Friday, November 29, 2013

Peace on Earth...

Hi there!

Have you recovered from your Thanksgiving feast?  It was a so fun getting together with family and lots of delicious food...mmm.  And, today I braved the crowds for just a little while.  I went later in the afternoon to try to miss most of it, but did manage to get a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law.  Also, I stopped at Michael's for some more white ribbon.  I noted adhesive on sale, which was buy one and get one free, so I couldn't pass that up!:-)  If you went out shopping, I hope you were able to find some great deals!

So, onto my card.  I'm entering this card over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.  The challenge calls for a project using any sentiment.  I got out my neglected Verve stamp and die.  The snowflakes dies are Spellbinder's.  It's quite a simple card for me, but I did want the snowflakes to shine.  I have four sisters, so I thought about making this card in different colors for their Christmas cards.  Well, that's all for now, friends!  Take good care and have a great weekend, hugs!


Paper:  PTI, MFT, Bazzill
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  SU(Night of Navy)
Dies:  Verve
           Snowflakes:  Spellbinder's
Gems:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Michael's

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Friends!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!  Wishing you a blessed holiday today!  Hoping that you have a wonderful day filled with lots of family, friends, and warm blessings!  And, I want to take this opportunity to say that I am so grateful for you being such a great support to me with my blog.  I love sharing my creations and visiting your blogs and seeing your projects, too!  What an awesome part of my life is the creative blog land out there.  So, I thank you so much!  Take care and God Bless!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas is Coming!

Hi there!
It has been quite awhile since I have entered a project over at The Shabby Tea Room!  I do love red and gingham and was inspired to use my little muslin bags from SU for a quick Christmas gift.  The challenge required to use the colors of red, white and brown.  Here is the beautiful inspiration photo we were to follow...
I started with a muslin bag and stamped the background with snowflakes.  A cup image from Hero Arts was stamped and paper pieced.  Gingham ribbon and snowflake placed for added interest.  I stitched a little stocking using felt and twine and filled it with candy canes, ivy, and pine cones.  I used copics to color inside the cup for the appearance of hot chocolate and applied glossy accents.  Hot chocolate mix was placed in a plastic bag inside the muslin bag and tied with ribbon, twine, and a cute little stocking button.

OK, that's all for now, friends.  I thank you so much for viewing my project today!  Take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving, hugs!


Muslin Bag:  SU
Stamps:  Verve(snowflakes), Hero Arts(cup)
Ink:  SU(CrumbCake)
Pine Cones, Ivy, Pipe Cleaners, Button:  Hobby Lobby
Felt:  White-PTI, Red-MFT
Snowflake Punch:  McGill
Twine:  American Crafts
Gems:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric

Monday, November 25, 2013

Visions of Sugarplums...

Hi there!

How's your Monday going so far?  It's very chilly here in NW Ohio.  In fact, I do believe it's freezing!  No snow yet that can be seen.  I think that system went to the east coast.  I hear it's even cold in Texas...brrr!  Anyways, I stayed in the warm house today and did some cleaning and card making.  The cleaning part wasn't fun, but the card making was very enjoyable!:-)  This card above has some wonderful stamps from Paper Sweeties.  Those CUTE little gingerbreads, candy cane, and sentiment are from the stamp set Ho Ho Ho.  And, this darling set was released last month.  I'm entering this card over at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. 

Here is the sketch we were to follow...


I started with a white card base and paired it with Bazzill(Nordic Pines).  The gingerbreads and candy cane were colored with a copic marker.  They were die cut with Ho Ho Ho Sweet Cuts.  For the final touch I added brads for interest.  This card was very easy to make and I really like the design.  I may use this again for more Christmas cards.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Take care, hugs!
Paper:  PTI, Bazzill(Nordic Pines)
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Ho Ho Ho
Ink:  SU(Black, Real Red)
Copic:  R46
Brads:  Hot off the Press

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hi there!

Happy Saturday to you!  I was so happy to see the weekend this week...whew!  I put in more work hours this week and was happy to get to my craft table this morning!  I recently saw a quote..."Keep Calm and Make a Card".  Well, let me tell ya the stress all melted away when I made this card.  I was in a happy place again!:-)  Anyways, a little about my card.....

