Thursday, December 31, 2015

More Tags

See, quick and easy. Just a little ink and an image and a punch!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Creating Pretty Cards – Sketch Challenge #54!

A 2nd card for the challenge. Here again is the sketch with on picture!


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Few Gift Tags...After the Fact

Hey, it is still the season, right? Well, that is how I see it so I will be sharing of few of my handmade tags for the next couple of posts. Tags are fun and quick to make. Why not use up some of those 'leftover' scraps now and be ready for next year. Of course, tags are great for any gift giving occasion...not just for Christmas.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Creating Pretty Cards – Card Challenge #54!!


This is a fun and simple sketch! I have been putting it off all month...trying to not stress about the holidays etc...So, now it is the 27th of December and we are stuck at home in another ice storm! We traveled home through lots of storms, lightning, hail, tornadoes to get home before the icing began and we did it! We even got our laundry done before the lights went out. So, now I have time to stamp and play. This is my first card for this challenge.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Triple Fold Card

I have seen several of these floating around the net using the cut images from the Home for Christmas DSP so I had to try one. It was so simple. I followed a tutorial from Patty Bennett and pretty much cased her cards making a minor change here or there.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Well, I almost did it. I am finishing this last post for the official Christmas season on December 1st at 3:30 in the morning. It would seem that the cortisone shot in my knee has left me sleepless, restless and a migraine. Oh well, my knee is not hurting and I am able to get a lot accomplished. Always a plus at this time of year!

Today I am showing another One Sheet Wonder Class. Why is it called a one sheet wonder?  The basis of the stack is one sheet of 12 x 12 designer paper. I love this set and may make more for my mailouts. Why not, I have plenty of time since I am really posting so early! Less stress is my motto. And if you notice, I have started posting mostly every other day and that leaves room for me to play with challenges if I have time or the inclination to do so.

This project made 7 cards and 1 little box or you could make 9 cards with a couple of little alterations.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Goody Bag of Sorts

I am thinking that these would be so cute hanging on the Christmas tree and when little one's drop in you can send them out with a little bag of gummy bears!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Another Treat Sack

Here is another treat snack that I made at Halloween. I have to say they look so different with the different papers that I doubt anyone would be bored with more than one! This is again an Angie video. Where does she get these ideas?

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Gift Sack/Box

This is another of Angie's video's. If it looks familiar well I did one of these for Halloween also. They are quick and simple and don't take so much supplies that it would be costly to make for a whole bunch of people!

Monday, December 21, 2015

One Sheet Wonder Project

I subscribe to Angie Juda's blog and she is frequently posting great sets and ideas. Today I am showing the 1st of 2 One Sheet Wonder Projects for this season of Christmas. This one makes 8 cards and a little gift box.

If you go to her blog/video site you will see that I changed mine up a bit. That is perfectly fine. Do what makes you happy!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project #1

I just love My Paper Pumpkin kits. They are a little bit of surprise in the mail every month. They include stamps, ink, embellishments, tape and envelopes or whatever you need to complete the project/projects. Most month there are lots of leftover goodies to play with as well. This month I made the first card as shown and this card with pieces of leftovers from my desk.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Year-End Sale

Year-End Sale

Click on the Blue image to see all the products for sale!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Joyful Season

I think I bought this stamp set to make my Christmas cards this year but I have not set down as of the 30th of November yet to do them! Oh my! I need to get them done soon! I still haven't decided on a card idea!

I love the Cardinal in this set but I used the branches for this pretty little card. I miss the Holly Berry bush here in OKC.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Weekly Deals

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Handpicked Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
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Price$8.00 $6.00
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Six Sayings - Hostess Set

One of the things I really liked about this Hostess Set was the 2 Christmas stamps. I, for one, don't think you can ever have too many word stamp sets! I made this card quickly and easily using the single stamp and fussy cutting Santa from the Home for Christmas DSP. I added some retired ribbon and called it done!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Layered Snow Scene

I can hardly believe that it is only 12 days until Christmas and since we are travelling again this month I am working hard to get my blog up to date. I usually get it all done by the end of November and so I am working hard to finish it today (being the 30th).

For my card today I used the pretty pine tree from the Festival of Trees set. I wanted to a layered snowy scene so I took my piece of 4" x 5-1/4" card stock and tore it into 4 pieces. I added the 2-way glue pen to the edges and dipped it into the Dazzling Diamonds. I then stamped one tree on the card and 2 more to punch out and layer as shown. Easy Peasy!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Another Lovely as a Tree Card

I really miss these pines here in my part of Oklahoma. They were every where in Georgia but alas, OKC is lacking them. I never thought I would miss a pine tree! I love how this tree is so realistic looking in its imperfections. The sentiment is from the Hostess set...Six Sayings. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Among the Branches

Yes, I did finally get my branches embossing folder! I got to make a Christmas card with it. It is great for many occasions but the Halloween and Autumn are past for this year. Oh well, there is always use for it in retirement. Some sets are too good to ever get rid of! This one is going to be fun!

