September Rudolph Day Snow Couple

Good evening. We had a quiet, but rather rainy & cool weekend. Finished up a card for the September Rudolph Day, while doing some other things that are in progress. Here is the Rudy Day card:

- Impression Obsession Cling G7683, colored with copics; Spica pens (on the scarf fringes) and WoS.
Stickles Star Dust was spread around the base of the couple for the snow. Die cut prior to coloring with a Sue Wilson die from the Noble Collection.  The falling snow was from some bits of silver circles that were found in a Starform trim.

- HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiment set inked with versamark, heat embossed with Judikins Aegean Silver which created a glistening look. Used a class-leftover Starform Sticker to add a skinny border on the tag. Should have had the snow couple up just a tad, as the sentiment had to be tucked under - doesn't show quite as well as I'd like.

-  Canson Mixed Media weight paper card front; inked several sizes of snowflake stamps and heat embossed with Ranger's Snowflake EP. (this did not give a silvery look, so when time to do the sentiment, changed to the Aegean Silver, which is very pretty). Sprayed Tattered Angels spray (found in our local Tuesday Morning for $2.49 - a good buy) had no name on it. The liquid is a pale blue, but if shaken, has a pretty silvery-blue shine. Oversprayed with BoBunny Frost, a bit of a darker blue, then resprayed the Tattered Angels again. Since it was 'on sale', I half expected the nozzle to be clogged, but it worked ok. Then while the piece was still wet, sprinkled some Cobalt Blue Brusho crystals over it, and used the Ranger Spritzer tool to move the puddles around. Liked the contrast of the darker background with the paler focal piece.

Why not add one more Christmas Card to your stash, and join in the fun over at September's Rudolph Day Challenge. There is a sparkling Memory Box snowflake for some lucky entry. Oops-- my mistake. There are TWO prizes this month!

We are heading to Florida on Tuesday, if we can get our ducks in a row tomorrow. Were not sure until the last minute if we'd make the trip. Thanks for joining me this evening, and have a great week.


Hummingbird Birthday

Happy Saturday afternoon, and welcome. It's an overcast cool & breezy day here at our house. Yesterday morning we had some good steady soaking rain - which made a nice change of weather pace. Mr. is off to an all day vintage car show with a neighbor. So things are very much quieter than usual around the place. Our daughter's birthday is next week, and I've worked on this card for a bit. Did 3 attempts...the best was my first effort, but then I did my usual...add just one more little thing. Which in this case, was a silvery sheen spray made of white perfect pearls and water. I shook it well, but it still splodged. First here's the finished card..which was the third effort, and after it got finished, I didn't touch it again, until I added the sentiment after I had trimmed it out & matted it.

- Whispers wooden stamp - fairly large, so used the Bonnie's Best stamp press to get a crisp clear image. Colored with copics, some WoS after coloring. The first effort on this image, had more intense colors. I just selected various shades of greens for the leaves and had some good shading going on. On the flower, I used RV & BV colors, and on the first go-round, I was very happy with the results. (I'll share the photos of the 3 tries). Trimmed out portions of #2 - which had a background boo-boo, and did a little stylus work with some leaves, the hummer's head and a couple of the petals. Doesn't show in the photo, but looks quite nice IRL.

- on the background, in places just did scribbles with the 0000 colors of BG, YG and R. In other places tried to do the Pointilissim (dots) technique...which I don't do very well.

- Sentiment is the large font from HLS Bold Birthday Sentiments and on the inside - the smaller Birthday from that set is stamped on the top edge, with a nice verse on the bottom half of the insert. Used Memento Elderberry used for the sentiment & verse.

- black glitter paper for a skinny mat, and a light purple textured Bazzil for thecard base.

Sprayed Perfect Pearls water mixture, and it really splodged up

This one had a blob of pink under the wing that didn't blend well and couldn't be 'erased' with the colorless blender. This is the one that was trimmed out, to use as an overlay on the finished card to add some dimension
After coloring this image 3 times, once this one was finished, it got put aside, and I vowed not to touch it until time to trim & put on a card. The colors were not as intense on #3 as #1. For some reason, this was not an easy image to color...I worked on it several nights (on just the 1st one! then messed it up).


 Thanks for joining me this afternoon. I hope your weekend is off to a great start, and please do come back again soon. Hope to have something to post tomorrow for the September Rudolph Day Challenge.  In the meantime, Hugs & Blessings.  


