Daily Archives: October 15, 2011

’tis the season

’tis the season to start gearing up for the holidays. I adore everything Christmas. It’s such a beautiful time of year. Warm and cozy, full of love and Christmas cheer.

I especially love crafting for the holidays. There are always so many fun products and so many different looks. I’m especially partial to a vintage style for holidays but I love clean and simple too. I think it’s the sentimental part of me that loves all things from long ago.

This card combines some pretty vintage style stamps with the new Jingle Lily Bee Designs collection for a nostalgic Christmas card. The stamping is easy and I’ve adding is some subtle sponging with Distress Ink to define the edges and add to that shabby look.


I’m totally loving these Maya Road snowflake transparencies. They are so pretty and the way they catch the light…swoon.

If you’re ready to get into the Christmas crafting mood, Ellen Hutson LLC is having a wonderful Christmas Sale for the next three days. Everything in the Christmas Sale category is 20% off! I’ve already been shopping this morning as I couldn’t resist. There’s more than 1300 items and you’ll find things like ink, glitter and paint that you can use all year round as well. Happy shopping!

Here’s my supply list…











Have a fabulous weekend!


I love the fall leaves. It’s a stunning time of year. A contrast of warmth and crispness. How about a walk through the trees…

I have a sneak peek at the new Avocado Arts set in this card. Can you find it? It’s a super sweet stamp and it’s inked up brown in this design. I’ve paired it up with two other previous stamp sets.

To create this fall scene, I started off by masking a square space to stamp and sponge ink into. The background has a very subtle graduation of color that I’ve sponged into the unmasked area. Mustard Seed Distress Ink is at the top, Dried Marigold in the middle and Spiced Marmalade at the bottom. I then stamped the trees and sentiment before removing the masking material.

My sweet little pumpkin was stamped and then colored using the Distress Inks. Instead of coloring them per se, I sponged the Distress Ink right onto the stamped pumpkin and stem and then cut them out.

The Avocado Arts Design Team has some more peeks at this new set to share with you. Check them out here…












Enjoy your weekend!