Friday, December 20, 2013

5 days until Christmas

Today I'm sharing a couple more Christmas cards that I made this year. As you can see, I'm really enjoying the sequin trend. Thanks so much for stopping. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Merry Christmas

I just love the Christmas Words Dies from Paper Smooches. I used the Merry Christmas words for this card paired with one of the adorable snowmen from the Swanky Snowdudes set.

Are you ready for Christmas? I still have some shopping to do but at least my cards are done. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 16, 2013

8 days until Christmas

Today I have a couple more Christmas cards to share with you. It's hard to believe there are only eight more days until Christmas.

For these cards I heat embossed the tree from Papertrey Ink and colored it with Copics. I also heat embossed the sentiment and then added some twine and sequins to finish them off.

Thanks so much for stopping. Hope you're having a magical Monday. Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Happy Friday the 13th

One of the Christmas cards I sent out this year.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Birthday, Ali

Today is my niece's birthday so I had a great reason to get out some of my new supplies from MFT and play. All of the fun designer papers are from a 6x6 pad of Pebbles Front Porch. The solid card stock (cosmos black and desert storm) are both from Neenah's Environment line which can be purchased at The Paper Mill Store.

I used the Die-namics Vertical Greetings II die and a sentiment from Chalkboard Greetings for the main panel. I also used the little strip die from Die-namics Blueprints 6 for the polka dot strip. And for fun I added some vintage sequins I had in my stash.

On the inside of the card I used a sentiment from the LJD Birthday Greetings set.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a magical Monday. Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friends with flair

Today I'd like the share a card for Unity Stamp Company's Friends with Flair blog post. You can check out all the cards on their post at

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

21 Days 'til Christmas

This card features stamps from Papertrey Ink and papers from Prima. I also added a couple of pom poms to the skates and heat embossed the skate blades with silver embossing powder.

Thanks so much for stopping. I hope you're having a wonderful week.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

22 Days 'til Christmas

I have two cards to share today. They feature a poinsettia stamp from PSX. The first card has a few pearls on the bottom instead of a greeting and the second card features a greeting from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you'll check back tomorrow for more holiday card designs.

Monday, December 2, 2013

23 Days 'til Christmas

Today's card features a greeting from Memory Box, the adorable snowman from Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes set, papers from October Afternoon and a little glass glitter for a snow effect.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you'll check back tomorrow for more holiday card designs.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

24 Days 'til Christmas

I thought it would be fun to do a countdown to Christmas on the blog so I am hoping to post at least one holiday card a day until Christmas.

Today's card features a greeting from Paper Smooches, poinsettia dies from Spellbinders and papers from October Afternoon.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you'll check back tomorrow for more holiday card designs.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Christmas Tags

How about dressing up some plain old shipping tags to make some Christmas tags? That's what I have to share with you today... Christmas tags made using a Cuttlebug snowflake die, papers from October Afternoon, stamps from Paper Smooches, twine from The Twinery, and gems, trims and ribbons from local craft stores.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day. Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Party Day Birthday

Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by to see what I have to share today. My card today was inspired by this one that Jennifer Shults posted on the Verve Stamps blog earlier this week.

Here's Jennifer's card that I used for my inspiration.

And here's my card. I loved all the layers that she had along with the chalkboard look.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a great weekend. Happy Stamping!

Supplies: Crate Paper Party Day papers, Neenah Environment Desert Storm and Cosmos Black card stock, Sizzix Stars #2, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One, Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #3 and Simple Circles Border dies, Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday stamp, ColorBox Mix'd Media Jasmine ink, October Afternoon button, May Arts jute

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Birthday Boys

A friend requested birthday cards for her grandsons and mentioned that one plays lacrosse, basketball and football and the other plays baseball, basketball and football. So here's what I came up with.

I covered the card bases in paper from October Afternoon. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the balls are from Papertrey Ink's Have a Ball set. The jersey is an old set from CTMH.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday. Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks! Blog Hop

Thank you for joining me today for what is probably the largest blog hop ever. You should have arrived here from Diana Slaugter's blogIf you are just joining the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please go to the Moxie Fab World Blog.

I love this sentiment. It's a journaling card from We R Memory Keepers and I thought it was a great message for Cath as she regroups for her next adventure.

Cath, thanks so much for sharing your Moxie Fab World with all of us these last several years.

Next up in the hop is Chrissy Larson.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cath and her Moxie Fab World

Today's card is to celebrate Cath Edvalson. While she will no longer be running the Moxie Fab World blog, she will always be Moxie Fab to me!

Thanks for all of your inspiration and encouragement over the years.

You can see more cards for Cath on the Moxie Fab World blog

Supplies: Papertrey Ink Kraft cardstock, My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Saffron papers, Sizzix camera die, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Walnut Stain Distress ink, Paper Smooches Perpetual Bliss, Alphadot and Sugar Rush stamp sets.

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Here's what you can expect if you stop by our house tonight to Trick-or-Treat.

I put together little treat boxes with assorted chocolates. The die for the favor box is from Clear and Simple Stamps, the papers are from Authentique's Glowing collection and the stamps are from Whipper Snapper - Anna Wight's cling set Spooky Expressions. I added googly eyes to the little bats for some added fun.

I put each one in a clear bag and stapled the top closed in hopes that they would stay together until the trick or treaters get them home.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Haunted House

No our house isn't haunted but I wanted to share some photos of how it's decorated for Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ready for Halloween

Today I'd like to share some photos of my front porch all decked out for Halloween.

 Here's the before photo. It's looking pretty sad out here but I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on pumpkins like we do most years so I started looking at what we already had.
 Here's what it looked like after I pulled out some pieces from my stash and sewed a boo banner.

The pumpkins are all the light up foam ones with faces that we've had for awhile. For the large two, I just tucked the cords into the mouths and turned them around

We bought the bone lights on clearance several years ago but they're still a favorite. I made a burlap BOO banner and attached it to the screen from our old back door.

I found the wicker chair at a sale this summer. The platter came from a sale a couple of years ago and this summer I gave it a coat of chalkboard paint. The sign is something we've had for years and I sewed the pillow case and tied it closed with twine and some orange tulle. I just rolled up an old beach towel for the pillow stuffing. Since our front porch is not covered and I was pretty sure the pillow would get wet at some point, I figured it would be easier to launder the towel "stuffing" rather than actual stuffing. 

 Here it is at night with the lights on. I love Halloween!

Thanks for stopping. I hope you're having a great day.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Spooky Greetings

I found this adorable stamp set on our way home from Ohio back in August and pulled out my Copics and some papers from October Afternoon's Witch Hazel 8x8 pad to put together a card. The stamp set is Bootiful Halloween by Darcie's.

Happy Halloween Week!

Saturday, October 26, 2013