Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas Quilt



I have made several attempts at learning to sew but I am not good at it and usually get frustrated and throw whatever project I am working on away.  I blame my mother for my inability, she wouldn't let us even touch her sewing machine when we were growing up.  She had saved S&H green stamps(anyone remember these stamps) to get it so she could make our clothes and she became very good at sewing even without a pattern.  I love how this quilt turned out, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Merry Christmas Wishes


Very quick and very simple is my style these days.  I am putting together a bundle of cards to give as thank you gifts to my three beautiful sisters.  They live 8 hours away from me and I don't get to see them very often but they have driven the 8 hours three times now to come help me out.  I always do a Fall craft show and work on cards for it for months prior to the event.  I was planning on skipping it this year but they came and did it for me, they are the BEST sisters in the world!  My only brother came to visit me as well but he really isn't into craft shows. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas Sweater







I wanted to address a few emails that I have received lately...yes I am still a Stampin' Up! demonstrator....I just haven't stamped much lately.  I have been dealing with breast cancer and have not had much energy for anything extra.  I hope to be back to doing classes as soon as the radiation treatments are over.  Thanks for all the prayers , words of encouragement, food, gift certificates, and rides to the doctor, I have the best customers(friends) in the world! 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Christmas Blessings

 
I went shopping yesterday and found these birch slices and snowmen at Hobby Lobby.  I wasn't sure if I could stamp on them or not but gave it a try and they and it worked perfectly.  I wish I had bought more because these will be perfect for teacher gifts.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Fall Birthday

 
 
Today I have a Fall birthday card to share, love these bright colors together.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Merry Christmas Wishes

 
Do you make masculine Christmas cards...I usually don't set out to make mine gender specific but my husband asked me to make him some cards to give to his clients so this is what I came up with.  He contracts with several big companies so I kept it simple since I will need to make so many.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hearts Come Home

Today's card was made using thins months Paper Pumpkin kit and the Hearts come Home stamp set.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Peace*Joy*Love

today I have a CAS Christmas card made with the Musical Season stamp set and the Silver Foil Snowflakes.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Latte

 
I do love a good Latte on cool Fall mornings. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

 
I used the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle for this Fall card.  The little gourd is my favorite.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bright Wishes

 
 
 
 
I love a good image to color and this wishing well is perfect for that.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Little Stockings


Love these cute little stockings, I plan on using them to hold money and gift cards for my big kiddos.  I don't buy gifts for them anymore because they would rather pick them out for themselves and that saves me a lot of time.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tags and Trimmings

 
Today I have a CAS Christmas card to share.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Happy Birthday


Since I had the Memories and More cards out I decided to make another Fall card using them.  This makes a very easy and simple card in just minutes. 

On a personal note....you may have noticed that I have neglected my blog lately.  Now that I have let all my kiddos know I will share the reason with my faithful blog readers as well.  I recently found out that I have Breast Cancer so I have had a lot of doctors appointments and such to take care of.  The cancer is very early and the prognosis is good.  I will have surgery to remove it followed by radiation treatments to kill any cells that are missed by the surgery.  Prayers appreciated, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Grateful

 
Today's card was made with one of the cards from the Memories and More Color Theory pack.  I mainly use these for scrap book pages but almost any of them could be used as card fronts as well. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

It's Your Birthday!

 
 
 
This is card #2 from this month's birthday class using the Celebration stamp set and dies.  I thought this one would work well  for the masculine card.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Celebration Time

 
Today's card was made with the Celebration Time stamp set and the matching Celebration thinlet dies.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Brightly Lit Christmas

 
 Today I have CAS Christmas card to share.  Love this stamp set from the Holiday Catalog called Brightly Lit Christmas.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Merry Little Tags


This is the third project from our Bundle Class using the Merry Little Labels stamp set.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Merry little Labels #2


This is card number two from our monthly bundle class.  This stamp set was one that didn't catch my attention the first time I looked through the catalog because it looked like it was more for just tags.  I am glad I ordered it though, it will be getting a lot of use in the next few weeks.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Merry Little Labels



Today's card is from this months Bundle class using the Merry Little Labels Bundle.  This bundle includes the Everyday Label Punch and the Merry Little Labels stamp set.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Back to School!


School is back in session!  My Dalton is the first one in line in this photo, doesn't he look sad 🙁.
The girls were ready to go back but the big girls refused to take pictures and Ava does whatever they do so she wouldn't cooperate either. 


Still no smile after he got into his classroom. 

 
And, I do have a card to share today.  My stamping time has been very limited the past two weeks but I should have more time now.  I just finished up a large wedding order and have designed the next one and sent it to the bride for approval and the best part is that she isn't getting married until Summer 2018 so I can take my time on it.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Night in Bethlehem


I have a Christmas card today using the dies that coordinate with the night in Bethlehem stamp set.  I have already decided this will be the card I send out this year, LOVE it!  I cut a sliver of a piece of Merry Music DSP to add below the die cut image of Bethlehem but still felt like I needed a sentiment added as well.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Gentle Peace which is retired.   For those who attend classes, this will be part of the next Christmas card class as well.   Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Painted Autumn


For todays card I used the pretty Painted Autumn DSP and the Label Me Pretty stamp set and matching punch.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Seasonal Layers


I can feel Fall in the air and that excites me because I love everything about Fall!  the chair and the leaf are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets.  the DSP is in the Holiday Catalog and is called Painted Autumn.  I have lots of Fall  birthdays coming up so I will probably make several more of these.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Warmth & Cheer



I have another Christmas card to share today.  I will have my first Christmas card class next week so I am working on that today.  I put my order in for the holiday catalog and should get it soon so I will have lots of new Christmas stamps to work with.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Santa's Sleigh

 

I am so glad this Christmas stamp set carried over into the Annual catalog.  The DSP is Be Merry and it is in the AC as well.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

For a Special Couple

 
I made today's card with some of the cards in the Petal Garden Memories and More Card Pack.  I bought the pack with scrapbooking in mind and I will use most of it for that purpose but I love that I can use some of the pieces for cards as well.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Back to School Time!


