Sunday, December 29, 2013

Peaceful Thinking

Good morning, Friends! Well we made it home safe and sound yesterday! However, when we walked into our house, we discovered that the heat is not working. NOT good!!! We don't know how long the heat has been out but everything else is in working order. Thankfully Nick spent the night at a friend's house so he stayed warm. We went out for dinner then came home and wrapped up in blankets and watched the K-State football game. We do have a gas fireplace and a space heater so there is a little heat for us - lol! I'm just thankful to have hot water and no broken pipes! PTL!!! We are hoping to get it all fixed today so we can get warm!!

Today's card uses some new products that will be coming out in the Occasions mini catalog on January 3. I look out my window and it looks like a frozen tundra so this card takes me to a time when it will be warm and sunny - lol! Here are the details.

  • Card base is Pistachio Pudding
  • Layer of Pistachio Pudding - stamp leaves image from Peaceful Petals in Pistachio Pudding, stamp greeting in black StazOn and sponge edges of layer with Pistachio Pudding then adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Punch circle from Naturals white card stock with 2 1/2" circle punch
  • Stamp flower in black StazOn and use a blender pen with Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Summer Starfruit inks to watercolor the image
  • Sponge edges of circle with Pool Party
  • Use the Perfect Pennants die to cut a scallop circle from Basic Black and adhere to flower circle then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add rhinestone
I hope you all are staying warm! It will be a nice cozy day to watch the Broncos! Thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Peaceful Petals; Paper- Pistachio Pudding, Basic Black, Naturals White; Ink- black StazOn, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit; Accessories- Perfect Pennants die, 2 1/2" circle punch, blender pen, rhinestone, sponges, dimensionals

Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Basic Hello

Good morning, Friends! I have pre-posted this as we will be leaving early this morning and I wasn't sure that I would have had time to get a post up. And I didn't want to wait! I am trying to keep my stamping and posting going on a regular basis again. And I think I am doing pretty good - lol! What a great time we had! Nick has another week off of school so we will be enjoying some nice quiet and relaxing time at home. Need to get some things done, too. And I think Nick will be ready to see some of his buddies! 

Today's card was one that I did with my stamp club earlier this month. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • Stamp the lines image from Gorgeous Grunge in Calypso Coral twice onto card base
  • Flag the end of a strip of Calypso Coral and adhere to a piece of Epic Day designer paper (note: put adhesive on the top part of the strip only)
  • Punch a circle from Pool Party using the 2 1/2" circle punch and adhere to card
  • Wrap a piece of Natural ribbon (I can't remember the name of this stuff - sorry) around this panel and tie a bow with some linen thread and then adhere to card with dimenisonals
  • Stamp the greeting from Four You in Basic Grey onto a piece of Very Vanilla and adhere to card
  • Add a Calypso Coral candy dot
There you have it! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Four You, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Epic Day designer paper; Ink- Basic Grey, Calypso Coral; Accessories- Natural ribbon, linen thread, 2 1/2" circle punch, subtles candy dots, dimensionals

Friday, December 27, 2013

SFF 122713

Good Friday morning, everyone! I can't believe that this is our last day with my parents :( We will be leaving in the morning for home. And being home will be nice, too. Time to get back to the routine! Before I get to the Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge, I need to announce that I am stepping away from the Sketch Frenzy Friday design team. Several of us have decided that it is time to move on to other things. I will miss everyone but I am sure that I will be joining in on their sketches from time to time!! So now to see the sketch that Jennifer Weide created for us!


And my card...


A birthday card! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Layer of Pool Party
  • Stamp sentiment from Create a Cupcake in black StazOn and tie a piece of Summer Starfruit stitched satin ribbon around the panel then adhere to card
  • Stamp cupcake bottoms in black StazOn onto Whisper White three times and use the cupcake builder punch to punch them out and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp cupcake tops in Crisp Cantaloupe onto Whisper White three times and use the cupcake builder punch to punch them out and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Use the itty bitty shapes punch to punch three flowers from Summer Starfruit and adhere to cupcakes
  • Add three rhinestones
Be sure to visit the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog to see what the other designers did with this sketch! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Create a Cupcake; Paper- Whisper White, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit; Ink- Crisp Cantaloupe, black StazOn; Accessories- Summer Starfruit stitched satin ribbon, cupcake builder punch, itty bitty shapes punch pack, rhinestones, dimensionals

Thursday, December 26, 2013

CCMC 283

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a truly wonderful and blessed day yesterday! It is time for another great Thursday challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we have a sketch! Take a look!


And my card...


