Sunday, November 24, 2013

A little Christmas Magic

A few of the Christmas goodies I have been working on lately..Looking forward to getting sparkly again :)
Enjoy..Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving Pie Box

Soooo super excited about this project I made with my silhouette! I had the most fun putting it together. It's not quite the papers I wanted to use but when I started out, I didn't think I would be using ten sheets of paper to make it. I really want to make another one for Christmas. I had such a hard time photographing it since it's so big, but I hope you get an idea of how stinkin' adorable it really is. The kit is from SVG cuts and is called caramel apple pie..If you have a cutting machine..You should check them out...lots of fun finds!

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Hi everyone!
Thank you projects #12,13,14,15,16,17 and 18
Finally a chance to get to the desktop. Sometimes I wonder why it is so hard to do the simple things, but I guess I will take the alternative as just enjoying the moment of life. I love my crazy life I lead, but I know I need my craft time too.
For a couple days, My Mojo left me and everything I created was awful in my mind. I'm sure it wasn't as horrible as I think but you know us crafters are our worst critics when it comes to our art :)
I found it and have been working hard for the last few weeks getting some more of my November daily thank yous together. My goal was to make one each day, but when I backed up a couple days, I really needed to catch up. I'm still a couple behind, but will make sure I have all 30 by the end of the month :)
I hope you enjoy the many projects I have to share.
Made for a graphic 45 challenge :)

Stampin up gorgeous grunge set

Stubbies from Judith stamps (similar from catalog)

Made with some scraps of paper

More stubbies

Few new Santa embellies I picked up from K&Co

Tea bag holder--

Top of holder

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Happy Hello

Hi everyone..I haven't been missing..I have been very busy with my little guys and haven't been able to get on the computer! It seems when I try and they are up, well, they like to press buttons so I just don't! I have lots of goodies to share that I have been creating all week, I should be able to get them up tomorrow afternoon, I hope you stop by to take a peek :)
Have a wonderful evening!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch #53

Hi everyone!
I am giving another try at this sketch thing! I wanted to go a little different route with this one since most of the entries are Holiday cards. I love this paper and the wild about you stamp set and wanted to make something together with them. I added the present the giraffe is standing on with some more of the coordinating paper from the stack.I hope you love it and thanks for stopping by!
If you want to play along with the sketch, just click the link below!
PS...OOOPS! I missed the entry..Didn't realize the time difference :( Still fun to play anyway!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Good morning Bloggers...
Today I am sharing a project I did yesterday for day #11
It's not really a thank you I guess, but I couldn't be more thankful for my fabulous family. Though it may be weird and messed up sometimes, I think that is the way every one's is. My hubby, five BEAUTIFUL girls and the two grandsons they gifted me with are the light of my life. Every day is such an adventure but I would not trade it for the world. They have opened up my heart in so many ways I couldn't begin to imagine my life any other way!
As for my project, The chipboard words are from Hobby Lobby...with a coupon of course. Covered in paper from a designer series pack of 12x12 "walk in the park" by Stampin up. I didn't add too many extra embellishments because I wanted to keep it simple. It now has a home in my dining room right when you walk into the kitchen so I can see it everyday and remind me of how truly blessed I am <3 p="">
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thank 8, 9 and 10

Hi Bloggers
Its been a very busy crazy weekend around here with babies and family happenings. I was able to get my cards together, but I just haven't been able to post them. I'm kind of doing a joint posting since they were all the same type of theme. I found all of these images on line and added my own special touch. I have a bunch of Christmas ones too I can't wait to use!
Thanks for stopping by..Have a wonderful day!

