Saturday, December 31, 2011


Happy New Years Eve!  Hope you have big plans for bringing in the New Year, me not so much...I decided to come into the office to do a little stamping and catch up on a few things but will probably be in bed by 10:00.  My girls have a few days left of Christmas break and they have plans for Monday and Tuesday so I am sure I will be driving them wherever they plan to go so I may be hard to catch until they go back to school on Wednesday.  I did at least unpack a shipment and made this card.  I don't do very well at Vintage and this beautiful DSP is very much that.  It is the Everyday Enchantment from SAB catalog and the stamp set is called Elementary Elegance and is also SAB.  It is much prettier IRL but still I don't think it is vintage which is what I wanted to achieve.  The card stock colors are Pool Party,  Lucky Limeade, and Very Vanilla.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Happiest Birthday

Good afternoon!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, mine was an adventure.  I won't go into details except to say stomach viruses make Christmas a little less merry.  But all is well now so maybe I can get some things made with all the new stuff I ordered from the Occasions Mini and Sale a Bration catalogs.  If you need either of these catalogs let me know and I will get one out to you, they are full of awesome new stuff.   For today's card I used the stamp set, Apothecary Art, which is made to be used with the Label Framelet dies.

Stampin' Up has announced that the Stocking Punch  and Stitched Stockings stamp set  will not be carried over to the new main catalog in July so if you want that punch you will need to order it by Jan 3.  The Stocking Die and Accents die will be carried over as well as the Peekaboo Frames die.  I will be placing an order on Jan 3rd if you need something.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Good afternoon!  Wow, I can't believe Christmas is almost here, I think the realization hit me this morning that I am totally not ready.  I have bought a few things but the lists still have a lot to be marked off.  It has been crazy things that have kept me from getting what I need to get done, like losing power on Saturday and having to spend most of the day helping my husband get the parts to install a whole new electrical breaker system.  I am just thankful we were home when it burned up because we could have easily lost our home.  Luckily I went into the laundry room and smelled wood burning just before the electricity went out.  Plus I must have been crazy to schedule dentist appointments and check ups this close to Christmas, that is where we have been this morning.  The girls have parties at school tomorrow and of course I have lots to do get ready for that but then it is off to the mall.

Anyway, I do have a card to show you for today, it has a total of 5 sneak peaks on it!  The DSP is gorgeous and is called Sweet Shop from the Occasions Mini.  The stamp set  is called Mouthwatering and is one of my favorites as well as the Jelly Bean Brads which coordinates with the Sweet Shop paper.  We are also getting Baker's Twine in all five of the new In Colors.  I used Lucky Limeade here.  And the best one...the Labels Collection Framelit Dies are just what I have been wanting.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Lotta Snowmen

Good Monday afternoon!  Today I have a lotta snowmen to show you, well you only see the last 9 in the photo but the other 47 are in the boxes all ready to be shipped.  I had an order for 56 snowmen treat holders!  When I got the email ordering them I immediately sent one back confirming the number just in case it was a typo.  I used the Fancy Favor die to make the box and then used the Top Note to make the snowman, they actually go together fast especially since I had a little help from the girls with punching.  They didn't mind helping since when we finished these on Saturday they knew it would be cookie baking time!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Gingerbread & Sugared Things

Good afternoon!  It's time to get the teacher gifts ready, those at school, church, piano, girl scouts, and basketball.  Shelby has seven at school alone and then she always takes a little something to the office staff, music teacher, and librarian.  So...we have been busy getting those together.  I found these Gingerbread Cookies and knew they would have to make their way into a gift basket.  I love this phrase from the stamp set Sweet Season and it fits perfectly with the Decorative Label punch.  I will show the finished basket when we get it all together.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Traditions

Good morning!  Do you  celebrate Christmas with traditions that have been in your family  for years?  We do, and I want to share a few with you.  I have to admit sometimes it is just plain hard to get to everything and last year I wasn't on top of things and time kind of slipped away and we didn't do all the things we traditionally do.  So this year I have made it a priority, my girls won't let me get away with slacking again!  They love making a gingerbread house and usually I bake the gingerbread myself but this year I went with a kit(I didn't say I wasn't going to take a few shortcuts:)  A second tradition is to shop for the new addition to the Christmas village, this year it had to be a horse since they are all about horses right now.  We also got the barn that is in the photo.  Check back to see the rest of our traditions..... we have a long list.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy Holidays