With Christmas being over, I decided to try my hand at something that would be festive for welcoming the New Year in. And the Happy Hour set immediately came to mind! My card is cut at 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and then folded in half to make a 4 1/4" square card. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Smoky Slate
  • Layer of Smoky Slate that was run through the Big Shot using the Mosaic embossing folder, then adhere to a layer of Basic Black and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a scallop circle from red glimmer paper and adhere to card
  • Stamp glasses from Happy Hour onto Whisper White using Smoky Slate ink and cut out
  • On back side of silver glimmer paper, stamp the glasses again and cut out the inside part then adhere to the cut out shapes
  • Adhere glasses to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting in black StazOn onto a strip of Whisper White, flag the end and adhere to card
A pretty simple card with a lot of fussy cutting. Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to see what the other designers did with this sketch! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Happy Hour; Paper- Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, red glimmer paper, silver glimmer paper; Ink- black StazOn, Smoky Slate; Accessories- Mosaic embossing folder, scallop circle punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas everyone! I pray you all find yourselves surrounded by the ones you love and that you have a most blessed and wonderful day! 

Card Recipe: Stamps- Evergreen, Greetings of the Season; Paper- Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, silver glimmer paper; Ink- Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana; Accessories- Bitty Banner punch, white baker's twine, Vintage Faceted buttons, dimensionals

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Santa Hat Greetings

Good morning, Friends! And Merry Christmas Eve! Things are getting pretty exciting around here! It did snow a little more here yesterday and today it looks just plain cold out there! In fact the wind is blowing. I think we are going to go see a movie later today but otherwise it's another cozy day indoors - lol! 

Today's card was inspired by a few on Pinterest that used a punch art Santa hat. I thought it was just too cute not to try and recreate! To make the Santa hat use the extra large oval punch and punch an oval from Real Red. Then us the Word Window punch to make the little "crook" (just slide the red oval into the punch just a bit). Punch an oval scallop from Whisper White and then slide the scalloped oval into the extra large oval punch to make the lower curve. Adhere the Whisper White piece to the red piece. Use the 1/2" circle punch to punch a circle from silver glimmer paper and adhere to end of hat. Now for the rest of the card details:

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Layer of Whisper White that was run through the Big Shot using the Northern Flurry embossing folder
  • Stamp greeting from More Merry Messages in Real Red onto Whisper White layer and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Adhere Santa hat to card with dimensionals
  • Add rhinestones to snowflake centers
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe: Stamps- More Merry Messages; Paper- Whisper White, Real Red, silver glimmer paper; Ink- Real Red; Accessories- Northern Flurry embossing folder, extra large oval punch, scallop oval punch, 1/2" circle punch, Word Window punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Monday, December 23, 2013

Stylish Santa

Hello, Friends! I hope you are all ready for Christmas! All my family should be here tomorrow. Since my brother has to go back to work on Christmas day, we will be having our big dinner and opening presents tomorrow! Today I will enjoy staying inside as it is supposed to be pretty cold!

Today's card was inspired by one in the Holiday mini catalog. I loved how it used the chevron punch! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Cherry Cobbler
  • Layer of Cherry Cobbler that was run through the Big Shot using the Stylish Stripes embossing folder
  • On a layer of Whisper White, stamp the Santa image from Santa's List in Cherry Cobbler then adhere to Cherry Cobbler layer
  • Adhere a strip of Season of Style designer paper to panel
  • Tie a piece of Cherry Cobbler baker's twine around panel and adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting in Old Olive onto a strip of Old Olive and cut the end to form a point then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Use the Chevron punch to punch two chevrons from Old Olive and adhere to card
  • Add rhinestones to each chevron
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Santa's List; Paper- Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White, Season of Style designer paper; Ink- Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories- Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, Stylish Stripes embossing folder, Chevron punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Glimmered Greetings

Hello everyone! Well it snowed about 8 inches yesterday and into the night! It's so pretty!! And it's even better that we were able to get here before it got really bad! We will have to dig out the car in a while as Nick wants to go to the local rec center here and try out his new basketball. Otherwise it's kick back, snack and watch some football! Go Broncos!!

