Saturday, December 31, 2011


Wow the last day of 2011, it was quite the year.  We had some crazy storms this year, thankfully we made it through them ok.  Our Daughter got married in the summer and is very happy!
Feel very blessed. 

My card today is for my nephew, pre-teen.  I used Sticker a day image, will be showing that at end of post.
Fiskar cloud punch
Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, used grey whale ink on the torn pieces to define the hills
sky ice blue ink on the kraft cardstock for sky
Made a little sign for the Inkadinkado sentiment stamp

A few days later I needed a card for my Great Nephew who is 16 this year and couldn't think of anything, he is always talking how much he wants snow so I decided to do him a card with the same theme as my nephews.

Same sticker for the image
Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl Embossing folder, put white ink over the swirls
Inkadinkado sentiment, didn't notice until posting the picture that when I put  the ink around the edges I had smeared the sentiment.
Flower soft in Polar white was added for the snow

For those that haven't seen these sticker calendars I thought I would share with you what I mean when I say I get my images from a sticker calendar.

As you can see I have a few more snowboarders I can use at a future date :)

We plan on staying home tonight and just playing games with the kids.
Hope you all have a great evening,
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Friday, December 30, 2011

Seasons Greetings

My Last Christmas card posting of the year.

Papers and die cuts all My Minds Eye, layered onto Kraft cardstock.

The sentiment from Plaid was stamped using Stazon since the die cuts have a slick surface.

Amanda and Zach made it home yesterday and we had our Christmas with them, so good to have them in the house again :)

Hope you all are enjoying your week,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I decided to try one of the bigger Cardinal stamps and dies I have from Heartfelt creations.  It is colored with pencils and OMS.

McGill pine branches.

Flower soft (snow)

Cuttlebug embossing folder.

My Daughter and Son in law are coming tomorrow and I still have alot to get done, so I am going to make this short.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Yes I still have some Christmas cards to post.....  This image came from Jennifer she was sweet enough to send me a couple images last year and I had already made all my cards for that year so I used her image this year.  I just love the way she colors him, and if you check back to previous years you can see how she has used him in the past..... hope you get some time to check out her blog.

I colored him with pencils, and added twinkling like stars at you spica pen to his beard. Aleene's Paper Glaze on his glasses and Anitque Linen Distress ink around the image.

My Minds Eye O Christmas tree paper pack

Adam Pescott sentiment stamp and star

Martha Stewart Holly punch w/ Xmas red stickles for the berries.

We received our first snow of the year, I would say close to a 1/2 inch, but it is all melting now and pretty quickly too,  I can hear it dripping out there.  Made my husband happy :)

Thanks so much for taking out the time to stop by,

Monday, December 26, 2011


These are some tags I also did this year.

Spellbinder Nested Pointsettias die.
Martha Stewart leaf punches
Liquid pearls in Lemon Yellow
My Minds Eye O Christmas tree paper pack

I am so far behind on checking out everyone's blogs, hopefully I can get that in today :)
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, may you find peace in our new born King!

My Minds Eye O Christmas Tree paper pack
Spellinbinder Pointsetta die
Martha Stewart border punch
Mcgill pine punch
Making memories sled charm on Martha stewart tag punch

Have a Wonderful day :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

I colored this Image from Adam Pescott Winter wonder collection with Markers.  My husband came in right when I finished it and I told him I wasn't happy with the coloring and I wanted to give it to our Daughter and Son in law for Christmas.  He told me to stamp off another and he would give it a try.
While he was coloring the image, I decided to use my image for a card for my girlfriend that I have had since we were babies, we grew up next door to each other.

I used Spellbinder Classic oval and Labels nine dies.
My Minds Eye Winter papers and DCWV cardstock.
Ribbon Straight n Narrow
Sentiment from same image stamp set.
Martha Stewart border punch.
Button from holiday button pack at Hobby Lobby.

This is the image that my hubby colored, I like how he did the sky.  He used Dick Blick Markers.
Same spellbinder dies as my card, but this time I put a doily behind it.
Martha Stewart snowflake with Stickles added.
Sentiment is from the same stamp set as the image, cut out with Martha Stewart punch.
Tim Holtz Vintage shabby papers.

