Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hugs and Kisses

Good morning!  I just realized Valentine's Day is in two weeks so with that in mind, I have been making a few treats.  for this one, I used the Two Tags Die and some punches so it went together really quick.  It only holds one kiss so I am giving it to my girls along with a gift card. 

ps...some of you expressed interest in going to the Stampin' Up! Regional with me as guest so let me know soon if you are planning on going so I can get you registered.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wish Big

Good morning!  For today's. card I made a flower with the Creped Filter Paper in the Spring Catalog.  The photo doesn't show it very well but it is very pretty.  I used various punches to make the flower and.  The card stock colors are Pool Party Whisper White, and Pink Pirouette.  I m really going to miss Pool Party when it retires with the next catalog, I plan on ordering a good supply before then.  Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Scrap Book Sunday

Yeah, I know today isn't Sunday but I have had issues with my camera and couldn't take photos until today.  This is for my 8x8 album of just random photos that I am trying to catch up on.  Sadie is 4 years old so that shows that I am at least 5 years behind in Scrap Booking.  Thanks for stopping by!


Good afternoon!  I have a CAS card for you today using the Oh, Hello stamp set.  I am loving Pool Party and Melon Mambo together.  I added in some Crumb Cake to tone it down a little.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 28, 2013


Good Monday morning, hope your weekend was wonderful!  Mine was, as usual we pack as much as possible in on weekends.  Saturday, I had a class and then the kids and I headed out to Paducah for fun at Chucky Cheese, a little shopping, and then finished the day with Coldstone Creamery(my girls absolutely love this place).  Then on Sunday we had church, went out for lunch, and then worked on some class assignments the girls had. We knocked out a few AR books, got caught up on our Bible reading, and practiced times tables and algebra.   Sadie had to make a stringed musical instrument and she chose a guitar.  I will show you a photo of it if she makes it home with it still intact, it turned out really cute.

Ok, enough about that, on to a stamped project.  This is one of the cards we made at my Occasions class for kids birthdays.  Love this Dinoroar stamp set.  Hope you have a blessed day!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Occasions Class

Good morning!  I have started another round of Occasions classes, this month featured birthdays.  This card is one of the choices.  Not a whole lot of stamping involved, mainly embossed layers using my favorite color combo of Pink Pirouette,  Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Open Seas

Good morning!  Today's card is a masculine one using Open Seas stamp set.  The little anchor was cut with the Oh Whale die cut.  Dalton and I are having a special day at home today.  He loves Disney movies so thats for sure happening and he is finding all his Jake and the Neverland Pirates toys so that will probably be next.  I love spending time with him and he is pretty much in charge of what we do on these play days.  Have a blessed day!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Happy Birthday

Good morning!  Today's card was so hard to photograph, it is much prettier IRL. Lots of embossing and tone on tone.  Busy day planned, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Little Friends

Good morning!  Today I have a birthday card for a little boy, four year old boy, to be exact. I teach four year olds at Sunday School and they are so much fun.  They move up after they have a birthday and it is such a big deal, they always tell me for several Sundays that the are four now.  I used the Little Friends stamp set with the Storytime DSP.  Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Daisy Birthday


Good morning!  I have a birthday card to share today using the Daisy # 2 die, my  favorite flower as well as favorite die(I wish SU hadn't retired this die, I get request for it all the time).  I used some Polka Dot Parade DSP along with Real Red, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock.  Thanks for stopping by!

PS....don't forget SAB starts today and I will be drawing for the hostess at 5:00 pm so there is still time to get your order in!

Monday, January 21, 2013


Good morning!  I survived yet another "sleepover, not sure why the word "sleep" is mention because I certainly didn't sleep any.  For today's card I used Greeting Card Kids stamp set with More Amour DSP, I love this pattern of tiny hearts.  I used my Pretty in Pink re-inker to color the doily.  I just squeezed out a few drops in the center and then used a sponge to cover the whole thing.  If it gets too saturated just blot with a paper towel.  Let it dry for a couple hours.  It did want to curl a bit but I didn't mind, once it is glued down it is hardly noticeable.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Scrap Book Sunday Love You

Good morning!  It's Sunday so I am sharing my favorite  scrap book page I did this week with you.   I used the colors from Sadie's clothing as my color scheme.  The DSP is from various SU packs.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Be My Valentine

Good afternoon!  I found a few minutes to stamp yesterday even with all the craziness of the day.  I had Dalton who had not gone to sleep the night before until 3:00 am and had to get him up at 8:00 to take Sadie to school. Shelby was home with a fever, and then the school called about noon to say that Sadie had an earache so I was very busy "doctoring" all the kiddos.  But, finally after my husband got home from work, he took over for a couple hours.  I found some more paint cans with colored lids and handles so I decorated one to hold Valentine goodies.  My DSP and the ribbon are retired but you could use any you have for this.  I used the Heart of Hearts embosslit to cut the hearts.  The heart pouch in the middle was made with the Petal Cone die.

