December 25

Hi friends!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

I had a bit of time to craft today and loved the sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC298 - layout below) so I set about making a Christmas card. Christmas is JUST AROUND THE CORNER - eeekkk...so not ready.
Smiley from Millan.Net

This card came together quickly - and I didn't even panic when my wink of stella pen decided to poop on my tag! HA! I made the best of it and created random wink of stella circles - see them in that close up photo? YES - happy, happy!

The focal point is Memory Box's Distress Tag; I sponged a ton of ink on it - Old Paper, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Pumice Stone; stamped the image in Memento Rich Cocoa. To add a bit more interested, I sponged on Fired Brick using the Dots and Lines stencil by Simon Says Stamp; I wanted to add some sparkle to the #'s which was great...till I saw the big ole blob by the 5; like I said, what's a girl to do? Embellish with more blobs and I like them!

The Cupcake Inspiration today was snowflakes so I thought they were the perfect touch for the base layer, added some DP from a couple different packs of My Mind's Eye, added a big ole button and a double-loop bow of hemp cord.

Thanks for popping in - hope you have a great week!


Stamps: Stampington and Company 25 Outline
PapersPTI Kraft and Dark Chocolate, DP by MME
InkDistress Ink: Pumice Stone, Old Paper, Antique Linen, Brushed Borduroy, Fired Brick, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, hemp cord, misc. button, cuttlebug embossing folder, Heidi Swapp distressor


  Cupcake Inspiration 339

JUGS332 - "Merry"


  1. Well, what a happy boo boo! Love the sparkly circles....very clever of you to fix it that way. Beautiful design and card. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  2. love the embossed background and the vintage color combo - thanks for sharing your project at Cupcake Inspirations

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Lovely use of the sketch and color - Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  5. Great color combination! Wonderful card! So glad you shared at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie


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