Saturday, January 30, 2016

Have a Warm Birthday

Since we had 2' of snow this past week, I thought this particular birthday card would be appropriate:
I sure have fun with the stamps and dies from My Favorite Things!  They have become my preferred source for stamps and dies!  I'm still loyal to Stampin' Up! for ink colors and card stock, though.  

Hanger die:  Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard
Other dies and message stamp:  My Favorite Things
Swoosh stamp, card stock, ink, sequins and snowflake:  Stampin' Up!
DSP:  Echo Park, Hello Winter collection

Thanks for clicking by -- hope you find some time to create this weekend!


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Life is Like a Camera

My oldest child has been working and living in Japan (near Tokyo) for the past two years.  She will be coming home in two weeks for good!  It's been a great adventure for her.  And for me, too, as I did visit her (see this post) and learned a lot about Japan and its people.  Through it all, I sent her many cards so she could have bits of home with her even though she was 12,000 miles away.  I couldn't be happier that she's coming home, but I'm kinda sad that I won't be buying international postage stamps or making cards for her anymore!  This is the last one I'm sending to her:

I based my card on this week's sketch from MOJO Monday, and am also linking it to Word Art Wednesday.  This is the MOJO sketch:
Card stock, DSP, ink, sequin, watercolor stamp:  Stampin' Up!
Dies and message stamp:  My Favorite Things

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you find some time to create today!


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Be My Valentine

When Snowzilla began, I posted this photo on Facebook:
I was letting my friends know that with my new toys, Diet Coke and some chocolate, I was all ready for the storm!  So, here's what I made:
It's hard to tell, but it's actually a pocket that I put candy inside.  I made a bunch of them (26 to be exact!) for my colleagues at work.

Heart Pocket Die by Sizzix
DSP:  Bella Blvd Valentina collection
Banner and Bow Dies:  My Favorite Things
Cardstock and ink:  Stampin' Up!

Thanks for clicking by...hope if you're snowed in, you're having some creative fun!


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Looking at the Same Moon

My local stamp store, Angela's Happy Stamper, had a make-n-take recently featuring these stamps.  I instantly fell in love with them, so ran out there to purchase them!  I put this card together, thinking I would send one of each to my daughters.  But then I liked it so much I decided to make it available for sale on my "love" cards page!  (I'll still send one to each of my girls!)
I'm sure you have someone dear to your heart who lives far away, who would love to hear from you with this card, and via snail mail, no less!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Hope you find some time to create today.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Yeti Again!

Hi!  If the images in this card look familiar, it's because I've used them in a card I posted last Fall, but they're so cute I had to use it again!  Besides, it is January!
Yeti Stamp Set and Dies:  Hero Arts
DSP:  Bo Bunny, Dear Santa collection
Card stocks and inks:  Stampin' Up!
All other dies:  My Favorite Things

Linking this to this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge.  Thanks so much for visiting!



Friday, January 8, 2016

Christmas Memories 2015

Hi!  Today I thought I'd share with you the two page digital layout I put together that shows some of my favorite moments from this past holiday season.

Christmas Cheer collection from Echo Park by Lori Whitlock

Linking to Word Art Wednesday's Challenge 217 - Anything Goes.

Hope you're inspired to scrap your favorite moments on paper!

Have a good day,

Monday, January 4, 2016

Celebrate Your Special Day!

OK, no more Christmas cards, for awhile at least!  I absolutely love this week's MOJO Monday sketch, so I fashioned this card after it:
Here is the sketch:
It's such a great sketch, so I stuck straight to it!  I'm sure I'll use this one over and over.

The challenge this week at Dragonfly Journeys is They Say It's Your Birthday, so I'm linking this card to that blog, too!  And there's always Word Art Wednesday, whose challenge is Anything Goes.

Card stock, ink, butterfly stamps, gold button, gold cording:  Stampin' Up!
All dies, blue button, message stamp:  My Favorite Things
DSP:  Bo Bunny, Somewhere in Time collection

Thanks for clicking by,

Saturday, January 2, 2016

January Card of the Month

Happy New Year!!  To start the year off, here is January's Card of the Month - Happy Hot Chocolate Season!  How cute is that?!  I'm sure you know a few people that would love to receive this via snail mail from you!

You can find out more details and how to purchase the Card of the Month here.

Thanks for visiting, and see you soon!


Thursday, December 31, 2015


Happy New Year to you and yours!
The challenge at Dragonfly Journeys this week is Bling on the New Year, so I'm linking this post to that.

Card stock, ribbon, washi tape, ink and stamp:  Stampin' Up!
DSP:  Lawn Fawn
All dies:  My Favorite Things

Also linking to Word Art Wednesday's Challenge 216 - Anything  Goes!

Hope you will be blessed in 2016 with good health, love and joy!


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Santa Suit

OK, so I couldn't pass up one more opportunity to post a Christmas card this year!  I'm linking this to a new blog I heard about called Dragonfly Journeys, and their challenge this week is Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
Also linking this to Word Art Wednesday, which I suspect will have tens of entries for you to peruse since this time their challenge lasts two weeks, instead of one!

Dies and stamps:  My Favorite Things
Card stock, ink and baker's twine:  Stampin' Up!

Thanks a lot for visiting, and have a very merry Christmas!!


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Don We Now Our Ugly Sweaters!

Greetings!  Thought it was time to share the Christmas card I made this year for most of my friends and family:

I had a lot of fun with this card -- it was a bit labor intensive, but worth it!

Card stock, ink, tree punch:  Stampin' Up!
Stamps and dies (except for hanger die):  My Favorite Things
Hanger die:  The Stamps of Life

I probably won't post again for several days, as I'll be off work and enjoying the wonderful Christmas season with my family and friends.  So, I'd like to leave you with this beautiful image depicting our Savior's most humble birth:

Thank you so much for visiting , and have a very merry and blessed Christmas!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Hug in a Mug

It's not exactly parka weather here, yet, but that didn't stop me from using this new adorable stamp set from My Favorite Things called Hug in a Mug, and its coordinating dies to put this card together:
I followed this week's MOJO sketch for it, which looks like this:
Cardstock and ink:  Stampin' Up!
Tag Die:  Reverse Confetti

Also linking this to Word Art Wednesday's challenge #214 (Anything Goes).

Thank you for clicking by!  See you soon,

Monday, December 14, 2015

No Peeking!!

Hi, and thank you for stopping by!  Here is a Christmas gift tag I made for the last issue of Create magazine:
Card stock, ribbon, pearl, gold twine, stamps, red and green inks, ticket punch, banner triple punch, label, ornament and banner dies:  Stampin’ Up!
Bow, word bubble, reinforcer and star dies:  My Favorite Things
White Ink:  Stazon
Gold Ink:  Metallic Encore
DSP:  Merry Moments by Stampin’ Up! and The Story of Christmas by Echo Park

Here is the sketch I used:
Have fun making your own!!


Thursday, December 10, 2015


No, it hasn't snowed here, yet, but not because I haven't been doing my part!  Here is a card I made for the last (sniff, sniff) issue of Create magazine:

Cardstock, cording, white snowflakes, scallop punch:  Stampin' Up!
Snowflake and word dies:  Reverse Confetti
DSP:   Echo Park Hello Winter collection

Even though there won't be any more new issues of Create produced, you will still be able to download all the previous issues (for free, of course!).

Linking this to Word Art Wednesday too!

Thanks for clicking by,