Today's card was inspired by one I had seen on Pinterest. A pretty simple card! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Layer of Cherry Cobbler that was run through the Big Shot with the Stylish Lines embossing folder then adhered to the card
  • Flag the end of a strip of silver glimmer paper and adhere to card
  • Stamp the tree image from Evergreen three times in Old Olive without re-inking onto Whisper White
  • Stamp greeting from More Merry Messages in black StazOn
  • Add two mini brads and then adhere panel to card with dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Evergreen, More Merry Messages; Paper- Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, silver glimmer paper; Ink- Old Olive, black StazOn; Accessories- Stylish Lines embossing folder, mini brads, dimensionals

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Washi Santa

Hello everyone! I wanted to be sure to pop in and say hi! We are in Kansas now. I wanted to blog this morning but we had to get on the road as weather was going to be setting in. And sure enough, it did! We had barely turned south on 35 and the freezing rain started. Now it is snowing hard! It's beautiful but I am sure glad that we are not driving in it anymore! We are safe and sound all warm and watching basketball on tv!! Life is good!

I had made Christmas cards to get me through the Christmas season and wanted to be sure to share them with you. This card was inspired by one in the Holiday mini catalog. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Cherry Cobbler
  • Layer of Cherry Cobbler that was run through the Big Shot with the Pretty Print embossing folder and then adhered to the card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the Santa image from Santa's List onto Crumb Cake with Chocolate Chip
  • Sponge edges with Whisper White ink then adhere to card
  • Stamp greeting with Cherry Cobbler onto a strip of Whisper White and adhere to card
  • Adhere two strips of Season of Style washi tape
  • Use the bitty banner punch (available during SAB) and punch a banner from Old Olive and adhere to card
  • Add a large rhinestone
Hope you are all having a super weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Santa's List; Paper- Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White; Ink- Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; Accessories- Pretty Print embossing folder, Season of Style washi tape, Bitty Banner punch, large rhinestone, sponge, dimensionals

Friday, December 20, 2013

SFF 122013

Good Friday morning! It's time to share another sketch challenge with you from the Sketch Frenzy Friday team! This week's sketch was created by ME!! Take a look!


And my card...


This is a super simple sketch! And one that is needed this time of year - lol! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Baked Brown Sugar
  • Layer of Season of Style designer paper that is adhered to a layer of Cherry Cobbler and then adhered to the card base
  • Stamp greeting from Greetings of the Season onto a strip of Whisper White with Cherry Cobbler and flag both ends the adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add three rhinestones
Be sure to see what the rest of the team did with this sketch by visiting the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog. I hope you will play along with us this week! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Greetings of the Season; Paper- Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Season of Style designer paper; Ink- Cherry Cobbler; Accessories- rhinestones, dimensionals

Thursday, December 19, 2013

CCMC 282

Good morning, everyone! I hope your week is going great and that you are enjoying the anticipation of Christmas! Create with Connie and Mary have another great challenge for us this week! Take a look at these fabulous colors!


And my card...


Notice anything different? Yep! I used the WRONG color! UGH!! I used Very Vanilla instead of Whisper White. But the card would look really pretty with Whisper White. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Very Vanilla (should be Whisper White)
  • Layer of Very Vanilla (again, should be Whisper White) that was pierced with the Occasions paper piercing pack
  • Stamp greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Cherry Cobbler and adhere panel to card base with dimensionals
  • Punch heart with Full Heart punch from Cherry Cobbler and adhere to card
  • Punch bird and bird wing from silver glimmer paper using the Bird Builder punch NOTE: Make sure to punch one of the birds and its wing from the back side of the glimmer paper so that they will face each other
  • Adhere the birds and their wings to the card with dimensionals
Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to see what the other designers did with these fabulous colors! I hope you will be able to find some time during this busy time of year to play along with us! We always love to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Very Vanilla (should be Whisper White), Cherry Cobbler, silver glimmer paper; Ink- Cherry Cobbler; Accessories- Occasions paper piercing pack, Full Heart punch, Bird Builder punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Single Tree

Good morning, Friends! I am happy to report that I did get my Christmas shopping done yesterday! And I got almost everything wrapped! Woohoo! I think we will be ready to have Christmas before we leave to see my parents! Nick starts a few of his finals today. I think we will have a quiet couple of evenings as he doesn't have basketball practice. That will be nice. Seems like we have been running all over! 

Today's card is a simple one! I was able to get a card stamped yesterday before I set out to shop! Had to make it quick so this fit the bill! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Layer of Whisper White that has the tree stand from Pennant Parade stamped in Chocolate Chip and the greeting from More Merry Messages in Cherry Cobbler
  • Round the upper right hand corner of the layer with the 1" circle punch then adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp tree in Old Olive and cut out then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add a rhinestone to top of tree
There you have it! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Pennant Parade, More Merry Messages; Paper- Whisper White; Ink- Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive; Accessories- 1" circle punch, rhinestone, dimensionals

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

MFTWSC 153

Good morning, Friends! Well, I didn't get anything done yesterday- lol! Actually I worked hard on a stitching project that is for a Christmas present and have that almost done. But I did not venture out to shop at all! Sooo… It looks like today is the day! But I think I am a little more ready to do it. I just hope I can get it all done fairly quickly! Then Nick has an indoor soccer game and more basketball practice. Busy, busy, busy! His finals are also coming up this week. He says he's ready! And we will see if I can be ready to leave on Friday.

