Saturday, December 31, 2016


With the holidays, I just feel so blessed.  I have been fortunate to have had my Father help me with some remodeling and it has forced me to do some cleaning and I have more to do.  I have realized that I have WAY to many craft supplies and I found that I even have duplicates.  It was my husband who talked me into starting my blog, and he has since passed away.  He was always amazed at how many views I would get on my cards and the wonderful comments.  He was accustomed to doing camera reviews and people would be critical and even nasty to each other.  I feel so fortunate to have met and even made friends with people in other states and countries by the common thread of card making.  So to those people who are my friends and those of you who are my followers, I would like to extend a gift that I would like to send out after the holidays and in the new year.  So if you are interested just please leave a comment below.  Please just make sure that you are a follower and I will choose a name on January 1, 2017.  You have until midnight of December 31, 2016 CST.  And again thanks for all your support and love, it is greatly appreciated.  I make cards to escape the stress of life so I enjoy the people that I meet and share that with.  I have a picture of just a few of the items, but I will be adding to the bundle through the month.
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wishing you a Melodic Christmas and a Harmonic New Year

Here is another Z Box Fold Card that I made using both TLC image and sentiment.  This layout is so easy to make and I just like the way it pops.  I just adore the vintage image from TLC and had to use it with these non-traditional papers from the Sweet Shoppe.  I usually have several bunnies hopping around in my yard throughout the year.  So this looks natural to me.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Snow Play Vintage
Sentiment:  Melodic Christmas
Spellbinder:  Label Eight
Button:  Dress it Up
Flowers:  Paper Studio
Glimmer Mist

CHNC - Ch. 310 Vintage or anything Christmas
CHNC Extra - December
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 149 Christmas Animals
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 80 Christmas Critters

Let it snow circle tag

For my card today I used the image Let it snow tag and you were to use old paper from your stash instead I embossed the background with a folder that I don't know if I ever used, but I've had it for a long time so I wanted to use that instead since I really wanted a white background.  I also added a shaker box to look like a present with some snowflakes that I got from Target a couple years ago.  I kept it simple.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Small and large circle, small and large square
Snowflakes:  Target
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Catch the Bug - Holiday Chaos Day 6 Flash Back
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 183 Snowmen/women
CHNC - Ch. 310 Vintage or anything Christmas
CHNC Extra - December
CRAFT - Ch. 393 Winter
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 171 Snow Much Fun
Melonheadz - Winter is here
Sweet Stampin' - Let it snow

the best Christmas gifts, are memories

For this card, I used an image and sentiment from TLC.  I distressed the edges of my paper and for the sentiment I cruppled it and distressed it and put Distress ink on it and then sprayed it with Glimmer Mist.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Recollections
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Anatomy of a Tree Sketched
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for a direct link)
Glimmer Mist
Ink:  Distress - Old Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Ribbon:  JoAnn's
Bling:  Recollections

JUGS - Ch. 372 Christmas Tree
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 260 - 261 Anything Goes
CHNC - Ch. 310 Vintage or anything Christmas
CHNC Extra - December
Creative Corner - Vintage/Retro Christmas

Never too grown up

I almost forgot to post the last card I had for the new release for Imagine That Digistamp which is unfortunate because this is my favorite card.  It is using, Raymond's Reindeer Friend, and has a sentiment from TLC.  For this card I embossed a cloud sky background and using a die for the snowhill.  I used a wonderful product to mask the snow from Molotow.

Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Never too grown up
Snowflakes:  Jolee
Embossing Folder:  Stampin'Up

CHNC - Ch. 310 Vintage or anything Christmas
CHNC Extra - December
12 months of Christmas - The North Pole (reindeer)
4CC - Ch. 328 No patterned paper
Sweet Stampin' - Let it snow
Creative Knockouts- Ch. 171 Snow much fun

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Naughty or Nice? I have outfits for both

Today at Catch the Bug is Day 5 of the Holiday Chaos and it is "Make it Funny" which I love to do anyway.  It is also a photo challenge and it has Santa with a drink.  It has a bright blue sky so I chose blue for my monochrome color.  I found that I had a tube of Liquid Applique in blue so I just had to use it.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - JJ - Me Naughty
Sentiment:  TLC, Create -Naughty or Nice Outfits
Glossy Accents
Liquid Applique - Blue
Spellbinders:  Romantic Rectangle
Bling: Michael's
Pom:  Creativity

Catch the Bug - Holiday Chaos - Make it funny
CHNC - Ch. 310 Vintage or anything Christmas
CHNC Extra - December
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 330 Make someone smile
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Come and Get It - Christmas

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

Imagine That Digistamp has a new release today with the beautiful image of Kimmie's Reindeer Friend and this wonderful set is 50% off for this week.  I made this a shaker easel card.  I used a sentiment from TLC that was just in the last club.  I just think this is a fun set and brings a smile to my face seeing this sweetie.  I hope you like her too.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Cozy Christmas
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinatiions; Paper Company; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Have a Holly Jolly Christmas flag
Spellbinder:  Small and Large Circle; Picot Circle
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Michael's
Acetate sheet
Pink micro beads: stash
Reindeer:  Target
Foam tape
Button:  stash
Holly leaves:  Recollections

CHNC - Ch. 310 Vintage or anything Christmas
CHNC Extra - December
Crafty Catz - Ch. 349 Easel card
Crafty Calendar - Christmas Time
613 Ave Create - Ch. 192 Holiday Happiness
Dream Valley - Ch. 146 Christmas