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Foxy Slimline

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

We are showcasing Penny Black Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

  How adorable is this little fox with his scarf? I love him!! The mouse is from an older Penny Black stamp set called Jolly Friends. The fox and the tree sold me on this stamp set though, it’s called Snowfield Friends. There’s just something about Charlie Brown Christmas trees that gets me all nostalgic. And I couldn’t wait to use this chunky glitter by Simon Says Stamp called Unicorn Confetti so this card came together very easy for me this week.

I haven’t been able to make any Christmas cards yet this year so I was super excited that we had an Anything Goes challenge this week. Last week’s challenge was Christmas but unfortunately I couldn’t participate thanks to my ongoing health problems so I knew right away what kind of card I was going to make this week. I hope you like it and I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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Yeti or Not

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Christmas

We are showcasing Neat & Tangled Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

My first Christmas card of the season!!! Hopefully not my last…. I always have these high hopes of making gorgeous Christmas cards and sending them out to all of my loved ones, but that hasn’t happened in the last 2 years. I wait too long and then I get too busy. I’m hoping to change that this year!!

I loved this adorable stamp set by Neat and Tangled called Get Yeti. I loved it so much that I decided to make 2 different cards. The 2nd card, I used a stamp set and die from Neat and Tangled called Hello Winter that are now retired, but I didn’t realize that until I was making my product list. I could’ve swore it was just on Simon Says Stamp a week or so ago, and if not, I may be losing it a bit. Retired or not, it still turned out pretty darn cute.

So here’s the 1st card I made:

I haven’t used my Zig Clean Color Real Brushes for awhile so I decided to use them to color my images.

It never photographs well, but I covered my snowman with the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen. I added a little Unicorn Dust to the top of his hat.

I added a little Nuvo Crystal Glaze here and there for some added interest.

I used the Distress Resist Spray on my background in hopes it would look like snow. I’m not sure that was achieved, but I still like how it turned out.

Here’s the 2nd card that I made. I used the same method for my background, just different colors.

I really like how these both turned out. That yeti and friends are just so darn CUTE!!

Which one do you like better?

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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Let It Snow

Happy Holidays, my crafty compadres!!  I’m back just in time to share a Christmas creation with you.  I’ve joined back up with my talented friends at the Always Fun Challenges blog to share this months theme which is “A Christmas Carol”.  I went with the obvious.  Let It Snow is one of my all time favorite Christmas carols so this was an easy one for me this week.

This card was simple and quick, just my style.  I’ll list the products I used below, as always.  While I do love the song, unfortunately we don’t get any snow here in Northern California.  I know some of you may be snowed in even as we speak.  Sometimes I wish I lived somewhere that it snowed, but then again, I wouldn’t want to do all that shoveling…

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Aren’t these snowflakes absolutely gorgeous??!!?  I just can’t get over how much I love them!!

I’ll keep this short and sweet, but I did want to update you guys on what’s been going on with me.  I had my surgery last month and while I did have a couple of little setbacks, I am well on my road to recovery.  Thank you so much for the well wishes and prayers.  That’s what gets me through all of these surgeries.  I had a 6 inch cyst on one ovary and the other one was twice as big on my right.  But they were able to save my ovaries!!  I wasn’t expecting that.  They also repaired a hernia that I got from too many abdominal surgeries.  I guess when someone has as many surgeries as I have, it weakens the abdominal wall, making me more susceptible to hernias.  Lucky me.  What’s interesting, is they used biological mesh to repair the hernia.  Biological mesh is also known as pig skin…  Yes, I have pig skin inside of me now..  My dog kept smelling my belly when I got home (they cut me from below the breast to below my c-section).  I don’t know if he could smell the wound or smell the pig.  I guess I’ll never know.  Anyway, I’ve been having a real hard time with the pain this time around, which is why it’s taken me so long to get back into the swing of things.  But the important thing is, I’m here now, I’m healthy, I’m with my family and I no longer have to worry about whether or not those cysts are cancer!!  WOOHOO!!  Life is good.  God is good!!

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas.  I hope you get to spend time with someone(s) that is special to you and I hope you all take a little time to reflect back on 2017.  Cherish the memories that mean the most to you and learn from the ones that don’t.  I’ll meet ya in 2018!!

I’m entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #86 as well.  The theme this week is Anything Goes!!

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