Sunday, January 18, 2015


I enjoyed a fabulous afternoon scrapping and stamping with friends yesterday! I'd had a very busy and stressful week and it was just what I needed! Thanks Donna for organizing such a fabulous crop!!! Anyone who made a Christmas card or completed a project using a current CTMH product, had their names entered for a chance to win a scrappy prize! I won a fabulous collection of CTMH patterned papers!

Here is one of the cards I made at the crop:

I had been looking forward to playing with a fabulous find I stumbled upon just before Christmas - pictured below is the set of Coca Cola Santa playing cards I found in a church basement dime sale! How fun are these?!? I immediately thought of my brother who collects everything Coca Cola - this will likely be his Christmas card next year. I plan to make a few more using these fun images!

I also had the chance to play with some new stash - in addition to the fun, re-purposed playing cards, the Unity background stamp is a new and exciting acquisition from a joint Unity order Donna and I made recently. The inside sentiment is new as well, but I neglected to photograph it. 

This card is for the following:

Jingle Belles - use new stuff! (Unity stamps & those newly acquired Coca Cola Santa playing cards!)
Heart 2 Heart - old is NEW (re-purpose something - Santa playing card
Merry Monday - use a critter on your card (check out that adorable little puppy!)
Christmas Card Challenges - Santa hat inspiration photo

Thanks for visiting and Happy Sunday! 
We are heading out skiing/snowboarding this afternoon - it has finally warmed up!

Shanna :)

What I used:

2 CTMH embossing folders - Damask and Scallop
Joy sentiment - CTMH D1492 "Christmas Love:
Unity backround stamp "Gurnsey Gingham"
CTMH cranberry ink
CTMH New England Ivy CS 
CTMH distressing tool
poinsettia by Prima
Tim Holtz distress ink and paint (thanks Stephanie!)


  1. Repurposing that vintage Coca-Cola playing card is genius. Your brother will love it. Thanks for joining us @ H2H!

  2. oh ♥WOW♥ missus, what a fab find and you've already used the vintage santa image to PERFECTION in this gorgeous card! congrats on the CTMH win, too, tho really, just spending an afternoon being crafty with likeminded friends is already a nice big win, imo! thanks for "bringing in the new" (& as usual the inspiration!) at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  3. What an awesome find!! I think this is my most favourite Christmas card you've made :)

  4. wowza ... huge score on those playing cards ... I can think of quite a few people on my list who would love a card featuring those vintage Coca Cola designs ... thanks for *bringing in the new* with us at jingle belles.

  5. Super cute and you!! LOVE it!!

  6. This card is fabulous. I love all the textures. I am glad that you had a great time at the crop.

  7. I love the vintage feel of this card, super job! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

    Brandi R.
    H2H DT member

  8. Great idea! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week! -Jessica CCC DT

  9. Fabulous vintage Christmas card Love the image and the embossed layers .
    Thanks for sharing on Christmas Card Challenges.

  10. My mom loves CocaCola. Her kitchen is covered in it. I may have to search for cards so i can do this for her. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart

  11. What a fabulous vintage card Shanna and those coca cola cards were a wonderful find. Love the embossed poinsettia too !
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  12. This is beautiful! That puppy really is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  13. Fantastic use of the playing cards - and a wonderful card! Your brother will cherish it!


Thanks for visiting! I love to hear what you think of my work! :)