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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

Happy New Year (almost)!  We are counting down to 2018 here, and I wanted to share a couple of my last cards of 2017!

I recently completed an order for a trio of custom cards for a coworker.  He let me have free reign with the designs with one exception: he wanted the recipient's name on each card.  The first is a New Year's card.  I have been wanting to color up the Let's Celebrate couple from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and this seemed like a good occasion!  Special thanks to Deborah Deruyck for allowing me to use her coloring as inspiration!  You can see her original HERE.

The images are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I used Fran-tage for the champagne fizz.  Dies are all from La-La Land Crafts (Filigree Elements Border, Filigree Border, Filigree Stars, and Stitched Elements).  The gold letters are alphabet stickers from my stash.

Next up: Valentine's Day!  For this I colored one of Krista Smith's images.  I believe this one is called Path to my Heart.  She is colored with Copics and cut and matted using Spellnbinders Nestabilities dies (Long Rectangles and Scalloped Long Rectangles).  The Heart Beat die is from SugarPea Designs.  The rest of the dies are from La-La Land Crafts.  Featured here are Open Hearts Doily Border, Lattice Doily Border, Lattice Border, Stitched Nested Hearts, and Stitched Tags.  The letters are an alphabet stamp set (Spell It Out) and die (Tiny Shapes) from Whimsy Stamps.

The last card is a birthday one.  Krista is one of my all time favorite artists and I can never get enough of coloring her images!  I wanted to create a camping scene so I selected her Saturated Canary Winnie Goes Camping image and fussy cut the fire from another of her images called simply Camping.  All are colored with Copics.  I created a frame using the Double Stitched Squares die from La-La Land Crafts.  The rest of the dies are also from LLLC (Sunburst, Flag Banner, Happy Stitched, and Happy Birthday).  The letters are glitter chipboard stickers from my stash.

Look for an exciting announcement and new projects coming in 2018!  Wishing everyone a fun and safe new year!


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Tis the Season

Hello!  How is everyone's holiday season going so far?  I am actually ahead of the game for once with my shopping and wrapping!  I have been quiet for some time.  First I had a cold just after my last post in October which then turned into pneumonia and really knocked me for a loop.  It took me to pretty much until Thanksgiving to finally feel 100% better.  In that time I somehow managed to participate in two crafty Secret Santa swaps and since it's snowing here today I finally have some time to share them.

The first was for Kit and Clowder.  I colored Elf Marci from La-La Land Crafts with my Copics.  She's a cutie, right?  All the dies are also from LLLC (Stitched Merry, Merry Christmas, Presents Border, Scalloped Snowflake Border, and Snowflake Ornaments).  I mailed this off to my Secret Santa partner with the goodies below.  

My next swap was for Make It Crafty.  I colored one of the Krista Smith (Saturated Canary) images that they sell.  I selected Christmas Angel to work with and she is colored with Copics.  I added Stickles to her wings as well as to the Sparkle chipboard word (also from MIC).  The dies are from my La-La Land Crafts collection (Fancy Doily Border, Snowflake Border, and Two Trees).  I shipped it off to Sweden with a few holiday crafty treats.  

Both arrived safely (and I received goodies in return from my swap partners) so the holidays are off to a festive start! 

Thanks for stopping by!  I'm off to enjoy my evening of pizza and Christmas movies while the snow falls.  Hope yours is cozy too!