Saturday, December 05, 2020

*Serene Scene Greetings*

This was a very quick card to put together... in fact, I think it took me more time to decide on a paper to use than to put the entire card together.  I have all of this wonderful winter scene paper from a pack from Stampin' Up! (retired)... the other side is all white and silver foil but sometimes I want to use these beautiful scenes.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; silver shimmer
*Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up!
*Images:  Kraftin' Kimmie The Magic of Christmas
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Tools:  Misti; Perfect Layers

Friday, December 04, 2020

*Iconic Christmas Blog Hop*

Welcome to the December Blog Hop with Scrap 'n Stamp Canada!  This month the team is playing the with Iconic Christmas dies from Concord & 9th.  This is a great set of small Christmas dies... I hope you'll hop along to see what each member of the design team did with these dies!

Be sure to leave a comment at each stop on the hop to increase your chances of winning a $50 gift certificate from Scrap 'n Stamp!  You can also head over to Scrap 'n Stamp this weekend to shop select Christmas items at 25% off!

If you've been here before, you know I love snowflakes.  I was excited to see a snowflake in this die set... a simple one that could be cut out of a variety of papers.  For the hop, I decided to play with some holographic cardstock I had in my stash.  I cut a bunch of snowflakes and then started to play.  I created the first card and had some snowflakes left over so I decided to make another card as well!

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Gina K Black Onyx, Cranberry Tart; Lawn Fawn Holographic
*Tools: Gemini Jr
*Etc:  glue

I loved the look of the holographic snowflakes on the black cardstock, but decided to try them on white as well.  I honestly don't know which one I like more!

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Lawn Fawn Holographic
*Tools:  Gemini Jr
*Embellishments:  silver cord

Now, it's time for you to hop along with the rest of the design team.  Don't forget to leave comments at each stop (here too!) to increase your chances of winning that great prize from Scrap 'n Stamp!

Nancy (you are here!)

Thursday, December 03, 2020

*Merry Little Christmas Lights*

I love Christmas lights... and it's been wonderful seeing that more people have had them up early this year.  I could sit in the dark by my Christmas tree watching the lights forever if I could.  I was so excited when My Favorite Things came out with the Christmas lights stamps and dies last year... and since then I've purchased several different sizes and types of lights.  For this card, I stamped the "string" and added die cut red and green lights.. then added a little white gel pen to create some dimension on each of the lights.  I took a thin greeting stamp and curved it along the door of my Misti to sort of follow the shape of the string of lights.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Red Red, Wild Wasabi
*Images:  MFT Party Lights; Simon Says Stamp Slim Line Christmas
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Dies:  MFT Party Lights
*Tools:  Misti; Perfect Layers; Gemini Jr
*Embellishments:  white gel pen; Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

*Gold Joy*

I have quite the stash of Christmas patterned papers... and I decided it was time to start using them instead of just collecting them and waiting for the "right time" to use them.  Am I the only one that buys pretty things and then doesn't want to use them?  It's like I worry I'll never find anything else like it, or any else that I'll like.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot, gold glitter
*Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up!
*Dies:  Stampin' Up! Joy
*Tools;  Gemini Jr; Perfect Layers

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

*Merry Elfin' Christmas*

I was gifted this awesome Merry Elfin' Christmas stamp last year and was so happy to have an idea to use it this year.  Thank you to Catherine Pooler for coming out with these great elf stamps so I could use this other stamp LOL!

Items Used:
*Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Gumball Green
*Images:  Catherine Pooler Nice List; My Favorite Things Merry Elfin' Christmas
*Embellishments:  Frosted Lace Stickles
*Tools:  Perfect Layers

Monday, November 30, 2020

*Nice List*

I saw this elf set from Catherine Pooler and ordered it the day it was released.  The images are just so dang cute!!!  I hope to get some more time to play with them, play around with colour combinations.  I will admit I borrowed this card from an idea I saw on Pinterest.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover 100lb
*Patterned Paper:  MFT Christmas Cheer
*Images:  Catherine Pooler Nice List
*Ink:  Gina K Amalgam; Copics

Sunday, November 29, 2020

*Peace to You*

 Oh how I wish I had better photography and editing skills.  This photo does *not* do this card justice.  It is so very clean and crisp and wonderful.  I am in love with this card...

 Isn't it pretty?!