It's almost back to school time!  I have to admit I am ready to send my sweet munchkins back to school.  I really enjoy them being at home except they are not content just being home, we stay on the go to somewhere... anywhere.  I took them to St. Louis for the weekend and spent way too much money entertaining them and buying back to school supplies and clothes.  I made a few cards to give to the littles for their new teachers, they will be in second grade this year. Shelby will be a college freshmen and Sadie will be in eighth grade, time is flying by too fast.   Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Peace on Earth

 
Today I have another Holiday Catalog sneak peek.  I can't wait to get the new catalog and order from it.  I love making Christmas cards and the little snippets I have seen of the  Holiday catalog so far are awesome.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Carols of Christmas

 
I feel like I am already behind, I have usually started Christmas cards before now but my kids have kept me on the go all Summer.  We are headed out of town this weekend for a short trip and again next weekend and then hopefully some time at  home will happen.  This card was made using the Carols of Christmas suite that is in the new Holiday catalog available soon.  BUT you don't have to wait until the new catalog comes out!!!!  You can order it starting in August! 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Amazing You

This is card #2 from our July Spotlight class using the Grown with Love and Garden Grown stamp set and Framelit dies.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Grown with Love

 
 
 
 
It has been a while since I posted anything because it is Summer and my kiddos think that means go somewhere and do something every day.  I have been able to get a few classes in and this card is from one of them.  I used the Grown with Love stamp set and the matching Garden Grown Framelits.
Off to entertain the kids, I think a movie sounds good since it is so hot outside.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

happy birthday gorgeous


For today's card I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set along with a piece of Foil Frenzy DSP in Tangerine Tango.  The flowers are stamped in Powder Pink and Berry Burst.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

This Little Piggy


This stamp set was close to the top of my list of favorites when the new catalog came out.  I love the cuteness factor but I also like that I have a story to scrapbook about that I can use this set for as well.  I grew up on a farm and we raised lots of different kinds of animals but the pigs were my favorite and after all I was named after a pig.  My parents couldn't decide on a name for me because I was their first and they just knew I was going to be a boy, so they had no girl names picked out.  The doctor finally gave them 10 minutes to decide on something so my dad picked up a magazine in the room and started looking through it.  It just happened to be a farming magazine and there was a cartoon in it about a pig named Sandy, so I was named Sandra Lynn. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Falling Flowers


Today's card is somewhat a CASE of a card I saw on Pinterest but evidently didn't pin it because now I can't find it.  I used the Falling Flowers stamp set and the May flowers Framelit dies.  I think this is the first time I have used this set and I got it when last years annual catalog first came out.  I am going to do better....I have good intentions but somehow don't see them through. I have set a goal to ink up every stamp I have that hasn't seen ink before the end of 2017.  Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Thanks a Latte


I am not much of a coffee drinker, usually one cup in the morning when it is cold outside, but I always purchase any stamps related to coffee.  Coffee is a reminder of my mother, she would have a cup of coffee in her hand from the time she got out of bed until she went back to bed at night.  She used a lot of creamer in hers but never any sweetner. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Congratulations

 
 
 
I am terrible at taking pictures, this one looks crooked but it really isn't and I am too lazy to take it over so pretend it is straight. I used the Bouquet Bunch dies and stamps for this card.  My husband's great nephew is getting married in a few weeks so I made this for him and his beautiful bride to be.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In Colors



What's your favorite new In color? 





 
Leave me a comment with your favorite  In Color and I will draw from the names and send you all five of these cards.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Background Bits Thank You

 
Today's card was made with one of the hostess sets called Background Bits.  Stampin' Up! always has neat hostess sets and this one is going to be a favorite for sure.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Daisy Love







The Daisy Punch is back in stock! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

At Home


This card didn't turn out exactly how I planned but anyway...I wanted to add the sleeping puppy from the stamp set Just Sitting Here but really couldn't decide where to put him.  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Retirement





I have a sweet friend who I met when I lived in Alabama who is retiring so I made this card for her.  She owns a condo in Gulf Shores and  will be moving there,  This is the last scrap of this DSP I have left, sure wish Stampin'  Up! would keep these favorites around longer than one catalog, I am sure they would be a hit.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Weather Together


I am trying to get back in the groove, I feel I am so far behind at home and at my shop.  I did get most of the laundry done this morning, luckily we have a washer and dryer in the condo so I didn't have as much from the trip but since the guys stayed home this trip  I had to do their laundry from two weeks.  I don't have many items from the new catalog yet, just some of the things we got to preorder.  This is the Weather Together stamp set and the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  Thanks for stopping by!