Faux Metallic Birthday

Good afternoon & Welcome! We're having a lovely cool morning here in Upstate SC and Mr has already gotten the yard mowed! Usually it would still be way too hot to be out doing that kind of thing. Perhaps Fall is truly on its way.

Today is allergy shot day, so without further ado, here's today's card:

- Jennifer McGuire's Faux Metallic technique with 3 DI colors... Think it was Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw and Rusty Hinge, but could have been Spiced Marmalade. This was done some time ago, & I didn't write down colors. (Bad me....just gave me a smart slap!) I just picked some colors, sponged on a scrap, and if my eye likes the look, that's the way I select colors.

- Embossed with S/B 3D Mbossibility Ocean Dreams folder, as I've not yet found any of the W R Memory Keepers Next Level EF. It did create a much nicer appearance than does just a normal EF.

- Simon Says Delicate Thistle die - from water color weight paper, colored with Zig w/color brushes. The piece is not so washed out looking as in this photo, but might have to give a check and see if the colors need to be intensified before it gets mailed. 

- Brusho snippets butterflies previously punched with the SU butterfly punch - left from another project.

- Simon Says die for the sentiment - more white snippets. This time remembered to only layer 2 layers, which looks much nicer than 3 layers at this weight. Colored each layer with Zig Brush markers. Sometimes just coloring the top layer allows the white to show at the edges, and you have to touch it up. Easier to just color all layers.

- Cardbase is a greeny-blue Bazzill, left from cutting an 8.5x11 for another card.

There are 2 new cards shared on the Cards by Friends tab, so do please enjoy these. Each is just beautiful. Thanks for joining me this evening. This post started out in the early afternoon, but I had to save it, and go do some errands. So back again to finish up & publish. We are getting a nice drizzly rain, and the temp is nice & cool. Lovely to have just now! Blessings & Hugs.


Christmas Card Club - Embossing

Good afternoon and today is our Christmas Card Club Sunday; today's theme was chosen by Margaret of Granmargaret's cards-n-stuff. Margaret asked for embossing -- could be dry or otherwise. I have lots of embossing folders and plenty of embossing powders, so decided to incorporate both techniques into today's card. Let's get started:

- PBlack image was stamped with Versamark on a white snippet, heat embossed with Ranger Queen's Gold. Die cut with a stitched MFT circle, and placed some thin white fun foam under this for dimension. Much easier to cut a small circle than trying to stick little bits of foam tape all around (thank you Jennifer McGuire for this idea!).

- another white piece that had been cut to do embossing folder samples before storing away** was handy, so embossed a card front using a Couture Creations embossing folder. Since the sentiment is embossed all over the card front, debated on adding another sentiment. The left over from the circle die cut was right there, so decided to use a tiny piece to stamp the sentiment from HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments embossed with Queen's Gold to match the wreath.

The card base is cream, top fold, and another snippet of sorts, as it was in a pile that has not had time to be stored...yeah, that could be called a snippet I guess - LOL. On the EF **sample explanation:  before new folders are stored, a white piece of GP cardstock is embossed, details of manufacturer's info written on the piece prior to embossing, and kept in the folder. Then the packaging can be discarded. This helps to see what the embossing does, and aids in deciding if 2 thicknesses of c/s should be used, if it's not heavy weight card stock. Sometimes a deeply etched EF will sort of tear when embossing the thinner weight cardstock. Sometimes a heavy weight c/s will need a shim to get a good even embossing.

Please check out what my fellow club members have shared for Margaret's Embossing Theme. Their links are listed over in the right side bar.

We've another lovely day, and since I worked quite diligently with some much needed housework the last 2 days, Sunday is going to be an easier day of it around here. So you can picture me out on the front porch swing in just a bit. DH has gotten out some of our fall 'stuff' so perhaps I might even bestir myself to put the decorations around. Ya'll have a grand day, and thanks for coming over. Hugs


Crazy Bird

Good evening and I hope you're ready for a lovely weekend. I've spent the afternoon doing some much needed housework; then my SU lady came by to drop off my order and we visited for a while. She is just back from visiting some European cities, so it was fun to hear her talk about the trip highlights. They had a great time. DH will be gone most of the day tomorrow, at a car show with our old high school who knows what I shall get up to while here on my own?
I did finally catch up some blog visits, so thought I'd post this card that has been waiting. Another of the Crazy Birds...aren't they just so goofy? This guy was colored with Zig Watercolor brush pens, and he turned out better than the first effort. I was ok with his colors. This was on 140# Strathmore watercolor paper. Better results with the Zigs I think.

