Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Gently Falling Frame

Here is the frame that goes along with the chocolate from yesterdays post.  I simply covered the frame with DSP, added a fabric ribbon and some stamped images to finish it off.

I had warned you that you would see lots of Gently Falling!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Favorite Little Gift

This is one of my favorite little items to make for a gift.  Not only are there Hershey Nuggets in there, it is the cutest little package ever!

I simply cut strips of DSP to decorate each nugget. I make a band to wrap around the box and the create a little bow by rolling skinny strips of DSP.  For this set, I also added some stamped images from the coordinating Gently Falling stamp set.

It is great because you can make one for any occasion or holiday!  It doesn't cost alot.  It doesn't take long to make!  And, did I mention that there is chocolate in there?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Back in the Saddle!

Wow, please excuse me for my absence!  Kyle landed in the hospital with a ruptured appendix and it kind of took the wind out of my sails.  I am back.  He is doing better and hopefully, we can continue!

This is a card that I made using the Snow Much Fun Stamp Set.  I just love these little snowmen.  There are so many possibilities here, it is hard to know which one to use first.

I added some of the Silver Glimmer Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  It is so shiny and is just lovely!  The only complaint would be getting adhesive to stick to it!

I also used some DSP from the Letters to Santa pack.  The embossing folder is also from the Holiday Mini it is called Snow Burst.  It really leaves a nice impression!

Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Anniversary.

Here is a Gently Falling card featuring Old Olive!  I love Old Olive for Fall cards!  This ribbon on top of the two step stamped leaves is just lovely!

Have a great day!

Friday, October 21, 2011


This is the third and final card that I received in this months SUDEMOONLY swap.  This is a Halloween card!  I don't usually do much Halloween stamping, and I don't know exactly why!  I guess part of it is because I am focused on Christmas stamping!

This card is showing off lots of products from the Holiday Mini Catalog.   The Stamp Set is Out on A Limb.  The frame on the front was done with a new Bigz L die Peekaboo Frames, also in the Holliday Mini Catalog.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

SUDEMOOONLY Swap Continued

This is another card that I received via the swap this month.  I hadn't considered Cherry Cobbler for a fall color but, I guess that I can now!  Gently Falling is a lovely set even if you don't "2 stamp" it!

I love this card and how she used the ribbon!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


This is one of the cards that I received from the SUDEMOONLY swap.  I just love everything about the card!  The color combination is great.  She used Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.

The stamp set is Christmas Lodge from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  It is so elegant.  It needs no coloring and is just perfect for my taste!

Love it!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jess's Gently Falling

This is a card that my downline, Jess sent to me last month.  It was one of the inspirations that convinced me to go ahead and purchase the stamp set.

Jess added so many layers, details and embellishments to this card!  I just love everything about it!  Thanks for sharing!

Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


This month our theme was new items from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  There are so many great goodies in there!  I must admit that my collection is growing!  I just received another order with new stuff in it yesterday and I also placed another order to get my hands on some more new goodies.

This Gently Falling stamp set has a ton of miles on it!  I had previously warned you that  you would be seeing lots of it, and I wasn't kidding!

Enjoy the sunshine!

Monday, October 3, 2011

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Workshop Card

This is a card that I designed to make at my workshop on next Friday night.  I love the fabric detail.  It adds so much to a card.  Not to mention how nicely this suite of products coordinate with each other.

This set Gently Falling is a two step stamping set.  But, both of the images work well standing alone!  This is such a versatile set.  And, one that I am glad that I ordered.   I just love Fall and this set is going to work well for me!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Letters To Santa

Letters to Santa is a package of DSP available in the 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog.   Anyone who really knows me, knows that Christmas DSP is the last thing that I need!

For the last two years, I have deleted my Christmas day pictures before I downloaded them.  What a broken heart that leads to.    One would think that I would learn. 

But, I do have other Christmas pictures that I can use  from other Christmas celebrations that we host and attend.

This is a picture of Scott and I the night of his works Christmas party.  I don't have many pictures of just the two of us.  But, this one came out fairly descent.

I love this sheet of DSP and there is no way that it should be cut.  So, I did a little embellishing and left it as is.  I added some pearls for extra decorations.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Jump On My Jingle

This is the card that I made for this months "Jump on Your Jingle" for SUDEMOONLY.  Each month we make a set of cards so that when December comes we are prepared for mailing Christmas cards without a lot of hassle.

