About Me

I am a new empty nester, and I love to make cards and ATCs. I am always looking for ways to use the product I have, to learn new techniques and ways to do things, and most of all, to have fun with the creating of my art.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Blog Candy Winner and More Christmas Cards

Sorry that the draw didn't get done yesterday, between the really far away child and football, I  forgot to do the draw.. and every time I thought of it, I couldn't do it.  I went to random.org to  pick a winner.....and, the winner of the surprise candy is judy!  Judy, please email me HERE and I will get your package off to you!

So about a week and a half ago, a friend called, and asked if I could make about a dozen cards for the next day... YIKES!!! I said sure, it might take me a bit into Friday to get them done... so I used the same sketch ( I believe it's a Clean and Simple sketch) and just changed the cardstock, ink, stamps and paper.  I am very happy with how they turned out.

Where do I start? The top card is white striped cardstock, with some K&Company paper on the side.  The poinsettia is SU, and the sentiment is Digital Princess Designs. The blue card is navy cardstock, a Hero Arts sentiment and ornament, and Heidi Grace snowflake paper.  The Kraft cardstock base has some unknown paper, a Quietfire Design stamp for the mittens, and Hero Arts for the sentiment.  The pink, grey and black card has unknown paper, SU Snowflake, and a Hero Arts sentiment.  All of the bling is from the local dollar store.  I used Black Versafine ink, and Distress inks for stamping with.  I ended up on a roll, and in total, I made 29 cards in one day!!! I had to finish the insides  the next day, I was too tired from all this stamping and creating to stamp the inside sentiment properly.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blog Candy!!

OK, I have hit 100 posts since I started blogging.... so, it's time for some blog candy!!  All you have to do is say what you are most thankful for this Christmas / holiday season, and your favourite Christmas family tradition.  I will randomly choose someone on the 19th of December.   Unfortunately, I can only send to Canada and the USA.  And it's a surprise, so no pictures of the candy. 
Merry Christmas!!

Here are some more tags.  With the kraft tags, I was inspired by Vera Rhuay and her kraft tags (top photo),  so I made some kraft tags myself... All stamps are Hero Arts.  I cut the kraft tags out with a punch, then used either the Friend Definition or Musical Background stamp. I then used the Ornament and star from Swirl Christmas , stamped and cut them out, then layered them on punched out circles of patterned paper.

The snowmen tags I did on shipping #5 tags, with Vintage Sepia ink, and Hero Arts stamps.  I stamped the snowman on the tag, and on scrap cream cardstock, coloured, and cut out the snowman on the scrap cardstock.  I then masked the snowman and over stamped in Friend Definition ( vertical tag) and Musical Background ( horizontal tag).  With the vertical tag, I just added a couple of punched circles with the Hero Arts sentiment "Wishes of Joy". and foam mounted it on the tag.  With the musical background snowman, I  hand cut a banner and stamped "fa la la la la" and taped it to the snowman, using foam tape for the far end of the banner for dimension.  I then  foam mounted the second snowman over the first snowman.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hero Arts Blog Hop!

Hero Arts is having their 2011 catalogue blog hop on Friday!!  Wake up early, have a coffee (or tea) and work your way through all the blogs, and you can win some fab prizes... all from the new catalogue, of course :D  you can get to the the Hero Arts blog by clicking on the title.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

More Christmas Tags!

 For the birds, I did the musical background for the background image, then I stamped the dove from Merry Christmas Trees twice, once on to the tag itself, the other on to scrap distressed cardstock. I cut out the doves on the scrap cardstock, I cut two strips of the distressed cardstock, and trimmed one edge to look like a banner. I stamped Happy Holidays (HA) on it, then taped, and foam mounted the end of the banner. The cut out dove I foam mounted over top of the stamped dove.

The middle two tags were done in Distress inks as well.  I used Merry Christmas trees to stamp the trees, then stamped Season's Greetings at the bottom of the tag.  For the reindeer, I used the reindeer from Swirl Christmas, stamped on a musical background distressed tag, distressed a scalloped oval tag, and stamped Merry Christmas on it, and foam mounted the sentiment.

For the trees,. I distressed a #5 shipping tag, stamped Friend Definition on the tag.  I then stamped the Sparkle Tree on the tag.  I took some scrap distressed cardstock, punched out the circles, then stamped the sentiments, and foam mounted them for the base of the tree.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Jenny's Giveaway!!