I started with a white card base and paired it with some fun MME paper.  The tree dies are from Spellbinder's.  I added a border with gems and twine at the top of the card.  A lovely felt MS flower in the top left corner.  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy.  And, there you have it another Christmas card made.  I am way behind on making them, but I have a few done.  I'm just happy that for the next couple weeks I'll be able to do more card making and decorating for Christmas.  I'm starting to get into the holly jolly Christmas spirit...are you?:-)  Ok, that's all for now.  Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!  Thanks so much for dropping by!


Paper:  PTI, MME, Bazzill
Stamp:  Sweet 'n Sassy
Ink:  SU(Bravo Burgundy)
Twine:  We R Memory Keepers
Flower:  Martha Stewart
Gems:  Paper Studio
Dies:  Spellbinder's
Punch:  Fiskars

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Paper Sweeties November Release Rewind!

Hi there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties November Release Rewind!  As I stated yesterday, I have a Thanksgiving project to highlight today.  This is my table decoration for Thanksgiving this year.  I found the orange bottle at one of the craft stores on sale.  I thought it would be perfect for a vase.  I added burlap and layered leaf stickers.  The frame stamp is from Beautiful stamp set and the sentiment is from Give Thanks stamp set.  A metal brad, twine, and flowers to finish off my project. 

Well, that finishes the November Release of my projects for Paper Sweeties this month, friends!  I give thanks to you for all your support and sweet comments!  I really appreciate it!  Take care, hugs!:-)


Paper:  Kraft Outlet, Paper Studio
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties:  Beautiful-frame(Accessories)
                                         Give Thanks-sentiment(Boutique)
Ink:  SU(Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede)
Burlap Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Pearls:  Queen&Company
Layered Leaf Stickers:  K&Company
Twine:  PTI
Flowers:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Brad:  Paper Studio

Friday, November 15, 2013

Paper Sweeties November...*New Release*

Hi Friends!

Here is the darling little angel I promised that I'd show you!  Debbie has designed some awesome Christmas stamps for the November Release this month!  I just love this angel with her hair, wings, and how she's holding the snowflake!  This image brings a big smile to my it!:-)  This little sweetie is from the Make the Season Bright stamp set. There is a coordinating die to match- Make the Season Bright Sweet Cut

I started with a white card base and paired it with MME papers.  I colored the angel with copics and added glitter to her wings, snowflake, and shoes.  I placed felt and a doily behind the image.  To make the card bright, I added lots of gems!  A lovely Prima flower, Baby Pink Berry ribbon from Paper Sweeties, and pearl cotton to finish the card.

I have one more project to show you for tomorrow.  I made a Thanksgiving project.  All my projects have been geared towards Christmas this month, but I saved one for Thanksgiving to show you.  So, please stay tuned.  Thank you for dropping by, hugs!


Paper:  MME(Merry Little Christmas), PTI
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Make the Season Bright-Accessories
Ink:  SU(Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana)
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties:  Baby Pink Berry                                          
Gems:  Paper Studio
Stickles:  Ranger
Punch:  EK
Die:  Make the Season Bright(Sweet Cuts)
Doily:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Flower:  Prima
Copics:  E00, E35, E37, R20, BG15
Felt:  Taylored Expressions:  Marshmallow

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Paper Sweeties November *New Release*

Welcome Back!

I'd like to share with you another Paper Sweeties project showcasing Christmas trees and sentiment from the Ho Ho Ho stamp set.  I used Ho Ho Ho Sweet Cuts die for the tree and colored it with copics.  Glitter was added to the tag in the middle on the tree and bird.  The paper I used was from MME.  Ribbon and gems to finish off the tags.  In this same stamp set there is a candy cane, gingerbread man/woman, and candle.  A great variety of sweet little images to make tags and/or cards, etc!

Thank you for viewing my project today!  Stay tuned for tomorrow I have a sweet little angel project to show you!