For this card I used the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit.  I always love the DSP that is included in the scrappin' kits and this is no exception!  This card took literally 2 minutes to assemble.  The only stamping that I did is the "Merry Christmas" which is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

The colors of card stock that I used are Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.  The felt mittens are also new and in the Holiday Mini.  I just love these little felt pieces.  You will for sure be seeing me use more of them in the near future!

Have a great day!

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Other Quick and Easy Card.

This is the card that I made for Ryan's birthday thank you's.  I used the Gently Falling set.   I used Early Espresso for the outlines.  I used Pear Pizzaz, Really Rust and So Saffron for the leaves!

Love how easy it came together!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Super Quick and Easy!

Who doesn't love a one layer card?  I love nothing more, than sitting down for 5 minutes and whipping out a whole pile of cards!

That is what I did last weekend for the "thank yous" for my birthday and Ryan's birthday!  For my cards I used Field Flowers with Always Artichoke and Concord Crush.  The sentiment is from Thank You Kindly.

I love making these cards and I challenge anyone to say that they can buy them quicker and cheaper than I can make them!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

This one is for Debra!

This is a card that I made for dear Debra!  Debra is a friend that I met through SUDEMOONLY.  She is a moderator on the site, and just has the biggest heart.  Debra took the time to send me many wonderful wishes for my birthday, so  a thank you card was in order.

I used the Gently Falling Stamp Set with the DSP and Fabric that I used in yesterdays card.  The colors just come together so nicely.  And, luckily the leaves are not that difficult to cut out!

Enjoy the day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Gently Fallling.

This post comes with a will be seeing LOTS of this set and paper......

I held out on the pre-order special for quite a while, well until the last possible day.  Then I thought, what the heck?  I might as well take advantage of  a deal!  And, boy am I glad that I did.  I have created some mighty fine cards and I haven't even begun to scrapbook with this set!

This card uses the Gently Falling stamp set, Spice Cake DSP and the Spice Cake Designer Fabric.  I have NEVER ordered SU! fabric before, but it came in the bundle.  Boy, is SU! good at marketing!  I have to say that I enjoy using the fabric on my cards.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Our Niece's Birthday.

Our second niece turned 2!  I had to come up with a special card!  This is what I ended up with!  Bright cheery colors, embossing and I used my Big Shot with Shadowbox letters to create the 2nd....

The boys and I made wrapping paper to match  the card.  We used plain white wrapping paper.  They punched out circles in the same color scheme and we glued them to the paper!  It was super cute, and there is no other like it!

I always enjoy spending a little time and coming up with something that is special!  This certainly fit the bill!

Have  a good day!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

In the Christmas Spirit!

Well, since my last post was related to Christmas past, I thought I would continue the Christmas trend for another day! 

This is a card that I made for the SUDEMOONLY group that I belong too.  The idea is to begin working on our Christmas cards before December 24th.  So, yesterday I had a couple of minutes of stamping time and this is what I came up with for my September Christmas cards.

The paper is from the DSP Pack Letters to Santa.  I love this pack because of the color combination.  This is Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red,  and Early Espresso. 

I have such a great week ahead!  The sad thing is that school starts and my boys will be gone most of the day!  Not to mention that I have to be on the look out for 4 bus stops per day, YUCK!  But, on a good note is that I was naughty last week and ordered some new goodies.  Most of the stuff is from the SU! Holiday Mini Catalog.  So, be on the look out for more goodies!  I also ordered an SU! shirt, which I normally don't do.  Hopefully, I am pleased with my purchase!

Have a great Labor Day! 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Still Scrapbooking

Last Sunday, while Irene was doing her damage, I was scrap booking.  It was quite a lovely day indoors.  I stayed my jammies, watched it rained, listened to the wind and did a ton of scrap booking.

  I am very excited about that because I had been working out of order on my photos.  I used to be right up to date with my scrap booking, but due to all of the other events in our lives I got behind.  When I started scrapping again, I of course worked on "current" stuff that was "more fun."  The results were very frustrating. 

I am now only a year behind, but can do it in order with a few exceptions here and there.  But, I am off to a good start.

This is a very old photo of the boys that I couldn't just put away.  They are about 3 and 5 here with Santa.  I can't believe how time flies and how quickly they grow up.  Now, they are almost 9 and 11 and the days of Santa are gone!  But, I cherish moments like these!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Just Add Cake

This page is made with the Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper.  I love Baja Breeze and it is one of the colors featured in this set of papers.  I also used Early Espresso.  This pack of paper is fun because it features so many colors.  At first, I didn't think that I like the paper.  But, it was featured as a pre-order item so I ordered it.  I guess I will find a use for it!