Taylor Snowmen

Happy Monday Blogger friends!
Here is a bit of snowman fun for everyone today. We have snow in the forecast today..thankfully not too much but I'm sharing a couple of snowbuddies today none the less.
The paper is stampin up paper pad on chocolate chip and crumb cake, the image is from Taylored expressions. Finished with some scrap ribbon, jingle bell and twine.
Thanks for stopping by..have a wonderful week!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thanks for Lending me a Hand

My thank you project day seven I worked and reworked this one so many times, I just settle for this final layout. I think my mojo took a vacation today. I still like it, but I don't think I LOVE it. I guess we are our worst critics :)
Have a wonderful day everyone!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Note of Thanks


Day six of thank yous has brought me this adorable little Asian girl. A pretty basic card with a lot of little extras. She is put in a window and popped up and added glossy accents to all of the flowers on her dress. I love the simple black and red combo and clean design for this one. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thank You Project Day 5


Hello again friends!
I'm coming back today to share with you my Thank You projects for the day. It started off as just one, but as usual I got carried away. 
Instead of doing a card today, I wanted to make little gift boxes/bag. They are both files I cut with my silhouette using kits from SVG Cuts. The purse is from the "luxury handbags" kit and the box is from "Christmas open house" kit. I am not exactly sure what I am going to fill them with yet but I believe the window box will be some hand made caramels. I may embellish the handbag a little more, but I just wasn't sure..I really liked it how it is, but I feel like it is missing something..Just can't put my finger on it :) I'm very happy with them and believe both of them turned out super cute!
My Paper is from Imaginisce and The stamps are from Stampin up
Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again tomorrow!!!

No Man Like a Snowman/Happy Holidays



Happy Tuesday everyone!
I did some Christmas creating today :)
I had a 50% coupon from Michael's burning a hole in my pocket today so I went, shopped and found this cute Christmas stamp set by Hampton Art from the Outline collection. (not 100% sure..Its not labels well)
I was able to make two quick cards with it while my little grandson slept today. 
The first one I used some Stampin Up designer paper pad Season of Style with Coastal Cabana and Smokey Slate card stock. I used the snowman and snowflake stamps with the coordinating ink. 
For the second one, I used the Christmas tree stamp colored with Copics, then dazzled it up with a glitter gel pen for the tinsel and added some glossy accents to the stars. I finished it up by popping it up white on white. 
I hope everyone is getting into the Holiday spirit and getting some of your cards finished!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

A Big Thank You

Hello again blog hoppers!
First of all, sorry for the photo. The lighting is horrible in my home tonight so it really doesn't show it's true colors to well. I will try and get a better one soon :) (This is an updated photo, just not sure it's much better!)
My day four thank you project is another card. I pulled out some of those fun dollar stamps you know we all hoard! I used some very vanilla and crumb cake card stock. I colored with simple coloring and added a few strips of pattern paper scraps. 
I actually wanted to keep this one pretty simple but I couldn't manage to keep it flat...I tried but that little hippo BEGGED me to pop her up!!! I love it anyway and will gladly spend the extra twenty cents to send it through the mail!!!
I hope you love it and keep coming back to see more thank you projects this month!!!!!
Thank you as always for stopping by <3 p="">

Monday, November 4, 2013

Kind Thanks

Hello Monday!
How is everyone today? I'm sad the weekend is over, but I have a lot of fun things going on at home this week, so I can be "a little" okay that it's Monday :)
Today's card is actually my card for yesterday's thank you day three. I finished it late last night with about 5 minutes to spare..I started with a completely different card and it took me an hour to just give up on it. I hate when you put one together and it just doesn't work no matter how hard you try!
I used Stampin Up set inspired by nature and colored with an array of copic markers.I liked this one so much, when I finished I made 3 more and made a gift set out of it. With all said and done, I'm thrilled my original card didn't work out because I never wouldn't have started this one if it did :)
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day! 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

CAS(E) this sketch #52

Hello again friends!
Since I have been getting more time to craft, I thought it would be fun to start trying some challenges again. Its always fun to win, but I love when I can get out of my comfort zone and have a prompt to start with. I think of it as in school when the teacher gave you a starting sentence and you had to finish the journal entry.
I found this fun site CAS(E) this sketch (clean and simple) sketches. I love what the design team has put together, so I wanted to try my hand at it.
Today I made my sketch in my November thankful mode in mind. I want to do some kind of thank you each day in November along with any other projects I may have and this one was perfect!
I used Apple Cider paper by Imaginisce and my sentiment is from Stampin Up "thoroughly thankful" My little Indian girl is a Paper Studio embellishment and I just love her...I made a matching Indian boy card, and I can't wait to send them out! 
I hope you can head on over and try the sketch out for yourself. Just click here and it will bring you right to their blog!
Thank you as always for stopping by! Have an amazing day!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Thank You Cards with Card Box

