Thursday, December 27, 2018

Spirited Reindeer

And now, the last Christmas card of the season.  We had fun making wine cork reindeer ornaments but we used pipe cleaners for the antlers.  Then I found this stamp set and had to make a card using it!
This reindeer is full of holiday spirits!!

Wishing you a Happy New Year and may 2019 be a creative year for you!!
Spirited Reindeer is linked to:
Simon Says
'Work It Wednesday

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Party Time Mail Art

Wait a minute Mister Postman...I have some mail art for you to deliver!!  Lately videos featuring mail art has caught my interest.  I thought it would be fun to try it out a little bit more.

At the end of the year, a box is started with all the birthday cards I will send out for the year.  The address is put on the envelope so once the card is made it is ready to go!  This keeps me on track so the birthday does not sneak past!

The envelope says party all over it, I will finish addressing it later

A little faux stitching was used to add some detail to the address area.

Mail Art is linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says

Monday, December 17, 2018

You Are Enough

Hi stamping friends!  Have you had a chance to play along with us?  This is the last challenge for 2018 and then we move forward to a new year of challenges!

Using a larger card base, the sheep are saying it all!  The pink card stock was embossed with white hearts and the sentiment was embossed in black.  The tan card stock was stamped with brown ink.  A heart was cut out through both pieces.  Sheep were embossed and fussy cut and placed inside the cut out heart.  Some twine was wrapped around and the piece was glued to white card stock.

Thank you for spending your year with STAMPlorations and playing along with the challenges.  See you next year!  Have a great holiday season with your families!

Products Used:
You Are Enough
Baa Baa
Two Of Us
Stitched Snow Hills Cutplorations

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Winter Wonderland

Is there anything that says winter wonderland more than a snowman?  He is paired with some bright stripes and some stars.  This little tag should spread cheer to whom ever sees it!

Winter Wonderland is linked to:
Simon Says
Work It Wednesday
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday

Friday, December 7, 2018

Be The Exception

Hi stamping friends!  Are you ready for the new challenge at STAMPlorations?

Using my favorite color combo, red, black and white today.  These cute little sheep are all flocked together but one is the exception!  I stamped and embossed it in red.  Then I stamped and embossed alll the other sheep in black.  The sentiment added so much to this card design!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.

                                                             Products used:
                                                                 Baa Baa
'                                                         Be The Exception

Monday, December 3, 2018

Santa Baby

My Christmas list has hit the North Pole and there is only one thing I want for Christmas!  Java, extra large with a little cream in it!!

Santa is BEARING gifts and the coffee cup is all decked out in Santa attire!

Thanks for stopping by and I can let Santa know if you need Java too!!

Santa Baby is linked to:
Coffee Lovers Bloghop
Work It Wednesday
Simon Says B is for bearing gifts
Word Art Wednesday
Inspired By Challenge

Coffee Meow

I have a crazy cat that meows insistantly as I walk by the coffee pot.  I started making her a dish of coffee every day and adding cream to it.  One day I was out of coffee and just gave her the cream.  Turns out, it was just the cream she liked!!  I know, bad punch line but I still giggled!!

Now isn't that just the cat's meow!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Coffee Meow is linked to:
Coffee Lovers Bloghop
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says B is for blue

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Perfect Blend

Oh boy, received some black Friday purchases today.  The lids flew off the jars and creating began!

Using some glitter glaze, a stencil and credit card the background was created.  The mouse in the cup were stamped and colored.  A die cut and a sentiment a this fun sparkly card is done!

Thanks for stopping by and now I must go and grab a cuppa coffee!

The Perfect Blend is linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Snow Angels

The "S" word has appeared alll over the ground here.  The only thing to do with the "S" word is to slide and make snow angels!  My grandson was so excited to hear that we had snow and wanted to come stay with me.  He lives in North Carolina and they do get snow but not like we do here in Wisconsin!

Today is a card for the kiddos as they enjoy the snow much more than I do!  They have little hands so I wanted to make a little card for them.  I die cut hello out of cardstock and stamped the snow angel.After coloring a few spots, a glitter pen was used to glitter up the wings and body.  Snow hills and stripe paper was added.  Plain paper was glued behind the die cut word.  Lastly, a few sequins made the falling snow.

Thanks for stopping by and let it snow!

Snow Angels is linked to:
Simon Says
Send A Smile 4 Kids
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday

Sunday, November 18, 2018

O Holy Night

Never thought of using black on a Christmas card but it makes the gold glisten!  Is there any better color than gold for the manger scene?

I was gifted the gold star background piece and love it.  If anyone knows the company that makes it please let me know.  Behind that piece, distress paints of black, beige and gold metallic were spread on a sheet of cardstock.  The manger scene and sentiment are embossed.  I added the piece of garland with the star so it connects to the manger.

This non traditional Christmas card already has a home.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your holiday season!

O Holy Night is linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday

Friday, November 16, 2018

Dear Friend

Have you had a chance to play along with STAMPlorations Stamps and Rainbows challenge?  Rember, you can use either the theme or sketch.  You can also enter the challenge SIX yes 6 times!

