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Tropical Christmas

It’s the eve of Christmas Eve – and I hope all my crafty friends are doing well.  I was able to finish and mail all my holiday cards out in time this year – something that did not happen last year!  I hope I can start the new year by doing Christmas cards each month to avoid the rush at year end.

Here is my tropical Christmas card – I love this image!

The image is a digital stamp that I got from From The Heart Digital Stamps and is perfect for this Floridian!  I printed it on Copic X-Press it paper and colored it with copics. An embossed background and minimal embellishments are all that was needed.  I know I will use this stamp again – maybe make a nighttime scene.

So – Merry Christmas to all of you!  I hope you have a wonderful and peaceful holiday!

Tis the season

I’ve used this stamp before but never in a Christmas card .   Using non traditional stamps for holiday cards are a great way to get full use out iof them and is a nice change from the usual holiday images.


The stamp is from Stampendous and I’ve had it for many years.  it was colored with copics .   the sentiment was computer generated .

I’ll be sharing more of my holiday cards over the next week so be sure to stop by.

need a vacation?

Two clean and simple cards today – these were done for the free for all challenge where the theme is vacation.  Well, since I live in Florida the vacation theme is around here all the time!  And I have plenty of beach/tropical stamps to work with.

Also, in honor of Earth Day yesterday, I decided to use stamps that I have had for many years  – ones that have been just collecting dust but are just begging to be used. 

This first card uses stamps and the ready embossed card from Katiebug.  I saw this image at a stamp convention probably ten years ago and thought it was so cute!   It could be a beach umbrella or one of the umbrellas you find in tropical drinks.

 I stamped the image  in Palette Ink (blue), Memento Ink (cantelope), and SU in (rose and green).  I decided to have no sentiment on the front.  You can’t tell from the photo but each of the umbrella’s are highlighted with a stardust gel pen.

The next card uses stamps from Oh Domino (sandals), Katiebug (sentiment) and Rubbernecker (i think) for the background sand.  I don’t know if Oh Domino is still in business, but they sold some cute images that fit perfectly on Dominos.

The sandals were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with prisma pencils.  I used teal, cameo coral  and blush blossom for the paper.  

Thanks for stopping by today!