Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Very Merry

Hello everyone!
     Just a quick share with one last Christmas card. I am baking and making candy today for tomorrow night. I can't believe that the year is almost gone! It seems to go by faster each year.
    This card was made with the Snowflake Thinlits die from S.U. I did go back and add some small snowflakes all over the card because I thought it looked too plain, and I love how it turned out!
     I want to wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I will be back after New Year's, and start on "Birthday Season" which is fast approaching! 
     Thanks for peaking!


Friday, December 19, 2014

Counting down!

Hello everyone!
  I wanted to show you another quick card made from a kit from Stampin' Up.Just like the previous post, this comes with everything you need to make about 20 cards. The tree cutouts, flag, cards and envelopes and embossed matting were all part of the kit. I added the ribbon, the bling and the washi tape. 
  Cards are mailed, presents are wrapped and now the count down begins! On to baking and candy making! Still wishing for a white Christmas, but I don't see it happening here. Thanks for visiting me!


Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas is coming!

Hey Ya'll!

  I can't believe Christmas is almost here! Time seems to be traveling at light speed for me lately. My Daughter's birthday is on Monday, and I have been crocheting a Cowl and Fingerless Gloves for her. She saw them in a store recently and was admiring them,so even though it may not get cold enough for her to wear them here, I thought "Why not"!
  This set of cards were made from the Cut Above Christmas Card Kit  from CTMH.It comes with everything you need to make ten cards. I did punch more snowflakes out of the silver on the cards with no reindeer using Martha Stewart punches. I only made eight for this set, and shared two of them with friends.  I made a box for them using the Envelope Punch Board and a tool I found  athttp://www.thecraftyowl.co.uk/boxbuster/ called the Box Buster and used an idea I got from http://www.jennifermcguireink.com. for the ribbon on the box  I hope you enjoy the free "tool" and thanks for peeking!

Sunday, November 30, 2014


Hello everyone!
   I thought I would pop in and show you a card I made for a Baby Shower earlier this month. I fell in Love with this sentiment when I first saw it and couldn't wait to use it! I got the idea for the card and the cute little boy from Pinterest "Punch Art by Stampin Up." Their baby was hanging from a tree branch, but I thought hanging him from the moon fit better with the paper I used. You can't really tell from the picture, but the front sentiment is glittered up as well as the tiny silver dots around the star cutouts.
  I've started on my Christmas cards, and I'll have some to show you soon. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and didn't gain too many extra pounds! I swear , I gained weight just looking at all the food and goodies, he he ! Thanks for looking in on me. See you soon!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Hello everyone!
Dropping in today to show you one of my thankful cards. I made this one at a team meeting with CTMH. I just love the color combination and the technique we used was the "Rock and Roll' method on the tree. I cheated a little though, because I rolled but didn't rock ! Anyway, It turned out looking very earthy to me even with the shimmer trim.

  Today I am thankful for everything I have been blessed with this year! I'm keeping my new Grandson two days a week, so not as much time to spend in the craft room, but he is learning songs I sang to his Mother and has the sweetest smile and laugh.....Oh, I could go on but I won't. The Greats are tickled with him also, which is another blessing in my life. Yes, Today I am very Thankful for family and friends, and having the opportunity to relish every minute of every day! 
  Thanks for visiting and  leaving your comments. I appreciate each and every one!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Baby

Hey Ya'll!
  This is my annual post for my Hubby's birthday card. This  year"s card is all about his Halloween Birthday. Last year I made him a plain ol' birthday card so I thought I would play this year. I made the spider from felt and pipe cleaners and gave him some droopy/sleepy eyes. Since hubby is "60 something" I added an action wobble so he will shimmy shake when he takes it out of the envelope. I hope you enjoy and wish every one a safe and happy Halloween!

Supplies- Stampin' Up: Sentiment stamp "Age Awareness", Liquid Pearls for the teeth, Memory Box: "Spider Web" die, Recollections: for the eyes , Inspiration for the spider found on Pinterest, Small spider from my stash.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Greetings

Hello everyone!

 We have been having some beautiful weather here in my corner of the world, and I thought I would share some Halloween cards before it's too late! I have been so busy making minis that Halloween has sneaked up on me! These were made a few weeks ago at a class I attend each month. The two with the belly band around them are gift card holders. The one with the spider is actually one I had to re-do  because of a boo boo I made and then when I re did it I  did the same thing again(!) and still had an embellishment opportunity, thus the spider!

