Saturday, November 21, 2020

FMS462~ For Unto us, City of David, Stampin Up, Merry Christmas

I'm on a roll today.  Haha.  Card number 2
I just purchased this older wooden stamp
set.   So it's new to me and I couldn't wait 
to play with it.  
I told myself no more buying old retired sets,
and then bam, I find one I think I need, and 
before I know it, I'm searching 
ebay and etsy.   Now I just have to sell a few 
of mine in my  Etsy shop to help 
support the hobby. 
I will submit this card to the challenge at:
The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  For Unto Us
Stampin Up:  City of David ( I think it's from 2006)  
If you know the year for sure please let me know.  
I thought it was great for the sketch.  
Clean and simple.  
I did add a dab of clear wink of stella to the 
star.  It just needed a little sparkle.  

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
💗PJ

* Please stop in at my Etsy shop.   You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  Perhaps even a card.  I know I'd greatly appreciate the sales.  Plus I've recently just added more items.  So make sure to check it out. 😊

 

HSSIC352~ Toile Christmas, Let It Snow, Warm & Toasty, In the Pines Stampin Up Merry Christmas

Day 2 with a slimline card. This time I chose
to have the card go the vertical way instead 
of horizontal like yesterday's card.   

It worked best with that lovely tall
snowman. 
The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Toile Christmas
Stampin Up:  Let It Snow
Stampin Up:  Warm & Toasty
Stampin Up:  In The Pines  
I also used the stampin up:  shimmery white
embossing paste, and the adhesive backed
snowflakes.  
I will submit this card to the challenge at:
I was inspired by the pines and the snowmen. 
I think the most difficult part about making
a slimline card is the picture taking, but 
then of course it's always an issue with me.  
I'm thinking about making more little desk top 
calendars for my etsy shop again.  Do you 
think people would keep a "snowman" theme one
up all year?    I need ideas for calendar cards.  I want 
the people to be happy while looking at the little scene
I create next to the tear off calendar. 
Any suggestions? 

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
💗PJ

* Please stop in at my Etsy shop.   You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  Perhaps even a card.  I know I'd greatly appreciate the sales.  Plus I've recently just added more items.  So make sure to check it out. 😊

 

Friday, November 20, 2020

TMS#581~ Snow is Glistening, Gnome For The Holidays, Stampin Up Merry Christmas

I made this fun slimline card for the challenge 
 
I just love making these long cards.  It's so much fun.
They remind me of the humor cards back 
in the day, that my parents would exchange.  
It's just lovely to get a long card, because well 
it's not a bill, even though it's that size envelope.  
I think it's Fabulous happy mail. 

The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Snow is Glistening 
Stampin Up:  Gnome for the Holidays 
I also added stampin up shimmery white embossing paste.
and that lovely snowflake medallion worked 
swell to help fill the space in the second square, 
with the sentiment.  
Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
💗PJ

* Please stop in at my Etsy shop.   You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  Perhaps even a card.  I know I'd greatly appreciate the sales.  Plus I've recently just added more items.  So make sure to check it out. 😊

 



Wednesday, November 18, 2020

SSC244 IN THE MIDDLE~For Unto Us, Christmas Lodge, Holly Berry Happiness, Blended Seasons, Stampin Up

I find it so funny that some of the cards I make 
have such a big response on instagram.  By big 
I mean like maybe 25 or so likes, and others 
get nothing.  I made a moose card yesterday 
that I was quite pleased with and only about 5 people
thought it was nice.  I can't wait to see what 
this card gets in terms of likes.  
Today's big decision was do I add a sentiment to 
the front of this card or not?   As you can see I chose
YES.  I love the font of that Merry Christmas.  
I think it went well with the Christmas Lodge.  
I will submit this card to the challenge at:
I  used the stampin up, Shimmery white embossing paste
on this card.  I truly think this stuff is awesome.  
The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  For Unto Us
Stampin Up:  Christmas Lodge
Stampin Up:  Holly Berry Happiness
Stampin Up:  Blended Seasons 
The pictures make the gold look almost like a 
greenish color tone, I took multiple pictures 
but still the same result.  Just know it's gold. 😉  
Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
💗PJ

* Please stop in at my Etsy shop.   You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  Perhaps even a card.  I know I'd greatly appreciate the sales.  Plus I've recently just added more items.  So make sure to check it out. 😊




 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Sketch #395 Making Christmas Bright, For Unto Us, Merry Moose, Snow Is Glistening, Blended Seasons, Stampin Up