Playing with the distress paints and created a camo  background.  Remember, your background will look rather odd until you get all the details added to it.  Then I stamped and embossed with brown tapestry embossing powder.  It looks like tree bark on the camo.

The deer was stenciled on the paper with texture paste.  When it had dried, the stencil was placed back over the deer and vintage photo ink was rubbed over the texture paste.  It comes out looking so soft and velvety.   Then the sentiment was embossed on paper and added.  The only think I could come up with is dear friend!!

Thanks for stopping by  and may your day be a creative one!

                                             Products Used:
                                          Christmas Reindeer Stencil
                                          Scribbly Splattery Grunge
                                           Bloom Sketches

Thursday, November 15, 2018

25 Tags Of Christmas

Hi stamping friends!  We are having fun using STAMPlorations products on tags for the Christmas season.  The tags are different sizes but all packed with the holiday spirit!  

This first tag uses repeat stamping of the sentiment.

Products used:

The next two tags are made with stamps that  have matching dies.  Goodbye fussy cutting!

                                                          Products used:
                                                      Christmas Reindeer
                                                Warm Hands Warm Hearts
                                              Warm Hands Warm Hearts Die

This tag is longer but it has a great message to deliver!

                                                              Products used:
                                                             Christmas Reindeer                                                                                                                              Christmas Reindeer Dies
                                                         Christmas In The Heart
                                                           Tags 1/Nesting Dies 

If you are going to be ordering STAMPlorations products, use the code STAMPGIRLJERRIE at the checkout to save 20% off your order.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all of the best of the season!    

Monday, November 12, 2018

Global Art

There is a fun exchange at Global Postcard  Art Swap and the theme this exchange is Thankful.  Each exchange you get three names to send your art to and you receive three pieces of happy mail back!

Using a coverplate, the pumpkin area was colored in.  I used colored pencils and applied a thick coat.  Then, I used a copic marker and the wax from the colored pencil seems to move the ink around and shades itself.  The sentiment was diecut and colored.  

I have a lot to be grateful for in my life.  I am also grateful you stopped by and left a comment!  Enjoy this season!

Global Art is linked to:
Simon Says
Work It Wednesday
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says

Choose To Be Grateful

Hi stamping friends!  STAMPlorations is having a blog hop and linky party.  Hop along and leave comments for a chance to win prizes and see all the creativity the STAMPglirls have whipped up!

Today's card features the  Doodled Autumn Pumpkin Cover Plate Die and the Choose To Be Grateful Phrase Die.  The cover plate was cut twice and the pumpkin was cut out of the second cut.  A half of an inch was cut out of the full cover plate and small pieces of paper were cut to cover the rawn edge.   This was adhered to the cardstock piece.  An oval was cut and the pumpkin was colored with a heavy coat of colored pencil and then an orange Copic marker.  The word phrase die was glued to the pumpkin and a few sequins were added. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to hop and leave comments and then link up your wishlist.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Happy Holidays

I was cleaning my craft room and found some baubbles and ribbons to use.  A white background was embossed with snowflakes and the sentiment was added.  The baubbles and ribbons were hung after drawing some strings.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Holidays is linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says

Friday, November 2, 2018


Hello stamping friends!  Are you looking for your pot of gold?  Perhaps this month you will find it because the theme this month at STAMPlorations is stamps and rainbows.  I have heard if you find a rainbow there is always a pot of gold waiting!    

Remember, you can either join in with the theme or the sketch.

Using the smoosh technique, distress inks were swiped across an acrylic block.  Then all the colors on the block were misted and smooshed onto the paper.   Let the block sit on the paper for a few minutes for the ink to absorb into the paper.   When the paper was dry, it was cut with a circle die. The chipboard letters did not take the swoosh technique so well so I used my fingers dipped into the distress ink and rubbed my finger across each letter.

All of the art pieces were stamped in distress ink and fussy cut.  After all the words and letters were added to the rainbow circle, clear sequins were added.

Thanks for stopping by and may you have a creative day!  If you would like to save 20 percent on your STAMPlorations order, use the code STAMPGIRLJERRIE at checkout.

                                                     Products used:
                                                   Art Expressions

Friday, October 19, 2018

I'm Going Batty

This bat is bringing Halloween greetings as it is driving my grandson batty.  

Happy Halloween and I am off to North Carolina to see my grandson that is driving me batty.

I'm Going Batty
Simon Says


Have you had a chance to play along with STAMPlorations Stamps and Autumn challenge?  Rember, you can use either the theme or sketch.  You can also enter the challenge SIX yes 6 times!

I accidently found a new technique.  I colored my image in colored pencils and it was not vibrant enough for me.  Then I went over the colored pencils with a Copic marker and it magically shaded the pumpkin.  The ink moves around on the wax surface and when it dries it looks glossy.

To finish off my card, some patterned paper was added on the bottom.  A few distress ink splatters were added and the sentiment was stamped.

I am grateful you stopped by today and have a great autumn!