I hope everyone is enjoying this gorgeous weather and getting out and about while it's cool. I know some are experiencing Spring on the other side of the world, and for the most part they are having the same weather we are! Thanks for peeking in on me and have a wonderful week!

Supplies- CTMH: Paper packet "Scardy Cat" Stamp set "Halloween Greetings" and " A Quick Hello", Cricut carts Art Philosophy and Artfully Sent(?). Sizzix: Sizlitt "Creepy" for the spider.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Little Halloween

Hello everyone!
  I'm really getting back into making mini's lately and came up with this one at a crop/team meeting a couple of weeks ago. You know how I like them...the smaller the better? This is called a One Sheet Wonder, meaning it was made with one sheet of 12x12 paper. Well, actually 3 sheets of 12x12 because I kept gluing it wrong and ended up making 3 books before all was said and done, hehe! I  got the idea from http://getcreativewithtraci.co.uk/ on Pinterest. I did finally make the book, and finished it up at home. This one is for Halloween. I used CTMH papers and some punches and dies from my stash. Thanks for looking! 

Supplies- CTMH: " Moonlight" WOTG( retired), 11/4 inch circle punch and Bronze and Black Shimmer Trim,  S.U.: "Tag Topper" Punch, One 12x12 sheet of Kraft Cardstock from my stash, Martha Stewart: "spider Web" border punch, "graveyard Mice" Border punch and the "Bat" Punch, Sizzix die: Large Bat, Glitter glue and paper from my stash. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Love Grows Mini

Hey Ya'll!

 I have a quick share today of a mini that I completed (finally) recently. The chipboard album was part of a kit that I purchased at Michael's, and was supposed to have a gardening theme. I decided not to use that as my theme, but used  all the papers and some of the chipboard embellishments. I added all the tags, flowers, ribbons, etc. I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather we are having as much as I am. I am so ready for fall!! Thanks for looking, and I'll see you soon!

Supplies- Recollections: "Vintage Romance Garden Kit" mini,CTMH: Journaling Spots
"Lucky"(retired), So Sophie: journal cards, MME: "Life Stories" journal cards, Paper Studio: Burlap ribbons and flowers, The picture frame was an old piece of packaging that held bakers twine. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Time Flies

Hey Ya'll!
I know, I know... Bad , Bad Blogger!! 
Sometimes life gets in the way, or you just need a break, or your Mojo heads south for the season. All of the above seem to be the case with me lately! I promise I will try to do better, and not stay away so long.
I have manage to do a few projects while cleaning and purging my craft space, and wanted to show you this simple card which was left over from a card class awhile ago. Shirley Ross was the original designer and the second card is the one I made using part of the card "kit" and some feathers I stamped and colored with the new ShinHan Touch Twin markers sold by Close To My Heart.
           Here is Shirley's design:
            This was done with an ink pad and a blending pen to give sort of a watercolor effect.

      This is the second card I did with the ShinHan markers where I closed the window  and mounted the fussy cut image to the outside of the card.

Thanks for looking in on me and I will see you soon,..I promise!!

 Supplies:  "M" Stamp " Hi" everyday life, Card design by Shirley Ross at /http://www.momnmescrap.blogspot.com , Using the Cricut cartridge "Art Philosophy( ? ), Stamp set "Happy Birds" for the feathers.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone!
   I am so happy to be to making cards again! My daughter had some complications with her c-section and had to go back to the hospital for a few days, but now she is home and doing well. This card is for my Uncle who is turning  82 next week. I decided to play with a new card kit I ordered last month from Close to My Heart. The kit comes with the envelope, card base and three banner pieces. I love the look of kraft card stock, which is most likely why this kit appealed to me. Just a quick simple card, but as busy as I've been lately.......well you get the picture! Thanks for looking and "hanging in there" with me!

Supplies- CTMH: "Thank You Card Kit", Black "Shimmer Trim", Grey Bakers Twine, Silver "Glitter Gems", and the stamp sets "You Mean the World to ME" and "Just a Number" (retired). The "Ant" stamp is by Rubber Stampede, and the "Hills" came from my stash. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mini Album Project

Hello everyone!
  I am finally done with the project I was telling you about, and it is a baby mini album for my daughter! She had the baby last Friday by emergency c-section, and we are so glad that he is finally here! I finished the album the night before he was born. Talk about cutting it close! I was working it "down to the wire"! Anyway I can finally show you a few of the pages. It is supposed to be a "book of first's". You know, first smile ,first bath, first haircut, etc.. I love how it turned out and I hope you do too!

