January 2019

This year was the year of the calendar as a Christmas gift in our family. My parents and I each received a photo calendar filled with pictures starring 1 year old niece with other family members. I also made a photo calendar for my husband with landscape photos I took during trips the last 2 years along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Maine, Maui, and more. I also stamped almost 10 calendars as Christmas gifts this year. I purchased small wooden easels from Amazon and downloaded a free printable calendar – I saved the calendar to a USB drive and brought it to my local printer with a package of my Whisper White Stampin’ Up! paper and had them print the pages for me on my paper.

I cut each page in quarters, stamped with a stamp set that I thought matched the month and backed the Whisper White paper on a coordinating color of cardstock.

Here is my January page – I hope you enjoy and come back to see the rest of the months. Happy 2019!

The blue in this card makes it perfect for the Festive Friday challenge #FF0024 which uses blue and/or letter writing.

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Christmas Card

We woke up to snow today which meant a perfect time to hunker down (when it snows in South Carolina you don’t leave the house for a day) and make some cards. Check out my entry for the #festivefridaychallenge – challenge #FF0022: Christmas and/or Snowflakes. I decided to incorporate both! I also had a hard time deciding on if I wanted the card to be portrait or landscape so I made one of each!

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The front was all done with thinlit dies run through the Big Shot machine. The Big Shot die brush, precision based plate and fine tip glue pen helped get those delicate images and text cut and onto my card.


This may be my first card where I didn’t do any stamping on the outside of my card – for this card, my only stamping is the sentiment inside.  IMG_8209


Post update: I was selected as a Festive Favorite Fave for this entry!

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Country Thinking of You

I used three different stamp sets to achieve this country thinking of you card. I started off by stamping the boots on Whisper White cardstock and coloring them in and blending with watercolor pencils. The background stamp in the Love What You Do set added a splash of color and a background to highlight the boots. I masked part of the sentiment from Lilypad Lake so I would have a simple “thinking of you” sentiment. In layering up my card, I cut out the boots and popped them up on the card with dimensionals. I tucked some linen thread around the boots to be a lasso.sentimentsbysara_boots

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