Friday, December 30, 2011


Hello- I hope that you are all recovering from the holidays and looking forward to the New year. Today I finally did a little crafting after taking about 10 days off- it felt good to give my brain a rest although it was a challenge today to get going! I opted to start on my V'Day cards, I am looking forward to working on them but really looking for some sweet stamps for the occasion. So - do tell me what your favorite stamp set is that you use to create the LOVE day cards.
BAM- that is what I see when I look at this card! The sparkly glittery heart with the black cardstock is just GOR-JUS at least I think so. But then again I am all about BLING! The paper is again the Echo Park and the die cut is magnolia and it is so elegant here. The sketch on this card is Skipping Stones- come and join us!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cheerful Friend

Hello and Happy Wednesday!
Today's card is a sweet little number that I colored last summer and had yet to post so I figured I have not been as ambitious as I should be and crafting, I could just post it. Matter of fact this little Tilda sits on my desk and stares at me daily, just have not put her in my card box or sent her out. I honestly could not tell you alot about the card since it has been so long other than it is colored with copics. My brain has frozen as to where I even got the flowers- so with that- I bid you all good day!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

From Me to You!!!!

Merry Christmas!!!!
Here is wishing to you and your families a Blessed Christmas filled with joy and happiness.
Thank you for this last year of visits and comments!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pixie Cottage- someBunny Special!

Welcome to this Wednesday before Christmas! I hope it finds you all prepared for the holidays, gifts purchased, wrapped, cookies baked and holiday plans all set! I know I am super excited for the next couple of weeks as we will be spending some time with family and friends and that is what I love most!
This week and for the next 2 weeks over at the Pixie Cottage we are challenging you all to make something for somebody special. As I was preparing for this challenge and going through my stamps I came upon this most recent release that Michelle sent over to me and thought I would throw a little "twist" into my challenge. My card is for some bunny special! Get it?
Stamp: To Santa from Buffy- Pixie Cottage

I also wanted to post the WINNER of the Pixie Cottage Digital Image here on my blog..... BECKIE Just email me steinrn@yahoo the image that you would like and I will have it out to you! Thanks to everyone for playing along!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christ in Christmas

Hello! It is another Monday and I get to go shopping today and hoping to finish up all my shopping. I can then sit down one evening to start to wrap, yep- I have not wrapped anything yet. I am so far behind this year. How are you doing?
This card is one that I did this last weekend once again to finish up sending out my holidays cards. Now it will be time to work on some New Year cards and birthday (for my son!) Here is hoping to you all that you have a fabulous week!

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Splendid Holiday Weekend!

Happy Friday! I hope you are in for a fun weekend filled with final plans for the holidays. Not too hectic but just enough that puts you in the mood to celebrate while also completing everything that needs to be done. This is a little card I made this last week as I was finishing up my cards.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pixie Cottage Blog Hop- Anything Christmas

It's a very special challenge at The Pixie Cottage this week as we are celebrating our 100th challenge!

To mark this special occasion we are having

an "Anything Goes Christmas" challenge and also a blog hop for some very special prizes!

You should have come to me from Sharon's Blog and if not then please go back to The Pixie Cottage so that you don't miss a spot on the hop.

You'll need to collect letters from all the blogs on the hop to be in with a chance of winning.
Also you must leave a comment at all the blogs as each one is giving away a Pixie Cottage Digital Image so plenty of prizes to be had. (you'll be able to choose your image too!)

Finally when you get back to the The Pixie Cottage leave your name and link to your blog in the Inlinkz box for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to Michelle's Scrapbooking!. We'd love you to enter with a Christmas card/project but if you are only entering the blog hop please add BH after your name. Only one "Blog Hop Only" entry per person.

So now you just need to leave me a comment and then hop along to Audrey's Blog to carry on with the fun!
Oh you probably want your letter don't you? It is "g" !

Monday, December 12, 2011

Down to Business...........

I do not know about you all but I am so far behind on my christmas cards. I like to have them out in the mail by the first week of December and here I am on the 12th with only a handful in the mail. I just did not get a head start on them! So this week- that is what you will be seeing. And this is card #1- is this Lost and Found paper just the best? I love it; so easy to throw the cards together with coordinating prints and a few embellishments. The little stamp is a whimsy stamp (thank you to my friend Cindy who just sent them to me!)
I do want to share a couple things with you that are going on this week :

Come back Wednesday for the Pixie Cottage Blog Hop. Each of the design team members will be giving away digi stamps and then there will also be a grand prize. So check back here on Wednesday!

Then- ABC Toys and Crafts has the ultimate Christmas Gift to YOU! You should check it out HERE! Julie is giving away a $150 prize package!!!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Last Minute Gifts

Hey! Are you like me working on Christmas gifts, cards and such? Over at Pixie Cottage that is our challenge this week- last minute gifts so come on over and join us (you can win a prize too!) I thought it would be fun to make some little hot chocolate kits for Christmas give aways. The little cup is filled with hot cocoa, marshmallows and peppermint stick. My little snowman is Sebastian (Pixie Cottage Stamps) and he is ready to join you for the cup of hot cocoa.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Vintage Santa Box of tags

Welcome back today! I feel like I have not posted regularly due to my hard drive crashing but I have my computer back and good to go! So I have been working on a few gifts for Christmas to give to friends and family and this is a cigar box that I thoroughly enjoyed altering, it was so much fun! I have gotten a few vintage paper pads and can't recall which one htis is for sure but is that Santa not beautiful, in a vintage way. I should have taken close snapshots of the little beads, pearls, greens and twine. I am finding that sometimes more is better! (wink!) I then sprayed the entire top with glimmer mist so it truly sparkles.
Oh and inside the box................... vintage tags! I so love making these and all the fun little embellishments you can put on them. See my jingle bell- it is MS. Then there are some real jingle bells too! To my friends.... could this be yours? Hope you will join us over on the Verve Diva Challenge and make your gifts.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Pouch

Hello- here I am again with another tag pouch or gift card holder. I am loving these as they hold a perfect spot for a gift card and another tag for a message. Another hand made gift to enter in the Verve Diva Challenge too!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Handmade Gifts.......

So this weekend I started working on some gifts that are also gift card holders. I call this a tag pouch or gift card holder and they can go in a 6x6 box for gift giving. I made this card for the Verve Diva Challenge of making a gift.

This is the card with the tags on the inside..... I think that I will be needing some more of these when I look at my list of gift cards!
Have a fabulous day friends!