Jenny is having a giveaway for having 700 followers!!! You can click on the picture to the right  or on the title of this post to get linked to her blog. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Tags!!

These are the ATCs/tags that I did for my Patterned Paper as the focal point of the ATC swap (which is due in my hands Dec 31).  I started with some Kraft cardstock, cut to 3 1/2 inches x 5 inches, scored and folded at 2 1/2 inches, to make it ATC sized.  I then took Tea Dye Distress Ink, and stamped the Hero Arts Musical Background stamp on the front of the ATC.  Once that was done, I took the SU ornament punch, and punched out an ornament shape on the left side of the ATC.  I then took my Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses reindeer paper, and cut out 2 inch circles with a reindeer in the centre.  I lined up the reindeer to be in the centre of the ornament, then I taped it down to the inside of the ATC.  I took some white cardstock, cut it to 1 1/2 x 3/4 of an inch, and stamped Peace from Hero Arts Merry Christmas Tree set in Aged Mahogany. I foam mounted that to the front of the ATC.  All that's left for me to do is stamp the To and From on the inside of the ATC.  I did 10 of these.  Very simple to make, and are perfect for gift tags, as well as ATCs.

The Play Date Cafe Challenge 55

This is my take on the PDCC55 challenge.  I started with a Kraft cardstock base and rounded the corners.  I then added a burgundy layer, which had silver web spray on it... I rounded ALL the corners on the paper and cardstock today.  I then added a pale blue panel, which was stamped with the Hero Arts Musical Background stamp in Tumbled Glass.  On the left side of that, I added a piece of bright blue paper with silver snowflakes on it.  I punched out four ornaments, two in red, and two in pink.  I put one of each colour ornament flat against the pale blue panel, then I stamped on the second ornaments, and foam mounted it over the first one.  I also added some silver thread for the ornaments to hang on.  I used a Hero Arts snowflake, and a retired SU saying for the ornaments.
Thanks for looking!! I have more photos to take and upload.. I hope to get on it tomorrow.

Monday, November 8, 2010

PDCC54 and Card Pattern 89 Card

This is my card for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge, which was to use Stucco Orange, Celery Green and White as the main colours on a project.  The pattern on the card is from this week's Card Patterns challenge. For this card, I started with white cardstock for the base.  I used Versamark and stamped a flourish from Quietfire Designs.  Once it dried, I sponged Dried Marigold Distress Ink over top, purposefully leaving some areas whiter than others.  I had been given the orange and white patterned paper, so I made a layer on the now distressed cardstock base.  I added some celery punched cardstock along the bottom 1/3 edge of the card (the punch is Martha Stewart).  I used a 1 1/4 inch circle punch and punched two circles in celery green from patterned paper.  I stamped the flower twice in Dried Marigold ink (flower stamp is Hero Arts), punched it out using a 1 inch circle punch, and foam mounted it to the green patterned paper.  For the main image, I cut celery green patterned paper 1 1/2  wide by 3 1/2 inches long.  I cut the white cardstock 1 1/4 inches wide and 3 1/4 inches long.  I stamped the lady (Digital Princess Designs) in Onyx Black Versafine ink.   I foam mounted the lady on the green patterned paper, and foam mounted the green patterned paper onto the card.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Clean and Simple Christmas Card

This is the Christmas card I really mass produced this year.  I love it.  I had this poinsettia paper that I just didn't know what to do with.... until I purchased Wild Honey Distress Ink.  The colours were so complementary that I HAD to use the paper up somehow.  Well, I had this sketch from some time ago, I used it on another set of Christmas cards, but I like the idea so much I used it here too.  I used some Barely Banana and Cream cardstock for the base ( I quickly realized I would have no Barely Banana left  if  I only used that, so I went with Cream for the base about 1/4 of the way in).  The cream base cardstock is cut landscape style.  I used the poinsettia paper 1 1/2 inches wide and the height of the cardstock.  I taped it down well.  I used Fired Brick Distress Ink to stamp the Merry Christmas (Inkadinkado) on the base cardstock.  I took my Marvy 2 inch circle punch, and punched out the circle on cream cardstock (with the number of cards I made, it was easier and saved on paper to punch out first, then stamp the image on).  I stamped the solid poinsettia in Wild Honey Distress Ink, and went with the outline poinsettia in Fired Brick.  The poinsettia stamps are from SU, but I don't remember which set. I then edged the circle in fired brick, and foam mounted it so that just a bit of the right hand side was over the patterned paper.  I finished the card off by adding three golden gems to the top left hand side.