I had wanted to post another Christmas card but didn't get one made so I am showing you a card that I did with my stamp club this month. This one was inspired by a sketch from My Favorite Things. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Naturals Vanilla
  • Layer of Etcetera designer paper that is sponged with Baked Brown Sugar
  • Strip of Night of Navy card stock that was punched with the scallop edge border punch and then adhered to the dsp layer
  • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Squares were cut from Naturals Vanilla and then stamped with the script image from Notable Notions in Baked Brown Sugar
  • Sponge squares with Baked Brown Sugar then adhere to card
  • Cut a strip of Baked Brown Sugar card stock and angle both ends then adhere to card
  • Stamp circle image from Notable Notions in Calypso Coral onto Naturals Vanilla and punch out with 1 1/4" circle punch then sponge edges with Baked Brown Sugar
  • Adhere circle image to a Calypso Coral circle punched with 1 3/8" circle punch
  • Tie a bow with a piece of linen thread and adhere to back side of circles then pop the circle up onto card
  • Add a Night of Navy candy dot to center
Sounds like a lot of work! But I do like the way it turned out! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Notable Notions; Paper- Naturals Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Etcetera designer paper; Ink- Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral; Accessories- Regals candy dots, scallop edge border punch, linen thread, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, sponge, dimensionals

Monday, December 16, 2013

A Trio of Triangular Trees

Good morning, Friends! Wow! Here we are at another week! This is the last week of the semester for Nick. And he starts his basketball practices tonight! Yep! He made the team! Woohoo! He is really excited that his basketball playing will be extended! And I am happy for him! It looks like I need to get myself out into the cold and do a little Christmas shopping today or tomorrow. We leave Friday afternoon so I guess I had better get it done! 

Today's card was inspired by all the triangular trees that I have been seeing! I love them! And they are really easy to do! Especially when you have the Perfect Pennants die!! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • Using the Perfect Pennants die cut one large triangle out of Etcetera designer paper, one middle size and one small triangle out of Old Olive card stock
  • Run the two Old Olive triangle through the Big Shot using the Stylish Stripes embossing folder and then adhere to card
  • Stamp greeting from More Merry Messages in Soft Suede onto largest triangle and sponge edges with Soft Suede
  • Adhere largest tree to card with dimensionals
  • Cut the star from champagne glimmer paper using the star thinlit from the Circle Card thinlit die pack and adhere to top of largest tree
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- More Merry Messages; Paper- Very Vanilla, Old Olive, champagne glimmer paper, Etcetera designer paper; Ink- Soft Suede; Accessories- Circle Card thinlits dies, Perfect Pennants die, Stylish Stripes embossing folder; sponge, dimensionals

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Angular Gifts

Good Sunday morning everyone! I hope your weekend is going swell! It's been a lot of fun to stay in and watch movies with the family this weekend! Nick is feeling much better and should be able to finish out these last few days of the semester. This week shouldn't be quite as crazy - thank goodness! As I do have quite a bit of shopping to do! Pat and I finally decided on a gift for our son but we had to have it shipped to my parents because we weren't sure if it would get here in time. Yep! Last minute!! Oh well. He's older now and it works for us! Love my family!!

Today's card was inspired by a few cards I had seen with these angles. I thought it made for an interesting layout and wanted to give it a try. Well it is not as easy as it looks! I had to try three times before I could get it this way - lol! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Layer of Cherry Cobbler
  • Layer of Season of Style designer paper
  • Stamp greeting from Wishing You in Chocolate Chip onto a strip of Whisper White and flag both ends then adhere to card
  • Stamp gifts image onto a piece of Whisper White using Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler markers, cut out and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add rhinestone to center gift
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Wishing You; Paper- Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Season of Style designer paper; Ink- Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip; Accessories- rhinestone, dimensionals

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hexie Tree

Good morning, Friends! Are you all ready for a great weekend? I know I am! I didn't get to do my regular stitching evening with my friend, Becky because she wasn't feeling well so my family and I ordered a pizza and watched a movie! Nick was home from school yesterday because he was sick. Thankfully he was feeling better by evening. I am hoping that he is even better today. I really hate when he is sick these last few days of the semester! We will see how much homework he has on Monday - ugh! And I can't even begin to tell you how far behind in Christmas shopping I am! But I refuse to go on the weekends! I just hate to fight the crowds. So I will try on Monday morning. Maybe :) For now, it's a nice quiet weekend!

