Thursday, December 30, 2010


Good evening! The kids and I left at 7:45 this morning and we got home at 7:00 pm tonight. We have had a FUN day which included going shopping, going to Chuck E Cheese, and more shopping. This was Dalton's(my 18 month old grandson) first time to go to CEC and he loved it. The girls got gift certificates to Justice and Gymboree so of course we had to spend a lot of time in each of these stores and then we had to accessorize the outfits at Club Tabby and then we had to get shoes and purses. Dalton is definitely a shopper, he enjoyed every minute of it, he especially liked a Tutu at club Tabby but I knew if we brought that home his Dad would never let him go out with the girls again.

Anyway here is a card I made yesterday using the stamp set Filled with Love which is part of the Filled with love promotion(link to the pdf on my sidebar). I used some DP from Playdate, some Real Red satin ribbon and the sentiment is from Love Impressions rub-ons available in the Occasions Mini.  I add some pearls to the punched Fleur de lis border.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Valentine Greeting

Good afternoon! Today I decided to start making a few Valentine cards, I will probably tire of them before Valentine's Day but maybe I will mix it up a bit along the way. I used an image from Greeting Card Kids and colored it with Copics and punched it out with the 2 1/2 inch circle punch which is now available. I used a new DSP which will be available in the Occasions Mini called Love Impressions. The coordinating colors are Pink Pirouette, Real Red, and Basic Gray so I used Pink Pirouette for my base and added a layer of Basic Gray. I embossed a strip of Pink Pirouette with a heart folder from Cuttlebug and then added two strips of DSP.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Best Christmas Ever


Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, we certainly did.  I have been absent for over a week but hopefully things will settle down here a bit so I can play with all my new things I got to pre-order for the  Occasions Mini which starts Jan 4.  We bought each of our 3 oldest children a "special" gift this year for Christmas.  We bought Heather a house, Chad got 5 acres of land to build on, and Seth got a house.  The houses are in need of a little attention such as painting and some minor repairs so my husband and I have been busy helping out there.  We didn't tell Heather and Chad ahead of time what we were doing so they were very surprised when we told them they would have to get in the car and drive to see their Christmas gift this year.  They were  in shock but very happy.  They both live in Indiana but have always said that was temporary and wanted to move closer some day, that someday will be sooner now!

Ok, you didn't come to hear about all that!  I just can't put this cute snowman away, he is so easy to color and so versatile.  I am using him this time for my Thank You cards for all the ladies(Karen G., Mandy, Brooklyn, and Karen R.) who placed on-line orders in December.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Decorative Label Votive

It's almost Christmas! Are you counting down, my girls are. Today I have a little bit of home decor, a votive holder. I used the Fancy Favor die to create the box and punched with the Decorative Label. I ran vellum card stock through the Big Shot with the dots embossing folder and tied a ribbon of Always Artichoke seam binding. This was so easy but looks great as part of a Holiday arrangement of holly and pine cones. I have three on my mantle. I used battery operated tea lights for safety. thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, December 17, 2010

My Digital Studio

Welcome!  I did it, I finally bought My Digital Studio and loaded it on my computer tonight.  Now I have a LOT to learn but I did this super simple page in about 1 minute.  I could really start to like this since I am about 5 years behind in scrapbooking. I have never tried  any kind of Digital scrapbooking so I am going to get on the SU website tomorrow and try to get certified but I had to give it a try tonight.  Wish me luck!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

O Christmas Tree

Good evening! We were out of school again today because of ice this time. It sure disrupts my schedule when the kids are home through the week but we have had a fun day. Today I have a Christmas tree that I made using the small circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapers Punch Pack. Now I know you must be thinking I have to be crazy to punch all these circles out. Actually, I made this with scrap pieces left over from a set of cards I made, and I punched a few ever so often until I got enough to complete it. I have to keep my hands busy at something(anything to avoid housework)!  I hope you like it!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Candy Cane Christmas

I am so glad this week is almost over, not that I won't have a busier week next week but this one has been a hard one. I left home yesterday at 7:45 to take the girls to school and came back home at 8:30 pm last night. Today will be the same, I have doctor's appointments, dentists, appointments, orthodontist appointments, volunteering at school, cooking for Toy's mining class, and whatever unexpected things pop up this week. So while I still had this paper out a few days ago, I made another CAS card.  Hope you like  it, gotta run!Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