Christmas Card Challenge November - Cream, Brown and Gold

This month's challenge for making Christmas cards is a colour challenge: use Cream, Brown and Gold on your Christmas cards.  This is my sample.  I actually made a lot of these cards, but most of them are packed in a box to give to a family who has been helping my youngest out in Newfoundland.  I have no idea who makes the stamps, they belong to a friend, but I stamped them in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink on cream cardstock.  I rounded the corners, then layered the tree image on fawn cardstock.  I took the Merry Christmas and mounted that on fawn cardstock rounded the corners, added three gold brads, then mounted that layer on top of the tree layer.  To finish off the card, I used Gold Liquid Pearls and did the ornaments on the tree.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

High Hopes Giveaway!!!

Tanya at  the Obsessed and Crazy Momma blog just got on the High Hopes design team, and to celebrate, she's giving away blog candy!!  Check out her blog HERE for more details :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Christmas Card Madness!!

These are three more card designs that I have been doing lately.  I've been on a tear making Christmas cards, because my kids decided they needed about 50 between the two of them, and a set of 12 cards is a thank you gift to a family who has helped out one of the kids :)  I am still quite into the CAS mode, so the first two cards are very CAS.  The top card is a rosette patterned paper, with a Hero Arts Wise Men scene stamped on kraft cardstock, layered onto the patterned paper.  This was all done on a base blue notecard (dollar store).  The second card is also based on notecard from the dollar store, it's silver notecard.  I used some grey sparkly patterned paper as  a strip, then stamped the Happy Holidays on white cardstock and cut out with an oval punch, and foam mounted it onto the notecard. The card needed something else, so I added some sheer light pink ribbon to the sides to finish it off.  The last card I did I did for the Hero Arts 1.5 hour Scramble last Saturday.  The challenge was to use something that you DID NOT specifically buy for stamping on your card.  This was tough for me, since I seem to think of anything I buy in terms of stamping, but then realized that a used Bounce sheet would be perfect for some snow.  I tore the used sheet to fit my navy cardstock layer.  I then took silver ink and silver EP and stamped and embossed the Hero Arts Sparkle Tree. I then added the "snow" to the bottom of the tree. I needed a little something for the top of the image, so I punched out snowflakes in the colour of the base cardstock and added them to the navy layer.  I then mounted this on  to the base blue cardstock.  I used a Hero Arts stamp to stamp "Celebrate the Season" in Navy ink.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hero Arts Pairing Challenge Week 7 - Birthday Card

This is our final week of the Hero Arts pairing challenge.  I've really enjoyed making the cards for the challenges, and seeing how Mary Dawn does her cards.  For this final challenge,  we had to do a Birthday card... Now unlike some other challenges where I'm really really stumped on what to do for cards, birthday cards to me are fairly simple, and I love to play, trying out things and new to me techniques.  For this card, I started with kraft cardstock standard card size, and rounded the corners.  I then took some dark brown cardstock and cut it to 4 x 5 1/4 inches rounding the corners. I then took the Friend Definition stamp, and stamped it in Moonlight White Brilliance ink. I then took some Pink Pirouette cardstock, and cut that to 3 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches, rounding the corners.  I took Pink Pirouette ink, and stamped Antique Lettering  on the Pink Pirouette cardstock.  I went and stamped just the butterfly again in Close to Cocoa ink on Pink Pirouette cardstock, and cut it out.  I used a small SU stamp for the sentiment (stamped in Close to Cocoa ink), and foam mounted the butterfly over top of the butterfly on the Pink Pirouette cardstock.  To finish off the card, I made the foam mounted butterfly's wings bend just a bit, and added 4 pink gems to the wings.

I hope you've enjoyed looking at the cards Mary Dawn and I have done in the last 7 weeks.   This was a really, really fun challenge to do :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Kraft, Red and Black Challenge!!