You could put some jewelery of small candies in the pouch.

 Close-up of the card.

 and, a side view of the bucket showing the tag.

These projects will be available in a Valentine class in early February.  Have a blessed day!

Friday, January 18, 2013

For Baby

Good morning!  I needed a quick baby card so I chose this cute duck from the Easy Events stamp set.  This card took me less than 10 minutes to make!  Lots to get accomplished today, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Your Carriage Awaits

Stampin' Up celebrates their 25th year in operation this year and they are really kickin' up their heels!  They have a whole bunch of ways to celebrate this anniversary.  One way is a new Kit Subscription called Paper Pumpkin that anyone can subscribe to.  It is an auto mail out but you can opt out at any point.  I am definitely signing up.  Above is the first kit which comes with a free block.  Each kit will be different and exciting.  Check it out and if you decide to do it, you can go online here or at the Shop Now link at the right top of my blog and sign up and choose me as your demonstrator.

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Thanks a Ton

Good morning!  Today I have another SAB sneak peek.  I love this set called Patterned Occasions and I love that it is FREE!!  Don't forget, Sale*a*Bration starts Jan. 22!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Feeling Sentimental

Good morning!  I used one of the Sale*a*bration stamp sets, Feeling Sentimental, for this card.  The Crumb Cake panel is embossed with the Honeycomb EF and I used Label Framelits to cut out the DSP and the stamped image.  I used the Ticket punch and the That's the Ticket stamp set.

Don't forget Sale*a*bration starts Jan 22.  I will be placing an order that day and all who order before then will be in a drawing for the hostess benefits!  I already have over $200.00 and it is growing daily.  you can email me your order at

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Serene Silhouettes

Good morning! is so cold outside but I have my cup of hot chocolate in hand as I type this so all is good.  I have set another goal for myself, use every stamp set that I have bought but not used yet, and there are a lot of these.  Aviary is one that has been sitting here for a long time so I pulled it out and inked it up!  I used a window die(not SU)  and stamped an image from Serene Silhouettes on Bashful Blue to attach behind the window.  The bottom portion is embossed but it is hard to see in the photo.  Thanks for stopping by, stay warm!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Oh, Hello

Good Monday morning!  Hope your weekend was relaxing, mine was.  I took the girls plus their friends shopping on Saturday and we had tons of fun.  I did get a little worried when a storm passed through and they made everyone go to the back of the store to get away from the windows just in case.  When it had passed and they let us leave, the whole store was flooded.  Today I have a CAS card using the Oh, Hello stamp set in the Spring catalog.  I also used the Honeycomb on the Primrose Petals background and cut an oval in the More Amour DSP with a Framelit die.  And just for fun added a little bling with the Dahlia.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Scrapbook Sunday

Good afternoon!  Today I have a CAS Scrap Book page to share.  We went to the mountains a few years ago and rented a huge three story log cabin in the mountains.  Two of my sisters and my brother and their families joined us and we had a blast.  I have made a whole album about that weekend but somehow missed this photo of the guys playing poker.  I am going to start just posting my scrap book pages on Sunday's so you may see several each time.  Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Pinwheel Quilt

Good morning!  Today's card was inspired by the one of the patterns in the Tea for Two designer paper.  I used the Polka Dot Parade paper along with Real Red,  Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White. 

 And, a scrapbook page using a school picture of my Shelby.  I used a "very" old stamp set called So Very, I knew I kept all those wood mount sets for a reason.  I have been pulling a lot of old sets out and using them especially for scrap booking.

Off for a shopping day with my girls!

Friday, January 11, 2013


Good morning!  I love this card, it was a quick and easy one.  I had not opened this pack of DSP, Tea for Two, and didn't realize how pretty it was.  I used Calypso Coral card stock for the base and then for the umbrella used some In Colors.  The clouds were made with the Cloudy Day embossing folder and then cut out.  The sentiment is from the Take Care stamp set.

