Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Phone Birthday

I was so thankful my hubby had cut a few of these out when he was on the silhoutte because I was right in the middle of Christmas card making when I needed this birthday card.

I am loving these phones for teen cards.

Silhoutte -- Phone
Recollections -- Awesome boy papers (for bingo page too)
SRM -- Birthday stickers sheet (sentiment)
Fiskars-- Corner punch

I wish I had an area I could set up my silhoutte and be able to use it at anytime, I think I would probably use it more.  I have to store it away so what I usually do is cut a whole bunch of stuff out whenever I get the machine out and if I can't think of something I want to use for someone I go through all that I cut out and see if I can get some inspiration from them.  I store the cut outs in envelopes.   Where do you get your inspiration from when you are at a lost of what to make?

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Let it snow

My girlfriend here loves the snow, since we don't get us much down here she misses it, so I thought this would be perfect for her and she liked it!

Calendar die cut -- image and sentiment
Spellbinders -- Big scalloped oval and Lg. classic ovals
Glittered Cardstock
Cuttlebug -- Swiss dots embossing folder

This is my last Christmas/winter card this year.

Our daughter and son in law left yesterday to go to his parents home.  It is always so quiet around the house once they go.  I thought I would share a cute picture I took.  Peanut was already sleeping when Gander (Amanda's cat) came up to sit on my son in laws lap, she laid down and had her paw on Peanuts and fell asleep.  They get along really well and love playing with each other.

Hope you enjoy your last weekend of 2014.
Thanks so much for taking out the time to stop by,


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

I had another set of cards to share that I did for my out of town friends so I am posting them today!

The first card is to my longest friend, we grew up next door to each other until I moved away when I got married.

Calendar die cuts (bear, tree and snowflakes)
Spellbinders -- lattice rectangle
Plaid -- #47237 sentiment stamp

This one is for my girlfriend I met in the Air Force, we had our girls around the same time and was lucky enough to be stationed at two bases at the same time.

Scrapbook die cuts-- snowman and star
Spellbinder --rectangle die
Memory box -- Swirly tree die

May God bless your day as we celebrate the birth of his son and our Lord!!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

Are you ready for the celebration of our Lord's birth?  I so enjoy our Christmas eve service, such a great preparation for our hearts!

I have a few more cards to share some for my nieces and nephews and their families and the Joy cards were for my Aunt's and Uncles.

Scrapbook calendar clipart, I mounted the images on cardstock to strengthen them and then popped them up on the card.
Spellbinders -- A2 matting basics A and ribbon banners
Adam Prescott -- sentiment stamp
Stickles added to the tree and wreath

Scrapbook calendar die cut (angel)  background clipart
Adam Prescott -- sentiment stamp

My mind's eye-- O Christmas tree paper
Spelllbinders -- Font one dies
I added the glitter to the letters using the Xyron, it didn't work as well as I had hoped it would, glitter was still every where, I need buy some glittered embossing powder.
Using the paper for my backgrounds made these quick to make, I needed to get them out in the mail.

Thanks so much for stopping by, wishing you peaceful moments to reflect on the greatest gift we were ever blessed to receive!!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Country Christmas

A couple more for nephews and their families.

More clipart from a scrapbook calendar
Holly are die cuts my sister sent
Lilybee designs -- Jingle paper
DCWV -- Burlap paper
Paper studio -- glittered cardstock
Faux stitching

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Sunday, December 21, 2014

More clipart images

Here are some more clipart images for 3 other nephews and their families. I took individual pictures but thought this was a pretty good picture of all three so I am just sticking with this for today, have to get ready for church :)

My daughter and son in law arrived late Friday night, they made it her safely, we have been having fun catching up, but the time seems to be going by so quickly.  We even had nice enough weather yesterday to go for a walk in the woods together.  Precious moments with our kids, even when they are older are so precious and I am so thankful for them.

Hope you all are or will be enjoying time with family.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by in this very busy time,


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,


Thursday, December 4, 2014


I am hoping that this is good for a 14 year old boy, didn't know if the boy here looked to young or not.

Stampendous -- skateboard kiddo, colored w/markers
Recollections -- Awesome boy papers

I let the paper do most the work here, I fussy cut the boy out and used dimensional tape behind him, on the actual stamp there was skid marks so I tried to do my own, with not much luck.

It is a rainy day today and I have nothing I have to do outside the house :)  so I think it is the best time to get all my Autumn decorations down, clean and hopefully be able to start my Christmas decorations.

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to stop by,


Monday, December 1, 2014

Gabrielle's Inspiration

When I saw Gabrielle's flip card HERE , I just knew I had to do it for my Daughters birthday card and use it as my inspiration card for today!  I loved everything about this card, the style, papers and embellishments, but for mine I wanted to go cutesy :)  She gives a great tutorial on how to make the flip card, with measurements.  When closed it is an A2 size card.

I also loved her stitching around the card, I did mine by hand, I don't know if I ever shared or not but I take a metal ruler, lay it where I want the stitching and run a tracing wheel you use for sewing along the ruler and that gives you tiny marks, then I go back over those with my piercing tool to make the holes big enough to fit my needle through, if you start on a corner you can tuck your end string through the first stitch, when all done stitching around I secure the ends with tape on the back of my work then tape it all down to my cardstock.  The tiny pearls on the butterflies are from a pearl alphabet set, I just cut them apart from the letters.

Here is a picture of the inside, I didn't embellish anymore to this because I had to leave room for what I wanted to write.

Last a picture of it all closed, I hope this image puts a smile on her face, we will celebrate her birthday here when she comes to visit for Christmas.

My mind's eye -- The sweetest thing papers (outside papers that are stitched)
Papertrey ink -- hodge podge papers for matting the image and back sentiment panels
Great impressions -- Sweet chick stamp (colored w/makers)
Hand stitching
Stampendous -- Birthday assortment sentiment stamp
Martha Stewart -- Butterfly punch
Memory Box -- Fabulous Phlox die
Queen &co. -- Chocolate delight pearls
Darcie -- Self stick alphabet pearls
Stickles -- Vintage photo (flower center)

I hope you get a chance to stop by Gabrielle's blog, she does such beautiful and amazing work, not only cards but the most Lovely scrapbook pages too.

Hope your week is starting out terrific,
Thanks so much for stopping by,