Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012


Seasons Wishes from Lynne
Peace is from The Stampsmith's Christmas Greetings plate. 

Marilyn Monroe Christmas Swap Card

Hi Smithies!
I am down to the last two Christmas cards for the year.  I will share the other one tomorrow.  This is the card I made for The Stampsmith Design Team Christmas Card swap.  I used one of the images from the Marilyn Monroe full sheet.   I also made this card in reds here.

See my full post on Dreaming and Creating.

Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season!!

Karen McAlpine

Friday, December 21, 2012

Vintage Stampsmith Ornaments

  The big day is almost here! For the current challenge, I decided to try tree ornaments! Loved how these turned out! These were given as gifts, so after Christmas I am going to make more for myslelf and gifts for next year.
  For more photos of them individually and the backs, and details, come for a visit over at Scraps From a Broad. Still time to join in the Handmade Holidays Challenge!
  Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you and yours!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Coffee Gal Christmas Cheer

Hi Smithies,
Have a cup of cheer with Coffee Gal!  This is one of my favorite stamps and  I used her to make this fun Holiday card.

Doesn't this just warm your heart?  Hope it brings you a bit of cheer.
See the full post on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.
Karen McAlpine

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Joyeux Noel

Hello Everyone
Recently I shared glass ornaments where I used the word joy from the Christmas Greetings Plate. Well, as there is such an abundance of words and sentiments I continued to make more glass ornaments to send as Christmas gifts to friends. This time I used the sentiment Joyeux Noel
The December challenge, A Handmade Holiday is now well underway so we would love to see your art entered at the challenge site (see link on sidebar).  There is a prize of $21 to spend at The Stampsmith on-line store so well worth entering.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Hi Smithies!
Hope everyone is getting their Christmas cards done.  I have a great card today that goes together quickly and would be perfect for making in multiples.  I have used the stamped called "Banjo Singers" from The Stampsmith.   I paired this great photo stamp with a pretty DP and it went together in a snap.

For more info, photos, and to say Hi, pop over to my blog, Dreaming and Creating.   Enjoy making your holiday cards!
Karen McAlpine

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Holiday Framed Picture

Hi Smithies!
The December Challenge is up and running.  The theme this month is --Handmade Holiday.  I decided to make a piece of home decor for my DT project.   I used one of the stamps from the Thank Heaven For Little Girls #1 full sheet.

Size: 8 x 10 inches

Check out the full post on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  Hope you are having a great day!
Karen McAlpine

Saturday, December 08, 2012

A Handful Of Joy

Hello Everyone
For the December challenge, A Handmade Holiday my DT samples are some Christmas glass ornaments.  I have been making a variety of glass ornaments this year and found the Christmas Greetings stamp plate to be  a useful source for words/sentiments.
You have until the end of this month to share your Handmade Holiday art with us.  Details can be found at TSC (see sidebar).
Between now and the 25th of December I hope to share with you, some more of the glass ornaments I have been making for friends using more words from the Christmas Greetings stamp plate.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Santa, I Can Explain Sassy Holiday Card

Hi Smithies,
Oh dear, looks like Marilyn has some explaining to do!  Check out my sassy Holiday card made with the Marilyn Monroe full sheet.

Now, isn't she sassy!??  This makes a super cute card and I will send it  to a dear friend.
The image is stamped on glossy white CS with black dye ink.  Check out my full post on Dreaming and Creating.  Hope you are having a great day!
Karen McAlpine