                                                 Products used:
                                                   So Grateful
                                            Stitched Snow Hills

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Be A Rainbow

Today we are celebrating the life of one of  our STAMPgirls, Melissa Lane.  Melissa like bold colrs and butterflies as you can see some of her art at STAMPlorations.

This card uses the smoosh technique to create the  background rainbow.  The sun and white butterflies were stamped and embossed.  The rainbow was colored, die cut and nuvo dropps were added to the clouds.

Sending prayers to Melissa's family during their time of loss.  May they be uplifted and comforted.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Stars In The Night

Kids like getting mail so it is time to send some Halloween cards to my grandkids.  The card is  simple but gives kids spaces to poke their little fingers through.  My little granddaughter will love the glitz on the pumpkin!

I cut an oval through the two layers of paper just smaller than the pumpkin.  The sentiment is embossed in white.  I stamped some spider webs inside the card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get more treats than tricks this Halloween.  

Stars In The Night is linked to:

Friday, October 12, 2018

A Sleigh Full Of Holiday Wishes

A sleigh full of holiday wishes is the pink card for Jingle Belles pink Christmas.  I just love this challenge.  It is also fantastic that a donation goes to the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

The background was stamped in pink distress ink.  A sleigh full of pink packages and some sequins add more holiday cheer!

Thanks for stopping by and if you have time, make a pink card and link it to Jingle Belles!

A Sleigh Full Of Holiday Wishes is also linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Just Chicken In

I needed a tag to wrap around a can of chicken noodle soup to give to a friend that is under the weather.  Just wanted to let her know I was checking in on her and hope she has a speedy recovery!

Just Chicken in is linked to:
Simon Says


Things are going bump in the night as the ghost delivers a brew of coffee.  Now isn't that just spooky?

This card was so fun to make.  The ghost is floating through the open space and it has bats and eyes watching!  The sentiment inside says "ghostly greetings"!    This is my coffee exchange card this month so there HAS to be coffee.

Enjoy the month of October and all the spooky festivities that go along with it!

Spooky is linked to
DL Art

Friday, October 5, 2018

Pink Penguins

October has turned pink as it is breast cancer awareness month.  For every card linked up $2 will be donated to the breast cancer research foundation.  This is a win win as you get to create cards and help a great cause.

Simon Says get ready for Christmas and this will help with my card list.

At first I was not sure of pink penguins but they have grown on me.  Besides, celebrat your Christmas in color!!

Hope you have enjoyed entering into my pink space!!

Pink Penguins is linked to:
Simon Says

Trendy Leaves

 Hello stamping friends!  The STAMPlorations challenges are back in full swing and the theme is

Lately when I sit on the deck I hear the plunk of acorns falling on the tin roofs.  The landscape has turned into beige corn stalks and brown bushes.  The color comes from pumpkins appearing on doorsteps and trees leaves turning the brilliant red, orange and yellows.

Trying to capture the colors of fall, red, yellow, brown and green are used on today's card.  This is such a nice sentiment and by stamping another sentiment inside, this card can be used for a lot of occasions.

Stamps used:

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

I'm Glad Your You

Embracing some new colors in my wheelhouse today.  Because the colors are so bright and cheerful, the sentiment and image had to match!

Prepare yourself for giggles!

Have a fun filled day, be creative and try something new!

I'm Glad Your You is linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Moose You So Much

 Staying cozy with this photo from Inspired By Challenge.  I love all the rustic outdoor images.

Using this moose with a huge set of antlers and a winter background scene, an oval was stamped and die cut.  Punched snowflakes and fussy cut hearts were added.

Hope you are having a cozy and creative day.

Moose You So Much is linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday

Monday, September 24, 2018

Fall Coffee

Today I am inspied by the above photo, crispness in the air and all the leaves that have fallen on my deck.

The background is paints on paper.  White distress spray was used after all the paint had dried.  The coffee cup is a paper clip.

Have a warm and cozy day!

Fall Coffee is linked to:
Take It Make It Challenge: September
Stamptember Exclusive: Tim Holtz
Work It Wednesday

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Queen Bee

The bees are buzzing around here as the apples are sweet and ripe.  It is also getting cooler and the bees are looking for a warm place.  So, bringing on the bees, the queen bee has made her entrance today on a card and matching envelope!

Using an embossing folder, a piece for the card and the envelope was embossed in a flower folder. This is a fun way to decorate an envelope and fun to send through the mail.

To add a little bling, white sequins were added to the flower centers and the queen bee's crown has thress small gems.

Have an amazing day and bee creative!

Queen Bee is linked to:

Monday, September 17, 2018

Big Blooms

Working on some global art swaps and Altnew has the Majestic Bloom set that is gorgeous.  I thought it would make a great fall post card and it fits the theme of beautiful blooms!

The global art swap is an international exchange of post cards.  You sign up and are given three names to send your projects to.  It is fun seeing the creativity and receiving mail from all over the world.

Have a creative day!

Big Blooms is linked to:
Work It Wednesday
Simon Says
Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Exclusive Altnew