Change in the weather

Well, as I crafted with the January Simon Says Stamp card kit, I mentioned that the weather here was nice and warm. Not so much anymore. We went from the upper 70’s down to the 30’s and 40’s in about a day. Too drastic of a change of you ask me! But, I’ve been able to make a few more cards with the kit that I wanted to share. Hope you enjoy!

I thought that the little critters and characters would look cute in a little Polaroid frame, so I made one that would fit this smaller card size and let the penguin and walrus send a little hello.

 This fun card measures 6 1/4 x 3 1/4. I used my fuse tool to make little shaker pockets and filled with some of the patterned paper and a few star confettis that I had in my stash. 
This image is from Papertrey Ink. The Praises and Phrases stamp set is just darling and I love the messages and scriptures included. I had randomly stamped this image (this set is new but got ignored by all the Christmas cardmaking and sewing) and it matched the card kit papers nicely. I absolutely love that plaid!


My last card here uses a previous Mojo Monday sketch that I found on Pinterest. I look forward to catching up on some card challenges and sketches on the rest of my break. 

One last card before I go today. This one is not wintery, but I enjoyed coloring the toucan. I also tried out a glitter embossing powder. Very fun and sparkly! I can’t wait to use it on some other projects! 

Have a great Tuesday! 


Hello :)

hello! It has been a little while since I last blogged. It has been a bit busy around here. The last three weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind with research papers, finals, and then all the Christmas festivities that go along with teaching third graders. They had Christmas programs, parties, and in the midst of all the chaos, I taught them how to do some simple sewing. Whew.

Needless to say, this past week was spent mostly with a dog in my lap and a sappy Christmas movie (or 11) on the t.v. Oh, and Christmas shopping a whole 5 days before the big day. I did good.

So, last night I got my January Simon Says Stamp card kit. I love the colors and the products for this month. (Even though it has been unseasonably warm here in Texas.) I just knew I had to take some time to whip out a few cards. These are the ones that I’ve made so far!

I used white embossing powder to emboss the snowflakes on watercolor paper and then used colors that matched the kit to make a fun snowy background!

This next card uses the Retro Sketches #195 sketch with the SSS card kit elements. I turned the sketch on its side and went to town.



I hope that you enjoyed today’s cards. 🙂 Hopefully I will have more cards for you very soon!