Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Oh So Succulent

I tried so hard to convince myself that I didn't need the Oh So Succulent Bundle but in the end had to have it.  Sure glad I got it because I love this card.  Thiss et will be my Spotlight class for April.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April Bundle Class

Every month I offer a Bundle class, it is free for anyone who orders any bundle during the previous month.  You can attend even if you haven't ordered a bundle but want to pay for the class.  This is April's bundle class featuring the Birthday Blast set from the Occasions catalog.  I goofed on this you see what I did....I didn't order the bundle....only the dies! 

This is my favorite of the three, a colorful birthday card using the candle border bunch as well.

And a bright and cheery Hello card.

and a graduation card I featured earlier as well.  So, this is a very versatile set even without the stamps(which I have since ordered).  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Enjoy Today

 Can you believe it, I am posting two days in a row.  I used the dies and stamps from the Eastern Palace Suite which will be available for purchase when the new catalog goes live June 1.  I paired it up with my favorite retiring In Color, Mint Macaron.  It is a quite simple card for sure but that is about all I have time for these days.  My Shelby has Senior pictures today and then I have to make her graduation cards plus two weddings to complete.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 17, 2017


I have put off making graduation cards as long as I can, I have a high school senior this year and I just haven't wanted to think about her graduating.  She is attending our local Junior College for two years so I do get to keep her home for that long.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite

Today's card was made using a suite from the new Stampin' Up! catalog available June 1, it is called Eastern Palace Suite. It also included three new In Colors, two of which I used here.  I haven't done much this week, my kiddos have been on Spring Break and they do tend to keep me busy.  I did sneak away yesterday by myself long enough to do a class at a Library in Marion which was a lot of fun.  They also asked me to do a program for their Summer Adult Reading Program as well as one for the kids which should be interesting.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 7, 2017

It's your birthday

This is the second card for my kids birthday card class this month.  thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

You Are Amazing

I have been Spring cleaning my card shop and trying to get a grip on my organized mess.  While doing so, I came across some retired items so I decided to use them up in my children's birthday class this month.  This card uses the retired Maze Game piece.  It has two little metal balls inside the maze piece that you try to get to the center which should have something stamped there.  Can't see it?  no, that's because I forgot to stamp it and didn't notice until the card was finished. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Special Reason #3

This is the third card from my Spotlight Class for March.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Special Reason #2

Card #2 from Special Reason Spotlight Class and my personal favorite of the three.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Special Reason

My Spotlight  class this month was with the Special Reason stamp set and matching dies.  this is one of the three cards  we made.  thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Cool Treats Bundle class

This is the second card for the Cool Treats bundle class. The class is free to anyone who has bought any bundle from me  in March.

 And here is the third one.

And here is a photo of all three.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Happiest Birthday

The Cool Treats Suite is my favorite from the Occasions catalog so I am featuring it in my bundle class this month.  The class is free to anyone who has purchased any bundle anytime from me in March.  This is one of the cards we will make.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nailed It

Today I have a masculine card to share.  I used the Nailed It stamp set and matching dies from the Occasions catalog.  The inside says Happy Father's Day.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ready to Pop

Here are some of the favor boxes I made for a baby boy shower.

She also wanted one of these little carriages as a decoration.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bridal Shower

Sorry I haven't posted anything in a while, to say that I have been busy is an understatement....I have been swamped.  I tend to take on much more than I can accomplish such as three weddings at the same time.  Plus a baby shower, bridal shower, and my regular classes.  I got the wedding shower done yesterday so I can breathe a little.  This invitation has three parts, shower details, advice for the bride and groom card and information card concerning gifts.

The invitation was made from a PDF that you can customize that I found on ETSY.  I covered up the brides name since I forgot to have her sign a release for me to use it in public domains.

This is the Words of Wisdom for the Bride and Groom card  These seem to be popular, I have made them for three weddings recently.

This is a new idea I hadn't seen before, it is a tactful way of expressing that you would like to receive a money gift  to buy what you need rather than to have to return multiples of gifts.  I have much more to share but that will have to be tomorrow since it is time for my Pinterest class to start.  thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ice Cream Favors

Whenever I am shopping, I am always looking for things that will go with a stamp set of a die that I have.  I saw these cute ice cream bars at either the Dollar Store or Dollar Tree, can't remember which.  They are filled with bubbles which is my most popular request when I do kids parties as a party favor. 

