Happy Holidays!


Hello dear fellow crafters, bloggers and friends.

Another year has gone by and a new one will soon begin. What a joy it has been sharing projects ideas with you! Thank you for allowing me to be part of your creative journey this year and for your support of my blog.  I am also very thankful and honor to have come to know many of you on a personal level and be blessed with your friendship. I couldn't ask for a better Christmas gift than that! 

I will be taking time off from blogging between now until January 16th to spend the holiday with family and friends as well work on invitations for my two oldest kiddos' upcoming birthday next month.  I also have something fun planned for you in the months ahead as well  :)

I wish you and your love ones a happy holidays and to all my Christian friends, a very Merry Christmas!  Blessing to you in the coming new year.

2016 Holiday Cards - The Final

1.  Leaping Deer Kraft Holiday Card with Distress Inks Blending Background

I didn't get a chance to share this card until now as it was finished Monday evening.  I framed the card first with the SugarPea Designs' Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle frames on kraft.  Next, I ink blended the background with distress inks.  For the stars, I mixed Copic opaque white with a bit of water onto the acrylic block. Then splattered the mixture onto the background by flicking the tip of a paint brush against the acrylic block. Next, I dies cut out the Essential by Ellen- Leaping Deer on white cardstock, rubbed it with the Tonic Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer paste, added a dies cut bow to its neck and then adhered to the ink blending background.  The sentiment is from the Mama Elephant Clear Stamp Set-Jingle Greetings. I heat embossed with the Ranger Embossing Powder-Sparkling Black.  

2. Ornament On Branch Holiday Card

Remember these two cards?  I shared these cards last week along with a tutorial on how to draw your own evergreen branches HERE.  

3. Partial Folder Style Card - Gift Card Holder

This is a gift card holder style card which I shared yesterday, Christmas Eve and it featured the colored digi version of my ornament on tree drawing. Due to poor printing setup quality, the color turned out much darker than the original coloring.  Inside I created  a partial folder to hold gift card which I also shared a tutorial on HERE

4. Gold Embossed Holiday Card w/ the Tim Holtz' 2016 Doodle Greetings #1

I didn't get to share this one as well.  I used the same Tim Holtz' 2016 Doodle Greetings #1 cling rubber stamp set from the previous card above to create a bunch of these quick and simple cards, embossed with the gorgeous gold Ranger embossing powder. Just look at how beautifully the powder melted and show off against the white cardstock! This is by far my most favorite gold powder!

5. Kids' Holiday Cards For the "Hug A Heart" Holiday Cards Drive

This first six I got the children involve and we had so much fun along the way.

And the final six, featuring my "A Snowman's Heart" image.


1 comment :

  1. Beautiful Cards, all of them!! What fun you must have had doing these. Your beautiful kind heart shines above all. Merry Christmas.