Christmas cards

Hello peeps,

I have a couple more card to share – been creating cards for my upcoming business expo. (see events tab above for expo details)

These pine trees have been embossed using Rangers Embossing Tinsel (snowflake). They are the most realistic snowflake look I’ve manage to find. I haven’t tried the Snow Pen by Marvy Uchida yet so if you have, I’d love to hear your thoughts.


These 2 cards are made using my Quikutz Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter. My Silhouette has been somewhat neglected since the Vagabond showed up at my house so she was thrilled to be called to duty again. I love the clean and simple look of the card that is often very popular for office use.


Can you see the similarities of these 2 Christmas cards? Yup – I was giving my new Heartfelt Creations window die a try. I love that the die cut window also embosses a nice patterned on the frame. I guess the images are also from Heartfelt Creations. These 2 are new designs for 2011. I’m curious to see how they do at the expo.

If you like what you see, you can buy these cards at the expo if you’re in town or on my website at

Have a great upcoming week.

Challenges entered:

Meljen Designs

Mark’s Finest Paper


Crazy for Challenge – “Dear Santa” card for embossing, diecut & ribbons


End of the school year …

I’m sad that 1 of my children is graduating preschool … the end of his 1st formal school experience, the end of some of his 1st friendships, the end of some closer adult relationships he has built with his teachers.

There is also some degree of excitment about starting kindergarten in the fall – new teachers, new school, new friends, “new toys”, new learnings, a new beginning of being a “big boy” … I suppose there will be many more ends and beginnings to come.

But don’t forget to thank the teachers who make your children’s school experience a memorable one. Here is one of the cards I made for his teachers.

Background patterned paper is from Karen Foster School Collection. Journaling lines on the white cardstock is part of the Impression Obsession Cover-a-card notebook stamp. The pencil is part of the October Afternoon report card clear stamp collection and is embossed with  Ranger super fine black embossing powder and colored with Copic markers (Y04, E00, E31, C03). Sentiment is diecut using my Silhouette machine.

Have a happy scrappy summer.

Challenge entered:

The Pink Elephant