My sweet husband built me a photo tent!  I am still getting used to the lights and trying to adjust my camera to get the best photos but they already are much improved especially my scrap book pages.  This page is 8x8 which is what I am concentrating on right now since I have about a million pages to do.  This is my Shelby's  baptism which was in 2008.  I used the Crosses of Hope stamp set.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Masculine Birthday

Good morning!  I have a masculine birthday card to share today using the new Honeycomb embossing folder.  This one took a little time since the DSP hexagons had to be cut out by hand.  We need a punch!  Sure hope Stampin' Up! listens and gives us one in the next catalog.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Collage Valentine

Good morning!  Today's card is one of the cards for my Technique classes this month.  This months technique is really not a technique but more of a "trend" class.  I have been seeing this type of card around but not sure what to call it so I have named it Collage Technique since a collage of different elements are arranged on the card.  I used the Hearts a Flutter edgelet dies, the Full Heart punch, the ticket punch, and the doilies from the Spring  Catalog.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Parker's Patterns

Good morning!  Today's card is another Sneak Peek at one of the Sale*a*bration stamp sets, Bloomin' Marvelous .  I used Parker's Pattern's DSP with Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist card stock.  I drew in the stem and used the Stocking punch for the leaf in Gumball Green.  the butterflies are from the Butterfly embosslit.  The ribbon is from the Spring Mini catalog and comes in Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Marina Mist.

I have a cute story to share as well.  This was the conversation in the car this morning as I drove the girls to school.

Shelby:  I hope (blank) is not at school today.
Sadie:  Why?
Shelby:  Because I think he likes me.
Sadie:  I thought (blank) likes you.
Shelby:  He does and that's the problem, I don't know which one to like.
Sadie:  Well, when I get old enough to date, I am having auditions.
Me: Trying not to let them see me laughing!

I am still doing my Scrap Book page a day but am having difficulty getting good photos.  My husband has promised to make me a light box so I will share them soon.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sycamore Street

Good Monday morning!  Hope your weekend was good, mine passed to quick but was restful.  Do you like the Designer Series paper on this card?  It is FREE during Sale*a*bration when you spend $50.00(before taxes and shipping) from any current SU catalog.  And so is the Vine Street embossing folder!  SAB starts Jan. 22nd and if you haven't got the brochure let me know.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Twirly Whirly Birthday

Good Saturday morning!  I love pinwheels and made several cards and even a wreath with them last year so I was happy to see the pinwheel sizzlit die in the new Spring catalog.  It is for cards so it is small but it makes a perfect pinwheel and we even got a sentiment stamp to match it!  My color scheme for this card is Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, and Melon Mambo.  Thanks for stopping by!

Ps...I have had a few emails after I sent my calendar out....I didn't have a punch class listed for Jan. but I am continuing theses classes, it just didn't work out for this month.


Friday, January 4, 2013

Rock Star

Here is my scrap book page day two of my challenge to myself to make a page a day in 2013.  You can tell how behind i am since Sadie is only four years old in this photo and she is now nine.  I use the Grunge Rock stamp set and the Naturally Serif alphabet.

Birthday Butterflies

Good morning!  I have another CAS card for you today.  I am loving Marina Mist  lately, not sure why.  For this card I added Lucky Limeade and Melon Mambo, isn't it pretty together?   I was placing an order last week and was looking through the catalog and decided to purchase the Elegant Butterfly punch.  Before I could finish the order, someone dropped by to borrow a punch and while I was looking for it for her, guess what I found....the Elegant butterfly punch.  Do you do that??? Not even remember what you have bought, I am terrible about it.  Maybe that should be another New Years resolution.  Anyway, hope you like this easy card.  Thanks for stopping by!

ps....I do have a scrapbook page to share, just need to take a photo and since I am typing this post at night, I will upload it in am.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2012 Favorites

Good morning!  I had this post scheduled  in line to go after the first post showing my favorites for 2012 and for some reason it didin't post so I thought I would go ahead and share it today.


These are not in a particular order as far as months.  thanks for stopping by!

New Years Resolution

good morning!  I said I wasn't going to make any New Year's resolutions because I never keep them but since I am so behind in scrap booking here goes....I will make a page a day in 2013.  I need you, my blog readers, to keep me accountable!  I got out of the habit when I found it hard to use my card making tools for my scrap booking pages. but lookie...I used a bunch of them on this page.  I used the star punch from the Merry Minis Punch pack, the Full Heart punch, the Hearts a Flutter framelit dies, and the Tasteful Trim die.  Yeah!  Don't look too close at this page(it is very crooked) after all I haven't made one in a while.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

CAS Love

Good morning!  Today I have a very simple but elegant card using a single stamp.  I think it was such a good idea for SU to offer single stamps since sometimes you don't want to buy a whole set but just refresh what sets you have.  This image fits in the Full Heart punch and that appealed to me as well since that makes it much easier.  The photo doesn't show it very well, but the embossed panel is actually vellum and is very pretty.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Good morning!  I can't beleive how fast 2012 has passed.  God has blessed us as a family in many ways, more than we deserved or needed and I am thankful.  I have enjoyed sharing my projects here and hope to continue through 2013.  Here are some of my favorites throughout the first half of 2012.