One seed can start a garden, one candle can light a room, one step can begin a journey, one conversation can start a friendship, one smile from a handmade card can lift one's SPIRIT!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Merry Monday kisses with Santa

Welcome to our Merry Monday Challenge where we try to inspire you to make your Christmas cards year round...we have 5 more weeks of challenges for this year before the team takes a break for the holidays.  I hope we have inspired you to play along with us this week.  Sue is our hostess and is wanting to see a Santa on your Christmas card!

 I look forward to seeing your card in the gallery!
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner Puppy kisses for Santa
Heart Hugs, friends!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags ~ Day 17 with Jillibean

Day 17 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags is sponsored by Jillibean Soup.
I noticed there were a lot of shaker tags in so many fun shapes and perfect size for tags.
I was inspired by the tag from Kimber McGray, she had a snowglobe with a snowman family inside.
this is  Winter Snowglobe from Papertrey.
Heart Hugs, friends!

Twelve Days of Tags with Loll & Friends ~ Day 3

I had the same stencil that Loll used, I ran a versamark ink over the stencil then white embossed it.
I sponged some DO inks over the top.  I die cut my word and stamped and embossed "wishes".
Heart Hugs, friends!

Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll & Friends ~ Day 4

 Can you believe all the wonderful and beautiful inspiration over at the 
Between the 12 Tags with Loll and the 25 Tags with Tracey, I was getting confused what I had done and what I hadn't..LOL!!  so I totally missed a few days with Loll, so this is for Day 4.
smooshing, die cutting, sponging, stamping, embossing!
Heart Hugs, friends!

12 Tags of Christmas with Loll & Friends ~ 10

I am going back and catching up on a couple of days I missed...Day 10 was a beautiful tag that Loll made; the blue colors and snowflakes were so striking!
I scribbled some markers on a piece of saran wrap and smooshed it onto my watercolor tag.
I die cut the Poppy stamp: Simple Snowflake Sash three times, twice with white cardstock and the top one with some glittery paper. I white embossed the sentiment and also added some white acrylic paint splatters.

Thanks for dropping by, hoping you all have a wonderful weekend!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Day 12 of the Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll & Friends

I loved Loll's beautiful poinsettia, I used W Plus 9 Christmas Rose and gold embossed it and used zig water colors, and I splattered with some gold Heidi Swapp color shine.
the sentiment is also gold embossed.
This is not the end for me, I have a few other catch up tags to post, but I loved doing everyone of these, the inspiration was just outstanding!  Thank you Loll for putting together the Twelve Tags of Christmas with your friends!  I loved it!
Heart Hugs, friends!

25 Days of Christmas Tags ~ Day 18 Avery Elle

What a great sentiment to have on a tag with a gift!  This stamp comes with the Avery Elle set Holiday Bouquet that Amy Kolling used for the 18th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags
I used zigs to water color the image and a PTI die called Quilted tag.
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Day 15 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags

I loved all the snowflakes...either dry embossed or with powder.  I had a NBUS die from Poppy stamps called Simple Snowflake Sash and ran it through the machine to make the impression.
this is a cross between Cornelia's tag and Kimberly's tag:
Heart Hugs, friends!