Merry Christmas (a day late)!

Hello and Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday weekend! We definitely have. Our little girl is sick, but she has still been in a good mood pretty much all weekend. I tell you, Christmas can be so exhausting, but it was a lot of fun. Today I had to stay home from church with her so she doesn't get the other little kids sick, but we're enjoying our mommy daughter time together.

Yesterday I shared a card on 365 Cards that represents Peace, Comfort and Joy. I got to use this sweet little penguin image from Some Odd Girl. I took my turn at coloring and shading, etc, with my wonderful colored pencil set that was anonymously left at my door a couple of months ago. Of course, then I had to add some glitter :)  I LOVE this red woodgrain paper from Basic Grey.  Then everything else is PTI of course :)

I hope you get to spend some quiet time for yourself this weekend so you can spend some time reading, crafting, or whatever gives you peace!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!



I have many reasons to smile today.  One of my favorite reasons is my husband Luke... and the fact that he is finished with school for the semester!  So, yay!  Basically that means we get to wake up at the same time and leave for work together, etc, without him having to go to early morning classes first!  I'm really grateful that he's willing to go to school while he's working full time too.  It's been such a help to us.  Something (someone) else that made me smile today is of course my adorable 2 year-old daughter Adelle.  Tonight when I was getting her ready for bed, I saw that her shirt was pretty dirty from the day and she said, "I'm a mess!"  I responded, "you ARE a mess!" which began a back and forth round of us saying, "YOU are!"  "You are!"  etc.... so fun.  I am amazed by how fully she absorbs her surroundings (that also means Luke needs to stop saying "Oh, crap!" in front of her....oops).

ANYWAY, on to the main reason for the post, which is a fun Saturday challenge from 365 Cards!  I am really happy with how this card turned out and it's one of the quickest ones I've made in a long time from the idea to the finished product.  So fun.  We didn't have sponsor materials this week, so my challenge was to "Feel Scrappy!"  I was to use 7 papers from my scrap box to make a card!  I love scraps and save way too many of them... even some of the tiniest scraps of paper!

I was about to say that the card base wasn't a scrap, but actually it was!  It was just a bigger scrap, so I didn't actually take it from the scrap box :P  If you know how to make this type of flower embellishment, it's a FANTASTIC way to use up those little scraps.  Sometimes if I just have a little bit of a paper left, I'll pre-punch it so it can easily work as a flower layer later on or something like that.

The sentiment is from a wonderful stash of SRM Stickers, which I LOVE.  I love that she has started offering the sentiments in brown besides just black.  Most of everything else (besides the scraps and the glitter-MS) is Papertrey Ink.

Clean and simple, but with some elegance and interest :)  That's how I do!  .... or something like that.  And it's in my favorite color combination!  Again!

Enjoy!  And remember, you have until Monday night to link up your posts for the week!


E.A.D. Designs at 365!

Well I figure it's time to update this little ol' neglected blog!  Today I have a fun card for you using E.A.D. Designs re-positionable stickers.

The challenge was to create 6 "TWINCHIES" (2-inch squares decorated each as their own entity).  I decided to keep the challenge part of it pretty simple, so I could showcase these adorable owl/branch stickers.  They are really high quality and I definitely got to take advantage of their repositioning feature a few times :)  Literally everything else on the card is PTI except for the teal/aqua ink, which is Martha Stewart (and almost completely dried out - I had to add a little water to stretch it out).

(You like the lights from our tree in the background?  :)

Now it's back to work.  I've been working on some digital design projects (designing a photographer's website and working on my Etsy shop), so now it's back to it!  Hope you're enjoying the holiday season and the peace it can bring!


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