CB was die cut with a stitched circle die. After seeing cards with circles inserted & trimmed to a straight edge, I thought I'd give this a try. I was a bit limited, as the blue brusho background was a snippet, so sizing was a consideration. The yellow & green swirl also a snippet, and even the gold "S" shape at the top right...yep, waste bits from a die (ergo, snippet in my book). I thought the shapes were pretty swirly, and 2 happened to land together. Hmmm...that looks like an S. Stick a rhinestone at the join, and there you go! Actually I might consider CB a snippet too, as he was a practice piece that has been driftin' around looking lonesome for a card or something. I always smile when I see it float to the surface.
The metal sentiment is a tiny charm bought at Whimsodoodle on our last trip to Florida. I got a bag of these things, and where did I put them? How did I find this one, you might ask? Well, the bag had spilled when I brought them in the room, and this is one that didn't get rescued (and stored away safely, never to be found when I want them). When I was moving stuff aside on the desk, there it was. I kinda thought it was meant to go on this card, since it appeared as it did! (no, I'm not really superstitious, but ya know???)
So glad you enjoyed the porch photos. They were made last year (I think), but other than the fact that the front lawn is green, not patchy as it appears in the photo, and we didn't plant the purple verbena by the steps this all pretty much looks the same. The verbena didn't get an encore...because it simply took over, and spread everywhere. Even creeping up under the bushes, and over the walk. Yet it didn't thrive out under the mailbox at the street, where we wanted it to be lush and thick. That looked patchy. Neither of us has a green thumb. LOL. I'd love to have anyone who likes, join me on the swing. I'll provide the coffee or tea... your choice.
Hope you get a smile from CB and if he makes you grin, that's my job done! Big Hugs & Thanks for joining me this evening.


Behind again, and trying to catch up!

Good afternoon and thanks for popping in. This will be a short I just wanted to say: I am behind on commenting and visiting my buddies again. In between Life and Other Things, I am trying to catch up with all of you sweet peeps that have been visiting and leaving such sweet comments on previous posts. Will try to get myself caught up again, and post. I have some cards finished, planned to do scheduled posts, but decided I'd wait and post when I'm caught up again.

In the meantime, we are still having our glorious weather, but I'm told we're getting another heat wave in the next day or so. It's been just grand being able to open some doors and air out the house from the summer air conditioning. I hope wherever you are, that the weather is lovely, Life is good, and that you're gearing up for a pleasant weekend.

Blessings, Big Hugs, and I personally, am giving Thanks for having my family around to love and enjoy. Not all of us are that fortunate, so it's good to live every day to the fullest. Be back when things get sorted. Hope I can get caught up this evening.

**************Blogger was acting up, and I couldn't post this earlier, so back again this evening.
We took my #2 bro & SIL out for a nice late lunch, and a ride 'in the country' - since it was such a lovely day.

Started back in on the visitin' once we returned home, and hopefully I'll be caught up here in a bit. Thought I'd leave you with a view of what you'd see from the front porch...except we don't have the purple verbena in place now, and the bushes are huge, needing a good cut-back. We are told to wait until the end of the month to have that done. The trees in pic #2 are what you would see, sitting in the swing, looking out over across the street to our neighbor's back yard (or as my Brit friends would say "her garden"). This would be a late evening view, as the sun is setting - it's a beautiful sight.
 We like to see the birds flying home to roost in the late evenings.


Hugs and thanks to all who have gone over to visit Brenda and leave some supporting words. See ya.


A Prayer for Brenda ....

Hi. Just popping in to ask all of my blog buddies that also know Brenda L (Friends Craftin' with Friends) to please take time to read her post of 9-16-15. It's heartbreaking - but she could really use all our support just now. For herself, her sweet husband and her boys. And in whatever way you think best...a comment, a card, or a prayer.

Thank you! Blessings & Hugs.


Birthday Rose

Hi and thanks for popping in. We have been having some dandy porch swing weather the last few days. Golden sunshine, gorgeous blue skies (around here we call it Carolina Blue), and while it's still warm, the morning temps are in the low 70's. Low humidity, so that even when the afternoon warms up, it's still most pleasant. Like I said, good porch swing weather...especially with a good cup of flavored coffee, or afternoon cup of tea. C'mon & join me.

