Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wishing for White Christmas

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I certainly did. Just having family around me makes for a good time. Today's post is a card using a cuttlebug embossing folder and my favorite color combination bliss blue, chocolate chip, and close to cocoa. It's a little hard to see but the embossing is of a snowy village with smoke plumes coming from the houses. I grew up in the mountains of Kentucky and I remember lots of snow for Christmas, I get homesick just thinking about it.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thankgiving

My turkey is in the oven, pecan pies are cooling, dressing is ready to go in oven, potatoes are peeled, Macy's Parade is on in living room, Toy is in his recliner, Shelby and Sadie are fussing over toys, Heather and Chad are sleeping in, Seth & Danielle will be here at noon....Hmmmm, What else was I going to do? Oh yeah, I wanted to first of all thank God for the abundance of blessings in my life which includes each of you.
Today's card is from the Stampin' Up set Happy Blessings. Again, another not so photo but the sentiment says, "happy thanksgiving, happy fall, happy blessings, one and all" . Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Snow Swirled

Today's post is another one of the cards we did this past weekend at my Christmas stamp a stack. I used the Snow Swirled stamp set which I love. It is embossed in silver and the snowflake tag was made using the faux metal technique. I used the small oval to punch on the front of the card which allows the sentiment on the inside to show through. It didn't photograph very well but says Season's Greetings. The card base is Bravo Burgundy.
Make sure you check out my website tomorrow for drastic savings on bundles from Stampin Up. I don't know what they are yet myself but they have promised 20-50% savings. In addition to this anyone purchasing at last $50.00 either online or by calling me from now until Dec 1 will receive a gift from me. My web address is .

Monday, November 24, 2008

I really like this stamp set, "Winter Post" especially the deer. This is one of the tags we will be making at my upcoming stamp camp. I used Close to Cocoa paper to cut the top note and stamped the images in Chocolate Chip. The large eyelet and the rope twine are also from Stampin Up. This stamp set is from Shelli's Signature Collection.

Don't forget to check my website-- for the big announcement from Stampin'Up tomorrow. Should be stamping bundles drastically reduced.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Snowflake treat holder

How is your Friday going, I woke up early and it was soooo cold. Today I am sharing another Big Shot project, I just love the Top Note Die. This is a little treat or trinket box. It is made just like the Frosty one I posted earlier except the diecut is turned in different direction. The "peace" is also a diecut, I just cut the part I wanted from the Join in the Cheer decorative strip which is a Stampin' Up exclusive die from Sizzix. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I wanted to share a card with you today that will be part of my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack this Saturday, Nov. 22. I have so far 5 cards to choose from and will share the others next week. I also wanted to mention that Stampin' Up will be revealing their Holiday Kick Off next week and as soon as they let us know what it is, I will post it here. This card today uses a set of stamps from last year called "Its Snow Time" which is retired but still one of my favorites. The papers and inks are Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate chip, and designer paper Ski Slope(available in Holiday mini).

Watch for my Twelve Days of Christmas starting soon where I will feature treat holders, cards, 3 dimensionals, and much more. I will be making the recipes available as well.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Today's post would be a great Christmas gift or even a nice way to say "thank you" to someone at Thanksgiving. It is a Pizza box that holds four 4x4 Thank you cards. Two of these are shown here. I used Bella paper and Bella Blossoms stamp set with Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red and Old Olive papers and ink. Also don't forget My Christmas Card Stamp a Stack om Nov. 22.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Baby Frosty

Hope your Sunday has been good and restful. Today I am sharing another Frosty, a Frosty baby. Isn't he cute! I made him using the curly label punch from Stampin' Up on page 189 of the Stampin' Up catalog(if you don't have a catalog contact me an I will get one to you). I punched a white label and a black one, cut the black one and half and used it for his hat. For the brim of his hat I used the word window punch. His eyes and mouth are the smallest punch on the cropadile and his nose is a point from the small star punch.

The snowflake on his hat is the only non stampin' up punch used to make him. Sorry the photo is so bad but it rained most of the day yesterday and I tried taking pictures inside which makes for blurry ones with shadows.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Treat Holder

Sorry for no post yesterday, I have had the worst headache I think I have ever had. It is some better today so maybe I can play catchup on my to do list. Today's post is a treat holder using pink pirouette card stock and Bella designer paper with a little chocolate chip. It will hold a miniature can bar which fits in the slot and the bag stands up. I plan on making these for my daughter's classmates for Christmas. Also, we will make these at an upcoming stamp camp.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


We are studying the Lord's Prayer, our model prayer, at church on Wednesday nights. I am learning so much about how I should pray and how God expects us to pray. So, I thought I would post this card today. It doesn't use Stampin' Up stamps but I did use Stampin' Up papers. The sentiment is a little hard to read but it says, "We are praying for you". I think we should really pray for each other and let others know we are praying for them. I know when I am experiencing some difficulty it helps to know someone is praying for me.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Giving Thanks

I am thankful for so many things but I am sorry to say that I think about it more at this time of the year than I do all year long. I need to take time each day to say "thank you" to someone who has blessed my life but I am afrad I don't always do that. Today's post is a Thank You card and it is addressed to everyone I know.
Sorry for the poor quality picture.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I decided to show you another view so that you can see the box part of Frosty.

Frosty treat box holder

Isn't Frosty cute! He is made the same way as the Frankie treat boxes that were everywhere around Halloween. No stamping involved in this one, just punches and dies. I used the Stampin Up exclusive die, Top Note, and the birds and blooms die for his hat decoration. His nose is one of the points fom our star punch and his eyes are made from the sizzix button die. His mouth is the largest hole on the cropadile. Let me know what you think.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Season of Simple Grace

Today's card is another Top Note card which features my favorite Christmas set in the Holiday Mini, Season of Simple Grace. The image is stamped in Chocolate Chip onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Behind the top note is Pattern Designer Paper in Riding Hood Red. I also used brown felt ribbon from the Alpine collection fetured on page 23 of the Holiday Mini along with a piece of hemp. The card base is Kiwi Kiss cardsock. Leave a comment if you like this card. I will probably do this one at my Christmas Stamp a Stack if it is well received.

Sorry for the blurred photo.

Top Note

I love the Top Note die from Sizzix and Stampin' Up. This card is one we made at my Holiday Open House a few weeks ago. I used the winter scene from the set A Tree for all Seasons and used watercolor pencils to color in the snowman's scarf and the mittens. The outlining with the white gel pen adds a little pizzaz to the card which was suggested by my friend Sharon. Other details include chocolate chip base, real red top note and whisper white ribbon.