Joy of the Season



Happy Friday!!   Just a quickie today … I’ve spent most of the day organizing my supplies.  I’ve been losing tooo many things and decided it was time!   Found lots of things I forgot I even had!  So that’s a good thing.

This card is made using a stamp by one of my VERY favorite artists – Tara Reed.   She does some amazing work AND, she’s super nice – she even takes time to comment on cards made using her stamps!   How cool is that?! 

I love the simplicity of this stamp and the fact that it is large enough to be the central image for a Christmas card.   I’m always looking for ideas for quick and easy cards that can still be personalized for a handmade touch.    This Stamps Happen art stamp, Joy of the Season, is available at Janlynn Memory Stamps.  

I also thought the stamp went perfectly with this VERY cool paper from Creative Imaginations.   The fabric brads are from Spare-Parts, and the ribbon is actually white ribbon that has been colored with Copics!  

Thanks for visiting today – TGIF!!

Seasons Greetings! :)

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Nope, I really haven’t lost my mind! 🙂   

Maria Bell, an amazing design artist and one of my favorite blogging buddies, has a weekly Christmas Card challenge, called Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long, that I think is such an awesome idea… especially for those of us who should be starting to work on their Christmas cards in January!  Unfortunately, this is the first time I’ve had a chance to play along.   The challenge this week is to use eyelets on your Christmas card.  I used black eyelets for the buttons on one of the snowmen.  (only 3, hope that counts!)

Smooch Snowmen

Smooch Snowmen

I’ve had this idea to use Smooch paint (in moonlight) for snowmen for quite awhile and thought this was the perfect stamp!  The application brush for the Smooch paint works so well for the smallest, tinyest details.   [Updated to add this card, also done with Smooch paint.]     

I just want to give you fair warning….I think these amazing little bottles of paint (Smooch) will be the “hottest” item for Christmas cards!   🙂    

And, this sooo fun craft stamp is by one of my all-favorite artists, Tara Reed, of Tara Reed Designs.   (Tara actually takes the time to comment on cardz that I’ve done using her stamps!!   How cool is that??!!)   This craft stamp is distributed by Stamps Happen, Janlynn

Seasons Greetings

Thank you for your visit today~  Hope you’re having a great weekend!


Copics Used:  R17, 46, 59; C5, 7; YG63, 67; G85, 94, 99; E37, 57; YR07, 16, 68; Y38

Supplies Used:  Tara Reed Designs, Stamps Happen, Cheerful Snowmen; PTI Kraft cs; Basic Grey, Wassail DP; Bazzill, red & green; Memento, black; Distress, old paper; Spellbinders Nestabilities, tag die; Smooch, Moonlight & Siren; Gina K. Designs, ribbon; Candy Dots self-adhestive dots; Liquid Applique; Signo while gel pen; Black eyelets



A Chick rules this Roost! (temporarily!)

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I just LOVE this craft stamp from Stamps Happen by the amazing artist Tara Reed!  It’s so perfect for a few of my friends whose husbands are either deployed or in transit and not home at the present time.   Sometimes, it helps to add some humor to a very difficult situation.  How perfect is this craft stamp?!!
A Chick rules!

A Chick rules!

I can’t give away too many details about who this particular card is for!  {Shhhh ..I think she visits my blog pretty often.}   

Needless to say, she currently “Rules her Roost“!    at least …

for a couple of months ...

for a couple of months ...

(her husband is due back to the USA in September!!)   Yay!

This stamp is by Stamps Happen, Janlynn, ….but, did I mention  the words    SALE…SALE….SALE?????!!     🙂

Janlynn is having a SUPER sale….please check out the details here.

Thanks for your visit today….I appreciate it!    🙂


 Stamps:  Stamps Happen, Chick Rules;     

Paper:  PTI, Natural white cs;

             Graphic 45 dp;

            Bazzill, red & black  cs               

Ink:     Memento, black;

            Distress, tea dye, Vintage photo 

Accessories:  Computer generated sentiment;

                      Spellbinders Nestabilities, Square scalloped,

                      Rectangle scalloped, large deckled mega

                      Rectangles; PTI rustic button twine, jute;

                     BG brad; HL Ribbon FX, ribbon

Copics:     Hen & heart – R46, 59, 89, YR07, E31, 33

                      Eggs – E50, 51, 53

                      Straw  – Y17, 21, YR23

                     Basket – E33, E50, C-7, 100

                     Outling – E31, 33

Spring flowers

Stamps Happen Flowers
Garden Flowers

How’s this for a bright and cheery spring card?  I just the love all these cute little flowers along with the words on this Stamps Happen stamp from Janlynn called Garden Flowers.   I can’t tell you enough how awesome these stamps are to work with…they stamp out a very nice crisp impression every time.   Please take a minute to see the huge selection of amazing stamps from Stamps Happen.  

Thank you for stopping by today….hope you’re having a great week!   🙂

Friends & Family

Family & Friends

Supplies Used:   Light pink cs; Bazzill red; Imaginisce Twitterpated Lady Bug Ball dp; MS border stickers; ribbon; flower button; sewing machine;
Copics – Y17, Y38, R17, R27, R29, RV21, Rv00, G14, G21; Pop dots

Attention Wine Connoisseurs!

Stamps Happen

Friends of ours are real wine connoisseurs….wine of the month clubbers,  wine cellar in their home ~ the whole nine yards!  Soooooo, when I found this awesome set of stamps by Stamps Happen from their new line for 2009, I couldn’t resist ~ especially since the stamps produced by this company are always very detailed and so well-made.   (Here are links to a few other cards I previously made with Stamps Happen stamps… Guess How Much I Love You, True Love & Don’t Worry…Bee Happy!)

You can check out the ENTIRE collection of Stamps Happen  rubber stamps at Janlynn ~ they have an amazing selection of stamps and accessories!  

As you can see, I put each stamped and Distress ink colored image (Distress ink  coloring tutorial can be found here) into a frame for a collage grouping as a gift for our friends.   Here are some closeup views: 








I also made a set of blank note cards using the same stamps to go along with the framed images…

Merlot card

Merlot card

Here’s the entire gift set, along with a bottle of vino’, of course!   I’m planning to get a basket with a few other treats to present the gift package.  🙂

Gift set

Gift set


I hope you can take a peek at these stamps at Janlynn’s site, they have a HUGE selection…I know you’ll be impressed! 

Thank you for dropping in today!   And, as always ~ TGIF!!!!!!    Woooo Hooooo!!!   (It’s been ANOTHER long week!)


Supplies Used:   Stamps Happen Cabernet, Merlot & Chardonnaystamps; Versifine black pigment ink; Tim Holtz Distress inks; Watercolor paper; Watercolor brush; Bazzill cs; Green Tree Gallery frames