Sunday, December 27, 2020

Beary Happy Birthday

 Hello!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  Ours was very small and low key but I enjoyed the time with my family.  This year Christmas was a lot less hectic and more enjoyable although I missed seeing my extended family.

My baby brother is turning 50!  I can't believe it because I certainly don't feel over 50.  Anyway, for his birthday I had to use this new digital stamp from Power Poppy.  I don't know why, but as soon as I saw this stamp, I though of my brother.  

I used the image again on the inside of the card along with a sentiment from the digital stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by.   I hope you have a safe, happy, and healthy 2021!



Saturday, December 19, 2020

More Blue Jays

 I enjoyed coloring the blue jays for the cards I posted earlier this week,  so I printed 2 more images to color.  This time I printed them slightly smaller so I would have more flexibility with placement on the cards.  I kept the cards pretty flat for easy mailing.

I used the same designer papers as last time but added some small tags for interest.

These are the last two Christmas cards for 2020.  I have some birthday cards to work on and then should start on cards for next year.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Images:  Season of Serenity Digital Stamp Set from Power Poppy
  • Paper:  Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather 6x6 paper pad, Georgia Pacific white CS, Paper Trey kraft CS


Friday, December 18, 2020

Serene Blue Jay

 I have probably mentioned how much I like watching the birds at our bird feeders.  This year we had a family of blue jays.  I loved watching them teach the youngsters how it all worked.   When I saw this image from Power Poppy, I immediately fell in love with it but I didn't buy it.  I told myself that have so many stamps, especially digital, that I shouldn't spend money.  I didn't "need" it.   Then one Saturday after sitting down to craft and running into serious crafters block, I decided I just wanted to have this blue jay to color.  It didn't matter if I put it on a card or not.  I just wanted to sit and enjoy coloring.  (How is that for some rationalization?)   So $6.00 and a few minutes later, I had an entire set of digital stamps and printed out this blue jay.  Of course I printed him twice because I always print twice in case I make a big mistake.   I used Google to find some images to help guide my coloring and here we are.  Crafters block busted.  Two more Christmas cards ready to go.  

I used a sentiment and the blue jay image again on the inside of the card.  I love decorating the inside too.

I tried to fussy cut this image out.   It was a little tough around some of the pin but I think it turned out okay.

And I decorated the inside of this card too.

Thank you for stopping by!  Stay safe!


  • Images:  Season of Serenity Digital Stamp Set from Power Poppy
  • Paper:  Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather 6x6 paper pad, Georgia Pacific white CS, Paper Trey kraft CS


Sunday, December 13, 2020

Santa Boy

Hello!  I hope you are doing well. I have more Christmas cards to share with you today.  Both cards are similar, using the same image and papers, but have slightly different layouts.

On both cards I used found die cut vellum snowflakes and punched/cut borders that I found in my bin of unused die cuts.  The border on the one above was cut from a coffee sleeve and is actually what was left of the piece after the die cut.  

I think I am almost ready for Christmas.  I have mailed most of my cards and I have finished Christmas shopping.  I only have a few gifts left to wrap.  How are your holiday preparations going?

Thank you for stopping by!  


  • Stamp:  Santa Boy digital stamp from Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios
  • Paper:  Echo Park Very Merry Christmas 6x6 paper pad, Georgia Pacific white CS, Papertrey kraft & chocolate CS
  • Copic markers


Thursday, December 10, 2020

Warm Winter Wishes


Hello!  Popping by today to share a card I made using Warm Hands, Warm Heart digital stamp from All Dressed Up.  I used this same image to make a birthday card for my daughter.  Since I printed out two of them (I always print a spare in case of mistakes), I decided to use the image for a holiday card.

I found the vellum snowflake and the border punch piece in a bin I have of unused die cuts so the card went together really quick.

Thank you for stopping by today!   Stay safe!


  • Image: Warm Hands, Warm Heart from All Dressed Up
  • Sentiment:  Holiday Treats by Papertrey Ink
  • Paper:  October Afternoon Holiday Style 8x8 paper pad
  • Copic Markers


Friday, December 4, 2020

Spreading Christmas Cheer

 Over the last 2 weeks I have been trying to make cards to send to a senior community.  After all these months of isolation and with the holidays around the corner, I wanted to share encouragement and cheer.  I used 2 designs that were easy to replicate and used supplies on hand. I used up a lot of designer paper scraps.  All together I have 41 cards that I am sending.

Here is the first design with a variety of digital stamps, papers, and sentiments.

And here is the second design.

And I forgot to take a good photo of just a single card on this one.   It uses the same image with different papers from the same pack.

If you would like to send some cards, here is the information on where to send them.  Please share with your friends!  Cards or notes from crafters, children, or anyone that wants to send some encouragement are welcome.

Note from Danielle:

Thank you for stopping by today!

Digital Stamps all printed on Georgia Pacific white card stock and colored with Copic markers 

  • Christmas Puppy by Tiddly Inks
  • Frosty Face by Meljens Designs
  • Gingerbread Boy by Whimsy & Stars Studio
  • Holly Berry by The Stamping Boutique
  • Santa Jump, Santa Letter, Santa Gift by Birdie Brown
  • Santa Baby by Digi Shack
  • Seven Christmas Birds by From the Heart Stamps
  • Snow Friends by Prairie Fairy Designs
  • Joy Garland by Meljens Designs