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Favorites of 2016

Good Saturday morning.  Is it just me or does it seem like 2016 flew by way too fast?  It’s been a year full of wonderful experiences and some not so wonderful.  One thing that always makes me happy is sharing my paper crafting projects with you on my blog.  I thought I would select some of my favorites for the year and share them today for my last post in 2016.  Click on the links if you would like to see the full post for each project.

January  Framed Mini Flowers

KC Elizabeth Craft Garden Patch 1 Inch Mini Daisy and Chrysanthemum 3 left

February Clean and Simple Spring Bouquet

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 1 right

March Duck Easter Parade

KC Impression Obsession Farm Girl 2 right

April Monochromatic Beach Scene

KC Impression Obsession Sea Birds 6 right

May Floral Framed Thanks

KC Impression Obsession Thanks LC 1 right

June Decorative Framed Roses

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large 5 left

July Ornate Framed Lilac

KC Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame 1 left

August Fall Leaves

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 13 right

September Thankful Fall Leaves

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 11 right

October Sparkling Nature Deer and Pine Branches

KC Memory Box Grand Stag Oval Frame 1 left

November Wrought Iron Fence and Wreath

KC Impression Obsession Wrought Iron Fence 1 right

December Christmas Snowman

KC Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants 1 left 

Thank you so much for all of your supportive comments this past year.   It means more to me than you know. I hope my cards have inspired you to get your own crafting supplies out and creating beautiful projects of your own. I’m wishing each of you a Healthy and Happy New Year in 2017. 

Check out my crafting supply sale at this link.


Snowy Christmas Tag and 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist in the CLASSroom

Good Sunday Morning. I have a cute snowy Christmas tag to share with you today made using the Essentials by Light Parade stamps and paired with the Home and Hearth die set and Poppystamps Pinpoint Main Street Tags

KC Essentials by Ellen Light Parade 1 center

I stamped one of the three houses and the car on watercolor paper using black versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder and used Zig brush markers to color the images.  I made a big boo boo coloring the lights on the roof so I traced around the roof of the house on white cardstock and cut it out, crimped and attached it to the roof with glue dots.  I cut out several trees for the scene and to use on the top of the car.  I attached the blue tag to the base tag with ATG adhesive.  I cut an additional white tag and used my deckle scissors to cut the ground snow for the scene and attached to the tag with ATG adhesive.

I tucked the house and trees in behind the snow layers and attached with mounting tape. I folded two tree tops in half and attached to the roof of the car with glossy accents and attached the car in the scene with mounting tape.  I finished the scene by applying falling snowflakes in the sky area and on the trees with a white gel pen and attaching a tiny gold star to the top of one tree. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Light Parade 1 left side

I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for my 12 Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Country Christmas Wreath Tag and step by step tutorial. Anna Wight joined me today as a guest designer and has the sweetest country tag to share.

 KC Impression Obsession Wide Tree Wreath

Leave a comment on my post to be entered into the drawing for a $25 gift code to Ellen's store!  Create your own tag with mine or any of the other 11 challenge themes (posted daily from the 1st to the 12th) to be entered into the grand prize drawing for a $150 gift code to shop at Ellen Hutson.  Check out the details here!!

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Thanks for coming by today.  Have a great Sunday!


Button Snowman and Christmas Sale Alert

Good Tuesday morning. Before I start my project I want to make sure you are aware of the Make It Merry 30% off Christmas Category Sale at Ellen Hutson.

I haven’t used buttons on my projects for a very long time but I have been intrigued for a while by the 28 Lilac Lane Embellishment Kits and Embellishment Bottles with matching buttons, sequins, pearls and seed beads and had to try a couple.   My first thought when opening the Winter Wonderland Bottle was a snowman scene.  Here’s what I came up with.

