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December 2015

2015 Year in Review Favorites

Good Thursday morning.  I have missed playing in my craft room and posting here on my blog the last couple of weeks due to having eye surgery.  Wow!  I was surely surprised by how hard it would be for me to function during my recovery.  My vision is much improved and getting better every day and for that I am thankful. Getting old is no fun but I keep telling myself that it is surely better than the alternative.  I want to thank you for all your kind emails and cards.  I appreciate it more than you know.

At the end of each year I like to post a review of some of my most favorite projects.  It is always fun to look back and see cards that I have made with new products and those tried and true items that I use over and over.  I hope you enjoy looking back over the year with me.  You can click on each project to go check out my full post description.   

January

KC Marianne Designs Anja's Flowers 1 right

February

KC Impression Obsession Roosters and Chickens 2 left

March

KC Elizabeth Craft Susan 1 and 1 half mini Rose 1 right

April

KC Taylored Expressions Garden Arbor and Gate 1 left

May

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large 2 left

June

KC Impression Obsession Tea Set 2 right

July

KC Elizabeth Craft Lilacs 1 left

August

KC Forest Archway 1 right

September

KC Impression Obsession Squirrel Set 2 left

October

KC Impression Obsession Twig Wreath 5 right

November

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 2 left

December

KC Impression Obsession Coffee Set 3 right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you will have a wonderful New Year’s Eve.  I hope I can stay awake.  LOL!


Final Day for Ellen Hutson’s Seasonal Sale

Good Friday morning.  I just wanted to remind you that today is your last chance to take advantage of the wonderful 40% off Seasonal Sale going on at Ellen Hutson.com

Seasonal Sale

Ellen Hutson is clearing the shelves in the warehouse to make room for all the new items coming in the new year.  And that means BIG savings for you!  You will save 40% off in-stock items in the Seasonal Sale category.  This category includes seasonal Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items. Enter the "SeasonalSale" code at checkout.  This offer is valid through 12/18/2015 PST and is only good on in-stock items in the sale category.  Click HERE to go directly to the seasonal sale items.

I had eye surgery this week and won’t be able to post projects until I have good clear vision in both eyes again.  I hope it won’t be long as I get so much enjoyment, stress relief and relaxation from playing with my Big Shot, dies and paper.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend preparing for Christmas.  I can hardly believe we only have one week left before the big day.  Thankfully all of my shopping is done.  Woo Woo! 


Impression Obsession “Snowy Wishes” Challenge.

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession”Snowy Wishes” design team challenge.  I don’t play with stamps like I used to but I just couldn’t resist Dina’s gorgeous Snow Flourish set.  I looked at the large flourish and pictured it stamped and embossed in white on a dark blue background.  I wanted the image to be the main focus so I kept my project clean and simple. 

KC Impression Obsession Snow Flourish 1 right

I applied embossing magic to the blue cardstock so the white powder wouldn’t stick where I didn’t want it.  I stamped the image with white pigment ink on Bazzill Whirlypop cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder. I attached a white layer behind the snow flourish with ATG adhesive.

KC Impression Obsession Snow Flourish 1 center

I cut a white strip of cardstock about an inch wide , ran it through my crimper to add a little dimension and attached it to the card base with ATG adhesive. I wanted to have a bit of white relief against all that blue.  I attached strips of mounting tape to the back of the snow flourish layer and attached it to the card base.  It doesn’t get much faster or clean and simple than this but I love how it turned out.  With all the die cut Christmas cards I have made this season my husband told me this was his favorite card of all.  I love Dina’s beautiful snowflakes. 

KC Impression Obsession Snow Flourish 1 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ellen Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Card Size 5.50 X 4.25”