Today's card was inspired by others that I had seen on Pinterest. I thought it was genius to make a tree from the hexagon punch and wanted to try one for myself! I love it! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Cherry Cobbler
  • Layer of Old Olive 
  • Use the scallop edge border punch to punch along the bottom of the Old Olive piece
  • Use the hexagon punch to punch 6 shapes from the Season of Style designer paper
  • Sponge the edges of each shape and the edges of the Old Olive piece with Crumb Cake
  • Use dimensionals to adhere the shapes to the Old Olive piece to make a tree
  • The trunk was made using Chocolate Chip card stock and adhered flat
  • Wrap a piece of Cherry Cobbler baker's twine twice and tie a bow
  • Stamp greeting from More Merry Messages in Cherry Cobbler and adhere panel to card base
  • Add rhinestones to each shape
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- More Merry Messages; Paper- Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Season of Style designer paper; Ink- Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake; Accessories- Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, hexagon punch, scallop edge border punch, rhinestones, sponge, dimensionals

Friday, December 13, 2013

SFF 121313

Hello everyone! Thank goodness is FRIDAY!! I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend after a very crazy week!! Whew!! It's also time for a new challenge from the Sketch Frenzy Friday team! This week's sketch was created by Tammy Fite. Take a look!


And my card...


A very simple sketch with lots of possibilities! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Layer of Crumb Cake with two strips of Season of Style washi tape adhered
  • Stamp the greeting from Wishing You in Chocolate Chip then adhere panel to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the gifts image onto Whisper White using Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler markers then cut out
  • Use the Ovals framelits to cut an oval from Cherry Cobbler and one from silver glimmer paper
  • Adhere the two ovals together and then pop up onto card
  • Adhere the gifts with dimensionals
  • Add a rhinestone to middle package
Be sure to see the other creations at the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog! I hope to see your creations uploaded, too! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Wishing You; Paper- Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, silver glimmer paper; Ink- Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip; Accessories- Season of Style washi tape, Ovals Collection framelits, rhinestones, dimensionals

Thursday, December 12, 2013

CCMC 281

Good morning, Friends! It's Thursday and time for another great challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we have a sketch!


And my card...


I kept this one very simple! This card would make a great last minute Christmas card for anyone needing to get started (maybe me?). A few supplies and easy stamping! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Layer of Cherry Cobbler that is run through the Big Shot using the Stylish Stripes embossing folder
  • Adhere a strip of Season of Style washi tape and then adhere panel to card base
  • Cut a circle from Crumb Cake using the 3" circle die
  • Stamp the Santa image from Santa's List in Cherry Cobbler onto the circle then sponge edges with Whisper White ink and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting in Cherry Cobbler onto a strip of Whisper White and flag the end then adhere to card
  • Add three rhinestones
Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to see more wonderful inspiration! I hope you will find some time to create with us! We always love to see what you do with the challenges! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Santa's List; Paper- Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; Ink- Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White craft; Accessories- Stylish Stripes embossing folder, Season of Style washi tape, 3" circle die, rhinestones, sponge, dimensionals

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gingham Garden Birthday

Good morning, Friends! I can't believe how fast time seems to be going at the moment! I really need it to slow down so I can catch up - lol! I did manage to get a few things done yesterday but not nearly what I had planned. And yesterday was my only "free" day. So I hope I can manage my time a little better these next few days. My son has basketball tryouts tonight and we are hoping he does well! Good luck Nick! I am looking forward to Becky's Christmas card class party tonight! Always a fun event!

Today's card was one that I did with my stamp club this month. I tried to keep away from doing Christmas cards and focus on more generic type cards. I thought a simple birthday card would work! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Whisper White with lower left hand corner punched with 1" circle punch
  • Layer of Whisper White 
  • Adhere a piece of Gingham Garden designer paper onto Whisper White layer and use the 1" circle punch to punch the lower left hand corner
  • Stamp greeting from Four You in Island Indigo 
  • Tie a piece of Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon around panel and pop up onto card
  • Use the itty bitty shapes punch pack to punch a flower from Island Indigo and adhere to card
  • Add a Daffodil Delight candy dot to flower center
Super simple!! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Four You; Paper- Whisper White, Gingham Garden designer paper; Ink- Island Indigo; Accessories- Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon, itty bitty shapes punch pack, Brights candy dots, 1" circle punch, dimensionals