Have a great day!  Our summer is winding down and we are looking forward to the transitions that we have in store for our family!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

You were warned.

I told you that I love this color (Island Indigo) and stamp set (Field Flowers), so you have to look at it some more!  I did this page of a photo that we had taken in the beginning of the summer.  I love the family photo, but I love the page too!

The new in color ruffled stitched ribbon is really neat!  It is easy to work with and adds so much to any project!

Have a great day!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pieces From the Previous Giraffe Card

This is a quick thank you card that I made for Kyle's trumpet lesson instructor.  I didn't have a trumpet stamp, so I used the soccer set because the young man also plays soccer.

Simple and fun!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Workshop Card Take II

One of the things that I enjoy doing is using the extra pieces that I had prepared for a workshop to create another card.  This is one that I made from the pieces of the previous posts card.  I used the same colors (Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade) and the same stamp set (Field Flowers),  I just rotated the images.  And, of course I used ovals instead of the nice crisp square sentiment feature.  I like how this one turned out too!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Favorite Stamp and Color Combined

This is a combination of a few of my favorites from the new Idea Book and Catalog.  Island Indigo and Field Flowers are two of my first picks from the catalog.  So, I combined them and this was the result!

I also added Lucky Limeade to the mix.

The ribbon is available in all of the new In Colors in the Idea Book and Catalog and I just love the ruffled edges and stitching on the ribbon!

This was the second card that we made at my last workshop!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Zoo Review

Zoo Review is a new set in the 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog.  Ryan picked it out and we had to have it!  His favorite animal is the giraffe, so of course I had to get my hands on it.

I created this card for my last workshop.  We colored him in with the watercolor pencils and used the blender pens to watercolor him.  I used Cajun Craze and Early Espresso for cardstock.

And, for once a manly card.  You don't find that very often!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Card That Matches the Frame For My Niece.

This is the card that I made to go with the frame that was posted yesterday.  I stuck with the same color theme and the butterflies.  I added a different embossing folder and stamp set for the sentiment.  The "Congratulations" is from Curly Cute.  I just love this set.

Have a great day!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Frame For My Niece.

 I enjoyed making my nephews frame so much,  that I decided to make one for my newest niece too!

I used butterflies and the stamp from Love & Care to create a "girly" frame.  I hope that it isn't something that  she outgrows too quickly!

I like the end result of the frame, but have to say that I enjoy working with boy colors alot better.  It must be because it comes so natural to me!  The colors that I used are Early Espresso, Pink Piroette and Baja Breeze.

Anyway, there you have it!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Not My Creation....

But, I love it anyway.  This is a card that a gal sent to me with a recent trade.  I just adore the look of the card.  She did a bunch of masking and sponging, I believe.   I am not sure if the blue on the card is brayered or sponged.  But, it is lovely!  I honestly don't know exactly which stamp set that she used, but it reminds me of Pocket Silhouettes.  I thought it was cute, I hope you do too!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Sympathies...

Here is a card that I made that turned into a sympathy card.  I wasn't sure if the Poppy Parade was an appropriate color for a sympathy card, but it seemed to work.

The images are from the Just Believe Stamp Set.  The sentiment is from Petite Pairs.  I hand cut the small flower image and frame out.  And, adhered them in levels, bringing the focal point down.

Have  a good day!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Petite Pennants Builder

Here is a card that I made a while ago using the Petite Pennant Builder punch.   I used a stamp from the Pennant Parade stamp set.  Then I punched out the pennants using the punch.  The DSP is from the Beyond the Garden DSP Paper Pack.  I strung the pennants together using twine and attached them to brads.  The background is embossed with the Fancy Fan Letterpress Plate.

Pacific Point is such a bright and cheery color, it can be used for any occassion!

Have fun!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My New Love.....

This is Island Indigo....I am so in love with this color blue.  It is a new in-color for the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  Which means it will be availalbe this year and next year!!!  I wish that it never goes away, but that wouldn't be the idea of an In-Color....would it?

I used Always Artichoke and Whisper White Cardstock with the Love & Care Hostess set from the Summer Mini Catalog.  This set is awesome!  I used my Color Spritzer Tool to add a little more color!

Have a great day!  It is a perfect summer day here!