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~ adventures in rubber stamping & scrapbooking ~

Tuesday, March 1

I've Moved!

A new venture, a fresh start ... please follow me to my new blog home!

Lyndsay Breid

I've posted some very exciting news over there, so hop on over!

(edited to fix the link ... thanks for the heads-up, Emily!)

Saturday, December 25

Happy Holidays!

This is the card our family sent out this year. Aren't we the cutest little snow family ever? :)

(The inside says "from all of us")

Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone!

Friday, December 24

12 Days of Christmas ... Day 12

On the 12th Day of Christmas ...

Santa Fox!
Eek! I just love love love this card. Isn't mister fox just so handsome in his santa hat? And look at his little bird friend riding along on his back. Too cute! Now, I don't know if anyone else has put the santa hat on the fox, so I can't take credit. I do know that I hadn't seen it done and litterally squealed out loud when I realized the hat was a perfect fit for him. :) I was wishing I had a stamp that said Ho Ho Ho, and remembered I had the Yo Ho Ho stamp ... so I made it work! I also used the shadow trick with my Warm Grey No. 2 - just traced around the fox to make him stand out in the snow a bit. And an Onyx pearl on his nose ... hee hee! :)
That wraps up my 12 Days of Christmas blog event. I hope you enjoyed the creations I've shared! Happy Holidays to you and yours ... from me and mine. :)

Thursday, December 23

12 Days of Christmas ... Day 11

On the 11th Day of Christmas ...

Elegant Ornaments!
This stamp is just so versatile. It looks great in traditional Christmas colors of red and green, but I dare you to try some other colors as well! I've made some cards just like this one but in different color schemes - two shades of pink, purple, or blue. Or just red and white! The possibilities are endless. This is definitely a stamp you need in your holiday collection. :)
Can you believe it's almost Christmas?
See you tomorrow for one of my favorite little cards of the season. :)

Wednesday, December 22

12 Days of Christmas ... Day 10

On the 10th Day of Christmas ...

Rocket Elf!
I've seen a few similar creations from fellow A Muse creative team members. Isn't it just too fun? A little tip with the Cityscape stamp ... simply outline the buildings with Warm Grey No. 2, and fill in a few random windows with Buttercup Yellow. Ta-dah! Love this look.
See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 21

12 Days of Christmas ... Day 9

On the 9th Day of Christmas ...

2011 Desktop Calendar!
The downloadable calendars from A Muse are so much fun to design, and they make a great gift! There are a few people on my list who will be receiving one of these treasures. :)
(For information about the calendars, see this post on the A Muse blog.)
(the size used in my sample is A2 ... fits perfectly in a CD calendar case!)
See you back here tomorrow with a fun card design!

12 Days of Christmas ... Day 8

On the 8th Day of Christmas ...

Girl with Sled!
I think she's just the cutest with her sled of pretty gifts. I especially love the color combo of red, pink, and grey. And that fat gingham ribbon! Love.
Don't forget ... all holiday stamps are 50% off on the A Muse website!
Sale ends today, so get shopping!
See you tomorrow with a great project idea!

Sunday, December 19

12 Days of Christmas ... Day 7

On the 7th Day of Christmas ...

Let Heaven and Nature Sing!
I'm in love with the colors and glitter on this card. I wasn't sure about the snow bunny until I used him ... isn't he just adorable? I was inspired to cut out the sentiment like that after seeing a card by another A Muse Creative Team member, but I can't remember who it was. Thanks for the inspiration! :)
Bonus! All of the stamps used on today's card are ON SALE NOW at the A Muse website!
Have fun shopping!