Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years!

WOW! Can you believe that it is almost 2010. Ok, think back to when we rolled over to the year 2000, remember all the crazy stuff that was suppose to happen? I remember when people were buying up all the bottled water, batteries and gas masks- do you remember that? Here we are 10 years later (OMG, I just realized that I am 10 years older too!) It is funny how certain things stick with you, for instance that was the year my oldest son broke out with chicken pox on December 22nd, it was also my father's last Christmas with us, and the year my hubby gave me a fabulous jewelry Christmas!

I want to wish you all a Happy New Year!


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Is it Christmas yet?

I just wanted to share this Edwin, so full of eagerness to celebrate the New Year. Today is Christmas Eve and I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to all of you ladies and thank you for all your wonderful comments. And thank you for all your wonderful creative ideas and inspiration you all give me throughout the year. I will be taking a little break but will be back next week with a New Year goody!

Merry Christmas to you all and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

11TH Day of Christmas!

And on the 11th day of Christmas................. Tab is giving YOU 20% off the Clearance Bin! Yeah, that is right, already clearanced items are now 20% off: she still has some High Hopes, Whiff of Joy and gosh, don't forget that yummy scented embossing powder! Just use the following code:
Back in a bit to show you a card I made.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Check these things out!

I would like to share some wonderful things that are going on over at 7kids College Fund!

New Clearance items including: Scented embossing powders, Inkadinkadoo stamps, Spellbinders (oh yeah, honestly!), Sarah Kay stamps, Rachel Anne Miller stamps, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Whiff of Joy stamps, Crystal Clears, High hopes, Magnolia and CC Designs as well.

New Basic Grey Sugar Rush and Origins is in STOCK!

Ninth Day of Christmas: Save 15% on all ZVA CREATIVE PRODUCTS!!!

Come back on December 23rd and Tab will be giving away some Copic markers!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hunny Bunny

So glad that you have time to stop in today, I know with the holidays coming so quickly it gets more difficult to get to your blogs. But I wanted to do a non- Christmas card as we will soon be thinking of Valentine's Day. So I went to my stamps and I just love these little CC Designs (Hunny Bunny) and thought it would make for a cute holiday card. I used BitterSweet Basic Grey paper as well.

The punches are all MS and the nestabilities label six, this was my first time to use it and I just love this new shape. Oh and I finally got all my nestabilities organized, and if you are looking for a good organization for them, check this out HERE!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


The winner of the My Cute Stamps set Lots of Love is.................
Please contact Justine HERE and she will arrange for delivery of your set!

Friday, December 18, 2009

My Cute Stamp Release Day!!!!!

Happy Friday and My Cute Stamp Release Day! Today is my turn to introduce you to one of the new MCS sets and this set is just so sweet- and perfect for the Valentine in your life!

This set is called Lots of Love and it has a nice variety of stamps in it, which include these two hearts with swirls and the XOXO, along with the word love, a mailbox with a letter coming out of it and then another fancy swirl with a flower (which you will see below). These little tiny Valentine's are only about 2 1/2 in x 1 inches and the envelopes I made with my sizzix die. I colored them, added a little bit of sparkle and some gems.

This second project for today is a little candy holder. The little heart here is made with the stamp set and I cut it out. The LOVE word is also a part of this little set. In addition to this set on this card I used my spellbinder nestabilities oval to cut out the middle oval, then I used my MS embossed heart border punch, my embossed heart and branches punches to add a little to the card.

Do you want to win this set? Leave a comment here on this post and tell me what you like most about Valentine's Day!

Also do not forget about the Wednesday special $200 dollar prize give away on the ABC DT Blog- you have to leave a comment on the Wednesday post to be eligible to win. All prizes will be announced on Saturday December 19th.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Cardinal Christmas

I have one more card I wanted to bring back this year, it is one of my favs: one I made for my mother because she loves birds. The image is a SU image and then the paper is mostly DSP from SU as well. It has alot of layers and embellishments/textures and I think that is why it is so special to me.

I do want to remind you that there is a $200 Prize over on the ABC Design Team blog being given away so you may want to check it out HERE. Along with that we are all showing the newly released My Cute Stamps (mine will appear here tomorrow) this week and you havea chance to win those free as well. You will want to come back tomorrow to post a comment for a chance to win!

Plus Julie has FREE shipping today............... who doesn't love free shipping.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I am traveling again this week and so I thought I would bring out some oldies but goodies! I love this Edwin and I honestly do not think that I have used him this season at all. But as I was reviewing some of these I realized how much my coloring has changed............ look how pale he is! Do you ever go back and look at the cards you did a year or so ago? You should, you will be amazed how much your style and abilities have changed. But for today- keep warm and stay safe!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My Cute Stamps Release Week

This week over on ABC Toys and Crafts Design Blog we are releasing a bunch of new stamps for MCS Release Week. There will be projects, sales and FREE stamps being given away all week long. I hope you will join us!