Wishing you all a lovely night as we prepare for the birth of our Savior!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Friday, December 23, 2011


More of those die cuts from Gartner Studio's my sister sent, the bow on the packages has glitter.

DCWV winter mat stack. 

Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch.

Studio G sentiment stamp.

Here is a closeup of one of them.

Well we went shopping yesterday and finished the gifts for the kids, can't wait to see them on New Years.  It will be so weird not having Amanda here on Christmas morning.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking out time from your busy schedule,

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


I made 6 of these using more of those add-ons my sister sent.  You can't see well in the pics but the snowman and the ornament already had sparkle on them.

All papers are from the DCWV winter mat stack. Cut out with the Spellbinder Circle and Eyelet Circles dies.

Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder for background.

Sentiment from Studio G, I cut the acrylic stamp apart to do the sentiment easier.

Here is a closeup of one of them.

I made my last Christmas card today and got it in the mail....YEA!!! I did it!!  I am finishing up one more gift for my girlfriend, will see her at church on Christmas eve, so I have some time to get that done :)

Hope everything is slowing down for you too and your able to enjoy your time,
Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to stop by,

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


A big Thank you to my sister! She sent these diecuts by Gartner studios, they had foam stickers with them, and it sure helped get my cards done quicker.  I put my Nieces and Nephews kids names on the stockings, I think I had enough stockings for these 3 cards to have 3 stockings each and I had two left over so I ended up sending my nephew that has 2 kids that one.

My neice wrote me an email and said the kids thought that was so cool that their names were on the stockings and they told her they wanted the card hung by their stockings.  She said when people come over that the kids show them the card, that is so neat to hear :)

Here is a close up of the one I sent to my sisters grandkids.
Spellbinder Labels 4

Inkadinkado Christmas season sentiment stamp.  I stamped it with Essentials Glue pad and added Martha Stewart glitter on top of that.  The little stockings already had glitter on them.

My minds eye O Christmas tree paper pack, the paper has embossed sleighs.

Another rainy day here :(  I need to get out and get some running around done too, I am going to look at it as it could be icy out there and that would really make it a rough day so I will be happy with what I have.

Hope your week is going well,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Monday, December 19, 2011

Manger Ornament

I used Clear Scraps Acrylic Shapes for a template to cut out the ornament shapes.

Inkadinkado Christmas season stamp set.  Colored with markers and chalk. Silver ink for the top. Stickles on the star.

Adam Pescott sentiment stamp on a Martha Stewart tag punch.

Offray Silver ribbon.

My Minds Eye O Christmas Tree paper pack.

Here is a close up of one of them.  I made 9 cards for all our siblings.

Had a good time last night of Fellowship and Bible study at our Pastors house.  Usually I am with the little ones down in the toddler room, but I asked someone else to take my place so that I could go with my Husband, it is always good to get away from all the present buying and commercial side of Christmas and just remember the reason why we celebrate this time.

Hope you all get that time to just be quiet and calm and celebrate that most wonderful gift we were ever given.... Our Savior!

Have a wonderful week,
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cardinal Christmas

My sister and niece have both let me know they have recieved my cards so I can start posting. This first one is for my Dad.  I purchased this Cardinal stamp from Heartfelt Creations last year and never used it.  The diecut to cut it out is also Heartfelt creations by Spellbinder.  The idea for putting the bird in the McGill pine branches came from Kittie.  Check out her blog she does beautiful arrangements and has great tutorials on them too.

All birds colored with colored pencils and OMS.
On this first card I used My Minds Eye O Christmas tree papers
Spellbinder Lattice Rectangle and Circle dies and Grommet tags
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch with diamond Stickles
Recollections Brad
Studio G sentiment stamp
Red  and clear gems were from a piece of jewelry I bought at the flea market
Liquid pearls on the branches for touches of snow on the first card only

This card uses My Minds Eye winter papers
Adam Pescott Sentiment stamp
Spellbinder Oval & Curved Rectangles dies
Recollection button brad on tag
Tag idea is from Danielle  You will have to scroll down to the second project to see the neat way to do little tags.