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

FMS 115

Good morning, Friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! It's a very cold start around here!! At this rate it will take quite a while for all this snow to melt off! At least the sun is supposed to shine. It's a busy week for us around here but today and tonight I have some time to catch up - laundry, stamping and wrapping a few presents! Lots to get done in the next two weeks!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made. It's their sketch from last week. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Baked Brown Sugar
  • Layer of Old Olive that was run through the Big Shot using the Stylish Stripes embossing folder and then strips of Season of Style washi tape are adhered to the panel between embossed lines (a little hard to see)
  • Adhere this panel to a piece of Cherry Cobbler and then adhere to card base
  • Make a tag from Whisper White by flagging the bottom and rounding the top with the 1 3/4" circle punch then punch a hole in the top
  • Stamp the gifts image from Wishing You using Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler markers
  • Thread some Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon through the hole and tie together using Cherry Cobbler baker's twine then adhere tag to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting in Cherry Cobbler onto Whisper White and punch out with the extra large oval punch and adhere to card
And there you have it! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a fantastic day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Wishing You; Paper- Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; Ink- Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories- Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, Season of Style washi tape, Stylish Stripes embossing folder, extra large oval punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals

Monday, December 9, 2013

Endless Christmas Wishes

Good morning, Friends! Another week is starting! I can't believe how quickly these days are going! I haven't done much Christmas shopping - Yikes! And this week is going to be very busy!! I hope I can sneak some in somewhere! We will be leaving a week from Friday so everything has to be done by then!! But for tonight I have to get ready for my workshop! Thankfully I have the cards ready. I just need to cut the kits and get packed. I'm looking forward to seeing a great group of ladies!

Today's card was inspired by one I had seen on Pinterest. I had to change just a few little things because of limited supplies but I just love how the stamping of the snowflakes was stamped. I think that's what caught my eye in the first place. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Cherry Cobbler
  • Layer of Crumb Cake
  • On Crumb Cake layer stamp snowflakes from Endless Wishes in Crumb Cake
  • Stamp Greeting using Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler 
  • Sponge edges with Whisper White craft ink
  • Adhere a strip of Seasons of Style designer paper to edge
  • Tie a piece of Cherry Cobbler baker's twine around panel and adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Add three rhinestones
A super simple Christmas card! I also love that this would be easy to reproduce and mail! A great idea for a last minute Christmas card! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Endless Wishes; Paper- Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Seasons of Style designer paper; Ink- Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White craft ink; Accessories- Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, rhinestones, sponge, dimensionals

Saturday, December 7, 2013

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Good morning, Friends! It's the weekend! Looks like it is supposed to snow around here again. It looks all cloudy and gloomy outside, anyway. And it looks really cold! Brr! Thankfully I don't have to really do anything anywhere today so I will enjoy my nice warm house and hopefully get some stamping and stitching done! 

Today's card really fits the way it looks outside! I had originally made this for the CCMC color challenge this week. We are supposed to use current product. Well, this set has sold out so it's not considered current anymore. I do love this set so I thought I would share this card anyway. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Use the Delicate Doilies sizzlit to cut a doily from Whisper White and adhere to a layer of Whisper White with dimensionals
  • Adhere layer to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a circle from Night of Navy with the 1 3/4" circle punch
  • Stamps large snowflake from Endless Wishes in VersaMark and emboss with gold emboss powder then stan two smaller snowflakes in Whisper White craft ink
  • Adhere punched circle to card
  • Stamp "merry" onto strip of Whisper White with VersaMark ink and emboss with gold emboss powder then stamp rest of greeting with Night of Navy ink
  • Flag end of strip and adhere to card
I did use the sketch from My Favorite Things to help me put this all together. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Endless Wishes; Paper- Whisper White, Night of Navy; Ink- VersaMark, Whisper White craft; Accessories- Delicate Doilies sizzlit, gold emboss powder, dimensionals

Friday, December 6, 2013

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Good Friday morning everyone! Sketch Frenzy Friday has a new sketch for this week! This week's sketch was created by Tammy Fite. Take a look!


And my card...


