Tuesday, September 1, 2020


Hey friends!  Happy September 1st!  I honestly cannot believe we have made it this far through the year already.  Before we know it, the Christmas season will be upon us, and it will be time to send out those Christmas cards to friends and family.  How's your stash looking, my friends?  I haven't counted lately, but I'm pretty sure I'm not where I want to be as far as the numbers go.  Good thing for me I am on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round DT, or my stash would be way worse!  Our theme this month is "At least 2 things that begin with "S."  So, let me share with you my most recent card for the ole stash-a-roonie:

I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw it!  I found it on Etsy, while looking for something else.  It is from RivusArt, and can be found hereIsn't this just perfect for a couple's Christmas card?  This is what my hubby is getting for Christmas this year!  That way I never have to part with it!  😂  I colored the image with alcohol markers; mostly Copics this time, which is indeed rare for me.  The papers come from the Recollections Northern Lights 12x12 paper pad.  Evidently it's my favorite, as I seem to keep using it, LOL!  I wanted the bottom purple piece to represent snow, so I die cut it using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders.  Not that you really see too much of that, due to the size of my image panel, which was die cut with the largest Spellbinders Labels Two die.  I don't use this set often enough, so I thought I would give it some love for once.  I added some sparkle to the white areas of the snowlady's hat, the falling snow, and the snow on the ground with Star Dust Stickles.  To add some interest to the patterned papers, I went around the edges of both of them.  The purple paper got treated with Shaded Lilac Oxide ink, and the tree paper was inked with Broken China Oxide ink.
That's all there is to this card!

CHNC #505:  ATG Christmas
Merry Little Christmas #26:  ATG Christmas (1/5)
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #50:  ATG (1/5)
Mix it Up #41:  ATG (1/5)
Cutie Pie #150:  Hip to be Square
Besties International:  ATG (1/3)
Moving Along with the Times #122:  Make a scene (1/3)
Color it, Create it, Show it Off:  ATG with coloring (1/3)
Crafts Galore Encore #79:  ATG (1/3)
Classic Design #9:  ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft #9:  ATG
A Bit More Time to Craft:  ATG
Gem of a Challenge #18:  ATG (1/2)
Crimbo Crackers #214:  ATG (1/2)
Word Art Wednesday #454 - #455:  ATG (1/5)
Simon Says Wednesday:  ATG (1/5)
Polkadoodles #35:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #35:  ATG (1/2)
Crafting Happiness #64:  ATG
The Outlawz Festive Fridays:  Christmas

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Thanks for stopping by today!  If you haven't already, stop by the CCAYR blog to see what my teamies have created for this month's challenge.  You will not be disappointed!  Until next time,
Take Care, and God Bless!


PS:  My "S's" are snowmen, snow, sparkle, smiles, and scarves!


  1. What a beautifully colored snowmen, Marie. I like this nice card.

  2. Super card! I just love seeing your Christmas cards! Thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Choosday . I hope you come back for the next one!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Polkadoodles DT

  3. you've been very creative! , love your festive snowman image and layout, very striking! Thanks for sharing at polkadoodle.blogspot.com challenge: crafty Hugs Nelly DT X

  4. Love your card and colours. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

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  6. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas card with Moving Along with the Times; it fits perfectly with our ‘create a scene’ challenge theme. those little snowmen are so cute too. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge.
    Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  7. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your creation at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team Member

  8. Great card - such a cute image.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  9. Marie, amazing card and colors. I love ypurs image. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  10. Super cute snowmen Marie! Thank you for sharing with us over at ColorIt! Create It! Show It Off!. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Gale DT

  11. so adorable cute card!! thank you for sharing with us at My Besties Challenge International Blog! =)

  12. Cute card! I love the non traditional holiday colors. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

  13. A great creations - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x



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