On October 7th, I hosted a challenge on the Hero Arts Flickr group.  It was a 1.5 hour challenge, and my theme was Kraft, Red and Black.  the above card is the card that I had ready for the challenge.  I used a FREE digi stamp from Hero Arts.... I got it from the Holiday Thinking Inking  week 1 HERE.  I printed the deer out on Kraft cardstock, and stamped the middle of the deer with a Hero Arts stamp from Holiday Postale set. I had stamped the background with the Happy Holidays stamp (maker unknown) and embossed in red glitter EP on black cardstock, cut to be a bit smaller than the base red cardstock.  I took a 1 inch piece of kraft cardstock, cut to the width of the card.  I used two 1/4 lengths of sookwang tape (you could use one 1/2 inch piece) and carefully taped it to the cardstock.  I then used Fire Red Glitter Ritz glitter and did the Burnished Velvet Technique.  Once the glitter was done, I taped it to the  layered cardstock.  I used Christmas Red Stickles to colour the dots and the nose.  Once the glue was dry, I used foam tape to mount the reindeer to the card.

Just because I am  loving a challenge these days, I also did a card in the 1.5 hour challenge.  This is the card I did

For this card,  I stamped the Hero Arts stamp Friend Definition in black on kraft cardstock.  I then cut 2 2.25 inch square pieces of red cardstock.  I then also cut 2 2 inch pieces of kraft cardstock. On the Kraft cardstock, I stamped the tree and falling leaves in red ink. I stamped the owl and the "Hi" in black ink All the stamps on the squares are from the Hero Arts set "Love That" Sparkle Clear set.. I mounted the kraft stamped squares onto the red squares. I then kitty cornered the red squares on to the Stamped kraft base cardstock.  I added three gems to the top square.  To finish off the card, I added some red ribbon to the side of the card.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hero Arts Pairing Challenge Week 6 - Colouring

I  totally forgot to post last week's challenge card, which was to use a non traditional stamp for a Christmas card. This week's challenge is to have colouring on a card.. The card above satisfies both challenges.  I used the bird from Hero Arts Happy Hello set, and I coloured it in with turquoise and blue dye markers.  I trimmed the image closely.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch out three vellum snowflakes, which I adhered to gold notecard with tiny glue dots.  I used foam tape to mount the bird over the snowflakes.  I used a Palette ink to stamp "Happy Holidays" (Hero Arts) in the bottom right corner.

I am having a lot of fun with these challenges... next week is the last week for Mary Dawn and I to do a challenge.  You can check out Mary Dawn's blog HERE.    Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Penny Black Giveaway!!!

Kathy is kind enough to do a giveaway of some gorgeous Penny Black stamps!!! ( you can see them on the right).  to enter into the draw, click on the title of the post, and it will take you to Kathy's page, with instructions on how to enter.  And who can resist entering to win free stuff!?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

My First Card and My Newest Card

Anita from the Hero Art Flickr group has a blog challenge for us.. a blog hop of sorts.. it was to do our first card, and a card we made on World Card Making Day.  Well, the top card is a card I did for my daughter about 11 years ago.. I used Crayola markers to make the card, on text weight paper.... my how times have changed.  The bottom two cards are cards that I did using my favourite colours, pink, turquoise and brown.  All the stamps on the bottom two cards are Hero Arts ( Antique Letter Writing, Floating Garden, Birthday Greetings).  I had much fun with these cards.

The Butterfly card was an attempt at a CAS card, then I realized the stamp itself isn't CAS.  I the Antique Letter Writing stamp was done in Broken China on Pink Pirouette card stock.  I stamped the big butterfly again on PP cardstock in Broken China and cut it out, added some pearls to the wings, and foam mounted it over the original butterfly.

The bottom card has a Pink Pirouette base, with a Martha Stewart doily punch done on the open side.  Underneath that, there is a layer of dark brown paper, also done in the doily punch. The third layer is PP cardstock, with the doily punch on the edge. I used PP cardstock to stamp the Floating Garden on in Chocolate Chip ink (SU),  I foam mounted that over the layers of cardstock.  I stamped the Happy  Birthday in Chocolate Chip ink on Pink Pirouette cardstock, rounded the corners, and foam mounted that on the bottom of the card.

I also made 12 Christmas cards and a just a Note card, which I have already blogged about.  Thanks for looking!!

Caardvarks CAS Card 03

This is another World Card Making Day card.  It's another CAS Card.  This time, I did a "Just a Note" card.  I used a Magenta/ Crafty Individuals poppy,  stamped in Onyx Black on white cardstock, coloured with dye markers, and mounted on black handmade paper.  This was placed on the left hand side of the card.... the white base card stock is cut 4.25 x 11, and it opens to the side.  I used a Hero Arts stamp for the "Just A Note" stamped three time in red marker.

