Thursday, September 17, 2015

'Tis the Season

Can you believe summer is gone, gone, gone and I'm already heavy into making Christmas card samples for classes at my local craft stores - Rubber Stamp O Rama in Philomath, Oregon and Runaway Art in Salem, Oregon.

The national craft trade show, CHA, meets in January annually but this year added a regional meeting in July. Smaller than the mega show it gave me an opportunity to talk to manufacturers at length and pick up some great card making tips from Art Impressions of Keizer, Oregon, just up the road from me. They always have new designs, new techniques, new dies.....and to die for watercolor stamps. I've been cranking these puppies out ever since. Here's a peak at what I've been up to in my studio.

This is a beauty. Watercolor and Art Impressions new Christmas doorway the new sentiment dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs which are absolute show stoppers!

....another AI watercolor image new for this holiday season, very quick and easy to make if you want a stack of handmade images for the holidays as greeting cards or thank you notes or even gift cards.

.... did I mention I'm head over heels for watercolor this season and once again AI images plus dies provide a customizable mail box image that you can add greenery, background (snow covered pines) and red cluster flowers around, pop a Memory Box die birdie on top and call it done!

Not to be outdone by Art Impressions is Stampendous with the most luscious poinsettia rendition ever. Check these out.....same stamp done three different ways. Cool, huh.

The fabulous die cut sentiments are the new signature sets from Elizabeth Craft Designs.....get your hands on these, they lift any card to a whole new level of design.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. have been getting inky! :) beautiful cards. Thanks for playing along with the Ai challenge!

  2. Gorgeous cards, Peggy! Love, love, love your water coloring! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Art Impressions and hope you join us again soon!