Saturday, November 28, 2020

*Christmas Buable*

I fell in love with the Birch Press ornament dies that came out this year...  I ended up buying the basic set plus two other decorative sets....  I need more time in a day to play!  Although I can't complain as I am on track to have all of my Christmas cards individual designs this year... for the first time ever!  I sure hope I can pull it off!

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; silver and light blue glitter
*Images:  Simon Says Stamp Clean Line Christmas
*Tools:  Gemini Jr

Friday, November 27, 2020


Happy Friday, Friends!  I am back with another card for Scrap 'n Stamp Canada, following along with the Random Acts of Cardness promtps.  The prompt for today is "skating".  I have this great My Favorite Things set that was screaming for ink... so glad I finally had a chance to play.

I think I need to work with this set some more...  I had an idea of a scene in my head thanks to some ideas I saw on Pinterest, however I didn't execute the ideas all that well.  But I tried...

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover 100lb
*Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
*Ink:  Gina K Amalgam; Copics; Gina K greens
*Tools:  Gemini Jr
*Embellishments:  Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust

Thursday, November 26, 2020

*The Best Way To Spread Christmas Cheer*

I absolutely love this stamp set from Stampin' Up!  The three sayings in it are a good size to be the focal point of a card and they are different from the usual "peace on earth" and "winter wonderland" stamps that are out there.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; red linen from my stash
*Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up! All Is Bright
*Images:  Stampin' Up! Christmas Means More
*Ink:  Catherine Pooler Cranberry Fizz
*Dies:  Spellbinders nesting circles and scalloped circles
*Tools:  Perfect Layers

Wednesday, November 25, 2020


I have a lot of Christmas patterned paper... and maybe I bought even more to add to my stash this year.  I don't understand why I love patterned paper so much since I also love clean and simple cards.  The two just don't really go together, you know?

At any rate, I need to use some of this paper...  I need to make my stash a little smaller.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tide; gold foi
*Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up!
*Stamps:  Stampin' Up! Peace and Joy
*Ink:  Catherine Pooler Cranberry Fizz
*Dies:  Stampin' Up! Joy
*Tools:  Gemini Jr

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

*It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year*

I have a thing for snowmen... I just think they are so freakin' adorable.  So I couldn't pass up this stamp when I saw it at a garage sale a year or two ago.  I used a portion of it for this card... and have no idea who makes the image.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Seaside Spray
*Images:  Poppy Stamps Art Deco Christmas; Unknown
*Ink:  Gina K Amalgam; Copics
*Embellishments:  ribbon from my stash
*Tools:  Misti; Perfect Layers

Monday, November 23, 2020

*Another Gnome*

I'm back with another Gnome....  when you cut the image you can basically create two different gnomes by cutting it out of two different patterned papers and mixing and matching.  It some ways it would be nice if the pieces were all separate, but they're not so you get a second card.

This card did not come together easily for me.  I really didn't know what I wanted to do.  I suck at making scenes, as this card shows.  I don't have one of those fun "hill" dies so I used part of a large heart die to create a snowy bank for my gnome.  Honestly, other than the gnome, nothing turned out quite right with this card.

Items Used:
*Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
*Patterned Paper:  Brutus Monroe Sweater Weather; unknown
*Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Clean Line Christmas; MFT Christmas Cheer
*Ink:  Gina K Amalgam; Copics
*Dies:  Simon Says Stamp Li'l Gnome; Revolution nested heart; Simon Says Stamp Clean Line Christmas
*Etc:  Christmas Red Stickles; foam tape

Sunday, November 22, 2020

*AAACards #179*

We are almost at the end of the year for challenges with AAACards.  There is only one more left after this one before we start up again in 2021.  This is a great clean and simple challenge and I hope you'll play along!  Link up your cards HERE for your chance to win a prize from Uniko as well as become a guest designer for an upcoming challenge.

Our guest designer for challenge #179 is Neeti... be sure to check out her creation as well as the creations of the rest of the Design Team!

I absolutely fell in love with the die I used on the card I'm sharing today.  I just *had* to have it when I had a quick stop in to Scrapendipity here in Calgary.  They have exciting news in the form of a new, second location, opening in the next few weeks!

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; blue foil
*Images:  Blue Fern Studios Holiday Greetings
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Dies:  Crafters Companion Bearing Gifts
*Tools:  Gemini Jr