Cardvaarks CAS Card 02

This is another Christmas card I did for World Card Making Day 2010.  I did another CAS card (Clean and Simple).  All stamps are Hero Arts.  I stamped the Peace stamp three times on white cardstock and cut closely to the edges.  I foam mounted them, spaced evenly, on a metallic blue note card ( from the dollar store).  I used Blazing Red Staz On ink all stamping.  I used a "Peace Love Joy" stamp onthe bottom of the note card. 

Cardvaarks CAS Card 01

This is a card I did for World Card Making Day yesterday.  I used some dollar store note cards to do this card.  I used a Recollections Santa stamp for the image, stamped on white cardstock and mounted on the red note card.  I used a Hero Arts stamp to stamp "Merry Christmas" three times on the right hand side in Jet Black Staz On in. It is a card for the Cardcvaarks CAS challenge.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hero Arts Pairing Week 4 - Masculine card

my second most hated cards to make, after sympathy cards, are masculine cards.  As much as I'd like to say I like to make masculine cards, the men in my life all have very different interests, so it makes buying stamps and paper for them that much more difficult.  Thankfully, there's lots of friends all over the world who I can trade images with, so it's not quite so hard to get an image or two for the guys.  This weeks pairing challenge with Mary Dawn, we were to make a masculine card.  I have kept it simple, but I love it.  I started with Gamma Green Brilliance ink, and stamped the Watercolor Petal fern randomly on kraft card stock.  I then took  Cosmic Copper Brilliance ink, and stamped the leaf from Watercolor Petals randomly.  Lastly, I took Coffee Bean Brilliance ink and stamped the leaf from the flower Antique Engravings set randomly over the kraft card stock.  I then took the coffee bean ink again, and stamped the same leaf on copper paper, and cut it out.  On pale orange paper, I took the coffee bean ink and stamped "Best Wishes" from Essential Messages. I rounded the corners on the right side.  Once the orange paper was layered on to the card, I foam mounted the copper leaf to the left of the sentiment.  Not bad for a lady who doesn't have a lot of masculine stamps.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Changes to the Blog

Well, I am in the midst of reading "Blogging for Dummies" and decided that I needed to do something about the blinkies not working on the left hand side... so I tried a new template, Watermark, and voila!  the blinkies were fixed.... and quite frankly,  I'm much happier with this new layout.  If you like it, or hate it, I'd love to hear your comments on it.

Now that I've messed around, maybe I'll get back to reading.

October Christmas Card Challenge!

Wow, this month has flown by so fast.. it's hard to believe that it's the last day of September already.  And this Saturday, will mark the 4th Saturday that my baby left the nest.  I'm doing well... it helps that we can chat on IM and the occasional Skype call.  It makes life much easier.. that, and I read my kid's blog... all on school life :)

On to this month's Christmas Card Challenge.  This month's theme is BIRDS.... you can use any bird, any number of birds, as long as there is at least one bird on your Christmas card.  For this card, I used a technique called Faux Linen.  I took glossy white cardstock, cut it to 3 3/4 inches square, and ran a piece of sandpaper vertically and horizontally on the glossy cardstock.  I made sure that there were a lot of grooves.  I then sponged Bashful Blue (SU) Ink over the textured cardstock, and got a nice result... kind of mixed shades of blue.  I then took two Inkadinakado stamps, one form Winter Birds, the other from..... Can't remember, but I set them up on the cardstock.  I then pressed my Fiskars stamp press on the stamps, so that I could stamp them at the same time.  I then used SU's Night of Navy ink, and inked the stamps, and pressed onto the Faux Linen cardstock.  I added a silver brad to the middle of the words, and mounted the card onto a 4 1/4 inch square card base, which is navy with silver specks in it.  You just can't see the specks in the photo.

Have a wonderful day, and don't forget World Card Making Day on October 2!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Cards I Hate to Make.......Hero Arts Pairing Challenge Week 3

This week's pairing challenge was to make a sympathy card... ironically, I needed to make four.  This card is an Cuttlebug embossed bird and swirls on pale yellow cardstock, then run through the SU Top Note die.  I went over the top with SU Close to Cocoa ink.  I added some pale green twill across the embossed paper, and stamped "Sorry for your loss" form Hero Arts in Close to Cocoa. I layered this onto green wax paper resist (rounded the corners), then layered that onto cream base cardstock.