This last one uses Daisy D's paper
Spellbinder Oval & Lattice dies
Paper Pizazz Tag template from HOTP
Plaid Sentiment stamp
Button from Christmas assortment bought at Hobby Lobby

I am almost done with my shopping, just a few last minute things.  Still working on gifts I am making and will share them when I get them done. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope your having a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Old Bird

I just loved the attitude this owl has on his face, the image and sentiment stamps are from the Inkadinkado Bird Assortment set. Colored with Distress inks and markers.

Spellbinder Labels 4.

K&co and DCWV papers

Fiskar Upper Crest punch

Paper Studio brads

It has been a couple of gloomy days out but today it is allready 53 degrees at 10:00 am today..... I like that.   Now if the sun could just come out too it would be a wonderful day.

I managed to finish all my neices and nephews cards yesterday and Aunts and Uncles for a total of 11 cards.... Yea!!  Need to get my daughter and son in laws done today and then I will start on our close friends, I may just get these done and to them by Christmas :)

Hope your enjoying whatever weather you have,
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cast your burden upon the Lord

K& co. paper.
Inkadinkado Script stamp for background and Floral flourish stamp set
Heartfelt creations sentiment stamp
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Forever in time Gemstone stickers

Second card uses DCWV Old World paper stack
K&co. Faux stamps for image
Fiskar upper crest border punch
Twine and buttons

Yesterday I managed to get all our Siblings Christmas cards done and half of my Nieces and Nephews, hopefully I can finish them off today so I can start on Aunts and Uncles.

Off to check out some blogs before I get started,
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment,

Monday, December 12, 2011

Birthday/ Thinking of you

This first card I used Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper.

K&co. Die cut shapes for the flower stem and leaf.  The flower has Weathered wood Distress Stain with Blue Skies Glimmer Mist over that.  The center has Mellisa Frances Glass glitter. The stem and leaf Olive Vine Adridondack Color wash .

The frame and sentiment are from Stampendous Orchid greetings stamp set.

Layered two different Martha Stewart punches on top of one another, Enamel accents in white for the top right corner.

Image is an Inkadinkado Flower sentiment stamp set.

Spellbinder circle and Big Scallop dies.

Beaded Trim from Crafters Square (I think I found this at the $ store).

Scrap papers.

This was a sketch I found in May/June issue of Papercrafts.

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!!!
Why do I do this every year, wait to the last minute to get my cards made.
Hope you are all ahead of it all!
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thoughts and Prayers

This stamp has no markings on it so don't know who the maker is, another from the flea market.

Spellbinder Deckle Rectangles dies
HOTP Sarabooks Ivory Papers
Martha Stewart Twill tape
Spellbinder grommet tags die
Sweet n Sassy Jesus cares sentiment stamp set
Faux Brads  (circle punches with glossy accents added to them)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for your comments,
Have a Wonderful weekend,

Thursday, December 8, 2011


First off this is the book mark I made for the challenge over at Our Daily Bread design. You can find the challenge here.

Beate did a wonderful tutorial on how to do this book mark and you can find that here.

I made this for my husbands birthday, I made one the other day for my girlfriends birthday, can you believe I forgot to take a picture.... my husband made a comment that others that like to read could use one of those, figured he was hinting so I made this one for him.

I used ODBD Quiet Waters stamp set and colored it with colored pencils and OMS.

I used these colors of cardstock because he likes them together. Cardstock is from Paper co.
Spellbinder circle and Square dies.
Martha Stewart border punch and the designer paper was from my scrap pile.

Here is a close up of the bookmark:

Now onto his card, I used the same cardstock on the bottom piece I stamped stampin up background, another one I bought at the flea market and don't know the name of.... maybe Susan knows this one too ;)
Image stamp is from PSX, this is one of my very first stamps.

Spellbinder deckles rectangles die and Labels trio die for the sentiment which is from Hero Arts, all occasion messages stamp set. 

The bottom paper and the strips I used for the corners are from DCWV  Once upon a time mat stack.

