Saturday, December 21, 2013


Hi, and thanks so much for stopping by!  This week's challenge over at The Outlawz is to make a project with a non-traditional theme.  Our sponsor this week for the Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.  Bugaboo has the cutest digis, and this cutie pie alligator, swinging on a candy cane, was last week's freebie.  Isn't he sweet?

Well, he's BLUE because he misses somebody, so he's a bit non-traditional in his blue-ness.  Yes, I used some traditional colors too (lots of red, because I just am mentally incapable of going fully non-traditional), and I added some traditional snowflakes, but what is life without snowflakes, plus I had lots of extras from a recent project and I happen to like them, so there you go!

If you get a chance, stop by the Bugaboo Stamps site and get yourself some digis.  They have a new freebie every week, so even if you don't have the funds to buy something right now, you can still enjoy their great artwork!

Thank you for stopping by to visit!  I wish you a Merry Christmas filled with love and blessings!  Big hugs!

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Hi!  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!  Busy, busy, busy - that's what everybody seems to be these days.  But this cute Santa digi (Santa Naptime) from Rick St. Dennis has done all his work and he's ready for some "Peace On Earth"!  I colored him with Prismacolor pencils, and kept the colors just the standard Christmas colors or simply white - didn't want all the conflicting detailed colors.  Everything blends nicely with the background patterned paper and cardstock colors.  I added Diamond Stickles to is fur trim, but it just doesn't photograph well.  I added a few touches of bling with some gems - I do love my bling!

Rick St. Dennis is our sponsor this week over at The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge, so please check out his wonderful digital stamp designs at his Zibbet site.  I love his work - so much beautiful detail with a touch of humor.  I admit to not being a fan of his "creepy" lines, but he's got a wonderful selection that has plenty to offer even the most discriminating artist!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit!  Hopefully if you've been busy, busy, busy this Holiday season, you can find time to get some Zzzzzz's like Santa this weekend!

Big hugs and showers of blessings to you!

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Hi, glad you stopped by!  I know everybody is so busy this month - just seems like there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done.  I'm actually just about done with my holiday shopping - just a few stocking stuffer type things to gather up and I'll be pretty much done.  But then I've got to get some packages mailed, Christmas cards in the mail, ...

I love making Christmas cards!  And I like to make each one different - I can't stand the repetition of makiing a bunch of the same thing - takes all the fun out of it for me.  Of course it's a lot faster and takes a lot less thought, but I just can't do it.

This week we are having a "Last Minute Christmas Card" Challenge over at The Outlawz for our Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge.  I had some Tim Holtz stamps that I had never used and some leftover diecut snowflakes from a couple of weeks ago, so tried to get a bit creative.  I outlined the Santa in the large stamped image with some green Copics to add a bit of color, and I put just a teeny bit of color in his face and hands.  I also added some color to the ticket stamp.  It didn't take me long to pull this together, so I guess it fits the bill for "Last Minute".

Thanks again for stopping by, and I hope that your Holiday preparation are going smoothly, and that you take the time to enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of the Season!  Hugs and blessings to you!