I took some liberties with the sketch. I think that I must be the only one that doesn't have the new snowflakes set! And I don't have many Christmas/winter sets so I really had to think about this sketch. I could have done butterflies or flowers but since we just got 8" of snow here the other day I just couldn't pull those sets out right now. Soooo… I got a little creative… I hope you don't mind, Tammy! :) Here are the details:

  • Card base is Basic Black
  • Layer of Basic Black that was run through the Big Shot with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder then adhered to card with dimensionals
  • The oval is cut from Smoky Slate with the Ovals collection framelits
  • Stamp the tree from Evergreen in Smoky Slate (stamped off once) onto the oval
  • Stamp sentiment in black StazOn
  • Sponge edges of oval with Whisper White craft ink then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Punch two hearts with the small heart punch from silver glimmer paper and adhere to card with glue dots
Be sure to visit the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog to see more incredible inspiration! I hope you will find time to play along with us! We sure do love to see what you do with our sketches! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Evergreen; Paper- Basic Black, Smoky Slate, silver glimmer paper; Ink- Smoky Slate, black StazOn, Whisper White craft ink; Accessories- Stylish Stripes embossing folder, small heart punch, sponge, dimensionals

Thursday, December 5, 2013

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Good morning, Friends! The holiday season is in full swing! I did manage to finish one of my sewing projects and the other two are well on their way to getting there as well. But I need to finish up a few projects that I started earlier this summer and our get-together is next week! Yikes! Thankfully they were started and just need the finishing touches put on. But I am trying to get back into the stamping routine, too! I missed it! So I hope to have more cards to show you all! Thanks for sticking with me! You are the best!!

Today is the Thursday challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! And they have a fantastic and festive color challenge! Take a look!


And my card!


This card is really very simple and very elegant! Love how regal the gold embossing looks on the Night of Navy! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Night of Navy
  • Stamp tree from Evergreen using VersaMark ink and emboss with gold emboss powder
  • Cut a panel of Night of Navy card stock and use the Ovals Collection framelits to cut an oval in the panel
  • Stamp greeting from More Merry Messages using VersaMark and emboss with gold emboss powder
  • Sponge the inside edge of the oval with Whisper White craft ink
  • Tie a piece of Whisper White taffeta ribbon around panel
  • Adhere panel to card base using dimensionals
These two stamp sets are carry over sets and I am SO glad because I really like them!! I hope you are inspired by my card but be sure to check out the rest of the cards from the fabulous design team at the Create with Connie and Mary website! I hope you will play along this week! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Evergreen, More Merry Messages; Paper- Night of Navy; Ink- VersaMark, Whisper White craft ink; Accessories- Whisper White taffeta ribbon, Ovals Collection framelits, gold emboss powder, dimensionals

Friday, November 29, 2013

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Good morning, Friends! I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! We will be leaving tomorrow to head back home. :( But we will be back in a few short weeks for Christmas. Yikes! Christmas! I had better get busy!! Today's Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch was created by Sharon Wheet. Take a look.



And my card...


I had fun with this one! It was kind of fun to use a set that I hadn't used in quite awhile, Pennant Parade. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Old Olive
  • Layer of Crumb Cake with two strips of the Season of Style washi tape and then adhered to a layer of Cherry Cobbler then adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Use the deco labels framelits to cut the shape from Crumb Cake
  • Stamps the pot image from Pennant Parade in Chocolate Chip onto the label and stamp the greeting in Cherry Cobbler
  • Tie a piece Cherry Cobbler baker's twine around the shape
  • Use the 2 1/2" circle punch to punch a circle from Chocolate Chip and then cut it in half and adhere the halves to the back of the label shape then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the tree image in Old Olive onto Whisper White and cut out and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add a rhinestone to the top of the tree and two under the greeting
Be sure to visit the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog to find more inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Pennant Parade; Paper- Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Ink- Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories- Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, Deco Labels framelits, Season of Style washi tape, rhinestones, dimensionals

Thursday, November 28, 2013

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Good morning, Friends! And Happy Thanksgiving! We are visiting my family in Kansas and we are all here for the weekend! I love it! I hope you all are having a fantastic day! Today is also the Thursday challenge from Create with Connie and Mary. This week we are being challenged with a fantastic sketch! Take a look!


And my card...


I kept my card very simple and stuck pretty much to the sketch. I wanted to put a Thanksgiving greeting in there somewhere but it just didn't look quite right so I left it off. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Soft Sky
  • Layer of Sweater Weather with the top right hand corner rounded is adhered to the card base and then a strip of Chocolate Chip is adhered to the card base, too
  • Stamp the splotches from the Gorgeous Grunge set in Soft Sky onto a piece of Naturals white and round the bottom left hand corner then pop panel up onto card
  • Stamp leaf image from Wonderfall in Crushed Curry onto a piece of Naturals White and cut out then pop up onto card
  • Thread some linen thread through a Naturals designer button and adhere to card
Very simple fall card. One last one before the Christmas season starts!! Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site for more inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and may you experience many blessings this day! 