Good afternoon!  By this time of the year I am looking for quick and easy which is how I would sum this card up.  I just cut out three of the postage images and glued them on to the card, can't get much easier than that.  The other DSP on this card is retired but the cut out images are from Letters to Santa.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Fun

Good Monday morning!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend, ours was super busy but so much fun too.  On Saturday I had my last class until the New Year and after that the girls and I finished up all the house decorations and did a little baking.  Yesterday was nonstop...we went to church and then at 2:00 Shelby had her band concert and choir performance which was over at 3:30 and then we hurried home to get Sadie and Dalton ready for their musical at 5:30.  I am the choir director for the 2-3 year old choir at church aka as The Noisemaker Choir which is the one Dalton is in.  My little ones will sing their  hearts out in the room but the minute they walk on stage they freeze and hardly sing at all but the cute factor is enough to get us through.  Sadie is in the Christ Kids choir and they put on a play and musical, she did an awesome job with the actions and singing.  I will show you a little clip of it tomorrow. 

Ok, enough of my bragging about my little's card has some very old DSP on it(not sure what it was called).  The card stock is Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, and Whisper White.  The tree is from the set Bright Hopes.  Did you notice the ribbon, it is the 3/8 inch Pleated Satin Ribbon that will be available in the Occasions Mini and will come in Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride, and Baja Breeze as well.    Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thinking of You

Good afternoon!  Today I have a card showing some of the new products that will be available for FREE in the Sale~a~bration catalog starting January 24th.  I love this new DSP called Everyday Enchantment and the ribbon to match in Calypso coral is also a FREE item.  The stamp set I used here is from the set You are Loved from the Holiday Mini.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Same...Only Different

Good morning!  I know I said I had something other than Christmas but here is another Christmas card, actually the other things haven't been photographed yet.  I almost always make two of everything I make and so that was the plan here except when I started assembling the second one I added glue to the wrong side of one of the panels so they are the same..only different.  I used some retired DSP along with Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla card stock.  The stamps are from Bright Hopes.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Enjoy the Journey

Good afternoon!  Today I thought I would show you something besides a Christmas project, I have  had several special orders recently so I will show you those for the next few days and then it will be back to Christmas projects.  This is a card I made for a local physician who was honored recently.  Since I really didn't know what his hobbies or interests were, I thought this image would work and especially the sentiment inside...enjoy the journey.  I used the well Worn DSP with Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy, and Crumb Cake card stock.  The stamp set is called Pedaling Past and is retired.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas is Love

Good afternoon!  I got to go Christmas shopping this morning all by myself which rarely happens.  I power shopped, I had only done a few items online so far so I still have a lot to go but I have at least started.  Today I have a super cute card to show done by Trudy Jensik.  Trudy made this cute dog with punches for the Humane Society or Animal shelter, I forgot which.  She has some donations to drop off there so she needed a card to go with it.  I love it, especially the Christmas toboggan.  Told you my stamping ladies are very talented!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mom's Diner

Good morning!  Today I have a couple of the projects made at my gift and treat class over the weekend.  I showed you the one I made here but don't you just love these.  I have the most talented ladies who love to stamp and I love spending time with them.  The first one was made by Menthia and she made hers as a gift for her daughter who is a teacher, she cut the big flowers from another piece of DSP which made the perfect accent for her memo board.  Chris made the second one for her kitchen  and I love how she made the tea bag.  I will show you more tomorrow

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Little Something

Good Monday morning!  Do you have a list of people that you want to give a little something to...well this gift is perfect for that.  This is a little box that would be perfect for homemade candy or cookies or even a cupcake as well as any small gift you had in mind.  It is made using the Scalloped Envelope die, you cut 4 of them and cut one flap off of each one and then adhere them together and shape into a box.  I also made a platform for mine from chip board using the Scalloped Square die and then adding a layer of embossed card stock.  This was one of the options for my Gift and Favor class this past weekend.   I will be showing you some more of the projects throughout the week as well as some of the fabulous gifts and cards the talented ladies attending the class came up with.