Paper:  MME, PTI
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Ho Ho Ho(Accessories)
Ink:  SU(Garden Green)
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems:  Paper Studio
Punch:  Creative Memories-corner punch
Die:  Ho Ho Ho(tree) Sweet Cuts
Copics:  Y35,YG67, E37, R46                                          

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Paper Sweeties November...*New Release*

Hi there!

In the next few days, I will be sharing with you the wonderful *new* Paper Sweeties stamps!  New stamp sets and dies for Christmas are available this month.  They are already in the shop available for purchase!  Christmas will soon be here.  The days fly by way too fast, don't they?  But, what fun it is to create with awesome *new* stamps from Paper Sweeties!:-)

For my card I started with a white card base and embossed it with snowflakes.  I colored the lovely candle image with copics.  It's from the stamp set Ho Ho Ho.  And, the sentiment is from the stamp set Homespun Holidays.  I masked the image and used mustard seed Tim Holtz distress ink for the background.  A window die was placed over the image.  I placed sequins with pearls in the corners.  I finished the card with a snowflake, ribbon, holly, bells, and pearl cotton.  I am very pleased how this card turned out.  I hope it inspires you with your Christmas card making!  Stay tuned for tomorrow I'll have another  project to show you.  Thank you for stopping by, hugs!


Paper:  PTI, Bazzill
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Ho Ho Ho(candle)-Accessories
                                           Homespun Holidays(sentiment)-Accessories
Ink:  SU(Real Red) Distress Ink:  Mustard Seed(Tim Holtz)
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stickles:  Tim Holtz
Pearls:  SU
Emboss Folder: SU(SnowBurst)
Die:  TE(Window)
Copics:  R29, G17, Y35
Pearl Cotton, Sequins:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Bells:  Michael's
Snowflake, Holly:  Hobby Lobby

Monday, November 11, 2013

Homespun Holidays! *NEW* November Release!

Hi there!

As stated in my previous post, Paper Sweeties November release is now available for purchase!  It's an early release to help you with all those holiday crafting creations!  The official release is just in a couple of days.  There will be lots of inspiration from the design team!  Don't you just love looking at all the holiday cards/projects out there?  I sure do!  And, believe me you won't be disappointed!

I want to share with you today a card I made with the Homespun Holidays stamp set.  And, no fussy cutting around these little gems with Homespun Holidays Sweet Cut Dies!  I started this card with a craft base and layered with Authentique papers.  I used a square punch and placed the stamped images with pop dots for dimension.  Twine was place along with tiny gems.  Buttons and some awesome seam binding ribbon from Paper Sweeties, Oatmeal Cream to finish off my card.

Thank you so much for dropping by!  I'll be back in just a couple days to share with you more projects using the *new* November release stamps/dies!


Paper:  Authentique, Recollections
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Homespun Holidays(Accessories)
Ink:  SU(Black)
Buttons:  My Stash
Twine:  PTI
Punch:  SU(Square)
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties(Oatmeal Cream)
Gems:  Paper Studio

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Paper Sweeties November *NEW* Release!!!

Hi Friends!
I just wanted to share with you the exciting news about the November release of *new* stamps and dies!  They are now available today in the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!  Debbie wanted you to get a head start on your holiday crafting!  We all know what a busy time it is for November and December.  The hustle and bustle of shopping, baking, decorating.  And, and of course, all the creating you need to do for those special cards or holiday gifts!  So, I'm very happy to let you know that you can purchase the following:
*4 holiday stamp sets*
*3 holiday dies*
*1 release bundle*
Also, Debbie added a couple of fun holiday items to embellish your creations!  Now available in the shop are rusty jingle bells and chenille candy canes!  
We will be showing our projects using the *new* stamp sets and dies very soon.  Please stay tuned for some fabulous creations from the design team!  Thank you so much!  Take care, hugs!:-)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

Hi Again!

This is my second post for today.  I needed an anniversary card for my sister.  So, I thought I'd make a quick CAS card.  I'm not often happy with my CAS creations, but I am fond of this one.  My sis loves pink and roses, so I created this card using some of my neglected washi tape.  I need to use it more often for it really dresses up a card in a jiffy!  The stamp is from Stampabilities.  I punched out two hearts in the corner of the card.  Pink card stock and pearls placed to finish off the card.

