Sunday, December 23, 2012

Quick post..I have sooo much to do still and time is running out. YIKES! My daughter said she really wanted a hand made gift this year. Kept racking my brain for ideas until I saw a button tree someone had made. Perfect! She loves trees and she loves Fall. Hope she likes it! I may have gone overboard a little with the buttons...I am not a painter, that's for sure! But it was a fun thing to work on. Now if I could just get the rest done!
Have a great day.

Friday, December 21, 2012

I finally finished the holiday cookie books! Hope they like them. They are for my 2 stepsisters. I made one similar from a kit but then used the idea to create these. The front cover is actually a clipboard. This was a fun project!
 But seriously...Can we turn back the clock for a week or so? I feel like a failure this year! Cards didn't get made and sent, no cookies, projects for my friends didn't get finished..Had to cancel my December card class...the list goes on...
I HATE that!! But time has gotten away from me. It didn't help that I was sick and had family issues to deal with. Well. On a positive note, I will have my cards and projects completed for next year. Gonna finish them in the next month since I already have them started.
May your Christmas be filled with all good things. I am excited to have my kids back home for the holidays. This will be the first year both of them don't live at home. I have 2 craft projects to get done today, NO MATTER WHAT!! Not going to bed until they are finished!!
Hope you have a wonderful day! We got a dusting of snow so that is helping with the Christmas spirit. Enjoy your day! See you soon!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hello! Long time,no see...
It has been CRAZY around here! I love the holidays but I  don't love all the hustle and bustle.
These are some gift card holders I was working on for my class. I had to cancel it due to a family emergency so the kits will be put away until next year. Hope I remember!! I have come to the realization that all my projects are NOT going to be done on time so I am throwing in the towel.
My new favorite saying is "It is was it is" and try to let the guilt feelings disappear. I am concentrating on the most important and not going to worry about the rest.
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. I am working on some cookie cookbooks. Hope to finish up tonight. I will post pictures tomorrow if I do. I think I shared this song last year but just in case...Enjoy!

Friday, December 7, 2012

TGIF my friends! I have sooo many projects to get done....ARG.....
having a mini panic attack wondering how they are all gonna get done!
Being sick all last week did not help but I am better now and have to get a move on!
This is my husbands card for his work. Not thrilling but he wanted a Christmas card with a bus to send to all his customers. I am about half way done with them, then I can move on to the next project. I put a piece of acetate on the back so it looked like real windows. He likes them so I guess that's all that matters! Hope you are all well and having fun crafting! See you soon!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Good Afternoon! I was able to get 1 (yes,one!) card done yesterday. If I keep going at this rate, I might be ready for NEXT year!! LOL!  I got a better offer yesterday so I went running around with a friend. She works nights and sleeps during the day so any chance I get to spend with her during the DAY, I take it!
This snowman is made from  a Sizzix die. I thought he was cute. There are 2 different ones on the die. I used really sparkly paper for his body and scraps for the rest. I also punched out snowflakes from another kind of sparkly paper and added some gems to the middle. Added chalk to his cheeks and a button on his hat. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
I hope to get some more stuff done today but have gotten a late start. My daughter was here Monday and she had a bad cold. Well, she succeeded in passing it along to me! Thanks Honey, Love you!!
Thanks for dropping by today and have a great day!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

 Hello! Still haven't gotten to craft but I thought I would share some of my decorations for Christmas. Last year I posted other pictures of my mantel, etc.. so this year I will show you some others! If you want a closer look just click on the picture.
 This is a little old fashioned tree I put up in my dining room. It has some wooden ornaments that look kind of old. I put some bells on it and they have some strips of cloth woven on the wire. Also some felt snowflakes.

 These snowmen are really a door draft protector. I put them in the window on the landing. Much cuter there!

This is one of my favorite things. I change his"attire" for the holiday or season. He's on top of a Victoria cabinet I garbage it! (It was just the cabinet...the parts inside were gone. But it has the crank on the side still!)
I know I showed you my dry sink before. I also change it for the seasons.

I'm finally heading downstairs to get some Christmas cards done. My daughter came to visit Monday and she wasn't feeling well. Ugh, she gave me her cold! Don't have time to be sick...too much to do! :) Have an awesome day!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

                                             Happy Thanksgiving!
                                I hope it is filled with many blessings!
                               I know I have so much to be thankful for.
                          Hope you get to spend yours with those you love.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

 Hello! Quick post..I have to babysit my great nephew in a few minutes.
These are 3 of the 4 cards we are going to be making tonight in my card class.
I love the peppermint washi tape on this gingerbread card! That's what inspired the whole card.
The stamp is by Peachy Keen.

 This deer card was made with a Tim Holtz embossing folder (trees) and his deer die. I really like how this turned out. Thought it would be good for those on my Christmas card list that are men or nature lovers!