No card making yesterday.  I did however, add a 
few new stamp sets to my etsy shop.   But no cards,
at least not yet.  My eyes went a bit wonky after 
using my little phone to add the items.   
So today I was able to make a card for the 
challenge at: 
The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Making Christmas Bright
Stampin Up:  For Unto Us
Stampin Up:  Merry Moose
Stampin Up:  Snow is Glistening 
Stampin Up:  Blended Seasons
I also used the stampin up shimmery white
embossing paste.  
I stamped the snow background, then started building 
layers.  I tore the bottom edge of the white and then
gave it a coating of the embossing paste.  I love that
stuff.  Such sparkly goodness.   I stamped, colored and 
fussy cut out the images.  I also did a little sponging around
the circle to give it the look of dimension without adding
another layer to the front.  I had to stop myself from
using the puff paint on the snowflakes, and Santa hat.  
Night of navy color is the exact color my living room 
use to be.  I sometimes miss it.  Now I have it two toned
with a chair rail.  Top is a soft lighter color with the bottom
being a bold deep color of merry merlot.  
I got side tracked again. oops. 😉 
Thank you to everyone for your prayers.  Truly 
it was by God's grace the kids all made it home
safely.  My son and gf missed the flight, because 
of some new airline restrictions, but were able 
to catch the later flight out.  Then the trip back 
was something else.  Kept us all praying, 
blizzards in the mountains, the truck my son was 
driving, and pulling a flat bed trailer ended up with a blown
out tire.  So again, praise the LORD they are all safe.  
They made the 2000 mile journey in 2 days, there was a
huge pile up, and cars on fire. The white out conditions
 had them crawling  at a snails pace,   Talk about making a 
mama's nerves frayed. YIKES. 
I think that was another reason the MRI was a bit 
difficult for me.  Just racing thoughts of everything.
From the kids traveling, to how well do they 
clean this tube, (MRI machine) to can I take 
my mask off in there?  to will I get stuck? etc.  
The man was very patient with me.  I had to take both 
my pills, and needed oxygen, he even played 
Christmas music on the headset he placed on 
me before locking my head into place.  I went in once,
freaked out, then I wouldn't let go of his hand, but 
eventually He talked me through it.   The one 
funny thing is when they asked about metal.
I told him all 7 earrings are out, but I forgot about 
my hair clip, so when I took that out and my hair 
came down, he was like oh boy.  Putting the 
head thing on me was interesting.  I mean I have 
a pumpkin head normally but with my hair
it's a bit much I guess.  He had to bring it around
the front.  My hair is waist length.  We managed though. 
So now my friends we wait for the results.   I think
of the song the Scarecrow sung on the Wizard of Oz.
See how easy my mind rabbit trails off?  
Seriously, thank you for all the prayers, and kind wishes. 


Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
💗PJ

* Please stop in at my Etsy shop.   You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  Perhaps even a card.  I know I'd greatly appreciate the sales.  Plus I've recently just added more items.  So make sure to check it out. 😊



 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Challenge #396 - sketch~ Christmas Gleaming, Stampin Up, Merry Christmas

I made this card for the challenge at:
I used snowflake washi tape to create the 
horizontal and vertical lines on this card. 
The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up: Christmas Gleaming  
I love how I come up with a "better" idea 
after I've already taken a picture of the card. 
I think it would have looked lovely had I 
used a touch more gold behind the ornaments.
Oh well, next time.  😉 

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
💗PJ

* Please stop in at my Etsy shop.   You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  Perhaps even a card.  I know I'd greatly appreciate the sales.  Plus I've recently just added more items.  So make sure to check it out. 😊
 



Friday, November 13, 2020

CAS Christmas November 2020 Challenge~ Gnome for the Holidays, Stampin up

I was so excited to win this stamp set.  I 
just love the cute little tree decorated for 
the Holidays.  I used it on the inside of my card.  
I really didn't think I would like all the gnomes, 
but It was a lovely win.  I had great plans to  
use that tree with something else, like 
little mice or something.  
I still will probably do that.  But the more 
I started playing with this set.  I also fell 
in love with  gnomes.  Oh my gosh they are
adorable. And the perfect stamp set 
to go with non - traditional colors.    
I will submit this card to the challenge at:
The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  Gnome for the Holidays  
I'm also including the pictures of the fun 
card I made using this set.  I went with 
more traditional colors on this one.  
All four sides are decorated. 
It folds flat and fits in a standard A2 envelope. 
Of course you can stick a holiday 
note on the inside.  
Or perhaps sign your name on the outside.
But what a lovely way to display a
Christmas Card.  Here is a quick video 
of the finished card. 
Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
💗PJ

* Please stop in at my Etsy shop.   You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  Perhaps even a card.  I know I'd greatly appreciate the sales.  Plus I've recently just added more items.  So make sure to check it out. 😊