Friday, December 26, 2014

Wow! Where did this Season Go??

Hello Friends!

I am still trying to figure out how the Christmas season got away from me; where has the time gone?  And goodness, you blink and Christmas is over!
If you are like me, you are doing a little end of year cleaning and purging.  I will have pics in another post of my huge craft room re-do!  Time to put all of those Christmas stamps and die sets away for another year, right?  HOLD ON! You can use your dies for other purposes. Take the Top Dog Dies Ornament and Tags #1 Die Set; I went a little crazy with it, making lots of Christmas cards with it this season.  But, turn your die upside down and what do you have??

That's right!  This Hershey's Kiss is made with the Ornament and Tags #1 Die Set.  

How cool is that??  I love that you can get multiple uses from this die set! 

The background was made using the bokeh technique.  I have been wanting to try it for forever!  I did not watercolor my background though, I sponged it.  The white craft ink tended to blend a bit with the red ink, making it a little more pinkie than I would have preferred, but then it IS a Valentine's card!  
The sentiment strip was cut free hand and stamped with a sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Valentine Critters Stamp Set.  I Used the sketch from CAS(e) This Sketch (although I am not really sure that this is a cas card even though it started out that way!).  I used the Top Dog Dies Banners #1 Die Set for the  scalloped element in the sketch.  

I almost missed the challenge at Shopping Our Stash, a two-weeker, focusing on the color red.  RED is most definitely the dominant color in this card! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a Happy New Year!

Lee Ann  :)


  1. Beautiful work Lee Ann! Thanks for accepting the RED ALERT Challenge here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  2. Whoot - glad you made it under the wire! this is such a fun card - love those banners! Thanks for playing along with our Red Alert challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

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  4. Oh, this is fantastic! Super sweet take on the sketch!


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