Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Wall Hangings

I just love these little wall hangings.  I got the idea for them from Christy B on  I have plenty of this Graphic 45 card stock and decided that these images are perfect.  I used Stampin' Up! card stock and ribbon along with Stickles for added glitz.  The rub on is from Hamby Screen Prints. I'm not sure about the flowers but most likely are Prima.  One of these has already gone to a new owner as a surprise.  I hope you like these

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Time for food!!!

I'm starting my holiday cooking and the fudge is the first thing that I make and get into the freezer.  As you can see this recipe makes a huge pan of yummy fudge.  Makes great gifts.  The second photo is a pot of veggie soup that really goes well on a cool fall day.  Hope you enjoy

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

JOY Banner

I just put my JOY banner together and really like the way it turned out.  My letter for this swap on PAO ( was the O.  Julie S did the J and Rachelle E completed the banner doing the Y.  I love how all three of us used different sized letter and the backgrounds blend well.  For my O I used my Cricut cartridge Ashlyn's Alphabet which happens to be my all time favorite.  I used Stampin' Up! designer papers Deck the Halls. I also used the new color Cherry Cobbler for that border.   The border was punched with Martha Stewart punch and the flowers punched with Stampin' Up! punch then sprayed with Shimmer that I put in a mister with alcohol.  

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christmas cards

I've not been very active but am trying to get back in the groove.  Here are a few Christmas cards that I have been working on lately.  They are very simple and not time consuming at all.  Most products used are from Stampin' Up!.  I have added my favorite Stickles to all of these. I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


We have been away and it has taken me some time to get back on my routine. We took a wonderful trip to Europe for 12 days. The Heart of Europe Tour offered by Trafalgar was the one we chose. The countries we visited were Munich, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; Venice, Italy and Lucerne, Switzerland. I have a few photos that I will share with you.

Munich, Germany was our first stop and these photos are of the world famous Glockenspiel on Munich's gothic town hall.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Corner Bookmark

I had to use the new Club Scrap Kit Arts & Crafts and make this wonderful bookmark. I have had it completed since I received the kit the beginning of August but have not had time to post. Everything but the flower came from the kit.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Chrismas again

Here are a few items I've been working on. I think the top card is my favorite of the Christmas ones I've been making. All card stock for everything here is from Stampin' Up!. I am really trying to use up some of what I have.

The verse in the first set is from Stampendous and I have used it very little until today but
love the way it fits this card. The border punch is from Martha and I borrowed it, guess I have to get my own now don't I. Love how it finished off this card with the Organdy ribbon that I "heated" up. In the navy one I added tiny bead pearls to some of the bottom openings. I have to do this one in green and see which is my favorite. Do you have a favorite colors?

The second card uses the same border punch but I double punched the strip. I like the way it turned out but didn't know what to add to it. I decided on the ornament punch from Stampin' Up! that I spritzed with shimmer paint. The rub on is from Hambly Screen Prints.

The bottom item is going to be a Christmas gift and it is all retired Stampin' Up! designer paper. I cut our the letter with my Cricut and my new favorite cartridge Ashlyn's Alphabet. On the inside I printed off a calendar from print free calendars and added to the page. There is a pocket also inside. Hope the one that I made it for likes it.

Friday, July 16, 2010


I've been very so very busy that I have not kept up on here. Hope to get at least somewhat caught up soon.

These little paper flowers are ones I have made for a swap that I am in on the PAO group. I hope they like them. I used Stampin' Up! Designer Paper that is retired, the 5 Petal Flower punch, Shimmer Paint that was used with Alcohol for quick drying and a touch of Stickles.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Another one for Christmas

They loaded backward but this is a Stand Up card! Using old Stampin' Up! supplies. I used the heat gun on the Organdy Ribbon to get the look I wanted.

Is it Christmas?

I have finally done my first Christmas card for 2010. I am running behind on these for sure. There is just too much going on in life right now. I need to play more with my papers. Two views of the same card. Most products are from Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Walk

Here I am all ready to leave to meet my walking friends. It is 4:15am and I needed to be at her house by 5 am. Lots of people joined in this walk. My first ever 5 K but not my last. The 2nd photois as I was going under the finish line. I was pleased to have completed it in that length of time. It was super hot and lots of water drank and lots of sweating done.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My First Race

I am really not racing but doing the walk. I shouldn't have a problem finishing it and I am in hopes that I can double my pledge amount. I hope this link will work, apparently it does not. I will try and fix it.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Paper Flower Book

I'm working on a Paper Flower Technique Book so that I can remember how to do these easy to make flowers.

This is my cover and the outside is Acrylic that I have from Stampin' Up! I have also placed one of the flowers I made on the outside.

The lettering is cut from the Cricut Base Camp Cartridge using Stampin' Up! Whisper White Card stock.

The letters are placed on a background cut from Stampin' Up! card stock using the Tim Holtz Alterations Die Baroque and placed inside the acrylic. My face sheet is Designer Specialty Paper Sending Love from Stampin' Up!