I LOVE how this one turned out! It looks like such a simple card but it took me FOREVER to get it the way I wanted. The snowflake paper in the middle is almost like a vellum and it has flocked snowflakes on it. So if you open the card it is see through. I made the card base blue to add some color. Inside I stamped the sentiment it white so it didn't show through. Added a little bling and it was finally done. The die I  used is from Cheery Lynn I think.
Thanks for visiting me today! See you soon!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hope you are winding down the work week and looking forward to the weekend!
I know I am! I am sort of dreading it too...I have spent the last 3 Sundays in the ER trying to help a family member. She finally got placed in a treatment facility Monday morning...they sent her home yesterday...ARGGG. They had no heat and no hot water. She was doing OK I thought but got "one of those phone calls" where she was melting down again. So Stressful!!! Trying my best to help her but there is only so much I can do. And stress is not good for my MS so I really need to watch it!
Anyhoo. I FINALLY got to craft a little. This stamp is from Hero Arts. Originally I had stamped the sentiment right onto the polka dot paper but I didn't think it showed up good enough. Added some glimmer to his scarf and to the tree on the mitten. Might change the bow..not sure if I like it. A solid red might look better.
Thanks for coming by.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hello! I swear I can hear you saying..
Why haven't you posted something new??!!!
 Well, I have been dealing with a family member who is going thru a really rough time. We have spent several trips to the hospital trying to get some mental health for her. With no insurance, that is difficult! Well, Sunday she was really having a bad time of it.We talked for several hours and I THOUGHT she was OK..long story short, my gut said something was wrong. Went over to her house...she had overdosed. Had to get police involved...FINALLY was able to get her into a treatment facility...only for 5 days but I am praying that she gets on the right track and now that a treatment center is involved I am hoping she has access to resources to help her.
With all that said...I HAVE NOT crafted AT ALL...Today after I take care of a few things I am marching my butt right down to my craft area. I NEED to craft..its my stress relief. So, please bear with me...I feel so bad..I would love to post every day or every other day but Life has just gotten more busy. I do have some cards we did last week when I taught at our card group. I will post those later today...So thanks for hanging in there with me! See you soon

Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday, monday.....
 Just got back from a walk in the mall...all the Christmas decorations are starting to go up. I am sooo not ready for that. This will be the first year with no kids at home :( It's going to be a very different experience!
 This MiMi stamp is by Penny Black. Isn't she cute?! I used a large snowflake punch by Martha Stewart with a snowflake button in the middle. I also added some Stickles to her hat & snowflakes.
Not sure who the ribbon is by..I think I got it last year at Michaels but not positive!
  I am so thankful for all the little things we take for granted! All those people that lost homes, lives,electricity,heat,etc...My heart goes out to them. I am very thankful that I got to take a hot shower this morning, that I have food in my refrig, and a soft pillow to lay my head down on. I am blessed beyond measure! Thanks for dropping by. See ya soon!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hello ~
 My dad asked me to make him a confirmation card for a party he will be attending. I didn't have anything like that already in my stash. I used an embossing folder I had gotten fairly recently. I really liked it and knew it would be one I will use a lot! I cut around the embossing and inked it slightly to make the words stand out more. I popped it up on the shimmery card base that was embossed with a dots folder. I added some flowers I made with my punches, added a sparkly crystal the the center of each flower and finished it off with a shimmery bow.
 The inside I printed something off on my computer since I didn't have a stamp that I wanted to use with it. Added some more flowers and called it done!
Thanks for coming by. Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hello! I guess you can say I am in a VINTAGE mood! I know its not everyones style but I have a fondness for old things. This card was made with Tim Holtz dies. I cut out the poinsettia out of Christmas music paper. I sponged the leaves with Distress ink..Forest Moss and Barn Door Red. Cut Merry Christmas out of coppery bronze shimmer paper. Added a shear shimmery bow and some metal dots to the center of the flower. Thanks for visiting me..See you soon!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday, monday... Wow! Another week.... Today's card is a quick one I made with a Christmas tag I found. It is the envelope with the letter inside. I knew right away that I would make a card out of it. I printed out a vintage Santa, inked with distress ink to look old. Added a garment pin with a tiny bell and a scrap of gingham ribbon. I used a dotted embossing folder on the red paper for more texture. I like it! I also sanded the edges of the red paper a bit. Have a great day!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday, monday... Hello! It's the start of a new week. Time is going by so fast! I spent the weekend at a scrapbooking crop. It was so much fun. Spending time with all my girlfriends is always a good time. This is a card that I think is cute. Those little mice.. :) I colored it with my Copics,added a bit of chalk for their cheeks and took my clear glaze pen to their eyes, noses and the candle. Thanks for stopping by...I have to get busy! I have so much stuff to accomplish today. Must get started! TaTa