OK, I better scoot to bed.  I stayed up way too late last night working on some projects.  Stay tuned for they will be revealed soon.  Thanks so much for dropping by, hugs!


Paper:  PTI
Stamp:  Stampabilities
Pearls:  SU
Ink:  SU(Black)
Heart Punch:  EK
Washi Tape:  Recollections

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi there!

Happy Friday to you!  I've been on vacation this week and have been busy every day except Wednesday.  I wanted to get more done especially the fall cleaning.  Fun, huh?  But, I did get one room done.  Some windows cleaned and crafts items organized.  I just have to plug along and get it done when I can.  Anyways, it's been a very fun week getting together with friends and family to celebrate my birthday, which is this Sunday.  My husband will take me out to dinner tomorrow.  Some place other than McD's I!  Seriously, he's a sweetie, so I'm sure it'll be a nice dinner. 

I enjoyed some creative time and started my Thanksgiving cards.  I'm entering the above card over at Cupcake Inspirations.  The theme is fall leaves. 

 I started with a kraft card base and layered with brown and orange.  I used Tim Holtz distress inks of mustard seed and spiced marmalade onto cream colored paper and stamped leaves at random.  The sentiment was colored with copics.  I added ribbon and gems to finish off the card.

Thank you for viewing my card here today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, hugs!


Paper:  Bazzill, Recollections
Stamp:  Inkadinkadoo
Ink:  SU(Choc. Chip)
         Tim Holtz: (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord)
Gems:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  My Stash

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Christmas Wish...

Hi there!
Happy Wednesday to you!  I just thought I'd share with you one of the cards that I made for volunteers at my work.  I do love angels and so I could not resist purchasing this sweet little angel from The Craft's Meow!  I thought it was very fitting to use this stamp for our work volunteers because they truly are angels!  We have many in our department who file, put charts together, and take patients to the procedure room, etc.  They are a big part of our team and a huge blessing to us!
I started with a white card base and used Doodlebug papers.  I paper pieced the angel and colored her with copics.  I added glitter to the halo and wings.  Ribbon and gems to finish off the card.
Next week I have a another card showcasing a sweet angel.  So, please stay tuned.  Thank you for viewing my card here today.  I hope you're having a wonderful crafty day, hugs!
Paper:  Doodlebug, PTI
Stamps:  The Craft's Meow
Ink:  SU(Crumb Cake)
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Stickles:  Ranger
Gems:  Paper Studio

Friday, November 1, 2013

Paper Sweeties November Inspiration #13!

Hi there!

It's time again for another inspiration challenge over at Paper Sweeties!  Isn't that little girl just darling out for a stroll amongst all the leaves?  She has a beautiful colorful skirt and there are many colors to choose from for your inspiration this month!  So, please join in on the fun and enter the challenge.  You just might be chosen to receive a $20 gift certificate and an invite to be the guest designer for the following month!

Here is my card for inspiration...

I started with a tan card base and layered with Simple Stories(Smarty Pants) papers showing the apples at the edges.  I placed some burlap and twine.  I sponged distress ink on the sun and the background.  The Paper Sweeties stamps that I used are Stand Add-On 2 (pumpkins, apple), Stand Add-On 3 (scare crow, large pumpkin), and Sweeties Wagon (sentiment).  I paper pieced the scare crow and colored him with copics.  I drew in little crows in the background. And, I placed an apple on the left arm of the scare crow.  I hope you are inspired by my fall scene here and join in on the challenge this month!  Thanks for taking a peek today!  Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!


Paper:  Coredinations, Simple Stories(Smarty Pants), Bo Bunny, Recollections
Ink:  SU(Black), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed)
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Stand Add-On 2(pumpkins, apple)-Accessories
                                           Stand Add-On 3(scare crow, large pumpkin)-Accessories
                                            Sweeties Wagon(sentiment)-Accessories
Emboss Folder:  Stars on shirt(Paper Studio)
Burlap:  Hobby Lobby
Punch:  Sun(McGill), Circle(Martha Stewart)
Die:  Sissix (Tag, rounded)
Twine:  PTI