Supplies- CTMH: "Babycakes" paper and WOTG,  My Creations "Kraft Pocket Album", Inks- Lagoon,Sunset, Chocolate, and Creme Brulee, Stamps- "Special Care" and "Wild Wonders, Bronze and Teal "Shimmer Trim", Cricut Cartridges- "Artbooking" and "Art Philosophy".
Me and My Big Ideas- camera stickers. Recollections- Pinwheel Stickers. Paper Studio- Mini Craft Stacks. Special Moments- Bears. Crate Paper- "Cowboy Collection Punch outs. S.U.- Stamps "Banner Blast "and Bundled Baby" and the "Banner Punch". Provo Craft- Cartridges "Everyday Pop-Up Cards", " Simply Charmed", and "B is for Boy". 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

One Page Mini

 Hey Ya'll!
 It seems like forever since I posted, but here is one of the projects I've been working on! I've  made one of these before, and I really love how quickly they come together. It's made from an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. The technical name for it is an X Book.The finished size is 2 3/4 x 2 3/4. It's really just a small cute little tag album. I hope everyone is keeping busy and staying crafty in this hot weather. School will be starting back here soon, and the Summer is slipping away. Thanks for peeking in on me, I enjoy hearing from all of you!
(Warning: Picture heavy)

Supplies-  Tim Holtz: Tissue wrap stained with distress ink, Ideology "Word Bands", "Paper Clips, and "Pins" Stamps: CTMH Petite Perks "Delicate Wings" and "Scrapbook Statements- Poets" Dylusions "Clearly the Right Words", Sentiment stickers: Cosmo Cricket "Tiny Text", Splash of Color: "Mixed Media 101", S.U.: "Scallop Tag Topper"  punch, Brass word plate from my stash, Feathers:  Made by yours truly. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Hello everyone!. 
   Just a quick share today to show you this cute card made with scraps from my stash. I'm forever saving pieces of paper that most would throw away, and decided it was time to do something with them. I first used all my long strips of scrap to weave a mat for my card. Then I ran it through the Big Kick with an embossing folder before attaching it to the card. I stamped the sweet little rag doll and the sentiments inside and out with a CTMH stamp, made a jute bow and called it done! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Summer weather?!  I'll be back soon to show a project I've been working on, and thanks for peeking in on me. I love reading your comments, it just brightens my day!

 Supplies: CTMH- Doll and sentiment "Stiches With Love", S.U.- Embossing folder "Square Lattice", Paper Studio- Scallop circle punch 1.5 inches.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Fathers Day

Hey everyone!
  Now that Fathers Day is over, I can show you the card I made for the Enabler( Hubby ). He has a Harley Davidson motorcycle and goes riding just about every Saturday with some of his buddies. I used this image on a card for my son several years ago and they both loved it so....... You can't really tell from the photo, but I used a metallic gel pen on his glasses, glittered up his teeth, and colored then used Liquid Glass on the headlights. I hope you all had a beautiful weekend and thanks for looking!

 Supplies- Image copied from the computer, art work of "Letterfly", Background scenery: Memory box die "Modern Landscape", Stamped grass: Rubber Stampede, Hogs and kisses from the "Just Because Cards Cricut cart and stamped sentiment from CTMH "Your the Best".

Monday, June 9, 2014


Hey Ya'll!
   Just a quick post today to show you this Flower Pot Card I made recently. It had been so long since I made one of these, I forgot how much fun they were to make! I used one of my favorite Cricut carts and some flower punches for the flowers, embossed the flower pot and tied it with some ribbon from my stash. Have you made one of these lately? Hope you enjoy the peek, and thanks for checking in on me!

Supplies- Close to My Heart: Inside sentiment from "Thoughtful Tidings" , Cuttlebug: Embossing folder "Distressed Stripe", Stampin' Up: Small flowers- "Petite Petals" bundle, Large flowers- "Triple Treat" stamp and "5 Petal Flower" punch, Front sentiment- "A Round Array" with 7/8" scallop punch, Sunflowers- Cricut cartridge "Walk in My Garden".

