Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year!

2015 has been a wonderful year filled with fun with friends and family, a new precious baby granddaughter, amazing travel experiences, and lots of creative adventures!

To celebrate both 2015 and welcome in 2016, here's a CHEERS to you and yours!  
May your New Year be filled with all things great!  Cheers!

This little celebration card was made with the CTMH Artfully Sent and Artistry Cartridges. 
Thank you to my creative friend and teammate Dawn Lecy, for some inspiration for this card!  

Here are the products and details:

Card base- Black Cardstock - Artfully Sent Cartridge, page 39, Sleeve - shift.  Cut @ 5.50"
Champagne Glasses - White Daisy cardstock and Gold Glitter Paper - Artistry cartridge page 50,  Icon 2 - cut @ 3.25"
Cheers - White Daisy cardstock and Gold Glitter Paper - Artistry cartridge page 50, Shape. Cut @ 1.25"
Back the card inset with a rectangle piece of La Vie En Rose patterned paper.
Accents: Bitty Sparkles for bubbles.  Glitter paper strips.
Thin 3D Foam Tape under the Cheers rectangle and under the left glass.

Monday, December 21, 2015

For Unto You

All month long, I've been participating in a photo a day activity.  Actually, I've been taking part in TWO!  It has been a challenge, and even though I'm a bit behind by a couple of the days, I am throughly enjoying it.

Today's prompt for #somethingaboutsharingdecember is Peace.  I decided to take photos of a Christmas triptych with a Nativity scene I painted in the fall of 1982.  I was expecting our first baby and still had time to paint.  With a newborn, I didn't paint much, so this was likely the last big project before her October arrival.  I don't remember exactly how many hours I spent painting this special project, but I know it was a lot! 

I always think of peace whenever I see a Nativity scene and I definitely think of peace when I reflect on this project. 

Wishing you a Christmas filled with Love and Peace.

 I used a folk art style of acrylic painting and a pattern designed by JoSonja Jansen.  She inspired me with many of her wonderful patterns and I was fortunate to take classes with her for a week at her studio in northern California.  What a fun experience that was many years ago! 

May 2016 be filled with fun and memorable experiences and peace!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Happy Mail!

Recently, I sent out a big bunch of Happy Mail to some great friends.  With each receiving three watercolor painted cards, I hope they brought a few smiles when they opened their package.

This floral card was stamped with the December Stamp of the Month ~ Candlelight Garden.  I love the jar, the flowers, the sentiments.... you get it, I LOVE this set!  
It's so pretty and so versatile!

December SOTM - Candlelight Garden, Sending Love (Sending Hugs)
Assorted Clear Sparkles

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tiny Christmas Mouse in a Snow Globe!

Sorry my cute blog background has disappeared for some reason.  I hope to have something artsy and fun back again soon!

Now, on the the Christmas mouse post....

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...  That's because he was living it up in a little jar turned snow globe!  Who knew a mouse could be so happy in a jar with snow?!

This merry little card features the jar from the December Stamp of the Month "Candlelight Garden" and the tiny mouse from "Animal Greetings" Operation Smile Stamp set.

Coloring this little guy was a breeze with the beautiful 
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers!  Love them!

This is the AWESOME December Stamp of the Month S1512 "Candlelight Garden"!  So many possibilities with this set!  

Did you know that Close To My Heart donates $7 of each D1679 Animal Greetings stamp set sold to Operation Smile?  What a wonderful cause repairing cleft lips for children around the world, giving a smile to a child who could never have this surgery otherwise.  Warms my heart to help support Operation Smile!

 Animal Greetings (mouse), Reindeer Bells (sentiment), Holly Jolly Christmas (pine sprig)
White Pines Paper Pack, White Daisy Cards/Envelopes
ShinHan Markers: Carmine, Turquoise Blue, Sap Green
Retired: Season's Tweetings (tiny Santa hat), Cranberry Baker's Twine, Prisma Glitter

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Planners Gonna Plan!

I can't wait to get my hands on this gorgeous planner!  I saw one at our CTMH Album Retreat in Salt Lake City last month 
and it was amazing!  
The Everyday Life Planner became available to order starting 
Dec. 1.  Get it this month with a special bundle price of $29.95 (value of $35.85)  It includes the Album, 2016 Planner pages and the cool matching stamp!  Find it here: Planner Promotion.

 The Planner Album - Beautiful!
The 2016 Planner Pages -  Stylish and Cool!
Stamp - Too FUN!
The Stamp - Too Fun!

And....there are more cool products to add to your Everyday Planner Albums!

My Crush Pages!  Love them!

 Fun new Washi Tape!  Yay!
Memory Protector Pocket pages in 4 x 3.....

 and 4 x 6 pockets!  Perfect!

Cyber Sale Week!

Jingle, Jingle!  Fantastic prices on some very popular products November 30 - Dec. 4!

Visit my website to view the following products.

  1. Z3111  Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Gold

  2. Z3112  Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Gold

    Z3135  Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Silver
  1. Z3136  Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Silver
  1. Z3138  Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Gold

  2. Z3139  Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Silver
          Z3180 Picture My LifeTM Going Places Scrapbooking Program 

          Z3147 Cut AboveTM Dapper Giraffe Card Kit

          Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album
  1. Z2036  Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags

  2. Z2037  Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags

  3. Z2038  Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags

  4. Z2039  Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
  1. Z2049  Designer Creations Cupcake Box

  2. Z2050  Designer Creations Takeout Box   
    Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag

    Z1838 5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray

    Z1750 Designed Décor Display Tray

    Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard

    Z2015  Designed Décor Black Shadow Box

    Z2016  Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box

    Z1833 My CreationsTM Kraft Container 

    Z1871 My CreationsTM Kraft 3-Ring Album 

    Z1953 My CreationsTM Journaling Cards Box 

    Z1956 My CreationsTM Hip Pics Album 

    Z3043 My CreationsTM Black Mini Book

    Z3044 My CreationsTM Kraft Mini Book 

    Z3069 My CreationsTM Mini Mix Album 

    Z3137 My CreationsTM Pint-Sized Container 

    Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection      

    Z1476  4 1⁄4" x 5 1⁄2" White Daisy Envelopes

    Z1477  5" x 7" White Daisy Envelopes

    Z1478  6" x 6" White Daisy Envelopes

    Z1756  3" x 3" Colonial White Envelopes

    Z1757  4 1⁄4" x 5 1⁄2" Colonial White Envelopes

    Z1758  5" x 7" Colonial White Envelopes

    Z1759  6" x 6" Colonial White Envelopes

    Z1851 Scallop Border Punch

    Z1997 Triangle Border Punch