Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Back in the crafting DT saddle again!

 I am happy to announce that I've been invited to be on the guest design team for Imagine.

You will see a project or two a month for the Imagine blog, which I will cross post here as well.  I am looking forward to sharing a pretty sweet Valentine sometime in January so stay tuned!

You can check out the announcement here:  Imagine Blog

Neva Cole

Hello fellow crafters, my name is Neva Cole and I live in the high desert of Central Oregon on a mini-farm with my husband, son, four German Shepherds, and one inside kitty.  A life-long crafter I gravitated towards mostly paper arts, stamping, card making, and scrapbooking about 25 years ago.  My style varies with my mood, sometimes clean and simple then I swing to shabby chic or layered elegance.  I have instructed classes in the paper arts, and come by teaching naturally—I am a retired High School Science teacher.  I look forward to creating with you in the Imagine Community! 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Christmas Theme for Retro Rubber

For our last Retro Rubber challenge of the year is a Christmas theme board.  We have a couple of simple rules 1) Use at least one stamp that is at least one year old 2) Tell us how long you have the stamp 3) Enter no more than ten challenges including ours 4) Enter our challenge up to three times.  Have some fun and join us at Retro Rubber. 

I decided to dig through my really old Christmas themed papers.  The old ones from Paper Pizzaz that came in 8 1/2" x 11" tear out books, from about 1996 or so.  The prints are smaller and coordinate well together.


  • The sentiment manufacturer is unknown, but written on the back is 1998 and a price of $4.75.  My guess is Sonshine stamps?  It is stamped in Memento Cottage Ivy, then trimmed and edged in the same ink.
  • Patterned paper is trimmed to fit the front of the 5" x 6 1/2" card front and edged in Cottage Ivy as well.
  • Sizzix Winter leaves is used to die cut three layers of red, green, and brown cardstock to assemble the greens.  
  • Stars are die cut from patterned paper, then backed with three layers of white cardstock to create "chipboard" stars.  
  • Snowflakes are die cut from Elizabeth Craft Designs Entwined Circle, and Spellbinders Four Seasons. 
  •  The add to the country feel theme, a strip of burlap ribbon is added and the embellishments are adhered with glue dots.  

Another Christmas card ready to send greetings is finished!  Please come join the fun of our last challenge of the year over at Retro Rubber!