Card Recipe: Stamps- Wonderfall, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Naturals White, Sweater Weather designer paper; Ink- Soft Sky, Crushed Curry; Accessories- corner rounder, Naturals designer buttons, linen thread, dimensionals

Friday, November 22, 2013

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Good Friday morning, Friends! We will be leaving this afternoon for Kansas to visit family for the week of Thanksgiving! So excited! Today's Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch was created by Robbie Rubula. Take a look!


I love the sketch but it did have me stumped when I went to create my card. I wanted to get in a few more fall cards and I was able to make it come to come together! Take a look!


Here are the details:

  • Card base is Naturals white
  • On a layer of Naturals white stamp the large leaf image from Wonderfall in Crushed Curry
  • Stamp the sentiment from Seasonal Sayings in Chocolate Chip
  • Adhere layer to a layer of Chocolate Chip card stock and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp smaller leaf in Tangerine Tango onto a a piece of Naturals white, cut out and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Thread some linen thread through three Naturals designer buttons and adhere to card
Very simple! Be sure to visit the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog for more inspiration! I hope you will play along with us this week! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Wonderfall, Seasonal Sayings; Paper- Naturals white, Chocolate Chip; Ink- Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango; Accessories- linen thread, Naturals designer buttons, dimensionals

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Good morning everyone! It's time for the Thursday challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! This week's challenge is a color challenge! Take a look!


Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke and Sahara Sand are the fabulous colors that we have to play with! These colors made me think of fall and here's what I decided to make!


Very simple fall card! Details:

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • On the card base stamp the splotches from Gorgeous Grunge in Sahara Sand
  • Flag the bottom of a piece of Always Artichoke and run through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain embossing folder then adhere to card
  • Stamp leaves from Wonderfall in Tangerine Tango and Always Artichoke onto Whisper White, cut out and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Always Artichoke
  • Tie a bow with a piece of linen thread and adhere to leaves
  • Adhere a Tangerine Tango candy dot to bow center
I hope you enjoyed my fall card today! Be sure to see what the other designers did with these colors at the Create with Connie and Mary site! I hope you will play along with us this week! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Wonderfall, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Whisper White; Ink- Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango; Accessories- Woodgrain embossing folder, linen thread, Brights candy dots, dimensionals

Saturday, November 16, 2013

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Good morning, Friends! The Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection has come to an end :( What super wonderful and awesome projects were shared by the designers! Since this is the last week, the challenge is for the designers only. So the designers are sharing their last creation with you all using this beautiful color challenge! Check it out!


Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, and Smoky Slate. So very pretty! Here is what I created!


I used a couple of carry-over stamp sets to create my card: Evergreen and Greetings of the Season. Here are the card details:

  • Card base is Smoky Slate
  • Layer of Coastal Cabana that was embossed with the Northern Flurry embossing folder
  • A piece of Smoky Slate 3/4" chevron ribbon is tied around the layer
  • Cut a circle of Whisper White using the 3 1/2" circle die
  • Stamp the tree from Evergreen in Pool Party three times - once full strength and twice having stamped off
  • Stamp greeting from Greetings of the Season in Smoky Slate 
  • Adhere circle to Coastal Cabana layer using dimensionals and trim off end
  • Adhere layer to card with dimensionals
  • Add two rhinestones
I hope you like my creation! It's been a blast being a part of the Winter Collection! Find the other designers' creations by visiting the Create with Connie and Mary website! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Evergreen, Greetings of the Season; Paper- Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White; Ink- Pool Party, Smoky Slate; Accessories- Smoky Slate 3/4" chevron ribbon, Northern Flurry embossing folder, 3 1/2" circle die, rhinestones, dimensionals

Friday, November 15, 2013

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Good Friday morning! Boy am I ready for the weekend! Sketch Frenzy Friday has a new sketch for you all this week and it was created by Patrice Herrera! Take a look!


And my card...


I kept it very simple! And I believe it could be very mailable as well! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Layer of Crumb Cake that was stamped with the Santa image from Santa's List in Cherry Cobbler and then sponged with Whisper White craft ink
  • Adhere layer to card with dimensionals
  • Punch an oval from Cherry Cobbler using the large oval punch and adhere to card
  • Stamp sentiment from Santa's List in Cherry Cobbler onto a strip of Crumb Cake and flag both ends
  • Adhere to card using dimensionals
  • Add two rhinestones to card
And there you have it! Super simple! Find more inspiration at the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog! I hope you will play along and link up your creation! We always love to see what you do! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Santa's List; Paper- Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler; Ink- Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White craft; Accessories- large oval punch, rhinestones, sponge, dimensionals