Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lock & key...

Hello everyone and welcome to Studio 5380.
Are you feeling as frenzied as I am about right now?  I keep telling myself to slow down, calm down, it will all come together.  Maybe if we all say it 3 times while clicking our heels together it will work. I'm willing to give it a try!

Anyway, I'm taking a break from all the Christmas chaos to share a card I recently made with the newest release from The Stamps of Life...


I used the sweet heartlocket2love stamp set along with the coordinating patterns4heartlockets stamp set and the die set which will be available on the 20th of this month.


I added a bit of sparkle to the key with some clear Wink of Stella Glitter.


Just a reminder - Valentines is just around the corner!
Okay, back to the Christmas preparations!  I've got my sugar cookie scented candles burning, Christmas music playing and I just had an iced coffee - time to get back to it!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by today...have a good one and I'll see you soon....

Monday, December 15, 2014

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone and happy Monday to you.
I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was wonderful and filled with blessings. Each year around this time, our church puts on a production of "The Greatest Story Ever Told". We have about 16 scenes set up around the church campus telling the story of Jesus from the time of the prophecy of this birth to the time of his death and Resurrection. The community is invited to drive through while listening to a narration on CD. It is a very moving experience and I am so blessed to be a part of it all. We had over 800 cars to drive through during the two days we were open - it was amazing!

This week I am hoping to get all my loose ends tied up because we will be having our Christmas celebration on Saturday! I am really feeling the time slipping by...so much too do! 

I find that I always need "a little something" for someone at the last minute so I try to make a few goodies to have on hand just in case.  I came across a file in the Silhouette Online Store for Ghirardelli Candy holders and thought they would make for quick and easy goodies....


The file number for the holder is #69518.  I did not use the band that is included in the cut file so that I could add this cute little snowman instead.


After cutting out the box from blue cardstock, I stamped on a few snowflakes from the Lawn Fawn stamp set "Making Frosty Friends.  This sweet little snowman is from the same stamp set.


The box hold 3 pieces of yummy Ghirardelli Chocolate.


I used the Lawn Fawn stamp set, "Cozy Christmas" and the "Stitched Snowflakes" die set to decorate the top of each candy box.
 
Okay, it's time for me to get back to work!  Thank you so much for stopping by today, I always look forward to your visits and sweet comments!  I hope you have a great day and get lots of things marked off of your "to-do" list...see you soon!

Friday, December 12, 2014

A FULL MUG MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER

Hi there and happy Friday to you!
How are you doing with your Christmas preparations?  My house is as decorated as it is going to get and most of the gifts have been purchased and wrapped. But, there is still so much to do!  We will be celebrating a few days before the 25th this year so that I can have both of my sons home at the same time (which makes me very happy) so I am really feeling the crunch to get things finished.
 
During my Christmas shopping I picked up a Starbucks gift card for someone special in my family.  I knew that I wanted to "dress it up" a bit and today I finally found some time to do just that....


This cute image is Kimmie Girl from Unity Stamps.
The sentiment is from the June 2014 KOTM.


I used the Gift Card Envelope Die from The Stamps of Life to hold the Starbucks gift card.


Works like a charm!


And, there you go!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'm off to link up my card with Friends With Flair over at the Unity Stamps Company Blog.  I hope you have a wonderful day - see you soon ♥

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Blessings

Hello everyone and welcome to Studio 5380.
I hope your week is sailing smoothly along for you. Mine is slipping by much too quickly to suit me, but what can you do?  Too many projects floating in my head for my hands to keep up with.

I purchased the sweet stamp set, "A Blessed Christmas" by Paper Smooches several weeks ago and finally found a bit of time to pull it out and play. I love the simple, but beautiful images and sentiments in this set.  Here is the tag I made this morning....


I started with a navy base cut with a  Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die.  I used a smaller die to cut a mat from Smooth Solar White Neenah Paper.  I inked up the white mat using the following Ranger Distressed Inks from top to bottom:
Black Soot
Chipped Sapphire
Dusty Concord
Worn Lipstick


After my ink was dry, I added some stars using white embossing paste and a stencil.  While the embossing paste was drying, I colored my image with Copic Markers.  I cut out the image and added it to the tag with pop dots.


To finish up this tag, I stamped my sentiment along the bottom and added a bit of twine for hanging.

Thank you so much for stopping by today - I always look forward to your visits and sweet comments. I hope you have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon....

Monday, December 8, 2014

You hold the key...

Hi there and happy Monday to you!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and a special thank you for all the wonderful "feel better wishes"! I am happy to report that this cold is finally letting up!  This one has lingered for over a week and I am so ready to leave it behind and get back to playing with some paper and catching up on my blog visits!

Today I'm going to share one of my favorite things to make - a Shaker Card!  I used the new heartlocket2love stamp set and coordinating dies from The Stamps of Life to put this one together...


Using the dies and this pretty metallic paper, I cut out the heart locket and key. I used gold embossing powder to give my sentiment some sparkle.


Shaker Cards just make me happy ♥


Okay - that's it for me today!
If I owe you a blog visit (and I probably do),  I hope to be stopping by for a visit very soon!
Have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon....

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