Saturday, December 31, 2016


With the holidays, I just feel so blessed.  I have been fortunate to have had my Father help me with some remodeling and it has forced me to do some cleaning and I have more to do.  I have realized that I have WAY to many craft supplies and I found that I even have duplicates.  It was my husband who talked me into starting my blog, and he has since passed away.  He was always amazed at how many views I would get on my cards and the wonderful comments.  He was accustomed to doing camera reviews and people would be critical and even nasty to each other.  I feel so fortunate to have met and even made friends with people in other states and countries by the common thread of card making.  So to those people who are my friends and those of you who are my followers, I would like to extend a gift that I would like to send out after the holidays and in the new year.  So if you are interested just please leave a comment below.  Please just make sure that you are a follower and I will choose a name on January 1, 2017.  You have until midnight of December 31, 2016 CST.  And again thanks for all your support and love, it is greatly appreciated.  I make cards to escape the stress of life so I enjoy the people that I meet and share that with.  I have a picture of just a few of the items, but I will be adding to the bundle through the month.
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Naughty or Nice? I have outfits for both

Today at Catch the Bug is Day 5 of the Holiday Chaos and it is "Make it Funny" which I love to do anyway.  It is also a photo challenge and it has Santa with a drink.  It has a bright blue sky so I chose blue for my monochrome color.  I found that I had a tube of Liquid Applique in blue so I just had to use it.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - JJ - Me Naughty
Sentiment:  TLC, Create -Naughty or Nice Outfits
Glossy Accents
Liquid Applique - Blue
Spellbinders:  Romantic Rectangle
Bling: Michael's
Pom:  Creativity

Catch the Bug - Holiday Chaos - Make it funny
CHNC - Ch. 310 Vintage or anything Christmas
CHNC Extra - December
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 330 Make someone smile
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Come and Get It - Christmas

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

Imagine That Digistamp has a new release today with the beautiful image of Kimmie's Reindeer Friend and this wonderful set is 50% off for this week.  I made this a shaker easel card.  I used a sentiment from TLC that was just in the last club.  I just think this is a fun set and brings a smile to my face seeing this sweetie.  I hope you like her too.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Cozy Christmas
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinatiions; Paper Company; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Have a Holly Jolly Christmas flag
Spellbinder:  Small and Large Circle; Picot Circle
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Michael's
Acetate sheet
Pink micro beads: stash
Reindeer:  Target
Foam tape
Button:  stash
Holly leaves:  Recollections

CHNC - Ch. 310 Vintage or anything Christmas
CHNC Extra - December
Crafty Catz - Ch. 349 Easel card
Crafty Calendar - Christmas Time
613 Ave Create - Ch. 192 Holiday Happiness
Dream Valley - Ch. 146 Christmas

Mojo 477 Leaf Gold Sympathy

Unfortunately, I am need for a couple of sympathy cards for a Celebration of Life on Monday for a friend's Father who passed away.  I made one card for my friend and one for the family.  You will have to let me know which version you like better the one with the leaves or the floral.

Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Carstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Verve - Beautiful Things
Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Stamp Craft
Twine:  Lawn Fawn
Flowers:  Recollections
Bling:  Recollections
Leaves: Celebrate It
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Mojo Monday - Ch. 477
CHNC Patterned - December
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 260 - 261 Anything Goes

All Aboard the birthday train!

Today is my best friend's husbands birthday.  He is retired from the railroad so it is perfect to use this image and sentiment from TLC.  We were asked to go out to dinner with them so I have the card ready to go.  I am still working on my gift.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Train Vintage Engine
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - All aboard the birthday train
Spellbinder:  Opulent Oval
Buttons:  stash

Sketch Saturday - Ch. 441
CHNC Patterned - December
A snowflake promise - Ch. 34 Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 162 Christmas/Birthday

You look dachshing celebrate in style

Imagine That Digistamp has a new release today, Dachshund Party which I used for this cute birthday card.  I just had to paper piece the sweater and balloon with some paper from Sweet Shoppe.  I was so excited to do a card that wasn't for Christmas, and I have several birthday cards that I need.  I added a yellow liquid applique to to the areas of the party hat and sweater.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollectiions
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Die:  Little B
Bling:  Mark Richards
Border Punches:  Fiskars
Liquid Applique - Yellow

Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 162 Christmas or Birthday
Robyn's Fetish - Ch. 345 Square or rectangle cards
Craft your Passion - Ch. 341 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 139 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

All that glitters is snow

Well here we are on day 4 of the Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos and the challenge is to use no patterned paper and have a clean and simple card.  I used the Bugaboo image Sign it chibi snowman and on the inside is a sentiment from TLC.  I embossed the background paper on a shimmer piece of paper, and added some glittery bling in the corner.  This is really simple for me, but it is fun.  I've included a picture from my kitchen window of the snow that was falling on Sunday morning.  Which we will be melting during this week, and then we are predicted to get hit again on Sunday.

December 4th in Wisconsin, USA looking through my kitchen window into the back yard.

Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Bling:  Mark Richards

Catch the Bug - Holiday Chaos day 4 Clean as Snow
CHNC - Ch. 310 Vintage or anything Christmas
CHNC Extra - December
12 months of Christmas - Welcome to the North Pole (Snowman, Snow)
A Gem of Challenge - Ch. 183 Snowmen/Women
Crazy for challenges - C4C365 STAR (Snowman, Snow)