These are a couple of the inside pages. I have several more to get up later and the rest of my art journal pages.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

More Art Journal

These are more pages. The left one is completed by Carol C and right one completed by Christy B

I will get more up later.

PAO Round One Art Journal

I have gotten my Round One Art Journal back and simply love it. I have 2 blank pages but have already lined up a PAO sister to fill it for me. PAO by the way stands for:
What a simply wonderful group. Give them a look. This is my first page that I completed before mailing it off.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

In need of sympathy cards

I needed a couple of sympathy cards and love this designer paper from Stampin' Up! Used it for both cards and also used the embossing folder from Stampin' Up!. Some punches are Stampin' Up! while others are from Marvy. The gorgeous vanilla Satin ribbon is also from Stampin' Up!

Monday, April 12, 2010

On a roll......

More of the same. It really feels good to be making some cards again. I have seen some great techniques that I will have to try very soon. I also need to get back into my scrap booking. I have ever so many photos that really need to be put into some beautiful albums. This is mainly Stampin' Up! products.

I really like keeping the cards generic as they can be used for almost any occassion. I don't do anything on the inside until I use them and many times I just write a personal note.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another round of cards

I used Rich Razzleberry for the top cardand the Stampin' Up! Two-Step set Greenhouse Garden. I just love flowers and this is one of my current favorite sets. I'm so glad to see that Stampin' Up! is keeping Rich Razzleberry as one of there great colors. It is really very popular.

I pulled out some old Designer Paper from my stash for the second card and a wonderful new punch that I recently got at Michael's. I just love punches, don't you Beki? LOL

Have a wonderful day and keep on Stampin'

Friday, April 9, 2010

I'm trying...........

to get back into making some cards. I haven't made any cards since Christmas. I like to keep them simple and generic. I will need to be mailing some of these very soon.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Here are a few layouts that I completed during Club Scrap's Challenge. The top layout has photos from our trip to the Outer Banks last summer. The bottom 2 are from a trip through North Carolina.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Just a quick hello and wishing you all a Blessed Easter. I will be back with more posts next week and hope to get back on a better schedule.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

PSL is over - ReCreate is over

Now I will have a little more time ;-)
I have been doing PSL over at Club Scrap since January and completed a lot of my scrap book pages. My team lost but I accomplished a lot and that is what counts. Had a good time getting things done. I'll be placing some of the layouts here in the next couple of weeks.

This past weekend I attended our ReCreate in Durham and had a ball. A group of us get together 2 times a year and do what ever - just share time together. I was able to do 24 layouts - sans photos and 14 with photos. I also did an altered house, swapped 6 x 6 pages and ATC's. For the houses we each filled a baggie with goodies and it was given to another person to completed. Here are some of the houses that were done. The first house is mine that I received back.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Long time

since I have been here. I hope to be able to get back on here at least once a week. Maybe with luck a little more often.

The above two photos are of a swap that I was involved with on We each got 5 little baggies together with 5 items in them and mailed them to our hostess. She in turn sorted and mailed them off to various participants. We were to make a 4 x 4 page using the item sent along with what ever else we wished to use. These are my returns and I just love what the ladies did.

I have been very busy doing scrap pages as I am involved in PSL over on Club Scrap. I am really using up some of my huge stash of paper and many many of my photos. The above page is just one and an easy quick one that I did. This is all Club Scrap cardstock and the only fancy "stuff" on here is one of the great new Borderabilities by Spellbinders that I love.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Whimsical Words card

Do you like Pink? I am not overly fond of it but now with a granddaughter I do tend to use it more. Here is a card that I did using it. I think this will go to my mother who is having a very difficult time of it now.

Supplies used:
Whimsical Words stamp set
Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die
Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon
Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder
Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Very Vanilla card stock
Real Red ink

Monday, January 18, 2010

Play time

I had a friend over today and I was working on scrap pages. She was working on cards but when she finished she pulled out directions to make these cool boxes. The directions are here. We used various papers and card stock along with different bling.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

More cards

I completed these cards this past week and never got around to uploading them. I am actually currently trying to work on my scrap book pages. I have several of them with the photos placed but no finishing touches. More on them later.

Elegant Eggplant card stock and ink
Whisper White card stock
Brides Designer Paper
Lattice Die
Pinking Hearts Border Punch
Well Scripted stamp set
Kind & Caring Thoughts stamp set
Pretties Kit
Grosgrain ribbon
Large Oval Punch
Scallop Oval Punch

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Stampin' Up! friends cards

I love the new Stampin' Up! Clear Mount Stamps. Saves so much room when your a 'collector' of stamp sets. This is the new set With All My Heart that is now in the Occasions mini catalog. Remember you can order anytime 24/7 from my website.
Now both of these cards use this set and both of them use the new Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die. Did I ever tell you that I just love butterflies!
Supplies used:
Melon Mambo card stock and ink
Basic Black card stock and ink
Whisper White card stock
Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon
Scallop Border Punch
Large Circle Punch
Eyelet Border Punch
Very Vintage Wheel
Sending Love Epoxy Brads (now if you don't tell anyone, I won't this is Chocolate Chip, not black)
Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die
Shimmer Paints