Slice- FREE shipping
25% off all Slice cartridges
25%off Sizzix until December 15th 2009
25%off Spellbinders until December 15th 2009
25% off Clear Stamps until December 31st, 2009
25%off Rubber Stamps until December 31st, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

12 Days of Christmas!

I just wanted to let you all know that there is a great 12 Days of Christmas Sale going on over at 7kidscollegefund! Each day you will be able to purchase wonderful items at discounted prices! And who can't use a savings these days.

Today's sale is on Doodlebug goodies and embellishements: stop on over to the 7kids blog each day and see what is going on. Today's code is XMASDAY2.

Oh and Tab also extended the sale on the Stamper's Anonymous sets (Tim Holtz). So get your last minutes shopping done!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Do you hear an Angel?

I just had to make one more holiday card with this sweet angel. I didn't really need anymore but I only got to use her for a short time and their little faces are so sweet. Looking at her though in the picture she looks very pale (more so than in real life) so I hope she is not getting sick. (wink).

This is one of the sweet well known CC Designs that I got from Kelly over at KLSNS. And of course I was able to play with my copics, it had been 10 days since I had crafted with all the travel and holiday decorating that I had done.

And check it out, Kelly is offering $10 off any order of $50 or more right now with code Dec2009 and as always, Magnolia's are 10% off.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Joy to the World

Today's card I made for the Mojo Monday Sketch challenge. Julee always puts out the bestest challenges and this was no exception although I did have a bit of a hard time getting my circles. But I managed and I love the colors, pinks and celery.

The stamp is a Hero Arts set called Share the Joy which I colored in with copic markers. The stamp is a cling mount stamp and it is truly lovely to work with. The sentiment comes with the set and it is on sale right now!

Julie over at ABC Toys and Kraft is having a fabulous sale too: the pink slice has free shipping and then 25% off the cartridges. You know me and pink............ so sweet! PLUS

25%off Sizzix until December 15th 2009
25%off Spellbinders until December 15th 2009
25% off Clear Stamps until December 31st, 2009
25%off Rubber Stamps until December 31st, 2009

So stop on over and check it out- I am sure that your holiday needs can be met! Give that list to someone that is looking to buy for YOU, because you deserve it of course!

Have a great day!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Stampers Anonymous is coming!

Hello everyone! So I have to ask, are you participating in the Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas? Well a couple years ago I did and I fell in love with this set called Believe. It is a vintage santa, a tree and the word Believe in it, and can also be found in a set called Christmas Miracle. It is such an awesome set to build all types of cards, tags, etc...... and if you are a Tim Holtz fan- he is sharing so many more ideas with these sets HERE!

It really was a simple card to make, just stamp the image with permanent ink like Memento Tuxedo Black, and then use a sponge to the edges. I added the ribbon, felt, trim and tag and that was it. Oh, I forgot a little stickles to the edges for a little shimmer.

AND the GREAT NEWS is that 7kidscollege fund is now carrying these Stampers Anonymous sets! I had a horrible time trying to find them when I needed them, so hurry over and get them now because I am sure they will not last!

Here is a card that I made last year with another one of the Stamper's Anonymous sets as well! This one can be found in the holiday collection.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Gift Card Holder

Hello everyone! This week I am doing something a little different than Christmas because we all know of people that have Birthday's in December or January and I think it is very important those special people get a NON Christmas gift. So what is better than a gift card: they can buy their own gift AND get in on all the wonderful specials that are offered at this time of year!
So this is my version of a gift card. I used the Amy Butler Lotus Paper stack to cover the front and then with some vanilla cardstock just used a piece as wide as the new MS floral vine punch. Tied a little ribbon on and and then added some of these beautiful Prima flowers.
Here is a picture of the inside (without the card yet). The Card will slide right into the middle area and done. A nice gift, now of course these could be used for holiday gifts and honestly- they take less than 15min to make. I used the SU window punch and circle punch to make the opening.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Grateful to you

This is another card I made with a Verve sketch this last weekend. I wanted to share this one with you as I am Grateful to all of my subscribers and those of you that leave wonderfully kind words to me. I am traveling this week so I am not around to do alot of posting on your blogs but I wanted to at least leave you with some goodies to look at and hope that I will inspire you in some way. I hope that your December is starting out wonderfully and those holiday plans are falling into place.

And don't forget to join in my Blog Candy (see below).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Buncha Tags and Candy!

Ok, this is a quick post for today- as I am doing some travel this week and so limited on time. But I did want to give you a little incentive to be working on your holiday gift tags this week. I have found I do not buy these anymore b/c I can make them so quickly. I use either by top note die or my nestabilities and I have a nice size tag base. Then the fun........... adding the paper and glitter. So my challenge to you today is to work on getting those tags done............ and post a link here if you would like some love on them! I love to see tags and get new ideas!

Matter of fact- do you need tags? I will send out a package of tags (may not be these exact tags) to one winner. All I ask is that you post a picture of my candy on your block and link it here with a little love for me by Saturday 12/5 11:59pm and I will draw a winner and post by Sunday 12/6 at 10pm.