Today's card was for a VIP & special person, and she's received it, so am sharing it today. I hope you like it and I hope VIP liked it too!

- pink script paper was made with Dylusions sprays, then stamped in a cream colored Colorbox fluid chalk ink using an old wood block script stamp. Green paper was from stash. Each piece cut with an MFT angle die.

- rose dies (Ellentina Double Rose and Rose Bud)were cut from white snippets, colored with copics. First die cut these with a dark pink Bazzill, and they just didn't 'look right'. So recut and did some coloring, liked the look better.

- S/B tag die for the sentiment (opposite side of the top green DP). Inked Happy (HLS Bold Birthday Sentiment set) using versamark, then heat embossed with a WOW gold emboss powder. I've yet to find a gold EP that I like as much as the Ranger Queen's Gold...which is getting harder to find. Some pearls to finish off the sentiment tag, and that's it.

The numbers in the Members Faces at the top of the blog have gone up by one, so there must be a new follower. I'm sorry but I can't find out who it is, to give a welcome shout out and link back to your blog. If it should be you, please let me know that you're a new follower and then I can add your info to my spreadsheet...for when it's blog candy time! LOL

Thanks again for joining me this afternoon. This is a scheduled post so I'll try to get back to visit you ASAP. Big Hugs and have a blessed day.


HLS Christmas Challenge - September Mid-Month Reminder

Good Morning.   Just a reminder that we are half way through the Happy Little Stampers September Christmas Challenge. 

Now here's my card for this mid-month reminder, that I hope will inspire you to add your link and play along with us at HLS Christmas Challenge.

- PBlack Holly Concert wood stamp (NBUS), on Copic Xpress paper with Memento Tuxedo Black. Various copics to color the motif, with some white gel pen for highlights.
- S/B Majestic Labels 25 & Adorning Labels 25 to die cut. (Majestic Labels did the cut out area, but this particular die has no cutting edge. Adorning Labels 25 was used to get the outer edge, but only made an impression when embossed.Used the outer area of this impression to fussy cut). Used DI Iced Spruce to distress outer edges of the image. Added some green rhinestones...colored green with copics. These came from 2 different size & colors of greens, but a pine green copic marker colored to the exact shade desired.
- DCVW 12x12 Christmas pack (from some years ago) for the card front...because it had colors to match the Iced Spruce and also because it complimented the Holly theme.
- Impression Obsession Holly Leaf Cluster to cut the corner holly trims from a white snippet. Colored, of course, with copics.
- Sentiment is from HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments Set - stamped with Versamark, then sprinkled with WOW Vintage Peacock embossing powder. Hard to see in the photo, but this is a sparkly, pretty blue mixture. I'm enjoying the many sentiments and font styles of the Mixed Christmas set.
The HLS Christmas Challenge is still open for a few weeks yet. Why not hunt up some holly motifs, join in the fun & the lucky winner could get this Mixed Christmas Stamp set. Kylie ships internationally, so c'mon.
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping for a visit. Hope you leave with a bit of inspiration & that I'll see you over at HLS Christmas Challenge with some Holly! Big Hugs


Butterflies & Arches....Belatedly

Good afternoon, and hope that your weekend is off to a great start. I spent the afternoon in a Misti class in one of our local stamp/scrapbook stores instead of visiting blogs today, as I had planned. Yesterday Mr. had some medical appointments so when we got finished, he suggested taking a ride up to this place, where he likes to have lunch when I shop. I knew about this Misti class, but had not intended to take it, as I wasn't sure how much would be covered beyond what I've learned from Youtube and my own use. DH found out about it, and thought I should attend. (Hmmm...remember how I said my planned schedule often goes astray. I'm easily coaxed too, so can't blame Mr. too much).

Anyway I did get some good tips, if I can remember them by the time I go to use Misti again.

Today's card was meant to be for the Butterfly Challenge, but alas, just discovered I'm too late with the Butterflies & Arches theme. It's already moved on to another letter of the alphabet. So here is what I had done with some snippets - intending to enter the A is for Arches challenge.

- Wplus9 Flora & Fauna I Butterfly...stamped on watercolor c/s with Versafine Onyx black, heat embossed with clear EP. Colored with Zig watercolor brushes. I think this is my best w/c effort to date, as I'm pretty much rubbish with w/c techniques. Added some silver embroidery thread behind the butterfly, and adhered to a Brusho created snippet...where the outer area was used on another project. The silver thread doesn't show up all that great behind the window, though.

