Monday, December 16, 2013

Great Impressions–Poinsettia Gift Card Holder

Happy Monday!  Today I have another gift card holder to share with you today.   I created this by using one of the poinsettias from Great Impressions Poinsettias & Berries (K40) stamp.   I stamped the small poinsettia several times on DP, shaded them copics, cut them out and layered them.


2013-12-16 GI Poinsettia WM


Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!


  • Stamps:  Poinsettias & Berries (K40) and  To & From (B171) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, coffee filters, Echo Park Season’s Greetings 6x6 paper pad
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Papertrey Gift Card Holder & Celebrations Frame dies, Memory Box Bianca Snowflake Die, copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Pssst Shimmer Mist, Buttercup liquid pearls



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps Design Team Call!

You heard right!  Great Impressions Stamps is having a Design Team call!  If you are interested in applying, check out this post on the Great Impressions Stamps blog.


(You can see the projects I have made as a member of the Great Impressions Stamps DT HERE.)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Berry the Snowman

Okay, Berry the Snowman doesn’t have the same ring as Frosty, but I think his cuteness totally makes up for it. 


2013-12-11 PO Snowman WM


This is another one of the images that I colored during my crafting day with a friend before Thanksgiving.  I’m happy I had the chance to get him on a card.   


Have a great week!  Thank you for stopping by!



  • Stamps:  Berry from Stacy Yacula Studio at Purple Onion Designs
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Craft Solar White CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Carta Bella Winter Fun paper pad 6x6
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Doily details die, Stampin’ Up corner punch, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  May Arts Burlap twine, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, button


Monday, December 9, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps–St Nicholas Gift Card Holder

Hello! Happy Monday!  Can you believe how quickly Christmas is coming?  It is just over 2 weeks away!  I still have soooo much to do!


I did get started on some gift card holders.  This one uses Saint Nicholas (E659) from Great Impressions Stamps.  Here is a look at the side I decorated.


2013-12-09 Santa GC holder WM


And a look at the reverse side.  


2013-12-09 Santa GC holder back WM


I hope to get a few more of these completed soon and will share them with you here.


Have a great day!     Thank you for stopping by!




  • Stamps:  Saint Nicholas (E659) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks Tea Dye
  • Paper:  Papertrey Kraft CS, Bazzill Basics CS,  Authentique Wonder 6x6 paper oad
  • Tools:  Big Shot,  Papertrey Damask Snowflake, Layerz Mat Stack #1 & Gift Card Holder dies,  Spellbinders Circle dies, Provocraft snowflake embossing folder
  • Embellishments:  Psssst! Sparkle Shimmer Spritz, May arts burlap twine, Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot, misc. button


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Santa & Pup

Hello!  I have an extra card to share with you this week.  A few weeks ago, I took a vacation day from work and spent the day crafting with a friend.   I had fun coloring some images just for fun, not for a DT project.  This is one of the images I colored.



2013-12-04 KSS girl WM


I used some liquid pearls to accent this image.  I have to say I have a love/hate relationship with liquid pearls…  When they work well and come out nicely, I love them.   In this case, I hated them.  When I was half way done adding the pearls, a big ol’ splat came out on my project.  I painstakingly cleaned it up and went on to have another splat come out.   After some choice words, I cleaned it up and finished it.  Of course then when I picked up the image to set it aside to dry, I put my thumb right in to some of the pearls and smooshed them all over.   Grrrrr……    I don’t think it turned out too bad after the pearl –tastrophe was fixed.


Anyhow, enough babble from me.  I had a hard day at work today and I am heading off to bed early.


Thank you for stopping by!




Monday, December 2, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps - Oh Christmas Tree!

Can you believe it is December?  The time is just flying by.  I am jealous of all the people that were able to get their Christmas trees decorated this weekend.   We had our carpets cleaned and by the time they were dry and all the furniture and stuff was moved back, I was too tired to start on the tree.  Next weekend we’ll get it up.


Speaking of time flying, December is my final month as a designer for Great Impressions Stamps.  I can’t believe a year has gone by already.   So, for my fourth to last project, I create a card using Oh Christmas Tree (E402) from Great Impressions Stamps. 


2013-12-01 GI Tree WM



I was in a bit of a crafting funk but then was inspired by sketch MFTWSC152.    I took a few minor liberties but overall it is pretty close to the sketch.


I hope you have a fabulous week.  Thank you for stopping by!




  • Stamps:   Oh Christmas Tree (E402) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black,  Distress Ink tea dye
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White CS, Papertrey Kraft CS,  Bazzill Basics CS, Authentique Wonder 6x6 paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Victorian Lace edge die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Jenni Bowlin malted milk paint dabber, May Arts burlap twine, misc. buttons