Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
Welcome to my little ole' stamping blog! I'm so glad that you stopped by! I have lots of creative things to share with you with the occasional life post thrown in! Come on in, relax and stay awhile! :)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Challenge #14 Holiday Tints

Hello! :)  I am here today with the very last challenge for the Color Me Beautiful challenge blog.  It is a little sad to me to be wrapping it up.  I have had the pleasure of working with some very sweet, wonderful and extremely talented artists over the last three months.  I am really going to miss them!  Today's challenge is called Holiday Tints and here is the inspiration picture:

The colors work beautifully together!

Here are the Stampin Up! colors that we ask you to use:

Here is my project:

I made a gift card holder using one of the coolest Big Shot dies ever!  I just love this sweet stocking with the little toe and heel!

I placed the fold just inside of the cut out to create a folded card.

The gift card slides out to reveal a little hidden message!

I only managed to squeeze in 4 of the five colors this time!

  It has been a fun adventure!  I sure hope that you will stop on by and play along with our last challenge! 

You can find it here.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Quick hello!

Hey there!  We have been busy up to our eyeballs around here lately, but I wanted to stop in and at least say hello!  I do not have anything crafty to share today, but I do have a couple of cute pictures of some of our fur babies!  We have several animals and although we love them all very much one of them in particular has stolen our hearts!  One of our dogs is a giant love bug!  Her name is Zoe and she has been with us since she was a tiny puppy.  She is eight years old and sadly has been having some health issues.  She has her own pet cat and today while they were outside sunbathing together I snapped a few pictures!  Here are Zoe and her kitty:

They were just hanging out enjoying the pretty day!

Makes me smile every time I see them together!  Hope this made you smile too! 

I will be back tomorrow with something crafty!
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Color Me Beautiful Challenge #13 Christmas Sweets

Hello!  Happy Saturday!  Since Thanksgiving fell right in the middle of our challenge schedule this time we decided to move it to here I am with another Color Me Beautiful challenge!  Today's challenge is called Christmas Sweets and just like all of the ones before it is an awesome combination of colors!  Here is the inspiration picture:

Here are the colors we ask that you use:

Here is my card:

I used all five colors this week! 

We would love for you to come play along with us over at Color Me Beautiful!  See you there!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello!  Happy Thanksgiving to you!  I know it appears that I am a day late, but we celebrate Thanksgiving for three days here at my house! * Big grin!*  It is one of my very favorite holidays!  I just love that the whole family gets together and enjoys a nice visit and good food! :)  This year two of my four  kids live away from home so I was a little worried that we wouldn't all be able to be together, but things worked out and both kids made it home!  Yay!!  We had a wonderful day yesterday with family and will be having another get together tonight with more family and one final one tomorrow with all of my kids! Soooo happy! :)

Thought I would stop by and share a couple of goodies that I made for the holiday with you!  

I made a one layer card!  I two step stamped  and added a few score lines for interest!  I usually have a hard time with one layer cards because they never feel quite finished!  I was pleased with this one though!

This is a Gable box and is one of my very favorite projects to make!  They hold a good amount of chocolate love and go together smoothly!  Plus they are just darned cute!

Thanksgiving foliage! 

Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede.

This is a little 3 x 3 card to accompany the box!  I used the spritzer tool to add some color to the background.

This is a different kind of goodie!  This is one of the desserts for one of our gatherings!  Yum!

Hope that whether you have one Thanksgiving or three...that you fully enjoy the holiday! :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Color Me Beautiful Challenge #12

   Hello and Happy Friday!   Time for our 12th Color Me Beautiful Challenge and I hope that today the color combo knocks your socks off!  I just absolutely love it!!  Take a look at this pretty picture of  inspiration:

Aren't they just beautiful together?!!  I really do love it!

Here are the Stampin Up! colors we challenge you to use:

Here is the card that I made for today's challenge:
I used 4 of the five colors.

I really like the way brown and green look together!

The details:

Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Paper: Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede
Punches and Dies: Circle punches, Scalloped border punch, Polka Dot and Square Lattice EF
Extras: Stitched ribbon and white gel pen

Swing on by and see what is going on over at Color Me Beautiful!  We would love to have you play along! 

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Stars and cards!

Hello!  Did you see the adorable star fold card tutorial on Splitcoast last week?!  I thought it was the neatest little card so I tried my hand at whipping one up this morning!  What a fun, quick project!  Here is the one I made:

I used double sided DSP and piled several fall leaves on top from the Big Shot die Autumn Accents. It holds itself shut when all folded up!

When you tug on the corner it opens up to look like this!

I ran the leaves through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice EF and they are all being held together by a mini brad!

Here is the link to the tutorial if you would like to try one!

On a completely unrelated note, I also made this tiny little thank you card today using many of the same products! I dry embossed the leaf and the background panel and stamped the sentiment from Perfectly Preserved.  I punched it out using the small Oval punch.  Little card...big thank you! 

I hope that you are having a nice day!  I will be back soonest with more to share! :)

Monday, November 12, 2012


Hello!!  It is a dark and dreary Monday here!!  Skies are all gray and it is drizzly out!  Perfect day for curling up with a good book and a warm cup of tea!  Sadly, my To Do list wont allow for that today!  I do  have a fun project to share with you though!  Yesterday at my demo meeting our swap was to show the versatility of a product.  We were supposed to pick one product and make several different projects with it.  It was an AWESOME swap!!  Lots of great ideas!  I chose the Petal Cone Die and these are the projects I made:

This is the intended use for the Petal Cone Die!  Lovely little baskets that can hold fun little treats!

  I made this one snow/winter themed!

I flipped it over to make this Fall broom! This idea comes from Mary Brown.  She is amazingly talented!

This little cutie uses a ton of punches, but is so worth the effort!! He and the next project came from Marelle Taylor.  Almost too much cute to stand!!  

Doesn't that sweet face just melt your heart?!

Santa himself!

These open at the bottom so you can tuck yummy goodies inside!

The duo!

Family portrait!

This fun little basket will hold lots of chocolate goodies! :) This idea came from Angie Juda.

Top view.

This is a card, but would make a cute invitation to a birthday or ice cream party!

The inside.

This is a fun Valentines day project!!  It uses two of the cuts and creates a pocket for holding fun goodies! I saw this one here on Chiaki Haverstick's blog.

This uses one and will  hold the individual drink mixes or a mini candy bar!  It could be used a money holder for a gift!  Cute stocking stuffer!

I made one of these for everybody in the group!  

It was a really fun swap! :)  

Ok, I am off to tackle that To Do list and try to make some progress!  Hope that you have a wonderful day!
I will be back soonest with more to share!