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Saturday, January 30, 2016


Hi, everyone!

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. It's been an atypically balmy day around here. Looks like we're enjoying a couple of days of January thaw.  :)


These last few days, I've been working on some kid Valentine cards to include in my upcoming SAS4Kids shipment to Nationwide Children's. What a thrill to receive 43 adorable Valentines from Judi D of Massachusetts in today's mail! Thanks so much, Judi. The kids are going to love these sweet cards.  :)


The idea of making Christmas cards all year long is such a good one. So, I'm trying to join in the fun with Jingle Belles Stephanie and Lauren on a fairly regular basis. So, I took a bit of a break from my Valentine production line to make the card below for the current Jingle Belles' Bling on the Holidays Challenge.

Canson watercolor; Bazzill black; Distress Ink fired brick
Mama Elephant Reindeer Games images in StazOn jet black; DI vintage photo and walnut stain
Stampin' Up! (partially masked) Good Greetings sentiment
noses colored with Prismacolor pencil and embellished with candy cane Stickles
Okay, so I have to laugh when I compare this CAS card to the embellished beauties created by Stephanie and Lauren. That said, I'm rather fond of these little guys. The design is a bit of a tweak from a card I made last year.

The reindeer were first stamped in StazOn and then stamped again with several shades of Distress Ink. (Gotta love that MISTI!) Then, I spritzed water using a Ranger mini mister -- dabbing away excess ink -- to achieve the images shown.

So, where's the bling, you ask? A closer look at the reindeer reveals bling-y, candy-cane red noses. I just love how these three pops of color are the perfect accent for these joy-filled little reindeer. :)

Also gonna link these cuties up to the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes and Work It Wednesday Challenges.

Parting Thoughts

The white-on-white Cards in Envy challenge runs until 6:00 PM Central Time.

And, you have until Wednesday to play along with the new beginnings challenge at Words 2 Craft By. There are a couple of MFT gift certificates available at W2CB. We'd love for you to play along.  :)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Hi Sybrina,

    Love your happy little dancing reindeer they are so cute, the effect of all your stamping is lovely, must look into misti... Megan

  2. Those dancing reindeer at the da' bomb ... and their cute little blingy noses are perfection ... so glad you helped us BLING on Christmas at Jingle Belles.

  3. Love your casual colouring of the images. Love your card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge!
    Gayatri xx

  4. ok, see, i look at my layery over-the-top creations next to your CAS perfection and think, "why can't i do THAT???!??!" b/c the grass is always greener, right?! i love those adorable reindeer, i loooooooove the way you've colored them so perfectly and stacked them along the side and i especially especially love the red gem reindeer NOSES!!! :) so pleased you could join our celebration of all things sparkly at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  5. Such a cute card! And you KNOW I need to try that technique... soon! Very cool. Again, cute card... I love it!