Christmas Cards w/Kinda Cute

Hello friends! Sharing some Christmas cards using some digis I colored up last month from the Kinda Cute by Patricia shop! I was on such a time crunch trying to get everything done before we left for our Japan trip that I only managed to color them… And now I finally found time to get them made into cards and posted!!

Snowman Taking Photos (Kinda Cute Shop)

Santa Claus Sketch (Kinda Cute Shop, Etsy)

Christmas Train (Kinda Cute Shop, Etsy)

Woo-hoo! 3 cards done for 2018 already… let’s see if I can keep ahead of the game this year!! And to try to keep myself on track, I’m aiming to make 12 Christmas cards per month, which x11 months (since January has come and gone already!) means I’ll have made more than the 125 I usually send out every year. Not sure if I can make another NINE by the end of the month, but I’ll try!!

Make sure you stop by the Kinda Cute by Patricia Facebook Group and see what the rest of the team is up to!! And if you’re outside the US, you can get your digis instantly from the Kinda Cute by Patricia Etsy shop!

lovies, =o) kel

Christmas Card Challenge: 3/12 for February; 3/132 for the year!

Speed Coloring Snowman w/KC

Hello friends! Sharing another speed coloring video (what can I say, I was on a roll this month lol!) using an amazing digi from the Kinda Cute by Patricia shop! This is the Snowman Taking Photos digital stamp and I’ve colored it up with my Copics.

Make sure you stop by the Kinda Cute by Patricia Facebook Group and see what the rest of the team is up to!!

lovies, kel

Gnomies w/WD

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I’m blogging over at Whimsie Doodles today!!  And I have been ITCHING to use this digi.  SUUUUUUPER digging gnomes recently.

These fun buddies are Gnomies towards the bottom half of the Christmas digis page. So cute.

I colored them up with my Copics and then matched them to this scrap paper I had in a super old DCWV Glitter stack.  Perfect match!!

Hope everyone’s staying warm wherever you are, and happy winter!  I graduated yesterday with my BA in History, so I’m super stoked to celebrate this winter with no more homework!!  haha!  Well, at least until I start grad school in the fall!!  See you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

Winter Color Challenge w/WD

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It’s time for a new monthly challenge over at Whimsie Doodles!!  We will have one lucky winner, who will be drawn at random to win a FREE Whimsie Doodles image of their choice from our latest release.

This month, we’re having another color challenge!  This month’s swatch is:

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… and my take on the color scheme.  I used “Building A Buddie” on the Christmas Digis page.



He is just adorable.  Sometimes, I wish we had snow here in Hawaii so my kids could experience the snow.  But then I remember how miserable people get during the cold winters and am fine in my sunshine, humidity and heat!! lol.

Hope you come join us!

lovies, =o) kel

Snowman and Son w/LSB


It’s time for a new Lemon Shortbread Challenge!!  All of our challenges are Anything Goes and any image is welcome!!  I got to play with “Snowman and Son” and they can be found in the Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store.


Such a cute pair.  The dad’s hat was so much fun because of all the lights!!  I tried to keep this color palette masculine and it came out kind of dark… but I think it works!!  haha.

Thanks for swinging by today, see you again soon!

lovies, =o) kel

Winter Joy w/WD

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It’s new release time over at Whimsie Doodles!!  This is “Joy Tiles” on the New Release page… one of three absolutely adorable new winter digis!!


I paired it with some paper from a 6×6 pad (Authentique – Cozy) and some scrap paper.  I just love this paper!!  And that snowman is just adorable… I absolutely love all Whimisie Doodle digis!!!!

Come swing by the blog to see what else is new!!!

lovies, =o) kel


I am sharing a quick card I made today for Sassy Studio Designs Progressive Challenge in their Facebook Group.  Love these progressive challenges!  And how could I not like this dude???


I used Mojo Monday sketch #298 for this card.  And I used all scraps for this one too!!  Yay me!!

That’s it for me today… I am thoroughly wiped out from Christmas Day… and I even had a nice afternoon nap too!!  This Christmas just flew by completely but I’m so glad that it’s over with and I have the rest of my kids’ winter break to enjoy!!

lovies, =o) kel

Santa & Friends w/WD

Today’s my DT day over at Whimsie Doodles!  It’s my first solo post… how exciting!!

For today’s card, I’m using all FOUR wonderful images from the Santa & Friends set (in the middle of the “What’s New” page) because I couldn’t decide which one to use!  lol.

IMG_1800Santa & Friends images by Whimsie Doodles, PP by KI Memories, rubon by Pebbles, CS by American Crafts, Punches by EK Success (border) & SU! (label)

I also went with this super fun, super old KI Memories paper with these non-traditional Christmas colors!  Love it!

Thanks for swinging by… can you believe Christmas is only ONE WEEK away?!?!?!  So much left to do!!!

lovies, =o) kel


Christmas Card Sunday 11/23

Happy Sunday!!  This week’s Christmas Card Sunday features my absolute favorite wintery icon… a snowman!  With no snow here in Hawaii (at least where I live) it’s fun to play with snowflake and snowman images.  I’m sure those of you who are frozen in the snow don’t necessarily feel the same way as I do about these frosty friends!!

I used a sketch (surprise, surprise!) from The Deconstructed Sketch #2 for this card.  Here’s the sketch:


And my card, featuring another freebie from Whimsie Doodles.

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I punched the snowflakes from scrap white cardstock and then stickled them for some bling!  Speaking of which… I’m running low on stickles!  Where do you get yours from or if you use a different brand, what do you use and how do you like it??  Thanks in advance!

lovies, =o) kel

Christmas Card Sunday

This week, Christmas Card Sunday features some embossing.  Hey, it’s a big deal for me to break out the Big Shot!! haha!!

Here’s the deets:
Every Sunday I’m hoping to post a new/different Christmas card. The rule: No buying stuff to make these cards!  I have to use what’s already in my stash or leftovers from other projects – I can buy Christmas stuff for a scrapbook layout or mini album and whatnot but I can’t buy something specifically to make a card for Christmas Card Sunday!


Whoo-hoo for snowmen!  My absolute favorite!

lovies, =o) kel