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bee Happy

Hey everyone!
   I thought I would drop in today to show you this card I made with one of the stamp sets from the Spring and Summer Idea book with  Close To My Heart. I thought this stamp set was so cute, it is one of the first ones I bought. I wanted to use them all on a card so this is what I came up with.
  I decided to use up some scraps and a new embossing folder that I purchased lately. I also stamped some of the flowers and a bee on the inside and left it blank for a sentiment, but do not have a picture for it. I hope everyone had a fun in the sun Memorial Day, and said prayers for all who made it possible for us to enjoy the holiday. Thanks for looking and I'll see you soon!

   Supplies- CTMH: "Happy Hive" stamp set, Paper is "Buzz and Bumble" WOTG retired. Recollections: Small heart punch, Darice: Honey comb border embossing folder "Bee Border" 3pk, all coloring was done with markers and a blending pen. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Parchment and Piercing

Good morning all!
   As all of you know by now, I am  purging (trying to!) my craft space. I found this kit that had been purchased several years ago from Paper Wishes. It contained some parchment paper and patterns for dry embossing. Use it or lose it, so I made two of the three cards in the kit. I also did a bit of piercing and used pearlescent watercolors to add a some color. I do like this technique, and prefer parchment to vellum because it is a heavier weight. I hope you enjoy, and thanks for looking!

I placed a piece of dotted paper behind this one.

The paper behind this one has wispy looking cloud shapes.

Supplies: Parchment kit by Ecstacy Crafts, Pearlescent paints byNiji purchased in the art department of Hobby Lobby, Outside sentiment, "Love This" from CTMH.  

Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother's Day

Hey Ya'll!
  It's that time again, the rush to get Mother's Day projects done before the actual day ! I've been busy making the cards, shopping for presents and even making a box for one of them to go in. I have been seeing these pop-up card boxes everywhere I look lately, even at Walmart of all places! When I saw how much they wanted for one, it sealed the deal, and I had to make one for myself.
  Oh course it ended up not being for me but for my Mother. I got the instructions and a tutorial at Split Coast Stampers, and it really was not as hard as it looks. The box itself took no time at all. It was deciding what to put in the box and where to put it that took so long, lol. I did some stamping and embossing on the flowers, and used a strip of acetate to place the butterflies on. I also made a belly band( not pictured ) to hold the card closed.

I had so much fun making this one, that I made another one for my Grandson to give to his Mother!
This one also has a belly band (not shown). I wish all of you a very Happy Mother's Day, and thanks for peeking!

Supplies- Top box: S.U.- Designer Series paper "Everyday Enchantment" (retired), Large flowers- "Secret Garden" bundle, Small flowers- "Petite Petals" bundle, Martha Stewart: Rose Leaf", "Frond", and "3 in 1  Butterfly" punches, Sentiment: Studio G.
   Supplies- Bottom box: CTMH- Paper "Pemberly" (retired), Large flowers: " Art Philosophy", Sen-
timent: "Splendid Day" (also retired), Martha Stewart: "3 in 1 Butterfly" and "Frond" punches. S.U.: "Petite Petals" bundle.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Miss You

Good Morning everyone!
    Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, but I had some computer problems and now bad weather(Batten down the hatches!). I hope you all had a wonderful and restful Easter, and didn't eat too many goodies and spoil your appetite! Hubby got hooked on the Robins Eggs and bought some more afterwards. I'll have to admit I kinda like them too much myself!
   Here's another card I made at the same time as the previous Anniversary card. It was very simple and I used some of the new items from CTMH. I embossed the card, stamped the feathers and fussy cut them out, added some sequins and a small tag sentiment and ,"Whala", it's done ! Thanks for looking, and have a beautiful, creative day!
 Supplies- CTMH: Embossing folder "Chevron", Stamped feathers: "Feathers" seasons and nature, Sequins are from the Lollydoodle WOTG. Sentiment: "4 My Friend", and the tag is from a Sizzix die.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter wishes

Hey everyone!

   Isn't it funny how you run across something you forgot you had while looking for something else, and know instantly why you bought it ( 3 years ago ) and what you intended on doing with it! Such was case with these little bunnies that I purchased at Big Lots when they use to carry a good selection of scrapbook supplies. Sadly this is not the case any more, at least not at the one in my town. Any way,  I rescued them from going into the yard sale bag and teamed them up with an embossing folder I recently purchased from Consumer Crafts online. A couple of weeks ago they had all of their embossing folders on sale for $1.99 and I bought 6 or 7 of them at that price! It all came together rather quickly once I dug through the gazillion buttons that I have in my stash! Honestly, I think the buttons are growing like weeds in my craft room. I find them everywhere!!

