Friday, January 3, 2020

Christmas Cards 2019










I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holly-Days, and a Great start to their New Year! 

The Simon Says Gnome dies were a craze this year and I was no exception, I had to get in on it as well. I started making these and adding the mini action wobblers and before I knew it, I had all my Christmas cards made......but I still wanted to make little gnomes, so I decided to make them as tags as well. 



I Love each and every one of them. 

I also made some Stampin up and Moose cards. 

The Thursday before Christmas, we all came down with the crud. The boys bounced back and Joe and I had it for the long haul. We finally went to the doctors this week. I have Pneumonia and Joe has a Sinus infection. Happy New Year! The good news is that we are on the mend now. 

Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. 

Holly 


Sunday, November 10, 2019

Happy Birthday Joe

Hi,

I made a Birthday Card for my husband. Thank God for Pinterest, where I found a few of these ideas. The paper is from Michael's Recollections Christmas Plaids 6X6 pad. This is similar to a shirt my husband owns. The buttons were from my stash. We got him an Xbox gift card, but it's almost as big as the card, so I made him a smaller one for the pocket. The gift cards look better when they are tucked under the collar, but I had glued it at the wrong angle, had to correct it really quick and so the whole thing is glued down, lol.

The card size is A2. I took a 2X4 piece of designer paper and laid it over the top until it looked like a collar size to me, I used my pencil to mark the spot and cut it. Then I laid that collar over the darker card stock with the edges just slightly over and glued it down, then cut it from there. No fancy measuring for me, lol.  The pocket was made cutting a 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 card stock, and then a slightly smaller version with the designer paper. I found the center and placed a pencil mark. I then cut at a slight angle to make the bottom of the pocket and adjusted slightly to make the designer paper for the top. I punched a circle in green and a circle in white. After three tries trying to make that special little X out of the white, I decided this was good enough, lol. Hey, it's a hand made card.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your wonderful comments.

Holly

Friday, November 8, 2019

Thanks for Perking me Up




Hi Friends and Stampers,

This is the last day of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for Fall/Winter 2019. I had such a great time making cards for this blog hop and hopping along to see what everyone else made.

For these cards, I used My Favorite Things Image Grande-Sized Love. I paper pieced her with an older Carte Bella Paper line called Autumn and colored her with my Copic Markers. Hair: C5, C3, C1, Flesh tones: E0000, E21, E11, E93. Boots: E44, E43, E42, E41, Shirt: R39, R37. I added a bottom shadow with W3. Oh and I inked her up with my Memento Black Ink.

These are fun fold cards that I learned at our local Stampin Up Monthly Meeting. The base is an 8 1/2 X 4 1/4, scored at the 5 1/2 mark and fold. The middle fold is an 8 1/2 X 2 1/2 scored in half at the 4 1/4 mark and fold. Super fun and easy to make.

I hope to be able to join in on the Spring/Summer blog hop next year. For now, it's time to get started on my Christmas Cards for this year!

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your wonderful comments.

Holly

Thursday, November 7, 2019

How to Make me Happy



Hi friends and Stampers,

Here is another card for the coffee lovers blog hop.

I am back with another coffee cup shaped card. You can find the tutorial for how to make these shaped cards here. I did not use the velco but rather glued the sides and made this a pull up card. This time I am using the adorable Birdie Brown's Friends at First Sip stamp set available at My Favorite Things.  I love these cute images. I paired it with the super fun Choose Happy stamp set available at Simon Says Stamps. I used an old paper pad from Carte Bella called Autumn to paper piece her shirt and pants. I did have to double stamp her hand and collar to add another layer to those. But it's worth the extra work.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your wonderful comments.

Holly

Need Coffee?




Hi Friends and Scrappers,

I hope you are having a great time with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for this Fall/Winter 2019. I know I am!

For today's card, I am using The Greeting Farm's,  Need Coffee? I do not see this image on the website, so I am not sure if she is retired or if they are just sold out. Either way, she is totally adorable and reminds me of my Sister. As soon as I colored up the first one, my sister posted a pic with her new hair color, which is more of an Ashe Blond, so I colored up another one, lol. The puppy is from the the adorable Birdie Brown's Friends at First Sip, which is available at My Favorite Things. I do not have a fancy die that makes these card shapes and I couldn't remember how I did this a few years back, but I did see a You.Tube tutorial from Edith, that jarred my memory. Instead of using a velcro opening, I decided to glue both side and make it a pull out card.

I stamped my image in Memento Black Ink, and colored with my Copic Markers. I did not write down the images, but I can say for the hair: E43, E42, E41, E40, Skin: E0000, E11, E21, E93, Pants: C5, C3, C1. Cover up YG7, YG9. Eyes: B34, B91. I colored the cup and popped it up with a dimensional foam.

These were super fun to make and I hope you check out the tutorial and make some of your own.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your wonderful comments.

Holly

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Cafe Girl




Hi Friends and Stampers,

Welcome to my blog and I hope you are having a great time with this Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall/Winter 2019. I had so much fun making cards for every day and getting back into blogging. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity and the time to do this. 

For today's card, I pair up Unity Stamps Dream of Being with Unity Stamps Cafe Delights. Half way through coloring I did notice the smudge in the sky, but I decided to keep on going, lol. I used my Copic Markers: Skin E0000, E11, E21, E93, Sweater E53, E51, E55, neutral grays for the sidewalk, and I forgot to write the rest down....sorry. I do know I used E07, E97, and E99 in some of the wood colors. I just love the coffee cup on the signs on the door. The design is intricate but it was a lot of fun to color this up. I plan on using this again, at least a few times. I think this cafe would look so cute on a scrap page. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving wonderful comments. 

Have fun, 
Holly