Good afternoon!  I have had a busy but rewarding day, the girls are out of school because of the weather so we have been at church cooking chili for a class my husband is teaching.  I have to say they were very helpful since I was running a bit behind because I forgot a few things when I shopped yesterday.  I also had a few minutes to stamp late last night and pulled out this cute snow globe and inked it for the first time.  I love how it turned out, I put some water and glitter in a treat cup about a week ago and covered the back with a circle cut from our thick plastic sheets.  It has been lying on my desk for a week and no water has leaked out so I used it on my card.  I used  Candy Cane Christmas DSP with Real Red and Baja Breeze card stock.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Craft Show Favorites

Brrrr!!! It is so cold outside and snow has been falling most of the day, I missed church this morning but not because of the weather. I have two little ones who are sick, Shelby and Dalton both have nasty colds and Dalton has fever. These purses were made for my most recent Craft Show and I had forgotten about them until yesterday when I loaded my spare memory card on to the computer. I bought the tutorial for these from Becky Roberts for hardly nothing and I have sure made my money back, I have sold 43 of these little purses so far!  They are perfect size for tucking in a few pieces of chocolate and a gift card.

Stay safe if you live where the latest wintry weather is hitting hard and don't forget to fill your bird feeders.  Thanks for stopping by!
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Happy Saturday! Today I have a card using the cute little snowman from Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set. I love the Baja Breeze and Real Red in the Candy Cane Christmas DSP, I also added the clear tinsel around the stamped image. It looks really good IRL. The sentiment is from Bright Christmas and is perfect to use with the snowman. This was a quick and easy card so I made several of them. Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Greetings


Good afternoon!  Hope it is warm where you are, it is freezing cold here today.  I have been working on some little gift projects for the girls to give to Sunday School workers, teacher aides, and the auxiliary people in their school and church.  These two were made with the Box #2 and the Matchbox dies and they all have candy in them.   The rub-ons are a real time saver when it comes to making these in bulk.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Deck the Halls with Fabric

Good evening, hope your week is going well. Today I have a project using fabric, I bought both selections of fabric from the holiday mini but haven't done much with it. If you have followed my blog very long, you know that the Fancy Favor box is my very favorite. So, when I saw this on SC, I knew I had to case it.  I took a piece of Always Artichoke card stock and sprayed it with quilt basting spray and then smoothed my fabric over it. Then I ran it through the Big shot with the die. I used Tombow to adhere my box together and added a handle with vintage brads.  Hope you like it!
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Welcome Christmas

Good morning, I have been MIA for several days but I won't bore you with all the details. Hopefully this week will be better and I may even get my Christmas tree up! For today's card I used the Welcome Christmas stamp set and more of my favorite Deck the Halls DSP.  This card is part of a set that I made for one of my customers.  Thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wish List

Good afternoon! It's December 1 and that means it is time for another Paper Cubed(P3) Challenge. This month we were to make something involving a list and since we can all benefit from making a list when we shop, I made a Christmas Wish List booklet. First let me tell you were my inspiration comes from....when my older kids were small, my middle son Chad always used to sneak and unwrap gifts really bad. Once he opened up a game I had bought for him and had it in his room playing it for a month before Christmas and when we opened gifts Christmas morning the box I had wrapped was empty. I was so upset and told him he would get the game as soon as the store opened the next morning since they had sold me an empty box. His little sheepish grin gave him away and he confessed to sneaking into the packages. So this is where the secret code comes in, every year since I have wrapped my gifts and given them fictitious names. This year they will be Dasher(Heather), Dancer(Chad), Prancer(Seth), Comet(Shelby), Vixen(Sadie), and Rudolph(Dalton).

Now on to how I made my Wish List booklet...I used the little brown bags from SU and cut off the scalloped edge. I then covered the top of each bag with Deck the Halls DSP and fastened the bags together with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon. I punched Round Tabs out in Cherry Cobbler and added the reindeer names with some retired rub-ons. I gave each of the kids a piece of Very Vanilla card stock when they were all home for Thanksgiving and had them write their wish list on it. I have that inside each bag and I have gift receipts for the ones I have shopped for already. The front was embellished with the more rub ons. This was a very easy and fun project, if you have questions let me know.

Make sure you check out all the other wonderful projects at the Paper Cubed blog and make something and link it up for a chance to win an awesome prize!
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