Hanging with my Gnomies

Happy Sunday! If you have been here before you know I may have a slight obsession with gnomes. It started last year and it continues. These Gnomes are the Simon Says Stamp Gnome die.

I quickly die cut several gnomes in plain white neenah cardstock. As part of the coloring challenge, I simply colored them with copics.

The hat is the gingham background, also from Simon Says stamp. It is stamped on a 6×6 piece of white card stock, in black ink. Then I die cut and and added color with copics. This way I can get lots of hats and shirts in gingham of any color.

Holly Jolly sentiment is from Concord and 9th (from last year). The red hat pom poms are from last months Woodland Whimsy card kit. SSS has lots of pom poms to choose from.

ADDED BONUS: This die is part of the Simons Says Stamp Card kit available now. A GREAT DEAL! with adorable gnomes stamps and perfect matching paper. I added the link to the die by itself, as well as the card kit.

I got my coloring inspiration from all the gnomes at HomeGoods. So stinkin’ CUTE!!!

Pink O Christmas Tree

Hello Crafty Friends! It’s a non traditional Christmas color for today’s O Christmas Tree (Stamp Simply). PINK! And you know love pink!

Tired of green and red? Shake things up with some pinks, purples or even turquoise blue. It’s really is SO FUN!

To make this card, stamp (randomly) 4 trees on the white panel and color them with copics. Stamps and die cut a 5th tress (color the exact same way) and pop it up on foam squares. Finally, carefully stamp the sentiment. I used distress oxide Picked Raspberry and my misti tool. Each time I stamped, the stamp was only partially inked.

Loving that this card is also part of my 30 day coloring challenge. Please follow me on Instagram if you want to see all the coloring. Ready to try some non traditional colors on your next Holiday project? Go for it and most of all have fun!


Splitcoast Stampers Falliday Fest

Today is my day on Splitcoast Stampers as a guest tutorial author for their Falliday Fest.  This is my 1st time creating for them. HOW FUN!!!

Remember the Elf and Santa treat boxes from last year? It is a repeat of those, oh how I loved them! and this time- No special die needed! yay!

All the details, step by step instructions and video tutorial is on Splitcoast Stampers. You can view it all right HERE.

Here is one of the original Elf boxes and an alternate design you can create today.

My elf and Santa boxes from last year were made with a die. you can see them here.


November 2019 Spellbinders Glimmer kit of the Month

Hello Stampers! Today I am sharing with you another beautiful Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month for November 2019: Shimmering Merry Christmas Sentiments.

This month, you get a fabulous set of holiday sentiment glimmer plates, along with two banner dies and a roll of silver foil. YAY!! These simple one line sentiments are totally my style. Bonus: It’s easy to foil a bunch of these at once to use on your Christmas and holiday cards.

For both my cards, I foiled the sentiments with the new Merry Christmas Tree Glimmer Hot Foil Plate. It’s from the Sharyn Sowell Holiday 2019 Collection. Added some fabulous FSJ embossing folders for a touch of texture.

If you love the Glimmer Hot Foil System, the club kit subscription is perfect! A new set of Glimmer plates will arrive at your door every month along with some great inspiration.

In the Weeds: An Ellen Hutson New Release

The Essentials by Ellen November release is live now! This release is full of adorable new stamp sets – Flowers, a Bon Bon Box, butterflies and so much more! Today I am sharing the perfect stamp set for sending flowers. Beautiful stamped flowers! Introducing …. In The Weeds.

This card is super clean and simple. I wanted the main focus to be the flowers but I thought I’d detail the supplies I used:

  • In The Weeds Stamp and matching die set
  • Light Gray cardstock for the card base, 4.25 x 11, scored at 5.5
  • Black card stock cut to 4 x 5.25 and .5 x 4
  • Versamark ink, white embossing powder and a heat tool
  • Neenah White card stock
  • Memento black ink and copic markers
  • Striped embossing folder. If you dont have one in your stash you can recreate this using a scoreboard and diagonal scorelines .25 inch apart.

Love how simple it is to color this image. Here are the markers that I used.

So many fun new products. Click the image to head to Ellen’s website or any of the product links below.


November 2019 Spellbinders Card Kit (9 cards)

Love this time of the month for my my favorite card kit! Spellbinders November 2019 card kit of the month, Christmas Wishes, is absolutely beautiful this month!

This “Christmas Wishes” Kit, like all other of the Spellbinders Card Kits, gives you everything you need to create at least 10 unique cards and SO MUCH more.

Did you know Spellbinders made the kits even better? YES! They sure did! You now get better cardstock, a 40 sheet paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, tons of embellishments, and more!

This one is one of my favorites. The Poinsettia flowers are great, so much detail.

And here is another favorite with Poinsettias!

Spellbinders has new Monthly Card Kit Extras. These are select items from the kit that you can purchase separately. You can shop the Spellbinders store or even add some extras to your cart at the club checkout. I have linked them below!

Concord & 9th’s Coffee Turnabout

Hi Stamping Friends. Popping in twice today with a quick coffee card. I love this Coffee Blend Turnabout from Concord and 9th.

Now that I have the full size Misti and the Turnabout Jig, these stamps are so easy to use. I’m not sure how I lived without the full sized Misti! The mini rocks, but wow I am totally loving both! if you dont own one, definitiely add it to your Christmas list NOW!!

And of course this is a coffee card, so I am linking up to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for a chance to win some prizes! only a 2 more days of the hop left.

You can see my 1st set of Coffee turnabout cards here. and my other blog hop coffee cards here. Hope to stamp at least 1 more coffee card before the Hop is over.

Rustic O Christmas Tree

Hi Stamping Friends! Today I’m back with a Stamp Simply Ribbon Store favorite: O Christmas Tree

Rustic and Woodgrain for a farmhouse style card. What do you think? Nuvo drops in white for the snow and walnut for the accents.

I love this O Christmas tree set and the Wonder of Christmas Sentiments. I have used them both many times! And check out this Combo/Bundle!

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

So excited — it’s the Coffee Lovers Blog hop! Here are 3 adorable cards I have been working on.

First up is the the Gnome. I am currently obsessed with Gnomes. This is from SugarPea Designs called Gnome for Christmas. ADORABLE!

of Course I double dutied for the coloring challenge!

and a coffee drinking Hedgie! He’s from the Simon Says Stamp card kit this month: Woodland Whimsy. Links below.

And my favorite Ellen Bear and his red cup! I just love him.!

The birch Trees and a stencil from Tim Holtz. I added some coloring and some lines. So fun!


Fun Stampers Journey November Stamp of the Month

Happy November stamping friends! Today I am happy to share 2 cards using the new FSJ November stamp of the month, Mistletoe & Holly!

I’m surrounded by adorable cute critters and I could not be happier! Which deer is Mistletoe or Holly? Not sure, but both are cute!

Totally adorable and easy to color! And it has perfect timing with my 30 day coloring challenge.

I love the simplicity of the holly image with the addition of the stitching from the FSJ Circle Around die.

Click on over to Spellbinders and Subscribe today. Getting new stamps every month keeps me stamping for sure!!