Christmas Fishes

Here’s another idea for fun Christmas cards . . .


This is my husband’s favorite, so far.  Fish wearing sweaters.  Yep, definitely had fun with this one.  I used another Hero Arts layering stamp set, the gold fish.

What do you think?

Thanks for spending a bit of your time with me today.  I hope you had some fun.


Christmas Crop at ScrapZee

Sorry I haven’t kept up with posting.  Things have been a bit crazy with my daughter getting married and trying to get back to a normal schedule, etc.  I’m not there, yet.  Anyway, this weekend was the Christmas Crop at, so I wanted to share what I made.

11-5-14 Baubles 1 Crop Fri Santa Crop Fri Tag Crop Sat Snow Crop Sat Winter 2 Crop Sat Winter Crop Thurs Home Crop Thurs Shabby Crop Wed Rings

I’m not even going to tell you which is which, but I do suggest you go check out the fun crop!

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

Christmas Cards and Gifts

The Friends of SpeedyTV challenge yesterday was to make a Christmas card.  This is what I came up with for their challenge.  It is in my pile for next year.

12-16-13 MFP Christmas Card



  • Christmas Bridge Mini set (MFP Heinrich Collection)
  • Die-namics Fancy Flourish, Ornament Stack, Contempo Cage (MFT)
  • DCWV card stock
  • White Shimmer Sheet (Lasting Impressions)
  • Blue card stock (Recollections)

The following are the cards I made for Christmas presents.  There will be one of each kind to 4 different people.

Christmas Gift 5 Christmas Gift 4 Christmas Gift 3 Christmas Gift 2 Christmas Gift 1


Now, if I can get them put with envelopes and wrapped tonight, I’ll be done with almost everything for Christmas.  Still waiting for one item to arrive.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!


Christmas Crop

ScrapZee had a Christmas Crop this past Wednesday through Saturday.  It was a lot of fun, 2 challenges per day and a fun Christmas song bingo game.  In fact, if you go check it out, you can still participate in each of the challenges until 11:59pm CST Tuesday and be entered in the drawing for each challenge.

Here are the items I made:

CC Fri - Envelope

This first one was a gift bag made out of an envelope.

CC Fri - Tree

For this one, we were to make a tree out of anything that wasn’t typical tree and it wasn’t supposed to be green.  My son saw my bird tree and mentioned that he thought it was a partridge in a pear tree, not a pear in a partridge tree, so I had to make a pear and add the saying.

CC Sat - Paper

This one was to make a card that resembled some Christmas wrapping paper.

CC Thurs - Gift

We were supposed to make a gift card holder.  However I forgot to go back and reread the instructions, which said no red or green.  Oops!

CC Thurs - Sketch

This one was for a sketch challenge to only use red and white card stock and to emboss a Christmas sentiment with gold embossing powder.

CC Thurs Gift Card 2 WB CC Thurs Gift Card WB

This was the replacement gift card holder.  This time I followed the instructions.

CC Wed - 12 Days

For this challenge, we were to make a card to do with one of the 12 Days of Christmas lines.  I went funny, as did several others.

CC Wed - Color Blank CC Wed - Color


For this challenge, we were to use alcohol ink and compressed air to make a fun design/paper, then use it.

My challenge was to use a bird as the focal point of either a card, tag, gift card holder, etc.  These were my samples:

11-11-13 Winging It 1 11-11-13 Winging It 2 11-11-13 Winging It 3


Go check out the Christmas Crop at  There are such fun creations and great ideas for your own work.  There’s also time to participate, if you’d like.

Thanks for spending some time with me!

Christmas Expanded

This year I thought I would cut back a bit on Christmas cards, so I didn’t make quite as many as normal (only 35 to 40 this year versus 70 of past years).  I had plenty for family and close friends, as well as work friends.  However, then I started thinking about some I needed for this person and that person, oh, and there are a few more I really want to give a card to this year.  Hmmm, now I need to make quite a few more cards.  I have to tell you, I got the Seasonal Sentiments stamp set from My Favorite Things this year and it is making it easy to make these extra cards.

Christmas Extra 1



  • Seasonal Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
  • Cottage Ivy and Ladybug ink (Memento)
  • Green Star pen (Sakura)
  • Assorted papers

I used a sketch provided by My Favorite Things, two of the stamps from the Seasonal Sentiments set and two colors of Memento ink with a couple assorted pieces of patterned paper and some adhesive.  I did go over the words in the sentiment tree with my Green Star glitter pen to bring out some sparkle.  You have to have sparkle on a Christmas tree. This is a fun card that only took a few minutes to make.

This next one was using the same sketch and stamps.

Christmas Extra 2



  • Seasonal Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
  • the Winter Magic Stack (DCWV)
  • Nightshift Blue (My Favorite Things)
  • Nautical Blue ink (Memento)

When I purchase Christmas papers, it is usually just after Christmas on clearance for 80% off and I plan to use it the next year.  So, “the Winter Magic Stack” was an excellent deal last year and probably isn’t available this year.  I love the whites, blues and silver in this pack.  I also love how the Nightshift Blue from My Favorite Things goes so perfectly with the pack.  Then, of course, you have to see how the Nautical Blue goes with both.  I love it when things come together!

My Favorite Things is coming out with their own inks which match their papers, ribbons, buttons, etc.  When I ordered the sample pack of paper, I basically wanted to see the colors in person to figure out exactly which colors to use with things.  I’ve used a lot of the paper, which is a really nice, heavy weight, as I love the colors.  Yes, I’ve picked some favorites and I’m definitely going to have to order some of those colors.  Which means I’ll need to order the ink that matches, as well as the ribbon so it all pulls together.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!