Friday, December 25, 2009


I did this card for the current challenge over at Copic Creations which is Pine Trees/Branches. I didn't have ANY stamps that had pine boughs, so I found a free coloring image on the internet, resized it, and went to town. I am so pleased with the results that I made up a dozen of them for NEXT Christmas!

Copic Colors used include: G28, YG03, YG11, G21, E29 and E33. I added some stickles to give it a sparkly snow look and added the ribbon I got from Michael's on Black Friday for 70% off. The 'Peace' is computer generated, and the bottom uses a Fiskar's border punch that I love.

Bee Joyful

This was our '09 Christmas Card for hubby's co-workers. Bees are big because of the Seabees, so I was excited to find this stamp and turn it into our greeting card. It took me FOREVER to figure out the colors (not as easy as it looks) but I colored with Copics and added Stickles (of course!). A jewel in the center tops it all off.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

More Christmas Cards

This was another design I made for this year's cards. I love how they turned out. I used the Christmas Circles set from TAC and also the same discontinued "Holly Flourishes" set that I used for the 'Lepper' cards. Embossed in gold, colored with Copics, Stickles. Background is hard to see, but it's snowflake Cuttlebug.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas 2009

I made about 40 of these for this year's Christmas card. Then I got tired and decided to a different design for the remaining 40! This is a retired "Holly Flourishes" set from TAC, embossed in god. I then added color with Copics and glitter with Stickles. The background is swirls from the Cuttlebug. I really like the way it turned out.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Merry Christmas, Sistah!

I made this Christmas card for my high school sweetheart's sister. After many years, Facebook has reunited us and I couldn't resist it! It took forever to color/blend, and I know it could have been darker yet, but I was afraid of going too dark and then ruining it! The image is from Mo Manning (Digital Pencil Too), who has some adorable stuff out there. My favorite part of the digital stamps is that it's instant gratification (no waiting for shipping!) and you can also resize the images.

I was heavily inspired by this card by Jane, who has been so helpful with my Copic Questions.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Bee Merry

I made this "Bee Merry" card this morning and realized it was perfect for not one, but TWO Challenges! The first is the Copic Creations Snow/Snow People Challenge. The Second is for the Magnolia-licious Highlites Anything but a Square/Rectangle Challenge.

The snowflake template can be found here. I colored mine with B000 and B00 Copics and added copious amounts of Icicle Stickles. For Tilda, I used E29, E31, E33, E00, G28, G21, RV14, RV11, Y21, C7, and C5.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

First Snow!

It's been awhile since I've been able to make any cards, so today I decided to set aside the dirty dishes and satisfy my stamping bug. In honor of the first snow of the year which left us with a dusting this afternoon, I decided to break out the Cuttlebug and my Nestabilities snowflake builder. The ribbon is from Michael's 70% off doorbuster sale on Thanksgiving.

If this card looks familiar to you, it's because it is very similar to the sympathy card I made when my friend Jane passed away. They were both inspired by this card at Splitcoaststampers.

I was so happy with the way it turned out I made a bunch more! May be next year's Christmas Cards?!?!