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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Your Favorite Things

Shopping Your Stash Challenge 66: this week is to use your favorite things. This Christmas card uses some of my favorite digi image by Arty Pants, Distress inks and Metallic Rubs.

I printed my image on file folder paper and rubbed on layers last year’s Christmas Distress Ink colors of festive berries, iced spruce and evergreen boughs. I added some glitter pen to parts of the image to give it a more festive feel along with a gold card stock background and and a gold ribbon.

The Merry and Bright sentiment is from a free set of digi images by Kimm at Beary Scrap which I colored with metallic rubs. I have used these sentiments many times, they are nice to have in your stock of supplies. I used my sets of Alphabet stamps to add the Dec. 25th to the card.

Thanks for stopping by today and do something creative for yourself. Remember my favorite quote is by Maya Angelou. "You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."



I would also like to enter this card in the following challenge:

The Creative Card Crew - Christmas

Make it Mondays - Anything Goes


  1. I absolutely love this thank you sharing over at Creative Card Crew this time
    Elaine DT

  2. Lovely card Judy. Love the great mix of colours. Meg

  3. This is gorgeous! I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!


  4. Love the same of your blog! I would say that you've FOUND your creative side! Thanks for joining in the fun over at Creative Card Crew!

  5. Judy- I just love everything about this card. The stamping and coloured background are stunning and how cute is the little ticket embellishment on the front?! Saw it on MIM and the dramatic colours instantly caught my eye, so glad I took a closer look. Thanks for sharing this project.
    Stamping Shanni

  6. Wow!! I saw you on MIM and came to have a peek. Would love for you to come enter my stamp giveaway.

  7. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #159, #162, #212 and #214.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  8. Such a lovely Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us at the creative card crew for our challenge. Good Luck!
    I have blog candy available through Sept if you are interested!

  9. Thanks for joining in the Shopping our Stash favorite things challenge this week! I am really loving your colours on this card...I also love the distress inks, but never end up with such an intense colour result. love it!

  10. Wow this is gorgeous! I love how you used those colors together...just fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  11. Fantastic christmas creation!!! Thanks for joining in with the Creative card crew christmas challenge and hope to see you again next time.

    Caroline DT xx