Monday, December 7, 2015

An Oldie but Goodie!

I pulled out this stamp set the other day when I was working on cards for my Stamp-a-Stack. This one was a reject but it is still pretty. Shelli once said she would never see this one retire. Well, it has been in every catalog since I have been a demonstrator...2003. Wow! Still makes a great card. This one was made using Pool Party, Night of Navy and Whisper White. 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Stamp-a-Stack #3

Card #3 was made using the Wondrous Wreath set. I did not use it much at all last year so I was glad to use it this year. I love how pretty the wreath comes out. I used Old Olive, Mellow Moss and Real Red. I colored the rhinestones using my Sharpie. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Stamp-a-Stack #2

This was my card #2. I just love, love, love this red cardinal. The card was Garden Green and the DSP was cut to match the front to make it be the background. Simple and striking. The stampers also loved this one!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

the paper players PP273

I am playing with the players today. I had an unexpected day off from work due to power outages at schools and all the trees making the bus routes unsafe so I got to stamp a little. I also had to go to the doctor for a steroid shot in my 'old knee.' Ouch! 

For this card I played the top left to bottom right diagonal challenge. It was fun and super simple!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack #1

This card was the last one I planned. I had been waiting for 3 weeks or more for my
Woodland Textures embossing folder. I thought it would have been here in time but as usually came after the stamp-a-stack. Oh well, now I can hurry and use it for other things before it retires. The 3 trees were stamped using...Old Olive, Garden Green and Mellow Moss. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

One More CPC #53 Card

I came upstairs to see if I could get on the net and of course, the power went out again! I did make this card in the dark using a flashlight. I had seen that we only had 9 cards done for this month and I so wanted someone (maybe me) to win a free month of tutorials. Hey, this contest is open to any and all so even you can play! I pulled this one out and the lights came back on. Yea!

A Friendsgiving Thanksgiving Gift

Since coming to OKC we have been alone a for more days than not. No family near by. However, we are making good friends and they are not leaving out to dry for the holidays even though we are not related. I made this cute little box of Fall cards for the family who asked us to share their family thanksgiving both last year and this year. They do it on Friday so their married child can do Thanksgiving with his family on the actual holiday.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Merry Christmas card for CPC #53

One more card for the Craft Project Central Card challenge this month. I have been without internet for 72 hours or so with this ice storm here in OKC. I just found it working again and had to quickly post this for the challenge. Here is the sketch.

A great and simple sketch for quick cards. This one came to me while I was making a bunch of tags for gifts.

November Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin November 2015 Reveal Video!

Paper Pumpkin for November has arrived and oh how I love the cards in this kit! You can see my reveal video here and stay tuned for more projects from me next week as I come up with alternative ideas to use your kit:

Click here to view Video if you can't click above: NOVEMBER KIT VIDEO

Friday, November 27, 2015

the paper players, #272

It is Thanksgiving Day and I am getting to play with stamps and ink! How great is that? We are not travelling for the holiday and are cooking a simple vegan dinner tonight featuring portobello mushrooms so we are not working in the kitchen all day. That gives me time to reflect and play!

I am getting a late start but playing along anyway with this challenge. I love the simplicity of it.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

CCMC383 - Sketch


As you can see it is a very clean and simple favorite. So I am stamping and playing all day on Thanksgiving and I saw the new challenge and jumped right in there. The Santa Stache is retired but not forgotten (at least not by me). I pulled him out and added the Joy greeting using the Red Glimmer Paper and the Wondrous Wreath framelits. Quick and Cute!

Thankful for Thanksgiving

I found this card on internet and cased it for myself. Who doesn't love Pumpkin Pie? How about a nice big slice for Thanksgiving? Remember to take time to be thankful!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Pilgrim's Hat Card

I did this one late the other night and you can see I got it a little crooked but the thought is the same. Maybe this pilgrim has a crooked head. Anyway, I free cut the card and quickly embellished it to make it masculine. Happy Thanksgiving...the forgotten holiday.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

CCMC382 - Color Challenge


Call me stumped, great colors just not what I was thinking of for this season of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I used my DSP that has these basic colors in it (at least in that family) and made ornaments. I don't have any thanksgiving stamps and have not bought any of the new leaf stamp sets this year.