Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!

I'm wishing for you a wonderful joyous blessed New Year, my friends!  I thank you so much for supporting me and my blog!
It has truly been a pleasure reading and looking at your fabu-
lous creations throughout the year.  I have made some very
dear sweet friends!  It is truly a blessing to create and be
inspired by such wonderful creative friends, thank you!

I thought I'd go down memory lane by highlighting some of my
favorite cards/projects that I created this past year.  Here we

You still with me??  OK...just a few more...

Again, I thank you for your support and visiting
here today!  If you do go out and have fun tonight,
please stay safe and take care!  I'm looking forward
to the next new year visiting your blogs and seeing
your wonderful creations!  Take care my dear
friends, hugssss!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Dear Friends, Merry Christmas!


Dear Friends, Merry Christmas!

Are you putting the finishing touches on your
Christmas preparations?  I thought I'd take a
little break this morning and look over at my
my favorite challenge site, The Shabby Tea Room!
What a fun challenge that is going on this week!
You are to choose your favorite project for this past
year that was entered on that challenge site! 

This card has a lot of my favorite items!  I used to have
fun doing cross stitching(before card making:-), so
it has aida cloth with some stitching.  There is text
background, doilies from Amish country, seam
binding.  Some more favs of mine are buttons, gems,
and gorgeous Prima flowers!  What is your favorite
card of the year?  I just love looking in blog land
and revisiting favorite cards of the year!

OK, I better scoot and make the pies and cranberry
salad.  My baking is done except for the pies. 
Yesterday, after my husband and son returned
home from seeing a movie, they saw some
scruptious candies of buckeyes, chocolate
covered pretzels, chocolate haystacks, and Russian
tea cakes..mmmmm!  I thank you so much for
dropping by today!  May you have a wonderful
blessed Christmas and joyous New Year, hugs!

Supplies:  Kraft Outlet, Close to My Heart,
                 K&Company, Martha Stewart
Stamp:  SU
Ink:  SU(Crumb Cake)
Die Cuts:  K&Company
Aida Cloth, Floss, Jo-Ann Fabric
Doily:  My Stash(Amish Country)
Flower:  Prima
Ribbon:  SU(Vanilla, Crumb Cake)
Twine:  PTI
Button:  Tim Holtz

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Hi Friends!

Just a quick card I wanted to share with you that I
made for a Christmas thank you card.  I decided
to create a wintery scene.  I'm beginning to wonder
if we will have a wintery scene here in NW Ohio
this year.  We have gone beyond 280 days without
snow.  And, I believe it is a new record.  I can
remember last year having had snow by now.
Oh well,  maybe we'll have some in time for

The pretty snowflakes were made using
a McGill punch.  And, the tiny red birds were
made using a Martha Stewart punch.  I added SU
dazzling details for the sparkle effect.   It's a quick
and easy card, but I like the end result.  Thanks
so much for visiting here today.  Take care, hugs!


Paper:  Bazzill
Stamp:  Inspired by Stamping
Ink:  SU(Black)
Punch:  McGill, Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Dazzling Details:  SU

Thoughts and Prayers...

Hi Friends,

My thoughts are on all the families and friends who
have suffered a loss on Friday relating to the events
that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
We are deeply saddened by this horrific act on
such innocent people.  It is so difficult to understand.
I am hoping and praying for friends, family, and God
to be at the side of those in sorrow at this diffuclt time.
Take care, hugggggssss.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hi Friends!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!  How are you
coming along on all the Christmas festivities?  I
still have some baking and shopping to do, but
I think I have most of the preparations under
control.  I just received some notices in my email
this morning, so I informed my husband I ordered
some Christmas goodies for myself...hehehe!  Do
you do that, too?!

I am entering the above card over at the
Paper SweetiesThey have an awesome design
team with the sweetest stamps!  Go over
and take a look for you won't be disappointed!
I did some gold embossing on this card around
the Christmas tree and the snowflake buttons.  The
gold snowflake behind the tree is actually a tag
I bought at Bath and Body Works!  Hey, I'm thinking
whatever works, I'll use it...hehehe!  I think it
went well with the other little snowflakes.

Here is the sketch challenge that we were to follow:

Well, I have some more cleaning to do and a little
treat bag I want to make up for my friend's dog. 
Oh, we do spoil our dogs, lol!  She has the sweetest
bichon frise that I've ever seen.  I just want to scoop
her up and take her home with me!

Ok, I have a couple more cards I want to post, but
will do later.  Take care and thanks so much for
dropping by today, hugs!


Paper:  Kraft Outlet, Bo Bunny, Recollections
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties
Ink:  SU(Black), Ranger(Tea Dye)
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties
Lace:  Paper Studio
Gems:  Recollections
Emboss Powder:  Ranger(gold)
Buttons:  Hobby Lobby
Die:  SU(Framelits)
Gold Thread:  Jo-Ann Fabric

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Happy Bday!

Hi Friends!

How are you doing today?  Getting those Christmas
preparations done?  I had to take a break from the
hustle and bustle and sit down to make a birthday
card for a girl I used to work with.  Three of us
girls still work together, but three have since gone
on to other jobs.  The one girl's birthday is on
Monday, and we are all meeting tonight for dinner.
We will have fun seeing each other again and get
caught up on what's going on in our lives.

I was going to make this card fairly simple, but I
kept adding here and there.  I started off with a
Bo Bunny sticker and adhered it to card board
for dimension.  I added the happy bday letter
stickers and gems.  I embossed the poinsettia
and oval circles.  Ribbon, buttons, and pearl
cotton to finish off the card. 

Well, I better scoot here.  Thank you for
dropping by today!  Take care, hugs!


Paper:  Bazzill, DCWV
Stickers:  BoBonny
Dies:  Spellbinder's(Poinsettia), SU(Framelits)
Emboss Folder:  SU(Petals-A-Plenty)
Oval Punch, Scallop Punch:  Fiskars
Gems:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties
Pearl Cotton, Buttons:  Jo-Ann Fabric