  I hope you all have a wonderful Easter, and thanks for peeking in on me!

    Supplies- Bunnies: Paperbilities, Martha Stewart: Grass border punch and "Frond" punch for the leaves, "Loops"  punch around the page for the inside, Darice: "Cloudy Sky" embossing folder, Stampin' Up: "Banner" punch and "Loads of Love" stamp set for the sentiment, Button flowers from my ever growing collection.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter Chick

Hello everyone! I dropped in today to show you another little Easter card. I have been seeing these shaker cards all over Pinterest and on various blogs and I thought I would try one myself. I ( Don't faint ) got out my Cricut and and cut out the window using the centerpoint feature. I stamped the egg, cut the top half off, then I used the top half as a mask so that I could add the chick from another stamp, then stamped it again and added the chick. I then used my markers and colored pencils to  color in the egg and chick. I fussy cut them out and glued them to another piece of patterned paper. To make it a shaker, I used  a small bag that "dollar stamps" come in and added the sequins. I used Score tape to adhere the whole thing to the back of the mat and glued it all down to the card base. I had so much fun with this that I ended up making two of them. I hope you'll try this yourself, it was really not as hard as it sounds. Thanks for looking!

    Supplies- CTMH: Cricut Art Philosphy", "Colored Egg" M stamp. S.U.:" Modern Label" punch, EK Success: Scallop Circle punch, Both ribbons and sentiments from my stash, Sequins from Hobby Lobby in the Easter section. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dry Embossing.

Hello all!

  I was recently asked to do a technique for one of our Team Training Days with Close to My Heart. This is what I came up with. I used the Easter egg from one of the new "M" stamps and did some dry embossing with a stylus. In keeping with the "purge" of 2014, I used some retired papers from CTMH also. This was the second try on the egg. The first one was done on colored vellum and I didn't get as good of an impression I as wanted, so this one was done with plain white vellum. I used watercolor pencils and a blending pen for the egg colors. Even though Easter is a bit away, it will be here before you know it! Are you getting your cards and decoration made and ready to send out snail mail? I hope so. Thanks for looking in on me!

Supplies- CTMH: Paper "Lucy", Egg: M Stamp "Colored Egg", Bling: "Bitty Sparkles" and "Glitter Gems". SU: Punch "Modern Label". Sentiment: Studio G. Ribbon from my stash.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Love of My Life

Hello everyone!
  I'm still in the midst of purging and re-arranging(again) my craft space, but thought I would stop and post this simple card for you. I made this a couple of weeks ago at a weekend crop. I have an anniversary coming soon and thought this would be perfect! Of course, having this new WOTG card kit didn't hurt either. I just loved the sentiment to begin with and then the wheels started turning! I think the "enabler" will get a kick out of it! Thanks for taking time out of your day to peek in on me, and I hope you like what you see!

 Supplies- CTMH: "Lollydoodle" WOTG card kit (papers,sequins and sentiment), Teal shimmer trim is from the "Cloud Nine" kit. Inside: ketchup bottle from,  Cricut "Block Party" cartridge , french fries and container  hand drawn and fussy cut.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Spring!

Hey Ya'll!
   Just thought I would pop in to wish everyone a Happy Spring and to show you the wreath I made for my Daughter to go on her door.I recently made a wreath from a kit I purchased from Stampin' Up, and my daughter liked it so much she wanted me to make her one.She purchased a wreath form from Michaels and I used papers and ribbon from my stash(which I'm still purging, I keep finding stuff I forgot I had!) and this is what I came up with!


     I used fringe scissors for the "fluffy" flowers cut out some circles to form the large flowers and cut out a few leaves and some large spikey bases for another flower. Then I punched out some spikey small flowers for the centers. All in all it turned out better than I thought it would. Here's a picture of the S.U. wreath I used for inspiration. I used feathers instead of leaves.

Supplies- S.U.: Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit as the inspiration piece,  Stamped feathers: CTMH "Feathers" Seasons and Nature.
My wreath- CTMH: Burlap ribbon, Large Spikey flower: Cricut cart "Mother's Day Bouquet", Fringe Flowers: Martha Stewart fringe scissors, Leaves: Sizzix Thinlet "Branch w/ Leaves #3" Flower centers: Fiskars punch, Buttons from my stash.