Happy November blogger friends!!!
I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween and picked up lots of treats! We had a few tricks here with yucky weather but we still had fun and made the most of it! 
I've decided since November holds Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, I will try and make some kind of thank you card each day. Today I was lucky enough to have time to make this set of four cards with matching envelopes and a card box to keep them in. I'm thinking they will be some kind of gift in the future, not quite sure yet. I do love how they turned out. 
I used a Stampin Up set "artfully Asian" and colored them in with stampin up markers: rose and pear accented in artichoke and primrose. I also glossed up all of the flowers with glossy accents.  The box was made with my envelope punch 9x9 sheet scored at 3 1/2 and 4 1/2 to begin. Finished it up with a belly band. Four cards (probably 5) fit perfect in this size if not embellished too much. 
Thanks for looking...have a great day!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween fun!


Good morning blogger friends!
Today im sharing a little goodie I made for a swap partner. I have a joy-fold card with a paper bag pocket and a yummy candy bar in a hand made box. I wish I had a pic of the pocket stuffed with all it's goodies but I have sent it off already.
 All the supplies are from my K&Co stash. I've been using these for a few years now and I'm just about out of my embellishments...I'm thinking I will have to see what's left of the current line during the after season sales...if I can find any, seems like everyone has moved onto Christmas already! 
Have a wonderful day everyone!!!! 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

More Christmas

Happy Weekend!
I just had a couple more goodies I wanted to share. The Santa one is similar to a card I saw in the Stampin Up magazine but I put my own twist on it, and the other is just a quick card with some Taylored Expressions stamps. I didn't really have time to do any shading with my coloring so hopefully whoever gets it knows I still put some love into it!
Have a wonderful day everyone!

Friday, October 18, 2013


Hello Blogger Friends!
A little more Christmas magic to share today!
This is one of my new stamps from the Stampin Up Holiday Mini titled Special Season. Its such a pretty set and I plan to use it lots this holiday season. Today I used some SU designer paper, gray cardstock and you can't tell from the pick, but the tree has been stamped in gray and embossed glitter on top of it. Its one of those you just have to see in person to get the real feel of the sparkle and shine :)
Thanks for looking everyone and have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Christmas Wishes

Happy Thursday everyone!
I have been adding to my Christmas card pile and loving every minute of it. It is only October and my pile is stacking up nice and high! For once I may not be rushing around at the last minute to get them all finished.
These were put together with a little thought on mailing. So many times my cards are so thick, it is a chore to make sure they are padded enough to make it in one complete piece. I love being able to make them pop, but as with the snowman..The simplicity of this one is what I like best when I finished!
Hopefully I have inspired you with some ideas or even to get working on some cards of your own if you haven't yet!
Have a wonderful day and thanks as always for lQQking

Ruff Day

"Ruff Day" anyone?
I would have to say for me..YES..when I was making this card, I made the mistake of having no idea what paper I was going to use before I picked the stamp and colored it! I searched for about 45 minutes to find the perfect paper. I knew I had a new stack of paper from the scrapbook expo and couldn't figure out where I put it! Thankfully my brain clicked into overdrive and I remembered, found it and finished it up in a flash. Just a few layers and buttons to finish it off.
Paper is from Queen and Co and stamp is from Taylored Expressions. Colored with copics and Stampin up cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween Box in a Bag

Hi everyone!
I did some late night crafting after everyone was in bed and made a few fun goodies. Included in my fun was this box in a bag all ready for halloween. I'm actually most excited because I got this paper on sale yesterday for .20 cents and the little witch was from my halloween stash. I love when I can make goodies that are so cute and budget friendly!
Now to figure out what to fill it with and who to give it too :)
Have a wonderful day everyone!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Get well soon

 Happy Sunday everyone!
I just wanted to share a quick get well card I put together. It's been a little busy the past couple days but I wanted to make sure I got in a little bit of crafty fun for myself. 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone, My girls are home tomorrow for the holiday so I'm not sure how much crafting ill get in but I'll sure try!!!
Thanks for looking :)