Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Christmas

The challenge this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is "friends and family", so I put together the following card for it:

As you can tell, I'm so excited for the Christmas season!  BTW, the Story of Christmas paper collection by Echo Park is just awesome -- check it out!

Family and Happy Christmas stamps, card stock, bow builder punch, pearl and inks:  Stampin Up!
Holly die:  Elizabeth Crafts
Designer Paper:  The Story of Christmas, by Echo Park 
All other dies and stamps:  My Favorite Things
Ribbon:  Michael's

Last but not least, also linking this to Word Art Wednesday, for consideration in their "anything goes" challenge.

Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Classic Birthday

Happy Saturday to you!  I was inspired to make this card from this week's MOJO Monday sketch:
Here is the sketch:
I took a little bit of creative liberty, but that's what sketches are all about! 

In case you're curious, here is the inside message:

Also linking this to Word Art Wednesday's weekly challenge.

Stamps and dies:  My Favorite Things
Papers, embossing folder and inks:  Stampin' Up!

Thanks for clicking by, and have a creative day!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

You Like That!

Unless you're living under a rock, or are just not a football fan, you probably saw the viral video of Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins quarterback, giving it to reporters after a huge come from behind win.  Well, the next day, my husband and I got to meet him at a product launch he was promoting at our local Microsoft store!  Here is a scrapbook layout I made of it, which also appears on page 48 of the latest FREE issue of Create magazine:
He was really nice and though the moment was short, it was memorable!  Also linking this to Word Art Wednesday's blog.  The supplies I used are listed on the same page in the magazine.

Thanks for clicking by!


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Silent Night

Hi!  Here is a new Christmas card design I am offering for purchase:

This lovely card is made on extra-heavy white card stock, beautifully embossed with gold lettering, and accented with red foil borders.  Click here to check out the inside message, and here for pricing.

Thank you so much for visiting.  Have a blessed day!


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cozy Christmas

Hi!  Today I'm sharing with you a card I made for the November color challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  The colors to use are purple and green, which I LOVE together!  In fact, my living room is purple and green:

The picture is a little dark but you get the idea.  So with that in mind, here is the card I put together:
What do you think?  A bit unconventional, but kinda fun!  Also linking this with Word Art Wednesday's challenge #209 "Anything Goes".

Cardstock, baker's twine, inks and pearls:  Stampin' Up!
Dies and stamps:  My Favorite Things

Thanks so much for visiting, and have a wonderful day!


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ho, ho, ho!

Greetings!  It's getting closer and closer to the holidays, and I can almost hear the jingle bells!  I spent my day off yesterday at an outlet mall and had so much fun shopping!  I'd rather avoid the madness in December, so all the Veteran's Day sales worked out perfectly for me, and it was also a gorgeous day.

Since December will be here before you know it, I thought I'd share a cute card that goes together pretty quickly, using primarily products from My Favorite Things.  I'm also teaching this card (plus a few other Christmas items) at Angela's Happy Stamper in Herndon, VA on December 5 -- come join me!  Would love to craft with you!!
I used the Santa Suit and Tag Builder 4 Dies, plus the coordinating Gift Tag Greetings stamps.  So easy!  Inks, card stock and twine are from Stampin' Up!  

Also  linking this post to Word Art Wednesday, whose weekly posts inspire both my spirituality and creativity!

Thanks so much for visiting,

Monday, November 9, 2015


Greetings!!  I hope you had a good weekend!  I'm happy because I was able to get a lot of crafting done.  I purchased a half-sized folding table at Costco and set it up in front of the T.V. so I could watch football and work on my Christmas cards at the same time.  Score!  

Anyway, this card I'm posting today is for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  I love that if you participate in each challenge all year, you'll have 52 cards ready to send come Christmastime!  This week they have a sketch challenge, so this is what I did:

This is the sketch:

Here's the supplies I used:
Word die:  Reverse Confetti
Ribbon, cardstock, embossing folder, stamp, tree die, stickles, ink:  Stampin' Up!
Gift tag die:  My Favorite Things
Designer paper:  The Story of Christmas, by Echo Park

Hope you're inspired to get going on your own cards!!

Thanks so much for visiting, and have a wonderful day,

Monday, November 2, 2015

More Word Art Wednesday 207

Hi!  I was busy over the weekend, working on my Christmas cards plus some swaps I'm doing for a Stampin' Up! event next weekend.  I was asked to make a personalized anniversary card, so I worked on that as well.  Here is what I came up with:
I'm not big on fru-fru, so I made a trip to my local stamp store to find those gorgeous papers -- they're from Bo Bunny's Juliet collection.  They're so pretty - I think I'm going to go back to get some more!  Here are the other supplies I used:

Gold twine, pearls, banner triple punch, card stock and window framelits:  Stampin' Up!
Heart, "love", and scallop dies:  My Favorite Things

I used a French Script font that was already on my computer to make the greeting.

Linking up with Word Art Wednesday, since their "Anything Goes" challenges are easy to comply with!!

Thank you so much for visiting, and have a creative day!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Card of the Month!

I'm happy to offer this sweet card to you suitable for all your pie-loving friends and family, and who doesn't like pie?  Perfect for a Thanksgiving greeting!
To see the cute message inside the card, click here.

All the best,

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Hey Ghoulfriend!

Happy Halloween!  Thought I'd share the card I made for my friends:
It was a bit labor-intensive, but worth it! I'm also linking this to Word Art Wednesday's challenge "anything goes".

Here's my supply list:
Card stock:  Stampin' Up!
Stamps and ghost dies:  Lil Inkers
Pumpkin die:  Impression Obsession
All other dies:  My Favorite Things

Thanks so much for visiting, and hope you have a faboolous Halloween!


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Great sketch from MOJO Monday!

Happy autumn day to you,

I've been home most of the day preparing my projects for the next issue of Create magazine, but I also made time to make this birthday card using the latest sketch from MOJO Monday:

Here is the sketch:
What a great basic sketch!  I see myself using it over and over again.  Also, giving a nod to Word Art Wednesday, who once again has provided creative and spiritual nourishment!

Supply List:
Card Stock, ink, baker's twine:  SU
DSP:  Summer Fun by Fancy Pants Designs
Stitched sun die:   Lil Inker Designs
All other dies:  My Favorite Things
Button: found it in my stash

Thanks for clicking by!


Monday, October 19, 2015


Here is another Christmas card for you to choose from!
The card base is a gorgeous brushed gold, which looks beautiful with the different shades of blue.  You can see the message inside the card here.

Thanks for clicking by, and have a nice week!


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Halloween Cutie

Hi!  Here is another layout that was published in the September issue of Create magazine.  Remember, it's a free on-line magazine that you can download.  It's packed with wonderful ideas and product information, not just for scrapbooking but cards, tags and gift wrap ideas, too, so you'll never need to go anywhere else for your scrapbooking hobby!
The supply list is on page 152.

Also linking this to the awesome Word Art Wednesday blog, for another one of their Anything Goes challenges.  Check out their blog - so many great projects are posted! 

Have fun perusing the magazine, and enjoy your day!


Saturday, October 17, 2015

O Come All Ye Faithful

Hi!  It really isn't too early to start thinking about Christmas, especially in terms of getting your cards ready.  With that in mind, I made this new one to add to the selection of Christmas cards that you can purchase from my blog:

It's hard to tell, but the white paper has a gorgeous shimmer to it.  To see the inside, check out this link.

I hope you like this new card.  Thank you for visiting, and see you soon!