Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas!

I finally got some photos taken of a few cards...without the we have had little of that lately. In fact, the weather man said we won't have sun for the next 7 days. 

So.... I just used my ott lite, and managed to get a few that I think will work!

I was inspired by the neutral colors at The Card Concept, using some creams, grey and silver with gold glitter paper for my brownish color. The plan was to have more poinsettias, but it looked like too much, so I stuck with just one.

I have NO idea what the stamp's one a friend had that I used several years ago when we were together stamping. She's in Florida for the winter now...who knows what she's up too, but I bet SHE has some sun!!!

The dies are all mine, Lil inker's stitched rectangles and circles, IO sprig branch and MB poinsettias. I added a shiny silver enamel dot to the center.

I'm off to bake some gingerbread men...don't worry...I won't let any run away!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014



Seems like I'm always in a hurry lately, and honestly, I AM done with almost everything for Christmas. I think that's my problem. I keep adding more extras to my list! 

This morning I decided I needed to make some peanut brittle, after all it IS Brent's favorite. Then I added some gingerbread men, my daughters favorite. But what about lefsa? I cheated this year and bought some...but honestly I feel SO guilty. It's been a tradition in my family for generations. Back on the list!
So much for being ready!

Today I have another quick post,after all, I gotta get some pretzels dipped....yes... I added that back too. I already have about six different treats in the freezer, which is plenty already!
I need an intervention!

I'm entering this card at CAS ology...Memory Box snow border die

Shopping our stash...Lawn Fawn red patterned papers

Pixies snippet playground..snippet of glitter paper for the Paper trey peace die

Have a great day!

Monday, December 15, 2014


Happy Monday!

I made this card quite awhile ago, and forgot to post it. At the time I had borrowed some dies from a friend of mine, and was cutting out tons of poinsettias. I have a huge pile of them in various colors!

I was also cutting out windows with her Memory box die. I used a coastal cabana one here. I added a cluster made with a bunch of her dies at the top and bottom, all in white. I'm pretty sure they were mostly Memory Box dies.

The stamps are mine,though! The Noel is from Taylored Expression many minis. (my favorite word set EVER) The silhouette deer is from Poppy stamps.

I'm entering this card at:

Merry Monday winter theme

Jingle belles rock anything goes

Have a great day!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

From Our Home to Yours

Good Morning!

I'm entering this card over at Addicted to CAS:

Just us Girls...I used ink, paper, and sequins.

Family Christmas

I thought the patterned paper was just TOO cute, so I made it the focal point of the card. I only added the sentiment from  Stampin Up and a few Lawn Fawn stitched snowflakes with sequins.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Merry and Bright

Good Morning!

Today I'm feeling pretty proud of myself. I have all my shopping done and wrapped. The tree and decorations are up. The cards are in the mail. Now I just need to do some baking and I'm all set for Christmas!

Looks like I will even have some extra time in the craft room...I need to get going on some baby cards and thank you cards. I never seem to have enough.

Today's card is one I made with Lawn Fawn's Snow day paper...when I saw it at our local craft store, I HAD to have it! I bought the small pad, and I can honestly say I love ALL the pages in it. That hardly ever happens. Usually I find there are always a few I don't care for. I like to buy single sheets, but every once in awhile I will buy a pad. I think I should have bought 2 of this one!

I'm entering this in a couple challenges:

                                                               Color Throwdown


                                                             Pixie's snippet playground

Pixies Crafty Workshop

                                                                   Have a great day!

Paper: white, Lawn Fawn Snow Day
Dies: Impression Obsession bird houses and pine sprig cluster,Memory Box small blooming poinsettia

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lots of cards to share!

Today's post includes a bunch of cards from different Stampin Up classes and card parties I have gone to the last few months. Lots of fun ideas..enjoy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sing loud for all to hear!!!

Good morning!

I am singing....pretty loud too..... I can't seem to get the song jingle bells out of my mind today! I just adore the movie Elf, so when I saw this stamp set from Momenta, with some of the quotes from the movie, I had to get it.  

The Christmas card I'm sharing today I made for a few challenges..... it has silver and gold bells, with one other color..SU's real red. 

It should fit for the following challenges:

One of my friends came over yesterday with some of her new dies..and the one I was the most excited about was Tailored Expressions Sweater Weather. I just love it!

Of course I made a card right away with it..several in fact! 

Have a great day!

Paper: SU real red, white, silver and gold glitter paper
Ink: SU black
Stamps: Momenta
Dies: Impression obsession Christmas icons, SU tag punch, Lil Inkers stitched circles, TE sweater weather
Other: bakers twine