine what it must have been like for my mother at the time...living with her in-laws, and raising my brother while Dad was gone.  Anyways...
 
I'm here today to share a card I made yesterday:
 
 
This sentiment is from Recollections.  I figured I really needed some stand-alone sentiments for Christmas, so I stocked up this past season.  I spent some time yesterday stamping and embossing this one and another one from Recollections in the many Christmassy embossing powders I have, so that I can throw together some easy cards.  I used Spellbinders Labels Eight to cut it out and mat it, and embossed the edges of the mat to match the image perfectly.  The embossing folder I used on the base is from Darice, and is called Snowflake.  Simple card!
 
You can also find my card in these challenges:
 
CASE-ing Christmas:  Challenge #21, CASE-ing DT member Pat's card:
 
Jingle Belles:  Let it Snow!
The Glory of Christmas:  Challenge #59, Birds or anything goes
CHNC Extra for May:  Anything goes
CHNC #230:  Use die cuts or Punches
Penny Black and more:  Dies and Punches
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of your week!
 
~Marie~
 
 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Happy Holidays!

I'm back on this now sunny (and WARM) Sunday afternoon with another Christmas card for 2015:
 
Here's Lenny from Stamp Fairy again, this time sharing a very nice tree with us.  The Stickled tree trio was cut using my Cameo and the 3 Flourished Christmas trees cut file.  The sentiment is from the Signature Christmas set from Papertrey Ink.  Yet again, the dp I used is from the Sugar Plums 6x6 pad from Recollections.  The papers go so well with traditional Christmas coloring, don't ya think?  Here are the challenges where you will also find this card:
 
 
I hope you will take some time to check out these challenges, as they always offer great inspiration for Christmas (and other) cards!  Thanks for stopping by, and take care!  :)
 
~Marie~

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A REALLY quick one tonight!

It is past my bedtime, but I was so excited about this card coming together that I HAD to come share it this evening:
 
 
Isn't this super duper cute???  I made this card for the challenge at Tiddly Inks:  So Sweet!  I knew I wanted to use this recently acquired digi, Eat More Cake.  Wryn is sooooo adorable!  Along with Mavis, she is my favorite character from the TI lineup.  :)  The mixer card is a Silhouette file I just HAD to have once I finally bought myself a KitchenAid mixer...in this same color too!  Majestic Yellow, to be specific.  :)  I colored Wryn the best I could ( I'm not very good at coloring people).  Her flowers all have some shimmer on the petals, and the icing of the cupcake was topped with Cotton Candy Stickles.  The sentiment is from a random Studio G set.
 
I'm linking this up to the So Sweet challenge at Tiddly Inks, and maybe tomorrow evening I'll find more to add to.  In the meantime, thanks for stopping by!
 
~Marie~