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Clean & Simple Monday Challenge

This is week 10 of our All-Star Holiday Season with design team alumni!

CAS 251 – Bling it up! CAS style with glitter, gems, pearls or liquid pearls, etc.


I chose cardstock that came with the glitter already on it! I love when it’s that simple 🙂 Christmas has already started here in my home. Busy, busy, busy… so clean & simple is just right!

Stamps: Gina K Designs
Paper: SU poppy parade, green glitter – unknown
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers, SU black marker
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Techniques: I used a SU marker to ink up just the “Christmas” portion of the sentiment. The inside says… is a fire that warms your heart.


Clean & Simple Monday Challenge

This is week 9 of our All-Star Holiday Season with design team alumni!

CAS Challenge 250 – Holiday Parties or Shopping
(an alternative would be parties or shopping in general)


Stamps: main image – Rubbernecker, sentiment – Gina K Designs
Paper: SU poppy parade dsp
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers, SU poppy parade markers
Tools: SU label punch

A Double Challenge Tuesday

SCS Color Challenge: Wild Delightful Gold (Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight & Gold)

Mojo Monday #322


My Card…


I did it. I’ve been missing out on all the gold goodness this season, but tonight I went digging through odds and ends boxes of things I’ve accumulated through the years and I struck GOLD! And I didn’t even make too much of a mess 😀 They are Magenta outline stickers. I also used the Mojo Monday Sketch 322.

Stamps: Peaceful Wishes – Stampin Up
Paper: SU so saffron, wild wasabi dsp
Ink: daffodil delight
Tools: Cuttlebug EF
Accessories: eyelet, ribbon, Magenta outline stickers

The eyelet in the center of the far left flower is how I anchored the ribbon.

CAS Color Challenge & a Flashback

Clean & Simple Color Challenge: Red & White

I made one elegant and one cute 🙂


Stamps: Joy – The Angel Company, snowflake – DRS Designs
Paper & Ink: SU real red
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Accessories: taffeta ribbon


Stamp: Snoopy – Stampabilities, sentiment – SU, decorative element – Gina K Designs (Bug me Anytime)
Paper: SU real red
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers, SU real red


I made this card for my nephew sometime between 2005 – 2008; back when I was jen70 instead of Miss Boo, back when using background stamps (the more the better LOL) was the fad, and back before designer paper and embossing folders entered the card making scene.


Stamps: Snoopy – Stampabilities, It’s Your Birthday, Sporting Goods, Cheesecloth BG – SU

Paper: brocade blue, basic black, white

Ink: brocade blue, basic black

Tools: SU punch, eyelet setter, WW crayons

Accessories: eyelet, ribbon

CAS Challenge 248

It’s week 7 of our All-Star Holiday Season with our CAS design team alumni. This week’s clean & simple challenge is to make either holiday shopping or traditional holiday cards.


Stamps: Fluffles – Stampendous

Paper: SU riding hood red

Ink: black Memento, Copic markers

Tools: Cuttlebug EF

Size: 4.25 square


Stamps: main image – Stamping Bella, sentiment – DRS Designs

Paper: SU real red & garden green

Ink: SU garden green, Memento black, Copic markers

Tools: Cuttlebug EF, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Martha Stewart snowflake punch

Accessories: rhinestone

My Favorite Christmas Card

So far, this has been my favorite Christmas card I’ve made this season. It was for last week’s Clean & Simple Inspiration challenge.

The inspiration challenge came from this Pinterest page.


Here is the card that I made. The Santa hats were the driving force for this card and the rest just came together for me.


Merry & Bright

Stamps: bear – Penny Black, Santa hats – SU, sentiment – Hero Arts

Paper: Stampin’ Up dsp

Ink: Memento black, Copic markers, SU real red

Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities

Clean and Simple – Inpsired by Music

This week, the Clean & Simple Challenge was to be inspired by music. I was so tempted to pull out my favorite Christmas music stamp (O Holy Night), but I have several music stamps that go unused. I ended up making two cards, one with Stampin’ Up stamps and one with a Unity stamp.


Recipe for “You Make my Heart Sing”

Stamp: Unity

Color: SU riding hood red

Tools: Cuttlebug swiss dots EF, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Accessories: SU taffeta ribbon

I received a few comments from stampers who liked the red and white. Hint: You’ll get a challenge soon 🙂


Recipe: Just a Note

Stamps: Mini Mates (I feel like I’ve had this set for ages and haven’t used it in ages, too.)

Paper: old olive, real red

Ink: always artichoke, real red

Accessories: real red gingham ribbon (It’s making me very sad that I’m almost out of this ribbon. I wonder if SU still sells it.)


And just because I couldn’t resist seeing these cards again, here are the cards I’ve made in the past using Stamp Camp’s “O Holy Night” music stamp.


Made in 2008

Colors: confetti cream, riding hood red, always artichoke, creamy caramel, black
Stamps: O Holy Night – Stamp Camp, Peaceful Wishes – SU
Accessories: taffeta ribbon
Techniques: distressing


Made in 2009

Stamps: O Holy Night (Stamp Camp), sentiment (Unity)
Paper: real red, garden green, white
Ink: dark brown, creamy caramel, real red, garden green
Accessories: SU scallop edge punch, Martha Stewart fern punch, brads, ribbon


Made in 2012

Stamp: O Holy Night (Stamp Camp)
Paper: Very vanilla, riding hood red
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: taffeta ribbon
Tools: Martha Stewart fern punch