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For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC729), we’re headed to a wonderful Christmas site called Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. After much window shopping, I chose THIS item as my inspiration. I just rec’d this cute little Owl image & I knew it would be perfect.

After stamping & coloring this cute owl & his sleigh, I die cut them w/ their matching dies & attached them to one I cut out of white gives the image a little lift & sturdiness. For the bg panel, I die cut the frame w/ curves die & snipped out the topmost curve. I put the lower sections back into the frame because I thought they resembled hills of snow. The blue bg has a snowflake frame embossed on it & I sponged it & splattered it w/ water. A partial line of trees was tucked into one side & a lamppost added to the other side.

Here are the Copics I used to color everything.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Owl w/ Bird on Sled,Snowflake Frame, Tis the Season (retired)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks broken china, salty ocean, chipped sapphire
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Owl w/ Bird on Sled die, Frame w/ Curves, Cardinals,  Rectangle Stitch, Pine Tree Forest, Winter Lamp Post, Lamp Post (sign only) dies, white glitter embossing powder, white acrylic paint (snow on trees), Copic markers


This is for 2 challenges on Splitcoast, the Color (CC766), red, green & brown, & the Ways to Use It (WT767), use kraft. This will also go to one of our relatives still living in Texas. I usually make at least 1 Texas  or western theme Christmas card every year. 

My card is pretty CAS (clean & simple). I stamped the boot image, masked it, then stamped it again to make a pair. The greeting is actually a combo of two different ones. For the Santa hat, I stamped & colored it on a scrap & fussy cut it.  The red panel was embossed to add a little texture & a piece of holly I had left over was added in the corner.

Here’s the inside & also the Copics I used. The greeting here is perfect for a Texan. Anyone who’s ever met a Texan knows we’re always ‘fixin’ to do something. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Stamps: DRS Designs4 in 1 Cowboy Gear, Santa Puppy,  Fixin’ Merry Christmas, Happy Fall, Y’all  (inside: Poinsettia Vine Corner)
Paper: Staples 110# white, kraft, red, X-Press It
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch,Deckle Rectangles, Holly #1 dies  Copic Sketch Markers, Sizzix Snowflake & Plaid embossing folder set 657064


It’s my pleasure to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge this week, so a big Congrats to Susan, the newest Featured Stamper! She has a bunch of adorable gnome cards in her gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the gnome & shaker elements, but used different images & dies, different colors & moved my greeting to the inside of the shaker window.

For my card, I colored & die cut the cute gnome (yay!there are now matching dies!), then I die cut the white bg & also cut the circle into it. I stacked 2 of these fronts together to give it some depth for the shaker behind it. Then I used 2 sizes of stitched circle dies to make the frame around the opening.

A couple of stitched snow hills were added at the bottom w/ a line of stickles for a little sparkle. The shaker pouch is actually a clear bag that something came in & I used my fuse tool to seal it all around before attaching it under the top layers. The circular greeting was stamped directly onto the card front & I used my Misti to stamp it in sections w/ different colored ink &/or markers.

Here are the Copics I used for the gnome.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Michael Winter Gnome, Merry Christmas w/ Holly
Paper:  Staples 110# white,  X-Press It
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, love letter, cottage ivy
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Michael Winter Gnome dieRectangle Stitch, Circle Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, SequinsStickles