The second card I did, I took SU Bashful Blue ink, and stamped an Antique Engravings Flower three times on pale blue patterned paper.  I rounded the corners.  I then added so black ribbon, and stamped " Sorry for your loss" from HA on cream cardstock, and foam mounted it to the ribbon.  I then layered the blue paper to more patterned paper, rounded the corners, and mounted that layer to cream cardstock, where I rounded the corners again.
On the third card, on gold textured paper, I stamped a Crafty Individuals Dragonfly collage in Close to Cocoa, and let dry.  I layered it onto cream cardstock, then onto dark brown cardstock.  I rounded the corners on the cream cardstock, and the bottom of the brown cardstock.  I stamped "Sorry for your loss" form HA on cream cardstock, and foam mounted that to  bottom of the card.

The fourth sympathy card.  This time, I took white cardstock, and randomly stamped the leaf from Antique Engravings ( Flower), and the fern and leaf from Watercolour Petals. I used SU Mellow Moss, Nick Bantock Van Dyke brown and Vermilion Lacquer.  I then crumpled the cardstock, ran Close to Cocoa over the mountain areas, then flattened the card stock again.  I rounded the bottom two corners, and mounted this to Close to Cocoa card stock, rounding the corners on the bottom as well.  I then added some peach lace punch cardstock to the middle of the leaves.  Over that, I added a peach circle, edged in Close to Cocoa, and a white scalloped circle, with the "With Prayers and Deepest Sympathy" on it, stamped in Close to Cocoa.

I still have another one to make, so I'd best be off doing that.  I hope everyone has a great weekend :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Giveaway!!

Barbara Hache is giving away some cool Penny Black stuff.... check out her blog HERE to get more details.

I hope to get more creating done soon, but right now, it's all about cleaning up my stamping area, now that I have more shelving :)  My husband is THE BEST :)  He's even helping me with organizing stuff.. but he's the type that could make a living being a professional organizer.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hero Arts Pairing Challenge Week 2!

Well, it's almost Friday... time for another Hero Arts Pairing Challenge card!! This week, Mary Dawn and I are doing Emboss Resist.  Now, on an earlier post, I did an Emboss and Resist card, above.   Well, this was Versamark stamping on white cardstock, then clear embossed, then distressed.  Well, for Friday's challenge, I wanted to do something a bit different... so I did. Here is my card for the Emboss Resist Challenge:  

 For this card, I started with a piece of Barely Banana cardstock.. Why do white when you can be different?  I used the Dandelion Frame from Hero Arts and stamped it in Versamark.  I then clear embossed and heat set.  I took my Cappuccino Delight rainbow pad, inked up my brayer, and brayered the colour on, making sure I got over all of the Banana cardstock.  I took my Chocolate Chip ink from SU, and stamped Hello (Everyday Sayings) three times in the middle of the frame.  I then mounted the Barely Banana cardstock on to dark brown cardstock.  Voila! You have a nice autumn card.

More Hero Arts OWHBash cards!!

OK, I have more cards to share.. I know, I think I burnt myself out doing that for a bit.. I've only done 1 ATC and 1 card since then, but, I have also been trying to organize my craft area.. it got bigger!!! So now it's a matter of trying to make it look neat and tidy, instead of looking like a tornado went through it.

These were my Use Your Stash entries... the snowman image was again coloured by kids.

 This was my Blue and Silver entry.  I used a Stampin Place stamp to do the snowflake in Baby Blue Staz On on matte silver paper.  I then mounted it to navy cardstock, and silver embossed the Merry Christmas.

This was my Emboss and Resist entry.  I had done more of the Antique Letter Writing pieces, but only had time to do this one card. 

The shell card was my Encouragement card, and the Lighthouse on the rock was my Masculine challenge card.   Both can be used for men.  All the stamps but the lighthouse are Hero Arts stamps.

These cards were my Quick One Layer 1.5 hour challenge cards.  The only stamps that weren't Hero Arts are the Friend stamps, those are Kaiser Crafts.
These two cards are my entries for the Floral Birthday 1.5 Hour Challenge.  All the stamps are Hero Arts, except the Happy Birthday stamp.

Well, that's it for all the unique cards I did.  It was a really fun weekend, and I look forward to another time of mass challenges.