Thursday, January 14, 2016

Well goodness, off track already.....missed day 3 in posting some cards but here we go.... I just love that fat Fluffles cat from Stampendous, he is so cute! The other 2 cards are using products from Stampin' Up! The card with the various sized dots is using the embedded embossing technique

Thanks for stopping in, have a great day!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

More Birthday Cards

Day 2....more birthday cards using a variety of Stampin' Up! products, new and retired, as well as products from Great Impressions stamps and Sizzix. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, most of my cards are CASEd, but I have the most awful problem remembering who I CASEd the card from and goodness only knows if I wrote it down that piece of paper has long since been lost, ha! ha! If you see one of creations CASEd just let me know and I would be happy to insert your credits. When I was in the flurry of making these 45 (give or take a few) birthday cards I found most of the samples on Pinterest...oh my gosh that place is like a black hole for me....I could spend hours just looking at all the wonderful creations and if I ever created all the cards I have pinned I would NEVER get anything else done again...ever :-) Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 11, 2016

It's Been A Long Time.......

Wow, 3 years......sure is a long time in between blog posts. Since I am not one to make New Year's resolutions I will tell myself I just need to be more proactive in posting to my blog. I have a whole series of birthday cards that I have the good intentions of posting , hopefully on a consistent basis, and perhaps this will also kick start me into using a little time here and there to make more new creations. Most of the cards I will be posting in this series are Stampin' Up! based products, but recently I had an incredible urge to pull out my contraband inventory of stamps and papers so your will see a mixture of stamp manufacturers.....I have to use it or fear being on an episode of Hoarders, ha! ha! Thanks for stopping by :-)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Blitsy Giveaway

Blitsy is always sponsoring giveaways and today it's Tim Holtz. Check it out at

Great tools to create the popular vintage look on cards or scrapbook pages.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Small Agrrevations

This is definitely off the stamping and scrapping topic, but all I wanted to do was sharpen a pencil. By the time I was done using my electric sharpener I was the proud owner of one pencil nub, ugh!! Then I was lead (no pun intended, I think) to google the best pencil sharpener ever and this is what I found. All the reviews are glowing and then I find out there is a contest to giveaway one of these colorful beauties. If you Pin It, Tweet It, or Blog Post It you can earn extra entries, so this is where we are.....Well, I don't believe I will wait for the contest to be over before I have one, but if I am lucky enough to win I will be re-gifting to one of my boys' teachers. When it is all said and done there will be one less annoying, ill-sharpening  pencil sharpener in this world!

If you are interested in one of these check out the website here:

Oh yea, I forgot to mention they come in the the green as above, blue, red, and black...pretty cool!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Single Stamps Now Available!

How many times have we all looked at a stamp set and have fallen in love with just one image or one saying? Well Stampin' Up! has heard us and has now made available until January 22, 2013 a selection of single stamps from some of our favorite sets as well as some never seen before images. Click on the links to see the single stamps sayings from Perfectly Penned, Seasonal Sayings and Word Play as well as single stamp images in Assortment 1 and Assortment 2 that has 2 never before seen images. You can order directly from my Online Store, email  or call me if I can help you with your order. Happy shopping and stamping!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Explosion Box Round 2

A couple of weeks ago I got a call from my mother-in-law. She had seen the previous explosion box I had made and wondered if I had time to make one as a gift for a friend's surprise 70th birthday luncheon. Well, of course I said I would...what crafter would turn down an opportunity to play, right? I started by using the Build a Blossom punch creating a Bashful Blue flower with an Antique Button center to adorn the box lid.

I dug through my embarrassingly large stash of DSP and found the patterned Bashful Blue from a few year back. I wanted to leave some pages fairly plain so the birthday lady could add pictures of her luncheon.

I pulled out a variety of stamp sets, current, retired and those about to retire to decorate many of the flaps. On this one I used the recently retired Pocket Silhouettes.

I also tried mixing different stamped images and sentiments from various sets on this project. Of course, now that I have put away all the sets I used on this box I find myself at a loss for remembering the sets I used on this flap. Perhaps when I find myself with nothing to do I can go back and and dig them out to insert the names.....yep, I know...good luck with finding that time. 

The Language of Friendship set. I put off purchasing this set even though I had seen so many beautiful projects with it so thank goodness for Sale A Bration because this was one of my freebies.

The butterfly is from the Summer Solstice set; the flowers and sentiment not so sure. Another project for when I find those few minutes of spare time.

Another part of the Summer Solstice set.

Faith in Nature hostess set 2011-2012

Elements of  Style colored with ink and the Aqua Painters. I then used the Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink. The shimmer does not come through in the photo that well, but it looks  lovely in person. The pearl accents were an after thought... that is after I managed to get an ink smudge on the upper corner that needed to be camouflaged.

My MIL told me her friend just loved the box and all the other ladies were taking pictures as they passed it around the luncheon table. I don't think I could ask for a bigger compliment!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by to see my creations.