Friday, December 20, 2013


I love Christmas!!
I love that everywhere you go people are happy, for the most part!
Christmas can also be a very sad time for people!
Even in the middle of really hard times the Lord gives us JOY!
We have had a really hard year with one of our sons and sometimes it is overwhelming but I find myself full of Joy.
I have told different people what has been going on and they are usually very concerned and asking how we are doing and I say, "surprisingly well"!
The Lord is my Joy and strength, therefore it depends more on HIM then my circumstances!
So I thought it fitting to paint a huge Joy sign for my front door, like a declaration!
I painted this right on an old door, just because that's what we had!

More Christmas cards!

On my last post I said I was done making Christmas cards but really I am never done until Christmas is over! So here is a couple of cards out of the 15 I've done, since I said I was done.

I made 9 more of these cards, simply because they are so quick and easy!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Card #12

Christmas is very close at hand, hope you have enjoyed my 12 days of Christmas cards!
Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Card #11

I love how this card turned out!
I used last years Holiday DSP. 
 I stamped the tree with versa mark then embossed with white.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas card #10

Supplies used:
Festive Flurries stamp set and dies,
Expression thinlits die,
White embossing powder and Real red ink,
Red glitter paper, and rhinestones

Friday, December 13, 2013

Painted nativity scene!

After painting the snowmen, I started to think about what else I could paint on a glass ornament.
I took a silver glass ball and painted the background, then painted the black details!

After your paint has dried, it is important to seal the ornament with a sealer!

To protect the ornament from breaking I created this box.
I cut the bottom CS 9X9 scoring it at 3" and 6" on both sides.
The top is cut at 5 1/8 X 5 1/8 Scored at 1" on all sides.
You need to cut along the score line on two sides to the centre.
I hope that makes sense, I should of taken pictures!

More painted Snowman Cards!

I think this is the last of my snowman cards!
I keep thinking that then another idea comes in my head and voila, more snowmen!
There just so cute and make me happy while I am painting them!
I guess that makes them a double blessing, they make me happy and also the one who receives them!

My problem is, I make soooo many cards and then realize it wasn't enough so I have to pull out all my stuff again.  So even though I only needed two more cards, I made four and I am sure I will need them all.
I love this guys face!
It is so quick and easy to paint on Card Stock as oppose to round ornaments.
I had these whipped up in less than an hour.
Well there you go, that is all of them for this year!
Actually that is a lie, I have a birthday card snowman that I will show after the birthday; in case she reads my blog! 

Christmas Card #9

I like to make sure the cards I send out are as flat as possible, so I don't have to spend more on postage.
So instead of buttons I used a candy dot and rhinestones.
Supplies used:
Stamp Set: Festive Flurries
Accessories: Thinlits dies, White, silver and Black embossing powder, cherry cobbler candy dot, rhinestones, Season of Style Washi tape.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cute little snowmen ornaments!

I have been on a snowman painted spree!
The little guys are so cute.
I was painting on paper and thought, these would be nice as an ornament.
Then I thought what wonderful little gifts for my friends!

I wanted to create a box that would keep the ornaments safe from breaking.
I cut a piece of cardstock 9X9, I scored the cardstock at 3" and 6" for the bottom.
I cut the cardstock at  51/8X51/8 for the top, because I wanted the top to be slightly bigger, I scored the CS all the way around at 1"
If you have questions about the box just ask and I will give better directions.

Christmas card #8

I love this card!

Supplies used for this card are all Stampin Up:
Paper: Seasons of Style DSP, white CS, Silver glitter paper
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Acessories: Snowflake Die, Cherry cobbler Twine, rhinestones
Stamp sets: Festive Flurries, Prince of Peace (single stamps)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Card #7

For this card I used the Lovely as a tree stamp set and Old olive ink, to add the glitter I used a bit of crystal effects.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Card #6

I didn't want to waste the negative side of the glitter paper so that's where the inspiration for this card came from!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Card #5

I love the color Island Indigo so I was very happy with the Seasonal DSP this year, I especially love the foil lined paper!
Once again I used the Festive Flurry stamp set and dies, and the Prince of Peace (single stamp)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Card #4

For the background I cut out a snowflake and used it as a stencil, the background is white paste with glitter sprinkled on before it dried!
I also used the Expression thinlits die and an old snowflake die.
All supplies from Stampin Up!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

More hand painted snowmen!

I think I am addicted to painting these snowmen!
These are the last for today, I have so many other things I should be doing!
For this card I did everything the same as the previous posts with the exception of the hat.
I hand drew the hat then cut it out, I cut a slit and then put the top of the snowman's head in the hole.
I also hand painted the snowflakes but the saying is a stamp from Stampin Up.
And here is another tag, she is kind of funny looking but she makes me laugh when I look at her.

Cute Hand Painted Snowman Tags!

Here are the tags I promised!
I painted with the same materials as in my previous post.
I love my White ink it shows up amazingly on the black card stock!
I hate how the white get pens always stop and start.

Now I can't wait to wrap some presents!

Hand painted snowman cards

I had a brilliant idea this morning, paint snowman, okay maybe not brilliant
 but I sure do love how they turned out.
In the summer I ordered some high pigment ink in white and black,
and this is my first time trying them out.
Normally I take black paint and add water but it often looks watered down.
Isn't he cute!  I also made some tags which I will show later!

Like I said earlier, I painted the face with black high pigment ink called, pro black and pro white by Daler Brown.
For the nose I used my Faber Castell Pitt pen, this was also my first time trying out this product.
I bought the markers because they are a blend able permanent ink. 
I wanted to be able to use my markers with mixed media and not be worried about them bleeding and this worked great!
I just used the white ink for shading!
Hope you enjoyed my cute snowmen!
Now to decided who will get them in the mail. 

Christmas Card #3

I love the Expressions Thinlits Dies from the holiday mini!
The DSP is Winter Frost also from the holiday mini.
The wire tinsel was from last years holiday mini!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Card #2

For this card I once again used the Festive Flurry stamp set and Framelits!
for the background I used the seasonal Washi tape!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

It's starting to look a lot like christmas!!

I have been busy making Christmas cards, I usually make between 40-50!  So needless to say they are not all different.  So for the next few days I will be posting some of the cards I have been making!
For this card I used the Festive Flurry stamps and matching framelits!
I also used the Snowflake Bigz die.
The Stamp is one of the single stamp you can purchase this season, Prince of Peace.
The DSP paper is from either last year or the year before.
I love the envelope liner Framelits, as you will see I have used it for all the envelopes this year!
All the supplies are Stampin Up!