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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Love Lines



Here's a couple of cards that I had lots of fun creating yesterday!

These super cute stamps and matching die set are from The Stamps of Life!





I love the cheery birds and the cool mailbox die!

Happy Stamping!


Monday, December 28, 2015

Postcard Love


Yes! a Valentine. I had to jaunt down to the dollar store today to pick up some loaf pans for the Bazillion Banana Breads that I will be baking as soon as I'm done blogging. Whilst there, I heard a lady look at the Valentine display, sigh and say "we've barely gotten through Christmas and Valentine's already?" Well, as you know, the most Industrious of cardmakers work ahead! If I was truly working ahead, i'd probably be working on Christmas cards still, but alas, I LOVE hearts and could create Valentine's cards 24-7

I'm home enjoying the stat day and decided to play along with the Splitcoaststampers way to use it challenge. You can find it HERE. Today's challenge was to only use a partial die cut. You can do this in a few different ways, but I decided to create a pop up heart border for my LOVE creation!

Debbie Hughes has created an excellent Tutorial right HERE on SCS if you're unsure of how to do this.  It was fun to stamp today~ I made a few cards- i'll share more tomorrow but here's the list of supplies for today's card:

Love Doves Die - "cept I only used the Love, not the Doves"
Vintage Postcard Clear Set

Red Satin Ribbon
Gold Embossing Powder

and a little glue of course!



Thursday, December 17, 2015

IO Designer Challenge-Snowy WIshes


Welcome to the IO Stamps Thursday Designer Challenge

Today we're creating Snowy Wishes!

Be sure to visit the IO Blog to link up your cards for the challenge and you could be the lucky winner of a IO Gift Certificate, an early Christmas present for you!


Today's little number is a quick and easy card with a Vintage Feel

This one doesn't need a lot of explaining

I used:



Other than that, I sponged a little Soft Sky onto the cardstock and made a snow flurry with my White Gel Pen. Be sure to visit the IO DT's Blogs for some more Snowy Goodness


Anna Wight 
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett- That's me!

Happy Stamping!

--Vicki~~
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Challenge Chicks- Ice Ice Baby


Hello! long time no see! Been working on some release cards for IO stamps and of course doing Christmas Prep!!!! This month’s challenge is from Lydia – “Ice, Ice baby”.  Represent ice with a CLEAR element on your card – embossing powder, glaze, acetate, etc.
We’ll be posting a new challenge every month. We hope you can join us! No stress, no deadlines… just have fun! Please play along with us! The Challenge Chicks are on Facebook! Come “Like us” HERE and link your projects! If you are linking to an online gallery use the Keyword CHXDEC15. 


I really too the CLEAR Element to heart and rather than making a card, I whipped up a couple of Christmas Ornaments using my IO Die cuts and Clear Plastic Christmas  Balls.

I first saw the idea for the Christmas Ornament on Papertrey Ink however I knew that I could make my own with my existing Dies




The Dies I used for this project include


I also used Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies.
I used a small hole punch in the Sky coloured Layer to emulate Snowflakes



Here's another...... I love the Chubby Little Penguin and all the glitter

The Dies I used Here are

In addition, I used Spellbinders Scalloped Circle and Circle dies
and this pretty Doily Die from Prima Marketing


Hope you enjoyed my Ice Ice Baby Projects!

Happy Stamping!


Thursday, December 3, 2015





Welcome to the Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop!

We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificate to give away!

My first creation is a bit of a Manly Valentine!

I started my card with a base of Doodlebug Design Valentine Paper

I coloured up Striped Love with my Touch Twin Markers and then added embellishments with the Heart Die Set

The hop will start today with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our stamps on their blogs (only one comment per blog please).


















The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!

Isn't this Girl just the Sweetest?

Her name is Valentina! Sweet Sweet Valentina!
Again, I coloured her up using my Touch Twin Markers.
The Patterned Papers are from Doodlebug Design
I embellished this card with Two Dies


I Finished up by adding the nifty Sentiment which you can find HERE



Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday December 6th and a winner will be announced Monday December 7th. Good luck!




If you have any questions please email Jeanne.

All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!


Hop list:


Anna Wight 
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Happy Stamping~~

--VIcki~~