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Howdy! I actually have another card to share today!! This is a stamp from UNITY. I thought they looked like they needed noses but whatever I did, didn't look right. I picked some unusual colors for Christmas but I wanted it to be a "Fun" card. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches. The snowflake punch is a very old one! I think its from Creative memories. Glad you stopped by today. Have a wonderful afternoon.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday, monday.... Finally sat down yesterday and made a card. Its been quite awhile since Ive done that! So much going on in my life (chaos) felt good to just sit and create. I absolutely love fall and all the colors of the leaves that are turning right now. I must have changed this card 4 times..just couldn't get it to where I liked it. Last revision, I added the glitter paper. I think thats just what it needed! Thanks for coming by today..(if anybody is still out there!) Have a great start to your week! Just checked the "preview" of this page. You really cant see the sparkle of the gold paper or the shimmer of the metallic bronze paper. But in real life, it shines!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday, monday... Hello! Well, I lied..I said I would have a new card for you yesterday...sorry! Still havent gotten to "play", too many other things were requiring my attention! But I do have 2 cards to show you from a class I did. I just love the sunflower card. I saw this ribbon and just LOVE it. I thought about hoarding it away (hee hee) I know some of you know EXACTLY what Im talking about! We dont want to use something because we love it..but really? Saving it to be squirreled away in a cupboard? Not sure what my logic in that was! So, I used it in my last class. It is a fairly simple card but I love how we embossed the tag. I used a embossing folder that had fall words on it and lined the tag up so the bottom of it reads AUTUMN.
This was another fairly simple card we made with a few dies..LOVE the lace one! It is by Cheery Lynn and was actually an oval that I cut. The flower die is from Memory box. Well, thanks for dropping by today. Hope you had a great start to your week! Toodles!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hello! Happy Fall! I have been super busy preparing for a vintage scrapbook class...soo much paper to cut! Not complaining though! I am also working on a baby scrapbook for a shower next weekend. I hope I get it done..if not they will receive it when the baby is born. I did get a chance to decorate my house. I love "old" stuff! If you want a closer look, you can click on the picture. Thanks for stopping by. I hope to have a card to show you tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy Fall you all!
My favorite time of year! Beautiful colors,crunchy leaves, apple cider,corn stalks and pumpkins...
This is an image from a friends stamp. He is Riley the moose. Isn't he cute too? It was a pretty simple card to make. The green strip on the bottom is washi tape..I LOVE washi tape!!
Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hello! Have you all given up on me?
I have good intentions on posting stuff more often but its been a rough few months...physically and mentally! I don't "do" Halloween stuff but the ladies in my group asked me to do a few halloween cards. Of course it had to be "cute"!Isn't this puppy so cute dressed as a mummy?! I added a spider sticker for more Cuteness. This digi has a small spider on it but I found those stickers at Michaels and used those instead. I used clear glaze on his eyes and nose. His nose is all black but the flash from the camera reflected off it
Have a great day and I hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I almost wrote happy Monday then realized its TUESDAY!'
Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.
I am working on some vintage cards and this is the next one I have to show you. Isn't this little girl so sweet? I just love her! I thought her hat needed something so I added a little flower to jazz it up!
Thanks for coming by. I appreciate it!
Have a great TUESDAY!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Happy Saturday!
I was in the mood to make a vintage card.
There isn't a whole lot to say about it...
Love the crocheted flower!
Have a fantastic day!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Tuesday to ya!
I have been working on a mini scrapbook for my friends birthday! She doesn't have any children and says that her cats are her kids...She has 5 and 2 kittens! CRAZY!!
But they are all very sweet. I still have to finish the book and then put all the pages in. I'm going to give it to her tonight.Hope she likes it..I know she will.
Thanks for stopping.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Good morning!
Here are 2 of the cards we did at my last class.
I love the bumblebee trio. Its from Whipper Snapper. I LOVE their stamps..cute & whimsical. Added a punched out flower to finish it off.
The beehive card was some of the ladies favorite card they did that night. We stamped and cut out the beehive twice to pop it up and give it dimension. Added a bee sticker to finish that card up. The background was done with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. I am on the hunt for it and cant find it in our local stores. So, thankfully my friend let me borrow it!
Thanks for peeking in today. Have a GREAT afternoon!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday, monday....
Hello! I finally have a card to show you. Still sick but hopefully getting better. At least my vision is better so now I can see better to craft.
This card was made in a color combo that is not in my usual repertoire. But..I think I like it! Its cheerful. It was made with a Sizzix flower die and some other dies from Cheery Lynn & Spellbinders. The big gems are from Martha Stewart.
Thanks for coming by. Hope to get back in the groove real soon.
Take care

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sorry I haven't been around. I have been very sick and having trouble with my vision. It's making it very hard to craft right now.i have soo much to do for my class next week so say a little prayer that I get on the mend quickly! It seems like its been one thing after another this year...ready for it to get better :)
Hang in there with me...I hate disappointing you when you visit and there is nothing new to show you. Hopefully soon!! Take care!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Quick card made with Sizzix leaf die and some textured paper. Added some twine and clear skittles and it is done! Not much crafting this week....
Hope you are having a good week and I hoope to see you soon!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Happy Saturday! Getting a late start today!
Aren't these bears so cute? Another Lili of the Valley stamp. The sentiment is theirs also. Pretty simple card.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy crafting!