Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Stuff!


Happy New Year’s Eve!  I had a tiny bit of time to play with my new SU goodies….not enough time, but it will have to do for now!  This card uses an Occasions mini set called Apothecary Art, a SAB set called Fresh Vintage, SAB designer paper (which is gorgeous) called Everyday Enchantment, some Everyday Enchantment organdy ribbon (also SAB), and the new Framelits Labels dies---about which I am SO thrilled! 

DSCF0405 Not a complicated design, but just playing with my new toys! 

Hope you all have a wonderful NYE; stay safe!  I am praying for a healthy, happy, wonderful new year for everyone in 2012!  I can’t wait to get back to my normal routine….how about you?  Leaving you with one of my favorite funny fotos from this Christmas!!!


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Felt Snowman


Happy Thursday!  I don’t have anything stamped to share today, but I thought I would show you the felt ornament I made for my granddaughter this year:

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This was adapted from a pattern from Hudson’s Holidays.  I printed the label on some fabric  on which I had adhered some fusible webbing, then ironed it on the back.  Every once in a while, I just need to do some needlework!!  TFL!


Cassidy is still practicing with getting the yogurt IN her mouth and not just on it!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

OCC, CCCB89 & Mojo221


Still working on thank you cards, and trying to clean up my desk at the same time!  I found a little Christmas kitten image I had colored and cut out, but never used, so I decided to use the Mojo Monday sketch 221:


making a small note card instead of a square card:


I also used the inspiration theme from Our Creative Corner, which is Home for the Holidays; to use something from your home to inspire your creation.  How about my little Pumpkin on Christmas morning:



Well, she’s not sitting in a stocking, but she is playing with some wrapping paper!!!  Anyway, she is my inspiration, along with all the country decorations I have around my house!  And since I “fussy cut” my little kitty out, this qualifies for the City Crafter Challenge for this week of “Making the Cut”!  Thanks for visiting today!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011



Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday….we sure did!  Today, Arielle has given us a little free rein (or is it reign?) for this week’s challenge….here ya go:


I was short on time, so I did a very simple card using a sweet new stamp I got for Christmas from my friend Martha



And to be truthful, this is not the first card I did.  I did not read the challenge completely and my first card had more than one “other” color:


Ooops!  Oh well, I need several thank you cards, so I am well on my way!  Hope you can squeeze in a little stamping time this week and play with us!  Scoot on over to the CQC blog and show us your creation! 


Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas!

angel for tag (1)

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
   and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Luke 2:8-14

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”

2 Corinthians 9:15

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Winter Vignette


Happy Christmas Eve!  I wanted to share one last little Christmas project with you….this is my gift for my sister.  We aren’t supposed to exchange gifts, but she is a great yard-saler and thrift-shop-junkie, and always manages to find me a treat here or there, so I just used some goodies I had laying around to make her a little vintage scene.  It was inspired by this post at Glue Arts and instead of stamping and making clay figures, I used some vintage images that I had (since I seem to collect them by the thousands and just look at them instead of using them!) along with some other little goodies sprinkled with a good dose of glitter:




This little girl just reminds me of Cassidy with that little look on her face!  The sentiment at the bottom of the card says “Did you hear anything in the chimney?”  So cute!  I used lots of hot glue on this creation, and getting the mica flakes to stick on the styrofoam was a challenge….I used spray glue, patted the flakes on, then sprayed the entire thing again with a matte finish.  It seems to not be “shedding” too much!  It also was a little top-heavy, so I used a SU chipboard scallop adhered to my vintage spool on the bottom, and that gave it a good base.  I hope she likes it!


Thank you to everyone who has sent me beautiful hand-made cards this year!  Cassidy thanks you too—the envelopes are her favorite part!

Friday, December 23, 2011

PPA125 Gift Tag


I hadn’t really planned on doing posts this week, but when I saw the Pals Paper Arts challenge, which was to make a tag, I decided to participate, since I had just made a tag for a plate of cookies I took to my DD’s work:


Honestly, everything on this tag was a scrap or something left from another project…all just sitting on my desk!  The tag is a piece of leftover Crumb Cake and I cut it to fit into a blossom-shaped Nestie to shape the top.  I did stamp it with SU’s Christmas Collage background stamp and gave it a little punched edge before adding my Crafty Secret note and a little vintage cutout from Gecko Galz.  The holly was a leftover….and the ribbon is some old stuff from my stash!

This is what happens when a one-year-old “helps” Grammy wrap Christmas presents:DSCF0261



I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Star Ornament HSS98

Sorry, these photos are not too good---it’s been rainy & dreary here for several days, not good for photography!  The challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to create a card with a unique fold. 
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Although this isn’t a card, it does have some folds!  And I know that I saved the directions from someone’s blog for this ornament, but for the life of me I cannot locate it now…I had to do it from memory!  But I’ll keep looking!  Edited to add:  Here is a link to Dawn's blog -not my original source, but this is the same style:  Folded Star Ornament.  So here we go:
The basic star requires five squares of card stock; you can make them any size, these are 2” square.  Again, I’ll try to find the directions or maybe write up a tutorial if anyone is interested.  It’s pretty easy!  The neat thing is that when you pull the button up and fold the star together, it looks like this:
DSCF0221-1 DSCF0223 Neat, huh?  I will tell you that there needs to be some tension between the ribbon & the button; if it slides too easily, it will not hold together.  I used Crumb Cake cardstock with Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede ink; the snowflakes were from Winter Post, Short & Sweet, and Every Little Bit; the sentiment is from Pennant Parade. 
Cassidy had a really cute outfit on yesterday, but it was really hard to get one good picture of it!  Here’s a couple….you can see that one of her favorite activities is strewing old VCR tapes and DVD cases all over the floor!!
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Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

ColourQ 116


Happy Tuesday!  Another ColourQ day, and the days to Christmas are looming near!  My nieces and nephews get the gift of CASH from their Pugliese  aunt & uncle,  so I used this week’s challenge to make a little gift holder.  First, the challenge:


and here’s my holder:


This was a fun one to make!  You may recognize my little snowman…I used him a couple weeks ago, but this time added some watercolored trees and gifts to a couple of snow-covered hills.


The base of my card is two Top Notes cut from Crumb Cake cardstock; the cover one is scored at the top and adhered to the bottom one with some Sticky Strip.  (My large tree, although it looks a bit turquoise, IS Glorious Green, believe it or not!)  On the inside, a little 3x3 envelope fits perfectly, and of course, it had to be decorated as well:


Isn’t that spiffy?  Then I can just slip in the gift and the whole thing fits in a standard envelope!  I did add some glitter and a little twist of wired tinsel for some extra fun!  I hope you’ll find some time in your busy schedule for yourself---to stamp, of course---and share it with us.  Skate on over to the CQC blog to see what the other creative souls have made this week!  And speaking of snowmen, my dear friend Sara gave Cassidy this little snowman for Christmas. and they’re sharing an apple bar together!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Thank You Snow Much!


I needed a couple of thank you cards…these were simple and cute, and I got a chance to ink up some stamps I hadn’t used for a while:


I tried to use the word “snow” from the Snow Much Fun set to put over top the “so, so” in this phrase from Delightful Dozen, but it just wasn’t working, so I just crossed it out and wrote it with a Calypso Coral marker….a little play on words!  I colored Mr Snowman with a white watercolor crayon and some markers for his scarf & hat:


Oh, and a cute little glittery heart, too!  The second one was more clean and simple, using a little image from Every Little Bit and some red glimmer paper:


The little ornament was colored with markers and iced with glitter, too:


Thanks for visiting—be sure to come back tomorrow for the ColourQ challenge!