- white background embossed with a Couture Creations EF. MBox window die for the American Crafts copper glitter paper (has a very thin backing, so easy to die cut. Some of the glitter papers have such thick backing that they do not cut well for me). Mounted with foam over the butterfly.

- MS twig punch from green snippet  and SU punch, MS punches for the butterflies, also from Brusho snippets. Some pearls added to dress up these punch-outs and that's it.

I'm several days behind on comment visiting, so not going to jump over to the Snippets Playground (week 193 has closed anyway!). However, anytime you have some leftover bits used on your cards, DO check out the link and play along.

There's also a NBUS Challenge #5 going on...which I have been trying to find time to play along - this card has a NBUS butterfly. I'd jump over there, but I need to do some serious catchup first!!! If you can join in, there's guaranteed fun along with PRIZES!

And for heaven's sakes, don't forget about all the Challenges going on over at Happy Little Stampers. There's still time to enter some or all of these.  Kylie has some nice stamps, with a new release available soon. She has worldwide shipping too.

Have a lovely afternoon, and thanks for poppin' in. I'm off to do some blog surfing before it's time for Saturday night pizza! Big Hugs!


DeeDee's Digis - Summer Basket

Happy Afternoon. Hope your long holiday weekend was a fun one, and even though it's the last 'official' holiday of our summer here in the USA, I wanted to share this cute summer picnic basket that has been floating around on the messy desk for a while. So here goes:

- DeeDee's Digis Seasonal Baskets - precolored image was shaded a bit with copics and some WoS for some shine (which never seems to show up in the photo, but it's there!). Fussy cut the printed digi, and placed it atop a 'quilt' of snippety bits. I wanted a red & white quilt for the basket to rest upon in the grass (this is my image of a picnic, sans ants). Strips were cut 1/4" wide, sookwang applied to c/stock, and the strips placed in a pattern which reminds me of a quilt (Thanks again, Carol). This is the kind of thing one can do while halfway watching a tv detective show. Bring out the old Fiskars cutter, get the snippets box, then glue 'em down.  Then how to site the basket...well, of course it needs some grass, right?

- Impression Obsession grass dies, 3 different ones to get some variation in the height of the grass, and also several different colors of snippets green. There's about 5 layers here, so once again, I've made a card that will be bundlesome to mail.

- Sizzix sentiment die from a set, 2 layers - more snippets. The hardest part of this card was placing the quilt strips evenly (which I didn't in some places, but I like it anyway).

This Seasonal Baskets digi set has got several motifs and sentiments, and you can bet I'll be using some of the other seasons. I love baskets (can you say Clutter? and we have them all over our house). So hope you'll check this very reasonably priced set out, along with the newest Fall Release, and the Set of the Month is absolutely adorable.( Leaf Your Cares Behind for $1.25).

Since there's a ton of snippets on this late summer card, I'm taking this picnic over to Parsnip & the Playground Elves at the Snippets Playground Week 193. Won't you join me?

A picture of the finished driveway project. Turned out nicely, even though we had 3 cracks show up 2 days after project completion. The crew came back, cut out those places and repaired it. The bare patches in the grass is where the cement trucks parked 2nd time around. The grass will grow back. Now we just need the concrete to cure & blend the old & new 'colors', so Mr. won't have to stain it, as he is proposing to do. I think the winter weather will stain it just fine. Be cheaper too!
I'm off to get a haircut, possibly lunch out with the Mr. and when we get home, do some scheduled posts. Been working on finishing some things, and we've been getting late evening thunderstorms. Usually power down computers then, so trying to get a head start on some things.

Thanks - as always for stopping to visit. It's porch swing time to have you visit. Hugs.


Christmas Card Club - Christmas Carol

Good morning, and here we are - another month closer to Christmas. Can you believe how fast this year has flown by? Before we start on the Christmas Card Club share, please help me welcome two lovely new followers:

