Thursday, December 18, 2014


I was running out of time so I decided I needed to use clipart images that were already colored for the rest of my cards.  These are going to my nephews and their families.

Here they are individually, I only took one picture of each so however they turned out is what I got :)

Images from Daily Scrapbook calendar
Lilybee designs -- Jingle paper
Spellbinders -- Noble Rectangles and A2 matting basics A
Paper studio Glittered cardstock
David Tutera -- celebrate sentiments

Last night I finished the last of my shopping, I still have a few items I want to make, but I can work on them while the kids are here.  Now to the wrapping before they get here tomorrow.

Thanks so much for stopping by with this busy time of the year.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lamp post

I found this stamp at the thrift store on base, and it reminded me of when we were stationed in England so I bought it, these are going to our two friends we met in England that we still keep in touch with.  The little sign had a blank spot and so I actually found a little stamp that fit in there.

Stampablities-- Vintage Lamp post, colored w/markers and we wish you a merry Christmas sentiment stamp
Wild Rose studio -- Annabelle's Christmas paper
Stickles -- Yellow and diamond on lamp post
Wink of Stella -- clear snow
Stamps of Life -- minis 4 circles, sentiment on the lamp post

Here are a couple close up pics of the cards.

  I like how the paper in the second card goes with the brick.

Sunday was such a beautiful warm day in the 60's and the sun had popped out, now we are back to bitter cold, I am thankful for those days that are nice that pop up when you don't expect it.  Getting excited, my daughter will be coming on Friday, alot I would like to get done before she gets here.

Hope you are having a good week, thanks so much for stopping by,


Monday, December 15, 2014

Snowman manager

Sorry it has been so long, I had meant to post before I left for a very quick trip to Michigan but I was so busy I didn't have time.  My oldest brother called of us and asked if we would like to come to his house this year for a little get together and I had to really think about it because it is a 8-9 hour drive, my husband had to work all weekend  and the older I get the harder it is for me to drive that long by myself, but when I looked and the weather was going to be nice I decided to go for it.  Can I just say when I got home last night I didn't do much, but cuddle on the sofa with my furbabies, watch shows on our DVR and sleep on and off.

When I saw this stamp at a flea market this past summer I fell in love with it, I collect snowmen and so this was too hard to pass up, my sister even bought me a nativity with snowmen, it is too cute.  These were the first two I had finished but I made 9 of these cards for all our siblings.  All the same just changed up the paper for the background.

Uptown Rubber stamps-- tidings of great joy, colored w/markers
Fancy pants designs -- Saint Nick paper
My minds eye - O Christmas tree paper
Spellbinders -- Resplendent rectangles and Labels 8 dies
Stickles -- Champagne for the snow and on the star
Button w/ raffia

Well as you can imagine being gone for 3 days this time of year I have alot of catching up to do, so I will leave you for now.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Tuesday, December 9, 2014


I am finally posting my first Christmas card, although I made 9 before this one, it is just that I need to wait until our siblings get them before I post so they don't see it on here first :)

This one will be going to my father in law.

Our Daily Bread Challenge this week is Christmas stamps and I picked this one up at my LSS last year after Christmas.  You can find out all the details about the challenge Here on their blog .

Looking at it after the picture has been taken the wreath seems really light in color to me but in real life it doesn't, looks ok to me, I think next time I will go with darker greens.  The bow is a separate stamp in the set so I cut that out and popped it up with dimensional tape.  The sentiment is from a different company.

ODBD -- Poinsettia Wreath stamp set colored w/markers
Spellbinders -- classic circle and Picot edge circles dies
Martha Stewart -- Border punch
Taylored Expression -- Designer mini tags dies
Stamps of life -- postmarks 2 stamp
Making memories -- ornament brad on the sentiment tag

Although I used taylored expression sentiment and tag die, Our daily bread has come out with a set of small sentiments stamps and cute tag and  charm dies you can check them out HERE , they are on my wish list :)

I will post my next set of Christmas cards in a couple days after they have been received.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, I know what a busy time of year this is for everyone and I appreciate taking the time to comment too.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Great Friend

This card is for my dear friend and prayer partner.  The Lord has blessed me with a great friend and someone I can tell anything to and know it is kept between us and God and we pray for each other every day. This is another stamp I picked up at the yard sale at the LSS.  I added some stickles to the flowers.

Northwoods stamp -- M6933, colored w/markers
Spellbinders -- Scalloped ovals lg and floral ovals dies
Details -- sheer ribbon
Offray ribbon
Hero Arts - All occasion messsages
Stickles -- frosted lace

We have had rain here for the past two days, yesterday it rained almost constantly, by last night our sump pump was working over time, but luckily it was a soft rain so we didn't have any flooding in our yard like we sometimes do with those quick downpours.  Thankfully the rain has stopped, it is still cloudy but it will be nice to be able to get out without getting wet today.

Hope you all will have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks so much for taking the time out to stop by and visit,