Well my hubby caught my cold, just in time for his Birthday, sure hope he feels good enough to do some celebrating tonight.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Daughters Birthday

My Daughters first Birthday as a married woman..... She has a big presentation to do at College today, so if it goes well I am sure that will make this Birthday!!

Happy Birthday Amanada!

Found this Grapevine wreath die from Memory Box in the little town we went to for our Anniversary, we came across the Stamp store and I just had to go in.  I used my Xyron to glue it down, it is very delicate.

Added some Pine punches from McGill.
EK success flower punches.
Queen &co. Grass Green Pearls
stickles added to the dots that are suppose to represent berries
Spellbinder Ribbon Banners die with a Hero Arts Birthday message stamp
Creative Imagination Paper
Martha Stewart border punch

We only managed to get a trace of snow last night.  I did get my tree up yesterday and it is decorated, well I still need to find the star for the top :)  Hopefully I can get the rest of the house done today.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, December 5, 2011


Love the collage feel to this stamp, I am not sure the name of this Stampin up set, I bought it at the flea market. 
Spellbinder die to cut it out.

Martha Stewart border punch.

HOTP Ivory papers pack.

Paper Salon sentiment stamp.

Bronze Pearl Pen on the EK success corner punch.

This was the second card I made for church and no it didn't sell, it's funny the ones I didn't like as much sold and the ones I love I still have, go figure.   In fact I only sold 3 cards out of 12.  One of the girls that had her crocheted items in the sale said that it wasn't in the bulletin about it nor did they announce it before the service, so she said not very much sold at all because unless people happen to go back into the fellowship hall they didn't know about it.  I don't know if she was trying to make me feel better or what but I figure what I don't use for myself I can give them again for the next time they do it.   They also put a price of $2.50 on them, I don't think that was too much was it?  Please be honest.

We did manage to get our lights up outside, wellll almost all of them, still have to decorate our porch poles, but my hubby came down with my cold now and so who knows when he is going to feel up to finishing it.   Now to get my inside finished, I think this has got to be the latest I have ever taken to get my Christmas decorations up.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Here is the first card I made for the church sale.

Inkadinkado Flower sentiments stamp set.

Mounted on Spellbinders Labels 4 dies, Tulip Fashion  pink bead paint along the upper left side.

Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby papers

Martha Stewart border punch

Flowers from a bunch at Michaels and I just took them apart and put a Recollections  button brad through them

Not a very sunny day today but the temp is suppose to get up to the high 50's today so we plan on getting our Christmas lights and decorations done outside, usually we do it the weekend after Thanksgiving but since I was so sick we put it off, can't wait to get the house all decorated.

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Friday, December 2, 2011

Dragonfly Box

I thought I would share the other box my husband made today.

Purchased box at Hobby Lobby.  Painted with Acrylic paints, the sunflower along the sides was a stencil, he put the pattern on with a pencil and then painted it in with gold and black paints.

The clay is the Premo clay.  He combined the gold and black to get that marble effect on some of the tiles.

Not sure the maker of the dragonfly stamp, but if your interested I can ask him and get back with you.  I believe he put perfect pearls inside the dragonfly to bring out the detail and then put glaze over it to keep it on the tiles.

Very tired today from helping our friends move yesterday, but we had a perfect day for the move, sunny and in the low 50's, couldn't have asked for anything better and it went pretty smootly too.

Hope you have a Great weekend,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Linen Closet

DCWV Linen Closet paper pack
My Favorite Things Prima Donna Petals Die, inked around the edges of the flower,  Eucalyptus Stickles in center
Sizzix Leaf die
Mint Green Liquid pearls along the scallop in the paper
Paper Salon sentiment stamp

Well I did make it to the Ladies bible study last night but I got there just in time. Then  one of the ladies in our group needed a ride home after and so I totally forgot to go upstairs and pick up the cards that didn't sell, was so bummed when I got home and realized it, so I guess I won't be finding out now until Sunday, I am just hoping I remember then, it stinks getting old and not remembering things :)

We are helping friends of ours move this afternoon, hopefully it warms up by then.

Thanks so much for stopping by,