April C. of Paper Lily Leaf and Alice P. of Scrap & C
Both these very talented bloggers are fairly new to Blogland, and it would be a big Happy if you have some time to pop round to say Hello. I had the pleasure of meeting both these Bloggers over at the Snippets Playground recently, and spent a nice afternoon just 'strolling' around to see all the projects they have shared. So do yourself a favor: grab a cup of something nice, and go for a 'stroll'.
There is a group of cardmakers who make Christmas Cards all year long, and share a specifically themed card every two weeks. This week the challenge theme was Christmas Carols, chosen by our sweet Rita of RMG Creations. Rita does many different kinds of crafts (makes some gorgeous boxes and wonderful handmade bears), but she always shares a wonderful card. So here is my interpretation of Christmas Carols:
- Stampendous cling stamp, We Three Kings - inked with Versamark, sprinkled some gold, red and Christmas Green glitter over each king, and heat embossed.This image was fussy cut and adhered flat to the background. Added some gold stickles on the star, along with a gold pearl for the center. The star's gold embossing did not show up as well on the blue background, so the gold stickles helped. Used a WoS pen to add some trim color on the Kings' headpieces. The gold in the center King was added with a WoS brush marker, because the open area looked too 'white'. Thought about coloring the rest of the robe, decided to just leave the embossed surface as is.
- Impression Obsession Cover a Card music background was embossed with white EP, then sprayed with various shades of Dylusions After Midnight. (Full strength, diluted with water, diluted with white). Once dried, used a small star stencil with some pearl embossing paste. (This stencil was a sweet surprise from Lynn some time ago). As you can see, the stencil has various sizes of stars, which just fit into the space where the embossing didn't get done as well ...but I liked the effect of the starry night sky. There is a navy card base but it's not showing well because of the navy background used to line the light box for the photo. 
- Free font from to generate the sentiment. Printed in an orange-gold color, then used a Gold gel pen to go over the letters. This card is one that looks better IRL.
My Christmas Card Club Teammates' links are shown on the sidebar, so hope you'll have time to check out their interpretations of Rita's Christmas Club Challenge. After using the Cling Cardinal with the music background for Rudolph Day, discovered I didn't have another stamp with a Christmas Carol background, so had to put on my thinking cap while hunting through the Christmas stamps. I always love the song We Three Kings of Orient Are, so when this stamp turned up--Ah, that will work!
Have a wonderful afternoon. Thanks for coming by, and Big Hugs.



HLS Christmas September Christmas Challenge - Holly

Hello and welcome to the HLS Christmas Challenge for September...this month our theme is Holly.

Our challenge Sponsor is Happy Little Stampers

 and the winner of this month's challenge will receive one free stamp set from HLS. So we hope you'll find time to play along with your Holly ideas, have some fun and perhaps win a lovely free stamp set.

 - MFT Pierced Oval die cut a forest green cardstock. Applied a Starform holly outline sticker. Used Wink of Luna (WoL) markers to color in the motif. Have used these markers on black, with a pretty result, so decided to try on a dark green this time. I rather like how this turned out, but it was not very easy to shade the leaves. These markers are opaque, don't blend, but overlay the previous layer. Finally decided on sort of a 'flick' stroke to try to achieve some blending. After using the 2 shades of green that are available, and not getting quite a nice look, tried the blue marker. (well, some holly does indeed have a blue undertone!)...I liked it a bit better. WoL gold did nicely on the stems (it looks brown, but the label says it's gold). The red on the berries did not show well, even with many layers of WoL, so got out some of the red Starfoam glitter dots, and that did exactly what I'd hoped. While I like this look, I think the darker the background that WoL go over, the more stunning the resulting look is.

- Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Dainty Oval Frame diecut the mirror gold filigree mat behind the green oval. This layer has very thin dimensional foam under it.

- White layer has been embossed with a Holly Embossing folder...and used a piece of white fun foam cut slightly smaller to life it up from the green mat. All layers adhered with tape to the white card base.

The sentiment is one of the lovely calligraphy fonts from Kylies Mixed Christmas Sentiments. This card needed just a simple small design, and this particular one seemed perfect. Stamped on a snippet of white using Delicata gold, then heat embossed with Ranger's Queen's Gold. Punched with a small SU oval punch, and put some dimensionals behind it. I'll say it again: These new sentiment sets are going to be so versatile for me.

I had a lot of ideas when I saw the Holly theme for this month. Gathered many holly motifs - dies, folders, stamps, etc. Then I happened to think of these Outline stickers - which I've used with Ritz Glitter - and decided to try the dark green with the WoL markers. Now I can go put all the other 'stuff' I didn't use back where it belongs! Do you waffle on like this when you're trying to make a card???? :=0

Check out how my fellow HLS Christmas Teamies have shared for September and do join in to show us your Holly cards...and maybe win that nifty free stamp set!

Thanks for popping by. Have a wonderful day, and Big Hugs.