KC Lilac Lane Snowman right

I started by picking buttons with only two holes and attached little pieces of black cardstock on the back with so the holes would look like eyes and coal buttons.  Since the snowman is so little I created the scene on a small piece of kraft cardstock and layered it with the white and gingham layers.  I hand cut a little piece of ground snow with my deckle scissors and attached to the bottom of the scene. Next I attached the two fir trees with glossy accents.  The white scalloped layer was attached to the gingham card base with mounting tape.  The scene was attached to the red piece and was attached to the white layer with mounting tape.

KC Lilac Lane Snowman close center

I heated up my hot glue gun and used it to attach the two buttons to the scene.  I could have used glue dots but I wanted the buttons to be really secure.  I hand cut the tiny hat and scarf using Taylored Expressions red and white felt and attached them to the snowman with tiny dots of hot glue.  I finished by attaching sparkly sequins all around the snowman for the look of falling snow.  I know….the snowflakes are almost the size of the snowman.  LOL!

KC Lilac Lane Snowman left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.  Don’t forget to check out the Christmas Category Sale over at Ellen Hutson.




Happy Thanksgiving and Special Holiday Sales Alert

Good Thursday morning and Happy Thanksgiving to my family, my work family and paper crafting friends.  I am especially thankful for my husband, my precious sisters and their families and for the wonderful memories I have of my parents.   I have such a special place in my heart for all the wonderful friendships that I have made over the years in the paper crafting community. 

I browsed back in my project files to find some of my favorite fall cards to share with you today.  I also want to share some of the wonderful sales going on with my favorite paper crafting companies.  Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see those. 

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 4 right

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 13 left

KC Impression Obsession Patchwork Leaves 1 right

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 1 left

 KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 3 right

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 11 right

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 2 left

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 6 right

 KC Impression Obsession Leaves 9 right

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 3 right

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame left

KC IMpression Obsession Leaves 8 right

 KC Impression Obsession Fall Leaf Background 2 left

I would be so honored if you would shop using my direct store links. 

Check out Ellen Hutson’s 10 year Anniversary Sales.  Be sure to check out the three different sales times and coupon codes. 

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Impression Obsession

Impression sale


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Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful and blessed holiday.


Holly, Pine and Gingham

Good Sunday morning.  I have a clean and simple holiday card to share with you today that I made for the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge.  Penni, better known on SCS as razldazl is our featured stamper this week and my card was inspired by her Early Fall card found here. If you aren’t familiar with this challenge the goal is to pick a card out of the artist’s gallery and use the basic design but change it up in some way.  I used Penni’s negative die cut, layout  and embossing but changed my theme to Christmas. My project was made using the Essentials by Ellen Poinsettia and Pine, Taylored Expressions Bead Board embossing folder and Nesting Card Templates.  The gingham background paper is out of the My Favorite Things Tiny Check pad. Essentials by Ellen also has a coordinating stamp set that works with the Poinsettia and Pine called Mistletoe and Holly.  

KC Essentials by Ellen Poinsettia and Pine 1 left

Since I can never get a card layer cut straight with my paper trimmer I used the Nesting Card Templates to cut the embossed layer. I laid a piece of waxed paper of top of the white layer, lined up the rectangle die and pine die and ran them through my Big Shot Express all at once (have I told you how much I love my power Big Shot Express).  I left the pine die cut in place on the card base, placed it in the embossing folder and ran through my Big Shot. Hint:  l like to use waxed paper or even printer paper to layer between my cardstock and dies when using light paper so there are no marks left from the die.  They also protect the front of the cardstock when using an open die like the rectangle I used today to keep the cardstock from getting imprints from the plate. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Poinsettia and Pine 1 center

I cut a small piece of the gingham paper and attached it on the card base with ATG adhesive. I removed the pine die cut, applied mounting tape on the back of the embossed layer and attached it to the card base. I attached the pine piece to the top edge of the opening with glossy accents. I made a multi loop bow using red and white gingham to match the paper inside and attached it with glue dots.  I had planned to use only the white and red gingham but couldn’t resist adding the green holly leaves from the set to add one more Christmas element. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Poinsettia and Pine 1 right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”