I used the Cool Treats stamps and dies to create a little tag to tie on them, love when it comes together so easily like this.  I don't have a kids party booked right now but I plan on having these at my upcoming craft show and then if I have leftovers I will put them in the party section of my shop.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

You're Cool

Today I have the rest of the Ice Cream flavored jelly bean treats.  Theses are Lemon Sorbet.

and these are Orange Sherbert.  I love jelly beans so as you can see I didn't quite fill the boxes because I kept eating them...but now that they are all tied up I can resist them easier!  You can see the other two flavors in my post from yesterday, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

You're Sweet

Today I have more treats to share that I made for my craft show. I found these jellybeans that are ice cream flavors, these are strawberry so I added a strawberry to the tag since there is also a red raspberry flavor that is almost the same color it helps me identify the flavor.  The little strawberry is from the Cool treats stamp set.

Here are the red raspberry ones.  I knew I had a raspberry stamp from several years ago and finally found it.  The rose red seam binding ribbon matched perfectly.

I am working on the other flavors and will share those tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Timeless Tags

I am getting a lot done for my craft show, I made a few more of these Berry Baskets but ran out of plastic eggs so they are all empty for now.

I used the Timeless Tags Thinlets from the Occasions catalog and the Glimmer Paper from Sale a Bration to add a little extra pizazz to them.

This one is my favorite color combination.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Carrot Eggs

Today I have another Easter project I made for my craft show.  I adore this little bunny from the Basket Bunch stamp set.  I found some plastic eggs in the shape of a carrot at the Dollar Tree so I had to add the carrot to the tags. 

Here is a close up of one of the carrot eggs.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Treats

I made some of these St. Patrick's Day treats a few years ago and they were popular so I made some for my upcoming craft show.  Theses are so easy to make and are eye catching so it is my kind of project.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Bunny Butts

Today's project is another effort to use up some of my hoarded items, the Circle Treat Cups.  My kids call these Bunny Butts!  I still have another whole box of these to use up but I ran out of M&M's because a little boy named Dalton found them and ate most of them.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Easter Berry Basket

Today I have another project that I am making multiples of for my Spring Craft Show in a few weeks.  I used the retired Berry Basket die to make this little Easter Basket.  I love Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party together, I also made another one with the colors reversed but gave it away to a friend.

These are small eggs that I filled with coordinating colors of M&M's and the egg on the tag is something I had left over from a scrapbook page.  I have been trying to use up some of my hoarded items before my husband seeks an intervention...I have it bad!  thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Craft Show Treats

I am working on a Spring craft show for this month and I found these Starburst Jellybeans in Ice Cream Flavors.  This one is Orange Sherbert and I separated a few of them out and put them into one of the Tiny Clear boxes and decorated with a tag.  While this one is for Easter, I think I will do some  and use the Tasty Treats stamp set for the tags as well.  thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 27, 2017

High Tide

Love this stamp set from the Occasions catalog, not only does t have pretty images but has a lot of sentiments included as well.  I plan to get double use out of it by using some of the images in scrapbooking especially the lighthouse.  We love to vacation at the beach and our favorite beach is Ponce Inlet which is just south of Daytona.  One of our favorite things there is the light house, we have been going there since the big kiddos were very little and they never get tired of going up to the lookout part of the lighthouse.
 Here is a photo of the lighthouse we snapped in 2015, the last time we were there.  We are headed back  in June again this year because our high school band has been invited to lead the Disney World parade.  We are staying in Disney World for four days and then heading to Ponce Inlet which is only an hour away  for a week!  I don't know who is more excited, me or the kiddos.

Sunday, February 26, 2017


This is number three of the cards we made at a workshop this month.  A big thank you to the hostess,
Linda G.  who has already booked another one for March.  Sale a bration has made  a big  difference in my sales, I have already far surpassed my goal but it isn't over yet!  My March calendar is filling up fast, so book a date soon to take advantage of all the freebies  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lady in Red

Today I have another card made with the Beautiful You stamp set using the paper piecing technique.  This card took maybe five minutes to make but was the favorite of at least half of the ladies at a workshop I did this month for a new customer in Mt. Vernon.  We also made the card I showed you yesterday plus I have one more that I will post tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Beautiful You

Today I have a card made with the Beautiful You stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  I used the Falling in Love DSP and the Pool Party piece across the middle was cut using a So Detailed Thinlits Die.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Special Reason

I really didn't think I need another flower stamp set and dies and decided I wouldn't order the Special Reason bundle, but then I saw so many pretty cards done with it, so I got it.  And as usual, I was to busy to even open it up until yesterday. is my favorite and can't wait to make the rest of the things running around in my head using this set.  YOU need it too, so order it!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bold Butterflies

Today I have another card from Pinterest class, I love how simple yet classy it is.  I used Bold Butterflies Framelits and Butterflies Thinlits.

Here is the original, I only changed the embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by!